Giving Back

May 14, 2021

ROXBURY, NJ — Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo on Thursday became the newest member of the Roxbury Rotary Club, filling a seat on the service organization left vacant by the recent death of former Rotarian and Roxbury Councilman Richard Zoschak. DeFillippo was sworn-in at the Rotarians’ weekly ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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,” ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury Girl Scouts Junior Troop, whose members are working toward their Bronze Awards, will be holding a drive-through Girl Scout Cookie Sale next month. The event, hosted by Junior Troop 96603, will take place April 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Horseshoe Lake Park in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – You can buy a case of water for less than five bucks, but a better idea is to buy one for $25 from the Roxbury High School Interact Club. That’s because the club, an offshoot of the Roxbury Rotary Club, is selling the admittedly overpriced cases of water as a fundraiser for Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – People in the area, including members of the Roxbury Rotary Club, are chipping-in to help those displaced last week by a house fire in Ledgewood, an incident that nearly claimed several lives. The March 12 fire was mentioned in a statement by Roxbury Police in which Roxbury Police ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Jefferson Elementary School’s Early Act Club will be collecting new and gently worn shoes now until March 26 for Soles4Souls. Individuals wanting to donate can do so by dropping off the shoes in the designated box during school hours outside of Jefferson School at 35 Cornhollow ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Those aware of the sewing, knitting and crocheting prowess of Belle Schwartz could not be surprised when the long-time Roxbury resident was recently named a Joann Fabrics “Handmade Hero.” If there’s one thing that matches the 76-year-old’s crafting skill it’s her desire to use that ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The new Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury has planned another free food distribution, an event where it expects to hand out about 10,000 pounds of food. The event is scheduled for March 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Kiwanis Park, 9 Makin Lane, Succasunna. The club's volunteers ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Girl Scout Katherine Gardner’s goal in pushing for early-childhood full eye assessments is not just to attain her Girl Scout Gold Award; it’s also personal. Chances are good that Gardner, 18, would not be blind in one eye had she received a full eye assessment when she was an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the Kiwanis Club of Roxbury joined last weekend in a food distribution effort that involved more than 100 volunteers from Kiwanis Clubs in Northern New Jersey and local high school Key Clubs. During the Feb. 13 effort, food was given to area residents struggling from the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – With help from her family, a Roxbury teacher who lost her husband to COVID-19 is spearheading a campaign that urges people to get vaccinated in honor of someone, or something, they care about. Marla Sarrel, who teaches at Franklin School in Succasunna, said she and her family got ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — With Livingston resident Jessica Cohen at the helm as the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) chapter’s committee chair for The Longest Day—an annual worldwide initiative that brings thousands of people together to fight Alzheimer’s and other dementias through an ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The way Nancy Grant of Succasunna recently collected more than 400 pounds of food for Roxbury Social Services was impressive, but not particularly surprising to those who know her. That’s because Grant does this type of thing all the time, said her daughter BJ Rauschkolb. “She’s ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In an effort to enhance its efforts help ease social isolation within New Jersey’s assisted Livingston and long-term care (LTC) facilities during the pandemic, the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) recently conducted a volunteer initiative within the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary Club hopes to get at least 300 people to sign up for an upcoming "virtual comedy night" fundraiser that will feature four comedians. The online event is scheduled to take place Jan. 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will cost $50. The show will be carried over the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Early Act Clubs in Roxbury's Franklin School and Jefferson School recently completed various community service projects. The clubs, two of four sponsored by the Roxbury Rotary Club, in Roxbury's elementary schools, are composed of third- and fourth-graders who volunteer to help ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury purchased and donated 1,400 masks to four area police departments, according to a press release from the organization. The newly formed club said it gave the masks to police in Roxbury, Wharton (Mine Hill), Mount Arlington and Dover. "It is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Almost $7,000 has been donated so far to a Roxbury college student who lost his mother to COVID-19 earlier this month, leaving him alone while his grandfather battles the disease in a hospital. The online GoFundMe site was set up about a week ago by Keara Brazzel on behalf of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - It took less than an hour on Monday for the newly-formed Kiwanis Club of Greater Roxbury to dole out all the food it had to offer at its first "Holiday Food Giveaway," according to the organization. Led by Landing resident Cain Pope, the event took place at Kiwanis Park on Makin ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – More than 600 veterans buried in Succasunna’s cemeteries were honored Friday and Saturday with the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony, a tribute that differed from past years’ versions due to COVID-19 restrictions. Due to the pandemic, the event did not feature a large ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A Roxbury High School soccer player is collecting pre-owned soccer equipment to send to a soccer-oriented charity in the Philippines. The player, Clarence Ong, has collected hundreds of items, including cleats, futsal shoes, jerseys, balls, shin guards and socks. He's sent multiple ...

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