The Community Affairs Committee will be holding the 10th “Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony” on Friday, November 24th 2017 at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will be at “Bristol Lord Field” located at Castle Avenue and Main Street.
Immediately following the ceremony, there will be refreshments for all borough residents at MacQueen Hall. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance for all borough children 13 and under.
In order for Santa to have a gift available, parents/guardians must sign-up their child.
Forms are available in the Borough Offices or download by clicking the link. Completed forms must be dropped off to the borough offices by Friday, November 3rd!
Wardrobes for Work Program Offers Free Business Attire to Local Residents with Open House on Friday, September 8th from 10 am – 2pm
Wardrobes for Work seeks to help those who are entering-or re-entering the workplace
by offering them free professional attire
ASTON, PA – The Wardrobes for Work program will be giving away hundreds of gently used men’s and women’s business casual attire and business suits to local residents – free of charge – during an open house at Neumann University on Friday, September 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. The Wardrobes for Work program is designed to provide support and assistance to Delaware Valley residents in need of workplace suitable clothing but who may face a variety of financial challenges.
“Wardrobes for Work was created to remove one of the financial challenges – having workplace appropriate attire — that individuals may face when they are going on job interviews, reentering the workforce, starting a new job, or maintaining their existing work wardrobe,” said Danielle McNichol, General Counsel and Director of the Center for Leadership at Neumann University. “Through the generosity of many local businesses, residents, and government offices, we have collected thousands of articles of work clothing over the past few months in a variety of sizes. We want to help individuals further their careers by giving them access to the workplace attire they need to succeed.”
The Wardrobes for Work program was initiated by Neumann University’s Center for Leadership earlier this year and offers a range of men’s and women’s business suits, dress suits, and casual workplace attire. In order to ensure that enough clothes are available in a variety of sizes, individuals will be limited to three outfits during the open house, which will take place on Neumann University’s campus on the second floor of the Rocco A. Abessinio Building.
Neumann University is easily accessible by SEPTA and the campus is a stop on the 114 Bus Route. To plan your trip via public transit, please visit www.septa.org/m/maps/trip.html.
Over the past several months, dozens of local businesses and law firms, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, and Delaware County government offices have helped collect thousands of articles of clothing by placing workplace attire donation boxes in their offices.
Individuals who are unable to make the open house but are in need of workplace attire are encouraged to schedule an appointment by emailing email@example.com or by calling 610-358-4528. Businesses that would like to host a collection box and individuals who would like to make a donation are encouraged to visit the Center for Leadership’s website http://neumannpublicsafety.com/donation-programs/.
Neumann University Center for Leadership
One Neumann Drive, Aston, Pa. 19104
610-358-4528 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annual Labor Day Fireworks were held on Sunday, September 3rd in Bristol Lord Field.
The Borough hopes to launch a streetscape project to honor hometown military veterans by hanging Hometown Hero flags throughout the borough in May 2018 until the Holiday Season starts. Once the flags come down from display, it will go to the ordering borough family.
While the exact cost has not yet been determined since it depends on the amount of flags ordered; council may split the cost which would require a $75 donation per flag from each ordering borough family. Each flag will require a photograph of the serviceman/woman; branch of service; and dates of service and/or theater of operation.
Since a minimum of 40 flags is required, please contact the Borough Office at (610) 874-7317 for additional information and to sign up. The Borough will be placing the order in Spring of 2018.
The Community Affairs Committee held it’s annual Magician Show with Pizza and Ice Cream Sundae on Saturday, August 19th.
The Upland Fire Company #1 will be holding their 1st Annual Car Show in the Upland Baptist Church Parking Lot on September 2, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. See the attached flyer for further information.44>
Please come out and support your local volunteer department!
The First National Night Out Event was held at the Upland Borough Police Department on Tuesday, August 1st from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Upland Borough Police Department held it’s 2017 Awards Dinner on June 22, 2017. The event was attended by borough officials, all current and several retired borough police officers. Newly appointed Chief Irey presented the retired officers with Retiree Badges.
An award was given to past Mayor and current Borough Manager, Michael Ciach for his service to the borough and police department. Also honored were Retired officer, Captain Robert C. Love who was presented with the newly named “Captain Robert C. Love Officer of the Year Award” which was presented to this years recipient Officer Joshua VanHorn.
Also recognized was Sergeant Morris J. Albany, Jr. who will killed on October 13, 1976 while trying to thwart a robbery in Chester. Sergeant Albany’s family was in attendance and a plaque was dedicated in his memory which will be permanently affixed in the police department.
If you have a school aged child in need of breakfast or lunch text FOOD to 877877 and you will receive a message stating the closest location that your child can receive FREE summer meals.
The annual Carnival sponsored by the Community Affairs Committee was held in Bristol Lord Field from June 7th through the 10th.
All proceeds help fund all the FREE events that the Community Affairs Committee hold for borough residents.
We thank all the volunteers who assisted in selling tickets and in the pavilion selling food and beverages.Your help is instrumental in the Community Affairs Committee being able to hold events for the borough residents.
