Ambler Farmers Market

June 3rd, 2013

Saturdays from 9AM – 1PM
Butler Pike and Maple Avenue
Ambler, PA 19002


Alice Bakery


White Baguette, Whole wheat Baguette, White Sea Salted Roll, Whole Wheat Sea Salted Roll, Rye Sea Salted Roll, White Loaf, Whole wheat Loaf, Wheat Loaf with Sunflower & Flax seed, Guinness cracked Potato Rye with Caraway, Black bread, Ciabatta, Focaccia; 3 Year Aged Gouda loaf, Gorgonzola & Tri- colored cracked Peppercorn, Mediterranean loaf, Prosciutto & Gouda loaf, Plain Bread Crumbs, Seasoned Bread Crumbs

Croissant, Pain Au Chocolat, Prosciutto & Gruyere Croissant, Sticky Buns (Toppings include: pecans, raisins, cranberries, almonds, chocolate, hazelnut), Crumb cake, Muffin/Muffin loaf (blueberry, cranberry, almond, blackberry, strawberry, lemon, chocolate, raspberry, apple, cinnamon), Danish (blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, apple, peach, cherry, pumpkin, pineapple, pecan, kiwi, banana, peanut butter, chocolate), Scone (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, apple, cranberry, chocolate), Biscotti (Almond, Pistachio, Lemon) Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Clay Brick Farms
- Complete line of Free Range Chicken products
- Complete line of Grass Fed Beef products
- Complete line of Natural Fed Pork products ( with NO nitrates)
- Fresh Caught Rainbow Trout Fillets
- Home Canned products from apple butter and jellies to pickled products and sauerkraut
- Produce: red onions, white onions, spring onions, potatoes, rhubarb, spring mix , baby spinach, radishes, mini herb gardens and loads of strawberries.
(they may also have sugar peas, romaine lettuce and zucchini depending on the weather from now till saturday. This time of year things are changing fast)

Davidson Exotics
Maitake, cremini, portabello, oyster, shiitake mushrooms

Neils Sharpening Service
Sharpening of: knives, scissors, garden clippers, garden shears, rotary lawn mower blades, reel mower blades, hair clippers, animal clippers, axes & hatchets, planes, drill bits, circular saw blades, chain saw chains

Pennypack Farms
Mix of seasonal vegetables most likely including salad mix, lettuce, bok choi, kale, collards, radishes, broccoli, and perhaps a few others.

Apple Tree Goat Dairy
Offering a large variety of products including, goat milk cheese, yogurt, milk, butter, pork, goat, chicken, turkey, eggs and goat milk soap.

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May 26th, 2013

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Montgomery County Bomb Squad

May 16th, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombings put all local bomb squads on notice and the Montgomery County Bomb Squad is paying attention. The Montgomery County Bomb Squad, is a division of the sheriff’s department and offers services to any Montgomery County fire or police department on request. It supports other local, state and federal officials, and provides security clearance services for visiting dignitaries.
On May 15, 2013 the bomb squad blew-up a bus in a demonstration for CBS 3 News.

Bike To Work Week

May 14th, 2013

Pennsylvania will join states across the nation in recognizing May 2013 as National Bike Month, as well as May 13 to 17 as Bike to Work Week, and May 17 as Bike to Work Day.

“The increasing popularity of bicycle riding illustrates how important cycling is in a multi-modal transportation system,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “We encourage people to learn how to safely travel or commute by bicycle, which helps promote healthy lifestyles, increases tourism and reduces congestion on our highways.”

To commemorate Bike to Work Day, executive staff from DCNR, DEP and PennDOT will be accompanied by local cycling experts on Friday, May 17, during a five-mile community bicycle ride through Harrisburg.

Beginning at 9 a.m., the ride will start from PennDOT’s Riverfront Office Center, travel through parts of Harrisburg, City Island and the Capitol Complex; and end at the Rachel Carson State Office Building at 400 Market St., where the Spoke ’n Gear Bike Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is open to the public. Bicycling commuters in the Harrisburg area and those interested in learning more about bicycle commuting are especially encouraged to participate.

Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland) will kick off the expo, which will feature exhibitors and presenters addressing various bicycle commuting options and resources. Demonstrations, clinics and workshops will be offered throughout the day.

