County News & Updates
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    Another Farm Permanently Preserved in Montgomery County

    Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of permanently preserved farm properties, now totaling 158 farms. The farm was preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Read on...
  2. Montco Commissioners Join American Gold Star Mothers in Replacement of “Hometown Heroes” Banners

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

    Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
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    Spread the Word, Not the Flu: 2016-2017 Montgomery County Health Department Flu Clinics Schedule

    The 2016-2017 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Health Department is gearing up to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county. Read on...
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    Seven Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Raid

    One female and six male parents were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on September 21, 2016 during an overnight sweep of parents who had failed to pay child support or show up for domestic relations hearings. Read on...
  6. Victorian Tea: Life at an Edwardian Manor at Pennypacker Mills

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

    Come to Norristown Farm Park for the annual Native American Day on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Read on...
  8. The 6th Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival at Green Lane Park

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

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from approximately 7:15pm to 10:30pm. Read on...
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    Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from approximately 7:30pm to 11:00pm. Read on...
  11. Montco Commissioners Join Members of DAV25, VVA349 to Dedicate POW/MIA Chair on POW/MIA Day

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

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

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and Sunday, September 25, 2016, both at 8:00am. Read on...
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    Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 17, 2016

    The fifth recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
  15. Montco and Norristown Celebrate PARK(ing) Day

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) and Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), along with the Municipality of Norristown, will celebrate PARK(ing) Day on Friday, September 16, 2016. Read on...
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    Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lansdale Borough and Hatfield Township

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 15, 2016 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:15pm. Read on...
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    Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:15pm. Read on...
  18. Moody’s Reaffirms Montco’s Healthy Financial Position

    Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Montgomery County’s Aa1 bond rating with a stable outlook, and noted that the rating “reflects the county’s healthy financial position.” Read on...
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    Nature Scavenger Hunt at Lorimer Park

    Come on a challenging nature scavenger hunt at Lorimer Park on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  20. Green Lane Park Hosts “Birds and Botany – Perfect Together” Walk

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

    Take an excursion underground to look for creepy crawlies at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  22. Senior Social at Pennypacker Mills: Learn About Life during the Civil War

    Seniors are invited to attend a Senior Social offered by Pennypacker Mills on Wednesday, September 7th, Thursday, September 8th, or Friday, September 9th, 2016 at 1:00pm each afternoon, to enjoy a lively program about the Civil War. Read on...
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    Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:15pm. Read on...
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    Sheriff Kilkenny Announces Updated Emergency Evacuation Drill Plans For Montco Government Complex

    Montgomery County Sheriff Kilkenny announced the implementation of updated emergency evacuation drills held this week at the Montgomery County Government Complex, which includes the Courthouse, One Montgomery Plaza and 321 Swede Street, in Norristown. Read on...
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    Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:30pm. Read on...
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    Fall Migration Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

    The fall migration of birds is in full swing. Explore different areas of the Norristown Farm Park for resident and migrant birds on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 8:30am. Read on...
  27. Green Lane Park to Host “Star Watch” Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a Star Watch program on Thursday, September 1, 2016 beginning at 7:30pm. Read on...
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    08/24/16 1st New Digital Radios Distributed, Part of Montco Emergency Dispatch Radio System Upgrade

    Montco Commissioners, Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot, and Plymouth Township Chief of Police Joe Lawrence demoed the new digital police radios that the County has begun to distribute as part of an upgrade to its Emergency Dispatch Radio System. Read on...
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    08/24/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of North Wales Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 29, 2016 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:30pm. Read on...
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    08/23/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington Township, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:30pm. Read on...
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    08/22/16 Dragons and Damsels at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about the life history, territorial behavior, and how to recognize individual species of damselflies and dragonflies at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  33. 08/22/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Bugs and Blooms” for Photographers

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Bugs and Blooms – A Photography Outing” on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  34. 08/22/16 Butterfly Celebration at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly. Read on...
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    08/16/16 Ladybugs for Little Ones at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a closer look at ladybug beetles and other insects, especially those that associate with milkweed, during a “Ladybugs for Little Ones” program at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 10:00am. Read on...
  36. 08/15/16 Get Ready to Rock! “Philly Rock & Soul” at Green Lane Park

    Philly Rock & Soul will play Motown, oldies, R&B, and soul at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Read on...
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    08/15/16 Summer Stream Search at Lorimer Park

    Explore the creek for aquatic wildlife with the park naturalist during a “Summer Stream Search” at Lorimer Park on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
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    08/15/16 Fall Migrant Bird Walks at Norristown Farm Park

    Believe it or not, the fall migration of birds has already begun! Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 9:00am and Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 8:00am for a bird walk to see migrant species as well as some local birds. Read on...
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    08/11/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

    The Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00pm on Friday, August 12, 2016 through 6:00pm on Sunday, August 14, 2016. Read on...
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    08/09/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 11, 2016 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Read on...
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    08/09/16 River Rock Art at Norristown Farm Park

    Paint rounded water stones and turn them into insects, flowers, fish, and other neat things during a “River Rock Art” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 10:00am. Read on...
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    08/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 and Sunday, August 21, 2016, both at 8:00am. Read on...
  43. 08/08/16 History Adventures Week at Pennypacker Mills

    Explore the Revolutionary War and life in the 18th century Tuesday, August 16th through Friday, August 19th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm daily during History Adventures Week at Pennypacker Mills. Read on...
  44. 08/08/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Shorebird or Songbird Walk”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a birding program entitled “Shorebirds or Songbirds” on Saturday, August 13, 2016 beginning at 6:00pm. Read on...
  45. 08/05/16 Public Hearing for Input on the 2016/2017 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget

    Montgomery County’s Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 9:00am to obtain input for the 2016/2017 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget request. Read on...
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    08/03/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Read on...
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    08/03/16 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Conshohocken, West Conshohocken, Whitemarsh

