County News & Updates
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County beginning Wednesday, March 22 at 9:00pm and ending on Thursday, March 23 at 9:00am. During this time period, the temperature and / or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Read on...
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    Baby Bunnies at Norristown Farm Park

    Come out to Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 to learn about our local rabbit, the Eastern Cottontail. Hear a story about a rabbit and make a craft. Elmwood Park Zoo will be visiting with a friendly rabbit for you to pet. Read on...
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    Audubon Bird Town Walks at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00am to look for spring migrants and resident birds. Read on...
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    Spring Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants at Lorimer Park

    Come to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2:00 pm in a search for wild edible and medicinal plants. Learn about the history of their use, the nutritional value, how to prepare wild greens for eating and what plants to avoid. Read on...
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    Spring Scavenger Hunt at Upper Schuylkill Valley Park

    Come to Upper Schuylkill Valley Park on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm and help us welcome spring with a family fun scavenger hunt. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Planning Commission Releases 2016 Annual Report

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) has released its 2016 Annual Report. The report highlights achievements from the year and outlines projects and plans for the future. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Public Defender Recognizes First Herbert Morris Making the Difference Award Winne

    As part of Public Defense Week, the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office presented the first annual Herbert Morris Making the Difference Award to the late J.B. Brooks at a ceremony today. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Planning Commission Seeks Nominations for 2017 Montgomery Awards

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is looking for projects and people that represent the best in site design and planning advocacy in Montgomery County and invites the public to submit nominations for the 2017 Montgomery Awards Program. Read on...
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    Prescription Overdose Awareness Billboard Winner Honored by Commissioners

    The Montgomery County Commissioners honored Maddy Fair, a junior at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, during their board meeting Thursday for winning the Prescription Overdose Awareness Billboard Contest. Read on...
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    Deadlines for Filing Petition Challenges and Drawing for Ballot Position Have Changed

    Due to winter storm Stella, deadlines for filing petition challenges and drawing for ballot position have changed in Montgomery County. Read on...
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    Montco Courts and Government Offices Will Be Closed Tuesday, March 14

    All Montgomery County Courts and government offices will be closed Tuesday, March 14 due to the impending storm. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration Extension

    A Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 12:00pm on Monday, March 13, 2017 through 9:00am on Friday, March 17, 2017. Read on...
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    Punch Needle Craft Workshop at Pennypacker Mills

    Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm in the Classroom Building where you’ll work with Betsy Smyth, an experienced instructor who will guide you through the steps to create a beautiful miniature work of art. Read on...
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    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walks at Lorimer Park

    Come out to Lorimer Park on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 8:00am for a bird walk. Explore Lorimer Park and the Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area). All are welcome, including new birders and those who are experienced. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County beginning Friday, March 10th at 7:00pm and ending on Monday, March 13th at noon. During this time period, the temperature and / or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Read on...
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    Spring Things at Norristown Farm Park

    It’s early in the year, but Spring is finally here! Take a ‘first look’ at the new season. Hear a story about Spring and make a craft to celebrate. Afterwards, venture outdoors to look for the signs of Spring that we’ve all been waiting for. Read on...
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    How to Preserve Your Old Photographs & Paper Ephemera at Pennypacker Mills

    Have old photographs or documents that you would like to preserve? These treasures need to be taken care of in the right way in order to last. Discover how to preserve them on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Classroom Building at Pennypacker Mills Read on...
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    Signs of Spring at Norristown Farm Park

    Come out March 19, 2017 at 2:00pm for an indoor and outdoor event that showcases the signs of Spring. The event will start off with an indoor slideshow that features the signs of Spring in both the plant and animal kingdoms. Read on...
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    Waterfowl Watch at Norristown Farm Park

    The spring migration of waterfowl is well on its way. Join staff on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:30am to search the pond and other areas for local and migrating ducks, grebes, egrets, and herons. Bringing binoculars is recommended. Read on...
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    Full Moon Walk at Norristown Farm Park

    Celebrate daylight saving time on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Norristown farm park with an evening walk that will feature the full moon rising. The naturalist-led walk begins at sunset and will be about two miles. Read on...
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    Bluebird Box Building at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park

    – Lower Perkiomen Valley Park is hosting Bluebird Box Building on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm in the Main Pavilion. Read on...
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    Waterfowl Watch at Green Lane Park

    The spring migration of waterfowl is well on its way. Join staff on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm to search the pond and other areas for local and migrating ducks, geese, and swans. Bringing binoculars is recommended. Read on...
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    Green Lane Park To Open 2017 Boat Quarantine Registration

    Green Lane Park’s Boat Quarantine Registration will begin on Saturday, March 11, 2017 from 8:30am until 12:00pm and continue during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm. Read on...
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    Teeny Tiny Hike for Tots at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a ‘first look’ at some of nature’s smallest creations. Hike with a magnifying lens to look for very small things out in nature. After the walk, make a craft that reflects what you found. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County beginning Friday, March 3rd at 7:00pm and ending on Sunday, March 5th at 11:00am. During this time period, the temperature and/or wind chill is expected to be below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Additional Info...
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    Sprinter, the Fifth Season hosted at Norristown Farm Park

    Nature’s timetable is moving along and there are subtle hints that spring is on the way. Sap is rising and birds are becoming more vocal. Come on a walk with staff to enjoy the fifth season. Read on...
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    Maple Sugar Magic at Green Lane Park

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will host Maple Sugar Magic on Saturday, March 4, 2017. There will be two demonstrations, beginning at 11:00am and 2:00pm. Read on...
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    Exhibit Opening at Pottsgrove Manor—Meet Ben Franklin!

    Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 1:00pm for an opportunity to hear Ben Franklin as we kick off the site’s new exhibit, “Rise and Shine at the Manor.” This new exhibition, is set to run through November 5th. Read on...
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    Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch at Pennypacker Mills

    Pennypacker Mills announces “Stitch to Learn, Learn to Stitch”, an exhibition of embroidery opening Wednesday, March 1, 2017 and continuing through Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Read on...
  30. Registration Now Open for Fourth Annual Event ManuFest 2017

    On Saturday, March 11, 2017, middle and high school students, their parents, and educators from across the region will gather at ManuFest 2017 to learn about one of the in-demand employment sectors for the next generation workforce: manufacturing. Read on...
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    Sugar Maple Trees at Norristown Farm Park

    How did Native Americans and early settlers get their maple sugar?On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00pm come out to Norristown Farm Park and take a close look at maple trees, especially sugar maple. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    The Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 and ending on Friday, February 17, 2017 at noon. Read on...
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    Winter Chores at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Visit the historic Peter Wentz Farmstead on Saturday, February 25, 2017 between 10:00am and 4:00pm to experience how people in the late 18th through early 19th centuries coped during the colder months. Read on...
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    Green Lane Park Hosts “Cabin Fever Hike”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Cabin Fever Hike” on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00am. Bundle up and join us for a 2.5 mile hike on the Orange Trail in Green Lane Park. Read on...
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    Rocks Big and Small at Norristown Farm Park

    Take a ‘first look’ at geology at the “Rocks Big and Small” event hosted at Norristown Farm Park on February 22, 2017 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Health Department to replace Potassium Iodide Tablets for 2015 expiration dates

    Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets given out previously by the Montgomery County Health Department are due to expire in February 2017 and June 2017. Read on...
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    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore Lorimer Park, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area) during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 8:00am to look for winter resident birds. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8 and ending at 12 noon on Saturday, February 11. Read on...
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    “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    The Code Blue Declaration Extension has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at starting at 7 PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017 and ending on 12 PM on Sunday, February 5, 2017. Read on...
  40. Pottsgrove Manor to Host Paper Marbling Workshop

    On Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, historic Pottsgrove Manor will host a Paper Marbling Workshop, giving visitors a hands-on experience learning the art of paper marbling. Read on...
  41. Valentines Workshop for Kids at Pennypacker Mills

    Spend a winter morning at Pennypacker Mills during a Valentines Workshop for Kids on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Officials Recognize National Day of Rememberance

    The Montgomery County Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs today honored those lost to addiction with an event on the Montgomery County Courthouse steps. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Sponsors Keep Farming in Montgomery County

    Keep Farming in Montgomery County: A Conference Focusing on Sustaining Farming for the Future will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at the Banquet Hall of the Franconia Heritage Restaurant. Read on...
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    Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park

    Celebrate Groundhog Day at Norristown Farm Park on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Courts Appoint Ken Lawrence To Montgomery County Board of Commissioners

    The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas today unanimously chose Ken Lawrence, Jr. of Plymouth Meeting to fill the vacancy on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. Read on...
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    Shadows of the Past at Norristown Farm Park

    The history of Norristown Farm Park is closely intertwined with the history of Norristown State Hospital with a chronological record of events in this area that goes much further back in time. Learn more at a program on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2:00pm. Read on...
  47. Central Perkiomen Valley Park Hosts “Winter Tree ID Made Easy”

    Montgomery County’s Central Perkiomen Valley Park will hold a guided walk entitled “Winter Tree ID Made Easy” on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:00pm. Read on...
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    Nature Detectives at Norristown Farm Park

    Be a nature detective and come take a “first look” at the signs that animals leave behind at Norristown Farm Park on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Read on...
  49. Gallery Talk: “Samuel W. Pennypacker (1842-1916) His Living Legacy” at Pennypacker Mills

    Come out to Pennypacker Mills on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 1:00pm to learn about the many accomplishments of Samuel Pennypacker. Read on...
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    Cross-Country Ski Clinic at Norristown Farm Park

    Head to Norristown Farm Park on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 10:00am for a free Cross-Country Ski Clinic. This program is a “go” even without snow. Read on...
  51. Green Lane Park Hosts “Out and About on the Perkiomen Trail”

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a guided walk on the Perkiomen Trail on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:00am. Read on...
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    Six Deadbeat Parents Arrested In Overnight Child Support Raid

    Five men and one woman were arrested by Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies on January 11, 2017 during an overnight sweep. They collectively owe $35,677.54 in child support arrearages for 13 children. Read on...
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    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Explore the Pennypack Trail and Bethayres Swamp, an official Audubon IBA (Important Bird Area), during an Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 8:00am to look for resident winter birds. Read on...
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    Researching Your Old House Workshop at Pennypacker Mills

    Attend this workshop, open to all ages, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the Classroom Building. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Invites Public to Meeting On Swamp Creek Greenway and Sunrise Trail Study

    The Montgomery County Planning Commission will host a public meeting to gather input for a proposed greenway and trail along the Swamp Creek corridor on Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Lower Frederick Township building. Read on...
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    Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park

    Touch an owl feather, examine a skull, and look at what is inside a pellet during the Little Hoots Children’s Nature Program at Norristown Farm Park on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1:00pm. Read on...
  57. Montgomery County Commissioner Vacancy

    On behalf of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Read on...
  58. Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court Holds Accreditation Ceremony and 90th Graduation

    The Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court was awarded accreditation by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania at a ceremony held today at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Read on...
  59. “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration

    A Code Blue Declaration has been issued for Montgomery County for the period beginning at 9:00pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 through 12:00pm on Monday, January 9, 2017. Read on...
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