Creative Service Businesses to Check Out Around Doylestown

We all know that Doylestown has sensational restaurants and stores, but did you know that it’s also home to many creative service businesses? From marketing services to arts and crafts classes for the kids, you’ll find everything you need within the geographical borders of this fabulous town.

Here are some unique Doylestown service businesses you should visit ASAP if you haven’t done so already:

Sagefrog Marketing Group

Notebook, Work, Girl, Computer, Woman

Many business owners need marketing and advertising help to achieve daily business goals and boost their client base. When the time comes to hire a marketing team, Sagefrog Marketing Group can help. This Doylestown-based company offers B2B services such as branding services, digital services, public relations, social media marketing, and more. 62 E. Oakland Ave., (215) 230-9024

Stacks Co.

Stacks Co. is Doylestown’s premier community coworking and meeting space. Are you a freelance writer who needs some structured space for writing? Or maybe an entrepreneur with a startup business searching for that ideal spot to meet with potential clients? If you’re looking for a coworking space or location for client meetings, check out Stacks Co. This business also offers special events throughout the year. 54 E. Oakland Ave., (215) 385-5251

Fabby-Do

At Fabby-Do, there’s no limit to your child’s imagination. This shop not only sells unique and fun products for kids, but it’s also your go-to spot for children’s birthday parties and kid’s activities. From sand art parties to creative craft classes, you’ll find something for all kids to enjoy at Fabby-Do. 64 S. Main St., (215) 939-0233

YMCA of Bucks County – Doylestown

Yoga, Exercise, Fitness, Woman, Health, Strength, Body

The YMCA of Bucks County – Doylestown offers many health and fitness services to the Doylestown community. From gym memberships to swim lessons to health and wellness classes, there are so many activities to enjoy at the YMCA of Bucks County – Doylestown. 2500 Lower State Rd., (215) 348-8131

School of Rock

When searching for music lessons and programs, the School of Rock in Doylestown answers the call. The School of Rock is a music center for individuals ages 19 and under to hone their musical talents and perform live at various local events. Drummers, guitarists, and singers are just a few of the talented musicians you’ll find at the School of Rock. 88 S. Main St., (215) 230-3406

Now Open in Doylestown: Jersey Mike’s

A new dining option is open for business in Doylestown: Jersey Mike’s! Taking over the location previously occupied by Subway at 4347 West Swamp Road in the Cross Keys Place shopping center, this sub shop is new to Doylestown but not new to the dining community. In fact, there are 1,679 Jersey Mike’s shops worldwide!

Jersey Mikes Hoagie

If you’re new to the Jersey Mike’s experience, you’re probably wondering what makes this type of hoagie (or sub) a step above the rest. There are quite a few things! First, Jersey Mike’s uses authentic Jersey bread, baked fresh daily, to create their subs. Also, the produce used to top your handcrafted hoagie is sourced locally whenever possible and always hand-prepped in the store earlier in the day. Another unique feature you’ll find at Jersey Mike’s? All of the deli meats and cheeses used to make your delicious sub are freshly sliced right before your very eyes!

The Jersey Mike’s menu is filled with a wide array of cold and hot subs, including tempting choices such as the original Italian, roast beef and provolone, ham and provolone, Mike’s Famous Philly cheesesteak, chipotle cheesesteak, and the Jersey Shore’s Favorite, an enticing cold sub combination of provolone and raised-without-antibiotics ham and cappacuolo. You can also add to your meal with chips, fountain sodas, cookies, and more. And, be sure to bring the younger family members along as Jersey Mike’s offers a kid’s menu for the little hoagie lovers.

You can choose the toppings you like, however, they’ll ask you if you want it served “Mike’s Way.” If you say yes, you’ll have your sub topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, vinegar, oil, and spices.

If you have yet to visit Jersey Mike’s for a handcrafted sub, now’s the time to do so. Welcome to the neighborhood, Jersey Mike’s!

 

 

 

 

Musical Entertainment and Fundraising Combine at the CB Save The Music Concert on January 24 and 25

On January 24 and 25, the Central Bucks School District (CBSD) will be presenting the CB Save The Music concert. This annual fundraising event raises money to support the Save The Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that identifies schools in need of music program funding and awards funds to these schools to help them keep these programs going.

The CB Save The Music event features live music acts with a central theme. This year’s theme is, “Save The Music 2020: #lisTEN: A Decade in Review.” The presenting sponsor is Cafe Soul, a local nonprofit-themed restaurant that donates to various CBSD programs, including the music program.

This year’s performances will feature music created, revisited, and remembered from 2010 through 2019 and include songs from Bruno Mars, John Legend, Ariana Grande, David Bowie, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. The exciting musical performances will be presented by CBSD music staff, students, alumni, and friends. The CB Save The Music organizers are hoping to exceed last year’s fundraising total of over $35,000 and raise more than $40,000 this year. The proceeds will provide music program funding for a school in Newark, New Jersey.

CB Save the Music orchestra performance

Three performances will take place at Holicong Middle School on the weekend of January 24 and 25 with days/times as follows:

  • Friday, January 24: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25: 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 25: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are now on sale online for $8 for students and $15 for adults (plus a small service fee).

CB Save The Music was organized to help raise money locally to contribute to the Save The Music Foundation. The inaugural performance was in 2004 and was the brainchild of three CBSD music educators, including Holicong Middle School band director Joel Chodoroff, Holicong Middle School choir director James Glaser, and Tamanend Middle School choir director Ian Sanchez (at that time the assistant choir director at Holicong). The three are now joined by Holicong Middle School orchestra director Jennifer Repper.

Throughout the following years, CB Save The Music expanded regarding the number of weekend performances held as well as the number of volunteer performers and attendees. What started out as a performance raising just under $500 with voluntary donations by attendees in 2004 grew to the extent it is today, raising over $35,000 last year alone. In fact, all years combined, CB Save The Music has raised almost $200,000 for the Save The Music Foundation!

CB Save the Music stage

“We are very fortunate to work in a district that values the arts as a part of a child’s education,” states co-organizer/Holicong Middle School director of bands Joel Chodoroff. “However, and unfortunately, it is not that way everywhere.”

“The Save The Music Foundation believes that every child should have access to a quality music education, and this concert is our way of helping them work towards that goal,” says Chodoroff.

Tickets for the performances are going fast and are expected to sell out, so you want to order your tickets today!

If you’re unable to attend the CB Save The Music performances but wish to lend a hand, there are a few ways to do so. You can donate directly online via this link. Or, you can attend one of the many dine and donate events happening around town, including the following:

Any questions related to the concert or becoming a sponsor for the event can be directed to Holicong band director Joel Chodoroff via email.  Also, if you wish to find out more about sponsorships, you can visit the sponsorship page on the website.

Whether you’re attending one or more CB Save The Music performances or donating in other ways, this is an excellent opportunity to lend a hand to others to ensure that music stays in the schools and music programs continue to flourish!

Photo credit: Mike Maney