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Posted on: December 22, 2015

12/22/15 Montco Adopts Balanced, “Fiscally Responsible Budget” That Addresses County Infrastructure

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.

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

12/21/15 Keith Valley Road Bridge Closure

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.

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

12/18/15 “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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.

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

12/08/15 Montco Commissioners Highlight Needs for Marine Corps League “Toys for Tots” Program

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.

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

12/07/15 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 13, 2015 from 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

12/07/15 Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

12/03/15 “Give Vets A Smile” Pilot Program A Success

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.

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

12/03/15 Montgomery County Planning Commission Will Receive 2015 Star Award for New Guidebook

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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

12/01/15 Reindeer Guide for Kids Program at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

12/01/15 Affordable Care Act Sign Up Information

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.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/15 Owl Prowl at Norristown Farm Park

Look and listen for the owls of the Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00pm.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/15 Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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.

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

11/30/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

11/23/15 Holiday Wreaths at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

11/23/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Waterfowl Watch”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch" program on Saturday, November 28, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

11/23/15 Holiday Crafts at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park will be hosting a Holiday Crafts workshop on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion.

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

11/19/15 Montco Proposes $389.7 Million Budget

The Montgomery County Commissioners Thursday received a proposed $389.7 million 2016 budget.

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

11/19/15 Montgomery County Public Safety Department Is Recruiting Additional Telecommunicators

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.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

11/18/15 Three Outstanding Projects and Two Exceptional Organizations Receive 2015 Montgomery Awards

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.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

11/18/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit Awards Local Business For Help With Papal Visit Training

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.

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

11/18/15 Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 27, 2015 and Sunday, January 10, 2016, for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

11/17/15 Pennypacker Mills Celebrates Christmas with Holiday Tours, Victorian Christmas Open House

Starting Tuesday, November 24, 2015 through Sunday, January 10, 2016, free Holiday Tours will be offered at Pennypacker Mills during regular site hours.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

11/17/15 Wild about Turkeys at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

11/17/15 Thanksgiving Centerpieces at Norristown Farm Park

Create a Thanksgiving centerpiece from autumn’s bounty at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

11/16/15 Free Mountain Bike Demo Day at Green Lane Park

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.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

11/16/15 A Sweet Holiday Tradition: Clear Toy Candy Demonstration at Pennypacker Mills

On Saturday, November 21, 2015 get into the Christmas spirit with a free, early holiday demonstration of clear toy candy making at Pennypacker Mills.

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

11/16/15 Green Lane Park to Host “More Holiday Crafts”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host two “Holiday Craft Workshops” on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

11/13/15 Montco Dentists to Offer Free Dental Work to Vets

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.

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

11/12/15 Terrific Turkeys at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come visit Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 10:00am and meet the wild turkeys that call the park home.

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

11/12/15 Art on Our Trails Comes to Norristown and the Schuylkill River Trail

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.

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

11/09/15 Gyotaku: Japanese Fish Printing at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

11/09/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Open-Hearth Cooking Workshop

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.

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

11/09/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Holiday Crafts Double-Feature”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer two holiday craft programs on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

11/05/15 Health and Wellness Fair in Montgomery County Offers Free Screenings and Education

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.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

11/03/15 General Election Results

View 2015 General Election Results with the New Election Night Reporting System or the Traditional Election Night Recording System.

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

11/03/15 Winter’s Sleep at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

11/02/15 Whitetails and White Oaks at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

11/02/15 After Hours at the Pennypackers’

Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a free tour of the Pennypacker mansion by lamplight.

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

11/02/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Host Lecture on “The Potts Legacy”

On Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:00pm Pottsgrove Manor will host a lecture by historian Dan Graham entitled, “The Potts Legacy.”

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

10/30/15 Witting Trees Call Attention to Veterans’ Suicide Rate

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.

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

10/30/15 Montco Receives Two Awards that Exemplify the Best and Brightest in Pennsylvania Planning

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.

