Posted on: December 5, 2016

“Colonial Wreaths and Kissing Balls” Holiday Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor

Learn about holiday decorations from the colonial era and make a mini-wreath and mistletoe “kissing ball” in a workshop led by Museum Educator, Lynn Symborski, at Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open house on Sunday, December 11, 2016 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm and enjoy the beauty of the manor lit by candlelight and bedecked with greenery.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

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Tired of plastic holiday decorations? Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park for their traditional natural ornament program on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

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Take a “first look” at weather during a Winds and Weather program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Montgomery County Board of Elections Postpones Certification of Results

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A statement from Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, regarding today’s decision to postpone certification of the Montgomery County general election results.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Reindeer Guide for Kids at Norristown Farm Park

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Learn about reindeer adaptations and the differences between reindeer, caribou, elk, and local white-tailed deer during the Reindeer Guide for Kids program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Experience an historic Pennsylvania German winter season celebration at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Green Lane Park to Host “More Holiday Craft Workshops”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two “Holiday Craft Workshops” on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Hibernation Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

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Go on a “Hibernation Hunt” at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Holiday Wreaths at Norristown Farm Park

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Make a holiday wreath that will last for seasons to come using natural materials such as grapevine, pinecones, nuts, and flower pods at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a Waterfowl Watch program on Saturday, November 26, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 8, 2017 for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Valerie Arkoosh Elected Chair of Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

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By unanimous vote, Dr. Valerie Arkoosh was elected Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners at the Thursday Board of Commissioners meeting. Arkoosh will be the first female Chair in the County Board’s history.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Sheriff’s Office Commendations Recognize Employees For Heroic Efforts And Customer Service

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Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and Chief Deputy T. Michael Beaty commended employees for their life-saving and customer service efforts during a commendation ceremony at noon in the courthouse.

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Nine Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Raid

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Two females and seven male parents were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on November 16, 2016 during an overnight sweep of parents who had failed to pay child support or show up for domestic relations hearings.

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Holiday Magic Comes to Pennypacker Mills

The season’s inspiration awaits those who enter the Pennypacker mansion this holiday season. Holiday tours begin Tuesday, November 22, 2016 and go through Sunday, January 8, 2017.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving Centerpieces at Norristown Farm Park

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Create a Thanksgiving centerpiece from autumn’s bounty at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Holiday Crafts at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting Holiday Crafts on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 12:00pm.

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Craft Workshops”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft programs on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Sheriff And Recorder Of Deeds Partner To Bring Awareness To Veterans Discount ID Program

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To commemorate Veterans Day, Sheriff and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Sean P. Kilkenny recorded his military discharge in the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds office, and received a free veterans ID merchant discount card.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Five Outstanding Projects and an Exceptional Leader in Open Space Planning Receive Montgomery Awards

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Five outstanding projects and their creators and an exceptional leader and advocate of open space planning and preservation in Montgomery County were honored at the Montgomery Awards ceremony sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Terrific Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park

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Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during the Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 8:30am.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Owl Prowl at Norristown Farm Park

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Walk with the park naturalist during an “Owl Prowl” at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 4:00pm to look and listen for the owls of the Farm Park.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Natural History Road Trip – Muhlenberg College”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a field trip to tour the Muhlenberg College Vertebrate Museum on Saturday, November 12, 2016. Participants will carpool from the Green Lane Park Office departing at 9am. The museum tour will begin at 10am.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Information about American Diabetes Month from the Montgomery County Health Department

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How can American Diabetes Month make a difference? People can use this month to raise awareness about diabetes risk factors and encourage others to make healthy changes. Here are just a few ideas from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Montgomery County Announces 2016 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

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Campaign signs are popping up around Montgomery County reminding residents to cast their votes on November 8th. After the excitement of Election Day, what happens to all of those signs? In Montgomery County, they can be recycled!

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Sheriff’s Office, Laurel House, And Women’s Center Partner For Greater Domestic Violence Awareness

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Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and local domestic violence agencies are deepening their relationship, in an effort to better serve the increasing need for domestic violence victim services.

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Court Extends Deadline to Receive Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County

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The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas granted an extension to the Montgomery County Board of Elections for receipt of absentee ballots in the 2016 General Election. The Court granted the extension of the deadline to Tuesday, November 8 at 8:00pm.

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Free Narcan Training/Kit Distribution Coming to Pottstown and Surrounding Areas

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In an effort to save lives, Drug Addiction oVerdose Education, Inc. is teaming up with MCHD and the County Drug and Alcohol Program to provide a free Narcan Training and Kit Distribution Session from 7-9PM on Monday, November 7 at Pottstown Borough Hall.

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

White-Tailed Deer at Norristown Farm Park

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Learn about the fascinating world of white-tails from Park Ranger Tim Wilson at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 4:00pm.

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Owl Prowl”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Owl Prowl” on Saturday, November 5, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm.

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites will conduct a one day (controlled), antlerless deer hunt at the Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Hunter registrations begin November 1, 2016.

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

22ADAY Veteran Suicides We Have To Ask WHY?

Veterans Community Network, Veterans Coalition, Harleysville and Touchstone Veterans Outreach, Perkasie are hanging 22 sets of dog tags on “witting trees” in a public remembrance of the estimated 22 veterans who take their lives by suicide every day.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Montco Sheriff Swears In New Deputies

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Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and Chief Deputy T. Michael Beaty welcomed two new deputies during a swearing-in ceremony at the courthouse in Norristown.

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

9-1-1 Service Fully Restored

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The Department of Public Safety was informed by Verizon that 9-1-1 service in Montgomery County was fully restored at 5:18am this morning.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

9-1-1 Service Issues Update

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The Department of Public Safety has been informed that a contractor struck a conduit containing communications lines and that is causing the degraded service for landline 9-1-1 calls coming into Montgomery County’s Emergency Communications Center.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

9-1-1 Service Issues

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The Department of Public Safety has been alerted that a cable providing phone service in this area has been cut and that is causing degraded service for 9-1-1 calls coming into Montgomery County’s Emergency Communications Center.

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Montgomery County Expands Office Hours to Receive Absentee Ballot Applications

Montgomery County Board of Elections is expecting more than 30,000 absentee ballot applications for the 2016 general election. To meet this unprecedented demand, the office of Voter Services will be expanding hours for walk-in absentee ballot applications

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Cooking Workshop and Demonstration at Pottsgrove Manor

Learn about colonial hospitality at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, November 5, 2016 and Sunday, November 6, 2016 during “At The Table With Mrs. Potts: A Georgian Dining Experience.”

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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Come on a “Fall Migration Bird Walk” at Norristown Farm Park on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:30am.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Green Lane Park’s Boat Storage Closing for the Season

Green Lane Park is requiring all private boats be removed from the park’s Walt Road Day Use Area by no later than Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Twilight Spooky Hike at Norristown Farm Park

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Join Environmental Education Specialist, Ruth King, on a twilight spooky hike at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 6:30pm.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Montco Sheriff Arrests Nine Domestic Violence Offenders And Deadbeat Parents In Overnight Sweep

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Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny’s deputies arrested nine offenders wanted for various assault charges, child endangerment and nonpayment of child support, during an overnight raid, as part of the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Halloween Crafts at Norristown Farm Park

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Halloween is just around the corner. Scared of black cats, spiders, bats, and owls? Come out and learn about these creatures of the night at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Potpourri of Pods at Norristown Farm Park

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Capture some of the vibrant gold of autumn at a Potpourri of Pods program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Penn Valley

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine, at Lower Merion Transfer Station.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

“An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way” at Pottsgrove Manor

Enjoy autumn at historic Pottsgrove Manor with “An Apple a Day, the Colonial Way” on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Fall Foliage Ramble at Green Lane Park

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Fall Foliage Ramble” hike on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and Sunday, October 23, 2016, both at 8:30am.

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Colors of Nature at Norristown Farm Park

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Come out to Norristown Farm Park on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:00pm for the opportunity to learn about the changing seasons.

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Scarecrow Making at Norristown Farm Park

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Come out to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2:00pm to create a scarecrow!

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 16, 2016

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The sixth and final 2016 recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

By The Light of the Moon at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 6:30pm for a moonlit tour of the animals at the park.

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers” Program

Head to Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 5:00pm and enter the world of the amazing aquatic rodent, the beaver.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills

Pennypacker Mills hosts the annual All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm to learn about seasonal changes on this 18th century farm and how plans were interrupted when it served as Gen. Washington’s temporary headquarters.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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Come on a “Fall Migration Bird Walk” at Norristown Farm Park on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:30am and join park staff to explore different areas of the park in search of resident and migrating birds.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Sheriff Kilkenny Calls On Local Attorneys To Provide Pro Bono Legal Child Advocate Services

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Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny will be expanding his legal role to help fill an increased need for pro bono child advocates.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Volunteers Wanted for Animal Habitat Restoration at Norristown Farm Park

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Join a park ranger in an effort to remove invasive plants from the park by volunteering for an animal habitat restoration project at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Flight of the Falcon” Program with Live Birds

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host Cheri Heimbach of Baywing Falconry for a special program featuring live birds of prey on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Grist Mill Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00pm for a talk entitled “Grist for the Mill.”

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Another Farm Permanently Preserved in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of permanently preserved farm properties, now totaling 158 farms. The farm was preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program.

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

Montco Commissioners Join American Gold Star Mothers in Replacement of “Hometown Heroes” Banners

The County Commissioners joined American Gold Star Mothers and the families of 17 Montgomery County veterans who gave their lives in service to the country at a ceremony to honor these veterans and replace their banners on the Courthouse Plaza.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

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Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Spread the Word, Not the Flu: 2016-2017 Montgomery County Health Department Flu Clinics Schedule

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The 2016-2017 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Health Department is gearing up to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county.

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Seven Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Raid

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One female and six male parents were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on September 21, 2016 during an overnight sweep of parents who had failed to pay child support or show up for domestic relations hearings.

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Victorian Tea: Life at an Edwardian Manor at Pennypacker Mills

Attend a Victorian Tea, with five tea sandwiches, scones, three small desserts, and tea, of course, all served by period-dressed servants on the Pennypacker mansion porch on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park

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Come to Norristown Farm Park for the annual Native American Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

The 6th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival at Green Lane Park

Fly over to Green Lane Park on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm where the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites and Audubon, Pennsylvania will host the 6th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival.

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Norristown Municipality, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from approximately 7:15pm to 10:30pm.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from approximately 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

Montco Commissioners Join Members of DAV25, VVA349 to Dedicate POW/MIA Chair on POW/MIA Day

The Montgomery County Commissioners were joined by members of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 25, the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Chapter 349, and American Legion 901 at a ceremony to recognize POW/MIA Day on Friday, September 16th.

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Using Our Senses at Norristown Farm Park

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Take a “first look” at the five senses during a “Using Our Senses” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and Sunday, September 25, 2016, both at 8:00am.

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 17, 2016

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The fifth recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Montco and Norristown Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), along with the Municipality of Norristown, will celebrate PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 16, 2016.

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lansdale Borough and Hatfield Township

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:15pm.

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:15pm.

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Moody’s Reaffirms Montco’s Healthy Financial Position

Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Montgomery County’s Aa1 bond rating with a stable outlook, and noted that the rating “reflects the county’s healthy financial position.”

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Nature Scavenger Hunt at Lorimer Park

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Come on a challenging nature scavenger hunt at Lorimer Park on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Birds and Botany – Perfect Together” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a guided walk entitled “Birds and Botany – Perfect Together” on Saturday, September 10, 2016 beginning at 10:00am.

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Creepy Crawlies at Norristown Farm Park

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Take an excursion underground to look for creepy crawlies at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Senior Social at Pennypacker Mills: Learn About Life during the Civil War

Seniors are invited to attend a Senior Social offered by Pennypacker Mills on Wednesday, September 7th, Thursday, September 8th, or Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 1:00pm each afternoon, to enjoy a lively program about the Civil War.

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:15pm.

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

Sheriff Kilkenny Announces Updated Emergency Evacuation Drill Plans For Montco Government Complex

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Montgomery County Sheriff Kilkenny announced the implementation of updated emergency evacuation drills held this week at the Montgomery County Government Complex, which includes the Courthouse, One Montgomery Plaza and 321 Swede Street, in Norristown.

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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The fall migration of birds is in full swing. Explore different areas of the Norristown Farm Park for resident and migrant birds on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:30am.

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Green Lane Park to Host “Star Watch” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a Star Watch program on Thursday, September 1, 2016 beginning at 7:30pm.

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Conshohocken Borough and Plymouth Township

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The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

08/24/16 1st New Digital Radios Distributed, Part of Montco Emergency Dispatch Radio System Upgrade

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Montco Commissioners, Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot, and Plymouth Township Chief of Police Joe Lawrence demoed the new digital police radios that the County has begun to distribute as part of an upgrade to its Emergency Dispatch Radio System.

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

08/24/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of North Wales Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 29, 2016 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

08/23/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington Township, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

08/22/16 Dragons and Damsels at Norristown Farm Park

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Learn about the life history, territorial behavior, and how to recognize individual species of damselflies and dragonflies at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

08/22/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Bugs and Blooms” for Photographers

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Bugs and Blooms – A Photography Outing” on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

08/22/16 Butterfly Celebration at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly.

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

08/16/16 Ladybugs for Little Ones at Norristown Farm Park

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Take a closer look at ladybug beetles and other insects, especially those that associate with milkweed, during a “Ladybugs for Little Ones” program at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

08/15/16 Get Ready to Rock! “Philly Rock & Soul” at Green Lane Park

Philly Rock & Soul will play Motown, oldies, R&B, and soul at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

08/15/16 Summer Stream Search at Lorimer Park

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Explore the creek for aquatic wildlife with the park naturalist during a “Summer Stream Search” at Lorimer Park on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

08/15/16 Fall Migrant Bird Walks at Norristown Farm Park

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Believe it or not, the fall migration of birds has already begun! Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:00am and Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 8:00am for a bird walk to see migrant species as well as some local birds.

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

08/11/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

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The Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00pm on Friday, August 12, 2016 through 6:00pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

08/09/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

08/09/16 River Rock Art at Norristown Farm Park

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Paint rounded water stones and turn them into insects, flowers, fish, and other neat things during a “River Rock Art” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

08/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 and Sunday, August 21, 2016, both at 8:00am.

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

08/08/16 History Adventures Week at Pennypacker Mills

Explore the Revolutionary War and life in the 18th century Tuesday, August 16th through Friday, August 19th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm daily during History Adventures Week at Pennypacker Mills.

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

08/08/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Shorebird or Songbird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a birding program entitled “Shorebirds or Songbirds” on Saturday, August 13, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm.

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

08/05/16 Public Hearing for Input on the 2016/2017 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget

Montgomery County’s Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:00am to obtain input for the 2016/2017 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget request.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

08/03/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

08/03/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Whitemarsh

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The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 8, 2016 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

08/02/16 Knee Deep in the Creek at Norristown Farm Park

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Get “Knee Deep in the Creek” at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

08/01/16 Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor

On August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th century way.

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

08/01/16 In the Good Old Summertime – A Grand Celebration of summer at Pennypacker Mills

Bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm to experience the heritage and charm of a Victorian summer celebration.

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

08/01/16 Reptiles and Amphibians in the Backyard at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00am to discover the creatures in the park’s backyard!

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

07/28/16 Montgomery County Health Department Distribution of Free Potassium Iodide Tablets August 4

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on August 4, 2016.

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

07/28/16 DVRPC Board and Chairwoman Val Arkoosh Approve New Fiscal Year 2017-2028 TIP for Del Val

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Board today approved the new Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (FY2017 TIP) for the five counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

07/26/16 County Flags Flown At Half-Staff Today to Honor Passing Of Former Commissioner

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County flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor the passing of former Montgomery County Commissioner Floriana (Flo) Manno Bloss.

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

07/25/16 Birds for Kids at Norristown Farm Park

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Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 9:00am for a bird walk geared especially towards children.

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

07/22/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Graduates From Prestigious U.S. Army War College

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Montgomery County Sheriff, U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and paratrooper Sean P. Kilkenny graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on July 22, 2016.

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

07/22/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

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A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016 through 6:00pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

07/21/16 Montco Names New Communications Director

The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that Lorie Slass is joining the County’s senior team on August 1, 2016 as the Director of Communications.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

07/21/16 Five Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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The Montco Commissioners today announced that five projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

07/19/16 Montgomery County Courthouse to Turn Blue Tonight in Honor of Fallen Police Officers

The Montgomery County Courthouse will turn blue this evening to honor fallen police officers, brothers and sisters in blue, in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and across the nation.

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

07/19/16 Bugs for You at Norristown Farm Park

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Take a closer look at insects during a fun and informative program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

07/19/16 Milkweed and Monarchs at Norristown Farm Park

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Get a close-up look at the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

07/18/16 Free Theater in the Park at Green Lane Park Featuring Tartuffe by Moliere

The Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company (CCTC) returns to Green Lane Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00pm for a fun-filled evening of live theater featuring Moliere’s comic masterpiece, Tartuffe.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

07/18/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Incredible Insects” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Incredible Insects” on Saturday, July 23, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

07/18/16 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Abington

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine, at Abington Junior High School.

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

07/15/16 PennDOT Secretary Announces Funding for Lafayette Street Interchange

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced today that the public-public partnership involving PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and Montgomery County has reached a significant milestone to boost regional mobility in the growing corridor.

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

07/13/16 Montco Receives Grant for New County Bicycle Mobility Plan

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Montgomery County has received a $30,000 Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for development of a new county bicycle mobility plan.

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

07/13/16 Nonresidential Construction in Montgomery County Makes Gains As Economy Recovers

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Nonresidential construction in Montgomery County increased by over 380,000 square feet in 2015 – a 51 percent increase from the previous year – according to the 2015 Nonresidential Construction report.

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

07/13/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

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A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00pm on Thursday, July 14, 2016 through 6:00pm on Friday, July 15, 2016.

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

07/12/16 Honey Bees at Norristown Farm Park

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Meet the park’s resident beekeeper, Don George, at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

07/11/16 Insect Safari at Lorimer Park

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Four out of every five species is an insect! Learn about the marvelous diversity of form and function within this group during an “Insect Safari” at Lorimer Park on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

07/11/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Moth Madness”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer a program entitled “Moth Madness” on Saturday, July 16, 2016 beginning at 8:30pm.

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

07/11/16 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Limerick

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine, at Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center.

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

07/08/16 Montco Sheriff Kilkenny Delivering On Diversity Promise With New Hires

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On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny swore in the first three of six deputies that were hired during a recent recruiting effort, which support his promise to bring more diversity to the office.

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

07/06/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

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A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from Wednesday, July 6, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016 between 12:00pm and 8:00pm daily.

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

07/05/16 Meet Montgomery the Bald Eagle at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:00am and meet the park’s resident bald eagle, Montgomery.

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

07/05/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00am.

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

07/05/16 Summer Safety Tips from the Montgomery County Health Department

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While enjoying the summer sun, it is important to practice outdoor summer safety.

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

07/01/16 Arcola Road Bridge Reopens

Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners officially reopened the Arcola Road Bridge, which was completed on time and under budget.

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

06/29/16 2016 Junior Naturalist Camp

Junior Naturalist Camp is an environmental learning program for children entering 4th through 7th grade (ages 9 to 12). The camp is offered at two locations: Norristown Farm Park from July 11th – 15th and Lorimer Park from July 18th – 22nd.

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

06/29/16 Natural History Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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Join Ranger Mike on a nature walk at Norristown Farm Park in the early evening on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 6:00pm.

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

06/27/16 Twelve Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Montco Sheriff’s Sweep

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Twelve parents were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on June 27, 2016 during an overnight sweep of parents who failed to pay child support or show up for domestic relations hearings.

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

06/24/16 Arkoosh Elected Chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh has been elected chair of the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). Arkoosh has served as secretary of the board of DVRPC since July, 2015.

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

06/23/16 Sheriff’s Office Improving Emergency Preparedness w/ Active Threat Response Training

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The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office revealed their response to active threats and shooters training for county civilian and law enforcement employees during a press event at the courthouse.

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

06/23/16 Montco Invites Public to Bike along Pennypack Trail, Learn About Building Multiuse Trails

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MCPC invites the public to Planning on Two Feet (while pedaling) – Creating Great Multiuse Trails on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Participants should meet at the enclosed pavilion at Lorimer Park, 183 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley.

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

06/22/16 “Your Way Home Montgomery County” Annual Summit Brings Together Nearly 200

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Initiative Helped End Homelessness for 410 Residents in 2015; Summit Theme is “The Power of Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness”

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

06/22/16 Incredible Insects at Norristown Farm Park

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Four out of every five species is an insect! Learn about the marvelous diversity of form and function within this group during an “Incredible Insects” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

06/22/16 Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks at Norristown Farm Park

Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8:30pm for an evening to discover the world of fireflies, also known as lightning bugs (which are neither flies nor bugs).

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

06/21/16 Pennypacker Mills Hosts the Athletics Base Ball Club of the 1860s

Be part of the excitement at historic Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1:00pm when the site hosts a free vintage base ball game with the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia versus the Brandywine Base Ball Club.

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

06/21/16 Reptile and Amphibian Jubilee at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to join in the fun while learning about the amazing creatures that slither, swim, and hop.

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

06/21/16 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, June 25, 2016

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The final 2016 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center located at 77 Graterford Road, Limerick, PA 19468 between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

06/20/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 25, 2016

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The fourth and final Montgomery County Health Department low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Padden Park (Burnside Oakland Park) located on Burnside Avenue and Oakland Drive in West Norriton.

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

06/20/16 MCHD, Walgreens, and Greater Than AIDS Team Up To Offer Free HIV Testing June 23-25, 2016

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In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, MCHD is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing and counseling about new prevention strategies at the Walgreens at 1100 W. Main Street in Norristown from June 23-25.

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

06/20/16 Diamond Avenue to Reopen June 22 as Part of Lafayette Street Extension Project

Diamond Avenue in Plymouth Township will open to two-way traffic for the first time on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

06/17/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Warns Against IRS Phone Scammers

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Telephone scammers posing as either Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement or IRS employees have been threatening citizens with arrest and demanding cash for alleged delinquent taxes.

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

06/16/16 Two More Farms Permanently Preserved in Montgomery County

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Montgomery County has added two more farms to its growing list of permanently preserved farm properties. The farms were preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program.

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

06/16/16 Seven Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that seven projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants.

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

06/15/16 Public Invited: Open House on Crescent Ave to Northwestern Ave Segment of Ridge Pk Improve

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The public is invited to attend an open house on the Crescent Avenue to Northwestern Avenue segment of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project on Monday, June 20 from 5-8pm at the Whitemarsh Township Building located at 616 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill.

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

06/14/16 Knee Deep In the Creek at Norristown Farm Park

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Come out and explore the creek at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:00am in search of insects, fish, and amphibians.

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

06/14/16 Third Annual “Daring Dad” Scavenger Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

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Bring dad to Norristown Farm Park this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:00pm for a challenging nature scavenger hunt.

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

06/14/16 Montgomery County Public Defender to Open Pottstown Satellite Office

The Montgomery County Public Defender will officially open a satellite office in Pottstown on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The office will be located at 364 King Street in Pottstown, PA.

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

06/13/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, June 18, 2016

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The fourth recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Abington Junior High School located at 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001 between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

06/13/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 18, 2016

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The third Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Encore Experiences at Harleysville located on Alumni Avenue (off of Main Street) in Harleysville.

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

06/13/16 Green Lane Park to Host Firefly Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Catching Lightning in a Jar” on Friday, June 17, 2016 beginning at 8:30pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park to investigate the nighttime activities of fireflies.

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

06/09/16 Reports Show 15% Increase in Housing Units Built in Montco

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released a new report focusing on housing units built in Montgomery County in 2015. The report shows a 15 percent increase in housing units constructed in the county from the previous year.

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

06/07/16 Creek Critters at Lorimer Park

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Come and explore Harper’s Run and the Pennypack Creek in search of Creek Critters at Lorimer Park on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

06/07/16 “It’s A Man’s World” – Living History at Pottsgrove Manor

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Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, June 12, 2016 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm for a living history program and find out why “It’s a Man’s World."

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

06/07/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Sunday, June 12, 2016 and Tuesday, June 21, 2016, both at 8:00am.

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

06/07/16 Bakken Response Full-Scale Exercise

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A full-scale exercise simulating the derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude oil is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 11th, at the Abrams rail yard along the Schuylkill River in King of Prussia.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

06/06/16 Contemporary Bluegrass by “Hickory Project” at Green Lane Park

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Globally acclaimed and high energy, Hickory Project will captivate the audience with their musical prowess at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

06/06/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Creek Critters” Program

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Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Creek Critters” on Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

06/06/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 11, 2016

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The second Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Collegeville Community Park located at 4th and Park Avenue in Collegeville.

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

06/02/16 Montco Launches Trail Challenge 2016

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In conjunction with National Trails Day on June 4th, the Montgomery County Health Department, Planning Commission, and the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division will launch an exciting new way to “Get Out and Go Montco” – the Montco Trail Challenge.

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

05/31/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 4, 2016

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The first Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Abington Recycling Center located at 2201 Florey Lane (off of Easton Road) in Abington.

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

05/31/16 Montco Expands Naloxone Availability in the County

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Beginning June 1, 2016, the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, will make NARCAN® Nasal Spray kits available at their three health centers.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

05/25/16 Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Event

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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.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

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.

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

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.

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

05/18/16 Final Two 2016 “Conversations” with the Montgomery County Commissioners Next Week

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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.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/17/16 2015 Montco Housing Market Shows Stability

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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.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/17/16 Montgomery County Health Department Announces Rabies Clinic Dates

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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.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/17/16 Baby Birds Program at Norristown Farm Park

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Learn about nests, eggs, and baby birds at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/17/16 Creek Critters at Norristown Farm Park

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Join a stream investigation in search of creek critters at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

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.”

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

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.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

05/16/16 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, May 21, 2016

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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.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

05/16/16 Montco Commissioners Pack and Deliver Meals on Wheels to Seniors

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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.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/16 Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Receives Re-Accreditation

The MCSO was the first sheriff’s office in Pennsylvania to earn accreditation.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/16 “Conversation with Commissioners” Event in Glenside

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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.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/16 Wild Walk at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

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.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

05/09/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, May 14

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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.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

05/09/16 “Conversation with Commissioners” Event in Pennsburg

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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.

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

05/04/16 Montco Expands Bike Share Program

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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.

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

05/03/16 Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

05/03/16 Woodland Wildflowers at Norristown Farm Park

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Explore some of the loveliest parts of Norristown Farm Park in search of blooming plants on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

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.

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

05/02/16 Norristown Is Next Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

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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.

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

04/28/16 Meet the Foxes at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

04/28/16 Night Life Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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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.

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

04/26/16 Pottstown Is First Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

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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.

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

04/25/16 Spring Beauties at Lorimer Park

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Explore the woodland areas of Lorimer Park in search of spring wildflowers and mushrooms on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

04/25/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 30

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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.

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

04/20/16 2016 Conversations with Commissioners Schedule

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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.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

04/19/16 Conshohocken Road Detour Beginning Monday, April 25, 2016

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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.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

04/19/16 Volunteers Wanted for Animal Habitat Restoration at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

04/19/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

04/18/16 Genealogy Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

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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.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

04/18/16 Kid’s Fishing Clinic and Derby at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

04/14/16 April is STD Awareness Month

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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.

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

04/13/16 Montco Summarizes, Maps Billions of Dollars of Transportation Improvements Over Past 15 Yrs

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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.

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

04/13/16 New Local Food Guide Highlights Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in Montgomery County

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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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

04/12/16 Montco Offers Workshop on Municipal Tools for Enabling Solar Energy Use

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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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

04/12/16 Earth Day Art at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

04/12/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

04/11/16 Your Way Home Montgomery County Receives 2016 HUD’s Secretary Award

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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.

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

04/08/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

04/04/16 Orienteering For All Ages at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

04/04/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 9

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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.

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

03/31/16 Meet Percy the Possum at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident possum, Percy.

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

03/31/16 Frogs and Pollywogs at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

03/28/16 Spring Wild Edibles at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

03/28/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Out and About in the Bird Sanctuary” Hike

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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.

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

03/28/16 Exhibit Opening: “Samuel W. Pennypacker 1843-1916 His Living Legacy”

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Plan to visit Pennypacker Mills for a new exhibit, opening Friday, April 1, 2016, that explores the life and legacy of Samuel W. Pennypacker.

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

03/23/16 Montco Suicide Prevention Taskforce, MCCC Partner to Spread the Word: With Help Comes Hope

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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.

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

03/17/16 Montgomery County Website Gets a Facelift

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Montgomery County today officially launched its new and improved website, www.montcopa.org, with a fresh new look and responsive web design.

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

03/15/16 Montgomery County 2016 Recycling Events Schedule

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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.

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

03/11/16 Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases 2015 Annual Report

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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.

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

03/11/16 Montco Land Development Plans Highest Since ’09; Indicates an Improving Economy

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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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

03/08/16 Montco Reports First Zika Virus Case

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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.

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

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.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

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.”

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

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.”

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Posted on: February 7, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 6, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

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.

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

01/26/16 Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park

Celebrate Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

01/24/16 Montco Courts and Governmental Offices to Be Closed Monday

Montgomery County courts and government offices will be closed Monday, January 25.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

01/22/16 Important Storm Information

The following is important information concerning the impending storm.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 17, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

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.”

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

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.

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Posted on: January 3, 2016

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.

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

12/22/15 Montco Adopts Balanced, “Fiscally Responsible Budget” That Addresses County Infrastructure

The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted a $389.7 million balanced budget that includes a fund balance at the recommended levels, a full payment to the county pension fund, and a capital budget that invests primarily in existing county infrastructure.

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

12/21/15 Keith Valley Road Bridge Closure

Keith Valley Road Bridge, located at Keith Valley Road over Park Creek in Horsham Township, is closed effective immediately due to a single vehicle accident that occurred on the bridge this morning.

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

12/18/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 10:00pm on Friday, December 18, 2015 through 10:00am on Sunday, December 20, 2015.

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

12/08/15 Montco Commissioners Highlight Needs for Marine Corps League “Toys for Tots” Program

Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Valerie Arkoosh joined members of the Marine Corps League at their warehouse in Horsham to process family requests for the “Toys for Tots” program. There’s still time to help out in Montgomery County during the holidays.

