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Mendham Matters
Monthly Events & News

June 2020

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Township Announcements

Open for Business - Town Hall remains closed, but you can still conduct business with township employees, departments and officials by e-mail or phone. Please visit the Contact Us Web page.

Primary Election News - Because of the pandemic, the Primary Election has been moved and there are other updates to the election cycle:

  • Primary Election - Tuesday, July 7
  • Voter Registration Deadline – Tuesday, June 16

Get more information at the Morris County Elections Center.

Township News Page - There are other updates posted on the Mendham Township News & Announcements page. Please take a look for news there on a regular basis.

Local Government Meetings
For a listing of township sub-committee meetings, please check the Website. 
Police Updates

Safety Reminder - The Police Department has started a "9 PM Routine" campaign to remind residents to lock their cars and homes at night and to remove valuables from vehicles.   

Vacation Checks - If you are going to be away this summer, you can register your home with the police for a vacant home check. Contact the police on the non-emergency number (973-543-2581).

Drive Carefully! - Finally, a reminder that with the stay-at-home order, there is increased pedestrian traffic across town and throughout neighborhoods. Please watch your speed and drive with care. Be a good neighbor.

Bear Care 

Wildlife Management - If you are new to town, please be aware that among the miles of trails, you will enjoy seeing abundant wildlife, including black bears. Recently, there have been sightings of a large bear in the area of Horizon Drive. Before you venture out for a hike, anywhere in the community, consider using a bear bell, and tie it to your belt loop, on your dog's collar or on a backpack. Bears are wary of people and will avoid you, if they know you are present. Also, dogs must be leashed in township parks and on the trails. Learn more bear facts.

Fun for Families & Kids
Drive-In Movie 2 - Last weekend's first-ever Recreation Department drive-in movie was such a success that they are already launching a sequel this Friday night!

Visit Community Pass on the township Website to register. Only 70 spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Gardening Tips - On Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m., the Township Library will host a Zoom chat with naturalist Rich Hoffman, who will show a short gardening video, and then answer questions. Register today, and receive a link to watch the video and participate in the live Zoom Q&A. This program is geared for adult gardeners.

Adult Book Club - Also hosted by the library, the Book Club will meet via Zoom (or in person, if permitted) on Wednesday, June 24, at 1:30 p.m. Register to attend, and come ready for a lively discussion! Send an e-mail to to get on the list.

Teens Meeting - The library's Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC) will meet on Tuesday, June 9, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. Get involved. Stay Connected. Discuss summer plans. Send an e-mail to for the Zoom link.

Library Virtual Game Night - On Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m., hang out, relax, and play Jackbox with friends. E-mail to get the link to play.

Instagram - The Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC) has taken over the library's Instagram. Follow them @mendhamtwpteens to see content for teens by teens and upcoming events!

Children's Lunch with Miss Rachel - The week of June 15 at 12 p.m., register to have lunch with the library's Miss Rachel and other children your age via Zoom. Miss Rachel will get the conversation started!

Choose Your Own Adventure Book - On Thursday, June 25, at 4 p.m., via Zoom. Can we survive the Cretaceous Period together? This library program is recommended for children in second grade and older. Register today.

Schiff Nature Preserve at Home Summer Kits - This summer Schiff is offering a fun, at-home program as an alternative to its Summer Nature Program. Children and the entire family can enjoy enriching environmental education activities through four different kits available starting on Monday, July 6, and continuing on Mondays throughout the month. Designed for ages 4-7 or 8-12, the kits offer self-guided, nature-based activities created to engage children’s curiosity and excitement in the outdoors. Kits will vary by “theme” each week, including a scavenger hunt, game, craft and nature observation journal. Every exercise in the kit is designed to get children up and moving outside! The cost is $25 per kit and each is meant for one child. Multiple kits for multiple weeks can be purchased. If you choose to purchase four or more kits at one time, Schiff is offering a $10 discount off the entire purchase. Learn more. Learn more.


The Mendham Gets Fit Program continues this month and offers a free, at-home, exercise experience!
Support Local Businesses

Harmony Brookside - The township's only store and art gallery celebrated its Second Year Anniversary in May! And, they are offering a great selection of graduation gifts online. There’s something for every budget; available for free, local delivery and shipping across the country! Check our their selection of gifts. 

More News Sources

Remember when we could gather in person? Enjoy a trip down memory lane on Mendham TV. View town meetings, parades, other events and more!  

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