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Township eNews

June 15, 2018

Upper Merion Township Library's

Summer Reading Program: Libraries Rock!

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Earlier this week, the Upper Merion Township Library held their annual Summer Reading Program Preview! Residents of all ages came out to learn about and sign up for this year's program and get free water ice. Don't worry if you missed it, you can still sign up at the library.
 

Community

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, June 18 | 2:00 to 7:00PM
Freedom Hall
Help save a life by donating blood at the township building. Reserve a time by signing up online.

 

Outdoor Movies at Town Center: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Thursday, June 21 | 8:00PM
King of Prussia Town Center
This summer, the King of Prussia Town Center transforms into an outdoor movie theater showing new releases and beloved classics for all ages. The next movie in the Summer Movie Night series is the 2017 version of Beauty and the Beast. Bring a blanket and enjoy this summer treat. 
 

Concerts Under the Stars: Hoots & Hellmouth

Sunday, June 24 | 6:00PM
Township Building Park
What better way to celebrate summer than joining us at our free outdoor concert series? Next Sunday, come out to the first concert of the season to enjoy awesome live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks!

 

Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesdays, June through August | 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. 

 

Rock Your Lunch Summer Concerts

Thursdays in June | 11:30AM to 1:00PM
900 First Avenue
Break free from your desk for the 7th Annual Rock Your Lunch Summer Concert Series, produced by King of Prussia District and presented by AVE. Enjoy live music from talented musicians, free samples from your favorite KOP restaurants, and giant yard games on the lawn at Arkema. Bring your friends, colleagues, chairs, blankets, and bagged lunch, or enjoy lunch for purchase.
 

Advertise With Us!

If you're interested in advertising in our official township publications, please contact us.

Township Lines: Email Allison Pimm

Community Map: Email Michele Freiberg

 

Upper Merion Community Action Network

You’re invited to join the Upper Merion Community Action Network, a network of UM residents who are interested in volunteering to help support the needs within our community, because Upper Merion CAN help! Learn more by joining the UM CAN Facebook group!

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

June 18


Economic and Community Development Committee

7:00PM

Freedom Hall

  

TUESDAY

June 19

 

Environmental Advisory Council

6:30PM

Henderson Room


Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority

6:30PM

Freedom Hall


Community Center Advisory Board

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

June 20

 

Zoning Hearing Board

7:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

THURSDAY

June 21

 

Upper Merion Foundation

6:30PM

Freedom Hall


BOS Business Meeting

7:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

June 22

 

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, June 16

 

Need a last minute gift for dad? We’ve got you covered. Check out the Farmers Market Facebook page and website for a complete list of vendors and other details, or sign up to receive our e-newsletter.

 

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

 

Resident Services

Rambler Service Update

Beginning Monday, June 18, Acme will become a request stop. Please call 610-354-8899 fifteen minutes prior to the "Request" time listed. On Saturdays, you must call 610-613-2349 in order to be picked up from any request stop. Rambler schedules can be picked up at the Public Information Office in the township building. 

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.

Montgomery County Tire Collection

Saturday, June 16 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM 

Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center

The Montgomery County Commissioners authorize these free events to prevent
tires from being improperly disposed of and to reduce breeding grounds for disease
carrying mosquitoes. The tires that are collected will be shredded and re-purposed by a
local business into products such as road surface material, highway sound barrier wall
material, and playground material. For more information, visit Montgomery County's website.

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Saturday, June 23 | 9:00AM to 3:00PM 

Abington Junior High School

Need to get rid of old paint products, kerosene, or other hazardous materials? Drop them off at Montgomery County's Household Hazardous Waste Collection. For more information, visit Montgomery County's website.

 

Environmental Updates

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 has begun. Over the next five weeks, 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.
 

Volunteer on a Citizen Board

There are 25 commissions, boards, and authorities currently serving Upper Merion Township. They are staffed by appointed citizens who assist in township government by advising, informing, and assisting the Board of Supervisors. These citizen volunteers provide a valuable service to the township.

 

 

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

Family Law Informational Sessions

Monday, June 18 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

We're offering an informative session about family law, “Who Gets What? Protecting Your Assets and Your Family During A Divorce.” This session will focus on the financial ramifications of divorce and custody proceedings. Learn more 


Consortium for the Arts

Consortium for the Arts is a 6-week summer camp where we work toward creating a full-scale musical theater production: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame!" We invite you to expand your craft, and express yourself, your talents, and your creativity in this diverse and inclusive environment! Learn more and sign up.

 

Photography Camp

At this fun-filled camp, your child will learn how to get the most out of their camera. We'll cover how a camera works, which settings are best for specific photographic situations, and how to become a better photographer, all while having a tremendous amount of fun. Register now!

 

 

Library

Libraries Rock

Our summer reading program for all ages starts Monday, June 18. Stop by the library or check our website for more information.

 

Don’t Miss David Darwin!

Tuesday, June 19 | 7:00 to 8:00PM

Freedom Hall

Kick off our fun summer reading program with our first BIG event. Bring the whole family to enjoy watching David Darwin, a fun one-man sideshow who performs acts like juggling, unicycling, plate spinning, and lots more. Learn more.

 

International Music Festival

Tuesday, July 10 | 6:30PM

Upper Merion Township Freedom Hall

Travel the world with us in one evening! Bring your family and enjoy music from Brazil, Latin America, France, Spain, Italy, Middle East, Eastern Europe, India, and many other countries! Learn more.

  

 

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

Excursion to Stoneleigh 

Thursday, June 21 | 9:45AM (Sign up by June 20)

We're hosting a free excursion to Stoneleigh, the former Haas Estate in Villanova, which is now a "natural" garden, open to the public. Transportation will be by carpool. We will meet in the upper parking lot (swim club) at 9:45AM for the short ride to Villanova. Sign up in the lobby and please indicate if you are willing to drive.   

 

Main Line Health and Bryn Mawr Hospital Presentation

Monday, June 25 | 1:00PM

Hospital staff will present “Cardio Vascular Disease: What You Need to Know About Heart Disease and Stroke.”

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Line Painting

Our line painters have begun painting stop bars, crosswalks, and arrows, starting on Mall Blvd. Most of the work will be done at traffic signals, and the rest will be on some local roads. The painting will continue throughout the month, weather permitting. If paint gets on your car, call TSSI Line Painting at 610-636-9412 or email john.conner@tssi.cc

 

Gulph Mills Country Club

Please be aware that the Gulph Mills Country Club, located at 200 Swedeland Road, is hosting a private fireworks display for a wedding on June 30. The fire company will be on standby for safety, and the display will end by 9:15PM.

 

Schuylkill Expressway Safety and Traffic Improvements

This project is the first phase of a long-range, multi-modal transportation plan designed to enhance travel along Interstate 76. PennDOT will install Variable Speed Limit and Queue Warning systems along Interstate 76 from U.S. 1 to just west of U.S. 202 in Philadelphia, Lower Merion and Upper Merion townships and West Conshohocken Borough, Montgomery County. Construction is expected to begin this summer and be completed in the summer of 2019. Learn more.

 

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 June. 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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