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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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Four year old Levi - I can do this - I just need your help!

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Levi Spencer was born handicapped, but has never asked why, as he drives himself daily to do what everyone else does normally.

In 2012 Levi Spencer with born with Spina Bifida, which is a rare birth defect effecting only 0.0005% of new babies born. While the early tests showed that Spina Bifida was a possibility, the Spencer family was firm that they would bring Levi into the world and make him part of the family and community.

At only one day old, Levi went under intensive surgery to to close the opening on his back to encase the nerves from further damage. And just two days later he received a corrective shunt. This was a critical point for Levi, but luckily the operations have held.

Spina Bifida is something that Levi will need to live with for the rest of his life, as he is paralyzed from the waist down, and there is no cure.

Levi is now four years old, and the Spencer family, long standing residents of the Roxbury area have adjusted their lifestyle to ensure that everything meets the new requirement of taking care of Levi.

Levi FamilyThe problem they currently face is that their home of 12 years is not Levi friendly, as he is not able to access the bathroom, food or clothing areas, or even get a glass of milk on his own. This is the reason for raising the roof of the home, to add a second story, move most of the family upstairs, and open up the lower portion of the home for Levi.

To try to better understand, here is a typical day in the life of Levi and his family:

  • Breakfast: Levi is carried out for breakfast as his day braces are not in place yet
  • Getting Dressed: Levi currently needs to be fully dressed, as he is unable to reach any of the drawers
  • Braces: Levi is then put into his braces, which takes up to 10 minutes. They lock at the waist and hips allowing him to use either a wheel chair or crutches.
  • Off to School: Levi is then off to school at Preschool program at Kennedy Elementary
  • Physical Therapy: The required PT takes place at school once a week
  • Back Home: Levi now needs to undergo 90 minutes of bathroom duty (in the only bathroom of the house, since he doesn’t have control in this area.
  • Play Time: Levi loves to play with the rest of the family, but due to the home layout can only go into a few rooms, due to the width of the doorway, or the size of the room
  • Bath Time: Currently Levi gets bathed in a regular tub, which is difficult due to disabilities.
  • Bed Time: Levi is then outfitted with a different set of braces designed to not allow his legs tighten up overview.

In the future Levi hopes to do most of these events on his own, by accessing things that are within is reach, or that are now accessable.

Raising the Roof for Levi:

The Spencer family is currently seeking your donations for the addition of a second story that would move the rest of the family to the upper level, while the Levi family will try to do most of the work on their own, they need your help in the following areas:

How to Help:

 

Let’s help get this done for Levi, as he is determined to help himself

 

 

 

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