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

12/07/15 Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

12/07/15 Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

Tired of plastic holiday decorations? Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park for their traditional natural ornament program on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

12/03/15 “Give Vets A Smile” Pilot Program A Success

Three Montgomery County dentists brought smiles to the faces of Montgomery County veterans without dental insurance and with limited financial resources, on November 18 when they provided free dental services to veterans.

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

12/03/15 Montgomery County Planning Commission Will Receive 2015 Star Award for New Guidebook

The Montgomery County Planning Commission will receive a 2015 Star Award in the Green Infrastructure category from Communities in Motion for the recently developed Green Sustainable Parking Lots guidebook.

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

12/01/15 Reindeer Guide for Kids Program at Norristown Farm Park

Know the difference between reindeer, caribou, elk, and local white-tailed deer? Find out about reindeer and other animals of the far north during the Reindeer Guide for Kids program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

12/01/15 Affordable Care Act Sign Up Information

Are you uninsured? Truly affordable health coverage is available through the Affordable Care Act. You can sign up right here at the Montgomery County Human Services Center. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 11:30am to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/15 Owl Prowl at Norristown Farm Park

Look and listen for the owls of the Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00pm.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/15 Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Take part in an historic Pennsylvania German winter season celebration at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

11/23/15 Holiday Wreaths at Norristown Farm Park

Make a holiday wreath to use indoors or outdoors for seasons to come using natural materials such as grapevines, pine cones, nuts, and flower pods at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

11/23/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch" program on Saturday, November 28, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

11/23/15 Holiday Crafts at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will be hosting a Holiday Crafts workshop on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

11/19/15 Montco Proposes $389.7 Million Budget

The Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday received a proposed $389.7 million 2016 budget.

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

11/19/15 Montgomery County Public Safety Department Is Recruiting Additional Telecommunicators

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is looking for people to answer the call thousands of times per day. The department is recruiting a new class of telecommunicators to begin training in 2016.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

11/18/15 Three Outstanding Projects and Two Exceptional Organizations Receive 2015 Montgomery Awards

Three outstanding projects and their creators and two exceptional organizations were honored today at the annual Montgomery Awards ceremony sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

11/18/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit Awards Local Business For Help With Papal Visit Training

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Willie G. Richet presented Rossi Auto Salvage co-owner Charlie Rossi with a commendation of achievement for his business’ donation of four vehicles, which were used in special training for the Papal Visit.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

11/18/15 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 27, 2015 and Sunday, January 10, 2016, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

11/17/15 Pennypacker Mills Celebrates Christmas with Holiday Tours, Victorian Christmas Open House

Starting Tuesday, November 24, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016, free Holiday Tours will be offered at Pennypacker Mills during regular site hours.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

11/17/15 Wild about Turkeys at Norristown Farm Park

Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

11/17/15 Thanksgiving Centerpieces at Norristown Farm Park

Create a Thanksgiving centerpiece from autumn’s bounty at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

11/16/15 Free Mountain Bike Demo Day at Green Lane Park

Green Lane Park is teaming up with Bike & Blade of Skippack, PA to offer a one-day program, as part of the 2015 Rocky Mountain Demo Tour. This free, hands-on event will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

11/16/15 A Sweet Holiday Tradition: Clear Toy Candy Demonstration at Pennypacker Mills

On Saturday, November 21, 2015 get into the Christmas spirit with a free, early holiday demonstration of clear toy candy making at Pennypacker Mills.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

11/16/15 Green Lane Park to Host “More Holiday Crafts”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two “Holiday Craft Workshops” on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

11/13/15 Montco Dentists to Offer Free Dental Work to Vets

Three Montgomery County dentists are going to bring a smile to the faces of Montgomery County veterans, who are without dental insurance and have limited financial resources, on November 18 when they provide free dental services to veterans.

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

11/12/15 Terrific Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

11/12/15 Art on Our Trails Comes to Norristown and the Schuylkill River Trail

The Schuylkill River Trail will receive its first display of artistic banners as part of Creative Montco’s Art on Our Trails initiative on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 4:00pm.

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

11/09/15 Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing at Norristown Farm Park

Nature printing is an ancient tool of science as well as an art form. Gyotaku is Japanese for “fish printing.” Use both real fish and replicas to make prints at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

11/09/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop

On Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking workshop, “Cooking Up Quince,” taught by Deborah Peterson.

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

11/09/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Crafts Double-Feature”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer two holiday craft programs on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

11/05/15 Health and Wellness Fair in Montgomery County Offers Free Screenings and Education

Magellan Behavioral Health of PA and Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will host their first Integrated Health and Wellness Fair at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit on November 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

11/03/15 General Election Results

View 2015 General Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

11/03/15 Winter’s Sleep at Norristown Farm Park

Take a first look at the winter habits of local animals at Norristown Farm Park during the “Winter’s Sleep” program on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

11/02/15 Whitetails and White Oaks at Norristown Farm Park

Explore Norristown Farm Park with a ranger in search of deer and the signs they leave behind on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00pm.

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

11/02/15 After Hours at the Pennypackers’

Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a free tour of the Pennypacker mansion by lamplight.

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

11/02/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Lecture on “The Potts Legacy”

On Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00pm Pottsgrove Manor will host a lecture by historian Dan Graham entitled, “The Potts Legacy.”

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

10/30/15 Witting Trees Call Attention to Veterans’ Suicide Rate

Beginning November 1 a growing number of faith communities and organizations from Montco and Bucks will be hanging 22 sets of dog tags on “witting trees” in a public remembrance of the estimated 22 veterans who take their lives by suicide every day.

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

10/30/15 Montco Receives Two Awards that Exemplify the Best and Brightest in Pennsylvania Planning

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) received two prestigious awards from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA PA) at an October 20, 2015 awards ceremony.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

10/28/15 Work Begins On Upper Schuylkill Valley Park Project

Construction has begun on a project that will bring significant improvements to Montgomery County’s Upper Schuylkill Valley Park in Upper Providence Township.

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

10/27/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Introduces New Weapon System To Minimize Officer And Citizen Risk

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s County Emergency Response Team introduced a new weapon system that will help minimize risk to officers and citizens when engaging in active shooter and other dangerous scenarios.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Montco Sheriff Russell J. Bono Holds Commendation Ceremony To Recognize Accomplishments

Sheriff Bono recognized his staff’s efforts for preparation and accomplishments related to the Papal Visit, K9 assistance, police department assistance, humanitarian actions and honor guard duty, during a ceremony in the courthouse on Monday, October 26.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Montgomery County Announces 2015 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

Between November 4 and 12, 2015, candidates and residents will be able to drop off campaign signs at one of the partner sites listed in this release.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Jars of Autumn Colors at Norristown Farm Park

Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00pm and join a naturalist to search for pods to use in dried flower arrangements to create jars of autumn colors.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

Hunter registrations begin November 1, 2015.

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

10/22/15 Montco Commerce Director Appointed To PA Commission for Women

Montgomery County Director of Commerce Carolina C. DiGiorgio has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

10/21/15 Montco Sheriff Russell J. Bono Participates In National Domestic Violence Sweep

Sheriff J. Russell Bono’s deputies arrested 17 offenders wanted for a variety of violent felonies, domestic violence charges and nonpayment of child support during an overnight raid, as part of the 13th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

10/21/15 Shapiro Receives Tri-County Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Award

Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro received the 2015 Legislative Award from the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Economic Development Luncheon.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Spooky Crafts at Norristown Farm Park

Halloween is just around the corner. Scared of black cats, spiders, bats, and owls? Come out and learn about these creatures of the night at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Montco Invites Public to Hear National Experts Speak on Walkability

Montgomery County invites the public to a free seminar to hear all about the county’s initiative to make communities safer and more attractive for walking. Walk Montco will take place on Monday, October 26 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at The Ambler Theater.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Twilight Hike at Norristown Farm Park

Join a park ranger on a twilight hike at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 6:30pm. Learn about some of the special adaptations of local creatures of the night. Meet at the park office.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Montco Continues To Rebuild Neglected Infrastructure

Nearly four years ago over 50 of the 131 bridges owned by Montgomery County were listed as structurally deficient bridges, and not much was being done to whittle down that number. Today there are 31 bridges in the process of being replaced or upgraded.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Montco Outlines Trails and Parks Initiatives

The Montgomery County Commissioners last week enthusiastically endorsed a draft plan from two county boards that would result in the largest expansion of county parks and trails in three decades.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Information about Safe Sleep and SIDS from the Montgomery County Health Department

Learn about safe sleep and SIDS from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 By The Light of the Moon at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:30pm and take a moonlight tour of the park.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Offer A Hands-On Program For Children

On Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a day of interactive history with “The Plantation Whereon I Live: A Hands-On Experience of Everyday Life at Pottsgrove Manor.”

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Fall Foliage Hike at Green Lane Park

Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike on moderate terrain with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:00am. Witness the fall foliage with brilliant hues and the spectacular fall scenery.

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

10/15/15 Montco Takes Pro-Active Steps in Battle against Heroin and Other Opioid Use

At the Montgomery County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Val Arkoosh, who is also the interim medical director of the county health department, announced that she has issued a countywide standing order for naloxone, also known as narcan.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

10/14/15 A Howling Good Time at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident wolves, Hunter and Scout. The registration deadline is October 21, 2015.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

10/14/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Nature Photography

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of topical Wednesday walks, the last of which for 2015 is “Nature Photography” on October 21, 2015 at 9:00am starting from the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

10/14/15 Holiday Youth Employment Program

Do you need a job this holiday season? The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Youth Employment Program can prepare you for great employment opportunities with partnering employers!

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 18

The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place SUNDAY, October 18, 2015 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/15 Green Lane Park To Host “Leave It to Beavers” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Leave It to Beavers” on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 5:00pm. The local beavers will be busy preparing for the winter months at this time.

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/15 Pennypacker Mills’ All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival

With leaves changing colors and crisp fall air, historic Pennypacker Mills will host their annual All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This free event has something for every age.

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

10/09/15 MY FEST of Pennsylvania Annual Youth Event

The Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health supports Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE) MY FEST ’15. This annual event will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at White’s Road Park in Lansdale, PA from 12-4pm.

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

10/09/15 Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm to learn about seasonal changes on this 18th century farm, which served as General George Washington’s temporary headquarters in October 1777.

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

10/07/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Arrests Eleven Deadbeat Parents In Overnight DRO Raid

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested eight males and three females, during an overnight sweep of deadbeat parents, who failed to pay a total of $121,955.81 in child support for 18 kids.

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/15 Volunteers Wanted: Norristown Farm Park Habitat Restoration Invasive Plant Removal Project

Join a park ranger in an effort to remove invasive plants from Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm during a special Habitat Restoration program. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome.

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Flight of the Falcon” Program with Live Birds

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host Cheryl Heimbach of Baywing Falconry for a special program featuring live birds of prey on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/15 Montco Event Focuses On Transit-Oriented Housing Trend

The Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting an event and tour to highlight transit-oriented development (TOD) trends in the county. "Attracting Great New Transit-Oriented Housing" will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

10/02/15 Montco Sheriff Bono Supports Four Foot Safe Passing Law With Roadside Safety Signs

Sheriff Bono announced that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bike Patrol Unit will start placing approximately 250 bright yellow roadside signs along county roads to increase public safety and awareness of the PA Four Foot Safe Passing Law.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/15 Arkoosh Needles Colleagues with Flu Vaccine to Promote Montco’s Immunization Program

The commissioners took the time from the meeting Thursday to demonstrate how important a yearly flu vaccine is and to promote the county’s 2015 Influenza Immunization Clinics that will be held throughout the county in the coming weeks.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/15 Montgomery County Correctional Facility Aces Federal Audit

A federal audit has found the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) to be 100 percent compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). MCCF met 43 of the standards and exceeded two other standards.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/15 Green Lane Park’s Boat Storage Closing for the Season

Green Lane Park is requiring all private boats be removed from the park’s Walt Road Day Use Area by no later than Sunday, November 1, 2015.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Penn Valley

The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., are sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on SUNDAY, October 4, 2015 from 9:00am to noon at Lower Merion Transfer Station.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Earlybird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an Earlybird Walk on Saturday October 3, 2015 beginning at 8:00am.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Montco Event Focuses on Establishing Green and Sustainable Parking Lots

The Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting an exciting event that focuses on transforming parking lots in communities. Establishing Green and Sustainable Parking Lots will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

09/23/15 Montco Commissioner Shapiro to Greet Pope

Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro will be one of three persons who will welcome Pope Francis to Montgomery County when the Pope arrives at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion early Saturday afternoon.

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

09/22/15 Montco Commissioners Sign Challenge To Eliminate Veteran Homelessness In 2015

The Montgomery County Commissioners today came together with federal, state, and local housing and veterans officials in Norristown and signed the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.”

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 A Victorian Tea and P.T. Barnum – The Master Showman – at Pennypacker Mills

Experience the Victorian tradition of an afternoon tea on the mansion porch at historic Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park

Come and see Native American stone artifacts, flint knapping demonstrations, jewelry, displays of Lenape culture including clothing, tools, foods, animal pelts, and bones at Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 Fifth Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival at Green Lane Park

Feathers, fur, and family fun arrive at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park on Saturday, September 26, 2015 as the park hosts the Fifth Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival from 11:00am to 3:00pm with some exciting special guests.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/15 Montco Sheriff Bono Launches New Drone To Assist Bomb Unit

Sheriff Russell J. Bono unveiled a new drone on Friday, September 18, 2015, which will be used to assist the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit in reconnaissance missions, while responding to bomb calls.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/15 Montco Opens New, Scenic Section of the Pennypack Trail

With the help of local municipal officials, representatives from SEPTA, open space advocates, and regional bicycle groups, the Montgomery County Commissioners today cut a ribbon officially opening a 2.7-mile section of the Pennypack Trail.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/15 Montgomery County Health Department and Elmwood Park Zoo Launch Program to Reduce Childhood

Saturday, September 19, 2015 marks the grand opening of Montgomery County Health Department’s Junior Inspector Program at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. The Junior Inspector Program is a passport program which promotes the 5-2-1-0 initiative.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

09/17/15 Facts about Food Poisoning from the Montgomery County Health Department

September is National Food Safety Education Month. Check out these facts about food poisoning from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

09/17/15 Valley Forge Family Day

Valley Forge Family Day will be held at Valley Forge National Historical Park from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015.

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

09/16/15 “My How You’ve Changed, My Deer” at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident white-tailed deer, Max.

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

09/16/15 Chipmunks and Squirrels at Norristown Farm Park

Squirrels and chipmunks are very busy at this time of the year. Take advantage of all that activity to sharpen those observation skills during the Chipmunks and Squirrels Program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 Montgomery County Health Department Announces 2015 Influenza Vaccination Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Tree ID Made Easy” on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 “Time for Tea” at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm for an open-hearth cooking demonstration entitled “Time for Tea.”

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 PARK(ing) Day Comes to Norristown

PARK(ing) Day is coming to Norristown for the first time, and everyone is invited to come see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space on Friday, September 18 on Main St. between Swede St. and DeKalb Pk. from 9am-2pm.

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

09/11/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Trees!

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the sixth of which, “Trees,” will take place on September 16, 2015 at 9:00am.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

09/10/15 Montco Seeks Feedback on Revised Municipal Waste Management Plan

Montgomery County has completed a draft of a revised Montgomery County Municipal Waste Plan and is seeking public comment.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

09/10/15 Two Pottstown Non-Profit Enterprises Get County Grants

The Montgomery County Commissioners today authorized the county’s Redevelopment Authority (RDA) to proceed with economic development grants of $250,000 to two Pottstown non-profit organizations.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

09/10/15 Montco Looking To Expand Bike Share Program after Success of Pilot Program

On Thursday, the commissioners voted to authorize the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for bike share companies to bid on expanding the bike share program countywide.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/15 Nature Printing at Norristown Farm Park

Learn the centuries old technique of printing with leaves, flowers, feathers, and other natural materials during the Nature Printing program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/15 Rescheduled Montco Rabies Vaccination Clinic in West Norriton Township

The Montgomery County Health Department has rescheduled the West Norriton low-cost rabies vaccination clinic that was postponed in June. It is now scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 9-11am and will be held at Jefferson Firehouse Recreation Center.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 17, 2015.

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

09/03/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Hatboro Borough and Upper Moreland Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

09/02/15 Trees, Trees, Trees Program at Norristown Farm Park

Take a closer look at trees during a program sponsored by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

09/02/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

08/31/15 Jazz Alfresco At Green Lane Park: The Barbone Street Jazz Band

Mark the calendar to enjoy a free concert at Green Lane Park on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The spotlight will be on The Barbone Street Jazz Band as they take the stage to play a fusion of Dixieland and swing.

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

08/28/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from approximately 10:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

08/28/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 10:30pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

08/27/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 31, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

08/26/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of North Wales Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

08/26/15 Montgomery County Readies for Papal Visit

Montgomery County will experience significant effects from Pope Francis’ visit, and county and local officials have been hard at work for months preparing plans to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

08/25/15 Executive Director of Montco CCIS Appointed to Pennsylvania Child Care Association Board

Elizabeth Adeyi, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Office of Child Day Care Services/Child Care Information Services, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Child Care Association Board of Directors.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

08/24/15 Fins, Wings, and Other Creek Things at Norristown Farm Park

Explore the creek for aquatic wildlife including insects, fish, salamanders, and frogs at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

08/24/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Creek Critters” on Saturday, August 29, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park and take a closer look at life in Perkiomen Creek.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

08/24/15 Butterfly Celebration at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly. The park’s sixth annual celebration will include information on tagging, feeding, and raising butterflies.

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

08/21/15 Montco Commissioners Have ‘Working Lunch’ with Ambler Mayor and Local Business Owners

The Montgomery County Commissioners, along with Commerce Director Carolina DiGiorgio, dined with Ambler Mayor Jeanne Sorg and local business owners at a networking lunch yesterday.

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

08/20/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from approximately 9:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

08/19/15 Montco Sheriff and DA Gun Safety Partnership Kicks Off First Remote Gun Safety Class

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell J. Bono and District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman are taking their message of gun safety on the road.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

08/19/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Collegeville Borough and Upper Providence Twp.

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

08/19/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 24, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 31, 2015.

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

08/17/15 Rescheduled Montco Rabies Vaccination Clinic in West Norriton Township

The Montgomery County Health Department has rescheduled the West Norriton low-cost rabies vaccination clinic that was postponed in June. It is now scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 9-11am and will be held at Jefferson Firehouse Recreation Center.

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

08/17/15 Butterflies and Bugs at Lorimer Park

The Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division presents Butterflies and Bugs at Lorimer Park on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Montco Board of Health Approves Interim Leadership Team

County Commissioner Val Arkoosh was named interim Medical Director, and Denise Wallin was named interim Director of Health.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, August 27, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

08/12/15 Montco Sheriff’s Bomb Unit Trains To Prepare For Papal Visit

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is making sure that his bomb unit is well prepared for the Philadelphia Papal Visit in September, with the help of the District Attorney’s Office Detective Bureau and Arcadia University.

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Posted on: August 11, 2015

08/11/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Waterways

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the fifth of which, “Waterways,” is on August 19, 2015 at 9:00am.

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Posted on: August 11, 2015

08/11/15 History Adventures in the Summer at Pennypacker Mills

Kids can enjoy the last days of summer at historic Pennypacker Mills during the History Adventures in the Summer free, weeklong program. Beginning on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm each day.

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

08/10/15 Dragons and Damsels at Norristown Farm Park

Learn about the life history, territorial behavior, and how to recognize individual species of damselflies and dragonflies at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

08/10/15 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Abington

The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., are sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00am to noon at Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

08/10/15 Upper Dublin, Lower Providence Renew Contracts w/ Montco for Professional Planning Services

Upper Dublin Township and Lower Providence Township have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

08/07/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 17, 2015.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

08/07/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

08/06/15 Montco Commissioners Celebrate 25 Years of Farmland Preservation, Help Open Annual 4-H Fair

The Montgomery County Commissioners went to Creamery today to celebrate farming in Montgomery County and helped to officially open the 31st 4-H Fair and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Farmland Preservation Program in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

08/05/15 Zydeco-a-Go-Go Spices Up the Night at Green Lane Park

Summertime and live music in the great outdoors are the perfect combination. Don’t miss the unique sound of Zydeco-a-Go-Go on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park Amphitheater.

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

08/05/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, August 8, 2015

The fourth recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Abington Junior High School located at 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

07/31/15 Montco Shows Off Redesigned Juvenile Court Facilities and Juvenile Probation Dept. Digs

The working conditions in one building “bordered on inhumane,” according to a former Montco President Judge. On Friday, the county commissioners, along with county judges and row officers, took the wraps off $3.2 million in renovations to the buildings.

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Posted on: July 30, 2015

07/30/15 Rescheduled Adult Mosquito Spraying In Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township

The Montgomery County Health Department will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas of Cheltenham Township on Monday, August 3, 2015. This spraying will be conducted between 9:00pm and 11:00pm.

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

07/29/15 Montco Opens Schuylkill Canal Towpath

The Montgomery County Commissioners today officially opened the newly-restored Schuylkill River Towpath in Upper Providence Township, and in doing so filled in the last unfinished link on the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

07/28/15 Montco Health Department to Distribute Free Potassium Iodide Tablets On August 6

The Montgomery County Health Department will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery residents who live, work, or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station.

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

07/27/15 Montco, Ambler Officials Open New Downtown Parking Lot

The Montgomery County Commissioners and Ambler Borough officials today cut a ribbon opening a new, 25-space parking lot to serve downtown Ambler.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

07/24/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

Due to mechanical difficulties, the spray scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Cheltenham Township was postponed and will be conducted on Monday, July 27, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/15 Milkweed and Monarchs at Norristown Farm Park

Get a close-up look at the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/15 Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor

Come spend a casual summer Sunday afternoon at historic Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy the 18th century surroundings as volunteers demonstrate colonial trades and pastimes on August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/15 In the Good Old Summertime at Pennypacker Mills

Pennypacker Mills invites families to “In the Good Old Summertime,” an old-fashioned, Victorian, summer event on the grounds of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s early 20th century home on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

07/21/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington and Cheltenham Townships

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, July 27, 2015.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 Natural History Walk at Norristown Farm Park

Join a park ranger on a nature walk in the early evening, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 6:00pm at Norristown Farm Park. Learn about the animals that live in the park, especially the ones that are rarely seen.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 A Victorian Tea at Pennypacker Mills

Come to Pennypacker Mills and bring back the elegant pastime of afternoon tea on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on the mansion porch.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Incredible Insects” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Incredible Insects” on Saturday, July 25, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park for a closer look at these amazing six-legged creatures.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 Montco Launches “Text to 911” Service

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the county’s Department of Public Safety today launched a new “text to 9-1-1” service.

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

07/17/15 Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget

Montco’s Offices of Children and Youth, Juvenile Probation, and Youth Center will hold a public hearing on the 2016-17 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget Friday, July 24, at 2pm in the Community Room of the Montgomery County Human Services Center.

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

07/17/15 Montco Unveils New Electric Cars for Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Bruce L. Castor, Jr., along with Sheriff Russell Bono, today unveiled three new electric cars that will significantly reduce fuel consumption by the sheriff’s fleet of vehicles.

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

07/15/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Star Watch” Program RESCHEDULED

The “Star Watch” program at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to the forecast. The program has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 beginning at 8:30pm.

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

07/13/15 Montco Launches Financial Transparency Platform

Montgomery County today announced the launch of a financial analysis platform that provides residents, elected officials, and staff unprecedented access to the county’s finances. The platform may be accessed at www.montcopa.opengov.com.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Housing Activity Increases 7% in Montco; Commercial Development Strong As Well

The number of housing units built in Montco increased 7% in 2014, and while non-residential construction had an overall decline, there was an increase in commercial development, according to two reports issued by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Montco to Begin Shuttle Service to VA Healthcare Facilities

The Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office on July 20 will begin a shuttle service for veterans seeking to go to Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare facilities.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Honey Bees at Norristown Farm Park

The Norristown Farm Park’s bee keeper, Don George, will give an informative presentation on honey bees at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Colonial Cosmetics Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

Learn how colonial women beautified themselves with “In the Eye of the Beholder,” a lecture and demonstration taking place at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

07/08/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Star Watch” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” program on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 beginning at 8:30pm. Participants will join members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association for an exploration of the night sky.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

07/08/15 Pa. Turnpike Advises Motorists of a Six-Hour Closure on Northeastern Extension July 12

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed northbound and southbound for six hours on July 12 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) interchanges.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

07/07/15 Upper Merion Area School District Contracts with Montco for Professional Planning Services

The Upper Merion Area School District has contracted with the Montgomery County Planning Commission for a ten-year enrollment projections study.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

07/07/15 Norristown and Schwenksville Renew Contracts With Montco for Professional Planning Services

The Municipality of Norristown and the Borough of Schwenksville have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

07/06/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, July 11, 2015

The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, July 11 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center located at 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468 between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

07/02/15 Arkoosh Elected Secretary of DVRPC Board

Montgomery County Commissioner Val Arkoosh has been elected secretary of the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

07/01/15 Rabies Facts from the Montgomery County Health Department

Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. Learn more rabies facts from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

07/01/15 Montco Joint DUI Task Force Overnight Raid Gets Eight

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested eight DUI defendants during an overnight raid on Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

06/30/15 Shapiro Welcomes Pope to Montgomery County

Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, today welcomed the news that Pope Francis will visit Montgomery County during his visit to Philadelphia in late September.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

06/29/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Birds

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 9:00am for a fun and educational guided walk all about birds.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

06/29/15 Knee Deep in the Creek at Lorimer Park

Get “knee deep in the creek” at Lorimer Park on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 1:00pm during a free program for adults and children ages five and up. Two streams will be explored in this program, Harper’s Run and the Pennypack Creek.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

06/29/15 “The Tempest” Under the Stars at Montco’s Green Lane Park

Shakespeare comes to Green Lane on July 11, 2015 when the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company brings its outdoor production of “The Tempest” to the Green Lane Park Amphitheater at 7:00pm.

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

06/29/15 Ladybugs and Lots More at Norristown Farm Park

Take a closer look at ladybug beetles and other insects at a fun and informative program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

06/26/15 Montco Rabies Vaccination Clinic Postponed

The Montgomery County Department of Health rabies vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday, June 27 at Padden Park, Burnside Avenue and Oakland Drive in West Norriton, has been postponed due to the expected heavy rain.

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

06/22/15 Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks at Norristown Farm Park

Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park to discover the world of fireflies, also known as lightning bugs (which are neither flies nor bugs), Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 8:30pm.

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

06/22/15 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, June 27, 2015

The final 2015 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Pottstown Senior High School located at 750 North Washington Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

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Posted on: June 19, 2015

06/19/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers along the Trail”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a guided walk featuring the trees, shrubs, and flowers on the Perkiomen Trail on Friday, June 26, 2015 beginning at 9:00am.

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

06/18/15 Montco DUI Task Force Gets Defendant Convicted In Maryland State Trooper Fatal Crash

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies have arrested DUI defendant, John Joseph Monachelli, Jr., 34, who was convicted on charges from a DUI crash that killed a retired Maryland State Trooper.

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

06/18/15 MCHD, Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS Team to Offer Free HIV Testing June 25-27 in Norristown

In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day (June 27) MCHD is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to encourage community members to know their HIV status and take advantage of free HIV testing at the Norristown Walgreens at 1100 W. Main Street.

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

06/18/15 Montco Approves Plan Putting Three District Courts into Same Building

The Montgomery County Commissioners today approved plans to consolidate three Magisterial District Courts in Norristown into one building. The move is estimated to save nearly $47,000 a year and more than $700,000 over the course of the 15-year lease.

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

06/17/15 Green Lane Park Partners with PA Master Naturalist Program for Meadow Improvement Project

Randy Thoren, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania Master Naturalist Program, approached park staff in January to introduce the idea of improving the meadow in Green Lane Park and using it as an outdoor classroom. From there, things got rolling quickly.

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

06/16/15 Summer Learning Day Camps at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Looking for ways to enrich the kids’ summer vacation? The historic Peter Wentz Farmstead has opportunities for children entering pre-kindergarten through 6th grade during three different summer day camps at the site. Space is limited. Preregister.

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

06/15/15 The 2nd Annual “Daring Dad” Scavenger Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

The 2nd Annual “Daring Dad” Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, will take place at Norristown Farm Park on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 2:30pm.

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

06/15/15 Vintage Base Ball at Pennypacker Mills

Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for a game of vintage base ball. The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia will be playing against the Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village (NJ) at this free event.

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

06/15/15 Intermittent Trail Closures on the Schuylkill River Trail June 16, 2015

The West Norriton Sewer Authority will be utilizing the Schuylkill River Trail on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 between Haws Avenue and Port Indian. The trail will be closed to recreational use during the day. The closure is anticipated to last one day only.

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

06/12/15 The Youth Empowerment Program Has Summer Jobs for Young Adults!

Do you know a young person 14-21 years old that is seeking Summer employment/internships and is a resident of Montgomery County? We have Summer jobs/internships paying 10.10/hr.

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

06/12/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Fireflies” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Catching Lightning in a Jar – Fireflies” on Friday, June 19, 2015 beginning at 8:30pm. Come out and re-live childhood memories and explore the fascinating lives of fireflies.

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

06/12/15 Montco Offers Workshop on Form-Based Zoning Including a Tour of Narberth Borough

Montgomery County invites the public to attend a workshop on form-based zoning, which will focus on Narberth Borough’s draft form-based zoning code, on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, at Narberth Borough Hall, 100 Conway Avenue, Narberth.

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

06/10/15 Snakes and Turtles at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:00am and venture into the fascinating world of snakes and turtles.

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

06/10/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Traversing Trails

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the third of which, “Traversing Trails,” is on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 9:00am, leaving from the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

06/10/15 Montco Commissioners, Human Services Cabinet Invite Input on Human Services Block Grant

The Montco Commissioners and Human Services Cabinet invite residents, organizations, services providers or anyone else who may have questions or would like to provide input into the Human Services Block Grant Plan to attend any of the two public hearings.

