Taking the Fear Out of Dental Visits

by Michelle Bense and Alyssa Capel

dr. beth skovron headshotDr. Beth Skovron of Heritage Dental, in Montgomeryville, opened her practice in 2005 with a clear focus: taking the dread out of dental visits. Having worked alongside other dentists for 10 years prior to starting her own business, she saw a need for a place where patients felt comfortable. “My whole idea was to create a relaxing environment to take the edge off of going to the dentist,” she says.

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OCTOBER 2014: Sustainable Communities, Table of Contents

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Letter from Intern, September 2014

Returning readers will notice that Publisher Audrey Chen has graciously allowed me to guest write this month’s letter before I return to school. Although I began my internship at Natural Awakenings of Bucks and Montgomery counties in May after finishing my first year of college, I have known Audrey for several years from babysitting her children in the playroom at Cornerstone Health and Fitness. Since my major includes components of publishing, I eagerly accepted her offer to serve as her first intern.

Being a part of the team has proved to be an invaluable opportunity to explore and learn about the internal workings of a magazine without the pressures of a full-time job. Audrey has exposed me to every part of the process, from selecting and editing articles to interviewing and writing advertiser spotlights to reviewing final layouts. In just a short time, I’ve acquired and honed several skills that will be of practical use in my career. I’m even considering pursuing future work in the world of publishing. Continue reading

Business Spotlight: Remarle Provides Natural Skin Relief

by Alyssa Capel

Renee LeMasney, creator of Remarlé Natural Skin Care, believes that smooth, healthy skin can be a reality for everyone—naturally. What began as a search for relief for her own skin ailments became a business when she began selling her homemade skin products at local farmer’s markets in 2012. A sufferer of eczema and dry, sensitive skin, she knows better than anyone that the right products can do wonders for the skin. In her case, they were products she created and tested herself—free from harsh and harmful chemicals.

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