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Construction of Independent Living Facility on Lakeside Boulevard

As many of my fellow residents may have noticed, there is a construction project going on at 37 & 39 Lakeside Boulevard. Many of you have seen the sign in front of the property displaying a picture of a home with the acronym SMILE on it. SMILE stands for the Steven Milford Independent Living Experience….

Groundbreaking News

  It’s official! After two years of waiting, we are proud owners of a beautiful new hole in the ground! After a pair of nesting eagles halted progress last summer, we finally received permission to proceed, and we broke ground on the first SMILE property on March 7th! We anticipate that the foundation will be…

Nesting eagles halt construction in Hopatcong

Link to article: Article:  Photo by Jake West/New Jersey Herald – Two eagles watch over their nest near Lake Hopatcong and the Atkins Companies’ Mariner’s Pointe project in Hopatcong. By David Danzis New Jersey Herald HOPATCONG — A pair of nesting bald eagles and their two eaglets temporarily have halted construction at the Mariner’s Pointe…

17 Ways to Encourage Communication with your Special Child

Link to original article Communication is fundamental to a child’s development. It is at the heart of relationships – it’s how we get to know each other – and it’s essential for learning, play and social interaction. So what happens if your child has a communication impairment? The following tips for encouraging communication have been…

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To Establish Loving, Safe and Uniquely Designed Homes for Intellectually & Physically Challenged Individuals by Providing a Functionally Appropriate Environment Focused on Independent Living.

-The SMILE of Hopatcong For Independent Living Mission Statement