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Ecumenical Presentation of the Nativity to Help Babies in Need

At Christmas, Christians mark the birth of a special baby who taught the world the gift of giving. On December 7th at 5pm, a nativity presentation will not only retell the story of the baby Jesus’ birth, but also remember babies in need by raising money for the Diaper Bank in Northern New Jersey ( a project of Child and Family Resources).   The 12th annual ecumenical Christmas Arts program tells the nativity story through song, puppetry, piano music, and chancel drama.   The program will be held at the Port Morris United Methodist Church, 296 Center Street in Landing. (There is
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Local Church Needs Your Help

It has been a member of the community for almost a century. It has helped the hungry through its food pantry, comforted the grieving, celebrated new beginnings through weddings and baptisms and provided meeting space for groups like the scouts and Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a part of New Jersey history, having been entered into the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of historic places by The County of Morris Heritage Commission and the New Jersey State Preservation Commission. Now the Stanhope United Methodist Church needs the community’s help in raising money for repairs to fix the
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Netcong Prepares for Holidays with Two Major Events

Netcong Prepares for Holidays with Two Major Events Joseph Stanley Kurp Jr. In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, Netcong Community Partnership is holding two events around the Netcong area to help and support businesses around the area. The two major local business related events include Small Business Saturday, which will be held Saturday November 29th and the Win the Window contest, which will be held the same day as Small Business Saturday until Thursday December 4th at 11:00PM. Small Business Saturday has become a very important event for the Netcong community in various ways possible. With this year’s Small Business Saturday being held during the end of
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AP Calculus “Lab” Equals Success

AP Calculus “Lab” Equals Success Every week something special takes place within the halls of Hopatcong High School.   Mr. Mike Landshof, the AP Calculus teacher, uses his duty and lunch periods to conduct his version of an AP Calculus “lab”.   The “lab” acts as an extra period per week to provide any extra help with specific topics. The class meets every Friday during Mr. Landshof’s duty and lunch periods, half of the class at each session.  Outside of Friday, if the students have questions and want to take the time to work, they meet up and have a very informal
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Stanhope School Violence Awareness and Respect Week

Stanhope School Violence Awareness and Respect Week Across the state, public schools observed the Week of Respect, October 7 – 11 and School Violence Awareness Week, October 20-24. This is a time when public schools taught about preventing harassment, intimidation and bullying. The state’s anti-bullying law is considered the toughest in the country and New Jersey requires public schools have anti-bullying policies in place. Stanhope’s Valley Road School is more than equipped with the staff, resources, and inspirational programs to meet these requirements. Our teachers and administration have brought all stakeholders together to ensure Valley Road School is not just
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Beautification Day

Beautification Day – Hudson Maxim School participated in its annual fall Beatification Day.  Every child in the pre-K to Grade 1 building had the opportunity to plant either a bulb, which they will look for in the spring, or a colorful mum to enjoy now.  Parent volunteers were so helpful in preparing the soil and helping the students plant for the day.  All plants were provided by Nester’s Greenhouse located on Sparta Stanhope Road in Hopatcong.  Funding for this project came from a Project Pride grant written and coordinated by Judy Grogan, 1st grade teacher at Hudson Maxim School.  The
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Eagle Ranks Continue to Grow in Hopatcong

Eagle Ranks Continue to Grow in Hopatcong Boy Scout Troop 88 of Hopatcong celebrated the achievement of two of its scouts to the rank of Eagle Scout. According to the National Eagle Scout Association not every boy who joins a Boy Scout troop earns the Eagle Scout rank; only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts do so. Troop 88 is proud to recognize Robert Scanlon Jr. and Chase Wolff, its two newest Eagle Scouts. Joining Robert and Chase are two former Eagle Scouts from the Troop, David McCarrick and Michael Sickles.
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FIT “CHIEFS THINK PINK”

FIT “CHIEFS THINK PINK” For the month of October the Freshmen In Transition program (FIT) of Hopatcong High School organized and conducted a major fundraiser in support of breast cancer research.  The students created and designed a logo for tee-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and sweatshirts that read “Chiefs Think Pink.” FIT advisors Jason Mulvihill and Alexa McLean oversaw the fundraiser and were extremely proud that the effort was able to raise over $1,200.  HHS FIT is donating the proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s northern New Jersey affiliate in Summit, NJ.
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Netcong Elementary School Celebrates Halloween for 40 Years

Netcong Elementary School Celebrates Halloween for 40 Years On Friday, October 31, 2014, at 1:10 p.m., the entire staff and student body of the Netcong Elementary School participated in the school’s annual Halloween parade. Led by music teacher Sandy Jensen, this parade has been a tradition of the elementary school dating back to 1974, when the school transitioned from both an elementary school and high school to solely an elementary school. Students in the Netcong Elementary School Band led the parade from the back of the school building, along Prospect Street, onto College Road and then back behind the school
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Thanksgiving Dinner

Byram Bay Christian Church St. Jude’s Roman Catholic Church Westside United Methodist Church Thanksgiving Dinner FREE ·-. …. Thursday November 27, 2014 12:30 p.m. FREE! at St. Jude’s Church – Parish Center 40 Maxim Drive Hopatcong, NJ RSVP required by: Monday November 24th 973.398.1715 Let us know your name & how many will come for dinner.
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