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Township eNews

March 29, 2019

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Upper Merion Park Partners Spring Stream Cleanup

Saturday, April 6 | 8:45AM to 12:00PM

Calling all residents, local businesses, community groups, and schools – we invite you to come together to clean up Upper Merion's streams! Learn more and sign up.

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Upper Merion Foundation Fundraiser: Phillies Tickets

Tuesday, April 9 | 7:05PM

Citizens Bank Park
Support the Upper Merion Foundation! For every ticket sold, the Phillies and Upper Merion Township will donate $10 to the Upper Merion Foundation. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Upper Merion Community Center at 431 W. Valley Forge Rd. Cash and credit cards are accepted. Learn more.

Community

Swedesburg Vol. Fire Company Lent Dinners
Fridays through April 19 | 5:00 to 8:00PM
Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall
310 Jefferson Street, Bridgeport
It’s that time again! SVFC's Lent Dinners are available every Friday during Lent. Come out for the best seafood in town prepared by the best cooks around. Menus and pricing are available at the hall.

Upper Merion Conversations with the Commissioners & Voting System Demo

Tuesday, April 9 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

Please join the Montgomery County Commissioners for a new voting system demo, followed by our "Conversations with the Commissioners" town hall. All Montgomery County residents will be voting with a NEW voter-verified paper ballot system beginning with the May 21, 2019 primary. You will have an opportunity to try out the new system before the town hall begins. Learn more.

Food Truck Tuesdays
April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9
Eat to the beat with live music and food trucks during your lunch break for King of Prussia District's roving food truck series! Each event features different food trucks and bands in a new location each time. Food Truck Tuesdays are presented by WSFS Bank and event sponsors Main Line Health, PECO, REMAX Plus and Xfinity. For more info about this open to the public event, including event locations, visit our website.

Clearing the Air About Vaping

Thursday, April 11 | 6:30PM

Upper Merion Area High School

The Upper Merion Area Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST) is sponsoring a seminar about this current trend. The seminar is open to the public and will be presented by Be a Part of the Conversation. Register online.

Upper Merion Township Earth Day Festival 

Saturday, April 13 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

The annual Upper Merion Township Earth Day Festival is celebrated to raise awareness about ways to maintain a healthy Earth. Enjoy live music, food vendors, yoga demos (bring your own mat), environmental groups, kids activities, pony rides, and more. Join us in celebrating the Earth, learning how to care for our environment, and enjoying outdoor family fun! 

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

April 1

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

 

TUESDAY

April 2

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

April 3

 

Zoning Hearing Board
Freedom Hall
7:00PM 
 
THURSDAY
April 4

 

Board of Community Assistance

Administration Conference Room

5:30PM

 

Zoning Code Workshop

Board Room

6:15PM

 

Board of Supervisors Workshop

Board Room

7:30PM

 

FRIDAY

April 5

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Sunday, April 14 | 8:00AM to 12:00PM

Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall

Hop on over to SVFC to meet the Easter Bunny! Visit their Facebook page to learn more.

Upper Merion Community Garden Public Meeting

Thursday, April 18 | 6:30 to 8:30PM

Want to learn more about the Upper Merion Community Garden at Sunny Hill Farm? Come to the first meeting of the spring to discuss the growing season.

Upper Merion Community Garden Fundraiser

Thursday, April 18 | 11:00AM to 11:00PM

Want to support the Upper Merion Community Garden? All you have to do is eat at California Pizza Kitchen! They need 20 commitments to eat for the fundraiser to happen, so RSVP by April 15.

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Each year, King of Prussia District recognizes people, projects, and companies that are building momentum in King of Prussia. The award winners exemplify excellence in their respective fields and contribute to King of Prussia District’s mission of making KOP more attractive, vibrant and prosperous. On March 22, King of Prussia District proudly presented this year’s Transportation Award to the Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors. Learn more.

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 At last night's public meeting, Dave Montalvo, vice president of the King of Prussia Historical Society, presented a gift of a framed panoramic view of the township to the Board of Supervisors on behalf of the Society.

