County News & Updates
  1. 05/25/16 Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Event

    The sights and sounds of a Civil War battle will resound through the Perkiomen Valley on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm as Pennypacker Mills hosts its free Civil War Event. Read on...
  2. 05/25/16 Call 9-1-1 Public Education Campaign

    Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is kicking off a “Call 9-1-1” public education campaign this week to urge residents to use the emergency number whenever they need a police officer, EMS ambulance, or firefighters to respond to their location. Read on...
  3. 05/23/16 Galena Brass Concert at Green Lane Park

    Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park with the season’s first free outdoor concert featuring the Galena Brass ensemble on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Read on...
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    05/18/16 Final Two 2016 “Conversations” with the Montgomery County Commissioners Next Week

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold their final two “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings for 2016 next week. Sessions are set for Lansdale and Bryn Mawr. Read on...
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    05/17/16 2015 Montco Housing Market Shows Stability

    The number of homes sold in 2015 in Montgomery County was the highest in seven years, and while the median sales price showed only a modest growth, it was only the fourth increase in the last eight years since the housing market bubble burst in 2008. Read on...
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    05/17/16 Montgomery County Health Department Announces Rabies Clinic Dates

    The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinics on Saturdays in June for the twenty-fifth consecutive year. As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county. Read on...
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    05/17/16 Baby Birds Program at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about nests, eggs, and baby birds at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    05/17/16 Creek Critters at Norristown Farm Park

    Join a stream investigation in search of creek critters at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  9. 05/16/16 Yesterday’s Rules of Behavior Redefined for Today’s Families

    Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00pm for a presentation by local author and educator, Paul Breon, on “Yesterday’s Rules of Behavior Redefined for Today’s Families.” Read on...
  10. 05/16/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Out And About On the Orange Trail” Walk

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a walk entitled “Out And About On the Orange Trail” on Saturday, May 21, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. Read on...
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    05/16/16 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, May 21, 2016

    The first 2016 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Montgomery County Community College located at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Read on...
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    05/16/16 Montco Commissioners Pack and Deliver Meals on Wheels to Seniors

    Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Joe Gale today joined scores of volunteers at Generations of Indian Valley in packing and delivering meals to homes of senior citizens in Souderton and the North Penn area as part of the local “Meals on Wheels” program. Read on...
  13. 05/10/16 Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Receives Re-Accreditation

    The MCSO was the first sheriff’s office in Pennsylvania to earn accreditation. Read on...
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    05/10/16 “Conversation with Commissioners” Event in Glenside

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the fourth of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm at Arcadia University in Glenside. Read on...
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    05/10/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and/or Sunday, May 22, 2016, both at 8:00am. Each walk will explore different areas of the park to find some of the returning spring migrants and resident birds. Read on...
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    05/10/16 Wild Walk at Lorimer Park

    Take a quiet walk in wild with the park naturalist at Lorimer Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00pm. Learn about local wildlife (birds included) while improving observation skills. Read on...
  17. 05/09/16 Herb Container Gardening at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will host an Herb Container Gardening workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion. Read on...
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    05/09/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, May 14

    The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Temple University–Ambler Campus between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
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    05/09/16 “Conversation with Commissioners” Event in Pennsburg

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00pm at the Upper Perkiomen Education Center in Pennsburg. Read on...
  20. 05/04/16 9th Annual PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Job Fair

    The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board is proud to announce that the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County will host its 9th Annual Job Fair on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia. Read on...
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    05/04/16 Montco Expands Bike Share Program

    They’re back! After a promising pilot program in 2015, the Montgomery County bike share program will return and be expanded to Norristown Farm Park beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 5. Read on...
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    05/03/16 Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park

    It’s nearly the peak time for songbird migration. Take a Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00am. Read on...
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    05/03/16 Woodland Wildflowers at Norristown Farm Park

    Explore some of the loveliest parts of Norristown Farm Park in search of blooming plants on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  24. 05/02/16 “Come to the Fair!” – Annual Colonial May Fair at Pottsgrove Manor

    Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Read on...
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    05/02/16 Norristown Is Next Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the second of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00am at the Norristown Farm Park in the Salt Wing located at 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, PA 19403. Read on...
  26. 05/02/16 Montco Drug Treatment Court Celebrates National Drug Court Month With 10 Year Anniversary

