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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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Beth Baross

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
On the Lake Hopatcong volunteer circuit, you’re never quite sure where Beth BaRoss is going to show up. In the two years since she moved to Mount Arlington, she’s rolled up her sleeves for just about every event and initiative possible. Beth was a Co-Planner, with Lee Moreau, for this year’s Block Party and has …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Leon Moreau

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Speak softly and carry a big… set of speakers. No, that’s not quite what President Theodore Roosevelt wrote in a letter to Massachusetts politician Henry L. Sprague in 1900, but the twist makes it much more appropriate for Leon Moreau. It’s more likely that you’ve heard and seen the 36-year-old Dover native’s work without ever …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Regina Breda

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Years ago, when Regina Breda was only 14 years old, she landed her first job—cleaning the swimming pool at the apartment complex where her family lived. So, it might just make perfect sense that she’s spending some of her time, since retiring, volunteering to help keep Lake Hopatcong clean and healthy. Different bodies of water. …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Orlans

Categories: Lake Hopatcong Foundation, News, Volunteers
Larry Orlans may have had a successful career as a dentist, but getting him to volunteer for the Lake Hopatcong Foundation certainly hasn’t been like pulling teeth. Whenever called upon, he knows the drill. OK, now that we have a couple dentist puns out of the way (no other profession seems to lend itself to …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Becky Rubenstein

Categories: News, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
It’s probably one of the most ambitious events staged by a non-profit organization with a staff of less than five. Lake Hopatcong Foundation’s annual Lake Loop features three cycling routes around the lake, more than a mile of paddling on the lake, a 5k run, a dog walk, live music, food, multiple vendors and a …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Fialcowitz

Categories: News, Recreational Trails, Volunteers
After retiring from the Jersey Central Power & Light Company in the summer of 2016, Bob Fialcowitz has been enjoying a life of leisure, spending most of his time watching reruns of his favorite 1960s TV sitcoms from the comfort of a recliner at his longtime Hopatcong home. Just kidding. Actually, he’s among increasing numbers …

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