Posted on: December 16, 2016

“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, December 17, 2016 through 9:00am on Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program Offers $1 Million in 2017 Cycle

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The Montgomery County Commissioners approved $1 million for the second cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Twelve Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Child Support Raid

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Twelve dads, who collectively owed $152,297.12 in child support arrearages for 18 children, were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on December 14, 2016 during an overnight sweep.

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Montco Passes $409.5 Million Budget

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The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners today passed a $409.5 million 2017 budget in support of core County functions and dedicated funding for Montgomery County Community College.

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 through 12:00pm on Saturday, December 17, 2016.

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Weeklong Multi-County Sheriff’s Office DUI Sweep Yields 15 arrests

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The holiday party season is in full swing, and Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny has been working closely with other agencies to get drunk and drugged drivers off of the road.

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:30am to look for winter resident birds.

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Knight Road Bridge to Re-Open Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that the Knight Road Bridge over the Green Lane Reservoir in Upper Hanover Township will re-open on Saturday, December 10, 2016.

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, December 12, 2016.

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

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

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Montgomery County Board of Elections Postpones Certification of Results

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Reindeer Guide for Kids at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2016

Green Lane Park to Host “More Holiday Craft Workshops”

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Hibernation Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Holiday Wreaths at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

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

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Posted on: November 21, 2016

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

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

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Valerie Arkoosh Elected Chair of Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2016

Nine Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Raid

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Holiday Magic Comes to Pennypacker Mills

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Thanksgiving Centerpieces at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Holiday Crafts at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Craft Workshops”

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Terrific Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Turkey Tales at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

Owl Prowl at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Information about American Diabetes Month from the Montgomery County Health Department

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

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

Montgomery County Announces 2016 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: November 3, 2016

Court Extends Deadline to Receive Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County

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

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

White-Tailed Deer at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Owl Prowl”

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2016

22ADAY Veteran Suicides We Have To Ask WHY?

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

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Montco Sheriff Swears In New Deputies

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

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

9-1-1 Service Fully Restored

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

9-1-1 Service Issues Update

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

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

9-1-1 Service Issues

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2016

Montgomery County Expands Office Hours to Receive Absentee Ballot Applications

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Cooking Workshop and Demonstration at Pottsgrove Manor

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Green Lane Park’s Boat Storage Closing for the Season

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

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Posted on: October 24, 2016

Twilight Spooky Hike at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Halloween Crafts at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2016

Potpourri of Pods at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Penn Valley

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2016

Fall Foliage Ramble at Green Lane Park

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

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Colors of Nature at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Scarecrow Making at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

By The Light of the Moon at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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

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Posted on: October 12, 2016

Green Lane Park Hosts “Leave it to Beavers” Program

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Volunteers Wanted for Animal Habitat Restoration at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: October 4, 2016

Grist Mill Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

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

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Another Farm Permanently Preserved in Montgomery County

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

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Posted on: September 27, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: September 26, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Seven Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Raid

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Victorian Tea: Life at an Edwardian Manor at Pennypacker Mills

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 16, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Using Our Senses at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

Montco and Norristown Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 8, 2016

Moody’s Reaffirms Montco’s Healthy Financial Position

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Nature Scavenger Hunt at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Creepy Crawlies at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

Green Lane Park to Host “Star Watch” Program

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

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Posted on: August 25, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

08/15/16 Summer Stream Search at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 11, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

08/08/16 History Adventures Week at Pennypacker Mills

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

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Posted on: August 8, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 5, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

08/01/16 Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 28, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 25, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

07/21/16 Montco Names New Communications Director

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

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 12, 2016

07/12/16 Honey Bees at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

07/11/16 Insect Safari at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 8, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: July 1, 2016

07/01/16 Arcola Road Bridge Reopens

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

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

06/29/16 2016 Junior Naturalist Camp

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

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Posted on: June 29, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 27, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 23, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

06/22/16 Incredible Insects at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 16, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 15, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

06/07/16 Creek Critters at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

06/07/16 Bakken Response Full-Scale Exercise

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: June 2, 2016

06/02/16 Montco Launches Trail Challenge 2016

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

05/25/16 Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Event

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The sights and sounds of a Civil War battle will resound through the Perkiomen Valley on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm as Pennypacker Mills hosts its free Civil War Event.

