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Over the last week we learned that Cambiotti's Tomato Pie Café earned the title of Best In The Region for the Pizza Wars 2019. A special Thank You for everyone that voted to help raise funds for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, and the Pizza Places that help drive the voting for this good cause.

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Pizza Wars 2019 – And the Winner is…

Over 1,000 Residents of the Hopatcong Lake Region (Hopatcong, Jefferson, Mount Arlington and Roxbury) have voted, and while all Pizza Restaurants did very well in our Quest for the Best, one winner received the most votes to claim the title of Regional Best for 2019.

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New Jersey Environmental Education - Recognizes eight LHF Volunteers

Eight LHF volunteers representing the education team were honored for their incredible work in helping to create and run the LHF field trip program.

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Regional / State News:

Free Microsoft Word Class in Blairstown

Local-area residents are invited to learn advanced Microsoft Word at a free class offered at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Main Street location on Thursdays, February 7th – 21st, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; some income guidelines apply. 

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NJ Governor Murphy Supports Full Fracking Ban - to Preserve the Delaware River Basin

“Fracking poses risks to the Delaware River Basin that New Jersey cannot accept,” said Governor Murphy.

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Hopatcong News:

Super Human Effort - Hudson Maxim School Update - Feather in the cap of Hopatcong

It has been a hectic five days. Last week, it was obvious that a leak in a pipe that delivers steam to a good portion of the Hudson Maxim School was leaking.

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Sussex County Supports American Heart Month

(Hamburg, NJ) Please join the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health and Sussex Warren Chronic Disease Coalition, in conjunction with Go Red for Women, to kick off American Heart Month.

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Heart & Sole is Girls on the Run’s new program for middle school girls!

The Heart & Sole curriculum was developed by Girls on the Run  International to meet the unique needs of Hopatcong middle school girls.

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Kindness is Totally Awesome at Hopatcong Tulsa Trail!

Students and staff at Hopatcong Tulsa Trail were rocking with kindness last week! To get ready for The Great Kindness Challenge, students took part in the “Eight Days of Kindness Challenge.”

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Volunteers and Proms Dresses Needed for Annual Prom Shop

Project Self-Sufficiency is seeking donations of new and gently-used formal wear, including prom dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, gowns for mothers-of-the-bride, evening bags, jewelry, wraps and shawls, as well as shoes in good condition for display in the agency’s annual “Sister-to-Sister” Prom Shop. 

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County of Sussex to Offer Additional Access to Veterans Services in Newton Office

The Sussex County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Veterans Service Officer assistance provided through the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will now be available at the Sussex County Administrative Center in Newton.

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Jefferson News:

Morris County Joins Fight to Oppose Paying for Vote-By-Mail

Morris County Freeholders Join NJAC to Oppose Unfunded State Vote-By-Mail Mandate

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Three Jefferson residents arrested for shoplifting over $200 at ShopRite in Byram

According to reporting from the NJ Herald, Robert A. Davis, 36, Sarah E. Heller, 32, and John E. Sullivan, 28, all of Lake Hopatcong, and Ashley J. Socha, 28, of Dover, were charged with shoplifting and conspiracy to commit shoplifting.

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Jefferson Twp. Police: Pedestrian on Route 15 North Killed

On January 26, 2019 approximately 5:36pm Cpl. Cannarozzi responded to a struck pedestrian on Route 15 North and Berkshire Valley Road.

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Mount Arlingtin News:

Traffic Safety Study for Howard Blvd.-Seasons Drive in Mt. Arlington


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Roxbury News:

Jefferson School Holds Teddy Bear Clinic

Jefferson Elementary School Preschoolers and Kindergarteners in Roxbury Township enjoyed hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on Friday, January 25th with the help of Saint Clare’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

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Paint and Pizza at Last SAIL Academy

ROXBURY, NJ (February 1, 2019) – Roxbury Schools latest Student Academic Intervention and Learning (SAIL) Parent Academy for Franklin and Nixon families saw its biggest turn out yet on January 17th with more than 230 parents and children coming out for paint and pizza.

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Roxbury Board of Ed Celebrates VFW Essay Winners

The Roxbury Board of Education recognized eight students from Lincoln/Roosevelt School, Eisenhower Middle School, and Roxbury High School at its regular Board of Education meeting on Monday, January 28th in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School Auditorium.

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Recap of Harlem Wizards v. Roxbury All-Stars Event

On a blistery Friday evening on January 11th, the Roxbury High School gymnasium was on fire with some fantastic basketball fun! Jefferson School PTA sponsored the Harlem Wizards event that sold out the entire venue.

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CCM Breaks Ground for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center

The Morris County Board of Freeholders and County College of Morris Board of Trustees, along with regional and state officials, industry leaders and others, marked the groundbreaking today for a state-of-the art CCM Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center.

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Lake News:

LHF Opens Biggest Lake Event "Block Party" to all Vendors and Sponsors

The Biggest Annual Event around Lake Hopatcong that draws over 3,000 people is now open to all Vendors and Sponsors Registration.

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Fishing News:

Knee Deep Club - 2019 Ice Fishing Contest #2

The Hopatcong Lake Knee Deep Club will hold the second 2019 Ice Fishing contest on Sunday February 10, 2019.

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Lake Hopatcong Ice & Fishing Report

Most coves along with the State Park are covered with about 7 inches of ice. The main lake is just skimmed over with some open water so that is not safe enough to fish. 

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