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 [...]

2016 Montgomery Holiday Guide, presented by BKZ Consulting2017-08-06T11:56:32+00:00

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 [...]

Celebrate the Season at Upper Merion’s Holiday Hoopla2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Playing Explorers in Sapa, Vietnam


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, Vietnam2016-12-10T16:19:24+00:00

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 [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Loi Krathong Festival in Thailand2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

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 [...]

Holiday Tours at Pottsgrove Manor2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

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 [...]

MontCo Parks Get Ready for the Holidays2016-12-10T16:19:25+00:00

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 [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Embracing Helmet Hair in Vietnam2016-12-10T16:19:26+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Floating Through Thailand


Anna Idler River tours in Bangkok, Thailand include: beautiful palm trees, colorful homes, families waving as we pass and… four-foot komodo dragons that crawl into the boat while it’s moving. Our boat driver yelled, not even out of terror but to signal us to look. Rach and I turned around just as he had the [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Floating Through Thailand2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Hatboro Model Train Show


It's the 11th year for the Hatboro Model Train Show, which features elaborate train displays in all gauges, some themed for the Holidays. The show features 70 vendors of model train equipment and memorabilia are happy to share their wares. Of special interest are model recreations of local municipalities, including Hatboro's busy Main Street. Around 1,000 [...]

Hatboro Model Train Show2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Historic Graeme Park


Graeme Park, the historic site in Horsham, is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and operated by the non-profit group, The Friends of Graeme Park. It is the only surviving residence of a Colonial-era Pennsylvania governor. Graeme Park was constructed in 1722 by Sir William Keith as a summer residence and alternative to his governor's [...]

Historic Graeme Park2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00