August History Fun in MontCo Parks

2017-07-25T09:27:57+00:00

By Betsy Natter Photo credit: http://www.peterwentzfarmsteadsociety.org/ Are you looking for fun activities for the family that will keep everyone’s brains going and ready for the start of school? Then plan to visit several of Montgomery County’s historical sites throughout August for fun and educational programming for the entire family. Most events are free, [...]

August History Fun in MontCo Parks 2017-07-25T09:27:57+00:00

Montgomery County Named One of the Happiest in the Country

2017-07-24T15:13:12+00:00

The United Nations released the 2017 World Happiness Report, with the U.S. ranking 14th on the list that considered 155 nations. Montgomery County, PA came in at #25. SmartAssets calculated the results among 980 counties using eight metrics of equal weight. Metrics includes average life expectancy, the percentage of the population receiving the recommended weekly exercise, personal [...]

Montgomery County Named One of the Happiest in the Country 2017-07-24T15:13:12+00:00

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

2017-05-07T16:40:14+00:00

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 [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Good Friends Are Key, Summiting in Fiordland National Park, New Zealand 2017-05-07T16:40:14+00:00

Re-Opening Celebration for Audubon Home

2017-04-05T17:48:21+00:00

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 [...]

Re-Opening Celebration for Audubon Home 2017-04-05T17:48:21+00:00

Trappe Celebrates 300th Anniversary in 2017

2017-01-30T09:42:52+00:00

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 [...]

Trappe Celebrates 300th Anniversary in 2017 2017-01-30T09:42:52+00:00

2016 Montgomery Holiday Guide, presented by BKZ Consulting

2017-08-06T11:56:32+00:00

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 [...]

2016 Montgomery Holiday Guide, presented by BKZ Consulting 2017-08-06T11:56:32+00:00

Celebrate the Season at Upper Merion’s Holiday Hoopla

2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

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 [...]

Celebrate the Season at Upper Merion’s Holiday Hoopla 2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Playing Explorers in Sapa, Vietnam

2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

by Anna Idler “You have to move faster, we might need to run.” Our homestay host and trekking guide, John, quietly dictated this to our group as we crept past him down to a ravine off of our original trail. He motioned for us to keep moving while he stared down two water buffalo directly to [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Playing Explorers in Sapa, Vietnam 2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

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 [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor

2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

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 [...]

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor 2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00