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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 High School to Participate in the College Board’s AP Capstone Program

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Diploma Program Focuses on Inquiry, Research, and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success

Roxbury, NJ (December 19, 2016) - In 2017/2018, Roxbury High School will become one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone – an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success:  research, collaboration, and communication. The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement course and exams.

A student who earns a score of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and on the AP Research assessments will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate. A student who earns a score of 3 or higher on the AP Seminar and on the AP Research Assessments as well as a score of 3 or higher on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills.

The AP Seminar course, equips students with the ability to look at real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Through a variety of materials – articles, research studies, foundational and philosophical texts – students tackle complex questions; understand and evaluate opposing viewpoints; interpret and synthesize information; and construct, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments. By tapping into students’ personal interests, AP Capstone gives students from a wide range of backgrounds an entry point into stimulating coursework more than ever before. Students in the Seminar course are assessed through: a team project and presentation, and individual project and presentation, and an end-of-course written exam.

In the subsequent AP Research course, students design, plan, and conduct a year-long research-based investigation on a topic of individual interest, documenting their process with a portfolio. Students build on skills developed in the AP Seminar course by learning how to understand research methodology; employ ethical research practices, and collect, analyze, and synthesize information to build, present, and defend an argument.

“We are proud to offer AP Capstone, which enables students and teachers to focus on topics of their choice in great depth,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president for AP and Instruction at the College Board. He adds, “This provides terrific opportunities for students to develop the ability to write and present their work effectively, individually, and in groups – the very skills college professors want their students to possess.”

Roxbury High School Principal, Jeffrey Swanson, agrees, “The implementation of the AP Capstone Program at Roxbury High School will afford our students the opportunity to extend and hone their academic skills in a fashion not presented to them previously. We look forward to the many accomplishments of our students both here and in their academic pursuits after graduation.”

Loretta Radulic, Superintendent, comments, "We are very pleased to embark upon offering the AP Capstone program to students at Roxbury High School which is the culmination of a collaborative effort by administration and staff. The AP Capstone program will provide our students with the prospect to increase the rigor level of their studies affording those who participate with a learning experience to compliment their already extensive program. It provides them an opportunity to compete on a higher level for post-secondary learning."

Roxbury High School will start AP Seminar in the fall of 2017 with students in the Class of 2020.

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