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Posted on: December 30, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 23, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 19, 2013

12/19/13 Montco Adopts Budget

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

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 17, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 16, 2013

12/16/13 Pennypacker Mills Wallpaper Workshop

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

12/13/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Spinning Demonstrations

On Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host “Distaff Day,” showing the art of spinning fibers into thread.

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

12/09/13 Pennypacker Mills Victorian Christmas Open House

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

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Posted on: December 9, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

12/06/13 National Influenza Vaccination Week

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

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Posted on: December 6, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 5, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

12/02/13 Visit Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, December 8, 2013 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: December 2, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 29, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 27, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Green Lane Park Hosts Waterfowl Watch

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2013

11/26/13 Pennypacker Mills Holiday Tours

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

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Posted on: November 22, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 20, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

11/19/13 Terrific Turkeys

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

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 13, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 12, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2013

11/08/13 Montco Honors Veterans

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

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Posted on: November 7, 2013

11/07/13 Shapiro to Take Part in Thinkfest

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

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Posted on: November 5, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 31, 2013

10/31/13 Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails and Historic Sites will conduct a one day, controlled, antlerless deer hunt at the Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 between the hours of 7:00am and 3:00pm.

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 25, 2013

10/25/13 Fetters Mill Bridge Closed

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 22, 2013

10/22/13 Location Change to Stormwater Management Seminar

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

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Posted on: October 18, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2013

10/10/13 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

10/09/13 Wonderful Wolves

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

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Posted on: October 9, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 7, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2013

10/01/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Homeschool Day

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families Annual Awareness Event

The Montgomery County Commission on Women and Families, along with the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, will host its 17th Annual Awareness Event on Thursday, October, 10, 2013. This year's theme is “Changing Lives Through Education.”

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Green Lane Park to Host “Flying Hunters” Program Featuring Jack Hubley

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will welcome syndicated television host Jack Hubley on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 1:30pm.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Meet Mother Goose!

Pennypacker Mills will host a special program, Meet Mother Goose, on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. This program offers younger children, ages 3-5 years old, a chance to share rhymes and stories with the fabled Mother Goose.

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Posted on: September 23, 2013

09/23/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Providence and Collegeville

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from approximately 7:00pm to 9:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, September 30, 2013.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Montco to Hold First Preparedness Fair on Courthouse Grounds

Montgomery County will mark the 10th Anniversary of National Preparedness Month with its first ever Preparedness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20th in front of the courthouse on Main Street, next to Hancock Square.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 25, 2013.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Winged Wonders – Monarch Butterflies”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host “Winged Wonders” a program on the Monarch Butterfly on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: September 18, 2013

09/18/13 Evening Concert at Green Lane Park

Muscle Shoals Revival Band will once again return to perform rock and roll music at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 21.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

09/16/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host American Heritage Chocolate Demonstration

On Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a demonstration of traditional chocolate-making by American Heritage Chocolate.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

09/16/13 Meet the White-Tailed Deer at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident white-tailed deer, Max, Willow, and Milo.

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Posted on: September 16, 2013

09/16/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 9:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

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Posted on: September 13, 2013

09/13/13 Commissioner Castor to be Featured on TV Crime Show

Montgomery County Commissioner and former county District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. will be featured this weekend on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” on the Investigation Discovery Channel.

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

09/12/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, September 16, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, September 23, 2013.

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Posted on: September 12, 2013

09/12/13 MCHD Celebrates Child Passenger Safety Week with Booster Seat Giveaway

Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15 to 21, 2013. On Saturday, September 21, 2013, the Montgomery County Health Department will be distributing free booster seats to families at the Elmwood Park Zoo.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

09/11/13 Schuylkill River Bike Trail Closure

Please note: The bike trail will be closed in the area of the Brad Fox Memorial for the Friday, September 13 Hero Plaque dedication ceremony. It will be closed between 8 AM and 12:00 noon.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

09/11/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

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Posted on: September 11, 2013

09/11/13 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 14

The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 14 at Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Groundbreaking Marks Beginning Of Lafayette Street Corridor Construction

The long-awaited and much-anticipated Lafayette Street corridor extension linking Norristown and Plymouth Township officially got underway Monday when elected officials and civic and business leaders got together for a groundbreaking.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 19, 2013.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from approximately 7:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 “The Other Guys: The Shays, Whiskey, and Fries Rebels as Founding Fathers” Talk

On Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Peter Wentz Farmstead, Dr. Paul Douglas Newman will present “The Other Guys: The Shays, Whiskey, and Fries Rebels as Founding Fathers.”

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Posted on: September 9, 2013

09/09/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Star Watch Program”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” conducted by members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association (BMAA) on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 beginning at 8:00pm.

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Posted on: September 6, 2013

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

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2013

09/03/13 ELDER ABUSE (Seminar): Building a Community Response

Professionals, county employees, caregivers and seniors are invited to attend a free Elder Abuse seminar on Friday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus, 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, Pa. 19428.

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Posted on: August 30, 2013

08/30/13 Baywing Falconry Program at Green Lane Park

Head to the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 7, 2013 for a live birds of prey demonstration.

