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Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Finishes Season With Win

May 19, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team ended its season on Wednesday on a good note: The Gaels beat Hackettstown.

Playing a game that was supposed to happen on May 16, the Gaels defeated the Tigers 11-7. The win left Roxbury with a season record of 5-13.

Roxbury pounded Hackettstown with 10 goals in the first half. The team's high-scorer, with six goals, was senior ...

Roxbury Softball Beats Paramus and Parsippany, Claws Ahead in State Tournament

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School softball team on Wednesday shutout the Paramus Spartans to reach the semi-finals in state tournament competition.

Playing at home in an NJSIAA Tournament Quarterfinal Round game, the Gaels took down the seventh-seed Spartans 9-0 in seven innings. The victory came a day after the Gaels similarly flattened the Parsippany-Troy Hills ...

Errichiello Pitches Roxbury Softball to County Finals

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School softball team on Sunday advanced in the Morris County Tournament (MCT) by winning a pitcher's dual against the Morris Catholic Crusaders, the team that beat the Gaels last year to win the MCT.

Playing in the tournament semifinals at Landing Park, the Gaels got revenge by beating the second-seeded Crusaders 1-0. Gaels pitcher Hailey ...

Roxbury Softball Rides Pitching to 12th Shutout

ROXBURY, NJ - In its fifth game of the week, the Roxbury High School softball team won its fourth consecutive game Friday afternoon, beating the Morris Knolls Golden Eagles.

Playing in Denville, the Gaels won 4-0 in seven innings, as the pitching staff continued to shut down opposing offenses. It was Roxbury's twelfth shutout of the year; the pitchers have ...

Roxbury Softball Advances to 15-2 With Shutout of Randolph

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School softball team on Thursday won its 15th game by flattening its rivals from neighboring Randolph.

The Gaels, the 8th ranked team in New Jersey, shut out the Rams 8-0 by pounding out 14 hits and eight runs over seven innings.  

Natalie Otto was in the circle for Roxbury and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Otto (5-1) dominated the ...

Roxbury Girls Lacrosse Downs Morris Catholic

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team on Wednesday won its fourth game of the season in decisive fashion.

The Gaels, making up a game postponed from May 6, defeated Morris Catholic 12-7. The win brough Roxbury's record to 4-13 and Morris Catholic's to 8-5.

The Gaels led 5-2 at the half. Junior Madison Hansen had a career high four goals and an assist. Alyssa ...

Roxbury Softball Clobbers Pope John for 14th Win

ROXBURY, NJ - The Roxbury High School softball team traveled to Sparta to play the Pope John XXIII Lions Wednesday afternoon and, for the second straight day, the Gaels' offense pounded out 12 hits and scored 12 runs. 

The 12-1 victory brought Roxbury's record to 14-2.

Four Gaels players had multiple hits in the game: Cameron Fehsal, Hailey Errichiello, Maddy ...

Roxbury Softball Slams Ahead in County Tournament

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School softball team on Tuesday advanced in the Morris County Tournament by stomping Morris Knolls 12-0 in a game that saw two Roxbury grand slams.

Playing at home on a beautiful day, the 13-2 Gaels bounced back from an upset loss on Monday to the South Brunswick Vikings. They did so by pounding out twelve hits and scoring twelve runs over the Golden ...

Roxbury Boys Lacrosse Downs Madison

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School boys lacrosse team on Saturday put a dent in its Madison counterparts' celebration of Senior Day by beating them 8-7.

The Gaels handed the Dodgers their third consecutive 1-goal loss, despite Madison leading 3-0 after one period.

Five of Roxbury's goals were landed by sophomore Anthony Skawinski, two came by freshman Trevor Klapmuts and ...

Nice Win for Roxbury Girls Lacrosse on Senior Day

ROXBURY, NJ – The Roxbury High School girls lacrosse team on Wednesday celebrated Senior Day with a decisive victory.

