Whitpain Township - Welcome to - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Whitpain Township - Welcome to - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Whitpain Township - Welcome to - Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Welcome to Montgomery County, Pennsylvania FALL/WINTER 2019-20 NEWSLETTER Learn about fun activities and more at www.WhitpainRec.com. Visit our website at www.whitpaintownship.org and sign up for the Whitpain Wire INSIDE THIS ISSUE Manager’s Message ___ 3
Contact Information ___ 4
Open Space and Infrastructure Projects ___ 5
St. Helena’s Recognized ___ 5
Stormwater Management ___ 6
Annual Financial Review ___ 7
Centre Square Firefighters Honored ___ 8
PARKS & RECREATION ___ 10-22
Discount Tickets ___ 11
Trips ___ 12
PARKS & RECREATION (continued) Special Events ___ 13-14
Workshops ___ 15
Youth Programs ___ 18-19
Adult Fitness Programs ___ 20-22
Whitpain Community Festival ___ 16-17
(Centerfold) Whitpain Dog Park ___ 24-25
Community Bulletin Board ___ 26
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3 Kimberly Zampirri, GRI, CRS Associate Broker, Realtor® Find out what your house is worth at KimZMarketReport.com Office 215.643.3200 Cell 215.280.7752 731 Skippack Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 Kim@KimZRealEstate.com KimZRealEstate.com Follow KimZRealEstate MANAGER’S MESSAGE: As summer fades into fall, several important projects will continue, and fun family friendly events will occur. Autumn will be punctuated by the Annual Whitpain Community Festival at Montgomery County Community College, Centre Square Fire Company’s Fire Expo at Wentz Run Park, and Hayrides at Prophecy Creek Park. More information about these free events is included in this newsletter.

PennDOT will continue work on the 202 Widening Project. Residents and motorists can expect to see more utility work in the coming months. Additionally, PennDOT plans to begin work on Township-owned property at the intersection of Wentz Road and Skippack Pike. As part of this project, PennDOT will locate underground stormwater management facilities beneath the grassy field where the Township’s electronic sign is located. PennDOT will also realign the intersection of Wentz and Parkwood Roads. This realignment eliminates the need to have a separate traffic signal phase for Parkwood Road allowing traffic on Skippack Pike to move more efficiently.

Crews are also completing a project in Centre Square Park to convert existing playing fields into two artificial turf fields at Centre Square Park. The Township anticipates these fields will be completed in the early fall to host a variety of sports including soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse to name a few. This fall the Board of Supervisors plans to adopt a much-anticipated walkability study. This study emerged as an action item from the Township’s Comprehensive Plan which was adopted in 2016. This issue of the Township Newsletter features many other topics that I couldn’t cover here. As always,I encourage you to sign up for our electronic newsletter, The Wire for ongoing updates at www.whitpaintownship.org.

