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Dedication of New Pavilion May 19

pavilion Woodbourne Veterans Memorial Park has been enhanced through the vision and generosity of Rob and Denise Lange and the Lange family, with a new pavilion that sits within the rolling hills of the park. A crowning jewel to an already beautiful park, it is now complete and open to the public. The Lange’s vision has inspired neighbors, contractors, and volunteers within the community to help with this project. In partnership with the Mayor, Township Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, a plan was developed with the Lange family at the financial helm—from ground breaking through completion. The pavilion dedication will be held on May 19 at 11 a.m. as part of the Wantage Day celebration. All are invited to tour this stunning new building and enjoy the Wantage Day festivities.

A special thank you to the following companies who worked and donated to help complete this project: Bill Jacobs of Morton Buildings Inc., Harold Pellow of Harold E. Pellow and Associates, Dave and Chris Vander Groef of Wantage Excavating, Gary Sargent of Gary T. Sargent Electrical Contractor, Greg Stevens of Stevens Concrete LLC, Matt Lockburner of Lockburner Construction LLC, Scott Palmenber & Craig Langenbach of High Point Utilities, and the team at Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative Inc.

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Beemerville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Tricky Tray
April 20; Doors open at 6 p.m., tray drawings start at 7:30 p.m.
Super Special $300 Visa Gift Card. Must be 18 yrs or older to attend. For information about donations, please call Sharon at 973-864-7858.

Book Sale Donation Drop-Off
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library invite you to drop off donations of books, DVDs, and CDs at the library on the following dates: Sat. 4/21 10 a.m. to noon; Mon. 4/23 & Tues. 4/24 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wed. 4/25 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spring Used Book Sale
Friday, April 27, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
$3 bag sale on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
Thousands of books for all ages, DVDs, music CDs, audio books, and more—all at bargain prices! Plus a specials room featuring collectible books at slightly higher prices. Proceeds to the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library for community programs.

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.

Sussex Fire Department Auxiliary Mother's Day Vendor Sale
Friday, May. 11, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sussex Firehouse
NO ADMISSION FEE FOR SHOPPERS. Cash and carry items. Sixteen vendors have been secured so far: Essentially Raine fun fashion jewelry and accessories, Forever Yours-Custom Gifts & Artwork, Lularoe, Origami Owl, Paparazzi, Perfectly Posh, Scentsy, Thirty One, Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski. The SFD Auxiliary is currently seeking and signing a variety of additional vendors (artists, crafters, direct sales representatives, exhibitors, food vendors, and businesses); limiting to three of same kind. Baked goods and light refreshment will be available on site. All proceeds will benefit the Sussex Fire Department. For more information, call Laurie (973) 600 7043 or Kathy (862) 273 5863. Participation space is limited. Spaces are available for $35.

Wantage Day
Saturday, May 19, noon to 4 p.m. at Woodbourne Park
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Annual Roast Pork Dinner
Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sussex United Methodist Church
Take-outs will also be available at 4:30 p.m. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance but they may also be purchased at the door if not sold out ahead of time. The cost per ticket is: $13 for adults, $6 for children (ages 5-12), and free for children under 5 years old. The meal includes roast pork, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, apple sauce, beverage, and dessert. To purchase tickets, contact Rich Cron at 973-293-3487 or 862-266-5470; please leave a message.

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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