    The Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court will hold its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and 82nd Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Norristown Area High School. The event is open to the public. Read on...
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    04/28/16 Meet the Foxes at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident red foxes, Shyler and Little Grey. The registration deadline is May 5, 2016. Read on...
  28. 04/28/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Early Bird Walk”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, May 7, 2016 beginning at 8:00am. Read on...
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    04/28/16 Night Life Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

    What happened at the Wentz house after the sun went down? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Friday, May 6, 2016 for an exploration of night life in an eighteenth-century home. Read on...
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    04/26/16 Pottstown Is First Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the first of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown. Read on...
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    04/25/16 Spring Beauties at Lorimer Park

    Explore the woodland areas of Lorimer Park in search of spring wildflowers and mushrooms on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  32. 04/25/16 Arbor Day Tree Planting at Pennypacker Mills

    In celebration of Arbor Day, Pennypacker Mills will be planting trees on the property to help maintain the original landscape that Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker envisioned for his farm in the early 1900s. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00am. Read on...
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    04/25/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 30

    The second recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Norristown Area High School between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
  34. 04/20/16 Montco Sheriff’s New Active Recruiting Program Provides Employee Diversity

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and his staff have kicked off a new active law enforcement and office staff recruiting program in an effort to draw more diverse candidates. Read on...
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    04/20/16 2016 Conversations with Commissioners Schedule

    For the fourth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. "Conversations with Commissioners" will again be offered throughout the county. Read on...
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    04/19/16 Conshohocken Road Detour Beginning Monday, April 25, 2016

    The second phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project will require the closure of Conshohocken Road beginning on Monday, April 25, 2016 so that the contractor can realign Diamond Avenue with Conshohocken Road. Read on...
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    04/19/16 Volunteers Wanted for Animal Habitat Restoration at Norristown Farm Park

    Celebrate Earth Week by volunteering for an animal habitat restoration project at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Read on...
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    04/19/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore different sections of Lorimer Park to find some of the early returning spring migrants on Sunday, April 24 at 8:00am. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Read on...
  39. 04/18/16 Montco Sheriff’s Office Sets Policies To Decrease Costs, Increase Efficiencies

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced new policies and procedures that aim to modernize the Sheriff’s Office, by increasing efficiencies, saving resources and money, and diversifying newspaper advertising exposure. Read on...
  40. 04/18/16 Green Lane Park To Hold “Earth Day Work Day” In the Park

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Earth Day Work Day” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff in celebrating Earth Day during a volunteer work party in the park. Read on...
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    04/18/16 Genealogy Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visitors to historic Pottsgrove Manor can learn more about their own history with the lecture, “Building Your Family Tree – Genealogy 101,” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    04/18/16 Kid’s Fishing Clinic and Derby at Lorimer Park

    The 2016 Annual Rotary Club Kid’s Fishing Derby will take place at Lorimer Park on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Read on...
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    04/14/16 April is STD Awareness Month

    April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Montgomery County Health Department are encouraging individuals to protect their health with three simple actions: Talk. Test. Treat. Read on...
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    04/13/16 Montco Summarizes, Maps Billions of Dollars of Transportation Improvements Over Past 15 Yrs

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) today presented an overview of the many transportation improvements that have been achieved in Montgomery County over the past 15 years. Read on...
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    04/13/16 New Local Food Guide Highlights Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in Montgomery County

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in cooperation with the Penn State Extension and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, has created a local food guide that lists and maps farmers’ markets and farm stands in Montgomery County. Read on...
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    04/12/16 Montco Offers Workshop on Municipal Tools for Enabling Solar Energy Use

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in sponsorship with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is offering a workshop on solar energy and energy efficiency on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Read on...
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    04/12/16 Earth Day Art at Norristown Farm Park

    Make Earth Day art at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00pm. Learn about recycling and other ways to help the earth. Play games and make an Earth Day craft. Read on...
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    04/12/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 8:30am. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Read on...
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    04/11/16 Your Way Home Montgomery County Receives 2016 HUD’s Secretary Award

