Posted on: September 25, 2017

Montgomery County Launches Smart911 Program

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Montgomery County Commissioners introduced a new emergency preparedness program at their meeting Thursday that residents can use to submit a safety profile to the Department of Public Safety for use in an emergency.

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Montgomery County Wins Diamond Award for Providing Commuting Alternatives

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Montgomery County was honored with the highest level sustainability award for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) for its work providing commuting alternatives to those who live and work in the county.

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Montgomery County Officials and Veterans Groups Observe POW/MIA Day

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Commissioners Ken Lawrence, Jr. & Joe Gale were joined today by members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 25, the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 349, & American Legion 901 at a ceremony to recognize POW/MIA Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Montco and Norristown Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission and Montgomery County Health Department, along with the Municipality of Norristown, will celebrate PARK(ing) Day 2017 on Friday, Sept.15.

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Montgomery County Moves Forward on 19 Bridge Projects, Introduces Interactive Bridge Map

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MontcoPA will be moving forward on 19 bridge projects, after commissioners approved the contracts and advertisements Thursday. The county also introduced a new interactive map allowing the public to see progress being made on county-owned bridges.

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Rescheduled: Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Providence Township

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The Montgomery County Health Department, after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and Upper Providence township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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Come to Norristown Farm Park on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8:00 am to join park
staff in exploring different areas for resident and fall migrating birds, especially hawks. Bring binoculars if you have them.

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lower Moreland Township

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Pottstown Borough will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Incredible Insects at Norristown Farm Park

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Learn about the marvelous diversity of form and function within this group at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 1:00 pm. Join staff to search for insects in the meadow. Play a game and make an insect craft.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Pottstown Borough will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Royersford Borough, Limerick and Upper Providence

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The Montgomery County Health Department will be spraying to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Providence Township

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The Montgomery County Health Department, after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection & Upper Providence township officials, will be spraying to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas on August 29, 2017.

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

The Eastern Coyote at Norristown Farm Park

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Learn about the natural history of the elusive coyote from Ranger Tim Wilson on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 6:30pm. The talk will be followed by a walk in the park.

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

“Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

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The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the National Weather Service.

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Horsham and Montgomery Townships

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The Montgomery County Health Department, after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Horsham and Montgomery township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Montgomery County Health Department Distribution of Free Potassium Iodide Tablets on August 24, 2017

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Montgomery County Health Department will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery residents who live, work or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station, on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 from 8am to 3pm.

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget Hearing Rescheduled

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Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on Aug. 17, 2017 at 9 a.m. in Conference Room A/B of the Montgomery County Human Services Center, Norristown, PA. The hearing is rescheduled from August 10, 2017.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

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

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Montgomery County Health Department, after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Norristown municipal officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Hatboro Borough and Upper Moreland Township

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas.

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Green Lane Park Hosts “Bugs and Blooms – a Photography Outing”

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Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Bugs and Blooms Photography
Outing” on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

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

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The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), and Abington township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population.

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Valley Green Road Bridge Closed

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PennDOT officials today inspected the Valley Green Road Bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of its users.

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

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

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Norristown, PA (July 20, 2017) – The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), after consulting with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), and Upper Merion Township officials, will be adulticiding (spraying) to contr...

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Posted on: July 20, 2017

"Code Red" Hot Weather Health Warning

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Norristown, PA (July 20, 2017) – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety,  have declared a Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning for Montgomery County based on a review of fo...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cosby Trial Expenses Total $219,100

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Montgomery County has calculated that the expenses of the Commonwealth vs. William Cosby Trial are approximately $219,100.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Planning Commission Releases Countywide Survey on Bicycling in Montco

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The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has released a survey to find out what the community thinks about bicycling for the county's new bicycle mobility plan.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

PulsePoint App Assists in Life-Saving Measures in Limerick Township

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A 56-year-old man received CPR during a cardiac arrest in LImerick Township ono July 1, along with the application of an automated external defibrillation, during a call that triggered the county's new PulsePoint Respond mobile application.

