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Township eNews

March 15, 2019

Community

Swedesburg Vol. Fire Company Lent Dinners
Fridays through April 19 | 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.

KOP Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

Now through March 17

KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP are almost over! Over the next few days, 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. Visit their website for event details.

Introduction to Orienteering 

Saturday, March 16 | 1:00 to 2:30PM

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

REAL ID Information Session

Tuesday, March 19 | 6:00 to 7:00PM

Narberth Borough Hall

Starting October 1, 2020, you'll need a REAL ID (or another form of accepted ID like a passport or military ID) to fly domestically, enter federal buildings, or enter military bases. State Senator Daylin Leach's office is holding a REAL ID Information Session, where a representative from PennDOT will be in attendance to give a presentation on REAL IDs and answer any questions. Learn how to get a REAL ID or learn more about the information session

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.

Adult ESL Classes / Clases de Inglés

Weekly, beginning 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.

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

March 18

 

Economic and Community Development Committee

7:00

Board Room

 

 

TUESDAY

March 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

March 20

 

Zoning Hearing Board
*CANCELLED*
 
Shade Tree Commission
7:00PM
Administration Conference Room

 

THURSDAY
March 21

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

FRIDAY

March 22

 

No Meetings Scheduled

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

The Upper Merion Community Cupboard!

The Upper Merion Area Community Cupboard is in need of food donations and volunteers!

Food needed this week:

  • Jelly
  • Fruit cans
  • Pancake mix/syrup
  • Ritz crackers
  • Juice bottles and boxes  

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/

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels Needs Your Help! 

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious and affordable meals to the home-bound of Upper Merion Township, the Borough of Bridgeport, and the Borough of West Conshohocken since 1974. Local residents deliver the meals Monday to Friday, and conduct a friendly visit and security check on its patrons. For more information, call 610-265-7051 or mealsonwheels.um@gmail.com 

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 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

hipPOP for Kidz! 

Classes begin Monday, March 18

No matter the age, kids love to move and play to music. This class is about teaching kids basic dance movements while grooving together! Learn more and register online.

Basketball Hoops Clinics
Clinics begin Monday, March 18

Join us for these clinics focusing on skill development through stations that include shooting, rebounding, passing, ball handling, and other related basketball skills. Learn more about boys clinics or girls clinics.

BYOB Paint Party

Thursday, March 21 | 6:30 to 8:30PM

Bring your favorite drink and we will bring all supplies needed to make a memorable painting! This time we will be painting “Welcome Spring.” Learn more and sign up today!

Library

Kick Off Family Reading Month with Fun!

Wednesday, March 27 | 6:30  to 7:30PM

Freedom Hall

Come see the always amazing Don Dougherty perform original, highly interactive, personalized stories perfect for families. This event is geared for children ages 3-7.

Don't miss our Gardening Series in April. Register now!

Wednesday, April 3 | 7:00PM: Tour the Botanical Garden Giardino Dei Semplici, Florence, Italy

Wednesday, April 10 | 7:00PM: Container Gardening

Wednesday, April 17 | 7:00PM: Pollinator Friendly Garden

Wednesday, April 24 | 7:00PM: Tips and Tricks for Improving Deer Resistance in our Gardens

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

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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