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Dorothy, the Lion, the Tin Man, and the Scarecrow were all at the 14th annual Dream Builders’ Bash to help raise funds in support of the Homeless Solutions shelter in Morristown. (Contributed photo)
Nicholas Robert Homyak April 5, 2014 at 08:57 am
Unregulated Capitalism is ruining America giving the bum a dime will not suffice for economic andRead More environmental justice. Although plenty of work can be had cleaning up our polluted and litter landscapes the corporate private agenda will not allow it. Why has Governor Christie suspended Council on affordable Housing Mandates? We are a fallen people who stupidly do not realize it. Our system cheats the masses it is now in our time of human evolution, called progress in which it is either capitalism or the end of the world. Our system has obviously been hijacked by big money and private interest our politic stands opposed to the nation. The quicker we the people die the better then then rich can spend our social security. We are two nations one private the other ordinary people, a house divided, we may have well not have had a civil war. Government of, for by the people no longer exists. We have been duped by our own privileged class, the fairy tale of the individual and how we all can be like him/her, selfish, greedy, uncaring and yes patriotic and we abandon America in pursuit of more profit.
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Selene April 7, 2014 at 01:02 pm
I totally agree with your post, now let's do something about it. dead weight like FrelinghuysenRead More sit in Congress for years doing NOTHING for the middle class and contribute to the EVER INCREASING wealth of the 1%!!!! VOTE in November for MARK DUNEC. Vote ALL the incumbents OUT! Make it harder for DC to be bought and sold by the the corporations and the Koch brothers.
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"Greeting cards that give back locally" from Food for Thoughts Cards are available atRead More Sparta Books, 29 Center Street in Sparta.
Gary Marinese March 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm
They were notified
Gary Marinese March 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Tammy, We agree it is just a bunch of slobs who do not care about the hood they live in. I notifiedRead More the town about some people who did not care and was told there are slobs everywhere. Gary
T Simms March 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm
Let's all make some time to follow Jeff and Kim's example.
Michael Flippin February 1, 2012 at 09:23 pm
This is a well deserved honor. Residents can always count on Dale. Many may not know that he alsoRead More runs the pound with the help of volunteers and donations. I don't believe any tax payer money goes towards operating the pound. A large bag of litter or large bag of pet food costs under $20. I would ask everyone that reads this to make a donation to the pound.
Alyce Poalillo February 2, 2012 at 12:18 am
I am so glad to see Dale recognized. He is an asset to the community and hero for the animals in hisRead More care.
Dale Sloat February 2, 2012 at 10:29 pm
I had a great time last night. I was treated like a VIP last night at the NETS game. I want to thankRead More the residents of Hopatcong, the Borough of Hopatcong, Patch, the NETS, and Brendan for all they have done. THANK YOU!
Rohan H. Shetty May 2, 2012 at 07:46 pm
I have read over most comments on this particular thread and realize unfortunately some commentsRead More indirectly shed light on my business.  It's obvious some of you have bits and pieces of floating information. For that reason, please find the following: I'm not here to critique comments nor lose customers.  Lets all try to be on the same page- A few weeks ago, I have met with Laura, Christina and Tracey (I believe she from Corporate ACS).  All three have been nothing but helpful and worked very hard for everyone best interest.  I was originally approached by Laura, which happens to be Christina's mother as well as the ex-teacher of my child.   We offered to serve our menu at the relay, Laura got back to me and said that Piggy's is already planning to serve Hot Dogs. To set the record straight and in all fairness, Piggy's has offered to do the hot dogs and I will be considered for it next year.  It's that simple... Me, my wife and the 2 little ones ate at Piggy's on Rte 57 not too long ago.  Their food and service was excellent.   Sabretti's will participate in other ways (TBD) which will be mutually beneficial for the event, community, ACS. and our business.   Although we are assisting another business with a grand opening that same day, me and my family plan to attend and take part in the festivities.    Please note: If anyone has any further questions, comment or concerns, I much rather you contact me directly at 973 810 2557. BRGDS, Rohan Shetty
Tara Rossy May 2, 2012 at 08:42 pm
Seth, Unfortunately pets are not permitted. We will be on school grounds so we need to adhere toRead More their rules too. Similarly, no open flames, tobacco, or alcohol are permitted. Rohan, I have heard from so many what a terrific person you are! Glad to have you in our town and participating in our relay! Tara
Michelle May 3, 2012 at 02:59 am
Thank you to all who have volunteer to take part in the Relay for Life committee. We may have beenRead More small in numbers but that did not stop us from accomplishing what I believe we be a grand event for the ACS Relay for Life as well as the town of Hopatcong. Christina and Tara, I am so impressed with the leadership and dedication you have given to this event as well as your committee. It has been a honor to be part of your team.
