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					Special Election Forum Alert
The Abington-Cheltenham-Jenkintown
League of Women Voters will hold a
state representative candidate forum
on Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm in
the Abington Township Building, 1176
Old York Rd, Abington to fill the
vacancy in the 153rd legislative district
caused by the resignation of Josh
Shapiro. A special election has been
called for the date of the primary –
April 24, 2012.
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Special Election Forum Alert

The Democratic Party has nominated
Madeleine Dean; the Republican Party
has nominated Nicholas Mattiaci.
Voters in the 153rd State Legislative
District are urged to participate on
Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 pm

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             Tree Tenders Trainings

Because trees decrease stormwater runoff and
pollutants, the Tookany/Tacony-Frankford
Watershed Partnership (TTF) embraces tree planting
efforts across our watershed, and partners with the
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society on these efforts.
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Tree
Tenders program offers hands-on tree care training
for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.
The training covers tree biology, identification,
planting, proper care and working within your
community. Please consider becoming a PHS Tree
Tender! Information on 2012 trainings follows:

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              Tree Tenders Trainings

Thursdays: May 3, 10, 17 at 5:45 pm
Wednesdays: October 3, 10, 17 at 5:45 pm
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St. Phila.
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties
Thursdays: March 15, 22, 29 at 6 pm
Marple Township Public Library, 227 S. Sproul Road,
Montgomery County
Tuesdays: April 10, 17, 24 at 6 pm
Meadowbrook Farm, 1633 Washington Lane, Meadowbrook

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             Tree Tenders Trainings

Available for ISA, PA LA, Act 48 and PLNA credit. Given
the intensity of the training and the evening hours, the
course is not appropriate for children under 16.
Fee is $25
Pre-registration is required. Register at
and click on Tree Tenders.
Information: 215-844-8100

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  Celebrate Earth Day at Abington Free Library

                               Ages 4-7 (and parents)
                               April 24 from 7-7:45 pm
                               Stories and rhymes about
                               planting and gardening.
                               A master falconer will
                               present his live Harris’s

Each child will receive a freshly planted sunflower seed
to take home
Registration begins April 16
Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28
Master falconer Tom Stanton and his Harris’s hawk
will be featured guests at Abington Free Library’s
“Grow with Me” program on Tuesday, April 24 at 7
pm. This FREE program for children ages 4-7 and
their parents will include stories about planting,
gardening and hawks in honor of Earth Day.
Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28
   Science and Creativity Abound at
          Abington Libraries

Calling all young scientists!
Monday June 25 through Thursday June 28
Abington Free Library will host a F R E E science
in the summer course.
“Simple Machines:
Children who have completed grades 1,2,3,4, or 5.
The library will offer this program in partnership
with GlaxoSmithKline and The Franklin Institute.

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   Science and Creativity Abound at
          Abington Libraries

Selection for the program is by lottery. Any child
who meets the stated grade requirement and
resides in Abington Township or Rockledge
Borough may be entered in the lottery Monday,
May 21 through Sunday, June 3.
Parents/guardians are required to come to the
Children’s Department of the Abington Library to
sign a permission slip. Lottery registrations
cannot be taken over the phone

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   Science and Creativity Abound at
          Abington Libraries

Children selected by lottery will be notified by
mail after June 4. Participants must confirm
their enrollment by June 18 and be able to attend
the program all four days. Morning and afternoon
sessions will be available.
Information 215-885-5180, ext 28

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   Summer Reading Club at Abington Libraries

                Dream Big – Read!

