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Posted on: December 30, 2013

12/30/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Monday, December 30, 2013 until 9:00AM on Monday, January 6, 2014.

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

12/23/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 until 12:00PM on Saturday, December 28, 2013.

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

12/19/13 Montco Adopts Budget

Montco Adopts Budget That Puts County on Firm Footing, Addresses Infrastructure Needs, and Holds Line on Taxes

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

12/18/13 Montco Sheriff and DRO Honor Chief Deputy, Deadbeat Roundup Team, and Others

The Montco Sheriff's Department (MCSD) and the Domestic Relations Office (DRO) honored their own during a commendation ceremony held at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

12/17/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 until 8:00AM on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

12/16/13 Pennypacker Mills Wallpaper Workshop

Explore the colorful history of wallpaper from the early 1900s at a free winter workshop at historic Pennypacker Mills!

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

12/13/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

On Saturday, January 11, 2014 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: December 13, 2013

12/13/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2013 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2013.

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

12/09/13 Pennypacker Mills Victorian Christmas Open House

The Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

12/09/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Monday, December 9, 2013 until 12:00PM on Friday, December 13, 2013.

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

12/06/13 National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Montgomery County Health Department is joining with the Pennsylvania Department of Health in observing National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 8-14, 2013.

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

12/06/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Sunday, December 8, 2013 until 12:00PM on Monday, December 9, 2013.

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

12/05/13 Montco Sheriff and D.A. Promote Leadership for Women in Law Enforcement

A distinguished council of top area law enforcement leaders addressed over 100 female officers at a leadership development seminar titled “What is Your Leadership Potential?” hosted by the Mid-Atlantic Association of Women in Law Enforcement (MAAWLE).

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 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 8, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 2:00pm-9:00pm to experience a traditional Pennsylvania German seasonal celebration typical of the 1700s.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

Green Lane Park will host a “Waterfowl Watch “on Saturday December 7, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park for a look at migrant ducks, geese, swans, and more.

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Posted on: November 29, 2013

11/29/13 World AIDS Day 2013 – Getting to Zero

December 1, 2013 is World AIDS Day, an awareness day that sparked a global initiative to encourage countries and communities to take a stand against HIV/AIDS.

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

11/27/13 Shapiro Urges Prime Minister Netanyahu to Keep Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia Open

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, is urging Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to keep the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia open.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 until 9:00AM on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Green Lane Park Hosts Waterfowl Watch

Green Lane Park will host a Waterfowl Watch on Saturday November 30, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 29, 2013 and Sunday, January 12, 2014, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Pennypacker Mills Holiday Tours

From a vintage-inspired Christmas tree to exquisite room displays, Christmas at the Pennypackers’ is a feast for the eyes! Guided tours of the beautifully decorated Pennypacker home begin on Tuesday, November 26 and go through Sunday, January 5.

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Posted on: November 22, 2013

11/22/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Saturday, November 23, 2013 until 9:00AM on Tuesday, November 26, 2013.

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

11/20/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Winsome Woodland Critters” Workshop

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a holiday workshop entitled “Winsome Woodland Critters” on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/2013 Montco, Bucks Planning Commissions to Hold Joint Meeting

The Montgomery County and Bucks County Planning Commissions will conduct a joint public meeting on Friday, November 22 at the Horsham Township Building, 1025 Horsham Road.

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/13 Terrific Turkeys

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/13 Final Montgomery County Health Department Flu Clinic

The final Montgomery County Health Department Influenza Immunization Clinic is this Friday, November 22, 2013 at Congregation Keneseth Israel, 8339 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 from 10:00AM – 1:00PM.

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

11/15/13 MCSD and DRO Sweep Nets 37 Deadbeat Parents in 72 Hours

An overnight raid and week-long search has yielded a total of 37 targeted deadbeat parents who collectively owed $374,078 to 52 children.

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

11/15/13 Holiday Food Safety Tips from the Montgomery County Health Department

The holiday season is fast approaching. Check out some holiday food safety tips from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: November 14, 2013

11/14/13 Montco to Hold Public Hearings on Human Services Plan

Montgomery County’s Human Services Cabinet will hold four public hearings throughout the county in November on the county’s proposed Human Services Block Grant plan.

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Posted on: November 13, 2013

11/13/13 Five Outstanding Projects in Montgomery County Receive 2013 Montgomery Awards

Five outstanding projects and their creators were honored today at the annual Montgomery Awards ceremony sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 8:00PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 until 12:00PM on Wednesday, November 13, 2013.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 MCSD and DRO Conduct Unannounced Raid on Deadbeat Parents

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) and Domestic Relations Office (DRO) collaborated in an unannounced early morning raid on deadbeat parents with bench warrants. The defendants represent $180,000 in unpaid support for 25 children.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 Green Lane Park to Host Holiday Craft Workshop Double Feature

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft workshops on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

11/12/13 Veterans to Be Honored at Peter Wentz Farmstead

A new flagpole at the Peter Wentz Farmstead will be dedicated on November 13, 2013 in honor of all the volunteers of the Farmstead who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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Posted on: November 8, 2013

11/08/13 Montco Honors Veterans

The Montco Commissioners in conjunction with the county’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs is honoring veterans this year with a series of videos, a courthouse display, and the commissioners' participation in several events honoring the nation’s veterans.

