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Township eNews

February 15, 2019

Upper Merion Township Library's

20th Annual Celebration of Black History

Saturday, February 23 | 10:00AM to 3:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building

Join us for live music, soul food samples, a historical interpreter, and more. There will be special activities and crafts for kids, as well as vendors selling jewelry, clothing, and handcrafted items!

Community

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.

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.

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

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 Services & Resources

Montgomery County Recycling Information

Do you need to recycle items like tires, electronics, or hazardous waste? Explore Montgomery County's Recycling Information page for collection events, guides, and more.

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.

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.

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:

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

February 18

 

Economic and Community Development Committee

7:00PM

Board Room

 

 

TUESDAY

February 19

 

Upper Merion Sanitary & Stormwater Authority

6:30PM

Board Room

 

Environmental Advisory Council

6:30PM

Atrium Conference Room

 

Farmers Market Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administration Conference Room

 

Community Center Complex Advisory Board

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

February 20

 

Zoning Hearing Board
*CANCELLED*
 
Upper Merion Transportation Authority
7:00PM
Board Room
 
Upper Merion General Authority
7:30PM
Board Room

 

THURSDAY
February 21

Board of Community Assistance Reorganization Meeting

7:00PM

Administration Conference Room

 

Board of Supervisors Business Meeting

7:30PM

Board Room

 

FRIDAY

February 22

 

No Meetings Scheduled

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 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

Cookbook Club with MLSN
Friday, February 22 | 6:30 to 8:30PM
Cook everyday favorites with a healthy twist, taste the results, and have fun! This is a three class series for adults. BYOB! Learn more and register!

Shining Knights Chess
Starts February 25

Whether you are new to the game, learning to push pawns for the first time, or have played in numerous tournaments and want to sharpen your skills, come to our Shining Knights Chess Club! We have trained lots of kids to enjoy the game that they can spend hours playing with friends and family. Learn more and sign up today!

Philadelphia Flower Show Tickets

March 2-10

Stop by the UM Community Center to purchase tickets for the Philadelphia Flower Show! This show is a miraculous vision of color, creativity, and foliage. This year, see artists' work come alive with “Flower Power."

Library

It’s All in Your Head!   

Thursday, February 21 | 6:30 to 7:30PM

Students in grades 2-5 are invited to discover and explore the control center of the body! Get ready for hands-on experiments, fun games, prizes, and a special snack! Participants are required to attend both sessions (February 21 and 28). Learn more and register 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 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

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!

Trip the National Constitution Center

Thursday, March 21 | Depart at 9:00AM

Join us on a guided tour of the National Constitution Center in historic Philadelphia and a special exhibit about Alexander Hamilton. The cost of the trip is $16.00 for UMSSC members and $18.00 for non-members. Travel via carpool to public transportation (Norristown High Speed line & the Market-Frankford Line) into the city. Registration forms are available in the lobby.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Traffic Signal Replacement

In January, 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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