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

10/28/15 Work Begins On Upper Schuylkill Valley Park Project

Construction has begun on a project that will bring significant improvements to Montgomery County’s Upper Schuylkill Valley Park in Upper Providence Township.

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

10/27/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Introduces New Weapon System To Minimize Officer And Citizen Risk

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.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Montco Sheriff Russell J. Bono Holds Commendation Ceremony To Recognize Accomplishments

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.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Montgomery County Announces 2015 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

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.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Jars of Autumn Colors at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

10/26/15 Controlled Deer Hunt Scheduled for the Norristown Farm Park

Hunter registrations begin November 1, 2015.

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

10/22/15 Montco Commerce Director Appointed To PA Commission for Women

Montgomery County Director of Commerce Carolina C. DiGiorgio has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women by Gov. Tom Wolf.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

10/21/15 Montco Sheriff Russell J. Bono Participates In National Domestic Violence Sweep

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.

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

10/21/15 Shapiro Receives Tri-County Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Award

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.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Spooky Crafts at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Montco Invites Public to Hear National Experts Speak on Walkability

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.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Twilight Hike at Norristown Farm Park

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.

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

10/20/15 Montco Continues To Rebuild Neglected Infrastructure

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.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Montco Outlines Trails and Parks Initiatives

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.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Information about Safe Sleep and SIDS from the Montgomery County Health Department

Learn about safe sleep and SIDS from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 By The Light of the Moon at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 6:30pm and take a moonlight tour of the park.

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Pottsgrove Manor to Offer A Hands-On Program For Children

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.”

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

10/19/15 Fall Foliage Hike at Green Lane Park

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.

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

10/15/15 Montco Takes Pro-Active Steps in Battle against Heroin and Other Opioid Use

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.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

10/14/15 A Howling Good Time at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

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.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

10/14/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Nature Photography

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.

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

10/14/15 Holiday Youth Employment Program

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!

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Sunday, October 18

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.

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/15 Green Lane Park To Host “Leave It to Beavers” Program

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.

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Posted on: October 13, 2015

10/13/15 Pennypacker Mills’ All Hallows’ Eve Fall Festival

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.

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

10/09/15 MY FEST of Pennsylvania Annual Youth Event

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.

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

10/09/15 Seasonal Life on the Farm at the Historic Wentz Farmstead

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.

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Posted on: October 7, 2015

10/07/15 Montco Sheriff’s Office Arrests Eleven Deadbeat Parents In Overnight DRO Raid

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.

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/15 Volunteers Wanted: Norristown Farm Park Habitat Restoration Invasive Plant Removal Project

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.

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Flight of the Falcon” Program with Live Birds

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.

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

10/05/15 Montco Event Focuses On Transit-Oriented Housing Trend

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.

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

10/02/15 Montco Sheriff Bono Supports Four Foot Safe Passing Law With Roadside Safety Signs

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.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/15 Arkoosh Needles Colleagues with Flu Vaccine to Promote Montco’s Immunization Program

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.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/15 Montgomery County Correctional Facility Aces Federal Audit

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.

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

10/01/15 Green Lane Park’s Boat Storage Closing for the Season

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.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Wild Mushrooms at Lorimer Park

Head to Lorimer Park for the annual mushroom walk on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Penn Valley

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.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Earlybird Walk”

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold an Earlybird Walk on Saturday October 3, 2015 beginning at 8:00am.

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

09/28/15 Montco Event Focuses on Establishing Green and Sustainable Parking Lots

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.

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

09/23/15 Montco Commissioner Shapiro to Greet Pope

Montgomery County Commissioner Chair Josh Shapiro will be one of three persons who will welcome Pope Francis to Montgomery County when the Pope arrives at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Lower Merion early Saturday afternoon.

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

09/22/15 Montco Commissioners Sign Challenge To Eliminate Veteran Homelessness In 2015

The Montgomery County Commissioners today came together with federal, state, and local housing and veterans officials in Norristown and signed the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.”

