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Township eNews

April 13, 2018

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Community

Upper Merion Township Park & Stream Clean Up

Saturday, April 14 | 8:30AM to 12:00PM

Lower Parking Lot of Township Building

Calling all volunteers! Residents, local businesses, community groups, and schools - we welcome you to come together to clean up Upper Merion Township's streams and parks! Volunteers will meet at the Township Building to enjoy FREE coffee and breakfast, and receive vouchers for free pizza. Once volunteers get their assignments, they'll go to their sites to remove trash, beautify their community, and have fun outdoors! Learn more and sign up now

 

Gravestone and Marker Restoration
Saturday, April 14 | 2:00PM
Christ Church (Old Swedes) Hall 

Mr. Eugene Hough, an expert in tombstone and cemetery preservation, will be explaining and demonstrating various gravestone and marker restoration techniques. Many of the tombstones in need of restoration at the Christ Church (Old Swedes) cemetery mark the graves of some of our most prominent local citizens, especially veterans. Program is free and open to the public. Find more information on the King of Prussia Historical Society's website.

 

KOP Rotary Club Presents: Taste of the Suburbs

Sunday, April 15 | 6:30PM to 8:30PM

King of Prussia Mall

Come out once again for this phenomenal food & wine festival to help support the King of Prussia Rotary Club's Charitable Foundation. Sample signature menu items and spirits from over 30 of the area's top restaurants and wineries. Learn more and purchase tickets today!

 

Upper Merion Township Earth Day

Saturday, April 21 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building Park

The Annual Upper Merion Township Earth Day Festival is celebrated to raise awareness about ways to maintain a healthy Earth. We'll have live music, food, green demos, pony rides, live bees and honey, a pet and critter parade, local environment and recreation groups, and so much more! Join us for a day full of family fun! 

 

Plant-a-Tree Day with the Rotary

Sunday, April 22 | 1:30PM

Bob White Park

Come join fellow Rotarians and other volunteers this Earth Day to plant 80 trees in Bob White Park. In partnership with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), rotarians will help the park's reforestation efforts and meet the district's goal of planting one tree for every Rotarian! To join the planting or learn more, please contact Doug Klepfer at douglasdpm@comcast.net. All are welcome!

 

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

April 16


Economic and Community Development Committee

7:00PM

Board Room

*CANCELED*

  

TUESDAY

April 17

 

Environmental Advisory Council

6:30PM

Henderson Room

 

Sanitary and Stormwater Authority

6:30PM

Board Room

 

Community Center Advisory Board

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

April 18

 

Zoning Hearing Board

7:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

THURSDAY

April 19

 

Upper Merion Foundation

6:30PM

Board Room

 

BOS Business Meeting

7:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

April 20

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Earth Week Mixer for KOP Restaurant Community

Tuesday, April 24 | 4:30PM

Savor of King of Prussia

Come out for an afternoon mixer in celebration of Earth Day! Attendees will learn about some innovative practices that are available to the restaurant industry to help reduce pollution while also saving money. The mixer will include free food, drinks, and interactive stations to celebrate Earth Day! RSVP on the Eventbrite page.

 

Viking 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Discounted Registration Now Available!

Sunday, April 29

Caley Elementary School

Join us for the Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Viking 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk. Enjoy food, music, and prizes. Participants of all abilities are welcome! All proceeds go to help Upper Merion Area schools. Register online.

 

KOPSC Travel Soccer Registration 2018 is Open!

Registration for Travel Soccer is now open. Using the new registration system, you will need to create an account and register online. If a player registers after April 7, the cost is $225. *If you have any questions about registration or are in need of financial assistance please contact Jim Roberts at registrations@kopsc.org.

Travel Soccer Assessments 2018

Assessments begin in April for travel soccer. Please visit the website to understand the process and dates for assessments. if you have any questions please contact Matt Wintersteen at mattwintersteen@yahoo.com.

Join the Team!

Upper Merion Township is hiring for a variety of positions. Browse the job openings and learn more about the application process.

 

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

Summer Camp Early Registration Discount

Last call for the early registration discount for Adventure Day Camp and Consortium for the Arts! Sign up by April 15 to save some money.

 

NYC Broadway Trip (Book of Mormon)

On May 11, enjoy a day in the city and a critically acclaimed Broadway hit, Book of Mormon! Trip includes bus and show ticket. Departure is 9:00AM, show time is 2:00PM. Learn more.

 

 

Library

Free ACT Sample Class

Monday, April 23 | 6:00PM

High school students are invited to attend this class to learn tips to improve ACT scores. The class is co-sponsored by Princeton Review. Register online.

 

April is Family Reading Month

Attention families with kids from birth to age 14! Enjoy lots of fun literacy events and activities with your family throughout the month of April. Pick up a copy of the Family Reading Month Calendar at the library and check each day that you spend 20 minutes reading with your child. For every 5 checks, you will be entered in a drawing to win great prizes, including 4 free admission tickets to Longwood Gardens, a huge train set, and much more. The drawing will be held on April 30, so get reading!

 

Farmers Market

Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday
10:00AM-12:00PM
Rain or Shine!

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If you haven't joined us before in the off-season, here's how it works:

 

We have a smaller group of vendors, all of whom have a way of pre-ordering. Every other Saturday from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, they set up on the lower level of the parking lot behind the Township Building. You can pick up your orders, and most vendors bring a little extra to tempt you. The next market is April 21. 

 

The regular season kicks off May 19. We have a big announcement coming soon, so stay tuned for more details! 

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

21st Annual Upper Merion Senior Service Center Flea Market & Bake Sale

Saturday, April 14 | 9:00AM to 1:30PM (Rain or Shine - held indoors) 

Open to the public. You can buy a table space to sell your unwanted "treasures" ($20.00 for an 8'x4' space - bring your own table & chair) or come in to shop from our vendors or from the senior center Thrift Shop (also open now Monday-Friday - 9:30AM to 1:30PM). Whether you are buying or selling there will be something for everyone! Cash prizes, refreshments, baked goods and more! This is always a fun family day!

 

Excursion Group to Laurel Hill Cemetery

Thursday, April 19

Join us for a trip to Historic Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Transportation is by carpool. We will leave the swimming pool lot at 9:45AM to be there in time for the tour at 10:30AM, or you can drive on your own. There is a free parking lot across the street from the main entrance on Ridge Avenue. Cost for the tour is $10 for UMSSC members, $15 for non-members. After the tour, we will stop at a nearby restaurant for lunch. Sign up and make your payment in the lobby.  Note: wear shoes and clothing that are comfortable for walking outdoors.

Roadway Restrictions

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 project is expected to begin in late April. 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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175 West Valley Forge Road • King of Prussia, PA 19406-1802

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