Arts & Entertainment

January 17, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ - New Jersey vocalists take note: The deadline to apply for this year's "The Star Next Door" singing competition has been extended until Jan. 31, according to the Roxbury Arts Alliance (RAA). "If you missed the opportunity to apply for the singing competition, you are in luck," ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury High School senior took first-place at a recent art show and was offered a $40,000 scholarship. The student, senior Rebecca Weng, took first place in the color drawing/illustration category. She as one of four Roxbury students winning awards at the 8th Annual Wallkill ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Investors Bank Theater in Succasunna, the Roxbury Arts Alliance (RAA) is presenting its second vocal talent competition. Called “The Star Next Door – A Vocal Competition,” the competition offers vocalists the chance to win money. The ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – On Dec. 16, 1944, the German army launched a surprise, but doomed, attack on Allied forces that came to be called the Battle of the Bulge. Jim Cullen, 21, survived that nightmare. Tomorrow, 74 years beyond the eve of that attack, the Succasunna resident will be signing copies of a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Seven Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for and were accepted into the American Choral Directors Association National Honors Choir recently. The prestigious ensemble is composedof the top high school and collegiate singers in the United States. The students ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Decent weather and a good flow of visitors greeted vendors and other participants at the Home for the Holidays celebration in Succasunna on Saturday. Although rain was predicted, none came. Instead, sunny skies blessed the event’s early hours. Clouds that rolled in during the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s version of the annual Home for the Holidays celebration in Roxbury will feature more food trucks and vendors than ever as well as an extended “Santa Land,” said Michele O’Halloran, one of the organizers. The event, which takes place on Main Street in Succasunna from 11 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School senior Emma McDonald was one of 13 Morris County students honored recently as a Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) music student of the month. For November, the MPAC honored outstanding brass players. McDonald was nominated by Jeffry Conrad. “Emma is the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The children’s room at Roxbury Public Library is undergoing a big transformation this week, one that will open a lot of  room for programs and activities, said the library director. The impetus for the project was a gift to the library of shelving from the Hun School of Princeton, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A benefit concert will take place Nov. 10 for Scott Miller, a local drummer and percussion instructor who became partially paralyzed in January after suffering a stroke during a performance. The 7:30 p.m. concert will happen at St. Mark’s Parish in Long Valley. Tickets will be $30 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Halloween was showtime for at least four Roxbury households going all-out with extravagant displays that will drew crowds. The most venerable was the Halloween House created by Craig Heard of Succasunna and his family. The indoor/outdoor horror fest is approaching its third decade ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Township senior citizens club this month enjoyed a bus trip for a week in Montreal, Ottawa, and Quebec, Canada. Forty members of the club enjoyed the vacation. Thie trip was one of the annual week-long jaunts the club takes every year to various locations. The club, which ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School AP Literature students along with their teachers, Laura Schmidt, Allyson Spargo and Sharon Baker attended the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival on Oct. 19 at NJPAC in Newark and the surrounding area. While there, the 17 students had the opportunity to meet, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - It's official: The Roxbury Marching Gaels are undefeated in the 2018 season.' The Marching Gaels recently took first place at the Ridge Marching Madness Competition at Ridge High School -in Group 4 Open - with a score of 90.25. They also won caption awards for best music, best ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ- The Morristown CraftMarket, now celebrating its 42nd consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 at the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Already blessed by the existence of the Heard family’s annual “Halloween House,” Halloween lovers in Roxbury can have even more fun by navigating their way to the home of Danny and Marianne D’Amico. As they do for Christmas, the D’Amicos make great use of their corner lot at 23 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School marching band recently took first place for its group, and won many other awards, at an invitational competition. Competing at the West Orange Invitational, the  Roxbury Marching Gaels took the top prize in Group 3A with a score of 85.1. The first place ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Without much effort, you could have snuck right up to Craig Heard the other day as he worked on this year's version of his annual Halloween House display in Succasunna. But scaring him? Not likely. If the vast array of creepy-crawlies, skulls, pirates, ghosts, vampires and monsters ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Calling all Red Hatters (and pink!), tea lovers and fashionistas!  Here's a great opportunity to spend some fun time with friends, have a delicious lunch and support a good cause. Come on down to 99 Main Street in Succasunna on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy the Tea ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School Honors Wind Symphony was recently selected as a Commended National Winner in the Mark of Excellence/National Wind Band Honors Project. It is a national competition, entered by recording, in which the top quarter are selected as National Winners and the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ -  Roxbury High School will host the 10th annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic this Saturday, Sept. 29.  Gates open at 4 p.m. with the competition running from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Entry wristbands will be available at the gate for $10 general admission, $8 admission for those 65+ ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Presale tickets are available now for the Oct. 13 Tricky Tray hosted by the Roxbury Woman’s Club in the Roxbury High School cafeteria.  Doors open 5 p.m., calling begins 7 p.m. Advance ticket entry packet is $25.  At the door, the packet is $30, cash only.  All regular trays are ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Cool air and overcast skies did little to dampen the spirits of people manning booths and strolling through today's Olde Suckasunny Day street fair in Roxbury. A steady stream of visitors walked Main Street in Succasunna for the annual event. They enjoyed the regular fare - ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Moonlight History & Mystery Cemetery Tour at First Presbyterian Church in Succasunna was such a great hit last year that it is back by popular demand.  Church members are busily planning the tour which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m. and running until 8 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - People attending Olde Suckasunny Day on Saturday will be able to ride in a passenger train on the Chester Branch rail line, something that hasn’t happened in about 80 years. The Tri-State Railway Historical Society, in partnership with the Dover & Rockaway River Railroad, will ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - It’s never too hot and humid to think “holidays.” Vendor/crafter registration is now open for Roxbury’s 4th Annual Home for the Holidays street festival scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1.  Go to www.roxburynj.us/holidays to get registration form.  Vendors are encouraged to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – In a way, drums brought Emmy Award winning percussionist Emedin Rivera to Roxbury 28 years ago. He was living in a Bronx, N.Y. apartment at the time, a place that didn’t have enough room for all his percussion equipment. Rivera, known for playing drums, congas and other instruments ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - With the smell of diesel in the air, fire trucks lined up this Saturday at Horseshoe Lake Park for the 10th Annual Antique Firetruck Show. The event was hosted by the Antique Fire Association of New Jersey and it brought in faces old and new with trucks decades - for in some cases ...

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CHESTER, NJ - The annual Morris County 4-H Fair, a fun celebration of the work of 4-H youths from across Morris County, mixed in with hot air balloons, fireworks, and amusement rides and games, will kick off a four-day run on Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22 at Chubb Park in Chester ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Joseph Soriano, a Succasunna resident and 2012 Roxbury High School graduate, was recently awarded a scholarship to perform with Imperial Brass, the New Jersey-based 28-piece brass ensemble founded in 1991 by Rutgers University alumni. Soriano will be joining Imperial Brass as the ...

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