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Abington Free Library Fall Story Times (2 nd series) November 8 through December 13 Library’s Community Room Two-year-olds and their parents will meet on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; three-,four- and five-year olds will be Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.

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Abington Free LibraryFall Story Times (2nd series)

November 8 through December 13Library’s Community Room

Two-year-olds and their parents will meet on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; three-,four- and five-year olds will be Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Registration for all programs begins Monday, October 25

Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28 or


Doggone Good Story Times for PreschoolersAbington Free Library

A certified therapy dog will be the special guest at two sessions in the Children’s Department on Monday, October 25 and November 1, 10:30 a.m.

Jean Campellone will read stories to children ages three and up and will be accompanied by Niji, her Labrador retriever.Information: 215-885-5180 Ext. 28


Abington Art CenterCoffee Break

Coffee Break is a relaxed ‘waking-up-to-art’ morning featuring a coffee tasting, pastry pairing and art. This month at Coffee Break, meet sculptor and sample coffees brewed by Peregrine Coffee.


Members F R E E

November 13th one seating at 9:30 andone at 11:30.

Information: 215-887-4882 ext. 230


Abington Art Center E U R E K A

Eureka…a fun workshop for families of any size and artistic ability to play and make art together. November 14

Drop-in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

$5 per project

Members F R E E

Information 215-887-4882


Abington Art CenterSweet Beats Family Music Event

November 21 at 1 p.m.

Children and parents are engaged with lively, interactive, and family music

$5 per person

Members and infants F R E E

Information 215-887-4882, ext 230


Christmas Spectacularfeaturing the Rockettes 2010

Abington Bureau of Parks and Rec

Thursday, December 2Leave Alverthorpe Park (Forrest Ave parking lot) at 7 a.m.and arrive in New York City at 9:15 a.m. at the Radio City Music Hall. Showtime is 2 p.m.

$95 per person (transportation and show ticket) All children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult

Registration: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Information 215-576-5213


New York City Day Trip

Wednesday, October 13Leave Alverthorpe Park (Forrest Ave parking lot) at8 a.m. to enjoy a day of shopping, sightseeing or catch a show without the hassle of driving or parking.

Choice of 3 drop-off points:Theatre District (w. 48th street)Hard Rock Café (w. 57th street)Metropolitan Museum of Art (e. 82nd street)

Cost: $40 per person

Registration and information: 215-576-5213


Zoning Hearing Board

The Zoning Hearing Board will meet on October 19th at 7 p.m. in the Abington Township Board Room forthe following: Golf View Properties,2534 Pierce Ave.; YMCAPhila., 1067 Old York Rd.; N. Lekishvili, B.Baxt & L. Ladyzhensky, 1614 Old York Rd.; Dr. & Kathleen Nissenbaum, 1841 Huntingdon Pk.


Frog and ToadRoslyn Branch Library

Frog and Toad are the best of friends. Read about their many adventures, and come to the Roslyn Library prepared to share what you know with a small group. We’ll be doing fun turtle crafts and enjoying a delicious snack.

Monday, November 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-9

Registration begins October 4

Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Avenue

Info: 215-886-9818 or

haunted hayride and safe trick or treat
Haunted Hayride and Safe Trick-or-Treat

Temple University – Ambler Campus

580 Meeting House Rd., Upper Dublin

Friday, Oct 22 and Saturday, Oct 23

7 p.m. until 11 p.m.

$12 adult $8 student with i.d. $5 children under 12

Volunteers Needed – Contact


Abington Township2011 Budget Meetings

October 21 Budget Workshop – 7:30 p.m. – Abington Township Building Boardroom

October 28 Budget Workshop – as needed

November 4 Preliminary Budget Meeting – 8 p.m. – Abington Township Building Boardroom

November 18 Budget Workshop – as needed

December 9 Final Budget Meeting – Public Hearing on Millage Ordinance – 8 p.m. – Abington Township Building Boardroom


Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NALCLycoming & Parkview Aves., Abington 215.659.2642


Women’s Fall Luncheon, Sunday November 7, 2010 Lunch 12:15 PM, followed by a program about: Operation Christmas Child & Samaritan’s Purse.

