Arts & Entertainment

June 1, 2020

ROXBURY, NJ - Zachary Solano of Ledgewood, who just completed 11th grade at Roxbury High School, has won the prestigious Hanover Wind Symphony (HWS) summer music scholarship in the senior division. He will appear as a tuba soloist with the renowned wind band in the fall. Principal tuba player ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Some members of the Roxbury High School Interact Club will soon be offering virtual story-telling sessions during which they will read books to children. The online video sessions, to take place via Google Meet, will occur at 1 p.m. on May 22, May 29 and June 5, all Fridays. “If ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –Roxbury School Board Member Dan Masi and his musically talented wife and children picked up their instruments during Teacher Appreciation Week and recorded a music video as a way of giving thanks to teachers and other school workers. The YouTube video, which runs two minutes and 37 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - In recognition of its mini-golf fundraiser events, the Roxbury Public Library was recently named the recipient of the 2020 American Library Association (ALA) Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award. The annual award is presented to a library organization that exhibited ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The 2020 version of the annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party at Hopatcong State Park in Landing will take place on a weekend in October that will also feature the annual Lake Loop run/paddle/bike event. The Block Party was supposed to take place May 9 but was canceled in March due to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Public Libraries are known to open doors, extend hours and expand services when a crisis hits. So it hurt deeply when the Roxbury Public Library was forced to close to the public on March 14. Since shutting its doors however, the library has managed not only to continue services but ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Three students from Roxbury High School were selected for the 2020 New Jersey State Youth Arts Month Exhibit in Trenton. Youth Art Month (YAM) is proclaimed to emphasize the value of art education for all children and encourage support for quality school art programs. The students ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Empty playgrounds. Shoppers wearing gloves and face masks. Store parking lots barren of cars. The photographs of the Roxbury area during the ongoing COVID-19 clampdown capture a normally busy place turned stark, strange and foreboding. The shots were taken as a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – “Kai,” a police dog owned by Morris County Sheriff’s Office Detective Cpl. Michael McMahon, a Roxbury resident, is now “America’s Top Dog.” The duo won A&E Network’s “America’s Top Dog” competition, a victory televised on March 18, the season finale. McMahon and his 4-year-old ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – This year’s installment of the annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party has been canceled, thanks to the Covid-19 outbreak. The cancelation was announced Monday by the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation LHF). The event, the group's seventh, was scheduled to take place May 9 at Hopatcong ...

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UPDATE: DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERN, THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY ON MARCH 13. ROXBURY, NJ - The wildly popular Disney movie has been adapted for the stage and the Eisenhower Middle Drama Club is bringing Frozen Jr. to the Roxbury Community. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and all of your ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The artwork of a Roxbury High School freshman will appear at this year's state Youth Art Month (YAM) exhibit. The student, Alexa Wanamaker, is being taught at the high school by Monica Roman. Her work was one of three pieces selected from Morris and Sussex counties, having ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Knights of Columbus, St. Therese Council #6320 is asking for your much-needed support.  Our Council supports many charities and activities within and around Morris County. Our programs and donations benefit disabled citizens, senior citizens, veterans, the homeless and the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Colm Kirwan and his special guest Triona, two of Ireland’s newest and upcoming stars, are headed to Roxbury just in time to ignite your St. Patrick's Day spirit. Kirwan and Triona, who both hail from the North of Ireland, will perform at the Investor's Bank Theater in Succasunna on ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Volunteers are needed to assist with the seventh annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party, scheduled for May 9. The event, hosted by the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation, will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd., Landing. TAPinto Roxbury is a ...

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Morristown, NJ – Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Section Detective Cpl. Michael McMahon, a Roxbury resident, and his police dog named Kai, brought the national spotlight to the agency recently by setting two speed records to advance to the finals of the A&E Network’s “America’s Top Dog” ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Five art students from Roxbury High School had great results at the 34th Annual Mt. Olive High School National Art Honor Society Invitational. Four high school seniors, Dana Gesregan, Emily Christel, Juan Espinosa and Anna Kisatsky, along with Junior Sheryl Peng, had artwork ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Band’s effort to raise money so it can play in Washington, D.C. in May got an unexpected boost this week when seven township officials pledged to donate $200 each. The impromptu show of support came at the Tuesday night meeting of the Roxbury Mayor and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF) is seeking vendors for the seventh annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party, scheduled for May 9 at Hopatcong State Park in Landing. The LHF describes itself as a non-profit organization "dedicated to protecting the lake environment and enhancing the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Ticket Reservation forms are now being accepted for Eisenhower Middle School’s spring musical Frozen Jr. by Disney. Frozen Jr. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – An online fundraiser has been launched to help the Roxbury High School Band participate in the 2020 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. The GoFundMe site, found here, was created Thursday by the Roxbury High School Band Parents Association (RHSBPA) which hopes to raise ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Ticket reservation forms are now being accepted for Roxbury High School’s spring musical, Fiddler on the Roof, the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince. Shows will run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 27-29 at 7 p.m. or on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 2 p.m. at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School junior David Petrov was recently nominated by his high school choir directors for the Mayo Performing Arts Center Music Student of the Month (MSOM). He was an honoree for outstanding pianist along with four other students from area schools. MSOM, a student ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Seven members of the Roxbury High School Band program were among 450 students accepted recently into North Jersey School Music Association ensembles. The Association held its annual Region 1 Band auditions on Jan. 4. The students competed to earn a seat in one of two honors bands, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Ten Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for the North Jersey School Music Association Region High School Honors Choir. This ensemble comprises the top singers across Northern New Jersey. The successful singers are seniors Heather Doherty and Eric Nieves; juniors ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Less than three years after it took over the only movie theater in Roxbury, Cinépolis USA is shutting it down. The Cinépolis Succasunna theater in the Roxbury Mall will show its last movie Sunday evening, said a manager today. She confirmed the accuracy of a post on the company’s ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – On the heels of performing at a N.Y. Jets game, the Roxbury High School band program spread holiday cheer locally Saturday at its second annual Holiday Pops Concert, an event that saw almost double the audience compared to last year. Following the holiday music concert by the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - There will be no holiday tree lighting event this year, said Roxbury Township Manager John Shepherd. The lighting of the tree, menorah and nativity scene situated at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, was supposed to take place Dec. 1. But the ice and snow storm that hammered ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Editor's Note: This is an updated version of a prior article) Thanks to kickball and brothers, Christopher Westfall - a singer/songwriter performing Nov. 30 in Roxbury - came pretty close to never having a music career. He was a little kid from Pennsylvania who knew, early on, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – About 50 vendors will be attending a vendor and craft fair taking place Nov. 22 at Franklin Elementary School, according to the school’s parent-teacher association, the event’s sponsor. The fair, the second one run by the PTA is “largely focused on local vendors and crafters from ...

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