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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 Staff attends The Miracle Project Presentation

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Roxbury, NJ (December 19, 2016) – In an effort to work towards meeting the needs of all of its learners, more than a dozen Roxbury staff members attended The Miracle Project at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown last week.

This unique program proposes a new curriculum for children with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs by using music, dance, and theater to unlock the creativity, personalities, and potential of these children.

The Miracle ProjectElaine Hall, the organization founder, presented at the show and spoke of her personal journey as a parent with a child with autism. After the heartbreak of her son’s diagnosis, she chose to find a way to reach him and others like him.

The Miracle Project uses a groundbreaking methodology to provide individuals with autism and other disabilities the tools to build communication, social skills, community, and greater self-esteem through inclusive theater and expressive arts programs.

This program allows all children of all abilities to grow in skill and spirit while creating and performing in original musicals. The Miracle Project is dedicated to empowering those living with autism.

Roxbury staff members thought the presentation was thought provoking in many ways.

“I thought it was a great program to enhance communication skills and teach some really needed social interaction skills to individuals who could benefit. We could use the information to possibly refer parents of students who may be appropriate. Hopefully, it will be something that will grow and expand into schools and more communities,” shared Jennifer Toupet, a second-grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School.

Teachers and support staff are already eager to incorporate facets of the program into their schools. Izzy Speronza, Jefferson, and Nixon elementary art teacher is already looking into it.

“I spoke with the center’s Education Director, Cathy Roy, after the lecture about the possibility of this program being offered to area schools in the future. She said down the line that is what they’re hoping for. This is their first year offering The Miracle Project classes at their center, so once they become certified they can do more community outreach programs as they grow.”

Carolyn Cuda and Patti Klein, Jefferson school special education teachers plan on developing a faculty meeting presentation to illustrate the value of The Miracle Project.

 “Roxbury staff is certainly ready to incorporate elements of the project into their everyday teaching,” explained Klein.

Stefanie DelRusso, school counselor and anti-bullying specialist at Jefferson School can also see how this type of program would be impactful on the students and their families.

“An important takeaway from the presentation was the availability of support for students or families that we may be working with. The idea of being able to remind them that there can be such growth with students in areas that people are not always focusing on is an important piece to be able to share with people. Replicating the basics they touched upon, such as remembering that sometimes it’s necessary to get on the same level with a child and really understand what their perspective is can make a huge impact on one’s ability to learn and communicate.”

The Miracle Project for students with autism and other special needs begins January 5th at the MPAC Performing Arts School for ages 9-15. For more information regarding this project, please visit www.mayoarts.org/education/the-miracle-project.

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