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Category: CommunityMt. Airy Day

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April 1, 2014

Mt. Airy Day draws thousands of people from the neighborhood & beyond. “Food, Fellowship & Fun” has been the event’s slogan for more than 40 years. There’ll be vendors selling a variety of items, local nonprofits eager to tell you about the services they provide, and live entertainment on both our main stage & a smaller acoustic venue on the grounds. And this year, we’ll have Doug Henderson of WDAS as our MC!

As always, a variety of food trucks will be selling assorted delights for you to sample, & free valet bike parking will be available to our cycling friends.

The kids’ games, rides & arts-&-crafts activities are always a hit with our younger guests; the Moon Bounce, Balloon Blaster & the ponies will be back this year.

It's a wonderful way to connect (or re-connect) with neighbors & friends!

Category: CommunityMt. Airy Day

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April 1, 2014

Mt. Airy Day draws thousands of people from the neighborhood & beyond. “Food, Fellowship & Fun” has been the event’s slogan for more than 40 years. There’ll be vendors selling a variety of items, local nonprofits eager to tell you about the services they provide, and live entertainment on both our main stage & a smaller acoustic venue on the grounds. And this year, we’ll have Doug Henderson of WDAS as our MC!

As always, a variety of food trucks will be selling assorted delights for you to sample, & free valet bike parking will be available to our cycling friends.

The kids’ games, rides & arts-&-crafts activities are always a hit with our younger guests; the Moon Bounce, Balloon Blaster & the ponies will be back this year.

It's a wonderful way to connect (or re-connect) with neighbors & friends!

Category: CommunitySpringfield Township Planning Commission Meeting

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April 1, 2014

Planning Commission Meeting
Regular meeting held on the first Tuesday of each month
Planning Commission Agenda

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Board of Commissioners Update

Movie Tavern, 1844 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown - The applicant will be sharing plans with the Planning Commission for the exterior of the new building which will be located on the site of the former Genuardi's Supermarket at the Flourtown Shopping Center.

Review of the Township's Zoning Code - The Planners will review a proposal to amend the Township Zoning Code that would limit all parcels within all zoning districts to one principal use on a parcel.

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New Business

Please Note that Planning Commission Agendas are subject to change without advance notice.

Regular meetings of the Planning Commission are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Please check back for the current agenda or sign up for e-mail alerts to receive the agenda in your inbox once it has been posted.

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Category: Senator LeAnna WashingtonMobile Office - Abington Township Public Library

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April 2, 2014

The mobile office initiative is a partnership between my offices and the Montgomery County Library System. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions on a variety of state-related matters.

Questions? Contact my Roslyn District Office at 215-517-1434.

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Category: Community"GMO OMG": Pennypack Farm & Education Center Film Screening

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April 8, 2014

Pennypack Farm & Education Center (www.pennypackfarm.org) , a 500+ member CSA and education center in Montgomery County, will host a film a month in February, March and April 2014. All films will be shown at The Ambler Theater and will include a sponsor showcase before the film and a panel discussion following the screening. Tickets are $10/film and may be purchased at the door and in advance at: http://www.amblertheater.org/pennypack

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Category: Senator LeAnna WashingtonBullying Busting - Cheltenham Township

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April 10, 2014

A “Bullying Busting” presentation is slated for Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cheltenham Township Administration Building.
A “Bullying Busting” presentation focusing on bullying prevention, intervention and discussion is slated for Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cheltenham Township Administration Building, located at 8230 Old York Road in Elkins Park. Sponsored by the Cheltenham Substance Abuse and Mental Health (SAMH) Committee, a Township volunteer citizens committee, the presentation will feature speaker Julie Knudsen, LCSW, a social worker for Norristown School District and a major contributor to the Montgomery County Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Task Force, which created best practice guidelines for school districts and police departments. The presentation is free and open to the public, but space is limited to 30. Please contact SAMH Chair Susan Miller at 215-593-5655 if you plan to attend.

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Category: Senator LeAnna WashingtonMobile Office - Elkins Park Free Library

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April 16, 2014

The mobile office initiative is a partnership between my offices and the Montgomery County Library System. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions on a variety of state-related matters.

Questions? Contact my Roslyn District Office at 215-517-1434.

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Category: Senator LeAnna WashingtonMobile Office - Jenkintown Library

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April 23, 2014

The mobile office initiative is a partnership between my offices and the Montgomery County Library System. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions on a variety of state-related matters.

Questions? Contact my Roslyn District Office at 215-517-1434.

Category: CommunityCheltenham Zoning Meeting: Five New Overlay Districts

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April 23, 2014

The Township has a new Proposed Zoning Ordinance that has the potential to impact all of us. The Township is seeking public input at a series of pubic meetings over the next several months.

Category: CommunityCheltenham Township Zoning Code Revisions Public Meeting

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April 23, 2014

A comprehensive revision of the Township's Zoning Code was drafted over a period of many months by an Ad Hoc Zoning Revision Committee. This volume will be discussed systematically by topic at a series of specially designated public meetings: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23 and April 30. Where: Glenside Hall. When: 7-9 P.M.

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Category: CommunityCheltenham Township Zoning Code Revisions Public Meeting

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April 30, 2014

A comprehensive revision of the Township's Zoning Code was drafted over a period of many months by an Ad Hoc Zoning Revision Committee. This volume will be discussed systematically by topic at a series of specially designated public meetings: Jan. 29, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23 and April 30. Where: Glenside Hall. When: 7-9 P.M.

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Category: CommunityMt. Airy Day

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May 3, 2014

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Phone: 215-517-1434
Fax: 215-517-1439

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Harrisburg, PA 17120
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