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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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Eisenhower Middle School is working to help conquer cancer with upcoming events.

treatment at Morristown Children’s Oncology Unit The school would like to invite the community to support the efforts of their students in assisting the families that are going through treatment at Morristown Children’s Oncology Unit by holding a toy drive over the next month for Goryeb Children’s Oncology Unit’s Treasure box.

The Treasure box is a place a child goes to after receiving spinal taps, radiation, chemotherapy, and/or blood work. This special place gives the child a place to forget about their difficult journey and focus on having fun with a simple toy.

If you are interested in participating in the community event, please drop off toys/check donations to Eisenhower Middle School located at 47 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna.

Check donations can be written out to Valerie Center Treasure Chest Fund and dropped off at EMS.

Goryeb Children’s Oncology Unit’s Treasure boxAny smaller toys under about $10 would be great with the exception of stuffed animals. Favorites include Slinkies, Silly Putty, Barbies, action figures (Batman, Spider-Man, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Minecraft, etc.), My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Shopkins, Mash’ems/Fash’ems, Twozies, Grossery Gang, Trashies, Little People, Hot Wheels, play tools, play food/kitchen items, bracelets, nail polish, bubbles, character balls (not tiny bouncy balls or big soccer balls), Imaginext, card games (Monopoly Deal, Uno, Life Adventures, Scrabble Slam, etc.), Legos, art kits, Play-Doh sets, etc.

Bigger kids prefer gift cards to the treasure chest. Gift cards should be in $10 increments to Starbucks, Amazon, Chipotle, Target, Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Modells, Five Below, Michael’s, AC Moore, etc.

Gift cards to local restaurants are also appreciated! Families can order out when the child is spending the entire day in the center or in the hospital overnight. Local restaurants to the hospital that deliver include Godfather, South Street Creamery, Pure Pita, Pomodoro’s, and more!

Kelly Blanchette from Morristown Memorial Hospital was kind enough to come to EMS to present to the students and staff on February 2nd and to kick off this community service event.

“Blanchette focused on all the wonderful things Goryeb Hospital does for the children in cancer treatment,” shared Heather Roddy, co-advisor of the EMS Character Education Committee.

The toy drive at EMS was developed by Isabella Reilly in Roddy’s seventh-grade Civics class.

“Isabella is a cancer survivor who has lead by example by donating her birthday gifts to the unit in the past as well as creating this special program. Isabella will give back the warmth and kindness to other children that she received herself as a young child.”

Reilly showed her strength and maturity in her presentation to her peers when she shared her story of surviving cancer as well as the motivation to bring this project to fruition. She spoke side-by-side with her mother who shared the parent’s perspective of dealing with the treatment of cancer with such a young child.

“Isabella’s parents were there to support her during her presentation,” explained Roddy.

Roddy went on to say, “EMS students are holding a dance to honor the unit. The PTO and Character Education Committee teamed up to bring the event to EMS. DJ Chris D’Amico will be donating his time the night of the event. This month the school will be working to make a positive impact towards the efforts of the Goryeb Center to create a positive light for children dealing with this challenging situation.”

For more information regarding these events and the EMS Character Education Committee, please contact Heather Roddy at hroddy@roxbury.org or Shannon Rodas (srodas@roxbury.org).

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