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Posted on: May 25, 2016

05/25/16 Call 9-1-1 Public Education Campaign

Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is kicking off a “Call 9-1-1” public education campaign this week to urge residents to use the emergency number whenever they need a police officer, EMS ambulance, or firefighters to respond to their location.

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Posted on: May 23, 2016

05/23/16 Galena Brass Concert at Green Lane Park

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park with the season’s first free outdoor concert featuring the Galena Brass ensemble on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

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Posted on: May 18, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold their final two “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings for 2016 next week. Sessions are set for Lansdale and Bryn Mawr.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/17/16 2015 Montco Housing Market Shows Stability

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The number of homes sold in 2015 in Montgomery County was the highest in seven years, and while the median sales price showed only a modest growth, it was only the fourth increase in the last eight years since the housing market bubble burst in 2008.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinics on Saturdays in June for the twenty-fifth consecutive year. As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county.

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

05/17/16 Creek Critters at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

05/16/16 Yesterday’s Rules of Behavior Redefined for Today’s Families

Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00pm for a presentation by local author and educator, Paul Breon, on “Yesterday’s Rules of Behavior Redefined for Today’s Families.”

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

05/16/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Out And About On the Orange Trail” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a walk entitled “Out And About On the Orange Trail” on Saturday, May 21, 2016 beginning at 10:00am.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

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

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The first 2016 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Montgomery County Community College located at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 between 9:00am and 12:00pm.

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

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

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Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Joe Gale today joined scores of volunteers at Generations of Indian Valley in packing and delivering meals to homes of senior citizens in Souderton and the North Penn area as part of the local “Meals on Wheels” program.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the fourth of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm at Arcadia University in Glenside.

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

05/10/16 Wild Walk at Lorimer Park

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Take a quiet walk in wild with the park naturalist at Lorimer Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00pm. Learn about local wildlife (birds included) while improving observation skills.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

05/09/16 Herb Container Gardening at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will host an Herb Container Gardening workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

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

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The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Temple University–Ambler Campus between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: May 9, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00pm at the Upper Perkiomen Education Center in Pennsburg.

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

05/04/16 9th Annual PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Job Fair

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

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Posted on: May 4, 2016

05/04/16 Montco Expands Bike Share Program

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They’re back! After a promising pilot program in 2015, the Montgomery County bike share program will return and be expanded to Norristown Farm Park beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 5.

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

05/03/16 Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park

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It’s nearly the peak time for songbird migration. Take a Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00am.

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Posted on: May 3, 2016

05/03/16 Woodland Wildflowers at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

05/02/16 “Come to the Fair!” – Annual Colonial May Fair at Pottsgrove Manor

Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the second of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00am at the Norristown Farm Park in the Salt Wing located at 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, PA 19403.

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

05/02/16 Montco Drug Treatment Court Celebrates National Drug Court Month With 10 Year Anniversary

The Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court will hold its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and 82nd Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Norristown Area High School. The event is open to the public.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

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

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Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident red foxes, Shyler and Little Grey. The registration deadline is May 5, 2016.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

04/28/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Early Bird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, May 7, 2016 beginning at 8:00am.

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Posted on: April 28, 2016

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

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What happened at the Wentz house after the sun went down? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Friday, May 6, 2016 for an exploration of night life in an eighteenth-century home.

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Posted on: April 26, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the first of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown.

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

04/25/16 Spring Beauties at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

04/25/16 Arbor Day Tree Planting at Pennypacker Mills

In celebration of Arbor Day, Pennypacker Mills will be planting trees on the property to help maintain the original landscape that Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker envisioned for his farm in the early 1900s. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00am.

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

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

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The second recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Norristown Area High School between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

04/20/16 Montco Sheriff’s New Active Recruiting Program Provides Employee Diversity

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and his staff have kicked off a new active law enforcement and office staff recruiting program in an effort to draw more diverse candidates.

