NEWS & EVENTS
Week of October 25 , 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!

Eisenhower MS Boards the Reading Train
The chatter and shuffling of students all stopped Friday afternoon on October 11th and the hallways of Eisenhower Middle School were silent as the students and staff grabbed their choice novel and sat on the floor and chairs for the last thirty minutes of school. Rows and rows of stude nts sitting tandem to each other created EMS' first attempt at an all-school Reading Train.  ELA Teacher Margery Richman mentioned how noses were lowered into books as people were engrossed in their stories from one end of the school to the other. The train was donned with the middle schoolers from the gymnasium to the opposite side of the building to the Lab of Inquiry and included each of the hallways in between. Click here to read more about EMS first Reading Train from our website under "In the News".

Elementary Families: Looking for ways to help your child at home?
There is a newly improved Roxbury Elementary Resources webpage that holds the key you're looking for. Resources for parents provide content support along with interactive activities and games to make learning at home fun!

This website was created to support student growth and achievement within Roxbury. In order to achieve student success, it is important that teachers and parents work together to help develop children's skills throughout the school year. This website acts as a location to access resources to ensure all staff and parents are on the same page to provide the continued support to our students that is integral to growth and success. Click here to check out this resources.

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".

Rox-THON gets their Flock on
Flocking is back at Roxbury! It will begin this fall and continue until the ground freezes, before resuming next spring; all weather dependent. While the fundraiser remains the same, the organization bears a new name. Putting more of an emphasis on our local community, Roxbury High School's mini-THON will now be known as Rox-THON. It is the same group of students working towards the same cause, however, a majority of our proceeds will now stay here in Morris County.

Starting this year, donations will go to Goryeb Children's Hospital (Morristown, NJ) and 30% of those proceeds will support pediatric cancer research and medical bills through Four Diamonds (Penn State Children's Hospital). Roxbury High School will also host its 7th Annual event to fight childhood cancer on Friday, March 13, 2020.
 
"Flocking is super simple! Flocking is when you harmlessly prank your friends by signing up for us to put a flock of plastic flamingo s on their lawn," explained Captain Holly Van Ness, a senior at the school.
 
If you would like to flock-a-friend, you can choose how many flamingos you want to migrate to your friend's yard for up to 48 hours. A small flock of only 10 flamingos is only $15, a medium flock of 30 for $25, or you can choose a large flock of 50 flamingos for $35. If you have a special occasion, you may also choose to request a specific date for an additional $15. Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".

Jefferson School Holds Teddy Bear Clinic
Jefferson Elementary School Kindergarteners enjoyed hosting a Teddy Bear Clinic on Thursday, October 17th with the help of Saint Clare's Emergency Ambulance Team.  The EMS team familiarized children with the sights, sounds and "helpers" they may encounter in an emergency.
 
School Nurse Kate Zenna shared, "The students were able to tour an ambulance and learn about the role of these First Responders. Inside the ambulance, students found a giant teddy bear strapped to a gurney and were later able to treat their own stuffed animals "boo boos" as they donned masks and gloves like their friendly community helpers."
 
The EMS crew provided each student with a baggie containing gauze, band-aids, gloves, and a mask. They were also lent plastic stethoscopes, syringes, and thermometers to tend to their stuffed animal "patients". Students put on band-aids, wrapped "injuries" with gauze, took their animals' temperature and more! Click here to read more 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.


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:
No. 16 West Morris over Roxbury - Field hockey recap - Oct 21
Sarah Bietka scored two goals to lead West Morris, No. 16 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 3-0 win over Roxbury, in Chester.  West Morris (18-1-1) held a 1-0 lead at the half.  Jenna Leonhardt added on a goal and an assist to the win, while Victoria Bodnar recorded one save to earn the shutout.  Toni Cacopardo recorded 27 saves for Roxbury (9-7). Click here to read this coverage from NJ.com.


Congratulations Field Hockey Conference Champs!
Congratulations to the 2019 Varsity Field Hockey Team Conference Champs. Roxbury High School brings home the championship for the first time since 1988.  This is the first conference championship for Coach Naugle.  Well done!  #RoxburyProud

Stay up on all things Roxbury by following  Roxbury High School Gaelvision on Facebook.



Senior-Stacked Roxbury Field Hockey Heads for States
The Roxbury High School field hockey team heads for state tournament play Saturday with hopes of extending - just a bit longer - the high school field hockey careers of its 12 seniors.  The 10-7 Gaels will take on West Morris Central at Chester in the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 quarterfinal battle. Both Roxbury and West Morris got to the quarterfinals with byes.  West Morris came out the winner when the teams last played, on Oct. 21. If Roxbury wins the quarterfinals game, it will take on either Northern Highlands or Montvale in semifinal action on Oct. 29. Click here to read more about Senior Night from TAPinto Roxbury.

Click here to live stream the October 26th Field Hockey game against West Morris Central.

Roxbury Football Updates:
Roxbury Football Loses to Morris Knolls - Oct 19
The Roxbury High School football team's attempt to beat Morris Knolls with a passing offense backfired Saturday as the team lost the interception-plagued contest 30-14.  The Gaels started the game strong, keeping to the ground-game formula that brought them victory in the past; Tyler Doerr (46) had a long run to set up a short run for Lucas Spitzer to score.  Roxbury's defense held steady early on, keeping the Golden Eagles from moving the ball. But the Gaels deviated from what the running offense that's brought success this year and tried to create an aerial attack. Click here to read more game coverage from TAPinto Roxbury. Click here to read even more coverage of this game from TAPinto Denville.

