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					        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
      EAC/STC Facebook:
          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 or
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
     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
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          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.,
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.

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          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 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
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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
  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 or
               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.
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
May 6 at 7 p.m.
Information 215-887-4882 or
     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
Information: 215-887-4882 or
      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
           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
       Historic Preservation Discussion
            Abington Art Center
May 24 at 7 p.m.
Discussion on the 1695 Merion Friends Meeting
Lessons of LaRonda‟s Demolition
Laurel Hill Cemetery
…and other intriguing projects
Refreshments will be served
Information: 215-887-4882 or
   Hunter Soccer Club Registration: 2011 – 2012 Season
                       (Bob Woodard, Registration Coordinator)
        On-Line Registration Available on Our Web Site:
  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, 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
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. is your source for answers on programs
that help and shopping for an electricity supplier.
                                               Your Name
         “Free Shredding Events”               Your Address

                      Saturday, July 9         Identity Theft
                   Saturday, October 15        Shred Your
                      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 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
Information: or
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.
    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.
1-800-772-1213 or 215-885-6053

  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
                    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:
             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,
               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
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
        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

           A Fire Safety Reminder
Township Ordinance 1894 requires all residences to
•A Carbon Monoxide Detector within 40 feet of
sleeping areas;
•Smoke Detectors in each bedroom and on each
•Street Numbers clearly visible from the roadway.
  Abington Township Plastic Recycling

 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
   Roslyn Branch Library
2412 Avondale Ave., Roslyn PA
               Teens Wanted
The Roslyn Branch Library is looking for teens to
 create and lead programs for elementary age
 Possible ideas include skits, games, journaling,
              creative writing, etc.
You will be awarded service hours for your time.
          Information: 215-886-9818
           Abington Township
        Zoning Rewrite Committee
      Planning Board Zoning Survey

        Please access our survey at 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
  all other Police calls
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
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
Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011
Please email 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
 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.
Information 215-885-5180
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.