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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
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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 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

Drills 4 Skills Basketball Clinic
8 great weeks: Sunday and Monday nights, 6 to 7:15 p.m.
For children in grades 3rd to 9th
May 21, June 4, 11, 18, 26, July 10, 17, 24.
All camp activities are held indoors, utilizing High Point Regional High School’s full size gymnasiums. Cost: $80. For questions contact Jesse Strehl at jstrehl@hpregional.org or Bill Percey at 973-875-3101 Ext 3562 or wpercey@hpregional.org for more information or to register.

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 April 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. Scheduled evening classes: May 12, 6:30; June 16, 6:30; July 14, 6:30; August 11, 6:30; September 15, 6:00; and October 13, 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

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge—Nature Rocks: Let’s Go Explore!
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon for eight weeks, beginning on June 17.
For ages 8 to 12. Program will focus on introducing children to the first-hand wonders of the natural world. Two hours will focus on educational aspects and the next two hours will focus on fun such as hiking, fishing, and outdoor  survival skills. Registration is required and there is a one-time suggested donation of $20. Call Fran Stephenson at 973-879-5298 to register.

Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge Archery Class
July 5, 12, 19, 26 and August 2 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
The Refuge is offering archery instruction for children ages 10 and up through the National Archery in the Schools Program. Wallkill  River National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting this class with state-certified instructors at the refuge’s indoor archery range, located at 136 Owens Station Road. The class will include safety training, target practice, scoring, and competition. The program is free and all equipment is provided. Class size is limited and participants must attend all five sessions. Registration is required and there  is a one-time suggested donation of $10. Call Fran Stephenson at973-879-5298 to register or for more information.

Friends of High Point State Park 2017 Summer Concert Series
The Friends of High Point State Park are excited to announce their 2017 Summer Concert Series. The public is invited to High Point State Park for three magical evenings of music on the mountain. All 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 Summer Concert Series schedule:
Saturday, June 24: bluegrass band Culver Gap
Saturday, July 15: acoustic rock sounds of local favorite Mike Lawlor and Friends
Saturday, August 12: 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.

Bake Sales to Support the Arabian Rescue Mission
July 1 at Sussex Acme
July 2 at Franklin Shop Rite
For more information go to arabianrescuemission.org or facebook/arabrescue

Summer Foods Cooking Demonstration at Sussex-Wantage Library
Friday, July 7, 7 p.m. in the Library’s community room
Wondering what to do with all that beautiful bounty from your garden? The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library will present “Seasonal Delights: Summer Foods Cooking Demonstration”. This free class for adults and teens will be conducted by cooking instructor and caterer Linda Welles. An avid gardener who emphasizes practical creative cooking, Linda will discuss food storage and preparation, some of her favorite tools and basic ingredients, and how to make the most of summer’s abundance. Participants will receive recipes and useful tips, and will be invited to taste the food Linda prepares. Please register for the class at sussexcountylibrary.org (events calendar) or call the Sussex-Wantage Library at 973-875-3940 and ask to be registered.

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.

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.

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

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