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Lake Hopatcong Block Party

Lake Hopatcong Block Party to Celebrate NJ’s Largest Lake- 2nd Annual Event to Draw Thousands  Local bands performing on patio boats; local restaurants selling signature dishes; local businesses selling their products and services; community organizations sharing their missions and messages… and at the center of it all, a full-on celebration of Lake Hopatcong itself, with boat rides (for some lucky attendees), nautical kids’ crafts, and lake demonstrations. The second-annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party is all about New Jersey’s largest lake and the vibrant community that surrounds it. Set to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 9,
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A Mother’s Sacrifice Recognized With New Monument

A Hopatcong mother who lost her son in Afghanistan almost five years ago is “grateful” of the growing awareness and recognition of a “mother’s sacrifice.” Dawn Roberts of Hopatcong has been invited to attend a ground breaking ceremony of a new war memorial monument being built at the NJ Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel on Sun. May 3, at 2 p.m. The monument is being funded through the NJ Gold Star Family Monument Foundation. A soldier makes the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he signs up for battle, but a mother’s sacrifice can sometimes feel unrecognized. Putting up this
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Hopatcong Sixth Graders Earn Musical Honors

Hopatcong Sixth Graders Earn Musical Honors The Region 1 (North Jersey) Elementary Honors Band is comprised of 185 sixth graders selected from the seven counties that comprise the North Jersey region.    The 2015 band will participate in a morning long rehearsal followed by an afternoon concert on Sat., May 2, at South Orange Middle School in Maplewood. The following students from Hopatcong who will participate are pictured, left to right, Milagro Segura (Clarinet), Alyssa Alverez (Saxophone), Abigail Dietz (Clarinet), Shannon O’Sullivan (Clarinet), and Henry Goodnick (Snare Drum).  The following students were selected as alternates: Madison Maniquis (Clarinet) and Steven Charlebois
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Tulsa Trail Dives Deep Into Reading

Tulsa Trail Dives Deep Into Reading Tulsa Trail celebrated Read Across America with “Dive Deep Into Reading” theme by competing in an ocean-related bulletin board contest.  Mrs. Pappas and Mrs. Bauer’s class tied for first, and Miss Minervini’s class received honorable mention.  Students participated in various reading activities throughout the week.  Secord and third grade students wrote why they treasure reading and had DEAR time on beach towels in their classrooms.  A Family Reading Night event held during the week was also a success! Read Across America week concluded with a visit from non-fiction author and photographer, Michael Patrick O’Neill. 
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Hopatcong Woman’s Club Collects Food

Hopatcong Woman’s Club Collects Food Thank you to all individuals that have contributed to the cause, as of March 10, we have collected 609 pounds of food/canned goods for the year! Food Banks are in continuous need of non-perishable food items and the Women’s Club has five Hopatcong locations at which donations are currently being accepted: The Hopatcong Post Office, Borough Hall, Skylands Medical Group, The Medicine Shoppe, and Santander Bank (no glass please). We would like to thank the local community for the food that has been collected in past years, and look forward to providing for those in
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Netcong School Principal Earns Doctorate Degree

Netcong School Principal Earns Doctorate Degree On March 12, Netcong Elementary School Principal Gina Cinotti, earned her Doctorate Degree in Education from Seton Hall University. Cinotti enrolled in the program in Feb. 2013 and completed the Executive Educational Doctorate Program, with on campus summer classes over two summers. Additionally, doctoral candidates are required to attend weekend classes and sit for two 10 hour exams to remain in the program. Finally, candidates must complete a dissertation on the topic of their choice. Cinotti’s dissertation is on the controversial AchieveNJ and its effects on hiring principals. “The doctorate degree was the next
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Netcong School Participates in Read Across America

Netcong School Participates in Read Across America On March 2, Netcong Elementary School participated in a multitude of activities and events to celebrate Read Across America, the nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA). This event coincides with Dr. Seuss’ birthday too, the man whose poetry and play has led so many children to reading independence. Coincidently, this was also the first day of PARCC testing across New Jersey public schools. But Netcong School didn’t let that damper their activities. Staff and administrators continued with ensuring test protocol as well as celebrating the
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All You Can Eat For Mother’s Day

All You Can Eat For Mother’s Day St. Jude’s Knights of Columbus Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast is set for Sun., May 10, 8 a.m. to noon, at St. Jude’s Church in Hopatcong. Adults are $7; Kids under 10 years old are free. All you can eat pancakes, French Toast, eggs to order, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice. Treat your Mother to a great breakfast served by the Knights of Columbus.
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Celebrate Holidays At Camp

Celebrate Holidays At Camp Register now for Camp COLEY, Aug. 9 through Aug. 15 and celebrate the holidays! Camp COLEY is a weeklong overnight camp open to girls and boys entering grades three through twelve. A fully supervised day and night program is offered with age appropriate activities that include swimming, boating, first aid, ecology, outdoor skills, hiking, crafts, rock climbing, all-terrain vehicles, shooting sports, COPE (challenging outdoor personal experience), sports, games, songs, campfires and a Thursday night dance with a DJ. Campers are divided by grade level and gender, and are supervised by Camp COLEY counselors as well as
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Hopatcong Schools Celebrate Youth Art Month

Hopatcong Schools Celebrate Youth Art Month Students from Durban Ave and Hudson Maxim elementary schools were selected to participate in the YAM show for Sussex County.  Every year the Art Educators of N.J. proclaim the month of March to be Youth Art Month to celebrate all students’ accomplishments in Art.  A show is held for each county to show selected student works. The Sussex county show was held in Newton this year, and students from Gail Sanderson’s Durban Ave. and Hudson Maxim Art classes were honored at this show. Students from Durban Ave. are, from left: Hailey Chudley, Conor O’Sullivan,
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