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Resident and Business Services & Resources

The Upper Merion Community Cupboard

The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard, located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road), is in need of food donations and volunteers!

Food needed this week:

  • Jelly
  • Ritz/club/saltine crackers or small snack bags
  • Juice bottles & boxes
  • Potatoes
  • Cereal – low on varieties other than plain Cheerios

Food donation bin locations:

  • Outside the UMACC doors
  • UM Community Center
  • UM Township Building (outside of the Library)
  • Rep. Tim Briggs’ office

UMACC is sustained by caring and compassionate community volunteers. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday evenings to help our patrons shop for food, and Thursday evenings to help stock our shelves. Volunteer information is available at http://umacc.org/volunteer (you must be 18 years or older to volunteer). For more information on UMACC, visit our webpage: http://umacc.org/

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help! 

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious and affordable meals to the home-bound of Upper Merion Township, the Borough of Bridgeport, and the 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 mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com 

Environmental

Montgomery County Conservation District

Interested in learning about the Montgomery County Conservation District? Take a look at their Winter/Spring newsletter for information about:
• The spotted lanternfly
• Preventing water pollution
• Watersheds grant program
and more!

Farmers Market

Indoor Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday

December to Mid-May

10:00AM-1:00PM

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Next Market: Saturday, April 6

Community Center

431 West Valley Forge Road

King of Prussia, PA 19406

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

Great Trains & Grand Canyons Trip Information Session

Monday, April 8 | 10:00AM to 1:00PM or 6:00 to 7:00PM

UMPR is hosting a 6 day, all-inclusive trip, including airfare, tour guides, hotel stay, eight meals, and much more! Want to learn more? Come to our information session.

On Your Own in Washington DC – Bus Trip
Saturday, April 13 | Departs at 7:00AM
Enjoy a day in the city seeing the sites, visiting the beautiful parks, or meeting up with friends! This year, we are heading down for the big Cherry Blossom Parade! Transportation is by motor coach. Learn more and sign up today!

Library

Monday Night Middle School Fun!

Monday, April 1 | 6:00PM

Students in grades 5-8 are invited to sign up for an interesting book discussion about Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer starting at 6:00PM. Read and discuss this exciting book before the movie comes out this summer. We will also play trivia, do themed activities, and enjoy free pizza! Register online. At 7:00PM, stay for our monthly Junior Friends Meeting, featuring the always fun “Environmental Jeopardy.”

Tech Night
Monday, April 1 | 7:00PM
Henderson Room
Own an iPad or an iPhone, but have trouble using it? Planning on buying, but the latest technology is troubling you? Our youth volunteers are here to help you. You can register by calling (610) 265-4805, stopping by the library, or visiting our online calendar.

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 statistics 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.

Upper Merion Senior Service Center

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

Upper Merion Senior Service Center Thrift Shop/Flea Room

On Monday, April 8, we will begin accepting donations for our thrift shop/flea room. Items can be dropped off between 9:30AM and 1:30PM, Monday-Thursday. Acceptable donations are children's books, appliances, electronics (in working order), knickknacks, decorations, and more. We will not accept adult books, used clothing, junk, or broken items.

22nd Annual Flea Market & Bake Sale

Saturday, May 4 | 9:00AM to 2:00PM

There's something for everyone, including cash prizes, refreshments, baked goods, and more! This event is held indoors, so it is rain or shine. Contact the Senior Services Center to buy a space ($20 for 8'x4' space). 

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Brownlie Road Bridge

Due to the increased deterioration of the Brownlie Road Bridge side walls, for safety reasons, the township closed the road until a permanent repair can be made. The bridge is located between Avon Road and Redwood Road in the Lowell Hills section of the township. A detour will be provided which will utilize the use of Henderson Road and Beidler Road. The restoration plans are nearing completion, and the emergency stream permit has been filed with the Department of Environmental Protection. The project is anticipated to go out to bid by mid-Spring. Learn more.

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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