    Your Way Home Montgomery County was one of the 10 winners of an awards program to recognize community foundations for the excellent work they do along with their public partners in the areas of housing and community development. Read on...
  50. 04/11/16 Fun with Kites at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Visit Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00pm for a kite making session, followed by kite flying in the fields.The lower portion of the fields near the Perkiomen Trail is available all weekend to kite flyers. Read on...
  51. 04/11/16 National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

    Each year, the second week of April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week to honor first-responders for the critical, and often under-appreciated, work they do. Read on...
  52. 04/08/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016 through 12:00pm on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Read on...
  53. 04/08/16 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead CANCELLED

    Due to the impending weather on Saturday, April 9, 2016, the Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead has been CANCELLED. Read on...
  54. 04/07/16 Montco Fills Two Senior Positions

    Dean J. Dortone was named the county’s new Chief Financial Officer. Barbara O’Malley was named the director of the county’s new Department of Health and Human Services. Read on...
  55. 04/07/16 Green Lane Park Ready to Welcome Purple Martins

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park is ready to welcome Purple Martins. A Purple Martin gourd nesting system was recently installed near the park amphitheater on Green Lane Road. Read on...
  56. 04/07/16 Advice from MCHD at the Start of the 2016 West Nile Virus Season

    The West Nile Virus (WNV) season has begun and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes. Read on...
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    04/04/16 Orienteering For All Ages at Norristown Farm Park

    Use a detailed map to navigate in the international sport of orienteering at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Read on...
  58. 04/04/16 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead

    Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by visiting the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm. Read on...
  59. 04/04/16 Orienteering for Beginners at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 9 at 10am for a first look at the basics of orienteering. Visitors will meet members of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association to learn about, and try their hand at, this fun, family activity. Read on...
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    04/04/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 9

    The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438 between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
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    03/31/16 Meet Percy the Possum at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident possum, Percy. Read on...
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    03/31/16 Frogs and Pollywogs at Norristown Farm Park

    April showers bring out more than May flowers. Learn about the life cycle of frogs and what makes them different from other living things during a “Frogs and Pollywogs” program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    03/28/16 Spring Wild Edibles at Norristown Farm Park

    Join the park naturalist at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00pm in a search for wild edible and medicinal plants. Read on...
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    03/28/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Out and About in the Bird Sanctuary” Hike

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a guided hike entitled “Out and About in the Bird Sanctuary” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. Read on...
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    03/28/16 Exhibit Opening: “Samuel W. Pennypacker 1843-1916 His Living Legacy”

    Plan to visit Pennypacker Mills for a new exhibit, opening Friday, April 1, 2016, that explores the life and legacy of Samuel W. Pennypacker. Read on...
  66. 03/24/16 Montgomery County Eligible to Recoup January Blizzard Costs

    Montgomery County municipalities and non-profit agencies are eligible to recoup some of the nearly $5.3 million costs associated with the severe snow storm that struck the region in January. Read on...
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    03/23/16 Montco Suicide Prevention Taskforce, MCCC Partner to Spread the Word: With Help Comes Hope

    The mission of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce is to develop and implement strategies to reduce the risk of suicide in Montgomery County through the collaborative efforts of community agencies and service providers. Read on...
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    03/17/16 Montgomery County Website Gets a Facelift

    Montgomery County today officially launched its new and improved website, www.montcopa.org, with a fresh new look and responsive web design. Read on...
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    03/15/16 Montgomery County 2016 Recycling Events Schedule

    It’s that time of year again. The 2016 recycling dates for Montgomery County are approaching. Paper shredding, household hazardous waste, and tire collection events will begin in April. Read on...
  70. 03/15/16 Eastern Cottontail Rabbit at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about the local Eastern Cottontail Rabbit at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00pm. Meet and pet a special rabbit from the Elmwood Park Zoo. Read on...
  71. 03/14/16 Montco Vets Affairs, HealthLink Dental Clinic Offer Low-Income Vets Free Dental Care

    The Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office has partnered with HealthLink Dental Clinic to offer free dental care to qualifying low-income veterans. Read on...
  72. 03/14/16 Montco PD, DA, and Community Leaders Collaborate to Provide Youth/Law Enforcement Forums

    On March 16, 2016, the Montgomery County Public Defender and District Attorney will host a Youth/Law Enforcement Forum at the Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown Campus. Read on...
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    03/11/16 Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases 2015 Annual Report