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Montco Sheriff Honors Outgoing Chief, Swears in New Chief

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Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny held a ceremony at the courthouse to honor outgoing Chief Deputy T. Michael Beaty, who is leaving to become Tredyffrin Township Police Department's superintendent.

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Honey Bees at Norristown Farm Park

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Meet the Farm Park’s bee keeper, Don George on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm at
Norristown Farm Park. Learn about bee biology and how you can help the honey bee at home.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Junior Naturalist Camp 2017 - Norristown Farm Park & Lorimer Park

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Sign your children up for the Junior Naturalist Camp, an environmental Summer learning program for children ages 9-12 who have completed third grade through sixth grade.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Four Trail Projects in Montco Awarded DVRPC Funding

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The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded funding for four trail projects in Montgomery County through its Regional Trails Program.

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Animal Habitat Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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Join a park ranger at Norristown Farm Park on July 9, 2017 at 6:00 pm for a nature walk in the early evening. Learn about the animals that live in the park.

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

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. The Mashintonio #2 Farm was preserved on June 1, 2017. This 90-acre grain farm is located on Hoffmansville Road in New Hanover Township.

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Montgomery County Names New Solicitor

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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.

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Housing Units Built in Montco Reach Highest Number in 10 Years

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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...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Point-in-Time Count of Homeless Down 33% in Montgomery County

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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...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Montgomery County Planning Commission Offers Event Focused on the Village at Valley Forge

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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...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Accreditation Assessment Team Invites Public Comment

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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...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Knee Deep in the Creek at Norristown Farm Park

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Celebrate the beginning of summer by bringing the family to a creek investigation. Examine the creatures that are adapted to life in the water.

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Audubon Bird Town Walk at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Fourth 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 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.

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Statement on Climate Action Efforts

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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.

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Montgomery County Bond Sale to Yield More Than $1.6 Million in Budgetary Savings

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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...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Montgomery County Commissioners Announce New Program to Save Lives

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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 ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Montco Maintains Solid Bond Rating

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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...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Conversations with Commissioners Event in Conshohocken

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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...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Montgomery County Planning Commission Offers Two Workshops for Public Input on Bicycling in Montco

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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...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Montgomery County Commissioners Celebrate 32nd Annual Senior Games

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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...

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Posted on: May 12, 2017

Montgomery County Municipalities Receive More Than $5 Million in Grants from PennDOT

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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...

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Mother’s Day Spring Crafts at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

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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.

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Posted on: May 9, 2017

Native Plant Sale at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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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.

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Construction to Begin on New Portion of Schuylkill River Trail in Pottstown

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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...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Thirteen Municipalities Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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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...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Montco Launches 2nd Annual Trail Challenge

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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...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Montgomery County Commissioners Celebrate Centenarians at Luncheon

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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...

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Posted on: May 1, 2017

Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Harleysville

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2017

Montgomery County Celebrates Arbor Day with Free Trees from PECO

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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...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Fetters Mill Bridge Closed

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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...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Audubon Bird Town 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 Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 8:00am to look for migrating birds, especially warblers, as well as resident species.

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Come to the Fair! Pottsgrove Manor to host Annual Colonial Mayfair Event

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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.

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Night Life Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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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.

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

'May Day' at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Montgomery County Releases 2016 Naloxone Data

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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...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

Montco Housing Market Surges on 2.9 Percent Median Price Increase in 2016

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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.

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Montgomery County Health Department Announces Rabies Clinic Dates

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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 ...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 22, 2017

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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...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

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, April 23, 2017 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead

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Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by visiting the historic Peter Wentz
Farmstead 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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Green Lane Park Hosts “Earth Day Workday in the Park”

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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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

A Howling Good Birthday Bash at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Earth Day Everyday at Norristown Farm Park

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Take a first look at the earth at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 20, 2017
at 1:00pm to find out what we can do to help our planet. Learn about recycling and other ways to help our earth. Play games
and make an Earth Day craft.

