News and Announcements
Legal Holiday October 14
Municipal offices will be closed on Monday, October 14 for the Columbus Day holiday.
The Land Use Board meeting originally scheduled for October 15 has been rescheduled to October 22. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. Official action may be taken
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
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.
Youth Basketball Registration
Registration for the 2019-20 season is now open. Applications will be accepted through November 10, 2019. Click here for more information and online registration.
The Sussex County Department of Health and Human Servises will be holding opioid symposiums in October to inform residents about where, how, and when to obtain services. Hidden in Plain Sight will also be included. The programs are free, no registration required, light refreshments served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Programs begin at 7:00.
- Dates and locations:
- Thursday, October 17 at Newton High School
Wednesday, October 23 at Wallkill Valley Regional High School
Monday, October 28 at Lenape Valley Regional High School
For more information about the symposiums or substance abuse prevention, go to sussex.nj.us or contact Nick Loizzi at the Office of Substance Abuse and Alcohol by calling (973) 940-5200, ext. 1383 or email at email@example.com. Click here for symposium flier.
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. Drop off your ideas at the municipal building. Please share your visions! Coming soon...an online suggestion box.
To submit your Wantage event, please contact us.
Thursday Night Sing-Along
October 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Library
This month's theme is "Music of Broadway." 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.
Fall Used Book Sale
October 18 and 19 at the Library
The Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library will hold its Fall Used Book Sale on Friday, October 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a $3 bag sale from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Specials Room will be open. Think Green: please bring your own bags! Donation drop off dates: Saturday, Oct 12 through Wednesday, Oct 16 during regular library hours. See flier.
Library Teen Advisory Board
October 19, 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 third Saturday of each month in the teen computer area. Registration preferred: 973-875-3940. This month features a Day of the Dead celebration.
Family Movie Night
October 21, 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the Library
Come to the library for a family-friendly movie night complete with popcorn. This is an indoor adventure, but feel free to bring your favorite lawn chair, pillow, and/or blanket to be more comfortable. Registration at the Library. The evening will start with a vote on what to watch, so prepare to defend your favorite: Kung Fu Panda 3, Casper, or Muppets Treasure Island.
Cover-to-Cover Book Club
October 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library
The title for October is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate, available in regular and large print, on audio CD, and as a downloadable eBook and eAudio. No registration required. For more information call or email club founder Jane Casale at 973 827-5170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kick 4 A Cure Soccer Game
October 24, 6 p.m. at High Point Regional High School
Varsity girls soccer High Point vs Wallkill Valley in this benefit game. For more information or questions, please call the school at 973-875-3101 or go to the event page on Facebook.
Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
October 26, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center
Take a walk on your favorite trail and then enjoy a small sample of delicious soups and sweet desserts all cooked using the open hearth. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy at the Interpretive Center or one of the park picnic areas. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per family is appreciated. For more information on the Friends of High Point State Park and their events, visit friendsofhighpointstatepark.org.
Children’s Halloween Party
October 27, 2 to 4 p.m. at the Beemerville firehouse
Costume judging will be at 3 p.m. Games and refreshments provided. Free admission. All are welcome. For additional information call 973-875-8632.
Touch a Truck
November 8, 11 a.m. to noon at the Library
Dump trucks, school buses, and other fun and interesting vehicles will be parked in the Sussex-Wantage library lot for kids of all ages to climb on and explore. Their operators will be on hand to answer questions as well. This event will be held rain or shine. No registration required.
November 9, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library
This program is presented by James W. Farnham, MBA, MS Licensed Agent/Investment Adviser Representative for people currently enrolled in Medicare, or turning 65 within the next two years. Learn about how and when to enroll, when you can make changes, and the insurance options available. Review and compare Medicare parts A, B, C and D. Get informed and learn what Medicare means for you. Registration preferred and begins October 26 at the library. This is not a library program; the library is only providing the meeting space.
Thursday Trekkers Series: Iris Trail
November 14, 10:30 a.m. Meet at the Appalachian Trail parking lot on Rt 23.
Hike and explore High Point State Park. Bring water and lunch. Led by April Oleksy. Hosted by the Friends of High Point State Park. Additional hike details may be found on friendsofhighpointstatepark.org and its Facebook events page. Free/suggested $5 donation per participant is appreciated. No rain date. Hike is subject to change and is weather permitting. For questions and for trail information, call the HPSP Office at 973-875-4800.
Library Teen Advisory Board
November 16, 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 third Saturday of each month in the teen computer area. This month's activity is karaoke. Registration preferred. 973-875-3940
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 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.
Wantage Township Tree Lighting
December 6 at the Wantage School
Details to come.
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.