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report provides information on projects and plans that will have a positive effect on the lives of county residents in the future. Read on...
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    03/11/16 Montco Land Development Plans Highest Since ’09; Indicates an Improving Economy

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission in 2015 received the highest number of land development and subdivision proposals it has received since 2009, according to the MCPC’s annual Summary of Subdivision, Land Development, and Zoning Activity report. Read on...
  75. 03/10/16 Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

    Come to an educational Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016. At 2:00pm younger children, ages 3-5, will simply hunt for eggs. At 3:00pm children ages 6-8 will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues. Read on...
  76. 03/10/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Color Your Easter Eggs – Naturally”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a special program entitled “Color Your Easter Eggs Naturally” on Saturday, March 19, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. This program offers a fun alternative to food coloring tablets from the grocery store. Read on...
  77. 03/10/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Timberdoodle Time”

    Green Lane Park will host an outdoor program entitled “Timberdoodle Time” on Friday, March 18, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm. Take a twilight adventure and witness the spring courtship displays of the American Woodcock. Read on...
  78. 03/10/16 Going Green at Norristown Farm Park

    Green will be the theme on St. Patty’s Day. Please wear something green and join in the search for the earliest spring greens during the Going Green program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  79. 03/09/16 Montco Sheriff Kilkenny Leads Deadbeat Parent Sweep That Yields Twelve

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny led two teams of deputies and command staff in an overnight deadbeat parent sweep through several areas of Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Read on...
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    03/08/16 Montco Reports First Zika Virus Case

    The Montgomery County Health Department today announced confirmation of the first case of Zika virus in the county. A 55-year-old woman tested positive for the virus following travel outside of the United States to an area where Zika virus has been found. Read on...
  81. 03/08/16 Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park

    The spring migration of waterfowl and water birds has begun! Join the search of the pond for ducks, grebes, egrets, and herons during a Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8:30am. Read on...
  82. 03/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk. Read on...
  83. 03/07/16 Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park

    The Pennsylvania Dutch began the tradition of dyeing eggs with wild berries, bark, grasses, and roots. Learn more during a program about Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  84. 03/07/16 Celebrate Easter and Spring in One Weekend at Pennypacker Mills

    Easter Workshop for Kids Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Easter Chocolate Mold Demonstration Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Read on...
  85. 03/07/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, March 12, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. As the ice retreats from the park’s three lakes, the northbound migration of ducks, geese, and swans will be in full swing. Read on...
  86. 03/07/16 Hippety Hop! Rabbits at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00am to meet that cute, lovable creature known as the rabbit. Visitors will learn about wild rabbits as well as visit their domesticated relatives that live at the park. Read on...
  87. 03/07/16 Green Lane Park to Open 2016 Boat Quarantine Storage Registration

    Green Lane Park will begin taking registrations for Boat Quarantine Storage beginning on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:30am. Read on...
  88. 03/04/16 Arcola Road Bridge Work to Affect Traffic in Area on March 8 And 9

    Contractors on the Arcola Road bridge replacement project will be delivering and installing the final six precast concrete beams for the final span of the bridge on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9. Read on...
  89. 03/03/16 Montgomery County Announces New Grant Program for Implementing County Comprehensive Plan

    The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced an exciting new grant program as part of the implementation of the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. Read on...
  90. 03/02/16 Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2016 Montgomery Awards

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission is looking for the best in planning, design, and advocacy in Montgomery County and invites the public to submit nominations for the 2016 Montgomery Awards Program. Read on...
  91. 03/02/16 Sugar Maple Trees at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a closer look at maple trees, especially sugar maples, at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  92. 03/02/16 "Code Blue" Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 through 9:00am on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Read on...
  93. 02/24/16 Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

    March is usually a windy month, and it’s a great time to investigate “Winds and Weather” at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  94. 02/24/16 Exhibit Opening and Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00pm for a historical talk to open the site’s new exhibit, “Potts and Family: Colonial Consumers.” Read on...
  95. 02/24/16 Green Lane Park Hosts Maple Sugar Magic Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Maple Sugar Magic” on Saturday, March 5, 2016 with demonstrations beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Read on...
  96. 02/19/16 Montgomery County Commissioners Adopt New Countywide Walkability Plan

