Abington Free Library Pajama Party Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents/caregivers are invited to a Pajama Party on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. FR E E Will feature stories, songs, and a simple craft. Children are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to cuddle. No advance registration is required. Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28 Come Out and Support the Copper Beech 6th Grade Fundraiser Car Wash – Bake Sale – Yard Sale Give your car a bath, grab a snack, and shop a yard sale!! DATE: Saturday, April 30, 2011 (rain date: May 14, 2011) TIME: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Copper Beech Elementary School, 825 North Easton Rd, Glenside, PA COST: $6 per car $8 all others ****Funds raised benefit 6th grade activities**** Information: 267-228-1863 ~ Volunteers needed ~ Please join us Environmental Advisory Council public meetings 2nd Wednesday of each month 7:30 pm, township building For more information email@example.com www.eac-abington.org 215-663-8798 EAC/STC Facebook: www.facebook.com/Abington.EAC Please join us April 30, 2011 10:00-12:00 At Ethel Jordan Park 893 Jenkintown Rd Elkins Park PA Arbor Day Tree planting Park Cleanup Memorial tree dedications Arbor Day Proclamation Tree City USA award Info /Volunteer at www.eac-abington.org or 215-663-8798 Willow Grove Tri-Centennial Events Willow Grove will celebrate 300 Years during April, May and June, 2011. Many fun-filled, educational, musical and exciting events are planned. Please visit www.willowgrove300.com for a complete list of activities. A Public Announcement Jay W. Blumenthal Abington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector Please remember to pay your Township/County Real Estate Taxes by June 8, 2011. This is the deadline for payment of the face amount. There will be a penalty of 10% if paid after June 8, 2011. There are several ways to pay your taxes: 1. By Mail to: The Abington Township Tax Office, 1176 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001 1 of 3 A Public Announcement Jay W. Blumenthal Abington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector 2.24-Hour Drop-Off Slot: in the Abington Township Building lobby, 1176 Old York Rd., Abington. 3.In Person from: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Abington Township Tax Office, 1176 Old York Rd., Abington. 2 of 3 A Public Announcement Jay W. Blumenthal Abington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector 4. By Phone and/or Online: to pay by phone, call 1-866-874-9602. To pay by credit card or debit card go to www.abington.org and then to the Tax Office page for directions. Payments made at the Tax Office, postmarked, dropped off, or paid by phone and/or online on or before June 8, 2011 will be considered timely. Please call our office if you have any questions 267-536-1025 3 of 3 Montgomery County Senior Games • May 9th to May 13th ~ Awards luncheon May 13th • Must be a Montgomery County resident & 50 years or older Will be broken up into age categories • For more info or a registration packet please call: Upper Dublin Parks and Recreation at (215)643-1600 ext. 3443 *Horseshoes *Bocce *Swimming *Basketball *Billiards *Running *Table Tennis *Badminton *Bicycling *Bowling *Tennis *Shuffleboard *Softball Throw *Darts *Golf Gettysburg Guided Tour Saturday, May 14th Depart Alverthorpe Park at 7:30 a.m. and return 7 p.m. Cost - $75.00 Join the Parks and Recreation Department as we take a trip to historic Gettysburg. The trip includes admission to the American Civil War Museum, a two hour guided tour of the Gettysburg National Military Park Battlefield, lunch on your own and time for a self-guided tour of the Eisenhower farm. Information 215-576-5213 EUREKA! Drop-In anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 1, 2011 Each month Abington Art Center hosts EUREKA! A fun workshop for families of any size, shape and artistic ability to play and make art together. The art activity is always inspired by artwork in AAC‟s galleries or Sculpture Park. $5 per project (AAC members free) No reservations required. Information www.abingtonartcenter.org or 215-887-4882 It‟s All About Me Stress-Relief & the Heart Smart Trail 1 – 3 p.m. on May 1 Abington Memorial Hospital joins the Art Center to celebrate the season opening of the Heart Smart Trail in the Art Center‟s Sculpture Park. Bring friends along to enjoy the day of heart-healthy stress relief. Pass beautiful contemporary art as you exercise on the Heart Smart Trail, experience chair massage from Blue Massage Therapy, aromatherapy and Reiki and begin to understand the