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Wantage Annual Tree Lighting

Wantage welcomed the holiday season with the annual township tree lighting event on December 1 at the Wantage School. Inside the school, attendees could shop the annual PTO book fair, tap their artistic side with holiday crafts, sip some hot chocolate, and visit Santa. See photos.

I Love America Poster Contest
Sponsored by Project Help. Open to children in grades K–12. Entry deadline is February 23. For contest information, contact Sandra Mitchell at 973-875-2068 or sandy@mitchellclan.com or see contest details and entry form.

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.

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.

Getting Ready for Social Security
Are you ready for Social Security? Click here for online resources and information.

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
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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

Upcoming Events

Friends of High Point State Park Annual Winter Festival
Saturday, January 27, 12 to 3 p.m.
High Point State Park Interpretive Center and on Lake Marcia
The annual Winter Festival is a celebration of snow and ice. Activities will include bird feeder and winter-themed crafts for children, storytime, sing-along, hot cocoa and cookies by the fire, guided winter hike, snowshoeing, winter weather talk with Nick Stefano, curling with the Plainfield Curling Club, sled dog education program and demonstration by the New Jersey Sled Dog Club, and ice fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting). The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per family is appreciated. Snow date is Sunday, January 28. Please visit the Friends of High Point State Park website for more information: friendsofhighpointstatepark.org.

Valentine’s Day Craft Program for Kids
Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m. in the Sussex-Wantage Library’s community room
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library will sponsor a free Valentine’s Day craft program featuring local artist Sally Stansfield, who will work with kids ages 8-12 to make beautiful, heart-shaped treasure boxes out of air-dry clay. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited. Register online at sussexcountylibrary.org (events calendar) or call the library at 973-875-3940 and ask to be registered.

Just Us: A Concert by No Strings A Cappella
February 10, 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sussex-Wantage Library
This afternoon’s program will feature a mix of popular, jazz, and classical music performed by No Strings A Cappella, who have been performing together for many years, sharing their zest for singing with audiences throughout the tri-state area. Adults and older children (ages 12+) are invited to this free concert, sponsored by The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library. Free tickets will be available at the Library circulation desk beginning Saturday, January 27. Stop by or call the Sussex-Wantage Branch at 973-875-3940 and ask for tickets to be set aside in your name. In the case of inclement weather the concert will be held on Sunday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m.

Annual Winter Trek at Lusscroft Farm
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2 to 3:30 .pm.
Join other hikers for a fun and informative hike on the beautiful trails of Lusscroft Farm. Meet in the parking lot by the Manor House. The hike is led by Kevin Mitchell, who once lived and worked at this historic farm. Dress appropriately for the weather; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult; dogs welcome but must be leashed. Hike is free but donations are appreciated for ongoing restoration projects at Lusscroft. Presented by the Heritage & Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Div. of Parks and Forestry. Lusscroftfarm.org  email: lusscroftfarm@gmail.com

Thursday Night Sing Along
February 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m., Sussex-Wantage Library
Love is in the Air. Ahhh, romance. Tonight’s program will feature songs about love plus favorite sing-along standards. Lyrics will be provided so everyone can join in. Musical instruments welcome. Dress in festive red, hearts, and cupids (if you want to.) All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Teen Tween Scene
February 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sussex-Wantage Library
Our new club for ages 10 to 14 meets monthly in the library’s Young Adult area. Come make new friends and share your creative ideas. Don’t be shy, come join the fun. Snacks provided, no registration required.

Sussex Fire Department 7th Annual Venison Dinner
Saturday, February 24. Doors open at 6:30, dinner begins around 7.
$25 per person; dinner, birch beer, and draft beer included. Door prizes and raffles after dinner. For tickets call 973-875-5576 or see any SFD member. Cash bar will be available. Donations are being accepted for this event (wild-caught fish or game that was legally obtained under valid licenses or other contributions) to be used either as a tray or as door prizes are truly greatly appreciated! This event is sponsored by and for the benefit of the Sussex Fire Department and EMS.

Sands Casino Trip
March 3, bus departs 8:15 a.m. from the Sussex Elks Lodge
Hosted by Sussex Elks. Transportation will be by chartered coach bus. Continental breakfast will be served prior to departure. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before departure for check-in and to enjoy breakfast. Five hours of casino fun; Outlet mall on site. $39 per person. Casino Bonus: $20 in slot play, $5 food coupon and a booklet of discount tickets for the mall shops. RSVP: Sussex Elks Lodge 973-875-3990 or sussexelks2288@gmail.com. Space is limited. RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your seat. Make checks payable to Sussex Elks Lodge 2288. Mail to: P.O. Box 553, Sussex, NJ 07461 – Memo: Casino Trip.

Annual Maple Sugarin' Open House at Lusscroft Farm
Saturday, March 24, and Sunday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days
Live demonstrations of how to tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup. Fresh maple syrup will be available for purchase. Lusscroft Farm Sugar Shack, 50 Neilson Road & 4-H Trail. Free admission. Presented by the Heritage & Agriculture Association, the NJ Tree Farm Program, & the NJ Society of American Foresters, in association with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks & Forestry. Lusscroftfarm.org email: lusscroftfarm@gmail.com

Vernal Pools Hike at Lusscroft Farm
Sunday, April 15, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Join other hikers for a fun and informative hike on the beautiful trails of Lusscroft Farm. Meet in the parking lot by the Manor House. The hike is led by Kevin Mitchell, who once lived and worked at this historic farm. Kevin will guide visitors to vernal pools at Lusscroft and introduce them to the fascinating creatures that inhabit the pools. Dress appropriately for the weather; children must be accompanied by a responsible adult; dogs welcome but must be leashed. Hike is free but donations are appreciated for ongoing restoration projects at Lusscroft. Presented by the Heritage & Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Div. of Parks and Forestry. Lusscroftfarm.org email: lusscroftfarm@gmail.com

Annual Medicine Wheel Festival & Community Garden Celebration
Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m. to dusk both days
Fun and family-friendly festival on the grounds of scenic Lusscroft Farm. Vendors, artisans, food, carriage rides, pony rides, a plant sale, plant walks, bake sale, workshops and much more! A full schedule of live musical entertainment for both days. The iconic Lusscroft Barn will be open for barn sale vintage shopping, while the upper floor will have a pop-up art gallery. The Bunkhouse will showcase the entries for the Lusscroft Photography Competition, where you can vote for your favorite photo. Limited tours of the Manor House and Manager's Home will be offered as well. $7 Admission for adults, kids are free. Funds raised go directly to restoration projects at historic Lusscroft Farm. Presented by the Heritage & Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks & Forestry. Lusscroftfarm.org Email: lusscroftfarm@gmail.com

Salute to Our Veterans
Sunday, May 20 at the High Point Monument
2:00 — Commemorative Wreath Laying
4:00 — Complimentary Dinner for Veterans at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Sponsored by the Sussex Elks Lodge #2288, Wantage. Flier. Information: 973-875-3990, sussexelks2288@gmail.com, Jim Adams at 973-670-7235, or Patty Green at 201-400-6104.


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