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Posted on: August 30, 2013

08/30/13 Green Lane Park Features Celtic Music from “Tree”

Once again returning to Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 5:00pm, is the popular musical group “Tree!”

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Posted on: August 29, 2013

08/29/13 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, September 7

The fifth in a series of six recycling events for household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County is scheduled for Saturday, September 7 at Pottsgrove Senior High School.

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Posted on: August 29, 2013

08/29/13 PCN Spotlight on Montco Courthouse

The grandeur and the history of the Montgomery County Courthouse will be front and center next week when the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) airs a 30-minute documentary on the courthouse.

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

08/28/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from approximately 7:45pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

08/28/13 Montco to Hold Public Meeting on Fetters Mill Bridge

Montgomery County will conduct a public meeting on Thursday, September 12 for residents to give their input on the Fetters Mill Road Bridge study that is being conducted as part of the data collection and analysis phase of the study.

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Posted on: August 28, 2013

08/28/13 Media Advisory

The September public meeting schedule for the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has been altered. Instead of meeting on September 5, the board will meet on September 12. The date for the second meeting of the month remains the same – September 19.

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

08/26/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 5, 2013.

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Posted on: August 26, 2013

08/26/13 MCSD Teaches Anti-Violence and Drug Resistance at GNPAL Youth Camp

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department participated in a summer youth basketball camp at the Greater Norristown Police Athletic League (GNPAL) Center in Norristown, Pa., to help teach kids anti-violence and drug resistance programs.

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Posted on: August 23, 2013

08/23/13 MCHD Reminds Holiday Travelers to Drive Safe This Labor Day

As the Labor Day Holiday brings family and friends together to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, law enforcement officials in Montgomery County are gearing up to participate in a nation-wide crackdown on impaired driving.

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Posted on: August 22, 2013

08/22/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 26, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013.

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Posted on: August 21, 2013

08/21/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 4, 2013.

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Posted on: August 20, 2013

08/20/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Milkweed, Monarchs, and More” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Milkweed, Monarchs, and More” on Saturday August 24, 2013 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: August 20, 2013

08/20/13 Butterfly Release Celebration

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11:00am – 1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly.

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 History Adventures in the Summer

With the end of summer fast approaching and families looking for engaging activities to experience before heading back to school, why not come to Pennypacker Mills for four days of hands-on fun?

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 MCHD Offers Rabies Vaccination Clinic at Third Annual Pottstown Pet Fair

The Montgomery County Health Department is excited to announce that it is working in partnership with the Borough of Pottstown as part of the Borough’s Third Annual Pottstown Pet Fair. The Pet Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2013.

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 Moody’s Reaffirms Montco Bond Rating, Revises Outlook

Moody’s Investors Service late Friday reaffirmed Montgomery County's bond rating and revised its outlook.

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Posted on: August 19, 2013

08/19/13 Immunization Information from the Montgomery County Health Department

With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, the Montgomery County Health Department (MCDH) reminds residents that children may need up-to-date vaccinations.

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Posted on: August 16, 2013

08/16/13 PennDOT Inspectors Close Arcola Road Bridge

PennDOT inspectors today inspected the Arcola Road bridge and ordered it closed immediately due to concerns for the safety of users.

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Posted on: August 15, 2013

08/15/13 Montgomery County Launches New Mobile App: GoMontco

Montgomery County today officially launched its new mobile app, GoMontco.

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

08/13/13 Green Lane Park Features Raven Hill Blue Grass Concert

Don’t miss a foot-stomping performance of blue grass music by Raven Hill at the Green Lane Park Amphitheater on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 6:00pm. Admission is free!

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Posted on: August 13, 2013

08/13/13 Montco Recorder of Deeds Office Receives NACRC 2013 Land Records Best Practices Award

The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Office was one of only four county offices to receive an NACRC Best Practices Award at the Annual Conference of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC).

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

08/12/13 Montco Electronics Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, August 18

The fourth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, August 18 at Springfield Township High School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

08/12/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of West Pottsgrove Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 26, 2013.

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

08/08/13 - The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department Announces New Hires and a Departure

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) has added several new employees to fill positions as sheriff's deputies, office support staff, and a new role of public relations assistant.

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Posted on: August 8, 2013

08/08/13 Montgomery County Wins Award for Its New Website

Montgomery County’s new website (www.montcopa.org) has won statewide recognition for excellence.

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

08/07/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 15, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, August 22, 2013.

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Posted on: August 7, 2013

08/07/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 19, 2013.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, August 11

The fourth in a series of six recycling events for household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County is scheduled for Sunday, August 11 at Abington Junior High School.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 County Commissioners to Hold Public Meeting on the Status of the Arcola Road Bridge

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the staff of the Department of Assets and Infrastructure will conduct a public meeting at 7:00pm on Monday, August 12 to discuss the current situation with Montgomery County Bridge #135 (Arcola Road).

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Green Lane Park to Host Butterflies and Dragonflies Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a walk entitled “Butterflies and Dragonflies through Binoculars” on Saturday, August 10, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Ravishing Reptiles

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:00am to join in the fun at the park’s final program of the summer series, “Animals of the Schuylkill River.”

