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Township eNews

 July 27, 2018

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Community

Historic Tours of Upper Merion
Saturday, July 28 | 9:30AM

The King of Prussia Historical Society is offering tours of Upper Merion Township in a comfortable, air-conditioned 15-passenger van. The tour begins at Little Sicily Pizza at 9:30AM with a brief introduction and then stops at numerous sites throughout the township. Circling back to Little Sicily at about 1:00PM, all are invited to stay for lunch (not included) and share their own local historical stories. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the society’s website

 

Concerts Under the Stars: Craig Bickhardt's Friends and Family Festival

Sunday, July 29 | 6:00PM

Township Building Park
What better way to celebrate summer than joining us at our free outdoor concert series? This Sunday, come out and enjoy awesome live music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks!
 

Summer Carillon Concert Series

Wednesday, August 1 | 7:30PM

Washington Memorial Chapel
Route 23 in Valley Forge Park
Hylke Banning, Carillonneur from The Netherlands, 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.
 

Yoga Happy Hour

Tuesdays, now through August | 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. 


Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

July 30

 

No Meeting Scheduled

 

  

TUESDAY

July 31

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

August 1

 

Zoning Hearing Board

*CANCELLED*

 

THURSDAY

August 2

 

BOS Zoning Code Workshop

6:15PM
Freedom Hall

 

BOS Workshop

7:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

August 3

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7 | 6:00 to 9:00PM

Target (160 W Dekalb Pike)The Upper Merion Township Police Department is hosting their first ever National Night Out. They've teamed up with other local police agencies to bring a night of entertainment, information, and fun to your community! There will be music, games, bounce houses, a rock wall, food, prizes, police demonstrations, and much more...all for FREE! Learn more.
 

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.

 

KOPSC Fall Intramural Soccer Registration is 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

 

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.

 

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, July 28

 

Come see Larry Ahearn perform!

After years of booking, promoting, and producing music, sports, and theater -- most notably as a team member with the worldwide Concerts For Human Rights tour -- Larry has returned to his love of writing and performing songs in an intimate atmosphere. See his performance at this week's market!

 

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

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 has begun. Over the next few weeks, 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: Tip of the Week

All the rain we’ve had lately is a good reminder that stormwater management requires careful attention to prevent flooding and control pollution. Residents and businesses in our community can help by learning more about stormwater management techniques!

Read more tips from 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

Kitchen Wizards Camp

Kitchen Wizards offers fun and educational cooking camps for children. These camps encourage chefs of all ages to discover the magic of cooking, one bite at a time! Upcoming camps include Cooking around the World, Sweets for Sweeties, and Little Chefs. Learn more.

 

Peppy Painters Art Camps

Two sessions: July 30 to August 3, August 6 to 10

Ages 8-12

Campers will develop new skills and talents while painting unique canvas creations! Campers will create a new canvas every day of camp that can be compiled into a collage. All supplies are included. Learn more.

 

Computer Explorers Camp

Learn how to use the most exciting new technology, 3D printing! Design and edit objects in 3D and then use a 3D printer to make your own object that you can take home. Learn more.

 

Library

Orff Music Class 
Saturday, July 28 | 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Freedom Hall
Students entering 2nd through 5th grade are invited to be a part of this cool class that builds musicianship through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama. Free and fun! Register online.
 
Sing Movie Matinee 
Tuesday, July 31 | 4:00 to 6:00PM
Freedom Hall
Grab your popcorn and come out for a free movie. Bring the whole family to experience the amazing, animated movie, Sing! No registration is necessary.

 

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

Expand your interests! Try something new! At the center, there are so many different ways to have fun and beat the heat this summer. You can play cards or bingo, read a book, listen to a presentation, or participate in a discussion group. Our Garden Club always welcomes new members to help keep the patio flowers, herbs, and other plants growing. Why not bring your lunch? You can eat inside or out on the patio (if it's not too hot).  Be sure to check out these activities and more on our website or Facebook page.

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. Construction is expected to continue throughout the summer. Learn more on the KOP-BID's website.

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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