Week of September 13 , 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 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!

REMINDER: Upcoming Board of Education Meeting

PUBLIC MEETING - The next board of education meeting is Monday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School Auditorium at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna. To view a copy of that upcoming agenda and past ones, please click here!

Come find out about Roxbury's District Goals for this year with a presentation by Superintendent Loretta Radulic. 

Following this presentation will be the Strategic Plan Kick-Off Meeting (Portrait of a Graduate) presented by Superintendent Radulic, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Chuck Seipp, and the Director of Instructional Innovation Chris Zegar.

The Roxbury Board of Education will spend the next few months with more than a dozen parents, students, educators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, township officials, local nonprofits, and other Roxbury representatives as part of the strategic planning process. The developed strategic plan should reflect the partnership between the community and the school district and community participation is imperative to make this process a success.  Community members and organizations are invited to attend the Strategic Planning meetings. Click here to find out more information at

Jefferson School's Community Share
Jefferson Elementary School in Roxbury Township is beginning the school year off by helping out Roxbury with their "Community Share" project.  Starting on the first day of school, the students are contributing to the Social Services food pantry by collecting food items that in prior years were thrown away in the garbage. Some students who are purchasing their lunch may not want the milk, yogurt, carrot sticks, etc. that comes with a school lunch. These children can now place them in the "Share Bin" for "unwanted, unopened and uneaten" items.  This food is stored in a donated refrigerator in the lunchroom and once a week the collection will be delivered to Roxbury Social Services.  After the first week of collecting, the school gave 40 milk cartons, 11 containers of yogurt, 60 bags of carrots, and 44 bags/pieces of fruit. 

"It feels good giving back to our community and not wasting good food," shared fourth-grader Evan Elbaum. Click here to read this story on our website under "In the News".

Fourteen RHS Students Accepted into Eastern Division Honors Choir
Fourteen Roxbury High School students successfully auditioned for the American Choral Director's Association Eastern Division High School Honors Choir. This prestigious ensemble is comprised of the top singers in the northeastern part of the United States.   

Congratulations to Omar Abdallah (12), Taylor Bailey (12), Brendan Coulthurst (10), Laurel Cousineau (11), Justin Kurbansade (11), Seth Lines (10), Matthew Malsbury (12), Cristian Marrero (11), Amanda Melchers (12), Gabriella Mutone (11), Joseph Negron (11), David Petrov (11), Mackenzy Reilly (11), and Emily Rheinhardt (12) on this great accomplishment.
The students will be performing under the direction of Dr. Edith Copley, director of choral activities at Northern Arizona University, in Rochester, New York from March 4th-7th. Click here to read more on our website under "In the News".

Blast from the Past and a glimpse into the future of a future educator?
Imagine Jefferson School Preschool Teacher Patti Klein's surprise when Roxbury High School Junior Anthony Gonzalez, a former student entered her room this summer. Tony was a volunteer from the high school program that provides teacher assistants to Extended School Year teachers.
Klein shared, "Tony was an incredible and is an incredibly gifted assistant, his warmth, compassion, and patience was amazing. Tony was thrilled to help the young children and used every moment of his time to share his enthusiasm." 

"I found this so enjoyable and I look forward to coming back," explained Tony. 

We do too Tony! 

Click here to read this story on our website under "In the News".

Roxbury Public Schools Welcomes New Staff
Thirty-three new eager educators attended Roxbury's New Staff Orientation at Roxbury High School for three days at the end of August.
The mix of new hires included general and special education teachers, school psychologists and social workers, nurses, and leave replacements. Organized by Maryann Gibbs, Roxbury's Human Resources Director and the district administrative team, NSO is an event comprised of two and half days of training followed by a half a day of building-based preparation. 
Click here  to read more about this year's New Staff Orientation.

Roxbury Schools Announce Back-to-School Nights and Ribbon Cutting
The Roxbury Township Public Schools (Morris County) will welcome parents and guardians into the district's seven schools during scheduled back-to-school nights to open the 2019/2020 school year.