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 A Victorian Tea and P.T. Barnum – The Master Showman – at Pennypacker Mills

Experience the Victorian tradition of an afternoon tea on the mansion porch at historic Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park

Come and see Native American stone artifacts, flint knapping demonstrations, jewelry, displays of Lenape culture including clothing, tools, foods, animal pelts, and bones at Native American Day at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

09/21/15 Fifth Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival at Green Lane Park

Feathers, fur, and family fun arrive at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park on Saturday, September 26, 2015 as the park hosts the Fifth Annual Upper Perkiomen Bird and Wildlife Festival from 11:00am to 3:00pm with some exciting special guests.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/15 Montco Sheriff Bono Launches New Drone To Assist Bomb Unit

Sheriff Russell J. Bono unveiled a new drone on Friday, September 18, 2015, which will be used to assist the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Unit in reconnaissance missions, while responding to bomb calls.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/15 Montco Opens New, Scenic Section of the Pennypack Trail

With the help of local municipal officials, representatives from SEPTA, open space advocates, and regional bicycle groups, the Montgomery County Commissioners today cut a ribbon officially opening a 2.7-mile section of the Pennypack Trail.

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

09/18/15 Montgomery County Health Department and Elmwood Park Zoo Launch Program to Reduce Childhood

Saturday, September 19, 2015 marks the grand opening of Montgomery County Health Department’s Junior Inspector Program at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. The Junior Inspector Program is a passport program which promotes the 5-2-1-0 initiative.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

09/17/15 Facts about Food Poisoning from the Montgomery County Health Department

September is National Food Safety Education Month. Check out these facts about food poisoning from the Montgomery County Health Department.

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

09/17/15 Valley Forge Family Day

Valley Forge Family Day will be held at Valley Forge National Historical Park from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 25, 2015.

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

09/16/15 “My How You’ve Changed, My Deer” at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 10:00am to meet the park’s resident white-tailed deer, Max.

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

09/16/15 Chipmunks and Squirrels at Norristown Farm Park

Squirrels and chipmunks are very busy at this time of the year. Take advantage of all that activity to sharpen those observation skills during the Chipmunks and Squirrels Program at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 Montgomery County Health Department Announces 2015 Influenza Vaccination Clinics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older get their yearly flu vaccine as soon as vaccines become available in their community.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Tree ID Made Easy” Walk

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a program entitled “Tree ID Made Easy” on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 “Time for Tea” at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm for an open-hearth cooking demonstration entitled “Time for Tea.”

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

09/14/15 PARK(ing) Day Comes to Norristown

PARK(ing) Day is coming to Norristown for the first time, and everyone is invited to come see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space on Friday, September 18 on Main St. between Swede St. and DeKalb Pk. from 9am-2pm.

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

09/11/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Trees!

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the sixth of which, “Trees,” will take place on September 16, 2015 at 9:00am.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

09/10/15 Montco Seeks Feedback on Revised Municipal Waste Management Plan

Montgomery County has completed a draft of a revised Montgomery County Municipal Waste Plan and is seeking public comment.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

09/10/15 Two Pottstown Non-Profit Enterprises Get County Grants

The Montgomery County Commissioners today authorized the county’s Redevelopment Authority (RDA) to proceed with economic development grants of $250,000 to two Pottstown non-profit organizations.

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Posted on: September 10, 2015

09/10/15 Montco Looking To Expand Bike Share Program after Success of Pilot Program

On Thursday, the commissioners voted to authorize the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for bike share companies to bid on expanding the bike share program countywide.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/15 Nature Printing at Norristown Farm Park

Learn the centuries old technique of printing with leaves, flowers, feathers, and other natural materials during the Nature Printing program at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/15 Rescheduled Montco Rabies Vaccination Clinic in West Norriton Township

The Montgomery County Health Department has rescheduled the West Norriton low-cost rabies vaccination clinic that was postponed in June. It is now scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 9-11am and will be held at Jefferson Firehouse Recreation Center.

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

09/08/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 17, 2015.