The Gaels defeated the Union Catholic Vikings 15-5 in a game that saw senior Zoe Pickett bang in six goals. The victory brought Roxbury’s record to 3-12 and Union Catholic’s to 7-5-1.

Roxbury goalie Kayla Graef made five saves while her Union Catholic ...


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Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party Bigger and Better Than Ever

May 12, 2022

The 9th Annual Lake Hopatcong Block Party is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Hopatcong State Park, 260 Lakeside Blvd., Landing.

The rain-or-shine event, which offers a unique Main Street-style experience in a beautiful lakeside setting, is hosted by the Lake Hopatcong Foundation (LHF), with Live the Lake NJ as the main sponsor.

This year’s event will feature ...

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Horseshoe Lake, Succasunna

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The Great Spring in Roxbury

April 25, 2022

The Great Spring in Kenvil is a relatively small wetlands area where cool spring water rises from an aquifer below to create the Black River in Roxbury. The spring is on the southern tip of over 800 acres of industrial land once owned by the Hercules Powder Company.

Explosives were manufactured on that land for over 150 years. In all that time, the spring remained undeveloped.

Because it is ...

Roxbury Interact Club: An Amazing Group of Young People

I’ve been a local business owner since 2009, and I've had the pleasure of meeting many great people, both as customers and also as fellow business owners. Dezine Line has enjoyed good success since we moved here, and we are grateful.

I like to post pictures on Facebook and Instagram and follow many local businesses and school groups. I also do my best to donate to good causes, ...

From Terrorist Attacks to Floods, Firefighters Union President Reflects on 20 Years Since 9/11

September 11, 2001 was sunny with a bright blue sky. It was a Tuesday.  

I was a rookie Firefighter who reported to work that morning. We had just received delivery of our new Squad and all personnel were at Station 2 training on the new apparatus. Being the rookie I was sent to pick up bagels for my tour. While driving back the music on the radio was interrupted by a news flash that ...

Handling Market Volatility

Recent market volatility and news about the stock markets can be unsettling, and some investors might be worrying about the security of their financial future. Even the most experienced investors can get nervous when markets become volatile.

This is natural. It’s an emotional response that can affect your long-term decision-making. Of course, the news media often paints the worst-case ...

Three Porcelain Tile Truths You Need to Know

Porcelain tile is a beautiful investment for your home, but did you know that it is also one of the longest-lasting flooring materials on the market today?

You know that installing tile in your home or office provides you with a stable surface for a variety of activities, but it can also make your life easier — especially if you have pets or small children. Kids and puppies are ...

Why it’s Important to keep up colorectal cancer screenings, especially now

No matter what’s happening around us, cancer doesn’t take a pause, and neither should preventive cancer screenings.

Unfortunately, it seems that many people continue to put colorectal screenings on hold, with colonoscopies taking a dip over the last several years. According to Dr. Angela Alistar, a gastrointestinal oncologist with Atlantic Health System’s Morristown ...

Roxbury HS Announces Third Marking Period Honor Rolls

May 5, 2022

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury High School announces the students who have earned High Honor Roll and Honor Roll for the third marking period of the 2021/2022 school year.

Students must have earned all grades 90 or above on their second marking period report cards to qualify for high honor roll and students must have earned all grades 80 or above on their third marking period report cards to earn ...

Roxbury resident Named to Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic

ROXBURY, NJ - Roxbury resident Genesis Valentin Suarez has been named to the winter 2022 quarter Dean's List at Palmer College of Chiropractic's Florida campus in Port Orange, Fl.

Valentin Suarez lives in Landing.

Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port ...

Lesser Celandine Alert!

April 16, 2022

Dear Editor,

Blooming in many people's yards right now is a small yellow flower that, upon closer inspection, proves not to be a dandelion.

Variously called lesser celandine or fig buttercup, its radical invasiveness triggers a predictable progression of emotions in the homeowner. Delight at its pretty flower soon turns to alarm as year by year it takes over the yard, spreading through ...