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Posted on: December 30, 2014

12/30/14 Montgomery County Hosts Public Hearing and Rollout Celebration for Montco 2040

The Montgomery County Commissioners invite the public to a public hearing and rollout celebration for Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, Montgomery County’s draft comprehensive plan. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 6:00 p.m at MCCC.

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

12/29/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 until 9:00AM on Friday, January 2, 2015.

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

12/22/14 Montco Sheriff's Office Ends Year With Commendation Ceremony

Highlights of some of the awards that were given are Commendatory Letters and Commendations of Exceptional Service for undercover work, securing accident scenes, special investigative work, bomb threat event management and community service.

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

12/18/14 Montco Passes Budget with Increased Services, Lower Debt, More Investment, No Tax Increase

The Montgomery County Commissioners unanimously passed a $371.1 million 2015 budget Thursday.

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

12/18/14 Veterans Treatment Court Press Release

The members of the Veterans Treatment Court community are devastated by the acts of Bradley Stone. They wish to express their condolences to the victims of this horrible tragedy and their hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones.

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Posted on: December 16, 2014

12/16/14 Photo Update – Bradley Stone

Photo Update – Bradley Stone

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Cat Tests Positive for Rabies in Montgomery County, PA

Anyone who may have come in contact with two-legged cat at pet hospital should call MCHD.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Green Lane Park Offers “Maple Sugar Magic” Program for School Groups

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will be holding “Maple Sugar Magic” classes for schools and homeschool groups from February 24, 2015 through March 6, 2015.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Preparing for Winter at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 17, 2015 between 10:00am and 3:00pm to experience what people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries did to make it through the colder months.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

12/15/14 Police Seek Armed and Dangerous Subject

Montgomery County law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of Bradley
William Stone, a 35-yr-old Pennsburg resident, suspected in the deaths of six people and
the serious wounding of another at three locations in Montco this morning.

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Posted on: December 9, 2014

12/09/14 Ambler and Lower Salford Renew Contracts for MCPC Professional Planning Services

Ambler Borough and Lower Salford Township have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: December 8, 2014

12/08/14 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 14, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

12/05/14 Montgomery County Health Department Recognizes National Influenza Vaccination Week

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is offering free influenza vaccinations to any Montgomery County resident aged 6 months or older.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

12/01/14 Victorian Christmas Open House at Pennypacker Mills

Warm, inviting rooms, elaborate Victorian decorations, gifts large and small, and a warm welcome beckon visitors to Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

12/01/14 Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Enjoy the holidays as celebrated in past centuries on a visit to the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 2:00pm-9:00pm.

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

12/01/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park (GLP) will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. Fall migration of ducks, geese, swans, and other birds will be in full swing.

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

11/24/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park (GLP) will host a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, November 29, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. The fall migration of ducks, geese, swans, and other birds will be well underway.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Holiday Crafts Workshop at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:00pm for a Holiday Crafts Workshop in the main pavilion.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 28, 2014 and Sunday, January 11, 2015, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 21, 2014

11/21/14 Holiday Tours at Historic Pennypacker Mills

Come see shiny ribbons and greenery on windowsills and mantles, along with hand-made and imported glass ornaments during free holiday tours of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s mansion. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

11/20/14 Proposed Montco Budget: Increased Services, Lower Debt, More Investment, No Tax Increase

A $371 million proposed budget was presented to the Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday.

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

11/20/14 Shapiro Points to Montco Moves As Ways State Can Begin Addressing Pension Woes

Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro today pointed to actions the county has taken as ways Pennsylvania’s two pension systems could begin to address their pension problems.

