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The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Sussex County Division of Senior Services, and the Veterans Committee cordially invite you to attend the 17th Annual Salute to Military Veterans Event.

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The 8th annual Sussex County Harvest, Honey and Garlic Festival will be held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road, Augusta, on October 7th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The Hopatcong Creative Arts Council in partnership with Sussex County Community College (SCCC) is once again presenting the hugely popular and delicious Apple Pie & Art event on Saturday, September 30th from 11a-4p at Hopatcong High School (HHS).

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As a special appreciation event for our community, Hopatcong Dental Associates is sponsoring a very special day at the Hopatcong Farmers Market on October 1, 2017, which will feature a Free Cookout Lunch for all attendees!

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is again sponsoring a school-based 6-week after –school ski/snowboard program at Mountain Creek in Vernon for Jefferson Township students in grades 3 to 12 as well as for family and friends.    

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The Jefferson Township Recreation is accepting online registrations for the 10th Fall season of the Challenger Soccer Program for special needs children. Boys and girls age 5 – 18 (or the completion of high school) with physical or mental challenges are invited to join this program.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is partnering with Sparta Lanes to provide another fall bowling program for Jefferson Township students in Kindergarten (5 year olds) through 12th graders. 

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The Jefferson Township Museum, also known as the George Chamberlain House, will participate in the 8th Annual Pathways of History Tour of Historic Places in Morris County. 

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The Roxbury Board of Education held its September Board of Education meeting on Monday, September 18th in the Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium.

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The RHS Band Parents Association to collect donations to be sent to the Rockport-Fulton, TX, HS Marching Pirates who Lost Everything in Harvey

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For over a century, Roxbury High School graduates have answered our nation’s call to defend our freedom, to aid our friends and allies, and to turn back aggressors. Numerous young men and women have traded in the navy blue and gold of the Gaels for the colors of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. They have brought honor and distinction upon themselves and made their school, community, and nation proud.  

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Fourteen Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for the American Choral Directors Association Eastern Division High School Honors Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers in the northeastern part of the United States. 

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The veteran Mount Arlington police officer died in a motor vehicle crash while on duty shortly after midnight in October 2011 — hit by a driver suspected of being under the influence of a controlled dangerous substance.

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The Project Lifesaver program has been implemented by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Morris County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.

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The Borough of Mt Arlington’s goal is to provide you with premier water service. As part of this commitment, we will be flushing fire hydrants and water mains starting the week of 8/7/17 (Excluding Landing Area and Seasons Glen). The result will improve your service, reliability and water quality.

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The Golden Pineapple is your destination for unique gifts, home accents, jewelry and accessories plus a new selection of stylish “Lake Living” items!

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It’s the final countdown…. Weather is going to be gorgeous for this Sunday’s 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop. You have until midnight on Friday, September 22 to register for $45. If you wait till Sunday, the registration fee is $65. 

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The state DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife plans to stock more than 20,000 trout in the state’s major trout waters, including a host of waters in Morris County and Northwest Jersey in early October. The fish will be stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from Oct. 10-18, to offer some excellent fall fishing opportunities.

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One of the most major events for this weekend is the 5th Annual Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) Lake Loop, the forecast is for great sunny day, so get off the couch and help support the lake!

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The NJ State Championship Power Boat Races are Celebrating 50 years by returning to Lake Hopatcong for 2017. As they come, they are bringing the very best of boat racing, and exciting opportunity for our local community!

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Michael Wallace of Highland Lakes, NJ won the American Bass Anglers RAM American Fishing Tour, Division 10 Tournament held September 10th, 2017 on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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Hopatcong Lake Regional News is pleased to continue to provide the weekly Fishing Report for the Lake Region to help inform you on what’s biting and where. Our guest author is Dows Boat Rental and Bait Shop.

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On the weekend of September 23 & 24 2017 the Knee Deep Club of Lake Hopatcong will hold its Annual Fall Hybrid Striped Bass Contest on Lake Hopatcong.  

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Roxbury High School to Host Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Dinner on May 6; Honorees Announced

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Established officially in 1903, Roxbury High School has a long-standing history of athletic excellence.

From conference titles to state championships, Roxbury’s athletic prowess has made the school a leader in New Jersey sports for many years, and Roxbury’s athletes have earned honors in more than twenty sports while building a tradition of athletic excellence. In 2012, the RHS Athletic Hall of Fame was established to recognize all of the outstanding athletes, coaches, and teams in our history.

