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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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Whenever you purchase a Medium Utility Tote for $35 Project graduation will earn $12!

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Please pick-up a free snowman between Monday, Nov. 13th-and Nov. 21st, at borough hall.

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Jefferson Township Fire Company No. 1’s firehouse at 162 Milton Road will be transformed into The Village Marketplace with 18 arts, crafts, and merchandise vendors during The Jefferson Arts Committee’s 12th annual Christmas in the Village event on Saturday, December 2 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Located in the historically designated Village of Milton in the Milton/Oak Ridge section of Jefferson Township, admission is free as is parking.

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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for the 2017-2018 winter season of its successful Challenger Basketball and Gym Activities program for special needs children. 

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Morris County’s Open Space Trust Fund Committee today recommended funding six 2017 open space preservation projects at a cost of nearly $2.4 million and totaling 147 acres located in six Morris County towns to the Morris County Board of Freeholders.

 

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It will soon be that time of year again when children everywhere anxiously await the arrival of Santa Claus, and the Jefferson Township Recreation Department will help fulfill those dreams even before December 25th arrives!

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Roxbury High School saw two senior athletes, Andy Axelson and Matt Dancsecs, commit to the Scarlet Knights last week for baseball and lacrosse. Two more Gaels, Tyler McDonald and Michael Christiansen, followed suit in signing letters of intent last Wednesday.

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Kids in grades 3-5 joined Robert Capra and a few other Roxbury staff members for a sports and games fundraiser on Thursday evening, November 9th at Eisenhower Middle School to support Matt Adonis as part of  “Face-Off with Team Matt”.

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Calling all of the Clark Griswold's that live within the Roxbury Region, if you can see your lights how from outer-space, than maybe this contest is for you!

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Two Roxbury High School seniors will be joining the Rutgers’ Scarlet Knights next fall. A letter of intent/college commitment ceremony was held Wednesday morning for two athletic scholars, Andrew “Andy” Axelson and Matthew “Matt” Dancsecs. Coaches, teammates, and family members joined these athletes at their signing at the high school.

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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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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 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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On Monday, November 13th, Dr. Fred Lubnow of Princeton Hydro will present the 2017 Lake Hopatcong water quality monitoring results at the Lake Hopatcong Commission meeting.  The open public meeting begins at 7pm at the Mount Arlington Civic Center, 7 Fern Road.

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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation has received an incredible amount of support from our amazing lake community with voting campaigns for grant money.  So we’re giving this Storymakers 2017 grant from TechSoup a go and we need your help! 

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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: Positive Parenting in S.A.I.L. Academy

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Franklin and Nixon School parents participated in the third of four Student Academic Intervention and Learning (S.A.I.L.) Parent Academies at Nixon School on Tuesday Night.

These two elementary schools in Roxbury Township qualify for Title I funding based on the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. These Title I programs are coordinated by Kelly Freund, Franklin and Nixon computer teacher.

More than 40 parents came to this workshop with their children for free dinner and babysitting. Parents attended a seminar after dinner with Amy McCready on Positive Parenting while their kids had fun with computers and crafts.

McCready is a nationally recognized parenting expert and founder of Positive Parenting Solutions. She is a best-selling author of “Me, Me, Me Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World” and “If I Have to Tell You One More Time: The Revolutionary Program that Gets Your Kids to Listen Without Nagging, Reminding, or Yelling”.

McCready is a TODAY Show contributor and has been featured on CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, Rachael Ray, Steve Harvey, and others.

As a “recovering yeller” and a certified Positive Discipline Instructor, McCready is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. She shared her knowledge and some strategies with the parents on Tuesday night that included Mind, Body, and Spirit time with your child along with the When-Then approach to parenting.

McCready delved into why children really misbehave and many times, it has to do with an attention and power struggle and an inadequate amount of one or both of these. To help with this, McCready highly recommends the Mind, Body, and Spirit time where parents set aside a designated amount of one-on-one time with each of their children. She told parents that they need to be fully present with no interruptions from outside sources like cell phones or other children and do things that the child wants to do. Creating a routine of this Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me time reinforces your dedication and helps fill the attention and power “bucket” for your child which in turn helps stops the child from acting out either at home or at school.

She also encouraged parents to use “do” instead of “don’t” commands. They are easier to understand and follow and provides a positive encouragement instead of a negative one.

Parents throughout the evening took notes and asked thoughtful questions on what they could be doing differently to help change or improve their child’s behavior based on McCready’s advice and suggestions. Many parents even stayed longer to ask one-on-one personal questions with the presenter.

Freund shared that she hopes the biggest takeaway parents have after this workshop is that they “remember the quick and easy positive ways to discipline their child.”

Kids today have social media as well as every day challenges growing up and positive reinforcements give children the opportunity to make their own decisions, deal with the natural consequences, and learn what positive behaviors can turn into.

Each parent left with one of McCready’s books and each family left with a Melissa & Doug Responsibility Chart to help start the positive behaviors at home.

The last Parent Academy for Franklin and Nixon School families this year is on How to Prevent the Summer Slide. This academy will take place on May 16th at Franklin School. Free babysitting and ice cream will be provided along with translators if needed.

These academies were designed to make parents feel comfortable and welcome in their child’s school and to provide help for them in the easiest and most convenient ways possible.

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