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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