Sincerely, Roman Pronczak Township Manager

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  • 4 WHITPAIN TOWNSHIP CONTACT INFORMATION 960 Wentz Road
  • Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422
  • Phone: 610-277-2400
  • Fax: 610-277-2209 www.whitpaintownship.org
  • www.whitpainrec.com Sign up for the Whitpain Wire BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Frederick R. Conner, Jr. , Chair Adam D. Zucker, Vice Chair Anthony F. Greco, Secretary Kenneth F. Wollman, Treasurer Michele Minnick, Assistant Secretary Local government of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is divided into a number of classifications i.e.,cities,townships,and boroughs. There are two categories of townships in the Commonwealth – those identified as townships of the first class and those known as townships of the second class. Second class townships make up the greatest bulk of municipalities in Pennsylvania. Whitpain Township is a Township of the Second Class. It is governed by a five-member Board of Supervisors elected at large by the electorate. Most, if not all, of the executive and legislative powers allocated to Whitpain Township in the State Second Class Township Code are vested in the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is empowered to appoint professionals to assist them in the operation of the Township and to furnish advice and counsel on technical matters. Additionally, the Board appoints all of the members of the various advisory boards and commissions as well as the Zoning Hearing Board and the Planning Commission.
  • The levying of Township taxes and the appropriations to the various departments and subsidiary boards and commissions are the responsibility of the Board of Supervisors. During the months of November and December, public hearings are held for the purpose of reviewing the budget for the following year. Residents are encouraged to attend these meetings and to review the proposed Township budget during that time. CODE ENFORCEMENT/ZONING
  • Fences
  • Fire Alarms & Fire Protection Permits
  • Flood Plain
  • Signs
  • Mechanical
  • Bldg, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical Permits
  • Plot Plans
  • Property Uses
  • Setbacks
  • Home Use Occupations
  • Variance/Special Exceptions PARKS AND RECREATION
  • Community Festival
  • Concerts & Movies at Wentz Run Park
  • Contracted Programs
  • Dedication Program
  • Discount Tickets
  • Montco Senior Games
  • Park Facility and Field Permits
  • Park and Open Space Board
  • Programs, Activities, & Events
  • Seasonal Employment
  • Shade Tree Commission
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Summer Day Camp
  • Trails and Open Space
  • Volunteer/Community Service PUBLIC WORKS
  • Christmas Tree Collection
  • Fences
  • Leaf Collection
  • Maintenance-Building, Grounds, Park
  • PA 1 Calls
  • Potholes
  • StreetsPaving, Snow, Road debris
  • Street Signs
  • Storm & Sanitary Sewer - blockage/odor
  • Sweeping FINANCE/SEWER ADMINISTRATION
  • Accounts Payable
  • Audit Questions
  • Human Resources
  • Invoices SEWER
  • Certifications
  • Sewer Bills/Payment ENGINEERING/PLANNINGCOMMISSION
  • Residential Permit Inquiries (Additions, Pools, Driveways, Patios)
  • Commercial/Institutional Permit Inquiries
  • Site Plans/Survey Questions
  • Stormwater Drainage Concerns
  • MS4/TMDL Administration and Management
  • GIS Mapping/Township Maps
  • Grading and ICP Permits
  • Township Roadway Occupancy Permits
  • Site, Escrow and Permit Inspections
  • Traffic Management/Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance
  • Requests for Information for Land Developments and Subdivisions
  • Sanitary Sewer Design & Connection Requests
  • Easement/Right-of-Way Informational Requests
  • LandDevelopment,Subdivision&WaiverReviews
  • Regulatory Agency Inquiries
  • Ordinance Development and Enforcement
  • Municipal Improvements Projects (Parks, Roadways, Bridges, Utility Infrastructure) POLICE
  • Animal Control
  • Bicycle Registration
  • Block Parties
  • Fingerprinting
  • Gun Permits
  • Parking Tickets
  • Reporting Crime
  • Road Closures
  • Solicitation Permit
  • Traffic Lights
  • Non-Emergency: (610) 279-9033 FIRE
  • Donation for Ambulance
  • Prevention Education
  • Safety Inspections
  • Teacher Training/Fire
  • Emergency Management - Chemical Spills - Fire - Floods - Power Outages
  • Second Alarmers (SARS) Info Calls (215) 659-1885 MISCELLANEOUS Water Companies Ambler Water: 215-646-1000 PA American: 1-800-717-7292 North Wales Water: 215-699-4836 Montgomery County Courthouse: 610-278-3000 District Court 38-1-21: 215-646-8201 Voter Registration: 610-278-3280 Electronic & Hazardous Waste Collection: 610-278-3618 Trash/Recycling: Contact your trash hauler Tax Collector: 610-200-3572 Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wed. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call for appt. Berkheimer: 610-279-7500 Power Outages - PECO: 1-800-841-4141 Comcast – bill/account information: 610-279-7200 Whitpain Rec Association: www.WRASports.org Ambler/Whitpain Football & Cheering: www.awtrojans.com Wissahickon Lacrosse Club: www.WissLAX.com
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5 Supervisors Take Action To Advance Open Space And Infrastructure Projects The Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted an ordinance to issue bonds to advance a number of open space and infrastructure improvements in April. The open space projects include two artificial turf fields and an inclusive playground at Centre Square Park, as well as, a trail along the PECO right-of-way from Route 202 to Wentz Road. Infrastructure projects include funding to improve the Yost Road Bridge, various upgrades to sewer infrastructure, and improvements to the Township Building including the installation of a fire sprinkler system.

The bond issue will also include the local match for a $1 million RACP grant to improve Wissahickon Park and the Boys & Girls Club in West Ambler. The total of these various projects is $7.88 million. Adoption of this ordinance comes at a favorable time as the Township maintains its Aaa bond rating and old debt from the purchase of Prophecy Creek Park continues to be retired. Supervisors began considering a new bond issue during last year’s budget process. Issuing bonds instead of paying cash offers several advantages to the Township. Financing major capital projects and paying for them over a 20-year time frame ensures an equitable financial balance between current and future residents.

Additionally, financing and commencing projects in the near-term locks in current pricing. St. Helena’s Recognized The Board of Supervisors recognized St.Helena’s Church on their 100th anniversary this summer. Initially founded in 1919 by Father Francis Higgins, the church has experienced tremendous growth over the years. The current pastor, Monsignor Joseph Nicolo attended the Board meeting along with members of the 100th Anniversary Committee to accept the proclamation.

