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Township eNews

January 26, 2018

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Community

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Winter weather and cold temperatures can wreak havoc on household plumbing. Use these tips, provided by Aqua America, to help protect your home from costly plumbing repairs.

 

dineKOP Returns!

Monday, March 5 to Sunday, March 11

Enjoy King of Prussia's own Restaurant Week when dineKOP returns with incredible prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at restaurants all throughout the community. A portion of the proceeds is donated to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) King of Prussia Specialty Care Center. Also, new this year, dineKOP introduces KOP Shops for CHOP, which is a charitable day of giving for local retailers and fast-casual restaurants on Saturday, March 10. Learn more.


Submit Your BCA Application Today!

Applications accepted through March 15

The BCA was established in 2013 through a partnership between Upper Merion Township and the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The purpose of the BCA is to provide financial assistance to organizations via grants that benefit Upper Merion residents, and scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Upper Merion Township.

Non-profit organizations and Upper Merion students are encouraged to apply for one of many possible grants that are awarded through the BCA each year.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

January 29

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

TUESDAY

January 30

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

January 31

 

No Meetings Scheduled

    

 THURSDAY

February 1

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

February 2

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Community Center

431 West Valley Forge Road

King of Prussia, PA 19040

610-265-1071

 

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There's always something fun happening at the Community Center! Try a fitness class, learn a new craft, or pick up a sport during Open Gym.

Parks & Recreation

Parent and Child Cooking Class: Chocolate Covered Pretzels and More!

Saturday, February 10 | 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Learn how to bake with chocolate, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Learn more.

 

Bonjour, France!

Wednesdays from February 7 to March 14 | 6:00PM to 6:40PM

Enjoy activity-based immersion in French language and culture for ages 5-10. This course will provide young students with a level of comfort in language, basic vocabulary and phrases, and readiness to learn in more formal settings. Activities include song, conversation, movement, and interaction with materials. Learn more.

Library

Enter the Teen & Adult Winter Reading Program Today!

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Transform. You.

Thursday, February 1 |7:00PM

Don't miss this great program on networking effectively for career growth. If you're still applying to jobs with a resume and cover letter after you see the posting, you must attend this session to discover a much better and more certain way of getting to the next step in your career. Please register.

 

Saturday Storytime!

Saturday, February 3 | 10:30AM

The Little Theater

Don’t miss this special program for families with children ages birth to 5 years. Have fun while learning more about important early literacy skills through stories, music, rhythm and rhyme.  Register today.

Farmers Market

Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday
10:00AM-12:00PM
Rain or Shine!

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In the eight-year history of the Market, we've never been able to write this sentence: "Come shop this week at the last Market before the Eagles play in the Super Bowl!"

Spring Creek Farms is our only confirmed vendor this week, so come for the milk, eggs, and meat. The expected mild weather may draw out a few others, so watch our Facebook page or Twitter feed for any changes.


If you haven't joined us before in the off-season, here's how it works:

 

We have a smaller group of vendors, all of whom have a way of pre-ordering. Every other Saturday from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, they set up on the lower level of the parking lot behind the Township Building. You can pick up your orders, and most vendors bring a little extra to tempt you.

Environment

The Emerald Ash Borer:
What You Need To Know 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest that is attacking ash trees nationwide and locally in Upper Merion Township. Learn all about this beetle and how it may affect your neighborhood or backyard.

Public Safety

The Upper Merion Township Public Safety Department is a singular, unified department that encompasses the divisions of police, fire, ambulance, and emergency management services, overseen by Director Tom Nolan, who is also the current Chief of Police.

 

 
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Upper Merion Police

View the crime bulletin archive.

 

Fire & Rescue

Have No Fear - Volunteer!

The Upper Merion Township Fire & Rescue Services is seeking volunteers. Interested in joining? Contact William Daywalt, Deputy Fire Marshal, at 610-205-8554 or find out more on our website.

2040 Comprehensive Plan

Stay Connected
Visit the 2040 Comprehensive Plan page of the township website. This page will be updated with upcoming events and outreach opportunities, as well as data, analyses, and information.


Follow along with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Facebook.


Contact
Kyle Brown, Associate Planner
kbrown@umtownship.org

Senior Service Center

Located at the Community Center
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Join and Enjoy the Benefits! 
Members enjoy a multi-use environment for physical, educational, and recreational activities. For more information about the Center or to join, click here.

 

Tickets on Sale Now for Annual Valentine Social!

Social to be held on Friday, February 16 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Tickets are only $7.00. Choice of  Italian, Tuna or Turkey Hoagie. Entertainment and Door Prizes. Open to members and non-members. 

 

Time to Renew Your Membership

The 2018 membership renewals are now being accepted. For the first time in over 15 years, the membership fee will be increasing to $20.00 annually per person to help defray the increase we have experienced in our operating expenses. We look forward to the New Year and all of the exciting activities and events we are planning. We hope we can count on the continued support of our members.

Roadway Restrictions

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A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available on the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

umtownship.org | 610-265-2600

175 West Valley Forge Road • King of Prussia, PA 19406-1802

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