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The New Jersey Home Keeper Program
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Wantage Community

Community Notices

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coyotes are in the area

Coyotes Are in the Wantage Area
Please be aware of your surroundings and potential wildlife around you. Click here for some coyote precautions to remember.

Wantage Tree Farm Named Best Christmas Tree Farm in New Jersey
by Good Housekeeping Magazine. See article on Good Housekeeping Magazine's website. Shale Hills Farm was established in 1961 and is located on Pond School Road. Sussex County is home to some great tree farms. If you've never visted a local tree farm, why not start a new holiday tradition this year.

Library Homebound Services
When someone is ill or homebound, a good book can be a great comfort. The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library are pleased to offer two free services to members of the Sussex-Wantage community. more

Displays at Sussex-Wantage Library
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library sponsor monthly exhibits highlighting local history. If you have an idea for a future display, or a collection you would like to exhibit, please call Barbara Young at 973-875-7864.

Ownership Guidelines for Your Home's Electrical System
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) reminds customers that they need to be aware that individual outages to their homes may require an electrician and inspection before service can be restored. For information that helps explain what equipment customers may need an electrician to address before restoration can be completed, click here.

Food Drive
Working as a Community to Eliminate Hunger. Drop off your donations at the Wantage Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 4:30. Donations to benefit the Sussex County Social Services Food Pantry. All food collected in the food drive will provide emergency assistance to Sussex County residents in need. Thank you. Flier.

Know the Bear Facts: Black Bears in New Jersey
Download Tips for Preventing Unwanted Bear Encounters or visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm

DEP Offers Tips on Reducing Conflicts and Encounters with Black Bears
click here to read notice and tips

E-mail Address Dedicated to Recycling Facility Concerns
In response to a request from Wantage Township, RER Supply has created a dedicated E-mail address for members of the public who wish to report a concern regarding the presence of odors being generated from its Route 23 Recycling facility, and/or any other concerns. read notice

Concerns about ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Complaints continue to be received from residents in various areas of the Township about illegal use of ATVs and dirt bikes on public roads and other people's private property. It is important for the message to be carried: Individuals violating this law will be prosecuted. If youths are involved, their parents will be held accountable. PLEASE! It is a matter of safety. It is a matter of courtesy. And IT IS A MATTER OF THE LAW. Keep ATVs and Dirt Bikes off public roads and property, and off the private property of people who have not given you permission for the use of their property.

Trimming Trees/Bushes on Public Rights of Way See Mayor's Notes

Do Not Do Business with Unlicensed Peddlers Read notice

Avoid Phone Scams Article on how to avoid phone scams

Route Redevelopment Plan Download the report PDF 8.5 MB | Ordinance 2015-10

How Does Wantage Township Inform Citizens About Emergencies And Other Important Public Notifications? See Mayor's Notes

Ongoing Points of Interest See Mayor's Notes

Ongoing Events

Friday Night Dinners
second and fourth Friday of the month, 6 to 9 p.m. at Sussex Elks Lodge
Call 973-875-3990 or e-mail SussexElks2288@gmail.com for weekly specials. Dinner is $10, which includes salad, coffee, tea, and dessert. Hungry man portions available for $12. Grill menu also available; hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and more. Large parties, please call or email to reserve seating. flier

Drop in for Recovery
Third Wednesday of the month, 2 to 4 p.m. at Sussex Municipal Building
Are you affected by addiction and don't know where to go, what to do? Drop in to speak with a recovery coach. Download flier. Call 844-722-5327.

Upcoming Community Events

Dinner with Santa
Friday, December 14, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Dinner will be turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable, salad, and dessert. Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and mac and cheese will also be abvailable. Reservations suggested, especially for large groups. Call 973-875-3990 or email sussexels2288@gmail.com. $8 for those 13 years old and older; $5 for children ages 6 to 12; children under five years old are free.

Essential Oils Make and Take with the Brit Lady
December 15, 1–2 p.m. at the library
Sally Stansfield, a.k.a. the Brit Lady, will teach you to make an “Immune Promotion Potion” for yourself or as a gift. She’ll also guide you to a greater understanding of how essential oils can lead to a healthier life. Register beginning December 1 by stopping by or calling the Sussex-Wantage branch at 973 875-3940. A $5 materials fee will be collected at the beginning of the program. Sponsored by The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Santa is Coming to Colesville
Saturday, December 15, 6 p.m. at the Colesville Firehouse. Light snacks and gifts for the children. For more information call 973-875-5788.

Local Heroes Breakfast
Sunday, December 16, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Elks Lodge
Breakfast is free to all First Responders; $5 suggested donation for all others. A percent of the proceeds will benefit the Sussex Fire Department, the Wantage Fire Departments, and the Wantage First Aid Squad. Reservations suggested, especially for large groups. For reservations or questions call 973-875-3990 or email sussexels2288@gmail.com.

Thursday Night Sing Along
December 20, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the library
Fa la la la la. . . Featuring the singing of holiday songs. With ukulele in hand, Walt Houck will lead the singing, and lyrics will be provided so everyone can join in. Musical instruments are welcome. This free program is brought to you through the generosity of The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Blue Christmas Service
Saturday, December 15, 7 p.m. at Sussex United Methodist Church
A service of remembrance and hope for those missing a loved one this holiday season with Pastor Daniel Gepford. For additional information please call 973-875-5852.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Monday, December 24; 4, 7, or 11 p.m. at Sussex UMC Sussex United Methodist Church
For additional information, please call 973-875-5852.

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