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

06/09/15 Flag Day Program in the Millennium Grove at Norristown Farm Park

Participate in a patriotic activity on Flag Day, Sunday, June 14, 2015, at 2:00pm. Take an historic walk in the Norristown Farm Park Millennium Grove.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

06/04/15 The Boogie Dogs Band Coming to Green Lane Park

The Boogie Dogs, a Montgomery County-based classic rock band, will share their rock and roll talent at a free concert at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

06/04/15 2015 Junior Naturalist Camp (Camp Salamander)

Junior Naturalist Camp, aka Camp Salamander, sponsored by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites, will be held at Lorimer Park July 13th through the 17th and at Norristown Farm Park July 20th through the 24th from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily.

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

06/04/15 National Trails Day Hike with Get Out and Go Montco

Celebrate National Trails Day, Saturday, June 6, 2015, from 10:00am to 12:00pm and “Get Out and Go Montco” with the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) at Crossways Preserve.

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/15 Distilling the Past at Pottsgrove Manor

The Manatawny Still Works will be at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for a new event, “Distilling the Past.”

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/15 Central Perkiomen Valley Park to Host “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Central Perkiomen Valley Park will hold a Creek Critters program on Saturday, June 13, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Investigate what critters swim and crawl in the waters of the Perkiomen Creek.

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/15 Awesome Amphibians at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come one, come all to visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11:00am and learn interesting facts about frogs, toads, and salamanders!

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/15 Montco Sheriff's Office Arrests Seven in Overnight Raid

Since Bono started this operation in April 2014, 985 warrants have been received. Five hundred seventy-six defendants, of which 363 turned themselves in, were detained by the MCSO and owed a total of $4,477,729 for 704 kids.

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

06/02/15 Montco Seeks Public Feedback on Walkability Improvements

Montgomery County has begun an exciting new initiative—Walk Montco—which is aimed at making communities safer and more attractive for walking. This initiative will ultimately result in the development of a countywide walkability plan.

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

06/02/15 Farmers’ Markets Popular with Residents Seeking Locally Produced Goods in Montco

The 11 farmers’ markets in Montgomery County are in full swing, providing county residents with the freshest produce and other locally made goods.

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

06/01/15 Upgrade for ReadyMontco; Subscribers Need to Update Accounts

Montgomery County has begun to transition to a new system to send emergency alerts via phone, text, and email to residents. The system currently known as ReadyNotify will become ReadyMontco.

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

05/29/15 Montgomery County Health Department to Host Heart Health Workshop

Montgomery County Health Department will host a heart health workshop Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Elmwood Park Zoo.

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

05/29/15 Early Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

The “Early Bird Walk” at Norristown Farm Park will now take place SUNDAY, June 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

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Posted on: May 29, 2015

05/29/15 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, June 6, 2015

The first 2015 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Montgomery County Community College located at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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Posted on: May 27, 2015

05/27/15 Community Connections Navicate w/ Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile

Priya Bell, a navicate in the Montgomery County Community Connections’ Lansdale office, will be with the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Bookmobile at its stop at Ralph’s Corner in Hatfield on Friday, June 5, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

05/26/15 20th Annual Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Event

Experience American heritage at the 20th Annual Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Event on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

05/26/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, May 30, 2015

The second recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Montgomery County Community College between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Posted on: May 26, 2015

05/26/15 Boat Rentals and Tours on the “Res” at Green Lane Park Now Open for the Season

Paddleboards, canoes, boats with electric motors, and paddleboats are now available for rental at Green Lane Park through Green Lane Boat Rentals, Inc.

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

05/20/15 Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases 2014 Annual Report

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has released its 2014 Annual Report.

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Posted on: May 19, 2015

05/19/15 Primary Election Results

View 2015 Primary Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

05/18/15 Creek Critters at Norristown Farm Park

Looking for a fun activity on Memorial Day Weekend? Join a freshwater stream investigation at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 1:00pm. Participants will collect and identify all the living things that they can find.

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

05/18/15 The Red Hill Band, the Sound of Big Brass, Coming to Green Lane Park

Kick off Memorial Day weekend at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park with the season’s first free outdoor concert featuring the Red Hill Band on Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair!

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

05/18/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Water, Water, Everywhere” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Water, Water, Everywhere” on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00pm. This program is designed to help participants learn about storm water and its impact on quality of life in communities.

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

05/12/15 Meet Margeaux the Bobcat at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 10:00am and meet Margeaux the Bobcat.

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

05/11/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Perennial Plants

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the second of which, “Perennial Plants,” is on May 20, 2015 at 9:00am starting from the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

05/11/15 Advice from MCHD at the Start of the 2015 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.

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

05/11/15 Business-Education Partnership of Bucks and Montgomery Counties Awarded $200k Grant

The Business-Education Partnership of Bucks and Montgomery Counties has been awarded a $200,000 Business-Education Partnership Grant from the PA Department of Labor & Industry (L&I).

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

05/07/15 Drinking Water Week Facts from the Montgomery County Health Department

Each year, the American Water Works Association and an alliance of organizations, including the EPA, sponsor Drinking Water Week (May 3 to May 9, 2015) to highlight the importance of tap water and the need to reinvest in water infrastructure.

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

05/06/15 Montco Sheriff Rolls Out A New Bike Patrol Unit

The 10 member bike unit will patrol outside the courthouse, the SEPTA Transportation Center, the Montgomery Intermediate Unit, the Montco bike trails and parks, and community events.

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

05/06/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Arrests Nine In Overnight DRO Raid

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested eight male deadbeat parents and one female, who failed to pay a total of $66,382.90 in child support for nine kids, during an overnight sweep on the early morning of May 6, 2015.

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

05/04/15 Mom and Me Program at Norristown Farm Park

In honor of Mother’s Day, Norristown Farm Park is offering a special “Mom and Me” children’s program on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 1:00pm, focusing on motherhood in the animal kingdom.

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

05/04/15 Orienteering for All Ages at Norristown Farm Park

Looking for a unique Mother’s Day activity? Come to “Orienteering for All Ages” at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

05/04/15 The Chickens at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, May 9, 2015 between 10:00am and 1:00pm to learn about the proper care of chickens in the past and present.

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

05/01/15 Montco Invites Public to a Seminar on Revitalizing Business Parks in Montgomery County

Montgomery County invites the public to attend “Revitalizing Business Parks” on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 2:00pm–4:00pm at the Upper Dublin Township building, 801 Loch Alsh Avenue, Fort Washington.

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

05/01/15 Montgomery County’s New Comprehensive Plan Receives National Award

Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, Montgomery County’s new comprehensive plan, received a national award from the American Planning Association, County Planning Division and its sister organization, the National Association of County Planners.

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

05/01/15 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-fourth consecutive year.

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

04/30/15 Montco Opens Newly-Renovated Parking Garage in Norristown

Thirty years of neglect were wiped away Thursday as the Montgomery County Commissioners cut a ribbon re-opening the county’s Main Street parking garage after a 13-month, $5.9 million makeover.

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

04/30/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Bird is the Word” Program for Kids

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Bird is the Word” on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park to learn about bird feathers, bones, wings, eggs, and more during this exciting program for kids.

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

04/30/15 Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park

It’s nearly the peak time for songbird migration at Lorimer Park. Resident birds are busy with courtship and nesting duties. Enjoy the sounds of spring on a fun and informative walk on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 8:00am.

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

04/28/15 Montco’s Naloxone Program Underway and Showing Potential Life-Saving Results

A 23-year-old man is quite possibly alive today because of Montgomery County’s newly-created Naloxone (trade name: Narcan) program and the quick response of a Limerick Township police officer.

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Posted on: April 27, 2015

04/27/15 “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 2, 2015 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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Posted on: April 27, 2015

04/27/15 The Private Lives of Bees! A Close Up Look At What The Buzz Is All About!

Join the staff at Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Classroom Building for a lively, interactive discussion about the private lives of honey bees. This is a free program for adults only.

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Posted on: April 27, 2015

04/27/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Early Bird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, May 2, 2015, beginning at 8:00am.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

04/24/15 Sheriff Bono Receives Breathalyzers for DUI Efforts from Family of Killed Trooper

Sheriff Russell Bono, part of the Montco joint DUI Task Force, was presented with two portable breathalyzer testers from the family of a state trooper who was fatally struck by a driver under the influence of alcohol and illegal Oxycodone.

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

04/24/15 Road Update: Lafayette Street Extension Project

Utility work on Ridge Pike in Plymouth Township related to the ongoing Lafayette Street extension will continue during the week of April 27, as will utility work on Conshohocken Road, and construction activities on Diamond Avenue.

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

04/23/15 Montco Plants a “Moon Tree”

The Montco Commissioners, along with county staff and a rep of the Morris Arboretum, today planted a cutting at the courthouse from one of the original moon trees whose seeds traveled around the moon and back to earth on the Apollo 14 mission of 1971.

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

04/23/15 8th Annual PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Job Fair

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, in partnership with MidAtlantic Employers’ Association, will host their 8th Annual Job Fair on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

04/22/15 Montco Launches Bike Share Program for Trails

The Montgomery County Commissioners today, in conjunction with Zagster, a leading provider of bikes-as-a-service, launched a pilot bike share program for its trail system.

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

04/20/15 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 1, 2015 for an exploration of night life in an eighteenth-century home.

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

04/20/15 Parsley: The Quiet Herb, Master Gardener Presentation at Pennypacker Mills

On Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am, Master Gardener Jane Irvin will present a free PowerPoint talk on the amazing health benefits of the herb parsley.

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

04/17/15 Montco Officials Detail Training, Planning in Event Of a Bakken Crude Railroad Derailment

The Montgomery County Commissioners today held a press briefing to detail the training and planning that has been done and is planned to prepare for a potential Bakken Crude spill.

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

04/13/15 Green Lane Park to Host Spring Wildflower Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a walk entitled “Spring Beauties – the Wildflowers” on Saturday, April 18, 2015 beginning at 1:00 p.m. This should be the peak time to observe many of the park’s native spring wildflowers in bloom.

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

04/13/15 Orienteering for Beginners at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 11:00AM for a first look at the basics of orienteering.

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

04/13/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 18, 2015

The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

04/10/15 Montco Invites Public to Come Hear About the Exciting Future of Transit in the County

Montgomery County, in partnership with SEPTA, Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association, The Partnership TMA, and TransNet, is presenting “Your Transit Dollars at Work” on Thursday, April 16, from 6 to 7:30pm at the Whitemarsh Twp. Bldg.

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

04/10/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Trees Please!

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the first of which “Trees Please!” is on April 15 at 9:00AM starting at the Main Pavilion. Themed Wednesday Walks will occur the third Wednesday of the month from April through September.

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

04/10/15 West Nile Virus Facts from the Montgomery County Health Department

Learn about West Nile Virus Facts from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

04/08/15 Ground Broken on Phase 2 of Lafayette St./Ridge Pk. Road Project in Norristown and Plymouth

The Montgomery County Commissioners together with state and local officials today officially broke ground on the second phase of the landmark Lafayette Street extension project in Norristown and Plymouth Township.

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Posted on: April 7, 2015

04/07/15 Montco Announces New Initiative to Enhance Walkability in Communities

Montgomery County is kicking off Walk Montco, an exciting new initiative aimed at making communities safer and more attractive for walking. This initiative will ultimately result in the development of a countywide walkability plan.

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

04/06/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers” Program

Join the staff at Green Lane Park for a closer look at beavers and their amazing adaptations for aquatic living during a program entitled “Leave it to Beavers” on Saturday, April 11, 2015 beginning at 6:30PM.

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

04/06/15 “Desserts During the Edwardian Era” Cooking Demonstration at Pennypacker Mills

On Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, visitors will see a demonstration by food historians of upper-class cookery on a wood burning stove in the Classroom Building at Pennypacker Mills.

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

04/06/15 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 11, 2015 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm.

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

04/06/15 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Harleysville

The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., are sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to noon at Indian Valley Middle School, 130 Maple Avenue in Harleysville.

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

03/31/15 Best Nests at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 10:00am and meet the resident birds who reside at the park. The registration deadline is April 9.

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

03/31/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Those Amazing Mammals” Program for Kids

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Those Amazing Mammals” on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Join the staff at Green Lane Park as they investigate mammals and their special adaptations up close.

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

03/31/15 “What’s the Bright Idea: The Evolution of Lighting” New Exhibit at Pennypacker Mills

The free exhibit, included on all guided tours, opens Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and will run through January 31, 2016.

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

03/27/15 Montco Commissioners to Stream Town Hall Meeting By Meerkat

Meerkat is one of the hottest new apps on the market today, and the Montgomery County Commissioners will be using it to stream their Monday night town hall meeting in Bryn Mawr through Twitter.

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

03/27/15 Two “Conversations” on Montco Commissioners Agenda Next Week

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold two more of their scheduled six “Conversations with your Commissioners” next week in Bryn Mawr and Lower Pottsgrove.

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

03/26/15 Census Bureau: Montco Still Among Fastest Growing Counties in PA; Also Among the Healthiest

Montgomery County learned this week that it is among the fastest growing and healthiest counties in Pennsylvania, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation.

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

03/26/15 Montgomery County Expands Community Connections Program with Four New Locations

In an effort to provide more accessibility to county residents, four new Community Connections regional offices are now opened. The expansion sites will be staffed by existing county personnel who will work out of the new sites on designated days.

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

03/25/15 Montgomery County 2015 Recycling Events Schedule

It’s that time of year again. The 2015 recycling dates for Montgomery County are approaching. Paper shredding, household hazardous waste, and tire collection events will begin in April.

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

03/23/15 Montco Will Save More Than $2.9 Million on Latest Bond Refinancing

Using a competitive bidding process and the county’s stable fiscal condition, Montco today refinanced $27.7 million in bonds issued in 2006 at an interest rate of 2.61 percent, which will save county taxpayers more than $2.9 million from now through 2031.

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

03/23/15 Pennypacker Mills Presents Easter Workshop for Kids

Join in the fun as kids ages five and up come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and make some very creative Easter and Spring crafts.

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

03/23/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Tape Loom Weaving Workshop

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Pottsgrove Manor will host a workshop on the basics of weaving linen tape on a box loom.

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

03/23/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Signs of Spring Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Signs of Spring” guided walk on Friday, March 27, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m. This is the first in a new series of programs entitled “Fourth Friday Forays,” geared towards adults.

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Posted on: March 20, 2015

03/20/15 Jenkintown, Narberth, and Upper Moreland Contract for Professional Services from MCPC

Jenkintown Borough, Narberth Borough, and Upper Moreland Township have contracted for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning
Commission (MCPC).

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

03/18/15 Montco Sheriff’s Deputies Get Nine Including Two “Most Wanted” in DRO Sweep

Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested nine deadbeat male parents, who represented $108,815.21 in unpaid child support for 13 kids in an overnight sweep through Cheltenham, Philadelphia, and Norristown areas on the early morning of March 18, 2015.

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

03/17/15 Montco Commissioners Reschedule Meeting

The Montgomery County Commissioners meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m. has been rescheduled for Friday, March 20 at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

03/17/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Timber-doodle Time”

Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Timber-doodle Time” on Saturday, March 21, 2015 beginning at 7:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park in a search for the enigmatic American Woodcock as these birds perform their courtship flight display.

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

03/17/15 Herb Container Gardening at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will host Herb Container Gardening on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion. Celebrate spring by starting an herb container garden with tips for plant selection and indoor growing.

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

03/16/15 Moody’s Upgrades Montco’s Outlook

With Montgomery County poised to refund $25.6 million in outstanding bonds next week, Moody’s Investor Service affirmed a Aa1 bond rating to the county while upgrading the outlook from “negative” to “stable.”

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Posted on: March 13, 2015

03/13/15 Montgomery County Commissioners to Hold Third in Series of “Conversations” with Residents

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of six “Conversations with your Commissioners” on Monday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at Norristown Borough Hall, 235 East Airy Street, Norristown, PA.

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

03/11/15 Tuberculosis Facts from the Montgomery County Health Department

Tuberculosis facts from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: March 11, 2015

03/11/15 Abington Is Next Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the next in a series of six “Conversations with your Commissioners” on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the Abington Township Building, 1176 Old York Road, Abington, PA.

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

03/10/15 Montco Sheriff Bono Arrested Eight DUI Defendants In Overnight Raid

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s team of 12 deputies arrested eight out of a list of 34 DUI defendants in five hours, during an overnight raid on March 10, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. Three more defendants turned themselves in after hearing about the raid.

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

03/09/15 Overdose Task Force Presents Findings and Recommendations to Montco Commissioners

The Montgomery County Overdose Task Force (MCOTF) today presented its report and recommendations to the Montgomery County Commissioners aimed at combating the growing national epidemic of opioid-related overdoses that has also affected the county.

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

03/06/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” on Saturday, March 14, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park in a search for ducks, geese, swans, and other birds.

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

03/06/15 “Raiding the Root Cellar” with Cooking Demonstrations at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, March 14, 2015 between 11:00am and 3:00pm for demonstrations of open-hearth cooking with the program, “Raiding the Root Cellar.”

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

03/06/15 A Visit with Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low at Pennypacker Mills

One hundred years after the founding of the Girl Scouts, discover how Girl Scouting began on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 11:00am at historic Pennypacker Mills.

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Posted on: March 5, 2015

03/05/15 Montco Courts and Government Offices Will Be Closed Today

All Montgomery County Courts and government offices will be closed today due to the inclement weather. County officials originally called for a two-hour delayed opening, but have now called for closure.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/15 Montgomery County Announces Two-Hour Delayed Opening Thursday, March 5

Based upon weather forecasts, President Judge Furber and the Commissioners have decided that county courts and offices will have a two-hour delayed opening tomorrow, Thursday, March 5, 2015. This includes jurors.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/15 “Conversations with Your Commissioners” in East Greenville Rescheduled for Monday, April 13

Due to the impending inclement weather, the “Conversations with your Commissioners” event scheduled for this evening in East Greenville has been rescheduled for Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at The Grand Theater, 252 Main Street, East Greenville.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/15 Board of Commissioners Meeting Rescheduled for Friday, March 6

Tomorrow’s Board of Commissioners meeting has been rescheduled due to the impending inclement weather. The meeting will now take place on Friday, March 6 at 2 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Board Room located on the 8th floor of One Montgomery Plaza.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/15 “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 4, 2015 until 12:00PM on Sunday, March 8, 2015.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/15 Montco Criminal Fugitive Wanted on Drug and Other Charges, Caught in Arizona

Sheriff Russell Bono announced the capture of Montgomery County’s “Most Wanted” criminal fugitive, Ashlee Burgoon, who was wanted on five charges.

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

03/03/15 Montgomery County Featured in the New York Times

Pension Funds Trail Individuals in Embracing Index Funds

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Posted on: March 3, 2015

03/03/15 Gov. Wolf Proposes Montco Plan as a Way to Help Solve Pennsylvania Budget Woes

In his budget address today, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed that PA adopt the Montco plan for investing pension funds, which includes shedding high-priced money managers in favor of investing pension assets in a “passive” portfolio that mimics the market.

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Posted on: March 2, 2015

03/02/15 Montgomery County Commissioners to Hold Second in Series of “Conversations” with Residents

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the second of six “Conversations with your Commissioners” on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at The Grand Theater, 252 Main Street, East Greenville.

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Posted on: February 26, 2015

02/26/15 ManuFest 2015 Invites High School Students to Explore Career Paths with Area Manufacturers

On Saturday, March 28, 2015, high school students, their parents, and educators from across the region will gather at ManuFest 2015 to learn about one of the hottest employment sectors for the next generation: manufacturing.

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

02/2515 Meet Stinky the Skunk and Zimmy the Mink at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 10:00am and meet Stinky the skunk and Zimmy the mink, the resident mammals who reside in the Schuylkill Wilds exhibit at the park.

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

02/25/15 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 7, 2015 beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

02/25/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 until 12:00PM on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

02/20/15 Ambler Is First Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the first of their 2015 “Conversations with your Commissioners” town hall meetings on Monday, February 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ambler Borough Hall, 122 East Butler Avenue in Ambler.

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

02/20/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

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Posted on: February 19, 2015

02/19/15 Montgomery County Commissioners Schedule 3rd Annual “Conversations” Caravan

The Montgomery County Commissioners have scheduled a series of six “Conversations with your Commissioners” throughout Montgomery County in the coming weeks.

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

02/18/15 Montgomery County Public Safety Recruiting Additional Telecommunicators

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety will host an Open House from 9am-3pm on Saturday, March 7 at the Emergency Operations Center as part of the current recruitment drive for a new class of telecommunicators that will begin training in 2015.

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

02/18/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Maple Sugaring Time” Program for Kids

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Maple Sugaring Time” on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 1:00pm. Participants will learn the sweet story of maple sugaring and see how to tap a maple tree.

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

02/18/15 Lafayette Street Extension Project Public Meeting

The Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will hold a public meeting on February 23, 2015 for the next construction section of the Lafayette Street Extension Project.

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Posted on: February 17, 2015

02/17/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” on Saturday, February 28, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park in a search for ducks, geese, swans, and other birds.

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Posted on: February 17, 2015

02/17/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 until 12:00PM on Saturday, February 21, 2015.

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

02/13/15 Montco Sheriff Russell Bono Launches Campaign to Collect Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono has launched a new campaign to collect 9-1-1 phones for victims of domestic violence. The campaign is an extension of a gift of cell phones the MCSO made earlier this year to the Women’s Center.

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

02/13/15 Heart Health Facts from the Montgomery County Health Department

February is American Heart Month and it is an opportune time to talk about heart disease.

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

02/11/15 Montco Sheriff Gets Two "Most Wanted" and One Wanted on Drug Charges in DRO Sweep

Deadbeat parents continue to be a target for the Montgomery County Sheriff's and Domestic Relations Offices. Six males, and one female parent representing 10 kids and $81,657.40 in unpaid child support were arrested during an overnight raid.

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

02/11/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00PM on Thursday, February 12, 2015 until 12:00PM on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

02/10/15 Montco Partners w. Enroll America, PHAN To Offer Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance

Montco is partnering with Enroll America and the Pennsylvania Health Access Network to help constituents navigate the Affordable Care Act enrollment process. Assistance will be available at the Pottstown Community Connections Office Thurs. Feb. 12.

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Posted on: February 8, 2015

02/08/15 Suspected Measles Case in Montco is Not Measles

The Montgomery County Department of Health today announced that the suspected case of measles in Montgomery County, is, in fact, not a case of measles.

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

02/06/15 Measles Information

Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is investigating a report of physician suspected measles. The patient has been evaluated and testing has been conducted in order to determine if this is a true case of measles.

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

02/05/15 State of the County

We are three years into our efforts to reform and revitalize our county government in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

02/04/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00AM on Thursday, February 5, 2015 until 9:00AM on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

02/02/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Lectures for Opening of New Exhibit

Historic Pottsgrove Manor will open a new exhibit, “Pride of Place: The Local Legacy of the Potts Family,” on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

02/02/15 Green Lane Park to Open 2015 Boat Quarantine Storage Registration

Green Lane Park will begin taking registrations for Boat Quarantine Storage beginning on Saturday, February 14, 2015.

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

02/02/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Animal Tracks and Signs” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer a program entitled “Animal Tracks and Signs” on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: February 2, 2015

02/02/15 Valentines Workshop for Kids at Pennypacker Mills

Join the staff at Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00am to 12:00pm for a special craft workshop just for kids. Kids will create over-the-top Valentine crafts to enjoy and share.

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

01/30/15 Domestic Abuse Awareness

Montgomery County Prothonotary Mark Levy is reminding people that Super Bowl Sunday is a day of cheerful gathering; however, it is possible to also be a day of unfortunate domestic abuse. The county’s Prothonotary Office stands ready to help.

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

01/30/15 Montgomery County Public Safety Recruiting Additional Telecommunicators

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is looking for the best to answer the call, literally, thousands of times per day. The department is recruiting for a new class of telecommunicators to begin training in 2015.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/15 Montco Court Selects Arkoosh to Succeed Richards

Montco Court of Common Pleas chose Valerie Arkoosh to fill the vacancy on the Montco Board of Commissioners created when former Commissioner Leslie Richards resigned to join the Wolf Administration in Harrisburg as state Secretary of Transportation.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/15 Bono Offers Inside Look Into Sheriff’s Office with Quarterly Newsletter

Sheriff Russell Bono is introducing a new way for county residents to stay up-to-date on the latest “insider” news from the Sheriff’s Office with the "Sheriff's Roundup" newsletter.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/15 “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 29, 2015 until 12:00PM on Tuesday, February 3, 2015.

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Posted on: January 23, 2015

01/23/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00PM on Sunday, January 25, 2015 until 9:00AM on Thursday, January 29, 2015.

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

1/20/15 North Penn United Way Names 2015 Superheroes United For Kids

Congratulations to Elizabeth Adeyi, Montgomery County Child Care Information Services, for being named a North Penn United Way 2015 Superheroes United For Kids!

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

01/20/15 Green Lane Park Offers “Footprints in the Snow” Program for Kids

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Footprints in the Snow” on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 1:00pm. This is the first installment of a new monthly kids’ program series entitled “Nuts about Nature.”

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

01/20/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Sewing Workshop

Historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a two-part sewing workshop on making “An Eighteenth Century Pinball” on Saturday, February 14, 2015 and Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm both days.

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

01/20/15 Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor

Historic Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking workshop entitled “Roasted, Baked, and Stewed” on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

01/16/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Friday, January 16, 2015 until 9:00AM on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

01/16/15 Tips to Get More Active in 2015 from the Montgomery County Health Department

More than half of U.S adults do not meet the recommended levels of physical activity and studies have shown that many of the chronic diseases humans face today are associated with their sedentary lifestyles. Learn what you can do to get more active.

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

01/15/15 Montco Adopts New Comprehensive Plan

The Montgomery County Commissioners today unanimously adopted Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, a new comprehensive plan that sets a future vision for the county.

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Posted on: January 12, 2015

01/12/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Living with White-tails” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Living with White-tails” on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 12, 2015

01/12/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Winter Tree ID” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 1:00PM.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

01/08/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Donates 25 Emergency Cell Phones for Domestic Abuse Victims

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono kicked off the new year with more gift giving. Bono presented the Women’s Center of Montgomery County with 25 used cell phones, so that domestic abuse victims without phones can make emergency calls.

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Posted on: January 8, 2015

01/08/15 “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 Friday, January 9, 2015 until 12:00PM on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

01/07/15 PA Turnpike Identifies Funding for New Interchange with Lafayette Street Extension

The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced today that it has identified funding needed to construct a new interchange joining the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 276) with the Lafayette Street Extension in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

01/05/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00PM on Monday, January 5, 2015 until 9:00AM on Friday, January 9, 2015.

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

01/02/15 The Making of a Hero: The Life of Major General Galusha Pennypacker

A new exhibit opening Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at historic Pennypacker Mills reveals the story of Galusha Pennypacker, Brevetted Major General and Medal of Honor recipient for valor at the Battle of Fort Fisher, Cape Fear, North Carolina.

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

01/02/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

On Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread.

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

01/02/15 Montgomery County Commissioners Nominate Two Citizens to Voters Hall of Fame

Mary Shorley of Plymouth Meeting, PA and Albert De Angelis of Conshohocken, PA, received the nominations for going 50 years without missing a vote.

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Posted on: December 30, 2014

12/30/14 Montgomery County Hosts Public Hearing and Rollout Celebration for Montco 2040

The Montgomery County Commissioners invite the public to a public hearing and rollout celebration for Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, Montgomery County’s draft comprehensive plan. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 6:00 p.m at MCCC.

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

12/29/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 until 9:00AM on Friday, January 2, 2015.

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/14 Montco Sheriff Bono and D.A. Ferman Target Drunk Drivers With New DUI Task Force

Overnight raid yields 10 DUI offenders.

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/14 Montco Sheriff's Office Ends Year With Commendation Ceremony

Highlights of some of the awards that were given are Commendatory Letters and Commendations of Exceptional Service for undercover work, securing accident scenes, special investigative work, bomb threat event management and community service.

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

12/18/14 Montco Passes Budget with Increased Services, Lower Debt, More Investment, No Tax Increase

The Montgomery County Commissioners unanimously passed a $371.1 million 2015 budget Thursday.

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

12/18/14 Veterans Treatment Court Press Release

The members of the Veterans Treatment Court community are devastated by the acts of Bradley Stone. They wish to express their condolences to the victims of this horrible tragedy and their hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones.

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Posted on: December 16, 2014

12/16/14 Photo Update – Bradley Stone

Photo Update – Bradley Stone

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Montgomery County, PA

Anyone who may have come in contact with two-legged cat at pet hospital should call MCHD.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Green Lane Park Offers “Maple Sugar Magic” Program for School Groups

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will be holding “Maple Sugar Magic” classes for schools and homeschool groups from February 24, 2015 through March 6, 2015.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Preparing for Winter at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 17, 2015 between 10:00am and 3:00pm to experience what people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries did to make it through the colder months.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Subject

Montgomery County law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of Bradley William Stone, a 35-yr-old Pennsburg resident, suspected in the deaths of six people.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Subject

Montgomery County law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of Bradley
William Stone, a 35-yr-old Pennsburg resident, suspected in the deaths of six people and
the serious wounding of another at three locations in Montco this morning.

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Posted on: December 9, 2014

12/09/14 Ambler and Lower Salford Renew Contracts for MCPC Professional Planning Services

Ambler Borough and Lower Salford Township have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

12/08/14 Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

12/05/14 Montgomery County Health Department Recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is offering free influenza vaccinations to any Montgomery County resident aged 6 months or older.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

12/01/14 Victorian Christmas Open House at Pennypacker Mills

Warm, inviting rooms, elaborate Victorian decorations, gifts large and small, and a warm welcome beckon visitors to Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

12/01/14 Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Enjoy the holidays as celebrated in past centuries on a visit to the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 2:00pm-9:00pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

12/01/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park (GLP) will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. Fall migration of ducks, geese, swans, and other birds will be in full swing.

