County News & Updates
  1. Make Your Own Hand-Sewn Cap at Pottsgrove Manor’s Women’s Cap Workshop

    Make Your Own Hand-Sewn Cap at Pottsgrove Manor’s Women’s Cap Workshop on Saturday, January 19th, 2019, from 10am to 4pm. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Commissioners Select New Voting System

    The Montgomery County Commissioners approved a $5.8 million contract with Dominion Voting Systems of Denver, Colorado at their meeting Thursday to provide a voter-marked paper balloting system with a verifiable paper trail ... Read on ...
  3. Montgomery County Commissioners Adopt No Tax Increase Budget For 2019

    The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted a $420 million budget for 2019 with no tax increase for the second year in a row that maintains a healthy fund balance and provides critical human services to our most vulnerable residents. Additional Info...
  4. PR Raccoon tracks found at Norristown Farm Park

    Children’s Nature Series: ‘Wild Signs in Winter’ at Norristown Farm Park

    Mammals are secretive and often hard to see, but they are all around us. Go on a winter walk in the park on January 15, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.to see the many clues that mammals leave behind. After the walk make an animal track craft. Read on...
  5. Cross-country skiirs at Norristown Farm Park

    Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

    This program is a “go” even without snow! On Sunday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., learn about ski technique, equipment, clubs you can join, and places you can ski. Snow instruction is available if conditions permit. Read on...
  6. Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail at Lorimer Park

    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail

    Expect to see many winter resident and year-round resident bird species on this walk on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society. The walk will go south along the Pennypack Trail. Read on...
  7. Full moon over Norristown Farm Park

    Nearly Full Moon Hike at Norristown Farm Park

    Don’t let winter keep you indoors! Enjoy an opportunity to be in the park past sunset on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Read on...
  8. The History of Fairy Tales

    The History of Fairy Tales at Norristown Farm Park

    This free program on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.is appropriate for adults and children ages 13 and up. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County from Tuesday, December 11th at 9:00 pm and ending on Wednesday, December 12th at 9:00 am. Read on...
  10. Montgomery County Courthouse Holiday Concert

    The Montgomery County Courthouse Choir will hold its annual Holiday Concert at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018 inside the Swede Street entrance to the Courthouse at the foot of the Grand Staircase. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Additional Info...
  11. An educator from Elmwood Park Zoo holds an Eastern Screech Owl at Norristown Farm Park

    Children’s Nature Series: “Owls” at Norristown Farm Park

    Meet one of Elmwood Park Zoo’s owls up close and personal on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
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    Winter Morning Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

    The regular first-Tuesday-of-the-month guided bird walk at Norristown Farm Park is postponed by one week in January due to the New Year’s holiday. The walk will occur on Tuesday, January 8th instead. Read on...
  13. Pennsylvania Owls at Norristown Farm Park

    Pennsylvania Owls at Norristown Farm Park

    On Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., an educator from the Elmwood Park Zoo will bring a Great-horned owl to Norristown Farm Park. Don’t miss the chance to see one at close range! Read on...
  14. Woodstove Cooking Demonstration at Pennypacker Mills

    Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, January 12th from 10 am to 3 pm to see traditional American foods cooked on a wood stove. Read on...
  15. Montco Department of Health and Human Services Hosts Naloxone Give Away Day

    The Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will sponsor a free “Naloxone Day” distribution to the public on Thurs., Dec. 13th. Read on ...
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    MontcoPA HHS Office of Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Receive Federal Grant

    The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) believes in a comprehensive and public health driven approach to school violence and was awarded the BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program. Read on...
  17. Safety & Security Symposium for Faith Leaders in Montgomery County

    The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is hosting a Safety and Security Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 27th at 9 a.m. for faith leaders in Montgomery County at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus. Read on ...
  18. Montgomery County Commissioners Introduce No Tax Increase Budget For 2019

    Norristown, PA (November 15, 2018) – The Montgomery County Commissioners introduced a $420 million budget for 2019 Thursday that calls for no tax increase for the second year in a row while maintaining a healthy fund balance ... Read on
  19. National Adoption Day Celebratioin

    National Adoption Day Celebration Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. Norristown, PA -- Montgomery County will celebrate National Adoption Day with a brief ceremony to honor families who have opened their homes to children in our community. Additional Info...
  20. sunset and moon rise over Norristown Farm Park

    Full Moon Hike at Norristown Farm Park

    Join a park ranger on an early evening walk that will be illuminated by the full moon. Learn why the December full moon is sometimes called the “cold moon” or the “long night’s moon.” Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Read on...
  21. Bird Watching on the Pennypack Trail

    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail

    Join others on a morning bird walk led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Read on...
  22. Winter Solstice Program at Norristown Farm Park

    The shortest day of the year is coming soon. Learn about the winter solstice and some of the traditions of other cultures surrounding this special time of the year - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  23. Montco Awards 17 Municipal Transportation Grants

    The Montgomery County Commissioners announce 17 projects in 13 municipalities will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for 2018. These grants are the first awarded using funds from the County’s $5 Vehicle Registration Revenue Fee. Read on ...
  24. Captain Schultz Hometown Hero Dedication

    The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Gold Star Families will join the family of Marine Capt. Samuel Schultz to dedicate a Hometown Hero banner in his honor on the Courthouse Plaza at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12th, the Veterans Day holiday. Read on ...
  25. MontcoPA Recycles Logo

    Montgomery County Announces 2018 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

