Local Wellness and Recovery Center Provides Options for Treatment-Resistant Depression

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is providing readers the opportunity to learn more about their array of holistic behavioral health services, including deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (dTMS) to treat symptoms of depression, during an information session to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on January 18.

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Have a Happy Lavender Holiday

Hope Hill Lavender Farm, LLC, will host their sixth annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., December 9, featuring a new farm store selling lavender products, jewelry, pottery, books, and craft and culinary items for the holidays.

There will be wine and beer sampling and complimentary lavender refreshments, along with coffee, tea, soup and cookies available for purchase—even a violinist for entertainment. Enter to win a $25 gift card with purchase.

Owner Wendy Jochems says, “Hope Hill will have our lavender products available, along with other locally sourced and made in USA items for the perfect Christmas gift purchases.”

Admission and parking are free. Location: 2375 Panther Valley Rd., Pottsville. For more information, call 570-617-0851 or visit HopeHillLavenderFarm.com. December 2017

YWCA Bucks County Salutes Women Making a Difference

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YWCA Bucks County is celebrating 63 years of service to the community by holding its 26th annual Salute to Women Who Make a Difference awards event at 6 p.m., on May 11, at Spring Mill Manor, in Ivyland.

The evening features a cocktail reception, a full-course dinner, raffles, auctions and the recognition and presentation of awards. All proceeds from sponsorships, advertising and ticket sales support educational and social services programs for women, children and families in Bucks County.

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Local Law Firm to Hold Community Seminars on Divorce, Custody

jenniferjriley_adjThe Law Offices of Jennifer J. Riley will offer two seminars as part of the Community Education Program at Perkiomen Valley High School, in Collegeville. Jennifer J. Riley, Esquire, will be instructing on the Economics of Divorce, from 7 to 9 p.m., May 15, and on Custody and Child Support, from 7 to 9 p.m., June 19.

The Economics of Divorce class is designed for those contemplating divorce or for those already navigating the divorce process. The class focuses on financial matters related to legal rights and obligations during divorce or custody proceedings. Attendees will learn what to expect in terms of financial considerations, support, equitable distribution of property, alimony and child support.

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Healing Consciousness Foundation’s 1st Annual Breast Cancer Walk

Sports footwearThe Healing Consciousness Foundation (HCF) is holding its 1st Annual HCF Walk at Warminster Township Park, on May 21. Sign in opens at 8:30 a.m. with the walk taking place from 9 a.m. to noon, to benefit the foundation and celebrate Bucks County breast cancer survivors.

Walkers have the option to complete one, two-and-a-half or five miles, with sponsorship encouraged. The cost to enter is $25, which includes a t-shirt, water and refreshments. Participants can enter t-shirt size in the comment field when registering online. A group photo will be taken at the start of the walk.

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Tips on Reversing Serious Eye Ailments Talk in Pittsburgh

EB_EyeWellnessSeminar-DrKondrot_0517Dr. Edward Kondrot, a board-certified ophthalmologist with the Healing the Eye Wellness Center, in Zephyrhills, Florida, will host two special events and provide treatments to reverse potential macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma using alternative methods, including microcurrent and stem cell injections, in June at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott Hotel.

A free seminar from 7 to 9 p.m., June 1, will be followed by a Get Started with Microcurrent workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 3 and 4. Kondrot will also provide stem cell treatments by appointment from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 5 and 6.

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Inner Spa Offering Wellness Workshops


Newtown’s Inner Spa will be hosting a free Wellness Toolkit Workshop Series in the community throughout the month of May. The series is designed to provide healthy tools to use in the quest for wellness and offer opportunities to connect with like-minded individuals striving to cultivate health and vitality.

Topics to be discussed include Kick the Sugar Habit; C’mon! Get Happy Hour; Healthy Digestion Basics; Mental Detox: Moving Beyond Affirmations; and Medicine Cabinet Makeover. Owner Cathy Windland enthusiastically describes each of the five topics to be presented.

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Protect, Prevent During Lyme Disease Awareness Month

EB_Tick_69840433_lFor local residents affected by Lyme disease, the support group BucksCo. Lyme meets at the Middletown municipal building at 4 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

BucksCo. Lyme was formed in 2008 by Evelyn Throne and Karen Meyers and is a region of the PA Lyme Disease Resource Network, a statewide, nonprofit organization committed to education, patient advocacy, support and prevention of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

“May is Lyme disease awareness month and BucksCo. Lyme wants to help everyone learn more about tick-borne illnesses,” says Throne. “Pennsylvania is the number one state in reported cases of Lyme.” Throne says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that Lyme disease is actually 10 times more common than reported, which translates to more than 120,000 cases in 2016 in Pennsylvania alone.

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Connect to Self and Community at Empowered Light Holistic Expo

EB_EmpoweredLightHolisticExpo_0417Take the first step toward a healthier, more fulfilling lifestyle at the Empowered Light Holistic Expo. The expo runs from 5 to 9 p.m., April 28, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 29 and 30, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks. Admission is $5 on Friday, $10 on Saturday and Sunday, and $20 for a weekend pass.

Now in its second year, the expo’s focus is on holistic lifestyles, spiritual classes and personal development. “So many people are looking for answers! They need healthier ways to handle the increasing stress they’re facing,” says the expo’s founder, Sue Greenwald, who is also the owner of Thrive Yoga, in Malvern. “The Expo offers structure, new friends, new ideas and, most of all, a community where people feel supported.”

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Local Lavender Farm Store Opens Its Doors

NB_HopeHillLavenderFarm-2_0417Troy and Wendy Jochems, owners of Hope Hill Lavender Farm, invite the public to attend their grand opening event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on May 13, celebrating their new lavender farm store at 2375 Panther Valley Road, Pottsville. The southern Schuylkill County farm, which is centrally located to Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and the Poconos, is coordinating the event with its yearly lavender plant sale.

“The farm store is a major upgrade to working off of a farm cart for the last five years,” says Wendy Jochems. Hope Hill’s high-quality products, like lavender essential oil and lavender water, are produced on-site through a distilling process that can be observed on the farm during lavender season. Hope Hill Lavender Farm also harvests lavender for culinary purposes.

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Doylestown Food Market Presents Local Live

PrintDoylestown Food Market presents Local Live, a celebration of local music and local food, from 4 to 10 p.m., April 9, at Puck, 1 Printers Alley, Doylestown. Local Live will also feature a silent auction and cash bar. All proceeds benefit the Doylestown Food Market.

Throughout the evening, guests can savor fresh dishes sourced from local farms and enjoy a variety of local musical groups and dancing. The show opens at 4:15 p.m. with folk duo Too Many Crooks. A five-piece acoustic group from Bucks County called Faith and Practice follows at 5:15 p.m. Jazz combo Andrea Carlson and the Love Police are on at 6:30 p.m. Acoustic and electric blues guitarist Seamus Kelleher is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Finally, the high-energy, classic funk, R&B and rock group Cherry Lane Band hits the stage at 8:45 p.m.

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Swim with the Dolphins in Bimini

EB_BiminiTrip-3r_0417Susan Duval Seminars has a few spots remaining for a unique opportunity to relax, restore and reconnect in Bimini for the week of July 15 through 21.

Located just off the coast of Florida, Bimini is a small island renowned for the pods of Atlantic spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins that call it home. With its warm, turquoise waters, Bimini is considered paradise for people seeking to spiritually connect—and to and swim with these wise and beautiful creatures.

“This is my very favorite of all the Sacred Journeys we offer,” says Susan Duval. “This is truly the trip of a lifetime.”

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