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Paint Nice Messages on Stones at Upcoming Roxbury Event

May 12, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — For the second year, the Roxbury High School Interact Club is inviting people to an event where inspiring messages will be painted on rocks that will be placed throughout the township in honor of Maya Guberman and Christopher D’Amico, two young people whose deaths inspired movements promoting kindness.

The stone painting event is scheduled for June 27, from 2 p.m. to ...

A Memorial Day Ceremony for Roxbury, But No Parade

ROXBURY, NJ — Canceled last year as COVID-19 deaths began to increase, the Roxbury Memorial Day Parade is still on the not-going-to-happen list, but the township does plan to honor its veterans with a special event.

The township Memorial Day Committee and Roxbury VFW Post 2833 are planning a Memorial Day Ceremony that will take place May 31 at 11 a.m., said Michele O'Halloran, ...

Roxbury Kiwanis Plans Free Food Distribution

ROXBURY, NJ — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury will be holding a free food distribution on May 15.

The goal of the effort, taking place starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. Therese Parish, 151 Main Street, Succasunna​, is to help relieve “the financial strain put on families during this pandemic,” said club president Cain Pope, Club. 

The club will be ...

Scout Envisions a More Majestic Roxbury Christmas Tree

ROXBURY, NJ — A Roxbury Boy Scout thinks the township needs a better Christmas tree, and he’s raising money to make it happen.

As his Eagle Scout project, Tyler Benedetto is hoping to install at the Roxbury Recreation Center a 24-foot-tall Norway spruce and a decorative wall. The project will cost about $7,000, an amount that includes tools and supplies, according to the ...

Roxbury Woman's Club Offering Discounted Hershey Park Tix

ROXBURY, NJ — The Roxbury Woman’s Club is selling discounted tickets to Hershey Park and three other attractions at the Pennsylvania site, it announced today.

The non-profit organization’s fundraiser slashes more than $25 off the normal price for all-age admissions. Such tickets, for people above three years old, normally cost $75.80. But those who buy them through the ...

It's Back to In-Person for Roxbury High School 'Rox-THON' Fundraiser

ROXBURY, NJ — Forced to go virtual last spring due to COVID-19 shutdowns, Roxbury High School’s Rox-THON fundraiser for children with cancer will return to in-person status this year.

The event, for Roxbury High School students only, is scheduled for May 21 at the high school. Freshmen and sophomores will participate from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Juniors and seniors will get ...

Roxbury Daisies and Brownies Display Cookie Sale Creativity

ROXBURY, NJ — Girl Scouts in Roxbury’s Franklin Elementary School didn’t let COVID-19 restrictions dampen their enthusiasm this year when it came to selling Girl Scout Cookies, said one of their troop leaders.

Tami Seckin, who leads Brownie Troop 97252, said the girls made the best of a tough situation.

The youngsters “embraced social distancing to boost their cookie ...

St. Therese Knights of Columbus Scholarships Available

ROXBURY, NJ — The Succasunna-based St. Therese Knights of Columbus (KOC) is accepting applications for three scholarships this year, the organization announced today.

The KOC Council’s 2021 Memorial Scholarship Program is open to children or grandchildren of current or deceased members of KOC Council 6320. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who must accept and attend ...

Roxbury Children Spread Kindness with Cards

 

ROXBURY, NJ - Students from the Roxbury Day Care Before and After School Program have talked a lot about being kind during the COVID-19 pandemic, decided recently to put their talk into action.

The children made Valentine's Day cards that were sent to Merry Heart Nursing Home in Succasunna, Regency Nursing Home in Dover, Veterans in Lyons Hospital and soldiers overseas ...

Franklin School Kids Help Roxbury Social Services

ROXBURY, NJ — Students at Franklin Elementary School were busy in March helping Roxbury Social Services in several ways.

The school's Early Act Club, an elementary school arm of Roxbury Social Services, collaborated to design a digital flyer for a Franklin School Food Drive. Their efforts produced a total of 523 food items collected to help Roxbury families in need ...

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Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

IRS Scams Can Target Seniors . . . What Family Caregivers Can Do

At first, 82-year-old Steve was alarmed by the message he discovered on his voice mail. “The caller said the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) was filing a lawsuit against me. I called the number back and they asked for my account number. I said they never gave me one so the man asked for my Social Security number, and I said I would never give that over the phone. He hung up on me. So, I ...

What Are the Tax Benefits of Charitable Trusts?

Americans give freely to support the causes they value, from churches, education and the arts to medical research. Fortunately, current tax laws encourage and even reward philanthropy.

Beyond the basic tax deductions for charitable giving, setting up one or both of the following types of trusts could provide financial advantages in addition to the personal satisfaction that comes from ...

Timeless Subway Tile Flooring, Backsplashes & Patterns

When it comes to home renovation, many trends have a fairly short shelf life. Eventually what was once popular begins to fade and make way for the newest designs and subway tile colors. kitchen, and bathroom subway tile patterns, however, do not fall victim to that cycle. Its popularity stays constant and the tile itself remains timeless.

Ubiquitous, classic and easy to work with, colored ...

Atlantic Health System Oncologist Explores Role of Vitamin D in Treating Colorectal Cancer

Can vitamin D effectively treat colorectal cancer that has spread in the body? The answer is, we don’t know, but preliminary research has shown some promise.

Atlantic Health System is part of a nationwide phase 3 study on vitamin D’s impact in treating patients with stage 4 colorectal cancer. It will involve more than 1,000 patients enrolled through the spring of 2022. Participants ...

Tropical Storm Isaias Update

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) utilities continue restoration efforts for customers of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) who lost power as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias. Service has been restored to approximately 566,000 JCP&L customers – more than 72% of the 788,000 customers impacted by the storm.

More than 8,000 utility personnel from JCP&L, other ...

Return Money to Budget to Protect N.J. Lakes

Go Jump in a New Jersey Lake…

The weather is getting warmer, and we are all thinking about outdoor activities and planning outings with friends and family.

But when we get to the lake, we find a sign saying the beach is closed for swimming due to a harmful algal bloom, or HAB as they are now commonly known. Looking at the green water, we understand that something isn’t right, ...

Eisenhower Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 8, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ - Eisenhower Middle School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2020/2021 school year.

Students must have earned all A’s on their third marking period report card to qualify for high honor roll. Students must have a combination of A’s and B’s on their third marking period report card to earn ...

Roxbury's Gamboa Commits to West Point

ROXBURY, NJ — Landing resident Emma Gamboa is headed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Gamboa, a senior at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in Summit, plans to pursue STEM as an area of study and to play Division 1 rugby for Army West Point.

At Oak Knoll, Gamboa ran cross country and played basketball and lacrosse, “but found her passion and developed her skill on ...

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare's Health, Named New Jersey Biz 2021 Icon Honoree

May 11, 2021

Brian Finestein, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, was named one of New Jersey BIZ 2021 ICON Honorees. Recognized for his notable success and strong leadership within the healthcare industry, Mr. Finestein will be honored along with other Garden State ICON leaders during an awards ceremony to be held on June 22.

Brian Finestein, F.A.C.H.E. was ...