Discovering the joy of dance

Budzynski Studios of Ballet is recognized as one of the premier ballet studios on the East Coast. Marilyn Budzynski, Artistic Director of this studio, is also the Founder and Artistic Director of Budzynski Ballet Theater (BBT).

Marilyn has directed many full-length productions, such as “The Nutcracker,” to sold-out audiences in Bucks County for over 40 years. In addition, she has successfully trained scores of dancers, her own son, Christopher, among them. He became first soloist at the age of 19 with Boston Ballet, performing lead roles for over 11 years.

Her dance studio’s faculty of over 20 teachers is carefully selected from companies such as NYC, Boston, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Ballets. Many are her own protégés.

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Doylestown Dance Centre celebrates 21 years of quality dance education

Doylestown Dance Centre is celebrating their 21st year of providing a quality dance education in a caring and supportive environment at their two locations in Doylestown and Lahaska. Whether you have a child who has never taken a dance class or an aspiring professional dancer, they provide classes that will be fun and challenging, and instructors that have a passion for dance as they strive to develop a love of dance in all of their students.

Their fall registration is currently open, and they have classes in all styles including ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, modern, musical theater, acro and hip-hop, as well as adult classes in ballet, tap, jazz and modern.

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Camp Curiosity: Committed to year-round top quality programs

Camp Curiosity, Curiosity Shoppe & Toddler Center is a fully licensed Preschool, Summer Camp, Child Care, Horseback Center, Tennis Center and More. They are committed to providing top quality programs year-round in a stimulating and exciting environment.

Located on a beautiful 55-acre farm in Doylestown, their highly trained team of professionals is dedicated to giving your child the benefit of a fun and inspiring program.

By encouraging self discovery, originality, and individualism they avoid the competitive atmosphere of education and encourage each participant to proceed at their own pace; each child’s individual needs and personality are respected and nurtured.

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A Child’s World Early Age Education Centers

A Child’s World Early Age Education Centers has been serving Bucks County since 1993. The curriculum and program is based upon modern research on how the brain learns and is wired.  A Child’s World was among the first centers in Pennsylvania to receive 4 star ratings, the highest Pennsylvania award, under the PA Keys/STARS program and are nationally accredited.

The President and Education Director, Dr. Andrea Seidman, holds degrees in Education including MA in Curriculum Development and MS in Brain Research. Dr. Seidman does international presentations on “Teaching the Way the Brain Learns Best” and “How to Create Optimal Learning Environments” based on the latest research on brain development and its functions.

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Mathnasium: Any child can become great at math!

Mathnasium’s top performing franchise owners are opening their first Bucks County location at Peddler’s Village this month.

“Mathnasium of Buckingham” will be located on Carousel Lane and will have Giggleberry Fair as a neighboring business.

Mathnasium operates on the core belief that virtually any child can become great at math. The Mathnasium Method™, implemented at more than 600 Mathnasium centers in the U.S. and abroad, is a unique program that provides each child with a customized learning plan and innovative personalized instruction.

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Visiting Angels of Doylestown PA: Providing seniors with personalized non-medical, in-home care

by June Portnoy

Jacqueline Mekanik, Co-Director of Visiting Angels of Doylestown PA, has professional and personal experience working with seniors in need of assistance. In addition to being a nurse for 25 years, she and her husband, Steve, cared for her grandparents at their home when they were ill.

“Even as a nurse, I saw how challenging it was to care for your loved ones without any help,” says Jacqueline. “However, I didn’t want to change their entire routines and uproot them from their familiar surroundings by placing them in an assisted living facility.”

This first-hand experience gave Jacqueline and Steve the motivation to purchase their Visiting Angels franchise, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of at-home assisted living services for seniors. This non-medical senior care agency offers both personal and companion care services for your elderly family members.

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Poco’s Mexican-American Restaurant & Bar: Quality Mexican and American food

by June Portnoy

When Wayne Cauble moved from Southern California to Bucks County three decades ago, he discovered there were no Mexican restaurants located in the area. To fill that void, 28 years ago he established Poco’s Mexican-American Restaurant & Bar, introducing Mexican food to this community.

Today, this restaurant continues to specialize in Southern California-style Mexican food.

“I got the idea for some of our recipes from watching my mom cooking in the kitchen when I was young,” says Wayne. “We serve many authentic dishes that you won’t find elsewhere, in addition to your favorite traditional Mexican meals.”

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Doylestown firm provides a refreshingly different approach to practicing law

by June Portnoy

Isgate, Chiccarine & Degroot Attorneys and Counselors at Law, founded in 2007, is a full service law firm concentrating on business, real estate, wills/estate planning and family law. Although a fully established law firm that has earned a positive reputation from its many loyal clients over the years, its attorneys do not fit the image of the stereotypical lawyer you might envision.

“We’re not the average bear when it comes to being a lawyer,” says Ronald Isgate, an original partner of this firm. “We are just normal people who want to be seen that way by our clients.”

It’s common for attorneys at this firm to invite their clients out for a bite to eat after they discuss their case. Each of the three partners has their own outside interests. For example, Ron is a fan of classic cars, so he sometimes invites a client to attend a car show with him.

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The Hattery Stove & Still: Serving new American cuisine in a historic environment

by June Portnoy

Inside the Historic Doylestown Inn is The Hattery Stove & Still, a 150-seat bistro that serves modern American food with an old-fashioned flair.

It includes two very unique dining environments. Walk downstairs to the lower level, and you’ll feel like you’re entering a speakeasy from the 1930’s. In fact, a 1936 Oldsmobile is part of the bar, further enhancing this floor’s authenticity. Plus, draft beers are served in the back of a 1930 pickup truck. In addition, the walls are painted with murals of old Prohibition bars.

For a completely different atmosphere, dine on the first level, featuring a hattery theme. “Above the bar, we have 15 old derby hats, each with lights within them,” describes Besmir Kripa, General Manager of this establishment.

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Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown: Affordable, maintenance-free living, rich with amenities

by June Portnoy

While many seniors argue about the benefits of aging in place, the disadvantage is that our elder population often becomes isolated, continuing to live at home where they have little interaction with others their age or with their community.

Wesley Enhanced Living (WEL) Doylestown is committed to keeping seniors active, physically, socially and educationally, at a price you can afford.

Founded in 1981, Wesley Enhanced Living Doylestown is home to more than 300 residents, and provides a full continuum of services.

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