    The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 8, 2016 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. Read on...
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    08/02/16 Knee Deep in the Creek at Norristown Farm Park

    Get “Knee Deep in the Creek” at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, August 8, 2016 at 10:00am. Read on...
  49. 08/01/16 Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor

    On August 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Pottsgrove Manor’s living history volunteers, dressed in colonial period clothing, will be living life the 18th century way. Read on...
  50. 08/01/16 In the Good Old Summertime – A Grand Celebration of summer at Pennypacker Mills

    Bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm to experience the heritage and charm of a Victorian summer celebration. Read on...
  51. 08/01/16 Reptiles and Amphibians in the Backyard at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10:00am to discover the creatures in the park’s backyard! Read on...
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    07/28/16 Montgomery County Health Department Distribution of Free Potassium Iodide Tablets August 4

    The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on August 4, 2016. Read on...
  53. 07/28/16 DVRPC Board and Chairwoman Val Arkoosh Approve New Fiscal Year 2017-2028 TIP for Del Val

    The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Board today approved the new Fiscal Year 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (FY2017 TIP) for the five counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Read on...
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    07/26/16 County Flags Flown At Half-Staff Today to Honor Passing Of Former Commissioner

    County flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor the passing of former Montgomery County Commissioner Floriana (Flo) Manno Bloss. Read on...
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    07/25/16 Birds for Kids at Norristown Farm Park

    Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 9:00am for a bird walk geared especially towards children. Read on...
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    07/22/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Graduates From Prestigious U.S. Army War College

    Montgomery County Sheriff, U.S. Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and paratrooper Sean P. Kilkenny graduated from the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on July 22, 2016. Read on...
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    07/22/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

    A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00pm on Saturday, July 23, 2016 through 6:00pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Read on...
  58. 07/21/16 Montco Names New Communications Director

    The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that Lorie Slass is joining the County’s senior team on August 1, 2016 as the Director of Communications. Read on...
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    07/21/16 Five Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

    The Montco Commissioners today announced that five projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. Read on...
  60. 07/19/16 Montgomery County Courthouse to Turn Blue Tonight in Honor of Fallen Police Officers

    The Montgomery County Courthouse will turn blue this evening to honor fallen police officers, brothers and sisters in blue, in Baton Rouge, Dallas, and across the nation. Read on...
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    07/19/16 Bugs for You at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a closer look at insects during a fun and informative program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:00am. Read on...
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    07/19/16 Milkweed and Monarchs at Norristown Farm Park

    Get a close-up look at the lifecycle of the monarch butterfly at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  63. 07/18/16 Free Theater in the Park at Green Lane Park Featuring Tartuffe by Moliere

    The Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company (CCTC) returns to Green Lane Park on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:00pm for a fun-filled evening of live theater featuring Moliere’s comic masterpiece, Tartuffe. Read on...
  64. 07/18/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Incredible Insects” Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Incredible Insects” on Saturday, July 23, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    07/18/16 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Abington

    The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine, at Abington Junior High School. Read on...
  66. 07/15/16 PennDOT Secretary Announces Funding for Lafayette Street Interchange

    PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced today that the public-public partnership involving PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, and Montgomery County has reached a significant milestone to boost regional mobility in the growing corridor. Read on...
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    07/13/16 Montco Receives Grant for New County Bicycle Mobility Plan

    Montgomery County has received a $30,000 Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) grant from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) for development of a new county bicycle mobility plan. Read on...
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    07/13/16 Nonresidential Construction in Montgomery County Makes Gains As Economy Recovers

    Nonresidential construction in Montgomery County increased by over 380,000 square feet in 2015 – a 51 percent increase from the previous year – according to the 2015 Nonresidential Construction report. Read on...
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    07/13/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

    A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from 12:00pm on Thursday, July 14, 2016 through 6:00pm on Friday, July 15, 2016. Read on...
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    07/12/16 Honey Bees at Norristown Farm Park

    Meet the park’s resident beekeeper, Don George, at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
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    07/11/16 Insect Safari at Lorimer Park

    Four out of every five species is an insect! Learn about the marvelous diversity of form and function within this group during an “Insect Safari” at Lorimer Park on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  72. 07/11/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Moth Madness”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer a program entitled “Moth Madness” on Saturday, July 16, 2016 beginning at 8:30pm. Read on...
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    07/11/16 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Free Community Paper Shredding Event in Limerick

    The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., will be sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:00am to noon, rain or shine, at Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center. Read on...
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    07/08/16 Montco Sheriff Kilkenny Delivering On Diversity Promise With New Hires

    On Friday, July 8, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny swore in the first three of six deputies that were hired during a recent recruiting effort, which support his promise to bring more diversity to the office. Read on...
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    07/06/16 “Code Red” Hot Weather Health Warning

    A Code Red has been issued for Montgomery County from Wednesday, July 6, 2016 to Saturday, July 9, 2016 between 12:00pm and 8:00pm daily. Read on...
  76. 07/05/16 Meet Montgomery the Bald Eagle at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 10:00am and meet the park’s resident bald eagle, Montgomery. Read on...
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    07/05/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 8:00am. Read on...
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    07/05/16 Summer Safety Tips from the Montgomery County Health Department

    While enjoying the summer sun, it is important to practice outdoor summer safety. Read on...
  79. 07/01/16 Arcola Road Bridge Reopens

    Today, the Montgomery County Commissioners officially reopened the Arcola Road Bridge, which was completed on time and under budget. Read on...
  80. 06/29/16 2016 Junior Naturalist Camp

    Junior Naturalist Camp is an environmental learning program for children entering 4th through 7th grade (ages 9 to 12). The camp is offered at two locations: Norristown Farm Park from July 11th – 15th and Lorimer Park from July 18th – 22nd. Read on...
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    06/29/16 Natural History Walk at Norristown Farm Park

