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Township eNews

 August 17, 2018

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At the Board of Supervisors August 16 meeting, Andrew Scavicchio was sworn in as Upper Merion Police Department’s newest patrolman. We wish Officer Scavicchio all the best in his career!

 

Community

Summer Carillon Concert Series

Wednesday, August 22 | 7:30PM

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

10th Annual Kids Fair

Thursday, August 23 | 5:30 to 7:30PM

Elmwood Park Zoo
Senator Leach invites families in the 
17th Senatorial District to the Elmwood Park Zoo to enjoy fun activities and educational programs for all ages. Please register by calling (610) 768-4200.
 

Screening of Mother's Day: The Forgotten Victims of Death Row

Saturday, August 25 | 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Bryn Mawr Theater
Senator Leach is hosting a screening of Mother’s Day: The Forgotten Victims of Death Row. This timely film examines serious but rarely addressed collateral consequences of the death penalty, focusing on the terrible social cost of blaming, shunning, and ostracizing the family members – especially the mothers – of death row inmates. 
 

Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesdays through August 28 | 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. 

 

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

Sunday, September 9 | 7:30AM

170 Allendale Road

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.

 

17th Annual Senior Fall Fling

Thursday, September 27 | 10:00AM to 2:00PM

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.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

August 20

 

Economic and Community Development Committee

7:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

  

TUESDAY

August 21

 

Environmental Advisory Council
6:30PM
Henderson Room
 
Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority
6:30PM
Freedom Hall
 
Farmers Market Advisory Board
*CANCELLED*
 
Community Center Advisory Board
7:30PM
Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

August 22

 

Planning Commission
7:00PM
Henderson Room

 

THURSDAY

August 23

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

August 24

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

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.

 

KOPSC Fall Intramural Soccer Registration: Now Open!

This is a beginner soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-9, that 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

 

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, August 18

 

Come hear Rick Pultorak perform while shopping from 24 awesome vendors… Also, fruit is at its peak!

 

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

Mosquito Spraying

The Montgomery County Health Department will be spraying for mosquitoes on Monday, August 20 from approximately 8:15 to 11:00PM, due to West Nile Virus-positive mosquito collections in the area. The rain date is Monday, August 27. Visit our website to find more information and frequently asked questions.

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.

Environmental Advisory Council: BYOC (Bring Your Own Cup!)

The average American office worker uses about 500 disposable cups each year. This is an area where we can make a huge difference in the amount of waste we produce, just by bringing our own cup when we stop to get our favorite beverage. Some stores even provide discounts for bringing your own cup or mug!

 

Read other environmental tips provided by 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

Last Two Weeks of Summer Camps!

Enjoy your last two weeks of summer with some of our awesome summer camps. Learn more about each camp:

August 20-24: Shake Move Create and Groove

August 27-31: Handwork SewingMad Science, Obvious Choice Soccer, and Theatre Horizon Summer Drama Camp

 

Library

Karaoke Night!

Wednesday, August 22 | 6:30 to 7:30PM

Freedom Hall

Students entering 5th grade and up are invited to sing their hearts out with friends at this lively karaoke event. No registration or singing experience required. Just stop by and have fun!

 

Baby Boomers Retirement Roadmap Series

Thursdays in September | 6:30PM

Melissa Shapiro will present several topics, including Maximize Your Income, Medicare, Retirement Planning, and the Income for Life Model. 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

Excursion to Wharton Esherick Studio

Thursday, September 20 | 10:00AM

Visit famed woodworker Wharton Esherick's delightful studio. His furniture, cabinetry, staircases and other interior décor pieces have graced many homes and museums throughout the country. During the tour, you'll see small hand-carved items, like kitchen utensils, that he used throughout the structure. Cost is $13.00, and you must sign up and pay by Thursday, September 13. Learn more and register.

 

Excursion to Harrisburg State Capitol and National Civil War Museum

Thursday, October 18 | 9:00AM

State Representative Tim Briggs will be guiding our tour. The visit begins at the State Capitol, which is famed for its architectural beauty inside and out, and then wraps up at the National Civil War Museum. The cost is $25 for UMSSC members and $20 for non-UMSSC members. Transportation is provided. Learn more and register.

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. The final phase of construction is near the end. Learn more on the KOP-BID's website.

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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