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Find Dollar Dog hidden in one of our ads and enter for your chance to win a $100 gift card to Jamison Publick House in Pennsburg! Send your entry by March 31st to: The Community Connection Monthly, P.O. Box 201, East Greenville, PA 18041. Name: __________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________ State ________ Zip ____________________ Phone (day) ____________________________ Phone (evening) ___________________________ Which ad had the hidden Dollar Dog?_________________________________________________ Congratulations to Amy Patterson for submitting her entry in the Culinary Awards for January! This month we go back to finding dollar dog! Have fun and good luck!
MONTGOMERY COUNTY’S BEST KEPT SECRETS TOUR May 3rd to May 19th, 2018 Shopping, Food & Fun! Set up like a home tour, you’ll travel to some of the best local businesses in the county, and enjoy all the special things they have planned for you!
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AND THE WINNERS ARE... Our Readers Voted for the best of Upper Perk, and here they are! Best Pizza - Tosco’s • