Attention: All Sussex County Military Veterans

Christian Faith Fellowship Church is holding its annual free dinner and service for all military veterans on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. The address of the church is 3188 Route 94, Hardyston Township. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and a special veterans service will follow at 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Reverend Bob Meeker at 973-209-7786 ( or VFW Chaplain Don DeVore at 973-600-4617 (

Attention Sussex County Voters

We are fast approaching the 2016 presidential election. As a U.S. citizen, your vote is not only something politicians covet – it’s your constitutional right. Make sure you’re prepared to cast your vote on November 8th …

  1. Mark the calendar. Tuesday, November 8th is Election Day. Polls open throughout the county from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  2. Register to vote. If you’re not already a registered voter, download a voter registration form and begin the process. New Jersey law requires that voters be registered with their county a minimum of 21 days prior to Election Day. If you’re not sure of your voter registration status, click this link. Remember that, unlike voting in the Primary Election, your party affiliation status does not matter in the General Election; you can vote for whichever party candidate you choose.
  3. Research candidates. Learn about the issues and how the candidates feel about them. Tune into debates, town halls, and speeches. Find out what to look for before, during, and after a debate.
  4. Make a plan. It may sound obvious, but having a voting plan is one of the most important things you can do after registering. Work, school, picking up the kids and grocery shopping can make any day hectic. Making a plan to get to your polling station is key. If you are housebound and know you won’t be able to get to the polls on Election Day, you can plan to vote by mail ahead of time. Active military members can also vote absentee and make their voices heard at the polls. Plan ahead and make sure you get your vote in on time.
  5. Spread the word. Friends, family and acquaintances often talk politics, but sometimes don’t make it to the ballot box. Find out if those around you are as prepared as you. If not, educate them. If they haven’t registered, direct them to their county board of elections to register. Be the informed one in your group.

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Veterans: Kosa Veteran Support Center Now Open

Now Open

The Kosa Veteran Support Center, Inc.

48 Wyker Rd. Franklin, NJ

What the Center does:

  • Provides a safe place for veterans to access support and resources
  • Provides veterans a safe place to talk with one another and build community
  • Gives veterans a place to advocate for other veterans’ needs and work in partnership with Catholic Family & Community Services to meet those needs
  • Gives veterans a place to bring their needs, whatever they may be
  • Counseling services – a trained clinician will provide services to veterans and their families.  Counseling can be provided for individuals, couples and/or families, or in groups by calling 973-827-4702 to schedule an appointment

The Kosa Veterans Support Center is currently open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Do you have a heart for helping your fellow veterans?  Can you paint?  Are you able to do handyman work?

We are looking for volunteers to man the Center, help other veterans who may need assistance with their living quarters as well as provide other various supports and/or resources.  Any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

We are excited to be able to help our fellow veterans in need, but we can’t do it without you!

2016 Poster Contest Winners

2016 MY COUNTY Poster Contest Winners

To help promote awareness of the work accomplished throughout New Jersey’s 21 counties, the Constitutional Officers in each county sponsor an annual poster contest called “My County.” Earlier this year, County Clerk Jeff Parrott, Sheriff Michael Strada, and Surrogate Gary Chiusano invited all fourth-graders to design a poster for the contest. The students were asked to depict those characteristics that make Sussex County unique. The contest is open annually to fourth-graders, since they generally study the State of New Jersey as part of their social studies curriculum.

“We live in a great county,” said Clerk Jeff Parrott. “And it’s always fun to see how the students take what they learn about county government in school – and maybe some trips or sites they’ve visited personally – and combine that experience to create some really amazing posters.”

The constitutional officers are proud to announce the 2016 My County Poster Contest winners as follows:

1st Place Winner
Avery May Frank
Merriam Avenue School


2nd Place Winner
Andrew Steinberg
Merriam Avenue School


3rd Place Winner
Maryanna Cova-Gomez
Cedar Mountain School


Certificates and prizes were awarded to the top three winners, with the first-place winner receiving a Kindle Fire, and second- and third-place winners receiving gift cards in the amount of $50 and $25, respectively. All three winners also received two tickets each to this summer’s NJ State Fair held at the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, where their posters will be on public display in the County Building at the Clerk’s booth.

Also acknowledged with special Judges Awards were:
Keelye Korger, Franklin
Nathan Steyling, Franklin
Ava Veloce, Hardyston
Alijaan Nujan, Hardyston
Alyssa Veloce, Cedar Mountain, Vernon
Sydney Vierzchalek, Cedar Mountain, Vernon
Alexis Provino, Cedar Mountain, Vernon
Rachel Kline, Stillwater
Ella Nuss, Wantage
Mia Donofrio, Lafayette
Riley Struble, Merriam Avenue, Newton
Edreece Sharaf, Merriam Avenue, Newton
Anna Schlereth, Merriam Avenue, Newton

In all, eight schools comprising over 250 students participated in this year’s contest. County Clerk Jeff Parrott, along with representatives from both the Sheriff and Surrogate’s offices, visited the schools of the top three award-winners to present them with their certificates and prizes.

Congratulations go out to all participants on a job well done!

Past contest winners