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Township eNews

March 8, 2019

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Upper Merion Police Department Fraud Seminar

*Please note the correct time is 10:30AM

We listed the time incorrectly in the last newsletter*

Wednesday, March 13 | 10:30AM

Upper Merion Senior Services Center

Officers and detectives will host a seminar on scams, check/credit/bank fraud, identity theft, and other topics related to the safety and security of residents. This event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (610) 265-3232.

Community

Swedesburg Vol. Fire Company Lent Dinners
Fridays from March 8 through April 1 | 5:00 to 8:00PM
Swedesburg Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall
310 Jefferson Street, Bridgeport
It’s that time again! SVFC's Lent Dinners are available every Friday during Lent. Come out for the best seafood in town prepared by the best cooks around. Menus and pricing are available at the hall.

The Story of the Justice Bell
Saturday, March 9 | 2:00PM
Patriot’s Hall, Washington Memorial Chapel
As America prepares to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, please join Maria Savini, UMT educator and history enthusiast, as she shares the story of the “Women’s Liberty Bell” currently housed in the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge National Historical Park. Hosted by the King of Prussia Historical Society, this free event is open to the public. Learn more!

GVF Annual Legislative Breakfast

Monday, March 11 | 7:30 to 9:30AM
Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel

Don't miss the opportunity to hear Keynote Speaker Congresswoman Madeleine Dean and other elected officials speak about transportation issues on the local, state, and federal level. Register online.

KOP Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

March 11-17

KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP are right around the corner! Throughout March 11-17, restaurants and 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. Additionally, the KOP-BID added three exclusive mini-events during that week, including a Fashion Pop-Up Fundraiser for CHOP, Healthy Running: A Quick Guide to Injury Prevention through Mechanical Awareness, and Lunch Break at Xfinity. Visit their website for event details.

Introduction to Orienteering 

Saturday, March 16 | 10:00 to 11:30AM

McKaig Nature Center

Learn orienteering basics, then head out to the woods to practice on a novice course. The event is free, but you must register online

Mock Teen Bedroom & Conversation About Substance Abuse 

Thursday, March 21 | 6:00 to 8:00PM

In partnership with the Upper Merion Area School District, and the Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol, the Upper Merion Township Police Department will host a “Mock Teen Bedroom,” which provides insights and education about the possible signs of substance use, misuse, or addiction. Additionally, there will be guided conversation about the reasons people become addicted, what puts people at risk, what protects us or our loves ones, signs that someone has progressed from substance use to addiction, and how to respond when we are concerned about someone’s substance use. Learn more.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

March 11

 

Library Board

6:45PM

Board Room

 

Media Communications Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administration Conference Room

 

 

TUESDAY

March 12

 

Parks and Recreation Board

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

March 13

 

Planning Commission
*CANCELLED*
 
Upper Merion Transportation Authority
7:00PM
Board Room
 
Upper Merion General Authority
7:30PM
Board Room

 

THURSDAY
March 14

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

March 15

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Adult ESL Classes / Clases de Inglés

Weekly, starting on Tuesday, March 26 |  6:15 to 8:15PM

Upper Merion Area Middle School

The Upper Merion Area Middle School is hosting a free 8-week English as a Second Language (ESL) course open to all Upper Merion residents. Learn how to develop reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Questions? Contact ESL Teacher Katie Nagy.

KOPSC Travel Soccer

Travel Soccer Registration is open! View the Travel Soccer Assessment Schedule and Assessment Information and register online. If you have questions, please contact Matt Wintersteen. If you have questions about registration or are in need of financial assistance, please contact Jim Roberts.   

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 and Business Services & Resources

Online Contractor Registration

If you’re a contractor interested in doing business in Upper Merion, visit our website to learn more about requirements and register online.

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. Learn more.

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.

Love Your Dog, License Your Dog

All dogs, three months and older, must be licensed. Why?

  1. It’s their best chance to make it home safely if they go missing
  2. It allows the Bureau of Dog Law to protect the dogs of PA
  3. It’s the law

Learn more.

The Upper Merion Community Cupboard!

The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard is in need of food donations and volunteers!  Food that is needed for this week:

  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Pancakes and syrup
  • Tacos and tortillas

Other nonperishable food items are also welcome, however our shelves are empty of the items above!  Food donation bin locations:

 

Outside the UMACC doors
UM Community Center
UM Township Building (outside of the Library)
Rep. Tim Briggs’ office


UMACC is sustained by caring and compassionate community volunteers. Volunteers are needed for Tuesday evenings to help our patrons shop for food, and Thursday evenings to help stock our shelves. Volunteer information is available at http://umacc.org/volunteer (you must be 18 years or older to volunteer). For more information on UMACC, visit our webpage: http://umacc.org/

 

Environmental

Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) Update

The EAC is conducting research into plastic bag bans and considering options for Upper Merion Township. Such initiatives can make a substantial dent in the amount of plastic litter in the environment, and are proving successful in many other municipalities and countries throughout the world. We'd love to get feedback from our community members on this topic. If you have an opinion or recommendation, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email

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, March 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

Health Rhythms Drumming
Wednesday, March 13 | 6:00 to 7:00PM
Come join a group drumming experience to help reduce stress levels, boost the immune system, promote joy, and feel a sense of well-being. Learn more and sign up today!

Schools Out Camp
Friday, March 15 | 8:30AM to 3:30PM

When school is closed, we are open! This camp will provide an active and engaging alternative to sitting inside all day. We provide a safe and fun environment where youth of all skill levels will play basketball, soccer, dodgeball, and floor hockey. Learn more today.

Parents Night Out
Friday, March 15 | 5:30 to 8:30PM
Everyone needs a date night! Drop the kids off for a fun-filled night of crafts, activities, pizza, and a movie! This month’s theme is "St. Patty Paint Party." Learn more and sign up today!

Library

Adult Coloring & Board Game Night

Monday, March 11 | 7:00PM

Valley Forge Room

Bring your friends and play board games or color! Materials are provided. Walk-ins are welcome.

Kitchen Chemistry

Monday, March 18 | 6:30 to 7:30PM

Students in grades 2-4 are invited to join us for a fun workshop to learn some basic chemistry lessons through a series of exciting, hands-on activities and experiments! 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

Upper Merion Police Department Fraud Seminar

Wednesday, March 13 | 10:30AM

Upper Merion Senior Services Center

Officers and detectives will host a seminar on scams, check/credit/bank fraud, identity theft, and other topics related to the safety and security of residents. This event is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (610) 265-3232.

Bus Trip to Dutch Apple Theater 

Wednesday, April 24 (register by March 25) | Bus departs at 9:30AM

Enjoy a buffet lunch and matinee performance of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." The cost is $65.00 for UMSSC members, and $75 for non-UMSSC members.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Brownlie Road Bridge

Due to the increased deterioration of the Brownlie Road Bridge side walls, for safety reasons, the township will be closing the road until a permanent repair can be made. The bridge is located between Avon Road and Redwood Road in the Lowell Hills section of the township. A detour will be provided which will utilize the use of Henderson Road and Beidler Road. The restoration plans are nearing completion, and the emergency stream permit has been filed with the Department of Environmental Protection. The project is anticipated to go out to bid by mid-Spring. Learn more.

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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