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

11/24/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park (GLP) will host a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, November 29, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. The fall migration of ducks, geese, swans, and other birds will be well underway.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Holiday Crafts Workshop at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:00pm for a Holiday Crafts Workshop in the main pavilion.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 28, 2014 and Sunday, January 11, 2015, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills

Come see shiny ribbons and greenery on windowsills and mantles, along with hand-made and imported glass ornaments during free holiday tours of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s mansion. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

11/20/14 Proposed Montco Budget: Increased Services, Lower Debt, More Investment, No Tax Increase

A $371 million proposed budget was presented to the Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

11/20/14 Shapiro Points to Montco Moves As Ways State Can Begin Addressing Pension Woes

Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro today pointed to actions the county has taken as ways Pennsylvania’s two pension systems could begin to address their pension problems.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

11/19/14 Montco Planning Commission Assists Horsham Township with Master Plan for Office Centers

Horsham Township has entered into a special one-year contract for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

11/19/14 Montco Sheriff Deadbeat Parent Sweeps Represent Over $3.4 Million in Support Payments

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is not letting up on deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Craft Workshops” on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft workshops on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/14 Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Day – Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Monday, November 17, 2014 until 9:00AM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

11/14/14 Montco Opens Pennypack Trail Extension; Overall, $9 Million in Trail Improvements Scheduled

The Montgomery County Commissioners, flanked by officials from local municipalities, SEPTA, and the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, cut a ribbon today opening Phase One of a 3.2 mile extension of the Pennypack Trail in the eastern part of the county.

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

11/13/14 Three Outstanding Projects & an Exceptional Community Leader Receive 2014 Montgomery Awards

This annual program recognizes the best in planning, design, and advocacy in Montgomery County and acknowledges the high-quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/14 Terrific Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Craft Double-Feature” on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft programs on Sunday November 16, 2014 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/14 Deck the Halls with Garden Materials at Pennypacker Mills

Pennypacker Mills is hosting “Deck the Halls with Garden Materials,” a special holiday workshop designed to inspire everyone to use the inexpensive, natural materials that can be found in their own backyards. Come to the Mills on Saturday, November 15.

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

11/06/14 Montco Sheriff's Office Offers New Free Gun Safety Seminar and Free Gun Lock

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will offer a free Firearms Safety & Awareness Seminar for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken, Pa.

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Posted on: November 4, 2014

11/04/14 General Election Results

View 2014 General Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

11/03/14 Back by Popular Demand, Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Penn Valley

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the October shredding event in Ardmore, another free document shredding event has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lower Merion Transfer Station.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

11/03/14 Wagging Tails on the Historic Trail at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Looking for a new place to walk the dog and enjoy nature? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, November 8 to learn about the pet-friendly offerings at the site, visit with local canine rescue groups, and renew County dog licenses.

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

10/30/2014 Montco Monitoring First Travelers from West Africa

The individuals are asymptomatic, have been contacted by Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) staff, are well-versed on monitoring procedures, and are cooperating with health officials. Both are considered to be in the “low risk” category.

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

10/29/14 Montgomery County Chosen for Cultural and Linguistic Competency Pilot Project

Montgomery County is one of only a handful of counties in the Commonwealth chosen to participate in the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Pilot Project through the Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership (PA SOC).

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Montco Program Cuts Down on Police Overtime, Saves Taxpayer Dollars, Improves Public Safety

Under a new pilot program instituted last March, negotiations are held between local police and the public defender’s office to have the suspect waive their right to an in-person appearance in court.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Continues to Assist Communities

Five municipalities and regional planning organizations have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 New Foam Pumper Housing Ceremony

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety will host a Housing Ceremony for its brand new foam pumper at 11:00am on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Public Safety Training Campus located at 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Montgomery County Continues Annual Campaign Sign Recycling Program

Starting November 5, 2014 Montgomery County Recycling will again partner with ReCommunity Recycling, the Montgomery County Democratic and Republican Committees, and participating municipal entities to recycle campaign signs.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites will conduct a one day, controlled, antlerless deer hunt at the Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Hunter registrations open November 1, 2014.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

10/23/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Earns Award

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) received the “2014 Planning Excellence – Best Practice Award” from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association for its new model sign ordinance.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

10/23/14 Fireside Fables at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm for “Fireside Fables” in the Main Pavilion. Warm up by the fireplace and hear spooky, yet fun, family-friendly stories aimed to entertain.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

10/23/14 An Evening of Bone Chilling Ghost Stories at Green Lane Park

Mark the calendar for Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30pm to join the staff at Green Lane Park for an evening of bone-chilling ghost stories around a roaring campfire.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/22/14 Schuylkill River Trail to Close for Two Days for Final Paving

The Schuylkill River Trail between Ross Street and Ford Street in Norristown will be closed on Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29 for final paving.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Montco Launches $7.7 Million Bridge Project

Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch joined the Montgomery County Commissioners, State Rep. Mike Vereb, and other dignitaries today to kickoff one of the most important bridge replacement projects in Montgomery County in decades.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 The Plantation Whereon I Live: A Hands-On Experience of Everyday Life at Pottsgrove Manor

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a day of interactive history with “The Plantation Whereon I Live: A Hands-On Experience of Everyday Life at Pottsgrove Manor.”

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, October 25, 2014

The final recycling date for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Upper Merion Middle School in King of Prussia (enter at 435 Crossfield Road) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Star Watch” Program Friday, October 24, 2014

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” program on Friday October 24, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association for a special program on the night sky.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 19, 2014

The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place SUNDAY, October 19, 2014 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills

With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and experience a very Victorian All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 Fall Foliage Hike at Green Lane Park

Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike across moderate terrain with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00am. Don’t miss out on the fall foliage at Green Lane Park!

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Ardmore

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp. are sponsoring a community paper shredding event Saturday, October 18 from 9am-12pm at Lower Merion High School.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

10/10/14 “Park in the Dark” at Norristown Farm Park

Listen to scary stories at the 6th annual “Park in the Dark” at Norristown Farm Park on Friday, October 17, 2014 beginning at 7:00pm.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

10/10/14 Night Life Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

What happened at the Wentz House in the fall and winter after the sun went down? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Thursday, October 16, 2014 to explore night life in the eighteenth century.

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

10/06/14 Moonlight Tour at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:30pm for a moonlight tour of the park. Visitors will learn personalized facts about the resident animals.

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

10/06/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Flight of the Falcon” Live Falconry Demonstrations

Green Lane Park will welcome back special guest falconer Cheryl Heimbach of Baywing Falconry on Saturday October 11, 2014 with demonstrations at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

10/06/14 Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00am-3:00pm to learn about seasonal changes on this 18th century farm, which served as General George Washington’s temporary headquarters in October 1777.

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

10/02/14 Castor and Colleagues Decry Lack of Legislative Action on 9-1-1 Funding Formula

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr., who oversees public safety matters for the Board, today renewed his plea to state legislators to take action to fix the outdated fee-based system that is causing county budgets to bleed red ink.

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

09/30/14 Public Invited to Meeting on Cross County Trail Feasibility Study

Residents from Plymouth Township, Whitemarsh Township, and surrounding communities are invited to a public meeting on October 7, 2014 to learn more about the Cross County Trail Feasibility Study.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

09/29/14 DVRPC Approves Montco Grants

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

09/29/14 Pennypacker Mills Offers Program on Revolutionary War Encampment

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm come to Pennypacker Mills and hear the entire story of how patriots fought the British for independence.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

09/29/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Earlybird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, October 4, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Join the staff at GLP for a close-up look at fall migration in the park.

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

09/24/14 “Airing the Quilts” Exhibit at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Vintage quilts from the collections of the Peter Wentz Farmstead and the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, which are normally kept in museum storage at both sites, are being “aired” in a special exhibit through the end of the month.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

09/23/14 Elmwood Park “Zoo-on-Wheels” Lands at Green Lane Park!

Elmwood Park Zoo’s “Zoo-on-Wheels” visits Green Lane Park Saturday, September 27, 2014. This traveling educational program will take the stage at the amphitheater for a live animal show.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

09/23/14 Pennsylvania Traveling Classroom “The Pennsylvania WoodMobile” Visits Green Lane Park

“The Pennsylvania WoodMobile” features a traveling classroom that allows the public to experience firsthand the impact its woods have on the nation’s lumber industry along with the effects that the deer population have on today’s forests.

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09/22/14 The 4th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival Nests at Green Lane Park

From 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s “Woodmobile” exhibit and Elmwood Park Zoo’s “Zoo-on-Wheels” will be migrating to Green Lane Park.

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09/22/14 Learn About Rain Gardens at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to learn all about rain gardens.

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09/22/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 27, 2014

The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center located at 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

09/19/14 Shapiro Convenes Meeting of County High Tech Execs

Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, today convened an informal roundtable discussion about business and the high tech sector in the county.

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

09/19/14 Reduce the Risk of Getting the Flu; Attend an MCHD Influenza Immunization Clinic

The 2014-2015 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is gearing up to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county.

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

09/16/14 Montco Commissioners, Health Department, Call on Residents to Pledge Never to Text & Drive

Friday, September 19th has been designated as Montgomery County Pledge Day as part of AT&T’s It Can Wait® Distracted Driving Campaign. Take the pledge not to text and drive. "Paint Montgomery County Blue" by wearing blue to show support for safe driving.

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

09/15/14 Pottsgrove Manor to Offer Program on “Clothing the Common Sort”

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will show visitors what their colonial ancestors wore to work with a living history program entitled, “Clothing the Common Sort.”

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

09/15/14 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 20, 2014

The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 20 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: September 15, 2014

09/15/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Conshohocken Borough and Whitemarsh Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from approximately 7:30PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, September 22, 2014.

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

09/12/14 Formation of Task Force To Address Rise in Heroin and Prescription Drug Overdoses Announced

The Montgomery County Commissioners Friday introduced the members of the county’s Overdose Task Force, a multi-disciplinary group of individuals.

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

09/12/14 Report Shows 42% Increase in Housing Units Built in Montco

The latest report on housing units built in Montgomery County is an indicator of a strengthening economy in the county.

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

09/11/14 “Airing the Quilts” at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Head to Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00am until 3:00pm for a variety of demonstrations and how-to discussions related to quilting.

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

09/11/14 Butterfly Celebration at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly.

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

09/10/14 Montgomery County Prothonotary to Celebrate "Passport Day in the USA 2014"

In order to better serve Montgomery County's travelers, Prothonotary Mark Levy will host special office hours on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

09/09/14 County Officials Present Results of Review Following Recent Prison Escape

Acting quickly in the wake of the first escape from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Eagleville in over 20 years, county officials today detailed the results of a comprehensive review of prison and public safety procedures.

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Posted on: September 8, 2014

09/08/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014.

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

09/04/14 Montco Sheriff Warns Against Spoofing Scammers

Telephone scammers posing as Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies have been threatening citizens with arrest and demanding cash.Sheriff Russell Bono is warning citizens against these scammers, who are calling as far away as Texas.

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

09/03/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, September 8, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, September 15, 2014.

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

09/02/14 PennDOT Inspection Closes Moyer Road Bridge

Following a routine inspection, PennDOT inspectors today ordered the closure of Moyer Road Bridge in Salford Township due to safety concerns.

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Posted on: August 28, 2014

08/28/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

08/27/14 Public Invited to Comment on Draft Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan

The new draft county comprehensive plan—Montco 2040: A Shared Vision—is ready for public review and comment. Residents are invited to any one of four public meetings to discuss the plan.

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

08/25/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Creek Critters” on Saturday, September 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

08/21/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Collegeville Borough and Upper Providence Twp.

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 11:00PM. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 4, 2014.

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Posted on: August 21, 2014

08/21/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 11:00PM. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

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Posted on: August 18, 2014

08/18/14 “Celtic Crossroad” Summer Concert at Green Lane Park

#MakeItMontco moments await at Green Lane Park’s final free summer concert featuring the music of “Celtic Crossroad” on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:00pm.

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Posted on: August 18, 2014

08/18/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Butterflies and Dragonflies through Binoculars”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Butterflies and Dragonflies through Binoculars” on Saturday August 23, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

08/15/14 History Adventures in the Summer at Pennypacker Mills

Experience hands-on fun as Historic Pennypacker Mills offers History Adventures in the Summer! This free program meets Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: August 14, 2014

08/14/14 Montco Seeking Hunters for Annual Controlled Goose Hunt

Licensed hunters interested in participating in Montgomery County’s annual controlled goose hunt at Green Lane Park have until Wednesday, August 27 to submit their applications to be eligible for the lottery that selects the hunters.

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

08/13/14 - Montco Sheriff Hits Philly for Latest Deadbeat Parent Roundup

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is keeping the heat on deadbeat parents wherever they may hide.

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Posted on: August 11, 2014

08/11/14 Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive August 17, 2014 to examine all aspects of Montgomery County Department of Public Safety’s Communications Division.

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Posted on: August 7, 2014

08/07/14 Montco Youth Center Aces Audit

In June the Montgomery County Youth Center in West Norriton underwent its first audit under the new Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and met or exceeded each standard becoming the first county in Pennsylvania to receive a perfect score.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

08/06/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday August 20, 2014.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

08/06/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough and West Pottsgrove Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 11, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, August 18, 2014.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

08/06/14 Montco Re-Opens West Valley Green Road Bridge

Montgomery County officials re-opened the West Valley Green Road bridge in Whitemarsh Township on Wednesday afternoon after extensive repairs were made to the span.

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

08/06/14 Wi-Fi Now Available in Montco Buildings

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the county’s Information & Technology Solutions (ITS) department announced today that Wi-Fi is now available in four Montgomery County facilities.

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

08/05/14 Montco Sheriff's K9s Get Official Police ID Badges

Anyone who brings harm to a law enforcement K9 will now face a harsh penalty. Badges make the dogs more identifiable as an officer of the law.

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

08/04/14 Montco Improves Its Ranking in U.S. News Rankings of the Healthiest Counties for Kids

Montgomery County has improved its ranking as one of the 50 healthiest counties in the United States for kids, according to the 2014 rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

08/04/14 “Back to School, Back to Good Health” Tips from the Montgomery County Health Department

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) offers some helpful tips to get kids “Back to School, Back to Good Health”:

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Posted on: August 1, 2014

08/01/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Tuesday August 12, 2014. For more information on the spraying, call the Health Department at 610-278-5117.

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Posted on: July 30, 2014

07/30/14 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Summer Textile Workshops for Kids

On Sundays in August, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

07/29/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Milkweed, Monarchs, and So Much More”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Milkweed, Monarchs, and So Much More” on Saturday, August 2, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

07/29/14 Pennypacker Mills Presents In The Good Old Summertime

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, come to Pennypacker Mills for a free summertime event where guests will go back in time to those relaxing summer days for old-fashioned fun and toe-tapping musical entertainment.

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

07/29/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, August 2, 2014

The fourth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hatboro-Horsham High School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

07/24/14 DVRPC Approves $1.1 Billion in Transportation Funding For Montgomery County

Up to $1.1 billion in transportation-related projects in Montgomery County were part of the four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 12-year capital program approved by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Thursday.

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

07/23/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Incredible Insects” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Incredible Insects” program on Saturday, July 26, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

07/23/14 Montgomery County Health Department to Host Distracted Driving Awareness Event

MCHD, in partnership with the Upper Merion Police Department, the Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow, and Best Buy, will hold a distracted driving awareness event in the King of Prussia store on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

07/22/14 Six Montco Deadbeat Parents Turn Themselves in Following Last Week’s Sweep

Six Domestic Relations Office “Wanted for Child Support” defendants, who owed a total of $96,577.04 to eight children turned themselves in to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office over the days following a deadbeat parent raid on Wednesday, July 16.

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

07/21/14 Montco Sheriff’s Office Adds Social Media Strategy to Capture Deadbeats

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added social media tools to its arsenal to help find deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

07/18/14 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington and Upper Moreland Townships

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the same times.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

07/16/14 Montco Deadbeat Parent Roundup Yields Six in Overnight Sweep

Nine children may start to see some of the $59,777.07 in child support they are owed following another overnight raid.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

07/15/14 Montgomery County and Chester County Planning Commission Boards Collaborate

The Montgomery County Planning Commission Board and the Chester County Planning Commission Board had an exceptional joint meeting, the first of anticipated future collaborations, at Penn State Great Valley Campus in Malvern on July 9.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

07/15/14 “Celebrating America” Summer Concert at Green Lane Park

Bring family, friends, neighbors, and folding chairs to listen to the music of the 78th Army Band “Celebrating America” on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00PM. The concert will take place at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park amphitheater.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

07/15/14 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, July 20, 2014

The fourth of six recycling dates for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Abington Junior High School, 970 Highland Avenue, Abington, PA 19001, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

07/15/14 Pontoon Boat Tours Now Available at Green Lane Park

Park visitors can now enjoy a one-hour scenic cruise on the beautiful Green Lane Reservoir aboard a 12-passenger pontoon boat.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

7/11/14 Fetter’s Mill Bridge to Close for Inspection

The Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure today announced that the Fetter’s Mill bridge over the Pennypack Creek between Lower Moreland and Bryn Athyn will be closed on Wednesday, July 16 for inspection.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

7/11/14 Mental Health First Aid Introduced in Montgomery County

Montgomery County’s Department of Behavioral Health will add 30 new instructors from the state of Pennsylvania to the Mental Health First Aid team during a training session on Monday, July 14 in King of Prussia.

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

7/11/14 Shapiro to Attend White House Summit

Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro has been invited by the Obama Administration to participate in a White House summit on American apprenticeships on Monday, July 14.

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

07/10/14 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Symposium on Historic Clothing and Textiles

On Saturday, July 19, 2014 and Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will present “Fashioning a New World: A Symposium on Clothing and Textiles in Early America."

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

07/07/14 Outdoor Summer Safety Tips from the Montgomery County Health Department

While enjoying the summer sun, it is important to practice outdoor summer safety.

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

07/03/14 Green Lane Park July Concert

Celebrate summer and live music in a beautiful outdoor setting with Zydeco-Go-Go on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Montgomery County’s second free outdoor concert of the summer at the Green Lane Park amphitheater!

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

07/03/14 Victorian Tea at Historic Pennypacker Mills

During Victorian times a proper tea included a gathering of dear friends with refreshments and chatter. Today, guests at Pennypacker Mill’s Victorian Tea can have that same experience with great entertainment too on Sunday, July 13, 2014!

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

07/03/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, July 12, 2014

The third of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Montgomery County Community College between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

07/02/14 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County for Wednesday, July 2, 2014 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

07/01/14 Montco Sheriff Warns Against Jury Duty Phone Scam

Montco Sheriff Russell Bono is warning residents that callers posing as sheriff’s deputies are scamming citizens with the threat of arrest if they don’t pay a fine for allegedly missing jury duty.

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

06/26/14 Montco Commissioner Leslie Richards Elected Chair of the DVRPC

Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie S. Richards has been elected to a one-year term as chair of the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).

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Posted on: June 24, 2014

06/24/14 Montco Public Defender, D.A. Announce New Program for Delinquent Youth w/ BBBSSEPA

Montco Chief Public Defender Keir Bradford-Grey and Montco D.A Risa Vetri Ferman have announced a unique partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern PA (BBBSSEPA) to help first-time offenders in the juvenile justice system improve their lives.

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Posted on: June 19, 2014

06/19/14 Montco Expects to Save $4.2 Million through Energy Performance Contract with Constellation

Energy and Water Conservation Measures at Montgomery County Courthouse Support County’s Climate Change Action Plan.

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Posted on: June 19, 2014

06/19/14 Slithering Snakes and Toddling Turtles at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 11:00am to learn interesting facts about snakes and turtles.

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

06/18/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Attracting and Enjoying Butterflies” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Attracting and Enjoying Butterflies” on Saturday, June 28, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

06/18/14 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, June 28, 2014

The third of six recycling dates for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 28, at Temple University-Ambler Campus between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

06/18/14 MCHD, Walgreens, and Greater Than AIDS Team To Offer Free HIV Testing

Montgomery County Health Department is teaming with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing at the Walgreens store located at 1100 W. Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401.

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

06/16/14 Family Fishing Program at Green Lane Park

Join the Park Ranger at Green Lane Park on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 9:00am for a program that teaches kids the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Fishing Skills Class.

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

06/16/14 Vintage Base Ball at Pennypacker Mills

There is no place better than at historic Pennypacker Mills to witness a 19th century game of Base Ball with the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia versus the Harrisburg Keystones on Saturday, June 21, 2014 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at a free event.

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

06/16/14 CPW Rotary Club Donates Trail Bollards to Montco; Dedicates Two to Officer Brad Fox

Members of the Conshohocken-Plymouth-Whitemarsh Rotary Club today donated four new trail bollards to the Montco Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites for use on the Schuylkill River Trail; Two in honor of Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox.

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

06/13/14 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding and Tire Collection Event in Glenside

The Montgomery County Commissioners are sponsoring a community paper shredding event on Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Copper Beech Elementary School in Glenside. A residential tire collection will also be held at this event ONLY.

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

06/13/14 Montco Sheriff Assists with "Operation Friday the 13th" Warrant Sweep

“Operation Friday the 13th” brought bad luck to 36 defendants, who were arrested in an early morning warrant sweep assisted by the Montco Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: June 12, 2014

06/12/14 Tips to Prevent Mosquito-Borne Illness

There are simple steps everyone can take to minimize mosquitoes and protect public health.

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

06/09/14 The Alfred James Band Free Outdoor Summer Concert at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater

Celebrate summer at Montgomery County’s first free outdoor concert at Green Lane Park featuring the Alfred James Band on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Be sure to bring a blanket or chair!

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

06/09/14 Pottsgrove Manor to Host “A Visit From The Mantuamaker”

On Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a living history program, “A Visit from the Mantuamaker.”

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

06/09/14 Montgomery County Reaches Out to Colleges and Universities for New Comprehensive Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) Board is hosting a roundtable discussion with presidents of colleges and universities in Montgomery County to talk about the new county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

06/06/14 Montco Breaks Ground on Pennypack Trail Extension

The Montgomery County Commissioners, flanked by officials from local municipalities, SEPTA, and the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, broke ground today on a 3.2 mile extension of the Pennypack Trail in the eastern part of the county.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

06/05/14 Montco Sheriff's Office Adds New Deputies

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added new deputies to the rolls.

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Posted on: June 4, 2014

06/04/14 Hepatitis Awareness

Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. It is estimated that 4.4 million people in the United States have chronic Hepatitis. It is important to know the signs and symptoms of Hepatitis.

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

06/02/14 Artillery Day at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Things that go BOOM! Experience two types of artillery from the Revolutionary and Civil War eras at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 10:00am-4:00pm.

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

06/02/14 Meet the Local WCO at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:00am to meet the local Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Waterways Conservation Officer, Chase Rhoades.

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

06/02/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, June 7, 2014

The second of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Norristown Area High School.

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Posted on: May 29, 2014

05/29/14 “Your Way Home Montgomery County” Summit

Officials from Montgomery County government joined area philanthropic, nonprofit, housing and community partners today at the 2nd annual “Your Way Home Montgomery County” summit at Montgomery County Community College.

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

05/23/14 Pennsylvania American Water Lifts Boil Water Advisory

Pennsylvania American Water announced today that customers in parts of Montgomery County no longer have to boil their water before use.

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

05/22/14 Press Release from Pennsylvania American Water

Pennsylvania American Water reported this afternoon that lab results indicate no signs of bacteria in its Norristown area water system.

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

05/16/14 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, May 31, 2014

The second of six recycling dates for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 31, at Norristown Area High School located at 1900 Eagle Drive, Norristown, PA 19403, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

05/15/14 Former Norristown Police Chief Richet Takes Chief Deputy Spot at Montco Sheriff's Office

Retired Norristown Police Department Chief Willie Richet is now the new chief deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, filling the vacancy left by Alfred J. Ricci when he retired in January 2014.

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

05/14/14 Median Housing Prices Increased 4.7% in Montco in 2013

The latest survey of housing prices in Montgomery County is the strongest indicator that the housing market in the county is finally recovering from the housing bubble that began to burst in 2007.

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

05/14/14 3rd Annual Bark! Bark! Bark! For Our Park!

Don’t be “nothin’ but a hound dog.” Instead, bring your dog (hound or otherwise) to the 3rd annual Bark! Bark! Bark for Our Park! to celebrate people, parks, and puppies in support of the 690-acre Norristown Farm Park on Saturday May 31, 2014.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

05/13/14 Civil War Reunion

Pennypacker Mills celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a special weekend full of battles, artillery demonstrations, living history, music, children’s activities, and much more at the Civil War Reunion, Saturday, May 31-Sunday, June 1.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

05/13/14 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 Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm for an exploration of night life in the eighteenth century.

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Posted on: May 13, 2014

05/13/14 Central Perkiomen Valley Park to Host “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Central Perkiomen Valley Park will host a “Creek Critters” program on Saturday, May 17, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

05/07/14 Montco’s Sheriff Bono To Get Public Swearing-in Ceremony

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono will be officially sworn into office during a public ceremony at the Courthouse in Courtroom A, on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

05/07/14 Orienteering for Beginners

Mark the calendar for Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10:00am to join the staff at Green Lane Park for a fun, hands-on program on orienteering.

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

05/07/14 Backyard Poultry Chat at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, May 10, 2014 between 10:00am and 1:00pm to learn more about the many aspects of raising chickens from the 18th century to today.

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

05/07/14 Chair Shapiro to Appear on “In Focus” with Steve Highsmith Saturday, May 10

Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro will appear on “In Focus” with host Steve Highsmith on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:30am on PHL17.

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

05/05/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases Annual Report

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has released its 2013 Annual Report. The report provides information on the projects and plans that will have a big effect on the lives of county residents in the future.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

05/01/14 Montgomery County Health Department Urges Residents to Prepare for 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.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

05/01/14 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-third consecutive year.

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

05/01/14 “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 3, 2014 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

04/30/14 Bluebirds 101

Meet at Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10:00am to 11:30am to learn how to identify, attract, and maintain bluebirds in your own backyard with “Blue Birds 101.”

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

04/30/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, May 3, 2014

The first of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 3, at Oak Ridge Elementary School located at 465 Moyer Road in Harleysville, PA 19438, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: April 30, 2014

04/30/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Early Bird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday May 3, 2014 beginning at 8:00am. Migrant songbirds including warblers, flycatchers, and vireos will be the focus as these colorful creatures return from the tropics.

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Posted on: April 28, 2014

04/28/14 History Book Club at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Join the newly-formed Wentz Book Club for a guided discussion of “The Trials of Phillis Wheatley” by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Book Club will meet at the Visitors’ Center at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 3:30pm.

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Posted on: April 28, 2014

04/28/14 Chair Shapiro, MCPC, PTHS, Plant Trees at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

To commemorate Earth Day and Arbor Day, Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro and members of the Montgomery County Planning Commission and the Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites (PTHS) planted trees at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.

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Posted on: April 25, 2014

04/25/2014 Over 50 Employers to Join the 7th Annual PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Job Fair

The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County, in partnership with MidAtlantic Employers’ Association, will host their 7th Annual Job Fair on Wednesday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Posted on: April 24, 2014

04/24/14 Montco Sheriff's Office Rounds Up More Deadbeat Parents in Overnight Campaign

Seven deadbeat parents were arrested overnight during an unannounced raid starting at 1:00 a.m. and are being held pending a hearing by Hon. Judge Kelly C. Wall at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: April 24, 2014

04/24/14 Montgomery County Expands “One Stop Shop” Approach to Economic Development

The Montgomery County Commissioners sealed the deal to create a one-of-a-kind program, expanding the County’s innovative “one stop shop” approach to economic development, dubbed the “MC2B” initiative.

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Posted on: April 24, 2014

04/24/14 Montco Launches “Get Out and Go Montco” Initiative

The Montgomery County Commissioners are launching a new initiative dubbed “Get Out and Go Montco,” which they hope will entice county residents to get healthy and have fun using the county’s network of parks, trails, and open spaces.

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

04/21/14 Montgomery County to Celebrate Earth Day & Arbor Day at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

To commemorate Earth Day on Tuesday and Arbor Day on Saturday, the Montgomery County Commissioners on Saturday will be participating in a day of activities at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park.

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

04/21/14 Montco Adds Two More Farms to Preservation Program

The Montgomery County Commissioners have announced that two more farms with a total of 114 acres have been preserved from future development.

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

04/18/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Effective Local Sign Control Workshop

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is having an Effective Local Sign Control Workshop on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Plymouth Township Building, 700 Belvoir Road, Plymouth Meeting.

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

04/14/14 Montgomery County Sets Dates for 2014 Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Montgomery County Commissioners have announced six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment, and six more for household hazardous waste collection.

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

04/14/14 Arbor Day at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 26, 2014 between 10:00am and 11:30am to celebrate trees! A large tree planting project will be part of the activity with special guests, the Montgomery County Commissioners.

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

04/14/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Spring Beauties - The Wildflowers” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a guided walk entitled “Spring Beauties - The Wildflowers” on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

04/08/14 Schuylkill River Trail Will Be Closed Intermittently Between Betzwood and Port Indian

The Schuylkill River Trail between the Betzwood parking area and Port Indian will experience intermittent closures from Tuesday, April 15 through Friday, April 18 for paving.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

04/08/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Leave it to Beavers” on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

04/08/14 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 12, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

04/08/14 Pennypacker Mills Hosts Craft Workshop Celebrating Spring

Creative fun awaits kids five and up at the Pennypacker Mills Easter Workshop for Kids on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm in the Classroom Building.

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

04/08/14 Hippety Hop! Rabbits at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 10:00am to learn about that cute, furry creature known as the rabbit.

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

04/04/14 Montgomery County Health Department Recognizes National Public Health Week 2014

National Public Health Week (NPHW) will take place from April 7-13. The focus will be guiding communities through the evolving public health system with the theme “Public Health: Start Here.”

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

04/04/14 SBA To Make Loans Available To Small Businesses That Sustained Losses in February Storms

Small businesses and most non-profit organizations in Montgomery County can apply for federal economic injury disaster loans to recover from damages and losses sustained as a result of the severe winter storms that occurred between February 3-28, 2014.

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

04/04/14 Montco Commissioners Recommend Phasing Out The Waste System Authority of Eastern Montco

The Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday voted unanimously to direct the board of the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County to begin preparations to phase out the authority.

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

04/03/14 Schuylkill River Trail Closure Coming To an End

A half-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail that was closed on January 27 will reopen for the weekends of April 26-27 and May 3-4, and will open permanently on May 10.

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Posted on: April 2, 2014

04/02/14 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Collegeville

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp. are sponsoring a community paper shredding event on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

04/01/14 Fun with Fishing for Kids

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 9:30am to learn the basics of fishing from Montgomery County park rangers.

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

04/01/14 Spring Basket Making Workshop at Pennypacker Mills

Join the staff at Pennypacker Mills for a spring basket making workshop on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Participants can let their creative talents shine by adding their own personal touch to the basic baskets they construct.