LCW Women's Meetings: Eve October 14, 7:30- Parlor / Hannah, October 20, 7:30-Parlor / Miriam, October 11, 12:30-Fellowship Hall Ruth, October 13, 7:30 (call for meeting place) Sarah, October 14, Noon-Parlor


Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, NALCLycoming & Parkview Aves., Abington 215.659.2642THE WELCOME PLACE

October 17, 2010 Supper Club – Preparing for All Saints Day

Kids & families at Fellowship Hall 5-7 PM, $10 per family or $4 per person whichever is less

Church wide Pot Luck Dinner – Sunday October 24, 2010

5:00 PM in Fellowship Hall and will be followed by:


Music for hand bells, with violin, flute, cello, saxophone and choir


Fire Department Open House Dates

AbingtonFire CompanyMonday, October 4th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

McKinley Fire CompanyTuesday, October 5th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Roslyn Fire CompanyWednesday, October 6th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Weldon Fire CompanyThursday, October 7th 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Edge Hill Fire CompanyFriday, October 8th 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Road Work Notice

The final phase of the Highland Ave. project will begin 7 a.m. on September 27.

Work will begin at 7 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Flaggers will be used during construction and traffic will be limited. Work should take approximately 2 weeks. (weather permitting)


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.


Montgomery County Health DepartmentDrive-Thru and Walk-In Flu Clinics

10/2/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upper Perkiomen High School

10/7/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairview Church of Nazarene

10/6/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Abington Senior High School

Residents of Montgomery County age 6 months and older. You will be vaccinated in cars only; no walk-up shots will be given.

Walk-in locations below. Information: 215-278-5117 ext. 6705

10/28/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Congregation Beth Or

10/29/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunnybrook Ballroom

11/4/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Norristown Public Library

11/12/10 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Upper Merion Twp. Building


State Rep Town Hall Meetings

October 6 7-8:30 p.m. Edge Hill Fire Company

October 7 7-8:30 p.m. Upper Dublin Twp Building

State Rep Josh Shapiro’s staff will be on hand to assist you with services.


Make a PumpkinAbington Free Library

Like working with clay. Children ages 5 and up re invited to a “handbuilding clay pumpkins” workshop

October 26, 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Registration begins October 11.

Information: 215-885-5180 ext. 28


A Public AnnouncementJay W. BlumenthalAbington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector

Please remember to pay your school taxes by November 12, 2010. This is the deadline for payment of the face amount due. There will be a penalty of 10% if paid after November 12, 2010

Payments made at the Tax Office, postmarked, dropped off, or paid by phone and/or online on or before November 12, 2010 will be considered timely.

Questions: 267-536-1024

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A Public AnnouncementJay W. Blumenthal, Abington Township Treasurer/Tax Collector

  • There are now several ways to pay these taxes:
  • By Mail to: Abington Township Tax Office, 1176 Old York Rd, Abington PA 19001.
  • In Person from: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Abington Tax Office.
  • 24-Hour Drop-Off Slot: in the Abington Township Building Lobby, 1176 Old York Rd, Abington. The lobby is open 7 days a week
  • By Phone and/or Online: to pay by credit card, debit card, or electronic check, please visit and then to the Tax Office page for directions.By phone: 1-866-874-9602
  • Questions: 267-536-1024.

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“Matter of Fact” Workshop for HomeschoolersAbington Free Library

Wednesday, October 20th at 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. and October 20th at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Grades K-6

Students will learn the fundamentals of chemistry. They will construct their own marshmallow molecules, learn to distinguish between physical and chemical changes, and even play alchemist for a day. Introduction to the basics of polymers.

Registration Monday, October 4.Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 28 or


Tea PartyThe Ladies Auxiliary of Roslyn Fire Company

SaturdayOctober 16 - 12 noon to 2 p.m.

Roslyn Firehouse1128 Bradfield Road, Roslyn

Please bring your favorite Tea CupLuncheon, Raffles, Prizes, 50/50 Entertainment

Donation $20


International Food FestivalAbington PAL (Police Athletic League)

Tuesday, October 125:30 to 8 p.m.Philmont Country Club, Huntingdon Valley

This annual event welcomes the entire community with an exciting menu, live and silent auction items, and entertainment surprises.

This year’s theme is K-9 in honor of Sgt. Dan Buckley who has been the heart of the community in the time he gives and gifts he shares.

Tickets: $50 - Information: 267-536-1100 ext. 1509 or


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 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


Penn State AbingtonCultural Arts Events

Friday Night Film Series: Roman de Gare – Friday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m., 112 Woodland Bldg. - $5

Penn State Laureate: Robin Becker – Wednesday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m., 108 Lars Bldg. F R E E

Informatin: or 215-881-7800


Abington Township Public Hearing

The Abington Township Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing on the Baederwood Shopping Center Substantive Challenge to the Zoning Ordinance on

Wednesday, November 37:30 the Abington Township Boardroom

Information: 267-536-1017


Rain Barrel WorkshopAbington Township Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)

