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Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of permanently preserved farm properties. The Mashintonio #2 Farm was preserved on June 1, 2017. This 90-acre grain farm is located on Hoffmansville Road in New Hanover Township.
Norristown, PA (June 15, 2017) – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that Shelley R. Smith is joining the county’s senior team on June 19, 2017 as county solicitor.
For eight years, Smith served as city solicitor under P...
Norristown, PA (June 15, 2017) – The number of housing units built in Montgomery County in 2016 reached its highest amount in 10 years while new nonresidential (commercial, office, and institutional) construction nearly doubled since 2015, accor...
Norristown, PA (June 15, 2017) – There has been a 33 percent reduction in the number of homeless in Montgomery County since 2013, according to the most recent Point-in-Time count conducted by the county. These findings were announced today at th...
Norristown, PA (June 12, 2017) – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) invites the public to attend a discussion and tour of the Village at Valley Forge on June 22, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. The Village at Valley Forge, located at 1 Villa...
Norristown, PA (June 9, 2017) – A team of assessors from the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive July 24, 2017 to examine all aspects of Montgomery County Department of Public Safety&rs...
Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 8:00 am to look resident species.
Bring dad to Norristown Farm Park this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm for a challenging nature scavenger hunt. He’ll have to follow a series of clues to find the items or answer questions.
Celebrate the beginning of summer by bringing the family to a creek investigation. Examine the creatures that are adapted to life in the water.
Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair, and Kenneth E, Lawrencem Jr., Bice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners are providing a statement on joining local governments and organizations working to combat climate change.
Norristown, PA (June 1, 2017) – Montgomery County announced the results of a competitive bond sale offering of $62.3 million in Series A and B bonds at today’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Financial institutions were invited to subm...
Conshohocken, PA (May 30, 2017) – For the fifth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. Constituents are encouraged to attend the Conversations with Commissioners town hall events to discuss the i...
Wynnewood, PA (May 24, 2017) – Montgomery County is launching a new mobile app to strengthen the chain of survival for cardiac arrest victims in the county. Montgomery County is the first county in Southeastern Pennsylvania and the second in the ...
Norristown, PA (May 19, 2017) – Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Montgomery County’s Aa1 bond rating with a stable outlook, and noted that “Montgomery County benefits from strong management that adheres to fiscal policies, multi-year budg...
Norristown, PA (May 17, 2017) – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is hosting two workshops to find out what the community thinks about bicycling for the county’s new bicycle mobility plan, Bike Montco. Workshop participa...
Blue Bell, PA (May 12, 2017) – Montgomery County Commissioners attended the closing luncheon today of the 32nd annual Montgomery County Senior Games. This year, more than 500 adults participated in the games.
“We encourage our seniors t...
Norristown, PA (May 12, 2017) – On Thursday PennDot awarded 15 grants totaling more than $5 million dollars in support of Montgomery County traffic signal upgrades and replacements in 13 municipalities. The grants, part of the Pennsylvania Depar...
Bring your children to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park for a Mother’s Day themed crafting event on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM in the Main Pavilion.
Ready for spring? Join the staff of the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy for a native plant sale at the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10am-4pm.
Pottstown, PA (May 5, 2017) – Montgomery County, in coordination with the Borough of Pottstown, will be constructing a new portion of the Schuylkill River Trail in Pottstown. This new multi-use trail will be built along Industrial Highway betwee...
Norristown, PA (May 4, 2017) – The Montgomery County Commissioners announced today that 13 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county compre...
Norristown, PA (May 4, 2017) – The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), with assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), and the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division (PTHS) of the Department of Assets and Infra...
Lansdale, PA (May 3, 2017) – Montgomery County Commissioners joined more than 50 centenarians Wednesday for the county’s eighth annual Centenarian Luncheon at Dock Woods. The luncheon celebrated the lives and stories of the 453 residen...
Harleysville, PA (May 1, 2017) – The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine, at Indian ...
Norristown, PA (April 28, 2017) – In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, PECO recognized Arbor Day by giving away 100 trees to residents in Montgomery County as part of the Energy-Saving Trees program. All 100 trees have been reserved and...
Norristown, PA (April 27, 2017) – PennDOT officials today inspected the Fetters Mill Road Bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of its users. The bridge, which was originally built in 1883 and spans the Pennypac...
Celebrate the first day of May in the traditional way with a dance around the maypole. Explore flowers, birds, baby animals and other spring things with the park naturalist. Participants will also make a seasonal craft.
Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00am to look for migrating birds, especially warblers, as well as resident species.
Pottsgrove Manor is looking forward to hosting our annual Colonial Mayfair on Saturday, May 6th, from 11am to 5pm. Mayfair is a day of fun-filled activities for all ages. There will be games, music, crafts, and living history demonstrations.
What happened at the Wentz house during the warmer months after the sun went down? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Friday, May 5, 2017 for an exploration of night life in an eighteenth-century home.
Norristown, PA (April 20, 2017) – Montgomery County EMS administered 847 does of naloxone in 2016 according to a presentation at today’s Montgomery County Board of Commissioners meeting, including 621 reversals or saves. Nalox...
The latest report on housing prices in Montgomery County provides a strong argument that the housing market in the county has recovered from the housing bubble that began to burst in 2007.
Norristown, PA (April 17, 2017) – The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics for the 26th consecutive year. This year, the Health Department aimed to improve access ...
Harleysville, PA (April 12, 2017) – The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County this year will take place Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130...
Norristown, PA (April 11, 2017) – The mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes. Mosquito-borne diseases are spre...
Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, 4/22/2017 from 10:00am – 12:00pm and join in the fun as we wish Hunter and Scout a very happy 5th birthday. Visitors will learn about wolves in the wild as they celebrate the park’s resident birthday boys.
Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by visiting the historic Peter WentzFarmstead on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm.
Take a first look at the earth at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 20, 2017at 1:00pm to find out what we can do to help our planet. Learn about recycling and other ways to help our earth. Play gamesand make an Earth Day craft.
Green Lane Park will host an “Earth Day Workday” program in the park on Saturday, April 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join staff as we celebrate Earth Day with a day of service in the park along the Perkiomen Trail.
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, April 23, 2017 at 1:00pm.
Montgomery County Commissioners commended county Health Department workers Thursday, and presented representatives with a proclamation recognizing Public Health Week as April 3-9, 2017.
Celebrate Spring at Pennypacker Mills where kids will color eggs, create a fantastic moving daffodil pinwheel, make three barnyard animals, and celebrate the arrival of the blue birds at the Mills.
At 2:00pm children ages 3-5, will hunt for eggs. At 3:00pm children ages 6-8 will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues hidden in eggs that are in the woods and fields.
Use a detailed map to navigate in the international sport of orienteering at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Visit Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00am for a first look at the basics of orienteering. Meet members of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association to learn about and try their hand at this fun family activity.
Norristown, PA (March 29, 2017) – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation issued its annual nationwide health rankings and among the 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Montgomery County ranks first in a number of important heal...
Norristown, PA (March 22, 2017) – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Blue Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forec...
Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00am to look for spring migrants and resident birds.
Come out to Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to learn about our local rabbit, the Eastern Cottontail. Hear a story about a rabbit and make a craft. Elmwood Park Zoo will be visiting with a friendly rabbit for you to pet.
Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm and help us welcome spring with a family fun scavenger hunt.
Come to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm in a search for wild edible and medicinal plants. Learn about the history of their use, the nutritional value, how to prepare wild greens for eating and what plants to avoid.
Norristown, PA (March 20, 2017) – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has released its 2016 Annual Report. The report highlights achievements from the year and outlines projects and plans for the future. It also focuses on ...
Norristown, PA (March 17, 2017) – As part of Public Defense Week, the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office presented the first annual Herbert Morris Making the Difference Award to the late J.B. Brooks at a ceremony today...
Norristown, PA (March 16, 2017) – The Montgomery County Commissioners honored Maddy Fair, a junior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, during their board meeting Thursday for winning the Prescription Overdose Awareness Billboard Contest.“Maddy’s ...
Norristown, PA (March 14, 2014) – Due to winter storm Stella, deadlines for filing petition challenges and drawing for ballot position have changed in Montgomery County:
Petition Objections – New Deadline Wednesday, March 15
Come out to Lorimer Park on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:00am for a bird walk. Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area). All are welcome, including new birders and those who are experienced.
All Montgomery County Courts and government offices will be closed Tuesday, March 14 due to the impending storm.
Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Classroom Building where you’ll work with Betsy Smyth, an experienced instructor who will guide you through the steps to create a beautiful miniature work of art.
It’s early in the year, but Spring is finally here! Take a ‘first look’ at the new season. Hear a story about Spring and make a craft to celebrate. Afterwards, venture outdoors to look for the signs of Spring that we’ve all been waiting for.
Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County beginning Friday, March 10th at 7:00pm and ending on Monday, March 13th at noon. During this time period, the temperature and / or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Have old photographs or documents that you would like to preserve? These treasures need to be taken care of in the right way in order to last. Discover how to preserve them on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Classroom Building at Pennypacker Mills
Come out March 19, 2017 at 2:00pm for an indoor and outdoor event that showcases the signs of Spring. The event will start off with an indoor slideshow that features the signs of Spring in both the plant and animal kingdoms.
The spring migration of waterfowl is well on its way. Join staff on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:30am to search the pond and other areas for local and migrating ducks, grebes, egrets, and herons. Bringing binoculars is recommended.
– Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting Bluebird Box Building on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion.
Celebrate daylight saving time on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Norristown farm park with an evening walk that will feature the full moon rising. The naturalist-led walk begins at sunset and will be about two miles.
Green Lane Park’s Boat Quarantine Registration will begin on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:30am until 12:00pm and continue during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
Take a ‘first look’ at some of nature’s smallest creations. Hike with a magnifying lens to look for very small things out in nature. After the walk, make a craft that reflects what you found.
The spring migration of waterfowl is well on its way. Join staff on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm to search the pond and other areas for local and migrating ducks, geese, and swans. Bringing binoculars is recommended.
The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County beginning Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm and ending on Sunday, March 5th at 11:00am. During this time period, the temperature and/or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
Nature’s timetable is moving along and there are subtle hints that spring is on the way. Sap is rising and birds are becoming more vocal. Come on a walk with staff to enjoy the fifth season.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host Maple Sugar Magic on Saturday, March 4, 2017. There will be two demonstrations, beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00pm for an opportunity to hear Ben Franklin as we kick off the site’s new exhibit, “Rise and Shine at the Manor.” This new exhibition, is set to run through November 5th.
Pennypacker Mills announces “Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch”, an exhibition of embroidery opening Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and continuing through Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
On Saturday, March 11, 2017, middle and high school students, their parents, and educators from across the region will gather at ManuFest 2017 to learn about one of the in-demand employment sectors for the next generation workforce: manufacturing.
The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and ending on Friday, February 17, 2017 at noon.
How did Native Americans and early settlers get their maple sugar?On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm come out to Norristown Farm Park and take a close look at maple trees, especially sugar maple.
Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, February 25, 2017 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to experience how people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries coped during the colder months.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Cabin Fever Hike” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00am. Bundle up and join us for a 2.5 mile hike on the Orange Trail in Green Lane Park.
Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets given out previously by the Montgomery County Health Department are due to expire in February 2017 and June 2017.
Take a ‘first look’ at geology at the “Rocks Big and Small” event hosted at Norristown Farm Park on February 22, 2017 at 1:00pm.
Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8:00am to look for winter resident birds.
The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 and ending at 12 noon on Saturday, February 11.
The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at starting at 7 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and ending on 12 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a Paper Marbling Workshop, giving visitors a hands-on experience learning the art of paper marbling.
Spend a winter morning at Pennypacker Mills during a Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.
The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs today honored those lost to addiction with an event on the Montgomery County Courthouse steps.
Keep Farming in Montgomery County: A Conference Focusing on Sustaining Farming for the Future will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at the Banquet Hall of the Franconia Heritage Restaurant.
Celebrate Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:00pm.
Montgomery County’s Central Perkiomen Valley Park will hold a guided walk entitled “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm.
The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas today unanimously chose Ken Lawrence, Jr. of Plymouth Meeting to fill the vacancy on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
The history of Norristown Farm Park is closely intertwined with the history of Norristown State Hospital with a chronological record of events in this area that goes much further back in time. Learn more at a program on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00pm.
Be a nature detective and come take a “first look” at the signs that animals leave behind at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.
Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. This program is a “go” even without snow.
Come out to Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00pm to learn about the many accomplishments of Samuel Pennypacker.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided walk on the Perkiomen Trail on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00am.
Five men and one woman were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on January 11, 2017 during an overnight sweep. They collectively owe $35,677.54 in child support arrearages for 13 children.
Explore the Pennypack Trail and Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00am to look for resident winter birds.
A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 through 9:00am on Friday, March 17, 2017.
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 10, 2017 at 1:00pm.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission will host a public meeting to gather input for a proposed greenway and trail along the Swamp Creek corridor on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Lower Frederick Township building.
Attend this workshop, open to all ages, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Classroom Building.
On behalf of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
The Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court was awarded accreditation by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at a ceremony held today at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 through 12:00pm on Monday, January 9, 2017.