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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Eighteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that eighteen projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive ...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 20, 2022

Montgomery County Moves to CDC High COVID-19 Community Level, Urges the Public to Take Precautions

NORRISTOWN, PA – Today the Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced the County is now in the CDC-defined “high” level of community transmission for COVID-19. The public is urged to wear a mask indoors in public, stay up to date with COVID-19 va...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2022

Green Lane Park Summer Concert Series Sponsored by PECO Starts This Weekend

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced it will kick off its 2022 Summer Concert Series this weekend. Visitors are invited to attend these live open-air performances on Sunday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Four concerts will be hosted throughout the...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces June Events

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Looking for new and exciting events for the whole family to enjoy? Pennypacker Mills is the place! The following events will be held in June.

Meet Harriet TubmanSaturday, June 4 at 4 p.m. In celebration of Juneteenth,...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Recommendations for 2022 Mosquito Season

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NORRISTOWN, PA – With the onset of warmer weather, mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) has steps residents can take to protect themselves from spreading mosquito-borne disease.

Mosquito-borne disease can sp...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Juneteenth Art and Prose of Freedom Contest

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NORRISTOWN, PA – In anticipation of upcoming Juneteenth events across the county, Montgomery County announced plans to hold the inaugural Art and Prose of Freedom Contest

The theme for this year's contest is “What does freedom mean to you?” Stud...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2022

7th Annual Montco Trail Challenge Returns

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*This post has been updated to reflect the new kickoff date of June 4, 2022.

NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County announced today the return of the Montco Trail Challenge for its seventh year. This annual family-friendly program encourages particip...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Montgomery County Breaks Ground on Ridge Pike Improvement Project

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LAFAYETTE HILL, PA – Today Montgomery County officials broke ground on Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project from Crescent Avenue to Philadelphia. 

Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project, located in Whitemarsh and Springfield To...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Montgomery, Berks, and Chester Counties Authorize Creation of Passenger Rail Authority

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The County Commissioners in Montgomery, Berks, and Chester counties have authorized the creation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority to oversee and implement the restoration of passenger rail service between Reading and Phila...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Trail Opening Joins Montgomery and Bucks County Trail Systems

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Government officials representing Montgomery and Bucks counties joined regional community groups and trail enthusiasts Wednesday to celebrate the opening of a multi-use trail connecting the two counties.

County officials and planners cut t...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2022

Montgomery County Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events Start April 30

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County sponsored household hazardous waste collection events will begin on April 30, 2022. The events are by appointment only and pre-registration is required. No televisions, electronics or appliances are acc...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Montco Invites Public to Webinar on County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update April 25 and 26

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County is offering a second round of public webinars as part of the update process for its hazard mitigation plan (HMP). The public is invited to participate via Zoom on either Monday, April 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2022

Montco to Hold Ridge Pike Improvement Project Section D Construction Open House on April 25

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County invites the public to the Whitemarsh Township Administration Building on April 25, 2022, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a pre-construction open house for Section D of the Ridge Pike Improvement Project. Participants...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Pottsgrove Manor to Welcome Spring at Annual Colonial Mayfair

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POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to visit Pottsgrove Manor for their special event, the Annual Colonial Mayfair, to celebrate the arrival of warm, spring days!
Annual Colonial Mayfair
Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Lower Perkiomen Valley Park Announces Upcoming Spring Events

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OAKS, PA – The public is invited to join in the fun of springtime events at Lower Perkiomen Valley Park. Back by popular demand is Orienteering for Beginners and our Digital Scavenger Hunt. Each event will guarantee a great family outing to enjoy...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Peter Wentz Farmstead Announces Return of their Annual Sheep Shearing Day

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LANSDALE, PA – Join the Peter Wentz Farmstead for the return of their annual Sheep Shearing Day on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Watch our ewes lose their winter coats as our farmers demonstrate 18th-century methods of sh...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Norristown Sprouts Community Garden Now Accepting Applications for Garden Plots

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Through April 8, Norristown Sprouts Community Garden is accepting applications from residents, schools, and organizations that wish to sign up for a free garden plot. The garden’s purpose is to provide access ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2022

Montgomery County Seeks Centenarians for 13th Annual Celebration

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Senior Services is celebrating Montco Centenarians virtually again this year. A Centenarian is someone born in 1922 who turns 100 this year.&a...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Montgomery County to Hold Career Fair on April 6

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Human Resources Department announced today they will hold a career fair on Wednesday, April 6 at the Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) in Blue Bell. People searching for a full time, part time, or i...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to March 29, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Green Lane Park Announces April Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today its upcoming events for April. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Color Your Eggs - Naturally
Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Use na...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New Location for Willow Grove COVID-19 Vaccination Site

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today a new location for its Willow Grove COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Starting Monday, March 28 the Willow Grove vaccination clinic will be located within the County’...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces April Events

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Pennypacker Mills, the historic home of former Pennsylvania Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker has announced the following upcoming events in April. 
Spring Workshop for Kids
Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10 a.m. to Noon
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for March 3 -4, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Montgomery County Commissioners Vote to Consider Formation of Regional Rail Authority

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NORRISTOWN, PA — Today the Montgomery County Commissioners took another important step to restore passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia in partnership with Berks and Chester counties. During their regularly scheduled meeting th...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2022

Norristown Farm Park Announces March Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has released their upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for March.