    Join Ranger Mike on a nature walk at Norristown Farm Park in the early evening on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 6:00pm. Read on...
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    06/27/16 Twelve Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Montco Sheriff’s Sweep

    Twelve parents were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on June 27, 2016 during an overnight sweep of parents who failed to pay child support or show up for domestic relations hearings. Read on...
  83. 06/24/16 Arkoosh Elected Chair of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

    Montgomery County Commissioner Dr. Val Arkoosh has been elected chair of the board of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC). Arkoosh has served as secretary of the board of DVRPC since July, 2015. Read on...
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    06/23/16 Sheriff’s Office Improving Emergency Preparedness w/ Active Threat Response Training

    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office revealed their response to active threats and shooters training for county civilian and law enforcement employees during a press event at the courthouse. Read on...
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    06/23/16 Montco Invites Public to Bike along Pennypack Trail, Learn About Building Multiuse Trails

    MCPC invites the public to Planning on Two Feet (while pedaling) – Creating Great Multiuse Trails on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Participants should meet at the enclosed pavilion at Lorimer Park, 183 Moredon Road, Huntingdon Valley. Read on...
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    06/22/16 “Your Way Home Montgomery County” Annual Summit Brings Together Nearly 200

    Initiative Helped End Homelessness for 410 Residents in 2015; Summit Theme is “The Power of Partnership to End and Prevent Homelessness” Read on...
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    06/22/16 Incredible Insects at Norristown Farm Park

    Four out of every five species is an insect! Learn about the marvelous diversity of form and function within this group during an “Incredible Insects” program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:00am. Read on...
  88. 06/22/16 Fireflies: Nature’s Fireworks at Norristown Farm Park

    Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 8:30pm for an evening to discover the world of fireflies, also known as lightning bugs (which are neither flies nor bugs). Read on...
  89. 06/21/16 Pennypacker Mills Hosts the Athletics Base Ball Club of the 1860s

    Be part of the excitement at historic Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1:00pm when the site hosts a free vintage base ball game with the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia versus the Brandywine Base Ball Club. Read on...
  90. 06/21/16 Reptile and Amphibian Jubilee at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to join in the fun while learning about the amazing creatures that slither, swim, and hop. Read on...
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    06/21/16 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The final 2016 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center located at 77 Graterford Road, Limerick, PA 19468 between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Read on...
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    06/20/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 25, 2016

    The fourth and final Montgomery County Health Department low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 25 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Padden Park (Burnside Oakland Park) located on Burnside Avenue and Oakland Drive in West Norriton. Read on...
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    06/20/16 MCHD, Walgreens, and Greater Than AIDS Team Up To Offer Free HIV Testing June 23-25, 2016

    In the lead up to National HIV Testing Day on June 27, MCHD is teaming up with Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS to offer free HIV testing and counseling about new prevention strategies at the Walgreens at 1100 W. Main Street in Norristown from June 23-25. Read on...
  94. 06/20/16 Diamond Avenue to Reopen June 22 as Part of Lafayette Street Extension Project

    Diamond Avenue in Plymouth Township will open to two-way traffic for the first time on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Read on...
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    06/17/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Warns Against IRS Phone Scammers

    Telephone scammers posing as either Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement or IRS employees have been threatening citizens with arrest and demanding cash for alleged delinquent taxes. Read on...
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    06/16/16 Two More Farms Permanently Preserved in Montgomery County

    Montgomery County has added two more farms to its growing list of permanently preserved farm properties. The farms were preserved under the Montgomery County Agricultural Land Preservation Program. Read on...
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    06/16/16 Seven Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

    The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that seven projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. Read on...
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    06/15/16 Public Invited: Open House on Crescent Ave to Northwestern Ave Segment of Ridge Pk Improve

    The public is invited to attend an open house on the Crescent Avenue to Northwestern Avenue segment of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project on Monday, June 20 from 5-8pm at the Whitemarsh Township Building located at 616 Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill. Read on...
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    06/14/16 Knee Deep In the Creek at Norristown Farm Park

    Come out and explore the creek at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, June 20, 2016 at 10:00am in search of insects, fish, and amphibians. Read on...
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    06/14/16 Third Annual “Daring Dad” Scavenger Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

    Bring dad to Norristown Farm Park this Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 2:00pm for a challenging nature scavenger hunt. Read on...
  101. 06/14/16 Montgomery County Public Defender to Open Pottstown Satellite Office

    The Montgomery County Public Defender will officially open a satellite office in Pottstown on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. The office will be located at 364 King Street in Pottstown, PA. Read on...
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    06/13/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, June 18, 2016

    The fourth recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Abington Junior High School located at 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001 between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
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    06/13/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 18, 2016

    The third Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Encore Experiences at Harleysville located on Alumni Avenue (off of Main Street) in Harleysville. Read on...
  104. 06/13/16 Green Lane Park to Host Firefly Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Catching Lightning in a Jar” on Friday, June 17, 2016 beginning at 8:30pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park to investigate the nighttime activities of fireflies. Read on...
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    06/09/16 Reports Show 15% Increase in Housing Units Built in Montco

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released a new report focusing on housing units built in Montgomery County in 2015. The report shows a 15 percent increase in housing units constructed in the county from the previous year. Read on...
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    06/07/16 Creek Critters at Lorimer Park

    Come and explore Harper’s Run and the Pennypack Creek in search of Creek Critters at Lorimer Park on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
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    06/07/16 “It’s A Man’s World” – Living History at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Sunday, June 12, 2016 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm for a living history program and find out why “It’s a Man’s World." Read on...
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    06/07/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), during Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park on Sunday, June 12, 2016 and Tuesday, June 21, 2016, both at 8:00am. Read on...
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    06/07/16 Bakken Response Full-Scale Exercise

    A full-scale exercise simulating the derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude oil is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, June 11th, at the Abrams rail yard along the Schuylkill River in King of Prussia. Read on...
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    06/06/16 Contemporary Bluegrass by “Hickory Project” at Green Lane Park

