Happy New Year, Bucks County! After a hectic holiday season full of sweet temptations, it’s time to launch into the New Year with our very best intentions and more importantly, a plan to achieve them. There are tons of resources available at your fingertips in Bucks County that will help you meet your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions.
Check in with our Bucks County Farmer’s Markets below:
Langhorne Farmers’ Market, Tuesdays, 3:30pm to 6:30pm at Jesse Soby American Legion Post, 115 W. Richardson Ave., Langhorne, PA 19047.
The Farmers’ Market at Playwicki Farm, Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm at 2350 Bridgetown Pike, Feasterville, PA.
Apple Picking at Solebury Orchards: All pick-your-own fruit is priced by the pound for whatever you pick, with no additional charges. Pick your own is open rain or shine.
Lower Makefield Farmers’ Market, Thursdays 3:30pm to 6:30pm atVeterans Square Park, Edgewood and Heacock Rds, Lower Makefield, PA 19067: Founded in 2007, the LMT Farmers’ Market is a seasonal, producer-only, open-air venue featuring fresh vegetables, fruits, meat, eggs, milk, cheese, handmade soap, mushrooms, prepared foods, gourmet ice cream, artisan breads, flowers, plants and more. In 2009 the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance assumed sponsorship of the market.
Stockton Farmers’ Market, Fridays, 12pm to 7pm, Saturdays 9am to 4pm, & Sundays 9am to 4pm at 19 Bridge St., Stockton, NJ
Ottsville Farmers’ Market at Linden Hill Gardens on Fridays 4pm to 8pm at 8230 Easton Rd., Ottsville, PA 18942
Doylestown Farmers’ Market, Saturdays 7am to 12pm at W. State & Hamilton St., Doylestown, PA 18901: Every Saturday morning from spring to fall, vendors are happy to present you with an opportunity to buy healthy locally grown and produced items. We are a local producer-only market sponsored by the Buckingham Township Civic Association, which started the Market in 1979. Call 215 345-5355 for information or www.buckinghampacivic.org. Market products include seasonal, chemical free, and low input vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits; bedding, vegetable, herb plants, container gardens, and orchids; jams, pie filling and preserved products; pastured chicken and eggs, duck and duck eggs, turkey, goat, and lamb; artisan bread, baked goods (cookies, cakes, biscotti, pies, stromboli, Greek pastries); handmade soaps, lotions, and skin care products; goat cheeses, yogurt, milk and meat; mushrooms, honey, maple syrup, granola, and prepared foods. Locally handcrafted woodenware, beeswax candles, alpaca yarn and other products, glass jewelery.
Wrightstown Farmers’ Market on Saturdays 9am to 1pm at Wrightstown Twp. Municipal Bldg (parking lot), 2203 2nd Street Pike, Wrightstown, PA.
Perkasie Farmers Market: May 19 – October 27, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the corner of 7th and Market. Fresh fruits and vegetables, local honey and jam, baked goods, all-natural soaps and laundry detergent, artwork, live entertainment and more.
Plumsteadville Grange Farm Market on Saturdays 9am to 12pm at Plumsteadville Grange, Route 611 North, opposite Keller’s Church Rd., Plumsteadville, PA
Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market on Sundays from 9am to 1pm at Saucon Valley Farmers’ Market, Water Street Park, Water Street, Hellertown, PA.
Lose Weight With Dr. Luciano’s Medical Weight Loss Program
882 Jacksonville Rd, Ivyland, PA 18974
Board Certified in Family & Obesity Medicine, Dr. Luciano is the areas’ expert when it comes to Physician’s Weight Loss. His guidance and expertise has helped the Bucks County Ultimate Makeover winner lose over 25 lbs in two months! Choose from an all inclusive weight loss program which includes a complete Medical exam, Metabolic & Body Composition Test, B12 shots, Metabolic Boosting injections, Vitamins, Supplements, and Medication if indicated or the HCG diet. Anyone is a candidate. From men or women who have that last 10 lbs that they can not seem to lose or those who need to lose more.
As a liposuction alternative without any downtime, Dr. Luciano also offers Coolsculpting which eliminates 25% of of stubborn fat from the the abdomen, love handles, thighs, bra fat, men’s chest, and even the double chin! Schedule your consultation by calling (267) 388-0300.
