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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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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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