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Township eNews

March 22, 2019

Community

Swedesburg Vol. Fire Company Lent Dinners
Fridays through April 19 | 5:00 to 8:00PM
Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall
310 Jefferson Street, Bridgeport
It’s that time again! SVFC's Lent Dinners are available every Friday during Lent. Come out for the best seafood in town prepared by the best cooks around. Menus and pricing are available at the hall.

Adult ESL Classes / Clases de Inglés

Weekly, beginning Tuesday, March 26 |  6:15 to 8:15PM

Upper Merion Area Middle School

The Upper Merion Area Middle School is hosting a free 8-week English as a Second Language (ESL) course open to all Upper Merion residents. Learn how to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Questions? Contact ESL Teacher Katie Nagy.

Upper Merion Conversations with the Commissioners & Voting System Demo

Tuesday, April 9 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

Please join the Montgomery County Commissioners for a new voting system demo, followed by our "Conversations with the Commissioners" town hall. All Montgomery County residents will be voting with a NEW voter-verified paper ballot system beginning with the May 21, 2019 primary. You will have an opportunity to try out the new system before the town hall begins. Learn more.

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.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

March 25

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

 

TUESDAY

March 26

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

March 27

 

Planning Commission *CANCELLED* 

 

THURSDAY
March 28

 

Board of Supervisors

Freedom Hall

7:30PM

 

FRIDAY

March 29

 

No Meetings Scheduled

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

The Upper Merion Community Cupboard

The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard, located in the Valley Forge Presbyterian building (191 Town Center Road), is in need of food donations and volunteers!

Food needed this week:

  • Cereal
  • Mac and cheese
  • Jelly
  • Fruit cans
  • Ritz/club/saltines/small snack bags
  • Juice bottles & boxes

Food donation bin locations:

  • Outside the UMACC doors
  • UM Community Center
  • UM Township Building (outside of the Library)
  • Rep. Tim Briggs’ office

UMACC is sustained by caring and compassionate community volunteers. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday evenings to help our patrons shop for food, and Thursday evenings to help stock our shelves. Volunteer information is available at http://umacc.org/volunteer (you must be 18 years or older to volunteer). For more information on UMACC, visit our webpage: http://umacc.org/

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help! 

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious and affordable meals to the home-bound of Upper Merion Township, the Borough of Bridgeport, and the 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 mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com 

Environmental

Environmental Advisory Council: Tip of the Week

Now that it's officially spring, many of us are starting to get in spring cleaning mode. From the inside to the outside of our homes, from our gardens to our cars — each of us can make simple changes as we clean that can reduce our environmental impact and also save us money! For example: while we may think we're doing our car (and our wallet) a favor by hand-washing it at home, it’s actually the opposite because automatic car washes use less than half the amount of water. For other ways to go green this spring, check out this article!

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, March 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

Family Paint Party
Saturday, April 6 | 10:00AM to 12:00PM
It's family time! Bring your little one to create art together. We will be painting “Spring Dragonfly.” Learn more and sign up today!

Great Trains & Grand Canyons Trip Information Session

Monday, April 8 | 10:00AM to 1:00PM or 6:00 to 7:00PM

UMPR is hosting a 6 day, all-inclusive trip, including air fare, tour guides, hotel stay, eight meals, and much more! Want to learn more? Come to our information session.

On Your Own in Washington DC – Bus Trip
Saturday, April 13 | Departs at 7:00AM
Enjoy a day in the city seeing the sites, visiting the beautiful parks, or meeting up with friends! This year, we are heading down for the big Cherry Blossom Parade! Transportation is by motor coach. Learn more and sign up today!

Library

Kick Off Family Reading Month with Fun!

Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30 to 7:30PM

Freedom Hall

Come see the always amazing Don Dougherty perform original, highly interactive, personalized stories perfect for families. This event is geared for children ages 3-7.

Learn About Hypnosis

Wednesday, March 27 | 7:00 to 8:15PM

Valley Forge Room

Presenter Barry Wolfson, MS Director Hypnosis Counseling Center, will discuss how hypnosis works, the myths regarding hypnosis, and why resolutions do or do not work. He'll also do a brief 5-10 minute hypnosis demonstration, followed by a Q & A session. Register today.

Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest Winners

Last week, the Upper Merion Township Library hosted an award ceremony to announce and celebrate the winners of the 44th annual Write and Illustrate Your Own Book Contest. Read the press release to learn more about the event and see who won!

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

Bus Trip to Dutch Apple Theater 

Wednesday, April 24 (register by March 25) | Bus departs at 9:30AM

Enjoy a buffet lunch and matinee performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The cost is $65.00 for UMSSC members, and $75 for non-UMSSC members.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Brownlie Road Bridge

Due to the increased deterioration of the Brownlie Road Bridge side walls, for safety reasons, the township will be closing the road until a permanent repair can be made. The bridge is located between Avon Road and Redwood Road in the Lowell Hills section of the township. A detour will be provided which will utilize the use of Henderson Road and Beidler Road. The restoration plans are nearing completion, and the emergency stream permit has been filed with the Department of Environmental Protection. The project is anticipated to go out to bid by mid-Spring. Learn more.

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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