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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Make Your Own Hand-Sewn Cap at Pottsgrove Manor’s Women’s Cap Workshop

Make Your Own Hand-Sewn Cap at Pottsgrove Manor’s Women’s Cap Workshop on
Saturday, January 19th, 2019, from 10am to 4pm.

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Montgomery County Commissioners Select New Voting System

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The Montgomery County Commissioners approved a $5.8 million contract with Dominion Voting Systems of Denver, Colorado at their meeting Thursday to provide a voter-marked paper balloting system with a verifiable paper trail ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

Montgomery County Commissioners Adopt No Tax Increase Budget For 2019

The Montgomery County Commissioners adopted a $420 million budget for 2019 with no tax increase for the second year in a row that maintains a healthy fund balance and provides critical human services to our most vulnerable residents.

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail at Lorimer Park

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Nearly Full Moon Hike at Norristown Farm Park

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

The History of Fairy Tales at Norristown Farm Park

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This free program on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.is appropriate for adults and children ages 13 and up.

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

“Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

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

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Montgomery County Courthouse Holiday Concert

The Montgomery County Courthouse Choir will hold its annual Holiday Concert at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018 inside the Swede Street entrance to the Courthouse at the foot of the Grand Staircase. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Woodstove Cooking Demonstration at Pennypacker Mills

Visit Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, January 12th from 10 am to 3 pm to see traditional American foods cooked on a wood stove.

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Posted on: December 5, 2018

Montco Department of Health and Human Services Hosts Naloxone Give Away Day

The Department of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, will sponsor a free “Naloxone Day” distribution to the public on Thurs., Dec. 13th.

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

MontcoPA HHS Office of Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Receive Federal Grant

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The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) believes in a comprehensive and public health driven approach to school violence and was awarded the BJA STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program.

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Safety & Security Symposium for Faith Leaders in Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is hosting a Safety and Security Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 27th at 9 a.m. for faith leaders in Montgomery County at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Montgomery County Commissioners Introduce No Tax Increase Budget For 2019

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

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

National Adoption Day Celebratioin

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Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Norristown, PA -- Montgomery County will celebrate National Adoption Day with a brief ceremony to honor families who have opened their homes to children in our community.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Montco Awards 17 Municipal Transportation Grants

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Captain Schultz Hometown Hero Dedication

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Montgomery County Announces 2018 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

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Campaign signs have popped up around Montgomery County reminding residents to cast their votes on Nov. 6. After the excitement of Election Day fades, Montgomery County urges residents to recycle their campaign signs instead of throwing them in the trash.

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity

Montgomery County invites residents and visitors to An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity, on the court house steps at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30th, in response to the mass shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent hate-inspired incidents.

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Montgomery County Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has received a $1 million grant to develop an Emergency Medical Overdose Surveillance System (EMODSS) to develop improved strategies for combatting drug overdoses.

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Bike Montco Workshops

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Norristown, PA (October 15, 2018) – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is offering a free public workshop on Bike Montco: The Bicycle Plan for Montgomery County. The workshop will take place on three dates at various locations.

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

Montgomery County Announces 2018-2019 Office of Public Health Flu Clinic Schedule

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

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Montgomery County Sponsors Farmer-Brewer Events

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

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

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Norristown, PA (Sept. 5, 2018) – The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Office of Drug and Alcohol works with community stakeholders to identify issues in order to create effective initiatives that attempt to decrease un...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

First 2018 Cases of West Nile Virus Disease in a Montgomery County Resident

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Norristown, PA (Aug. 29, 2018) – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is currently investigating two probable cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in humans. The first is a 59-year old resident of Montgomery Township and the second is a...

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Posted on: July 27, 2018

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

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Norristown, PA (July 27, 2018) – Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of farms permanently preserved under the Montgomery County Farmland Preservation Program. The first farm to be preserved from the 2017 round of applica...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

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

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Norristown, PA (July 24, 2018) – The number of housing units built and nonresidential square footage completed in Montgomery County in 2017 show a hot suburban real estate market, according to two new reports issued by the Montgomery County Plan...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

Montco Event Shares Powerful Message of Suicide Prevention Awareness

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Norristown, PA (May 25, 2018) – Almost 400 people attended a Suicide Prevention Awareness event at Montgomery County Community College to hear Kevin Hines, a suicide attempt survivor, share his story of survival, resilience, and hope. He is one ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Montgomery County Sells Series A and B Notes of 2018 - Transaction to Yield $400,000 Savings

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Norristown, PA (May 18, 2018) – Montgomery County announced the results of a competitive bond refinancing of  $43.97  million in Series A and B  notes at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Financial i...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Fourteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 14 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision.

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Montgomery County Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

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Norristown, PA (May 4, 2018) – Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Montgomery County’s bond rating to Aaa, noting that “the county’s financial position is the strongest it’s been in a...

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Posted on: April 19, 2018

Recommendations from the Office of Public Health: Start of the 2018 Mosquito Season

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Mosquito season is starting! The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is recommending some simple steps that residents can take to protect themselves from insect bites and prevent the spread of insect-borne disease.

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Montco Housing Market Surges on 2.3 Percent Median Price Increase in 2017

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Norristown, PA (April 18, 2018) – The latest report on housing prices in Montgomery County provides a strong argument that the housing market in the county has recovered fully and is in a state of growth following the housing bubble that began t...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

Your Way Home Montgomery County 2018 Point-In-Time Count

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Norristown, PA (April 16, 2018) – Homelessness in Montgomery County has decreased by 37 percent since 2013, as measured by the annual Point-in-Time Count. The count, conducted on the night of Jan. 31, 2018, identified 291 individuals sleeping in...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Office of Drug and Alcohol Showcases Unintentional Injury Prevention Program

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The Office of Drug and Alcohol in partnership with Aldergate Youth Service Bureau and Abington School District showcased an unintentional injury prevention program called Second Step.

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Your Way Home Launches 2-1-1 Hotline

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

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

Montgomery County Commissioners Deliver State of the County Report

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2018

Invitation - Montgomery County Voting Machine Open House

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

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