  Children may sign up to read 20 minutes per day and
 record their progress in a reading log. The program is
open to children of all ages, including preschoolers, who
            may be read to by their parents.
  Abington Township Public Libraries will offer many
     summer programs for children and families.
Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28 (Abington Library)
            215-886-9818 (Roslyn Library)
     Family Day Picnic in Ardsley!
Please join us for the FIRST ever Family Day
Picnic in Ardsley
August 25 from 1 to 6 pm (rain date the 26th)
There will be fun, games, food, and more fun!
Please contact Commissioner Zappone if you want
to help distribute flyers and/or help on the day of
the event.
Montgomery County Senior Games
May 7 to 11
Events will be held throughout the week at various
locations in Montgomery County, culminating with an
awards luncheon on Friday, May 11.
Registration deadline is April 16.
Registrations received after 041612 and walk-in
competitors the day of an even will be accepted, as space
allows at events not requiring pre-registration.
The games combine sports and recreation with fellowship
among everyone involved. Events include basketball (foul
shooting & hot shot), stationary bicycle races, billiards,
bowling, darts, golf, par 3 golf, horseshoes, running,
swimming, and more.
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Montgomery County Senior Games

May 7 to 11 from 9 am to 12 noon
Any Montgomery County resident 50 years of age or older
is eligible to participate.
The Senior Expo will be held Friday, May 11 in the Phys Ed
Bldg of the Montgomery County Community College.
FREE Screenings (blood pressure, cholesterol, ears, eyes);
Health Care; Highway Safety’ Housing/Insurance; Personal
Home Security; Pharmacy “Brown Bag” (have your
medications checked); Senior Services; House Care
Assistance; Assisted Living Facilities; Financial Services
for Seniors.

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                    Aqua Project
Aqua PA will be starting an $87,600 project to clean and
cement-mortar line the cast iron water main on
Guernsey Ave between Highland Ave and Old York Rd.
While the water mains are undergoing this rehab
temporary above ground water mains will be installed
along the curb.
Please use caution while parking and try to stay one foot
away from the temporary line, as your tire could get
damaged or damage the line.
If you have any questions or in the event of an
emergency, please call 610-645-4200, which is
available 24 hours-a-day.
The project will be completed in approximately ten weeks.
          Flea Market Vendors Sought
…for the Spring Book and Plant Sale sponsored by the
Friends of Abington Libraries to be held Saturday,
April 21 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm rain or shine on the
grass area, north parking lot of Abington Free Library,
1030 Old York Rd, Abington.
Cost of space is $20
Vendors are responsible for bringing their own table,
chairs, etc.
Applications are available at the Library’s Circulation
Desk and online at
Applications must be received by April 13.
         Celebrate Earth Day 2012
Volunteers are needed to help Beautify our Parks and
Public Spaces.
Earn Service Learning Hours.
Join Your Community and Make a Difference.
Be Part of the Great American Cleanup of PA!

                Saturday, April 21
                9 am – 12 noon
                Keswick Avenue Train
                Underpass (Keswick &
                Mt Carmel Ave)

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         Celebrate Earth Day 2012
Volunteers are needed to help Beautify our Parks and
Public Spaces.
Earn Service Learning Hours.
Join Your Community and Make a Difference.
Be Part of the Great American Cleanup of PA!

                 Saturday, April 28
                 9 – 11 am
                 Grove Park, Arbor
                 Day Celebration (1381
                 Easton Rd)

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         Celebrate Earth Day 2012
Volunteers are needed to help Beautify our Parks and
Public Spaces.
Earn Service Learning Hours.
Join Your Community and Make a Difference.
Be Part of the Great American Cleanup of PA!

                 Saturday, May 19
                 9 am – 12 noon
                 Overlook Stream
                 (meet at Cleveland Ave
                 & Roberta Ave)

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         Celebrate Earth Day 2012
Volunteers are needed to help Beautify our Parks and
Public Spaces.
Earn Service Learning Hours.
Join Your Community and Make a Difference.
Be Part of the Great American Cleanup of PA!