    Campaign signs have popped up around Montgomery County reminding residents to cast their votes on Nov. 6. After the excitement of Election Day fades, Montgomery County urges residents to recycle their campaign signs instead of throwing them in the trash. Additional Info...
  26. Discover the Colonial Celebration of Twelfth Night at Pottsgrove Manor

    Bring the whole family to learn about the little known holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours - Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019. Read on...
  27. An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity

    Montgomery County invites residents and visitors to An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity, on the court house steps at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30th, in response to the mass shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent hate-inspired incidents. Read on ...
  28. Montgomery County Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

    The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has received a $1 million grant to develop an Emergency Medical Overdose Surveillance System (EMODSS) to develop improved strategies for combatting drug overdoses. Additional Info...
  29. Green Lane Park to Host “Holiday Craft Workshops” November 17

    Green Lane Park will offer two Holiday Craft workshops on Saturday, November 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  30. A Gilded Christmas at Historic Pennypacker Mills

    Schwenksville, PA (October 19, 2018) – Discover one of Montgomery County’s most spectacular holiday destinations during this holiday season. From Tuesday, November 20 through Sunday, January 6, 2019 come to the Mills for an unforgettable holiday tour.
  31. Extended Hours for Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County

    Norristown, PA (October 16, 2018) – Montgomery County Voter Services is offering extended office hours next week to accommodate voters who need to apply for an absentee ballot or submit a completed absentee ballot. Additional Info...
  32. Bike Montco Workshop-Masthead

    Bike Montco Workshops

    Norristown, PA (October 15, 2018) – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is offering a free public workshop on Bike Montco: The Bicycle Plan for Montgomery County. The workshop will take place on three dates at various locations. Additional Info...
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    Montgomery County Announces 2018-2019 Office of Public Health Flu Clinic Schedule

    The 2018-2019 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is prepared to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county. Read on...
  34. PARK(ing) Day 2017

    Montgomery County Celebrates PARK(ing) Day in Norristown

    MontcoPA is celebrating PARK(ing) Day 2018 on Friday, September 21 in front of the county courthouse on Swede Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The public is invited to see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space. Read on...
  35. Montco Barley Photo

    Montgomery County Sponsors Farmer-Brewer Events

    Montgomery County is hosting two AgBrewCulture events on Sept 28 and Oct 18 from 11am-2pm to connect one of its most long-standing communities—its farmers—with the rapidly growing community of Pennsylvania brewers, distillers and malters in MontcoPA Read on...
  36. HHS Drug and Alcohol Logo

    Office of Drug & Alcohol Releases Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) Data Highlights

    PAYS is conducted every other year, and it is distributed to students in sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grades to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Read on...
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    First 2018 Cases of West Nile Virus Disease in a Montgomery County Resident

    The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is currently investigating two probable cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in humans. Read on...
  38. Hemsley Farm 2

    Montco and Lower Salford Township Work Together to Permanently Preserve Hemsley Farm

    Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of farms permanently preserved under the Montgomery County Farmland Preservation Program. Read on...
  39. Nonresidential Square Footage by Type, 2017

    Housing Units, Nonresidential Construction Post Second Highest Construction in Five Years

    The number of housing units built and nonresidential square footage completed in Montgomery County in 2017 show a hot suburban real estate market, according to two new reports issued by the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC). Read on...
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    Montco Event Shares Powerful Message of Suicide Prevention Awareness

    Almost 400 people attended a Suicide Prevention Awareness event at Montgomery County Community College to hear Kevin Hines, a suicide attempt survivor, share his story of survival, resilience, and hope. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Sells Series A and B Notes of 2018 - Transaction to Yield $400,000 Savings

    Montgomery County announced the results of a competitive bond refinancing of $43.97 million in Series A and B notes at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Financial institutions were invited to submit offers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Read on...
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    Fourteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

    Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 14 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...
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    Montgomery County Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

    Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Montgomery County’s bond rating to Aaa, noting that “the county’s financial position is the strongest it’s been in at least the last six years, with improvement in 2017 that has well exceeded expectations.” Read on...
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    Recommendations from the Office of Public Health: Start of the 2018 Mosquito Season

    Mosquito season is starting! The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is recommending some simple steps that residents can take to protect themselves from insect bites and prevent the spread of insect-borne disease. Read on...
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    Montco Housing Market Surges on 2.3 Percent Median Price Increase in 2017

    The latest report on housing prices in Montgomery County provides a strong argument that the housing market in the county has recovered fully and is in a state of growth following the housing bubble that began to burst in 2007. Read on...
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    Your Way Home Montgomery County 2018 Point-In-Time Count

    Homelessness in Montgomery County has decreased by 37 percent since 2013, as measured by the annual Point-in-Time Count. Read on...
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    Office of Drug and Alcohol Showcases Unintentional Injury Prevention Program

    The Office of Drug and Alcohol in partnership with Aldergate Youth Service Bureau and Abington School District showcased an unintentional injury prevention program called Second Step. Read on...
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    Your Way Home Launches 2-1-1 Hotline

    The new partnership creates 2-1-1 as a free, 24-hour helpline that connects individuals to the help, support, and information they need. The new 2-1-1 SEPA hotline is part of the national 2-1-1. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Commissioners Deliver State of the County Report

    Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair; Ken Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair; and Joe Gale delivered the 2017 reporter on the State of the County at today’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Read on...
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    Invitation - Montgomery County Voting Machine Open House

    This year, Montgomery County will be purchasing new voting machines and we are inviting all county residents to our Voting Machine Open House on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Read on...
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