wesleyhinojosa January 21, 2012 at 01:11 pm
Oh wow, I have gotten about 3 or 4 different samples from major brands. It is not difficult to findRead More them. Search online for "Get Official Samples" you can find them easily.
David barella January 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm
The Hopatcong Warriors are Looking for Volunteer Head coaches and assistant coaches both FootballRead More and Cheerleading! Please email a letter of interest to hopatcongwarriors@yahoo.com or John Young at jjautomotive@optimum.net for football or Michelle Yaros at mcyar@optonline.net for Cheerleading or you can mail your letter to Hopatcong Warriors PO BOX 368 Hopatcong NJ 07843. All letters need to be in and received by 02/01/2012.
Brendan Kuty January 13, 2012 at 07:59 pm
Dave, you're the man. Thanks for the information.
Laurie Uhlig- Floyd October 30, 2012 at 08:43 pm
Meals on wheels is supposed to be dropping food off to an elderly relative in Hopatcong NJ but hasRead More not since day before yesterday. I have a homebound relative with 2 cats who have not had heat,or hot food for 2 days now- my name is Laurie and if you can help me with this problem as I am 3300 miles away pls. call me on my cell 916-410-7245.I am afraid my cousin may die alone in this weather. A large tree has fallen across her driveway and she is suffering.Thank and Bless you.
JenniferB January 13, 2012 at 04:18 pm
Amy, feel free to contact the committee at hopatcongcommunitygarden@gmail.com or visitRead More http://www.facebook.com/HopatcongCommunityGarden to ask any questions directly and find out more. The garden will be on Hopatcong Borough land but everything else ie: fencing, soil,lumber around the plots will be funded through donations ( which people have come forward asking how they can donate) and also through grants. There may have to be some fundraisers. It will work out though. I have no doubt about it though. The turn out last night was simply amazing and I know there are many people who could not make it but expressed interest.
Concerned resident January 13, 2012 at 05:08 pm
Thank you, Jennifer, for explaining more. I am obviously a concerned resident. While I would loveRead More to see a community garden somewhere in town, I am not sure that in the current state of the towns finances, this is a great idea. I am not sure why the creators of this garden are not interesting in purchasing a lot, or why the town is not selling these lots that sit vacant? I have been to quite a few of the recent school board meetings, and the topic comes up each time... How to fund the needed repairs to the town schools. While I think that the garden will draw interest, I am not sure that it will bring our town up to the standards of other local towns on the lake. We have all seen the property values drop, while taxes continue to increase. I would love to see this town go through a renewal. Over the past 10+ years, I have heard of zoning/renewal programs that include the area surrounding the Riverstix Bridge with a walking area similar to Sparta's Lake Mohawk. Is there anyway that this garden can rejuvenate those ideas? Or they can be incorporated together?
T Simms January 14, 2012 at 06:24 pm
I've been a resident of Hopatcong for over 25 years. I think the community garden is a great idea.Read More An environmentally sound one which I support. As a taxpayer I'm grateful that the town is trying to provide a project for those of us whose interests may not always be quite the same as those of the younger families in the borough. With a willingness to work together, maintaining respect for each other's prospectives, and at times making compromises, I believe this garden project will be a success. It will be of benefit spiritually and financially to many in the community.
Roseanne Marie S. January 13, 2012 at 05:11 am
This is why I love our town. When one of our neighbors are in need Hopatcong really shines. ThereRead More is never a shortage of people that open their hearts and lend a hand in anyway they can. In some cases our volunteers need help themselves but they still help without a second thought of their own needs. Yes our town has its little problems, but most of the time the unconditional generosity I have witnessed first hand makes it very hard to notice the negative. Thank you Brandon for posting this. By bringing this to our attention you encourage more people to volunteer for programs most of us didn't know existed.
