Upper Makefield Township
Oct. 2010
In This Issue
$48,600 Grant for Streetscape Project
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday, Nov. 13
Recycling Earns Township $20,310 Grant
Eagle Road Project near Completion, Stoneybrook Road Closed for 3 Months
Download Our Halloween Safety
Tip Sheet
Community Events

"Save the Crossing Park" Fundraiser
Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

Music, food, spirits and a live Auction all to support Washington Crossing Historic Park. Reservations and information available at 215-493-6500 or purchase online.

Boat Drill and Reenactment Dress Rehersal
Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.

Reenactors perform the entire 1776 Crossing, including rowing across the Delaware River. The historic buildings will be open as reenactors depict village life. Adults: $9, children over six: $5. For more information call 215-493-4076 or visit the website.

Annual 1776 Christmas Day Crossing Reenactment
Dec. 25 at 1 p.m.

There is no admission for this free event. For information call 215-493-4076 or visit the website.

Visit Washington Crossing Park!

Guided Tours of the Historic Village and the 1776 Christmas Day Crossing
Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Guided Tours of the Thompson-Neely House
Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Bowman's Tower
through November
Tue.-Sun. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Each site is $5, free for children under 6. Combination tickets for all 3 park sites are adults: $9, children over 6: $5. More information on tours.

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$48,600 Grant Awarded to Complete Washington Crossing Gateway Park and Streetscape Project

Washington Crossing Gateway Park and Streetscape Project

Phase II of the Washington Crossing Gateway Park and Streetscape Project is in the planning stages, following receipt of a $48,600 Compact Authorized Investment (CAI) grant from the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

With a 10% match of $5,400 from the township, the CAI grant will allow the completion of design elements eliminated during Phase I due to budget constraints. Planned improvements in Phase II include: benches, historic interpretation and educational signage, and a welcome sign.

The Capital Improvement Oversight Committee oversaw Phase I and will soon meet to work on Phase II.
Read more.
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Saturday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1076 Eagle Road


Following the success of the National Drug Take-Back Day in September, Upper Makefield Township Police Department will participate in the next collection for prescription drugs on Nov. 13. "Our goal is to prevent drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses, and water pollution," said Chief Mark Schmidt. Read more.

Recycling Earns Township $20,310 Grant
Residents and businesses recycled 946 tons of material in 2008, which has translated into $20,310 in grant funds from the Pennsylvania DEP. The last grant received for 2007 recycling collection was for $12,562.

Give Us Your Recycling Tips
How can you help the township recycle even more? What tips do you have for neighbors to remember to recycle? Send us your tips and we may include them on the website or in the next eNews. For example:
  • Do you place your recycling bin(s) in a location that helps you remember?
  • Is there something you recycle that someone else might not think of recycling? (like a shampoo bottle)
  • How do you get your kids involved?
Eagle Road Project near Completion, Stoneybrook Road Closed for 3 Months
Construction to improve drainage and the road surface on Eagle Road between Stoneybrook Road and Thompson Mill Road is near completion. The road will be re-opened to all traffic soon. Read more about the project.

PennDOT has started construction for a bridge replacement on Stoneybrook Road. During construction, Stoneybrook Road will be closed from Shannon Road to Slack Road. The project is expected to take approximately 3 months, with anticipated reopening in late December or January.
Mark Your Calendar - Vote Nov. 2
Remember to vote next Tuesday, Nov. 2. All Upper Makefield residents vote at:

Sol Feinstone Elementary School
1090 Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940

Find voting information on: www.VotesPA.com

Township Building Will Be Closed:

November 11: Veterans Day

November 24-25: Thanksgiving

Download Our Halloween Safety Tip Sheet
Keep your Trick or Treater safe this Halloween with these tips from the Upper Makefield Police Department.

Here are a few tips, be sure to download & print the full sheet to share with your child.

  • Make sure costumes fit well and if possible, are flame retardant
  • Use makeup instead of masks, but if you do use a mask make sure it allows full vision
  • Costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible
Keep Your Home Safe:
  • Keep the path to your home clear of obstacles and lit candles
  • Make sure your home is well lit
While Trick or Treating:
  • Walk, do not run!
  • Travel in groups, with flashlights, along sidewalks.
  • Stick to neighborhoods and homes you know and never enter the home or car of a stranger
  • Inspect all candy and avoid candy that is unwrapped, has puncture holes, has loose wrapping, is homemade, or is a choking hazard.
Have a Great Time!

Print & share the full safety tip sheet.