The Lucky Cupcake: Not your typical bakery

by June Portnoy

Lahaska now has a new treat in store for you. Joanne Jarin, pastry chef and former “Cupcake Wars” contestant, recently opened The Lucky Cupcake Company in Peddler’s Village. Her original location, established in Pipersville five years ago, has become so successful that it was time to expand, explains Joanne.

She adds that the Lahaska bakery is the only cupcake shop in the immediate vicinity. This small, custom bakeshop specializes in filled cupcakes. It is a scratch bakery, so everything is baked fresh daily on the premises, using the best quality ingredients

“Nothing sold here is made from mixes or comes out of containers, including the fillings or icings,” describes Joanne.

Unlike many icings that often taste too sweet, Joanne prepares a Swiss meringue buttercream icing, made with real butter instead of shortening. The end result is a lighter, delicious icing that makes you feel less full, yet satisfied.

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Risoldi Law Offices celebrates 20th anniversary with opening of New Hope office

by June Portnoy

Almost 20 years to the day after establishing her successful law practice, Carla V. Risoldi has opened a new office at 2 Market Place, Suite #53, Logan Square in New Hope. Although Carla’s main office continues to be located in her beautiful 1698 stone building at Trenton and Durham Roads in Langhorne, she has always maintained a strong presence in Central Bucks County.

That presence has primarily been in New Hope, and even in Logan Square at one point, but for approximately the past five years, her second office was in Buckingham.

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Applegate Wood Floors: Raising the standard in the wood flooring industry for over two decades

by June Portnoy

Known regionally and nationally for their experience, service and unique sense of style, Applegate Wood Floors enjoys a solid reputation for consistently exceeding customer expectations. As lifelong residents of Bucks County, husband and wife co-owners, Brian and MaryAnne Applegate of New Hope, established this full service hardwood floor company in 1987, raising the standard within the industry to one of integrity, performance, artful design and timely execution.

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Hood Floors: Offering that personal touch for nearly four decades

by June Portnoy

Thirty-eight years ago, Thomas and Monica Hood established Hood Floors, Inc. in Lambertville, New Jersey. Thomas, who had previously worked in the floor covering industry, brought his expertise and knowledge to his new business.

Over the years, Hood Floors has developed such a positive reputation of selling quality floors and carpeting that today customers don’t give a second thought of traveling here from throughout Bucks County or New Jersey.

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Skerdlant’s Shell: An elite group of highly qualified automotive service professionals

by June Portnoy

When you bring your car to Skerdlant’s Shell in Washington Crossing, you can feel confident that it will be serviced by the most qualified technicians. Matt Miller, owner of Skerdlant’s, proudly points to the Blue Seal of Excellence sign hanging inside his shop’s front door.

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Foulkeways at Gwynedd: An active retirement community keeping residents physically, mentally and socially engaged

by Nancy Nolan, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Foulkeways at Gwynedd

At Foulkeways at Gwynedd, a Quaker affiliated, non-profit retirement community, the pace is lively and energetic. Residents are involved in every aspect of the community from environmental issues, such as helping Foulkeways reach its goal of obtaining a zero carbon footprint, to special interest committees that book the performing arts talent and choose the twice-weekly movies shown in the auditorium.

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New Hope & Ivyland Railroad: A family-friendly experience for all ages

by June Portnoy

Looking for an activity that your entire family will enjoy? Then look no further than the New Hope & Ivyland Railroad right in your own neighborhood.

“Its many diverse excursions offer something everyone in your family will enjoy, enabling you to build long-lasting memories,” says Tricia Falcone, the railroad’s Senior Director of Marketing.

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