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Township eNews

April 6, 2018

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Community

Upper Merion Township Park & Stream Clean Up

Saturday, April 14 | 8:30AM to 12:00PM

Lower Parking Lot of Township Building

Calling all volunteers! Residents, local businesses, community groups, and schools - we welcome you to come together to clean up Upper Merion Township's streams and parks! Volunteers will meet at the Township Building to enjoy FREE coffee and breakfast, and receive vouchers for free pizza. Once volunteers get their assignments, they'll go to their sites to remove trash, beautify their community, and have fun outdoors! Learn more and sign up now

 

Gravestone and Marker Restoration
Saturday, April 14 | 2:00PM
Christ Church (Old Swedes) Hall 

Mr. Eugene Hough, an expert in tombstone and cemetery preservation, will be explaining and demonstrating various gravestone and marker restoration techniques. Many of the tombstones in need of restoration at the Christ Church (Old Swedes) cemetery mark the graves of some of our most prominent local citizens, especially veterans. Program is free and open to the public. Find more information on the King of Prussia Historical Society's website.

 

KOP Rotary Club Presents: Taste of the Suburbs

Sunday, April 15 | 6:30PM to 8:30PM

King of Prussia Mall

Come out once again for this phenomenal food & wine festival to help support the King of Prussia Rotary Club's Charitable Foundation. Sample signature menu items and spirits from over 30 of the area's top restaurants and wineries. Learn more and purchase tickets today!

 

Upper Merion Township Earth Day

Saturday, April 21 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building Park

The Annual Upper Merion Township Earth Day Festival is celebrated to raise awareness about ways to maintain a healthy Earth. We'll have live music, food, green demos, pony rides, live bees and honey, a pet and critter parade, local environment and recreation groups, and so much more! Join us for a day full of family fun! Learn more about the event.

 

Plant-a-Tree Day with the Rotary

Sunday, April 22 | 1:30PM

Bob White Park

Come join fellow Rotarians and other volunteers this Earth Day to plant 80 trees in Bob White Park. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), rotarians will help the park's reforestation efforts and meet the district's goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian! To join the planting or learn more, please contact Doug Klepfer at douglasdpm@comcast.net. All are welcome!

 

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

April 9


Library Board of Directors 

6:45PM

Henderson Room

 

Media Communications Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administration Conference Room

  

TUESDAY

April 10

 

Park and Recreation Board 

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

April 11

 

Pension Advisory Board

5:30PM

Board Room

 

Planning Commission

7:00PM

Henderson Room

 

Transportation Authority

7:00PM

Board Room

 

General Authority

7:30PM

Board Room

 

THURSDAY

April 12

 

Board of Community Assistance

5:00PM

Board Room

 

BOS Joint Meetings

Start at 7:00PM

 

FRIDAY

April 13

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Viking 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Discounted Registration Now Available!

Sunday, April 29

Caley Elementary School

Join us for the Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Viking 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk. Enjoy food, music, and prizes. Participants of all abilities are welcome! All proceeds go to help Upper Merion Area schools. Register online.

 

KOPSC Travel Soccer Registration 2018 is Open!

Early registration for Travel Soccer is now open through April 7. Using the new registration system, you will need to create an account and register online. The early registration cost is $200. If a player registers after April 7, the cost is $225. In addition, all players who have registered AND paid by April 7 may try out without paying an assessment fee. If you have not registered AND paid by April 7, you must pay a $20 non-refundable assessment fee and complete an injury waiver. Waivers must be signed by parents or legal guardians. Failure to do so will prevent your child from participating in that assessment. *If you have any questions about registration or are in need of financial assistance please contact Jim Roberts at registrations@kopsc.org.

Travel Soccer Assessments 2018

Assessments begin in April for travel soccer. Please visit the website to understand the process and dates for assessments. if you have any questions please contact Matt Wintersteen at mattwintersteen@yahoo.com.

Join the Team!

Upper Merion Township is hiring for a variety of positions. Browse the job openings and learn more about the application process.

 

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

Summer Camp Early Registration Discount

Don’t forget, the early registration discount for Adventure Day Camp and Consortium for the Arts is quickly approaching. Sign up by April 15 to save some money!

 

NYC Broadway Trip (Book of Mormon)

Enjoy a day in the city and a critically acclaimed Broadway hit, Book of Mormon! Trip includes bus and show ticket. Departure is 9:00AM, show time is 2:00PM. Learn more.

 

Sports Spectacular - After School

Overtime Athletics invites kids in grades K-4 to get moving with games like soccer, flag football, kickball, and capture the flag. Sessions start the week of April 9. Learn more.

 

Library

Book Signing and Discussion with Author Sheilah Vance

Tuesday, April 10 | 7:00PM

Vance's epic historical novel, Becoming Valley Forge, shows how the lives of ordinary men and women who lived in the shadow of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania were changed forever during The Philadelphia Campaign. To find out more, come hear bestselling and award-winning book author Sheilah Vance talk about her work. Autographed copy of the book Becoming Valley Forge will be available for purchase. Register online.

 

Money Smart Series

All programs start at 7:00PM. Register online.

Wednesday, April 11 - Housing/Mortgages/Foreclosures

Wednesday, April 18 - Money Management/Personal Finance 101/Budgeting

Wednesday, April 25 - Preparing for Financial Emergencies

 

April is Family Reading Month

Attention families with kids from birth to age 14! Enjoy lots of fun literacy events and activities with your family throughout the month of April. Pick up a copy of the Family Reading Month Calendar at the library and check each day that you spend 20 minutes reading with your child. For every 5 checks, you will be entered in a drawing to win great prizes, including 4 free admission tickets to Longwood Gardens, a huge train set, and much more. The drawing will be held on April 30, so get reading!

 

Farmers Market

Winter Market

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

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It may not be this weekend, but it has to warm up sometime. Even our frequent dustings of snow haven't discouraged early flowers and trees from blooming.


Spring Creek Farms is our only confirmed vendor this week, so come for the milk, eggs, and meat. 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.

 

The regular season kicks off May 19. We have a big announcement coming soon, so stay tuned for more details!

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

21st Annual Upper Merion Senior Service Center Flea Market & Bake Sale

Saturday, April 14 | 9:00AM to 1:30PM (Rain or Shine - held indoors) 

Open to the public. You can buy a table space to sell your unwanted "treasures" ($20.00 for an 8'x4' space - bring your own table & chair) or come in to shop from our vendors or from the senior center Thrift Shop (also open now Monday-Friday - 9:30AM to 1:30PM). Whether you are buying or selling there will be something for everyone! Cash prizes, refreshments, baked goods and more! This is always a fun family day!

 

Excursion Group to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Thursday, April 19

Join us for a trip to Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Transportation is by carpool. We will leave the swimming pool lot at 9:45AM to be there in time for the tour at 10:30AM, or you can drive on your own. There is a free parking lot across the street from the main entrance on Ridge Avenue. Cost for the tour is $10 for UMSSC members, $15 for non-members. After the tour, we will stop at a nearby restaurant for lunch. Sign up and make your payment in the lobby.  Note: wear shoes and clothing that are comfortable for walking outdoors.

Roadway Restrictions

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. The project is expected to begin in April. Learn more.

 

US 422 E. Ramp to Route 23 Temporarily Closed

The ramp from EB US 422 to Route 23 (Valley Forge Rd) is scheduled to be closed through late summer for construction on a new fly-over ramp. Learn more.

 

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

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