Attendees will be able to learn about the Recycle Bicycle program, including planning a bicycle community, bicycle trails, safe routes to school, Pennsylvania bicycle trips, and examples of bicycle gear and fashion.

During the expo, Capital Area Transit plans to offer a tutorial about using the bike racks on buses as well as proper bike maintenance. The Air Quality Partnership of the Susquehanna Valley will give local businesses the opportunity to apply to become a bicycle-friendly workplace.

“Not only is biking a great recreational activity, but it also benefits the environment,” Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. “Using a bike for short errands or commuting to work is a great way for citizens to contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and improved air quality.”

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the share of Americans commuting by bike has grown by 47 percent since 2000. Bicycle-friendly communities, such as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, have more than doubled their bike commuter share in that time.

“According to surveys we did for our most recent statewide outdoor recreation plan, bike lanes and paths top the list of the facilities citizens would most like to see improved or increased,” DCNR Secretary Richard J. Allan said.

“We know that bicycling is a popular outdoor activity, but we are seeing more communities requesting grants and technical assistance from DCNR on how to connect trails and complete networks of trails for transportation purposes. Our goal is to help them make that happen.”

On May 15, DCNR will host a brown-bag lunch program to discuss cycling in the city of Harrisburg. The Capital Area Greenbelt Association plans to share information about the greenbelt and the opportunities it provides for bicycling in a highly developed urban area. The program will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Rachel Carson State Office Building’s sixth floor conference room. The public is encouraged to attend.

The League of American Bicyclists started National Bike Month in 1956. Since then, it has grown to include National Bike to Work Week and Day.

For more information about Bike to Work Day, visit or email

North Wales Assistive Living Grand Opening

May 11th, 2013

NORTH WALES, PA – The Solana Horsham, a Brookdale assisted living community, will celebrate its grand opening on May 23 with a special event, “Rolling out the Red Carpet.” Inspired by the grandeur and glamor of Hollywood, the themed celebration will feature live entertainment and refreshments.

“We are so excited to introduce our beautiful new senior living community to North Wales,” said Kimberly Cahill, executive director. “We’re looking forward to celebrating our grand opening with our residents, their families and neighbors from the area. With live entertainment and delicious food, we hope this glamorous event captures some of that famous Hollywood magic.”

The Solana Horsham is managed and operated by Brookdale, the largest owner and operator of senior living communities in the United States. Clare Bridge, Brookdale’s Alzheimer’s and dementia care program, is designed to help ensure “Daily Moments of Success” for each of its residents. The community also offers on-site therapeutic services, including physical, speech and occupational therapy.

The Solana Horsham features both assistive living and memory care for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia-related diseases, providing Brookdale’s signature dining services and its unique culture. The community delivers a full complement of programs and services to help each resident enjoy a lifestyle of wellness and fulfillment.

WHO: The Solana Horsham; local seniors; community residents and their families
WHAT: The Solana Horsham is hosting “Rolling Out the Red Carpet”, a grand opening celebration.
WHEN: Thursday, May 23, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Solana Horsham
1419 Horsham Road
North Wales, PA 19545

Civil War Reunion

May 8th, 2013

Saturday, June 1
As the cannons roar and soldiers march into battle, witness the excitment and patriotism of the American Civil War as Pennypacker Mills brings this nation-defining moment to life on the 150th anniversary. See daily battles, military and civilian encampments, demonstrations, music, fashion, speakers, a Civil War play, sutlers, and much more!

Date: June 1, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM?-?5:00 PM (also on Sunday, June 2nd from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Location: Pennypacker Mills
Address: Pennypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA 19473
Contact: 610-287-9349
Cost: FREE, suggested donation $2 per person

