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Township eNews

 August 31, 2018

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Community

 

Labor Day Adjusted Hours

  • Township Administrative Offices
    Closed Monday, September 3
  • Upper Merion Township Library
    Closed September 1 through 3
  • Upper Merion Community Center
    Closes at 5:00PM on September 3
  • Upper Merion Senior Services Center
    Closed August 31 through September 3
 

Adopt A Kitten!

If you hang around NorView Farm enough, you may have seen some farm cats around. Cats can be beneficial at a farm for a variety of reasons, but too many can become a problem. We've teamed up with Spay & Save to spay and neuter them, and now we have a few up for adoption! There are 3 male cats available, currently at the Petco on Route 30 in Exton. Contact Spay & Save online or at 610-279-9714, or ask for Dave Dolga, one of the NorView Farm attendants, at 610-265-4229 for more information.
 

Back to School Pool Party

Friday, August 31 | 7:00 to 9:00PM

Upper Merion Township Pool

The Upper Merion Township Pool and Stingrays swim team invite all Upper Merion Middle School students to our back to school pool party! Free for pool members, $5 for non-members. All participants must be signed in by an adult at drop off. The Hedgehog Grill will be open for food and beverage purchases. If you have any questions, please email Heather Melck.

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Wednesday, September 5 | 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Freedom Hall

Help save a life by donating blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive. Choose a donation time online.

 

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 maintain the memorial and benefit Addie's Angels. Learn more and register online.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

September 3

 

Administrative Offices Closed

  

TUESDAY

September 4

 

Parks and Recreation Board
7:30PM
Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

September 5

 

Zoning Hearing Board
7:00PM
Freedom Hall

 

THURSDAY

September 6

 

BOS Zoning Code Workshop

6:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

BOS Workshop

7:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

September 7

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

TDM Breakfast

Monday, September 10 | 7:30 to 9:30AM

Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel

At this signature event, GVF will recognize regional organizations for their outstanding achievements in implementing programs that promote commuting alternatives for their employees and the community. Learn more.

 

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.

 

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. 
 

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.

 

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 1

 

Planning a cookout this Labor Day weekend? Stop by the market to pick up the freshest local ingredients, produce, and treats!

 

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

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 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: Apply to Join the EAC!

The Upper Merion Environmental Advisory Council currently has several vacancies. If you are a resident of the township and are interested in the environment, please consider joining! Learn more and apply online

 

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

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

The UM Community Center will follow an abbreviated Group Exercise Schedule for Labor Day Weekend. Labor Day Weekend hours of operation are below:

Saturday, September 1 - 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Sunday, September 2 - 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Monday, September 3 - 5:00AM to 5:00PM

Fall Registration Open!

Don’t forget, registration is open for all of our fall activities! To register or learn more about the programs we have to offer this fall, stop by the Community Center or login to CommunityPass.

 

Library

Summer Reading Program

The Summer Reading Program for all ages ends today at 5:00PM. Please stop in to record your reading hours/reviews.

 

Got Photos and Family Treasures? Get Organized!

Saturday, September 15 | 2:00PM

Henderson Room

Presented by Darla DeMorrow

To celebrate “Save Your Photos” month, the King of Prussia Historical Society and UMT Library are co-hosting a photo preservation seminar. Darla DeMorrow, a certified professional organizer (CPO®) and owner of HeartWork Organizing, LLC, will share the ABCs of organizing valued print and digital photos so you can turn your photo chaos into beautiful stories. 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 $30 for non-UMSSC members. Transportation is provided. Learn more and register.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

For 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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