3 June Festivals Focus on Local MontCo Artists

By Betsy Natter Montgomery County’s rich tradition of artistic expression continues this month as local artists and musicians exhibit their work and perform in a variety of venues throughout the county. From the upper northwestern reaches to the southeastern corners of the county, there is a place to sit back and enjoy great music or [...]

Montgomery County’s Ultimate Makeover: Judith Owens Big Reveal

Photography by Amy McDermott at Pixxie Salon in Ambler, PA Judith's entry photo When Judith Owens awoke at her home in Pottstown on November 2, 2016, she didn’t know that a big change was coming her way. What she did know, though, is that she was ready for one. But she also knew that she needed [...]

Act II Playhouse presents the hilarious musical revue,  Tomfoolery

Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite. Act II Playhouse presents Tomfoolery, a revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of famed satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer, on stage in Ambler from Feb. 28-April 2, 2017. Tomfoolery stars Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite, Jamison Foreman, Tracie Higgins (Electile Dysfunction, Forbidden Broadway, Lend Me a Tenor), and [...]

This Wonderful Life Comes to Act II Playhouse

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents This Wonderful Life, a hilarious one-man adaptation of the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, on stage for three weeks only, Dec. 6-24. This Wonderful Life stars Act II Playhouse Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite as all of the characters in the beloved movie. "This show combines several loves of mine: impressions, [...]

Montco Movers & Shakers: Elise Baker, presented by BKZ Consulting

10 outstanding individuals have been named the Top 10 Movers & Shakers of the year, and we have the honor of sharing their stories on Montco Happening. We asked locals to nominate Montgomery County’s most influential people – men and women who are shaping the community, influencing their industries, and making a difference. Dozens of amazing stories were submitted about [...]

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Mauritius

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the exciting crime drama, Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck, on stage for four weeks only, Oct. 25-Nov. 20. This contemporary thriller centers on two half-sisters sparring over rare stamps from the island of Mauritius. After their mother's death, one sister attempts to sell the stamps for a fortune, and unwittingly [...]

Ambler Happening: A spotlight on Ambler, PA

by Anna Idler Photography by Alison Dunlap I still remember my fourth of July three years ago; I might remember so well because it didn’t involve any wild parties and fireworks “down the shore” as we Philadelphians like to call it. I opted for a quiet night with my mom, in downtown Ambler, about five [...]

Salon Envy: Where Clients Are Family

By Edie Weinstein Photography by Alison Dunlap Walk through the doors of Ambler’s signature Salon Envy, and you will be greeted with warm smiles, professional service and product lines and as a bonus, coffee and fresh baked goods, in which the not-so-secret ingredient is love. Owner Maria Fabiani opened those doors in 2006 and welcomes a [...]