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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