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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.

Upcoming Events

2018 High Point Summer Hoops Camps
Regular Camp for Boys & Girls entering grades 5-9 will be held July 16-19 from 9-12.
Junior Hoops Camp for Boys & Girls entering grades 1-4 will be held July 23-26 from 9-11.
(As usual, 5th graders can choose regular or junior camp depending on ability and preference) Please see registration forms and information: Regular Camp | Junior Camp. If you have any questions contact Jesse Strehl 862-266-5806 or Chris Dexter 201-978-3425. To receive your free camp T-shirt be sure to register by June 8.

Sussex Fire Department Auxiliary Tricky Tray
Friday, July 20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., drawing begins at 8. Sussex Firehouse
Over 100+ Trays, 50/50 Raffle as well as many prizes including: Dover race tickets, three yards of screened topsoil from Richard J. Cosh Excavating, Inc., NJ State Fair tickets, Space Farms tickets, one month CKO Skyland's, Newton Theatre tickets, Red Bull’s soccer tickets, Mountain Creek Treescape tickets, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Sussex Fire Department & EMS. Ticket prices: regular trays—$20 for six sheets, $ 4 for one sheet; specials: 3/$5 Super Specials, 2/$5 50-50s, 15/$5 or $1 each. For more infocontact: Sherri Kardos 973-343-1189, Terry Reynolds 201-704-3107, Sam Manzo 973-271-9672 or any member. Must be 18 to attend.

Democratic County Committee of Wantage Township Coalition Meeting
Monday, July 23, 6:30 p.m. at 63 Sherman Ridge Road
Residents of Branchville, Montague, Sandyston Township, Sussex Borough, Walpack, and Wantage Township are invited to join this coalition to work on campaign strategies for the fall elections. For further information or directions, please call 973-556-0808.

Harvest Home Dinner
Tuesday, July 24, 5–7 p.m. Beemerville Presbyterian Church

Vacation Bible School at Sussex UMC
July 30-August 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sussex United Methodist Church
For children entering grades kindergarten through 6. Crafts, stories, music, games, experiments, and snacks. Call 973-875-5852 or e-mail susumc@embarqmail.com for more information.

Narcan Training
Wednesday, August 15, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wantage Municiapl Building
The community is invited to learn how to reverse an overdose and receive a free Narcan kit. Click here for informational flier. Pre-registration is required. To register or for more information caontact Erika at 973-625-1988 or eshortway@mcpik.org

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.

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