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

09/03/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Hatboro Borough and Upper Moreland Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

09/02/15 Trees, Trees, Trees Program at Norristown Farm Park

Take a closer look at trees during a program sponsored by Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: September 2, 2015

09/02/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from approximately 8:00pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

08/31/15 Jazz Alfresco At Green Lane Park: The Barbone Street Jazz Band

Mark the calendar to enjoy a free concert at Green Lane Park on Saturday, September 5, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. The spotlight will be on The Barbone Street Jazz Band as they take the stage to play a fusion of Dixieland and swing.

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

08/28/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from approximately 10:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

08/28/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Montgomery Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, September 3, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 10:30pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

08/27/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 31, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 8, 2015.

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

08/26/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of North Wales Borough and Upper Gwynedd Township

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

08/26/15 Montgomery County Readies for Papal Visit

Montgomery County will experience significant effects from Pope Francis’ visit, and county and local officials have been hard at work for months preparing plans to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

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Posted on: August 25, 2015

08/25/15 Executive Director of Montco CCIS Appointed to Pennsylvania Child Care Association Board

Elizabeth Adeyi, Executive Director of the Montgomery County Office of Child Day Care Services/Child Care Information Services, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Child Care Association Board of Directors.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

08/24/15 Fins, Wings, and Other Creek Things at Norristown Farm Park

Explore the creek for aquatic wildlife including insects, fish, salamanders, and frogs at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

08/24/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Creek Critters” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Creek Critters” on Saturday, August 29, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park and take a closer look at life in Perkiomen Creek.

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

08/24/15 Butterfly Celebration at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, August 29, 2015 from 11:00am to 1:00pm to help celebrate an amazing little insect – the butterfly. The park’s sixth annual celebration will include information on tagging, feeding, and raising butterflies.

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

08/21/15 Montco Commissioners Have ‘Working Lunch’ with Ambler Mayor and Local Business Owners

The Montgomery County Commissioners, along with Commerce Director Carolina DiGiorgio, dined with Ambler Mayor Jeanne Sorg and local business owners at a networking lunch yesterday.

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

08/20/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Lower Providence Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from approximately 9:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

08/19/15 Montco Sheriff and DA Gun Safety Partnership Kicks Off First Remote Gun Safety Class

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell J. Bono and District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman are taking their message of gun safety on the road.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

08/19/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Collegeville Borough and Upper Providence Twp.

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, September 1, 2015.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

08/19/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth and Whitemarsh Townships

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 24, 2015 from approximately 8:15pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 31, 2015.

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

08/17/15 Rescheduled Montco Rabies Vaccination Clinic in West Norriton Township

The Montgomery County Health Department has rescheduled the West Norriton low-cost rabies vaccination clinic that was postponed in June. It is now scheduled for Saturday, September 12 from 9-11am and will be held at Jefferson Firehouse Recreation Center.

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

08/17/15 Butterflies and Bugs at Lorimer Park

The Montgomery County Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites Division presents Butterflies and Bugs at Lorimer Park on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Montco Board of Health Approves Interim Leadership Team

County Commissioner Val Arkoosh was named interim Medical Director, and Denise Wallin was named interim Director of Health.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 20, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Thursday, August 27, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Pottstown Borough, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Dublin Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

08/14/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Monday, August 17, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 24, 2015.

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

08/12/15 Montco Sheriff’s Bomb Unit Trains To Prepare For Papal Visit

Montgomery County Sheriff Russell Bono is making sure that his bomb unit is well prepared for the Philadelphia Papal Visit in September, with the help of the District Attorney’s Office Detective Bureau and Arcadia University.

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Posted on: August 11, 2015

08/11/15 Wednesday Walk Series at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park – Waterways

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting a series of Wednesday Walks, the fifth of which, “Waterways,” is on August 19, 2015 at 9:00am.

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Posted on: August 11, 2015

08/11/15 History Adventures in the Summer at Pennypacker Mills

Kids can enjoy the last days of summer at historic Pennypacker Mills during the History Adventures in the Summer free, weeklong program. Beginning on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 through Friday, August 21, 2015 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm each day.

