Monthly Archives December 2013

“Beautiful Day” U2 Tribute Concert Benefiting RHS Performing Arts Programs Set for January 10

ROXBURY TWP., N.J. – The Roxbury High School Choir and String Program in conjunction with the Roxbury Arts Alliance, will host a U2 Tribute Band concert, “Beautiful Day,” on Friday,  January 10. The benefit concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Roxbury High School Auditorium. Proceeds from the event will support Roxbury Performing Arts Choir and Orchestra Programs. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students, children or senior citizens. Orders received afterJanuary 1 will be held at the box office for pickup on January 10. The ticket order form can be downloaded at www.Roxbury.org/BeautifulDay. Ticket payments along with order forms can be mailed to
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New Shoes For Orphans Tops Local Boy’s Wish List

By Cheryl Conway It was no surprise that 12 year old Alex Bramble of Flanders asked for new shoes again for the holidays, but when he asked for pairs – not for himself- but rather for orphaned boys, the news knocked his mom off her feet! “Every year near the holidays, I ask Alex for his wish list,” says his mom, Kristi Rexroth.  “For the past several years he has asked for shoes. Alex couldn’t care less about brands or styles of clothing, but athletic shoes are his thing. He loves the Nikes and the high tops.” Rexroth explains, “This
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Outreach Program Assists Growing Number of Homeless People in County

By Cheryl Conway   Almost half of the homeless people in Morris County made a hopeful connection for a better life on Thursday, Dec. 5, after attending an outreach program. Held annually in Morris County for the past five years, Project Homeless Connect (PHC) pointed atleast 169 people in the right direction. The event – which is hosted by the Mental Health Association of Morris County – was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A “national day of hope” that provides assistance and services to people who are homeless, this year’s event was
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Hopatcong High School Show Stopper

Hopatcong High School held their 8th Grade Orientation to the high school. The Auditorium was packed with parents and students who were eager to learn about the Hopatcong experience. Current Hopatcong students were present to entice 8th grade students to choose Hopatcong High School for their secondary education.  The events of the program were driven by current high school students where the marching band, cheerleaders, drama club, extra-curricular clubs, etc. They pulled out all the stops to give an accurate and realistic snapshot of the energy at the high school.  Alumni were invited to attend and shared their positive and
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HHS Football Team Passes On Winning Trend

By Cheryl Conway   The 18 seniors on the Hopatcong High School Varsity football team plan to graduate next year, but their hard work, dedication and chemistry may resonate on the field in seasons to come. The football season for the Hopatcong Chiefs ended on Friday, Nov. 15, after the team lost 44 to 27 in the first round of the state playoffs against Hasbrouck Heights. The Chiefs football team, an eight seed, was up 27 to 21 during the last five minutes of the game. With home field advantage, and Hasbrouck Heights being a one seed, undefeated team, Hopatcong
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Hopatcong Woman’s Club gets cultural lessons from Hawaiian native

  Hopatcong Woman’s Club gets cultural lessons from Hawaiian native The Hopatcong Woman’s Club was treated to an enjoyable and informational talk on the islands of Hawaii by Mahaelani (goes by Gail Small in the US), a native of the island of Oahu, following the November regular meeting at the Senior Center in Hopatcong. While it is bitterly cold outside here in NJ, members and guests were transported via slideshow and artifacts, to the history, beauty and culture of a much warmer climate. Discussion of the four major islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii (the big island) was followed by
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Area Firefighters Practice Their Craft During Drill on Siemens Property in Flanders

FLANDERS, N.J. – About 60 firefighters from Northwest Morris County practiced a variety of techniques used to find and rescue victims and save their own lives in an all-day training exercise Sunday in Flanders. Hosted by the Flanders Fire Company No. 1 and Rescue Squad with assistance from the Budd Lake Fire Company, firefighters from Flanders, Budd Lake, Chester, Roxbury, Netcong and Stanhope moved through a series of exercises in three buildings designated for demolition. The training exercises included wide angle searching, cutting holes in roofs to allow smoke and gasses out of the building and breaking through walls to
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Holiday Bracelets for a Cause

By Elsie Walker   Summer Friedman, Alaina Miele, Hannah Mirsky, and Kimberly Griff have been spending their Friday nights together doing something special.  It’s not watching video games or movies or going shopping. These seventh graders from Mt. Olive Middle School have been making bracelets for a cause.  Team K.A.S.H.(Kimberly, Alaina, Summer, Hannah),  as they call themselves, is using holiday-colored  red and green fishtail design rainbow loom bracelets to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and for the Lustgarten Foundation (funding Pancreatic cancer research). The team is asking for a suggested donation of $3 per bracelet.  The bracelets are
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Mount Olive Recreation Seeks Instructors for Spring 2014

Turn Your Hobbies & Interests into a Profit   Mount Olive, NJ – Residents in and around Mount Olive rely on the Mount Olive Recreation Department for a wide variety of activities and programming for all ages. As we move into 2014 Mount Olive Recreation is seeking to expand their instructional programming even further.   “I know we have a lot of talented people in the community who are seeking opportunities to share their talents and interests,” stated Recreation Supervisor Jill Daggon.   The Recreation Department is currently seeking skilled instructors to teach fitness, enrichment, leisure, art and computer classes from
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Local Charity Salutes Tutors of the Year

More than150 students, volunteers and friends celebrated Thanksgiving a bit early this year at Literacy Volunteers of Morris County’s Annual Potluck Supper at the Morristown United Methodist Church in Morristown on Friday night. LVMC provides instruction to adults in reading, writing and English as a Second Language, with students from more than 70 different countries, so the dinner has an international flair, with dishes from around the world in addition to the traditional Turkey Dinner!   At the dinner, LVMC recognized some extraordinary volunteers as their Tutors of the Year. Nancy Hults Rubin, a professional English as a Second Language
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