The evening sessions offer families the opportunity to make personal connections with teachers and administrators, learn about new initiatives and programming, discuss goals and learning strategies as well as hear about important dates. 

Roxbury Township Schools will open to staff on Tuesday, September 3rd with two in-service days. Students' school year begins Thursday, September 5th. 

This year's back-to-school nights are as follows:
  • Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Jefferson Elementary School (35 Cornhollow Road, Succasunna, NJ)
    • Kennedy Elementary School (20 Pleasant Hill Road, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Wednesday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Franklin Elementary School (8 Meeker Street, Succasunna, NJ)
    • Nixon Elementary School (275 Mt. Arlington Blvd., Landing, NJ)
  • Thursday, September 19 at 6:00 p.m. *
    • Roxbury High School (1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Eisenhower Middle School (47 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ)
  • Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Lincoln/Roosevelt School (34 North Hillside Avenue, Succasunna, NJ)
*Ribbon Cutting at RHS Back-to-School Night
Roxbury High School's back-to-school night will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate and acknowledge the culmination of the reimagining of the 2500 square feet of space at Roxbury High School for its Structural Fabrication and Design program and new Robotics classroom.  In addition, the community will hear about other exciting programmatic advancements. Please check the district website for additional details as the date draws closer. Click here to read this information on our website under "In the News".

VOTE NOW: We Need Your Help to Honor Our History
Vote Now!
The Grey Building Bell Tower Bell needs a new home and we want the community's help to select its new place as a ground display! Since 1903, the bell was housed in the cupola atop the Grey Building on North Hillside Avenue. The crumbling cupola is being replaced, but it was determined that re-installing the bell would be too costly. However, it's a part of our history, so we want a special place of recognition and would like the community to have a voice in that decision.

Vote now to determine whether the bell will remain on-site in front of the first High School (now the Board of Education Administrative Offices) or be moved to the current Roxbury High School on the football field. Click here to cast your vote now! 

Click here to read about the Grey Building and Lincoln/Roosevelt's summer renovations from Tap Into Roxbury.

11th Annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic - Sept 28
The 11th Annual   Roxbury Marching Band Classic   is a competition of 16 local and regional high school marching bands including performances by both of Roxbury High School's marching bands: The Marching Gaels and The Roxbury Sound. 

The event will take place on   Saturday, September 28, 2019   at  Roxbury High School, 1 Bryant Drive, Succasunna, NJ. Gates open at 3  p.m.  with the competition running from 4  p.m. - 10 p.m.   Entry wristbands available at the gate for: $10 general admission, $8 admission for those 65+ and/or students with ID, and FREE admission for children 4 years old and younger.  Vendor booths, baked goods, 50/50 raffle, concession stand, ample parking, and indoor restrooms are available throughout the event. Please come join us for an exciting evening of marching and music making!  Click here to read about this event on our website under "In the News".

Athlectic Training & Physical Therapy Information Session - Oct 16
Parents and 8th grade students are invited to join us to learn about the Academy for Athletic Training & Physical Therapy, located at Roxbury High School. The session will provide an overview of the admissions process, course of study and the opportunity to tour the facility.  The Academy for Athletic Training and Physical Therapy provides students with a solid foundation in the growing fields of exercise science, fitness studies, physical therapy, athletic training, and injury prevention and treatment. Click here to register today on eventbrite.

2nd Annual FitnessRox Family Fun Run - Oct 17
The Roxbury Township Public Schools will be holding its 2nd Annual FitnessRox Family Fun Run on Thursday, October 17th at Lincoln/Roosevelt School at 34 North Hillside Avenue in Succasunna, NJ. Registration and check-in opens at 4:00 p.m. at Lincoln/Roosevelt School and the run will begin at 5:00 p.m. The event is open to everyone! 