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Posted on: November 7, 2013

11/07/13 Shapiro to Take Part in Thinkfest

Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery Commissioners will take part in Philadelphia Magazine’s second annual THINKFEST, a weeklong event featuring well known speakers, unique entertainment, and smart conversation about the future of Philadelphia region.

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Posted on: November 5, 2013

11/05/13 Vintage Cars at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Enjoy classic cars? Then visit the historic Wentz Farmstead to view some restored vehicles dating from the early 20th century. Two local car clubs will be on-site from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013 to answer questions.

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Posted on: October 31, 2013

10/31/13 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 22, 2014 between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

10/30/13 Montgomery County Announces 3rd Annual Campaign Sign Recycling Program

As Election Day approaches, campaign signs are springing up all over Montgomery County. The signs encourage voting on November 5th, but what happens to them on November 6th? Instead of disposing of campaign signs in the trash, they can be recycled.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

10/30/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Lecture by Dan Graham

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 1:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a lecture by historian Dan Graham on the colonial iron industry.

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Posted on: October 25, 2013

10/25/13 Fetters Mill Bridge Closed

PennDOT inspectors today inspected the Fetters Mill Bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of users.

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

10/22/13 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Ardmore

The Montgomery County Commissioners in conjunction with the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County and Shred One Security Corp. are sponsoring a community paper shredding event on Saturday, October 26 from 9am-12pm at Lower Merion High School

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

10/22/13 Location Change to Stormwater Management Seminar

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the location for Stormwater Management Tools: Real-Life Solutions for a Resilient Community, sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission, has been changed to the auditorium of the Montgomery County Fire Academy

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Posted on: October 18, 2013

10/18/13 Montco Sheriff and County Commissioners Introduce New Prisoner Bus

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department parted ways with its old prisoner transport school bus and introduced a new custom bus designed for increased safety and lower maintenance at a press conference on the plaza of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

10/16/13 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 20, 2013

The final 2013 recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

10/16/13 Montco Health Department Flu Clinics Proving To Be Extremely Popular

With more than half of the flu clinics operated by the Montgomery County Health Department completed, health department officials are reporting that every one of the four clinics held so far has outpaced last year’s numbers.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

10/15/13 Basic Outdoor Photography and Video Production Workshop at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00pm to learn the basics of outdoor photography and video production.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

10/15/13 All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills

Bring the whole family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for a free afternoon of fun for all ages.

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

10/15/13 Fall Foliage Hike at Green Lane Park

Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on October 19, 2013 at 11:00am. Witness the fall foliage with brilliant hues and the spectacular fall scenery!

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop

On Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking workshop entitled “Cast-Iron Chef” in the manor’s reconstructed colonial kitchen.

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

10/10/13 MCHD Montgomery County Community College Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Moved Indoors

In light of the weather forecast for this coming Saturday, October 12, 2013, the MCHD drive-thru influenza clinic at Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) will be moved inside to the Physical Education Center located on the MCCC Blue Bell Campus.

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

10/10/13 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, take some time to review your family history, your risk profile, and focus on the prevention of breast cancer.

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Wonderful Wolves

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Sunday, October 13, 2013 from 1:00pm-3:00pm to celebrate Wolf Awareness Week.

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Montgomery County Offers Workshops and Seeks Public Input on New County Comprehensive Plan

Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is kicking off a yearlong effort to engage the community in forming the county’s new comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

10/07/13 Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

How did people in the past preserve food without modern refrigeration? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10:00am-3:00pm to learn about seasonal life on an 18th century farm.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

10/07/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Early Bird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, October 12, 2013 beginning at 8:00am.

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

10/07/13 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, October 12, 2013

The final 2013 recycling date for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Upper Merion Middle School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 An Evening of Bone Chilling Ghost Stories at Green Lane Park

Mark the calendar for Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 7:30pm to join the staff at Green Lane Park for an evening of bone-chilling ghost stories around a roaring campfire.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 Taste a Bit of Chocolate History!

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm join Pennypacker Mills and Mars Chocolate North America to learn about the history of the nation through the engaging story of one of the most beloved foods, chocolate, in a free demonstration program.

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Homeschool Day

On Friday, October 4, 2013 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, bring homeschoolers out to historic Pottsgrove Manor for the site’s fourth annual Homeschool Day.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

09/24/13 Montgomery County Health Department 2013 Influenza Immunization Clinic Information

The 2013-2014 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is gearing up to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county. The shots are free for Montgomery County residents.

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

09/24/13 Montco Prison Employee Wins Pennsylvania’s Strongest Man Competition

Officer Ed “Bam Bam” Bamberger of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility recently won the title of Pennsylvania’s Strongest Man in a competition at the York County Fair.

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Posted on: September 6, 2013

09/06/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Conshohocken Borough and Plymouth Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
from approximately 7:45pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday,
September, 17, 2013.

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