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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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posted 5/5/11

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Ongoing Events

Amateur Artists
Friday Night Dinner
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food drive - click for flier

Wantage Day flier

Give your planter a facelift flier

Wantage Community

Community Notices

For older news posts, please see news archives.

Weather Alerts
Keep up to date with the Wantage Township Office of Energy Management Facebook page.

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.

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

Yoga on the Mountain
with the Friends of High Point State Park. Come enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. Bring your own yoga mat. Adults and mature teens, ages 14 and older. All experience levels and walk-ins are welcome. Suggested $5 donation per class. Please call 973-702-0488 for more info and to register. Classes will be held in the HPSP Interpretive Center. Yoga on the Mountain Class Schedule

Saturday, September 7, tentative 10 a.m.
Saturday, October 5: 10:45 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday Trekkers Series
Hikes start at 10:30 a.m. with the Friends of High Point State Park. Join volunteer April Oleksy to hike and explore High Point State Park. Bring water and lunch. No rain dates. Hike schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting. Additional hike details may be found on the Friends of High Point website and Facebook events page. Free/suggested $5 donation per participant appreciated. For questions and for trail information call HPSP office at 973-875-4800. Hike schedule: (subject to change)

Sep 12: Shawankgunk Ridge Trail: Meet at the Interpretive Center parking area.
Oct 10: Monument Trail: Meet at the Interpretive Center parking area.
Nov 14: Iris Trail: Appalachian Trail parking lot on Rt 23.

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


Giving Your Planter a Facelift: What to Nip, When to Tuck
August 24, 2:00 p.m. at the Library
As summer winds down, learn how to perk up those garden containers for fall. Cynthia Rauth, staff horticulturist at Andersen Farms, returns with a selection of plants and containers to spark our imagination and to demonstrate practical tips. Seating is on a first-come basis. Registration is not required. A Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library program.

Kids Woodcrafts and Painting
August 25, noon to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post 213
Hot dogs, refreshments, popcorn, and watermelon. $2 per child. Click here for flier.

Pets Invited to Church
August 31, 7 p.m. and September 1, 9:30 a.m., at Sussex United Methodist Church
The annual, special worship services to give thanks for the Blessing of Creation. At these services, all people and their pets (and other reasonably polite animals) are invited to come to the church’s outdoor chapel in the rear of the church for a special blessing. To make sure everyone gets along, all dogs must be on a leash, and other pets must be securely leashed or caged. People are encouraged to wear casual attire. Service will run about an hour or less.


Pets Invited to Church
September 1, 9:30 a.m., at Sussex United Methodist Church

Sands Casino Trip
Saturday, September 7
Depart from the Susseex Elks Lodge at 8:15 a.m. Return approximately 6 p.m.
Cost is $37 per person. To purchase seats (deadline August 24) or for questions call 973-875-3990 or email SussexElks2288@ gmail.com. Download flier.

Skylands Transportation Public Hearing
Thursday, September 19, 12 p.m. at Sussex County Community College
The public is invited to the Sussex County Skylands Ride annual transportation hearing, to be held in the Performing Arts Center Atrium at SCCC. Suggestions on how Skylands Ride can better service its clients' needs are welcome. Download flier.

Wantage Township 5K
September 21 at Woodbourne Park
Race begins at 9 a.m. Registration/packet pickup from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Awards at 10:00. Registration: $5 by 9/18; $8 day of race. Click here for details, rules, and registration form.

Wantage Pound Adoption Day and Vendor Fair
September 21 at the Colesville Firehouse
The Wantage Pound will be having a Vendor Fair/Adoption Day to raise money for new kennel fencing. Vendor spots are $15; haul in/haul out. All vendors are welcome: crafts, yard sales, antiques, you name it! To be a vendor, contact Linda at 973-903-9110 by September 18.

Wantage Township Fall Festival
September 28, noon to 4 p.m. at Woodbourne Park
Family Fun! Raffles, games, giveaways, inflatables, food, craft beer, live music, events and demonstrations, more!
Click here for vendor information and application. | Click here for Festival Flier

Softball Players Wanted for Wantage Day
September 28, 1 p.m. at Woodbourne Park
The New Jersey Senior Softball Association is looking for players in two age groups (60-68 and 69+) for a pickup game. Six- to twelve-foot arc. Bring your glove and love for the game. There will be league representatives on hand to provide information on what the league is about. Contact waltdrag@gmail.com for more information. Click here to download flyer.

SWLL Cornhole Tournament
September 28, 1 p.m. at Woodbourne Park
Tournament to be held during the Wantage Day Fall Festival. Teams of two, 18 years of age or older. Double elimination. Cost is #30 per team. Signup deadling is September 25. Click here for informational flyer. Click here for sponsor information.


Wantage Township Tree Lighting
December 6 at the Wantage School
Details to come

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