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Ahh, Montgomery County Pennsylvania… What an amazing place! Some of us were born here. Some have moved here over the years for business or pleasure. Others may have had a special event like their wedding take place here in Montgomery County. Whatever it is that draws us here we know that Montgomery County will always hold a special place in our hearts. Why do you love Montgomery County so much? I love it because so many of my friends and family live here. It’s a County that’s clean, safe, and fun to live in. We want to know why Montgomery County, PA holds a special place in your heart. Send MontCoHappening an email to tell us why you love Montgomery County so much and we’ll put it in our next edition of ‘Why We Love Montgomery County’. We can’t wait to read all of your stories! Cheers.



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  1. Kathy Wolper June 11, 2011 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    I grew up in Norristown, worked at Genuardi’s – Sandy Hill in high school and college, attended and later taught at St. Patrick’s, attended Bishop Kenrick. Today, I’m a business owner in East Norriton. I like the Norristown area best for its deep roots. How great to drive around town and see many familiar faces! I’ll see a couple I waited on when I worked at Genuardi’s – I was just a teen, but they haven’t changed much. I’ve taught children whose parents I taught in third grade. I’ll meet people in my business and they ask “Are you related to…?” Invariably, I am. My family also has deep roots here. As a young adult, this recognition felt intrusive. Wherever I went, someone was “watching” me. Now, I enjoy the comfort in that – the idea that there are people who knew me “back when”. I have many happy memories of growing up in Norristown. I was a “cub reporter” for The Times Herald while a student at St. Pat’s. My siblings and I took an Arts & Crafts class at the Hancock School. Our family walked to the drugstore at Freedley & Powell Streets for ice cream cones. Today, it’s rare to find this kind of continuity and community. It’s nice that Norristown still has that small town feel in this ever-changing world. Nowhere else can you have so many people smile or wave as you walk past. I’ve lived in other areas around Philly, but the Norristown area is still “HOME”.

    • Ryan Taft June 12, 2011 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Kathy – That is an amazing story! Thank you so much for sharing. You’re so right when you say that not many places can boast still maintaining that small town feel. It’s refreshing to know that there are still places around the country, and one of them is right in our own backyard, where people know your name and the names of your family. We will spotlight your story in a coming article about Why We Love Montgomery County. Thanks again for sharing! – Ryan Taft

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