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Posted on: April 20, 2016

04/20/16 2016 Conversations with Commissioners Schedule

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For the fourth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. "Conversations with Commissioners" will again be offered throughout the county.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

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

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The second phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project will require the closure of Conshohocken Road beginning on Monday, April 25, 2016 so that the contractor can realign Diamond Avenue with Conshohocken Road.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

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

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Celebrate Earth Week by volunteering for an animal habitat restoration project at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: April 19, 2016

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

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Explore different sections of Lorimer Park to find some of the early returning spring migrants on Sunday, April 24 at 8:00am. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

04/18/16 Montco Sheriff’s Office Sets Policies To Decrease Costs, Increase Efficiencies

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced new policies and procedures that aim to modernize the Sheriff’s Office, by increasing efficiencies, saving resources and money, and diversifying newspaper advertising exposure.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

04/18/16 Green Lane Park To Hold “Earth Day Work Day” In the Park

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

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

04/18/16 Genealogy Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

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Visitors to historic Pottsgrove Manor can learn more about their own history with the lecture, “Building Your Family Tree – Genealogy 101,” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: April 18, 2016

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

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The 2016 Annual Rotary Club Kid’s Fishing Derby will take place at Lorimer Park on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

04/14/16 April is STD Awareness Month

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April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Montgomery County Health Department are encouraging individuals to protect their health with three simple actions: Talk. Test. Treat.

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) today presented an overview of the many transportation improvements that have been achieved in Montgomery County over the past 15 years.

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Posted on: April 13, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in cooperation with the Penn State Extension and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, has created a local food guide that lists and maps farmers’ markets and farm stands in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in sponsorship with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is offering a workshop on solar energy and energy efficiency on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

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

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Make Earth Day art at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00pm. Learn about recycling and other ways to help the earth. Play games and make an Earth Day craft.

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Posted on: April 12, 2016

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

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Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 8:30am. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society.

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

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

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Your Way Home Montgomery County was one of the 10 winners of an awards program to recognize community foundations for the excellent work they do along with their public partners in the areas of housing and community development.

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

04/11/16 Fun with Kites at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

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

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

04/11/16 National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

Each year, the second week of April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week to honor first-responders for the critical, and often under-appreciated, work they do.

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

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

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A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016 through 12:00pm on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

04/08/16 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead CANCELLED

Due to the impending weather on Saturday, April 9, 2016, the Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead has been CANCELLED.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

04/07/16 Montco Fills Two Senior Positions

Dean J. Dortone was named the county’s new Chief Financial Officer. Barbara O’Malley was named the director of the county’s new Department of Health and Human Services.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

04/07/16 Green Lane Park Ready to Welcome Purple Martins

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park is ready to welcome Purple Martins. A Purple Martin gourd nesting system was recently installed near the park amphitheater on Green Lane Road.

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

04/07/16 Advice from MCHD at the Start of the 2016 West Nile Virus Season

The West Nile Virus (WNV) season has begun and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

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

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Use a detailed map to navigate in the international sport of orienteering at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

04/04/16 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead

Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by visiting the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

04/04/16 Orienteering for Beginners at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 9 at 10am for a first look at the basics of orienteering. Visitors will meet members of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association to learn about, and try their hand at, this fun, family activity.

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Posted on: April 4, 2016

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

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The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438 between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: March 31, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

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

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Join the park naturalist at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00pm in a search for wild edible and medicinal plants.

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

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

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Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a guided hike entitled “Out and About in the Bird Sanctuary” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 beginning at 10:00am.

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

03/24/16 Montgomery County Eligible to Recoup January Blizzard Costs

Montgomery County municipalities and non-profit agencies are eligible to recoup some of the nearly $5.3 million costs associated with the severe snow storm that struck the region in January.

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

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

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The mission of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce is to develop and implement strategies to reduce the risk of suicide in Montgomery County through the collaborative efforts of community agencies and service providers.

