2017 Montgomery County Easter Celebrations

By Betsy Natter Easter celebrations are some of the most anticipated activities of spring as weather warms, flowers begin to bloom and the earth springs back to life. In preparation for the season, local churches and parks are hosting a wide variety of activities including craft activities, egg hunts and religious observances. Check out the [...]

Celebrate “Music in Our Schools Month”

The Rydal String Ensemble and the McKinley Band Ensemble travelled to Harrisburg to perform in the State Capitol Building for “Music In Our Schools Month.”  The performing groups were selected by invitation from PMEA – the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Kevin Longwill, Seth Shirk, and Daniel Young were the musical directors of the McKinley group [...]

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 [...]

World Famous Harlem Wizards will present “Pre-Game” against Abington teachers & principals

On March 15, the World Famous Harlem Wizards will present “Pre-Game” (against Abington teachers & principals) warm-up assemblies at Abington Schools Looking for a fun, wacky, event to cover? The Harlem Wizards will be presenting “pre-game” warm-up assemblies at Abington Schools on March 15 in preparation for their basketball game against Abington teachers and principals [...]

Montgomery County St. Patrick’s Day Guide 2017

Don your finest green, practice your bagpipe skills and hunt for a lucky four-leaf clover … it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! Here’s how Montgomery County is celebrating this year: The Saint Patrick' Parade in Conshohocken is the only Saint Patrick's Parade in Montgomery County Pa. The orginal parade was started in Norristown in 1992 but over [...]

Plan to Paddle the Perkiomen

By Betsy Natter Make plans now to spend time this spring and summer on Montgomery County’s beautiful Perkiomen Creek. Three special events sponsored by the Perkiomen Watershed Conservancy will allow participants to challenge their physical stamina, enjoy and learn about the natural habitat surrounding the watershed and simply have fun. It’s the Perkiomen Trifecta and [...]

Green Lane Park Hosts “Waterfowl Watch” Saturday March 11th

Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will offer a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday March 11th at 1:00 p.m.  The spring migration of ducks, geese and swans should be well underway as we search the lakes of Green Lane Park. Join us in our search for these north-bound travelers. Bring binoculars and meet at Tennis Court [...]

McKinley Elementary School Transforms to “Seussville” to Celebrate Read Across America

During the week of February 27, McKinley Elementary School in Elkins Park transformed into Seussville to Celebrate Read Across America. The school engaged in a wide array of fun-filled reading-themed activities in celebration of reading.  The school celebrated with dress up days, guest readers shared books written by Dr. Seuss, students created artistic renderings of [...]