The June 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
On Saturday, June 3, 2017 the Borough of Upland will be having a Shred-It day for borough residents and the Delaware County Office of the District Attorney will hold a Prescription Drug Drop Off. Both events will be held in the Upland Borough Police Department parking lot located on Castle Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
A technician from Shred-It will do all the shredding. The amount of paper per resident to be shredded is limited to 6 banker boxes. No need to remove: paper clips, rubber bands or small binder clips but you must remove large binder clips, laminated paper and binders. Also, no CD’s, hard drivers, tapes or other media is accepted.
For more information on the Medicine Drop boxes, please visit the Delaware County Office of the District Attorney, John J. Whalen, D.A. (please click the link).
Upland Borough needs volunteers for the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) training being held at Toby Farms Elementary School on Saturday, May 6, 2017 starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m. Must be 16 years or older to participate. Please come out to support!
The May 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
Is Your Family Prepared in the Event of a Disaster?
Sign Up Now for a FREE Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Seminar
If you are concerned about safety and preparedness, this course is for you!
CERT training is being offered to ALL Delaware County residents.
Training programs are offered by the
Delaware County Department of Emergency Services
CERT Operation Training
Tuesday evenings from 6 pm to 10 pmon
May 2, May 9, (Wed) May 17, May 23, May 30, & June 6, 2017
Delaware County 911 Center
360 N. Middletown Road, Media Pa 19063
For more information and to register go to:
This course is open to adults only.
The April 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
Photos courtesy of George Patterson
All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation, plus court costs.
An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.
The small license fee helps protect the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.
Dog licenses are available from your local county treasurer and other licensing agents.
Reasons for dog licensing:
• It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
• If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
• The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
• License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.
- Dear Residents of the Borough of Upland,
“Effective from 6 AM Tuesday, March 14th to 8 PM Tuesday evening, Mayor Michael J. Ciach has declared a snow emergency for the Borough of Upland anticipating the arrival of winter storm Stella that could potentially drop 8-12 inches of snow to our area or more. The heavy snow could make many roads impassable and may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the snow on tree limbs and power lines. We are requiring as a condition of the state of emergency that all non-essential vehicles remain off the roads to allow our first responders, public safety and emergency management personnel to respond to any emergencies. Further, we ask that all emergency routes be cleared of vehicles so that the plows are able to clear the snow from the streets and wherever possible please park your vehicles in your driveways or off the roads to help our plowing efforts”.
- Council Meeting for tonight has been cancelled.
The March 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
The February 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
The January 2017 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, also known as LIHEAP, helps low-income families pay their heating bills. LIHEAP is a grant that offers assistance in the form of a cash grant, sent directly to the utility company, or a crisis grant for households in immediate danger of being without heat. Please click for more information….
12/28/2016 Update: Work area will be Edgmont Avenue between Elbon Road and West Avon Road.
Please note that Chester Water Authority’s contractor will be doing work and there may be some temporary traffic inconvenience.
This will be updated for work being done in Upland Borough, upon notification from CWA.
The December 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
PECO TO CLOSE MAIN STREET/UPLAND ROAD WEEKDAYS FOR GAS MAIN REPLACEMENT IN UPLAND BOROUGH, DELAWARE COUNTY
King of Prussia, PA – PECO Energy is scheduled to close Main Street/Upland Road weekdays between Scott Avenue and 11th Street in Upland Borough, Delaware County, starting Monday, December 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for gas main installation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced. The weekday closure of Main Street/Upland Road will be in effect through Friday, December 23.
The Upland Borough Annual Tree Lighting and visit from Santa was once again a huge success. All the children in attendance (of all ages) enjoyed the holiday snacks and presents given out by Santa.
The free Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner was held on Saturday, November 12th at MacQueen Hall. The home-made meal was prepared and served by the many volunteers; whom we would like to thank for their service to our borough.
This annual event is one of many that is sponsored by the Community Affairs Committee for all borough residents who sign up to attend.
The Friends of the Caleb Pusey House held their annual Welcome Day on October 29th.
One of the many highlights was colonial reenactor Noah Lewis as Revolutionary War hero Ned Hector.
The Annual Halloween Party was held on October 29, 2016 at MacQueen Hall. A BOOtacular time was had by all!
The youth of the borough enjoyed childhood favorites chicken tenders, cheesy noodles, hot dogs, french fries and drinks served by volunteers. Entertainment was provided by Looney Balloons and best costume prizes were given as well as trick-or-treating at the end of the evening.
Special thanks to the Community Affairs Committee and their many volunteers.
The November 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the December 2016 Borough Calendar.
Please visit the office or download and print out the form. The completed forms must be dropped off to the Municipal Building Office no later than Friday, November 4, 2016.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016 Councilman William Dennon’s vision came to fruition when parking spots were dedicated to our Veterans at Sam & Sam’s Meat Market located in the Upland Shopping Center.
The October 2016 edition of the “Uplander” is available for viewing. Click the link and/or visit the “Newsletter” section of website.
Make sure to check out the “Publications” section of the website for the November 2016 Borough Calendar.
The Community Affairs Committee held their annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, September 24th; an apastalicious time was had by all who participated.
We would like to thank all our volunteers and diners who came out to support our committee to assist funding the free events throughout the year for the borough youth and seniors.
Today we commemorate the 15th anniversary of September 11, 2001. Let us never forget.
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