Come one, come all to North Wales Borough Community Day on Saturday October 5, 2013. Community Day is from 11am to 4pm.
Community Day will be held at Weingartner Park across from the North Wales Elementary School on Summit Street. The event includes food, vendors, activities for kids, and much more.
In conjunction with North Wales Community Day, St Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church will be hosting an Oktoberfest around the corner from Weingartner Park on Main Street (Sumneytown Pike).
Volunteers are needed for the Community Day event. For more information, call the North Wales Borough Hall at 215-699-4424
Upper Gwynedd Township is once again hosting its annual Carnival at the Parkside Place Complex Thursday September 19, 2013 through Sunday September 22, 2013. The Parkside Place Complex is located at the Upper Gwynedd Township building off Sumneytown Pike.
Times for the Carnival are:
Thursday 6 – 10 pm
Friday 6 – 11 pm
Saturday 1 – 11 pm
Sunday 1 – 6 pm
There are two discount passes available for the Carnival:
Family Pass: Available for $20, this pass is valid for the following dates and times ONLY:
Thursday September 19th – 6 to 10 pm
Saturday September 21th – 1 to 5 pm
Sunday 1 – 5 pm
Mega Pass: Available for $35, this pass allows for unlimited rides at the carnival for all dates and times.
Highlighting the Carnival are firework shows on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Come join the fun!!
As always, volunteers are needed. Call 215-699-7777 for more information.
For many of us, it’s time for spring cleaning, but some may be wondering how to properly dispose of or recycle items such as household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronics. State law now requires that electronic items such as computers, monitors, and televisions be recycled and cannot be disposed of with municipal waste. Collection days for these items are being held in both Bucks and Montgomery Counties throughout the year.
In Montgomery County, 12 collection events have been planned for 2013. Visit the county’s website for a schedule of these events. Please note that there are separate events being held for hazardous waste and electronics. The county has also created a webpage explaining what to expect at the hazardous waste collection events.
For more information on recycling in Pennsylvania, visit the PA Department of Environmental Protection’s Recycling page
Now that spring is here, many of us will be involved in our annual spring cleaning ritual. Whether your goal is to thin out the household clutter or simply take in some extra cash, having a garage sale is a good way to get the whole family to help you reach the goal. Here are some handy tips to holding a successful garage sale and make some extra money.
- Check city ordinances: Do you need a permit? Parking exceptions? Are there any rules about signage?
- Cheap advertising: Run a free ad in a community throwaway. Post notices in local launderettes and grocery schools. Prepare signs to post at cross street intersections a few days prior to the sale.
- Be prepared: Have plenty of change and singles on hand, as well as newspaper for wrapping fragile items and bags for carrying items away.
- Price low: Yard sales shoppers are looking for bargains. Price your items for sale accordingly.
- Expect earlybirds: It takes more time than you think to haul out and display items for your sale. Price all items in advance. Be prepared for bargain hunters to be in your driveway before the start time of your yard sale.
- Keep you pets inside: Even if you have the friendliest dog on the world, not everyone loves animals. Its best to keep your pets inside.
- Think about refreshments: Your kids can make a few extra bucks themselves by selling beverages or home made goodies. You can advertise that proceeds will be donated to a local charity.
- Stay alert: Keep an eye on your cash at all times. And don’t allow strangers to enter your home.
- Ease up on pricing: As the day goes on, be prepared to lower prices. Turnout is often highest earlier in the day.
- Plan to clean up: Nothing is more annoying to your neighbors than leaving up garage sale signs days after the sale. Consider donating left over items to charity.
As part of National Radon Action Month, the PA Department of Environmental Protection will offer a free webinar on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. that will include Q&A with experts and home radon testing tips.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and affects almost half of all Pennsylvania homes. Fortunately, the radon problem is easily and inexpensively fixed.
The webinar will feature a presentation and live question-and-answer session with Robert Lewis and Matthew Shields of DEP’s Bureau of Radiation Protection and Kevin Stewart of the American Lung Association.
Pennsylvania is particularly prone to elevated radon levels, and the only way to know if there is a radon problem is to test the home. DEP recommends testing all homes and public and private buildings. The best time to test is during the cold-weather months, when homes and buildings are closed and radon is most likely to build up to unhealthy levels.
For more information about radon, including information about interpreting test results or to find a Pennsylvania-certified radon contractor, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Radon, or call 1-800-23-RADON.
To participate in the webinar, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click the “DEP at Home” button on the homepage. Space is limited and participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis.