Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer and Support Local Organization Pine2Pink in Doylestown

Pine2Pink is a Doylestown-based nonprofit organization that helps local breast cancer patients in a variety of extraordinary ways.

Every October Pine Street in Doylestown is turned into Pink Street and the organization hosts a wide array of fundraising events with help from sponsors, such as the Thompson car dealerships, and volunteers in the local community. The money raised goes directly to help local breast cancer patients in a variety of ways, such as providing funds for treatment transportation and offering an array of integrated services through Unite for HER.

Here are some ways you can lend a hand and help Pine2Pink achieve its goal of helping breast cancer patients in the local community:

  • Take part in Pine2Pink fundraising events, such as the upcoming silent auction where you can bid on a wide array of fabulous items.
  • Buy Pine2Pink-inspired beer at Doylestown Beer Authority. The Pine2Pink beer is a pale ale created by Moss Mill Brewing Company with a portion of sale proceeds going directly to Pine2Pink!
  • Dine and shop at Doylestown businesses and purchase Pine2Pink specialty items, such as the salmon burger at Penn Taproom and the Pine2Pink tote bag at Monkey’s Uncle.
  • Make a $100 donation and receive a Lavazza coffee brewer and six-month supply of coffee.
  • Host a birthday fundraiser or other type of fundraising event to raise money for Pine2Pink.
  • Give a donation directly to the Pine2Pink organization.

Lending a helping hand to Pine2Pink through any of the ways listed above will help local patients in the battle against breast cancer.

Although Pine2Pink started in Doylestown and does an extraordinary amount of work in this community, there’s no stopping this awe-inspiring nonprofit. The organization has already branched out to help individuals in surrounding communities, such as Carversville, Peddler’s Village, and New Hope.

And the organization doesn’t want to stop there! Pine2Pink wants to increase its visibility and positive impact to help breast cancer warriors in towns across the country. The goal is to turn 5,000 Pine Streets across America into Pink Street for the month of October and raise money to help individuals in their fight against breast cancer.

Find out more about Pine2Pink by visiting their website, Facebook, and Instagram pages, and help Pine2Pink assist local patients in the battle against breast cancer.

Doylestown Farmers Market Opens May 2

With a slightly delayed opening due to the current health crisis, the local community will be happy to know that the new opening date for the Doylestown Farmers Market is just a few days away. This year’s Doylestown Farmers Market season will start on Saturday, May 2!

With social distancing rules and other requirements in place, the organizers of the Doylestown Farmers Market and vendors have found a way to offer fresh, local produce and artisan goods to the public while keeping safety and health at the forefront.

The market will be open from 8 a.m.–1 p.m., same as prior years, but there will be hour entry times as follows:

  • 8–9 a.m.: Customers who are 60 years of age and older
  • 9–10 a.m.: Customers with a last name beginning with the letters A-H
  • 10–11 a.m.: Customers with a last name beginning with the letters H-P
  • 11 a.m.–Noon: Customers with a last name beginning with the letters P-Z
  • Noon–1 p.m.: Open to all customers

Other health safeguards will include having one entrance and one exit as well as barricades surrounding the market. And only 25 people will be allowed in the market at any given time. In addition, although the Doylestown Farmers Market usually welcomes dogs, during this time they ask that you please leave your pups at home.

Ready to see what vendors will be there on opening day? Here is a list of the farmers, food vendors, and product vendors:

To learn more about what each vendor will be offering on May 2 as well as their payment options, view the latest Doylestown Farmers Market newsletter for details.

Support local farmers and vendors by shopping local at the Doylestown Farmers Market!

 

 

NAMI Bucks County Lends a Helping Hand Through Virtual Support

The current coronavirus pandemic is stressful for all individuals, but even more so when those who receive in-person support can no longer do so due to social distancing requirements. Fortunately, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Bucks County is offering a wide array of services online.

In addition to reaching out to the community through social media, NAMI Bucks County is offering online support services, such as those scheduled for today, Saturday, April 4, including:

  •  3 p.m.: Mental wellness group
  • 7 p.m.: Youth support group
  • 9 p.m.: Movie night with NAMI: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” via Zoom

All of these online support groups and activities are free, confidential, and open to all individuals.

Learn more about these services by visiting the NAMI Bucks County website and visiting their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Most importantly, please remember you are not alone!

Lend a Helping Hand to Doylestown Hospital

Doylestown Hospital, our community health facility and part of Doylestown Health, is in need of assistance from the local community. And there are many ways we can lend a hand to help those who are working tirelessly to care for the community.

Doylestown Hospital is currently accepting donations due to the current crisis at hand. There is a critical shortage pertaining to surgical masks and other items. As the facility continues to operate at full capacity, they are in need of the personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that these extraordinary health professionals are properly protected as they continue to tend to the health needs of the community.

Visit the Doylestown Health Foundation website, which is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Doylestown Health and Doylestown Hospital. On that page you’ll see the current donation needs in addition to monetary donations (which are accepted at all times). Today, the current medical supply needs include the following:

  • 3M N95 masks, new and unused (preferably small)
  • Surgical masks and procedure masks
  • Goggles
  • Face shields
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lysol and Clorox
  • Germicidal wipes
  • Bouffant caps
  • Thermometers (infrared, glass, and digital)
  • Disposable gowns
  • Shoe covers

The facility is also accepting homemade masks and details on these mask can be found online, along with how and when to deliver the medical supplies.

Please consider making a monetary donation or medical supply donation so that our local health professionals can continue to stay safe while they serve the community.

Thank you so much to everyone working at Doylestown Health, and medical professionals everywhere, for being on the front lines of this pandemic and working with the utmost courage, expertise, and dedication in this extremely important role! We appreciate you so much. Please stay well!

 

What to Do When Staying at Home in Doylestown

With Governor Wolf’s “stay at home” executive order in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, many Doylestown residents might wonder how to pursue each day with positivity and not get overwhelmed. On the bright side, technology enables us to reach others in different homes, both locally and across the globe. It also opens up a world of activities to help us through this necessary order to stay at home and flatten the curve.

Here are some activities to take part in at home which the whole family will love:

Explore the Artwork at Michener Museum

If you love nothing more than gazing at the beautiful artwork at the Michener Museum and you’ve been unable to visit lately, you can explore the creative collections online. From paintings to sculptures, you can explore the beautiful displays from the comfort of your own home.

Peruse the Collections at Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle are also making it possible for you to explore the collections online. Visit the website and revisit the unique collections or see them for the first time!

Shop Local Stores Online

Due to the executive order, most local stores have had to close their doors. Looking for a way to buy local, support Doylestown businesses, and grab some great items at the same time? Many Doylestown stores have online shopping sites or social media pages that you can peruse and purchase your favorite items. Some of these stores include the following:

Make a Sign and Display for All to See

Sometimes the best way to get through a difficult situation is to display as many positive sentiments as possible. This is the case in Doylestown where Kristin Moore Photography and her family created rainbow paintings to hang in their window, as did Monkey’s Uncle. Others were encouraging the community to pick up a piece of sidewalk chalk and write positive statements on their walkways for all to see.

Take a Virtual Class with Pure Barre Doylestown

Any time is a good time to stay in shape and exercise is a great stress reliever, too. Since gyms are closed and exercise options are limited, it’s good to know that Pure Barre Doylestown is offering virtual classes. Visit their website for all the details.

Wishing you all well!

What’s Open, What’s Closed in Doylestown Amid COVID-19 Concerns

As COVID-19 cases and concerns grow, many individuals and entities, including government officials, business owners, and organizations, are taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While some institutions are being instructed by the government to close, others are taking the initiative to close to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Alternatively, some businesses are keeping their doors open so individuals will have access to food plus other necessities.

Here are some of the businesses and entities in Doylestown that are open, closed, or postponing/canceling events (call before you go as recent updates may have occurred since the last page update):

*Updated 12:30 p.m. March 17*

Open:

Closed:

Cancelling/Postponing:

This is just a starting list and highlights some openings/closings/cancellations in Doylestown. The list will be updated continually as changes are noted. And please feel free to note any additions in the comments below.

Thank you to all who are lending a hand to the public during this uncertain time, including our first responders, medical professionals, restaurant and shop owners and employees, and additional individuals who are helping others. Be safe and stay well, Doylestown friends!

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

Halloween-Themed Events You Won’t Want to Miss in Doylestown

The Halloween season is an excellent one for parades, cocktail events, and healthy Halloween treat seminars…and Doylestown offers all of these! With a little over a week to go until Halloween, you want to start making a list of Halloween-themed events to attend this year in Doylestown. Here are some options to get you started:

Halloween Party at Hops/Scotch (Oct. 25)

Head to Hops/Scotch on Friday, October 25, from 7 p.m.–midnight for this craft cocktail bar’s Halloween Party. Come in costume to compete for some spectacular prizes from Betty Borden’s House of Whacks and Hunt a Killer as well as a Barr Hill gin gift set. Enjoy live music from Matt Setzer and Sam Ryan and Dave Nonini as well as DJ music in between sets. The event will offer two levels of fun throughout the venue and plenty of pay-as-you-go craft cocktails. The cover charge is $5 per person.

Doylestown Spooktacular Parade and Costume Contest (Oct. 26)

Halloween Dog Costume Pixabay

On Saturday, October 26, bring the entire family, including your furry family members, to the Bucks County Administration Building lawn for the annual Spooktacular Parade and Costume Contest. Registration for the contest begins at 10 a.m. and the costume judging will be held at 11 a.m. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories, including family/group, kids, and pets. The parade will immediately follow the announcement of the best costume awards.

Healthy Halloween “Treat Your Treaters” Seminar with Doylestown Health (Oct. 30)

Doylestown Health is helping you to create healthy Halloween treats for your trick-or-treaters and family members this year. Register for the free seminar that takes place at Doylestown Hospital from 11:30 a.m.–noon on Wednesday, October 30. If you can’t make it to the event in Conference Room J on October 30, don’t worry, as you can view the information online via webinar access.