    The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted Walk Montco, a new countywide walkability plan, at their February 18 meeting. Read on...
  97. 02/17/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Donates Old Phones To Support Domestic Violence Hotline

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny donated 135 old cell phones to Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency, to help fund their 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, which received over 1,300 calls from victims last year. Read on...
  98. 02/16/16 Birds for Beginners at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a first look at winter birds and a few that may be arriving back from the south during a “Birds for Beginners” program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  99. 02/16/16 Bark, Bark, Bark at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn to identify trees in the winter by their bark during a special program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  100. 02/16/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Out and About – Hemlock Point Trail” Walk

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided hike on the Hemlock Point Trail on Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. Read on...
  101. 02/16/16 Info about Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) From the Montgomery County Health Dept.

    February is American Heart Month and it is an opportune time to talk about diseases of the heart. Learn information about Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) from the Montgomery County Health Department. Read on...
  102. 02/15/16 Cause of Ursinus Illnesses Identified

    The Montgomery County Health Department today announced that the cause of the illness that sickened over 200 students, faculty, and staff at Ursinus College over the past week is a Norovirus. Read on...
  103. 02/11/16 UPDATE: MCHD Investigation of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College

    Ursinus College continues to take proactive measures in conjunction with Montgomery County Health Department officials to investigate and address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on campus. Read on...
  104. 02/10/16 UPDATE: Ursinus College Voluntarily Closes Cafeteria

    Ursinus College has voluntarily closed the cafeteria and snack bar allowing Montgomery County Health Department officials to continue gathering information regarding the cluster of gastrointestinal illness on campus. Read on...
  105. 02/10/16 MCHD Investigating Outbreak of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College

    Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is currently investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness associated with students from Ursinus College. Read on...
  106. 02/09/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, February 15, 2016. Read on...
  107. 02/08/16 Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Hosting Free Trail Stewardship Workshop

    The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites will be hosting a free, one-day, Trail Stewardship Workshop on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the classroom building at Pennypacker Mills. Read on...
  108. 02/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park. Read on...
  109. 02/08/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Animal Tracks and Signs” Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Animal Tracks and Signs” on Saturday, February 13, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at GLP for this indoor/outdoor program and learn to read and interpret wildlife signs. Read on...
  110. 02/08/16 Valentine’s Day Cooking Demonstrations at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, February 13, 2016 between 11:00am and 3:00pm for demonstrations of open-hearth cooking during the program “Valentine’s Day The Colonial Way.” Additional Info...
  111. 02/07/16 Montco Public Health Officials Find Good Samaritans; They Are Safe From Rabies

    MCHD officials have identified and interviewed the two men who came to the aid of a young girl who was being attacked by a rabid raccoon Thursday in Lower Merion. Both men are safe from contracting rabies. Read on...
  112. 02/06/16 Montco Public Health Officials Seeking Good Samaritan Who May Have Been Exposed To Rabies

    MCHD officials are requesting that an unidentified male Good Samaritan, who came to the aid of a young girl being attacked by a rabid raccoon on Thursday in Lower Merion, come forward and identify himself, because he may have been exposed to rabies. Read on...
  113. 02/04/16 State of the County Report

    The Montgomery County Commissioners today at their bi-weekly meeting delivered their 2016 report on the State of the County. Read on...
  114. 02/03/16 Ten Males, One Female Arrested In Overnight Deadbeat Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced that sheriff’s deputies arrested 11 deadbeat parents, who owed $126,218.63 in child support arrearages for 16 children, during an overnight sweep on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Read on...
  115. 02/01/16 Scats and Tracks at Norristown Farm Park

    Join the park naturalist at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm in a search of the wild signs of animals that remain active in winter. Read on...
  116. 02/01/16 Pennypacker Mills Offers a Valentines Craft Workshop for Kids

    Make a gift from the heart this year at Pennypacker Mills’ Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Read on...
  117. 01/29/16 Beware Of IRS Impersonators This Tax Season

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has issued the following warning to Americans about scam artists posing as IRS agents. Read on...
  118. 01/27/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 through 9:00am on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Read on...
  119. 01/26/16 Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park

    Celebrate Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  120. 01/26/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Winter Tree ID Walk” on Saturday, January 30, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Read on...
  121. 01/25/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016 through 9:00am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Read on...
  122. 01/24/16 Montco Courts and Governmental Offices to Be Closed Monday

