Andover Community News and Notices
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.)
Donate Your Garden's Bounty
If you have extra vegetables from your garden, the food pantry at the Bodhi Monastery (67 Lawrence Rd) accepts produce on Fridays between 8:30 and 9 a.m. On Thursday evenings there will be a box for donations outside the Municipal Building's back door. Produce left in the box will be taken to the monastery on Friday morning.
The needs of people in Sussex County grow greater every month and every year. The Bohdi Monastery food panty distributes food to approximately 100 people from Sussex County every Friday from 9 to 10 a.m., providing non-perishable food and some produce to those people who qualify for the programs (USDA, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Food Program, and the Bodhi Food Program.) The food pantry receives referrals from Sussex County Social Services and Newton Hospital Mental Health Department. For more information go to bodhimonastery.org/food-pantry.html.
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 Events Calendar 2017-18
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
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.
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:
Solution to Storm Water Pollution
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.
Streetlight on the Blink?
Let JCPL know so repairs can be made. See flier for details.
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.
New Jersey Legislature Sessions Schedule & Hearings
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.