Rosey’s BBQ Steps Up To The Plate

Sure, pun intended, but this is no laughing matter. Ambler’s newest restaurant, Rosey’s BBQ, is stepping up to help its neighbors in the wake of recent flooding. As I’m sure you know, Ambler was hit extremely hard in recent weeks, first by Hurricane Irene and then much more so by Tropical Storm Lee. The water damage struck residents and businesses alike, and in most cases neither had flood insurance. The community immediately came together to help, Ron Curtis of Final Touch Hair Salon lead the charge and collected clothes, food and monetary donations, he even delivered pizzas to those who lost almost everything.

Chad Rosenthal, owner of Rosey’s BBQ, says he “feels compelled to do something to help his neighbors, many of whom have become customers since the grand opening in July.” In an effort to do just that Chad has created a wonderful fundraising opportunity with “BBQ For The Borough.” Chad has pledged to donate 10% of all his Ambler restaurant’s sales between October 1 and 15 to help the Ambler Borough recover from flood damage caused by the storms. Better yet, on October 1st (Ambler’s 20th annual Oktoberfest) Rosey’s will double the donation!

Rosey's BBQ, Ambler

If you haven’t been to Rosey’s, then this is the perfect time to try their finger lickin’ BBQ; if you are already a fan of Rosey’s then this is just another reason to come back!

“Whether you enjoy our sweet, smoky ribs, BBQ chicken, pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked turkey or Southern style side dishes, you’ll contribute to helping Ambler recover from this unfortunate natural disaster,” said Rosenthal.

Rosey’s is located at 9 North Main Street, you can also find them on Facebook.

Rosey's good eats

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Oktoberfest!

It’s that time of year again! Join us on Saturday, October 1st for Ambler’s one and only Oktoberfest, always a good time!

Oktoberfest_'11

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A Big Thank You!

I am thrilled to have been selected as a Five Star Real Estate Agent for the second year in a row; thank you to my clients who took the time to participate in the most recent survey! I would love to thank you personally, but as you know, I am not privy to the names of the participants. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the program, it is a blind survey in which real estate professionals are evaluated by their clients in 8 different areas:

  • customer service
  • integrity
  • market knowledge
  • communication and negotiation skills
  • closing preparation
  • helping you find the right home
  • marketing the home being sold
  • overall satisfaction

The final list includes the real estate agents in the local market who scored highest overall. This list represents less than 7% of agents in our local market, an honor that I am so proud have! The Five Star Agents in our area will be featured in the September issue of Philadelphia Magazine.

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No Dogs Allowed

This is the prevailing theme at all four parks in Ambler. Ambler Boro ParkAs someone who doesn’t own a dog, I hadn’t given it much thought until recently. The topic has come up several times on the Ambler facebook page and it seems that there are many residents who are in favor of at least one of our parks becoming dog friendly. There is a large number of dog owners in Ambler, that is evident when walking or driving through town and also at the Ambler Main Street community events, particularly the most recent, Dog Days! One of the many wonderful things about Ambler is that it is a walkable town, having to put Fido in the car to visit a quasi-local dog park seems contradictory to one of the major benefits of living in town.  With so many dog owners, doesn’t it make sense to have a dog friendly park in the borough, within walking distance? In my opinion, it’s a no-brainer! I suspect many residents, and four legged friends alike, would be happy if any of the parks were to allow dogs, I think Ambler Borough Park is the perfect spot. It is a beautiful, tucked away park that encompasses almost nine acres, complete with a large play area, walking paths and a creek. It is well maintained by the borough and there seem to be few who use it. If you would like to see a dog friendly park in Ambler please comment below and let’s get the ball rolling!

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Ambler Art Stroll, Artist Lineup

Saturday is going to be a beautiful day for Ambler’s first Art Stroll! Here is a list of participating artists and their location in town for the stroll. The Stroll is from 11-5pm and most restaurants have extended their restaurant week specials through Saturday night, hope to see you there!

