Andover Community News and Notices

Current Notices

nyc bus trip

Bus Trip to NY City
Saturday, December 2
8 a.m. departure from Florence M. Burd School.
Drop off and pick up location will be 8th Ave., between 43rd and 44th Streets. Pick up time is 6 p.m. Holiday shopping, sightseeing, theater, museum visits, etc... Cost is $18 per person. Call 973-383-4280 x 221 to make your reservations. Sponsored by Andover Township.


Tree Lighting
Friday, November 24, 6 p.m. at Hillside Park


Toys for Tots Dinner/Dance
Saturday, December 2 at Hillside Barn. Doors open at 5:30. $25 per ticket. Please bring an unwrapped toy.


Kids Christmas Party
Sunday, December 3, 1 p.m. at Hillside Park
Santa arrives about 2:00.


operation santa

Operation Santa
Sponsored by the Andover Township Fire Department. Bring a gift (with donation) to the firehouse on these dates: December 15, 6-9 p.m.; December 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and December 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Santa will deliver the presents on December 19, 20, and 21 between 6 and 9 p.m. Download form.


Try Our Yoga and Fitness Classes for Free!
Have you thought about coming to our Yoga and Fitness classes, but not sure if you'd like them? Try both classes for free! Come to a yoga and/or fitness class and inform the instructor you are taking a trial class. If the class wasn't for you, no problem. But if you had a good time let the instructor know! We'd love to have you join us for the rest of the sessions! Fees will be prorated. Click here for the fall schedule.


Girl Scout Project Spotlights Andover
Cassidy Shrope's Girl Scout Gold Award project was to collect historical photos and interview lifelong residents of Sussex County. Cassidy has graciously given permission for us to share her finished project with our residents. The website of historical photos of Sussex County and interviews of lifelong residents, compiled by Cassidy with the help of Sussex County Historian Wayne McCabe and the Robert Siragusa chapter of Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society, is sussexstories.shrope.com (Photos have been digitized from the collection of Mr. Wayne McCabe and are not authorized to be sold.)


How to donate a mattress as well as mattress recycling and more. Check it out here: https://www.tuck.com/mattress-disposal/

Ongoing Noteworthy Notices

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Recreation
Environmental Commission
Seniors
JCPL
State Government


Recreation Committee

Newsletters
Winter | Fall-Winter

Recreation Events Calendar 2017-18
Download.

Skylands Ice World Discounts for Andover Residents
Ten-week sessions, $160 for all ten sessions.
Download fliers for details: Youth Hockey | Learn to Skate
Andover Rec Hockey

Fitness Classes for Women
Yoga and/or Strength and Conditioning classes at the Hillside Park Barn. Class sessions are 8 weeks. Yoga classes are Wednesdays, 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $40. Conditioning classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. Classes feature full-body toning and sculpting, weight exercises, stations, and bootcamp. All 16 classes: $64. Monday or Wednesday only: $32. Call Robyn 973-383-4280, ext. 221 for additional information. Fall Schedule | Registration form


Environmental Commission

Bat Housing
There have been questions regarding bats in general and the recommended location for bat houses. Click here for a list of recommendations from a bat management website.

Drought Information
Link to NJDEP’s podcast on the Drought with State Geologist, Jeff Hoffman.
To request toilet leak detection tablets contact Mica.McCullough@dep.nj.gov.
For more information on the drought conditions and water conservation, visit these websites:
http://www.njdrought.org/
http://www.nj.gov/dep/watersupply/conserve.htm

Stormwater Management Information
Go to NJStormWater.org.
Go to CleanWaterNJ.org.
Brochures and tip cards.

Solution to Storm Water Pollution
Download flier


Seniors

Attention Senior Citizens
The Greater Andover Senior Citizens are actively seeking new members. You must be 55 years of age or older. The Group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at the Hillside House from 1 to 4 p.m. Monthly trips and other activities such as in-house entertainment, catered luncheons, bingo, and guest speakers are scheduled throughout the year. For information call Lois McCue at 973-383-3783. Various important services are available! For information and referral on programs and services for the elderly, call the Sussex County Office of the Aging at 973-579-0555.


JCPL

Streetlight on the Blink?
Let JCPL know so repairs can be made. See flier for details.

Communication Tools
Communication tools from JCP&L provide customers with simple and convenient ways to get the most current information related to their electric service. See tips.

JCPL Warning about Scammers
JCP&L has received increased reports of scammers targeting utility customers. In the latest scam, a telephone caller poses as an electric utility company employee and threatens to shut off the customer’s power unless an immediate payment is made. See full notice.

Space Heater Safety
Space heaters are a great way to warm up a cold room or provide supplemental heat to your home. But while convenient, they are also a leading cause of home fires during the winter months. If you’re going to use a space heater, here are a few tips to make sure you stay extra warm—and safe. See tips.

Tips for Reducing Energy Costs
Taking steps now can help prevent high energy usage in the coming months. See tips.


State Government

New Jersey Legislature Sessions Schedule & Hearings
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/

Energy Assistance
Low-Income eligible households that are having a difficulty paying their heating and cooling bills can contact this office for financial assistance and help in weatherizing their homes. See website.

Know the Bear Facts: Black Bears in New Jersey
Download Tips for Preventing Unwanted Bear Encounters or visit the NJDEP Division of Fish & Wildlife http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/bearfacts.htm