Sussex County is unfortunately once again represented several times during the recently released list of the 30 fastest shrinking population towns in New Jersey. Between the rankings based on percentage and raw populations, Vernon, Hopatcong, Sparta, and Sussex all make the list. We've seen the major population decline in Sussex County for the past 15 or so years. Suburbs keep losing to the urban areas as younger families want more in close proximity to them. I'm still hopeful we can keep building to attract younger families and add infrastructure to support, while keeping our beauty and nature in tact as much as possible. Is what I'm hoping for impossible? It's certainly much easier said than done, that's for sure. I'm still hoping for a potential new winery / craft beer venue nearby, among other potential options. Hopefully something positive eventually happens with the old Legends site, where someone agreed to buy the site for $12 in early 2018.
They have come out with Instagram trends that we can look out for in 2019, which only reminds me that I need to step up my Instagram game big time. I do an okay job of giving my Weekend In Pictures Preview up on my Instagram story every weekend so you don't have to wait until Monday morning when I post up all of my pictures. #ShamelessSelfPlug --- you can follow me on Instagram @SteveAllanRadio, and I'll follow you too!