    Globally acclaimed and high energy, Hickory Project will captivate the audience with their musical prowess at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Read on...
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    06/06/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Creek Critters” Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Creek Critters” on Saturday, June 11, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    06/06/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 11, 2016

    The second Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 11, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Collegeville Community Park located at 4th and Park Avenue in Collegeville. Read on...
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    06/02/16 Montco Launches Trail Challenge 2016

    In conjunction with National Trails Day on June 4th, the Montgomery County Health Department, Planning Commission, and the Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division will launch an exciting new way to “Get Out and Go Montco” – the Montco Trail Challenge. Read on...
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    05/31/16 Montgomery County Health Department Rabies Clinic Slated for Saturday, June 4, 2016

    The first Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinic will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 9:00am to 11:00am at Abington Recycling Center located at 2201 Florey Lane (off of Easton Road) in Abington. Read on...
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    05/31/16 Montco Expands Naloxone Availability in the County

    Beginning June 1, 2016, the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD), in partnership with the Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, will make NARCAN® Nasal Spray kits available at their three health centers. Read on...
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    05/25/16 Pennypacker Mills’ Civil War Event

    The sights and sounds of a Civil War battle will resound through the Perkiomen Valley on Saturday June 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm as Pennypacker Mills hosts its free Civil War Event. Read on...
  117. 05/25/16 Call 9-1-1 Public Education Campaign

    Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is kicking off a “Call 9-1-1” public education campaign this week to urge residents to use the emergency number whenever they need a police officer, EMS ambulance, or firefighters to respond to their location. Read on...
  118. 05/23/16 Galena Brass Concert at Green Lane Park

    Celebrate Memorial Day weekend at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park with the season’s first free outdoor concert featuring the Galena Brass ensemble on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. Read on...
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    05/18/16 Final Two 2016 “Conversations” with the Montgomery County Commissioners Next Week

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold their final two “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings for 2016 next week. Sessions are set for Lansdale and Bryn Mawr. Read on...
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    05/17/16 2015 Montco Housing Market Shows Stability

    The number of homes sold in 2015 in Montgomery County was the highest in seven years, and while the median sales price showed only a modest growth, it was only the fourth increase in the last eight years since the housing market bubble burst in 2008. Read on...
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    05/17/16 Montgomery County Health Department Announces Rabies Clinic Dates

    The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be conducting its annual low-cost Rabies Immunization Clinics on Saturdays in June for the twenty-fifth consecutive year. As in previous years, these clinics are located throughout the county. Read on...
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    05/17/16 Baby Birds Program at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about nests, eggs, and baby birds at Norristown Farm Park on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    05/17/16 Creek Critters at Norristown Farm Park

    Join a stream investigation in search of creek critters at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  124. 05/16/16 Yesterday’s Rules of Behavior Redefined for Today’s Families

    Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 1:00pm for a presentation by local author and educator, Paul Breon, on “Yesterday’s Rules of Behavior Redefined for Today’s Families.” Read on...
  125. 05/16/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Out And About On the Orange Trail” Walk

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a walk entitled “Out And About On the Orange Trail” on Saturday, May 21, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. Read on...
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    05/16/16 Free Montgomery County Residential Tire Collection Slated for Saturday, May 21, 2016

    The first 2016 residential tire collection sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Montgomery County Community College located at 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 between 9:00am and 12:00pm. Read on...
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    05/16/16 Montco Commissioners Pack and Deliver Meals on Wheels to Seniors

    Commissioners Val Arkoosh and Joe Gale today joined scores of volunteers at Generations of Indian Valley in packing and delivering meals to homes of senior citizens in Souderton and the North Penn area as part of the local “Meals on Wheels” program. Read on...
  128. 05/10/16 Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Receives Re-Accreditation

    The MCSO was the first sheriff’s office in Pennsylvania to earn accreditation. Read on...
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    05/10/16 “Conversation with Commissioners” Event in Glenside

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the fourth of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00pm at Arcadia University in Glenside. Read on...
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    05/10/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 and/or Sunday, May 22, 2016, both at 8:00am. Each walk will explore different areas of the park to find some of the returning spring migrants and resident birds. Read on...
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    05/10/16 Wild Walk at Lorimer Park

    Take a quiet walk in wild with the park naturalist at Lorimer Park on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 2:00pm. Learn about local wildlife (birds included) while improving observation skills. Read on...
  132. 05/09/16 Herb Container Gardening at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will host an Herb Container Gardening workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion. Read on...
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    05/09/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, May 14

    The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Temple University–Ambler Campus between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
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    05/09/16 “Conversation with Commissioners” Event in Pennsburg

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the third of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00pm at the Upper Perkiomen Education Center in Pennsburg. Read on...
  135. 05/04/16 9th Annual PA CareerLink® Montgomery County Job Fair

    The Montgomery County Workforce Development Board is proud to announce that the PA CareerLink® Montgomery County will host its 9th Annual Job Fair on Friday, May 6, 2016 from 9:30am to 12:30pm at the Sheraton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia. Read on...
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    05/04/16 Montco Expands Bike Share Program

    They’re back! After a promising pilot program in 2015, the Montgomery County bike share program will return and be expanded to Norristown Farm Park beginning tomorrow, Thursday, May 5. Read on...
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    05/03/16 Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park

    It’s nearly the peak time for songbird migration. Take a Songbird Migration Walk at Lorimer Park on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:00am. Read on...
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    05/03/16 Woodland Wildflowers at Norristown Farm Park

    Explore some of the loveliest parts of Norristown Farm Park in search of blooming plants on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  139. 05/02/16 “Come to the Fair!” – Annual Colonial May Fair at Pottsgrove Manor

