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Township eNews

 July 20, 2018

Upper Merion’s Park and Recreation staff presented the Board of Supervisors with specially-designed t-shirts recognizing July as Park and Recreation month.

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Greg Philips, chairperson of the Board of Supervisors, presents Ed O’Brien, Director of Public Works, with a proclamation on the occasion of his retirement after 45 years of dedicated service to the residents of Upper Merion Township. We wish Ed the best of luck!

Community

West End Civic Association Annual Gala

Saturday, July 21 | 2:00 to 6:00PM

1269 Supplee Lane, Conshohocken
Join WECA in celebrating its 71st anniversary! Bring the whole family to enjoy food, music, great company, and the newly renovated William Wall Sr. Memorial Playground! Kid-friendly activities include a moon bounce, face painting, and craft stations. 
 

Concerts Under the Stars: Andie Case/Jeffrey Gaines

Sunday, July 22 | 6:00PM

Township Building Park
What better way to celebrate summer than joining us at our free outdoor concert series? This Sunday, come out and enjoy awesome live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks!
 

Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Public Meeting
Monday, July 23 | 4:00PM to 7:00PM
Freedom Hall

The Upper Merion Township Sanitary & Stormwater Authority is seeking feedback from residents regarding stormwater management in the Township. Stop by the open house / workshop to learn about recent efforts and offer thoughts, comments, concerns, and questions. Learn more.

 

Summer Carillon Concert Series

Wednesday, July 25 | 7:30PM

Washington Memorial Chapel
Route 23 in Valley Forge Park
Joanna Stroz, Carillonneur from Denmark, will perform. These free hour-long concerts are held every Wednesday in July and August at 7:30PM, rain or shine. For more information, call 610-783-0120 or 610-265-5211 or visit www.wmchapel.org.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

July 23

 

Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Public Meeting

4:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

  

TUESDAY

July 24

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

July 25

 

Planning Commission

7:00PM

Henderson Room

 

THURSDAY

July 26

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

July 27

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Historic Tours of Upper Merion
Saturday, July 28 | 9:30AM

The King of Prussia Historical Society is offering tours of Upper Merion Township in a comfortable, air-conditioned 15-passenger van. The next tour begins at Little Sicily Pizza at 9:30AM with a brief introduction and then stops at numerous sites throughout the township. Circling back to Little Sicily at about 1:00PM, all are invited to stay for lunch (not included) and share their own local historical stories. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the society’s website

 

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. 

 

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7 | 6:00 to 9:00PM

Target (160 W Dekalb Pike)The Upper Merion Township Police Department is hosting their first ever National Night Out. They've teamed up with other local police agencies to bring a night of entertainment, information, and fun to your community! There will be music, games, bounce houses, a rock wall, food, prizes, police demonstrations, and much more...all for FREE! Learn more.
 

Cabinet in Your Community

Wednesday, August 22 | 1:00PM (Register by August 10)

Montgomery County Community College

Join the discussion with members of Governor Wolf's cabinet to talk about issues that are important to you and your region. RSVP to nralston@pa.gov or call (215) 560-2640.
 

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

Sunday, September 9 | 7:30AM

170 Allendale Road

Registration deadlines:

Adult pre-registration: $30 from July 16 to September 5

Adult pre-registration: $35 (day of registration)

12 & Under: Free

Teams of ten or more qualify for special pricing. Please email 911memorialrun@kpvfc.com for more details.

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.

 

KOPSC Fall Intramural Soccer Registration is Now Open

This is a beginner soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-9. The program focuses on basics and fun! No travel involved. The program 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

 

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.

 

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

 

Coffee with a Cop

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Our officers are getting to know Upper Merion residents through community events like Coffee with a Cop! If you missed this one, you can still meet Upper Merion Township Police Department officers at National Night Out and Alex’s Lemonade Stand

 

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, July 21

 

This week, Home At Last Dog Rescue will be at the market with your new best friend! Plus, Quarryville Orchard returns with seasonal fruit, including blueberries, peaches, and more! 

 

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 has begun. Over the next few 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.

Environmental Advisory Council: Tip of the Week

Did you know? Grass clippings should be mulched back into the lawn whenever possible. The benefits of using fresh grass clippings as mulch include: cooling the root zone, conserving moisture, preventing some weeds, and adding back up to 25% of the nutrients that growth removes from the soil. By recycling your lawn clippings, you can save money, time, and resources! If you’re interested in recycling your grass clippings, you can learn more about the composting or mulching process online. Read more tips from 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

Theater Horizon Drama Camp

Two sessions: July 30 to August 3, August 27 to 31

Ages 7-11

Young actors will spend a week working as an ensemble to create an original play full of drama, comedy, suspense, and one-of-a-kind characters. Campers create everything, from the setting, to the plot, to the characters. Learn more.

 

Peppy Painters Art Camps

Two sessions: July 30 to August 3, August 6 to 10

Ages 8-12

Campers will develop new skills and talents while painting unique canvas creations! Campers will create a new canvas every day of camp that can be compiled into a collage. All supplies are included. Learn more.

 

Hands on Science – Robot Camp

July 30 to August 3

Ages 6-14

Kids will build their own robot, learn how it works, and learn how to program it. This course will teach age-appropriate logical thinking skills with a dose of old fashioned fun. Learn more.

 

Library

Summer Reading for High School Students and Adults

Read, register, and review to win exciting prizes! You may enter online or at the library. Call us at 610-265-4805 for more information.

Instrument Fun at the Library!    

Since “Libraries Rock,” don’t miss two amazing nights featuring musical instruments!

  • Instrument Petting Zoo
    Wednesday, July 25 | 6:30 to 7:30PM
    Freedom Hall
    Kids entering kindergarten through 2nd grade are invited to listen to various instruments and learn about each one! No registration required.
  • Orchestral Instrument Class
    Thursday, July 26 | 6:30 to 7:30PM
    Valley Forge Room
    Kids entering grades 3 and 4 are invited to come learn about orchestral instruments they can play. 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! At the center, 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

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.

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 be completed in the summer of 2019. 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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