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Montco Dedicates Last Part Of Perk Trail

creekThe Perkiomen Trail is now complete. The Montgomery County Commissioners dedicated the final stretch this week at Green Lane Park.  The 1.7-mile paved section cost $3 million, with the federal government paying the bill.  Vice Chairman Joe Hoeffel, speaking at the ceremony, said it’s an investment in the quality of life.

“There’s a lot of investment, and not just federal money, but county money, and more than that of time and sweat equity and a belief that this community is worth investing in, and that a trail network is something that adds great value to Montgomery County.”

The county paid for planning and engineering and design work.  The new trail section has a steep slope about 800 feet long and a tunnel under the road at the main park entrance on Route 29.  Regional County Trail Manager Rich Wood said it completes a loop around the Green Lane Reservoir, and connects with several other unpaved trails within the park that are more rugged than the loop.

“We don’t want all of our trails to be asphalt trails.  We want to have hiking trails and what they call single-track trails where I can enjoy just a hike through the woods or maybe two of us on horseback riding up through the woods where we’re not going to run into, maybe, bunches and bunches of bicycles.  There’s a place for everybody, and we have a need for those kinds of trails in our park as well.”

He said he spoke about two weeks ago with a family that used the trail to get from a parking lot to a Green Lane Nature Center program.

“They rode their bikes, made it up the hill, went to their nature center program, had some water and rode back down again, and they said it was great because they didn’t have to drive to where they were going to.”

Wood said they want people to park their cars and use the trail for hiking, biking and horseback riding and, weather permitting, cross-country skiing.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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