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The New Jersey Home Keeper Program
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Wantage Community

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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.

Recreation Soccer Sign-Ups Now Open
Register online now through August 24 at highpointsoccer.org or in-person at the library on August 10 and 18 (sorry, time not submitted.) Flier.

Upcoming Events

Thursdays at the Amp Music Series
6:00–7:30 p.m. Sussex-Wantage Library outdoor amphitheater
Back by popular demand, the Friends of the S-W Library's four-week summer music series will be sure to inspire you to tap your feet or maybe even get up and dance! Bring your own seating (lawn chair, blanket). Schedule:

Pets Invited to Church
Saturday, August 18, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 19, at 9:30 a.m.
Sussex United Methodist Church
At these Blessing of Creation services, people and their pets (and other reasonably polite animals) are invited to come to the church’s outdoor chapel in the rear of the church for a special blessing during worship (weather permitting). Dogs must be on a leash and other pets must be securely leashed or caged. People are encouraged to wear casual attire at the worship service, which will run about an hour or less. For more information phone: 973-875-5852 or email: susumc@embarqmail.com

Chicken Barbecue
Sunday, August 26, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sussex Firehouse
Meal includes 1/2 chicken, corn, baked beans, salad, dinner roll, soda or water, and desserts. Chicken nuggets and fries will be available for kids. BYOB permitted. Take-out available. Tickets: $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 & under). Contact Nick (862-266-8397) or Jennifer (973-222-6944). This Sussex Fire Department fundraiser is hosted by the SFD Auxiliary.

Annual Woodbourne 5K
Saturday, September 22, 9 a.m. at Woodbourne Park
Registration / pack pickup 8-8:30 a.m.
Awards at 10 a.m.
Age group awards and more. $5 pre-race registration. Download information and registration form.

Beemerville Auxiliary Chicken Dinner
September 22, 5 to 7 p.m. at Beemerville Firehouse
$12 per person. Take out is available. For tickets call Donna 973–875-6873. (No ticket sales at the door on the night of the event)

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