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Wantage Community

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Poll Workers Needed
If you are interested in training to become a poll worker, please call 973-579-0950. Click to download the schedule for poll worker training classes.

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.

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

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

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Sunday, March 25, serving 8 to 11 a.m. at Sussex Firehouse
Breakfast pricing: Adults $7, Children $4, kids under 3 free. (Take-out is also available - all tickets purchased at the door) Buffet includes fluffy scrambled eggs, golden pancakes, french toast, sausage, hash browns, OJ, milk and/or coffee/tea. For further questions, please contact Merry (973-919-5117) or Charlotte (862-266-2997). All proceeds benefit Sussex Fire Department.

Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, March 25, 11 a.m. at Woodbourne Park
To start the event, the Beemerville Fire Department will bring a special guest on a fire truck ... the Easter Bunny! Bring your own basket. Sponsored by Wantage Township Recreation. Rain date is March 31.

Bus Trip to Yankee Stadium
Sunday, April 8 SOLD OUT
Yankees vs Orioles. $55 per ticket, includes bus transportation to stadium. Seating is in section 208. Purchase tickets at the Wantage Township municipal building. Hosted by Wantage Recreation. For questions or more information call 973-875-7192.

Fund Raiser for Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Friday, April 13 - ANY TIME - ALL DAY at Mama Cee's Restaurant
All invited to join members and friends of Holy Spirit Orthodox Church from Wantage at Mama Cee's Restaurant, 280 Route 23, Franklin. This event will be happening all day and everyone is invited to this fund raiser. You may purchase lunch, dinner, pizza...and you can dine in or take out. Delivery and catering available. A proceed of your purchase will be donated to Holy Spirit Orthodox Church. Phone: 973 209-0074 - Website: mamaceesfranklin.com to view the menu.

Drills 4 Skills Basketball Clinic
For boys and girls in grades third through ninth. Eight Sundays, 5 to 6:15 p.m. April 15 to June 10. Download details and application form.

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

Casino Bus Trip
Saturday, April 28, 8:00 a.m. (bus departs promptly at 8:30 from the Sussex Firehouse).
$35 per person includes $20 in slot play, 5 hours casino time, $5 lunch voucher, and coupon booklet for outlets. BYO for the chartered bus and 50-50 for split winner and bus driver. Arrival in Bethlehem, PA by 10-10:30 a.m. Departure for return at 3:30 (ETA 5:30). Seating limited to 54. This event is sponsored by and for the benefit of the Sussex Fire Department & EMS. Call Kim Rome at (973) 713-4752 by 4/07 to reserve seats.

Wantage Day
Saturday, May 19, noon to 4 p.m. at Woodbourne Park
Download vendor information and registration form

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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