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The Montgomery County Commissioners invite the public to a public hearing and rollout celebration for Montco 2040: A Shared Vision, Montgomery County’s draft comprehensive plan. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 6:00 p.m at MCCC.
A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 until 9:00AM on Friday, January 2, 2015.
Overnight raid yields 10 DUI offenders.
Highlights of some of the awards that were given are Commendatory Letters and Commendations of Exceptional Service for undercover work, securing accident scenes, special investigative work, bomb threat event management and community service.
The Montgomery County Commissioners unanimously passed a $371.1 million 2015 budget Thursday.
The members of the Veterans Treatment Court community are devastated by the acts of Bradley Stone. They wish to express their condolences to the victims of this horrible tragedy and their hearts go out to the families who lost loved ones.
Photo Update – Bradley Stone
Anyone who may have come in contact with two-legged cat at pet hospital should call MCHD.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will be holding “Maple Sugar Magic” classes for schools and homeschool groups from February 24, 2015 through March 6, 2015.
Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, January 17, 2015 between 10:00am and 3:00pm to experience what people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries did to make it through the colder months.
Montgomery County law enforcement authorities are seeking the whereabouts of BradleyWilliam Stone, a 35-yr-old Pennsburg resident, suspected in the deaths of six people andthe serious wounding of another at three locations in Montco this morning.
Ambler Borough and Lower Salford Township have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.
Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is offering free influenza vaccinations to any Montgomery County resident aged 6 months or older.
Warm, inviting rooms, elaborate Victorian decorations, gifts large and small, and a warm welcome beckon visitors to Pennypacker Mills’ Victorian Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 13, 2014 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Enjoy the holidays as celebrated in past centuries on a visit to the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 2:00pm-9:00pm.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park (GLP) will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” on Saturday, December 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. Fall migration of ducks, geese, swans, and other birds will be in full swing.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park (GLP) will host a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, November 29, 2014 beginning at 1:00pm. The fall migration of ducks, geese, swans, and other birds will be well underway.
Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 1:00pm for a Holiday Crafts Workshop in the main pavilion.
Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 28, 2014 and Sunday, January 11, 2015, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.
Come see shiny ribbons and greenery on windowsills and mantles, along with hand-made and imported glass ornaments during free holiday tours of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s mansion. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 to Sunday, January 4, 2015.
A $371 million proposed budget was presented to the Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday.
Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro today pointed to actions the county has taken as ways Pennsylvania’s two pension systems could begin to address their pension problems.
Horsham Township has entered into a special one-year contract for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).
Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is not letting up on deadbeat parents.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft workshops on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide (KI) Distribution Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014.
A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00PM on Monday, November 17, 2014 until 9:00AM on Wednesday, November 19, 2014.
The Montgomery County Commissioners, flanked by officials from local municipalities, SEPTA, and the Bicycle Coalition of Philadelphia, cut a ribbon today opening Phase One of a 3.2 mile extension of the Pennypack Trail in the eastern part of the county.
This annual program recognizes the best in planning, design, and advocacy in Montgomery County and acknowledges the high-quality work and commitment of communities, organizations, and professionals.
Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two holiday craft programs on Sunday November 16, 2014 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Pennypacker Mills is hosting “Deck the Halls with Garden Materials,” a special holiday workshop designed to inspire everyone to use the inexpensive, natural materials that can be found in their own backyards. Come to the Mills on Saturday, November 15.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will offer a free Firearms Safety & Awareness Seminar for the public on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Public Safety Training Campus in Conshohocken, Pa.
View 2014 General Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of the October shredding event in Ardmore, another free document shredding event has been scheduled for Sunday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lower Merion Transfer Station.
Looking for a new place to walk the dog and enjoy nature? Join the staff at the Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, November 8 to learn about the pet-friendly offerings at the site, visit with local canine rescue groups, and renew County dog licenses.
The individuals are asymptomatic, have been contacted by Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) staff, are well-versed on monitoring procedures, and are cooperating with health officials. Both are considered to be in the “low risk” category.
Montgomery County is one of only a handful of counties in the Commonwealth chosen to participate in the Cultural and Linguistic Competency Pilot Project through the Pennsylvania System of Care Partnership (PA SOC).
Under a new pilot program instituted last March, negotiations are held between local police and the public defender’s office to have the suspect waive their right to an in-person appearance in court.
Five municipalities and regional planning organizations have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC).
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety will host a Housing Ceremony for its brand new foam pumper at 11:00am on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Public Safety Training Campus located at 1175 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428.
Starting November 5, 2014 Montgomery County Recycling will again partner with ReCommunity Recycling, the Montgomery County Democratic and Republican Committees, and participating municipal entities to recycle campaign signs.
The Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites will conduct a one day, controlled, antlerless deer hunt at the Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Hunter registrations open November 1, 2014.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) received the “2014 Planning Excellence – Best Practice Award” from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association for its new model sign ordinance.
Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3:00pm for “Fireside Fables” in the Main Pavilion. Warm up by the fireplace and hear spooky, yet fun, family-friendly stories aimed to entertain.
Mark the calendar for Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30pm to join the staff at Green Lane Park for an evening of bone-chilling ghost stories around a roaring campfire.
The Schuylkill River Trail between Ross Street and Ford Street in Norristown will be closed on Tuesday, October 28 and Wednesday, October 29 for final paving.
Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch joined the Montgomery County Commissioners, State Rep. Mike Vereb, and other dignitaries today to kickoff one of the most important bridge replacement projects in Montgomery County in decades.
On Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a day of interactive history with “The Plantation Whereon I Live: A Hands-On Experience of Everyday Life at Pottsgrove Manor.”
The final recycling date for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Upper Merion Middle School in King of Prussia (enter at 435 Crossfield Road) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” program on Friday October 24, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association for a special program on the night sky.
The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place SUNDAY, October 19, 2014 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
With the changing of the seasons, bring the entire family to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm and experience a very Victorian All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival.
Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike across moderate terrain with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:00am. Don’t miss out on the fall foliage at Green Lane Park!
The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Waste System Authority of Eastern Montgomery County in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp. are sponsoring a community paper shredding event Saturday, October 18 from 9am-12pm at Lower Merion High School.
Listen to scary stories at the 6th annual “Park in the Dark” at Norristown Farm Park on Friday, October 17, 2014 beginning at 7:00pm.
What happened at the Wentz House in the fall and winter after the sun went down? Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Thursday, October 16, 2014 to explore night life in the eighteenth century.
Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 6:30pm for a moonlight tour of the park. Visitors will learn personalized facts about the resident animals.
Green Lane Park will welcome back special guest falconer Cheryl Heimbach of Baywing Falconry on Saturday October 11, 2014 with demonstrations at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00am-3:00pm to learn about seasonal changes on this 18th century farm, which served as General George Washington’s temporary headquarters in October 1777.
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor, Jr., who oversees public safety matters for the Board, today renewed his plea to state legislators to take action to fix the outdated fee-based system that is causing county budgets to bleed red ink.
Residents from Plymouth Township, Whitemarsh Township, and surrounding communities are invited to a public meeting on October 7, 2014 to learn more about the Cross County Trail Feasibility Study.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) last week approved $266,000 in grants to five Montgomery County projects, according to County Commissioner Leslie Richards, who also serves as chair of DVRPC.
On Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm come to Pennypacker Mills and hear the entire story of how patriots fought the British for independence.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host an “Early Bird Walk” on Saturday, October 4, 2014 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Join the staff at GLP for a close-up look at fall migration in the park.
Vintage quilts from the collections of the Peter Wentz Farmstead and the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center, which are normally kept in museum storage at both sites, are being “aired” in a special exhibit through the end of the month.
Elmwood Park Zoo’s “Zoo-on-Wheels” visits Green Lane Park Saturday, September 27, 2014. This traveling educational program will take the stage at the amphitheater for a live animal show.
“The Pennsylvania WoodMobile” features a traveling classroom that allows the public to experience firsthand the impact its woods have on the nation’s lumber industry along with the effects that the deer population have on today’s forests.
From 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, September 27, 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s “Woodmobile” exhibit and Elmwood Park Zoo’s “Zoo-on-Wheels” will be migrating to Green Lane Park.
Come to Lower Perkiomen Valley Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00pm to learn all about rain gardens.
The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center located at 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468.
Josh Shapiro, chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, today convened an informal roundtable discussion about business and the high tech sector in the county.
The 2014-2015 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.
Friday, September 19th has been designated as Montgomery County Pledge Day as part of AT&T’s It Can Wait® Distracted Driving Campaign. Take the pledge not to text and drive. "Paint Montgomery County Blue" by wearing blue to show support for safe driving.
On Saturday, September 20, 2014, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will show visitors what their colonial ancestors wore to work with a living history program entitled, “Clothing the Common Sort.”
The fifth of six recycling dates for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, September 20 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center, 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from approximately 7:30PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, September 22, 2014.
The Montgomery County Commissioners Friday introduced the members of the county’s Overdose Task Force, a multi-disciplinary group of individuals.
The latest report on housing units built in Montgomery County is an indicator of a strengthening economy in the county.
Head to Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00am until 3:00pm for a variety of demonstrations and how-to discussions related to quilting.
Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00am-1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly.
In order to better serve Montgomery County's travelers, Prothonotary Mark Levy will host special office hours on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
Acting quickly in the wake of the first escape from the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) in Eagleville in over 20 years, county officials today detailed the results of a comprehensive review of prison and public safety procedures.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
Telephone scammers posing as Montgomery County Sheriff's Office deputies have been threatening citizens with arrest and demanding cash.Sheriff Russell Bono is warning citizens against these scammers, who are calling as far away as Texas.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, September 8, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, September 15, 2014.