                 Friday, May 25
                 9 am – 12 noon
                 Roychester Park
                 (Harding Ave &
                 Parkview Ave, meet at
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         Celebrate Earth Day 2012
This Program is sponsored by the Abington Township
Environmental Advisory Council.
For more information, visit the EAC website at, or Facebook/Abington.eac
Sign-up to volunteer with Jennifer Sherwood at

               Wear sturdy shoes, long
               pants and sleeves.
               Trash bags, gloves, safety
               vests and refreshments
               are supplied.
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           Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m.
Living Word Church
1250 Easton Road, Roslyn
All kids up to and including 5th Grade
Prizes *     Activities   *   Snacks
Separate hunt for children with special needs, just
call ahead to register at 215-884-7837
All are welcome!
      Pajama Party at Roslyn Library
Mondays – April 30, May 21, June 25
6:30 to 7:00 pm
Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts
Children are invited to wear their pajamas and
bring a stuffed animal to cuddle.
Registration begins April 9
Information: 215-886-9818
Flat Stanley & His Adventures
Roslyn Library
2412 Avondale Ave, Roslyn
Monday, April 16 from 7-8 pm
Ages 5 - 8
Read about Flat Stanley….learn how Stanley
became flat. Travel around the world
(Mexico, China, Australia, Africa, Egypt, and
Canada) with Stanley.
Crafts and Snack too!
Registration begins March 26.
Information: 215-886-9818 or email
                Baby Days
Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave.

Babies and caregivers will sing songs, read
stories, and do finger plays. The program is for
babies 5 months to 2 years.

      Dates: Apr 17, May 1, May 8,
      May 15, May 29, June 5 at 11:00 a.m.

           Information: 215-886-9818 or
           register on-line at
            Preschool Story Times
            Roslyn Branch Library

               Begin April 16 and continue through June 14.
                        Information 215-886-9818

Story times for ages 3-6 will be on Mondays at 1:30 pm
Story times for ages 2-3 will be on Tuesdays at 11:00 am
(No story times on Monday Apr 23; Thursday Apr 26;
Thursday May 24
          Magic Shows
   at both Abington Libraries

In honor of National Library Week both libraries
will offer a free magic/comedy show for
Ages 3 and up – Program runs approximately 1 hour
Roslyn Library on Monday, April 9 at 7 pm
Abington Library on Thursday, April 12 at 7 pm
Registration for both programs will begin on
Monday, March 26. Registration at either library
215-886-9818 or 215-885-5180, ext. 28
     Professor Burton Klein Speaks

Abington Free Library
Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.
April 10 - The Stress of Breathing
April 17 - Dublin, You Say
April 24 - Hotels, Hotels, Hotels
May 1    - What is Worthy News?
The Ruth and Robert Abel Memorial Book and Film
                Discussion Group
            at the Abington Library

April 25 at 7 pm - Poe’s Poetry - Led by Ed
Pettit, The Philly Poe Guy (packets of Poe’s Poetry
are available in the Library Office
May 16 at 7 pm - No country for Old Men by
Cormac McCarthy led by Chad Whitman (book)

Information 215-885-5180, ext. 15
            Master Gardener Programs
              Roslyn Branch Library

May 14 - Paradise in PA – Tropical Gardens in Pennsylvania
with Stephanie Bennett
June 11 - Fool-Proof, No-Goof, Easy Care Perennials for
Sun and Shade with Peggy Rastiello
The presenters are Penn State master Gardener Volunteers

Space is limited due to the size of the branch.
Register in person at the Rolyn Branch Library of call 215-
886-9818 or email:
Flea Market, Book and Spring Plant Sidewalk Sale
         at the Abington Free Library

Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm
Book and Spring Plant Sale will be on the sidewalk
in front of the Abington Free Library. The Flea
Market will be on the grass area by the north
parking lot at Abington Free Library.
Support Your Library!
Get Your Spring Plants!
For a flea market vendor application please call
215-885-5180, ext. 15 or
              TEXTING LAW
The new TEXTING LAW takes effect on
MARCH 8, 2012
A violation occurs when a driver sends,
reads or writes a text based communication
while the vehicle is in motion.
A text based communication is defined as text
message, instant message or electronic mail or
other communication composed or received on
an interactive wireless device.
This violation is a PRIMARY OFFENSE and
incurs a FINE of $50 plus COURT COSTS
         Tips for Conserving Water
In the Bathroom
1. Make sure your toilet is an ultra-low flush
   model (1.6 gallons per flush)
2. While waiting for shower water to get warm,
   catch the cold water in a container to use on
   your outside plants or to flush your toilet.
3. Check toilet for leaks. Put dye tablets or food
   coloring into the tank. If color appears in the
   bowl without flushing, there’s a leak that should
   be repaired.