    Celebrate spring at the Annual Colonial May Fair held at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Read on...
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    05/02/16 Norristown Is Next Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the second of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00am at the Norristown Farm Park in the Salt Wing located at 2500 Upper Farm Road, Norristown, PA 19403. Read on...
  141. 05/02/16 Montco Drug Treatment Court Celebrates National Drug Court Month With 10 Year Anniversary

    The Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court will hold its 10 Year Anniversary Celebration and 82nd Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 5:30pm at the Norristown Area High School. The event is open to the public. Read on...
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    04/28/16 Meet the Foxes at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident red foxes, Shyler and Little Grey. The registration deadline is May 5, 2016. Read on...
  143. 04/28/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Early Bird Walk”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, May 7, 2016 beginning at 8:00am. Read on...
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    04/28/16 Night Life Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

    What happened at the Wentz house after the sun went down? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Friday, May 6, 2016 for an exploration of night life in an eighteenth-century home. Read on...
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    04/26/16 Pottstown Is First Stop for Montco Commissioners’ “Conversations” Tour

    The Montgomery County Commissioners will hold the first of their 2016 “Conversations with Commissioners” town hall meetings on Monday, May 2 at 7:00pm at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus in Pottstown. Read on...
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    04/25/16 Spring Beauties at Lorimer Park

    Explore the woodland areas of Lorimer Park in search of spring wildflowers and mushrooms on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  147. 04/25/16 Arbor Day Tree Planting at Pennypacker Mills

    In celebration of Arbor Day, Pennypacker Mills will be planting trees on the property to help maintain the original landscape that Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker envisioned for his farm in the early 1900s. Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 11:00am. Read on...
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    04/25/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 30

    The second recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Norristown Area High School between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
  149. 04/20/16 Montco Sheriff’s New Active Recruiting Program Provides Employee Diversity

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny and his staff have kicked off a new active law enforcement and office staff recruiting program in an effort to draw more diverse candidates. Read on...
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    04/20/16 2016 Conversations with Commissioners Schedule

    For the fourth year in a row, the Montgomery County Commissioners are taking their message on the road. "Conversations with Commissioners" will again be offered throughout the county. Read on...
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    04/19/16 Conshohocken Road Detour Beginning Monday, April 25, 2016

    The second phase of the Lafayette Street Extension Project will require the closure of Conshohocken Road beginning on Monday, April 25, 2016 so that the contractor can realign Diamond Avenue with Conshohocken Road. Read on...
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    04/19/16 Volunteers Wanted for Animal Habitat Restoration at Norristown Farm Park

    Celebrate Earth Week by volunteering for an animal habitat restoration project at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 24, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Read on...
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    04/19/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore different sections of Lorimer Park to find some of the early returning spring migrants on Sunday, April 24 at 8:00am. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Read on...
  154. 04/18/16 Montco Sheriff’s Office Sets Policies To Decrease Costs, Increase Efficiencies

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced new policies and procedures that aim to modernize the Sheriff’s Office, by increasing efficiencies, saving resources and money, and diversifying newspaper advertising exposure. Read on...
  155. 04/18/16 Green Lane Park To Hold “Earth Day Work Day” In the Park

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Earth Day Work Day” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff in celebrating Earth Day during a volunteer work party in the park. Read on...
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    04/18/16 Genealogy Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visitors to historic Pottsgrove Manor can learn more about their own history with the lecture, “Building Your Family Tree – Genealogy 101,” on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    04/18/16 Kid’s Fishing Clinic and Derby at Lorimer Park

    The 2016 Annual Rotary Club Kid’s Fishing Derby will take place at Lorimer Park on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:00am to 2:00pm. Read on...
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    04/14/16 April is STD Awareness Month

    April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) Awareness Month and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Montgomery County Health Department are encouraging individuals to protect their health with three simple actions: Talk. Test. Treat. Read on...
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    04/13/16 Montco Summarizes, Maps Billions of Dollars of Transportation Improvements Over Past 15 Yrs

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) today presented an overview of the many transportation improvements that have been achieved in Montgomery County over the past 15 years. Read on...
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    04/13/16 New Local Food Guide Highlights Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands in Montgomery County

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in cooperation with the Penn State Extension and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau, has created a local food guide that lists and maps farmers’ markets and farm stands in Montgomery County. Read on...
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    04/12/16 Montco Offers Workshop on Municipal Tools for Enabling Solar Energy Use

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC), in sponsorship with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is offering a workshop on solar energy and energy efficiency on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. Read on...
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    04/12/16 Earth Day Art at Norristown Farm Park

    Make Earth Day art at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 1:00pm. Learn about recycling and other ways to help the earth. Play games and make an Earth Day craft. Read on...
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    04/12/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 8:30am. All are welcome, including new birders and experienced birders alike. Walk leaders will be from the Wyncote Audubon Society. Read on...
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    04/11/16 Your Way Home Montgomery County Receives 2016 HUD’s Secretary Award

    Your Way Home Montgomery County was one of the 10 winners of an awards program to recognize community foundations for the excellent work they do along with their public partners in the areas of housing and community development. Read on...
  165. 04/11/16 Fun with Kites at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Visit Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:00pm for a kite making session, followed by kite flying in the fields.The lower portion of the fields near the Perkiomen Trail is available all weekend to kite flyers. Read on...
  166. 04/11/16 National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week

    Each year, the second week of April is designated as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week to honor first-responders for the critical, and often under-appreciated, work they do. Read on...
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    04/08/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 6:00pm on Saturday, April 9, 2016 through 12:00pm on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Read on...
  168. 04/08/16 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead CANCELLED

    Due to the impending weather on Saturday, April 9, 2016, the Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Peter Wentz Farmstead has been CANCELLED. Read on...
  169. 04/07/16 Montco Fills Two Senior Positions

    Dean J. Dortone was named the county’s new Chief Financial Officer. Barbara O’Malley was named the director of the county’s new Department of Health and Human Services. Read on...
  170. 04/07/16 Green Lane Park Ready to Welcome Purple Martins