Abbey Plumbing & Heating Quality plumbing and heating service since 1976 24 Hour Emergency Phone: 215-643-6645 Fax: 215-643-2216 www.abbeyplumbing.com 1213 Skippack Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 Blue Bell Dental Centre Office Hours by Appointment Mark L. Bidwell, DMD Phone: 610-279-4277 Fax#: 610-279-3624 www.bluebelldentalcentre.org

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  • 6 STORMWATER MANAGEMENT Water that runs off your property during a rainstorm is considered stormwater. As this water leaves your lawn, roof, or driveway it collects contaminants such as lawn fertilizer, motor oil, yard clippings, and pet waste. Contaminated stormwater enters our waterways which is hazardous for humans and fish wildlife. Several precautionary measures can be taken to mitigate the effect of stormwater contamination in our watershed.
  • Perform a soil test on your lawn to determine if your lawn requires the use of fertilizer. Often fertilizer is applied to a lawn when it is not necessary.
  • Use fertilizer sparingly. If your lawn and garden needs fertilizer, use it sparingly as fertilizer is not as necessary as you think.
  • Let your lawn clippings lay. Use a mulching lawn mower to cut one-third of the blade length weekly and naturally fertilize your lawn in the process.
  • Scoop the poop. Pet waste should never be left out to enter storm drains. Pet waste carries disease causing bacteria that can enter our drinking water. Bag the pet waste and flush down the toilet or throw out in the garbage.
  • Bring your car to a carwash. Commercial carwashes reuse the water several times before sending it to a treatment facility. Washing your car on your driveway allows dirty water to directly enter the watershed, posing a health hazard.
  • Trees are a natural way of controlling stormwater. They reduce the amount of polluted stormwater that normally would go directly to storm drains.Tree roots allow rainwater to filter into soil,recharging the water table. The Township Supervisors thank the businesses that appear in this newsletter and recognizes each of them as contributors to our community. It is thanks to their advertising support that this newsletter has been produced at no charge to our residents. Thank You to the Businesses!
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7 Supervisors Complete Annual Financial Review The Board of Supervisors held a joint meeting with the Board of Auditors to review a draft of the Township’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, or CAFR, in June. “I am pleased to report that the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report was once again free of findings and shows that the Township is in a strong financial position” said Supervisor Chairman Fred Conner. “The Township’s continued Aaa bond rating, a designation which only 12 other municipalities in the Commonwealth have received, offers yet another positive check on our financial health.” The CAFR is available for review and can be found on the Township’s website.

The Township also issued its first ever Popular Annual Financial Report or PAFR. This report offers a glimpse into our financial report and is laid out in a more reader friendly manner than the full comprehensive report. It is also available for review at www.whitpaintownship.org.

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8 Centre Square Firefighters Honored Centre Square Fire Company firefighters, who received awards at the Company’s annual banquet, were honored by the Board of Supervisors in June. The following award recipients were recognized: Firefighter of the Year: Sam Clemmer Rookie of the Year: Kareem Lee Training Award: Mike DeDomenico Sr. Fire Police Award: Robert MacKay Sr. Chief’s Award: Zayne Brunner President’s Award: Fred Saylor Chief Engineer’s Award: Robert Tyler Brunner Fellowship Award: Ted Fonash Attendance Award: Sharon Brunner Matthew Kozeniewski Ted Fonash Zayne Brunner Robert MacKay Sr.

CSFC Fire Expo Set for October 4 Centre Square Fire Company’s 27th Annual Fire Expo will be held on Friday, October 4 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Wentz Run Park. This free family event features demonstrations, antique fire engines, fire prevention exhibits, displays from neighboring fire companies, fire safety tips and much more. The rain date for this event is Saturday, October 5. For more information please visit Centre Square Fire Company’s website at www.csfc33.com.