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

04/01/14 Orienteering for Beginners

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 10:00am for a first look at the basics of orienteering.

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Posted on: March 28, 2014

03/28/14 Six Montco Road and Bridge Projects Get OK from DVRPC

Six major Montgomery County road and bridge projects were approved Thursday by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC).

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

03/24/14 Montco Recruitment Open Houses Are Big Successes

508. That’s how many prospective correctional officers and 9-1-1 dispatchers came to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Department of Public Safety employment open houses in Eagleville on Saturday for a one-stop employment opportunity.

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

03/24/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Monday, March 24, 2014 until 12:00PM on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

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Posted on: March 21, 2014

03/21/14 Montco Commissioner Richards Featured Speaker at DVRPC Forum at MCCC

Leslie S. Richards, vice chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, was a featured speaker Thursday at an economic development forum at the Montgomery County Community College sponsored by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission.

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Posted on: March 20, 2014

03/20/14 Montco Ended 2013 with $1.6 Million Surplus; It Was the First Surplus Since 2007

Just two years after inheriting a budget that had a $10 million deficit, Montgomery County announced Thursday that it finished 2013 with a $1.6 million surplus, the first surplus the county has enjoyed since 2007.

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Posted on: March 19, 2014

03/19/14 Montco Commissioners to Conduct Last Two “Conversations” in Abington and Lower Pottsgrove

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the last two of six “Conversations with your Commissioners” in the coming week in Abington and Lower Pottsgrove.

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Posted on: March 19, 2014

03/19/14 Montco Planning Commission Seeks Entries for 2014 Montgomery Awards

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is seeking nominations for its 2014 Montgomery Awards.

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

03/18/14 Norristown Farm Park Recognized as a Recipient of Macy’s “Heart Your Park” Program

Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country.

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Posted on: March 17, 2014

03/17/14 26th Annual Developmental Disabilities Awards Ceremony

The Montgomery County Commissioners kicked off the 26th Annual Developmental Disabilities Awards Ceremony at Westover Country Club last week.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

03/13/14 Retired Norristown Police Chief Bono is the New Montco Sheriff

Common Pleas Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio presided as Russell Bono was sworn-in as the new Montgomery County Sheriff late afternoon on March 12, 2014 at the Courthouse.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

03/13/14 Montco to Hold Recruitment Open Houses for Correction Officer & Emergency Dispatch Position

The Montgomery County Correctional Facility and the Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the county’s Department of Human Resources will conduct open houses at their respective facilities on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

03/13/14 Celtic Harp Music at Norristown Farm Park

Musician Renee Arner will play some special music on the Celtic harp at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in honor of St. Patty’s Day.

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

03/12/14 Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families’ National Women’s History Month Luncheon

The Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families will be presenting a National Women’s History Month Luncheon at the Ballroom at the Plymouth Country Club on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 11:30am to 1:00pm.

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

03/12/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 11:00PM on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, March 14, 2014.

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

03/11/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, March 15, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

03/11/14 Follow the Footprints at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March15, 2014 at 10:00am to follow the footprints of the park’s resident animals at a fun morning program.

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

03/11/14 Fetter’s Mill Road Bridge Re-Opened

The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that the Fetter’s Mill Road Bridge, which spans the Pennypack Creek between Lower Moreland and Bryn Athyn has been re-opened after temporary repairs had been finished ahead of schedule.

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Posted on: March 6, 2014

03/06/14 PennDOT Inspectors Close West Valley Green Road Bridge

PennDOT inspectors this week inspected the West Valley Green Road Bridge and ordered it closed due to concerns for the safety of users.

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Posted on: March 4, 2014

03/04/14 Military Drill Day at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Revolutionary War soldiers, camp followers, and traveling merchants from the region will be encamped at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: March 3, 2014

03/03/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Maple Sugar Magic”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Maple Sugar Magic” on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

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Posted on: March 3, 2014

03/03/14 "Death by Petticoat" Lectures to Open New Exhibit at Pottsgrove Manor

On Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10:00am and 12:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host Mary Miley Theobald for her lecture, “Death by Petticoat: American History Myths Debunked.”

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

02/27/14 Change of Date for Lower Pottsgrove “Conversation with Your Commissioners”

The meeting in Lower Pottsgrove will now take place on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm instead of Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Lower Pottsgrove Township Building located at 3199 Buchert Road in Pottstown, PA.

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

02/27/14 Montgomery County Hosts Winter Storm After-Action Review

Montgomery County played host to representatives from PUC, PEMA, PECO, and county public safety directors from southeastern Pennsylvania today for a debrief on the snow and ice storms that hit the region over the past few weeks.

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Posted on: February 27, 2014

02/27/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, February 28, 2014 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

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Posted on: February 25, 2014

02/25/14 Montco Commissioners’ Town Hall Meeting in Norristown Will Have Google Hangout & Livestream

The Montgomery County Commissioners will be broadcasting live their town hall meeting in Norristown Thursday evening using a Google+ Hangout. The town hall begins at 7 p.m.

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

02/24/14 New Dates for Montco Commissioners’ Postponed Town Hall Meetings

The Montgomery County Commissioners have released the new dates for the “Conversations with your Commissioners” town hall meetings that had to be postponed because of the spate of bad weather over the past few weeks.

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

02/21/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Sunday, February 23, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, February 28, 2014.

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

02/21/14 Montgomery County Commissioners Take “Conversations” to Upper Perk and Norristown Next Week

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold two more of their town hall meetings known as “Conversations with your Commissioners” next week.

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Posted on: February 20, 2014

02/20/14 Montco Names Kelly Green Voter Services Director

Montgomery County has chosen a woman with proven leadership in mission-driven organizations focused on advocacy, social justice and civil rights to lead its Voter Services Department.

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Posted on: February 20, 2014

02/20/14 Family Recipes from Pennsylvania’s Former First Lady

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm visit the Classroom Building at Pennypacker Mills where volunteer cook, Sheila Walter, will be firing up the cast iron stove and cooking some of former Pennsylvania first lady Virginia Pennypacker’s recipes.

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

02/19/14 Montco Sheriff's K9s To Get Life-Saving Body Armor

Reece, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department drug-sniffing patrol K9, will be protected from bullet and stab wounds, thanks to a nationwide non-profit fundraiser.

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

02/14/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, February 14, 2014 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

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Posted on: February 14, 2014

02/14/14 Montco Commissioners Town Hall Meeting Saturday in Bryn Mawr Postponed

The Montgomery County Commissioners have postponed their scheduled town hall meeting tomorrow in Bryn Mawr. The meeting was to begin at 10 a.m. at Ludington Library at 5 South Bryn Mawr Avenue.

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Posted on: February 11, 2014

02/11/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided walk entitled “Tree ID Made Easy” on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: February 8, 2014

02/08/14 Montgomery County Residents with Storm Damage or Needs Should Call 2-1-1

Montgomery County residents who have storm-related needs, questions, or damage can now call 2-1-1 to find available resources, information, and report their damage.

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Posted on: February 7, 2014

02/07/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, February 7, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, February 14, 2014.

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Posted on: February 7, 2014

02/07/14 Montgomery County Commissioners Take “Conversation” Caravan to Ambler

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold one of their town hall meetings known as “Conversations with your Commissioners” on Monday, February 10 at Ambler Borough Hall.

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Posted on: February 6, 2014

02/06/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Open House

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is having an open house on Wednesday, February 12 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Suite 201 in One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, Norristown, PA.

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Posted on: February 6, 2014

02/06/14 Valentines Workshop for Kids at Pennypacker Mills

Just in time to for Valentine’s Day, kids can make over-the-top Victorian inspired Valentines at historic Pennypacker Mills. Join the fun on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Classroom Building.

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Posted on: February 6, 2014

02/06/14 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Historic Brewing and Cooking Demonstrations

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking demonstration featuring “Beer, Bread, and Bologna.”

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Posted on: January 31, 2014

01/31/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, January 31, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, February 7, 2014.

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

01/30/14 Montgomery County Commissioners Schedule 2nd Annual “Conversations” Caravan

The Montgomery County Commissioners have scheduled a series of six “Conversations with Your Commissioners” throughout Montgomery County during February.

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Posted on: January 28, 2014

01/28/14 Montco Health Dept, Commissioners, Kicking Off Distracted Driving Awareness Campaign

Kick off press conference for a yearlong Distracted Driving Awareness and Prevention Campaign on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Abington Memorial Hospital in the Frobese Auditorium.

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Posted on: January 24, 2014

01/24/14 Montco Commissioners Outline Plans for Next Two Years

The Montgomery County Commissioners, after spending the first two years of their term putting the county back on firm financial footing, today turned to the future and outlined their plans for the final two years of their first term.

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Posted on: January 24, 2014

01/24/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, January 24, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, January 31, 2014.

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

01/23/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Reading the Wild Signs” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Reading the Wild Signs” on Saturday, February 1, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

01/23/14 “Finishing the Look: Fashion Accessories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras” Exhibit

Beginning Saturday, February 1, 2014 visit historic Pennypacker Mills for an intriguing new exhibit, “Finishing the Look: Fashion Accessories of the Victorian and Edwardian Eras.”

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

01/23/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Living with White-tails” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a free program entitled “Living with White-tails” on Saturday, January 25, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. The program will explore the natural history of the enigmatic white-tailed deer.

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Posted on: January 21, 2014

01/21/14 Montco Courthouse and Offices Closing at Noon Today; Opening Two Hours Late on Wednesday

The Montgomery County courthouse and county offices will close at noon today, January 21, 2014 and open two hours late on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.

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Posted on: January 21, 2014

01/21/14 “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 Tuesday, January 21, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, January 24, 2014.

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Posted on: January 17, 2014

01/17/14 Short Segment of Schuylkill River Trail to Close Temporarily on January 27, 2014

A half-mile segment of the Schuylkill River Trail will be closed temporarily to all traffic beginning on January 27, 2014. The closure is expected to last until spring.

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Posted on: January 16, 2014

01/16/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Friday, January 17, 2014 until 9:00AM on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

01/14/14 Montco Seeking Internship Applications

Montgomery County is currently accepting applications from college students for its summer internship program. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply.

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Posted on: January 13, 2014

01/13/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Owl Prowl”

Green Lane Park will host an “Owl Prowl” on Saturday, January 18, 2014 beginning at 5:00pm.

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Posted on: January 13, 2014

01/13/14 Montco Sheriff's Department Reveals Leadership Transition Plan

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department revealed a leadership transition plan following the retirement of Chief Deputy Alfred Ricci last week, and in anticipation of Sheriff Eileen Behr’s departure on January 17, 2014.

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

01/06/14 Montco Chief Deputy Ricci Announces Retirement

Montgomery County Chief Deputy Sheriff Alfred J. Ricci has announced his retirement following 48 years of law enforcement leadership and community service. Ricci will leave his post on Friday, January 10, 2014.

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

01/06/14 “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 6, 2014 until 12:00PM on Friday, January 10, 2014.

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Posted on: January 2, 2014

01/02/14 Montco Ready for Snow

The Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure is ready for the snow expected later today.

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

12/30/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Monday, December 30, 2013 until 9:00AM on Monday, January 6, 2014.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

12/23/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 until 12:00PM on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

12/19/13 Montco Adopts Budget

Montco Adopts Budget That Puts County on Firm Footing, Addresses Infrastructure Needs, and Holds Line on Taxes

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

12/18/13 Montco Sheriff and DRO Honor Chief Deputy, Deadbeat Roundup Team, and Others

The Montco Sheriff's Department (MCSD) and the Domestic Relations Office (DRO) honored their own during a commendation ceremony held at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

12/17/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 until 8:00AM on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

12/16/13 Pennypacker Mills Wallpaper Workshop

Explore the colorful history of wallpaper from the early 1900s at a free winter workshop at historic Pennypacker Mills!

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

12/13/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

On Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread.

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

12/13/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2013 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

12/09/13 Pennypacker Mills Victorian Christmas Open House

The Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

12/09/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Monday, December 9, 2013 until 12:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2013.

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

12/06/13 National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Montgomery County Health Department is joining with the Pennsylvania Department of Health in observing National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 8-14, 2013.

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

12/06/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Sunday, December 8, 2013 until 12:00PM on Monday, December 9, 2013.

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

12/05/13 Montco Sheriff and D.A. Promote Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement

A distinguished council of top area law enforcement leaders addressed over 100 female officers at a leadership development seminar titled “What is Your Leadership Potential?” hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE).

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2:00pm-9:00pm to experience a traditional Pennsylvania German seasonal celebration typical of the 1700s.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

Green Lane Park will host a “Waterfowl Watch “on Saturday December 7, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park for a look at migrant ducks, geese, swans, and more.

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Posted on: November 29, 2013

11/29/13 World AIDS Day 2013 – Getting to Zero

December 1, 2013 is World AIDS Day, an awareness day that sparked a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV/AIDS.

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

11/27/13 Shapiro Urges Prime Minister Netanyahu to Keep Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia Open

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia open.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 until 9:00AM on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Green Lane Park Hosts Waterfowl Watch

Green Lane Park will host a Waterfowl Watch on Saturday November 30, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 29, 2013 and Sunday, January 12, 2014, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Pennypacker Mills Holiday Tours

From a vintage-inspired Christmas tree to exquisite room displays, Christmas at the Pennypackers’ is a feast for the eyes! Guided tours of the beautifully decorated Pennypacker home begin on Tuesday, November 26 and go through Sunday, January 5.

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Posted on: November 22, 2013

11/22/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Saturday, November 23, 2013 until 9:00AM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

11/20/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Winsome Woodland Critters” Workshop

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a holiday workshop entitled “Winsome Woodland Critters” on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/2013 Montco, Bucks Planning Commissions to Hold Joint Meeting

The Montgomery County and Bucks County Planning Commissions will conduct a joint public meeting on Friday, November 22 at the Horsham Township Building, 1025 Horsham Road.

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/13 Terrific Turkeys

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/13 Final Montgomery County Health Department Flu Clinic

The final Montgomery County Health Department Influenza Immunization Clinic is this Friday, November 22, 2013 at Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM.

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

11/15/13 MCSD and DRO Sweep Nets 37 Deadbeat Parents in 72 Hours

An overnight raid and week-long search has yielded a total of 37 targeted deadbeat parents who collectively owed $374,078 to 52 children.

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

11/15/13 Holiday Food Safety Tips from the Montgomery County Health Department

The holiday season is fast approaching. Check out some holiday food safety tips from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: November 14, 2013

11/14/13 Montco to Hold Public Hearings on Human Services Plan

Montgomery County’s Human Services Cabinet will hold four public hearings throughout the county in November on the county’s proposed Human Services Block Grant plan.

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Posted on: November 13, 2013

11/13/13 Five Outstanding Projects in Montgomery County Receive 2013 Montgomery Awards

Five outstanding projects and their creators were honored today at the annual Montgomery Awards ceremony sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 MCSD and DRO Conduct Unannounced Raid on Deadbeat Parents

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and Domestic Relations Office (DRO) collaborated in an unannounced early morning raid on deadbeat parents with bench warrants. The defendants represent $180,000 in unpaid support for 25 children.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 Green Lane Park to Host Holiday Craft Workshop Double Feature

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft workshops on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 Veterans to Be Honored at Peter Wentz Farmstead

A new flagpole at the Peter Wentz Farmstead will be dedicated on November 13, 2013 in honor of all the volunteers of the Farmstead who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Posted on: November 8, 2013

11/08/13 Montco Honors Veterans

The Montco Commissioners in conjunction with the county’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs is honoring veterans this year with a series of videos, a courthouse display, and the commissioners' participation in several events honoring the nation’s veterans.

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Posted on: November 7, 2013

11/07/13 Shapiro to Take Part in Thinkfest

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery Commissioners will take part in Philadelphia Magazine’s second annual THINKFEST, a weeklong event featuring well known speakers, unique entertainment, and smart conversation about the future of Philadelphia region.

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Posted on: November 5, 2013

11/05/13 Vintage Cars at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Enjoy classic cars? Then visit the historic Wentz Farmstead to view some restored vehicles dating from the early 20th century. Two local car clubs will be on-site from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013 to answer questions.

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Posted on: October 31, 2013

10/31/13 Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails and Historic Sites will conduct a one day, controlled, antlerless deer hunt at the Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

10/30/13 Montgomery County Announces 3rd Annual Campaign Sign Recycling Program

As Election Day approaches, campaign signs are springing up all over Montgomery County. The signs encourage voting on November 5th, but what happens to them on November 6th? Instead of disposing of campaign signs in the trash, they can be recycled.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

10/30/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Lecture by Dan Graham

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a lecture by historian Dan Graham on the colonial iron industry.

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Posted on: October 25, 2013

10/25/13 Fetters Mill Bridge Closed

PennDOT inspectors today inspected the Fetters Mill Bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of users.

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

10/22/13 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Ardmore

The Montgomery County Commissioners in conjunction with the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County and Shred One Security Corp. are sponsoring a community paper shredding event on Saturday, October 26 from 9am-12pm at Lower Merion High School

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

10/22/13 Location Change to Stormwater Management Seminar

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the location for Stormwater Management Tools: Real-Life Solutions for a Resilient Community, sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission, has been changed to the auditorium of the Montgomery County Fire Academy

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Posted on: October 18, 2013

10/18/13 Montco Sheriff and County Commissioners Introduce New Prisoner Bus

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department parted ways with its old prisoner transport school bus and introduced a new custom bus designed for increased safety and lower maintenance at a press conference on the plaza of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

10/16/13 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 20, 2013

The final 2013 recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

10/16/13 Montco Health Department Flu Clinics Proving To Be Extremely Popular

With more than half of the flu clinics operated by the Montgomery County Health Department completed, health department officials are reporting that every one of the four clinics held so far has outpaced last year’s numbers.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

10/15/13 Basic Outdoor Photography and Video Production Workshop at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00pm to learn the basics of outdoor photography and video production.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

10/15/13 All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills

Bring the whole family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for a free afternoon of fun for all ages.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

10/15/13 Fall Foliage Hike at Green Lane Park

Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on October 19, 2013 at 11:00am. Witness the fall foliage with brilliant hues and the spectacular fall scenery!

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking workshop entitled “Cast-Iron Chef” in the manor’s reconstructed colonial kitchen.

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

10/10/13 MCHD Montgomery County Community College Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Moved Indoors

In light of the weather forecast for this coming Saturday, October 12, 2013, the MCHD drive-thru influenza clinic at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will be moved inside to the Physical Education Center located on the MCCC Blue Bell Campus.

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

10/10/13 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, take some time to review your family history, your risk profile, and focus on the prevention of breast cancer.

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Wonderful Wolves

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 1:00pm-3:00pm to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week.

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Montgomery County Offers Workshops and Seeks Public Input on New County Comprehensive Plan

Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is kicking off a yearlong effort to engage the community in forming the county’s new comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

10/07/13 Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

How did people in the past preserve food without modern refrigeration? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00am-3:00pm to learn about seasonal life on an 18th century farm.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

10/07/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Early Bird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, October 12, 2013 beginning at 8:00am.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

10/07/13 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, October 12, 2013

The final 2013 recycling date for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Upper Merion Middle School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 An Evening of Bone Chilling Ghost Stories at Green Lane Park

Mark the calendar for Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:30pm to join the staff at Green Lane Park for an evening of bone-chilling ghost stories around a roaring campfire.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 Taste a Bit of Chocolate History!

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm join Pennypacker Mills and Mars Chocolate North America to learn about the history of the nation through the engaging story of one of the most beloved foods, chocolate, in a free demonstration program.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Homeschool Day

On Friday, October 4, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, bring homeschoolers out to historic Pottsgrove Manor for the site’s fourth annual Homeschool Day.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

09/24/13 Montgomery County Health Department 2013 Influenza Immunization Clinic Information

The 2013-2014 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is gearing up to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county. The shots are free for Montgomery County residents.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

09/24/13 Montco Prison Employee Wins Pennsylvania’s Strongest Man Competition

Officer Ed “Bam Bam” Bamberger of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility recently won the title of Pennsylvania’s Strongest Man in a competition at the York County Fair.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families Annual Awareness Event

The Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families, along with the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, will host its 17th Annual Awareness Event on Thursday, October, 10, 2013. This year's theme is “Changing Lives Through Education.”

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Flying Hunters” Program Featuring Jack Hubley

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will welcome syndicated television host Jack Hubley on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:30pm.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Meet Mother Goose!

Pennypacker Mills will host a special program, Meet Mother Goose, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. This program offers younger children, ages 3-5 years old, a chance to share rhymes and stories with the fabled Mother Goose.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Providence and Collegeville

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from approximately 7:00pm to 9:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, September 30, 2013.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Montco to Hold First Preparedness Fair on Courthouse Grounds

Montgomery County will mark the 10th Anniversary of National Preparedness Month with its first ever Preparedness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20th in front of the courthouse on Main Street, next to Hancock Square.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Winged Wonders – Monarch Butterflies”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host “Winged Wonders” a program on the Monarch Butterfly on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Evening Concert at Green Lane Park

Muscle Shoals Revival Band will once again return to perform rock and roll music at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 21.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

09/16/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host American Heritage Chocolate Demonstration

On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a demonstration of traditional chocolate-making by American Heritage Chocolate.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

09/16/13 Meet the White-Tailed Deer at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident white-tailed deer, Max, Willow, and Milo.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

09/16/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

09/13/13 Commissioner Castor to be Featured on TV Crime Show

Montgomery County Commissioner and former county District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. will be featured this weekend on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

09/12/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, September 16, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, September 23, 2013.

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

09/12/13 MCHD Celebrates Child Passenger Safety Week with Booster Seat Giveaway

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15 to 21, 2013. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Montgomery County Health Department will be distributing free booster seats to families at the Elmwood Park Zoo.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

09/11/13 Schuylkill River Bike Trail Closure

Please note: The bike trail will be closed in the area of the Brad Fox Memorial for the Friday, September 13 Hero Plaque dedication ceremony. It will be closed between 8 AM and 12:00 noon.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

09/11/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

09/11/13 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 14

The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 14 at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Groundbreaking Marks Beginning Of Lafayette Street Corridor Construction

The long-awaited and much-anticipated Lafayette Street corridor extension linking Norristown and Plymouth Township officially got underway Monday when elected officials and civic and business leaders got together for a groundbreaking.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 19, 2013.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 “The Other Guys: The Shays, Whiskey, and Fries Rebels as Founding Fathers” Talk

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Peter Wentz Farmstead, Dr. Paul Douglas Newman will present “The Other Guys: The Shays, Whiskey, and Fries Rebels as Founding Fathers.”

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Star Watch Program”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” conducted by members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 beginning at 8:00pm.

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Posted on: September 6, 2013

09/06/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Conshohocken Borough and Plymouth Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
from approximately 7:45pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday,
September, 17, 2013.

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Posted on: September 5, 2013

09/03/13 ELDER ABUSE (Seminar): Building a Community Response

Professionals, county employees, caregivers and seniors are invited to attend a free Elder Abuse seminar on Friday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.

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Posted on: August 30, 2013

08/30/13 Baywing Falconry Program at Green Lane Park

Head to the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 7, 2013 for a live birds of prey demonstration.

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Posted on: August 30, 2013

08/30/13 Green Lane Park Features Celtic Music from “Tree”

Once again returning to Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 5:00pm, is the popular musical group “Tree!”

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Posted on: August 29, 2013

08/29/13 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 7

The fifth in a series of six recycling events for household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at Pottsgrove Senior High School.

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Posted on: August 29, 2013

08/29/13 PCN Spotlight on Montco Courthouse

The grandeur and the history of the Montgomery County Courthouse will be front and center next week when the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) airs a 30-minute documentary on the courthouse.

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

08/28/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

08/28/13 Montco to Hold Public Meeting on Fetters Mill Bridge

Montgomery County will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, September 12 for residents to give their input on the Fetters Mill Road Bridge study that is being conducted as part of the data collection and analysis phase of the study.

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

08/28/13 Media Advisory

The September public meeting schedule for the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has been altered. Instead of meeting on September 5, the board will meet on September 12. The date for the second meeting of the month remains the same – September 19.

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

08/26/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 5, 2013.

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

08/26/13 MCSD Teaches Anti-Violence and Drug Resistance at GNPAL Youth Camp

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department participated in a summer youth basketball camp at the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League (GNPAL) Center in Norristown, Pa., to help teach kids anti-violence and drug resistance programs.

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Posted on: August 23, 2013

08/23/13 MCHD Reminds Holiday Travelers to Drive Safe This Labor Day

As the Labor Day Holiday brings family and friends together to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, law enforcement officials in Montgomery County are gearing up to participate in a nation-wide crackdown on impaired driving.

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Posted on: August 22, 2013

08/22/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 26, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

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Posted on: August 21, 2013

08/21/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

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Posted on: August 20, 2013

08/20/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Milkweed, Monarchs, and More” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Milkweed, Monarchs, and More” on Saturday August 24, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: August 20, 2013

08/20/13 Butterfly Release Celebration

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11:00am – 1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly.

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 History Adventures in the Summer

With the end of summer fast approaching and families looking for engaging activities to experience before heading back to school, why not come to Pennypacker Mills for four days of hands-on fun?

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 MCHD Offers Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Third Annual Pottstown Pet Fair

The Montgomery County Health Department is excited to announce that it is working in partnership with the Borough of Pottstown as part of the Borough’s Third Annual Pottstown Pet Fair. The Pet Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013.

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 Moody’s Reaffirms Montco Bond Rating, Revises Outlook

Moody’s Investors Service late Friday reaffirmed Montgomery County's bond rating and revised its outlook.

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 Immunization Information from the Montgomery County Health Department

With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, the Montgomery County Health Department (MCDH) reminds residents that children may need up-to-date vaccinations.

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Posted on: August 16, 2013

08/16/13 PennDOT Inspectors Close Arcola Road Bridge

PennDOT inspectors today inspected the Arcola Road bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of users.

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Posted on: August 15, 2013

08/15/13 Montgomery County Launches New Mobile App: GoMontco

Montgomery County today officially launched its new mobile app, GoMontco.

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

08/13/13 Green Lane Park Features Raven Hill Blue Grass Concert

Don’t miss a foot-stomping performance of blue grass music by Raven Hill at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 6:00pm. Admission is free!

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

08/13/13 Montco Recorder of Deeds Office Receives NACRC 2013 Land Records Best Practices Award

The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office was one of only four county offices to receive an NACRC Best Practices Award at the Annual Conference of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC).

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

08/12/13 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, August 18

The fourth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, August 18 at Springfield Township High School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

08/12/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 26, 2013.

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

08/08/13 - The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department Announces New Hires and a Departure

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) has added several new employees to fill positions as sheriff's deputies, office support staff, and a new role of public relations assistant.

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

08/08/13 Montgomery County Wins Award for Its New Website

Montgomery County’s new website (www.montcopa.org) has won statewide recognition for excellence.

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

08/07/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, August 22, 2013.

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

08/07/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 19, 2013.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, August 11

The fourth in a series of six recycling events for household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County is scheduled for Sunday, August 11 at Abington Junior High School.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 County Commissioners to Hold Public Meeting on the Status of the Arcola Road Bridge

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the staff of the Department of Assets and Infrastructure will conduct a public meeting at 7:00pm on Monday, August 12 to discuss the current situation with Montgomery County Bridge #135 (Arcola Road).

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Green Lane Park to Host Butterflies and Dragonflies Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a walk entitled “Butterflies and Dragonflies through Binoculars” on Saturday, August 10, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Ravishing Reptiles

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00am to join in the fun at the park’s final program of the summer series, “Animals of the Schuylkill River.”

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township and Hatboro Borough

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 12, 2013.

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Posted on: August 2, 2013

08/02/13 Montgomery County Health Department Distribution of Free Potassium Iodide Tablets

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide distribution on August 8, 2013.

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Posted on: August 1, 2013

08/01/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 5, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

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Posted on: July 31, 2013

07/31/13 Commissioner Richards Testimony at PA House Democratic Policy Committee on Transportation

Testimony of Leslie S. Richards, Vice Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on Transportation and Livable Communities.

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Posted on: July 30, 2013

07/30/13 Commr. Castor Testimony before PA House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Comm.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Testimony of Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr. Title 35, PA 911 Emergency Telephone Act Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

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Posted on: July 30, 2013

07/30/13 Statement from Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry

Montco Solicitor Ray McGarry today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Health request for a writ of mandamus commanding Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes to cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Posted on: July 25, 2013

07/25/13 Montco Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office to Hold Public Hearing

Montgomery County’s Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on August 1, 2013 at 2:00PM in the Community Room of the Montgomery County Human Services Center.

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Posted on: July 23, 2013

07/23/13 Shapiro and Richards Support Marriage Equality

Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards today hailed the decision of Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes to issue a marriage license to same sex couples.

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

07/22/13 Pennypacker Mills Presents In The Good Old Summertime

Bring the family for a day of free fun Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm as Pennypacker Mills celebrates all the old-fashioned outdoor activities that were enjoyed during days of summer one hundred years ago!

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

07/22/13 78th Army Band Concert at Green Lane Park Amphitheater

Come to Green Lane Park on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 6:00pm to hear the always inspiring patriotic music of the 78th Army Band!

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

07/22/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Incredible Insects” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Incredible Insects” walk on Saturday July 27, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: July 18, 2013

07/18/13 Tips To Avoid West Nile Virus

There are simple steps everyone can take to minimize mosquitoes and protect public health.

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

07/17/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Symposium on Colonial Iron Industry

On Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a symposium on the production of iron in early Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

07/17/13 Courting Art Program to Dedicate Art Exhibit at Courthouse

On Monday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. on the plaza level of the county courthouse the inaugural collection of award-winning art from the recent “Courting Art” contest will be dedicated and officially displayed in the courthouse.

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

07/15/13 Zydeco-A-Go-Go Concert at Green Lane Park Amphitheater

Join the staff at Green Lane Park on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:00pm and enjoy Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combined with New Orleans rhythm and blues music performed by Zydeco-A-Go-Go Band! Admission is free!

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

07/15/13 Amazing Amphibians

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:00am to join in the fun at the park’s second program of the summer series, “Animals of the Schuylkill River.”

