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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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Roxbury Upcoming Programs for the Kids

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Roxbury has an exciting event calendar for the community kids this Spring and Summer.

Girls Volleyball Clinics

Learn to spike, set, pass serve dig and block with RHS coaches and former players. Clinic for 3rd/4th grade girls begins 5/16 for 4 sessions; fee: $50. Clinic for 5th/6th grade girls begins on 4/11 for 5 sessions; fee: $65. Clinic for 7th/8th grade girls begins 4/12 for 5 sessions; fee: $65.  Register through Community Pass account. More info at www.roxburynj.us .

Jr. Gaels Cheerleading and PomPoms

Cheerleading for girls currently in 2-7 grade; PomPoms are for 1st graders. Practice begins August 8th. Registration in-person only on Sat, 3/11 and Sat, 3/18 10am-12pm at Rec Center, plus Thurs, 4/6, 6:30-8pm at Rec Center. More info  on Rec page at www.roxburynj.us. Cheer camp also available July 31 through August 3rd.

Teen Travel

For kids currently in 6th-9th grade; three sessions still have openings! Weeks July 10, July 17 and July 24 have openings. Fee: $225 per session. More info on each week’s activities is available on the Rec page at www.roxburynj.us.

NEW! Boys 2nd Grade Lacrosse Clinic

Learn the fastest growing sport from a Roxbury High School Coach. Fee: $95. Session starts April 2nd, and runs through May 20th. Send email to Fehsal@msn.com if interested.

Girls Winter Softball Clinic

For girls in 4th-6th grade. Includes four weeks of fundamental instruction, drills, games and FUN! Held Sundays, 3pm-5m. Grades 4-6 starts February 26th. Register online or in-person at Roxbury Recreation. Fee: $40; includes t-shirt. More info on Rec page at www.roxburynj.us.

Gym Ninja for Boys

Program for ages 7 through 12 held on Wednesdays, beginning March 8th. Ages 8+, 4:45pm class; age 5-7, 5:30pm class. Packed with acrobatics, martial arts, parkour, plus general strength and conditioning. Tons of fun! Register at Gymnastics Inc, 973-252-4300. More info at www.gymnasticsincnj.com. Fee: $172 for eight weeks.

Girls Softball

Registration is open for Roxbury Girls Softball Association, ages 5-14. Roxbury partners with Chester and Long Valley Associations for a competitive league with multiple teams and divisions. The program welcomes girls from Roxbury competitive travel teams, and honors all travel team commitments. Register at www.roxbury-baseball.com; registration closes February 21st.

Spring Track Clinic - 1st/2nd Grade
This program is designed to introduce children in 1st-2nd grade to the track program. Season starts mid-March; practice will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with meets on Fridays. Coaches needed too! Register online or in-person at Roxbury Rec. Children must be born in 2009 or later for this program.  Fee:  $45; includes t-shirt.


Spring Track - Bantam, Midget & Youth
This program is for children currently in 2nd through 8th grade, born in 2008 or earlier, no experience necessary.  Season starts mid-March; practice will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with most meets on Sunday afternoons. Coaches needed too! Register online or in-person at Roxbury Rec. Fee: $45; includes t-shirt.

Roxbury Soccer Club

Registration for Mites Programs is now open for the spring 2017 season.  Register by April 8th for Mites to avoid late fees.  Visit Roxburysoccer.com for more details.

Roxbury Men Over 30 Softball

Looking for interested teams or individual players to join! Typically for men over 30, but each team can have a limited number under 30 and/or "out-of-towners". The season runs mid-April to mid-July. Games Sunday thru Thursday, 1-2 per week. For more information, please email Darren at dmilun@hotmail.com. Website: http://roxburymenssoftball.com

Recreation Children’s Bowling League

Bumper Bowling for kids in K-3rd; Regular Bowling for kids in 4th-8th. Dates are Wednesdays through March 22, 4pm-5:15pm at Circle Bowl. Total of 21 sessions of two games each. Register in-person only at Rox Rec anytime through March 22nd.

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Camp Capra

Online registration begins on Saturday, March 4th at 6am.  For kids currently in K-5th grade. Six weekly sessions to choose from, starting on June 26th through August 11th. Camp instructed by Bob Capra, 7th grade teacher. Fee: $120 per week, includes t-shirt. More info on Rec page at www.roxburynj.us.

Playground Program

This fun 5-week program is offered to Roxbury and Mt. Arlington kids currently in K-7th grade. Three locations to choose from: Jefferson School, Kennedy School or Nixon School. Program begins on Monday, June 26th and goes through Friday, July 28th (no program on 7/3 or 7/4). Hours are 9am-12 noon. Register online on Sat, March 4th at 6am through your Community Pass account. Fee: $125 per participant; t-shirt included.

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