The Roxbury News – My Paper Online Online Local Community News for New Jersey Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:51:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Hopatacong Knights To Hold Mother’s Day Breakfast Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:19:01 +0000 The St. Jude’s Knights of Columbus will hold a Mother’s Day pancake breakfast on May 13, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Hopatcong church.
The cost for adults is $7. Children under 5 are free. The meal will include pancakes French toast, eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and orange juice.

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Morris Township Rotary Walk To Support Animal Rescue Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:42:17 +0000 Rotary Walks will take place May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Kitchell Road Shelter, Loantaka Brook Reservation, in Morris Township.
WALKFEST is now Rotary Walks. It was time for a fresh start. Our new name is simple and direct.
The event will be raising funds this year for three North New Jersey animal rescue organizations: St. Hubert’s Animal Rescue, Barnyard Sanctuary and Raptor Trust. – 50 percent of the pledges raised will go to the participant’s choice of one of these three charities, while the other 50 percent will go to a 501c3 non-profit or the walker’s local Rotary Club.
On line registration prior to April 21 will be the same as last year. After April 21 or onsite registration will be $ 25, and $20 for students and seniors. A continental breakfast and picnic lunch will be complimentary to all registered walkers.
ROTARY WALKS is a cooperative effort funded and run by volunteer Rotarians from across District 7470 to assist clubs and other non-profits in fundraising without the expenses and work they may not have available resources for. For additional information, pledge sheets, sponsor forms, or to make a tax deductible on-line donation visit

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‘Pippin’ To Open At Brundage Park Playhouse Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:08:51 +0000 Brundage Park Playhouse in Randolph has announced performance dates for its production of “Pippin.”

Performance dates are: April 20, April 21, April 27, April 28, May 4 and May 5 at 8 p.m. p.m., and
April, 22 and April 29 at 2 p.m.
All performances are at the playhouse.

In a story-within-a-story format, this Tony-winnin musical is about a
young prince named Pippin who is trying to find his way in the world, to
live up to his father’s expectations. But will the advice of the
leading player lead Pippin to the happy ending he seeks?

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Kip’s Castle To Open For Evening Tours This Spring Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:33:37 +0000 Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., announced that Essex County Kip’s Castle will be opened during the evenings this spring for guided tours. The public is invited to experience the breathtaking views, beautiful grounds and amazing architecture of the 11-acre estate. The tours will be held on April 24, April 26, May 1, May 3, May 8 and May 10 at 7 p.m.

“Kip’s Castle is a unique landmark that gives us a rare glimpse into Essex County’s past,” said DiVencenzo. “It offers spectacular views of the County and of New York City. We welcome everyone to visit the castle, learn about its history and experience the grounds in a new way through these guided evening tours.”

Light refreshments will be available. Admission is $8. Space is limited. For information,call 973-433-7469. Registration is required.

Kip’s Castle is a 9,000 square foot mansion that replicates a medieval Norman castle. The estate spans 11 acres of land on the ridge of First Mountain, resting in both Montclair and Verona townships, and provides spectacular views of New York City. The exteriors of both the castle and the 6,000 square foot, two story carriage house are constructed of local trap rock trimmed with sandstone. The interior of the castle consists of thirty distinguished rooms of varying shapes which include vaulted ceilings and six ornate fireplaces.

The castle was originally known as “Kypsburg.” It was constructed over a three-year period from 1902 through 1905 by Frederic Ellsworth Kip and his wife, Charlotte Bishop Williams Kip. Frederic Kip was a wealthy textile inventor and industrialist who also published several books related to United States tariff laws.

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Adaptive Sports Demonstration Will Celebrate Para Athletics Fri, 13 Apr 2018 19:19:02 +0000 Picatinny Arsenal will host an adaptive sports celebration with demonstrations by para athletes including Veterans and First Responders at County College of Morris Health and Physical Education building on Saturday, April 14 from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Open to the public, The DoD Warrior Game Celebration will showcase wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, racing wheelchairs and archery. The public will have an opportunity to try the para athletic equipment and participate in game demonstrations at the Randolph school.

The purpose of Saturday’s event is to increase awareness and to experience the excitement of adaptive sports and to promote the 2018 DoD Warrior Games that will be held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs on June 2 to 9. Adaptive sports are played by people with disabilities who use modified equipment to meet their needs. Adaptive sports enable veterans and civilians to recover physically and emotionally from debilitating injuries.