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         Tips for Conserving Water
In the Bathroom (cont’d.)
4. Turn off the water while brushing your teeth.
  Also, turn off the water while shaving. Fill the
  bottom of the sink with a few inches of water
  to rinse your razor.
In the Kitchen
• If you wash dishes by hand, don’t leave the
  rinse water running. If you have two sinks,
  wash in one and save the water as you rinse in
  the other. If you only have one sink, use a
  spray device or faucet for short periods
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         Tips for Conserving Water
 instead of letting the water run.
2. When washing dishes by hand, use the least
   amount of detergent possible. This minimizes
   rinse water needed.
3. Keep a bottle of drinking water in the
4. Don’t defrost frozen foods with running water.
   Plan ahead by placing frozen items in the
   refrigerator overnight, or else defrost them in
   the microwave.

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          Tips for Conserving Water
5. Don’t let the faucet run while you clean
  vegetables. Rinse them in a filled sink or pan.
6. Use the garbage disposal less and compost your
  organic wastes. Saves 50 to 150 gallons a
1. Mulch around trees and plants (but not too
   deeply) to reduce evaporation.
2. If you have a pool, use a pool cover. It will cut
   down on evaporation, keep your pool cleaner,
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         Tips for Conserving Water
 and reduce the need to add chemicals.
3. Water during the early morning; don’t water
  the lawn on windy days; cut down watering on
  cool and overcast days; and don’t water in the
4. Set lawn mower blades one notch higher.
  Longer grass means less evaporation.
5. Xeriscape: replace your lawn and high-water-
  using trees and plants with drought-tolerant
  and regionally adapted plants.

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         Tips for Conserving Water

6. When taking your car to a car wash, be sure it’s
  one of the many that recycles its wash water.
7. Dispose of hazardous materials and
  prescription medications properly.

Thank you.

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Celebrate Earth Day 2012
 Help clean up parks …

  Keep Abington beautiful
      Help clean up parks…
 Volunteer! Earn service hours. Be part of the Great American Cleanup of PA !

•Saturday April 14 9:00-10:30 Ethel Jordan Park
                                    893 Jenkintown Rd, Elkins Park

•Saturday April 21 9:00-12:00 Keswick Avenue Train
                                    Keswick & Mt Carmel Ave, Glenside

•Saturday April 28 9:00-11:00 Grove Park, Arbor Day
                                    1383 Easton Rd, Roslyn

                              Just show up!
             We provide trash bags, gloves & refreshments.
                Wear sturdy shoes, long pants & sleeves.
  More information:, or Facebook / Abington.eac
                    Or email
        Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
     Help clean up parks…
•Saturday May 12 9:30-11:00 Roslyn Elementary &
                                 2565 Susquehanna Rd, school lot

•Saturday May 12 10:30-12:00 Roslyn Park
                      Susquehanna Rd & Artman Ave, Marsden Soccer Field lot

•Saturday May 12 9:00-12:00 Overlook Stream
                                 meet at Cleveland Ave & Roberta Ave

•Friday May 25 9:00-12:00 Roychester Park
                              Harding Ave & Parkview Ave, meet at creek
                             Just show up!
 We provide trash bags, gloves & refreshments. Wear sturdy shoes, long
                            pants & sleeves.
 More information:, or Facebook / Abington.eac
            Or you can Sign-up at
       Abington Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
 Thank you!
   So far, over
80 volunteers
 have cleaned up
1400 pounds of
   49 acres
    Keep Abington beautiful
The Roslyn Ladies Auxiliary presents
Bingo. Please come and support the
Roslyn Fire House and the Volunteer
Roslyn Fire Company
1128 Bradfield Road, Roslyn
6:30 pm (fourth Tuesday of every
Prizes, Refreshments, Fun
Questions – call Mrs. Jane Eberle at
 Preventing Sewer Backups

