Four Paws Doggie Day Care: Your dog’s home away from home

by June Portnoy

If you work full time and feel guilty leaving your dog home alone, bring your pup to Four Paws Doggie Day Care where your dog will receive a fun-filled day of play and exercise.

“We strive to give every dog a positive daycare experience provided by a nurturing staff,” says co-owner Bob David.

Even if you’re home during the day, but want to give your energetic pup an outlet to run around and socialize with other dogs, Four Paws is the place for your four-legged family member. This daycare’s flexible hours will accommodate your schedule whether you want to drop off your dog for an hour, half day, full day or any amount of time in between.

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Headz First Salon: Transformative hair coloring, styling and cutting

by June Portnoy

Ready for a brand new look for the spring? If so, let Headz First Salon’s experienced stylists help you select the perfect hair color, style and cut to enhance your appearance so you look and feel great. Headz First caters to the entire family from children to grandparents and every age in between. They provide unmatched services to both men and women in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.

“We specialize in hair coloring,” says owner Jo Ann Campbell, a L’Oréal Professional Colour Specialist. “We do lots of creative coloring with bright colors like blue, pink and purple.”

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The Ivins Outreach Center

Staying Put in Lower Bucks (SPLB) is a new program offered by The Ivins Outreach Center (IOC). The program is designed to provide services to the 55 and older community so they can remain in their homes as long as possible and stay active in their community. SPLB program will offer much needed services, such as: transportation, social events, education programs, personal assistance, home assessments, and referral assistance.

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The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club – ‘Service Above Self’

The Morrisville-Yardley Area Rotary Club was instituted in 1928 and is part of the network of 1.2 million Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs all over the world. These Rotarians, with differing occupations and cultures, have a unifying passion for service, from helping individuals and families in need to working toward a polio-free world.

The weekly meetings of the clubs foster fellowship and networking among business and professional people, with an emphasis on ethical conduct in personal, professional and business relationships.

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The Village Renaissance Faire

The Faire’s authenticity, diversity, and more than 9,000 attendees annually make it hard to believe that the 17th Village Renaissance Faire is produced by and for the benefit of the Village Library of Wrightstown, but it IS true.

The small library has created what is known as one of best weekend faires around, so even if you don’t want to be part of the Magic, you will not want to miss it this September 17th and 18th on the donated Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown.

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Solid Rock Youth Center – A positive influence for young people

The Solid Rock Youth Center (SRYC) was started in 2005 to fill a desperate need in the Morrisville community. It provides a safe, secure and fun environment for Morrisville youth to develop into mature adults with strong core values, which will enable them to be productive members of society and the local community.

It does so in a fun and engaging way through different activities, physical fitness, and special events. Located at 50 North Pennsylvania Avenue, the facility is the entire upstairs wing of the First Baptist Church, which remolded to fit the SRYC’s needs when it was unable to locate a suitable facility.

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Snipes Farm

It is easy to pass Snipes Farm on Route 1 and have no idea all that goes on there. But just a short walk beyond the big parking lot and solar paneled red barn takes you to 80 beautiful, preserved acres of historic working farmland and unspoiled woodlands.

Their woods, creek, children’s garden, greenhouse, farm museum and playground are a wonderland for children to explore and enjoy. For nine years, Snipes Farm Day Camp has enabled hundreds of campers to “unplug” and have valuable outdoor adventures while making wonderful camp friends.

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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County, building homes, empowering families

Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Their mission is to build affordable homes, stronger families and safer, revitalized communities throughout Bucks County.

Their Homeownership Program provides affordable homeownership for low-income individuals and families. Since 1990, Habitat Bucks has built over 100 homes throughout Bucks County. They don’t give homes away – their partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. Their homebuyers already live or work in Bucks County, meet program requirements and contribute a minimum of 200 hours in building their homes. Contact Stefanie Clark at s.clark@habitatbucks.org/215.822.2812 x307.

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ActorsNET celebrating its 20th season

Special to Times Publishing Newspapers, Inc.

Morrisville’s own ActorsNET of Bucks County is celebrating its 20th anniversary, offering an eclectic mix of stage shows designed to appeal to the most discriminating of theatre-goers.

“We opened in September with Lorraine Hansberry’s groundbreaking drama, ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’” NET Co-founder and General Manager Joe Doyle noted. “Then we followed that up in October-November with George Bernard Shaw’s classic comic drama, ‘Major Barbara’ and closed 2015 with a December 4th to 20th encore run of the stage musical, ‘Meet Me in St. Louis.’

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Big Oak Citgo: Your hometown auto service station for over 20 years

Do you remember when a handshake mattered, when the shop next door knew your name, and valued your business? When a business consisted of your neighbors, people you’ve known for years, doing the best they could to help you.

Some of those places still exist.

You can find these gems, often quietly residing right in your backyard. Big Oak Citgo is a family owned and operated gas station/auto repair business located on Big Oak Road in Lower Makefield Township.

The business recently changed brands from Exxon to Citgo. Along with the brand change, a new automotive detail service was added.

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