  • Wednesday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m.Abington Township Bldg., 1176 Old York Road, Abington
  • Vouchers redeemable at Primex Garden Center in Glenside for a 54-gallon rain barrel are available for $35 to Abington residents who attend the workshop (advance payment required).
  • A limited number of rain barrel vouchers are available to low-income township residents free of charge with proof of enrollment in: Food Stamps, Medicaid, SSI, Chip, Low Income Energy Assistance, Federal Public Housing Assistance or like program.
  • Presented by EAC and Primex Garden Center
  • Information: 215-884-4822 or

5th Annual Latin American Dinner

featuring authentic Colombia food

at Glenside United Church of Christ - Glenside

What:    Dinner to Benefit Colombia’s Displaced Children

When:    Saturday, October 9, 2010

Time:    Two Seatings:  5:30 and 7:30 PM

Where:   Glenside United Church of Christ

Price:     $25.00.  7 and under Free.  Childcare available

Info:   215-572-7060, 215-887-1819


Residential Sprinkler SystemsAlert

The Abington Township Fire Marshal wants you to know…

if you own a sprinkling system that has anti-freeze in the system, please contact your sprinkler system service provider to make sure that the anti-freeze solution is made up of the proper type and concentration of anti-freeze.


roslyn branch library halloween party
Roslyn Branch Library Halloween Party

Monday, October 25 6-6:30 p.m. for ages 2-57-8 p.m. for ages 6-12

Stories, songs, games, crafts, and refreshments!

Information: 215-886-9818


Abington Free LibraryFall Story Times

September 13 through October 18thLibrary’s Community Room

Two-year-olds and their parents will meet on Tuesdays, 10:30-11:15 a.m.; three, four, and five year-olds on Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Registration is required and will begin on August 30th

Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28


Abington Township Shredding Event

Residents Only - No Businesses

Saturday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Abington Township Highway Yard2201 Florey Lane, RoslynInformation: 267-536-1034 or 267-536-1038

Bring personal and confidential documents to this shredding event. No need to remove binder covers, paper clips or staples.

Limit of 4 boxes or bags per car. Boxes can be no bigger than 1.2 cubic feet or weigh more than 30 lbs.

DO NOT BRING: newspapers, books or magazines, plastic covering or cardboard, CD’s or floppy discs.


Abington Free LibraryPreschool Pajama Party

Children ages 3-5 are invited to participate.

These evening story times will be held on three Wednesdays:

October 6, November 10, and December 8 at 7 p.m.

Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.

Information: 885-5180, ext. 28


Ruth R. Abel Memorial Seminars

Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Shorday Room

Oct. 20 – Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

Nov. 17 – Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

Register for these programs at Abington Library

Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or


Folk Guitar Workshop Series

Six lesson course. Mondays at 7 p.m.

Oct. 18; Nov. 1, 15 & 29.

For age 15 and up

Register for this program at Abington Library

Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or


Online Resource Class

What your library card can do for you! Learn about our online resources and searching in our online catalog.

Thursday, Nov. 4 from 7-8 p.m.

Register for this program at Abington Free Library

Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 13 or


Abington Free LibraryCome Hear Abington Library’s Favorite Professor!

Thursdays at 10 a.m. in the Shorday Room

Oct. 7 – Swarovski PlusOct. 14 – Doctorow Said ItOct. 21 – the Stress of Breathing

Register for this program at the Abington Library

Information 215-885-5180, ext. 28 or


Philadelphia A-Z – The Good Ol’ DaysAbington Free Library

Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.

A slide show featuring beautiful, digital images with an inspiring live commentary and music. Audience participation is encouraged.

Register for this program at the Abington Free Library

Information: 215-885-5180, ext. 15 or


Roslyn Branch LibraryPajama Party

Stories, songs, fingerplays, and crafts

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal.

Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 6

Registration begins Aug. 30th Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave

Information: 215-886-9818


Preschool Story TimesRoslyn Branch Library

Stories, songs, and craftsTuesdays for ages 3-6 from 11-11:30 a.m.Thursdays for ages 2-3 from 11-11:30 p.m.

Begin Sept. 27th through Nov. 18

Registration begins Sept. 7th

Information: 215-886-9818 or


Press ReleaseRoslyn Library

Local teen wants to share his expertise working with polymer clay. He’ll help you create your own Halloween figurines: pumpkins, ghosts, scarecrows, witches, bats, etc. Decorate your room for the holiday.

This program will be on October 18 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is for kids ages 8-13

Registration begins Sept. 27

Limited to 10 participants

Information: 215-886-9818


The Celebration of Henry and Mudge!Roslyn Library

Ages: 5-9

Wednesday, October 12 from 7-8 p.m.

Henry and Mudge have lots of adventures together. Read any or all of the books about them and come prepared to share them with a small group. Fun craft and a delicious snack too.