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

07/15/13 “Code Red” Hot Weather Heat Warning

A Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning will be in effect from Monday, July 15, 2013 through Saturday, July 20, 2013 for Montgomery County. The hours shall be from 12:00pm through 8:00pm each of those days.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/13 Gallery Talk at Pennypacker Mills: Who’s Who Among Governors from Montgomery County

Come to Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, July 14, 2013 to learn about the seven men from Montgomery County who served as Governor of Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/13 All About Boomerangs

Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00am to discover the wonders of boomerangs.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/13 Seasonal Farm Work to be Featured at the Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10:00am-2:00pm to learn about hay harvesting practices of earlier centuries.

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Posted on: July 9, 2013

07/09/13 MCHD, Montgomery County Commissioners, PennDOT, & Police to Host Aggressive Driving Presser

Pennsylvania state and local police will be kicking off a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) initiative on Pennsylvania’s U.S. Route 30 corridor from the Ohio border to the New Jersey border.

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

07/08/13 Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Presents Music for Kids’ Sake

The Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth and Sam Ash Music Stores of King of Prussia are sponsoring “Music for Kids’ Sake,” a foster care and adoption awareness and recruitment event on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 1:00-6:00pm.

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

07/08/13 Planning Commission Board to Hear from Norristown Small Business Assistance Center

Representatives from the Norristown Small Business Assistance Center will attend the regular monthly meeting of the Board of the Montgomery County Planning Commission on Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00am.

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

07/08/13 New Data Show 2012 Nonresidential Construction Nearly Doubled Over Previous Year

Nonresidential construction in 2012 nearly doubled over the previous year, with the greatest increase in square footage the result of new office and commercial space.

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Posted on: July 1, 2013

07/01/13 Exeter Community Band Concert at Green Lane Park Amphitheater

Come to Green Lane Park on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 2:00pm and enjoy jazz, swing, and classical music from the 40’s to today’s hits performed by the Exeter Community Band.

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Posted on: June 28, 2013

06/28/13 20th Anniversary of 9-1-1 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County officially launched its 9-1-1 emergency phone service on June 28, 1993, 20 years ago today, and in so doing made it simpler, faster, and easier for our residents to get help when they need it most.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

06/26/13 MCSD AND DRO Announce Final Results of Child Support Amnesty Week and Roundup

Norristown, Pa., (June 26, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Domestic Relations Office reported the final results of the week-long delinquent child support amnesty program
and the intense roundup of defendants with bench warrants.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

06/26/13 Evening Concert at Green Lane Park

Muscle Shoals Revival Band will once again return to perform rock and roll music at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 6:00pm.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

06/26/13 Hands-On Fun in the Pennypacker Mills 1900s History Center

Spend a weekend afternoon at historic Pennypacker Mills exploring the 1900s History Center. Visit the General Store, climb aboard the horse and buggy, and tour transportation exhibits offering insights into how people traveled.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

06/26/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Creek Critters” program on Saturday June 29, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: June 24, 2013

06/24/13 MCSD and DRO to Announce Final Results of Delinquent Child Support Amnesty Program

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Domestic Relations Office will report the final results of the week-­long amnesty program round-up and additional follow up activities by the departments on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

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Posted on: June 21, 2013

06/21/13 National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 23-29, 2013

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week is June 23-29, 2013 and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) wants to remind residents to take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes.

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Posted on: June 20, 2013

06/20/13 MCSD and Patriotic Order Sons of America Honored Flag Day with Flag Retirement Box

Norristown,Pa.,(June 20,2013) – Montgomery County residents wondering how to properly dispose of
old and worn American Flags are able to deposit them in a designated box outside the sheriff’s department at the county courthouse.

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Posted on: June 20, 2013

06/20/13 MCHD and Communities in Motion Announce Montgomery County Seat Belt Challenge Winners

The Montgomery County Health Department Community Traffic Safety Project, along with Communities in Motion, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012/2013 Montgomery County Seat Belt Challenge.

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Posted on: June 20, 2013

06/20/13 National HIV Testing Day

National HIV testing day is June 27, 2013. This day marks an important step in the effort to increase awareness about the need to get tested for HIV. Montgomery County Health Department offers multiple tests to detect HIV at no cost to the individual.

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Posted on: June 19, 2013

06/19/13 Obtaining Copies of Deeds

The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds office has received a number of calls from residents with regard to letters received from Local Recorders Office (no relationship to the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds).

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Posted on: June 19, 2013

06/19/13 Orienteering for Beginners

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 10:00am for a first look at the basics of orienteering.

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Posted on: June 19, 2013

06/19/13 Family Fishing Program at Green Lane Park

Head to Green Lane Park on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 9:00am for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Fishing Skills Class.

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Posted on: June 19, 2013

06/19/13 Meet the Mustelids

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:00am to help welcome summer by attending the park’s first program of the summer series, “Animals of the Schuylkill River.”

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

06/18/13 Montco About to Launch Community Connections

Montgomery County’s much anticipated Community Connections program that will revolutionize the way human services are delivered in the county will be launched this week with the first of a series of open houses.

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

06/18/13 Reminder: Next Set of Montco Recycling Dates Approach

The next set of recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment and household hazardous waste (HHW) sponsored by Montgomery County will be held before the end of June.

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

06/18/13 Colonial Camp Fun at the Wentz Farmstead

Looking for an activity that is both fun and educational for the kids this summer? Then look no further than the Colonial Camp program offered at the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead starting the week of June 24, 2013.

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Posted on: June 18, 2013

06/18/13 Montco One of America’s 50 Healthiest Counties for Kids

Montgomery County is one of the 50 healthiest counties in the United States for kids, according to a new set of rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

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Posted on: June 13, 2013

06/13/13 Montco Prepares for Elder Abuse Conference

Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Saturday, June 15, and the Montgomery County Elder Justice Roundtable is working hard planning for an important conference slated for this fall.

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Posted on: June 13, 2013

06/13/2013 Montco to Open Additional Parking Garage This Weekend

The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that the county’s Main Street parking garage in Norristown will also be open this weekend to accommodate fans heading to the U.S. Open and using SEPTA’s Route 100 High Speed Line.

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Posted on: June 12, 2013

06/12/13 MCSD to Receive Flag Retirement Box from Patriotic Order Sons of America to Honor Flag Day

In honor of Flag Day, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will receive a hand-­crafted flag retirement box, donated from the Patriotic Order Sons of America (P.O.S. of A.), on Friday, June
14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff's Department.

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Posted on: June 12, 2013

06/12/13 Montgomery County to Expand Hours at Parking Garage to Accommodate U.S. Open Fans

The Cherry Street garage will be open today through Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. for the convenience of golf fans.

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Posted on: June 11, 2013

06/11/13 Montgomery County to Open Parking Garage for U.S. Open Fans Taking High Speed Line

The Montco Commissioners announced today that the Cherry Street parking garage in Norristown will be open on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, to accommodate golf fans planning to take the Norristown High Speed Line to the U.S. Open in Ardmore.

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Posted on: June 10, 2013

06/10/13 Montco Commissioners Vote to Participate in PA’s Human Services Block Grant Program

The Montgomery County Commissioners last week voted to have the county participate in Pennsylvania’s Human Services Block Grant Program should the program be expanded to allow more counties to participate.

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Posted on: June 7, 2013

06/07/13 Caring Parents Explain the Rewards of Foster Parenting in New Videos

Watch heartfelt video interviews with persons serving as foster parents under the program operated by the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth (OCY). The interviews are available on the Montgomery County YouTube channel.

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Posted on: June 7, 2013

06/07/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “In Search of Bluebirds”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program on bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 1:00pm. Take a closer look at the beautiful Eastern Bluebird, its population decline, and incredible comeback in the region.

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Posted on: June 7, 2013

06/07/13 Spring Cleaning Featured at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Learn about some of the basic spring chores performed during the late 18th century at the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead.

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Posted on: June 7, 2013

06/07/13 Benjamin Franklin to Visit Pottsgrove Manor

Come to Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a visit with one of John Potts’ friends at the program “An Evening with Dr. Franklin.”

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

06/05/13 Montco Sheriff’s Department Provides Free 9-1­-1 Cell Phones to Seniors in Need

Norristown, Pa.,(June 5, 2013) – Every day, seniors are vulnerable to crime, elder abuse, prolonged illness and residential hazards when they are unable to call 9-­-1-­-1 for emergency assistance because they do not have access to a phone.

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

06/05/13 Montgomery County Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event at MCCC

Montgomery County residents who have paper and documents that need to be shredded are encouraged to take advantage of a free community paper shredding event this Saturday, June 8 from 9am to noon.

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

06/05/13 What is Rabies?

The World Health Organization reports that over 55,000 people die of rabies every year worldwide. That is about one person dying of Rabies every ten minutes.

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Posted on: June 4, 2013

06/04/2013 Ceremony to Commemorate State’s First Sheriff’s Department Re-Accreditation by Pa. Chiefs

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will hold a ceremony celebrating re-­accreditation by the PA Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Main St. entrance, Norristown, Pa.

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Posted on: June 4, 2013

06/04/13 Spaces Still Available for Camp Salamander Day Camp at Norristown Farm Park & Lorimer Park

Montgomery County’s Norristown Farm Park and Lorimer Park have a limited number of spaces left for “Camp Salamander” in July 2013.

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Posted on: May 30, 2013

05/30/13 Sheriff’s Dept. and DRO announce one-week amnesty program for delinquent child support

Norristown,Pa.,(May 29, 2013) – Parents who are delinquent on child support payments and have outstanding bench warrants will be able to avoid arrest, prosecution and penalties, by turning themselves into the County Domestic Relations Office, during a...

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Posted on: May 29, 2013

05/29/13 Spaces Still Available for “Camp Salamander” Day Camp at Green Lane Park

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park has a limited number of spaces for “Camp Salamander” at the park in July 2013.

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Posted on: May 28, 2013

05/28/13 The Civil War Comes to Montgomery County at Historic Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Reunion

Discover American history and celebrate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War at Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Reunion on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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Posted on: May 28, 2013

05/28/13 Media Alert: Amnesty Week

Media Alert: Montgomery County Sheriff will hold a press conference at county courthouse on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to announce delinquent child support amnesty program

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Posted on: May 24, 2013

05/24/13 Fishing Derby

Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 8:00am-12:00pm to join the fun at the park’s sixth annual Schuylkill River fishing derby.

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Posted on: May 20, 2013

05/20/13 MCHD to Partner with the Norristown Borough Police Department To Promote Youth Helmet Usage

The Montgomery County Health Department has partnered with the Norristown Borough Police Department to promote youth helmet usage in the greater Norristown Area.

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Posted on: May 16, 2013

05/16/13 Sheriff’s Department Offers Free Senior Crime Awareness Presentations

Norristown, Pa., (May 16, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Thursday will offer
free one-­-hour senior crime awareness presentations at local senior housing facilities and centers.

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Posted on: May 16, 2013

05/16/13 Becker Appointed to State Electronic Recording Commission

Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy J. Becker has been appointed to serve on Pennsylvania’s new Electronic Recording Commission.

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Posted on: May 16, 2013

05/16/13 2nd Annual Bark! Bark! Bark! For Our Park!

Come celebrate people, parks, and puppies at this fun-raising event to support the 690-acre Norristown Farm Park.

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Posted on: May 13, 2013

05/13/13 From Out the Fiery Furnace Performance at Pennypacker Mills

From Out the Fiery Furnace tells the stories of life in the 19th century at Hopewell Village around the time of the Civil War. The play demonstrates how a woman’s life and love could be singularly tracked through her relationship with a Hopewell stove.

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Posted on: May 13, 2013

05/13/13 Central Perkiomen Valley Park to Host “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Central Perkiomen Valley Park will hold a spring “Creek Critters” Program on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: May 15, 2013

05/15/2013 Montgomery County Bomb Squad to be featured Wednesday on CBS 3 News

Norristown, Pa., (May 15, 2013) – The Boston Marathon bombings put all local bomb squads on notice and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad is paying attention. The bomb squad led by Unit Commander Sgt. Al Stewart, will be featured in a televised segment...

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Posted on: May 13, 2013

05/13/13 New Exhibit at Historic Pennypacker Mills: Who’s Who Among Governors from Montgomery County

Spanning three centuries, there have been seven men who served as Governors of Pennsylvania and who, at one time, lived in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: May 9, 2013

05/09/13 Drinking Water Week

National Drinking Water Week is May 5 to May 11, 2013. The purpose is to raise public awareness and understanding of drinking water in both public and private supplies, thus bringing attention to this precious resource.

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Posted on: May 8, 2013

05/08/13 Beautiful Local Birds at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 7:00am to enjoy an early morning bird walk. Participants will join a Montgomery County park ranger for a short morning hike to learn about the local bird population.

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Posted on: May 8, 2013

05/08/13 The Chickens at the Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, May 11, 2013 between 10:00am and 1:00pm to learn more about the valued chicken and its many uses on a farm from the 18th century through today.

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Posted on: May 7, 2013

05/07/13 Second Montco Electronics Recycling Date Set for Saturday in Green Lane

The second of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place this Saturday, May 11, in Green Lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: May 7, 2013

05/07/13 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

Montgomery County is joining more than 1,100 communities across the country in celebrating the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day on May 9, 2013.

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Posted on: May 7, 2013

05/07/13 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-second consecutive year.

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Posted on: May 2, 2013

05/02/13 Montco Names New Planning Director

The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced the appointment of Jody L. Holton, AICP, as the new executive director of the county Planning Commission.

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Posted on: April 30, 2013

04/30/13 Shapiro Touts Montco Energy Savings Program to Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery County Commission Chairman Josh Shapiro today outlined the aggressive steps the county is taking to reduce energy consumption by 50 percent.

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

04/29/13 Sheriff’s Department Seeks to Expand Anti-Violence Program

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department seeks to expand the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program on Monday through the county’s public schools, court system and community events.

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

04/29/13 A Special Mother’s Day Gift Idea…Design a One-of-a-Kind Scarf!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, what could be better for a mother, grandmother, or wife than a handmade gift?

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

04/29/13 MCHD Child Passenger Safety Program Offers Free Child Safety Seat Inspections

Child safety seats save lives, but only when they are installed and used properly. The Montgomery County Health Department Child Passenger Safety Program offers free child safety seat inspection sites throughout the county.

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Posted on: April 23, 2013

04/23/13 “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 4, 2013 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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Posted on: April 23, 2013

4/23/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Earlybird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a spring earlybird walk on Saturday April 27, 2013 at 7:30am.

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Posted on: April 23, 2013

04/23/13 Meet The Beavers!

Mark the calendar to visit Green Lane Park on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:30pm, and discover Pennsylvania’s natural lumberjack – the beaver!

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Posted on: April 18, 2013

04/18/13 First Quarter Report Shows Montco to Be On Firmer Fiscal Ground

After fighting rough fiscal seas for the past year, Montgomery County’s fiscal ship apparently has come through the worst of the storm and has entered calmer waters.

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Posted on: April 17, 2013

04/17/13 A Day of Celebration

Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:00am to help celebrate two wonderful events.

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Posted on: April 16, 2013

04/16/13 Summer 2013 Internship Opportunity at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

The Peter Wentz Farmstead, a restored 18th century Pennsylvania-German home and farm, is looking for a summer intern interested in a career in history or museums.

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Posted on: April 16, 2013

04/16/13 Celebrate Arbor Day at Pennypacker Mills

Arbor Day is just around the corner and Pennypacker Mills is the perfect place to enjoy the wonders of nature with a weekend of programs for the whole family to enjoy!

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Posted on: April 16, 2013

04/16/13 Fun with Fishing for Kids

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:30am to learn the basics of fishing from Montgomery County Park Rangers.

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Posted on: April 16, 2013

04/16/13 Baby Care 101 – Safe Sleep

Since newborns sleep about 16 hours a day, it’s important to know how to help protect them from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related dangers.

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Posted on: April 15, 2013

04/15/13 Green Lane Park Hosts Spring Beauties - The Wildflowers

Green Lane Park will hold a wildflower walk on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: April 15, 2013

04/15/13 Revolutionary War Program at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm to learn about the importance of iron in the Revolutionary War.

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Posted on: April 15, 2013

04/15/13 Montgomery County Health Department Urges Residents to Prepare for 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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2013

04/12/13 Montgomery County Sets Dates for 2013 Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Montgomery County Commissioners have announced six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment, and six more for household hazardous waste collection.

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Posted on: April 11, 2013

04/11/13 Montgomery County Prothonotary Administering the Oath of Allegiance

Montgomery County residents representing 31 different countries and cultures will become United States citizens on April 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM during a naturalization ceremony being held at Abington Senior High School.

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Posted on: April 10, 2013

03/13/13 Sheriff's Department Staff to Speak at 2013 Housing Fair

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department staff will discuss Understanding Sheriff Sales at the Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership 2013 Housing Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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Posted on: April 8, 2013

04/08/13 Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Entries for 2013 Montgomery Awards

The Montgomery County Planning Commission is seeking project nominations for its 2013 Montgomery Awards.

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Posted on: April 8, 2013

04/08/13 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm to experience the annual shearing of the sheep and activities typical of spring on a colonial Pennsylvania German farm.

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Posted on: April 4, 2013

04/04/13 Montgomery County Issues $55 Million in Bonds to Fund Major Infrastructure Projects

With a long list of infrastructure needs throughout the county, Montgomery County today issued $55 million in bonds that will address many of those projects with no appreciable increase over the county’s current debt service in the next decade.

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Posted on: April 6, 2013

04/05/13 Montgomery County reopens Fetter’s Mill Bridge

The Montgomery County Commissioners this week announced that the Fetter’s Mill bridge over the Pennypack Creek between Lower Moreland and Bryn Athyn has been re-opened.

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Posted on: March 26, 2013

03/26/13 Montgomery County to Honor Centenarians

Calling all centenarians – those persons over 100 years old. On May 1, Montgomery County will hold its 4th annual Centenarian Celebration at Dock Woods in Lansdale. Reservations are necessary, and must be made by April 5.

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Posted on: March 25, 2013

03/25/13 Orienteering for Beginners

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 10:00am for a first look at the basics of orienteering.

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Posted on: March 25, 2013

03/25/13 Pennypacker Mills Presents “Samuel Pennypacker, Book Collector”

In celebration of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s 170th birthday, Pennypacker Mills is offering a special presentation by Dr. Iren Snavely, Rare Books Librarian for the State Library of Pennsylvania, discussing the Governor as a book collector.

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Posted on: March 22, 2013

03/22/13 County to Investigate Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners, has instructed the county solicitor to assemble a work group to explore the possibility of the county passing a county-wide non-discrimination ordinance.

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Posted on: March 18, 2013

03/18/13 Victorian Easter Crafts for Kids at Pennypacker Mills

Spend an afternoon creating Easter crafts that will be especially fun and oh so Victorian on Saturday, March 23 at Pennypacker Mills!

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Posted on: March 18, 2013

03/18/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Creatures of Night” Program

Join special guest and amphibian enthusiast, Andrew Curtis, for a close up look at local frogs, toads, and salamanders in their natural habitat.

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Posted on: March 15, 2013

03/15/13 Montgomery County Commissioner’s Office Seeking Internship Applications

The Montgomery County Commissioner’s office is currently accepting applications for their summer internship program. Upper level high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students are invited to apply.

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Posted on: March 15, 2013

03/15/13 Eco-Egg Hunt

Come to an educational egg hunt at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Please note the two different start times: 2:00PM for children ages 3-5 and 3:00pm for children ages 6-10.

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Posted on: March 15, 2013

03/15/13 The Year of the Snake

Bring the whole family to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00pm to celebrate the Year of the Snake.

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Posted on: March 14, 2013

03/14/13 Go For The Greens During National Nutrition Month!

If there’s one color that Americans can strive to have more of on their plates, it’s green! March is National Nutrition Month, an opportunity to take notice of the benefits of healthy eating.

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Posted on: March 13, 2013

03/13/13 “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 13, 2013 through 12:00pm on Friday, March 15, 2013.

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Posted on: March 11, 2013

03/11/13 Spring Fling

St. Patty’s Day and the first day of Spring are coming soon, so “‘green” will be the theme of a Norristown Farm Park program on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: March 7, 2013

03/07/13 Montgomery County Adopts 2013 Capital Budget

The Montgomery County Commissioners today adopted a $56.69 million capital budget for 2013 that dedicates nearly half that total to road and bridge projects. At the same meeting, the commissioners also adopted an $11.2 million open space budget for 2013.

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Posted on: March 6, 2013

03/06/13 Montgomery County Launches New Website

Montgomery County today officially launched its new website, which features exciting new graphics and significantly improved accessibility and interaction for county residents and businesses and anyone else wanting to learn about the county.

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Posted on: March 5, 2013

03/05/13 Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park

Carrying on a Pennsylvania German tradition of dyeing eggs with wild berries, bark, grasses, and roots, participants will use natural materials to dye eggs rather than commercial tablets. Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

03/04/13 New Iron Exhibit Opens at Pottsgrove Manor with a Lecture by Dan Graham

On Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 1:00pm, Pottsgrove Manor will open a new exhibit on Pennsylvania’s colonial iron industry with a lecture from historian Dan Graham.

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

03/04/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

The Code Blue Declaration has been extended for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00pm on Monday, March 4, 2013 through 12:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2013.

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Posted on: March 1, 2013

03/01/13 Owl Prowl

Meander along the trails in Norristown Farm Park listening for the sounds of local owls. Young owls that were born in the winter are getting vocal now. Lucky participants may hear their calls. Bring binoculars!

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Posted on: March 1, 2013

03/01/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2013 through 12:00pm on Monday, March 4, 2013.

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Posted on: February 27, 2013

02/27/13 Maple Sugar Magic Program at Green Lane Park

The annual “Maple Sugar Magic” program is back at Green Lane Park on Saturday, March 2 at 11:00am and 2:00pm!

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Posted on: February 26, 2013

02/26/13 Pennypacker Mills Presents Cooking in a Victorian Kitchen: Pies and Tarts

Join the staff at Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:00am for a day of hands-on baking and eating in the Victorian kitchen.

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Posted on: February 25, 2013

02/25/13 Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 11:00am to join in the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday.

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Posted on: February 25, 2013

02/25/13 First Look at Maple

How did the Native Americans and early settlers get their maple sugar? Come to Norristown Farm Park and learn how to make maple syrup from the sap of Sugar Maples. Taste maple sugar and pure maple syrup. Make a maple craft to take home.

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Posted on: February 22, 2013

02/22/13 Montgomery County Commissioners Take “Conversation” Caravan to Pennsburg

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the last of five “Conversations with your Commissioners” on Monday, February 25 in Pennsburg. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Upper Perkiomen Valley School District Education Center.

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Posted on: February 22, 2013

02/22/13 Wildflowers of Winter

Herbaceous plants look really different in winter. Their many shades of brown and gray give beauty to the winter landscape as well as to dried flower arrangements. Learn to identify flowers at this time of the year on a winter walk.

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Posted on: February 22, 2013

02/22/13 “Waterfowl Watch” Program at Green Lane Park

As the ice begins to melt off the lakes, migrating ducks, geese, and swans begin to drop in on their north-bound journey. Participants at “Waterfowl Watch” Program at Green Lane Park may see Greater White-fronted Geese, Tundra Swans, and many more.

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Posted on: February 22, 2013

02/22/13 Winter Craft Workshops at Pennypacker Mills: Reverse Painting on Glass

Winter is the perfect time to take craft classes! Join the staff at Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, February 23 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM for a Reverse Painting on Glass Workshop.

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Posted on: February 21, 2013

02/21/13 Montco Releases 4th Quarter Budget Update

How much has the budget situation improved in Montgomery County in the past year?

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Posted on: February 21, 2013

02/21/13 Montgomery County Seeking Information on Best Operating Model for Nursing Facilities

The Montgomery County Commissioners today voted unanimously to issue a “Request for Interest” to gauge the interest from qualified entities on the best operating model for county nursing facilities.

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Posted on: February 20, 2013

02/20/13 Two Montgomery County Projects Win 2012 Pennsylvania Horticultural Community Greening Award

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society paid tribute to community greening champions across the state. Two of the winners were Montgomery County projects: the Human Services Center Rooftop Garden and the Pennypacker Mills Children’s Heritage Garden.

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Posted on: February 19, 2013

02/19/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

The Code Blue Declaration has been extended for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 until 9:00am on Friday, February 22, 2013.

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Posted on: February 15, 2013

02/15/13 Heart Health Month

February is all about the heart. The color red can be seen throughout the month in Valentine’s Day cards and other symbols of love.

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Posted on: February 15, 2013

02/14/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, February 16, 2013 through 9:00am on Tuesday, February 19, 2013.

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Posted on: February 11, 2013

02/11/13 Celebrate President’s Day at Pennypacker Mills with a Reading of “The General and the Dog”

Looking for a fun way to celebrate President’s Day with the family? Pennypacker Mills’ story reading program will be both entertaining and educational, teaching visitors about President George Washington.

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Posted on: February 11, 2013

02/11/13 Open-Hearth Cooking at Pottsgrove Manor

On Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, visit Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy “Backcountry Cooking,” a demonstration of traditional open-hearth cooking.

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Posted on: February 8, 2013

02/08/13 Montco Seeking Grant to Fund Inmate Re-entry Program

The number of former inmates returning to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility is below the national average. Nevertheless, 62 percent of the inmates in Montgomery County return.

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Posted on: February 8, 2013

02/08/13 Congressman Fattah Invites Commissioner Shapiro to State of the Union Address

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, will be in the gallery for President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday at the invitation of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (PA-2).

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Posted on: February 6, 2013

02/06/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Friday, February 8, 2013 through 12:00pm on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

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Posted on: February 6, 2013

02/06/13 Montgomery County Sponsors Farming Conference

Farming is not the first thing that comes to
mind when someone thinks about Montgomery County, but it remains a vital part of
the county’s economy and efforts are underway to keep it that way, including an
upcoming conference on farming.

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

02/01/13 Montgomery County Commissioners take “Conversation” caravan to Arcadia University

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of their “Conversations with your Commissioners” on Monday, February 4 at Arcadia University in Glenside.

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

02/01/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have decided to issue a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: January 29, 2013

01/29/13 Montgomery County Teams Up with American Red Cross to Celebrate National Blood Donor Month

Since 1970, National Blood Donor Month has been celebrated in January in an effort to educate Americans

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Posted on: January 24, 2013

01/24/13 Montgomery County Public Safety Recruiting Additional Telecommunicators

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is looking for the best to answer the call, literally, thousands of times per day.

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Posted on: January 23, 2013

01/23/13 Green Lane Park Offers “Winter Tree ID Made Easy”

Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services Division’s Green Lane Park will host a “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” program

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Posted on: January 23, 2013

01/22/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, are extending the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency

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Posted on: January 21, 2013

01/21/13 Montgomery County Commissioners take “Conversation” caravan to Lower Merion

The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the second of their “Conversations with your Commissioners”

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Posted on: January 17, 2013

01/17/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have decided to issue a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: January 14, 2013

01/14/13 Pennypacker Mills Presents: Celebrating the 150th Civil War Anniversary“Call to Arms!

Pennypacker Mills Presents: Celebrating the 150th Civil War Anniversary
“Call to Arms! Emergency Militia in Pennsylvania During the Gettysburg Campaign”

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Posted on: January 14, 2013

01/14/13 Pennypacker Mills Presents: Design Your Own Scarf…a Wearable Work of Art!

Nothing is as personal as a handmade gift for someone special. With Valentine’s Day approaching, why not give that close friend or loved one a unique gift that they will always remember because it was specially made for them!

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Posted on: January 14, 2013

01/14/13 Montgomery County Commissioners Slate “Conversations With Your Commissioners” Around County

Over the next few weeks, the Montgomery County Commissioners will be having conversations about county government with residents throughout the county.

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Posted on: January 10, 2013

01/10/13 Montco Extends Hours For Free Flu Vaccines; Urges Residents to Get Shots

The Montgomery County Health Department has increased the hours free flu vaccines are available at its three health centers throughout the county.

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Posted on: January 8, 2013

01/08/13 Sewing Workshop at Pottsgrove Manor

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 and Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Pottsgrove Manor will host a workshop on historic sewing techniques with “Shifts and Shirts: The Most Basic of Foundations.”

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Posted on: January 30, 2013

01/08/13 Press Pennypacker Mills Presents Photograph and Paper Ephemera Preservation Seminar

Every family has a collection of old photographs and important papers that gets passed down to the next generation. Daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and other old photographs all require special preservation techniques.

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Posted on: January 8, 2013

01/08/13 Food Preservation Highlighted at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

If you have ever wondered how the colonists preserved their meats, then visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 12, 2013 between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: January 30, 2013

01/03/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have decided to issue a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: January 2, 2013

01/02/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have decided to extend the Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

What You Need to Know If You Were Harmed By Wells Fargo

Information on how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Wells Fargo to refund thousands of customers who were charged fees for unauthorized accounts.

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Telephone Reassurance Program for Seniors

A pilot program has been funded to support a telephone reassurance program for those 60 and over in the Greater Norristown and Pottstown Area.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

2016 Holiday Giving Program

Our official Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth Holiday Giving Program is now underway. See flyer attached. Our office supports thousands of needy children throughout Montgomery County during the holidays. We are asking coworkers, busines...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Hershey Park Trip for Foster Children in Montgomery County!

On December 2, 2016, SuperKIDS of Montgomery County, Inc. is sponsoring 40 foster children, chaperoned by professional casework staff, on an exciting bus trip to Hershey Park’s Candy Lane. The children will experience holiday lights, attractions and amus...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

Children & Youth Staff Making a Positive Impact

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Gregg recently provided exemplary efforts in helping a young father succeed. Gregg was identified as a support for a father with a heroin addiction. A plan of safety was implemented and father’s young daughter was p...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

2015 Annual Report for Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth

The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Children & Youth released their 2015 Annual Report. The 2015 Annual Report details local child abuse and neglect statistics and information, as well as, services and supports ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

2016 Tom Ward Scholarship Winner

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The Tom Ward Scholarship was presented by SuperKIDS of Montgomery County, Inc. to Jessica Newton. SuperKIDS was represented by Board Members, Chris Holtz and Michele Kristofco. Mr. Holtz presented Miss Newton with a certificate and her $1000 scholarship...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

May is Foster Care Month

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At today’s Commissioners meeting, Chairman Commissioner Josh Shapiro, Vice-Chair Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, and Commissioner Joseph C. Gale proclaimed May as Foster Care Month in Montgomery County. Present to accept the Commissioners’ Proclamation were four ...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, our Montgomery County Commissioners recognized the hard work and dedication of all our staff at their meeting this morning. They also recognized the efforts of the Maternal and Early Childhood Consortium formed a...Read on...

