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Township eNews

February 9, 2018

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Community

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, February 12 | 2:00PM to 7:00PM

Freedom Hall

Make an appointment today

 

Swedesburg Vol. Fire Company Lent Dinners

Fridays from February 16 through March 30

5:00PM to 8:00PM

Swedesburg Fire Company Social Hall

310 Jefferson Street, Bridgeport

Come out for the best seafood in town prepared by the best cooks around. Menus and pricing are available at the hall.

 

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.

 

dineKOP Returns!

Monday, March 5 to Sunday, March 11

Enjoy King of Prussia's own Restaurant Week when dineKOP returns with incredible prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at restaurants all throughout the community. A portion of the proceeds is donated to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) King of Prussia Specialty Care Center. Also, new this year, dineKOP introduces KOP Shops for CHOP, which is a charitable day of giving for local retailers and fast-casual restaurants on Saturday, March 10. Learn more.

 

Submit Your BCA Application Today!

Applications accepted through March 15

The BCA was established in 2013 through a partnership between Upper Merion Township and the Valley Forge Casino Resort. The purpose of the BCA is to provide financial assistance to organizations via grants that benefit Upper Merion residents, and scholarships for graduating high school seniors who reside in Upper Merion Township.

Non-profit organizations and Upper Merion students are encouraged to apply for one of many possible grants that are awarded through the BCA each year.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

Upper Merion Neighborhood Meals on Wheels is available at a minimal fee for home bound and elderly residents who are unable to shop for or prepare meals for themselves. Friendly local volunteers deliver this service, which includes two meals a day (Monday through Friday).

Please call 610-265-7051 or visit www.neighborhoodmealsonwheels.com for more information. If you need us, we are there for you, neighbors helping neighbors!


Rambler Schedule Change

Effective Monday, March 5, the Rambler schedule will be changing. Pick up a new copy at the Upper Merion Township Building, the Community Center, or the Senior Service Center.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

February 12


Library Board of Directors

6:45PM

Henderson Room

 

Media Communications Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administrative Conference Room

 

TUESDAY

February 13

 

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

Planning Commission

7:00PM

Henderson Room

*CANCELED*

 

WEDNESDAY

February 14

 

Zoning Hearing Board

7:00PM

Freedom Hall

 

UM Transportation Authority

7:00PM

Board Room

 

UM General Authority

7:30PM

Board Room

 

Thursday

February 16

 

BOS Zoning Code Workshop

6:00PM

Board Room

*CANCELED*

 

BOS Workshop

6:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

February 16

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Join the Team!

Upper Merion Township is hiring for a variety of positions. Browse the job openings and learn more about the application process.

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

Date Night

Friday, February 16 | 5:30PM to 8:30PM

Everyone needs a Date Night! Drop off the kids for a fun filled night of crafts, activities, pizza, and a movie, while you go and enjoy yourself! Register for Date Night today!

 

Kitchen Wizards - Parent & Child

Wednesday, February 14 | 10:30AM to 11:30AM

Join us for “Sweets for my Sweetie," a parent and child cooking class for ages 2-5 years. Create Chocolate treats to enjoy and share with your family. Learn more.

 

Discount Tickets

Get your discount tickets to the Philadelphia Flower Show or various Ski Resorts by visiting the UM Community Center. Flower Show tickets are on sale for $30. Discount tickets include Bear Creek, Big Boulder, & Blue Mountain.


Library

SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, February 24

10:00AM - 3:30PM

Upper Merion Township Library’s Black History Celebration

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SAT Sample Class

Monday, February 12 | 6:00PM - 8:30PM

High school students are welcome to attend this SAT Sample Class and learn tips to improve SAT scores. Register online.

 

Don't Miss Saturday Story Times!

Come out on Saturdays, February 10 and/or February 17 at 10:30AM. Learn more about early literacy skills through fun stories, music, rhythm and rhyming activities.  Open to the whole family but geared to kids newborn to 5. Register online.

 

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.

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.

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. 

 

UMSSC Big Bingo

Sunday, March 4 | 11:00AM

Advance Sale Tickets: $20.00 | Day of Tickets: $25.00

Doors open at 11:00AM; games start at 12:00PM. Refreshments available for purchase. No one under age 18 will be admitted. No outside food or beverage will be permitted. Registration forms are available at the Senior Center or on the website www.umssc.org. Tables for 8 can be reserved. Open to the public.

Roadway Restrictions

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

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