Friends Forever Pet Crematory: Battling the broken system of pet cremation

submitted by Friends Forever Pet Crematory

Losing your pet can be as painful as losing a member of your family. And we assume that once they have passed, they will be treated with the same love and respect as they were in life.

Andrea Anastasio and Robert Amato, Licensed Funeral Directors and now owners of Friends Forever Pet Crematory, experienced first-hand that this is unfortunately the exception. When Andrea and Robert lost their pet, Spike, they told their vet they wanted to keep his cremains (the term used for cremated remains).

The vet suggested an individual cremation, and explained that with this option, Spike would be cremated alone and returned to them. This is where things went awry. After an agonizingly long two-week waiting period, Spike’s cremains were ready to be picked up.

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Laurel Nobilis Arabians welcomes the community

by Sarina LaBold

Enrolling your child in riding lessons usually means standing in the cold or heat, watching your youngster go around and around the ring with the instructor yelling the same commands over and over again.

However, if you’d prefer a barn that shows individualized attention, setting goals for the rider in his/her choice of riding disciplines, at his/her pace, in a no-drama atmosphere with horses of all different “horse-nalities” creating a visible bond with their riders, consider Laurel Nobilis Arabians.

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Synergy Rehabilitation & Chiropractic: What makes them different?

by June Portnoy

Dr. David Lyons and Dr. Jamie Oatman of Synergy Chiropractic are passionate about helping and healing athletes and non-athletes quickly and efficiently. Both doctors strive to return patients to their daily activities at full efficiency with as few chiropractic treatments as possible.

During your initial exam, they will develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your underlying problem, as opposed to simply focusing on your symptoms. What truly makes Synergy so unique is the variety of techniques these doctors use that are not typically seen in traditional chiropractic offices.

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The Crossings Animal Society: A New Name and a Broader Mission to Help Their Community’s Dogs and Cats!

The mission of The Crossings Animal Society (CAS) is to ensure a loving home and quality care for every dog and cat in in our area. Created in 2009, CAS serves Bucks County and the surrounding community.

Previously known as The Crossings Animal Sanctuary, their name change reflects both parts of their mission: their United Paw programs, which help dogs & cats currently in need, and building Bucks County’s first no-kill dog and cat sanctuary.

These are their United Paw programs:

  • Boris & Natasha’s Fund supplements the cost of life-sustaining veterinary care for homeless dogs and cats, and for pets in families with limited financial resources

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New Hope Celebrates

Thirteen years have passed since New Hope Celebrates (NHC) initiated the first annual LGBT pride festival, which now includes the City of Lambertville (NJ,) and this year will be held on May 15th through May 22nd. The renowned, diverse, colorful cornerstone pride parade and block party unites the two towns by way of a bridge straddling the Delaware River, and will be held – rain or shine – at noon on May 21st.

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Tri-Township Baseball offers baseball for players of all levels

Tri-Township Baseball continues to offer baseball for players of all levels at one convenient complex in Wrightstown. Although many recognize Tri-Township Baseball as the home to the National World Series runner-ups and participants in 2014 and 2011, and champions of many regional tournaments, their greatest success remains the development of skills it has offered players of all ages and abilities for seven decades.

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The 2016 New Hope Film Festival

New Hope Film Festival continues to thrive as it heads into its seventh year. This year’s event runs from July 22nd through July 31st.

Last season the organization screened 80 official selections from 16 countries. Residents of Bucks County and the surrounding area may not be aware of the Festival’s national and international acclaim.

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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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SMART Recovery: Mutual help for addiction recovery

Addiction and drug and alcohol abuse continue to take a destructive toll on society, especially right here in our community. Based on federal statistics for 2011-2013, Pennsylvania led the nation in drug overdose deaths among young adult men and Bucks County ranked at the top.

According to new federal data, alcohol is killing Americans at a rate not seen in the last 35 years. The substance abuse treatment field is moving toward a long-term integrative approach, very much like the care for diabetes or hypertension.

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Love the idea of owning a business? SCORE mentors can help

The expression that love is blind can be true, to a certain extent, for entrepreneurs and business owners seemingly blinded by the excitement of their own startup or new business venture. Entrepreneurs may be gazing at the big picture: their dream of owning a business and becoming their own boss as a reality. That reality comes with an unending amount of preparations for everything from business plans to financing and accounting, sales/marketing, hiring employees, finding customers, technology and more.

Make no mistake; the small business owner – particularly solopreneurs – wears many hats. You must be well-versed in all things related to your business.

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