    Montgomery County courts and government offices will be closed Monday, January 25. Read on...
  123. 01/22/16 Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites to Close in Montco

    Montgomery County parks, trails, and historic sites will be closed on Saturday due to the impending storm. It is expected they will reopen on Sunday. Read on...
  124. 01/22/16 Important Storm Information

    The following is important information concerning the impending storm. Read on...
  125. 01/21/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, January 21, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016. Read on...
  126. 01/20/16 11 Arrested In Overnight Domestic Relations Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced that sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 deadbeat parents, who owed $122,593.32 in child support arrearages for 14 children, during an overnight sweep on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Read on...
  127. 01/20/16 Way, Way, Up North at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about animals that live in the far north during the Way, Way, Up North program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  128. 01/19/16 Winter Chores at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

    How hard was winter for a family in colonial times? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 23, 2016 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to experience how people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries coped during the colder months. Read on...
  129. 01/19/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Owl Prowl”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Owl Prowl” program on Saturday, January 23, 2016 beginning at 5:00pm. Read on...
  130. 01/19/16 Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

    Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. Read on...
  131. 01/17/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016 through 9:00am on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Read on...
  132. 01/15/16 Montco Resumes Payments to Human Services Vendors Now That State Funds Are Flowing

    Montgomery County disbursed over $19 million today, including all payables associated with the state budget impasse. Read on...
  133. 01/15/16 Commissioner Arkoosh Encourages Montgomery County Residents to Get Covered

    Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh encourages Montgomery County residents to get covered before the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period ends on January 31st. There are a number of open enrollment events in Montgomery County. Read on...
  134. 01/14/16 Montco Lowers Weight Limit on Easton Road Bridge; Posts Truck Detour

    As a result of a PennDOT inspection, Montgomery County has lowered the weight limit on the Easton Road bridge over the Tacony Creek in Cheltenham Township, which will require trucks over 13 tons to detour. Read on...
  135. 01/12/16 Montco CFO Heading to School District of Philadelphia; County to Begin Search for Successor

    Chief Financial Officer Uri Z. Monson announced today that he would be resigning his position with the county in early February to become the chief financial officer for the School District of Philadelphia. County to begin search for his successor. Read on...
  136. 01/12/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park. Read on...
  137. 01/12/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 through 9:00am on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Read on...
  138. 01/08/16 Moody’s Reaffirms Montco’s Strong Financial Position

    Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Montgomery County’s Aa1 bond rating with a stable outlook, and noted that the county benefits “from strong management that adheres to formal fiscal policies, multi-year budgeting, and long term capital planning.” Read on...
  139. 01/08/16 Montco Eliminates Veteran Homelessness; Work Not Finished

    Last September, the county commissioners signed “The Mayors’ Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness” by the end of 2015. Yesterday, the Veterans’ Affairs director, reported to the commissioners at their bimonthly meeting that the goal has been reached. Read on...
  140. 01/06/16 Info about the HPV Vaccine for Teens and Pre-Teens From the Montgomery County Health Dept.

    Cervical cancer vaccines are available to protect against the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often cause cervical cancer. Find answers to some FAQs about the HPV vaccine from the Montgomery County Health Department. Read on...
  141. 01/05/16 Sean P. Kilkenny Takes The Helm As Montgomery County Sheriff

    Sean P. Kilkenny was sworn in as Montgomery County Sheriff, during a ceremony for newly elected public officials on Monday, January 4, 2016. Read on...
  142. 01/05/16 Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park

    Touch an owl feather, examine a skull, and look at what is inside a pellet during the Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  143. 01/04/16 Shapiro Re-Elected Chair in Montco Reorganization

    Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner Josh Shapiro chair of the board, Commissioner Val Arkoosh vice chair. The Commissioners, sitting as the election board, elected Arkoosh chair of that body and Commissioner Joseph C. Gale vice chair. Read on...
  144. 01/04/16 The Great Horned Owl at Norristown Farm Park

    Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00pm for an indoor program about owls. Read on...
  145. 01/04/16 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

    On Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread. Read on...
  146. 01/03/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday, January 3, 2016 through 9:00am on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. Read on...
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    The application period for Montgomery County’s new Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program is now open! Read on..