Monthly Archives for May 2019

2019 Summer in the Mountains Sidewalk Art Festival

Posted: May 24, 2019

The second annual Summer in the Mountains Sidewalk Art Festival will take place Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon at Maple Grange Park in Vernon (rain date June 23rd).

This free family event, brought to you by the Vernon Township Board of Recreation and the Vernon Township Arts Advisory Committee, will feature music, face painting and an art show in the pavilion.

Bring your chalk and your creativity and help turn the walking path at Maple Grange Park into a masterpiece! There will be a contest for the drawings with prizes for 1st place in each category. Registration required for judging purposes; download the registration form .

Have questions or need more information? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) at 973.764.4055, ext. 2261.

2019 Trails of Vernon Challenge

Posted: May 24, 2019

Trails of Vernon Challenge
View from the Stairway to Heaven.

The challenge officially kicks off on June 1, 2019 and goes until November 1, 2019.

The challenge is not a race…it is an individual challenge for personal growth. It’s about making a commitment that may change life for the better!

This is a perfect opportunity to introduce people to the natural beauty of Vernon. So get unplugged, get outdoors and start your journey to a new you!

Read more and register today »

State Offers New Screening Tool DCAid

Posted: May 21, 2019

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Division of Housing and Community Resources (DHCR) recently announced the launch of “DCAid,” a new user-friendly eligibility screening tool designed to help New Jersey residents find available utility and housing assistance programs.

The eligibility screening process only takes a couple of minutes to complete. Users can determine if they are eligible for DCA services that provide assistance with the following:

  • Heating costs
  • Utility bills
  • Rent (including the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and the state rental assistance program)
  • Removal of lead hazards in the home
  • Veterans Affair Supportive Housing (VASH)
  • Weatherization assistance
  • Homelessness prevention programs

The results, based on general income and household information entered, will provide a brief description of eligible programs with contact information for the agency where the user can apply.

The DCAid eligibility screening tool can be accessed here.

Ice Cream with a Cop

Posted: May 9, 2019

Join the Vernon Township police officers for ice cream and conversation on Saturday, June 1, 2019 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at police headquarters (in the rear of the Vernon municipal building).

This event is sponsored by the Vernon PAL and they’ll be serving ice cream cones until 2:00 p.m. or while supplies last.

Session with DEP About Wallace Property

Posted: May 1, 2019

Vernon residents are invited to join the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Catherine McCabe on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. for a status update on actions being taken at the Wallace property on Silver Spruce Drive in Vernon.

The information session will be held at the Vernon Township High School, 1834 Route 565 and begin promptly at 6:00 p.m. A brief presentation will be provided by DEP personnel, after which Commissioner McCabe will take questions from the public.

Household Hazardous Waste Program

Posted: May 1, 2019

The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will be conducting a household hazardous waste event on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at its facilities located at 34 South Route 94 in Lafayette.

On this date, residents can bring for disposal up to 100 pounds of dry household hazardous waste materials and/or 10 gallons of liquid waste free of charge.

According to the SCMUA, it holds this type of disposal event to keep pollutants and toxins that would otherwise find their way into landfills and the leachate generated out of the waste stream.

Acceptable materials include the following:

  • lead based paints
  • oil based paints
  • stains
  • varnish
  • paint thinner
  • muriatic acid
  • sulfuric acid
  • roofing tar
  • old gasoline
  • ammonia
  • lighter fluid
  • kerosene
  • solvents
  • photo chemicals
  • printing ink
  • mercury
  • fuel oil
  • pesticides
  • insectides
  • brake fluid
  • lubricants
  • rust remover
  • chlorine
  • turpentine
  • driveway sealer
  • oil tank fluid

For more information, please consult the SCMUA website or contact them at 973.579.6998.