Roxbury Girl Scouts Want to Fix Tables, Add Swings at Horseshoe Lake

August 15, 2017

ROXBURY, NJ – A couple of Roxbury Girl Scouts want to spruce up the shady picnic grove at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, a “really cute” idea praised by Roxbury officials.

The girls approached Roxbury Recreation Department Director Keith Knudsen with their plan to restore picnic tables and install some free-standing swings at the picnic area, said Roxbury Councilman ...

Three New Eagle Scouts, and a Father/Son First, for Roxbury's Troop 159

ROXBURY, NJ – It’s a pretty big deal with a young man becomes an Eagle Scout. For Ben Smith of Succasunna, the achievement was also historic:Smith and his father became the first father/son Eagle Scout duo in their troop’s history.

There have been other Roxbury Eagle Scouts whose sons followed in their footsteps, including Don Dyrness, who became an Eagle Scout in Troop 159 ...

Lake Hopatcong “Lake Loop” to Include Kindness for Christopher Rock Painting

ROXBURY, NJ – Participants in this year’s Lake Hopatcong Foundation Lake Loop will be offered the opportunity to paint a rock with an inspirational message that coincides with the Kindness for Christopher movement, said organizers.

The Lake Loop, scheduled for Sept. 24, at Hopatcong State Park in Landing, is a fundraiser for the non-profit Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF). The event ...

Roxbury High School Honored for Four Diamonds Mini-THON®

ROXBURY, NJ - Ten Roxbury High School students and their advisors were recently recognized, at a Mini-THON Leadership Summit, for their fundraising achievement.

The students and advisors Mike Gottfried and Reid Meeker were recognized by Four Diamonds Mini-THON® at the Aug. 4 event in Hershey, Pa. Awards were given to schools who excelled in their local ...

Two Clinical Trials Chosen to Get Roxbury Charity Basketball Tourney Money

ROXBURY, NJ - Two clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center will be receiving money raised April 29 at the Layups 4 Life charity basketball tournament that took place in Roxbury, said the organizer.

The trials will share $23,641 said Dan Exter, a former Roxbury resident who survived cancer and began the yearly 3-on-3 basketball tournament as a way to give back to ...

Roxbury Home Depot Steps Up, Replaces Stolen Pathway Stones

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Home Depot store today donated stepping stones to replace those stolen from a Boy Scout’s landscaping project at Roxbury Public Library.

The theft of the ten pieces of slate was discovered July 19.

The Home Depot store in Succasunna's Roxbury Mall gave Boy Scout Gabriel Dasappan enough pieces of colored slate to restore the project, said ...

Stepping Stones Stolen from Scout Project at Roxbury Library

ROXBURY, NJ – Ten stepping stones placed in front of the Roxbury Public Library last year as part of an Eagle Scout project were mysteriously removed this week in what appears to be a case of theft or vandalism.

The disappearance of the slate slabs was noticed July 19 by Gheri Dasappan, whose son, Gabriel, installed them last summer as an Eagle Scout project. The project included ...

In Roxbury - and Way Beyond - Talent Show of HOPE Sprinkles Kindness

ROXBURY, NJ – It wasn’t the nicest night for a talent show, but a mid-winter, Hopatcong version of the annual Talent Show of HOPE nevertheless drew decent attendance. Now, organizer Theresa Solazzo is gearing up for Aug.4, when the 13th version of the bigger summertime show will take place at Roxbury High School.

The shows raise money for charities worldwide and local, said ...

Roxbury Arts, Hockey Fundraisers Squeezed by Township Good Intentions

ROXBURY, NJ – The good intentions of some Roxbury officials haven’t been so good for two non-profit Roxbury organizations, according to some people in those groups.

The Roxbury Arts Alliance found its biggest yearly fundraiser hampered financially by a township-related decision to make the annual Roxbury Beach Blast a free event and some members of the Roxbury High School Ice ...

Family Intervention Services' Worker Turns 89, Still Going Strong

DENVILLE, NJ - When Family Intervention Services (FIS) started its Thanksgiving Turkey Drive in Morris County in the early 1990s, the organization struggled to find room to store the 25 turkeys people donated, recalled long-time FIS assistant Terry Viera.

By last year, the number of turkeys distributed by FIS’ Morris County office in Denville reached about 300, and if a family cannot ...

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Still Time to Join Other Women to Build for Morris Habitat for Humanity

August 8, 2017

MT. OLIVE, NJ - This week has been set aside by Morris Habitat as a “Women Build” week. “Women Build” brings women together from all walks of life to learn construction skills and to advocate for affordable housing and safer, stronger communities.

Through Aug. 12, “Women Build” week will be going to 18/20 Wallman Way in  Budd Lake. 

In ...