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park is ready to welcome Purple Martins. A Purple Martin gourd nesting system was recently installed near the park amphitheater on Green Lane Road. Read on...
  171. 04/07/16 Advice from MCHD at the Start of the 2016 West Nile Virus Season

    The West Nile Virus (WNV) season has begun and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes. Read on...
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    04/04/16 Orienteering For All Ages at Norristown Farm Park

    Use a detailed map to navigate in the international sport of orienteering at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Read on...
  173. 04/04/16 Annual Sheep Shearing Program at the Wentz Farmstead

    Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by visiting the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am to 3:00pm for the annual shearing of the sheep and other activities on the colonial Pennsylvania German farm. Read on...
  174. 04/04/16 Orienteering for Beginners at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, April 9 at 10am for a first look at the basics of orienteering. Visitors will meet members of the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association to learn about, and try their hand at, this fun, family activity. Read on...
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    04/04/16 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, April 9

    The first recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Indian Valley Middle School located at 130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville, PA 19438 between 9:00am and 3:00pm. Read on...
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    03/31/16 Meet Percy the Possum at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident possum, Percy. Read on...
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    03/31/16 Frogs and Pollywogs at Norristown Farm Park

    April showers bring out more than May flowers. Learn about the life cycle of frogs and what makes them different from other living things during a “Frogs and Pollywogs” program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    03/28/16 Spring Wild Edibles at Norristown Farm Park

    Join the park naturalist at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00pm in a search for wild edible and medicinal plants. Read on...
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    03/28/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Out and About in the Bird Sanctuary” Hike

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a guided hike entitled “Out and About in the Bird Sanctuary” on Saturday, April 2, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. Read on...
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    03/28/16 Exhibit Opening: “Samuel W. Pennypacker 1843-1916 His Living Legacy”

    Plan to visit Pennypacker Mills for a new exhibit, opening Friday, April 1, 2016, that explores the life and legacy of Samuel W. Pennypacker. Read on...
  181. 03/24/16 Montgomery County Eligible to Recoup January Blizzard Costs

    Montgomery County municipalities and non-profit agencies are eligible to recoup some of the nearly $5.3 million costs associated with the severe snow storm that struck the region in January. Read on...
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    03/23/16 Montco Suicide Prevention Taskforce, MCCC Partner to Spread the Word: With Help Comes Hope

    The mission of the Montgomery County Suicide Prevention Taskforce is to develop and implement strategies to reduce the risk of suicide in Montgomery County through the collaborative efforts of community agencies and service providers. Read on...
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    03/17/16 Montgomery County Website Gets a Facelift

    Montgomery County today officially launched its new and improved website, www.montcopa.org, with a fresh new look and responsive web design. Read on...
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    03/15/16 Montgomery County 2016 Recycling Events Schedule

    It’s that time of year again. The 2016 recycling dates for Montgomery County are approaching. Paper shredding, household hazardous waste, and tire collection events will begin in April. Read on...
  185. 03/15/16 Eastern Cottontail Rabbit at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about the local Eastern Cottontail Rabbit at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 1:00pm. Meet and pet a special rabbit from the Elmwood Park Zoo. Read on...
  186. 03/14/16 Montco Vets Affairs, HealthLink Dental Clinic Offer Low-Income Vets Free Dental Care

    The Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office has partnered with HealthLink Dental Clinic to offer free dental care to qualifying low-income veterans. Read on...
  187. 03/14/16 Montco PD, DA, and Community Leaders Collaborate to Provide Youth/Law Enforcement Forums

    On March 16, 2016, the Montgomery County Public Defender and District Attorney will host a Youth/Law Enforcement Forum at the Montgomery County Community College, Pottstown Campus. Read on...
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    03/11/16 Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases 2015 Annual Report

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission has released its 2015 Annual Report. The report provides information on projects and plans that will have a positive effect on the lives of county residents in the future. Read on...
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    03/11/16 Montco Land Development Plans Highest Since ’09; Indicates an Improving Economy

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission in 2015 received the highest number of land development and subdivision proposals it has received since 2009, according to the MCPC’s annual Summary of Subdivision, Land Development, and Zoning Activity report. Read on...
  190. 03/10/16 Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park

    Come to an educational Eco-Egg Hunt at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 20, 2016. At 2:00pm younger children, ages 3-5, will simply hunt for eggs. At 3:00pm children ages 6-8 will be challenged to find eggs by following a series of ecological clues. Read on...
  191. 03/10/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Color Your Easter Eggs – Naturally”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a special program entitled “Color Your Easter Eggs Naturally” on Saturday, March 19, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. This program offers a fun alternative to food coloring tablets from the grocery store. Read on...
  192. 03/10/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Timberdoodle Time”

    Green Lane Park will host an outdoor program entitled “Timberdoodle Time” on Friday, March 18, 2016 beginning at 7:00pm. Take a twilight adventure and witness the spring courtship displays of the American Woodcock. Read on...
  193. 03/10/16 Going Green at Norristown Farm Park

    Green will be the theme on St. Patty’s Day. Please wear something green and join in the search for the earliest spring greens during the Going Green program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  194. 03/09/16 Montco Sheriff Kilkenny Leads Deadbeat Parent Sweep That Yields Twelve

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny led two teams of deputies and command staff in an overnight deadbeat parent sweep through several areas of Montgomery County on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Read on...
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    03/08/16 Montco Reports First Zika Virus Case

    The Montgomery County Health Department today announced confirmation of the first case of Zika virus in the county. A 55-year-old woman tested positive for the virus following travel outside of the United States to an area where Zika virus has been found. Read on...
  196. 03/08/16 Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park

    The spring migration of waterfowl and water birds has begun! Join the search of the pond for ducks, grebes, egrets, and herons during a Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 8:30am. Read on...
  197. 03/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk. Read on...
  198. 03/07/16 Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park

