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Giving Back

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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Tickets are on sale now for the Roxbury Interact Club Color Fun Run, an event that will raise money to help a Roxbury High School graduate diagnosed with thyroid cancer.  At the event, which will take place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 22 at Horseshoe Lake Park, participants are bombed ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was cold on March 13 and the ground was covered with snow. That didn’t stop Tom Peach from manning his backhoe. He was following through on a promise to voluntarily clear stumps from a lot in Landing, a site that will soon be home to a Morris Habitat for Humanity house being ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Members of the Roxbury Rotary Club will soon be cleaning up the cluttered land surrounding Mooney Pond, a small body of water on Mooney Mountain in Ledgewood that’s popular for ice skating. The project is the brainchild of long-time Roxbury Rotarian Don Schuld, who lives near the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Several TAPinto Roxbury sponsors are helping the Roxbury Interact Club buy dinner and vests for members of the Roxbury Police Department with money raised when people eat at Roxbury Diner tomorrow (March 8). Site sponsors Alford Financial Group, Kingtown Truck Stop and Fullerton ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Rox-THON, a Roxbury High School service and philanthropic club, is excited to get the green light to hold an in-person event this year on March 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the high school. “Last year we planned for every scenario from inside to outside, how many hours we could ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) is spotlighting corporate partners who are making a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and other dementias by supporting the Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA)—the world’s largest event to raise awareness and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident veterans are once again invited to RSVP for a spot aboard the “Miss Lotta” to enjoy a free scenic cruise on beautiful Lake Hopatcong on Saturday, June 25.  This is the sixth year that Lake Hopatcong Cruises has generously offered this free cruise exclusively to ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ - A Veteran Peer Support Group is being offered to veterans, free of charge, thanks to the  Morris County Veterans Services Office and NewBridge Services. The peer support group, meets the first and third Thursdays of each month from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “A peer support group ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Franklin Elementary School will soon be holding its third annual sock drive to benefit Roxbury Social Services. The sock drive was founded by ISL Teacher Kathy Diaz. “The idea for the sock drive came from a thought I had because I have used the book Fox in Socks and love the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Last week's Roxbury High School Interact Club/Maya's Mission bake sale raised $3,000, according to the club. The money was donated this week to Eleventh Hour Rescue. "They were very appreciative and told us that was enough money to spay 30 animals," said Roxbury Rotary Club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Super Bowl Weekend is coming and, as it did last year, The First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna will be hosting a "Souper Bowl of Caring" event, a way for people to donate to Roxbury Social Services. The “drive-thru food drive” will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. by ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A bake sale in memory of a Maya Guberman will take place Feb. 13, sponsored by the Roxbury High School Interact Club. The sale, to run from noon to 3 p.m. at the Roxbury Recreation Center at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, will raise money for Eleventh Hour Rescue. Leading ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) has announced the dates for its five 2022 Walks to End Alzheimer’s (WTEA), the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The schedule includes a walk at Horseshoe ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The family of Anthony Accola, a 25-year-old Roxbury High School graduate who died on New Year’s Day, is collecting money that will fund enrollment into a substance abuse rehabilitation program. Donations to the Anthony R. Accola Scholarship can be made with checks payable to Desert ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - An online fundraiser launched by the mother of a young child killed Dec. 23 in a Route 80 crash in Roxbury has far exceeded the goal that was set. The gofundme.com effort, which can be found here, was created on Christmas Eve by Ashley Van Dine of Mount Olive to help her pay ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Responding to "Giving Tree" programs - including one at Jefferson Elementary School and one at the Roxbury Township Recreation Center - people this year chipped-in to help make the holidays better for clients of Roxbury Social Services. First-grade teachers and students at ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The holiday lights display at the Succasunna home of the Katz family took the "gold medal" in this year's Roxbury Recreation Department holiday lighting contest, a competition decided by votes on Facebook. The display at 56 Parkview Drive includes up to 60,000 lights, said ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Thanks to diligent research by history buffs, including Roxbury’s Kim Armstrong, 33 more names have been added to the list of veterans known to be buried in Succasunna’s three cemeteries. That means there are now 655 known veteran graves at the First Presbyterian Church/United ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Director of Social Services Janet Wald often gets emotional when she talks about the generosity of people in Roxbury, but the tears came unusually quickly when discussing this week’s Roxbury High School Interact Club Movie Night. The Movie Night, taking place Dec. 16 from 6 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury School District held its second annual Pajama Day on Dec. 3, an effort that raised more than $4,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Roxbury Schools Director of Special Services Amy Gallagher organized the event for Roxbury after being made aware of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury Rebels travel team softball players not only raised money this fall to help fight breast cancer, they also paid tribute to women who fell victim to the disease. The Rebels recently donated $650 to the Susan B. Komen Foundation, money gathered mainly in October when the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – (Edited 12/6 to correct dates) The wail of sirens almost always signals trouble, but when it happens in mid-December there’s a good chance it’s all for fun as Santa rides fire trucks through Roxbury neighborhoods ahead of Christmas. All three Roxbury fire stations are planning to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Canceled last year due to COVID-19, Operation Toy Train is back this year with four Roxbury area stops scheduled on Dec. 5. On that day, workers aboard a special train will collect toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. The toys will later be given - ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Nov. 30 is "Giving Tuesday," and Roxbury High School students involved in the annual Rox-THON fundraiser are hoping people consider making donations. Rox-THON raises money for pediatric cancer, with 70 percent of money raised by the students earmarked for Goryeb Children’s Hospital ...

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