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Township eNews

January 19, 2018

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Community

Christmas Tree Collection

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

Winter weather and cold temperatures can wreak havoc on household plumbing. Use these tips, provided by Aqua America, to help protect your home from costly plumbing repairs.


Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, January 22 | 2:00PM to 7:00PM

Freedom Hall

Make an appointment

 

Community Garden Public Meeting

Wednesday, January 24 | 7:00PM

Freedom Hall

Come hear about the progress for the Community Garden, learn what still needs to be done, and get involved! Share your input as to what you'd like to see the garden become.

More info.

 

Teens, Parents, & The Law: Making Good Decisions Seminar

Thursday, January 25 | 7:0PM

Large Group Instruction Room, UMHS

Attorney George Nikolaou will discuss issues such as teen parties, Senior Week, and prom, etc. Decisions on these matters can often have far-reaching legal issues affecting a teen’s future and potentially the entire family. The presentation is aimed at helping parents and teens make informed decisions. The seminar is appropriate for high school students, especially seniors, and their parents.  Please register by contacting Susan Shelton, Community Mobilizer for CAST at sshelton@umasd.org or
610-304-5533.


Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

January 22

 

Library Board of Directors Reorganization

6:45PM

Board Room

 

TUESDAY

January 23

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

January 24

 

Planning Commission
7:00PM
Henderson Room
*CANCELED*

    

 THURSDAY

January 25

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

January 26

 

No Meetings Scheduled

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

SNAP Buddies

SNAP (Special Needs Adaptive Program) is looking for volunteer Buddies! Buddies are partnered with a participant, help set up, break down and store equipment. Must be at least 14 years of age. Learn more.

 

Men’s B-ball League

The team registration deadline for the Adult Men’s Basketball League has been extended! Teams are guaranteed 10 regular season league games and the league will provide officials and score keepers. Learn more and register today!

Library

Save The Date!

Lunar New Year Celebration

Tuesday, February 6 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Upper Merion Township Library

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College Planning Workshop

Monday, January 22 | 7:00PM

The presentation will provide an overview of the financial aid process, including the application process, sources of financial aid, deadlines, and funding available. Students and families will receive information to help them better understand how to apply for financial aid and the requirements necessary to receive state and federal financial aid assistance. Register today.

 

Don’t miss Passport Pals! 

Monday, January 22 | 6:30PM

Students in grades 3-6 can learn in a fun and interactive way about different countries and cultures. Activities include crafts, games, and snacks from different countries! This month's program will focus on Japan. Register today.

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.

Environment

The Emerald Ash Borer:
What You Need To Know 

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest that is attacking ash trees nationwide and locally in Upper Merion Township. Learn all about this beetle and how it may affect your neighborhood or backyard.

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.

2040 Comprehensive Plan

Stay Connected
Visit the 2040 Comprehensive Plan page of the township website. This page will be updated with upcoming events and outreach opportunities, as well as data, analyses, and information.


Follow along with the 2040 Comprehensive Plan on Facebook.


Contact
Kyle Brown, Associate Planner
kbrown@umtownship.org

Senior Service Center

Located at the Community Center
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Join and Enjoy the Benefits! 
Members enjoy a multi-use environment for physical, educational, and recreational activities. For more information about the Center or to join, click here.

 

Tickets on Sale Now for Annual Valentine Social!

Social to be held on Friday, February 16 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Tickets are only $7.00. Choice of  Italian, Tuna or Turkey Hoagie. Entertainment and Door Prizes. Open to members and non-members. 

 

Time to Renew Your Membership

The 2018 membership renewals are now being accepted. For the first time in over 15 years, the membership fee will be increasing to $20.00 annually per person to help defray the increase we have experienced in our operating expenses. We look forward to the New Year and all of the exciting activities and events we are planning. We hope we can count on the continued support of our members.

Roadway Restrictions

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A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available on the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

umtownship.org | 610-265-2600

175 West Valley Forge Road • King of Prussia, PA 19406-1802

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