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Township Honors New Roxbury Eagle Scout

January 10, 2019

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury Boy Scout who recently became an Eagle Scout was honored this week by the Roxbury Mayor and Council.

As his Eagle project, Dylan Coons built bins to store dirt and mulch at the Mount Arlington Community Garden and a sign for the entrance.

“We have amazing Scouts in our community,” said Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo before presenting Coons with a ...

Roxbury Scouts Clean-up Ledgewood Pond

ROXBURY, NJ – Ledgewood Pond might not be as pretty as Horseshoe Lake, but it doesn’t have to be strewn with garbage.

With that in mind, four Roxbury Boy Scouts recently spent some time setting things right.

The four Scouts, Jack Demetris, Caleb Smith, Austin Christian and Van Krause, performed a clean-up of Ledgewood Pond on Dec. 29. The boys are members of Boy Scout Troop 163 ...

Jefferson School’s First Grade Giving Tree

ROXBURY, NJ - First graders at Jefferson Elementary School held their annual Giving Tree project during December. The students collected hats, gloves, scarves and socks school-wide to donate to Roxbury Social Services.

“This is such as great program to do with our students each year," said teacher Brittany Tiger. "The students love to do something for our community and be ...

Carolers Serenade Customers at Roxbury Eatery

ROXBURY,NJ - Four carolers helped spread the holiday spirit in Roxbury today.

The quartet serenaded Christmas Eve customers at Bryan's Luncheonette in Succasunna. They sang for four hours, from 8 a.m. to noon, performing a variety of Christmas songs.

 

Singing were Kayla Streppone, Ciera Scire, Chris Scire and Matthew Reingold. 

 

St. Therese Confirmation Students Help Eleventh Hour Rescue

ROXBURY, NJ – A group of confirmation class students at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Succasunna recently collected a big batch of pet food and toys that they donated to a local organization that helps find homes for unwanted dogs and cats.

The students, from Francine Vespucci and Susanne Simmerano’s confirmation class, engaged in the effort last weekend to complete ...

Holidays Keep Roxbury Club Happily Helpful

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School Interact Club, an arm of the Roxbury Rotary Club, has been busy this month doing good things for the holidays.

The club’s most recent endeavor involved delivering gifts to residents and patients at Merry Heart senior Care in Succasunna, said Rotarian Steve Alford, a club advisor.

“We put together 49 gift bags filled with six or seven ...

Roxbury Veterans Remembered at Wreath Ceremony

ROXBURY, NJ - Family members and volunteers from Roxbury and surrounding communities placed wreaths on the graves of more than 600 veterans on Saturday as part of the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony.

The Roxbury event was one of more than 1,400 similar events in all 50 states, at sea and abroad. Nationally, millions of wreaths were donated, said organizers.

Coordinated by the Ferro ...

Local Softball Players Give Back to Roxbury Community

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rebels Travel Softball players recently delivered more than10 shopping carts full of food, health and hygiene products to the Roxbury Social Services food pantry. The players collected donations after receiving a list of most needed items from Janet Wald, director of  Roxbury Social Services.

The Rebels organization was established more than 15 years ...

The Little Gym of Roxbury Seeks Gifts for Less Fortunate Children

ROXBURY, NJ – The Little Gym of Roxbury is seeking toys and gift cards that it will give to less fortunate children through Project KIND.

The Little Gym, a TAPinto Roxbury sponsor, is collecting the items until Dec. 18, said owner Danielle Mikilay. “We have a collection box in The Little Gym lobby,” she said. “$15 or less is all that is needed.”

The gifts ...

Needy Kids, Cop with Cancer Compel the Generous in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury residents are opening their hearts and wallets to help others this holiday season, including less-fortunate teenagers and a Roxbury police officer fighting cancer.

One way they’re doing that is by contributing gifts and money when they visit the extravagant front-yard Christmas displays of two Roxbury families.

At their 56 Parkview Drive home in Succasunna ...

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