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Advice from the Montgomery County Health Department at the Start of the 2017 Mosquito Season

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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...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Montgomery County Commissioners recognize Public Health Week

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Montgomery County Commissioners commended county Health Department workers Thursday, and presented representatives with a proclamation recognizing Public Health Week as April 3-9, 2017.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

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 9, 2017 from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Easter Workshop at Pennypacker Mills

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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.

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Orienteering for Beginners at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Montgomery County Ranked #1 in a Number of Health Measures in New Report

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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...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Baby Bunnies at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Audubon Bird Town Walks 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 Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00am to look for spring migrants and resident birds.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Spring Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Spring Scavenger Hunt at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases 2016 Annual Report

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

Montgomery County Public Defender Recognizes First Herbert Morris Making the Difference Award Winne

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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...

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Posted on: March 16, 2017

Prescription Overdose Awareness Billboard Winner Honored by Commissioners

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

Deadlines for Filing Petition Challenges and Drawing for Ballot Position Have Changed

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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

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Montco Courts and Government Offices Will Be Closed Tuesday, March 14

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All Montgomery County Courts and government offices will be closed Tuesday, March 14 due to the impending storm.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

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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.

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Posted on: March 11, 2017

Punch Needle Craft Workshop at Pennypacker Mills

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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.

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 10, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: March 11, 2017

Spring Things at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

How to Preserve Your Old Photographs & Paper Ephemera at Pennypacker Mills

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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

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Signs of Spring at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Full Moon Walk at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

Bluebird Box Building at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

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– Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting Bluebird Box Building on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Waterfowl Watch at Green Lane Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Green Lane Park To Open 2017 Boat Quarantine Registration

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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.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Teeny Tiny Hike for Tots at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Sprinter, the Fifth Season hosted at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: February 27, 2017

Maple Sugar Magic at Green Lane Park

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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.

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Exhibit Opening at Pottsgrove Manor—Meet Ben Franklin!

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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.

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch at Pennypacker Mills

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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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Registration Now Open for Fourth Annual Event ManuFest 2017

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.

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Sugar Maple Trees at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: February 15, 2017

Winter Chores at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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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.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Green Lane Park Hosts “Cabin Fever Hike”

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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.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Rocks Big and Small at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

Montgomery County Health Department to replace Potassium Iodide Tablets for 2015 expiration dates

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Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets given out previously by the Montgomery County Health Department are due to expire in February 2017 and June 2017.

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

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, February 21, 2017 at 8:00am to look for winter resident birds.

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Posted on: February 8, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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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.

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Pottsgrove Manor to Host Paper Marbling Workshop

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.

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

Valentines Workshop for Kids at Pennypacker Mills

Spend a winter morning at Pennypacker Mills during a Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Montgomery County Officials Recognize National Day of Rememberance

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The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs today honored those lost to addiction with an event on the Montgomery County Courthouse steps.

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

Montgomery County Sponsors Keep Farming in Montgomery County

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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.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park

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Celebrate Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Montgomery County Courts Appoint Ken Lawrence To Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

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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.

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Shadows of the Past at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Central Perkiomen Valley Park Hosts “Winter Tree ID Made Easy”

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.

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

Nature Detectives at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Gallery Talk: “Samuel W. Pennypacker (1842-1916) His Living Legacy” at Pennypacker Mills

Come out to Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00pm to learn about the many accomplishments of Samuel Pennypacker.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Green Lane Park Hosts “Out and About on the Perkiomen Trail”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided walk on the Perkiomen Trail on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00am.

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

Six Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Child Support Raid

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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.

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Posted on: January 10, 2017

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

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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.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Researching Your Old House Workshop at Pennypacker Mills

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Attend this workshop, open to all ages, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Classroom Building.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Montgomery County Invites Public to Meeting On Swamp Creek Greenway and Sunrise Trail Study

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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.

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Posted on: January 9, 2017

Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park

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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.

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Posted on: January 6, 2017

Montgomery County Commissioner Vacancy

On behalf of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court Holds Accreditation Ceremony and 90th Graduation

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.

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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.

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