Following a routine inspection, PennDOT inspectors today ordered the closure of Moyer Road Bridge in Salford Township due to safety concerns.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 10:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 10, 2014.
The new draft county comprehensive plan—Montco 2040: A Shared Vision—is ready for public review and comment. Residents are invited to any one of four public meetings to discuss the plan.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Creek Critters” on Saturday, September 6, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 28, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 11:00PM. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 4, 2014.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from approximately 8:00PM to 11:00PM. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 2, 2014.
#MakeItMontco moments await at Green Lane Park’s final free summer concert featuring the music of “Celtic Crossroad” on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7:00pm.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Butterflies and Dragonflies through Binoculars” on Saturday August 23, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Experience hands-on fun as Historic Pennypacker Mills offers History Adventures in the Summer! This free program meets Tuesday, August 19, 2014 through Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
Licensed hunters interested in participating in Montgomery County’s annual controlled goose hunt at Green Lane Park have until Wednesday, August 27 to submit their applications to be eligible for the lottery that selects the hunters.
Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is keeping the heat on deadbeat parents wherever they may hide.
A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®) will arrive August 17, 2014 to examine all aspects of Montgomery County Department of Public Safety’s Communications Division.
In June the Montgomery County Youth Center in West Norriton underwent its first audit under the new Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards and met or exceeded each standard becoming the first county in Pennsylvania to receive a perfect score.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Wednesday August 20, 2014.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 11, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Monday, August 18, 2014.
Montgomery County officials re-opened the West Valley Green Road bridge in Whitemarsh Township on Wednesday afternoon after extensive repairs were made to the span.
The Montgomery County Commissioners and the county’s Information & Technology Solutions (ITS) department announced today that Wi-Fi is now available in four Montgomery County facilities.
Anyone who brings harm to a law enforcement K9 will now face a harsh penalty. Badges make the dogs more identifiable as an officer of the law.
Montgomery County has improved its ranking as one of the 50 healthiest counties in the United States for kids, according to the 2014 rankings by U.S. News and World Report.
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) offers some helpful tips to get kids “Back to School, Back to Good Health”:
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Tuesday August 12, 2014. For more information on the spraying, call the Health Department at 610-278-5117.
On Sundays in August, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will offer a series of workshops, focusing on a different colonial textile art each week.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Milkweed, Monarchs, and So Much More” on Saturday, August 2, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 2, 2014 from 11:00am to 3:00pm, come to Pennypacker Mills for a free summertime event where guests will go back in time to those relaxing summer days for old-fashioned fun and toe-tapping musical entertainment.
The fourth of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hatboro-Horsham High School between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Up to $1.1 billion in transportation-related projects in Montgomery County were part of the four-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the 12-year capital program approved by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Thursday.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an “Incredible Insects” program on Saturday, July 26, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
MCHD, in partnership with the Upper Merion Police Department, the Community Alliance for a Safer Tomorrow, and Best Buy, will hold a distracted driving awareness event in the King of Prussia store on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Six Domestic Relations Office “Wanted for Child Support” defendants, who owed a total of $96,577.04 to eight children turned themselves in to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office over the days following a deadbeat parent raid on Wednesday, July 16.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office has added social media tools to its arsenal to help find deadbeat parents.
The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from approximately 8:30PM to 11:30PM. The alternate date will be Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the same times.
Nine children may start to see some of the $59,777.07 in child support they are owed following another overnight raid.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission Board and the Chester County Planning Commission Board had an exceptional joint meeting, the first of anticipated future collaborations, at Penn State Great Valley Campus in Malvern on July 9.
Bring family, friends, neighbors, and folding chairs to listen to the music of the 78th Army Band “Celebrating America” on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:00PM. The concert will take place at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park amphitheater.
The fourth of six recycling dates for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Abington Junior High School, 970 Highland Avenue, Abington, PA 19001, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Park visitors can now enjoy a one-hour scenic cruise on the beautiful Green Lane Reservoir aboard a 12-passenger pontoon boat.
The Montgomery County Department of Assets and Infrastructure today announced that the Fetter’s Mill bridge over the Pennypack Creek between Lower Moreland and Bryn Athyn will be closed on Wednesday, July 16 for inspection.
Montgomery County’s Department of Behavioral Health will add 30 new instructors from the state of Pennsylvania to the Mental Health First Aid team during a training session on Monday, July 14 in King of Prussia.
Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro has been invited by the Obama Administration to participate in a White House summit on American apprenticeships on Monday, July 14.
On Saturday, July 19, 2014 and Sunday, July 20, 2014 from 9:00am to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will present “Fashioning a New World: A Symposium on Clothing and Textiles in Early America."
While enjoying the summer sun, it is important to practice outdoor summer safety.