important cardiovascular benefits of taking a a little time for yourself. FREE Information: 215-241-2204 May Activities Abington Art Center Help kick-off a full schedule of activities in May. Stir up your weekend with a mix of something different as you preview the summer line-up of events, concerts and exhibitions. Light appetizers. A photographer and former Coast Guard member, will discuss his work and his inspiration. FREE May 6 at 7 p.m. Information 215-887-4882 or www.abingtonartcenter.org Opening Party for Solo Series 2011 May 15 from 3-5 p.m. Join us (Abington Art Center) for a reception with light refreshments as we celebrate the opening of the summer exhibition. The show includes four simultaneous solo exhibitions…on view through July 31 FREE Information: 215-887-4882 or www.abingtonartcenter.org Sweet Beats Family Music Event Abington Art Center May 15, 2011 at 1 p.m. Join us for music making in the galleries during Sweet Beats. Children and parents will be entertained with lively, interactive, family music. Cost: $5 per person/AAC Members and infants FREE Information 215-887-4882 Coffee Break …at the Abington Art Center 9:30 or 11:00 a.m. May 21, 2011 CoffeeBreak is a relaxed “waking-up-to- art” morning featuring a coffee tasting, pastry pairing and art. $5 ** AAC Members F R E E Information: 215-887-4882 No reservations required. Sculpture Challenge, Picnic & House Tours May 22nd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The art of recycling is front and center during Abington Art Center‟s first-ever sculpture challenge. In collaboration with Montgomery County‟s Recycling Office, teams will build outdoor sculpture out of found objects from nature and recyclable materials. Teams can be families, friends, classmates, art clubs, environmental groups, scout troops or others who want to work together. Pre-register by calling 215-887-4882 or online at http://sculpturechallenge.eventbrite.com Historic Preservation Discussion Abington Art Center May 24 at 7 p.m. Discussion on the 1695 Merion Friends Meeting House Lessons of LaRonda‟s Demolition Laurel Hill Cemetery …and other intriguing projects FREE Refreshments will be served Information: 215-887-4882 or www.abingtonartcenter.org Hunter Soccer Club Registration: 2011 – 2012 Season (Bob Woodard, Registration Coordinator) On-Line Registration Available on Our Web Site: www.huntersoccer.com Last Date for Guaranteed Registration for Pee Wee & Intramural-Travel Saturday, June 11th 9:00 AM - 12 noon Location: Hunter Soccer Clubhouse; 220 Houston Ave.; Penbryn Park, Glenside (Limited Registrations Will Be Accepted After 7/13/11) Late Fee: $25.00 after June 11th - No Late Fee for Juniors Programs that start in November. Family Discounts Available Age Brackets based on player’s age on 7/31/11. Pee Wee: 3-yr. old & 4-yr. old Intramural: 5-yr. old through 12-yr. old Youth Travel: 8-yr. old through 14-yr. old Travel: 15-yr. old through 18-yr. old Travel Team Tryouts: U9 through U15 Girls and U9 through U14 Boys April through Mid-May – See Web Site for Schedule, Contacts PECO Smart Ideas for Your Home Old light bulbs waste money … PECO has cut the price on ENERGY STAR qualified compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs at more than 700 participating stores! Spend less than $1 per bulb with PECO discounted CFLs and save up to $44 a year by replacing five regular bulbs with PECO discounted CFLs. Look for the Energy-Guzzling Monster at stores near you! For how and where to buy or recycle CFLs, visit www.peco.com/SmartIdeas, click on PECO Smart Lighting Discounts or call 1-888-5- PECO-SAVE (1-888-573-2672). PECO Smart Home Rebates Have you purchased a new ENERGY STAR appliance or heating and cooling system since July 1, 2009? Do you need to? PECO has rebates on new ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and heating and cooling equipment. Whether you purchase(d) through a retail store or a contractor, just fill out a rebate form and attach your paid receipt. You’ll have your check in about six weeks – it’s that easy! For appliance rebate amounts, visit www.peco.com/SmartIdeas PA Power Switch Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission With the expiration of electric rate caps, you may see an increase in your electric bill. But depending on where you live, you may be able to save money by switching your electric supplier. In Pennsylvania, you can choose the company that generates your electricity – also known a your electric supplier. This means you have the power to switch to a competing supplier who may offer the lowest price, or provide a specific service you want such as green/renewable