Michele Guttenberger January 12, 2012 at 01:04 am
Carolyn is what makes the Women's Club a glowing group even without the halo. She kept this projectRead More going even when their state federation no longer endorsed it clearly shows sincerity in the convictions she has to her community. I believe a halo from our town is in order.
Daniel Rodriguez December 19, 2011 at 05:32 am
I agree ontop of the landfill would be a perfect location and parking would be a lot eaisier to findRead More rather then on a busy road
mike December 21, 2011 at 03:12 am
Michele, I completely agree... The town should step up to the plate... On a second note I have toRead More say, the top of the landfill may seem like a nice wide open spot... I would not want my garden there! Organic community garden and landfill just don't sound good together (IMO) There are so many opinions, we should all bring our thoughts to the Jan 12th meeting.
Michele Guttenberger December 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Whatever location the garden gets it is important that water access is easy. As a gardener myself IRead More realize that during the hot days of summer gardens need a good soaking. I find watering them with my garden hose somewhat labor intensive. Imagine lugging that amount of water in containers. This would be a heavy task for many. If you don't have a hose to water this garden how many gallons of water would it take? Water is very heavy to transport. If you miss watering these garden plants during a crucial growth period it is hard for the plants to recover. That's why I think you need the Town's cooperation on the water. Getting the water to the gardens might be the biggest challenge then sunlight or soil quality. If you don't have access to this then maybe the group should think about water tolerant planting. Perhaps even think about planting perennial flowers such as Irises. In Montclair there is a public park has a famous iris garden. Irises have been been blooming for decades in this park. They even have multiplied on their own over the years. Maybe think about a memorial perennial garden that will last for years to come. The landfill would be a perfect place because it has the sun. Irises do not require deep planting and grow where there is well drained soil. These are just few suggestions to think about. Grant money might be availble for storm gardens through a Firewise project fund. I had done some research on this some time ago.
T Simms December 13, 2011 at 01:36 am
So many summertime memories at B.I. Thanks for digging up and posting!
Dave Tweed December 14, 2011 at 12:18 am
Wow it didn't look much different in the early seventies when I was a lil guy.I loved the tunnel ofRead More love and the coaster and the knock the hat off the manakins!!!! And who could forget THE CUBE!!!!!!!!!
cindi collins January 4, 2013 at 05:16 am
Grew up a mile away...went every summer..when i was a teen in the late 70's i worked there. Great..iRead More mean great memories i have! Miss it.
Carlo December 4, 2011 at 02:20 pm
Also the medicine shoppe pharmacy next to 3 and 1 deli is a toys for tots toy drop of location.
Justine December 5, 2011 at 03:29 am
Thank you Brenden for putting this on here I really appreciate it! Some people may think that itRead More could be "shady" dropping toys off at a Dunkin donuts but I as the manager of this store belong to the Jersey Jeepers and we will be riding down with another Jeep club called the North Jersey Jeep club to donate these toys to Marines which will in turn deliever the toys to less fortunate children. I personally assure you these toys will make it to their destination of less fourtunate children. Any infromation or any questions you may check out our website at www.Jerseyjeepers.com or www.toysfortots.org. Thank you everyone for your donations! They are greatly appreciated!
Jean Burk-Ujvary November 22, 2011 at 02:59 pm
Can you post days, time, location the church accepts donation throughout the year?
Brendan Kuty November 22, 2011 at 03:17 pm
Jean, the church takes donations at its Save the People food pantry from 9:30 a.m. to noon MondayRead More through Thursday.
Beth Longo November 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm
Any other times for people who can not make it at those hours? I am in town but work far away andRead More wanted to donate some food.
Roll Back Our Tax November 21, 2011 at 11:55 am
This was very generous of some one. Probably an animal lover. I am an animal lover as well. ThisRead More site costs you nothing (just a click a day) to give a dog, cat or whatever a partial bowl of food (6/10's of a bowl) a day. Please sign up and give. Thank you. http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3
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