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Worcester To Pave Section of North Wales Rd.

Tue, Sep 30th, 2014

Worcester Township will be paving a section of North Wales Road between Skippack Pike and Morris Road on October 2 and 3. Crews will begin working at 5:30 am each day in order to finish before the evening commute. The roadway will not close, but there will be lane restrictions. Motorists should expect delays in the area and plan extra travel time.

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National Recording Artists To Headline Community Festival

Wed, Sep 17th, 2014

Puss N Boots featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper will headline the Township's October 11 Community Festival weekend, it was announced last night.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Fred Conner said Whitpain was delighted to welcome the band and thanked the Community Festival sponsors for helping make it possible.

"Baird/The Foley Group, Genisys Credit Union and Montgomery County Community College have stepped up and the entire community will benefit on what will be a very special weekend in Whitpain," Chairman Conner said.

The Community Festival is moving to a new location on the campus of the Commuity College. Puss N Boots will perform at 7 p.m. on October 11 with a fireworks display following at 9 p.m. The School of Rock from Fort Washington will open the music at 5 p.m. followed by Blue Bell's Ashley Leone at 6 p.m.

Rides, vending booths, games, a food court and more will remain part of the Community Festival fun. The vending booths open at 9 a.m. with rides and games starting at 11 a.m. Admission to the festival is free. Some activities and the food court will have fees.

"The Community Festival is a great day for Whitpain," said The Foley Group's Patrick Foley. "We are happy we can be part of what we know will be fun for the entire family."

Fire Expo Opens Community Festival Weekend

The Community Festival weekend actually begins on Friday, October 10 with Centre Square Fire Company's annual Fire Expo.

The Fire Expo is also moving to Montgomery County Community College. It begins at 6 p.m. in the Morris Road lot of the college.

The Expo features equipment displays, rescue demonstrations and more. It helps mark National Fire Prevention Week, which begins October 5.

Please mark your calendars for October 10 and 11. You won't want to miss this great opportunity to meet up with friends, support some important causes, and build a stronger community at Whitpain's Annual Community Festival.

Watch for more details in special editions of the Wire, Twitter and Facebook.

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Leaf Collection Begins October 8

Thu, Sep 25th, 2014

The first leaf collection of the season will be Wednesday, October 8.

Bagged leaf and bundled minor branch trimmings will be collected on the fourth Wednesday of every month, with an additional collection on the second Wednesday of October, November, December, January and April.

For the period beginning in the fall of 2014, the additional collection dates are October 8, November 12, and December 10.

Leaf waste includes leaves, shrubbery and minor tree trimmings in biodegradable paper bags or containers, bundled shrubs or plants, excluding dirt, under four (4') feet in length and tied tree branches under three (3") inches in diameter and under four (4') feet in length. Grass clippings are excluded.

Leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper bags and put out at the curb the evening before the scheduled collection date to ensure they will be picked up. Bags should not weigh more than 40 pounds and should not contain trash or other waste. Bags can be purchased at the Township Building for 3/$1 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Click here for more information

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is September 27

Thu, Sep 11th, 2014

The Police Department is again partnering with the Giant supermarket to collect unwanted and unused prescription drugs on September 27 as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Drugs can be dropped off with no questions asked from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Giant, 1760 DeKalb Pike.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Click here for a vdieo recap of April's Drug Take Back Day in Whitpain 

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Community Calendar

Fri, Sep 5th, 2014

October 3 and other dates

Montgomery County Health Department Free Flu Shots
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown

October 8

Wissahickon Valley Public Library Rounding Third performance
8 p.m., Act 2 Playhouse, Ambler, 215-654-0200
Comedy showing the different styles of two little league coaches
Portion of each ticket benefits the WVPL

October 9

The Woman's Club of Whitpain - Annual Membership Meeting
7:30 p.m., at the Whitpain Township Community Building.
A one-woman play, entitled A Life of My Own
Guests are welcomed, 215-542-8366

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Events Calendar

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Tuesday - October 07, 2014
Board of Supervisors' Mtg.
Wednesday - October 08, 2014
Leaf Collection
Friday - October 10, 2014
Centre Square Fire Company Fire Expo
Saturday - October 11, 2014
Community Harvest Festival
Tuesday - October 14, 2014
Shade Tree Commission