Pizza Yeah! – Home of the Cauliflower Pizza!

by June Portnoy

Do you worry that eating pizza will ruin your diet? Perhaps you can only eat gluten-free food, unable to consume the breaded crust of pizza. Regardless of your dietary restrictions and preferences, Pizza Yeah! has pizza and many other delicious meals that virtually everyone can eat and enjoy.

“It’s important to us that your entire family can eat our food despite any limitations,” explains Geovanny, owner and operator of Pizza Yeah!

Therefore, he created a healthy menu, which includes the Cauliflower Pizza created by Geovanny himself, as well as many other healthy food options. Their Cauliflower Pizza consists of a crust made from cauliflower, as opposed to flour or bread.

In addition, this 10-inch round pie is only 227 calories and yet filling enough for an entire meal. You can create your own gourmet cauliflower pizza by adding any of your favorite toppings. Some simple changes of ingredients can produce a great healthy pizza and taste just as good as traditional pizza.

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Christine’s Restaurant of Yardley brings authentic Italian food to Bucks County

by June Portnoy

Jim Armetta was born in Carini, a small town in the province of Palermo, Sicily. Although he moved to this country at the young age of three, his parents and grandparents made sure he never forgot his native language, culture and cuisine as he grew up.

At age 14, he began working at his parent’s pizza restaurant in Morrisville.

“While helping them, I learned to recreate the recipes for sauces that they brought with them from Sicily,” describes Jim.

By age 19, Jim was put in charge of his family’s pizza restaurant in Northeast Philadelphia. He made all the pizzas that became so well received that they earned the designation of “Best in Philly.”

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Charcoal BYOB: Serving great food in a welcoming, casual environment

by June Portnoy

Charcoal BYOB, originally Charcoal-N-Things, is a classic neighborhood restaurant in Yardley where local residents come together in a casual environment enjoying good food and a beautiful view of the Delaware River.

Anton (Tony) Piescha bought this establishment in 1995, and over the years his sons Mark and Eric, who grew up working in this business, have taken over much of the restaurant’s management.

“We cater to anyone who enjoys good food,” says Mark. “This is a family-friendly restaurant where parents and children feel comfortable in our relaxed atmosphere.

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SPOTLIGHT: The Montessori School

Montessori is a learning community of children mixed in ages from preschool through kindergarten. The children work on specially-designed and sequenced materials following their own interests and timetables.

It is different from mainstream traditional education programs where children are in groups and everyone must work on what the teacher chooses. Some people think that Montessori is only for bright children or children with special needs. Some say Montessori is too structured or children can do whatever they want.

These are some of the more common misunderstandings about the Montessori philosophy because Montessori is a different type of early childhood program. So who is Montessori for?

For Parents:

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SPOTLIGHT: Y Knot Knit

Knitting and crocheting has exploded into a national pastime, and Denise Kahn, owner of Y Knot Knit, has enjoyed every moment of it. With Denise’s true passion for the art, along with her extensive experience and knowledge, it is no wonder people travel great distances to visit her warm and welcoming store in Yardley Borough.

Not only will you find the best of the best in terms of fine luxury fibers, patterns and accessories, customers receive expert guidance from start to finish on every project: choosing the right fiber and using the proper finishing techniques are key to any successful project.

Stuck on a project, need pattern support, dropped a stitch…no problem! There is always a professional staff member on hand to help with any problem you have, which is exactly the type of personal service you can expect from this charming store.

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SPOTLIGHT: Yardley Speech & Language

submitted by Sue Rushing

Is your child having trouble reading? Is he/she stuttering? If you’re concerned about your child’s language development or have recently received a new diagnosis like Autism or Apraxia, you will most likely want to intervene quickly and fittingly.

Jennifer Niemeyer, the face and voice of Yardley Speech & Language, is someone you will want to contact right away. Not only does she have 25 years of experience as a speech language pathologist, but she radiates positivity and she is a mother of two – she gets it!

“The first time I spoke to Jennifer about my daughter Katie who has Apraxia, she said this: ‘I have two assumptions. First, I assume that the kids I treat are going to talk. Second, I assume they want to have fun!’” says Katie’s mother. “After years of therapies and scores of therapists, it was so nice to hear such positive words out of her mouth. Jennifer reviewed all of Katie’s documentation prior to our first session – from swallow studies and IEPs to Progress Reports and Evaluations.”

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SPOTLIGHT: St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic School

St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic School in Yardley is a community of faith, academics, and service. Deeply rooted in their Catholic faith, St. Ignatius of Antioch School is committed to developing spiritual, personal, and academic excellence. St. Ignatius employs a staff of dedicated and caring teachers who are committed to providing the best educational experience for each child.

Their rigorous core curriculum engages and prepares life-long learners from preschool to eighth grade, and their classes consistently achieve well above the average standardized test scores for their county as well as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

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SPOTLIGHT: Mindful Eating and Stress Management

Are you eating mindfully…or do you eat out of habit, in a hurry, under stress, trying to feel better with food, without truly enjoying it? Learning to eat mindfully brings greater awareness to the thoughts, feelings and behaviors, which contribute to weight gain, type II diabetes, binge eating behaviors, etc.

Mindful eating can help you to eat less food and feel more satisfied, make wiser food choices, be less reactive in your eating habits, reduce overeating, etc. Rather than struggle to resist the smell of a cinnamon bun or the sight of an ice cream sundae, wouldn’t it be great to feel more satisfied after a nutritious meal?

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SPOTLIGHT: Yardley Youth Ballet Company

The Yardley Youth Ballet Company (YYB) is a pre-professional ballet company based at the studios of Dance Arts of Yardley. The company was created to give students the opportunity to develop their art in an atmosphere similar to that of a professional ballet company, and to give them more performance opportunities. The company is in the process of seeking non-profit status.

There are approximately 40 dancers ranging in age from 9-18 and that includes two male dancers.

YYB has performed at community events, such as fairs and fundraisers, and dancers have attended National and International Dance Competitions, such as the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet competition.

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SPOTLIGHT: CKO Kickboxing Yardley

Working out at a gym doesn’t have to be a monotonous experience where you end up using the same machines or taking the same class. You also don’t need to feel intimidated and worry that you’ll stand out amongst others.

At CKO Kickboxing Yardley you are offered a unique workout experience, different than any other gym. They don’t offer beginner or advance classes because everyone participates in the same class working at their own pace, regardless of their fitness level or experience.

Unlike many fitness centers where people are often texting and talking while working out, classes at CKO Kickboxing require that you are completely focused to get the best results.  They push you harder than any regular gym until you reach your desired results.

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