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Veterans and their needs have always been a top priority for the Sussex County Freeholder Board. In an effort to address these needs, the Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce its launch of the Veteran Services Resource Portal.

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Hopatcong Tulsa Trail Students, along with their families, had a fun night of science and discovery.  COHESION: Families Bonding Together to Solve Real World Problems brought families together through interactive, science based inquiry.

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Students at Hudson Maxim School helped to "BOOst" the morale of our troops stationed overseas this Halloween, by shipping 80 pounds of candy to deployed troops, veterans, and first responders via Operation Gratitude. 

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A Night of Hope Benefit Concert is an uplifting night of Holiday music  performed by local musicians and appropriate for ALL ages. ALL of the proceeds that are generated by the event are then donated to HOPATCONG families in need.

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The annual Jefferson Township Christmas in the Village offers countless things to do, so the Jefferson Arts Committee put together this handy document to help guide you to all of the family fun.

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A special Freeholder Board-appointed committee recommended funding a half-dozen recreational trail projects in six towns across the county at a cost of $583,165 as part of the Morris County Trail Construction Grant Program that was initiated by the county governing board in 2016.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department Announces Its Seven Adult Exercise Programs for the WINTER 2018 season. Just do it with the Jefferson Township Recreation Department!

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Missing Dog: Her name is Sushi. She is a small teacup Shitsz Tsu- primarily white in color. She can be approached.  She went missing 6:45 pm Sunday 11/20

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“Addiction: From Risk to Recovery’’ is the topic of the Nov. 28th annual Morris County Prevention Forum for both parents and youths from throughout Morris County.

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Two of Roxbury’s seven schools recently earned the distinction of being named as Future Ready Schools as part of Roxbury’s district technology goal.

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Roxbury Township Police Department showed up at Kennedy Elementary School this afternoon. It wasn’t for a crime but an act of good will.

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Many may not be aware that November 15th though was indeed National Recycling Day which millions of people across the country take part in. It is another day to raise awareness about recycling and purchasing recycled products.

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The Morris County League of Municipalities has announced the creation of the Arthur R. Ondish Memorial Scholarship, to be awarded annually in honor of the late Mount Arlington mayor to a graduating high school senior, starting in 2018.

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Once again Mount Arlington is holding their Holiday Lights Decorating Contest, do you have what it takes to beat the winners from last year?

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More than just an article of clothing, your coat can open opportunities for someone who needs one.

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November is almost upon us and you know what that means....NO SHAVE NOVEMBER!!!! Join the Mt. Arlington F.O.P. in raising awareness and funding for cancer research.

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Donate to the LHF during the #GivingTuesday campaign before December 31, and you can help name the boat and even be one of the first on its maiden voyage.

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Anthony Bucco, Steven Oroho and Joe Pennacchio to establish the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” has passed the Senate Environment Committee. The bill still has a way to go to get through the legislative approval process, but this is excellent news.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is, once again, joining the Giving Tuesday campaign, a worldwide day of giving that encourages philanthropy and celebrates generosity. If we reach $5,000 this year it will be matched by a anonymous donor.

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Rewinding back to April 2017 we asked our over 30,000 readers to vote daily to help the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) win a $50,000 grant from the USA Today Network. You delivered the votes and as a result of your efforts Lake Hopatcong will have a floating classroom starting in the spring of 2018.

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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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The Bald and the Beautiful in Roxbury Schools after Head Shaving Events

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In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, four of the seven schools in Roxbury Township participated in this year’s St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event at Lincoln/Roosevelt and Kennedy School on March 16th.

Close to 100 students district-wide volunteered to have their heads shaved to show solidarity with those children battling pediatric cancers. Many of these students are repeat shavees.

Students also raised money for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation that assists families whose children are battling cancer.

This year’s goal for Franklin and Lincoln/Roosevelt School was $2,000. More than $12,000 has been raised so far between these two schools as of Friday bringing their collection to more than $227,000 in the eight years they’ve been participating.

Jefferson and Kennedy’s goal this year was $10,000 and as of the event yesterday afternoon, they had raised more than $11,000, bringing their total collection to more than $42,000 in just three years.

In an effort to get the students and their peers in the mood for this high-energy event, Lincoln/Roosevelt had Tom Wood once again lead the shavees into the gymnasium with a procession on the bagpipes. Their entrance was greeted with cheers and stomping from the students, staff, and family in the bleachers.

Chris Argenziano, current vice principal and newly appointed principal at Lincoln/Roosevelt, shared that this is his most favorite event each year at the school. He asked those sitting the stands to keep in mind the real purpose for being there.

"It’s to help raise money for child cancer research and we need to keep that in mind.”

Melissa Cosgrove, Jefferson School principal, who’s students were having their heads shaved at Kennedy shared her thoughts as to why it’s important for students to participate in events such as these.

“This event brings about awareness for childhood cancer and the importance in finding a cure. It also teaches a lesson in empathy for those children participating. Losing ones hair is just one side effect of chemotherapy, but it has an impact in how we recognize the challenges children and others endure living with cancer.”

Cosgrove went on to say, “We asked Kennedy School last year if we could join them in this event to honor our schoolmate Hudson who had been going through chemo at the time. Although he has since moved out of state, we keep in touch and continue to let him know we support him through his fight against cancer. He will always be a part of our Roxbury family!”

Events such as these depend on numerous volunteers not just those having their heads shaved.

“This whole thing wouldn’t be possible if not for the barbers who’ve taken the day off to come here and help,” shared Argenziano.

The volunteer barbers at Lincoln/Roosevelt were Janet Stone from Buzzwerks, Kelly McNicholoas from Atelier Salon, Cynthia Mardin from Buzzwerks, Nick Roman from Fresh Cutz, Jennifer Weintraub, Suzanne Mendonca from Via Veneto Salon, Kathy Benemerito from Dominick’s, Lisa Groschopp from Salon Déjà vu, Teresa Webb from the Spa at Randolph, Nino Cosentino from Nino’s Expression, Lisa Baud from Nino’s Expressions, and Tiffani DiGennero from Nino’s Expression.

Kennedy’s volunteer barbers were mostly from Atelier Salon and Spa. They included Millie Potter, Gloria Bloom, Ricky Pennisi, and Sheryl Denning. Kennedy cafeteria aide, Dina Corsi also volunteered her time to shave a few heads.

Jim McDermott, L/R physical education teacher and St. Baldrick’s program coordinator at the school, had the special privilege of “knighting” Kathy Benemerito as part of the Knights of the Bald Table and of St. Baldrick’s League of Legendary Heroes. Knights are made up of volunteers who’ve worked in some capacity for the foundation for seven or more years. McDermott and Stone are the only other two who had this designation at this year’s event.

McDermott also introduced special guest visitor, Colin Berg, a boy from Mt. Olive who was diagnosed with cancer shortly before his 14th birthday. In his speech, he read how much cancer sucked and how he missed his friends, missed all of seventh grade, and is finally feeling well enough to return for part of his eighth grade year. He’s even able to start doing activities that he once enjoyed like rock climbing. As he finished, he was greeted with a standing ovation from the students in the stands.

A few Roxbury employees also took part in this year’s event. Joe Pinto from the Roxbury maintenance department, McDermott, and Argenziano were the first ones to have their heads shaved at L/R.

Joey Ronchetta, fourth-grader at Kennedy School was awarded a medal for his fundraising efforts this year and Kennedy School was a presented a plaque by the foundation for their ongoing fundraising accomplishments for this event.

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