Studio 54 Halloween Bash and Costume Contest at M.O.M.’s (Oct. 31)

Maxwell’s on Main (M.O.M.’s) will be hosting its Studio 54 Halloween Bash and Costume Contest on Thursday, October 31. The Halloween fun will run from 9 p.m.–1 a.m. and feature DJ Crambone playing disco hits from the ’70s and ’80s. Be sure to wear your most creative costume and take part in the costume contest during the night, too!

 

 

Upcoming Pine2Pink Fundraising Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Pine2Pink, Doylestown’s breast cancer organization, is gearing up for a fundraising season like no other. From yoga to cocktail parties, there are many events you can attend to lend a hand to this extraordinary nonprofit. Here’s what’s on the Pine2Pink event calendar for the next few weeks, with one event happening this weekend:

Pine2Pink Yogathon (Sept. 22)

Love yoga for a great cause? Then, don’t miss the Pine2Pink Yogathon from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Sunday, September 22. The Pine2Pink team will be joining forces with four excellent yoga studios for five different classes on the Mercer Museum lawn. The participating studios include Sun Dog Yoga Studio, Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Bikram Yoga Doylestown and Sally Miller yoga.

Class Schedule:
10–11 a.m. – Sun Dog Yoga Studio / Ashtanga all levels
11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. – Dragonfly Yoga Studio / Yoga for Humans
12:30–1:30 p.m. – Bikram Yoga Doylestown / Bikram
1:45–2:45 p.m. – Sally Miller Yoga / Yin Yoga
3–4 p.m. – Sun Dog Yoga Studio / Ashtanga all levels

In addition to these fun and invigorating yoga classes, there will be health and wellness vendors, prizes and gifts at each class, and one free admission to the Mercer Museum for all participants. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds will go to Pine2Pink to benefit local breast cancer patients.

The cost to attend this fabulous fundraising event is a $30 minimum donation for a class or $45 for a full-day pass. Classes will be for all different levels of students. Participants are asked to bring their own mats. Sign up ahead online and get ready for a fantastic day of yoga and fundraising for Pine2Pink.

Pine2Pink Triumph Trivia Night (Sept. 26)

For the beer lovers of the crowd as well as those who love trivia, don’t miss the Pine2Pink Triumph Trivia Night on Thursday, September 26, at Triumph Brewing Company in New Hope at 8 p.m. Enjoy pink-themed trivia, prizes, food, and Triumph beer on a pay-as-you-go basis. And, be sure to sip Triumph amber beer, where $1 of every amber beer sold goes directly to Pine2Pink, which will benefit local breast cancer patients who are in treatment and recovery.

October Donation Pledge – CB West Football Scores

Looking for another way to raise money for Pine2Pink and love CB West football, too? Then, here’s a fundraising option for you! Pledge a specific dollar amount for every point scored by the CB West varsity football team during October and you have a wonderful way to support local breast cancer patients. Donations can be made online through the Pine2Pink site. At the end of the month, the funds will be tallied for a grand total amount going directly to local breast cancer patients. Find all of the finer details online.

Denim Cocktail Gala at Fox & Holly (Oct. 4)

Pine2Pink has joined forces with local department store Fox & Holly who will be hosting the Denim Cocktail Gala on Friday, October 4, from 6–8:30 p.m. Put on your favorite pair of denim paired with a pink or white shirt and enjoy an evening filled with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, and swag bags.

The cost is $50 per person and tickets can be purchased online. All proceeds will benefit Pine2Pink and the work they do to help local breast cancer patients.

Turn Up the Pink for Pine2Pink at Carversville Kitchen (Oct. 19)

Pine2Pink is also teaming up with Carversville Kitchen to raise money for those battling breast cancer. Visit Carversville Kitchen on Saturday, October 19, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m., where there will be live music by Franklin The Band and plenty of events for the kids to enjoy! Plus, be sure to enjoy items from the Turn Up the Pink menu as 20% of the proceeds from the sale of these special meals goes to Pine2Pink.

Start marking these excellent fundraising events down on the calendar and show support for this extraordinary local nonprofit organization and the individuals it helps!

Doylestown Farmers Market Offers Sensational Local Products on Saturdays

As soon as springtime arrives in Doylestown, the opening of the seasonal Doylestown Farmers Market is eagerly anticipated by many. The local farmers market operates on Saturdays from mid-April through mid-November and provides local residents and visitors with an extensive array of farm-fresh goods and artisan products.

Strawberries Pixabay

The Doylestown Farmers Market operates on Saturdays from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. on South Hamilton Street in Doylestown. Made possible thanks to the wonderful efforts of the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance, the Doylestown Farmers Market features an eclectic group of vendors offering items ranging from handmade soaps to fresh fruits and vegetables to local craft beer. The list of vendors for the farmers market this Saturday, May 18, includes the following:

In addition to the exceptional vendors listed above, there will also be live music from Fools and Prophets to entertain the crowds on Saturday.

Visit the Doylestown Farmers Market this Saturday (and every Saturday!) to stock up on local products while supporting area vendors and farmers!