NewsBriefs, November 2012
- Sycamore Salon: Newtown’s First Fully Organic Option
- Silver Lake Nature Center Offers Afterschool Nature Club
- Lionville Natural Pharmacy Holds 33rd Anniversary Sale
- Organic Delivery Serves Bucks/Montgomery Counties
- Concentrated Coaching Business Moves to Doylestown
- Natural Awakenings’ Family of Franchises is Thriving
- Producers of TV Show Looking for Guests
Sycamore Salon: Newtown’s First Fully Organic Option
The recently opened Sycamore Salon -The Organic Option provides a complete array of hair styling services using organic products only. Owned and operated by internationally trained stylist Candis Krzaczyk, the salon is the first in Newtown to deliver an entire experience based on a healthier, eco-friendly approach to hair care.
All hair styling services, from cuts to coloring, are performed using certified organic products that are PETA approved and free of parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol and other ingredients known for their potentially negative impacts on people and the planet.
The salon is located adjacent to its namesake sycamore tree, which has been a town landmark for generations. The building itself has been carefully restored and updated using ergonomic designs, recycled woods, environmentally friendly lighting and low-VOC paints, creating an atmosphere of calm that welcomes all customers.
Sycamore Salon sells the Onesta and NEUMA lines of organic, at-home haircare products, including shampoos, conditioners and styling products. “I believe that what you put on your body is as important as what you put into your body,” states Krzaczyk. “Studies have shown there are too many potentially harmful chemicals used in hair styling today. But there’s no reason to sacrifice style for safety anymore. Sycamore Salon’s mission is to give our customers, as well as our employees, a better, organic option for achieving beautiful hair. We’re proud to be the first salon in Newtown to offer this type of fully organic service.”
Location: 9 South Sycamore St., Newtown. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 215-550-6001 or visit SycamoreSalon.com.
•Silver Lake Nature Center Offers Afterschool Nature Club
The Afterschool Nature Club at Silver Lake Nature Center is intended to increase environmental awareness and responsible stewardship of resources among up to 30 local students from 10 to 14 years old. This Club will meet twice each month after school at Silver Lake Nature Center, from now to next March and one Saturday in April for an off-site adventure.
Activities, based on the participants’ interest may include nature hikes, pond studies, wetlands comparison, birding, insect studies, plant identification and nature journaling. These activities will help to increase physical activity, develop leadership and team-building skills, enhance knowledge of our natural environment and will be a great deal of fun.
Cost: $40 for members of the Friends of Silver Lake and $50 for non-members. Registration is first come, first served, Maximum number of participants is 30. Location: 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol. For more information or to apply, call 215-785-1177, email [email protected] or visit Silver-LakeNatureCenter.org.
•Lionville Natural Pharmacy Holds 33rd Anniversary Sale
Lionville Natural Pharmacy is holding their 33rd Anniversary Sale from November 3 to 10. There will be storewide discounts of 15 and 30 percent off regular prices on most store products, along with gift basket giveaways.
November 10 is the featured event day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with many vendors demonstrating their products. In addition, two inspiring authors will discuss their books: Bob Butera, Ph.D., founder of the YogaLife Institute NH and publisher of Yoga Living magazine, will discuss Meditation for Life, and Sarto Schickel will speak about Cancer Healing Odyssey: My Wife’s Remarkable Journey with Love, Medicine and Natural Therapies.
Location: 309 Gordon Dr., Exton. For more information, call 610-363-7474 or visit LionRX.com.
•Organic Delivery Serves Bucks/Montgomery Counties
Pure Sprouts, located in Trexlertown, is an organic and locally grown food delivery business that recently celebrated three years in business. Pure Sprouts also has added Bucks and Montgomery counties to their delivery area; most of that area’s deliveries take place on Wednesdays.
Pure Sprouts makes it simple to shop. Customers can customize their online bins, choosing from an array of organic and locally grown or produced products, and with a purchase of $25 or more, the goods can be delivered to their door for no extra cost. The product mix includes certified organic produce, other grocery and pantry items, plus locally grown and produced grass-fed meats, dairy, eggs and tofu. One of Pure Sprouts’ newest ideas is the meal kit, which contains everything customers need to make a healthy, organic meal for four, including the recipe.
“Our focus on local is our niche,” says Lori Stansberry, founder-owner of Pure Sprouts. “We are able to fill a role that big chain grocery stores cannot, because of their distribution scheme. We are able to buy small quantities from many farms and distribute the next day to our customers.”.
Pure Sprouts is offering new customers a 15 percent discount on their first basket with code NatAwak. For more information, call 610-391-1952. To place an order, visit PureSprouts.com.
•Concentrated Coaching Business Moves to Doylestown
Mark Hurwich has moved his company, Concentrated Coaching, to Doylestown. Hurwich has helped numerous people work through blockages in their work and home life. He has encouraged clients to add new services to their businesses, write something new or find ways to work confidently with difficult people.
Hurwich says that he “specializes in helping people uncover new paths to accomplish what they want, using a powerful short-cycle method where most of the work is done.” Most sessions are completed in three hours, including preparation and follow-up. Hurwich aims to reconnect clients with their core passions and purposes to energize them and help them resolve internal conflicts as well.
Initial consultations are complimentary and if Hurwich’s model fits, he does not charge until you get the results you are looking for. Appointments are available in person or by Skype.
•Natural Awakenings’ Family of Franchises is Thriving
Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp. (NAPC) recently welcomed a large group of new publishers that completed an October training program at corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida. The NAPC training staff spent several days with the entrepreneurs now launching new Natural Awakenings territories or taking over the production of existing magazines in locales across the nation. New markets include Syracuse, New York; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and Hudson County, New Jersey. Existing franchises with new publishers at the helm include San Antonio, Texas; Bergen County and Somerset, New Jersey; Roanoke, Virginia; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Long Island, New York.
Company CEO Sharon Bruckman launched the first edition of Natural Awakenings in 1994 and began franchising it in 1999. The company currently publishes more than 80 Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the United States and in Puerto Rico, with 1.5 million monthly print copies and a collective readership exceeding 3 million.
“Interest in naturally healthy living that’s good for people and the planet is now influencing mainstream America, thanks in part to our active and growing readership,” says Bruckman. “Our dedicated family of publishers, supported by loyal advertisers, makes it possible for everyone to know they have healthy-life choices available to them.”
For a list of where Natural Awakenings is publishing or to learn more about franchising opportunities, visit NaturalAwakeningsMag.com or call 239-530-1377.
•Producers of TV Show Looking for Guests
In 2008, Experience Nirvana was created with the goal of sparking a humanitarian movement to create nirvana on Earth. The organization’s mission encompasses educating and promoting harmony within the physical, mental and spiritual nature of man and the Earth. Based on that premise, the local television show, What Matters Most, was born.
Charismatic talk show host, Eric Anzalone (formerly the biker from the Village People), interviews amazing people from various backgrounds that may inspire viewers to “be the change they wish to see in the world” (in Ghandi’s words). Anzalone delves deep into the lives, beliefs and experiences that have encouraged his guests to quest for more and become the courageous warriors that can transform not only their lives, but also the lives of others.
With a new season comes a new look for the show, which is escaping the confines of four walls to film on location—bringing the local environs to life and allowing viewers to visit places where they could envision the start of their own personal awakenings. What Matters Most will launch on Princeton Community TV, in Princeton, Hopewell, Lawrence, Hightstown, E. Windsor, Hamilton and Trenton. The show’s producers are always looking for new and inspiring stories of personal transformation. This is an opportunity to highlight people that have promoted change in their life.