Montgomerian on the Move: Good Friends Are Key, Summiting in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

By: Anna Idler Kathleen, Tess and I went to high school together at Gwynedd Mercy Academy almost ten years ago. Three girls from the suburbs, born and raised outside Philly. We were lucky to have traveled with family and friends growing up; all three of us even studied abroad in Europe during college. Fast forward [...]

Re-Opening Celebration for Audubon Home

By Betsy Natter http://johnjames.audubon.org/ Join in the celebration as the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove in Audubon reopens the site’s historic house to visitors on April 7th following a two-and-a-half-year closure for renovations. The house was once the home of John James Audubon, the painter, ornithologist and naturalist who is remembered [...]

Trappe Celebrates 300th Anniversary in 2017

Elected Officials include: Scott Martin, Stu Strauss, Cong Ryan Costello, Mayor Connie Peck, Nevin Scholl, Cathy Johnson, Rep Tom Quigley, Pat Webster, and Sen Senator Bob Mensch Trappe, Pennsylvania, is celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2017. The festivities kicked off with a special celebration on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Borough was settled in [...]

2016 Montgomery Holiday Guide, presented by BKZ Consulting

by Edie Weinstein  Your 2016 Holiday Guide is sponsored by BKZ Consulting Partners, LLC, a veteran-owned credit card processing provider based in North Wales. BKZ manages and maintains relationships with the best processing and merchant services companies in the United States and delivers that expertise to local businesses. First-hand experience of the strengths and weaknesses [...]

Celebrate the Season at Upper Merion’s Holiday Hoopla

Bring the family and join Upper Merion Parks and Recreation as they Light Up the Holiday season. At 6:30pm on Friday December 2, 2016 at the Upper Merion Township Building Freedom Hall (175 W. Valley Forge Road, King of Prussia), the community is invited to the official Tree Lighting ceremony where Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand

by Anna Idler I’ve never wished I was taller more than fighting through the Loi Krathong festival crowds in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Fragile paper lanterns in hand, Rachel and I weaved through the packed streets trying not to knock into anything or anyone, a near impossible act. I looked up at the sky near the [...]

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

Visit historic Pottsgrove Manor between Friday, November 25, 2016 and Sunday, January 8, 2017 for a glimpse of colonial life during the holiday season. With the museum’s annual “Twelfth Night Tours,” visitors of all ages can enjoy a guided tour of ironmaster John Potts’ elegant 1752 Georgian manor house, decorated with greenery for Yuletide. Along [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays

By Betsy Natter With more of a chill in the air you may not think about wandering out into one of Montgomery County’s many parks to spend an afternoon. But in preparation for the holiday season, many sites are holding workshops and open houses to help everyone get ready. Enjoy a candlelit tour, make a [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Embracing Helmet Hair in Vietnam

by Anna Idler “Good enough!” Our guide for the day, Hoang, delivered this affirmation this to Rachel as he strapped her helmet on and moved on to “inspect” the headgear I’d chosen. Not very comforting of an assessment. But we were too excited at the moment to care. We were in Hoi An, Vietnam, preparing [...]