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Hopatcong Tulsa Trail Students, along with their families, had a fun night of science and discovery.  COHESION: Families Bonding Together to Solve Real World Problems brought families together through interactive, science based inquiry.

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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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The Jefferson Township Recreation Department Announces Its Seven Adult Exercise Programs for the WINTER 2018 season. Just do it with the Jefferson Township Recreation Department!

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Missing Dog: Her name is Sushi. She is a small teacup Shitsz Tsu- primarily white in color. She can be approached.  She went missing 6:45 pm Sunday 11/20

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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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Two of Roxbury’s seven schools recently earned the distinction of being named as Future Ready Schools as part of Roxbury’s district technology goal.

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Roxbury Township Police Department showed up at Kennedy Elementary School this afternoon. It wasn’t for a crime but an act of good will.

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Many may not be aware that November 15th though was indeed National Recycling Day which millions of people across the country take part in. It is another day to raise awareness about recycling and purchasing recycled products.

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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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Once again Mount Arlington is holding their Holiday Lights Decorating Contest, do you have what it takes to beat the winners from last year?

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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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Legislation sponsored by Senate Republicans Anthony Bucco, Steven Oroho and Joe Pennacchio to establish the “Lake Hopatcong Fund” has passed the Senate Environment Committee. The bill still has a way to go to get through the legislative approval process, but this is excellent news.

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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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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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Isabella Reilly a Cancer Survivor – Gives unselfishly – And receives a night to remember forever!

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As reported earlier this month in the article “Children Working to Conquer Cancer,” Isabella Reilly was the brains behind the Eisenhower Middle School Toy Drive and Dance for Goryeb Children's Oncology Unit as a way to help other children with cancer.

This unselfish act, caused the students and teachers of Eisenhower Middle School to work together to give Isabella a night that she will remember forever.

While Isabella only thought that she would help decorate the gym and wait for the dance on Friday. Everyone behind the scenes was planning for Limo’s, Professional Hair Stylings, Manicure and Pedicure’s, and special dresses.

Photos from this Major Event:

Let's Rewind to the Beginning of the Story:

Heather Roddy and Shannon RodasIn speaking to Heather Roddy and Shannon Rodas, both teachers at Eisenhower Middle School.

“Isabella Reilly came up with the idea last year in our Civics class. She created the project and did a formal presentation for holding a toy collection drive for the Goryeb Children's Oncology Unit, and then holding a dance in honor of the unit.”

“From there it was our job (the teachers) to help bring the project to light, as a way to create a fun experience for the kids and to make a difference in the community. So over the last year, we worked both with Isabella, the school staff, and the students to make sure her project was successful.”

Fast Forward to Friday:

“After the very successful Toy Drive was complete, everyone wanted to do something special for Isabella, so we teamed together on the idea of the Limo, Hair Styling, Manicure, Pedicure and selecting one of two special dresses that Dressed to the Nines in Morristown donated.”

Isabella Reilly a Night to Remember:

Hopatcong Lake Regional News had a brief opportunity to interview Isabella Reilly as she was surrounded by her friends and was getting into the Limo to start her adventure of a lifetime.

Treasure Chest“When I was little, what I remember about my cancer treatment at Goryeb Children's Oncology Unit, was the Treasure Chest and being able to get a toy after my treatment. I always looked forward to that opportunity, so I just wanted to make sure other children had the same positive experience that I did, so that’s what inspired me to launch the project, as I wanted to give back.”

When asked, “So what do you think about what everyone has done for you?” Isabella quickly replied “I’m so happy that so many people came together to do this for me… This is Outstanding… I just want to give everyone a big hug!”

After the short Limo ride to Santana’s Salon, Isabella chooses to have half-up and half-down and styling for the dance. During her time at the salon, both owners were on-hand to make sure everything was perfect.

Later that night, the dance to honor Goryeb Children's Oncology Unit went off as planned, with Isabella Reilly, the planner, coordinator, and honoree, was the star attraction. Which adds up to a night that she will remember forever, thanks to a “Job well done by Family, Eisenhower Middle School students and teachers.”

Principal and TeachersCredit where Credit is due:

Principal Dominick Miller who knows each student by their first name – Backed the project from the start

Heather Roddy - Physical Education Teacher – Co-conspirator on both the project and the big event

Shannon Rodas - Eighth Grade ELA – Co-conspirator on both the project and the big event

Isabella Reilly’s – Family, Students, and teachers that kept this big event secret for so long.

 

Donations by:

Larry the Limo DriverAristocrat Limousine & Bus Company

Donating a Stretch Limo for the Evening (and Larry the Limo Driver):

354 Kingston Rd, Parsippany, NJ 07054

973-887-2726

Donated by:  Mr. Ralph Wright and Ms. Jennifer Wright

 

Santana’s SalonSantana’s Salon

Donating Services for Bell’s Hair for the Evening:

275 NJ-10 #200, Succasunna, NJ 07876

(973) 584-1996

Donated by: Teacher Tito Santana and Wife Leah

 

Looma Spa

Donating a Manicure and Pedicure for Bella:

275 Route 10 East, Suite 70, Succasunna, NJ 07876

(973) 584-8688

Donated by:  Kristie Kang

 

Dressed to the Nines

Donating a Gown for the Evening

15 Pine St, Morristown, NJ 07960

(973) 285-9081

Donated by:  Janet Witt

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