History/Culture

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. […]

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Montgomerian on the Move: Travel’s Tough, Get a Helmet

by Anna Idler “Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure.” – Irving Wallace This bike is way too tall for me and I don’t know why I’m refusing to believe it, I thought to myself pedaling through Howard Place in Edinburgh, Scotland last Monday […]

Montgomerian on the Move: New Friends in New Places

Montgomerian on the Move: New Friends in New Places

Anna Idler “A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.” – Tim Cahill One of my favorite aspects of our trip so far is the people we have met. I love and miss my friends at home, but I really enjoy the freedom of meeting new people on the road I otherwise would […]

Montgomerian on the Move: A Piece of Home in Ireland

Montgomerian on the Move: A Piece of Home in Ireland

by Anna Idler At 10:30pm in Dublin this past Wednesday night. Rachel and I were each in our little Avalon House bed, booking trains, writing blog articles and going over photos taken that day (even though the last 14+ hours had consisted mainly of airports). We were also dealing head on with jetlag that’s hit […]

Ambler Happening: A spotlight on Ambler, PA

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 […]

Dawesfield House, ca. 1908

Ambler Happening: Dawesfield

Dawesfield, also known as Camp Morris, is a historic country house estate located at Ambler. The sprawling property was made up of 11 building, including stone main dwelling (c. 1736-1870), stone barn (1795, 1937), stone tenant house (1845), frame farm manager’s house (1884), and eight stone-and-frame outbuildings (1736-1952). The property features landscaped grounds, a stone wall, and terraced […]

Where Food & Family Come Together: Forcella BYOB in Jenkintown

Where Food & Family Come Together: Forcella BYOB in Jenkintown

When dining out becomes more than just satisfying your appetite. When the destination offers a culinary experience founded on creativity, passion and knowledge. When you walk through the doors and are welcomed like family, that’s when you’ll find yourself sitting inside the exquisite dining room of Jenkintown’s Forcella Restaurant. Offering our residents a vibrant new […]

10 Must-See Summer Events in Montco

10 Must-See Summer Events in Montco

Summer has finally arrived in Montgomery County, so go out and enjoy it! Take in the warm weather and summertime smells all while enjoying some family time at these upcoming Montgomery County events. 1.) John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove Meet the Owls The John James Audubon Center is one of our favorite spots to enjoy nature in […]