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  • 9 Smoke alarms are an important part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. SAFETY TIPS n
  • INSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. n
  • Larger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection. n
  • For the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds, they all sound. n
  • An IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or a combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended.
  • Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. n
  • REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old. FACTS !
  • Roughly two thirds of home fire deaths happen in homes with no smoke alarms or working smoke alarms. !
  • Working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half. www.nfpa.org/education AND DON’T FORGET... All smoke alarms should be tested at least once a month using the test button.
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  • 10 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Parks & Recreation Programs & Events Parks & Recreation Department Director - Kurt Baker...Ext. 381 Assistant Director - Michael Richino, CPRP...Ext. 375 Program Coordinator - Courtney Meehan, CPRP...Ext. 374 park&rec@whitpaintownship.org Whitpain Township @WhitpainTwp @WhitpainParksandRec MISSION STATEMENT: The Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide a variety of programs and services to enhance the quality of life and create a sense of community. As we progress through the years, we will make every attempt to introduce programs which meet the educational, social, and recreational needs of our residents and guests. At a Glance - Program Start Dates - view page number for more information REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
  • Register for programs online at www.whitpainrec.com or in person at the Whitpain Township Building, 960 Wentz Road, in Blue Bell, between 9am and 4pm.
  • Registrations cannot be taken over the phone.
  • Registrations are processed in the order in which they are received.
  • All fees are payable upon enrollment.
  • No refunds or adjustments for: missed classes; discontinuing an activity; cancellation; and/or falsification of information. Fees will only be refunded if a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.
  • Some programs/classes are held within a Wissahickon School District building. If the school is closed due to inclement weather or to observe a holiday, no classes will be held. School closing numbers are: #314 (Wissahickon School District) & #320 (MCCC).
  • Programs rely on minimum enrollment to run. Please register at least one week before the start date.
  • Programs may be cancelled if required minimum enrollment is not met one week prior to the start of a program. ACCESSIBILITY AND ACCOMMODATIONS: Whitpain Township Parks and Recreation is committed to actively working to make Township events, trails, parks, playgrounds, sports fields, and open space easily accessible to those with disabilities. The Parks and Recreation Department encourages and supports the participation of all guests, including guests with disabilities We provide assistance to all guests as needed. Please contact us at 610-277-2400 to request accommodations.

PA PARKS: GOOD FORYOU, GOOD FOR ALL Being well, having fun, and strengthening our communities are some of the ways that local parks and recreation enhance the lives of all Pennsylvanians. It’s good for you. It’s good for all. We welcome you to start finding some good of your own. Visit www.goodforpa.com to stay connected and to find local parks in PA. Program and event dates, locations, and prices may change after the printing of the newsletter. While we do our best to ensure the program details in this newsletter are accurate, please refer to www.whitpainrec.com for the most up-to-date information.

SEPTEMBER 8 . Junior Group Tennis Lessons [pg. 19] 8 . Junior Tennis Drill & Match Play [pg. 19] 9 . Jump Start Flag Football [pg. 18] 10 . Tennis for Fitness [pg. 20] 10 . Adult Tennis Fundamentals Workshop [pg. 20] 10 . Hummingbirds Soccer [pg. 18] 10 . Zumba [pg. 21] 11 . Intermediate I Tennis Workshop [pg. 20] 11 . T-Birds T-Ball [pg. 18] 11 . Hatha Yoga [pg. 22] 13 . Round Robin Tennis [pg. 20] 13 . Drive-In Movie at MCCC [pg. 13] 13 . Junior Team Tennis [pg. 19] 15 . Intermediate II Tennis Workshop [pg. 20] 16 ___ 10
& Under Tennis [pg. 19] 18 . Whitpain Walkers [pg. 22] 21 . Community Yard Sale [pg.

13] 28 . Whitpain Community Festival (centerfold ) OCTOBER 5 . Build A Scarecrow Workshop [15] 10 . Aromatherapy Succulent Garden Workshop [pg. 15] 18 & 19... Hayrides at Prophecy Creek Park [pg. 14] 19 . Barktoberfest [pg. 14 ] 28 . Know Your Medicare Options [pg. 15] 29 . Zumba [pg. 21] 30 . Hatha Yoga [pg. 22] NOVEMBER 6 . NYC Day on Your Own [pg. 12] DECEMBER 7 . Brewery Tour [pg. 12] 7 . NYC Day on Your Own [pg. 12] 8 . Daddy Daughter Dance [pg. 12] 12 . NYC Radio City Music Hall [pg. 12] 15 . Trolls Live [pg 11] 27 . Disney on Ice [pg. 11] 28 . Disney on Ice [pg. 11] 29 . Disney on Ice [pg.

11] 30 . Disney on Ice [pg. 11]

11 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Discount TicketsVisit www.whitpainrec.com for ticket prices and availability Discount tickets may be purchased at the Township Building Monday-Friday, 8:45am – 4:15pm Cash preferred, credit accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). $20 minimum for all credit transactions. All ticket prices subject to change. Visit www.whitpainrec.com for pricing information. Lift Tickets Before you hit the slopes, purchase discount lift tickets at the Township Building! Check www.whitpainrec.com for ticket availability and prices.

  • Bear Creek
  • Blue Mountain
  • Elk Mountain
  • Jack Frost / Big Boulder
  • Shawnee Movie Tickets AMC Theatres - $10 Movie Tavern - $9.50 Regal/United Artist - $10 Disney on Ice ROAD TRIP ADVENTURES Hit the road with Mickey Mouse and his pals for a high-octane ride in Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures. Friday, December 27 @ 7 pm $ 48 Saturday, December 28 @ 7 pm . $ 48 Sunday, December 29 @ 11 am . $ 48 Monday, December 30 @ 3 pm . $ 48 *Limited tickets available* Philadelphia Flower Show RIVIERA HOLIDAY Inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens, the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show invites you to fall in love with gardening all over again.

