Events are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.
Multiple family garage sale by the residents within the condominiums.
The Knee Deep Club invites all anglers to enjoy the excellent fishing on Lake Hopatcong. The club’s annual fall hybrid striped bass contest will run from 5 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, through noon on Sunday, September 23.
The entry fee is $20 for club members and $25 for non-members. A payout of 80% of entry fees will go to those weighing in the three heaviest hybrid striped bass. Gift certificates will be awarded for the 4th, 5th, and 6th heaviest fish.
Take a kid fishing! Any contestant may enter a child under the age of 16 for $5. The child with the heaviest hybrid striped bass will win a rod and reel combo.
Entry forms are available online at www.kneedeepclub.org and at the club’s official weigh stations: Dow’s Boat Rental (Nolan’s Point) and Lake’s End Marina (Landing).
Mail-in entries must be received by Friday, September 21. In-person entries can be delivered until 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 22. A complete list of contest rules is included on the entry form.
A couple of facts:
- The all-time Knee Deep Club record hybrid striped bass was caught in 2012 with a weight of 10 lb. 15 oz.
- The 2017 hybrid striped bass contest was won with a weight of 7 lb. 12 oz.
For additional information about the Knee Deep Club and fishing on Lake Hopatcong, call 973-663-3826 or visit the website at www.kneedeepclub.org.
We are having a garage sale this Saturday, the 22nd at 10 Mirror Place in the White Rock neighborhood. Hours are between 10:00 and 5:00. Items include Autumn and Halloween decorations and books, household items,
jewelry, books, journals, kitchen items and many other assorted treasures.
ADOPTION DAY – Jefferson Pound
September 22nd, 2018 (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
JEFFERSON POUND is hosting an Adoption Day! There are young cats and sweet adult cats available. We have Kittens. Currently, there is one dog available for adoption. Come see what little furry friends can become part of your family. Bring a secure carrier if interested in adopting a cat and a leash if adopting a dog. Check out the Jefferson Municipal Pound on Petfinder.com under Animal Welfare Groups or on Facebook. The phone number is 973-663-3241.
Longing for fresh local produce and products? The Jefferson Township Farmers Market returns on Sunday, June 3, for its second year of satisfying customers’ cravings. Open weekly from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – rain or shine – the market will again be located at the municipal complex (1033 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge).
Fresh local products are provided by the following vendors: The Feisty Pepper, Sparta Mountain Farms, Corbett’s Cookie Bar Kitchen, Jersey Pickles, Olsen’s Honey and Spice Farm, and Escentually Natural. Produce will be offered in accordance with the growing season, with samples often available.
Live music on opening day will be provided by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jeiris Cook, a regular performer at the Table 42 restaurant in Dover.
Organizer Tom Galfo, owner of The Feisty Pepper, told The Jefferson Chronicle that the market is a nonprofit enterprise established to provide for the community. “It promotes healthy living,” said Galfo. “People can breathe fresh air while shopping for wholesome products, and the market is family friendly.”
Galfo was recently appointed to the Morris County Agriculture Development Board, which is charged with preserving farmland in the county and helping its farmers. He stressed that the market will survive only with strong support from the community. “More vendors will participate if more people attend,” he explained. “We are a young organization, and we need community support to grow.”
Township officials have been very helpful in getting over the hurdles required to establish the new venture, noted Galfo, who volunteers his time to run the market. Nominal fees charged to vendors are recycled back into promotion, including signs and entertainment, and used to cover other expenses. Vendors interested in participating should contact Galfo at TheFeistypepper@gmail.com or 973-919-5657.
The farmers market will be open every Sunday through October 28. In addition, holiday markets will be set up for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons.
Come meet and get to know #NJ11 U.S. House Representative candidate Mikie Sherrill during our day of action canvassing and phone banking in Jefferson Township! Join us at the senior center to hear from our Congressional candidate, ask your questions and talk to your neighbors about the importance of voting for Democrats on November 6.
All singers are invited to join the Jefferson Township Community Chorus under the direction of James Wynne, recently retired high school music educator. The chorus will prepare for the 2018 season, which includes its Christmas in the Village concert on Saturday, December 1.
Fall/winter rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, beginning September 11, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the high school chorus room (1010 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge). September is open membership month. Adults, including high school and college students, are welcome to sing at a September rehearsal with no obligation to join.
