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The intersection of 23rd Street and Perkiomen Avenue

Mt. Penn Trust Company photo circa-1939-40.

*Notice the triangle-middle left of photo.   Photo Credit: Pete Heizmann


PERKIOMEN AVENUE

  1. Commencing Monday March 11, 2019 South 26th Street will be closed from the 2600 Block of Woodvale Avenue to Perkiomen Avenue.
  2. Commencing March 18, 2019, construction will resume on Perkiomen Avenue.  Traffic control in Mount Penn Borough will be restricted to Eastbound traffic only between 23rd Street and 27th Street.  A detour route will be in place to accommodate Westbound traffic in this area.  Travel restriction will include, but not limited to short-term and long-term lane closures, detour routes, flagging operations and temporary traffic signal modifications. The Perkiomen project is expected to be completed by December 2019.

BE SAFE

THE BOROUGH OF MOUNT PENN APPRECIATES YOUR PATIENCE


PERKIOMEN AVENUE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE FOR  TRASH AND RECYCLING

Notices are currently being distributed to residents on Perkiomen Avenue between the 2300 and 2700 Blocks.  Residents on the even side of the 2600 Block of Perkiomen who presently put their trash on Woodvale, please continue to do so.  Residents who normally place their trash in the front on Perkiomen, we ask that you put it in the rear of the property in the ally.  Should you have any questions please contact the Borough office at 610.779.5151.  The Borough of Mount Penn appreciates your cooperation.


ANTIETAM  VALLEY  COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP

(AVCP)

SATURDAY, MAY 18th

Where to begin?! How about bright and early at 7am? Join in our annual
Spring Community Yard Sale and Flea Market

from 7 am – 12 pm, including a central market at the Antietam Pool Parking Lot, next to the Antietam Valley Recreation Center in Carsonia Park. There is no charge for participating in the yard sale. Raindate is May 25. For those of you who would prefer to have your sale at this central location, we are holding a Flea Market at Antietam Pool lot in the morning. A 10’x 20’ spot on the paved parking lot at the pool can be reserved for $10. You must supply your own table. Please arrive no earlier than 5:30 am. Register online at www.antietamvalley.org for the yard sale or flea market (Paypal available for payment.) Email us at fleamarket@antietamvalley.org with any questions.

SILENT DISCO in Carsonia Park, 6-10pm

Following your afternoon nap, head back over to Carsonia Park for next event,  SILENT DISCO! Come out to Carsonia Park to enjoy a dance with your friends and family under the stars! A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. There are two channels on the headsets, with one of two DJs to choose from! We’re thrilled to have DJ Evolution and DJ Too Much gracing the turntables!

Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase. Cocktails, beer and wine available for purchase for those 21 and over. Must have a valid ID.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. Adults $10, Children under 10 will be $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All Children must be accompanied by an adult. With thanks to Pollen Consolidated, Antietam Swimming Pool, AVCP, and the Reading Occasional Cocktail Club.

As always, thank you for your continued support of AVCP. Look for our next email newsletter featuring updates from the Farmers Market…our next market is Monday, May 20, 5-8pm.

 


2019 SCHUYLKILL STREET ART CONTEST


SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

The Berks County Conservation District is accepting scholarship applications from High School seniors within Berks County, or current College or University students whose permanent residency is within Berks County.

Last year’s scholarship program awarded over $15,000 in scholarships!

Several scholarships available!

If you know a student who may qualify, please pass this information along so they may submit their completed application on or before May 24, 2019.

Downloadable Scholarship Application Options in Word or PDF on the BCCD website: http://berkscd.com/about-us/events/scholarships/

Qualifications:

• Applicant must be a Berks County High School senior or College student that will enter or is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program in 2019, who will be continuing their education with the intent of majoring in conservation, environmental science, forestry, agriculture, engineering or related studies.

• High School seniors or current College and University students must be accepted by or enrolled in an accredited institution of higher learning. Failure to be enrolled in the stated major will be cause for the scholarship to be forfeited.

• The determination of whether the major course of study qualifies will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Berks County Conservation District.

• College students already enrolled in an undergraduate program related to conservation, engineering or other environmental major course of study must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.85 or higher.

• The scholarship application may be duplicated and distributed to all interested students.


 

PA Department of Agriculture
Spotted Lanternfly Information

Homeowners-Lanternfly Management Handout

PennState Extension-Spotted Lanternfly Egg Mass Removal

PennState Extension-what can homeowner’s do? 

2019

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY PUBLIC MEETING OFFERED BY PENN STATE EXTENSION

The public can do a great deal to stop the spread of this invasive insect.

To learn more at a public meeting near you register online:

https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings

COST:  FREE

Upcoming Meetings:

Lansdowne, PA ———   April 8, 2019

Springfield, PA ———-  April 13, 2019

Lords Valley, PA ——–  April 26, 2019

Limerock, PA ———— April 30, 2019

Exton, PA —————   June 13, 2019


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A message from Antietam Valley Municipal Authority “Dealing with sewers and preventing backups

CLEAN STORMWATER ONLY

Do your part to make sure pollution does not enter the stormwater system!


 

 

Personal Firearms Record
To be completed and kept in a safe place in your home.  The police will need this information if your gun is lost or stolen.

 


The Antietam Valley Farmers’ & Artists’ Market at Carsonia Park


Met-Ed Emergency Information

**PLEASE REMEMBER IN THE EVENT OF A POWER OUTAGE EACH HOUSEHOLD MUST REPORT.

MET-ED NO LIGHTS/EMERGENCY NUMBER :  1-888-544-4877

 Tax Collector’s Hours

FAQS ABOUT FIREWORKS

Mount Penn Borough Municipal Authority

Mount Penn Area Business Association

Mount Penn Area Dining Guide

Antietam Valley Community Partnership 

 Berks Conservancy

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