NEWS & EVENTS
Week of October 18 , 2019
In Roxbury Township Public Schools, our students and schools are involved with more than just academics. They are active members of the community who give their time and efforts to important causes. Check out all the upcoming events happening throughout Roxbury in the coming weeks.
ROXBURY SCHOOLS IN THE NEWS

Roxbury we want to hear from you! We're always looking for great stories of things happening in the Roxbury Schools and around town that involve our students, staff, and families! And now we've made it even easier to submit your content! Stories, high quality pictures, and even videos can be submitted here or by emailing goodnews@roxbury.orgPlease remember to include first and last names of individuals pictured!

UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER
K-6 PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES will be Monday, October 21 through Thursday, October 24th

Please keep in mind that these days are half days for these schools. Please make the necessary arrangements for a half day schedule.  


Meet the Roxbury Board of Education Candidates
The upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 5th will include elections for the Roxbury Township Board of Education. There are three open seats for three-year terms.
 
There are two incumbents this year seeking re-election, Dan Masi and Carol Scheneck. They are running along with newcomer Michelle Danielson who will replace Rich Alexander whose term expires in December.
 
This upcoming election for the Roxbury Board of Education is uncontested and therefore, there was no Meet the Candidates Night usually hosted by the Lincoln/Roosevelt PTO in mid-October. Instead, candidates were asked to provide bios and a picture to inform the families and community. Click here to read about the candidates on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury Robotics Team Cleans Up of Righter Road
Members of the Roxbury High School Roxbotix Robotics Team participated in the Roxbury Adopt-A-Road program as part of the NJ Clean Communities initiative. This high school team spent time on Saturday, October 12th cleaning up Righter Road in Succasunna under the supervision of head team advisor Mark Tayler and assistant team advisor Matthew Brauer. The team does this twice a year and receives small mini-grants to help fund their program.
 
The Clean Communities program is a comprehensive litter abatement program serving New Jersey residents and visitors. The basic mission is to reduce litter in public places, promote the volunteer cleanup of public lands and to sustain a reduction in litter through education. 
 
Roxbury Clean Communities has a simple and fun way to be a part of the community. Individuals, school groups, churches, and businesses donate time to continue to keep Roxbury beautiful. Click here to read more about this clean up on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury High School's Structural Fabrication and Design Journey
Follow the new beginnings of the Structural Fabrication and Design program at Roxbury High School with weekly updates on the growth of the program and the work that the students are doing as they explore the human-designed world through the learning of SDF. 

Click here to find out more information about the program and to follow along on this year one journey.


7th Annual MABORC's Halloween Bash - Oct 19
Join MABORC for its 7th Annual Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 19th from 4-6 p.m. at Fireman's Field at 1 Altenbrand Avenue in Mt. Arlington. There will be a costume contest for children 12 and under, trick or treating on the field, tons of activities for the kids, prizes, and lots of fun!

Help is also needed to make this event happen! Participate in the trick or treating on the field. Volunteers are needed to run games, the concession stand, help with parking, and photo opportunities. Email Brianna at mtahalloweenbash@gmail.com if you are interested in helping! Click here to read more about this event from the flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Schools Offers HIB 101 Panel to Parents - Oct 23
Roxbury Township Public Schools is working to educate parents and the community on Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying with a HIB 101 Panel presented by David Nash, Esq. the Director of Legal Education with the Foundation for Educational Administration on Wednesday, October 23rd at Eisenhower Middle School located at 47 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna, NJ at 7 p.m.
 
Roxbury parents that register and attend this informative workshop will receive school-based incentives. Check with your child's school to see what the incentive is and register now on our website.  Click here to read more information regarding this parent workshop on our website under "In the News"

RHS Performing Arts Presents Clue this Fall at RHS - Oct 31 & Nov 1
Ticket reservations are now being accepted for Roxbury High School's fall drama of Clue showing Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna.
 
BroadwayLicensing.com shares, "On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end.
 
Join us for an enjoyable entertaining evening. Tickets are $10 each and the ticket reservation form can be found online at www.roxbury.org. Ticket reservations will automatically be held at the Box Office and can be picked up 45 minutes before the performance. Click here to read more about this show on our website under "In the News".

Franklin PTA Holds Clothing Drive Fundraiser - Nov 2
Help the Franklin School PTA raise funds by cleaning out your closets, attics, garages, and basements. Please place your gently used/unwanted items in tightly tied bags for their Clothing Drive Fundraiser on Saturday, November 2nd at Franklin School. 

All style and colors of bags are accepted. Every bag counts! Let's Collect 150 bags! Give your items a second chance to be worn/used again. The more our collection weighs, the more we raise! Acceptable items include adult/children clothing, shoes, coats, belts, ties, bedding, towels, linens, purses, backpacks, etc. 

Click here to view the flyer with all acceptable items in the Virtual Backpack.


NJEA Convention Boys Basketball Clinic for Grades 4-8 - Nov 7 and 8
Join Coach Ansaldi and the RHS Boys Basketball Staff for a NJEA Convention Clinic on Thursday and/or Friday, November 7th and 8th from 9 a.m. to noon that focuses on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a safe and fun setting. Campers will participate in drills that work on their ball handling, passing, and shooting, as well as participating in fun skills stations, skills competitions, and team game play. Cost is $35 for one day or $60 for both days.  Click here  to download the flyer/registration form from our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury's Global Hi-5 Expo (Multi-Cultural Celebration) - Feb 20
Come and tantalize your five senses through international expressions of cuisine, music, art, crafts, costumes, dance performances, and so much more on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 6-9 p.m. at Roxbury High School! Experience the gift of the one HUMAN race and its multisensory cultural diversity in CommUNITY. 

Gather up your family, friends, clubs, and business to sponsor a booth to represent a country of your background or interest! Then, plaster the booth with all the information, color and creativity that you can with food, fun crafts, music/dance performances and prizes!   Now is the time to be proud! Raise multi-cultural awareness and let's celebrate and travel to cultures around the world! Click here to sign up for a booth now! Click here for more information regarding this event from our website under "In the News".
Roxbury Field Hockey Updates:
Roxbury over Montville - Field hockey recap - Oct 11
Taylor Woolford scored the sole goal of the game to push Roxbury to a 1-0 win over Montville, in Montville.  The game came in the first half, and Emily Stanich had the assist.  The home team outshot Roxbury 10-7.  Toni Cacopardo recorded 10 saves to earn the shutout for Roxbury (8-5).  Samantha Conrad recorded five saves for Montville (5-6-2). Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Roxbury Football Updates:
Roxbury Football Loses to Randolph - Oct 11
The Roxbury High School football team suffered another tough loss Friday evening at the hands of its rivals from Randolph, losing to the Rams 36-14.  Playing at home on Cancer Awareness Night, the Gaels were able to move the ball with Tyler Doerr (46) as the main rusher. But the ground attack was held in check by a stout Rams defense. Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury. Click here for additional game coverage from Tap Into Randolph.

Roxbury Soccer Updates:
Morris Hills over Roxbury - Boys soccer recap - Oct 10
Erick Cortes scored in the second half, assisted by Louis Bosi to lead Morris Hills in a 1-0 win over Roxbury in Succasunna.  Gerald McCarthy had eight saves in the win for Morris Hills (7-5-3).  Roxbury is now 6-6 on the season. Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury over Sparta - Boys soccer recap - Oct 14
Nick Castrovinci and Matt McClosky scored a goal each to lead Roxbury to a 2-1 overtime victory over Sparta in Sparta. Brandon Salmon tallied an assist for Roxbury (8-6). Roxbury led 1-0 at halftime. Sparta (5-11) scored a second half goal to send the game into overtime. Click here to read this game coverage from NJ.com.

Roxbury Girls Volleyball Updates:
Roxbury Volleyball Beats Morris Hills, Looks to Saturday Tournament Win - Oct 16
The Roxbury High School volleyball team defeated Morris Hills 2-0 on Wednesday, the Gaels' third consecutive win, and is now preparing for Morris County Tournament action on Saturday.  Wednesday's victory brought the team's record to 16-5. It came during the same week Roxbury defeated Mendham 2-1 in a contest that saw junior Amber Chen record her 500th kill. She made nine during the match. 

The Gaels next take on Jefferson in a Saturday morning Morris County Tournament quarterfinals match at home. Roxbury beat Parsippany in first-round Morris County Tournament action on Oct. 19. Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

The top 80 girls volleyball juniors in N.J. - our picks, your votes
NJ.com asked for your submissions and you didn't disappoint! NJ Advance Media has collected all of the entries, spoken to the coaches and have read their own notes from what we've seen on the court to compile this list here. See who from Roxbury made the list.
Gaels Going Green - Did you know...
Since 2016, the Roxbury Township Public Schools has been striving to become more sustainable and green in its policies and practices. The Board of Education and administration made the decision to pursue district sustainability and green initiatives by creating and approving a half of dozen different policies outlining its position and efforts.  To that end, all seven schools in Roxbury Township attained Silver certification through Sustainable Jersey for Schools in August 2018. In this section, you will find various green initiatives, events, and tips to live a healthier, greener life.

Click here for more information regarding our sustainability initiative.

Roxbury's Kellie Ann Keyes Honored by State for Recycling Effort
Click on the picture from the Roxbury Register for more details.
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) this week gave Roxbury Clean Communities Coordinator Kellie Ann Keyes an award for her recycling efforts.

Keyes won the DEP's "Rising Star" award, said the state. "Along with her many other duties at the (Roxbury) Department of Public Works, including running the recycling depot, she has implemented recycling programs at schools, conducted recycling inspections at businesses and organized volunteers for litter cleanups," the DEP noted.

The award was among those bestowed Thursday at the 39th Annual Association of New Jersey Recyclers symposium and luncheon at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune, Monmouth County. Click here to read more about this award from Tap Into Roxbury. Click here to read additional coverage from Hopatcong Lake Regional News. 

Free Community Shred Day for Mt. Arlington Residents - Oct 19
The Borough of Mt. Arlington will be holding a Free Community Shred Day for residents on Saturday, October 19th from 8 a.m. to noon at the Mt. Arlington Department of Public Works located at 1 Altenbrand Avenue in Mt. Arlington. Examples of items to bring to the on-site shredding include bank statements, medical/insurance forms, retired tax records, receipts, and personal files. Fight back against identity theft and have these documents shredded for free. Click here to view more event information from our Virtual Backpack.

Get rid of hazardous waste in Morris County - Oct 19
The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority's free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event, the last one in 2019, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pequannock Valley Park, Marvin Road, Pompton Plains, rain or shine.  For questions, contact the MCMUA at (973)829-8006 or visit  ww.mcmua.com/sw_hhw.asp.

E-Waste (used consumer electronics) and latex paint will not be accepted. Call 973-829-8006 for E-Waste disposal information. Latex paint should be dried out and disposed of in the trash.

The list of acceptable hazardous materials include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, oil-based paints, stains, paint thinners and removers, solvents, automotive fluids, lead acid and rechargeable batteries, pool chemicals, and darkroom chemicals.
 
Also accepted are aerosol cans (not empty), propane and helium cylinders, small quantities of asbestos (wetted, double bagged and sealed with duct tape-100 pound limit), driveway sealant, roofing tar, fluorescent bulbs, PCB-ballasts, mercury thermometers and switches, household cleaning products, muriatic acid.

Latex paint is not considered hazardous, so it is not accepted. Explosive or highly reactive materials, such as picric acid or nitro compounds, also will not be accepted.

It is important to note that these events are for residential household waste.  Businesses are not permitted to attend these disposal events. Businesses can visit the permanent facility in Mount Olive by appointment only.

Visit the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website for information and directions, at  http://www.mcmua.com/sw_hhw_events.asp. The MUA also accepts household hazardous waste by appointment only at its Mount Olive Transfer Station. Click here to read more from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Clean Communities Fall Cleanup Day - Oct 26
RHS Roxbotix Team Adopts-a-Spot each year. You can too!
Roxbury Township is gearing up for their Fall Community Clean Up Day on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9:00 a. m. to noon, commencing at the DPW office located at 96 N. Dell Avenue, Kenvil, NJ.

The goal of the day is for individuals, residents, businesses and groups to join the community as volunteers to help clean up parks, trails, woodlands, roadsides, neighborhoods and waterways.

"We are hoping to have as great of a turn out as we did for our Earth Day clean up in April" commented Kellie Ann Keyes, Clean Communities Coordinator. "We had a mix of groups working not just along roadways but also working in more neglected areas where material had been dumped and heavily concealed. In just one area, computer equipment, car parts and metal rebar was uncovered and removed.

The day will start at 9:00 a.m. with assignments and instructions. Assignments are given according to age and safety. Bags, gloves, vests, light refreshments and water to refill your re-useable water bottle will be provided.  Free travel mug for all volunteers (while supplies last). Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this event! Volunteer for Community Service hours! Click here for more information about this upcoming cleanup from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

RHS Athletic Events Calendar
Click here for the most up-to-date calendar of Roxbury High School sporting events.

RHS Performing Arts Calendar
Click here for the major events in performing arts here in Roxbury!  Specific school related events can be found on their respective website calendars by visiting www.roxbury.org  and selecting the school from the drop down at the top left of the screen.

RHS Project Graduation
Roxbury Project Graduation is NOT just for senior parents! We need all high school parents to get involved. This group and event benefit all Roxbury students. Don't wait, we need your help now.  Each year on the night of graduation, we host Project Graduation, an all-night, alcohol/drug free event for Roxbury's graduating High School Seniors.  To make this happen each year we need your HELP!
 
