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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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Hopatcong Lake Regional News had the opportunity to catch up with Hopatcong Police Patrolman Dan Kern, Sergeant James Bianculli, and Emily’s Parents Julie and Dan, to find out more about Emily and the upcoming Police PBA 149 5K Walk/Run Event.

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Early this year one-year old Emily suddenly suffered multiple massive seizures and Hopatcong Police as First Responders witnessed the trauma first-hand, remain dedicated to help Emily and her family.

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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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Jefferson Township Police Officer of the month for September goes to Detective Justin Gjelsvik. Detective Gjelsvik has been a township resident since 1976.

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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 Roxbury Board of Education is proud to sponsor a free a parent presentation to “Defend Your Teen!” This event is open to all Lake Community Residents!

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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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Mount Arlington has announced the date for the fifth annual Youth Sand Castle Building Contest as August 3rd 2017. Which in the past has always been a very serious competition for youth residents age 5 – 14.

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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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The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is bringing back the regional favorite cycling event of a 20, 40 or 62 mile bike ride around Lake Hopatcong and beyond. To gather the behind the scenes information we spoke to Doug Palen and Walter Wurster the two key volunteers that run the Cycling Event.

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Tuesday, September 5, brought some dark and stormy weather. Lightning struck repeatedly followed by thunder that rumbled so loud you could feel it.  For two boaters caught in the storm, things quickly became disorienting and frightening.  

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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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Pizza Wars 2017 Awards Ceremony – Raising funds for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation

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On Sunday, February 26, 2017, the first annual Pizza Wars Awards Ceremony was held at Cambiotti's Tomato Pie Café, who won with 23% of the overall votes. During the ceremony the Lake Hopatcong Foundation received the donations from several different sponsors.

Rohan Marketing Manager Hopatcong Lake Regional NewsRohan H. Shetty, Marketing Manager for Hopatcong Lake Regional News started the ceremony by briefly outlining the goals and objectives for the Pizza Wars 2017.

Hopatcong Lake Regional News:

“Thank you for coming everyone, Hopatcong Lake Regional News is a organization primarily focused on promoting local news, local community events, and local businesses. We have developed several friendly local events that engage our local communities with the local businesses, like the Pizza Wars.”

“The Pizza Wars was developed to encourage local residents surrounding the lake a chance to experience all the different local Pizzerias.  All are great pizzas, which hopefully you’ve had a chance to try during this event.”

“We’d like to thank all of the sponsors as well as the local Pizzerias that participated.  As they helped to raise funds for this year’s chosen local Non-Profit, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation who serves as the guardian of our lake.”

“The next event Hopatcong Lake Region News will kick off is the Battle of the Bars, this event is where all the bars in the area show off their best talents. Full details, requirements, ad space pricing, and the local donation recipient will all be announced in early March.”

Check Ceremony with Lake Hopatcong Foundation:

Lake Hopatcong Foundation - Pizza Wars AcceptanceOn hand during the Awards Ceremony were Affordable Automotive and Hopatcong Dental Associates who presented their checks to Donna Macalle-Holly representing the Lake Hopatcong Foundation.

Rick Gerry from Affordable Automotive. “We are happy to be one of the sponsors for this event.  As a lifetime resident of the lake, all of the money that goes toward the Lake is a great thing for all of us.”

Dr. Brandon Schmidt from Hopatcong Dental Associates, “We just moved into the area the summer of 2016, so far, everyone has been very accommodating.  We just love the Lake and the People, and are willing to do anything to help our mutual community.”

Donna, “We are very appreciative of all of the sponsors, and pizzerias that participated, as well as.  Hopatcong Lake Regional News for helping to raise funds to help promote the lake and our lake community.”

Award Ceremony with Cambiotti's Tomato Pie Café:

Pizza War Winner 2017Dave Cambiotti, “I’d like to thank everyone for this award, we are a family owned business in our local community, and we work very hard at what we do, without everyone this would not have been possible especially my employees who work very hard, and without them, nothing would be possible. Therefore, I’d like to thank everyone involved for supporting us!

Special Thanks to all Participating Pizza Restaurants:

Name Address City
Cambiotti's Tomato Pie Café 102 Shippenport Rd Landing
Frank's Pizza 181 Howard Blvd # H Mt Arlington
Frank's Pizza 50 Hopatchung Rd Hopatcong
Frank's Pizza 725 NJ-15 Lake Hopatcong
Grotto Restaurant 454 River Styx Rd Hopatcong
Joey's Pizzeria 47 Hopatchung Rd Hopatcong
Knot Just Pizza 49 Lakeside Blvd Hopatcong
Little Nicki's Italian Restaurant 120 Brady Rd Lake Hopatcong
Sal's Pizza & Restaurant 175 Lakeside Blvd # 7 Landing
Vinnie & Son Restaurant 312 Howard Blvd Mt Arlington
 - and - 215 Espanong Rd #312 Mt Arlington

Special Thanks to our 2017 Sponsors of the Pizza Wars!

 

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