    The Pennsylvania Dutch began the tradition of dyeing eggs with wild berries, bark, grasses, and roots. Learn more during a program about Natural Egg Dyeing at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  199. 03/07/16 Celebrate Easter and Spring in One Weekend at Pennypacker Mills

    Easter Workshop for Kids Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Easter Chocolate Mold Demonstration Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. Read on...
  200. 03/07/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, March 12, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. As the ice retreats from the park’s three lakes, the northbound migration of ducks, geese, and swans will be in full swing. Read on...
  201. 03/07/16 Hippety Hop! Rabbits at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 10:00am to meet that cute, lovable creature known as the rabbit. Visitors will learn about wild rabbits as well as visit their domesticated relatives that live at the park. Read on...
  202. 03/07/16 Green Lane Park to Open 2016 Boat Quarantine Storage Registration

    Green Lane Park will begin taking registrations for Boat Quarantine Storage beginning on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 8:30am. Read on...
  203. 03/04/16 Arcola Road Bridge Work to Affect Traffic in Area on March 8 And 9

    Contractors on the Arcola Road bridge replacement project will be delivering and installing the final six precast concrete beams for the final span of the bridge on Tuesday, March 8 and Wednesday, March 9. Read on...
  204. 03/03/16 Montgomery County Announces New Grant Program for Implementing County Comprehensive Plan

    The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced an exciting new grant program as part of the implementation of the county’s comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. Read on...
  205. 03/02/16 Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2016 Montgomery Awards

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission is looking for the best in planning, design, and advocacy in Montgomery County and invites the public to submit nominations for the 2016 Montgomery Awards Program. Read on...
  206. 03/02/16 Sugar Maple Trees at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a closer look at maple trees, especially sugar maples, at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  207. 03/02/16 "Code Blue" Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 through 9:00am on Saturday, March 5, 2016. Read on...
  208. 02/24/16 Winds and Weather at Norristown Farm Park

    March is usually a windy month, and it’s a great time to investigate “Winds and Weather” at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  209. 02/24/16 Exhibit Opening and Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 1:00pm for a historical talk to open the site’s new exhibit, “Potts and Family: Colonial Consumers.” Read on...
  210. 02/24/16 Green Lane Park Hosts Maple Sugar Magic Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Maple Sugar Magic” on Saturday, March 5, 2016 with demonstrations beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Read on...
  211. 02/19/16 Montgomery County Commissioners Adopt New Countywide Walkability Plan

    The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted Walk Montco, a new countywide walkability plan, at their February 18 meeting. Read on...
  212. 02/17/16 Sheriff Kilkenny Donates Old Phones To Support Domestic Violence Hotline

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny donated 135 old cell phones to Laurel House, a comprehensive domestic violence agency, to help fund their 24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline, which received over 1,300 calls from victims last year. Read on...
  213. 02/16/16 Birds for Beginners at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a first look at winter birds and a few that may be arriving back from the south during a “Birds for Beginners” program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  214. 02/16/16 Bark, Bark, Bark at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn to identify trees in the winter by their bark during a special program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  215. 02/16/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Out and About – Hemlock Point Trail” Walk

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided hike on the Hemlock Point Trail on Saturday, February 20, 2016 beginning at 10:00am. Read on...
  216. 02/16/16 Info about Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) From the Montgomery County Health Dept.

    February is American Heart Month and it is an opportune time to talk about diseases of the heart. Learn information about Heart Disease (Coronary Artery Disease) from the Montgomery County Health Department. Read on...
  217. 02/15/16 Cause of Ursinus Illnesses Identified

    The Montgomery County Health Department today announced that the cause of the illness that sickened over 200 students, faculty, and staff at Ursinus College over the past week is a Norovirus. Read on...
  218. 02/11/16 UPDATE: MCHD Investigation of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College

    Ursinus College continues to take proactive measures in conjunction with Montgomery County Health Department officials to investigate and address an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness on campus. Read on...
  219. 02/10/16 UPDATE: Ursinus College Voluntarily Closes Cafeteria

    Ursinus College has voluntarily closed the cafeteria and snack bar allowing Montgomery County Health Department officials to continue gathering information regarding the cluster of gastrointestinal illness on campus. Read on...
  220. 02/10/16 MCHD Investigating Outbreak of Stomach Illness at Ursinus College

    Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is currently investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness associated with students from Ursinus College. Read on...
  221. 02/09/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, February 15, 2016. Read on...
  222. 02/08/16 Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Hosting Free Trail Stewardship Workshop

    The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites will be hosting a free, one-day, Trail Stewardship Workshop on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8:30am to 4:30pm in the classroom building at Pennypacker Mills. Read on...
  223. 02/08/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park. Read on...
  224. 02/08/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Animal Tracks and Signs” Program

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Animal Tracks and Signs” on Saturday, February 13, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at GLP for this indoor/outdoor program and learn to read and interpret wildlife signs. Read on...
  225. 02/08/16 Valentine’s Day Cooking Demonstrations at Pottsgrove Manor

    Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, February 13, 2016 between 11:00am and 3:00pm for demonstrations of open-hearth cooking during the program “Valentine’s Day The Colonial Way.” Additional Info...
  226. 02/07/16 Montco Public Health Officials Find Good Samaritans; They Are Safe From Rabies

    MCHD officials have identified and interviewed the two men who came to the aid of a young girl who was being attacked by a rabid raccoon Thursday in Lower Merion. Both men are safe from contracting rabies. Read on...
  227. 02/06/16 Montco Public Health Officials Seeking Good Samaritan Who May Have Been Exposed To Rabies

    MCHD officials are requesting that an unidentified male Good Samaritan, who came to the aid of a young girl being attacked by a rabid raccoon on Thursday in Lower Merion, come forward and identify himself, because he may have been exposed to rabies. Read on...
  228. 02/04/16 State of the County Report

