War and “Camping” in MontCo this Fall

2017-09-19T20:38:49+00:00

By Betsy Natter Credit: Pennypacker Mills Many places boast that “Washington slept here,” and it is no different in Montgomery County. During the Revolutionary War in particular, George Washington, leader of the Continental Army, travelled throughout the region as he maneuvered his troops to engage the British. Local areas and historic homes became [...]

War and “Camping” in MontCo this Fall 2017-09-19T20:38:49+00:00

International Food Festival Provides Tastes from Afar

2017-09-12T12:38:47+00:00

By Betsy Natter Our country is privileged to host a melting pot of cultural customs and flavors among the makeup of our people. Yet while most of us enjoy can enjoy pizza from the shop around the corner, sushi from the display at the grocery store or dumplings when it’s time for take-out, some other [...]

International Food Festival Provides Tastes from Afar 2017-09-12T12:38:47+00:00

Souderton Native Volunteers for Portland Community

2017-09-06T22:06:08+00:00

by Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach Public Affairs A 2000 graduate of Souderton High School and Souderton, Pennsylvania native, volunteers in the Portland, Maine community to help those in need. U.S. Navy Reserve Petty Officer 1st Class Michelle Bellino is a logistics specialist and Leading Petty Officer (LPO) serving at Surge Maine Bangor, [...]

Souderton Native Volunteers for Portland Community 2017-09-06T22:06:08+00:00

MontCo Oktoberfest Guide 2017

2017-09-11T09:00:15+00:00

By Betsy Natter The approach of cooler fall weather also brings a seasonal favorite for beer lovers – Oktoberfest! While not strictly always held during the month of October, beer festivals will be taking place throughout September and October all over the region. With the increased popularity of craft brewing and micro-breweries popping up everywhere, [...]

MontCo Oktoberfest Guide 2017 2017-09-11T09:00:15+00:00

2017 Montgomery County Fall Guide

2017-09-11T08:59:16+00:00

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! First Friday Ambler When: Friday, September 1st from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Where: Downtown [...]

2017 Montgomery County Fall Guide 2017-09-11T08:59:16+00:00

 First Exhaustive Treatise on Barns in Southeastern Pennsylvania

2017-08-01T18:43:31+00:00

A new book celebrating the beautiful barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania is hitting the shelves. The Historic Barns of Southeastern Pennsylvania: Architecture & Preservation, Built 1750–1900 by Gregory D. Huber features barn design, construction, dating, and use of barns with a diversity of architectural forms. For anyone who has ever admired a barn on an old country lane, [...]

 First Exhaustive Treatise on Barns in Southeastern Pennsylvania 2017-08-01T18:43:31+00:00

3 Festivals to Round-out Summer

2017-08-01T12:27:39+00:00

By Betsy Natter Summer fun is still going strong and August is the perfect time for several annual festivals. Whether stepping into the past and learning about our region’s cultural heritage, gathering tips and information for your home and gardens or relaxing to the sounds of today’s folk music stars there is something for everyone [...]

3 Festivals to Round-out Summer 2017-08-01T12:27:39+00:00

Civil War Encampment

2017-08-01T12:22:00+00:00

On August 19, 2017 at Hatboro Baptist Church, meet the Captain and the men of the 28th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C in camp where they will conduct marching drills and firing demonstrations, talk about aspects of camp life, and show something about camp cooking.  They are also looking for troops so be prepared to be [...]

Civil War Encampment 2017-08-01T12:22:00+00:00

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