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The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted a $389.7 million balanced budget that includes a fund balance at the recommended levels, a full payment to the county pension fund, and a capital budget that invests primarily in existing county infrastructure.
Keith Valley Road Bridge, located at Keith Valley Road over Park Creek in Horsham Township, is closed effective immediately due to a single vehicle accident that occurred on the bridge this morning.
A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 10:00pm on Friday, December 18, 2015 through 10:00am on Sunday, December 20, 2015.
Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Valerie Arkoosh joined members of the Marine Corps League at their warehouse in Horsham to process family requests for the “Toys for Tots” program. There’s still time to help out in Montgomery County during the holidays.
Revel in the spirit of the season at historic Pottsgrove Manor with the annual “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” open-house on Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.
Tired of plastic holiday decorations? Join the staff at Norristown Farm Park for their traditional natural ornament program on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Three Montgomery County dentists brought smiles to the faces of Montgomery County veterans without dental insurance and with limited financial resources, on November 18 when they provided free dental services to veterans.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission will receive a 2015 Star Award in the Green Infrastructure category from Communities in Motion for the recently developed Green Sustainable Parking Lots guidebook.
Know the difference between reindeer, caribou, elk, and local white-tailed deer? Find out about reindeer and other animals of the far north during the Reindeer Guide for Kids program at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Are you uninsured? Truly affordable health coverage is available through the Affordable Care Act. You can sign up right here at the Montgomery County Human Services Center. Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 11:30am to 4:00pm.
Look and listen for the owls of the Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00pm.
Take part in an historic Pennsylvania German winter season celebration at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.
Make a holiday wreath to use indoors or outdoors for seasons to come using natural materials such as grapevines, pine cones, nuts, and flower pods at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch" program on Saturday, November 28, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.
Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will be hosting a Holiday Crafts workshop on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion.
The Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday received a proposed $389.7 million 2016 budget.
The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is looking for people to answer the call thousands of times per day. The department is recruiting a new class of telecommunicators to begin training in 2016.
Three outstanding projects and their creators and two exceptional organizations were honored today at the annual Montgomery Awards ceremony sponsored by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Willie G. Richet presented Rossi Auto Salvage co-owner Charlie Rossi with a commendation of achievement for his business’ donation of four vehicles, which were used in special training for the Papal Visit.
Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 27, 2015 and Sunday, January 10, 2016, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.
Starting Tuesday, November 24, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016, free Holiday Tours will be offered at Pennypacker Mills during regular site hours.
Gobble wobble season is here. Head to Norristown Farm Park on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:00pm to learn about the bird around which the Thanksgiving holiday revolves.
Create a Thanksgiving centerpiece from autumn’s bounty at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Green Lane Park is teaming up with Bike & Blade of Skippack, PA to offer a one-day program, as part of the 2015 Rocky Mountain Demo Tour. This free, hands-on event will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
On Saturday, November 21, 2015 get into the Christmas spirit with a free, early holiday demonstration of clear toy candy making at Pennypacker Mills.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two “Holiday Craft Workshops” on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Three Montgomery County dentists are going to bring a smile to the faces of Montgomery County veterans, who are without dental insurance and have limited financial resources, on November 18 when they provide free dental services to veterans.
Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.
The Schuylkill River Trail will receive its first display of artistic banners as part of Creative Montco’s Art on Our Trails initiative on Monday, November 16, 2015 at 4:00pm.
Nature printing is an ancient tool of science as well as an art form. Gyotaku is Japanese for “fish printing.” Use both real fish and replicas to make prints at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 1:00pm.
On Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host an open-hearth cooking workshop, “Cooking Up Quince,” taught by Deborah Peterson.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer two holiday craft programs on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Magellan Behavioral Health of PA and Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will host their first Integrated Health and Wellness Fair at Montgomery County Intermediate Unit on November 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
View 2015 General Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.
Take a first look at the winter habits of local animals at Norristown Farm Park during the “Winter’s Sleep” program on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Explore Norristown Farm Park with a ranger in search of deer and the signs they leave behind on Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 4:00pm.
Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a free tour of the Pennypacker mansion by lamplight.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00pm Pottsgrove Manor will host a lecture by historian Dan Graham entitled, “The Potts Legacy.”
Beginning November 1 a growing number of faith communities and organizations from Montco and Bucks will be hanging 22 sets of dog tags on “witting trees” in a public remembrance of the estimated 22 veterans who take their lives by suicide every day.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) received two prestigious awards from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA PA) at an October 20, 2015 awards ceremony.
Construction has begun on a project that will bring significant improvements to Montgomery County’s Upper Schuylkill Valley Park in Upper Providence Township.
Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono’s County Emergency Response Team introduced a new weapon system that will help minimize risk to officers and citizens when engaging in active shooter and other dangerous scenarios.
