Giving Back

August 4, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Christopher Merring first joined the scouting organization as a Bobcat in 2008, where he rose through the ranks as a Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos. He earned many service awards and the Arrow of light. When Merring crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 188 in Landing, he quickly started ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Roxbury’s longest-serving firefighter, Lou Bizzari of Ledgewood, will be honored in May with a special sign on the road where he lives. Bizzari is 90 and he’s been a Roxbury firefighter for 69 years. The erection of a “street blade” on Mt. Arlington Road would take place to ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – True heroes often take care of themselves last and they never go around talking about their good deeds. That’s the kind of person sought by Nancy Knight. Knight, of Knight’s Automotive Repair in Ledgewood, is seeking nominations for this year’s Wheels to Prosper program. Each year, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - You could try Craigslist to get rid of those old books that are cluttering your house. You can try e-Bay or set up a card table on your front yard. But here's what might be a better idea: Donate them to the Roxbury Public Library and get a tax write-off. The Friends of the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - On Friday nights during its season, the Roxbury High School football team plays under the lights.  But on Friday, July 13, the team shined a light on its generosity. The Gaels donated their time and strength to help build a house for Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Raising money for children with illnesses, 45 teams of all ages faced off at Horseshoe Lake Park on Saturday at the Roxbury PBA’s wiffleball tournament. It was the thirteenth installment of the popular event. The tournament this year is raising money for fourth grader Matthew ...

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ROXBURY - Roxbury resident Connie Abbate's 100th birthday was celebrated July 5 with a party that brought friends, local officials and a resolution of congratulations from the state Legislature. Assembly Republican Conference Leader Anthony Bucco, R-Morris, attended the gathering at the Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – More than 20 teams have signed-up so far for the Roxbury PBA’s annual wiffleball tournament and its co-organizer, Roxbury Police Patrolman Brian Feeney, expects there will be more. The July 14 tournament, the 13th, is taking place at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna. The event, ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - American flags lined shorelines and hung off boats at Lake Hopatcong as residents - including a gang from Roxbury - cheered when Miss Lotta’s Third Annual Veterans’ Cruise sailed by on Saturday There were two cruises were for veterans of the towns that surrounded the lake, with ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The private Shore Hills Country Club in Landing is embracing its newfound role as Roxbury's official "viewing point" for the Third Annual Miss Lotta Veteran's Cruise on Lake Hopatcong taking place Saturday, said a town official. Not only is the beach club, at 195 Mt. Arlington ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Investor's Bank Theater at Horseshoe Lake will be the site for a special performance Sunday by a professional jazz group that includes a Roxbury High School graduate.  The 4 p.m.performance of American jazz by the Joe Davidian Trio (JD3), will be a scholarship fundraiser for ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - They came from all over North Jersey to show off their chromed-out, big V8s. By day's end, they'd raised big bucks for a sick boy. The annual North Jersey Street Rod Association (NJSRA) Father's Day Rod Run took place under sunny skies at Horseshoe Lake Park in Roxbury on Sunday.

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ROXBURY, NJ – A school project that gathered small gifts for kids with cancer ended successfully this month, said the Roxbury High School students who created it. “Project Glow Gold,” formed by Roxbury senior Madison Ketch, senior Jessica Marie Bartelloni and junior Gabby Keuscher came up just ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Lake Hopatcong tour boat Miss Lotta tour boat won’t be cruising into Roxbury’s Landing Channel on June 30 as part of its Third Annual Veteran’s Cruise, said its captain today. The much-anticipated visit by the big boat to the channel at the southern tip of Lake Hopatcong was ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Collin Frost of Randolph blasted through the annual Roxbury Community Benefit 5K race today and crossed the finish line with a time of 15.20. Afterward, not really seeming all that winded, the 25-year-old said he and the other top runners – including Succasunna’s Justin Scheid and ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School Juniors Lizvette Pappaterra and Naviya Verghese were recently selected by the Roxbury Woman’s Club to get a taste of college life and explore their career options. The students were chosen by the club to attend the annual Girls Career Institute (GCI) at Rutgers ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Despite cloudy skies above, full hearts shined through at this year’s Roxbury Memorial Day Parade, the first parade since 2015 not canceled due to bad weather. The patriotic procession began at 10 a.m. and featured sport and antique cars, emergency response vehicles, bagpipe ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - More than 100 Eisenhower Middle School (EMS) students participated in the third annual EMS Student Unity Tour this week, raising more than $4,000 for charity and showing support for the Roxbury Police Department. The event, blessed with a sunny and warm day, took place at Horseshoe ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School senior Stephen Fowler is en route to becoming an Eagle Scout thanks to his concern about some lesser birds of prey. To earn Eagle Scout status, Fowler built and installed about 15 nest boxes for kestrel hawks and screech owls. In recognition of his work, ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ – Charles Argenziano, a U.S. Army veteran from Roxbury, was one of 11 veterans from Morris County honored Wednesday by the county freeholders at a Memorial Day ceremony. Argenziano, of Succasunna, grew up in Totowa. He enlisted in the Army in 1966 and served through 1969, a stint ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - A Ledgewood man who served in the Navy during the Korean War will be the grand marshal of this year's Roxbury Memorial Day Parade, according to the parade committee. The man, Jack Hogan, served from 1949 to 1953, said Michele O'Halloran, who is an assistant to Roxbury Township ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - On an drizzly Sunday morning at Horseshoe Lake Park in Succasunna, rain clouds parted just in time for this year’s Color Fun Run. The event, hosted by the Roxbury Rotary/Interact Club, was conducted in support of Matt Adonis, a fourth grader at Nixon Elementary School who is ...

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ROXBURY, NJ –The pinging of aluminum bats, baseballs flying and the smell of a barbeque set the scene for the Fifth Annual Landon Monro Baseball Tournament in Succasunna on Sunday. The event has changed over the years - now gathering more sponsors than ever according to organizers. Despite ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The graves of about 800 veterans in three Roxbury cemeteries were adorned with American flags on Saturday in honor of Armed Forces Day. The flags were placed on the graves by members of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post and its Auxiliary. Soggy weather didn't stop the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Ticket sales for the 10th Annual Roxbury Rotary Club Cash Raffle and Complimentary Party are winding down, since the event takes place May 24. But those who want a shot at winning up to $6,000 still have time to get a piece of the action, said Rotarian Steve Alford. "We still have ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - If you start dieting now, you'll have about six days of calorie deprivation under your belt by May 21. Then you can throw caution to the wind at the 12th Annual Taste of Roxbury. There, in the Roxbury High School cafeteria, you will find some of the best food that area restaurants ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury Rotary and Interact Clubs are inviting everyone to participate in the upcoming 5th Annual Color Fun Run, hoping to raise $20,000 to benefit Roxbury 4th grader Matt Adonis who is being treated for a brain tumor. The event takes place Sunday at Horseshoe Lake Park in ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The dark side of humanity presented itself last Friday to Landing resident Elise Ryan. It came in the form of anonymous letter, stuck in her mailbox, telling her to "show some pride" and clean up her property. The bright side of humanity showed up today. Dozens of Roxbury residents ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury people are being urged to show up in force along the shoreline of Lake Hopatcong on June 30 to wave, cheer and otherwise thank military veterans who will be passing by on the Third Annual "Veterans Cruise." For the first time, the Cruise will swing into Landing Channel at ...

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ROXBURY, - The St. Therese Knights of Columbus council 6320 recently raised nearly $20,000 recently to support local charities. The money was raised at the organization's 20th annual Charity Auction and Tricky Tray on April 21.  

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