Michael Heffernan- Handcraft furniture, cutting boards

www.mdhwoodworking.com

Finn McCool’s parking lot

Tim Weiser- Pen and ink, watercolor and acrylic

www.facebook.com/pages/Tikicacti-The-Art-of-Tim Weiser/342560128568

Denny’s Electric

Rose Manteghian- Jewelry, small sculpture, greeting cards and more

www.rosemanteghian.com

Chameleon

Michael Moore- Oil paintings, watercolor, charcoal and graphite drawings

Finn McCools

Pamela Martin- Fine Art Photography

www.pammartinphotos.com

Café Maida

Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian- Paintings

http://moniquekendikiansarkessian.fineartstudioonline.com/

Chameleon Boutique

Ara Zeibarian- Abstract Geometry Painting

Chameleon

Thom Iannacci- Jewelry

www.zibbet.com/AthomicArtandDesign

Laney’s Kids Boutique

Anthony Casasanto- Oil and pastel paintings

www.casasanto.net

Sew Vintage

Vanessa Sychak- Oil painting and Ink on cloth

www.VanessaLeeArt.BlogSpot.com

Paul Mitchell School

Melissa Nucera- Fine Art prints and jewelry

www.etsy.com/shop/ThisYearsGirl

Cafe Maida

Karen Frank- Acrylic paintings on canvas and mixed media

www.Plasticclu.org/membersshowcase

Shanachie

Lina Y Minicucci- Oil paintings

www.linaminicucci.com

Ambler Theater

Elizabeth Rozsa- Photography

www.elizabethseyes.com

Shanachie

Lynnette Shelley- Fine Art, originals and prints

www.lynnetteshelley.com

Ambler Theater

Marnita Kidd-Love- Acrylic paintings

www.visualconcepts4u.com

Ambler Flower Shop

Elizabeth Snowdon- Watercolor

Twisters

Tina Antonucci- Acrylic, pencil

www.facebook.com/ArtbyTinaAntonucci

Free Shop & Salon Envy

Judith Greenleaf Finore- Oils, acrylics and watercolor

www.judithfinore.com

Dettera

Kathleen Sheehan- Oil paintings, wood cuts, mixed media

www.playfulcottage.com

Ambler Theater

Mike Muir- Large canvas oil paintings

Ambler Theater

Carolyn Powers- Embroidered tapestries

Ambler Theater

Tonya Bhagwat- Mixed media

No Bare Walls Framing

Judy Miller- Photography

Ambler Theater or Ambler Flower Shop


Information is subject to change.

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15th Annual Dog Days Parade

Grab your pooch and join the Dog Days Parade, Saturday, August 6 at 10:00am. The parade kicks off at Ambler Savings Bank and heads through town down Butler Avenue and ends on North Main Street where there will be judging and awards! Register below and have a blast 🙂

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Ambler Restaurant Week, Hot Off The Press!

Ambler’s first Restaurant Week is getting a lot of press! Check out a few of the articles below, please share if you’ve come across others.

http://montgomerynews.com/articles/2011/07/08/entertainment/doc4e13335953e0d625599522.txt

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/the-insider/Ambler-plans-a-restaurant-week.html

http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2011/07/06/ambler_gazette/news/doc4e147ed07c48f190315538.txt?viewmode=fullstory

http://www.phillyburbs.com/lifestyle/dining_out/ambler-hosting-its-first-restaurant-week-in-july/article_a73820a0-9da8-11e0-921d-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.examiner.com/restaurant-in-philadelphia/ambler-restaurant-week-trax-restaurant-cafe

http://articles.philly.com/2011-07-07/entertainment/29747342_1_wort-opentable-restaurant-week

http://articles.philly.com/2011-07-07/news/29747207_1_pig-roast-wines-wine-school

http://upperdublin.patch.com/articles/patch-guide-to-ambler-restaurant-week

http://www.montcohappening.com/ambler-restaurant-week

http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/2011/06/30/suburban-snacks-ambler-notes-and-patio-dining-in-wayne/

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Montgomery County Fireworks

It’s hard to believe that July 4th is right around the corner; many say it marks the beginning of the end of summer, but I refuse to buy into that. There is still plenty of summer left and what better way to enjoy it than to take in a fabulous pyrotechnic display! Celebrate Independence Day at these Montco spots where you can bring a blanket and enjoy an evening of fireworks…

Ambler/Lower GwyneddPhoto courtesy of malfet_

July 1 (rain date July 2), dusk

Wissahickon High School, 521 Houston Road, Ambler 19002

Abington/Glenside/Jenkintown

July 4, dusk

Abington Senior High School, 900 Highland Ave, Abington 19001

Conshohocken

July 3, dusk

Sutcliffe Park, West 9th & Freedley Street, Conshohocken 19428

Lower Providence

July 4, dusk

Eagleville Park at the Lower Provodence Township Complex, 100 Parklane Drive, Eagleville 19403

Narberth

July 4, 9:30pm

Narberth Park, Chet Tyson Pavillion, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth 19072

Pottstown

July 4, dusk

Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave, Pottstown 19464

Skippack

July 4, dusk

Palmer Park, Between Heckler Rd & Creamery Rd, Skippack 19474

Upper Merion

July 4 (rain date July 5), dusk

Heuser Park, W Beidler Rd & Geerdes Blvd, King of Prussia 19406

photo credit

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Check it out!

Thanks to Ambler friend and artist, Martin Slamon, for creating this awesome flyer! Check him out at http://digidigidigi.com/.
Ambler Restaurant Week

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Calling all local artists!

Registration for the Ambler Art Stroll is still open! Join us Saturday, July 16, 11-5pm in downtown Ambler for our first ever Art Stroll. Register here.

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