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NewsBriefs, April 2013

  • Doylestown Food Co-Op Celebrates New Growing Season
  • Play Again Documentary at Holistic Moms Network Meeting
  • Possibility Coaches Host Weekend Seminar
  • Wildflower Preserve Sponsors Kids T-Shirt Design Contest
  • The Organic Mattress Store Parts Now Manufactured in PA
  • Gehman Design Remodeling Named 2013 Regional Contractor of the Year
  • First National Bank Combining Canned Food Drive, $500 Charity Donation
  • Lansdale Massage Therapy and Wellness is working with Insurance Companies

Doylestown Food Co-Op Celebrates New Growing Season

The Doylestown Food Co-op will celebrate the new growing season with local music and local food at Puck Live, in Doylestown, from 2 to 9 p.m., April 28. Co-op members and volunteers will serve a feast of foods from local farms that supply the co-op. Chef Michael Kanter will create a menu that both children and adults can enjoy. Lynn Goldman has donated the rental of Puck Live venue to help with the co-op’s fundraising efforts.

The entertainment includes an afternoon children’s program with Lolly Hopwood and Grammy-award winner Cool Beans, plus face-painting and other kid-friendly activities on the patio. Inside, the evening entertainment includes Faith & Practice, Seamus Kelleher, Jazz with Friends, LisaBeth Weber with John Beacher and Cherry Lane Band.

Cost: for adult nonmembers, $20 for full show, $10 for early show only, $15 for late show only; for children 12 and under, $5. Location: Puck Live, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown. For member prices, tickets and more information, call 215-584- 6525 or visit

Play Again Documentary at Holistic Moms Network Meeting

As part of its monthly meeting in April, the Central Bucks chapter of the Holistic Moms Network, along with co-sponsor River Valley Waldorf School, will screen the award-winning documentary Play Again, at 6:30 p.m., April 24, at the Doylestown Library.

At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, Play Again explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. One generation from now, most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. The film investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature and encourages action for a sustainable future.

The Holistic Moms Network is a national nonprofit that connects mothers interested in holistic health and green living. The organization encourages them to parent from the heart, live in balance with the Earth and learn all sides of health-related and parenting options.

Cost: Donations accepted. For more information or to register (requested), email [email protected].

Possibility Coaches Host Weekend Seminar

The Possibility Coaches Jon Satin, MBA, and Chris Pattay, BBA, are hosting a two-day seminar, “Break Through to the True You”, on May 4 and 5, in Doylestown. “We create a safe, fun and loving environment!” say Satin and Pattay. “After two days you gain a clearer vision of who you really are at your core. It is truly awesome to witness someone begin to experience a greater sense of clarity, calmness and inner peace. Another great aspect of this event is that you will connect with others on a similar journey.”

Satin and Pattay have been successful entrepreneurs in numerous capacities and began their coaching practice in 2002. The team leads classes, seminars, lectures and book clubs and offers group coaching as well as one-on-one coaching sessions for individuals and couples. They specialize in working with addictions, emotional healing and the power of forgiveness.

Location: Hampton Inn, 1570 Easton Rd., Warrington. For more information, call 215-794-0135 or visit or

Wildflower Preserve Sponsors Kids T-Shirt Design Contest

Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve, in New Hope, is sponsoring a Hop to It! Kids T-shirt Design contest, open to children in grades pre-school through 3, to celebrate the creation of their new aquatic native plant habitat, which will come alive this spring with flowers, turtles, frogs, dragonflies and other wildlife. Contest winners will be acknowledged at the Pond Dedication and Opening Celebration to be held on June 1. Submissions must be received by May 3, and winners will be notified by phone by May 11. After the event, the winning design will be produced as a T-shirt in child and adult sizes and available for purchase in the Twinleaf shop, located near the Preserve’s visitor center.

Started in 1934, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve inspires the appreciation and use of native plants by serving as a sanctuary and an educational resource for conservation and stewardship. Supported by a membership-based organization, the Preserve offers numerous programs for children and families.

Location: 1635 River Rd., New Hope. For more information, call 215-862-2924, visit, or contact [email protected].

The Organic Mattress Store Parts Now Manufactured in PA

The Organic Mattress Store (OMS) is now using natural Dunlop rubber (latex) cores manufacturer in Pennsylvania for their OMS Private Label. Using a local manufacturer for the parts invests in the local economy and reduces the shipping costs and fuel consumption involved in shipping from around the globe.

OMS uses certified organic cottons that have met the USDA National Organic Program Standards and are certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). These OMS materials are certified organic from field to finished product. OMS sells natural latex and innerspring mattresses made from latex, organic cotton and blends of organic cotton with chemical-free wools.

Location: 1075 Main St., Hellertown. For more information, call 484-851-3636 or visit

Gehman Design Remodeling Named 2013 Regional Contractor of the Year

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) has named Gehman Design Remodeling (GDR) the 2013 Northeast Regional Contractor of the Year in two categories: Residential Bathroom Over $60,000 and Residential Kitchen $80,000 to $100,000. All projects submitted for judging were an improvement or an addition to an existing structure. Using 3-D computer-aided drafting software, GDR designed and renovated a 5-star contemporary Asian style master bath in one home and an openfloor-plan kitchen that connected the inside and outside living spaces in another home.

In business since 1990, GDR is an award-winning, full-service, design and build remodeling company employing credentialed designers as well as skilled and certified craftsmen.

Location: 355 Main St., Harleysville. For more information, call 215-513-0300 or visit

First National Bank Combining Canned Food Drive, $500 Charity Donation

The First National Bank & Trust Company of Newton, Bucks County’s oldest bank, is combining a canned food drive with a charity donation project. The bank is accepting nominations of local charities from the community. One charity will be randomly selected to receive a $500 donation from the bank. Members of the community can nominate their favorite nonprofit by bringing the charity’s contact information into any First National branch, along with a canned food item.

The more nominations the charity receives, the better chance it has of being randomly selected. Nominations must be received between April 1 and 30. The nomination form can be found at

Location: any First National branch. For more information, call 215-860-2643 or visit

Lansdale Massage Therapy and Wellness is working with Insurance Companies

Medical insurance companies are beginning to cover massage, which could make the therapy more affordable for clients. Lansdale Massage Therapy and Wellness is accepting clients that have insurance and is working with the insurance providers that cover the service. For more information, clients may contact Lansdale or their insurance company to find out if massage therapy is covered or discounted.

Lansdale Therapy and Wellness offers an extensive array of bodywork and skin care, including Swedish, deep tissue, Thai, hot stone and bamboo massages; reflexology; aromatherapy; exfoliation and hair removal. Walk-ins are welcome and appointments can be scheduled online.

Location: 55 E. Main St., Lansdale. For more information, call 267-263-2697 or visit

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