Our meetings are the second Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the RHS guidance conference room. The next meeting is Tuesday, October 8th. Check us out on our Facebook page, Roxbury Project Graduation or the link for our website on the RHS website.  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering,  please contact  Alana Hayford or  Audra Sarafin. Click here to read more details about this year's Project Graduation from our Virtual Backpack under the Flyer section.

Roxbury Collects 
Box Tops for Education
Roxbury Township Public Schools are continuously collecting "Box Tops for Education" at our K-8 schools.  This is an easy, practically effortless way to raise funds for our schools by purchasing items you buy all the time.  Clipped box tops can be sent to any of our K-8 schools district-wide. School addresses can be found on our website at www.roxbury.org .

Check out the Virtual Backpack!
Here we will feature events of organizations, clubs, and teams throughout our communities that serve to enrich the lives of our students.  Announcements, upcoming events, documents and forms that were previously sent home via backpacks will now be included in the Virtual Backpack. (On occasion, some paper forms, and flyers and other important information, will come home with your student or be sent to you directly via email.)  This page is updated as flyers are received. Check the backpack!

Check Your Honeywell Settings!
Don't wait until severe weather hits to check your settings! You may want to change your time settings from Midnight to Midnight and have more than one way of being contacted...i.e., phone call/text message and/or email! This way if the phone lines are down/circuits are busy, etc., you are covered! Log into your Honeywell account here. Click here for parent instructions on creating an account.
Roxbury Alumni In the News

Roxbury Alumni Association -- Get Involved!
The Roxbury Alumni Association was established in the early 1900s and formally incorporated in 1968. Every year the Alumni Association provides a scholarship to a graduating senior. The association also purchases a Echo yearbook and donates it to the Roxbury Township Library for its archive.  Membership is only $10 and with your gift, you directly support the ability for the Alumni Association to continue giving a RHS grad a scholarship. You are also supporting the association as it develops new programs and events for you to enjoy.  Looking to get involved? The Roxbury Alumni Association is looking to expand its current board of directors. They are looking for energetic alumni interested in getting involved with the Association and to add new members to its board. Interested individuals should reach out to Mr. Charlie Alpaugh the president of the association at 973-584-8805.

RHS Alumni Reunion Calendar
Are you planning a class reunion or get together or do you have a reunion coming up and want to see if anything is planned? Then click here to check out the Roxbury High School Reunion Calendar!


Find Us on Facebook too at "Roxbury High School Alumni Association"

Roxbury Employment Opportunities

Roxbury Schools 
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township Public Schools and to apply online,  visit www.roxbury.org/employment .

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit  http://roxburynj.us/301/Township-Employment-Information.

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

Mondays:
11/18/2019 - Regular
12/16/2019 - Regular
1/6/2020 - Reorganization

Location:  
Lincoln/Roosevelt Auditorium, 34 N. Hillside Ave., Succasunna, NJ (unless indicated otherwise)

Time:
7:30 p.m. (unless indicated otherwise)

View the Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes here!

ROXBURY COMMUNITY SCHOOL UPCOMING PROGRAMS/EVENTS
Register Now!

Registrations are still being accepted for the Roxbury Community School Preschool for the 2019/2020 school year!
For more information about our high-quality program and to register for the Roxbury Community School Preschool, please visit  www.roxbury.org/preschool

The Roxbury Community School Preschool is a tuition-based program open to children ages 3-5 as of October 1st and runs congruently with the district calendar and is open to non-Roxbury residents as well!

Want to check us out! Email  comschool@roxbury.org to set up a tour!
Roxbury Community School - College Prep
The Roxbury Community School is dedicated to helping students prepare for college through a few different avenues.

The Roxbury Community School has also partnered with Catalyst Prep, Kaplan SAT/ACT Prep and Lentz & Lentz SAT/ACT Prep to empower students to excel on standardized tests like the SAT's and ACT's.

Continuing this year, the Community School has also teamed up with My 3 Sons Family Tutoring for ACT and SAT Preparation. Registrations are now being accepted for fall programs! 

Click here to see what upcoming college prep programs are offered!

Roxbury Community School - Adult Programs
At the Roxbury Community School we understand adults of all ages are busy with kids, work, and life in general. Sometimes though you need to just do something for yourself.  That's where we come in! We offer evening and weekend programs and workshops geared towards adults that help to enrich your mind and body.  Join us for these fun-filled and informative programs! These programs are all open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents!