Evening Bird WalkFriday, March 11, 6 p.m.Join us to explore species that are active in the evening hours. Sear...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Now Hiring Deputies

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Are you interested in helping to keep your local community safe? Do you have a passion for helping others? Have you considered a career in law enforcement? If yes, then consider joining our team.
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 28, 2022

Montgomery County to Update Masking Guidance to Align with New CDC Guidance

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will update its school and public masking recommendations to align with new CDC guidance for COVID-19 given the County’s high vaccination rates. Updated guidance do...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Montgomery County Commissioners Denounce Acts of Hate at Local Cemeteries

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Following yesterday’s acts of hate committed in three local cemeteries, Montgomery County Board of Commissioners Chair Valerie A. Arkoosh. MD, MPH and Vice Chair Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr. issued the following joint stat...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 26, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 25 - 26, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2022

Pennypacker Mills Announces New Exhibit, Stereographing America: A 3-D History of Stereographs

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – Starting Tuesday, March 1, visitors are invited to Pennypacker Mills to discover how Victorians entertained their guests with 3-D images using a stereoscope.
Before the easy entertainment of television or videogames, people fou...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2022

Green Lane Park Announces February and March Events

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GREEN LANE, PA – Green Lane Park announced today its upcoming events in late February and March. The public is encouraged to register to attend these upcoming family-friendly events.
Waterfowl Watch
Saturday, February 26 and Saturday, March 12 at 1...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 19 - 21, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Montgomery County Announces Upcoming Recovery Funding Town Halls

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County’s Recovery Office announced today it will hold a series of virtual and in-person town halls to discuss how individuals and organizations can submit ideas or projects for consideration of funds received through t...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 16, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 13 - 15, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2022

Montgomery County Announces New COVID-19 Testing Site in Lansdale

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health announced today it will open a new PCR COVID-19 testing site in Lansdale on Monday, February 14, 2022. The site will be located at 318 Pennbrook Parkway in the Station Square Shops and will op...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2022

MontcoWorks Receives Grant to Connect High School Students with Local Industry

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commerce Department announced today that MontcoWorks, the County’s local workforce development board, has received funding to develop and strengthen the collaboration between high school educators, ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2022

Pennypacker Mills to Host Talk on Philadelphia Immigrants

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SCHWENKSVILLE, PA – On Saturday, March 5, Pennypacker Mills will host "Ghosts of Immigrants Past," a program to discuss the stories of immigrants who arrived in Philadelphia at Pier 53 between 1873 and 1915. Historian Susan McAninley wi...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for February 4 - 6, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to February 1, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 28 - 31, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2022

Montgomery County Accepting Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Applications for 2022 Cycle

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is now seeking applications for the 2022 cycle of the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program.
This program provides funds to municipalities to make targeted phys...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2022

Montgomery County Announces First Flu-related Deaths

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County Office of Public Health today announced two residents have died from a co-infection of COVID-19 and Influenza (flu). Ages 77 and 89 respectively, both residents were symptomatic and hospitalized before their passing.
Co-i...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 25 - 28, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2022

Norristown Farm Park Announces February Events

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County's Norristown Farm Park has announced upcoming educational and family-friendly events scheduled for February.
Morning Bird Walk
Tuesday, February 8, 9 a.m.
Get outdoors and join park staff for our regular Tuesday bi...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 23, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 24, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Pottsgrove Manor Announces Upcoming Winter Events

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POTTSTOWN, PA – The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for their special events throughout the late winter season. These events include a historic thread button making workshop and a living history day focused on the time of the Seven Yea...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Montgomery County Office of Public Health Provides Update on Hepatitis A Outbreak

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The?Montgomery County Office of Public Health?(MCOPH) today provided an update on the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak in the county.  
Of thirteen total cases of Hepatitis A under investigation, ten are confirmed and th...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 20 - 23, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Montgomery County Joins with Area Hospitals to Provide COVID-19 Update

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials today joined with area hospital leadership to provide an update on the current COVID-19 surge. The County is experiencing a strain on its hospital systems due to the rapid spread of the omicron variant.
During a...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to January 18, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecas...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 14 - 17, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Montgomery County Now Hiring 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

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EAGLEVILLE, PA –  The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety is now accepting applications for its next class of 9-1-1 Telecommunicator Trainees. 9-1-1 Telecommunicators receive calls for assistance from the public and d...

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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Montgomery County Extends “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration to January 12, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have extended the “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts from the ...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Montgomery County Department of Public Health Issues Update on Hepatitis A Outbreak

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) announced today the temporary closure of Gino’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in West Norriton in relation to a Hepatitis A Virus (HAV) outbreak in the county. The restaurant will b...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Montgomery County Courts and Offices Will Open on Two Hour Delay

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Montgomery County officials announced all Courts, facilities, and government offices will open on a two hour delay on Friday, January 7, 2022 due to inclement weather.
Because the Courthouse is operating on a delay, all scheduled...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 6 - 10, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a review of forecasts...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Commissioner Val Arkoosh Tests Positive for COVID-19

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NORRISTOWN, PA – Today, Valerie A. Arkoosh, MD, MPH, Chair of the Montgomery County Commissioners, announced she has tested positive for COVID-19. Commissioner Arkoosh has released the following statement:
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 usin...
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2022 Press Releases
Posted on: January 2, 2022

Montgomery County Issues “Code Blue” Cold Weather Declaration for January 2 - 4, 2022

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NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners, on the advice of the Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, have declared a “Code Blue” Cold Weather Emergency for Montgomery County based on a r...
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2022 Press Releases