Interested in attending one of our Weight Loss or Non-Surgical Fat Reduction Seminar’s? Join Dr. Luciano on January 12th at 1 pm or 7 pm at their Horsham location or on January 26th at our Ivyland office at 6 pm. RSVP by calling (267) 388-0300.
Newtown Athletic Club
The Newtown Athletic Club offers the perfect blend of social, recreational and healthy lifestyle opportunities. NAC Memberships include:
- 250,000 square feet of lifestyle changing social, recreational and fitness opportunities!
- Programs for everyone! Fitness training, group exercise, youth programs, camps aquatics, parties, events and many more.
- Be part of our NAC community by relaxing at our Urban Allure Salon and Spa, having a bite at the NAC Café, or getting a workout in while letting your children enjoy our complimentary Kid’s Club.
- 12,000 square foot state of the art fitness center
- 2,000 square foot Technofit fitness Center featuring TehcnoGym equipment
- Four Acre World Class Resort Outdoor Pool Complex
- “Escape” Outdoor bar and restaurant featuring weekend entertainment
- Indoor NAC Sports Training and Events Center – over 40,000 square feet
- 8,000 square foot Youth Training Area featuring Parisi Speed School
- Dynamic group exercise classes including Kickboxing, Spinning, Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Barre, and more
- 2 full court gymnasiums and a suspended indoor track
- Awesome aquatics for water workouts, swimming and relaxing
- 30,000 sq ft multi-purpose complex for Kids Programs and Personal Training
Sign up for your free trial at the Newtown Athletic Club here.
Keeping fit isn’t always easy, especially in today’s hectic world. That’s where Aerobic Rhythmics comes in. Jean Rosenzweig, owner, is a Pennsylvania native who has resided in Collegeville for the past 43 years.
Aerobic Rhythmics offers a range of one-hour fitness classes at 22 strategically located venues in Montgomery and Bucks County. Currently, the classes on rotation include Aeroflex, yoga, Zumba, and AquaSize, and Jean is confident that everyone will be able to find something that works for them within the fitness offerings.
Aerobic Rhythmics recently was recognized as one of the best “Group Exercise” locations in Montco Happening’s 2016 Happening List. They also won the 2016 Spectrum Award for service excellence. As Jean says, Aerobic Rhythmics prides themselves on offering a “fun, friendly, and helpful” atmosphere for people of all ages, skill levels, and fitness goals.
Classes run five days a week, and clients can sign up on Aerobic Rhythmics’s website. They are currently offering a one-week unlimited free trial. So grab a friend, pick a class, find a convenient location and have fun! For more information, visit www.aerobicrhythmics.com or follow them on Facebook.
Bair Knuckle Strength
400 Commerce Dr, Fort Washington, PA 19034
The ONLY Fitness Program in Montgomery County, PA that meets you where you’re at, so you can: get out of pain, avoid injuries and slow down the aging process!
Bair Knuckle Strength offers an authentic, genuine and individualized approach to your well-being. We’re the only program that teaches you how to move without pain and lift weights safely, all personalized to your fitness level, while being in a friendly, supportive community.
They provide group classes, semi-private training, online coaching, instructor development and more to the residents of Fort Washington, PA near Blue Bell, PA, Dresher, PA, Lower Gwynedd, PA, Ambler, PA, Springhouse and surrounding Montgomery County.
Barre3 – Doylestown & Newtown
Barre3 mixes athleticism, grace, and the latest innovations designed to balance the body. Inspired by ballet barre, yoga, and Pilates, our instructors guide you through a specific sequence of movements that tone and lengthen all major muscle groups, rev your heart rate, and strengthen your body.* Our signature approach to teaching gives clients a rewarding endorphin high and a deep muscle burn—without pain in areas of the body prone to injury.
*Results may vary.
At barre3, we know exercise alone is not the only solution for a strong, healthy body.
There are the 3 pillars of the barre3 approach: Exercise, nourish, connect. It’s not just about how hard you work out or the numbers on the scale. It’s about nourishing your body and making connections in order to lead a balanced and happier life. By focusing on whole-body health, we empower you to feel your best from the inside out.
This January, join us for B3 ALL IN. Take 5 barre3 classes a week and eat real whole foods, the kind that satisfy you and never deprive. This program is about getting you to the results you want: a centered mind, a worked body, and amplified energy.