Speaking at the celebration will be Brandon Holiday, a seven time Team USA member and seven time National paracanoe kayak sprint champion who will talk about the importance of using sports as a catalyst to heal. Holiday, a decorated police officer who was born in Livingston and now resides in Philadephia, lost his left leg below the knee in 2006 from a blood-clotting condition called antiphospholipid syndrome.

“We want to allow the public the opportunity to meet these incredible athletes, learn about career choices such as engineering, physical therapy and occupational therapy, and see the equipment used in the sports,” said Richard W. Eastman, Jr., civilian aide to the secretary of the Army NJ, and Morris County Chamber of Commerce’s military liaison, who is the organizer of the event. “Not all the athletes are veterans. Some of the para athletes are first responders and non-military, and we want to put a focus on adaptive sports with an educational emphasis.”

One aspect of the celebratory day is to encourage students to find careers that assist the para community. The CCM Engineering department recently announced that it is 50 percent complete in building its first prosthetic leg for donation. The department plans on building these prosthetics for children. CCM School of Health Professionals and Natural Sciences also will have information on specific associate degrees that align with the event’s mission. In addition, CCM has a Veteran Services and encourages those who served and eligible dependents to make full use of their V.A. educational benefits.

Parking for DoD Warrior Games Celebration will be in lot 7 and 8.

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CCM Art Gallery Brimming With Shows Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:58:45 +0000 During the months of April and May, the Art and Design Gallery at County College of Morris will be filled to the brim with student exhibits.

This year, there will be three exhibits, starting with the Art Club Spring Exhibition, followed by the Photography Program’s thesis exhibit and then CCM’s “Best of the Best” Student Exhibition.

The Photography Program’s thesis show, “Shower Thoughts,” takes place April 16 to April 27. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Under the guidance of Professor Hrvoje Slovenc, the Photography Program’s thesis exhibition consists of student work specifically created for the show.

The “Best of the Best” exhibition will be held May 4 to May 18. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held Thursday, May 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This annual exhibition provides an opportunity for the community to view outstanding artwork produced by CCM students during the course of the academic year. About 25 student pieces representing each area of the CCM Department of Art and Design – Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design and Photography – will be on display.

The Art and Design Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 8 p.m., Fridays noon to 4 p.m., and the first Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Church Hosts Wine Pairing And Auction Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:48:10 +0000 Like FIGS? French, Italian, Greek and Spanish wines. Participants will be tasting wines from those countries on Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m., at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Randolph. Pairing of food will be included. This year there will be a special wine auction. Tickets are $35 each or a table of eight for $250. Limited seating. Call Sandra at: 973-691-2653.

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Temple Shalom Plans Blood Drive Tue, 20 Mar 2018 13:32:10 +0000 Temple Shalom Brotherhood in Succasunna has planned a blood drive for Sunday, March 25.
The blood drive, open to the public, runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Temple.

The group serves the temple and the greater community by providing educational and social activities. For instance, the upcoming blood drive, operated by Community Blood Services, will provide much-needed blood and blood products for many hospitals in the area. Donors get a free cholesterol screening as well.

Potential donors should make a reservation, although walk-ins are welcome. Community Blood Services recommends that donors weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health, eat before they donate, drink plenty of water before and after they donate and bring their ID when they come.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, three comics entertained about 100 people at the Temple as part of a Brotherhood Comedy Night. The three talked about a variety of topics from the challenges of dating, to parents in the contracting industry to dealing with families. After the three did their routines, they stood on stage together and answered the audience’s questions. The discussion proved as entertaining as the comedy acts.

The month of activities also included participation in a Purim Carnival, a Seder for members and their children and a monthly meeting that included a history of Lake Hopatcong.

For information about the blood drive or other Brotherhood activities, call Temple Shalom at (973) 584-5666.

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Goddard School Collecting Books For At-Risk Kids Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:16:11 +0000 The Goddard School in Flanders is collecting new and gently used children’s books to benefit Bridge of Books Foundation, a non-profit organization providing books to underprivileged and at-risk children across New Jersey.
Collection dates are Feb. 12 through March 1. No textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, adult books, coloring books or workbooks will be accepted.
For more information, call 973-598-1555.

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Critique Art In Roxbury Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:31:20 +0000 The Feb. 1  meeting of the Art Association in Roxbury  will feature a group critique. Everyone can bring one or two pieces, finished or in progress. Mike Dziomba will facilitate. The public is welcome to participate. Meetings are held 7:15 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the Roxbury Senior Center in  Succasunna,
Guests are welcome.  Meetings consist of a short business meeting,
followed by a demonstration, lecture, or critique by a renown artist.
Light refreshments are served.

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