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Posted on: August 6, 2013

08/06/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township and Hatboro Borough

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 12, 2013.

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Posted on: August 2, 2013

08/02/13 Montgomery County Health Department Distribution of Free Potassium Iodide Tablets

The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide distribution on August 8, 2013.

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Posted on: August 1, 2013

08/01/13 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 5, 2013 from approximately 8:00pm to 10:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, August 7, 2013.

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Posted on: July 31, 2013

07/31/13 Commissioner Richards Testimony at PA House Democratic Policy Committee on Transportation

Testimony of Leslie S. Richards, Vice Chair, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners before the Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee on Transportation and Livable Communities.

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Posted on: July 30, 2013

07/30/13 Commr. Castor Testimony before PA House Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness Comm.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. Testimony of Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr. Title 35, PA 911 Emergency Telephone Act Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

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Posted on: July 30, 2013

07/30/13 Statement from Montgomery County Solicitor Ray McGarry

Montco Solicitor Ray McGarry today issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Department of Health request for a writ of mandamus commanding Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes to cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

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Posted on: July 25, 2013

07/25/13 Montco Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office to Hold Public Hearing

Montgomery County’s Office of Children and Youth and Juvenile Probation Office will hold a public hearing on August 1, 2013 at 2:00PM in the Community Room of the Montgomery County Human Services Center.

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Posted on: July 23, 2013

07/23/13 Shapiro and Richards Support Marriage Equality

Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Leslie Richards today hailed the decision of Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes to issue a marriage license to same sex couples.

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

07/22/13 Pennypacker Mills Presents In The Good Old Summertime

Bring the family for a day of free fun Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 11:00am to 3:00pm as Pennypacker Mills celebrates all the old-fashioned outdoor activities that were enjoyed during days of summer one hundred years ago!

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

07/22/13 78th Army Band Concert at Green Lane Park Amphitheater

Come to Green Lane Park on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 6:00pm to hear the always inspiring patriotic music of the 78th Army Band!

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Posted on: July 22, 2013

07/22/13 Green Lane Park Hosts “Incredible Insects” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Incredible Insects” walk on Saturday July 27, 2013 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: July 18, 2013

07/18/13 Tips To Avoid West Nile Virus

There are simple steps everyone can take to minimize mosquitoes and protect public health.

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

07/17/13 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Symposium on Colonial Iron Industry

On Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a symposium on the production of iron in early Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: July 17, 2013

07/17/13 Courting Art Program to Dedicate Art Exhibit at Courthouse

On Monday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. on the plaza level of the county courthouse the inaugural collection of award-winning art from the recent “Courting Art” contest will be dedicated and officially displayed in the courthouse.

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

07/15/13 Zydeco-A-Go-Go Concert at Green Lane Park Amphitheater

Join the staff at Green Lane Park on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:00pm and enjoy Creole Zydeco and Cajun 2-steps combined with New Orleans rhythm and blues music performed by Zydeco-A-Go-Go Band! Admission is free!

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

07/15/13 Amazing Amphibians

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, July 19, 2013 at 10:00am to join in the fun at the park’s second program of the summer series, “Animals of the Schuylkill River.”

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Posted on: July 15, 2013

07/15/13 “Code Red” Hot Weather Heat Warning

A Code Red Hot Weather Health Warning will be in effect from Monday, July 15, 2013 through Saturday, July 20, 2013 for Montgomery County. The hours shall be from 12:00pm through 8:00pm each of those days.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/13 Gallery Talk at Pennypacker Mills: Who’s Who Among Governors from Montgomery County

Come to Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, July 14, 2013 to learn about the seven men from Montgomery County who served as Governor of Pennsylvania.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/13 All About Boomerangs

Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 10:00am to discover the wonders of boomerangs.

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Posted on: July 10, 2013

07/10/13 Seasonal Farm Work to be Featured at the Wentz Farmstead

Visit the historic Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 10:00am-2:00pm to learn about hay harvesting practices of earlier centuries.

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Posted on: July 9, 2013

07/09/13 MCHD, Montgomery County Commissioners, PennDOT, & Police to Host Aggressive Driving Presser

Pennsylvania state and local police will be kicking off a Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic (HEAT) initiative on Pennsylvania’s U.S. Route 30 corridor from the Ohio border to the New Jersey border.

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

07/08/13 Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth Presents Music for Kids’ Sake

The Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth and Sam Ash Music Stores of King of Prussia are sponsoring “Music for Kids’ Sake,” a foster care and adoption awareness and recruitment event on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 1:00-6:00pm.

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

07/08/13 Planning Commission Board to Hear from Norristown Small Business Assistance Center

Representatives from the Norristown Small Business Assistance Center will attend the regular monthly meeting of the Board of the Montgomery County Planning Commission on Wednesday, July 10 at 11:00am.

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Posted on: July 8, 2013

07/08/13 New Data Show 2012 Nonresidential Construction Nearly Doubled Over Previous Year

Nonresidential construction in 2012 nearly doubled over the previous year, with the greatest increase in square footage the result of new office and commercial space.

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