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Jenkintown2035 Open House!

There will be an Open House at Borough Hall to learn about the themes and recommendations for the Jenkintown2035 Comprehensive Plan.  Come to the open house and vote on what you would like to prioritize for the improvements!

The Open House will take place on Wednesday March 22, 2017 from 5PM-8PM at Borough Hall.  Free refreshements will be provided and parking will be free in all lots and metered spaces beginning at 5PM.

For more information, you can view the attached flier here!


Decluttering for New Year?   Do you have old electronics that you want to recycle?  How about outgrown children’s clothing and toys that you’d like to pass on?  How about books that another reader could enjoy?  Old papers that need shredding?
Arcadia University is sponsoring a Repurposing, eWaste, and donation event from 10am to 3pm on January 16, 2017 at Murphy Hall.  There will also be a shredding truck available for paper shredding.
Donations of clothing and househole items will be directed towards organizations that welcome your generosity.  For instance, gently used children’s clothing will be given to Cradles to Crayons, who in turn, helps out shelters and area organizations.
The e-waste drive will collect anything electronic or metal with the exception of televisions or CRT monitors.

See here for the full list of items that can be donated.  Volunteers will help unload the items you bring.
And while you’re at it, why not bring a can of food to donate to local food banks?

Abington Friends School to host 25 MLK ‘Day of Service’ projects on January 16

The public is invited to volunteer for Martin Luther King “Day of Service” projects at Abington Friends School from 9 a.m. until noon on Monday, January 16. These meaningful projects benefit those in need who are served by many local organizations, including The Breathing Room Foundation, Aid for Friends and Whosoever Gospel Mission. Volunteers are needed to bake bread, make soup, create scarves and blankets and many other activities.

AFS, McKinley Elementary School in Abington and A Step Up Academy are partners in sponsoring this annual “Day of Service.”  There are projects for people of all ages.

As part of the service program, AFS also will host a huge “Clothing Sale” at the AFS Lower School on Saturday, January 14, from 9 a.m. until noon. Hundreds of gently used items will be for sale, and none is priced higher than $3. Proceeds benefit the Montgomery County Women’s Center.

Abington Friends School is located at 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, Pa.

For more information and to register to volunteer, go to A flyer with more information can be found here

Winter Open House on December 8th

All Borough families and friends are invited to join state Rep. Steve McCarter and his staff for a Winter Open House from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 8, at their office in Glenside. Stop by 115 E. Glenside Ave., Suite #8 to find out about state government services. Congressman Brendan Boyle’s office, which is in the same complex, will also be participating in the event and will be available to answer any federal government-related questions you may have.

To help Rep. McCarter plan for the open house, please call his office at (215) 572-5210 to RSVP so that he knows you’ll be joining. Continue reading Winter Open House on December 8th

Scare On The Square This Weekend!

The Jenkintown Recreation Board is excited to announce this year’s Scare on the Square, our annual celebration of all that is tricky and treat-y in Jenkintown! Please join us Saturday, October 29 from 2 – 4 p.m. in Town Square, where we’ll have fun activities for young ghouls and goblins, including games, bobbing for apples, a mummy wrapping contest, crafts, and treats for all to enjoy. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

See here for a flyer about the event!

If you’d like to volunteer for this event or future Recreation Board events, please email Emily Wicks at