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January 13, 2017

Out & About – The Perkiomen Trail

Tomorrow morning (Saturday 1/14/17 at 10 AM)- Join us for a brisk winter’s walk on the Perkiomen Trail.  Along the way we’ll investigate plant life, animal sounds and signs and anything else that pops up.  Note- winter conditions can be unpredictable. Suitable footwear recommended.  Meet at Crusher Road Trailhead south of Green Lane Borough (1125 Crusher Road, Green Lane PA 18054). Pre-registration required.
Ages: 8 to adult; free.  Green Lane Park Website

Do Your Best Robot Dance

The robokids in Upper Perk Robotics are gearing up for competition on Saturday, January 14th, held at Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, 1836 Gravel Pike, Perkiomenville. 9 am – 3pm. Robots built, driving strategy formulated, programming done, engineering notebooks up to date and STEM projects ready for presentation! We are ready! Come on out and cheer the kids on. Facebook Post


Riding Into The Weekend

Today’s briefing made available by Upper Perk’s Used Bike Shop – Bike & Soul on Main Street in East Greenville.


January 12, 2017

Tax Calculation

The Upper Perk School District board meeting is on tonight (Thursday 1/12/17) with a special tax calculation presentation. Meeting starts at 7 pm at the Ed Ctr, 2229 East Buck Road in Pennsburg.

Cell Phones & Cancer?

On UPTV’s Newscast from yesterday (1/11/17) they review if cell phones cause cancer and give you a sports update. Youtube Link

Give me an M! 

The Mohawks are looking for a Cheer Director. If you have a cheer background and want to teach cheer and oversee the program please let us know. Contact us at upmohawks@gmail.com. Please think about giving your time for some great girls and boys.


Support for today’s briefing comes from the Upper Perkiomen Community Thrift Shop. Have you been to the new location? It’s at  301 4th Street in Pennsburg across from the train station. New items every day; visit their Facebook page to see the latest.

January 11, 2017

Dog Lovers Unite

The date and location for this year’s Bark For Life of Upper Perk event have been announced.  Join them in Camelot Park (1124 Church Rd East Greenville) on Saturday, June 3, 2017. Sign up your pups today and let’s “Take a Bite out of Cancer!”

How To Art?

Learn how to art on UPTV’s Newscast for Tuesday 1/10/17.  You can also watch UPTV’s trip to NYC. During a tour of NBC Studios, students got to produce a talk show.

They Keep Us Rolling

A special thanks to Bike & Soul on Main Street in East Greenville for their support of today’s briefing. Go take a look at their used bikes or get your own bike tuned up.


January 10, 2017


**Because of possible icing, tonight’s UP High School band concert is postponed. The varsity boys basketball game begins at 5:30 instead of 6:45. The JV game is cancelled.**

The Show Must Go On (or not see above)

Tonight at 7:00 pm is the Upper Perk High School band & orchestra concert.

Later in the Week

The Upper Perk School District board meeting is on Thursday (1/12/17) with a special tax calculation presentation. Meeting starts at 7 pm at the Ed Ctr, 2229 East Buck Road in Pennsburg. You may remember that building as the Embassy roller skating rink (1993-2006).

I’m All Shook Up

The UPTV newscast from Monday features a tribute to Elvis. In sports news, varsity basketball beat Pottstown Friday night and wrestling beat Neshaminy at Hawk Mountain Duals.  Video Link

They’d Give you the Shirt Off Their Back

Today’s support comes from the Upper Perkiomen Community Thrift Shop at  301 4th Street in Pennsburg across from the train station. Here’s their Facebook page.

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Hometown Christmas Parade – 2016

The parade started 40 years ago as a dream of the Spaar family.  This tradition is still carried today and continually for the past 15 years with the family.  Over the years the event has been partnered with others in the community.

The day includes a parade down Main St. (Rte 29) through the boroughs of Red Hill, Pennsburg and East Greenville. The parade begins at 1:00 pm and includes NO motorized vehicles. There are many beautiful horses, llamas, sled dogs, etc. And of course, Santa, who ends the parade then hosts individual visits with children at Santa Land at St. Mark’s Church, 81 Main St., Pennsburg. Santa Land contains many activities itself for children. The Upper Perk Community Life Center, 104 Main St, East Greenville, will host a craft bazaar with an amazing array of unique items for holiday gift-giving. And many local merchants will also have something special happening in their locations that day.

If you are interested in entering the parade and coming alongside the Spaar family and Love Upper Perk please contact the Spaars at hometownxmas@hotmail.com.  No motorized vehicles are permitted in the parade except the police cruiser that leads and the manure truck at the end!

This parade does not happen without the support of local businesses and community members.  Please consider sponsoring this 40 year family and community tradition.  Send your donations directly to:

Thomas Spaar
Hometown Christmas Parade
7290 Orthaus Road
Hereford, PA 18056