Here's what's coming up:
Roxbury Community School - Kids Corner
The Roxbury Community School offers courses and workshops year-round for children of all ages. Children need to be registered in the school's they attend for the after-school programs. Evening and weekend programs are open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents.

Here's what's coming up after-school:
Roxbury Community School - Radio City Bus Trip to NYC
Every year the Community School takes a bus into New York City to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.  There is no better way to ring in the holiday spirit than a visit to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular while leaving the driving into Manhattan to someone else. Enjoy prime seating and have a chance to take a picture with Santa!
 
Trip Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019
Departure from Roxbury High School Parking Lot: 12:30 p.m. 
Return to Roxbury High School Parking Lot: approximately 8:00 p.m. 
Show Time: 5:00 p.m.  

Cost: $104/per person (Includes Show Ticket and Bus Transportation. Bus has bathroom on board and luxury seating) 
 
Discount Opportunities: (documentation may be requested)
- Roxbury School District Employee - Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
- Senior Citizen Discount (65 +) -  Ticket Price is $99 per person ($5 off per ticket) 
 
Click here  to reserve your tickets now!
Roxbury Community School - Ski Club 2019/2020

Roxbury Ski and Snowboard Club (Grades 5-12)
Register now for this year's Ski and Snowboard Club for grades 5-12. Grades 5-8 go for six Fridays after school to Shawnee Mountain. Grades 9-12 go for five Fridays to Camelback Mountain after school. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at www.roxbury.org/Ski .
 
RCS Club Perks to Share
Skiing and/or snowboarding are lifetime sports and the Roxbury Community School wants to provide our families and the surrounding communities the opportunity to ski and/or snowboard at local mountain resorts. Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents can advantage of this great opportunity! Transportation is on your own. Ski packages will be purchased directly from the respective mountains.  This winter Roxbury Community School is sponsoring a reasonably priced Family & Friends Skiing/Snowboarding program at Shawnee Mountain located in Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, PA and/or at Camelback Mountain in the Poconos, both a convenient drive from Roxbury. Cost is $5 per person to the Community School. Once registration form and payment are received, club codes will be shared. Register now at www.roxbury.org/Ski .

AROUND TOWN
Information from Roxbury Township and Local Organizations
Keep up-to-date with everything going on in Roxbury Township. Click here for township information.

Click here for the latest edition of the Township's Monthly What's Happening E-Newsletter filled with upcoming district, township, and recreation events for all ages!

'Adopt a Road' in Roxbury
Help Roxbury's Clean Communities keep Roxbury Township clean with it's comprehensive litter abatement program. 

Roxbury's Adopt-a-Road and Adopt-a-Spot programs are looking for individuals, school groups, churches, or businesses willing to donate some time to continue to keep this township trash and litter free.

Click here for more information regarding Roxbury Clean Communities!
Roxbury's Self-Serve Portal 24/7
Roxbury continues to deliver innovative customer service with their self-serve online portal called 24/7 Rox. You can keep up-to-date with all the exciting news in Roxbury Township. On any day at any time, you can query property information, search and track your permit schedule a building inspection, receive status updates, file a service request, or research any property in town. Roxbury Township is open 24/7! 24/7 Rox is accessible here and via the mobile app, Connected Roxbury NJ.
Roxbury Emergency Alert Program
Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Roxbury's Emergency Alert Program. This system enables Roxbury to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. 

Click here to sign up now for these time-sensitive notifications.
Community Bulletin Board and News

Roxbury Scout Builds Prayer Garden for His Church
When Derek Dougherty, a member of a Roxbury Boy Scout troop, needed an Eagle Scout project, he asked his church pastor for an idea.  It just so happened that the Rev. Stan Barron of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church in Flanders had one: He thought it would be nice if the church had a prayer garden.  Dougherty, a Roxbury resident and member of Boy Scout Troop 159 in Succasunna, got to work. He discussed the idea in the fall of 2018 and embarked on serious planning in February 2019. Click here to read more about this Eagle Scout project from Tap Into Roxbury.

'Wreaths Across America' will again adorn veterans' graves in Roxbury
Wreaths will once again decorate the graves of veterans in local cemeteries.  Each year on  "National Wreaths Across America Day",  millions of Americans - a third of whom are children - come together to remember the fallen, honor those that serve and their families, and teach the next generation about the value of freedom.  This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is planned for Saturday, Dec. 14.

