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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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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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