More than 200 alumni and community members are expected to attend the induction ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. in the Roxbury High School Dining Hall. Tickets can be purchased at www.roxbury.org/HallOfFame or in Roxbury High School Athletic Office at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ 07876. Tickets are $29 each for adults and $19 each for children 6-12 years old.

The Roxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee, comprised of administrators, teachers, coaches, former athletes, and community members, has selected the following athletes, team, and coach to be inducted into the 2017 class of the Roxbury High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Their outstanding achievement and contribution to the Roxbury High School athletic program has deemed them worthy of this recognition:

Bruce Canfield, class of 1967, won the 1966 New Jersey state wrestling championship in the 106 lb. weight class. He was a District 2 Champion in both the 1965 and 1966 seasons and a runner-up in 1967. Bruce wrestled under 2014 Roxbury Athletic HOF inductee Richard Mirshak and finished his career at Roxbury High School with a record of 67 – 9. Bruce was featured in the “Faces in the Crowd” segment of the January 23, 1967 edition of Sports Illustrated.

Michael Distefano, class of 1994, holds the single season boys soccer scoring record at Roxbury High School, tallying 19 goals and 18 assists during his senior year. Mike was a four-year starter for the Gaels, receiving All Iron Hills Conference, All-Morris County and All-State honors in both his junior and senior years. Mike captained the team that won the 1993 Iron Hills Conference Iron Division Championship, the first in school history. Mike attended Providence College in Rhode Island.

Corey Hamman, class of 1998, was a member of three consecutive Morris County Championship baseball teams at Roxbury High School (1996 – 1998). He was named to the All-Morris County team twice and was selected to the All-State team in 1998. Following his high school career, Corey played at Montclair State University and was named MVP of the College World Series in 2000. In 2002, Corey was drafted in the 12th round by the Detroit Tigers. His professional career lasted ten years, during which he reached the AAA level in the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. Corey is currently the head baseball coach of Lacey Township High School.

Ariann Neutts, class of 2009, is one of the most decorated track athletes in school history. Ariann was a member of the 2006 team that won the 4 x 1 Mile at the Nike Outdoor National Championship and the 4x800 Meter Relay team that won the Penn Relays in 2008. She was a member of five different State Group III championship relay teams during her career. Ariann won multiple Morris County and State Section championships in the 800-Meter and 1600-Meters. Ariann attended Villanova University where she was a two-time All-American and three-time Big East champion in the relays. In 2011, she was part of the Distance Medley Relay team that won the National Championship.

Erica Peschken, class of 2005, is the first individual girls’ soccer player to be inducted into the Roxbury High School Hall of Fame. Erica was a four-year letter winner for the Gaels. She earned All Iron Hills Conferences honors twice, All-Morris County honors three times, and All-State honors twice. She led the Gaels to a 19-3-3 mark as a junior, scoring 14 goals and assisting on 15 others. As a senior, Erica netted 21 goals and had 27 assists as she helped her team to finish with a 21-3-2 record. Erica continued her soccer career at California State University, Fullerton.

Richard Spitzer, class of 1979, was a first team all-state lineman for the Roxbury football team that was a 1978 Iron Division tri-champion in 1978. He represented the Gaels in the North/South All-Star game as well as the East/West game. Rich would go on to become a three-year starter for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and captain of the 1982 team. Rich signed professional contracts with the Seattle Seahawks (NFL) and Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL). Rich was also an award-winning wrestler who placed in both the Districts and the Regionals.

Frank Dekmar, 1983-2017, is the most successful coach in Gaels basketball history. He guided the Lady Gaels program to 234 victories and two Iron Hills Conference Iron Division Championships. Frank graduated from Lenape Valley in 1979 where he played football for legendary football coach Don Smolyn before attending Seton Hall University. Frank was an assistant varsity football coach at Roxbury High School from 1983–2017 and helped the Gaels win three state championships and seven conference titles. Frank also served as an assistant softball coach for many years.

The 1992 Softball Team will also be inducted into the Roxbury Athletic Hall of Fame. Coached by Dale Garlick, this talented team won the Iron Hills Conference Iron Division title and the Group IV State Championship. Finishing with a record of 23–5, they were the first team in Roxbury High School history to ever win a state group playoff championship.

Roxbury High Schools serves 1,355 students and their families through more than 200 faculty and staff members, providing a rigorous academic curriculum and comprehensive, fully curricular performing arts programs. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on news, events, and sports.

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