Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center: Offering a variety of professional dog training programs

Does your dog have trouble walking calmly while on a leash? Does your dog jump on you or your friends? Does your dog need help performing basic obedience commands? Professional dog training at Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center in Doylestown can eliminate unwanted behaviors and help build vital communication skills between your dog and you.

Their professional training programs focus on building confidence, respect and trust between your dog and you through proper socialization and positive reinforcement. Holiday House Pet Resort & Training Center offers a variety of professional dog training programs designed to meet the unique needs of your dog and your lifestyle.

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SPOTLIGHT: Matt Davis Golf Instruction

Coach Matt Davis brings extensive experience to MD Golf Instruction. He is originally from Australia where he excelled at junior and amateur golf. Following a move to the USA he competed at the college level at USC-Aiken and Lenoir-Rhyne University before making the move to the professional ranks.

After pursuing his dream for four years he returned to Philadelphia where his career began as an instructor at the prestigious Julian Krinsky School of Golf. After taking a job as an Assistant Professional at Spring Mill Country Club (SMCC), he was quickly promoted to First Assistant and was responsible for the bulk of the instruction programs.

After three happy seasons at SMCC he was offered the position of First Assistant at Indian Valley Country Club, eventually becoming the Interim Head Professional in 2015 before the opportunity came to open his own academy at Blue Bell Country Club where he specializes in player development, focused practice techniques and game like training for juniors and adults alike. Using techniques and training learned from the greatest athletes and performance researchers in the world, Matt creates a successful learning environment where players can reach elite performance levels.

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SPOTLIGHT: New Hope Academy

New Hope Academy (NHA) is a non-traditional private school for kids in grades six through 12 who cannot thrive in a traditional school environment. Its student population consists of kids with emotional and learning disabilities, gifted and creative individualists and children suffering from anxiety and behavioral disorders.

The school specializes in students with Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Oppositional Defiant Disorders (ODD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) and Asperger Syndrome.

Although NHA has a campus in Yardley and Doylestown, both locations operate as one school.

NHA provides individualized education, not only for students with documented Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) but for all of its students.  The ratio of students to teachers is two to one, and in some cases NHA offers one-on-one personalized teaching.

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Franklin Retirement Solutions: Helping you retire with peace of mind

by June Portnoy

After working most of your life, you want to feel confident that you’ll have enough money in your nest egg to live comfortably throughout your retirement.

Franklin Retirement Solutions provides this peace of mind to retirees and near-retirees from their offices in Willow Grove, developing a customized retirement plan based on the client’s unique financial circumstances and goals, ensuring they have an inflation-adjusted, guaranteed income plan for life.

To develop this plan, Peter Wechsler, Registered Investment Advisor, president and co-founder of Franklin Retirement Solutions, leverages his 14 years of wealth management experience, to guide a team of specialists in all disciplines of retirement planning.

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Four Seasons Golf Center: Providing family fun, parties and golf instruction

by June Portnoy

Four Seasons Golf Center offers everything a recreational miniature golf player or a junior and advanced level golfer could possibly want. Its two courses of mini golf, each with 18 holes, accommodate all levels of golfers. The blue course is easier with fewer obstacles, ideal for younger children. In contract, its red course, consisting of a waterfall, pond and bridge, is more challenging, better for older, more experienced players.

Pay just $5 a course for children nine and under, and $7 for adults. Plus, for only an additional $3, play both courses, fun for the entire family! Inquire about its senior and military discounts.

New this year is a playground, now open to customers five to 13 years old.

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Bair’s Tree & Lawn Service: Exceptional, reliable work by expert arborists

by June Portnoy

As spring foliage begins to grow, now is the time to survey your home’s landscape. Do you have any trees that no longer look healthy? Do you see dead branches that could potentially fall and hurt someone? Have broadleaf weeds taken over your lawn?

Not only will regular tree and lawn maintenance reduce safety risks on your property, it will also significantly increase the value of your home by 5% to 20% by improving the aesthetics of your outdoor space. When searching for a reputable tree service, consider Bair’s Tree & Lawn Service, a recent Best of “House & Home” 2015 Winner for Tree and Lawn Service in Bucks County.

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Visiting Angels: Providing personalized elder care in Doylestown

by June Portnoy

Your parents or loved ones are getting older and suddenly need help performing their daily routines, or in more extreme cases, need personal hygiene assistance. Yet, you now have your own family to care for and a job to perform. In order to manage your own life and have the peace of mind that your older family members are getting the one-on-one attention they need, contact Visiting Angels.

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Plumstead Baseball Association creates success on many levels

Plumstead Baseball Association (PBA) is a non-profit, community baseball program offering both recreational and competitive play for children ages 5 – 12 and young adults ages 13-19, girls and boys.

PBA was founded in 1963 as Pinehickon Baseball and grew its base to offer competitive and recreational leagues under Little League for ages 5 – 12, and Inter-Township League, and Connie Mack play for ages 13- to 19-years-old. Competitive teams also participate in the Suburban Travel League, as well as various summer and fall tournaments.

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The 4UDREW Foundation – Volunteer opportunity

If you are looking to give back to your community, consider the 4UDREW Foundation in 2016. The 4UDREW Foundation, founded in 2008, is a registered 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds to support hunger prevention. Family and friends were inspired to form this Foundation in memory of Drew Panettieri, who tragically passed away in a motocross accident on March 11th, 2006 at the age of 19.

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Bucks County Symphony

The Bucks County Symphony (BCS) is the premier community orchestra in southeastern Pennsylvania, serving our area since 1953 by providing residents and visitors convenient access to live classical music and world-class performing artists at an affordable price. The orchestra musicians range from talented high school students to highly-experienced community members, who perform with energy and passion under the dynamic leadership of Music Director Gary S. Fagin.

Each year, the Symphony presents a subscription series of fall, winter, and spring concerts with internationally-acclaimed soloists; a Pops Concert featuring Broadway performers; and a Family Concert that includes the winner of the Symphony’s Youth Concerto Competition and Central Bucks student musicians playing with the BCS.

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