Monthly Archives for May 2021

Discounted Tickets for Morey’s Piers

Posted: May 18, 2021

Discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood, NJ are available for purchase from the Vernon PAL.

  • Flex Combo (Amusement & Waterpark) $84
  • Amusement Park Only $48
  • Waterpark Only $48

Tickets may be purchased at the Vernon PAL building, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cash only.

For information, call the Vernon PAL at 973.764.9514.


Vernon Junior Police Academy

Posted: May 17, 2021

The Vernon Police Department will be holding a Junior Police Academy from Monday, August 2 through Friday, August 6, 2021. This year’s academy will be held at the Vernon Police Athletic League located at 25 Church Street in Vernon (behind the municipal complex).

Participants will engage in a week of education and fun through a police academy format. The curriculum will include various presentations from Vernon police officers and guest law enforcement agencies. There will be hands-on practices and physical training to give the students an idea of what is involved in becoming a police officer. The academy will culminate in a graduation ceremony on August 6, 2021.

Enrollment for the academy will be restricted to 40 recruits. All applicants must be Vernon residents who will be entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 40 applications received will determine who is accepted into this year’s recruit class. Any applications received after the first 40 will be placed on a waiting list. If any of the first 40 applicants decide not to participate, the waiting list will then be used to fill any openings. The waiting list will also function on a first-come, first-served basis.

Complete details and application 

Any questions regarding the Junior Police Academy may be directed to Cpl. Ron Koumaras at 973.764.6155.

Free Produce Pop-Up

Posted: May 7, 2021

Residents are invited to attend a fresh produce and food market on Friday, May 21, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Sussex County Hunger Coalition and NJ Snap Ed, Vernon is hosting the free event in the rear parking lot of the Vernon municipal building.

Our mission is to ensure our community has access to fresh healthy food and no one is going hungry.

Please bring your own bags.

Williamsville Group Hike

Posted: May 7, 2021

Spring is a perfect time to get outside and get some nature’s therapy. Join us on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for a group hike at the Historic Williams Farm and Mine trails

Participants should meet at the Route 638 access road entrance (only accessible with group hike).

Be ready for a 1.5 to 2.5 hour easy paced hike…fun for the whole family. What to bring: sturdy shoes, water, sunscreen and bug repellent.

This trail has a story rich in history so be sure to look for clues of yesterday gone by while you are out!

This is a FREE event brought to you by the Vernon Township Board of Recreation and Mount Vernon Farms. Registration is required—download the registration form 

Please adhere to all current CDC and NJDOH social distancing guidelines.

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

Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival

Posted: May 7, 2021

The Sidewalk Chalk Art Festival is back for its fourth year! On Saturday, June 19, 2021, the Vernon Board of Recreation will be at Maple Grange Park with fun art activities for the whole family! (Rain date is June 27th.)

Bring your chalk and get creative along the walking path by the pavilion. Guest local artist Kim Esposito will be joining us with demonstrations and helpful tidbits to bring out your best works of art!

Paint some rocks to leave in special spots for others to find and brighten their day!

Bring a new, unopened box of cereal and help us create a record-breaking domino chain! All boxes will then be donated to local food pantries to help stock their shelves, which is so important as the school year ends and everyone is home for the summer.

Prizes will be given for chalk drawings by age category. Adults are welcome!!

Registration required for judging purposes; download the registration form .

Social distancing guidelines will be adhered to and spaces will be spread out along the walking path. Attendees are asked to please wear masks when less than 6 feet apart.

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

2021 Primary Election

Posted: May 7, 2021

Primary Election Day in New Jersey this year is Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

All regular polling places in Sussex County will be open. 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Voting is in-person using voting machines. Voters must vote in their assigned location (assigned location is indicated on sample ballot or call the election office).

Vote-by-Mail ballots are also available from the county clerk’s office upon request and can be returned in one of 3 ways:

  • U.S. Mail postmarked no later than Election Day June 8
  • Sussex County Board of Elections Office—Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, Saturday June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Any of 13 secure ballot drop boxes around the county.

Ballot Box Information:

  • Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Ballots are picked up by Elections staff every morning.
  • Drop boxes are locked at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Note: Vote-by-Mail ballots cannot be returned to polling places on Election Day.

Voters can designate another person to return their paper ballot for them as noted on the ballot envelope. These “bearers” can only return a total of 3 ballots, or 5 ballots if from the same household, in addition to their own.

Sample ballots will be sent to all registered voters approximately 2 weeks prior to Election Day. The sample ballot will include the voter’s assigned polling place.

Primary elections are open to those registered voters who have declared a Democratic or Republican party affiliation.

Unaffiliated registered voters can go their polling location on Election Day and declare a Democratic or Republican party affiliation and vote in the primary.

The deadline to register to vote in time for this primary election is Tuesday, May 18, 2021. The Sussex County Board of Elections office will remain open until 9:00 p.m. to accept new registrations.

If a voter has moved within the county, they should call the Sussex County Board of Elections to update their address so they can vote in their new town.

All polling places are inspected yearly for ADA Accessibility.

COVID 19 protocols will be observed—COVID supplies will be available at each location.

Any questions may be directed to the Sussex County Election Office at 973.579.0950.