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Community Festival This Saturday

Fri, Aug 18th, 2017

The Township's annual Community Festival is this Saturday at Montgomery County Community College.

The day runs from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and features live music, a large vendor area, a Health Expo, inflatable rides, a children's game area, food trucks and a pumpkin patch.

Rozes is the headline performer and will be followed by fireworks.

The Community Festival's presenting sponsors are Baird/The Foley Hillsley Group and the MCCC Lively Art Series.

Click here for the Community Festival website

Click here for a vendor registration form and guidelines

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Protect Your Trees From Deer Rub

Mon, Sep 18th, 2017

As we enter the fall season, it is an important time to take steps to protect trees, especially young trees, against possible damage from "deer rub." This occurs when male deer rub against trees to remove velvet from their antlers. This can cause major damage to young trees as these trees have very thin bark which offers little protection to the tree's vascular system.

One way to protect young trees is to place fencing or barriers around the trunk. Another option is to split a corrugated plastic drainpipe and place it around the trunk. At this year's annual Shade Tree Giveaway, the Shade Tree Commission gave away corrugated plastic pipe to protect the free shade trees that were distributed.

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Penllyn Pike To Be Repaved

Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

Penllyn Pike from Morris Road to Bethlehem Pike will be repaved starting September 14.

Milling on the stretch of road will start on September 14 and end on September 19. Depending on weather, paving will start September 19 and end on September 22.

Work will be done during the day with flagging operations and the road will remain open. Please be cautious when driving in the area.

The work is part of Montgomery County's 2016-2017 Road Program.

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Interim Boys & Girls Club Opens

Thu, Sep 7th, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, the Board of Supervisors joined with the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girl Club for the ribbon cutting of the Club's new interim facility on Maple Avenue in West Ambler.

To celebrate the facility's grand opening, students were accompanied by Centre Square Fire Company Fire Trucks and Whitpain Township Police vehicles as they marched down Maple Avenue from the Daniel W. Dowling American Legion Post to the Club.

"Whitpain was delighted to stand with the exceptionally dedicated professionals of the Wissahickon Valley Boys & Girls Clubs and all our partners to open a truly game-changing resource for the community," said Whitpain Board Chair Melissa Murphy Weber. "West Ambler's "new kind of factory" will be building great futures for generations."

The new facility, which is over 7,000 square feet, consists of several modular building which are located on Township-owned property. This larger interim facility will allow the Boys & Girls Club to expand its offering and serve more students from the Wissahickon School District.

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Supervisors Hear Informal Presentation On Retirement Community

Wed, Sep 6th, 2017

At Tuesday's Board meeting, representatives from the Hawthorn Retirement Group and Columbia/Wegman Acquisition gave an informal presentation on a potential land development proposal on the south side of Skippack Pike at Meehan Boulevard in front of Whitpain Hills.

The potential land development proposal concerns the development of a retirement and assisted living and memory care community.

It is important to note that this meeting was for informational purposes only, as no formal application has been submitted for review. If the project proceeds, the review process will follow the normal course, which starts with a review by the Township's Planning Commission.

Click Here to view the presentation.

Click Here to view an associated traffic study.

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