The course will kick off at Lincoln/Roosevelt School and will include various fitness stations between Franklin and Lincoln/Roosevelt Schools including Meeker Street. Participants can park at either Franklin Elementary School at 8 Meeker Street in Succasunna or in the Lincoln/Roosevelt School parking lots. 

The tax-deductible registration fees are $20 per individual participants and $60 for registering your immediate family (up to seven people). To register for this event, go to The first 500 registrations before October 5th will receive a free reusable water bottle. 

The funds raised from this fun, family event will help Roxbury Schools continue its goal of providing health and wellness for its staff and students. 

Roxbury Township Public Schools are preparing the children of today for tomorrow by helping them to grow strong in minds and bodies. As a Bronze certificated Sustainable Jersey for School district, it is our goal to increase awareness and participation in health and wellness programs that not only benefit our students and staff but our community as a whole.  Click here to register now!
Roxbury Field Hockey Updates:
Roxbury over Morris Hills -- Field hockey recap - Sept 7
Emily Stanich recorded two goals and two assists to lift Roxbury to a 5-0 win over Morris Hills in Roxbury.  Taylor Woolford also scored twice for Roxbury (2-0), which built a three-goal advantage in the first half. Nicole Lisa also scored a goal, while Shannon Brady and Carly Corrente each added an assist. Toni Cacopardo made three saves in the win.  Jessica Tang made 17 saves for Morris Hills (0-3). Click here to read this coverage from

Roxbury over Morris Knolls - Field hockey recap - Sept 12
Emily Stanich netted a hat trick for Roxbury in its 5-1 win against Morris Knolls in Succasunna.  Taylor Woolford and Shannon Brady scored the other two goals for Roxbury (3-1). Nicole Lisa aided the victory with an assist.  Shannon Pollard managed the goal for Morris Knolls (2-2), which was assisted by Katie Borowski.  Toni Cacopardo made eight saves for Roxbury. Click here to read this coverage from

Roxbury Football Updates:
Pascack Valley over Roxbury - Football recap - Sept 6
Stephen Bergen threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Pascack Valley defeated Roxbury, 27-0, in Hillsdale.  Bergen's 21-yard TD pass to Andrew Martinez in the second quarter gave Pascack Valley an 8-0 lead that grew to 15 at halftime thanks to Jake Williams' 25-yard TD run. Bergen (9 yards) and Mike Solazzo (15 yards) added second half rushing scores in the win. Click here to read this coverage from Click here to read more game coverage from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury Soccer Updates:
Roxbury over West Morris - Boys soccer recap - Sept 6
Roxbury rolled to a 1-0 win over West Morris, in Succasunna.  Roxbury (1-1) generated eight shots on goal.  James Calderwood recorded four saves for West Morris (1-1). Click here to read this coverage from

West Morris over Roxbury - Girls soccer recap - Sept 6
Bridget Moylan and Kristine Hauser each scored a goal for West Morris in its 2-0 victory over Roxbury in Succasunna.  Kacy Smith added to the win with an assist while her teammate Susan Whittemore made six saves to preserve the West Morris (2-0) shutout.  Emily Honig stopped eight shots for Roxbury (0-1). Click here to read this coverage from

Morris Hills over Roxbury - Boys soccer recap - Sept 9
Christian Fuentes scored the sole goal of the game to lead Morris Hills to a 1-0 win over Roxbury, in Rockaway.  Fuentes' goal came in the second half.  Gerald McCarthy stopped seven shots for Morris Hills (2-1).  Roxbury fell to 1-2 with the loss. Click here to read this coverage from

Roxbury Volleyball Updates:
Young Roxbury Volleyball Team Ready to Compete
The Roxbury High School volleyball team brought its season record to 3-1 on Tuesday with a win over Morris Knolls.  Playing at home, the Gaels defeated the Golden Eagles with a 2-0 shutout that saw Roxbury dominate in both sets: 25-14 and 25-15.