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Posted on: March 17, 2016

03/17/16 Montgomery County Website Gets a Facelift

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

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

03/15/16 Montgomery County 2016 Recycling Events Schedule

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It’s that time of year again. The 2016 recycling dates for Montgomery County are approaching. Paper shredding, household hazardous waste, and tire collection events will begin in April.

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

03/15/16 Eastern Cottontail Rabbit at Norristown Farm Park

Learn about the local Eastern Cottontail Rabbit at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00pm. Meet and pet a special rabbit from the Elmwood Park Zoo.

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

03/14/16 Montco Vets Affairs, HealthLink Dental Clinic Offer Low-Income Vets Free Dental Care

The Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office has partnered with HealthLink Dental Clinic to offer free dental care to qualifying low-income veterans.

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Posted on: March 14, 2016

03/14/16 Montco PD, DA, and Community Leaders Collaborate to Provide Youth/Law Enforcement Forums

On March 16, 2016, the Montgomery County Public Defender and District Attorney will host a Youth/Law Enforcement Forum at the Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown Campus.

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report provides information on projects and plans that will have a positive effect on the lives of county residents in the future.

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

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

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission in 2015 received the highest number of land development and subdivision proposals it has received since 2009, according to the MCPC’s annual Summary of Subdivision, Land Development, and Zoning Activity report.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

03/10/16 Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

Come to an educational Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016. At 2:00pm younger children, ages 3-5, will simply hunt for eggs. At 3:00pm children ages 6-8 will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues.

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

03/10/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Color Your Easter Eggs – Naturally”

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

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

03/10/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Timberdoodle Time”

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

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Posted on: March 10, 2016

03/10/16 Going Green at Norristown Farm Park

Green will be the theme on St. Patty’s Day. Please wear something green and join in the search for the earliest spring greens during the Going Green program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: March 9, 2016

03/09/16 Montco Sheriff Kilkenny Leads Deadbeat Parent Sweep That Yields Twelve

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny led two teams of deputies and command staff in an overnight deadbeat parent sweep through several areas of Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

03/08/16 Montco Reports First Zika Virus Case

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The Montgomery County Health Department today announced confirmation of the first case of Zika virus in the county. A 55-year-old woman tested positive for the virus following travel outside of the United States to an area where Zika virus has been found.

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

03/08/16 Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park

The spring migration of waterfowl and water birds has begun! Join the search of the pond for ducks, grebes, egrets, and herons during a Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8:30am.

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

03/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

03/07/16 Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park

The Pennsylvania Dutch began the tradition of dyeing eggs with wild berries, bark, grasses, and roots. Learn more during a program about Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

03/07/16 Celebrate Easter and Spring in One Weekend at Pennypacker Mills

Easter Workshop for Kids Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Easter Chocolate Mold Demonstration Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

03/07/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, March 12, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. As the ice retreats from the park’s three lakes, the northbound migration of ducks, geese, and swans will be in full swing.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

03/07/16 Hippety Hop! Rabbits at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00am to meet that cute, lovable creature known as the rabbit. Visitors will learn about wild rabbits as well as visit their domesticated relatives that live at the park.

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Posted on: March 7, 2016

03/07/16 Green Lane Park to Open 2016 Boat Quarantine Storage Registration

Green Lane Park will begin taking registrations for Boat Quarantine Storage beginning on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:30am.

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Posted on: March 4, 2016

03/04/16 Arcola Road Bridge Work to Affect Traffic in Area on March 8 And 9

Contractors on the Arcola Road bridge replacement project will be delivering and installing the final six precast concrete beams for the final span of the bridge on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9.

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

03/03/16 Montgomery County Announces New Grant Program for Implementing County Comprehensive Plan

The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced an exciting new grant program as part of the implementation of the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

03/02/16 Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2016 Montgomery Awards

The Montgomery County Planning Commission is looking for the best in planning, design, and advocacy in Montgomery County and invites the public to submit nominations for the 2016 Montgomery Awards Program.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

03/02/16 Sugar Maple Trees at Norristown Farm Park

Take a closer look at maple trees, especially sugar maples, at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: March 2, 2016

03/02/16 "Code Blue" Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 through 9:00am on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

02/24/16 Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

March is usually a windy month, and it’s a great time to investigate “Winds and Weather” at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

02/24/16 Exhibit Opening and Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00pm for a historical talk to open the site’s new exhibit, “Potts and Family: Colonial Consumers.”