FEBRUARY 29 – MARCH 8 COST: $29 Limited quantities available. Please visit www.whitpainrec.com for more info. Trolls LIVE! Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jampacked with all the epic music, glitter, humor and happiness that only the Trolls can create. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 2:30 PM LOWER LEVEL SEATS - $48.50 Location: Liacouras Center *Limited tickets available*

  • 12 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) The Professional Solution
  • Residential & Commercial
  • Insured & Bonded 610-275-2257 601 Whitpain Hills Blue Bell, PA 19422 Serving Blue Bell and surrounding areas Trips Register for all trips online at www.WhitpainRec.com NYC Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular Show THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 $135 R / $145 NR Orchestra Seating Section 2 & 6 Trip departs from Upper Dublin Twp Bldg. 801 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington Check-in at 7:45 am Bus leaves Upper Dublin at 8 am Bus leaves NYC after 5 pm show and returns to Upper Dublin at approximately 9 pm NYC Day on Your Own Enjoy a day in the Big Apple! Charter bus drops you and your friends off at 1 of 3 drop-off locations. Trip does not include tour guide – have fun exploring the city on your own! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 $49 R / $54 NR Trip departs from Upper Dublin Township Building 801 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington Check-in at 7:45 am Bus leaves Upper Dublin at 8 am, Bus leaves NYC at 5:30 pm Phoenixville Area Brewery Tour Want to go on a tour of some of the best craft breweries the greater Phoenixville area has to offer? Cheers to that! Your trip fee gets you: coach bus transportation to 3 different craft breweries – Bald Birds (Audubon), Root Down (Phoenixville) and Tune Up (Spring City); lunch at Root Down; flagship samples at each brewery; discounted pints at Bald Birds; snack & water for the bus trip and the driver’s tip.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 $78 R / $83 NR Trip departs from Upper Dublin Township Building, 8 01 Loch Alsh Ave, Fort Washington at 11am Check-in: 10:45am. Bus returns to Upper Dublin at approximately 6:15 p.m. For Ages 21+

13 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Special Events Homework Help Test Prep Study Skills Private Tutoring No Contracts www.crownetutors.com 484-684-7712 676 Dekalb Pike | Suite 208 | Blue Bell, PA 19422 info@crownetutors.com Drive-In Movie at MCCC Presented by Montgomery County Community College and Whitpain Township Parks & Recreation Aladdin 2019 Live Action Version Friday, September 13 Parking opens at 5:30pm, Movie starts at dusk $10 per car / Free with MCCC ID Chick-fil-A and Kona Ice will have concessions for sale before and during the movie! COMMUNITY YARD SALE JoinWhitpainTownshipParksandRecreationandsignuptoparticipateinourinteractiv ecommunity wide yard sale! Register your home yard sale with us to receive a spot on our township wide map, a listing in our directory, and a sign to post near your home.

You price your own items and KEEP ALL PROCEEDS! Registrations to become a seller are restricted to Whitpain Township residents only. Hard copies of the yard sale maps can be picked up the week of September 9 in the Township Administration building OR use the interactive map online where all participating yard sale locations will be marked with the specific address.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 8 AM – 2 PM $15 Whitpain Township Residents Only! Register by Monday, September 9 to be included on the map!

14 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Special Events continued BARKTOBERFEST Share the Halloween fun with your furry friends by bringing them along to Barktoberfest at Whitpain Township Dog Park! Featuring adoptable dogs from Home at Last Dog Rescue from 10am-12pm, a Pooch Parade, and a Costume Contest. Winners of the Costume Contest will win a prize worth howling for! Categories include Best Dog/Human Duo, Most Original, and Best in Show.

Find complete event details on www.whitpainrec.com or www.homeatlast.com. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 10 AM (with adoptable dogs at the park 10am-12pm) FREE Location: Whitpain Township Dog Park Daddy Daughter Dance Join us for the Fifth Annual Daddy Daughter Dance! Come dressed up and ready to dance the night away! A DJ will have you on your feet with fun games, contests, and giveaways. Smile for the camera in the photo booth and help your daughter make a memento craft to remember the special evening for years to come. Refreshments and Light Hors D’oeuvres provided (no dinner). Semi-formal attire – dress shirts and ties for dads, and dresses or skirts for daughters.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park For Daughters ages 4-10 Price Per Person: $25 R / $30 NR DJ, photo booth, prizes, Hors’ devours and refreshments!

15 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Workshops Know Your Medicare Options Have your questions answered so you can make the right choice when planning for Medicare or Medicare Advantage decisions. During this free seminar, you will learn:
  • How Medicare works and what it covers
  • How Part D prescription cards work and how to pick the right one for you.
  • The difference between Medicare supplements & Medicare Advantage plans. This seminar is suitable whether you have decisions to make during the upcoming open enrollment period, or just want to learn more in preparation of that time. MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 FROM 6:30 PM – 8 PM FREE (pre-register online) Location: Whitpain Township Building Meeting Room A Presenter: Steve Perlman, DelVal Senior Advisors, Independent Medicare Planning Specialist THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 7PM-9PM $25 R / $30 NR Location: Whitpain Twp. Building Meeting Rm B Instructor: Dianne Krause Build-a-Scarecrow Family Workshop Marsha Gayl, Registered Horticultural Therapist, will be here with natural materials to help you and your family build your very own scarecrow to display for the season! All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring anything you would like to include on your scarecrow.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 2 PM - 3:15 PM $35 R / $40 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Concession Pavilion Instructor: Marsha Gayl, Registered Horticultural Therapist Aromatherapy Succulent Garden Workshop Class and workshop will walk you through creating your very own succulent diffuser garden and provide easy, simple, and affordable ways to kick toxic chemicals out of your home, relieve stress, sleep better and live life above the wellness line. Come on out to create something beautiful with an amazing aroma and added benefits for your home. No experience necessary!

18 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) CARDIOLOGY CONSULTANTS OF PHILADELPHIA Outstanding cardiac care in the heart of Montgomery County LOCATIONS CCP Blue Bell Phone (610) 279-7696 CCP Collegeville Phone (610) 831-0300 CCP East Norriton Phone (610) 279-1370 CCP Norristown Phone (610) 272-3253 www.ccpdocs.com Rick Seifert Piano Lessons Ensuring Musical Success 825 Lantern Lane | Blue Bell, PA 19422 | Rlseifert@efinitytech.com 425.220.8147 (Cell) | www.rickseifertpianolessons.com Richard L.

Seifert, Instructor 35 Years Experience - Degrees in Piano Performance & K-12 Music Education Boston Conservatory of Music, Graduate ALL LEVELS, BEGINNERS & ADULTS Group Classes also available YOUTH PROGRAMS Flag Football Children ages 6-8 will have a blast learning football basics in a fun and safe environment. Players will be grouped by age, coached at their level of understanding, and play fun, low-competition games. Players will learn the fundamental skills of both offensive and defensive positions and will be introduced to speed and agility training. All equipment will be provided. AGES 6-8 MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 9 – OCTOBER 14 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm $75 R / $80 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Instructor: Jump Start Sports (Min.

8 / Max. 40) Hummingbirds Soccer Children ages 3-6 have fun and learn the basics of soccer in an age-appropriate program! Players learn dribbling, passing, trapping, shooting, defending, and positioning. Each session consists of instruction in all aspects of the game, participation in fun drills designed to teach skills,and fun,lowkey,non-competitive games! Children should have shin guards, all other equipment provided. Campers receive a t-shirt and award! AGES 3-5 TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 15 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm $75 R / $80 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Instructor: Jump Start Sports (Min.

8 / Max. 40) T-Birds T-Ball A fun and highly instructional introduction to baseball for 3-5-year-old boys and girls! Players learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, batting, and base running, and then apply what they have learned in fun, noncompetitive games. All equipment provided except gloves. Campers receive a t-shirt, MLB hat and award! AGES 3-5 WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 16 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm $80 R / $85 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Instructor: Jump Start Sports (Min. 10 / Max. 24)

19 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Junior Group Tennis Lessons Participants will work on serves, forehands, backhands, volleys, and overheads. Lessons include fun drills, game development, and evaluation. Junior Tennis Drill & Match Play Includes fun drills, serving practice, and singles/ doubles match play. Players are separated by age and level. 10 & Under Tennis The scaled-to-size equipment and playing area allows children to rally and play the game, increasing the likelihood that they will return to the court and continue to improve!

Junior Team Tennis (JTT) Classes designed to provide additional practice in a performance environment to prepare for the 2018 Junior Team Tennis season.

Class elements include tennis specific conditioning, emphasis on proper stroke mechanics, fun drills, singles/doubles tactics, lots of serving and match play. AGES 11 - 14 SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8 – OCTOBER 6 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm $70 R / $75 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Liz Baldasano, PTR INTERMEDIATE+ Ages 11 – 17 (Courts separated by age/skill level) SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 8 – OCTOBER 6 4:30 PM – 6 PM Cost: $115 R / $120 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Liz Baldasano, PTR MONDAYS, SEPTEMBER 16 – OCTOBER 14 AGES 5 – 6 . 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM AGES 7 – 8 . 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM AGES 9 – 10 .

