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Township eNews

 August 10, 2018

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Community

National Night Out Success!

Thank you to the Upper Merion community for helping to make our first National Night Out a great success! You can view more photos of the event on our Facebook page, and be sure to follow along to see what else we have planned!

 

Summer Carillon Concert Series

Wednesday, August 15 | 7:30PM

Washington Memorial Chapel
Route 23 in Valley Forge Park
This week, Frank DellaPenna will present his CAST IN BRONZE traveling carillon show. These free hour-long concerts are held every Wednesday in July and August, rain or shine. For more information, call 610-783-0120 or 610-265-5211, or visit www.wmchapel.org.
 

Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesdays through August 28 | 5:30 to 6:30PM
King of Prussia Town Center
Enjoy free outdoor yoga sessions all summer long! The introductory class welcomes all levels of practice. Afterward, stick around for Happy Hour specials and freebies from KOPTC restaurants. BYO mat, towel, and water. 

 

7th Annual King of Prussia 9/11 Memorial 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk

Sunday, September 9 | 7:30AM

170 Allendale Road

Join the King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company and Upper Merion community for this annual run/ walk. Proceeds help build and maintain the memorial. Learn more and register online.

 

Upper Merion Baseball Association Fall Ball Program Registration

Registration is now open for quickball, baseball, and softball. The registration fee is $35 and the season runs from early September through October.

Quickball for ages 3-5

Baseball for ages 6-16

Softball for ages 6-16

Learn more and register for softball or baseball online.

 

KOPSC Fall Intramural Soccer Registration:

Now Open!

This is a beginner soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-9, that begins in September and takes place at Baxter Field. For more information, visit KOPSC's website. If you have any questions or need financial assistance, please contact Jim Roberts at registrations@kopsc.org. If you have any questions about the Intramural Soccer Program, please contact Rose Hinkle at rose.kopsoccer@gmail.com

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

August 13

 

Library Board of Directors

6:45PM

Henderson Room

*CANCELLED*

 

Media Communications Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administrative Conference Room

*CANCELLED*

 

  

TUESDAY

August 14

 

Parks & Recreation Board
7:30PM
Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

August 15

 

Zoning Hearing Board
7:00PM
Freedom Hall
*CANCELLED*

 

THURSDAY

August 16

 

Upper Merion Foundation

6:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

Board of Supervisors Business Meeting

7:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

August 17

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Farmers Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Saturday

Mid-May to Mid-November

9:00AM-1:00PM
Rain or Shine!

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Next Market: Saturday, August 11

 

Join us this week as we celebrate Family Fun Day! We've always felt that our market's location - away from major thoroughfares, next to a park and playground - has contributed to making the market kid-friendly, pet-friendly, and family-friendly. We'll have plenty of activities and entertainment for everyone.

 

It's also the end of National Farmers Market Week. Remember that our mission, like the other several thousand markets around the country, is to connect you with the best farmers and vendors the area has to offer.


Lafayette Ambulance will also be at the market to teach you all about Hands Only CPR.

 

Interested in volunteering for the market? Contact Vince at 484-636-3910 or email manager@uppermerionfarmersmarket.org.

 

Resident Services

Yard Waste Collection

Now through October 26

The yard waste collection season will run through Friday, October 26, 2018. Pickup days will vary each week depending on workload and weather. We will make every effort to collect yard waste the same week the request is submitted. Fill out a request for service online or call the Public Works Department at 610-265-8465 before 12:00PM on the Tuesday of the week you wish to have your yard waste picked up. Please follow the collection guidelines.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious and affordable meals to the homebound of Upper Merion Township, Borough of Bridgeport and Borough of West Conshohocken since 1974. Local residents deliver the meals Monday to Friday, and conduct a friendly visit and security check on its patrons. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com.

 

Environmental

Emerald Ash Borer Phase II: Timber Harvest at Heuser Park

The second phase of the township's Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation Plan at Heuser Park is in progress. A timber harvest is taking place on the Schuylkill River West Trail. Access to the trail will be restricted during the logging process for safety reasons.

Environmental Advisory Council: A Bright Idea!

Only 10% of the energy used by an incandescent bulb produces light; the rest is given off as heat. Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) are up to 4 times as efficient as incandescent bulbs. Replacing one incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light can save 150 pounds of carbon dioxide per year. CFLs produce the same amount of light, use 1/3 of the electricity and last up to 10 times as long.

 

Read other environmental tips provided by the EAC.

 

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

Fall Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for all of our fall activities! To register or learn more about the programs we have to offer this fall, stop by the Community Center or login to your account online.

 

Hand Work Sewing Camp

August 27-31 | 9:00AM to 4:00PM

Explore the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. Learn more today.

 

Kitchen Wizards - Little Chefs Camp

August 27-30 | 9:00AM to 11:00AM

Young chefs will love learning to prepare all sorts of kid-friendly favorites from scratch, including hand-rolled pasta, oven-baked chicken fingers, homemade applesauce, and so much more! Includes chef's hat, apron, certificate of completion, and recipe booklet. Learn more today.

 

Library

Super Build Workshop

Monday, August 13 | 6:30PM

Build and explore with lots of STEM toys, including robots, legos, cubelets, and more! This night is for kids entering 4-8 grade. Register online.


Stress Buster Workshop

Wednesday, August 15 | 7:00PM

Presented by Melissa Shapiro. Learn the Circle of Life, Meditation, Belly Breathing & Kirtan Kriya. The presenter will also teach strategies to manage stress. Register online.

 

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.

 

Montgomery County News

 

Upper Merion Senior Service Center

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

Expand your interests! Try something new! There are so many different ways to have fun and beat the heat this summer. You can play cards or bingo, read a book, listen to a presentation, or participate in a discussion group. Our Garden Club always welcomes new members to help keep the patio flowers, herbs, and other plants growing. Why not bring your lunch? You can eat inside or out on the patio (if it's not too hot).  Be sure to check out these activities and more on our website or Facebook page.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Matsonford Road Lane Restrictions

A single lane restriction is scheduled on Matsonford Road between Rebel Hill Road and Dehaven Avenue on Monday, August 13 through Friday, August 17 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM for storm sewer replacement. Allow extra time for travel as slowdowns will occur during construction. 

First Avenue Safety Improvements

The First Avenue Road Diet is a safety improvement project for motorists and pedestrians. The project will reduce the 4-lane road to 3 lanes that includes a lane of traffic in each direction, a dedicated center turn lane, and bicycle lanes or a wider shoulder. Construction is expected to continue throughout the summer. Learn more on the KOP-BID's website.

For more information on local road work, please visit the following pages:

umtownship.org | 610-265-2600

For questions, comments, or submissions, contact umtinfo@umtownship.org

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

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