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

08/10/15 Dragons and Damsels at Norristown Farm Park

Learn about the life history, territorial behavior, and how to recognize individual species of damselflies and dragonflies at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

08/10/15 Montco Commissioners Sponsor Paper Shredding Event in Abington

The Montgomery County Commissioners, in conjunction with Shred One Security Corp., are sponsoring a free community paper shredding event on Saturday, August 15 from 9:00am to noon at Abington Junior High School, 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001.

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

08/10/15 Upper Dublin, Lower Providence Renew Contracts w/ Montco for Professional Planning Services

Upper Dublin Township and Lower Providence Township have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

08/07/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Monday, August 17, 2015.

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

08/07/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Plymouth Township, Montgomery County

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:00pm. The alternate date will be Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

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Posted on: August 6, 2015

08/06/15 Montco Commissioners Celebrate 25 Years of Farmland Preservation, Help Open Annual 4-H Fair

The Montgomery County Commissioners went to Creamery today to celebrate farming in Montgomery County and helped to officially open the 31st 4-H Fair and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Farmland Preservation Program in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

08/05/15 Zydeco-a-Go-Go Spices Up the Night at Green Lane Park

Summertime and live music in the great outdoors are the perfect combination. Don’t miss the unique sound of Zydeco-a-Go-Go on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park Amphitheater.

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

08/05/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, August 8, 2015

The fourth recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, August 8, 2015 at Abington Junior High School located at 2056 Susquehanna Road, Abington, PA 19001 from 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

07/31/15 Montco Shows Off Redesigned Juvenile Court Facilities and Juvenile Probation Dept. Digs

The working conditions in one building “bordered on inhumane,” according to a former Montco President Judge. On Friday, the county commissioners, along with county judges and row officers, took the wraps off $3.2 million in renovations to the buildings.

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Posted on: July 30, 2015

07/30/15 Rescheduled Adult Mosquito Spraying In Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township

The Montgomery County Health Department will be adulticiding (spraying) to control the adult mosquito population in selected areas of Cheltenham Township on Monday, August 3, 2015. This spraying will be conducted between 9:00pm and 11:00pm.

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

07/29/15 Montco Opens Schuylkill Canal Towpath

The Montgomery County Commissioners today officially opened the newly-restored Schuylkill River Towpath in Upper Providence Township, and in doing so filled in the last unfinished link on the Schuylkill River Trail in Montgomery County.

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

07/28/15 Montco Health Department to Distribute Free Potassium Iodide Tablets On August 6

The Montgomery County Health Department will provide free potassium iodide (KI) tablets to Montgomery residents who live, work, or attend schools within a 10-mile radius of the Limerick Generating Station.

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

07/27/15 Montco, Ambler Officials Open New Downtown Parking Lot

The Montgomery County Commissioners and Ambler Borough officials today cut a ribbon opening a new, 25-space parking lot to serve downtown Ambler.

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Posted on: July 24, 2015

07/24/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County

Due to mechanical difficulties, the spray scheduled for Thursday, July 23, 2015 in Cheltenham Township was postponed and will be conducted on Monday, July 27, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/15 Milkweed and Monarchs at Norristown Farm Park

Get a close-up look at the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/15 Living History Sundays at Pottsgrove Manor

Come spend a casual summer Sunday afternoon at historic Pottsgrove Manor and enjoy the 18th century surroundings as volunteers demonstrate colonial trades and pastimes on August 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

07/22/15 In the Good Old Summertime at Pennypacker Mills

Pennypacker Mills invites families to “In the Good Old Summertime,” an old-fashioned, Victorian, summer event on the grounds of Pennsylvania Governor Samuel Pennypacker’s early 20th century home on Saturday, August 1, 2015 from 11:00am to 3:00pm.