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM $60 R / $65 NR Instructors: PennSuburban Community Tennis Association Location: Wentz Run Park Tennis Courts (Min. 3 / Max. 6-12) AGES 8 – 10 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 – OCTOBER 11 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM Cost: $60 R / $65 NR Location: Wentz Run Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Liz Baldasano, PTR (Min. 3 / Max. 12) Tennis Lessons

20 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) ADULT FITNESS PROGRAMS Adult Tennis Location: Wentz Run Park Tennis Courts Instructor: Liz Baldasano, PTR Contact instructor prior to dropping in to ensure space is available. Register anytime - classes are ongoing! Have a question or interested in dropping-in on a class? Contact Liz Baldasano, PTR at 267-210-7632 or send an email to liz4tennis@gmail.com. TENNIS FOR FITNESS TM Focus on movement, go at your own pace, light stretching and conditioning TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 17 9 AM – 9:50 AM $70 R / $75 NR for five classes Drop-In Fee: $16 R / $19 NR ADULT GROUP LESSONS Fundamentals TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 17 10 AM – 10:50 AM $70 R / $75 NR for five classes Drop-In Fee: $16 R / $19 NR INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP I (Level 2.5-3.0) Stroke production, tactical priorities, singles/doubles strategy, fun drills, and match play WEDNESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 11 – OCTOBER 16 9 AM – 10:30 AM $93 R / $98 NR for four classes Drop-In Fee: $26 R / $29 NR INTERMEDIATE WORKSHOP II (Level 3.0, 3.5+) Stroke production, tactical priorities, singles/doubles strategy, fun drills, and match play SUNDAYS, SEPTEMBER 15 – OCTOBER 20 8:30 AM – 10 AM $93 R / $98 NR for four classes Drop-In Fee: $26 R / $29 NR ROUND ROBIN Up to three timed matches among participants – singles and/or doubles.

Balls provided. Unlimited Pass Holders from the Spring/Summer may continue to use their passes. LEVEL 2.5-3.5+ LEVEL 3.0-3.5+ FRIDAYS MONDAYS September 13 - October 18 September 9, 16, 23 9 am - 10:30 am 6 pm – 7:30 pm $10 R / $12 NR drop-in single play fee INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION Individual instruction available by appointment: $50 for one 50-minute lesson, or $145 R / $150 NR for three 50-minute lessons. Learn more online www. WhitpainRec.com.

21 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Mike Doolin REALTOR® Cell: (215) 407-9611 Office: (215) 646-2900 Email: mikedoolin@kw.com 910 Harvest Drive, Suite 100, Blue Bell, PA 19422 EACH OFFICE IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED I’m Here To Help! Zumba® Zumba incorporates traditional dances into a fun group exercise! Burn up to 400 calories during class and improve your health, mood, and coordination. Great way to lose weight and stay fit! AGES 12+ (12-17 years must be accompanied by an adult) TUESDAYS, SEPTEMBER 10 – OCTOBER 22 (no class 9/17) TUESDAYS, OCTOBER 29 – DECEMBER 10 (no class 11/26) 7:40 PM - 8:40 PM $50 R / $55 NR Location: Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park Instructor: Jacqueline Brooks (Min.

6 / Max. 20)

22 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) STEINBACH VETERINARY HOSPITAL Jonathan F. King, V.M.D., P.C. Hours by Appointment: 215-646-0462 120 Skippack Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 Fax 215-646-4388 www.steinbachvet.com F. LOUISE SCARLETT “FINE HOME SPECIALIST & LEGEND AWARD” Bus: 215-542-2200 x1536 | Cell: 215-266-9130 Fax: 866-526-1561 | flouisesca@aol.com Blue Bell & Eastern Montgomery County Specialist flirt women’s boutique 994 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 484-231-8132 flirtwomensboutique@gmail.com flirtboutiquebluebell.com Hatha Yoga This program is open to all levels, including beginners.

The practice of yoga has several benefits to overall health. Through mindfulness training, breath, and posture, students are able to improve their quality of life.

Whitpain Walkers The Whitpain Walkers is a weekly walking club that meets at various walking trails in the area. This program is ideal for individuals who want to walk with others, discover great walking trails nearby, want to begin and/or continue a walking routine, or are just looking for something new to do during the day! The walking club is a non-competitive group that encourages healthy lifestyles, exercise, being in nature, and socializing with others. WEDNESDAYS AND FRIDAYS: SEPTEMBER 26 – NOVEMBER 16 TIME: 9:30AM Annual Fee: $15 R / $20 NR visit www.whitpainrec.com for complete schedule ADULT FITNESS PROGRAMS (continued) WEDNESDAYS, SEPT.