energy. PAPowerSwitch.com is your source for answers on programs that help and shopping for an electricity supplier. PAPowerSwitch.com Your Name “Free Shredding Events” Your Address Saturday, July 9 Identity Theft Saturday, October 15 Shred Your Documents 9 a.m. to 12 noon Abington Township Highway Yard, 2201 Florey Lane, Roslyn Residents (no businesses allowed) of Abington Township are encouraged to bring personal and confidential documents and files. No need to remove binder covers, paper clips or staples. All material will be recycled. There is a limit of 4 boxes or bags per car. The boxes can be no bigger then 1.2 cubic feet. Whatever container used, it cannot weigh more than 30 lbs. Do not bring: newspapers, books or magazines, plastic covering or cardboard, CD‟s or floppy discs. Information: 267-536-1034 or 267-536-1038 Half Day Camps - 2 yrs – 1st grade Full Day Camps – 2nd – 7th grade June 6 – August 26 Camps fill fast—call 215-887-6603 or visit us at www.briarbush.org to register today! Road Work Notice Mill Road will be closed and detoured between Coates Road and Moredon Road in Abington Township for 11 months starting Tuesday, March 15 to replace the structurally deficient stone arch bridge over a branch of Meadow Brook. The new bridge is scheduled to open in February 2012. Information: www.dot.state.pa.us or 610-205-6800 Abington Art Center Exhibitions March 5 to May 8 The Center‟s galleries will be transformed by three contemporary artists, each presenting a solo exhibition. On view will be work - painting, printmaking and hand papermaking, sculpture and altered books Information 215-887-4882 Roslyn Branch Library Master Gardener Series Monday Evenings from 7-8 p.m. May 16 – Companion Planting Your Vegetable Garden. Unsure of what to plant in your vegetable garden to deter insect pests without the use of pesticides? Create diversity in your garden to attract more beneficial insects. June 6 – Organic vs. Non-Organic Gardening – Learn pest avoidance strategies and eco-friendly control options. Also learn about the pros and cons of organic and synthetic fertilizers. Flood Maps FEMA has released new preliminary flood maps for the Township of Abington. These maps show whether properties are in high, moderate or low risk of flooding. These maps are also known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and are used to determine the need for a property owner to carry flood insurance. These maps may be reviewed in person at the Township Engineer‟s Office. Note: These maps are preliminary and FEMA is requesting municipal review and public comment. FEMA has set up a webpage to answer your questions, supply appeal and protest information. www.rampp-team.com/pa.htm Road Work Notice Mill Road between Dale Road and Moredon Road will be closed for one year beginning January 31, 2011 due to bridge reconstruction. The detour will be posted. Social Security Administration The Jenkintown Social Security Administration Office, 115 West Avenue, Suite 302, Jenkintown has asked that the public take advantage of their online services for filing for retirement, survivors or disability benefits, request a statement of your benefits or request a replacement Medicare card. http://www.socialsecurity.gov/ 1-800-772-1213 or 215-885-6053 INTER-FAITH FOOD CUPBOARD At HOLY TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH PARKVIEW & LYCOMING AVES. ABINGTON 215.659.2642 www.holytrinity..net The Inter-Faith Food Cupboard feeds families all over Montgomery County. It is housed at Holy Trinity Please call or email to find out when you can bring your non-perishable items. Think: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner. Especially needed are the following: Peanut Butter Jelly Spaghetti Cereal Juice Spaghetti Sauce Canned Fruit Tuna Canned Meats Pasta & Rice Stew Canned Vegetables Powered Milk Ravioli Canned Gravy Hunter Soccer Club Travel Team Tryouts Are right around the corner Mid-April through Mid-May. See Web Site for Info and Team Contacts & Tryout Schedule: http://www.huntersoccer.com/schedule-tryout.htm click on the “Travel” tab Youth Travel: 8-yr. old through 14-yr. old Girls AND Boys Travel: 15-yr. old through 18-yr. old Girls AND Boys You MUST Register for a Travel Program to attend tryouts. Online Registration is on Web site, www.huntersoccer.com Click on the “Registration” Tab Abington Transit Bus Notice At their scheduled 2011 Final Budget Meeting on December 9th, the Abington Board of Commissioners chose to cancel the Abington Transit Bus due to budgetary constraints and declining ridership. Our final day of service will be December 29, 2010. We understand the importance of this bus service to you and apologize for any inconvenience this action will cause you. May we suggest the following bus services as an alternative: Bux-Mont Transportation 215-657-1212; TransNet 215-542-7433; Customized Community Transportation CCT (Septa) para-transit for those with disabilities 215-580-7145. 