A wonderful afternoon – volunteer open house

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
We had such a wonderful afternoon this past Wednesday, April 10, during our volunteer open house.  Thank you to all who came out to have a little coffee and cake, mingle, and celebrate National Volunteer Week and the opening of the Lake Hopatcong Foundation Environmental and Cultural Center with us. It is because of the …

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Volunteer spotlight: Ron Kraus

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Ron Kraus wasn’t around when the current Lake Hopatcong train station was built in Landing in 1911, but he has been overseeing the building’s rebirth ever since the Lake Hopatcong Foundation purchased it five years ago. The mild-mannered 72-year-old Michigan native, now a resident of Landing, was recruited by LHF Board Chairman Marty Kane to …

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Celebrating National Volunteer Week

Categories: community, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
The Lake Hopatcong Foundation is excited to celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 7-13. National Volunteer Week is the perfect opportunity to honor the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to tackle society’s challenges, strengthen their communities, and be a force that transforms the world. We would like to recognize the more …

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Call for 2019 Block Party volunteers

Categories: Block Party, community, Events, Hopatcong, Jefferson, lake, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, News, Roxbury, Volunteers
It may be hard to picture, while snowflakes are falling outside, but it won’t be long before the 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party is here! The Lake Hopatcong Block Party is an annual tradition that brings local community groups, businesses, organizations and food vendors together for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all …

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Reflecting on a year of exciting accomplishments

Categories: Education, Floating Classroom, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Projects and Initiatives, Public Safety, Recreational Trails, Train Station, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s that time again, as the new year approaches, to take just a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. There were several big firsts in 2018, from launching the Lake Hopatcong Floating Classroom to moving our office into the Lake Hopatcong Train Station, it was a busy and exciting year.  Below …

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SAVE THE DATE for the 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party

Categories: Block Party, community, Events, Hopatcong, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Mt. Arlington, News, Roxbury, Volunteers
Mark those calendars for the 2019 Lake Hopatcong Block Party on Saturday, May 11, at Hopatcong State Park!  The Lake Hopatcong Block Party brings visitors together with businesses, non-profit organizations, community groups crafters and food vendors for a day that kicks off the summer season and celebrates all facets of Lake Hopatcong life. Returning vendors will be …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Behrent

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
If you’ve ever seen a photo of an eagle, high in a tree or soaring through the sky above Lake Hopatcong, it was likely taken by Bob Behrent. The 73-year-old Roxbury Township resident, armed with a camera lens as long as a Louisville Slugger, manages to take stunning shots that invite viewers right into the …

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Lake cleanup proves very tiresome

Categories: community, Events, Jefferson, Lake Hopatcong, Lake Hopatcong Commission, Lake Hopatcong Foundation, LHF, Mt. Arlington, News, Projects and Initiatives, Volunteers, Water Quality
It’s safe to assume that part of the fun of volunteering for the recent lake-wide cleanup of Lake Hopatcong is that it’s sort of like a treasure hunt. It may not have quite the same romance as, say, Indiana Jones’s archaeological exploits in the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies, but there’s something exciting about …

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