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POSTED: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 3:42 PM

The United States Housing and Urban Development agency is giving $500,000 to fund a housing-mobility program in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The grant will be announced tonight at a banquet held by the First Suburbs Project and Building One Pennsylvania.

The program aims to open affordable-housing opportunities in more well-off areas of Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties. According to a news release from the organizations, 89 percent of housing vouchers in those counties end up being used in more low-income areas, like Norristown.

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 3:46 PM

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Montgomery County through 7 p.m.  Snow mixing with rain, freezing and slushing on untreated roads could present driving hazards.

Temperatures are expected to gradually drop at or slightly below freezing tonight.  Around 3 p.m. the weather service was reporting 4.7 inches of snowfall in Elverson, 4.5 inches in Glenmoore, 3.6 inches in Doylestown and 3.5 inches in Wayne.

Weather story 
Full weather report

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POSTED: Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 3:24 PM

I've been getting a lot of calls about the Montgomery County budget hearings.  They are this Thursday, at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., at the commissioners' boardroom in Norristown -- 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor. 

If you wish to speak at the meeting, you must get your name on the roster.  You can do so by calling (610) 278-3020, visiting the county website or emailing budget2013@montcopa.org.

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POSTED: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 5:28 PM

Happy post-Thanksgiving, Montgomery County!  I hope you're all recovering from the tryptophan and shopping hysteria. 

Here's some news to help mend the mind:

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POSTED: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 3:16 PM

Here are a few family-friendly events that have crossed our path. 

As always, be safe and sober behind the wheel.  And from all of us here at the Inquirer, Happy Thanksgiving!

BLACK FRIDAY

  • Small business cash mob in downtown Pottstown
    The Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority is giving out prizes to shoppers who buy local on Friday. Stop by their office at 17 N. Hanover Street for a sticker, a map and contest rules. 
    Then go out and do your shopping! Merchants will have special offers and treats.  Keep an eye out for "Captain Buy Local" and his sidekick "Small Biz".  And when you're done, return to the office visit Grumpy's (137 E. High St.) to submit your prize entry.
    For more information, visit:
    https://www.facebook.com/pdida.pottstown
  • Skip shopping and check out a new river trail instead
    Join the Friends of Cynwood Heritage Trails for a walk on the county's newest trail!  Walk is about 2 miles, past the Bala Cynwood Park, between West Laurel Hill and Westminster cemeteries, and up to the Schuylkill River at Manayunk.  The trail recently won a county award for outstanding land developments and revitalization.
    Meet 11 a.m. Friday at the Cynwood station. 
    For more information visit 
    http://www.cynwydtrail.org/
  • Christmas tree lighting in Conshohocken
    Friday, 6-7:30 p.m. at Conshohocken Borough Hall.  DJ, hot chocolate, trivia and treats. Plus, Santa Claus will arrive with a Conshy Fire Co. escort.
    For more information visit
    https://www.facebook.com/events/431705830216597/
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POSTED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012, 5:24 PM

What sound do turkeys make?

"Gobble gobble!" one girl answers enthusiastically.  She's right, of course, but they also make another sound -- a yelping noise that Montgomery County naturalist Ruth King replicated by grating two squeaky pieces of wood against each other.

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POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012, 12:03 PM

Happy Monday everyone.

The county commissioners are holding town hall meetings to discuss the new budget on Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  If you have questions, concerns or issues, email me or leave them in the comments and I'll check them out.

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