Posted on: April 5, 2016

Montgomery County Children & Youth Helps to End Hunger!

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There’s nothing like a little healthy competition to fight off the winter blues and support a good cause! Staff members of the Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth divided into four (4) teams and over a seven-week period competed to see which...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Tom Ward Scholarship Award Winners!

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Congratulations to Dana Loper and Taneshia Darden, the 2015 Tom Ward Scholarship award recipients by SuperKIDS of Montgomery County, Inc! Each young woman received a $1,000.00 scholarship to advance their educational careers. Ms. Loper is enrolled in th...Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

Montgomery County Office of Children & Youth 2014 Annual Report

The report details Montgomery County child abuse and neglect data, statistics and services provided by Montgomery County's Office of Children and Youth.

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

12/30/2013

Arrest Warrants Issued in Pottstown Homicide

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Posted on: December 27, 2013

12/27/2013

Pottstown Homicide Investigation

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

12/20/2013

Criminal Defense Attorney Arrested for Drug Sales

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

12/16/2013

Montgomery County Prescription Drug Disposal Program Expansion

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

12/13/2013

Former Tennis Coach arrested for Corruption of Minors

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

12/13/2013

Licensed Public Adjuster Charged with 200+ Counts of Theft, Insurance Fraud, ID Theft

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Posted on: December 12, 2013

12/12/2013

Church Treasurer Arrested for Embezzling $81K

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Posted on: December 11, 2013

12/11/2013

Hatboro Woman Charged With Homicide Offense Of Drug Delivery Resulting In Death

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

12/05/2013

Cheltenham Woman Scheduled For Preliminary Hearing Today For Stabbing Death of Her Husband

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

11/27/2013

9-11 Heroes Run 2013 Wrap Up

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Posted on: November 22, 2013

11/22/2013

Domestic-Related Homicide Investigated in Cheltenham Township

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Posted on: November 16, 2013

11/16/2013

Whitpain Tavern Robbery Suspect Arrested

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Posted on: November 8, 2013

11/08/2013

$10,000.00 Reward for Information Leading to the Arrest and Conviction of the Person(s) Responsible for the 1993 Murder of Julie Barnyock, Age 18

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Posted on: November 8, 2013

11/08/2013

Seventh Annual Montgomery County SWAT Challenge

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Posted on: November 6, 2013

11/6/2013

Norristown Murderer Arrested After Firing Shots Into Back Of Car and Killing Passenger

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Posted on: October 31, 2013

10/31/2013

East Greenville Search Warrants Reveal Large Quantity of Heroin

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Posted on: October 25, 2013

10/25/2013

School Bus Driver Arrested for Involuntary Manslaughter In Pottsgrove Crash

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Posted on: October 11, 2013

10/11/2013

ORELAND MAN ARRESTED ON PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES

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Posted on: October 8, 2013

10/08/2013

Mexican National Drug Pushers Arrested in Methamphetamine Sting

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Posted on: September 30, 2013

09/30/2013

New Jersey Fugitive Who Tried to Kill Cops Arrested In Montgomery County For Heroin Trafficking

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Posted on: September 26, 2013

09/26/2013

Red Hill Woman Arrested for Theft & Unemployment Compensation Fraud

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Posted on: September 17, 2013

09/17/2013

Church Bookkeeper Arrested For Embezzling $150K

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

09/13/2013

Craig Thomas Bateman Arrested on Charges of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse with a Minor, Aggravated Indecent Assault of a Minor and Related Offenses

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

09/13/2013

Montgomery County Dedicates Plaque Honoring the Memory of Fallen Hero Plymouth Township Police Officer Bradley Michael Fox

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Posted on: August 29, 2013

08/29/2013

Lower Merion Woman Charged With Homicide By Vehicle While Under the Influence After Crashing Car into Flower Truck Driver With Her Child in Car

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Posted on: August 23, 2013

08/23/2013

Former Upper Gwynedd Township Fire Company Treasurer Arrested for Stealing Quarter Million Dollars of Fire Company Funds

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Posted on: August 20, 2013

08/20/2013

Former County Law Librarian Arrested for Theft and Conspiracy

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/2013

Fatal Accident in Hatboro Under Investigation

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

08/12/2013

Wrestling Coach Arrested For Possession of Child Pornography

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Posted on: August 9, 2013

08/09/2013

2013 Summer Intern Mock Trial Results

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

08/08/2013

3 Arrested for Roofing Scam

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/2013

Murderer Apprehended

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/2013

Charles Decembrino Arrested for TD Bank Robbery in Whitpain Township

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Posted on: July 31, 2013

07/31/2013

Failure to Report Child Abuse at Summer Camp

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Posted on: July 26, 2013

07/23/2013

Commendations Awarded at DA's Semi-Annual Staff Meeting

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Posted on: July 23, 2013

07/23/2013

Arrest in Eastern Montgomery County Bank Robberies

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Posted on: July 19, 2013

07/19/2013

Adams County District Attorney Shawn Wagner and Montgomery County First Assistant District Attorney Kevin Steele to be Awarded Capital Litigation Award

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Posted on: July 19, 2013

07/19/2013

Arrest Made in Theft From Community Youth Groups

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

07/17/2013

District Attorney Ferman Elected Secretary-Treasurer of Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Association

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

07/17/2013

Wedding Crasher Charged with Theft in Upper Providence Township

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Posted on: July 12, 2013

07/12/2013

Reward for Apprehension of Homicide Suspect Andre "Dre" Collier

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Posted on: July 11, 2013

07/11/2013

Arrest Warrant Filed For Thefts By Wedding Crasher

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/2013

Lansdale Man Arrested For Homicide By Vehicle DUI Related Charges In Salford Crash

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/2013

Montgomery County Cyber-bullying and Bullying Task Force Formed

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Posted on: July 5, 2013

07/05/2013

Homicide Investigation in Norristown Borough

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Posted on: June 28, 2013

06/28/2013

Serial Night Time Burglary Arrest in Montgomery County

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Posted on: June 21, 2013

6-21-2013 Accused Child Rapist Successfully Extradited from Costa Rica

Accused Child Rapist Successfully Extradited from Costa Rica

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Posted on: June 14, 2013

6/14/2013 Montgomery County Law Library Bookkeeper Arrested for Theft

Montgomery County Law Library Bookkeeper Arrested for Theft

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Posted on: June 8, 2013

06/08/2013

Arrest in Murder in Hatfield Township

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Posted on: June 7, 2013

06/07/2013

Domestic Related Homicide in Hatfield

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

06/05/2013

Charges Filed in Alleged Rape at Wissahickon High School

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Posted on: June 4, 2013

06/04/2013

Inaugural 911 Heroes Run Norristown Honoring Plymouth Police Officer Brad Fox

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Posted on: June 3, 2013

06/03/2013

Co-Conspirator Identified In Pottsgrove Home Invasion Murder

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Posted on: May 29, 2013

05/29/2013

District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Presents Annual Law Enforcement/Civilian Commendations

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Posted on: May 26, 2013

05/26/2013

Skippack Teen Arrested For Murder of Royersford Girl

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Posted on: May 24, 2013

05/24/2013

Sarah Ann Derstein arrested for Homicide by Vehicle While Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol

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Posted on: May 23, 2013

05/23/2013

Operation Weed Whacker

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Posted on: May 20, 2013

05/20/2013

Charges Filed in Pottsgrove Home Invasion Murder

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Posted on: May 10, 2013

05/10/2013

Second Annual Emerging Leadership Summit Hosted Seventy High School Students

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Posted on: May 8, 2013

05/08/2013

Foster Child Assaulted in Cheltenham

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Posted on: May 5, 2013

05/05/2013

Joint Investigation into a Home Invasion Robbery

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Posted on: April 27, 2013

04/27/2013

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Hatfield Township

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Posted on: April 26, 2013

04/26/2013

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day – Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Posted on: April 25, 2013

04/25/2013

Heroin Bust in Hatboro

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Posted on: April 22, 2013

04/22/2013

Cheltenham Shooting

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Posted on: April 12, 2013

04/12/2013

Plymouth Man Arrested on Sex Offenses With a Child

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Posted on: April 10, 2013

04/10/2013

Police Search for Man Accused of Pottstown Murder

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Posted on: April 8, 2013

04/08/2013

OPERATION: “WALLED-IN” Marijuana Trafficking Organization Dismantled by Montgomery County Narcotics Enforcement Team

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Posted on: April 4, 2013

04/04/2013

Montgomery County Prescription Drug Disposal Program

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Posted on: April 3, 2013

04/03/2013

Murder Charges Filed On Upper Moreland Woman In Stabbing Of Her Paramour

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Posted on: April 3, 2013

04/03/2013

Montco DA Risa Vetri Ferman and Mission Kids Announce that Every Montgomery County Public Elementary School Reached Through Internet Safety Program

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Posted on: April 2, 2013

04/02/2013

Philadelphia Man Arrested For Shooting On Easter In Lansdale

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Posted on: March 22, 2013

03/22/2013

Pottstown Murder Investigation

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Posted on: March 21, 2013

03/21/2013

Man Arrested on Homicide By Vehicle Charges In Death of Jogger In Royersford

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Posted on: March 5, 2013

03/05/2013

Investigation of Fatal Accident in Limerick Township

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

02/27/2013

Norristown Operation Ceasefire 2013

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

02/27/2013

2nd Man Arrested for his Role in Norristown Murder

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Posted on: March 4, 2013

02/26/13

Murder Charges Filed Against an Upper Moreland Man for Killing His Two-Month Old Baby Girl

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Posted on: February 25, 2013

2/25/2013

Father Arrested For Endangering Infant; Death Investigation Continues

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Posted on: February 21, 2013

2/19/2013

Investigation Continuing For Body Found In New Hanover Field

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Posted on: February 13, 2013

2/12/2013

Arrest Made in Norristown Homicide

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Posted on: February 8, 2013

2/8/2013

Three Men Arrested in Horsham on Heroin Charges

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Posted on: February 5, 2013

2/5/2013

Reward Offered For Information in Home Invasion in Huntingdon Valley

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

2/1/2013

Commendations 2012

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Posted on: February 6, 2013

2/1/2013

Montgomery County and Berks County Daytime Burglars Arrested

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Posted on: February 1, 2013

2/1/2013

2012 Accomodations

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Posted on: February 6, 2013

1/02/2013

Conshohocken Man Arrested on Homicide By Vehicle Charge In Death of Turnpike Commission Employee

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

12/29/2014 Charges Filed in Huntingdon Pike Crash

Charges Filed in Huntingdon Pike Crash

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Posted on: December 24, 2014

12/24/2014 No Charges In Inappropriate Facebook Posting

No Charges In Inappropriate Facebook Posting

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Posted on: December 23, 2014

12/23/2014 STONE Investigation

STONE Investigation

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Posted on: December 23, 2014

12/23/2014 Arrest Made for Corruption of Minors, Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor, and Tre

Arrest Made for Corruption of Minors, Disseminating Obscene Materials to a Minor, and Trespass by Motor Vehicle

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/2014 DA Ferman and Sheriff Bono Announce Joint DUI Task Force

DA Ferman and Sheriff Bono Announce Joint DUI Task Force

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Posted on: December 16, 2014

12/16/2014 Media Advisory Update

Media Advisory Update - 12/16/2014

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Posted on: December 16, 2014

12/16/2014 Photo Update – Bradley Stone

Photo Update – Bradley Stone

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/2014 Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Subject

Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Subject

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

12/08/2014 Charges Filed in Pottstown Murder and Related Robberies

Charges Filed in Pottstown Murder and Related Robberies

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

12/05/2014 Lower Pottsgrove Woman Arrested for Arson

Lower Pottsgrove Woman Arrested for Arson

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Posted on: November 25, 2014

11/25/2014 District Attorney Seeks Volunteers for Youth Aid Panels

District Attorney Seeks Volunteers for Youth Aid Panels

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

11/20/2014 Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Dedicates Plaque Honoring the Memor

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Dedicates Plaque Honoring the Memory of Fallen Hero Officer JOHN J. PLUNKETT of Jenkintown Borough Police Department

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Posted on: November 18, 2014

11/18/2014 Video Forensics Lead to Horsham Man's Arrest on 3 Bank Robberies

Video Forensics Lead to Horsham Man's Arrest on 3 Bank Robberies

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/2014 Operation Crosshairs Leads to Arrests and Recovery of Firearms

Operation Crosshairs Leads to Arrests and Recovery of Firearms

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Posted on: October 24, 2014

10/24/2014 Norristown Murder

Norristown Murder

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Posted on: October 22, 2014

10/22/2014 Independent Case Review Leads to Safeguards Designed to Ensure Highest Professional Stand

Independent Case Review Leads to Safeguards Designed to Ensure Highest Professional Standards in Montgomery County DA’s Office

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/2014 Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and the Lower Merion Police Departm

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and the Lower Merion Police Department Honor Fallen Lower Merion Officers, Sergeant Francis J. Fanning and Officer Elwyn A. Fletcher, in Fallen Hero Plaque Dedication Ceremony

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Posted on: October 16, 2014

10/16/2014 K9 Turks Joins The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office...

K9 Turks Joins The Montgomery County District Attorney's Office as a Courthouse Comfort Dog to Serve Crime Victims and Witnesses

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

10/08/2014 Patricia Sue Davenport and Megan Michelle Rudolph Arrested for Providing Heroin to Minors

Patricia Sue Davenport and Megan Michelle Rudolph Arrested for Providing Heroin to Minors

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

09/19/2014 Montco DA and Sheriff Announce Volunteer Certification Seminar for Narcotics Overdose Pr

Montco DA and Sheriff Announce Volunteer Certification Seminar for Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE) Task Force

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

09/11/2014 DA Ferman Honors Fallen Hero Sergeant A Wesley Faust of New Hanover Township in Hero Pla

DA Ferman Honors Fallen Hero Sergeant A Wesley Faust of New Hanover Township in Hero Plaque Dedication Ceremony

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

09/10/2014 DA Risa Vetri Ferman and Sheriff Russell Bono Partner with Local Schools...

DA Risa Vetri Ferman and Sheriff Russell Bono Partner with Local Schools to Tackle Youth Bullying, Cyberbullying and Teen Suicide Prevention

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

09/04/2014 Homicide By Vehicle Charges in Horsham Crash

Homicide By Vehicle Charges in Horsham Crash

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

09/03/2014 Prison Escapee Arrested

Prison Escapee Arrested

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

08/06/2014 DA Announces Winners of the Intern Trial Competition

DA Announces Winners of the Intern Trial Competition

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

08/04/2014 2013 Annual Report

2013 Annual Report

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Posted on: August 4, 2014

08/04/2014 Resident Stands His Ground and Kills Armed Home Invader in Norristown

Resident Stands His Ground and Kills Armed Home Invader in Norristown

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Posted on: August 1, 2014

08/01/2014 Semi Annual Staff Meeting

Semi Annual Staff Meeting

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

07/29/2014 District Attorneys Team Wheels of Justice Rides in the Irish Pub Childrens Foundation 27t

District Attorney's Team, Wheels of Justice, Rides in the Irish Pub Children's Foundation 27th Annual Tour De Shore

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

07/02/2014 Son Charged with Fatal Attack on 88 Year Old Father Son and Grandson Charged with Conspir

Son Charged with Fatal Attack on 88 Year Old Father Son and Grandson Charged with Conspiring to Dump Victim's Body in Northeast Pennsylvania

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

07/02/2014 Joint Investigation of Body Found in Susquehanna County

Joint Investigation of Body Found in Susquehanna County

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

06/26/2014 Fiery Crash In Douglass Township Leads to Homicide By Vehicle While Under Influence Charg

Fiery Crash In Douglass Township Leads to Homicide By Vehicle While Under Influence Charges

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

06/26/2014 King of Prussia JOHN Sting Snares Robbers

King of Prussia JOHN Sting Snares Robbers

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

06/26/2014 Oreland Man Arrested for Homicide by Vehicle while Driving Under the Influence in Upper D

Oreland Man Arrested for Homicide by Vehicle while Driving Under the Influence in Upper Dublin Crash

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Posted on: June 16, 2014

06/16/2014 Joint Investigation of Plymouth Township Deaths

Joint Investigation of Plymouth Township Deaths

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

06/13/2014 Murder Suspects From Pottstown Killing Are Apprehended And Charged

Murder Suspects From Pottstown Killing Are Apprehended And Charged

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

06/06/2014 Three Month Investigation Concludes with Determination that March 7, 2014 East Norriton..

Three Month Investigation Concludes with Determination that March 7, 2014 East Norriton Shooting Incident was Accidental; No Charges to Be Filed

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

06/06/2014 Investigation into Homicide of 20 year old in Pottstown Announced

Investigation into Homicide of 20 year old in Pottstown Announced

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

12/30/2015 Cosby Arraigned and Posts Bail; Preliminary Hearing Set for January 14, 2016 at 9 AM

Cosby Arraigned and Posts Bail; Preliminary Hearing Set for January 14, 2016 at 9 AM

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Posted on: December 30, 2015

12/30/2015 Cosby Charged With Aggravated Indecent Assault

Cosby Charged With Aggravated Indecent Assault

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Posted on: December 28, 2015

12/28/2015 Joint Investigation Into Fatal Crash In Horsham

Joint Investigation Into Fatal Crash In Horsham

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

12/22/2015 Homicide Investigation Ongoing in Norristown

Homicide Investigation Ongoing in Norristown

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

12/21/2015 Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Heroin Dealers

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Heroin Dealers

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

12/18/2015 Investigation Into Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Collegeville

Investigation Into Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Collegeville

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

12/01/2015 Ninth Annual District Attorney's SPCA Support Drive Announced

Ninth Annual District Attorney's SPCA Support Drive Announced

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/2015 Three Dead in Hatfield - Update 11-30-2015

Three Dead in Hatfield - Update 11-30-2015

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/2015 Three Dead in Hatfield Township

Three Dead in Hatfield Township

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

11/10/2015 Arrest Made in Hatfield Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

Arrest Made in Hatfield Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

11/06/2015 First Degree Murder Charges Filed In Double Murder In Norristown

First Degree Murder Charges Filed In Double Murder In Norristown

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

11/05/2015 Joint Investigation Announced Into Double Homicide In Norristown

Joint Investigation Announced Into Double Homicide In Norristown

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/2015 Man Arrested for Possessing and Disseminating Child Pornography

Man Arrested for Possessing and Disseminating Child Pornography

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/2015 Nalaxone Drug Box and Take Back Day October 17 2015

Nalaxone Drug Box and Take Back Day October 17 2015

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

10/09/2015 Arrest Announced for Crimes Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Arrest Announced for Crimes Involving the Sexual Exploitation of Children

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

10/09/2015 Man Arrested for Criminal Attempt of Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a Child

Man Arrested for Criminal Attempt of Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a Child Under 16

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

10/08/2015 Two Arrested In Lower Moreland Home Invasion

Two Arrested In Lower Moreland Home Invasion

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

10/06/2015 Joint Investigation Initiated into the Deaths of Two in the Schuylkill Canal

Joint Investigation Initiated into the Deaths of Two in the Schuylkill Canal

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/2015 Mass Texts Lead To Dismantling of Heroin Trafficking Operation

Mass Texts Lead To Dismantling of Heroin Trafficking Operation

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

10/02/2015 Schemes To Defraud Victims Uncovered

Schemes To Defraud Victims Uncovered

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/2015 Additional Perjury Charge Filed Against Defendant Kathleen Kane

Additional Perjury Charge Filed Against Defendant Kathleen Kane

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/2015 Update on Lower Moreland Home Invasion and Homicide Investigation

Update on Lower Moreland Home Invasion and Homicide Investigation

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/2015 Man Charged with Aggravated Assault,Simple Assault,Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Man Charged with Aggravated Assault,Simple Assault,Endangering the Welfare of a Child

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/2015 Lower Moreland Home Invasion and Homicide Investigation

Lower Moreland Home Invasion and homicide Investigation

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/2015 No Charges Filed Against Hatboro Resident Who Shot Fleeing Bank Robber

No Charges Filed Against Hatboro Resident Who Shot Fleeing Bank Robber

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/2015 Montco Sheriff Bono, joined by DA Ferman, launches new drone to assist bomb unit

Montco Sheriff Bono, joined by DA Ferman, launches new drone to assist bomb unit

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/2015 Norristown Man Arrested For Distribution of Child Pornography

Norristown Man Arrested For Distribution of Child Pornography

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

09/02/2015 Former North Penn High School Student Arrested in Drop Box Nude Photo Scandal

Former North Penn High School Student Arrested in Drop Box Nude Photo Scandal

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Posted on: September 1, 2015

09/01/2015 Woman Charged with Charity Fraud

Woman Charged with Charity Fraud

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

08/31/2015 Attorney Charged With Rape of Client

Attorney Charged With Rape of Client

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

08/31/2015 Hatboro Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

Hatboro Man Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

08/27/2015 Preventing Fraud in Youth Sports Organizations

Preventing Fraud in Youth Sports Organizations

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Posted on: August 11, 2015

8/11/2015 Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Intern Trial Competition 2015

Montgomery County District Attorney's Office Intern Trial Competition 2015

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

08/06/2015 Montgomery County DA Charges Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane

Montgomery County District Attorney Charges Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane with Obstruction of Justice and Other Crimes Related to Scheme to Leak Confidential Investigative Information and Lying to Grand Jury to Conceal Crimes

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

07/29/2015 Pair Taken Into Custody In Identity Theft Case

Pair Taken Into Custody In Identity Theft Case

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

07/28/2015 Pair Charged With Using Stolen Identities To Open Credit Card Accounts

Pair Charged With Using Stolen Identities To Open Credit Card Accounts

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

07/23/2015 Former Rydal Elementary School PTO President Arrested For Theft and Related Charges

Former Rydal Elementary School PTO President Arrested For Theft and Related Charges

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/2015 Wheels of Justice 2015

Wheels of Justice 2015

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

07/14/2015 Montco DA Risa Vetri Ferman Elected President of the PDAA

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Elected President of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/2015 Homicide By Vehicle Arrest in Lower Providence Truck Crash

Homicide By Vehicle Arrest in Lower Providence Truck Crash

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/08/2015 Hatboro Bank Robber Shot and Apprehended

Hatboro Bank Robber Shot and Apprehended

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Posted on: June 26, 2015

06/26/2015 Arrests Made in Upper Merion Prostitution Sting

Arrests Made in Upper Merion Prostitution Sting

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

6/25/2015 Arrest in April Murder in Norristown

Arrest in April Murder in Norristown

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

5/11/2015 2014 DA Annual Report Executive Summary

2014 DA Annual Report Executive Summary

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

05/07/2015 DA Ferman Presents Law Enforcement and Civilian Commendations on Thursday May 7 2015

DA Ferman Presents Law Enforcement and Civilian Commendations on Thursday May 7 2015

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

05/04/2015 Results of 2015 Spring Drug Take Back

Results of 2015 Spring Drug Take Back

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

5/1/15 DA Ferman Honors Fallen Police Chief John J. Culp of Lower Providence Township with Plaque

DA Ferman Honors Fallen Police Chief John J. Culp of Lower Providence Township With Fallen Hero Plaque.

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

05/01/2015 Reward Offered for Information Regarding the 2012 Homicide of Paul Brown in Norristown

Reward Offered for Information Regarding the 2012 Homicide of Paul Brown in Norristown

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Posted on: May 1, 2015

05/01/2015 Investigation Into Two Deaths In Montgomery Township

Investigation Into Two Deaths In Montgomery Township

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

4/28/15 Statement of Montgomery County DA Risa Vetri Ferman on the Investigation of Kathleen Kane

Statement of Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman on the Investigation of Kathleen Kane

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

4/24/2015 Arrest Made In Physical Abuse of a Child in Lower Providence

Arrest Made In Physical Abuse of a Child in Lower Providence

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

4/24/2015 Pottstown Warrant Sweep

Pottstown Warrant Sweep

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

4/22/2015 2015 County-wide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

2015 County-wide Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
“OFF WITH YOUR MEDS”

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

4/15/15 Heroin Seizure in Norristown

Heroin Seizure in Norristown

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Posted on: April 14, 2015

4/14/2015 Two Arrested in Pottstown Murder

Two Arrested in Pottstown Murder

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

04/08/2015 Schuylkill Expressway Shooting

Schuylkill Expressway Shooting

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Posted on: April 8, 2015

4/8/2015 Arrest Made In Cheltenham LaMott Fire Company Hostage Situation

Arrest Made In Cheltenham LaMott Fire Company Hostage Situation

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Posted on: April 7, 2015

04/07/2015 Norristown Shooting

Norristown Shooting

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

4/1/15 Statement of Montgomery County DA Risa Vetri Ferman on the Investigation of AG Kathleen Kane

4/1/2015 STATEMENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY RISA VETRI FERMAN ON THE INVESTIGATION OF ATTORNEY GENERAL KATHLEEN KANE

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

3/31/2015 Joint Investigation into Two Deaths

Joint Investigation into Two Deaths

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

03/24/2015 Lansdale Counselor Arrested For Inappropriate Touching Of Teenage Client

Lansdale Counselor Arrested For Inappropriate Touching Of Teenage Client

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

03/23/2015 Joint Investigation Being Conducted On Pottstown Homicide

Joint Investigation Being Conducted On Pottstown Homicide

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Posted on: March 23, 2015

03/23/2015 Three Philadelphia Men Arrested In Power Tool Theft Ring

Three Philadelphia Men Arrested In Power Tool Theft Ring

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Posted on: March 13, 2015

03/13/2015 Defendant Charged for Sexual Assault in Montgomery Township Tanning Salon

Defendant Charged for Sexual Assault in Montgomery Township Tanning Salon

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

03/10/2015 DA RISA VETRI FERMAN HONORS FALLEN HERO, OFFICER RAYMOND MOSCARDELLI OF AMBLER BOROUGH TP

DISTRICT ATTORNEY RISA VETRI FERMAN HONORS FALLEN HERO, OFFICER RAYMOND MOSCARDELLI OF AMBLER BOROUGH TOWNSHIP IN HERO PLAQUE DEDICATION CEREMONY

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Posted on: March 8, 2015

3/8/2015 Body Located by Police

Body Located by Police

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

03/06/2015 Cheltenham Domestic Related Homicide

Cheltenham Domestic Related Homicide

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Posted on: March 6, 2015

03/06/2015 Upper Moreland Stabbing

Upper Moreland Stabbing

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Posted on: February 27, 2015

02/27/2015 Child Predator Arrested

Child Predator Arrested

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

02/25/2015 Wiretaps Reveal International Drug Network Impacting Montgomery County and Region

Wiretaps Reveal International Drug Network Impacting Montgomery County and Region

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Posted on: February 19, 2015

02/19/2015 Defendant Murders Co-Worker in Franconia Rendering Plant

Defendant Murders Co-Worker in Franconia Rendering Plant

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

02/18/2015 Ongoing Homicide Investigation in Franconia

Ongoing Homicide Investigation in Franconia

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Posted on: February 13, 2015

02/13/2015 DA Risa Vetri Ferman Responds to Governor Wolf's Moratorium on Pa Death Penalty

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Responds to Governor Wolf's Moratorium on Pennsylvania's Death Penalty

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

02/10/2015 State Police Corporal Charged With Recklessly Endangering Other Persons

State Police Corporal Charged With Recklessly Endangering Other Persons

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

02/05/2015 Copper Caper

Copper Caper

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Posted on: February 3, 2015

02/03/2015 Request for the Public's Assistance in Courthouse Bomb Threat

Request for the Public's Assistance in Courthouse Bomb Threat

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/2015 Troop Leader Charged With Thefts From Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts

Troop Leader Charged With Thefts From Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts

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Posted on: January 23, 2015

01/23/2015 Kurt Krumpholz arrested for Criminal Attempt of Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse

Kurt Krumpholz arrested for Criminal Attempt of Involuntary Deviant Sexual Intercourse with a child under the age of 16

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Posted on: January 22, 2015

01/22/2015 Deaths Ruled Homicide and Self-Inflicted

Deaths Ruled Homicide and Self-Inflicted

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Posted on: January 22, 2015

01/22/2015 Police Officer Able To Disable Woman Pointing A Gun At Police With Single Shot

Police Officer Able To Disable Woman Pointing A Gun At Police With Single Shot

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

01/16/2015 Annual Meeting 2015

Annual Meeting 2015

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

01/06/2015 McGowan Graduation

McGowan Graduation

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

12/02/2016 Detectives Asking for Help in 1993 Murder of Julie Barnyock; $10,000 Reward Available

Detectives Asking for Help in 1993 Murder of Julie Barnyock; $10,000 Reward Still Available

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

11/30/2016 Pediatrician David Kennedy Arrested for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

Pediatrician David Kennedy Arrested for Possessing Sexually Explicit Images of Children

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

11/28/2016 Bobby Brown of Norristown Arrested for Attempted Murder

11/28/2016 Bobby Brown of Norristown Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

11/16/2016 Murder Suicide in Cheltenham

Murder Suicide in Cheltenham

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

11/18/2016 Robert Greene of North Wales Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Child Pornography

Robert Greene of North Wales Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Child Pornography

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

11/16/2016 Six Men Arrested for Patronizing Prostitutes in King Of Prussia

Six Men Arrested for Patronizing Prostitutes in King Of Prussia

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

11/3/2016 Prosecutors Available to Respond to Potential Election Day Complaints

Prosecutors Available to Respond to Potential Election Day Complaints

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

10/31/2016 Kucharik Charged With Homicide By Vehicle in Sept. 20 Crash

Kucharik Charged With Homicide By Vehicle in Sept. 20 Crash

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

10/14/2016 Pottstown Community Invited to Oct.22 Event with NAACP and Police

Pottstown Community Invited to Oct. 22 with NAACP and Police

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

10/11/2016 Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for October 22

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for October 22

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

10/7/2016 Three Gang Members Arrested for Assault Robbery and Theft Incidents in Lower Merion Townsh

Three Gang Members Arrested for Assault Robbery and Theft Incidents in Lower Merion Township

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Posted on: October 6, 2016

10/6/2016 Statement from District Attorney Steele Concerning Cosby Defense Filing

