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perkPerkiomen Trail users can now learn more about its history and the local environment by simply picking up their cell phones. Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Department Trails Manager Rich Wood says new brochures with a trail map and phone numbers are now available at kiosks along the upper half of the trail, from Route 113 in Rahns to Green Lane Park.  He says the trails are about more than recreation, health and wellness.

“We want to give them some information about what we’ve developed and the history of it because it’s so rich with history and culture, and even the environmental issues that we have in this area, so while you’re walking, or stop on your bicycle if you have to, and take a look at the Green Lane Reservoir.  Take a look at the old mill house in Central Perkiomen Valley Park, and what you’re walking on and riding on, and learn what they were 50 or 100 years ago.”

Wood says it’s a pilot program that they plan to expand to the entire Perkiomen Trail, as well as the Schuylkill River Trail and the Cross-County Trail, and the first year is funded at no cost to county taxpayers, thanks to a grant from the Rails to Trails Conservancy.
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your holiday shopping, think about the "Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org): Public Benefits and Costs. Local stores in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure and make more efficient use of public services relative to big box stores and strip shopping malls.
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your holiday shopping, think about the "Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org): Environmental Sustainability. Local stores help to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers which in turn are essential to reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss, and air and water pollution. "Shop Locally for the Holidays!"
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your holiday shopping, think about the "Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org): Competition. A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term.
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WNPV AM 1440 As you plan your holiday shopping, think about the "Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses" from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org): Product Diversity. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices. "Shop Locally for the Holidays."
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