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Ongoing Events

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Friday Night Dinner
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food drive - click for flier

fall booksale

Fall Free Rabies Clinic

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Wantage Community

Community Notices

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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 Community Events

Volunteers Needed for The Friends of the S-W Library Fall Used Book Sale
Saturday, October 20, through Saturday, October 27
Help needed with setting up, sorting, and running the sale. Sign-up sheets are available at the library’s front desk.

Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library Fall Used Book Sale
Friday, October 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$3 bag sale begins at noon on Saturday.
Thousands of books for children and adults, as well as audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and more—all at bargain prices. Also, a specials room for collectible books at slightly higher prices will be open all Friday and Saturday until 11:30 a.m.. Please bring your own grocery store-sized bags for your purchases. Proceeds from this sale help the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library to provide programs and community support for our library. For more information, visit: friendsofswlibrary.org or Facebook.

Children’s Halloween Party
October 28, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Beemerville Fire House
Costume judging and prizes at 3 p.m. Games and refreshments provided. All welcome, no admission cost. For more information call 570-994-4776

Free Rabies Clinic
Friday, November 2, 6–7:30 p.m., Wantage Township Garage
Cats in a carrier, dogs on a leash; BRING PROOF OF PRIOR RABIES SHOT.

Blood Drive
Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sussex United Methodist Church
Free lunch to all donors!

Fish & Chips
Friday, November 9, 5-7 p.m. at Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Fundraiser dinner featuring Tastefully British. For tickets call Bill at 973-224-2295, church office 973-702-0622 or see any parishioner. Visit us on Facebook. Choice of fish or chicken, French fries, coleslaw, and beverage. Take out available. Adult: $15; Child $10. Proceeds to benefit Holy Spirit Orthodox Church.

Turkey Dinner
Saturday, November 10, at Sussex United Methodist Church
Seating for dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. Take-outs are available and can be picked up starting at 4:30 p.m. Prices: adults are $13; children ages 5-12 are $9 (under five years old are free). Tickets are purchased at the door or call Rich Cron at 973-293-3487 or 862-266-5470. Please leave a message.

1st Annual Sussex Fire Karaoke Competition with DJ/MC Ray Sikora
Saturday November 11; Doors open at 5 p.m. with registration from 5 to 6 p.m.
Dinner approximately 7:30.
Tickets are $20, which includes draft beer & draft birch beer, buffet dinner (grilled top round, mashed potatoes, and vegetables), and free competition registration. Cash bar will be available. Age 18 & up (with ID). Prizes for solo, duet, and group. Tickets to be available 973-271-1086 or any member

Sussex FD Aux Pocketbook Bingo
Featuring Vera Bradley, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, and Coach Purses
Friday, November 11. Doors open at 6 p.m., drawing begins at 7:30.
Admission is $15/person for packet of four boards each for 11 of 13 games. Additional packets, specials, 50-50 raffle, and other raffles will be available. Food and drinks will be available for purchase (No under 18 or alcohol). 275 seats available only. Call 570-994-9483 or 973-670-6279 to reserve seats by 11/2.

The History of Beemerville
Friday, November 16, 7 p.m. at the Beemerville Firehouse
A time for sharing stories! Speakers and storytellers: History of the Village, churches, and local families with Fred Space, Lori Space-Day, and Debby D'Aries. Please RSVP by text or call to 862-266-7925. Walk-in welcome. Refreshments available. $5 donation to benefit the Beemerville Firehouse Auxiliary.

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