Giving Back

October 17, 2018

ROXBURY, NJ - Succasunna resident and former Scout leader Bob Williams is dealing with kidney disease and his wife, Kathleen, has embarked on a difficult quest: Finding somebody willing to become a living organ donor.. In a Facebook plea, Kathleen Whalen Williams said "time is not on Bob's ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Kitchin Dentistry, situated at 40 Main Street in Succasunna, is hosting a "Halloween Candy Buy Back," a program in which it pays kids for their extra candy and sends the donated goodies to members of the military serving overseas and to first-responders at home. "The Halloween ...

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ROXBURY, N.J. - By October, summer’s roar of activity at Hopatcong State Park in Landing fades to little more than the whisper of windswept leaves scraping along pavement. But some days are exceptions. The sixth annual Lake Loop, which took place Oct. 7 at the park, pulled in several hundred ...

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  ROXBURY, NJ – More than a half-century after 21-year-old Succasunna resident James Ohlinger was killed in Vietnam, the Army private was remembered today with the unveiling of an honorary street sign on the corner of Thor Drive and Reider Street. The “street blade” installation was the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury Rotary Club is taking orders for fresh fruit and pies, a yearly tradition that raises money for the organization’s scholarship and other charity activities. “We sell 900 to 1,000 cases of fruit and we sell around 150 pies,” said Roxbury Rotarian Gary Ribe. “The club ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Calling all Red Hatters (and pink!), tea lovers and fashionistas!  Here's a great opportunity to spend some fun time with friends, have a delicious lunch and support a good cause. Come on down to 99 Main Street in Succasunna on Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and enjoy the Tea ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Steve Alford and the Roxbury Rotary Club have launched a GoFundMe effort to raise money for Joyce Bambach, a veteran sports photographer who is battling cancer. The site hopes to raise $30,000 on behalf of Bambach. It says that Bambach, who has been snapping photos of high school ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Military veterans could have a free place to work out in Morris County thanks to a non-profit organization founded by a Roxbury High School graduate. The organization, Warrior Strong, is considering a Morris Plains site for a fitness center where veterans could be members for no ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – It was “Welcome to Roxbury” tonight for nine dogs and 14 cats from North Carolina that arrived at the Eleventh Hour Rescue facility in Succasunna. The animals came from shelters in two North Carolina counties ravaged by Hurricane Florence. Awaiting them were people, from Roxbury ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The yards of nine senior citizens in Roxbury were among the properties tackled during this year's 9/11 Day of Service, an event in which residents of Roxbury volunteer time to "give back" to the community in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001. "This year, we had ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – When it comes to bagging groceries at ShopRite, today wasn’t Roxbury Councilman Dan Kline’s first rodeo, as they say. Kline worked as a Succasunna ShopRite bagger while in high school. So his efforts doing so alongside Roxbury Mayor Mark Crowley and state Assemblyman Anthony Bucco ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is offering local businesses the opportunity to get their names in front of hundreds of community-minded people next month by becoming sponsors for the annual Lake Loop. The Lake Loop, taking place this year on Oct. 7, is a fundraiser for the ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury Fire Company 1 in Succasunna is hosting a vendor fair in November, something organizer Jennifer Markle hopes will be a successful fundraiser for the group of volunteer first-responders. Markle, a Succasunna resident who has been a firefighter with Company 1 for almost 10 ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Presale tickets are available now for the Oct. 13 Tricky Tray hosted by the Roxbury Woman’s Club in the Roxbury High School cafeteria.  Doors open 5 p.m., calling begins 7 p.m. Advance ticket entry packet is $25.  At the door, the packet is $30, cash only.  All regular trays are ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A dog that left its Succasunna yard last week spent five nights wandering some nearby Roxbury wetlands before being found Wednesday by Eleventh Hour Rescue volunteers who used cheeseburgers and a rotisserie chicken in their effort.. The bull terrier, named Bella, was caught in a ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Residents of Morris and Essex counties will have an opportunity to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Succasunna and West Orange on Sept. 9 and Sept. 29, respectively. “Every step forward ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Members of the 2018 Roxbury High School Cross-Country team recently donated to Roxbury Social Services a car trunk's worth of food they collected at their season kick-off dinner. The dinner took place Aug. 21. The team's booster club decided last year that team members should be ...

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ROXBURY, NJ - Hoses, soapy sponges and piles towels lined the driveway at Eisenhower Middle School on Saturday as the Roxbury High School girls soccer team attacked some dirty cars for its annual fundraising car wash.  After so many rainy, dreary weekends, the girls got a very needed assist from ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – Beautiful weather blessed the young people who participated yesterday in the annual “Cardboard City” event at St. Therese Roman Catholic Church in Succasunna. To Kevin Irving - a St. Therese Youth Group member helping organize the event - that was no accident. “We’ve been praying ...

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(Cedar Knolls, NJ) The Boy Scouts of America, Patriots’ Path Council Scouts has started its fundraising season with the always expected and delicious popcorn sale. Across Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties you will find Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing Crews selling popcorn ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – A 63-year-old locomotive that regularly ambles through Roxbury is being decked-out in patriotic fashion in a tribute to New Jersey’s military veterans. Dover & Rockaway River Railroad No. 1823, a diesel-electric workhorse built in 1955, is in the process of receiving stars, ...

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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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