Registration Sept. 13

Information: 215-886-9818


Montgomery County Health Safety Programsat the Roslyn Branch Library

Halloween Safety – October 18 – play Halloween Jeopardy. If you wear a costume you get a small prize! – registration begins Sept. 27.

Sledding Safety – November 29 – play Downhill Racer Game – registration begins Nov. 8.

Time for all classes – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Ages: 4 – 12



Calling All Artists

If you have brushed (or chalked) a masterpiece and would like to loan it to Abington Township for display in our 2nd Floor Boardroom, we would be honored. Our monthly meetings are held in this room and are videotaped for the public. Your work would be viewed by other Abington residents and our boardroom would be bejeweled!

Please call 267-536-1004 if you are interested.


2010 Budget Meetings

October 15 Budget package forwarded to Commissioners

October 21 Budget Workshop – 7:30 p.m. Board Room

October 28 Budget Workshop – as needed

November Preliminary Budget Meeting – 8 p.m. Board 4 Room

November Budget Workshop – as needed18

December Final Budget Meeting – Public Hearing on 9 Millage Ordinance 8 p.m. – Board Room


Abington Township Zoning Rewrite CommitteePlanning 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.


2010 West Nile Virus Update

Any time is a good time to eliminate areas where mosquitoes breed.

- Remove from around your home and neighborhood anything that might hold standing water: old tires, buckets and wheelbarrows.


2010 West Nile Virus Update

- Report any standing water that you cannot remove.

- Protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing protective clothing during the evening and early morning hours when mosquitoes that transmit West Nile virus are most active.


Guided Sculpture Park Tours

Every Saturday and Sunday through the summer and early fall, the Abington Art Center hostsF R E E guided tours of the Sculpture Park by one of our docents.

Tours leave the Art Center’s lobby at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., weather permitting. No appointment necessary.

Information: 215-887-4882 or


Abington Township Police Contact Information

Emergency 9-1-1

Abington Police Dispatch 215-884-2700

all other Police calls267-536-1100


Household Hazardous Waste &Electronic Collection

Montgomery County Recycling Hotline – 610-278-3618

This program is a community service to the residents of Montgomery County and the 4 Southeastern PA County Region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia) only and is not open to businesses, institutions or industry.

All collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Household Hazardous Waste &Electronic Collection

All collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Lower Merion Township Public WorksSaturday, October 23, 20101300 N. Woodbine AvenuePenn Valley, PA 19072Lower Merion Township


Household Hazardous Waste &Electronic Collection

Acceptable Items:Oil-Based Paint, Paint Thinner, Shellac, Turpentine, Stains & Varnish, Furniture Stripper & Finisher, Wallpaper Cement.

Outdoor Products: Swimming Pool Chemicals, Weed Killers, Septic Tank Degreasers, Asphalt Sealers, Caulking Compounds, Joint Compound, Roof Cements, Rodent Poison.

Automotive Products: Grease & Rust solvents, Fuel Additives, Motor Oil, Antifreeze, Gasoline, Carburetor Cleaners, Transmission/Brake Fluid, Lead Acid Batteries.


Household Hazardous Waste &Electronic Collection

Acceptable Items:Household Products: Drain/Oven Cleaners, Rug Cleaners, Kerosene, Toilet Bowl Cleaners, Adhesives/Solvents, Mothballs/Flakes, Spot Removers, Dry Cleaning Fluid, Wood & Metal Cleaners.

Miscellaneous: Acids, Caustics, Solvents, Flammables, Oxidizers, Organic Peroxide, Reactives, Lead, Pesticides, Mercury Bearing Items, Propane Cylinders (20lb or less), Rechargeable Batteries.

Electronic Equipment: CRT Monitors, CPU’s, Cameras, Cell Phone, Fax Machines, Scanners/Printers, 30” TV and smaller, Computer Peripherals.


Household Hazardous Waste &Electronic Collection

NOT Acceptable Items:Latex Paint – throw in trash after it is dried out completely, Alkaline Batteries, Appliances, Explosives & Ammunition, Tires, Infectious or Medical Waste, Radioactive Waste, Asbestos, Air Conditions, De/Humidifiers, Refrigerators, Smoke Detectors.


Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Collection

  • How to Package Household Hazardous Waste for Transportation.
  • 1. Keep all products in original containers with labels intact.
  • Wrap leaking containers in newspaper and place in a plastic bag or garbage container. Make sure all lids and caps are tight.
  • Place items securely in a box for transport. Use newspaper or cardboard as filler.
  • Place chemicals, which will react with one another, in separate parts of the vehicle.
  • Do Not leave materials in hot, unventilated area for long periods of time. Do Not Smoke Near Chemicals.

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


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


P E C OPreparation 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 Monday 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.