Monday, May 13, 2013
Area singles can meet others, enjoy a walk Monday night.
If you are tired of the bar scene, haven't met anyone like your mother said at church or are nervous to date someone at the office, it can be hard to find a nice place to meet folks in person. While many have resorted to online dating as a great way to meet new faces in a very digital world, others prefer meeting someone face-to-face, the "old fashioned" way. To help that along, Outdoor Singles aims to plan area events to allow adults to meet one another. Outdoor Singles will meet at 6 p.m. Mondays, in Deep Meadow Park, 1020 Horsham Road, Horsham. There, participants can enjoy a leisurely walk. The walk is scheduled weekly to be less than a one-mile walk. Those that choose to may enjoy an optional dinner afterward. The Outdoor Singles can …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Register for the 2013 Supervised Playground program, as well as other Upper Moreland Township summer camps.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Board of Commissioners will swear-in new officials of the township, including Upper Moreland Police Chief S. Michael Murphy.
The Monday regular meeting of the Upper Moreland Board of Commissioners will be preceded by a public hearing, scheduled to start at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Upper Moreland Township Building. The following is the draft agenda of the evening's meeting: Presentations District Justice Paul Leo to swear-in the following persons: Approval of Minutes – April 1, 2013, Regular Meeting Finance & Administrative Committee Community Development Committee Resolution No. R-2013-13 – Dunkin Donuts, 2618 Easton Road – approval of waiver for land development, requested waivers from Township and stipulation that applicant will comply with recommendations made by Township …
Monday, April 29, 2013
A report of a building fire was called into Willow Grove Fire Co. over the weekend.
[Update 4-29-13] According to John Fugelo, Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Co. captain, the reported building fire that occurred on the evening of April 26, at the intersection of Krewson Terrace and Church Street in Willow Grove was not serious in nature. Fugelo stated that the fire originated in a resident's oven in conjunction with a plastic container or substance, but was self-contained. [Original report follows] A building fire was reported at the corner of Krewson Terrace and Church Street, just a block up from York Road in Upper Moreland Township. According to Montgomery County Department of Public Safety's Computer-Aided dispatch system, units were called out at 9:14 p.m. for a building fire at that intersection. Crews arrived at the …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Average rents in Upper Moreland vary more than $600 per month street-to-street.
If you rent in Upper Moreland Township area, you may be interested to know that your monthly rent might be higher than your neighbors. According to City Data, of the 24,338 residents in the township, 29 percent percent rent. Those 29 percent will find it rather interesting that the township is divided when it comes to what rent can cost per month. A website called RichBlocksPoorBlocks.com has broken down these facts into a very digestable, detailed, yet understandable interactive map. Do you want to know what the renters "next door" are paying? Do you need to beef up your negotiations with your landlord? This map can help. As you can see from the image, those in Upper Moreland are broken into four areas. According to the site, the map uses…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Status of local runners still unclear.
Patch editors in Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusettes are covering the breaking story of the explosions at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Many have been reported injured and possibly killed in the wake of the incident. Authorities are still grappling with the investigation on the scene, but early reports indicate that explosive devices may have been set deliberately. Follow the unfolding story here on Back Bay Patch. Several area runners are in the day's race. At this point, the status of their welfare is unknown. Patch is reaching out via social media and contact information to reach two from Upper Moreland Township. John Heely, 49, of Willow Grove and Justin Fell, 39, of Willow Grove are listed as local runners on the …
Sixth annual take-back initiative set for April 27.
If you are seeking a way to safely dispose of medications, the Township is here to help. In conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), there will be a take-back in order to keep the community safe. The sixth annual take-back day is scheduled for April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The DEA has scheduled another National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The Upper Moreland Township Police Department will be participating in this initiative, collecting controlled, non-controlled, and over the counter medications at the Giant, 315 N. York Road, Willow Grove. "Liquid products and creams in its containers will be accepted," said an announcement on the Upper Moreland Township website. Those that bring medications to the drop-off are …
UM sister takes cash, bonds, and personal documents from sister.
Sisters are for life, but sometimes "water" is thicker than blood. According to a report in PhillyBurbs, Bethany J. McCurdy, 39, of the 2500 block of Horsham Road, will also have to pay $1,905 in restitution and serve three years of probation as part of the sentence she received last week after pleading guilty to a charge of receiving stolen property. The property, was that of her sister's, also of Upper Moreland. The charges stemmed from a report the sister entered on Sept. 9, 2011 when a "box contain[ing] cash, savings bonds, jewelry, old photographs and personal documents, including Social Security cards and birth certificates belonging to the sister’s family members," said the report. The box was found and returned on Oct. 5, 2011, …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The responsibility of the Appeals Board would be to consider petitioners questioning the administration or enforcement of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code.
The Upper Moreland Board of Commissioners are considering the creation of a local Board of Appeals whose main responsibility would be to consider petitioners questioning the administration or enforcement of the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC). The UCC is the building code adopted by the Township. Qualifications for membership on the proposed Board are listed below: The Board of Appeals would consist of five members, one from each of the following professions or disciplines: If interested in serving on proposed Board, please submit a letter of interest and resume to David A. Dodies, Township Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Wards 1, 3, 5, and 7 in Upper Moreland are currently up for election in the 2013 Primary.
The Upper Moreland Democratic Committee has announced the candidates it wants to endorse for the May primary election. The committee put out a call back in January for openings in Wards 1, 3, 5, and 7. The Democrats of Upper Moreland have formally announced who will potentially fill those openings. Info: The incumbent Commissioner for Ward 1 is seeking her third term. Lisa has been a strong advocate for Town Center Zoning, fiscal restraint, and transparent government. Info: Charles recently retired from the Philadelphia School District. He started his career as an Elementary School Teacher in Hatboro-Horsham and retired as the Principal of Dobbins Career and Technical High School in Philadelphia. He holds advanced degrees in Education from…