The Ferro Monte Chapter of the National Society of the  Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is seeking sponsorships for wreaths to cover the 610 veteran graves at the combined cemeteries of the First Presbyterian Church and the United Methodist Church on Main Street also at the Flanders-Hillside Cemetery in Succasunna. T o meet this goal, the group is asking for sponsorships from local businesses, groups and individuals; each wreath costs $15. For more information on how to volunteer or sponsor a wreath for a hero, visit  www.roxburywaa.org.  Click here to read more about this event from the Roxbury Register.

Roxbury Baseball Travel Tryouts - Oct 20
Travel baseball tryouts on October 20th. The travel teams will play in the Spring and Summer seasons. Players must also play in the Roxbury Recreation Baseball Program in the Spring. The Spring season team will play in the USABL and games are played on Sundays. Winter training begins in late January/early February. Games will begin in early April. Teams will play in a Memorial Day Tournament, as well as, the Cal Ripken District 7 Tournament that begins in June.  For more information please email Rich Ronchetta at rbapresident@yahoo.com . Click here to read more about these tryouts from our Virtual Backpack.

Cub Scout Pack 159 - Escape the Great Indoors - Oct 19
Boys and Girls in Grades K-5 come join Cub Scout Pack 159 on Saturday, October 19th from 4-6 p.m. at the Horseshoe Lake Pavilion for a bbq, to launch model rockets, and do BB target practice. Cub Scouts is year-round and fun for the whole family. 

Click here for more event information from our Virtual Backpack.


Tea & Talent "Fun" Raiser Planned in Succasunna - Oct 19
The historic First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna on Main Street is busy preparing for its annual tea fundraiser.  The event harkens back to the church's Victorian era roots, when having afternoon tea was a daily occurrence. The church graciously invites you to treat yourself and your friends to an afternoon of delicious food, hot tea and live musical entertainment right here in Roxbury.  This elegant tea is being held Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Enjoy classic and herbal teas, assorted finger sandwiches and scrumptious scones. Decadent desserts will also be served. The tables will be set with heirloom china featuring beautiful teapots.  There will also be talented musicians - vocalists and instrumentalists - performing live for your listening pleasure.   Tickets are $22 and should be purchased in advance by calling Ruthann @ 973-584-6638 or Donna @ 973-477-2614. Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Mayor, Police Chief and Library Director to Moderate 'Now Serving Roxbury' Sessions
Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo, Roxbury Police Chief Marc Palanchi and Roxbury Public Library Director Radwa Ali will moderate three sessions at the library this month designed to showcase local organizations that help others. 

The "Now Serving Roxbury" evenings will take place on Oct. 21, Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m.  Designed to showcase local do-good organizations, "Now Serving Roxbury" will allow representatives of area not-for-profits share information about their good works, impact, missions and how neighbors can get involved.

The mayor will moderate the Oct. 23 session which will feature speakers from the Friends of Roxbury Public Library, Girl Scouts of the USA, Roxbury Chamber of Commerce and Woman's Club of Roxbury.

At the Oct. 21 session, Ali will moderate a panel of spokespeople from the Art Association of Roxbury, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Roxbury Arts Alliance and Roxbury Rotary Club and Interact Club.

On Oct. 22, Palanchi will welcome representatives from Daughters of the American Revolution-Ferro Monte Chapter, Roxbury Community Garden, Roxbury Fire and First Aid and Roxbury Social Services.

The programs will be open to all. Light refreshments will be served.  Registration is recommended and can be accomplished by signing up online at roxburylibrary.org (under "events") or by calling the library at 973-584-2400. Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Free Early Developmental Screenings at Morris County Educare - Oct 24
RWJ Children's Specialized Hospital is offering 30-minute screenings for all children ages 1-5 in both English and Spanish at the Morris County Educare on October 24th. Each child will receive an interactive developmental screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3, covering five areas of development (Communication, Personal-Social, Problem Solving, Fine & Gross Motor skills). After the screenings, all results are shared with the families and recommendations are made if the child needs a further evaluation. Please keep in mind that no diagnosis will be made at the screenings. The screenings determine if their child might be at risk for developmental delays. They will also receive a letter to give to their pediatrician with any recommendations for further evaluations. Each family will also take home a packet of age appropriate games to play with their child to encourage development, a booklet containing what to expect as their child gets older and specific information relative to their child. We also follow up with every family that gets recommended for further evaluations.  We highly suggest parents call ahead to make an appointment since we can't guarantee space for walk-ins. Families can also register online here . Click here for more information regarding this event in our Virtual Backpack.

Cub Scout Pack 159 - Panera Dining to Donate - Oct 24
Help support Cub Scout Pack 159 by participating in their Panera Dining to Donate Fundraiser on Thursday, October 24th from 4-8 p.m. Bring this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier  when you place your order and they'll donate a portion of the  proceeds from your purchase. 