Membership is open without audition to sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses from Jefferson and surrounding communities. Those who enjoy singing a variety of musical styles are encouraged to begin in September for the holiday season. The winter/spring season will begin in the new year. Chorus dues of $30 per season help fund operating expenses, primarily the purchase of quality copyrighted music and the director’s stipend.
Fall/winter 2018 marks Wynne’s first season as the chorus’s director and accompanist. He retired this year after 35 years as the high school’s highly regarded choral music director and instructor of music technology. Wynne is also the organist and director of music at Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Mendham as well as the music technology coordinator and clinician for the New Jersey Music Educators In-Service.
A well-respected educator and musician, Wynne earned a B.A. in music education at Montclair State University and an M.A. in educational administration and supervision at William Paterson University. He did graduate study in musical performance–organ (at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University) and music education (at Boston University). Wynne and Marlene, his wife of 44 years, have three sons.
Wynne is eager to continue his love of teaching and music by working with the community chorus to help the group grow musically. He hopes to attract new members who love to sing, are looking for a venue to join their voices with others, enjoy the challenge of learning new musical arrangements, and want to entertain in public.
The Jefferson Township Community Chorus was founded in 2001 as one of several performing arts groups under the umbrella of the Jefferson Arts Committee. For a brief history of the JTCC, visit http://jeffersonarts.org/chorus_about.html.
In addition to the annual holiday concert in December, the chorus presents a spring concert and is often involved in special events and/or fundraisers. The group sings traditional folk songs, Broadway show tunes, sacred music, ethnic tunes, popular songs, classical music, and more.
Chorus information is posted on Facebook (the Jefferson Arts Committee page and the Jefferson Township Community Chorus page), on www.jeffersonarts.org, and in local news sources. For additional information, email email@example.com or call 973-697-3828.
U.S. Marine Sergeant Aaron Alonso, a graduate of Jefferson Township High School, will be honored at a night of music benefiting the Semper Fi Fund on Thursday, September 27, at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10010).
Alonso was critically injured after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Afghanistan in 2014. Both legs were amputated and he sustained extensive abdominal injuries. Alonso received the Purple Heart, a military decoration awarded to those wounded or killed while serving.
Because of the Brave, a concert featuring some of Broadway’s most talented performers, is sponsored by Broadway Lights the Night (BLTN), a nonprofit organization founded in 2012. The event opens at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring a premium open bar and a silent auction, which will provide an additional opportunity to support an important cause while bidding on great items.
The 7:30 p.m. concert will showcase some of Broadway’s most talented performers from hit shows such as Finding Neverland and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. A full dinner and bar menu will be available during the show at an additional cost. Participants will enjoy a night of Broadway entertainment while celebrating those who preserve the freedom of all Americans.
To purchase tickets or donate to the cause, visit www.BroadwayLightsTheNight.com. Net proceeds will benefit the Semper Fi Fund in providing urgently needed resources and support for post-9/11 combat wounded, critically ill, and catastrophically injured members of the U.S. armed forces and their families.
Broadway Lights the Night is committed to producing inspirational musical performance events that benefit charitable causes. To date, BLTN has raised more than $100,000 for disaster relief as well as research into leukemia, lymphoma, ovarian cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
For more information, contact Jefferson alumna Leigh Emery, president and co-founder of Broadway Lights the Night, at leigh@broadwayLTN.com or 973-615-1302.
Come to the September monthly meeting of the Jefferson Township Democratic Committee! Meet our guest speaker, Morris County Freeholder candidate Rupande Mehta!
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Children ages 8-14 are invited to participate in the second annual Putt with the Police Junior Golf Tournament. Kids will play miniature golf with police officers, and proceeds will benefit the police department’s DARE program.
The event takes place on Friday, September 28, at the Lake Hopatcong Golf Club (37 Nolan’s Point Park Road, Lake Hopatcong). The raindate is October 5. Check-in is at 5:30 p.m., and the event is expected to conclude by about 8:00.
Registration is limited to 72 golfers on a first come, first served basis. The $20 fee includes 18 holes of miniature golf, hot dogs and other refreshments (vegetarian option available), T-shirt, and prizes. To register or make a donation, visit www.jtpd-jr-golf.eventbrite.com.
DARE is the police department’s drug resistance education program. It provides children in the township’s schools with decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. According to the police department, “The goal is a world in which Jefferson Township students are empowered to respect others and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors.”
Police officers will supervise the mini-golf event; parents and other adults will not be permitted on the course. Parents whose children are registered to golf may dine at Alice’s or The Windlass, two nearby restaurants that will donate 20% of the bill to the DARE program.
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