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Wantage Community

News / Notices

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Memorial Day
On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, a remembrance was held at the Veterans Memorial in Woodbourne Park for the veterans who have died serving our country.
Memorial Day service at Woodbourne Park

Spring Spruce Up
Thank you Farmside Landscape and Design for your generous donation and your time in adding new mulch and flowers to the Veteran’s Memorial at Woodbourne Park. See photos.

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. 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
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 ATV's 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

Sussex United Methodist Church Outdoor Worship
Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.,
June 24 and through September 3 at the Outdoor Chapel.
Bring your own lawn chairs or use the benches provided. In case of inclement weather, meeting will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Call (973) 875-5852 or e-mail susumc@embarqmail.com for more information.

2017 Yoga on the Mountain Series
Yoga on the Mountain classes will be held once a month through November in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. Adults and mature teens, (ages 14 and older,) with all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own yoga mat, small pillow, and reusable bottle of water. A suggested donation of $5 or more per participant is appreciated. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 973-702-0488 for additional information and to register. Remaining classes: August 11 at 6:30; September 15 at 6:00; and October 13 at 5:30. November 4 will be a morning session at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park. To learn more about the Friends of High Point State Park and their programs, visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

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 special is $9, which includes salad, coffee, tea and dessert. Hungry man portions available for $11. Grill menu also available; hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, and more. Large parties, please call to reserve seating.

Upcoming Events

Vacation Bible School
July 31 to August 4, 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Sussex United Methodist Church
For children entering grades kindergarten through 6th. At "Hero Central," children will “Discover Your Strength in God” together through crafts, stories, music, experiments and snacks! Call (973) 875-5852 or e-mail susumc@embarqmail.com for more information.

Changing the Face of Addiction Walk
Saturday, August 5, Franklin
Walk to bring awareness and funding to help those in need of addiction services / treatment. Details and online registration can be found at centerforprevention.org/walk

Friends of High Point State Park 2017 Summer Concert Series
The public is invited to High Point State Park for magical evenings of music on the mountain. Concerts will take place on the beach at Lake Marcia and run from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your family and friends up to the park for a day of outdoor fun and stay for a fabulous concert on the beach.

The final performance of the Summer Concert Series will be Saturday, August 12 featuring the country rhythms of Country Comfort.

The summer concert series is free, but a suggested donation of $5 or more per adult is appreciated. In the event of rain, concerts will take place in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Bring your own blankets and chairs. All concerts are family friendly events. Picnicking is encouraged, but alcohol is prohibited. Concessions will be available. Park entrance fees apply before 4 p.m.

For more information on the Friends of High Point State Park and their programs, please visit www.friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Woodbourne Park 5k
September 16, 9 a.m., Woodbourne Park
Details and registration information will be posted closer to the race date.

Fishing Contest
Saturday, September 23, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Neepaulin

Annual Car Show
October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Woodbourne Park
Sponsored by Wantage Recreation. Rain Date: October 15.
Trophies awarded in many classes for cars, truck, and motorcycles. Food and refreshments available, live music, 50/50 drawing, tricky tray, vendors, and more. Download flier. Download sponsor letter. For more information, see wantagerec.com

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 7 p.m. at the Wantage School
Details to come...

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