"We have a great group of girls who are really hardworking," said coach Anthony McMichael. "Our varsity team is young, but very talented" Click here to read more from Tap Into Roxbury.

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 Shred Day - Sept 22nd
Roxbury's 4th Annual Community Shredding Even will be Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Roxbury Recycling Center at 96 N. Dell Avenue in Kenvil. Due to limited capacity, this service will be available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at  or by calling 973-448-2053. 

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

Roxbury Clean Communities Fall Cleanup Day - Oct 26
RHS Roxbotix Team Adopts-a-Spot each year. You can too!
Join Roxbury Clean Communities for a Fall Cleanup Day on Saturday, October 26th at 9 a.m. Just a few hours is all we need to help cleanup a park, roadway, or neighborhood of debris and litter all while having fun with friends and neighbors. Individuals, families, schools, civic, religious and business groups are encouraged to participate. Community service hours can be earned by volunteers. Mini-grants are also available for non-profit organizations on a first come, first serve basis. 

For more information or to request a specific work site, contact Kellie Ann Keyes at or by calling 973-448-2053. Click here to view this event flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Roxbury Schools Gaels Going Green Expo - Nov 3
Join the Roxbury Township Public Schools for a Gaels Going Green Expo, a STEAM Expo on all things sustainable on Sunday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to noon at Roxbury High School at 1 Bryant Drive in Succasunna, NJ. This first annual expo will be a day of celebrating all things sustainable in and around Roxbury with vendors, interactive workshops, demonstrations, etc.
This Expo will have information booths, classes, demonstrations, health checks, physical activities, and hands-on experiences and interactions for all ages. Come find out how to live a more sustainable and healthy life!  Parts of Roxbury High School will serve as an exhibit hall, with tables staffed by professionals offering a variety of information and guidance on sustainability services.
This event is partially made possible thanks to grant funding from Sustainable Jersey for Schools Grants Program and the NJEA where Roxbury School District was one of 11 districts awarded a $10,000 grant in February 2019 for its STEAM Expos: Seeds of Sustainability and Gearing Gaels to Go Green proposal.
The district will host a tasting a composting session using aeroponic gardens and composters from five of the seven schools that were purchased using the grant funding. Leading up this expo, students and staff will learn about gardening, healthy nutritional habits, and composting. Items grown and information learned will be turn-keyed to the public as we Gear Gaels to Go Green!
For more information about this event, please visit
Become an Exhibitor - Roxbury Schools is looking for exhibitors for this event.

Exhibitors: Looking for a chance to expose your amazing sustainable business and brand? Want to introduce a particular new fitness or health-related product or service? Want to introduce a particular green product or service? Want to share a healthy food option? Or do you simply want to share your expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm to educate the community on various sustainability topics (health, wellness, fitness, healthy and/or green living, etc.)?
Then the Gaels Going Green Sustainability Expo is the place you will want to be! You will be able to cover all of the above and more in just one day! Get a chance to engage with Expo goers and sustainability enthusiasts and introduce them to your business and brand. Help promote prevention and education and offer inspiration and motivation while getting maximum exposure, awareness, and sales. Don't underestimate the value you gain from face-to-face interaction to build trust and strengthen your brand.
We are so excited at the possibility of partnering with you for our first Gaels Going Green Sustainability Expo and thank you in advance for your interest and support!
Exhibitors can register at

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  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 .

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

'Drive Out Cancer' Charity Golf Outing
Dan Exter, Class of 2004 with his organization Layups 4 Life is thrilled to partner up with  Marigold Health and Wellness Consulting for the inaugural 'Drive Out Cancer' charity golf outing taking place on Monday, September 16th, 2019 at  Galloping Hill Golf Course, located in Kenilworth, New Jersey. The funds raised from this event will support cancer research and clinical trials at both Memorial Sloan Kettering and New York Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. Click here to read more about this event from our Virtual Backpack.

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 .