    The Montgomery County Commissioners today at their bi-weekly meeting delivered their 2016 report on the State of the County. Read on...
  229. 02/03/16 Ten Males, One Female Arrested In Overnight Deadbeat Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced that sheriff’s deputies arrested 11 deadbeat parents, who owed $126,218.63 in child support arrearages for 16 children, during an overnight sweep on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Read on...
  230. 02/01/16 Scats and Tracks at Norristown Farm Park

    Join the park naturalist at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2:00pm in a search of the wild signs of animals that remain active in winter. Read on...
  231. 02/01/16 Pennypacker Mills Offers a Valentines Craft Workshop for Kids

    Make a gift from the heart this year at Pennypacker Mills’ Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Read on...
  232. 01/29/16 Beware Of IRS Impersonators This Tax Season

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has issued the following warning to Americans about scam artists posing as IRS agents. Read on...
  233. 01/27/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 through 9:00am on Saturday, January 30, 2016. Read on...
  234. 01/26/16 Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park

    Celebrate Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  235. 01/26/16 Green Lane Park Hosts “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Winter Tree ID Walk” on Saturday, January 30, 2016 beginning at 1:00pm. Read on...
  236. 01/25/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016 through 9:00am on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Read on...
  237. 01/24/16 Montco Courts and Governmental Offices to Be Closed Monday

    Montgomery County courts and government offices will be closed Monday, January 25. Read on...
  238. 01/22/16 Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites to Close in Montco

    Montgomery County parks, trails, and historic sites will be closed on Saturday due to the impending storm. It is expected they will reopen on Sunday. Read on...
  239. 01/22/16 Important Storm Information

    The following is important information concerning the impending storm. Read on...
  240. 01/21/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00am on Thursday, January 21, 2016 through 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2016. Read on...
  241. 01/20/16 11 Arrested In Overnight Domestic Relations Sweep By Montco Sheriff’s Office

    Montgomery County Sheriff Sean P. Kilkenny announced that sheriff’s deputies arrested 10 deadbeat parents, who owed $122,593.32 in child support arrearages for 14 children, during an overnight sweep on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Read on...
  242. 01/20/16 Way, Way, Up North at Norristown Farm Park

    Learn about animals that live in the far north during the Way, Way, Up North program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  243. 01/19/16 Winter Chores at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

    How hard was winter for a family in colonial times? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 23, 2016 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to experience how people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries coped during the colder months. Read on...
  244. 01/19/16 Green Lane Park to Host “Owl Prowl”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Owl Prowl” program on Saturday, January 23, 2016 beginning at 5:00pm. Read on...
  245. 01/19/16 Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

    Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. Read on...
  246. 01/17/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Sunday, January 17, 2016 through 9:00am on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Read on...
  247. 01/15/16 Montco Resumes Payments to Human Services Vendors Now That State Funds Are Flowing

    Montgomery County disbursed over $19 million today, including all payables associated with the state budget impasse. Read on...
  248. 01/15/16 Commissioner Arkoosh Encourages Montgomery County Residents to Get Covered

    Montgomery County Commissioner Valerie Arkoosh encourages Montgomery County residents to get covered before the Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period ends on January 31st. There are a number of open enrollment events in Montgomery County. Read on...
  249. 01/14/16 Montco Lowers Weight Limit on Easton Road Bridge; Posts Truck Detour

    As a result of a PennDOT inspection, Montgomery County has lowered the weight limit on the Easton Road bridge over the Tacony Creek in Cheltenham Township, which will require trucks over 13 tons to detour. Read on...
  250. 01/12/16 Montco CFO Heading to School District of Philadelphia; County to Begin Search for Successor

    Chief Financial Officer Uri Z. Monson announced today that he would be resigning his position with the county in early February to become the chief financial officer for the School District of Philadelphia. County to begin search for his successor. Read on...
  251. 01/12/16 Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 8:30am during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park. Read on...
  252. 01/12/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 through 9:00am on Thursday, January 14, 2016. Read on...
  253. 01/08/16 Moody’s Reaffirms Montco’s Strong Financial Position

    Moody’s Investors Service has reaffirmed Montgomery County’s Aa1 bond rating with a stable outlook, and noted that the county benefits “from strong management that adheres to formal fiscal policies, multi-year budgeting, and long term capital planning.” Read on...
  254. 01/08/16 Montco Eliminates Veteran Homelessness; Work Not Finished

    Last September, the county commissioners signed “The Mayors’ Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness” by the end of 2015. Yesterday, the Veterans’ Affairs director, reported to the commissioners at their bimonthly meeting that the goal has been reached. Read on...
  255. 01/06/16 Info about the HPV Vaccine for Teens and Pre-Teens From the Montgomery County Health Dept.

    Cervical cancer vaccines are available to protect against the types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that most often cause cervical cancer. Find answers to some FAQs about the HPV vaccine from the Montgomery County Health Department. Read on...
  256. 01/05/16 Sean P. Kilkenny Takes The Helm As Montgomery County Sheriff

    Sean P. Kilkenny was sworn in as Montgomery County Sheriff, during a ceremony for newly elected public officials on Monday, January 4, 2016. Read on...
  257. 01/05/16 Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park

    Touch an owl feather, examine a skull, and look at what is inside a pellet during the Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  258. 01/04/16 Shapiro Re-Elected Chair in Montco Reorganization

    Board of Commissioners unanimously elected Commissioner Josh Shapiro chair of the board, Commissioner Val Arkoosh vice chair. The Commissioners, sitting as the election board, elected Arkoosh chair of that body and Commissioner Joseph C. Gale vice chair. Read on...
  259. 01/04/16 The Great Horned Owl at Norristown Farm Park

    Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 2:00pm for an indoor program about owls. Read on...
  260. 01/04/16 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

    On Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread. Read on...
  261. 01/03/16 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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