Sheriff Bono recognized his staff’s efforts for preparation and accomplishments related to the Papal Visit, K9 assistance, police department assistance, humanitarian actions and honor guard duty, during a ceremony in the courthouse on Monday, October 26.
Between November 4 and 12, 2015, candidates and residents will be able to drop off campaign signs at one of the partner sites listed in this release.
Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 1:00pm and join a naturalist to search for pods to use in dried flower arrangements to create jars of autumn colors.
Hunter registrations begin November 1, 2015.
Montgomery County Director of Commerce Carolina C. DiGiorgio has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Gov. Tom Wolf.
Sheriff J. Russell Bono’s deputies arrested 17 offenders wanted for a variety of violent felonies, domestic violence charges and nonpayment of child support during an overnight raid, as part of the 13th Annual National Family Violence Apprehension Detail.
Montgomery County Commissioners Chair Josh Shapiro received the 2015 Legislative Award from the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber’s Economic Development Luncheon.
Halloween is just around the corner. Scared of black cats, spiders, bats, and owls? Come out and learn about these creatures of the night at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 1:00pm.
Montgomery County invites the public to a free seminar to hear all about the county’s initiative to make communities safer and more attractive for walking. Walk Montco will take place on Monday, October 26 from 10:00am to 12:30pm at The Ambler Theater.
Join a park ranger on a twilight hike at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 6:30pm. Learn about some of the special adaptations of local creatures of the night. Meet at the park office.
Nearly four years ago over 50 of the 131 bridges owned by Montgomery County were listed as structurally deficient bridges, and not much was being done to whittle down that number. Today there are 31 bridges in the process of being replaced or upgraded.
The Montgomery County Commissioners last week enthusiastically endorsed a draft plan from two county boards that would result in the largest expansion of county parks and trails in three decades.
Learn about safe sleep and SIDS from the Montgomery County Health Department.
Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:30pm and take a moonlight tour of the park.
On Saturday, October 24, 2015 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.”
Lace up those hiking boots and enjoy a three mile hike on moderate terrain with a park ranger at Green Lane Park on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 9:00am. Witness the fall foliage with brilliant hues and the spectacular fall scenery.
At the Montgomery County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Val Arkoosh, who is also the interim medical director of the county health department, announced that she has issued a countywide standing order for naloxone, also known as narcan.
Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, October 23, 2015 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident wolves, Hunter and Scout. The registration deadline is October 21, 2015.
Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of topical Wednesday walks, the last of which for 2015 is “Nature Photography” on October 21, 2015 at 9:00am starting from the Main Pavilion.
Do you need a job this holiday season? The Montgomery County Workforce Investment Board Youth Employment Program can prepare you for great employment opportunities with partnering employers!
The final recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place SUNDAY, October 18, 2015 at Lower Merion Transfer Station between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Leave It to Beavers” on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 5:00pm. The local beavers will be busy preparing for the winter months at this time.
With leaves changing colors and crisp fall air, historic Pennypacker Mills will host their annual All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. This free event has something for every age.
The Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health supports Magellan Youth Leaders Inspiring Future Empowerment (MY LIFE) MY FEST ’15. This annual event will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at White’s Road Park in Lansdale, PA from 12-4pm.
Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10:00am to 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 Sheriff Russell Bono’s deputies arrested eight males and three females, during an overnight sweep of deadbeat parents, who failed to pay a total of $121,955.81 in child support for 18 kids.
Join a park ranger in an effort to remove invasive plants from Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, October 11, 2015 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm during a special Habitat Restoration program. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host Cheryl Heimbach of Baywing Falconry for a special program featuring live birds of prey on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting an event and tour to highlight transit-oriented development (TOD) trends in the county. "Attracting Great New Transit-Oriented Housing" will take place on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Sheriff Bono announced that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bike Patrol Unit will start placing approximately 250 bright yellow roadside signs along county roads to increase public safety and awareness of the PA Four Foot Safe Passing Law.
The commissioners took the time from the meeting Thursday to demonstrate how important a yearly flu vaccine is and to promote the county’s 2015 Influenza Immunization Clinics that will be held throughout the county in the coming weeks.
A federal audit has found the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF) to be 100 percent compliant with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA). MCCF met 43 of the standards and exceeded two other standards.
Green Lane Park is requiring all private boats be removed from the park’s Walt Road Day Use Area by no later than Sunday, November 1, 2015.
Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm.
The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., are sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on SUNDAY, October 4, 2015 from 9:00am to noon at Lower Merion Transfer Station.
Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an Earlybird Walk on Saturday October 3, 2015 beginning at 8:00am.
The Montgomery County Planning Commission is hosting an exciting event that focuses on transforming parking lots in communities. Establishing Green and Sustainable Parking Lots will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.