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

11/19/14 Montco Planning Commission Assists Horsham Township with Master Plan for Office Centers

Horsham Township has entered into a special one-year contract for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

11/19/14 Montco Sheriff Deadbeat Parent Sweeps Represent Over $3.4 Million in Support Payments

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is not letting up on deadbeat parents.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Craft Workshops” on Saturday, November 22, 2014

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft workshops on Saturday, November 22, 2014.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/14 Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Day – Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

11/17/14 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Monday, November 17, 2014 until 9:00AM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

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Posted on: November 14, 2014

11/14/14 Montco Opens Pennypack Trail Extension; Overall, $9 Million in Trail Improvements Scheduled

The Montgomery County Commissioners, flanked by officials from local municipalities, SEPTA, and the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, cut a ribbon today opening Phase One of a 3.2 mile extension of the Pennypack Trail in the eastern part of the county.

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Posted on: November 13, 2014

11/13/14 Three Outstanding Projects & an Exceptional Community Leader Receive 2014 Montgomery Awards

This annual program recognizes the best in planning, design, and advocacy in Montgomery County and acknowledges the high-quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/14 Terrific Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Craft Double-Feature” on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft programs on Sunday November 16, 2014 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

11/10/14 Deck the Halls with Garden Materials at Pennypacker Mills

Pennypacker Mills is hosting “Deck the Halls with Garden Materials,” a special holiday workshop designed to inspire everyone to use the inexpensive, natural materials that can be found in their own backyards. Come to the Mills on Saturday, November 15.

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Posted on: November 6, 2014

11/06/14 Montco Sheriff's Office Offers New Free Gun Safety Seminar and Free Gun Lock

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will offer a free Firearms Safety & Awareness Seminar for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken, Pa.

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Posted on: November 4, 2014

11/04/14 General Election Results

View 2014 General Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

11/03/14 Back by Popular Demand, Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Penn Valley

Due to the overwhelming popularity of the October shredding event in Ardmore, another free document shredding event has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lower Merion Transfer Station.

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

11/03/14 Wagging Tails on the Historic Trail at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Looking for a new place to walk the dog and enjoy nature? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, November 8 to learn about the pet-friendly offerings at the site, visit with local canine rescue groups, and renew County dog licenses.

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

10/30/2014 Montco Monitoring First Travelers from West Africa

The individuals are asymptomatic, have been contacted by Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) staff, are well-versed on monitoring procedures, and are cooperating with health officials. Both are considered to be in the “low risk” category.

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

10/29/14 Montgomery County Chosen for Cultural and Linguistic Competency Pilot Project

Montgomery County is one of only a handful of counties in the Commonwealth chosen to participate in the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Pilot Project through the Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership (PA SOC).

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Montco Program Cuts Down on Police Overtime, Saves Taxpayer Dollars, Improves Public Safety

Under a new pilot program instituted last March, negotiations are held between local police and the public defender’s office to have the suspect waive their right to an in-person appearance in court.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Continues to Assist Communities

Five municipalities and regional planning organizations have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 New Foam Pumper Housing Ceremony

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety will host a Housing Ceremony for its brand new foam pumper at 11:00am on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Public Safety Training Campus located at 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 Montgomery County Continues Annual Campaign Sign Recycling Program

Starting November 5, 2014 Montgomery County Recycling will again partner with ReCommunity Recycling, the Montgomery County Democratic and Republican Committees, and participating municipal entities to recycle campaign signs.

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

10/27/14 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 14, 2015. Hunter registrations open November 1, 2014.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

10/23/14 Montgomery County Planning Commission Earns Award

The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) received the “2014 Planning Excellence – Best Practice Award” from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association for its new model sign ordinance.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

10/23/14 Fireside Fables at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm for “Fireside Fables” in the Main Pavilion. Warm up by the fireplace and hear spooky, yet fun, family-friendly stories aimed to entertain.

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

10/23/14 An Evening of Bone Chilling Ghost Stories at Green Lane Park

Mark the calendar for Saturday, October 25, 2014 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 20, 2014

10/22/14 Schuylkill River Trail to Close for Two Days for Final Paving

The Schuylkill River Trail between Ross Street and Ford Street in Norristown will be closed on Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29 for final paving.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Montco Launches $7.7 Million Bridge Project

Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch joined the Montgomery County Commissioners, State Rep. Mike Vereb, and other dignitaries today to kickoff one of the most important bridge replacement projects in Montgomery County in decades.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 The Plantation Whereon I Live: A Hands-On Experience of Everyday Life at Pottsgrove Manor

On Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a day of interactive history with “The Plantation Whereon I Live: A Hands-On Experience of Everyday Life at Pottsgrove Manor.”