Click here to view this event and flyer in our Virtual Backpack.



Donagels Donut Chase 5K - Oct 27
Registration is now open for the Donagels Donut Chase! The Donut Chase will feature three events dedicated to helping bring runners and families together through fitness.  The event will take place on Sunday, October 27th, 2019 at the Horseshoe Lake Pavilion at 72 Eyland Avenue in Roxbury, NJ. The 5K is presented by local businesses Live Run Give LLC, Donagels, Tru Nature Yoga, and the Little Gym of Roxbury.

The charity beneficiary of this event is Pathways, a program that provides support, education, and wellness programs for women with cancer. Runners are encouraged (but not required) to raise funds and gather donations to help women with cancer in Morris County.  5K Runners will assemble at 9:30 am in a staggered start. Tru Nature Yoga will host Zumba warm up and 1 mile fun run immediately. Even the smallest participants can partake in this "sweet" event with the 100 meter Kiddie Run brought to you by the Little Gym of Roxbury. Finisher's medal, t-shirt, and a donut will be given to each registered participant.  To register please visit: donutchase5k.com For more information, please reach out to Christine Malloy at  liverungivellc@gmail.com  or visit donutchase5k.com. Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

Cub Scout Pack 60 - Zombie Nerf Night - Oct 28
Come have a blast with Cub Scout Pack 60 for a Zombie Nerf Night at Mt. Arlington Public School on Monday, October 28th at 6:45 p.m. Boys and Girls in grades K-5 are welcome! Joining Scouting is a great way to socialize, work as a team with your peers, learn exciting new skills, camping and other fun adventures with your friends. Click here to read more about this event in our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Rotary Club to Send Military Care Packages thru Nov 1
The Roxbury Rotary Club is doing a project to send care packages to Roxbury military personnel serving in active military zones.  The care packages are targeted to ship Nov. 1.  The club is looking for family members or friends of military personnel to contact the Roxbury Rotary Club and provide contact information for whomever they would like to see receive a care package.  They can call Roxbury Rotary members Don Schuld at 201-874-0730 or Martin Agacinski at 973-960-7422. Click here to read this coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Fire and EMS Company Preps for Second Vendor Fair - Nov 2
Pleased with the results of last year's vendor fair, Roxbury Company 1 Fire and EMS in Succasunna is doing it again.  The fire and emergency medical personnel based at the firehouse on Main Street are seeking crafters, direct-sales merchants and other vendors to participate in the Nov. 2 event, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., said organizer Jennifer Markle.  The goal of the fair will be to raise money needed by the fire and EMS station. "We are planning to make this an annual thing and we're hoping to add another event in the spring," said Markle, a firefighter. "It was very successful for us last year." Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

Vendors Sought for Roxbury's "Home For Holidays" festival on December 7th
Vendor registration is open for Roxbury's 5th Annual "Home for the Holidays" event scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.  This family-friendly outdoor street fair will run from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM along Main Street in Succasunna by the Roxbury Public Library and churches.  Vendors are encouraged to register early for discounts. Go to www.roxburynj.us/holidays for vendor form. Registration deadline is Friday, November 1st. 

Along with holiday shopping, there will be games for kids and free carriage rides with jingle-belled horses.  Santa Land inside the Library (sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce) will run from 1PM to 4PM. Families can meet Santa, get photographed with him ($5.00 for photo - all proceeds go to Roxbury Social Services), do fun crafts and hear holiday book readings.  Lots of live musical entertainment will add to the festivities and occur inside the Presbyterian Church. The Wick-Hegarty School of Irish Dance will be there with their talented dancers jigging in the street. 

You won't go hungry at "Home for the Holidays" either. Lots of food trucks will be parked at the Methodist Church. Both churches will also offer homemade treats and hot drinks so you can snack while you shop for holiday gifts.  Sign up now to participate or mark your calendar to attend with your family and friends. What a great way to kick off the holiday season.  For information, contact Michele O'Halloran at 973-448-2002 or  ohalloranm@roxburynj.us  . Facebook: Home for the Holidays Roxbury NJ. Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

DAR - American History Essay Contest (Grades 5-8) - Due by Dec 14
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in grades 5th through 8th to participate in our American History Essay Contest. The 2019/2020 title is "The Voyage of the Mayflower". This is a wonderful topic for students to imagine themselves as a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620. The deadline is December 14, 2019.  Click here for more information in the flyer section of our Virtual Backpack.

