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Roxbury Family Seeks Help for Couple Forced Out of Ukraine

May 16, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ – A Roxbury family is asking the public to help two refugees from the war in Ukraine who are now living in the area and dealing with health issues for which they have no medical insurance coverage.

A GoFundMe site, set up by Maya Deutch, hopes to raise $10,000 for the refugees, Lyudmila and Vladimir Yakimov. Deutch is the daughter of two Roxbury residents, one of whom used to ...

Alpaugh is Roxbury Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshal

ROXBURY, NJ – Charles Alpaugh, an 85-year-old Succasunna native, U.S. Army veteran and six-decade Roxbury firefighter, will be the grand marshal of the upcoming Roxbury Memorial Day Parade, it was announced today.

In making the announcement, Roxbury Memorial Day Parade Committee Chairman Michael Mangano noted Alpaugh was drafted into the Army in October 1960 and assigned to the Signal ...

Roxbury Club Hopes 800 Register for Upcoming Color Fun Run

ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury High School students organizing the 7th Color Fun Run, a charity event taking place May 22 at Horseshoe Lake Park, are hoping to register 800 participants.

But it’s the first 400 registrants that will be the super-lucky ones: They’ll get a free T-shirt.

You can click here to register or do it in person at the Roxbury Recreation Department on Eyland ...

Roxbury Dad Creates GoFundMe to Help Son 'Move Forward' From Colitis

ROXBURY, NJ – Donations are being sought to help a 24-year-old Succasunna man whose once-active life, including college and career plans, has been derailed by a serious case of ulcerative colitis that began when he was 19 and was complicated by the COVID-19 crisis.

The GoFundMe site, accessible here, seeks to raise $50,000 for Larry Frank, Jr. The site was launched by Frank’s ...

Drizzle Doesn't Deter Roxbury Rotarians at Pond Project

ROXBURY, NJ – Members of the Roxbury Rotary Club shrugged off the rain and gathered Saturday to begin sprucing up land adjacent to Conkling Pond on Mooney Mountain in Ledgewood.

Fueled with coffee and doughnuts - and aided by a backhoe operated by Rotarian Tom Peach of Peach Brothers Septic Contractors and a woodchipper provided by Scotty Tree Experts - the Rotarians cleared ...

Alzheimer’s Association Honors Local Caregiver During National Volunteers Month

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — During National Volunteers Month in April, the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ), the leading volunteer-driven health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, advocacy and research is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

This week, the AAGNJ is thanking Connie ...

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Overlook Medical Center Looks 'Ahead' to Hospital’s Future at Campaign Kickoff

May 12, 2022

SUMMIT, NJ – The Overlook Foundation, the non-profit, private organization that supports Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, kicked off a public campaign to raise funds for a multi-phase expansion and enhancement project that will transform the hospital, positioning it for future excellence.

The campaign, Overlook Ahead, will help to financially support the ...

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Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party Bigger and Better Than Ever

May 12, 2022

The 9th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd., Landing.

The rain-or-shine event, which offers a unique Main Street-style experience in a beautiful lakeside setting, is hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF), with Live the Lake NJ as the main sponsor.

This year’s event will feature ...

Upcoming Events

Wed, May 18, 7:00 PM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

LGBTQ+, Gender Identity, and Pronouns 101

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Thu, May 19, 10:15 AM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

Thursday Morning Book Club

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Fri, May 20, 1:00 PM

Roxbury Public Library, Succasunna

Movies at the Library

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Advice & Opinion

The Great Spring in Roxbury

April 25, 2022

The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company.

Explosives were manufactured on that land for over 150 years. In all that time, the spring remained undeveloped.

Because it is ...

Roxbury Interact Club: An Amazing Group of Young People

I’ve been a local business owner since 2009, and I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people, both as customers and also as fellow business owners. Dezine Line has enjoyed good success since we moved here, and we are grateful.

I like to post pictures on Facebook and Instagram and follow many local businesses and school groups. I also do my best to donate to good causes, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Handling Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and news about the stock markets can be unsettling, and some investors might be worrying about the security of their financial future. Even the most experienced investors can get nervous when markets become volatile.

This is natural. It’s an emotional response that can affect your long-term decision-making. Of course, the news media often paints the worst-case ...

Three Porcelain Tile Truths You Need to Know

Porcelain tile is a beautiful investment for your home, but did you know that it is also one of the longest-lasting flooring materials on the market today?

You know that installing tile in your home or office provides you with a stable surface for a variety of activities, but it can also make your life easier — especially if you have pets or small children. Kids and puppies are ...

Why it’s Important to keep up colorectal cancer screenings, especially now

No matter what’s happening around us, cancer doesn’t take a pause, and neither should preventive cancer screenings.

Unfortunately, it seems that many people continue to put colorectal screenings on hold, with colonoscopies taking a dip over the last several years. According to Dr. Angela Alistar, a gastrointestinal oncologist with Atlantic Health System’s Morristown ...

Roxbury HS Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 5, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021/2022 school year.

Students must have earned all grades 90 or above on their second marking period report cards to qualify for high honor roll and students must have earned all grades 80 or above on their third marking period report cards to earn ...

Roxbury resident Named to Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Genesis Valentin Suarez has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Fl.

Valentin Suarez lives in Landing.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port ...

Lesser Celandine Alert!

April 16, 2022

Dear Editor,

Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion.

Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower soon turns to alarm as year by year it takes over the yard, spreading through ...