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The New Jersey Home Keeper Program
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This program is funded through a grant from United States Treasury's Hardest Hit Fund. Announcement
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Friday Night Dinner
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Wantage Community

Community Notices

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coyotes are in the area

Coyotes Are in the Wantage Area
Please be aware of your surroundings and potential wildlife around you. Click here for some coyote precautions to remember.

Wantage Tree Farm Named Best Christmas Tree Farm in New Jersey
by Good Housekeeping Magazine. See article on Good Housekeeping Magazine's website. Shale Hills Farm was established in 1961 and is located on Pond School Road. Sussex County is home to some great tree farms. If you've never visted a local tree farm, why not start a new holiday tradition this year.

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

Watercolor Painting with the Brit Lady
January 26, 10 a.m. to noon at the library
Local artist Sally Stansfield is back by popular demand! Join her for a beginner class designed for adults. She will help you create a winter watercolor scene. A $5 materials fee will be collected at the start of class. Exact change is appreciated. Space is limited. In person registration at the Sussex-Wantage Library or call 973 875-3940. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library

Annual Winter Festival
Saturday, January 26, noon to 3 p.m.
High Point State Park Interpretive Center and Lake Marcia
A celebration of snow and ice at High Point State Park; activities will include bird feeder craft for children, storytime, sing-a-long, hot cocoa and cookies by the fire, guided winter hike, snowshoeing, winter weather talk with Nick Stefano, curling with the Plainfield Curling Club, sled dog education program and demonstration by the New Jersey Sled Dog Club, and ice fishing demonstrations (conditions permitting). The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per person is appreciated. Snow date is Sunday, January 27. Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park. Please visit the Friends of High Point State Park website for more information, friendsofhighpointstatepark.org.

A Visit to Gander, Newfoundland
February 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the library
Inspired by Jim De Fede’s The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, Vernoy Paolini went to Gander to personally thank the people for their help. The presentation is about what she found there. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library. Light refreshments and an opportunity to ask questions after the program. No registration required. Seating on a first-come basis. For further information, call the library at 973-875-3940.

Winter Trek at Lusscroft Farm
Sunday, February 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Lusscroft Farm. Meet in the parking area by the Manor House. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Pre-registration suggested but not required: kmitchel@ptd.net. Hike is free but donations are welcome. lusscroftfarm.org

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