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Township eNews

April 20, 2018

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Community

Upper Merion Township Celebrates Earth Day!

Saturday, April 21 | 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Upper Merion Township Building Park

Upper Merion Township's annual Earth Day Festival is celebrated to raise awareness about ways to maintain a healthy Earth. We'll have live music, food, green demos, pony rides, live bees and honey, a pet and critter parade, local environment and recreation groups, and so much more! Join us for a day full of family fun! 

 

Earth Week Mixer for KOP Restaurant Community

Tuesday, April 24 | 4:30PM

Savor of King of Prussia

Come out for an afternoon mixer in celebration of Earth Day! Attendees will learn about some innovative practices that are available to the restaurant industry to help reduce pollution while also saving money. The mixer will include free food, drinks, and interactive stations to celebrate Earth Day! RSVP on the Eventbrite page.

 

Best Buddies Friendship Walk

Sunday, April 29

King of Prussia Mall

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). When you walk with us, you can also expect to dance, laugh, smile and make a new friend. It will be one big party! But the best part? You’ll be growing your local Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Register online.


 

Meeting Schedule

 

MONDAY

April 23


No Meetings Scheduled

  

TUESDAY

April 24

 

No Meetings Scheduled

 

WEDNESDAY

April 25

 

Planning Commission

7:00PM

Henderson Room

*CANCELED*

 

THURSDAY

April 26

 

Board of Community Assistance

5:00PM

Board Room

 

BOS Joint Meetings

Start at 7:00PM

 

FRIDAY

April 27

 

No Meetings Scheduled

Farmers Market

Winter Market

175 West Valley Forge Road
Every Other Saturday
10:00AM-12:00PM
Rain or Shine!

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We're down to the next-to-last Winter Market! After this Saturday, there's one more on May 5. Then two weeks later, it's the regular season, back for our ninth year.

 

Spring Creek Farms is our only confirmed vendor this week, so come for the milk, eggs, and meat. Watch our Facebook page or Twitter feed for any changes.

 

If you haven't joined us before in the off-season, here's how it works:

 

We have a smaller group of vendors, all of whom have a way of pre-ordering. Every other Saturday from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, they set up on the lower level of the parking lot behind the Township Building. You can pick up your orders, and most vendors bring a little extra to tempt you. The next market is this Saturday, April 21. 

 

The regular season kicks off May 19. Interested in volunteering for the market? Contact Vince at vlattuca@umtownship.org or 484-636-3910.

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Congratulations to Officer Sean Bryson, who was sworn in as our newest police officer during last night's Board of Supervisors Business Meeting. Welcome to Upper Merion Township! We wish you the best in your career!

 

More in Community

Viking 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run - Register Today!

Sunday, April 29

Caley Elementary School

Join us for the Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation's 4th Annual Viking 5K and Family Fun Run/Walk. Enjoy food, music, and prizes. Participants of all abilities are welcome! All proceeds go to help Upper Merion Area schools. Register online.

 

Community Garden Plot Lottery

The lottery for garden plots is open! Sixty 10' by 10' plots will be allotted via a lottery drawing open to Upper Merion residents. One entry per person is permitted. Lottery boxes are located at the Community Center Front Desk, Senior Center, and Library. Lottery applications may also be submitted via email to Gwen Alvord at galvord@umtownship.org. The lottery closes end of day Thursday, May 3.
 

KOPSC Travel Soccer Registration 2018 is Open!

Registration for Travel Soccer is now open. Using the new registration system, you will need to create an account and register online. If you have any questions about registration or are in need of financial assistance please contact Jim Roberts at registrations@kopsc.org.

Travel Soccer Assessments 2018

Assessments begin in April for travel soccer. Please visit the website to understand the process and dates for assessments. if you have any questions please contact Matt Wintersteen at mattwintersteen@yahoo.com.

 

Board of Community Assistance Update

Please be advised: the BCA will be presenting their recommendations to the Board of Supervisors at the May 17 Business Meeting. All applicants will receive a letter regardless of award status, so there is no need to attend.

 

Resident Services

Yard Waste Collection

April 20 to October 26

Upper Merion Township conducts a Yard Waste Collection each year. The collection season will run Friday, April 20 to Friday, October 26, 2018. Pickup days will vary each week depending on workload and weather. We will make every effort to collect yard waste the same week the request is submitted. To submit a request, fill out a request for service online or call the Public Works Department at 610-265-8465 before 12:00PM on the Tuesday of the week you wish to have your yard waste picked up. Please follow the collection guidelines.

Electronics Recycling and Shredding Event

Saturday, May 19 | 9:00AM to 12:00PM

Candlebrook Elementary School

Do you need to dispose of personal documents or old electronics? Bring them to our electronics recycling and shredding event. Accepted items, disposal fees, and more details can be found online.

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has been delivering nutritious and affordable meals to the homebound of Upper Merion Township, Borough of Bridgeport and 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.

 

Join the Team!

Upper Merion Township is hiring for a variety of positions. Browse the job openings and learn more about the application process.

 

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

Parent and Child Paint

Saturday, April 28 | 10:30AM to 12:00PM

Have a fun night out with your kiddo! Bring your children (ages 7+) to the Community Center for a fun-filled painting experience. The Community Center will provide all of the materials, you just need to bring yourself and a creative mind! Learn more and sign up.

 

Hands-On Science (Rockets)

Calling all future scientists! Not only will students explore the physics of rockets with Professor Bob Matcovich, but they'll also put that knowledge to the test by building their own rockets to take home! Learn more about this after school program and register your kid today!

 

Library

Storytime: Celebrate the Earth

Saturday, April 21 | 10:15AM

Kids ages 2-5 and their families are invited to join us to honor Earth Day. Kids will learn about the wonders of our planet through fun stories, songs, and crafts. Register online.


Preparing for Financial Emergencies

Wednesday, April 25 | 7:00PM

When unexpected financial emergencies occur, individuals often find themselves unprepared. Come to this seminar to learn what you can do to prepare, and plan for anticipated expenses. 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 bulletin 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.

 

Montgomery County News

 

Upper Merion Senior Service Center

Located at the Community Center
431 West Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

CarFit Event

Tuesday, May 15 | 10:00AM to 1:00PM

A team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they fit their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. Time slots are limited, so please sign up as soon as possible on the sheet in the UMSSC lobby.

 

Excursion Trip

Thursday, May 17

Join us for a trip to Nemours Mansion and Gardens near Wilmington. The bus will depart from the swimming pool lot at 9:30AM. We will have a guided tour of the mansion at 10:30, followed by a motorized tour of the gardens at 11:30. We will go to a nearby restaurant for lunch after the tours and will return to the Senior Center at 3:00PM. Cost for the bus and the two tours is $60 (not including lunch). You can sign up and make your payment in the lobby by May 2.

Roadway Restrictions

First Avenue Safety Improvements

The First Avenue Road Diet is a safety improvement project for motorists and pedestrians. The project will reduce the 4-lane road to 3 lanes that includes a lane of traffic in each direction, a dedicated center turn lane, and bicycle lanes or a wider shoulder. The project is expected to begin in late April. Learn more.

 

US 422 E. Ramp to Route 23 Temporarily Closed

The ramp from EB US 422 to Route 23 (Valley Forge Rd) is scheduled to be closed through late summer for construction on a new fly-over ramp. Learn more.

 

A list of weekly road restrictions and PennDOT maintenance operations in the five-county Philadelphia region is available on the District 6 Traffic Bulletin.

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