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

Montgomerian on the Move: A Monk’s Guide to Life


by Anna Idler “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” – Gautama Buddha When I walked in the doors of the classroom on Chiang Mai University’s campus, the monk at the front had just wrapped his bright orange [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: A Monk’s Guide to Life2017-08-06T11:57:24+00:00

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun


By Betsy Natter Photo credit: Be a wizard for a day by entering the magical world of J.K. Rowling at the Harry Potter Festival and Quidditch Tournament in Chestnut Hill on Fri., Oct. 21 and Sat., Oct. 22. An exciting variety of events is organized for Harry Potter fans across the Delaware [...]

Harry Potter Festival is Magically Fun2016-12-10T16:19:27+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: A Day Among Elephants


by Anna Idler “Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.” – John Donne, Poet “A big truck, with people!” The representative at Elephant Jungle Sanctuary (EJS) enthusiastically tells me this on the phone as Rachel and I wait to get picked up. A few minutes later, I see what he means. The [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: A Day Among Elephants2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: The Power of a Familiar Face


by Anna Idler “You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind… because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.” – Frederick Buechner Back in the day when I was studying [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: The Power of a Familiar Face2016-12-10T16:19:28+00:00

Montgomerian on the Move: Island Living


Anna Idler “The island is ours. Here, in some way, we are young forever.” - E. Lockhart. Flip flops, easy smiles, and friendly hey-where-are-you-froms surround us from all sides. Rach and I have just walked into Earthers Hostel in Hvar, Croatia to check in. Even after just minutes waiting in the reception area to find [...]

Montgomerian on the Move: Island Living2016-12-10T16:19:29+00:00