Roxbury Township
To view all available employment opportunities for Roxbury Township, visit

Upcoming Board of Education Meetings

09/16/2019 - Regular / Strategic Plan Kick Off
10/14/2019 - Regular  / Strategic Plan Meeting
11/18/2019 - Regular
12/16/2019 - Regular
1/6/2020 - Reorganization

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

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

View the Meeting Dates, Agendas, and Minutes here!

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

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 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:
Here's what's coming up open to Roxbury and non-Roxbury residents:
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 .
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 .

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

A Special Suckasunny Day For Roxbury History and Library Buffs
For the hundreds of people who paid a visit on Saturday, this year's Olde Suckasunny Day had plenty to offer. But the day was particularly rewarding for fans of the Roxbury Public Library because it featured a dedication of the library's renovated Theodore F. Wolfe Room.

Local officials, members of the Roxbury Woman's Club, volunteers and others crammed into the small room at about 11 a.m. to be a part of the ceremony. The room is a tribute to library benefactors Wolfe and his daughter, Mary Wolfe Thompson.  In a proclamation adopted two weeks ago, the Roxbury Mayor and Council rededicated the room and proclaimed this year's Olde Suckasunny Day to be "Wolfe Family Day." Click here to read more about the library dedication and this event from Tap Into Roxbury. Click here to read additional coverage of this year's Olde Suckasunny Day from the Roxbury Register.

'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  Click here to read more about this event from the Roxbury Register.

'Puptoberfest' Coming Up In Morris County - Sept 14
  Fall is almost here, and that means Oktoberfest celebrations. Join Eleventh Hour Rescue when they put a fun doggy spin on things for their 14th annual "Puptoberfest." Puptoberfest will be held on Sept. 14 at Horseshoe Lake, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's $5 a person, $15 a family, and dogs are welcome. Attendees can expect live music, food trucks, dog contests, games for the kids, and more. Pets will be available for adoption, and there will be a free rabies and microchip clinic. You can find more information on the  Eleventh Hour Rescue website Click here  to read about this event from

Roxbury Town Council Neighborhood Meeting - Sept 17
All Township residents are encouraged to attend a Township Council Neighborhood Meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Lake Hopatcong Foundation building at 125 Landing Road in Landing. Come m eet with your elected officials and  ask questions in an informal atmosphere.

This meeting will provide a status update on the Horseshoe Lake field improvements, current and upcoming Public Works projects, and other area news. Please note this will be the last Neighborhood Meeting scheduled for 2019. Click here to view the flyer for this event in our Virtual Backpack.

2019 Antique Apparatus Fire Muster - Sept 21
Hosted by the Antique Fire Association of New Jersey in Association with SPAAMFAA.  Our organization is hosting an Antique Fire Truck Muster at Horseshoe Lake on September 21, 2019 from 9:30am to 2:00 pm. This organization preserves the antique fire trucks and is an educational organization. Our goals is to teach our young people of the history of the fire services and equipment and how far the fire services have evolved.
We have also reached out to the NJ State Forest Fire Services and hoping to have Smokey Bear at our event this year.  This year is a big year for Smokey Bear, celebrating his 75th birthday.  We have also invited the Morris County Sheriff Department to attend and the Flanders Fire Department will be setting up the Smoke Trailer again this year. 
This is an awesome way to start off Fire Prevention which is celebrated every October.  Parents bring your children to Horseshoe Lake to enjoy a morning at no charge.  Antique firetruck motorcade and muster. Free Admission! Food, vendors, and more! Click here for more details of this event from our Virtual Backpack.

Walk To End Alzheimer's - Northwest - Sept 22
The Alzheimer's Association ® is inviting all northwest New Jersey residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Walk will take place on Sunday, September 22nd at Horseshoe Lake Park - 72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna, NJ

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants can complete up to a 1.6 mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

Register your team today. Sign up as a Team Captain, or register to walk as an individual. For those unable to join on event day, there are ways to participate, volunteer or donate without even walking. Learn more at . Text 2ENDALZ to 51555 to donate, or contact us at 973.437.3931. Click here to read more from Tap Into Madison.

