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Wantage Community

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car show 2017

Annual Car Show

The Recreation Commission's annual car show was held on October 15 at Woodbourne Park.
See photos.

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.

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.

Getting Ready for Social Security
Are you ready for Social Security? Click here for online resources and information.

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

Gingerbread Contest at Lusscroft Farm
Deadline for entering is Thursday, Nov. 30
Attention amateur bakers! A Gingerbread House and Gingerbread Figure Contest will be held at Lusscroft Farm, with entries on display at the Holiday Open House Benefit. The contest is free to enter. Judging will be done by Chef Chad Gasiorak, Baking and Pastry Arts Instructor at Sussex County Technical School. Prizes and ribbons for each category. Bring your entry to Lusscroft Farm between the hours of 2 and 4 p.m. on November 30. Entry forms and details can be found at lusscroftfarm.org.

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 7 p.m. at the Wantage School
Sussex Middle School Chorus, Santa arrives by fire truck, lighting of the tree, holiday crafts for kids and hot cocoa in the school cafeteria, and visit Santa in the school's all-purpose room, Sussex-Wantage PTO book fair and bake sale!

Johnny Cash Tribute Benefit Concert
Friday, December 1, 8 p.m. at High Point Regional High School
Featuring Terry Lee Goffee. To benefit the Sussex Fire Department. Tickets are $17. Children ages 12 and younger admitted free. There will be a food drive on site and patrons are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Food will be distributed locally to those in need.

Holiday Open House at Lusscroft Farm
Saturday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit! Shop, enjoy music, and explore three historic buildings at Lusscroft Farm—the Turner Mansion, the "Christmas Cottage" Manager's Home, and the Carriage House/Garage. All three buildings will be festively decorated and filled with interesting vendors, live music and special performances, history displays, food, the Lusscroft Gift Shop, a bake sale, the gingerbread contest display, and more. Horse-drawn carriage rides add to the festivities. A schedule of performances will be posted at lusscroftfarm.org. Admission is $5 per adult; children under 18 are free. Funds raised are for restoration projects at this historic farm. Presented by the nonprofit Heritage & Agriculture Association, in cooperation with the NJ DEP/Division of Parks and Forestry, working together to restore Lusscroft Farm.

Santa’s Coming to Colesville
Saturday, December 16, 5 p.m. at the Colesville Firehouse
Santa will be arriving by fire truck. Light snacks will be available for all and gifts for the children. Hosted by the Colesville Company 2 of the Wantage Fire Department.

7th Annual Christmas Dinner
December 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Wantage United Methodist Church
Open to everyone and anyone! Best of all, it's free! Church members will be serving a traditional Christmas dinner of turkey and all the fixings. For those who want something a bit different, they will also be serving lasagna. Hot dogs and macaroni and cheese will be available as an additional option for children. Dinner also includes salad, beverage of your choice, coffee, and dessert. Children between the ages of 3 and 12 will receive a special holiday present. This will be a first come first serve basis. We are requesting that you make a reservation by calling Melissa at 973-997-1822. Please let us know if there will be children coming with you.

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