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Township eNews

September 7, 2018

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Community

Health & Wellness Day 

Saturday, September 8 | 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Upper Merion Farmers Market

Township Building Parking Lot

Join us for our annual Health & Wellness Day as we bring together several local businesses and groups whose purpose involves keeping you and your family healthy, fit, and well! Learn more about the event.

 

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.
 

Got Photos? Get Organized!

Saturday, September 8 | 2:00PM

Upper Merion Township Library

September is "Save Your Photos" Month! The King of Prussia Historical Society and Upper Merion Township Library are teaming up to host a photo preservation seminar. Darla DeMorrow of Heartwork Organizing will present on how to organize photos, memories, and memorabilia. 

 

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.

 

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.”

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

September 10

 

Library Board of Directors

6:45PM

Henderson Room

 

Media Communications Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administration Conference Room

  

TUESDAY

September 11

 

Fire & Rescue Services Board
7:00PM
Atrium Conference Room 

 

WEDNESDAY

September 12

 

Pension Advisory Board
5:30PM
Freedom Hall
 
Planning Commission
7:00PM
Henderson Room
 
Upper Merion Transportation Authority
7:00PM
Board Room
 
Upper Merion General Authority
7:30PM
Board Room

 

THURSDAY

September 13

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

September 14

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

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. 
 

Sanitary & Stormwater Authority Public Meeting

Monday, September 24 | 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Henderson Room
Residents are invited to come for this open house/workshop to learn about recent stormwater efforts and offer thoughts, comments, suggestions, and concerns regarding stormwater management in the township. Learn more.
 

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 8

 

Part of the Upper Merion Farmers Market's mission statement is to "enrich the quality of life in Upper Merion through supporting an environment for community gatherings and education." So come out this Saturday for Health & Wellness Day as we bring together several local businesses and groups whose purpose involves keeping you and your family healthy, fit, and well!

 

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

We are in great need of volunteers on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis in the King of Prussia area. If you would like to help, we would be happy to have you join us to see if this is a volunteer opportunity you would enjoy. We have volunteers that deliver meals weekly, monthly and on a substitute basis. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or email mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com, or visit www.neighborhoodmealsonwheels.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: Free Rain Barrels and Compost Bins

Members of the Environmental Advisory Council will be at the Upper Merion Farmers Market this weekend to answer questions and give residents a chance to win FREE rain barrels and compost bins! Stop by the EAC table between 9:00 and 11:00AM to enter the raffles, and to learn about composting, the EAC, and more!

Spotted Lanternfly Public Information Session

Thursday, September 20 | 6:30PM

Pottstown Borough Hall

Have you heard of the Spotted Lanternfly? Unfortunately, this invasive critter has been found in our county. They pose a threat to many trees, including fruit trees, willows, maples, and more. Attend this information session to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly in your community. Presenters from the Montgomery and Berks County Conservation Districts will provide information and background, share control strategies, and answer questions. Registration is required.

 

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

Playball

Begins September 15

Playball is a specialized sports program that uses sports as a means to assist the development in children ages 2-5. The focus is on stability, locomotion, and manipulation, then working up to sequential movements. Learn more and sign up today!

 

On Your Own in NYC - Bus Trip

Saturday, September 29 | Departs at 9:00AM

Enjoy a day in the city with transportation provided by motor coach. Learn more and register online

 

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

When School's Closed, We're Open!

We have a lot of neat activities planned while UMASD is closed on Monday, September 10.

 

  • At 11:00AM, enjoy creative Lego Building for students in K-4th grade
  • From 2–6:00PM, come to our free Family Gaming Event, where we'll set up board games and video games for all to enjoy
  • From 4-5:00PM, students in 4th-8th grade can join in our Super Build Workshop with cool STEM toys and robots
  • Middle Schoolers can then finish the day with the first Jr. Friends Meeting of the school year from 7-8:00PM

 

Register for these events 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

PA Turnpike Pulaski Drive Ramp Closure

The Pulaski Drive access ramp to the Valley Forge Interchange will be closed from Friday, September 14 at 11:00PM to Monday, September 15 at 5:00AM. Pulaski Drive itself will remain open during this time, but travelers should experience minimal delays during construction.

For more 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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