Top 10 most-read Around Ambler stories of 2023

Through Google Analytics, we were able to see which stories had the greatest impact with you in 2023. These are the results, along with each story’s opening line:

#10: Krispy Kreme to open location at Montgomery Square Shopping Center

May 30: Krispy Kreme Donut Corporation will soon open at the old Applebee’s location at 1281 Knapp Road on a 6,500-square-foot property within the Montgomery Square Shopping Center.

#9: Blue Bell man catches 199lb tuna worth $1M, wins first place at White Marlin Open

August 11: Robert Wagner of Blue Bell recently won first place in a fishing competition after reeling in a 199-pound tuna currently worth $1 million.

#8: Chef Chad Rosenthal opening Banh Mi shop in downtown Ambler

December 26: Chef Chad Rosenthal, who is closing The Lucky Well in Ambler at the end of the year, is opening a new restaurant nearby at 58 East Butler Avenue.

#7: Democrats sweep all races in Ambler, Lower Gwynedd, Whitpain, and Upper Dublin

November 8: Democrats swept all races in the November 7th general election in Ambler, Lower Gwynedd, Whitpain, and Upper Dublin, along with school boards in the Wissahickon and Upper Dublin districts. 

#6: Ambler Oktoberfest scheduled for Friday and Saturday

September 30: Ambler Borough Oktoberfest is scheduled for Friday, October 6 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday, October 7 from 11:0am to 10:00pm at Butler Avenue and side streets.

#5: Cantina Feliz planning move from Fort Washington to downtown Ambler

November 13: Brian Sirhal, the owner of Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington, has confirmed to that the Mexican restaurant will move from its current location at 424 South Bethlehem Pike to 111 East Butler Avenue in downtown Ambler.

#4: Ian Berg, candidate for Wissahickon School Board, has passed away

October 29: Ian Berg, a Democratic Party candidate for the Wissahickon School Board of Directors, has passed away. 

#3: 2023 Best of Ambler winners announced

September 18: Over the past three weeks, thousands of nominations and votes were cast to find out which local businesses are the Best of Ambler.

#2: The Lucky Well to close in Ambler. Building sold to ownership of Cantina Feliz

November 12: Chef Chad Rosenthal has announced that he will be closing The Lucky Well in Ambler on December 31st. 

#1: This story was a multi-parter, with it’s most popular two landing in the Top 10:

Bear spotted in Blue Bell on campus of Saint Helena School

October 26: A bear was spotted overnight on the campus of the Saint Helena School in Blue Bell. We haven’t authenticated the video’s source, but it appears to be a police officer shining a light on the bear from a vehicle.

Update – Bear spotted running through parking lot at Plymouth Meeting Mall

October 26: An update on the bear that was captured on video overnight at the Saint Helena School in Blue Bell.