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, October 25, 2014

The final recycling date for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Upper Merion Middle School in King of Prussia (enter at 435 Crossfield Road) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

10/20/14 Green Lane Park to Host “Star Watch” Program Friday, October 24, 2014

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” program on Friday October 24, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association for a special program on the night sky.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 19, 2014

The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place SUNDAY, October 19, 2014 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival at Pennypacker Mills

With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and experience a very Victorian All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival.

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 Fall Foliage Hike at Green Lane Park

Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike across moderate terrain with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00am. Don’t miss out on the fall foliage at Green Lane Park!

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

10/14/14 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Ardmore

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp. are sponsoring a community paper shredding event Saturday, October 18 from 9am-12pm at Lower Merion High School.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

10/10/14 “Park in the Dark” at Norristown Farm Park

Listen to scary stories at the 6th annual “Park in the Dark” at Norristown Farm Park on Friday, October 17, 2014 beginning at 7:00pm.

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

10/10/14 Night Life Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

What happened at the Wentz House in the fall and winter after the sun went down? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Thursday, October 16, 2014 to explore night life in the eighteenth century.

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

10/06/14 Moonlight Tour at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:30pm for a moonlight tour of the park. Visitors will learn personalized facts about the resident animals.

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

10/06/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Flight of the Falcon” Live Falconry Demonstrations

Green Lane Park will welcome back special guest falconer Cheryl Heimbach of Baywing Falconry on Saturday October 11, 2014 with demonstrations at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

10/06/14 Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00am-3:00pm to learn about seasonal changes on this 18th century farm, which served as General George Washington’s temporary headquarters in October 1777.

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Posted on: October 2, 2014

10/02/14 Castor and Colleagues Decry Lack of Legislative Action on 9-1-1 Funding Formula

Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr., who oversees public safety matters for the Board, today renewed his plea to state legislators to take action to fix the outdated fee-based system that is causing county budgets to bleed red ink.

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

09/30/14 Public Invited to Meeting on Cross County Trail Feasibility Study

Residents from Plymouth Township, Whitemarsh Township, and surrounding communities are invited to a public meeting on October 7, 2014 to learn more about the Cross County Trail Feasibility Study.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

09/29/14 DVRPC Approves Montco Grants

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

09/29/14 Pennypacker Mills Offers Program on Revolutionary War Encampment

On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm come to Pennypacker Mills and hear the entire story of how patriots fought the British for independence.

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Posted on: September 29, 2014

09/29/14 Green Lane Park Hosts “Earlybird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, October 4, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Join the staff at GLP for a close-up look at fall migration in the park.

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

09/24/14 “Airing the Quilts” Exhibit at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

Vintage quilts from the collections of the Peter Wentz Farmstead and the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, which are normally kept in museum storage at both sites, are being “aired” in a special exhibit through the end of the month.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

09/23/14 Elmwood Park “Zoo-on-Wheels” Lands at Green Lane Park!

Elmwood Park Zoo’s “Zoo-on-Wheels” visits Green Lane Park Saturday, September 27, 2014. This traveling educational program will take the stage at the amphitheater for a live animal show.

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

09/23/14 Pennsylvania Traveling Classroom “The Pennsylvania WoodMobile” Visits Green Lane Park

“The Pennsylvania WoodMobile” features a traveling classroom that allows the public to experience firsthand the impact its woods have on the nation’s lumber industry along with the effects that the deer population have on today’s forests.

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09/22/14 The 4th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival Nests at Green Lane Park

From 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s “Woodmobile” exhibit and Elmwood Park Zoo’s “Zoo-on-Wheels” will be migrating to Green Lane Park.

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09/22/14 Learn About Rain Gardens at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to learn all about rain gardens.

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

09/22/14 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 27, 2014

The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center located at 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468.

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