Electronics and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Sites

May 8th, 2013

The second of six recycling dates for the collection of electronic equipment sponsored by Montgomery County will take place this Saturday, May 11, in Green Lane between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is important to note that household hazardous waste will not be collected at electronic recycling events.
“Our first electronics collection event in Harleysville last month was extremely well attended, and we look forward to another successful day on Saturday,” said Josh Shapiro, chairman of the Montgomery County Commissioners.
The collection this Saturday will take place in the tennis court parking lot at 2298 Green Lane Road in Green Lane. The remainder of the electronics recycling events is:
Montgomery County Community College – Electronics
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Enter near 473 Cathcart Rd.
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Springfield Township High School – Electronics
Sunday, August 18, 2013
1801 E. Paper Mill Rd.
Erdenheim, PA 19038
Lower Pottsgrove Elementary School – Electronics
Saturday, September 14, 2013
1329 Buchert Rd.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Upper Merion Middle School – Electronics
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Enter near 435 Crossfield Rd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
The following is the remaining schedule for the household hazardous waste collection program:
Temple-Ambler Campus
Saturday, June 22, 2013
Enter near 1431 E. Butler Ave.
Ambler, PA 19002
Upper Perkiomen High School
Saturday, July 13, 2013
2 Walt Road
Pennsburg, PA 18073
Abington Junior High School
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Enter via Tyler Rd.
970 Highland Ave.
Abington, PA 19001
Pottsgrove Senior High School
Saturday, September 7, 2013
1345 Kauffman Rd,
Pottstown, PA 19464
Lower Merion Transfer Station
Sunday, October 20, 2013
1300 N. Woodbine Ave.
Penn Valley, PA 19072
All events will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The following items are not acceptable at either the electronics or the household hazardous waste collection sites:
• Latex Paint – NOT Hazardous (Throw in trash after it is dried out completely.)
• Alkaline Batteries – NOT Hazardous (Throw in trash if made after 1996.)
• Large Appliances/White Goods – Contact your township or trash/ recycling hauler to schedule a pick up or call Montgomery County Recycling Hotline at (610) 278-3618.
• Explosives & Ammunition – Contact your local police department or the Montgomery County Bomb Squad at (610) 278-3331.
• Infectious or Medical Waste
• Radioactive Waste
• Asbestos
• Air Conditioners, De/Humidifiers, Refrigerators – Contact your township or trash/recycling hauler to schedule a pick up or call (610) 278-3618 for more information. For working refrigerators contact PECO at 1-888-5-PECO-SAVE.
• Smoke Detectors – Send back to the manufacturer. Check the back of the item for more information OR throw in trash.

Art Exhibition of the Philadelphia Sketch Club

May 4th, 2013

BLUE BELL, PA — Montgomery County Community College is hosting a special art exhibition May 22-June 20 featuring the Philadelphia Sketch Club (PSC): Continuing 150 Years of Artistic Excellence at the College’s Fine Arts Center, Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell.

A “Meet the Artists” reception will be held Wednesday, June 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Both the exhibit and artists’ reception are free of charge and open to the public.

Approximately 100 pieces of art, representing PSC’s membership of more than 200 professional and non-professional artists, will be displayed through a diversity of mediums, from watercolors, oils and mixed media to photography and sculpture.

PSC, located at 235 S. Camac St., Philadelphia, provides a meeting place for artists where they can share ideas and network with fellow artists. Founded in 1860, PSC is one of America’s oldest clubs for artists. Its membership list includes American masters such as Thomas Eakins and Thomas Pollock Anshutz.

For more information about the exhibition, contact Gallery Director Holly Cairns at 215-619-7349 or Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed weekends.

You can help support the arts and art education programs at Montgomery County Community College by becoming a Friend of The Galleries. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, contact the College Foundation at 215-641-6535.

Mt. Airy Outdoor Community Drum Circle

May 4th, 2013

Lovett Library Garden
6945 Germantown Ave (at Sedgwick St) 19119, Philadelphia,PA
1st Sunday of every month, May-October.
1:00PM — 3:00PM
May 5, June 2, July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1 & Oct 6

Join experienced drummers Ron Kravitz, Baba Tyrone Davis, Quint Lange & Barry Bell for an afternoon of outdoor drumming in the Lovett Library Garden. This is an event for people who love to drum, love dancing to drums or love to listen! Bring a chair, bring a drum, bring a friend, “sun protection” and have some FUN! This is a family oriented event. Picnic blankets for lounging a plus! Sponsored by Elise Rivers of Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy (CAMA) and Ron Kravitz of MusicintheMoment.

Ambler Arts and Music Festival 2013

May 1st, 2013

June 14 – 15
Butler Pike, Ambler, PA

A free family friendly event featuring: Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Secret Service Band, Tommy Conwell, 309 Express, Rick Denzien and Debra Lee