Please call us at 215-884-8329 any time
night or day….
•If your toilet or sink overflows
•If you see water coming out of a manhole
•If your drains gurgle
•If you smell sewer odor
•If your drains work poorly during heavy
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 Preventing Sewer Backups

Abington Township does not supply
your drinking water. If you have
questions about the drinking water
supply, call
Aqua Pennsylvania Water Company at

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  Preventing Sewer Backups
You can reduce your chance of having sewer
backup damage if you:
•Avoid flushing diapers, cleaning wipes, paper
towels or plastic products;
•Minimize use of your garbage disposal and keep
grease out of the drains;
•Disconnect floor drains and sump pumps from
the sewer;
•Elevate furniture in below ground levels if
basement fixtures are present.
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 Preventing Sewer Backups
Meter Programs
If you have an automatic lawn sprinkler, or
otherwise use a large amount of water
that does not enter the sewer, you may
install a submeter to measure that water
use, and you will not be charged for it on
your sewer bill. If you have a well, sewer
charges are based on a count of plumbing
fixtures in your home, and not on the
amount of water you use.
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 Preventing Sewer Backups

Meter Programs (cont’d.)
You have the option to install a meter at
your pump tank, and that quantity will be
used to calculate your sewer charge
instead of fixtures. For more
information, please call the Wastewater
Utilities Department at 215-886-0934

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          Household Hazardous Waste
      Montgomery County Collection Program

Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm
North Penn High School
1340 Valley Forge Road, Lansdale
Towamencin Township

Information 610-278-3618 or

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          Household Hazardous Waste
      Montgomery County Collection Program

Acceptable Items:
Paint Products
Oil-based Paint
Paint Thinner
Stains & Varnish
Furniture Stripper & Finisher
Wallpaper Cement

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          Household Hazardous Waste
      Montgomery County Collection Program

Acceptable Items:
                              Household Products
Outdoor Products              Drain/Oven Cleaners
Swimming Pool Chemicals       Rug Cleaners
Weed Killers                  Kerosene
Septic Tank Degreasers        Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Caulking Compounds            Adhesives/Solvents
Rodent Poison                 Mothballs/Flakes
                              Spot Removers
                              Dry Cleaning Fluid
                              Wood & Metal Cleaners
                              Fire Extinguishers

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           Household Hazardous Waste
       Montgomery County Collection Program

Acceptable Items:          Miscellaneous
                           Acids, Caustics, Solvents
Automotive Products
                           Organic Peroxide
Grease & Rust Solvents
Fuel Additives
Motor Oil
Antifreeze                 Pesticides
                           Rechargeable Batteries
                           Mercury Bearing Items, such as
Carburetor Cleaners
Transmission/Brake Fluid   lamps, bulbs, switches,
Lead Acid Batteries        thermometers, thermostats
                           Propane Tanks (20 lbs and under)

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            Household Hazardous Waste
        Montgomery County Collection Program

Not Acceptable Items:
-Electronics – bring to the Electronic Collection Event.
-Latex Paint – after it has dried completely, throw in trash
-Alkaline Batteries – throw in trash if made after 1996.
-Large Appliances/White Goods – contact your township or
trash hauler to schedule a pick-up or call 610-278-3618.
- Explosives & Ammunition – contact your local police
department or the County Bomb Squad at 610-278-3331.
-Tires – bring to Tire Event on November 15 at the
Montgomery Mall or call 610-278-3618.
-Infectious or Medical Waste

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          Household Hazardous Waste
      Montgomery County Collection Program

Not Acceptable Items (continued):
-Radioactive Waste
-Air Conditioners, DeHumidifiers, Refrigerators – contact
your township or trash hauler to schedule a pick-up or call
610-278-3618. For working refrigerators contact PECO at
-Smoke Detectors – send back to the manufacturer. Check
the back of the item for more information or throw in

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           Household Hazardous Waste
       Montgomery County Collection Program

Guidelines for Safely Transporting
 Household Hazardous Waste to
 Collection Sites
1. Keep all products in original containers with labels intact
   if possible.
2. Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a
   plastic bag or garbage container.
3. Make sure all lids and caps are tight.
4. Place items securely in a box for transport. Use
   newspaper or cardboard as filler.

