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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 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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