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Posted on: July 21, 2015

07/21/15 Adult Mosquito Spraying in Selected Areas of Abington and Cheltenham Townships

The spraying will be conducted, weather permitting, on Thursday, July 23, 2015 from approximately 8:30pm to 11:30pm. The alternate date will be Monday, July 27, 2015.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 Natural History Walk at Norristown Farm Park

Join a park ranger on a nature walk in the early evening, Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 6:00pm at Norristown Farm Park. Learn about the animals that live in the park, especially the ones that are rarely seen.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 A Victorian Tea at Pennypacker Mills

Come to Pennypacker Mills and bring back the elegant pastime of afternoon tea on Sunday, July 26, 2015 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on the mansion porch.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 Green Lane Park to Host “Incredible Insects” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a program entitled “Incredible Insects” on Saturday, July 25, 2015 beginning at 1:00pm. Join the staff at Green Lane Park for a closer look at these amazing six-legged creatures.

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

07/20/15 Montco Launches “Text to 911” Service

The Montgomery County Commissioners and the county’s Department of Public Safety today launched a new “text to 9-1-1” service.

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

07/17/15 Public Hearing on 2016-2017 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget

Montco’s Offices of Children and Youth, Juvenile Probation, and Youth Center will hold a public hearing on the 2016-17 Child Welfare Needs Based Plan and Budget Friday, July 24, at 2pm in the Community Room of the Montgomery County Human Services Center.

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Posted on: July 17, 2015

07/17/15 Montco Unveils New Electric Cars for Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Commissioners Josh Shapiro and Bruce L. Castor, Jr., along with Sheriff Russell Bono, today unveiled three new electric cars that will significantly reduce fuel consumption by the sheriff’s fleet of vehicles.

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

07/15/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Star Watch” Program RESCHEDULED

The “Star Watch” program at Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to the forecast. The program has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2015 beginning at 8:30pm.

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

07/13/15 Montco Launches Financial Transparency Platform

Montgomery County today announced the launch of a financial analysis platform that provides residents, elected officials, and staff unprecedented access to the county’s finances. The platform may be accessed at www.montcopa.opengov.com.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Housing Activity Increases 7% in Montco; Commercial Development Strong As Well

The number of housing units built in Montco increased 7% in 2014, and while non-residential construction had an overall decline, there was an increase in commercial development, according to two reports issued by the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Montco to Begin Shuttle Service to VA Healthcare Facilities

The Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office on July 20 will begin a shuttle service for veterans seeking to go to Veterans Administration (VA) healthcare facilities.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Honey Bees at Norristown Farm Park

The Norristown Farm Park’s bee keeper, Don George, will give an informative presentation on honey bees at Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00pm.

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

07/09/15 Colonial Cosmetics Lecture at Pottsgrove Manor

Learn how colonial women beautified themselves with “In the Eye of the Beholder,” a lecture and demonstration taking place at historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1:00pm.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

07/08/15 Green Lane Park Hosts “Star Watch” Program

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host a “Star Watch” program on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 beginning at 8:30pm. Participants will join members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association for an exploration of the night sky.

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Posted on: July 8, 2015

07/08/15 Pa. Turnpike Advises Motorists of a Six-Hour Closure on Northeastern Extension July 12

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists that the Northeastern Extension (I-476) will be closed northbound and southbound for six hours on July 12 between the Lansdale (Exit #31) and Lehigh Valley (Exit #56) interchanges.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

07/07/15 Upper Merion Area School District Contracts with Montco for Professional Planning Services

The Upper Merion Area School District has contracted with the Montgomery County Planning Commission for a ten-year enrollment projections study.

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

07/07/15 Norristown and Schwenksville Renew Contracts With Montco for Professional Planning Services

The Municipality of Norristown and the Borough of Schwenksville have renewed their contracts for professional planning assistance from the Montgomery County Planning Commission.

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

07/06/15 Montco Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event Slated for Saturday, July 11, 2015

The third recycling date for the collection of household hazardous waste sponsored by Montgomery County will take place Saturday, July 11 at Spring-Ford 9th Grade Center located at 400 South Lewis Road, Royersford, PA 19468 between 9:00am and 3:00pm.

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