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           Household Hazardous Waste
       Montgomery County Collection Program

Guidelines for Safely Transporting
 Household Hazardous Waste to
 Collection Sites (continued):
5. Place chemicals, which will react with one another, in
   separate parts of the vehicle.
6. DO NOT leave materials in hot, unventilated area for
   long periods of time.
Information: 610-278-3618 or
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             Electronics Collection
      Montgomery County Collection Program

Saturday, April 21, 2012 from 9 am to 3 pm
Indian Valley Middle School
130 Maple Avenue, Harleysville
Lower Salford Township
(collaboration with Souderton HS S.A.V.E.)
Information 610-278-3618 or

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              Electronics Collection
       Montgomery County Collection Program

Acceptable Items – Electronic Equipment
-Televisions (all sizes and shapes)
-Computer Monitors
-Computers               -VCRs/DVD Players
-Laptops                 -Portable Digital Music Players
-Printer                 -Digital Converter Boxes
-Scanners                -Cable/Satellite Receivers
-Fax Machines            -CD Players
-Keyboards               -Telephones and Telephone Equipment
-Mice (or similar        -Cell Phones
pointing devices)        -Video Game Consoles
-Speakers                -Digital Cameras

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             Electronics Collection
      Montgomery County Collection Program

Acceptable Items – Electronic Equipment
-Stereo and Radio Equipment
-Other SMALL Household Appliances

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           Electronics Collection
    Montgomery County Collection Program

Not Acceptable
-Household Hazardous Waste
-Alkaline Batteries
-Large Appliances/White Goods
-Explosives & Ammunition
-Infectious or Medical Waste
-Radioactive Waste
-Air Conditioners, DeHumidifiers,
-Smoke Detectors

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               Path to the Cure
Benefits FD Familial Dysautonomia which causes
severe respiratory, cardiac, orthopedic, digestive
and vision problems.
Sunday, April 15, 2012 from 8:30 to 2:30 p.m.
at Alverthorpe Park
Bike rides of 5, 10, 25 miles, walks of 1.7 & 5K
Entertainment, food and fun
For more information:
P.O. Box 24, Abington PA
  Make sure your address numbers are visible from the
                  middle of your street.
For More information contact the Abington Township Fire
            Marshal’s Office at 267-536-1088
  June 4 – August 31, 2012
   Discounts for members and Abington residents
         Members can register at any time
       Open registration begins February 27
$80-$175/week half days$245-$450/week full days
       Half-day camps for ages 2-7
       Full-day camps for ages 8-12
   Serve and Learn camp for ages 14-18
Volunteer Camp Aide positions for ages 13+
                                           Briar Bush Nature Center
                                  1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington, PA
 Susquehanna Road Closure – Weekdays
         Replace Water Main

Aqua PA will close Susquehanna Rd between
Valley Rd and Mill Rd beginning Tuesday,
February 14 through May 18 from 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. for the replacement of a water main.
During the weekday closure, traffic will be
detoured on Mill Rd, Susquehanna Rd, and Valley
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check
traffic conditions.
Information: 610-205-6700
       Abington Township Arbor Day
         Celebration and Tree Sale
                   Saturday, April 28, 2012
                     Grove Park, Roslyn
                        9 AM to noon
                          Hands-on activities for all ages
                           Walking tour of Grove Park
                  Free workshop on care and planting of trees
                Demonstration of how to plant of a bare root tree
Distribution of the bare root trees purchased in advance by township residents
                     Further details will be available in March

      Place your order online for bare root trees by
             February 23, for pickup on April 28

    For further information, please contact Rita Stevens at
       AbingtonTrees@gmail .com or 215.887.4250
                                     1st 400 participants
                                     will receive
                                     a “Keep the Parade Running”
                                     logo t-shirt.

