History/Culture

Montgomerian on the Move: The Power of a Familiar Face

Montgomerian on the Move: The Power of a Familiar Face

by Anna Idler “You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind… because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner Back in the day when I was studying […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Island Living

Montgomerian on the Move: Island Living

Anna Idler “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.” – E. Lockhart. Flip flops, easy smiles, and friendly hey–where-are-you-froms surround us from all sides. Rach and I have just walked into Earthers Hostel in Hvar, Croatia to check in. Even after just minutes waiting in the reception area to find […]

2016 Montgomery County Fall Guide

2016 Montgomery County Fall Guide

Gorgeous foliage, spooktacular Halloween adventures, delicious fresh food, and so much more bring Montgomery County to life in the fall. With so much to do, bookmark this handy fall guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the fun! Check in with the calendar of events for more to do. FAMILY FUN FALL […]

A Piece of North Wales History for BKZ Merchant Services

A Piece of North Wales History for BKZ Merchant Services

by Erin McNelis One of the wonderful things about living and working in Montgomery County is the daily union of modern conveniences and rich history. For BKZ Merchant Services, that union has taken center stage this summer. The 14 year-old company, owned by local entrepreneur Bob Zimmerman, recently moved their offices to 217 East Montgomery Avenue in North Wales, which […]

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3 Cultural Festivals for End of Summer Fun

by Betsy Natter The Philadelphia area is rich with cultural heritage and Montgomery County is no exception. As a way of sharing their ethnic heritage, culture, food and artistry with their communities, three local organizations are inviting the local community to join in their annual festival celebrations. Stop by one or more to learn about […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Riding Switchbacks to Sunset

Montgomerian on the Move: Riding Switchbacks to Sunset

by Anna Idler All GPSes were faulty. The small one attached to our rental car’s dashboard kept showing us going off the designated route and struggling to “recalculate”; our two phone maps showed us being close to the road we needed to get on, but provided no direct way to get there. “There” being Talaia […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Enjoying What The Planet Gives Us, in Lagos

Montgomerian on the Move: Enjoying What The Planet Gives Us, in Lagos

Anna Idler   “Hey! Thanks for picking me up!” I throw my backpack into the seat and climb into the surf guide’s truck. “No problem,” he says as he closes my door. Climbs back in. “Where are you from?” “Philadelphia! The U.S.” “Ah,” he chuckles. “I knew you were American.” “Oh man I’m sure you […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Finding Hope in Space

Montgomerian on the Move: Finding Hope in Space

Anna Idler I bought a collage from a local Portuguese artist while exploring the beautiful streets of Lisbon the other day. Three little blond girls stand with their backs to the viewer, looking at Earth. I couldn’t say why I bought it at first – “I just really like it,” I said to Rachel, who […]

Montgomerian on the Move: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pamplona

Montgomerian on the Move: Hitting the Bull’s Eye in Pamplona

by Anna Idler “There is a man reading a newspaper front of us.” Rachel poked my arm and motioned to the front of the crowd. Though my five-foot frame doesn’t allow me to see much in these congested situations, I managed to locate him: she was right. An elderly man in a red “Pamplona” bandana […]

Montgomerian on the Move: A Young Girl’s Courage Lives On at 263 Prinsengracht

Montgomerian on the Move: A Young Girl’s Courage Lives On at 263 Prinsengracht

Anna Idler “I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.” – Anne Frank Amsterdam is set up like one giant circle. Read: the most ideal set-up for a not-so-savvy map reader like me. I loved this city. The streets are neatly divided by beautiful canals. […]