Wantage Township New Jersey

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Land Use Board Meetings Canceled

The November 12, 2019 and November 19, 2019 meetings of the Wantage Township Land Use Board have been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for December 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Official action may be taken. ~ Jeanne McBride, LUB secretary

Woodbourne Park Field Closure

Please take notice that Field 3 (soccer field next to the playground) of Woodbourne Park will be closed to all use until further notice. Thank you. ~ Township of Wantage

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Public Discussion on Berry Road Property

November 18, 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building
Attention Wantage Residents: Your opinions wanted! Residents are invited to a public discussion on Monday, November 18, as the Township seeks input from its citizens on how to best utilize our latest recreational Open Space acquisition on Berry Road, across from Woodbourne Park. What is your favorite recreational activity? Bring your ideas! All Wantage residents are welcome. Meeting will be held at the Wantage Township Municipal Building beginning at 7 p.m. The Wantage Open Space program is dedicated to providing a variety of environmental and economic benefits including water resources, preservation of wildlife habitats, creation of greenways, and support of recreational activities improving the quality of life for its citizens.

Only Clean Dirt Wanted

Wantage Township warns residents about clean fill that may not be so clean. Click here for flyer on how to guard your backyard.

Food Drive

If you can, stuff the can! Non-perishable food is being collected to benefit the Sussex County Social Services food pantry. All the food collected in this food drive will provide emergency food assistance to residents of Sussex County. Donations may be dropped off at the Municipal Building; Look for the Champions for Charity can!

Coat Drive

New and unused winter coats are being collected for homeless residents of Sussex County. Coats may be dropped off at the Municipal Building from November 1 through December 1. Look for the Coat Drive box!

Toy Drive

Each year over one thousand families from Sussex and Warren counties receive toys from Season of Hope. This year the goal is to distribute toys to three thousand local children who otherwise would not receive Christmas gifts. Every donated gift stays here in our community, brightening the holidays of our neighbors. Donations are being accepted at the municipal building. Click here for flier.

Wantage Township First Aid Squad Members Needed

Wantage Township Residents: If you are interested in joining the First Aid Squad, please contact the WTFAS today! Time committment is minimal and all training and drills to be certified will be provided. Drivers are needed as well as EMTs. The Wantage Township First Aid Squad is made up of volunteers—your neighbors—who provide emergency medical service in Wantage. For more information, please email wtfas.nj.recruitment@gmail.com

Wanted: Your Ideas for the Berry Road Property

The Wantage Township government is seeking input from residents on ideas for the newly-purchased Berry Road property. Please share your visions! Email your ideas to Nicole Dunn, recreation secretary, at nicole@wantagetwp-nj.org or submit your ideas online. The public is invited to the November 18th Open Space Advisory Committee meeting when ideas will be discussed.

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Berry Road Usage Discussion

November 18, 7 p.m. at the Municipal Building
Public discussion about ideas for the Berry Road property.

Thursday Night Sing-Along

November 21, 6:30 p.m. at the Library
This month's theme is "Songs about Home." Musical expertise is not required! Lyrics are provided so everyone can join in. Children welcome when accompanied by an adult. If you play an instrument—kazoo, shaker, ukulele, or whatever—bring it with you! Singing is from 6:30 to around 8:00. Free. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.


November 21, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sussex Middle School
Come see some great ideas by the SMS students in the sixth annual TREP$ Marketplace. There will be many products for sale—for yourself or as a gift for the holidays. Pizza and water will be available for sale.

Pocketbook Bingo

November 22 at the Sussex Firehouse
Doors open at 6, drawings start at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Vera Bradley, Coach, Michael Kors, and Kate Spade handbags. Admission is $25 per person. Reserved seats only by November 8. Call Kayla at 571-994-9483 or Diane at 973-670-6279 to reserve a seat. Only 275 seats available.

Thanksgiving Flowers

November 23, 10 a.m. at the Library
Make a beautiful table flower arrangement with Master Gardener April Fisher. The materials fee is $15. Registration opens November 9. Register in person or by phone at the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Cover-to-Cover Book Club

November 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Library
The title for November is The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife by Maryann McFadden. Come be part of the discussion. No registration required. For more information call or email club founder Jane Casale at 973 827-5170 or hanna05@ptd.net.


Lute with John Sheehan

December 1, 2:00 p.m. at the Library
Multi-instrumentalist John Sheehan presents a program of renaissance music for the lute just in time for the Holidays. Like a guitar but more complex, the lute is an ancient instrument making a comeback in music today. Seating is on a first-come basis. No registration is necessary. Hosted by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Breakfast with Santa

December 1, 8 to 11 a.m. at the Sussex Firehouse
Breakfast included pancakes, French toast, hash browns,scrambled eggs, sausage. Pricing is $8 per adult, $5 for kids, free for children three years old and younger. Hosted by the Sussex Fire Department Auxiliary.

Wantage Township Christmas Tree Lighting

December 6, 7 p.m. at the Wantage School
Santa arrives by firetruck and then visits with kids inside the school, holiday crafts for kids, hot cocoa, book fair, and more.

Acrylic Painting

December 7, 10 a.m. at the Library
Let Sally, "the Brit Lady," bring out your creative side during this acrylic painting class for adults. Step-by-step instruction, no experience required. Space is limited to 15 budding artists. Register beginning November 23 by calling or stopping by the library. A $5 materials fee will be collected at the beginning of class. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library.

Dinner with Santa

December 13, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sussex Elks lodge
Turkey, mashed potoatoes, gravy, vegetable, salad, and dessert. Hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and mac and cheese will also be available. Pricing: children ages 6 to 12: $5, Ages 13 and older: $8. No charge for children under five years old. For questions or to reserve seating call 973-875-3990 or email sussexelks2288@gmail.com

Sunday Breakfast to Honor Our Local Heroes

December 15, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sussex Elks lodge
Free for First Responders (firefighters, EMTs, and police.) Suggested donation of $5 for all others. For questions or to reserve seating call 973-875-3990 or email sussexelks2288@gmail.com

Library Teen Advisory Board

December 21, 4 p.m. at the Library
Teens in grades 7 and up are invited to share books, participate in fun activities, and learn more about why the library is a great place to meet and hang out. The group meets the 3rd Saturday of each month in the teen computer area. Grab a friend and join Ms. Jenise this month to decorate a gingerbread house. Registration preferred and begins December 7; call 973-875-3940.


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.

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4-H Clubs Help Clean Up Our Community

Thanks to the 4-H clubs, Kids in the Kitchen and Summer Blossoms, for participating in our Township Clean Communities Program. Participants were amazed at the amount of litter... and the number of miniature vodka bottles! A bit of Wantage is cleaner because of you!!

Kids in the Kitchen 4H group
Kids in the Kitchen
Kids in the Kitchen 4H group
Summer Blossoms

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