Girl Scouts Teddy Bear Tea Party for Kindergarten Girls - Sept 28
Kindergarten girls are invited to a special Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party hosted by the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey! Come meet your new Daisy friends!  Bring your special stuffed friend, wear your favorite princess attire for a lovely Teddy Bear Princess Tea Party at the Roxbury Senior Center located at 72 Eyland Avenue in Succasunna on Saturday, September 28th from 10-11 a.m.  Explore all the fun that Girl Scouting can be!  Click here to view this event in our Virtual Backpack.

7th Annual Community Yard & Craft Sale - Sept 28
Shop or sell at the 7th Annual Community Yard and Craft Sale to be held at the Horseshoe Lake Fairgrounds on September 28th.  Do not let the name fool you! This event, sponsored by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce, attracts a healthy mix of vendors selling new and old items, crafts, collectibles, and clothes as well as drawing in shoppers from near and far. Food trucks and bathroom facilities will be available for your convenience. The event will be held rain or shine between the hours of 9:00 AM to 3:00.  

Come shopping! Free! There is no admission charge for shoppers. With such a variety of vendors that there really is something for everyone!  Register to sell! Calling all crafters, flea market flippers, garage sale gurus, wood working wizards and antique enthusiasts! Register now, before space sells out.  You won't want to miss this well attended event! Visit  for registrations and other details.  Click here to view this event flyer and to download a seller registration form from our Virtual Backpack. Click here to read more about this event from Tap Into Roxbury.

Roxbury PBA 311 - Organizes First 5K Run and Food Truck Festival - Sept 29
Please join the Roxbury PBA 311 for their first 5K Run to the Food Truck Festival on September 29th, 2019 at Horseshoe Lake!  Registration for the 5K will start at 9:00am and the race will begin at 11:00am. Participation includes a free T-Shirt and free entrance to the Food Truck Festival following the race.  Please sign up at

The Food Truck Festival is open to everyone! There will be approximately 12 different food trucks and fun for the whole family including, pumpkin picking, a live band, face painting and other fun activities.  The festival will open at 11am and the fun will last till 7pm. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for Children (12 and under). Click here to read more about the race and food truck festival from Tap Into Roxbury. Click here to see this flyer in our Virtual Backpack.

Lake Hopatcong Foundation's Lake Loop 2019 - Oct 13
Lake Loop 2019 offers participants bike, run and paddle challenges on Sunday, October 13 at Hopatcong State Park.  Enjoy breathtaking views of beautiful Lake Hopatcong while participating in one, two or all three events in support of New Jersey's largest lake. Come challenge yourself and then relax while enjoying great local food, a beer tent (permit #72563), live entertainment and more! Register now here.

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.

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: For more information, please reach out to Christine Malloy at  or visit Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

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 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  . Facebook: Home for the Holidays Roxbury NJ. Click here to read about this event from Hopatcong Lake Regional News.

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

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 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

The Path to U.S. Citizenship
Monday, September 30 at 6 pm at the Roxbury Library
Want to become a US Citizen and don't know where to begin? A representative from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will lead a session outlining the steps you'll need to take. Register here or call the library at 973-584-2400.

Scholarship Strategies: Finding and Winning the Money You Need
Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Learn how to demystify the maze of scholarship opportunities from local author Jean O'Toole, whose book "Scholarship Strategies-Finding and Winning the Money You Need" was recently released by Morgan James Publishing. To register, call 973 584-2400 or go to, then to Events tab.

Plan Your Ultimate Disney Vacation
Monday, October 7 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Roxbury Library
Want to plan a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth" and don't know how to begin?  Local Disney travel expert Ron Hayeck, founder of Mickey World Travel, will guide you on how to make the most of your time and money.  o register, call 973 584-2400 or go to, then to Events tab.

Click here to read about these upcoming events in our Virtual Backpack.

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 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 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 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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