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Township eNews

February 22, 2019

Upper Merion Township Library's

20th Annual Celebration of Black History

Saturday, February 23 | 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building

Join us for live music, soul food samples, a historical interpreter, and more. There will be special activities and crafts for kids, as well as vendors selling jewelry, clothing, and handcrafted items!

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Congratulations to Upper Merion Police Department's

Two Newest Officers!

Last night, two new police officers were sworn in to the Upper Merion Police Department.

Please help us in welcoming Officer Alosi (left) and Officer Atkins (right),

pictured here with Chief Nolan. We wish you both the best in your new careers!

 

Community

GVF Annual Legislative Breakfast

Monday, March 11 | 7:30 to 9:30AM
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Madeleine Dean and other elected officials speak about transportation issues on the local, state, and federal level. Register online.

KOP Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

March 11-17

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.

Introduction to Orienteering 

Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 to 11:30AM

McKaig Nature Center

Learn orienteering basics, then head out to the woods to practice on a novice course. The event is free, but you must register online

Mock Teen Bedroom & Conversation About Substance Abuse 

Thursday, March 21 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

In partnership with the Upper Merion Area School District, and the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol, the Upper Merion Township Police Department will host a “Mock Teen Bedroom,” which provides insights and education about the possible signs of substance use, misuse, or addiction. Additionally, there will be guided conversation about the reasons people become addicted, what puts people at risk, what protects us or our loves ones, signs that someone has progressed from substance use to addiction, and how to respond when we are concerned about someone’s substance use. Learn more.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

February 25

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

 

TUESDAY

February 26

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

February 27

 

Planning Commission
7:00PM
Henderson Room

 

THURSDAY
February 28

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

March 1

 

No Meetings Scheduled

KOPSC Travel Soccer

Travel Soccer Registration is open! View the Travel Soccer Assessment Schedule and Assessment Information and register online. If you have questions, please contact Matt Wintersteen. If you have questions about registration or are in need of financial assistance, please contact Jim Roberts.   

KOPSC Spring 2019 Intramural Soccer

Spring Intramural Soccer registration is open! This is a beginner soccer program for boys and girls ages 5-9. No travel is involved. The program focuses on basics and fun! All players get a t-shirt at the first session. Please register online. If you are in need of financial assistance, please email Jim Roberts. If you have any questions about Intramural Soccer, please email Rose Hinkle.

Resident and Business Services & Resources

Online Contractor Registration

If you’re a contractor interested in doing business in Upper Merion, visit our website to learn more about requirements and register online.

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. Learn more.

Montgomery County Recycling Information

Do you need to recycle items like tires, electronics, or hazardous waste? Explore Montgomery County's Recycling Information page for collection events, guides, and more.

Love Your Dog, License Your Dog

All dogs, three months and older, must be licensed. Why?

  1. It’s their best chance to make it home safely if they go missing
  2. It allows the Bureau of Dog Law to protect the dogs of PA
  3. It’s the law

Learn more.

Environmental

Environmental Advisory Council: Tip of the Week

Ice and snow removal is an unavoidable part of winter, and somebody’s got to do it. Before you start, stop to consider if the way you remove snow and ice is harmful to the environment. Take a look at this article for some environmentally-friendly ways to remove snow and ice.

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.

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, February 23

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

Philadelphia Flower Show Tickets

March 2-10

Stop by the UM Community Center to purchase tickets for the Philadelphia Flower Show! This show is a miraculous vision of color, creativity, and foliage. This year, see artists' work come alive with “Flower Power."

Mini Music Movers!

Tuesdays, March 5 through April 2 | 10:30 to 11:15AM

Your little one will love this interactive music and movement program. It introduces different ways to use music and dance to encourage self-confidence, self-awareness, and creativity.  Learn more today.

Little Rookies Multi Sports

Wednesdays, March 6 through April 10 | 5:00 to 6:00PM

Children will have a blast in this highly active class that incorporates a new sport each week! Coaches are very patient and encouraging in order to create a great experience for all children. Learn more and sign up today!

Library

Parent Child Workshop

Mondays, March 4 through 25 | 10:00 to 11:15AM

Freedom Hall

Don’t miss this fun and informative workshop! Children ages 1-3 and their parents/caregivers are invited to attend this play-focused workshop series. Specialists will be on hand to answer questions about important topics, including early literacy, dental hygiene, child development milestones, and more. Parents learn while the kids play! Register here.

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

Big Bingo

Sunday, March 10 | 11:00AM 

Win cash prizes. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 to purchase day of. Sign up now!

Trip the National Constitution Center

Thursday, March 21 | Depart at 9:00AM

Join us on a guided tour of the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia and a special exhibit about Alexander Hamilton. The cost of the trip is $16.00 for UMSSC members and $18.00 for non-members. Travel via carpool to public transportation (Norristown High Speed line & the Market-Frankford Line) into the city. Registration forms are available in the lobby.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Brownlie Road Bridge

Due to the increased deterioration of the Brownlie Road Bridge side walls, it has been recommended that thoroughfare be narrowed to a single lane. Delineators and proper signage will be placed indicating the new traffic pattern. The restoration plans are nearing completion, and the stream permit has been filed with the Department of Environmental Protection. The project is anticipated to go out to bid by mid-March.

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