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

02/24/16 Green Lane Park Hosts Maple Sugar Magic Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Maple Sugar Magic” on Saturday, March 5, 2016 with demonstrations beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm.

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

02/19/16 Montgomery County Commissioners Adopt New Countywide Walkability Plan

The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted Walk Montco, a new countywide walkability plan, at their February 18 meeting.

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Posted on: February 17, 2016

02/17/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Donates Old Phones To Support Domestic Violence Hotline

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny donated 135 old cell phones to Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency, to help fund their 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, which received over 1,300 calls from victims last year.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

02/16/16 Birds for Beginners at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

02/16/16 Bark, Bark, Bark at Norristown Farm Park

Learn to identify trees in the winter by their bark during a special program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

02/16/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Out and About – Hemlock Point Trail” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided hike on the Hemlock Point Trail on Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 10:00am.

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Posted on: February 16, 2016

02/16/16 Info about Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) From the Montgomery County Health Dept.

February is American Heart Month and it is an opportune time to talk about diseases of the heart. Learn information about Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: February 15, 2016

02/15/16 Cause of Ursinus Illnesses Identified

The Montgomery County Health Department today announced that the cause of the illness that sickened over 200 students, faculty, and staff at Ursinus College over the past week is a Norovirus.

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

02/11/16 UPDATE: MCHD Investigation of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College

Ursinus College continues to take proactive measures in conjunction with Montgomery County Health Department officials to investigate and address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on campus.

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

02/10/16 UPDATE: Ursinus College Voluntarily Closes Cafeteria

Ursinus College has voluntarily closed the cafeteria and snack bar allowing Montgomery County Health Department officials to continue gathering information regarding the cluster of gastrointestinal illness on campus.

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

02/10/16 MCHD Investigating Outbreak of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College

Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is currently investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness associated with students from Ursinus College.

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Posted on: February 9, 2016

02/09/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, February 15, 2016.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

02/08/16 Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Hosting Free Trail Stewardship Workshop

The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites will be hosting a free, one-day, Trail Stewardship Workshop on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the classroom building at Pennypacker Mills.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

02/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park.

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

02/08/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Animal Tracks and Signs” Program

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

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

02/08/16 Valentine’s Day Cooking Demonstrations at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, February 13, 2016 between 11:00am and 3:00pm for demonstrations of open-hearth cooking during the program “Valentine’s Day The Colonial Way.”

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Posted on: February 7, 2016

02/07/16 Montco Public Health Officials Find Good Samaritans; They Are Safe From Rabies

MCHD officials have identified and interviewed the two men who came to the aid of a young girl who was being attacked by a rabid raccoon Thursday in Lower Merion. Both men are safe from contracting rabies.

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Posted on: February 6, 2016

02/06/16 Montco Public Health Officials Seeking Good Samaritan Who May Have Been Exposed To Rabies

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

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

02/04/16 State of the County Report

The Montgomery County Commissioners today at their bi-weekly meeting delivered their 2016 report on the State of the County.

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Posted on: February 3, 2016

02/03/16 Ten Males, One Female Arrested In Overnight Deadbeat Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced that sheriff’s deputies arrested 11 deadbeat parents, who owed $126,218.63 in child support arrearages for 16 children, during an overnight sweep on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

02/01/16 Scats and Tracks at Norristown Farm Park

Join the park naturalist at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm in a search of the wild signs of animals that remain active in winter.

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

02/01/16 Pennypacker Mills Offers a Valentines Craft Workshop for Kids

Make a gift from the heart this year at Pennypacker Mills’ Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

01/29/16 Beware Of IRS Impersonators This Tax Season

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has issued the following warning to Americans about scam artists posing as IRS agents.

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

01/27/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 through 9:00am on Saturday, January 30, 2016.

