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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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S.A.I.L. Parent Academy Puts Math in Focus

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Roxbury, NJ (February 3, 2017) — Franklin and Nixon School parents participated in the second of four S.A.I.L. Parent Academies at Franklin School on Thursday Night.

These two elementary schools in Roxbury Township qualify for Title I funding based on the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. These Title I programs are coordinated by Kelly Freund, Franklin and Nixon computer teacher.

 

“They are designed to get the parents as well as children into our schools at night to learn more about what is going on in school and how to support their children at home. It’s all about bringing our community into our schools and eliminating all possible obstacles.”

 

Thursday’s workshop provided a free hot meal for families catered by Aramark foods, translators if need be, and free babysitting where children could come play on the computers, do arts and crafts, and have fun while their parents learned how they can help their children reinforce math concepts taught at school.

 

Each parent academy workshop has a focused theme and last night’s was math. Parents had a chance to come and learn the basics of Singapore Math, how they can help reinforce concepts at home, and even fun games to play with their children.

 

After dinner, parents were split into two groups based on the age of their children. Mr. Makoto Yoshida presented to the parents of Kindergarten through Second Grade while Ms. Andrea Rackow presented to parents of Third and Fourth-graders.

 

“These speakers from East/West Math are the same company who train our staff. They reviewed with the parents Singapore math theories, number sense, and easy games to play their children to reinforce math skills and concepts. Helping parents to become familiar with our math program to assist their children at home is our ultimate goal,” shared Freund.

 

The last 45 minutes of the program allowed parents and children to come together for dessert and practice some of these fun math games together. Stations were set up with grade level appropriate games.

 

“We want these academies to bring in all parents even the ones that are not so comfortable with coming into the schools. We would like more community involvement and make parents at ease with our schools and its curriculum. These academies hopefully will give parents a better understanding of the curriculum the children are being taught, making it easier for them to lend support to their children at home. It also provides parents and children quality time together working on areas of learning from their daily activities and lessons at school,” explained Freund.

 

Twenty-eight families pre-registered for this event, with almost 100 in attendance according to Chuck Seipp, Roxbury Assistant Superintendent of Schools.

 

“The increasing participation in these Parent Academies sends such a positive message to our students about their parents’ interest in their education, partnership with the district in education, and encouragement to be a life-long learner. It is very exciting to watch these programs grow and connect our parents with resources that make them an active participant in the educational process. Our students stand to benefit, which is why we are all here…for the kids.”

 

Each child left with a small math goodie bag filled with spacers, cards, and games to take home.

 

Upcoming Parent Academies for Franklin and Nixon School families are:

  • Positive Parenting on March 28th at Nixon School (free sandwiches, snacks/chips and free babysitting)
  • How to Prevent Summer Slide on May 16th at Franklin School (free babysitting and free ice cream)

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