DAR - Christopher Columbus Essay Contest (Grades 9-12) - Due by Dec 14
The Ferro Monte Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites students in grades 9th through 12th to participate in our Christopher Columbus Essay Contest. The 2019/2020 title is "A Sailor's Experience as Part of Christopher Columbus' First Expedition to the Americas". This is a wonderful topic for students to imagine being a part of Columbus' voyage to the Americas in August 1942. he deadline is December 14, 2019. Click here for more information in the flyer section of our Virtual Backpack.

Buy-A-Brick Campaign to Help Improve Main Street
Roxbury Township's Main Street Committee invites you to help support their fundraising efforts to continue the beautification of Main St. in Succasunna. Memorial/honorary engraved bricks are still available for sale. The bricks are installed in the courtyard surrounding the Victorian Clock by the Gazebo at the Library.  Remember a loved one. Honor your family's name on historic Main Street. Salute your graduate!   Click here for more information and the order form or contact Michele O'Halloran at Town Hall  973-448-2002  or  ohalloranm@roxburynj.us

Roxbury & Mt Arlington Recreation Upcoming Programs & Events!
Roxbury Recreation
The Recreation Department at Roxbury Township is proud to offer programs for residents of all ages. Here in Roxbury there are an abundant number of youth sports and activities, a lake complex which provides for summer beach fun, beautiful parks, immaculate athletic fields, playgrounds for the little ones and trails for the adventurous.

Click here to visit Roxbury Recreation's website for upcoming sports, activities, and information!
Mount Arlington Recreation
Mt Arlington Rec is a group of volunteers appointed by the Mayor with the goal to coordinate and administer the recreation needs of the Borough. They work together with community volunteers to offer quality recreational programs for the entire family. 

Click here to visit Mount Arlington Recreation's website for upcoming programs, events, and activities!
Roxbury Public Library Upcoming Programs & Events!

Go to roxburylibrary.org to access Roxbury's Library's upcoming Events Calendar for adults and children. Register online for programs or call the library at (973) 584-2400. For general information, contact comments@roxburylibrary.org.


The Friends of the Roxbury Public Library Membership Drive and Fundraiser
The Friends of the Roxbury Township Public Library 2020 Membership Drive and Fundraiser kick-off has begun. Membership covers the period Jan, 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020.  In addition to knowing that you are supporting a vital part of our community, membership entitles you to attend the Friends-only preview night to our popular fundraiser book sale.  Donations to the Friends are tax-deductible. To all our Friends who supported the Library in 2019, and in previous years, we thank you for your continued support. Please look for your renewal notice in the mail. Applications for membership are available at the Library's circulation desk or by going on line at  https://roxburylibrary.org/friends/ . Click here to read about this from Tap Into Roxbury.

Dine Out to Support the Library
Wednesday, October 23, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at La Strada in Roxbury 
Dine at LaStrada and a portion of the check will be donated to support the 2020 Museum Pass Program. Visit  www.roxburylibrary.org/dineout  to download the flyer needed to donate.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, October 28, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Roxbury Library.
Be a lifesaver and donate blood. Sign up at  www.redcrossblood.org/ or call 1-800-Red-Cross.

Weekly Youth Events
  • Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. - Books for Babies (Infant-24 Months)
  • Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. - STEAM (4 and up)
  • Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - Toddler Story Time (3.5 and under)
  • Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. - Preschool Story Time (3.5 and up)
  • Wednesday, 5:00 p.m. - Chess Club (K-6th Graders)
Weekly Events for Adults
  • Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. - State Health Insurance Assistance Program
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. - Mah Jongg
  • Thursday, 10 a.m. - Art Association of Roxbury, Painting and Drawing
  • Thursday, 4:30 p.m. - Beading and Jewelry Making
  • Thursday, 6:20 p.m. - Blue Mountain Meditation
  • Friday At the Movies - Movies most Friday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Check the Events tab at roxburylibrary.org for movies and specialty programs.
 
Monthly Book and Writing Groups -  (see specific meeting dates for book; all are welcome!)
  • Literary Horizons (First Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m.)
  • Monday Evening (Third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday Morning (Third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m.)
  • Walking Talking Book Club (Various dates; email comments@roxburylibrary.org for details)
  • Roxbury Writers' Workshop (First Monday of the month at 1 p.m. - confirm time on online event calendar)
Other Services
  • Hoopla and CloudLibrary - Download free library eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music, Comics and Movies. Call or stop by the help desk to get started.
  • Passports - Apply or renew Passports at the Library. Call the Library or go to roxburylibrary.org for details.
  • I.Queue Reserves Program Stop by the circulation desk for details on how to reserve your favorite authors' newest books.
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