Pilates Bodies by Patty Witt, a two time Happening List® winner, has attracted thousands of devout fitness enthusiasts who can’t get enough of their high energy, upbeat atmosphere with Balanced Body® Pilates, RealRyder® Indoor cycling, and Certified fitness trainers. Diverse aerobic fitness and strengthening classes include reformer, tower, barre, circuit, mystery, indoor cycling, and mat classes. Start with a Newbies Pilates.
Big news! Pilates Bodies by Patty Witt will be tripling their space, adding MANY more classes & new Pilates equipment! Get started with 10 classes for $120. Schedule a half hour complimentary private session with Patty available by emailing [email protected]
The United Way of Bucks County relies on an army of volunteers who donate their time and talents in a number of ways. They participate in traditional volunteer work – serving as mentors and tutors; fixing up non-profit centers; and much more. Click here to apply.
CB Cares’ Days of Service Program offers three distinct days of service during the course of the year which prompt community members to develop and support various volunteer service project. Discover year-round volunteer opportunities here.
Bucks County SPCA: There are many ways to get involved to help animals directly and indirectly. Volunteer opportunities like Greeter and Community Outreach offers you a chance to get to know your local shelter, our services, how we operate. Animal Care Volunteers are able to learn about animal socialization, basic obedience, and showing affection to our resident pets of all kinds. Volunteers are accepted by application. Please fill out a volunteer application and drop it off, mail it in or fax it. Please allow at least 90 days for application processing. Accepted applications will be interviewed over the phone.
Bucks County Housing Group: Volunteers Wanted! There are many ways to volunteer and, since they have facilities located throughout Bucks County, you won’t have to go far to help! Are you interested in serving at one of our three Community Food Pantries or running a food drive? Find out more here.
Single Volunteers of Bucks County (SVBC) is a group of busy, energetic singles who enjoy making a difference in our communities and meeting new single friends. Membership to SVBC is free. To join, simply show up at a meeting or you can help at an event. Email them prior to the event [email protected] and click here to see their upcoming volunteer projects.
Sign up for a 2017 race in Bucks County or Philadelphia:
|WASHINGTON CROSSING 15k||08/12||5:00PM EDT – 7:15PM EDT||$40||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|ALTERNATIVE HALF MARATHON||09/10||7:30AM EDT – 12:15PM EDT||$65||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|DELAWARE CANAL HALF MARATHON||11/11||10:00AM EST – 1:15PM EST||$65||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|BUCKS COUNTY 5K||11/12||9:30AM EST – 10:30AM EST||$25||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|BUCKS COUNTY MARATHON||11/12||9:00AM EST – 3:30PM EST||$70||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|BUCKY||11/11 – 11/12||10:00AM EST – 3:30PM EST||$145||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|BUCKS COUNTY MARATHON SERIES||08/12 – 11/12||5:00PM EDT – 3:30PM EST||N/A|
|“SERIES” and DELAWARE CANAL HALF||08/12 – 11/13||5:00PM EDT – 9:00AM EST||$255||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|BABY BUCKY||11/11 – 11/13||10:00AM EST – 10:30AM EST||$100||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
|CHASING THE UNICORN MARATHON||09/10 – 11/13||7:30AM EDT – 12:15PM EST||$80||Registration ends January 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST|
Use these helpful tools to improve your bank account’s health in 2015!
- Mint: This personal finance management site helps you track and categorize transactions easily and automatically- from setting goals for retirement to paying down debt to creating your budgets. All of these elements are laid out in easy-to-read graphics and pie and bar charts for easy tracking.
- BudgetPulse: For the security-conscious, this budgeting tool doesn’t require users to surrender their banking account information for tracking, and lets users manually enter or import their banking data from computer files.
- BudgetTracker: An online budgeting tool specializing in tracking transactions. The results from the tracking are shown on your calendar and in graphs on the site.
- Buxfer: Track loans and IOUs from friends and family as well as providing group budgeting – a handy tool for vacations and college budgeting.
- moneyStrands: moneyStrands analyzes your spending habits, and generates budgets based on that behavior. It also will create personalized financial tips for each user.
Plus, make sure to check in with articles from Miss Money Funny for real money-saving advice from a local.
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