Andover Community News and Events

Current Notices

Halloween Party
Sunday, October 20, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hillside Barn


Tree Lighting
Friday, November 29, 6 p.m. at the Hillside Park


Bus Trip to NYC - click for more information

Annual Bus Trip to NYC
The bus for Andover Township's annual trip to New York City for holiday shopping, sightseeing, theater, museum visits, and more will be departing form the municpal building at 8 a.m. on Saturday, December 7. Cost is $22 per person. Call 973-383-4280 x 221 to make your reservations. Click here for flier.


Christmas Party
Sunday, December 8, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Hillside Park Barn
Santa arrives at 2:00.


Project Child Find
Do you have a preschool-age child (ages 3 to 5) who is experienceing significant difficulties with speech and language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, or behaviour? Is your child struggling to learn the basic early concepts?

Early intervention programs are available. Contact Project Child Find at 800-322-8174. Download more information. Visit state.nj.us/education/specialed/childfind/fact_sheet.pdf

project child find

Yoga and Fitness Classes Begin September 9
Our fall yoga and fitness season begins on Monday, September 9. Sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays through October 30. Yoga class is at 6 p.m.; fitness is at 7. Sign up for one or both! Click here for the registraton form and fall schedule. Call Robyn at 973-383-4280, ext. 221 for additional information.


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

Fitness Classes for Women
Yoga and/or Strength and Conditioning classes Mondays and Wednesdays at the Hillside Park Barn. No classes on September 30. Yoga classes are held 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $35 for seven Monday classes, $40 for eight Wednesday classses. Fitness classes are run from 7 to 8 p.m. $28 for seven Monday classes, $32 for eight Wednesday classses . Call Robyn 973-383-4280, ext. 221 for additional information. Registration form

Volunteers Needed
The Recreation Committee is looking for volunteers. Join as a member or to help out at events. Email gregolizio@andovertwp.org for details.

2019 Fall - Winter newsletter
Fall-Winter Newsletter
The Recreation Committee has issued its 2019 Fall-Winter Newsletter. Click here to view newsletter.


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