 Benefits the Glenside 4th of July Parade & Fireworks
      Registration Online* or Mail prior to 3/31/12: $20
 After March 31st: $25 while t-shirts last; $15 w/o t-shirt
       * processing fee applies
Mail-in application available at
                FOR MORE INFO contact:
     Moira McNulty: or
        Joy Gillespie:
          Read to a Dog at Abington Library
                           April 14
              (Children may attend one of two
                   sessions 10:15-10:45 or
                 11:00-11:30 on each date)
                    Grades 1 through 5
Doggone Good Readers is being offered in
cooperation with the Abington Memorial Hospital
Animal-Assisted Therapy Program and several
therapy dog organizations. Registration begins
February 13.

Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 28
Abington Township Public Library
         Pajama Party
       Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts
                 7:00 p.m.- Ages 3-5
    Children are invited to wear their pajamas and
               bring a stuffed animal.

                     April 18th

        Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 28

     Abington Township - Ordinance 1299
             Open Burning

The Open Burning of any material is PROHIBITED
        With the following exceptions;
              Cooking, barbeque
          Fire Department Training
       Approved Religious Ceremonies

  Contact the Fire Marshal’s Office for further

  When using wood
  burning appliances
follow these safety tips,

Burn clean dry woods,
 Service the chimney
  Keep combustible
   material at least 30
 inches away from the

             • Two fires have occurred
               this month already, with
               significant damage from
               hot ashes believed to be

             • When cleaning out the
               ashes, remember, hot
               ashes may stay hot for as
               long as 2 days.

             • Never place hot ashes in a
               plastic or combustible

   A metal trash can with lid,
     purchased from a local
    hardware supply store for
            under $30,

May be the difference between
     a comfortable heating
           season or
     A major Fire Loss.

Place all fireplace, wood burner
    ashes in a metal container
    for at least 2 days prior to
      disposing in the trash.
             Board Games!
          Abington Free Library

Scrabble, dominoes, chess, checkers,
othello, and other board games.
Grades 6-12 - Adults welcome.
Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Meet new friends and exercise your brain.
Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 13
         Computer Classes
Abington Free Library offers a one hour
   class, one-on-one with a volunteer
 computer aide, tailored to a person’s
 The class could cover basic computer
skills, the Internet, email or Microsoft
             Word or Excel.
     Call 215-885-5180, ext. 13 or
            Earned Income Tax Update

Act 32 of 2008 amended the Local Tax Enabling Act to
provide for county-wide collection of the Earned Income
Tax (EIT).
The Montgomery County Tax Collection Committee has
retained Berkheimer Tax Administrators to serve as the
tax collector of all of Montgomery County.
The tax rate and all filing dates will remain the same;
however, there are changes in the employer withholding
requirements under Act 32. Please visit the Berkheimer
website for more details ( We
encourage you to take advantage of the fast and easy e-
filing for individuals and employers offered by
   Abington Art Center Sculpture Park

Abington Art Center’s Sculpture Park comes alive
in the summer. Over 20 outdoor sculptures can be
found on the lawn and in the woodlands which are
easily accessible thanks to the Heart Smart Trail,
a new.65 mile loop trail. Play the mobile scavenger
hunt at the Sculpture Park by downloading the
SCVNGR app on your smart phone or by texting
SCULPTURE to 728647.
Daytime Book Discussions

This group meets at Abington Free
 Library every first Thursday of
        the month at 1 p.m.
No registration required. Walk-ins
   Information: 215-885-5180,
             ext. 15
          Got Questions
  ask for brief, factual information.
A librarian will answer normally within
               48 hours,
    Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.
We look forward to “hearing” from you.

 Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 28
  Every 3rd Tuesday at 3 and 7 p.m.
                    at the
           Abington Free Library
      1030 Old York Road, Abington
Register for this FREE program in the Library
         Office, Abington Free Library
               1030 Old York Road
     Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or
   Old York Road Genealogical Society

   Every second Tuesday from 7-8:45 p.m.
Persons attending meetings are encouraged to
bring illustrations or examples of their
experiences related to the stated theme of
the meeting. All are welcome.
Information: 215-885-5183, ext. 15
                  Socrates Cafe
               Meets at Abington Free
                Library every second
              Wednesday of the month
            from 10:30 to noon and every
             fourth Friday of the month
                  from 7-8:30 p.m.

Giving philosophy back to the people…let’s
discuss what is truth; what is justice; what
is moderation; and every other question
under the sun!
Information 215-885-5180 Ext. 28
                       ~ Volunteers needed ~
Please join us
Environmental Advisory Council
public meetings
2nd Wednesday of each month
7:30 pm, township building
For more information
      EAC/STC Facebook:
                A.R.C.A.T. Senior Group

Alverthorpe Retired Citizens of Abington Township
is a group of seniors in the area who get together
for programs, activities, and day tours designed with
seniors in mind. Join a group of folks (55 and older)
who enjoy travelling, picnics, entertainment, and
Members will be put on the mailing list and sent the
ARCAT Newsletters which will include the details of
upcoming trips and programs.
Annual dues $5.00. Please mail to Abington Township
Parks and Recreation, 515 Meetinghouse Road,
Jenkintown, PA 19046 and include your name,
address, and phone number. For more information
 Electronics Recycling at Best Buys
  Best Buy Company will accept most consumer
electronics, including televisions and monitors up
  to 32 inches, desktop computers, notebooks,
   videocassette recorders, DVD players and
 A $10 recycling fee will apply to any unit with
   screens, such as television and computers.
Customers instantly will receive a $10 Best Buy
  gift card in exchange for the recycling fee.
          Information: 215-784-7020
Preparation is Power

Call Peco’s emergency number 1-800-841-4141
to report outages and other problems with
gas and electric service. Peco’s response is
driven by the number of calls they receive…so
if your neighborhood has experienced a power
outage, everyone in the neighborhood should
call Peco’s emergency number.
Viewing of Abington Township
   Commissioner Meetings
    The Board of Commissioners’
  Meetings can be viewed on cable
     Channel 43 (Comcast) and
 Channel 24 (Verizon) seven-days-a-
    week, starting the Tuesday
immediately following the meeting at
     9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m.
           for one week.
         Weekend Story Times
         Abington Free Library

   Offered April 28, May 19 at 10:30 a.m.
      Questions: 215-885-5180, ext 28
Must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.
       Spring Preschool Story Times
          Abington Free Library
               Children Ages 2-5
Will begin the week of March 5 and continue
through the week of April 9.
Sessions for 3-5 year olds will be held Mondays,
10:30-11 am.
Sessions for 2 year olds will be held Tuesdays,
10:30-11:15 am
Registration will begin on Monday, February 20.
Questions: 215-885-5180, ext 28
Drop-In-Story Times
Abington Free Library

                Offered every
             Thursday at 11:00 am
                   May 31
             Questions: 215-885-
                5180, ext 28
             Must be accompanied
                by a parent or
Weekend Programs at Briar Bus
           Animal Open House
       Stop in from 10-11am on the first
    Saturday of each month for a chance to
     meet your favorite Briar Bush animals
            hands-on and up close!

       1212 Edge Hill Road, Abington

April 7, 1:OOpm on Church Lawn (inside if rain)
All are welcome.
The Sewing/Knitting Group meets the first
Monday of every month and welcome everyone,
learn a skill, or help with the many projects
going on.

39RS will meet April 4, 12 noon - Fred Dugan
will present the topic: The American Military
Tradition. Brown Bag your lunch

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