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Wantage Community

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Miss Wantage 2018

2018 Wantage Royalty Selected

On Saturday, May 19, the annual Wantage pagaents were held in the municipal building. This year's winners are:
    Miss Wantage: Emily Elizabeth Dunn
    Little Miss Wantage: Harper Alexandra Tilley
    Little Mr. Wantage: Jackson Ryan Tilley
In the Miss Wantage contest, first runner up was Kaitlyn McKenna and second runner up was Sierra Rose Mae Walsh. See photos.

Dedication of New Pavilion Date TBA

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.

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

Upcoming Events

June Sing-Along
Thursday, June 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Sussex Wantage Library's Community Room
"Songs We All Know" is the theme for the June Sing-Along. Do you need to shake your sillies out? Are you are happy and you want to know it? Is rubber duckie really the one? Find out the answer to these and other burning questions by coming to this month's sing-along. Children of all ages are welcome. We may sing in the amphitheater space if circumstances permit. For further information on this Friends of the Library event, please call the library at 973-875-3940 or visit the Friends' website at FriendsofSWLibrary.org. No registration required. Sing-alongs are held on the third Thursday of the month.

Strawberry Festival and Silent Auction
Saturday, June 23, 2-6 p.m. at Sussex United Methodist Church
Bid on a beautiful basket, purchase and enjoy a delicious strawberry confection, and play some strawberry games.

Democratic County Committee of Wantage Township Meeting
Monday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. at 63 Sherman Ridge Road
The meeting is to plan local campaign strategies. All interested Wantage residents are welcome. For information and directions, please call 973-875-9135.

Barn Sale Benefit at Lusscroft Farm
Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This is the final Barn Sale of the season at Lusscroft Farm. The barn has just been restocked with vintage, collectibles, books, man-cave items, framed art, household items, etc. This is the sale where YOU name the price. More info is available online at Lusscroftfarm.org or email questions to LusscroftFarm@gmail.com. Presented by the Heritage and Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry.

Munsee/Lenape - Then and Now
Saturday, July 7, 1:00 p.m. in the Lusscroft Farm Manor House
A fascinating talk about the local Munsee/Lenape Indian culture presented by Dr. Robin Hill Chandler. The talk covers the life and culture of the First People of the area of Sussex County and New Jersey; their arrival here; how they lived; and later how they interacted with colonists up to today. There will be exhibits and refreshments. A $5.00 donation is requested. Presented by the Heritage and Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry.

Lusscroft Day
Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A fun day for all ages on the scenic grounds of historic Lusscroft Farm. Activities will include a silent auction with great stuff, crafts/games and activities for children, wagon ride guided tours, an antique tractor exhibit, a tack sale, bake sale, free blood pressure and sugar screening, barn sale, Indian lore presentation, food and more! A variety of choices, ticketed by event. Proceeds benefit Lusscroft Farm restoration and the Northwest Jersey Horse Shows. Presented by the nonprofit groups Heritage and Agriculture Association and Northwest Jersey Horse Show, Inc., in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks & Forestry. More information is available online at Lusscroftfarm.org or northwestjerseyhorseshow.com, or call 973-222-9651.

DAR Christmas in July
July 13-15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the DAR Elias Van Bunschooten Museum
Event features a complimentary tour of the holiday-decorated historic house, period costumes and uniforms, attic treasures sale, reenactors, live music, food, and more. Education and fun for the whole family. For more information call 973-875-7634 or email ashleyziccardi@gmail.com.

Christmas in July Fund Raiser
Saturday, July 14, 1 to 3 p.m. at Holy Spirit Orthodox Church
Join us for an afternoon of fun and you'll make and go home with ten beautiful Christmas cards that you made. Fee: Adults $20; Children 12 and over $12. To reserve a seat, send your check to Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, 102 Route 284, Wantage, NJ 07461. Contact Anna Seniw at 845-665-9886 for more information.

Elks Classic Car and Truck Show
Sunday, July 15, noon to 4 p.m. at Sussex Elks Lodge
To benefit charitable endeavors. Entertainment, food, and activities. Pre-register by July 1 $15. $20 registration day of show. Download flier/registration form.

2018 High Point Summer Hoops Camps
Regular Camp for Boys & Girls entering grades 5-9 will be held July 16-19 from 9-12.
Junior Hoops Camp for Boys & Girls entering grades 1-4 will be held July 23-26 from 9-11.
(As usual, 5th graders can choose regular or junior camp depending on ability and preference) Please see registration forms and information: Regular Camp | Junior Camp. If you have any questions contact Jesse Strehl 862-266-5806 or Chris Dexter 201-978-3425. To receive your free camp T-shirt be sure to register by June 8.

Chicken Barbecue
Sunday, August 26, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Sussex Firehouse
Meal includes 1/2 chicken, corn, baked beans, salad, dinner roll, soda or water, and desserts. Chicken nuggets and fries will be available for kids. BYOB permitted. Take-out available. Tickets: $15 for adults, $8 for children (12 & under). Contact Nick (862-266-8397) or Jennifer (973-222-6944). This Sussex Fire Department fundraiser is hosted by the SFD Auxiliary.

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