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Township eNews

January 25, 2019

Community

KOP Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

March 11-17, 2019

With a restaurant for every palate and price-point, King of Prussia’s diverse dining scene has never been hotter. From small plates to family-style, fast casual to fine dining, you’ll find it all here in KOP. Try them all (or least a few!) March 11-17, when KOP Restaurant Week returns with incredible prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus benefiting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) King of Prussia Specialty Care Center. Then get ready to save big while supporting a great cause during KOP Shops for CHOP. Throughout March 11-17, select retailers will donate a portion of their proceeds to CHOP KOP, and others have committed to donating to CHOP in the name of this campaign.

UMBA Spring 2019 Registration Information

Boys and girls ages 3-18 are invited to register for youth quickball, baseball, and softball.

  • Online registration is open now at www.umbabaseball.com and www.umbasoftball.com
  • Late registration has begun. Walk up registration is available at Walker Park on January 26 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee of Upper Merion Township

This committee believes that achieving and maintaining peace, justice, and harmony in our community and our world is the responsibility of everyone. In celebrating Dr. King's birthday, we focus on his life, philosophy, work, and legacy. We also recognize the cultural diversity and harmony now present in Upper Merion Township and remind ourselves that in order to maintain or enhance it, we must all work together. We are inviting other Upper Merion Township residents to attend a meeting to learn more. For more information, contact UM Parks and Recreation Director Dan Russell, Committee Chair LaVera Seymour, or Committee Secretary Adrienne Harris.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

January 28

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

TUESDAY

January 29

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

January 30

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

THURSDAY
January 31

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

February 1

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Resident Services & Resources

Christmas Tree Collection

The collection season runs now through January 31. Simply leave your tree on the curb and it will be collected by the township. All ornaments, lights, stands, and bags must be removed before disposal. Visit our Christmas Tree Collection page to learn more.

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans Available For Flood Victims

Did the August 10-15, 2018 storms cause damage to your home or business? Montgomery County homeowners, renters, and businesses are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline to apply is February 11. Learn more and apply.

A Tree for Your Yard

Upper Merion Shade Tree and Beautification Commission and UM Tree Tenders will once again offer bare root trees for sale for spring planting. When trees live among us, they give us so many wonderful benefits, including clean air and water, energy savings, increased home values, and more. Residents must place their orders by Friday, February 22. Learn more and download an order form.

Board of Community Assistance Grant Program

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. The award applications will be accepted now through April 1, 2019. Learn more.

theconnector

Interested in transportation options in King of Prussia? Try theconnector! theconnector is a commuter shuttle bus service connecting King of Prussia business park employees to SEPTA Regional Rail at the Norristown Transportation Center and Wayne Station Monday through Friday during the AM and PM rush hours. The comfortable 14-passenger shuttles have free Wi-Fi and bicycle racks, and are ADA compliant. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Environmental

Why Does Heuser Park Look Like That?

By now, everyone knows that Heuser Park suffered an attack by an invasive Asian beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer. The township fought back in the only feasible way: a multi-phase counter-attack! Learn about the completed phases and future plans for forest restoration. Read more.

Bad Bugs!

If you haven't heard of the Emerald Ash Borer or Spotted Lanternfly by now, you must be living under a rock. Both insects have made Upper Merion their homes, and homeowners and property owners need to be aware of what to do if you spot them on your property. Learn 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, January 26

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

Program Preview Party: Summer Camp

Thursday, February 7 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

Enjoy a fun night of crafts, giveaways, light refreshments, and more as you get to know our instructors and see what summer camps we will offer this year! 

Mindfulness Meditation

Do you feel pulled in a million different directions? Do you feel like you're constantly on the go? Take some time to stop and pause, manage your stress, and focus on self-care. Learn more and register.

Social Security and Healthcare Workshops

This workshop series is designed to help you understand your choices when taking Social Security. You'll also learn strategies to help you maximize your retirement income. Learn more today.

 

Library

Start the New Year Right: Learn About Acupuncture

Monday, January 28 | 7:00 to 8:15PM

Whether your New Year’s resolution is to get fit, lose weight, quit smoking, or just live a healthier life, acupuncture can help. Come learn how acupuncture works, what acupuncture can treat, and how it can help you reach your goals. Register online.

Preschool Expo 

Wednesday, January 30 | 6:00 to 7:30PM

Freedom Hall

Calling all parents of kids ages birth – 5! Learn more about all of the excellent preschool and childcare center options you have for your child in Upper Merion Township. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet twelve school directors/staff to ask questions about their diverse educational approaches. Other community service groups will also be there to provide you with free information, resources, and assistance. Free babysitting will be provided for children ages 2 and up. 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 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

Renew Your Membership for 2019

January starts a new membership year at the senior center. If you, or someone you know, is 55 years or older, come check out some of our programs and activities:

  • Garden, computer, or book clubs
  • Finance/investment or current events discussions
  • Friday Flicks
  • Sing-a-longs
  • Fitness, yoga, or tai-chi classes
  • Cards, Pinochle, Mahjong, or Canasta
  • Quilting, knitting, or crocheting workshops
  • Special events and excursions

Learn more and find registration forms on UMSSC's website.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Traffic Signal Replacement

On January 7, the township began replacing the LED signal indicators at 33 intersections. The township’s Traffic Signal Division, along with Signal Service Inc., will be performing the work for about four to six weeks, depending on the weather. Learn more.

Abrams Road Over Abrams Run

Construction of the bridge carrying Abrams Road over Abrams Run continues. Motorists will be directed to use Beidler Road until construction is complete. The bridge will reopen the second week of February, weather permitting. 

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