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Township eNews

September 14, 2018

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Community

After-Hours Celebration of the 431 Art Gallery and Community Center

Saturday, September 15 | 6:30 to 8:30PM

Upper Merion Community Center

Upper Merion Parks and Recreation and the Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists are hosting an evening of art and culture complete with live music, beer, wine, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Meet MCGOPA’s artists as they open 431’s fall exhibit “Imagination, Inspiration & Innovation.” Learn more.

 

The Upper Merion Camera Club Meeting

Wednesday, September 19 | 7:00PM

Port Kennedy Presbyterian Church

The Upper Merion Camera Club is dedicated to the promotion and improvement of creative photography. Visitors are welcome to attend weekly meetings, where speakers present a variety of topics. Find more information on the website or call (610) 935-0399.

 

Child Safety Seat Check Day

Sunday, September 23 | 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Upper Merion Township Building
Appointments only. Reserve your appointment online.
Please join the Upper Merion Township Police and Lafayette Ambulance as we kick off 2018 Child Passenger Safety Week. Make an appointment to get your car seat, booster seat, and seat belts checked for your children. 
 

Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Public Meeting

Monday, September 24 | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Henderson Room
Residents are invited to come for this open house/workshop to learn about recent stormwater efforts and offer thoughts, comments, suggestions, and concerns regarding stormwater management in the township. Learn more.
 

The Nurtured Heart Approach Seminar

Monday, September 24 | 6:00 to 8:15PM

Upper Merion Area Middle School, Room C-230

The Upper Merion Area Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow (CAST) is hosting a parenting seminar, “The Nurtured Heart Approach.” The seminar is for parents of children of all ages. To register, fill out an online form, or contact Susan Shelton at sshelton@umasd.org or 610-304-5533.  

 

17th Annual Senior Fall Fling

Thursday, September 27 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM (Register by September 14)

King of Prussia Mall

All Upper Merion seniors are invited to our annual celebration, featuring musical entertainment, a buffet luncheon, and more. Register by filling out the form and submitting it to the Public Information Office in person, by mail, or through email.

 

GVF's 8th Annual Golf Outing

Friday, September 28 | 7:30AM to 1:30PM

Spring Hollow Golf Club

What better way to spend a Friday than playing a fun round of golf with colleagues and industry professionals on this 18-hole championship golf course?! Join GVF for lunch, raffle prizes and competitions supporting the Foundation with such programs and initiatives like the Peter P. Quinn Internship and Movimento Forum! Register online. 

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

September 17

 

Economic and Community Development Committee

7:00PM

Board Room

  

TUESDAY

September 18

 

Environmental Advisory Council
6:30PM
Henderson Room
 
Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority
6:30PM
Board Room
 
Farmers Market Advisory Board
7:00PM
Administration Conference Room
 
Community Center Advisory Board
7:30PM
Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

September 19

 

Zoning Hearing Board
7:00PM
Freedom Hall
 
Shade Tree and Beautification Commission
7:00PM
Henderson Room

 

THURSDAY

September 20

 

BOS Business Meeting

7:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

September 21

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Upper Merion Township Stream Cleanup

Saturday, September 29 | 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Township Building

Residents, local businesses, community groups and schools - we welcome you to come together to clean up our township streams! Due to the recent storms that have impacted the township, your volunteering will make a real difference! Register now.

 

Plant a Tree Day

Saturday, September 29 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Bob White Park

Join us in planting several trees, maintaining recently planted trees, and removing invasive plants. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels, hand cultivators, work gloves, and 5-gallon buckets, if available. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Barley Van Clief at (215) 988-8793 or bvanclief@pennhort.org

 

The Women’s Club

Happy 65th anniversary to the UM Women’s Club, the oldest service club in the community. For information on how to get involved, contact Camille Bell, president, by calling (610) 519-0117 or emailing enjoylife59@aol.com. The Women’s Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30PM, at Little Sicily. All are welcome.

 

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, September 15

 

Come celebrate the unofficial start of fall with the return of some of your favorite vendors and fall harvest. Enjoy live music from Fiorenza-Dowlin while you shop our 22 amazing vendors!  

 

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

 

Resident Services

Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard

Are you or someone you know food insufficient? The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard invites anyone who lives within the bounds of the Upper Merion Area School District to shop two times each month. The UMACC is located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road, KOP). There is a *REQUEST* Rambler stop nearby at the Valley Forge Shopping Center. If you'd like to be picked up or dropped off at that location, please call 610-354-8899. For more information about the UMACC, visit their website

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

We are in great need of volunteers on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis in the King of Prussia area. If you would like to help, we would be happy to have you join us to see if this is a volunteer opportunity you would enjoy. We have volunteers that deliver meals weekly, monthly and on a substitute basis. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com, or visit www.neighborhoodmealsonwheels.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 is in progress. 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.

Spotted Lanternfly Public Information Session

Thursday, September 20 | 6:30PM

Pottstown Borough Hall

Have you heard of the Spotted Lanternfly? Unfortunately, this invasive critter has been found in our county. They pose a threat to many trees, including fruit trees, willows, maples, and more. Attend this information session to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly in your community. Presenters from the Montgomery and Berks County Conservation Districts will provide information and background, share control strategies, and answer questions. Registration is required.

Environmental Advisory Council: Make Your Mail Greener!

Stop unwanted mail and catalogs and opt out of national junk mail. Contact local and regional companies sending you unwanted mail to ask to be taken off their lists. Opt out of receiving unwanted credit card and insurance offers, and opt in for e-billing and e-statements whenever possible.

 

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

Play & Learn Programs

Did you know we offer Play & Learn programs for newborns and children up to 7 years old? Some of our programs include Purposeful Play, Mommy and Me Tumbling, and Mini Music Movers! Learn more about our Play & Learn Programs
 
Know you Medicare Seminar

Thursday, September 20 | 6:30 to 8:00PM

Many questions are raised about enrollment in a Medicare Plan as you turn 65. What do I need to do? How do I go about it? This seminar will give you some of the basics you need to know about how and when to enroll in Medicare. Learn more and sign up today!

Jump Start Sports Programs
Join one of our Jump Start Sports youth programs! Participate in fun, age-appropriate drills and low-key, non-competitive games. Our Jump Start Sports programs include T-ball for ages 3-4 or Soccer for ages 3-6.

 

Library

Fun Saturday Story Time!  

Saturday, September 15 | 10:30 to 11:00AM

Children and their parents/caregivers are invited to learn more about early literacy skills through great stories, music, and a puppet show. This story time is open to kids ages birth – 5. Register online.

 

FREE ACT Practice Test

Saturday, September 22 | 10:00AM

High school students are invited to practice the ACT test sponsored by Princeton Review. 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

CarFit 

Monday, September 17 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. Limited time slots. Allow 20 minutes for each session. Registration is required. Sign up in the UMSSC lobby.

 

Welcome Back Friday Flicks

Friday, September 21 | 11:30AM

See the movie, "The Post," starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Plus, the UMSSC will be selling Sicilian Delight pizza for $3.00. 

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

PA Turnpike Pulaski Drive Ramp Closure

The Pulaski Drive access ramp to the Valley Forge Interchange will be closed from Friday, September 14 at 11:00PM to Monday, September 17 at 5:00AM. Pulaski Drive itself will remain open during this time, but travelers should experience minimal delays during construction.

For more information on local road work, please visit the following pages:

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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