3 Festivals to Round-out Summer


By Betsy Natter Summer fun is still going strong and August is the perfect time for several annual festivals. Whether stepping into the past and learning about our region’s cultural heritage, gathering tips and information for your home and gardens or relaxing to the sounds of today’s folk music stars there is something for everyone [...]

3 Festivals to Round-out Summer2017-08-01T12:27:39-04:00

5 Memorial Day Celebration Activities


By Betsy Natter Memorial Day marks the official start of summer, but traditionally it is the remembrance of those fallen soldiers who have defended and served our nation. Originally called Decoration Day, the practice of laying flowers and wreaths on the graves of fallen soldiers began in 1868 following the American Civil War. Remembrances have [...]

5 Memorial Day Celebration Activities2017-05-23T15:57:50-04:00

Local Flower Show Provides Glimpse of Spring


By Betsy Natter If the last shot of winter weather kept you from enjoying the annual big-city flower show in Philadelphia, you can still enjoy a sneak peak at spring’s beauty by attending the 34th annual Flower Show at Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, PA. The annual event is being held March 23-25 at the [...]

Local Flower Show Provides Glimpse of Spring2017-03-14T23:10:10-04:00

Student Essay Contest Now Open!


by Betsy Natter Our country has a long history of immigration and the current discussions over policies have kept it in the forefront of daily news. Now, Montgomery county students have any opportunity to delve into the history of the eastern Pennsylvania region and those who immigrated here over the centuries through participation in the [...]

Student Essay Contest Now Open!2017-02-13T11:33:34-04:00

PA German Arts Thrive in Montgomery County


By Betsy Natter Eastern Pennsylvania is richly steeped in history and traditional arts, practiced and preserved for future generations by the skillful and resourceful German settlers who inhabited our region. Many of these historic art collections are displayed in museums and even homes throughout the area. For those who want to keep the traditions alive, [...]

PA German Arts Thrive in Montgomery County2017-01-25T09:01:41-04:00

Five End of Summer Fairs You Don’t Want to Miss


by Betsy Natter Summer is almost officially over, but the festivals are still going strong. There’s a lot to choose from, whether it’s a taste of history or a taste of honey – and everything in between. Check out one of these great fairs before September ends. Central Schwenkfelder Church – Country Fair 2111 Valley [...]

Five End of Summer Fairs You Don’t Want to Miss2016-12-10T16:19:29-04:00

Support Literacy Day by Visiting a Local Bookstore


by Betsy Natter Kids are back in school and cracking open books just in time for International Literacy Day on Sept. 8th. This year marks the 50th anniversary that UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, has promoted the day in an effort to mobilize international communities to encourage literacy and increase literacy [...]

Support Literacy Day by Visiting a Local Bookstore2016-12-10T16:19:29-04:00

Hit the Trail on Horseback in Montco


By Betsy Natter Horses have long been one of man’s closest companions. They come along side in work, provide transportation and capture the hearts of young and old alike. And while not everyone can own their own equine friend, several local farms share their beloved animals and knowledge of these special creatures with the public. [...]

Hit the Trail on Horseback in Montco2016-12-10T16:19:30-04:00

6 August Festivals to Celebrate Life & Art


By Betsy Natter Photo credit: http://pfs.org/philadelphia-folk-festival/55th-folk-festival/ As summer begins to to wind down, it's time to soak in the sunshine and hit up the town. Enjoy some family time at these upcoming Montgomery County August events: 50th Annual Goschenhoppen Festival - Henry Antes Plantation 318 Colonial Rd., Perkiomenville, PA 18074 (just off of Rt. 73) [...]

6 August Festivals to Celebrate Life & Art2016-12-10T16:19:31-04:00

3 Unique Outdoor Games to Try this Summer


By Betsy Natter Are you looking to try some outdoor activities that go beyond backyard ring toss? Montgomery County has lots of courts and courses where you can try your hand at some not so common sports. Grab a partner or the whole gang and try one of these outdoor recreational spots. Mennonite Heritage Center [...]

3 Unique Outdoor Games to Try this Summer2019-08-21T10:30:51-04:00