Roxbury Gymnastics Updates:
Girls Gymnastics are League Champions!
Congratulations to the Roxbury Girls Varsity Gymnastics team League Champions earned Wednesday at Wayne Hills HS. Tiffany Zieba all around champ, Morgan Valdez 4th all around, Meghan Merola 5th All Around, and Alexis Merola 8th all around.  RHS Girls Gymnastics finished their season last week Undefeated 10-0!  Stay up on all things Roxbury by following Roxbury High School Gaelvision on Facebook.

Roxbury Soccer Updates:
Kick Out Hunger a Success for Roxbury Girls Soccer!
The Roxbury Girls High School Soccer team had a great turn out for their Kick Out Hunger Drills and Skills session on Tuesday, October 15th at Horseshoe Lake. The girls and the coaches did a fantastic job! The price of participating was a donation for Roxbury Social Services. Thank you to the community for supporting this!  Everyone had a great time!

Roxbury Tennis Updates:
Girls Tennis: Morris Knolls Defeats Roxbury, 5-0 - Oct 17
The Golden Eagles girls varsity tennis team faced Roxbury on the road and won all five of their matches on Oct. 17 as follows:  1st Singles: Nofar (Lily) Katzav defeated Alexa Wanamaker 6-0, 6-0,  2nd Singles: Emily Egan defeated Sarah Zeldin 6-0, 6-0,  3rd Singles: Skylar Walder defeated Magda Perrett 6-1, 6-0,  1st Doubles: Isabel Jones and Shaine Galon defeated Olivia Rebernik and Julia Mayor 6-0, 6-1, and  2nd Doubles: Meghan Chegwidden and Gabrielle Thomas defeated Antonia Matos-Kruck and Danielle Rosengrant 6-0, 6-1.  Click here to read this coverage from TAPinto Denville.

Roxbury Girls Volleyball Updates:
Girls Volleyball: 2019 Morris County Tournament first round recap
Juliana Medini paved the way for 2-Roxbury with nine kills, two blocks and an ace in the 25-16, 25-8 win against 15-Parsippany.  Amber Chen added to the offensive depth with seven kills of her own. She also had nine digs. Seven players in all had at least a kill in the win. Quinn Longo did a solid job in all areas of the game with 21 assists, three kills and three aces.  Samantha Olander put up four kills and tied Longo with a team-high three aces. Click here to read more from NJ.com.

October 19 - Roxbury 2, Jefferson 0 (25-10, 25-19). On to the MCT Semifinals v. Kinnelon! Saturday, 10/26, 5pm at Randolph HS!  Follow Roxbury's Volleyball  @RoxVBall  on Twitter for the latest volleyball news!
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 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 Woman's Club Celebrates 60 Years
The Roxbury Woman's Club on Tuesday celebrated six decades of existence, gathering in Succasunna for a birthday party that included plenty of food, memories and camaraderie.  The club was founded in 1959 by 19 women "to provide opportunities for community service," said its publicity chair, Marcy Thompson. Over the years, the group spearheaded many endeavors including the establishment of the Roxbury Public Library, the dialysis center on Righter Road and the annual scholarships for Roxbury High School students.

In 2018 and the first half of this year, the club's 39 members completed 200 projects involving 6,000 volunteer hours. Those efforts included supporting Roxbury Social Services where members donate food, school supplies, appliances and sponsor families during the holidays by providing necessities and gifts.  The club also prepares popular seasonal displays at the intersection of Route 10 west and Eyland Avenue in Succasunna.

Women interested in joining the club can email Co-President Shirley Reinhardt at  shirleydreinhardt@gmail.com or co-president Mary Byank at mbyank@yahoo.com. Click here to read more from TAPinto Roxbury.

Wreath Donations Sought for Roxbury Veteran Graves
The Ferro Monte Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR) is hoping to secure the donation of 610 holiday wreaths to be placed on the graves of Roxbury veterans in December.  For the sixth year, the group is participating in the national Wreaths Across America campaign. As was done in those prior years, wreaths will be put on veterans' graves in three Succasunna cemeteries: At the First Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church and at Flanders-Hillside Cemetery.

The donated wreaths will be placed on the veteran's graves on Dec. 14, designated as "Wreaths Day." The 11 a.m. event, on Main Street in Succasunna, will include comments by military and political dignitaries as well as food and beverages.  So far, wreath sponsorship pages created by the Ferro Monte Chapter and the Succasunna churches have secured 273 wreath sponsorships, about 45 percent of the goal. Click here to read more about this event and how you can participate from TAPinto Roxbury.

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.

Community Blood Drive sponsored by the Roxbury Women's Club - Nov 14
The Roxbury Woman's Club is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 2:45 pm to 7:45 pm at the Horseshoe Lake Community Center at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna, NJ. All donors will receive the following free health screenings: Cholestrol, Blood Pressure, Temp, Iron, Pulse and Blood Type. 

All donors need to weight at least 110 pounds, eat a meal before donating, bring ID, and drink plenty of water before and after the donation. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. Click here for more details of this event from our Virtual Backpack.

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.

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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