Monthly Archives for October 2020

Trick or Treaters Signs

Posted: October 23, 2020

Many questions have been asked regarding traditional trick or treating this year.

In an effort to strengthen our community and help ensure a fun and safe Halloween for everyone, Vernon Recreation will have lawn signs and posters available that you can display showing trick or treaters your home is participating.

Posters will be available for $1.00 each at the Vernon Farmers Market on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Lawn signs are $5.00 each and may be ordered by e-mailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address) to be picked up during the week of October 26 - 30, 2020.

Mountain Creek Season Passes

Posted: October 21, 2020

The Vernon PAL will once again be selling Mountain Creek ski/snowboard season passes to Vernon residents at the lowest price available.

Mountain Creek Season Pass Prices

All Access Youth Pass (ages 7-18)$199.99
Young Adult Value Pass (ages 19-29)$199.99
Young Adult All Access Pass (ages 19-29)$239.99
Adult Value Pass (ages 30-64)$199.99
Adult All Access Pass (ages 30-64)$269.99
Senior Value Pass (ages 65-71)$199.99
Senior All Access (ages 65-71)$239.99

The process for purchasing season passes has changed…visit the PAL website for all the details on the new purchasing procedure.

All of the pass prices listed above are available to Vernon residents only. Discounted pricing valid through December 1, 2020.

Need more information? Call the Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.

Last Farmers Market of 2020

Posted: October 20, 2020

CDC guidelines for social distancing will be in place. All vendors and visitors must wear masks.

The last market for the year will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the municipal lot on Church Street across from town hall.

Flu Clinic at the Market
There will also be an outdoor seasonal flu clinic, administered by the Sparta Pharmacy. The clinic will be set up under the canopy located in the rear parking lot. No appointment necessary. Fill out a short form upon arrival. Covered 100% by the following insurances: Horizon BC/BS, Medicaid, Medicare, NJ Family Care. Must bring insurance card. For more information, contact Taylor Bush at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this e-mail address)

Rx Takeback Event at the Market
The Vernon Township Police Department will be hosting a collection site in order for residents to safely dispose of their medications. This program is in accordance with the DEA’s national takeback program. Officers will be posted from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to accept medications for disposal. Please remember that liquids and needles cannot and will not be accepted.

Vernon Free Range Virtual Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run

Posted: October 16, 2020

Each year, the Vernon Recreation Department hosts a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot to raise funds and collect non-perishables for the Harvest House Food Pantry located in Sussex, NJ.

Due to COVID-19 and for the well being of all of our participants, we have made the switch to a virtual 5K race/walk and are proud to announce the Vernon Free Range Virtual Turkey Trot!

It’s easy as pumpkin pie! Sign up, decide your route, get out your finest feathers and hobble before you gobble! Complete your 5k free range—anywhere, anytime during the week of November 21 - 28, 2020. While we will miss seeing everyone Thanksgiving morning, this does add some flexibility that we can all appreciate! You can go to a trail, a track, your neighborhood park or even on a treadmill—it’s your choice! Run or walk….on your own, with the family or create a team with some friends—this is a fun tradition to kickoff this day of giving and benefit such a worthy cause.

Race registration

Registration Details:

  • Free as a bird (individual) registration - $15.00
    (price increases to $20 after 11/1/20)
  • Create a team of 4 or more - $10 each participant
    (price increases to $15 per person after 11/1/20)
  • Children under 10 - FREE!
  • Register by 10/31/20 for a free race t-shirt!

Race bags will be available for pickup any day after November 15 at the recreation department at the Vernon Municipal Building at 21 Church St. between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Please bring a non perishable item to donate when picking up your race bag—every bit helps.

What you will receive:

  • Race bib
  • Certificate of Virtual Completion
  • Goodies from local merchants in a reusable tote
  • Race t-shirt for paid registrants by 11/1/20 (children or extra shirts can be ordered for $10 each in the add on section)

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

Additional $100 Million for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Posted: October 15, 2020

Governor Murphy has announced that $100 million in additional state CARES Act monies will be made available to support New Jersey residents and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bulk of the money, $70 million, will be distributed to restaurants, microbusinesses and other small businesses through Phase 3 of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program. Additional funding will go towards the following:

  • $15 million to support renters
  • $10 million to help small businesses purchase Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • $5 million to support food banks and other hunger relief efforts

Learn more about the pre-registration process

You MUST pre-register in order to register for this grant, even if you applied for other state grants including PPP, EIDL, Small Business Emergency Assistance Phase 1 & Phase 2. You will not be able to access the grant without registering in advance. No pre-registrations will be taken when the grant application opens.

When pre-registering, you will be told that you will receive an e-mail confirmation. The e-mail confirmation will not be delivered immediately as the NJEDA is having some technical issues and e-mail confirmations may be delayed. Please be patient…you have all week to receive these. They will not affect your registration process. Once you receive your e-mail, hold onto it for your application day. You will need it to apply.

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