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Township eNews

November 9, 2018

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Community

King of Prussia Historical Society's Story of the Schuylkill River Project

Saturday, November 10 | 2:00PM

Christ Church (Old Swedes)

Chari Towne, Schuylkill Watershed Specialist with the DE Riverkeeper Network and author, will tell the story of how the Schuylkill River was allowed to become so polluted. Through the efforts of the Schuylkill River Project, a precedent setting river cleanup effort from 1947 to 1951, the health of the river was restored. Find out more.

 

Montgomery County Campaign Yard Sign Recycling Program

Montgomery County will again run a campaign yard sign recycling program. Campaign signs and metal stands can be brought to various sites throughout the county from November 7-13. Find a list of drop-off sites and more details on Montgomery County's website. 

 

Upper Merion Youth Wrestling Association

Registration for wrestlers ages 7 to 14 is now open for the 2018/2019 season. Practices are held at the Upper Merion High School on Tuesday and Thursday nights, from November 27, 2018 through February 2019. Find more information and register online.

 

Montgomery County Community College Career Fair

Wednesday, November 14 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

College Hall, Lower Level, Central Campus, Blue Bell, PA

Students, alumni, and community members are welcome to attend this career fair to meet with employers and explore exciting new job opportunities. Please dress in business professional attire and bring copies of your resume. Learn more.

 

Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow - Turkey Trot

Wednesday, November 14 | 2:30 to 4:30PM

Upper Merion Area High School Track

Celebrate the Great American Smokeout in an effort to encourage loved ones to kick their smoking habit. Students, parents, and community members are invited to run, walk, or “trot” around the track, and help us raise awareness about the health benefits of kicking the habit. Participants will receive a raffle ticket for each lap they complete, and the tickets can be entered into a drawing for a turkey or a $25 gift card. All trotters will receive a “Lick the Habit” lollipop, and information will be available on quitting smoking, vaping, and Juuling. 

 

Upper Merion Farmers Market's Annual Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 17 | 9:00AM

Township Building (175 W. Valley Forge Road)

Do you have the best chili recipe around? Prove it! Bring your friends, family, and best pot of chili to our annual Chili Cook-off to battle it out. Register now!

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

November 12

 

Library Board of Directors

6:45PM

Henderson Room

 

Media Communications Advisory Board

7:00PM

Administration Conference Room

 

  

TUESDAY

November 13

 

Fire & Rescue Services Board

7:00PM

Atrium Conference Room

 

Park and Recreation Board

7:30PM

Community Center Conference Room

 

WEDNESDAY

November 14

 

Pension Advisory Board

5:30PM

Freedom Hall

 

Planning Commission

7:00PM

Henderson Room

 

Transportation Authority

7:00PM

Board Room

 

General Authority

7:30PM

Board Room

 

THURSDAY
November 15

BOS Business Meeting
7:30PM
Freedom Hall

 

FRIDAY

November 16

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

Holiday Village

Saturday, December 1 | 12:00 to 3:30PM

Township Building (175 W. Valley Forge Road)

Kick off your holiday season with us! Bring the whole family to meet Santa, enjoy festive performances, shop from local holiday vendors, and be a part of the annual tree lighting ceremony. Learn more.

 

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Some email providers, like Gmail, will clip our email newsletter if it gets too long. In this case, you'll see "[Message clipped] View entire message" at the bottom of the email. That means there is a lot of news you could be missing! To see the whole newsletter, you can either click "View entire message" or visit our newsletter archive online.

 

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, November 10

 

Next week, November 17, is the last Saturday of the regular season, and we finish up with our annual Chili Cook-off. If you have a family favorite recipe, you can enter! Learn more and register online.

 

If you still have Market Money that you haven't used, please be sure to use it by next week. It doesn't carry over to next season, and can't be used at the winter market.

 

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

Fall Leaf Collection

Zone 1: Week of October 29 and November 19

Zone 2: Week of November 5 and December 3

Zone 3: Week of November 12 and December 10

Visit the Fall Leaf Collection page on our website to find your zone, guidelines, and schedule.

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, email mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com, or visit www.neighborhoodmealsonwheels.com.

 

Environmental

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:

Environmental Advisory Council: Tip of the Week

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! For those planning to cook a nice big meal, take a look at your energy use. If you have several dishes that need to be in the oven at the same temperature, put them in at the same time to reduce energy use and prep time. Start some of your ingredients, like butter, at room temperature to reduce stove-top melting time. Check out other ways to have an eco-friendly holiday.
  • Read more environmental tips provided by the EAC.
  • Interested in learning about water conservation? Read these tips provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
 

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

Computer Explorers: Create 3D Video Games

Kids will have fun and success as they design and edit their 3D worlds. They will decide on locations, obstacles, characters, and more. Each character can move individual parts which adds to the reality and complexity of the video games. Learn more and sign up today!

Youth Basketball Leagues

Learn basketball fundamentals, improve skills, and make new friends in a fun environment. This is a recreational league and includes practice time, refereed games, and a league t-shirt. We offer leagues for boys and girls in grades 1-8. Learn more and sign up today!

NYC Broadway Rockettes - Own Your Own - Bus Trip Only

Sunday, December 2

Enjoy a day in the city without the worry of traffic! See the sites, visit the beautiful parks or meet up with friends! Transportation by motor coach. Learn more and sign up today!

 

Library

Adult Coloring Night

Monday, November 12 | 7:00PM

Bring your friends and color with us! Materials will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome. Learn more.

Apollo 13 Movie Screening

Saturday, November 17 | 2:00 to 4:00PM

Freedom Hall

Join us for a showing of the famous movie, Apollo 13, and ask a real NASA scientist about his experience! After watching the film, you will have the opportunity to submit questions to Dan Sanders, a NASA scientist who worked on the technology that directly affected the Apollo 13 mission. No registration necessary and everyone is welcome. Learn more.

 

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

Carpool Trip to Festive Longwood Gardens

Thursday, December 6 | 9:30AM to 3:00PM

Join us on a carpool trip to Longwood Gardens to enjoy the beauty of the holiday season. There is a lovely café where you can have lunch on your own if you wish. Cost is $20 for seniors. We will depart from the Upper Pool Parking Lot at 9:30AM and arrive back to the Senior Center by 3:00PM. Registration forms can be found at the Senior Center and online.

Annual Holiday Party

Monday, December 10 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Parkview Room of the Valley Forge Casino Resort

Celebrate the holidays with us! The menu will be a choice of chicken or salmon. Tickets can be purchased for $30, which includes a $10 slot play. Find more information online.

Roadway Restrictions & Alerts

Abrams Road Over Abrams Run

Construction of the bridge carrying Abrams Road over Abrams Run has begun. Motorists will continue to be directed to use Beidler Road until construction is complete.

PECO Project on Evergreen Rd between Hillside Rd and Orchard Rd

Please be informed of the following information provided by PECO Gas Operations regarding the project on Evergreen Rd between Hillside Rd and Orchard Rd. Work may occur in roadways, sidewalks, and potentially on homeowner properties. Learn more

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