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 luncheons. 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 visit www.abington.org/parksrec Abington Art Center Get Art. Blog Newly-launched, Abington Art Center‟s blog has a fresh behind-the-scenes perspective of exhibitions and programs. The blog‟s voices and images are created by a staff of teens who act as „cultural reporters‟ and photographers. Found online at abingtonartcenter.org/blog ABINGTON TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT A Fire Safety Reminder Township Ordinance 1894 requires all residences to have: •A Carbon Monoxide Detector within 40 feet of sleeping areas; •Smoke Detectors in each bedroom and on each level; •Street Numbers clearly visible from the roadway. Abington Township Plastic Recycling Expansion All Plastics including #1 through #7 will be picked up starting on the first Tuesday in October, 2010. Should your commingle cart become damaged, please telephone 267- 536-1038 for information on its replacement. For any additional information concerning recycling you can telephone (267) 536-1037 or (267) 536-1038. Book Sale at the Roslyn Branch Library $.25 per book, 5 for $1.00 Proceeds benefit the Abington Township Library Ongoing Roslyn Branch Library 2412 Avondale Ave., Roslyn PA 215-886-9818 Teens Wanted The Roslyn Branch Library is looking for teens to create and lead programs for elementary age children. Possible ideas include skits, games, journaling, creative writing, etc. You will be awarded service hours for your time. On-going Information: 215-886-9818 Abington Township Zoning Rewrite Committee Planning Board Zoning Survey Please access our survey at www.abington.org and scroll down the left side of the home page to “PB Planned Business Survey”, click, and complete the survey. Press “Done” and your response will be automatically submitted to the Township. Abington Township Police Contact Information Emergency 9-1-1 Abington Police Dispatch 215-884-2700 all other Police calls 267-536-1100 Glenside Ward 13 Residents Commissioner Carol Gillespie is forming an e-mail distribution list for sending important township information. Sign up by sending her your e-mail address at Cgil3@verizon.net Willow Grove Loyalty Day Parade May 1, 2011 – 2:00 p.m. Starts at Easton & Fitzwatertown Rds, south on Easton Rd to the WGPM. Open House at the VFW Post, Willow Grove Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3612 Refreshments will be served. Information: 215-659-3782 Roslyn Valley Memorial Day Parade 2011 Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Parade starts at St. John’s East on Woodland Road South on Easton and Bradfield Roads into Hillside Cemetery for a Memorial Ceremony Honoring Veterans of All Wars. This years event will include: The Caesar Rodney Band Ulster Scottish Band Timoney Irish Dancers Roslyn VFW Villari's of Abington Free hot dogs and food at the Roslyn VFW following the Memorial Day Ceremony Sponsored by: Abington Township and Roslyn Valley Merchants in association with the Roslyn Valley Promotion Committee, Abington Town Community Policing and Abington Township Economic Development office. For more information call Tia or Matt at 267-536-1002 Abington Township Montgomery Award This award is presented to an Abington resident, business, school or organization that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or action which has improved or protected the environment through conservation, recycling, alternative energy use, green building technology or other initiatives that benefit the environment. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011 Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-884-4822 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 phones. 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 Folk Guitar Workshop Series Six lesson course on Mondays at 7 p.m. at the Abington Library March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, May 23, and June 6 For ages 15 and up. Instruction will bring some guitars to lessons. FREE Information 215-885-5180 PECO 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 Monday through Friday, starting the Tuesday immediately following the meeting at 9 a.m., 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. for one week. Any broadcast prior to Tuesday is a broadcast test.