11 – OCT. 16 WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 30 – DEC. 11 (no class 11/27) 7:40 pm - 8:40 pm Cost: $50 R / $55 NR Location: Manor House at Prophecy Creek Park Instructor: Karen Strawhacker (Min. 6 / Max. 16) AGES: 18+

  • 23 www.centersquaremotors.com info@centersquaremotors.com Chuck Dietch, Owner Quality workmanship to meet your automobile collision and repair needs 811 DeKalb Pike Blue Bell, PA 19422 T: (610) 277-2929 F: (610) 277-0030 534 N. Trooper Road Norristown, PA 19403 T: (484) 684-7220 F: (484) 684-7372 Center Square Motors is a state-of-the-art automotive services facility, serving the region since our beginning as D&C Auto Body in 1956. We provide: Certified collision repair On-site car rental 24-hour towing service Volvo-certified body & paint service Acura and Honda-recognized body repair Your tree will fall for us (you will too, when you see our prices) 215-784-9124
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  • The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection at which a School Bus is stopped shall stop his vehicle at that intersection until the flashing red signal lights on the School Bus are no longer activated. If you are convicted of violating Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law, you will receive the following additional Penalties including the following fine and costs:
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  • EMS . $ 10.00
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24 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Whitpain Dog Park Membership For the safety, accountability, and enjoyment of users, Whitpain Dog Park is for registered members only. A key fob or access code is required to enter the park. A brief in-person orientation is mandatory to become a member of the Dog Park. Registration hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am – 4pm, at the Whitpain Township Building. Please call 610-277-2400 to ensure a representative from the Parks and Recreation Department is available to process your registration.

HOW TO REGISTER STEP 2 Obtain a current PA dog license and vaccinations.

Current licenses and up-to-date vaccination records (see above) are required for each dog.You will need to submit proof (copies) of these items when you register for a Dog Park membership. STEP 2 Review dog park manual and complete registration form. Thoroughly review the rules and regulations, and common dog behavior. Fill out registration form and quiz. Manual, form, and quiz are available online at www.whitpainrec.com. STEP 3 Register at the Whitpain Township Building, 960 Wentz Road in Blue Bell.

  • Registration hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. A representative from the Parks and Recreation Department must be present to complete your registration. Please call ahead to ensure someone is in the office, 610-277-2400. Bring the completed registration form and copies of your dog’s license and vaccination records. Payment can be made by check, cash or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or Discover). You will be issued a key fob and access code to enter the park. Annual Membership Fees
  • Whitpain Township Resident: $35 for 2 dogs +$15/additional dog
  • Non-Resident: $50 for 2 dogs + $20/additional dog
  • Memberships expire on 12/31 Required Documents
  • Current Vaccination Records (Rabies, Bordetella, Distemper)
  • Valid PA Dog License (lifetime or 2019)
  • Registration Form and Quiz

25 Park and Recreation Activities (continued) Purchase a brick for the walkway leading into the Dog Park. Only $100 per brick! Engraved messages can be as simple as a family or business name, or in memory of a loved one or dog. Visit www.whitpainrec.com for more info. Thank You Dog Park Sponsors! SUPPORT THE DOG PARK! DOG TRAINING WORKSHOP: Tricks, Recalls & Stays Come to the Wentz Dog Park Tricks Training, and Recall/ Stay Bootcamp! In this class we will focus on rocket recalls, steady stays, and trick training. Just like people, dogs learn better when they are having fun. In this class, I will show you how to use tricks and games in your training to build faster and more solid command response.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 9 AM – 10:30 AM $35 for Dog Park Members / $40 for Non-Members Location: Whitpain Dog Park Dog Trainer: Jenn Weinik, Cubby’s Canine Castle (Min. 4 / Max. 8)

  • 26 Community Bulletin Board WISSAHICKON VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Open houses are held at the Franklinville School, 1701 Morris Road, (west of DeKalb Pike/Route 202) on the third Sunday of the month from 1:00-4:00 PM, May to October. Built in 1858, it is the only remaining one-room schoolhouse in Whitpain open to the public and offers a rare opportunity for a glimpse of early American education. Bring the children. For details call 215-542-8845 or Email marie.goldkamp@gmail.com 1895 SCHOOLHOUSE (National Register of Historic Places) is located at 799 Skippack Pike at School Road Museum and Library are open the 3rd Sunday of the month from 1-4 PM, March through Nov.. Meetings are Sept. through May every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Visit website for details or call (215) 646-6541 www.wvalleyhs.org The purpose of the club is to provide volunteer service to the community and to operate exclusively for charitable, educational, scientific, cultural and civic purposes. Guests are welcome. For additional information: 215-542-8366
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650 Skippack Pike in Blue Bell (215) 643-1320 or visit www.wvpl.org Franklinville School (National Register of Historic Places)

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