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Posted on: November 14, 2018

National Adoption Day Celebratioin

National Adoption Day Celebration
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 14, 2018

Reindeer Romp at Norristown Farm Park

Reindeer Romp at NFP

Participants will learn about reindeer and other animals of the far north during this seasonal program on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Full Moon Hike at Norristown Farm Park

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Join a park ranger on an early evening walk that will be illuminated by the full moon. Learn why the December full moon is sometimes called the “cold moon” or the “long night’s moon.” Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail

Bird Watching on the Pennypack Trail

Join others on a morning bird walk led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Winter Solstice Program at Norristown Farm Park

The shortest day of the year is coming soon. Learn about the winter solstice and some of the traditions of other cultures surrounding this special time of the year - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

Tired of plastic Christmas ornaments? Come to the Farm Park for the traditional natural ornament program on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Christmas Tree Decorating for Wildlife at Norristown Farm Park

Come out and help park staff trim a tree with edible ornaments for both feathered and furry friends on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Morning Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

Morning Bird Walk at NFP

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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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 7, 2018

Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

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Experience an historic Pennsylvania German winter season celebration at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Experience the Holiday Magic of Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

The entire family is welcomed to celebrate the warmth and revelries of a colonial Twelfth Night party at “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” on Sunday, December 9th, from 2:00 to 8:00pm.

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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 31, 2018

Discover the Colonial Celebration of Twelfth Night at Pottsgrove Manor

Bring the whole family to learn about the little known holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours - Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Green Lane Park Hosts Waterfowl Watch November 24

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday November 24 beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Green Lane Park Hosts Holiday Crafts Workshops on December 1

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold two Holiday Craft Workshops on Saturday December 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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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 24, 2018

Children’s Nature Series: Giving Thanks, a Native American Message at Norristown Farm Park

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This Thanksgiving-themed program for children will emphasize an appreciation for Mother Earth and all her inhabitants, both plants and animals, and the interconnections between living beings.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Holiday Wreath Workshop at Norristown Farm Park

Holiday Wreath Workshop at Norristown Farm Park

Make a holiday wreath that you can use indoors or outdoors for seasons to come with natural materials such as grapevine, pine cones, nuts, and flower pods.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

A late fall bird walk at Lorimer Park

Join a fall bird walk led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society.

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Program at Norristown Farm Park

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Program at Norristown Farm Park

Create a Thanksgiving table centerpiece!

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Green Lane Park to Host “Holiday Craft Workshops” November 17

Green Lane Park will offer two Holiday Craft workshops on Saturday, November 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

A Gilded Christmas at Historic Pennypacker Mills

Schwenksville, PA (October 19, 2018) – Discover one of Montgomery County’s most spectacular holiday destinations during this holiday season. From Tuesday, November 20 through Sunday, January 6, 2019 come to the Mills for an unforgettable holiday tour.

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Extended Hours for Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County

Norristown, PA (October 16, 2018) – Montgomery County Voter Services is offering extended office hours next week to accommodate voters who need to apply for an absentee ballot or submit a completed absentee ballot.

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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 18, 2018

Montgomery County Celebrates PARK(ing) Day in Norristown

PARK(ing) Day 2017

MontcoPA is celebrating PARK(ing) Day 2018 on Friday, September 21 in front of the county courthouse on Swede Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The public is invited to see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space.

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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: August 6, 2018

Free Potassium Iodide Tablets Distributed by Office of Public Health on Aug.9

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Norristown, PA (Aug. 6, 2018) – Montgomery County Office of Public Health will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on August 9, 2018. Montgomery County Office of Public Health will ...

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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

Nonresidential Square Footage by Type, 2017

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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