Statement from District Attorney Steele Concerning Cosby Defense Filing

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Posted on: September 22, 2016

9/22/2016 Overdoses Up in Montco; Nearly 70 Percent of PDs Carrying Naloxone

Overdoses Up in Montco; Nearly 70 Percent of PDs Carrying Naloxone

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

9/9/2016 Johnson and Lofton Arrested for Shooting and Robbery in West Pottsgrove

Johnson and Lofton Arrested for Shooting and Robbery in West Pottsgrove

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

9/9/2016 Russell Gellman of Abington Arrested for Child Pornography

Russell Gellman of Abington Arrested for Child Pornography

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

9/1/2016 Joel Springer Arrested for Institutional Sexual Assault at Youth Center

Joel Springer Arrested for Institutional Sexual Assault at Youth Center

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

8/25/2016 Kyle Allen Arrested for Theft of $638,000 Worth of Parts from SEPTA

Kyle Allen Arrested for Theft of $638,000 Worth of Parts from SEPTA

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

8/24/2016 Clinton Art Holmes Cited for 28 Instances of Animal Cruelty in Barto

Clinton Art Holmes Cited for 28 Instances of Animal Cruelty in Barto

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

8/23/2016 Upper Gwynedd Township Man Arrested for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

Upper Gwynedd Township Man Arrested for Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

8/18/2016 Philadelphia Man Arrested for Human Trafficking and Involuntary Servitude

Philadelphia Man Arrested for Human Trafficking and Involuntary Servitude

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Posted on: August 17, 2016

8/17/2016 Law School Interns Neveil and Soreth win DA Mock trial Competition

Law School Interns Neveil and Soreth win DA Mock trial Competition

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

8/10/2016 19-Year-Old Joshua Trunk Arrested for Murder of Mother and Boyfriend in Ambler

19-Year-Old Joshua Trunk Arrested for Murder of Mother and Boyfriend in Ambler

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

8/5/2016 Daniel Erb Arrested for Illegal Sexual Contact with a Child

Daniel Erb Arrested for Illegal Sexual Contact with a Child

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

8/4/2016 DA's Office Presents Plan for Crime Prevention Cameras in Pottstown

DA's Office Presents Plan for Crime Prevention Cameras in Pottstown

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

8/1/2016 Victims Identified in Ambler Double Homicide

Victims Identified in Ambler Double Homicide

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Posted on: July 29, 2016

7/29/2016 Aykee Scott Arrested for Pottstown Shooting, Firearms Charges

Aykee Scott Arrested for Pottstown Shooting, Firearms Charges

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

7/28/2016 Thomas Kaczmarek of Norristown Charged With Multiple Felonies Related to Seeking A Child O

Thomas Kaczmarek of Norristown Charged With Multiple Felonies Related To Seeking A Child Online to Sexually Exploit

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Posted on: July 27, 2016

7/27/16 Jason Gattuso of Chalfont Arrested on Felony Illegal Sexual Contact With Two Teenage Student

Jason Gattuso of Chalfont Arrested on Felony Illegal Sexual Contact With Two Teenage Students

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

7/22/16 Three Towamencin Men Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Three Towamencin Men Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

7/21/2016 Physician Charged With Felonies in Providing Drugs to Woman

Physician Charged With Felonies in Providing Drugs to Woman

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

7/19/2016 DA Announces Community Prosecution Unit in Pottstown

DA Announces Community Prosecution Unit in Pottstown

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

7/15/2016 Lee Arrested for 2011 Murder of Dawkins in Norristown

Lee Arrested for 2011 Murder of Dawkins in Norristown

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

7/15/2016 Philadelphia Man Charged for Series of Burglaries in Five Counties

Philadelphia Man Charged for Series of Burglaries in Five Counties

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Posted on: July 14, 2016

7/14/2016 Huntingdon Valley Man Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Child Pornography

Huntingdon Valley Man Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Child Pornography

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

06/27/2016 Marcus Forte of Warrington Arrested on Multiple Charges Related to Illegal Sexual Contact

Marcus Forte of Warrington Arrested on Multiple Charges Related to Illegal Sexual Contact with a 13-Year-Old Girl

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

06/23/2016 Home Inspector Charged With Felony Theft for Defrauding Home Owners

Home Inspector Charged With Felony Theft for Defrauding Home Owners

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

06/22/2016 Man Arrested for Criminal Homicide in Overdose Death

Man Arrested for Criminal Homicide in Overdose Death

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

06/17/2016 Floyd Arrested for Murder In Attack on Neighbor

Floyd Arrested for Murder In Attack on Neighbor

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Posted on: June 8, 2016

06/08/2016 24-Year-Old Man Murdered

24-Year-Old Man Murdered

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

05/27/2016 Statement Re: May 24th Fire at North Penn High School

Statement Re: May 24th Fire at North Penn High School

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

05/26/2016 Montco DA Releases 2015 Annual Report

Montco DA Releases 2015 Annual Report

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

05/23/2016 North Wales Woman Arrested for Murder of Ex-Husband

North Wales Woman Arrested for Murder of Ex-Husband

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

05/16/2016 Rafael Robb Parole Declined

Rafael Robb Parole Declined

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Posted on: May 13, 2016

05/13/2016 29 Receive DA Commendations

29 Receive DA Commendations

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/2016 Clark Arrested for Dec. 23 Murder in Abington

Clark Arrested for Dec. 23 Murder in Abington

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

05/09/2016 Statement on May 7 Fatal Fire in Norristown

Statement on May 7 Fatal Fire in Norristown

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

05/03/2016 Volunteers Sought for Youth Panels

Volunteers Sought for Youth Panels

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

05/02/2016 Results of Drug Take Back Day Announced

Results of Drug Take Back Day Announced

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

04/28/2016 LANSDALE MAN CHARGED WITH VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT FOR CHURCH SHOOTI

LANSDALE MAN CHARGED WITH VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT FOR CHURCH SHOOTING

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Posted on: April 27, 2016

04/27/2016 Lafayette HIll Man Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Sexual Internet Crime

Lafayette HIll Man Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Sexual Internet Crime

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

04/26/2016 Norristown Man Arrested for Murder on April 19th

04/26/2016 Norristown Man Arrested for Murder on April 19th

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

4/25/2016 Statement Regarding Superior Court Orders in Cosby Case

4/25/2016 Statement Regarding Superior Court Orders in Cosby Case

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Posted on: April 21, 2016

04/21/2016 Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for April 30

Prescription Drug Take Back Day Scheduled for April 30

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

4/11/2016 Distracted Driving Growing Problem in Montgomery County; Enforcement Efforts for April

Distracted Driving Growing Problem in Montgomery County; Enforcement Efforts for April

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

4/1/2016 Philadelphia Man Arrested for Homicide by Vehicle

Philadelphia Man Arrested for Homicide by Vehicle

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

4/1/2016 Woman Arrested for Kidnapping Baby

Woman Arrested for Kidnapping Baby

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

03/29/2016 DA Prescription Drug Disposal Program Adds New Site in Royersford

DA Prescription Drug Disposal Program Adds New Site in Royersford

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

03/23/2016 Three Arrested for April 2015 Murder in Norristown

Three Arrested for April 2015 Murder in Norristown

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Posted on: March 18, 2016

03/18/2016 Massenburg Arrested for Murder

Massenburg Arrested for Murder

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Posted on: March 16, 2016

03/16/2016 DA Steele and K9 Turks Donates Seized Items to S.P.C.A.

DA Steele and K9 Turks Donates Seized Items to S.P.C.A.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

03/10/2016 Norristown Resident Arrested for Murder of Stepfather

Norristown Resident Arrested for Murder of Stepfather

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

03/08/2016 Pottstown's Charriez Now Facing Federal Charges

Pottstown's Charriez Now Facing Federal Charges

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

02/24/2016 Lansdale Man Charged with Human Trafficking And Prostitution of Girl

Lansdale Man Charged with Human Trafficking And Prostitution of Girl

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

02/24/2016 Hatboro Guitar Teacher Charged For Unlawful Sexual Contact

Hatboro Guitar Teacher Charged For Unlawful Sexual Contact

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

2/17/2016 Three Kilos of Heroin Seized Trafficker Arrested

Three Kilos of Heroin Seized Trafficker Arrested

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

2/12/2016 STATEMENT RE: COSBY NOTICE OF APPEAL

STATEMENT RE: COSBY NOTICE OF APPEAL

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

2/05/2016 Pike County Man Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Contact with 14-Year-Old

Pike County Man Charged with Multiple Felonies Related to Contact with 14-Year-Old

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

1/29/2016 PENNRIDGE BUS DRIVER CHARGED WITH INSTITUTIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT, OTHER CHARGES

PENNRIDGE BUS DRIVER CHARGED WITH INSTITUTIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT OTHER CHARGES OF TWO SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

1/29/2016 GIUFFRIDA CHARGED WITH MORE THAN 100 FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

GIUFFRIDA CHARGED WITH MORE THAN 100 FELONY COUNTS OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

1/27/2016 SENTENCES IN FIVE MURDER CASES COULD BE AFFECTED BY SUPREME COURT RULING

SENTENCES IN FIVE MURDER CASES COULD BE AFFECTED BY SUPREME COURT RULING

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

1/26/2016 HOFFMAN CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE

HOFFMAN CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

1/26/2016 CAREER PROSECUTOR MCCANN JOINS MONTGOMERY COUNTY DA’S OFFICE AS FIRST ASSISTANT DISTRICT

CAREER PROSECUTOR MCCANN JOINS MONTGOMERY COUNTY DA’S OFFICE AS FIRST ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

1/22/2016 MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN DRUG DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND

MAN CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN DRUG DEATH OF GIRLFRIEND

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

1/20/2016 District Attorney Asks Court to Dismiss Cosby Defense Petition

District Attorney Asks Court to Dismiss Cosby Defense Petition

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

1/20/2016 Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

Involuntary Manslaughter Charges Filed in Death of 2-Year-Old

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

1/19/2016 DEFENDANT ARRAIGNED IN HORSHAM HBV DUI

DEFENDANT ARRAIGNED IN HORSHAM HBV DUI

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

1/15/2016 DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DONATES MORE THAN 100 COATS, OTHER WINTER GEAR FOR NEEDY

DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DONATES MORE THAN 100 COATS, OTHER WINTER GEAR FOR NEEDY

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

1/15/2016 LAFAYETTE HILL MAN CHARGED WITH 11 FELONY COUNTS RELATED TO INTERNET CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

LAFAYETTE HILL MAN CHARGED WITH 11 FELONY COUNTS RELATED TO INTERNET CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

1/14/2016 SOUDERTON MAN CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE WHILE DUI

SOUDERTON MAN CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE WHILE DUI

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Limited Services on Friday, December 16th

Limited Services on Friday, December 16th due to end of year processing.- We will accept purge payments and Attorney filings- We will not see walk-in clients after 11:30AMWe apologize for any inconvenience.

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Exceptions filing Changes

Effective Monday July 18, 2016 the process for filing exceptions to a Masters Recommendation has changed.

Please click on the link below for the updated documents and instructions.

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

You can now begin the support application process online.

Online requests use a series of questions to complete documents to be forwarded to Montgomery County Domestic Relations Section (DRS). Requests for support services can be used by parents or caretakers/custodians who want to:

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Payments can now be made using MoneyGram!

Non-custodial parents can now make payments using MoneyGram! MoneyGram is an additional payment option for making child support payments. Payments can be made through either a Walk-In location or On-Line.

Click here for more details on MoneyGram

Posted on: November 2, 2016

11/02/2016 Free Narcan Training/Kit Distribution Coming to Pottstown and Surrounding Areas

In an effort to save lives, Drug Addiction oVerdose Education, Inc. is teaming up with MCHD and the County Drug and Alcohol Program to provide a free Narcan Training and Kit Distribution Session from 7-9PM on Monday, November 7 at Pottstown Borough Hall.

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

10/14/16 PA Health Alert 360 - CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients

CDC Advises Hospitals to Alert Patients at Risk from Contaminated Heater-Cooler Devices Used during Cardiac Surgery

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

10/11/16 PA Health Alert 359 - Gonorrhea

In July 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a warning that a recent strain of Gonorrhea identified in Hawaii was demonstrated by laboratory test to be resistant to cephalosporin antibiotics

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

10/07/2016 PA Health Alert 358 - Link between Nurse Assist saline flush syringes and Burkholderia

On October 4, 2016, The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) issued a Health Alert regarding an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections related to contaminated Nurse Assist prefilled saline flushes

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

10/05/16 PA Health Alert 357

Link between Nurse Assist saline flush syringes and Burkholderia cepacia bloodstream infections

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

08/29/2016 CDC HAN 395 Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Toxic

Influx of Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Toxic Fentanyl-related Compounds Further Increases Risk of Fentanyl-related Overdose and Fatalities.

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Posted on: August 29, 2016

08/29/2016 Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Tutorial and FAQs

As of Aug. 25, 2016, the new Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PA PDMP) is available for patient query. In order to use the program

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

Montgomery County Expands “One Stop Shop” Approach to Economic Development

The Montgomery County Commissioners sealed the deal to create a one-of-a-kind program, expanding the County’s innovative “one stop shop” approach to economic development.

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

04/22/15 Montco Launches Bike Share Program for Trails

The Montgomery County Commissioners today, in conjunction with Zagster, a leading provider of bikes-as-a-service, launched a pilot bike share program for its trail system.

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

NEW Guidebook on Adaptive Reuse of Institutional Properties

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The guidebook discusses how municipalities, developers, and communities can work together to successfully transform these institutional properties into residences and businesses that enliven the surrounding community while preserving the architectural cha...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

Higher Court Electronic Filing for the County

The Prothonotary Office strives to be efficient while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the office.

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Posted on: February 5, 2013

E-Filing

For e-filing assistance, please dial 610-278-3361.


Posted on: January 18, 2013

Historic Land Records from 1784 to 1971 available online

Online subscription service available for all documents or per minute charge to search for historic documents

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

11/3/2016 - Sheriff's Office, Laurel House and Women's Center partner for victim support

New mandatory domestic violence awareness training provides Sheriff's Office law enforcement and office staff with tools to immediately help victims.

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

10/19/2016 - Montco Sheriff arrests nine domestic violence offenders and deadbeat parents

Montgomery County Sheriff's deputies arrested nine offenders wanted for various assault charges, child endangerment and nonpayment of child support, during an overnight raid, as part of the 14th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

10/04/2016 - Sheriff Kilkenny calls on attorneys to provide pro bono legal child advocate services

Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny will be expanding his legal role to help fill an increased need for pro bono child advocates. Kilkenny will be taking a CLE Montgomery Child Advocacy Project course entitled “The Art of Representing a Child in the Legal Arena.”

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

07/22/2016 - Sheriff Kilkenny graduates prestigious U.S. Army War College

Norristown, Pa., (July 22, 2016) – Montgomery County Sheriff, U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and paratrooper Sean P. Kilkenny graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on July 22, 2016.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/2016 - Montgomery County Sheriff's Office receives re-accreditation

The MCSO was the first sheriff's office in Pennsylvania to earn accreditation.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

10/21/2015 - Montco Sheriff Russell J. Bono participates in national domestic violence sweep

Sheriff Bono's deputies arrested 17 offenders wanted for a variety of violent felonies, domestic violence charges and nonpayment of child support during an overnight raid as part of the 13th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

07/08/2015 - Montco Sheriff's deadbeat parent raid gets nine

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono's deputies arrested nine male defendants parents, who collectively owed $124,704.63 for 11 children during an overnight raid on July 8, 2015.

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

06/03/2015 - Montco Sheriff's Office arrests seven in overnight raid.

Since Bono started this operation in April 2014, 985 warrants have been received. Five hundred seventy-six defendants, of which 363 turned themselves in, were detained by the MCSO and owed a total of $4,477,729 for 704 kids.

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Posted on: May 13, 2015

05/13/2015 - SHERIFF'S ROUNDUP Quarterly Newsletter March 2015

The new Sheriff's Roundup is out! Read about the joint DUI Task Force, continued crime investigation education program with Arcadia University, Taser training and more!

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Posted on: May 6, 2015

05/06/2015 - Montco Sheriff's Office arrests nine in overnight DRO raid

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested eight male deadbeat parents and one female, who failed to pay a total of $66,382.90 in child support for nine kids, during an overnight sweep on the early morning of May 6, 2015

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

03/18/2015 - Montco Sheriff gets 9 deadbeat parents in Philadelphia, Norristown raid

Sheriff Bono’s deputies arrested nine deadbeat male parents, who represented $108,815.21 in unpaid child support for 13 kids in an overnight sweep through Cheltenham, Philadelphia and Norristown areas on the early morning of March 18, 2015.

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Posted on: March 10, 2015

03/10/2015 - Montco Sheriff Bono arrested eight in overnight raid and has joined forces with MADD.

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s team of 12 deputies arrested eight out of a list of 34 DUI defendants in five hours, during an overnight raid on March 10, 2015 at 2:00 a.m. Three more defendants turned themselves in after hearing about the raid.

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

03/04/2015 - Montco criminal fugitive wanted on drug and other charges, caught in Arizona

Sheriff Russell Bono announced the capture of Montgomery County’s “Most Wanted” criminal fugitive, Ashlee Burgoon, who was wanted on five charges.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/2015 - SHERIFF'S ROUNDUP DECEMBER 2014

"Sheriff's Roundup" is a quarterly newsletter of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

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Posted on: January 28, 2015

01/28/2015 - Bono offers inside look into Sheriff's Office with quarterly news letter.

Sheriff Russell Bono is introducing a new way for county residents to stay up-to-date on the latest “insider” news from the Sheriff’s Office with the "Sheriff's Roundup" newsletter.

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/2014 - Montco Sheriff Bono and D.A. Ferman target drunk drivers with new DUI Task Force

Overnight raid yields 10 DUI offenders

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office ends year with Commendation Ceremony

Highlights of some of the awards that were given are Commendatory Letters and Commendations of Exceptional Service for undercover work, securing accident scenes, special investigative work, bomb threat event management and community service.

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

12/04/2014 - Montco Sheriff's and Domestic Relations Offices run end-of-year deadbeat sweep

One deadbeat parent who owes over $100K is still at large.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

11/19/2014 - Montco Sheriff deadbeat parent sweeps represent over $3.4 million in support payments

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is not letting up on deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/2014 - Beware of IRS scammers calling and posing as sheriff's deputies

Victims of scams or residents who have received calls from scammers should immediately call their local police department or the Montgomery County Detectives Bureau at 610-278-3368 for further investigation.

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

11/06/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office offers new free gun safety seminar and free gun lock offer

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will offer a free Firearms Safety & Awareness Seminar for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken, Pa.

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

09/25/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office keeps the pressure on deadbeat parents

Twelve deadbeat dads, who collectively owed $91,296.27 in back child support to 19 children, were arrested following an early morning raid on September 24, 2014 by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

09/04/2014 - Montco Sheriff warns against spoofing scammers

Telephone scammers posing as Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies have been threatening citizens with arrest and demanding cash.

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

08/13/2014 - Montco Sheriff hits Philly for latest deadbeat parent roundup

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is keeping the heat on deadbeat parents wherever they may hide.

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

08/05/2014 - Montco Sheriff's K9s get official police ID badges

Anyone who brings harm to a law enforcment K9 will now face a harsh penalty. Badges make the dogs more identifiable as an officer of the law.

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

07/21/2014 - Montco Sheriff's Office adds social media strategy to capture deadbeats

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added social media tools to its arsenal to help find deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

07/16/2014 - Montco deadbeat parent roundup yields six in overnight sweep

Nine children may start to see some of the $59,777.07 in child support they are owed following another overnight raid.

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

07/16/2014 - New PA law ACT 114 provides increased professionalism for Sheriffs' Offices

The PA Sheriffs' Association in conjunction with PA Local Government Commission, the County Commissioners' Association of PA and the PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency signed a bill to provide professional training and education for sheriffs.

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Posted on: July 2, 2014

07/02/2014 - Deadbeat parent arrested at Wawa after Montco Sheriff's special ops investigation.

A Montgomery County Domestic Relations Office “Most Wanted for Child Support” defendant was arrested on June 26, 2014 as a result of collaborative special investigative techniques used by the sheriff’s office.

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

07/01/2014 - Montco Sheriff Warns Against Jury Duty Phone Scam

Norristown, Pa., (July 1, 2014) – Montco Sheriff Russell Bono is warning residents that callers posing as sheriff’s deputies are scamming citizens with the threat of arrest if they don’t pay a fine for allegedly missing jury duty.

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

06/13/2014 - Montco Sheriff assists with "Operation Friday the 13th" warrant sweep

“Operation Friday the 13th” brought bad luck to 36 defendants, who were arrested in an early morning warrant sweep assisted by the Montco Sheriff’s Office.

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Posted on: June 5, 2014

Montco Sheriff's Office adds new deputies

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added new deputies to the rolls.

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Posted on: May 28, 2014

05/28/2014 - Montco Sheriff targets deadbeat parents again

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono kept his promise to pursue deadbeat parents regularly and unannounced. Bono ordered a team of deputies to find and arrest deadbeat parents in an overnight raid during the early morning hours on May 28, 2014.

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Former Norristown police chief Richet takes chief deputy spot at Montco Sheriff's Office

Retired Norristown Police Department Chief Willie Richet is now the new chief deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, filling the vacancy left by Alfred J. Ricci when he retired in January 2014.

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Posted on: March 13, 2014

03/13/2014 - Retired Norristown Police Chief Bono is the new Montco Sheriff

Common Pleas Judge Carolyn T. Carluccio presided, as Russell Bono was sworn-in as the new Montgomery County Sheriff late afternoon on March 12, 2014 at the Courthouse.

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Posted on: February 21, 2014

Montco Sheriff's Department adds new deputies

Three new deputies will soon be on duty in the Montco Courthouse. The deputies joined the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department on February 18, 2014 and are completing their training.

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

Montco Sheriff's K9s to get life-saving body armor

Groupon and Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. partner to protect law enforcement dogs.

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Posted on: January 13, 2014

Montco Sheriff's Department reveals leadership transition plan

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department revealed a leadership transition plan following the retirement of Chief Deputy Alfred Ricci last week, and in anticipation of Sheriff Eileen Behr's departure on January 17, 2014.

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Posted on: January 6, 2014

01/06/2014 - Montco Chief Deputy Ricci announces retirement

Montgomery County Chief Deputy Sheriff Alfred J. Ricci has announced his retirement following 48 years of law enforcement leadership and community service. Ricci will leave his post on Friday, January 10, 2014.

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

12/20/2013 - Montco Sheriff Eileen Behr announces resignation to take new position at Drexel U.

Sheriff Behr will leave to take a new post as Director of Police Operations at Drexel University.

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

12/18/2013 - Montco Sheriff & DRO honor Chief Deputy, deadbeat roundup team and others

The Montco Sheriff's Department (MCSD) and the Domestic Relations Office (DRO) honored their own during a commendation ceremony held at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

12/5/2013 - Sheriff and D.A. promote leadership for women officers and get Continental Bank donation

A distinguished council of top area law enforcement leaders addressed over 100 female officers at a leadership development seminar titled “What is Your Leadership Potential?” hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE).

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

11/15/2013 - MCSD and DRO sweep nets 37 deadbeat parents in 72 hours

November 15, 2013 - An overnight raid and weeklong search has yielded a total of 37 targeted deadbeat parents who collectively owed $374,078 to 52 children.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/2013 - MCSD and DRO conduct unannounced raid on deadbeat parents

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and Domestic Relations Office (DRO) collaborated in an unannounced early morning raid on deadbeat parents with bench warrants.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

10/30/2013 - Sheriff Behr urges funding for early childhood programs

Sheriff Behr reads to Pre K students at Calvary Baptist Children's Learning Center

Montco Sheriff Eileen Whalon Behr urged lawmakers to continue to grow high quality early education programs as a critical strategy to reduce crime, lower prison costs and save taxpayers' money.

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Posted on: October 28, 2013

10/28/2013 - Montco Sheriff and Continental Bank Foundation to raise funds for local kids in need.

Fashion Show Flyer

The Continental Bank Foundation will hold its 3rd Annual "Giving is Always in Fashion" gala event on Nov. 6th at at 6:00 p.m. in Neiman Marcus on the 3rd floor of the King of Prussia Plaza. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Capit...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2013

10/18/2013 - Montco Sheriff and County Commissioners Introduce New Prisoner Bus

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department parted ways with its old prisoner transport school bus and introduced a new custom bus designed for increased safety and lower maintenance at a press conference on the plaza of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: September 27, 2013

9/27/2013 - The Montco Sheriff’s Department awards commendations

Norristown, Pa., (September 27, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) held a commendation ceremony recognizing several of its employees and their outstanding acts of service while performing their duties.

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Posted on: September 3, 2013

09/03/2013 - ELDER ABUSE (Seminar): Building a Community Response

Professionals, county employees, caregivers and seniors are invited to attend a free Elder Abuse seminar on Friday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

08/26/2013 - MCSD teaches anti-violence and drug resistance at GNPAL youth camp.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department participated in a summer youth basketball camp at the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League (GNPAL) Center in Norristown, Pa., to help teach kids anti-violence and drug resistance programs.

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

8/8/2013 - The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department announces new hires and a departure

New Deputies

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) has added several new employees to fill positions as sheriff's deputies, office support staff and a new role of public relations assistant.

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Posted on: June 26, 2013

6/26/2013 - MCSD AND DRO announce final results of child support amnesty week and roundup

Norristown, Pa., (June 26, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Domestic Relations Office reported the final results of the weeklong delinquent child support amnesty program
and the intense roundup of defendants with bench warrants...

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Posted on: June 24, 2013

6/24/2013 - MCSD and DRO to announce final results of delinquent child support amnesty program

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the Domestic Relations Office will report the final results of the week-­long amnesty program round-up and additional follow up activities by the departments on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

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Posted on: June 20, 2013

6/20/2013 - MCSD and Patriotic Order Sons of America honored Flag Day with flag retirement box

Norristown,Pa.,(June 20,2013) – Montgomery County residents wondering how to properly dispose of
old and worn American Flags are able to deposit them in a designated box outside the sheriff’s department at the county courthouse.

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Posted on: June 12, 2013

6/12/2013-MCSD to receive flag retirement box from Patriotic Order Sons of America to honor Flag Day

In honor of Flag Day, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will receive a hand-­crafted flag retirement box, donated from the Patriotic Order Sons of America (P.O.S. of A.), on Friday, June
14, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Sheriff's Department.

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Posted on: June 5, 2013

6/5/2013 - Montco Sheriff’s Department provides free 9-­-1-­-1 cell phones to seniors in need

Norristown, Pa.,(June 5, 2013) – Every day, seniors are vulnerable to crime, elder abuse, prolonged illness and residential hazards when they are unable to call 9-­-1-­-1 for emergency assistance because they do not have access to a phone.

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Posted on: June 4, 2013

6/4/2013 - Ceremony to Commemorate State’s First Sheriff’s Department Re-Accreditation by Pa. Chiefs

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department will hold a ceremony celebrating re-­accreditation by the PA Chiefs of Police Accreditation Commission on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 9 a.m. at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Main St. entrance, Norristown, Pa.

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Posted on: May 30, 2013

5/30/2013 - Sheriff’s Dept. and DRO announce one-week amnesty program for delinquent child support

Norristown,Pa.,(May 29, 2013) – Parents who are delinquent on child support payments and have outstanding bench warrants will be able to avoid arrest, prosecution and penalties, by turning themselves into the County Domestic Relations Office, during a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2013

5/24/2013 - Media Alert: Amnesty Week

Media Alert: Montgomery County Sheriff will hold a press conference at county courthouse on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. to announce delinquent child support amnesty program

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Posted on: May 16, 2013

5/16/2013 - Sheriff’s Department Offers Free Senior Crime Awareness Presentations

Norristown, Pa., (May 16, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Thursday will offer
free one-­-hour senior crime awareness presentations at local senior housing facilities and centers.

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Posted on: May 15, 2013

5/15/2013 - Montgomery County Bomb Squad to be featured Wednesday on CBS 3 News

Norristown, Pa., (May 15, 2013) – The Boston Marathon bombings put all local bomb squads on notice and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad is paying attention. The bomb squad led by Unit Commander Sgt. Al Stewart, will be featured in a televised segment...

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Posted on: April 29, 2013

4/29/2013 - Sheriff’s Department Seeks to Expand Anti-Violence Program

Norristown, Pa., (April 29, 2013) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department seeks to expand the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) Program on Monday through the county’s public schools, court system and community events.

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Posted on: April 9, 2013

4/9/2013 - Sheriff's Department Congratulates 2013 Victim Services Center Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2013 Victim Services Center Matty Muir Award winners. Det. Mark D Wassmer of the West Norriton Police Department, Patricia Morris, Health and PE Teacher at Upper Merion S.D and to Siobhan Klinger a VSC Volunteer.

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Posted on: April 9, 2013

4/9/2013 - Sheriff’s Department Congratulates Four Members of Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department extends its congratulations to four members of the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team.

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Posted on: March 13, 2013

3/13/2013 - Sheriff's Department Staff to Speak at 2013 Housing Fair

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department staff will discuss Understanding Sheriff Sales at the Montgomery County Partners for Home Ownership 2013 Housing Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2013.

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Voter Participation Center Concerns

A private non-profit organization called the Voter Participation Center is currently mailing notices to some citizens in all 67 counties in the Commonwealth that implies they might not be registered to vote when in fact many already are. It appears the or...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Poll Worker Training Videos

Online poll worker training is now available! Please check out the videos

here
Posted on: February 17, 2013

2016 General Election

The 2016 General Election will be held Tuesday, November 8, 2016. All Montgomery County polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Posted on: September 29, 2015

Online Voter Registration

Online voter registration is now available! Please visit the Voter Registration page for further information.

Voter Registration Page
Posted on: February 26, 2016

Voter Registration Deadline

The deadline to register for the upcoming General Election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016 (postmarks apply). Office hours will be extended until 8:00 p.m. on this date to accommodate those wishing to register in person.

Posted on: October 25, 2013

Civilian Absentee Voting Deadlines

The deadline to apply for a civilian absentee ballot is Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Voted ballots must be returned to the Election Board office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2016. Please note - postmarks do not apply to either deadline.