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First Roxbury “Summer Kickoff” Gives Back to Social Services

May 20, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ - A group clapped along to the beat as Irish step dancers performed onstage. Tents run by local businesses and organizations offered information about their services and fundraising efforts. People dropped off canned goods as donations to Roxbury Social Services.

The Roxbury High School Student Council’s first “Summer Kickoff” was in full swing.

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Fire Destroys Home of Roxbury Students; Fundraisers Launched

MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ – A Tuesday evening fire caused substantial damage to the home of two Roxbury High School students, prompting several online fundraisers to help the displaced family.

The fire took place at the home of Nick and Vikki Maresca on Aubrey Road in the Landing section of the borough. The Maresca’s son, Brandon, 17, is a Roxbury High School junior and a goaltender ...

No Rain-Outs Allowed for Roxbury Woman's Club Annual Fundraiser

ROXBURY, NJ - A rainy forecast postponed quite a few of Saturday’s events in town, but the Roxbury Woman’s Club braved the storm to hold its annual plant sale and blood drive at Roxbury Fire Station #1.

Things started off a bit slow, according to blood drive coordinator and club member Phyllis Chanda, but started to pick up by mid-day.

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Roxbury High School Mini-THON Members Recognized by Rotary

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School students and teachers who put together this year's Mini-THON fundraiser were honored recently by the Roxbury Rotary Club.

The Rotarians, at their May 4 meeting, praised Mini-THON advisors Michael Gottfried and Dan Coiro, Roxbury Interact Club President Sarah Waldron and two committee members: Hailey Macrae and Holly Van Ness.

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Today's Roxbury Girls LAX Game: A Chance to Help Kids With Down Syndrome

ROXBURY, NJ – Her daughter is a Gaels goaltender, so Debbie Shulkowski would indeed like to see the Roxbury girls lacrosse squad win today’s game against Morristown. But the contest will be a fundraiser to help kids with Down syndrome, so Shulkowski figures “no matter the outcome … today is a win for Roxbury.”

The annual charity game, sponsored by the ...

Nixon School to Raise Money for Children’s Cancer Treatments

ROXBURY, NJ - Nixon Elementary School in Landing has brought back the JAM.

“JAM stands for JUST A MINUTE because here at Nixon we believe it only takes one minute to make a difference to be the best that you can be,” explained the Nixon Culture and Climate JAM Committee (CCC). Two years ago, the school ran Nixon’s JAM and it was a huge success. It is now back and is ...

Will Success of Layups 4 Life Mean Goodbye to Roxbury?

ROXBURY, NJ – The annual Layups 4 Life charity basketball tournament might have outgrown Roxbury High School, said founder Dan Exter.

Exter, a Roxbury High School alumnus who formed the 3-on-3 tournament in 2015, said this year’s event was so successful he might need a bigger venue for 2018. “We had an all-time high of 43 teams participating in this year’s ...

St. Therese Knights of Columbus Auction a Success

ROXBURY, NJ - The annual St. Therese Knights of Columbus Council 6320 charity auction and tricky tray was a success and will help the organization help others.

The April 29 event in Succasunna is the council's largest fundraiser of the year. It helps the Knights support such varied and valuable organizations as Catholic Charities Department of Persons with Disabilities, the ...

Roxbury VFW Fix-up Idea Flops as a Liberal/Conservative Fence Mender

ROXBURY – There’s not much these days that can stop the arguing between die-hard liberals and staunch conservatives, but Succasunna resident Laurel Whitney – one of the latter – thought she’d found something: Helping a local VFW.

The plan was simple and Whitney’s liberal friend said she was all-in. The politically opposite women agreed, in October, to ...

Vote to Help Lake Hopatcong Group Get Floating Classroom

ROXBURY, NJ -  The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is asking people to vote daily, through May 12, to help it win up to $100,000 in grant money that will go toward a floating classroom boat.

The non-profit group is hoping to buy a 40-foot, custom-built covered pontoon boat that would be used to teach children about the lake. The grant for the boat would come from a USA Today Network program ...

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