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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: Learning Comes to Life in Kennedy Zoo

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Third graders at Kennedy School took their learning of non-fiction and brought it to life on Wednesday in a Living Zoo for students in the school and visiting family and friends.

Students in Ms. Tina Banta and Ms. Rebecca Szigeti’s classes each identified an animal to research and write about as part of their non-fiction writing unit. Many students chose their favorite animal to imitate and research.

The classes worked on these non-fiction projects for close to two months during writing class while studying non-fiction in Reading Workshops.

Szigeti shared, “We went to the Kennedy School Library and students found non-fiction books related to their animals. They used information from the books as well as the Internet to learn about their animal.”

Each student then had to write a report about the animal including its habitat, physical characteristics, life cycle, food chain, and interesting facts. In addition, students practiced incorporating non-fiction text features into their reports which included a table of contents, glossary, diagrams, maps, photos, and captions.

“This animal research project further prepares students for an upcoming science unit on Life Structures,” shared Szigeti.

The Living Zoo then took shape at home. Students were asked to create a project that showed off their research. Some children did presentation boards while others created dioramas and diagrams. They were asked to create a costume or outfit as an added bonus to really show off their animal at the “zoo”. Students dressed as their animal of choice that ranged from dangerous carnivores to sea creatures to wild animals.

Fellow Kennedy students and families were invited to the “zoo” to check out all the animals on display. Each student stood by their display and were asked a variety of questions from all in attendance to show off their newly acquired knowledge.

Szigeti commented on the importance of sharing the students work and said, “Inviting families to attend events like this really creates a sense of community within our classroom and the school. The students spend a lot of their time here and they deserve to show off their hard work! Involving parents in the school and classroom community is linked to greater student achievement, and ultimately, that is the shared goal we all have for the children of Kennedy.”

She went on to say, “By the students bringing their projects to the life, they enhance their ability to speak and listen. Students had to work hard to prepare the possible dialogue and conversations they would be having with the zoo guests. I think it gives the students a real sense of pride as they were able to become authors of their own non-fiction pieces and really take ownership over their learning.”

Some students truly came to life acting out the mannerisms and sounds of the animals they selected like Caden Scire who shared what he learned about lions. Lily Phelan-Fonseca took her love of chimpanzees and brought in her stuffed animal collection to go along with her report and project.

Szigeti hopes projects like this inspire her students with a love of learning and self-confidence as well as a solid understanding and foundation of non-fiction reading and writing.

“Creating these projects, students become an expert on their animal, are able to share that knowledge with zoo guests, and leave feeling a huge sense of pride and accomplishment. It was apparent that they were proud of their work and felt successful as they stood up their representing their animal the day of the zoo.”

Visitors were able to walk away with insight on the animals and the hard work the third graders display each and every day.

“They are an amazing group of students and I know the visitors were able to see that based on the incredible work the students put together.”

 

PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Public Schools)

  • Paul Hakkenberg and Caden Scire show off as a panther and lion at the Kennedy Living Zoo
  • Therese Ohene-Ologo and Meghan Lockman explain the fox and koala at the Kennedy Living Zoo
  • Katie Rittger knows her stuff when it comes to chinchillas
  • Jack Scalfani presents interesting facts of elephants
  • Cole Fedorchak shows off as a whale shark
  • Juventino Torres is a sea turtle
  • Taylor Gutowksi as the pink flamingo
  • Pumas are popular and covered by Will Sullivan and Wyatt Glasser
  • Sophia Pulido explains all about hummingbirds
  • Kennedy Living Zoo Group Photo
  • Lily Phelan-Fonseca shows off stuffed animal collection of chimpanzees
  • Madelynn Anderson as an elephant
  • Mia Amicucci knows her stuff when it comes to Angel Fish
  • Ava Pennisi explains giraffes 
  • Tyler Curtis on tigers

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