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

01/26/16 Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: January 26, 2016

01/26/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Winter Tree ID Walk” on Saturday, January 30, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

01/25/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016 through 9:00am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

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Posted on: January 24, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

01/22/16 Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites to Close in Montco

Montgomery County parks, trails, and historic sites will be closed on Saturday due to the impending storm. It is expected they will reopen on Sunday.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

01/22/16 Important Storm Information

The following is important information concerning the impending storm.

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

01/21/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, January 21, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016.

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

01/20/16 11 Arrested In Overnight Domestic Relations Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced that sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 deadbeat parents, who owed $122,593.32 in child support arrearages for 14 children, during an overnight sweep on Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

01/20/16 Way, Way, Up North at Norristown Farm Park

Learn about animals that live in the far north during the Way, Way, Up North program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

01/19/16 Winter Chores at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

How hard was winter for a family in colonial times? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 23, 2016 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to experience how people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries coped during the colder months.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

01/19/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Owl Prowl”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Owl Prowl” program on Saturday, January 23, 2016 beginning at 5:00pm.

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Posted on: January 19, 2016

01/19/16 Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic.

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Posted on: January 17, 2016

01/17/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016 through 9:00am on Thursday, January 21, 2016.

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

01/15/16 Montco Resumes Payments to Human Services Vendors Now That State Funds Are Flowing

Montgomery County disbursed over $19 million today, including all payables associated with the state budget impasse.

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

01/15/16 Commissioner Arkoosh Encourages Montgomery County Residents to Get Covered

Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh encourages Montgomery County residents to get covered before the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period ends on January 31st. There are a number of open enrollment events in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: January 14, 2016

01/14/16 Montco Lowers Weight Limit on Easton Road Bridge; Posts Truck Detour

As a result of a PennDOT inspection, Montgomery County has lowered the weight limit on the Easton Road bridge over the Tacony Creek in Cheltenham Township, which will require trucks over 13 tons to detour.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

01/12/16 Montco CFO Heading to School District of Philadelphia; County to Begin Search for Successor

Chief Financial Officer Uri Z. Monson announced today that he would be resigning his position with the county in early February to become the chief financial officer for the School District of Philadelphia. County to begin search for his successor.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

01/12/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park.

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

01/12/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 through 9:00am on Thursday, January 14, 2016.

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

01/08/16 Moody’s Reaffirms Montco’s Strong Financial Position

Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Montgomery County’s Aa1 bond rating with a stable outlook, and noted that the county benefits “from strong management that adheres to formal fiscal policies, multi-year budgeting, and long term capital planning.”

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Posted on: January 8, 2016

01/08/16 Montco Eliminates Veteran Homelessness; Work Not Finished

Last September, the county commissioners signed “The Mayors’ Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness” by the end of 2015. Yesterday, the Veterans’ Affairs director, reported to the commissioners at their bimonthly meeting that the goal has been reached.

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

01/06/16 Info about the HPV Vaccine for Teens and Pre-Teens From the Montgomery County Health Dept.

Cervical cancer vaccines are available to protect against the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often cause cervical cancer. Find answers to some FAQs about the HPV vaccine from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

01/05/16 Sean P. Kilkenny Takes The Helm As Montgomery County Sheriff

Sean P. Kilkenny was sworn in as Montgomery County Sheriff, during a ceremony for newly elected public officials on Monday, January 4, 2016.

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

01/05/16 Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park

Touch an owl feather, examine a skull, and look at what is inside a pellet during the Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

01/04/16 Shapiro Re-Elected Chair in Montco Reorganization

Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner Josh Shapiro chair of the board, Commissioner Val Arkoosh vice chair. The Commissioners, sitting as the election board, elected Arkoosh chair of that body and Commissioner Joseph C. Gale vice chair.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

01/04/16 The Great Horned Owl at Norristown Farm Park

Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00pm for an indoor program about owls.

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

01/04/16 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

On Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread.

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Posted on: January 3, 2016

01/03/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday, January 3, 2016 through 9:00am on Wednesday, January 6, 2016.

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