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The New Jersey Home Keeper Program
Now Available
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

elks car show

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.

Route 565 Bridge over Papakating Creek Project
CR 565 at the bridge site continues to be closed to traffic due to the replacement of the bridge. Originally scheduled to be completed in December 2018, the timeline for the bridge replacement project has been extended due to weather issues. Get the latest news on this project from the Sussex County Government website and Facebook page.

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

Thursday, June 13, 6:30-7:45 p.m
Thursday, July 11, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Thursday, August 8, 6:30-7:45 p.m.
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)

Jun 13: Mashipacong Trail & Ayers Loop: Meet at the Winter Use parking lot.
Jul 11: Life Trail & Fuller Trail: Meet at the Winter Use parking lot.
Aug 1: Lake Marcia: Meet at the Lake Marcia Beach parking lot. Park entrance fee
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


Lusscroft Farm Photography Competition
June 15 - deadline
This photography contest is open to amateur, professional, and student photographers, inside or outside Sussex County. Rules and entry form are available at lusscroftfarm.org/photography-competition.html

Silent Auction & Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2 to 6:30 p.m. at Sussex United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
Bid on a beautiful basket, purchase and enjoy a delicious strawberry confection, and play some strawberry games. For more information call Carol Ann, Church Secretary, at 973-875-5852.

Honeybees: Angels of Agriculture
June 22, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Library
Join 2019’s American Honey Princess, Nicole Medina, and learn about the fascinating and resourceful life of the honeybee. Nicole will talk about the inner workings of the beehive, beekeeping in the United States, and how the diverse flightpath of honeybees extends from food to fiber. She will also share tips on how honey can rejuvenate itself and you, and will share recipes using one of the over 300 varieties of honey in the United States. Learn how the amazing honeybee affects many aspects of our world. Register at the library or click here to register online.

Classic Car and Truck Show
June 23 , noon to 4 p.m. at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Entertainment, food, and activities. Classic motorcycles welcome! Pre-registration by June 10 is $15; day of show is $20. A portion of the proceeds to benefit the Sussex Elks Lodge Veterans Committee. For more information and registration form click here or call Patty at 973-875-3990 or email SussexElks2288@gmail.com.


High Point Golf Clinic
July 1, 2, 3; 9 to 11 a.m. at Black Bear Golf Course
Featuring PGA Mary Beth Kohberger. For boys and girls in grades third through ninth. Cost is $100. For more information contact Bill Percey at 973-875-3101 ext. 3562 or email wpercey@hpregional.org. Click here for flier and registration form.

Lusscroft Day
July 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lusscroft Farm
Presented by the Northwest Jersey Horse Show. Auctions, barn sale, bake sale, games, tack sale, carriage rides, lecture on Leni Lenape customs, nature walks, Christmas in July, Manor House tour, music, and more. Proceeds benefit Lusscroft Farm restoration and Northwest Jersey Horse Shows. Free admission. For more information see Facebook, northwestjerseyshorseshow.com, email northwestjerseyhs@gmail.com, or call 973-222-9651.


Talent Show
August 10 at the Sussex County Fairgrounds
The "Sussex County's Got Talent" contest will be held again this year during the NJ State Fair / Sussex County Farm and Horse Show. Competition is for Sussex County residents only and there will be a limit of ten acts for each of the three divisions. Click here for flier. Click here for the application. Deadline for submissions is July 26. If you have questions, contact Edna Powell at birdie@ptd.net.


Wantage Township 5K
September 21 at Woodbourne Park
Details to come

Wantage Township Fall Festival
September 28 at Woodbourne Park
Details to come


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

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