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Township eNews

February 1, 2019

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Community

Cocoa with a Cop

Sunday, February 10 | 11:30AM to 2:30PM

Mission BBQ, 120 Village Drive, King of Prussia

Join your neighbors, the Upper Merion Township Police Department, and Mission BBQ at Cocoa with a Cop! Enjoy free cocoa and conversation with your local officers where you will have the chance to ask questions, talk about your neighborhood, or share your concerns. RSVP at mission19406@mission-bbq.com.

KOP Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

March 11-17, 2019

With a restaurant for every palate and price-point, King of Prussia’s diverse dining scene has never been hotter. From small plates to family-style, fast casual to fine dining, you’ll find it all here in KOP. Try them all (or least a few!) March 11-17, when KOP Restaurant Week returns with incredible prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus benefiting Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) King of Prussia Specialty Care Center. Then get ready to save big while supporting a great cause during KOP Shops for CHOP. Throughout March 11-17, select retailers will donate a portion of their proceeds to CHOP KOP, and others have committed to donating to CHOP in the name of this campaign.

UMBA Spring 2019 Registration Information

Boys and girls ages 3-18 are invited to register for youth quickball, baseball, and softball. Register online at www.umbabaseball.com and www.umbasoftball.com

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Committee of Upper Merion Township

This committee believes that achieving and maintaining peace, justice, and harmony in our community and our world is the responsibility of everyone. In celebrating Dr. King's birthday, we focus on his life, philosophy, work, and legacy. We also recognize the cultural diversity and harmony now present in Upper Merion Township and remind ourselves that in order to maintain or enhance it, we must all work together. We are inviting other Upper Merion Township residents to attend a meeting to learn more. For more information, contact UM Parks and Recreation Director Dan Russell, Committee Chair LaVera Seymour, or Committee Secretary Adrienne Harris.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

February 4

 

Board of Supervisors Workshop

Board Room

6:30PM

 

TUESDAY

February 5

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

February 6

 

Zoning Hearing Board *CANCELLED*

 

THURSDAY
February 7

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

February 8

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Resident Services & Resources

U.S. Small Business Administration Loans Available For Flood Victims

Did the August 10-15, 2018 storms cause damage to your home or business? Montgomery County homeowners, renters, and businesses are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The deadline to apply is February 11. Learn more and apply.

A Tree for Your Yard

Upper Merion Shade Tree and Beautification Commission and UM Tree Tenders will once again offer bare root trees for sale for spring planting. When trees live among us, they give us so many wonderful benefits, including clean air and water, energy savings, increased home values, and more. Residents must place their orders by Friday, February 22. Learn more and download an order form.

Board of Community Assistance Grant Program

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. The award applications will be accepted now through April 1, 2019. Learn more.

theconnector

Interested in transportation options in King of Prussia? Try theconnector! theconnector is a commuter shuttle bus service connecting King of Prussia business park employees to SEPTA Regional Rail at the Norristown Transportation Center and Wayne Station Monday through Friday during the AM and PM rush hours. The comfortable 14-passenger shuttles have free Wi-Fi and bicycle racks, and are ADA compliant. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Environmental

Why Does Heuser Park Look Like That?

By now, everyone knows that Heuser Park suffered an attack by an invasive Asian beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer. The township fought back in the only feasible way: a multi-phase counter-attack! Learn about the completed phases and future plans for forest restoration. Read more.

No Idling! Car Care Tips from the EAC:

Rather than letting your car idle, it's best for both the environment and your car if you turn it on and begin driving by easing into it, without revving your engine. Idling is when a driver leaves the engine running and the vehicle parked. Contrary to popular belief, restarting your car does not burn more fuel than leaving it idling. Idling for even one minute wastes more gas than restarting the engine. By not idling, you'll be protecting both the air quality and your wallet from gas prices!

Bad Bugs!

If you haven't heard of the Emerald Ash Borer or Spotted Lanternfly by now, you must be living under a rock. Both insects have made Upper Merion their homes, and homeowners and property owners need to be aware of what to do if you spot them on your property. Learn more:

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, February 9

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

Program Preview Party: Summer Camp

Thursday, February 7 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

Enjoy a fun night of crafts, giveaways, light refreshments, and more as you get to know our instructors and see what summer camps we will offer this year! 

Healthy Rhythms Drumming

Wednesday, February 13 | 6:00 - 7:00PM

Come join a group drumming experience to help reduce stress levels, boost the immune system, promote joy, and a sense of well being. Learn more.

School's Out - Multi Purpose Sports Camps

When school is closed, we are open! Join us at the Community Center on February 14, 15, and 18. Camp will provide a safe and fun environment where youth of all skill levels will play basketball, soccer, dodgeball, floor hockey, and more. Register today

 

Library

Book Discussion: A Series of Unfortunate Events

Monday, February 4 | 6:00PM

Little Theater

Calling all fans of A Series of Unfortunate Events! Students in grades 5-8 are invited to attend a book discussion of the first two books in this great series – The Bad Beginning and The Reptile Room. Discuss the books, play trivia, do fun activities, and enjoy free pizza. Participants are also invited to join us for our Junior Friends Meeting after the book discussion at 7:00PM. Learn more and register online.

February Financial Series

Attend all or choose the session that benefits you! Access the online calendar or call 610-265-4805 to register.

  • Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30PM: Taxes
  • Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30PM: Charitable Giving & Legacy Planning
  • Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30PM: Business Succession   

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

Coffee with a Cop

Thursday, February 14 | 11:30AM

Meet Office Glenn Muntzer at the Senior Center for discussions over coffee.

Valentine Hoagie Social

Friday, February 15 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Join us for a fun afternoon of door prizes, entertainment, and hoagies. Tickets are $7.00.

Big Bingo

Sunday, March 10 | 11:00AM 

Win cash prizes. Tickets are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 to purchase day of. Sign up now!

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Traffic Signal Replacement

On January 7, the township began replacing the LED signal indicators at 33 intersections. The township’s Traffic Signal Division, along with Signal Service Inc., will be performing the work for about four to six weeks, depending on the weather. Learn more.

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

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