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Fishing contest September 30
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Tire Turn-In and Paper Shred October 7

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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. 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 ATV's 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

Sussex-Wantage Youth Basketball Registration
Registration for the 2017-2018 season will be accepted through October 31. In-person registration will be held in the Sussex/Wantage Branch Library small conference room on Click here for flier for more details and program information

2017 Yoga on the Mountain Series
Yoga on the Mountain classes will be held once a month through November in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center. Enjoy the view while relaxing your mind and body. Adults and mature teens, (ages 14 and older,) with all levels of experience are invited to participate. Bring your own yoga mat, small pillow, and reusable bottle of water. A suggested donation of $5 or more per participant is appreciated. Registration is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Call 973-702-0488 for additional information and to register. Remaining classes: September 15 at 6:00; and October 13 at 5:30. November 4 will be a morning session at 10:30 a.m. Sponsored by The Friends of High Point State Park. To learn more about the Friends of High Point State Park and their programs, visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

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.

Upcoming Events

BBQ Chicken Take-Out Night and Apple Festival
Saturday, September 23 at the Sussex United Methodist Church
Pick up time for dinners: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Apple Festival hours are 4 to 6 p.m.
Cost is $12 per meal, which includes a half chicken hot off the bbq, corn on the cob, coleslaw, baked potato, roll, and dessert. For tickets call Rich Cron at 973-293-3487 or 682-266-5470. Advanced tickets only, no tickets sold at the door. Apple Festival includes apple crafts, apple activities, and apple confections.

Fishing Contest
Saturday, September 30, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lake Neepaulin
Small Fry: 10 and under. Adult: 11 and up. Valid N.J. fishing license is required. Catch and release. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the beach. Fishing begins at 9. Entry fee is $5 per angler. Categories are bass and sunfish. Prizes will be awarded for top fish in each category for both age groups. Fish must be alive at weigh-in. Boat fishing allowed in accordance with lake rules. See flier.

Fall Barn and Rummage Sale
Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th
Sussex United Methodist Church, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Event includes a barn and yard sale, lunch booth, bake sale, and more. For more information, please call 973-875-5852.

Tire Turn-In Day and Paper Shred Event
October 7, 9 a.m. to noon at the municipal building
Sponsored by the Clean Communities Program. There is a limit of eight car and light truck tires per residence; proof of residency required.

Annual Car Show
October 8, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Woodbourne Park
Sponsored by Wantage Recreation. Rain Date: October 15.
Trophies awarded in many classes for cars, truck, and motorcycles. Food and refreshments available, live music, 50/50 drawing, tricky tray, vendors, and more. Download flier. Download sponsor letter. For more information, see wantagerec.com

Friends of the Sussex-Wantage Library Fall Used Book Sale
Friday, October 13, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, October 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. $3 bag sale begins Saturday at noon
Thousands of adult and children's books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, and more—all at bargain prices! Plus a specials room featuring rare and collectible books at slightly higher prices. Bring the whole family! Proceeds from this major fundraiser help the Friends provide community support for our library. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at the library from Saturday, October 7th through Wednesday, October 11th, during regular library hours. Please pack your donations in small boxes or double-strength grocery bags. We are sorry but we do not accept textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias, condensed books, or any item in poor condition. For further information please call the library at 973-875-3940 or visit the Friends website at friendsofswlibrary.org. You may also email the Friends at sussexwantagefol@gmail.com.

Autumn Bicycle Tour
Sunday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Ride with the Friends of High Point State Park on a Fall Into Autumn Bicycle Tour and enjoy the beauty of autumn at High Point State Park. The route is an eight-mile loop along Sawmill and Park Ridge roads. There will be a few shorts stops along the way to view points of interest and to enjoy a picnic lunch. The bike ride is suitable for ages 14 and older. Helmets are required for all bicycle riders. Please bring your own bicycle, helmet, bag lunch, and water. The group will meet at the winter-use parking lot located on Park Ridge Road. No rain date is scheduled. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per participant is appreciated. Please email Rob at rthawk@ptd.net for more information and to register. To learn more about the Friends of High Point State Park and their events, please visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, October 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the High Point State Park Interpretive Center Autumn is the season of bountiful harvests. Come watch the Friends of High Point State Park prepare a seasonal feast on the open hearth. Enjoy sample tastings of soups, meats, sides, and desserts that have all been cooked fireside. Seasonal activities for children will be offered. The event is free, but a suggested donation of $5 per family is appreciated. Sponsored by the Friends of High Point State Park. For more information on the Friends and their events, please visit friendshighpointstatepark.blogspot.com.

Fish and Chips Dinner
Friday, October 20, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Chicken dinners are available when pre-requested. $15 advance ticket. $17 at the door. Call 973-500-8408. Fundraiser for Peace by Piece NJ — a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities after they age into adulthood. Its’ goal is to provide housing services and activities through a social group with peers which will give opportunities to create lasting friendships and a better quality of life. peacebypiecenj.org

Free Diabetes Workshop
Mondays, October 23 to November 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sussex-Wangage Library
The Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP) consists of a free workshop series that meets once a week for six weeks for approximately two hours. During the DSMP, participants can expect to learn about diabetes and its risks, action planning, the importance of healthy eating and portion control, exercise, medication management, communicating with healthcare providers, dealing with stress and depression, and much more. Each participant (one per household) in the workshop receives a free copy of the companion book, Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions, 4thEdition ($20 value). Anyone interested can call Jennifer Osborne at (973) 940-0423 ext. 268 to register. Flier.

Veterans Rememberrance Dinner
Friday, November 10, 6-9 p.m. at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Suggested dinner donation is $10. Free to all veterans and actice service members. Questions or to reserve a space for large parites call the Lodge at 973-875-3990 or email SussexElks2288@gmail.com.

Comedy Night Featuring "Uncle Floyd"
Saturday, November 18 at the Sussex Elks Lodge
Doors open at 5:30, buffet dinner 6-8 p.m., show to start about 8:30.
Pre-show ticket price $30. Tickets at door $35. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Questions or to reserve a space for large parites call the Lodge at 973-875-3990 or email SussexElks2288@gmail.com. Note: Absolutely NO video-recording allowed.

Christmas Tree Lighting
December 1, 7 p.m. at the Wantage School
Details to come...

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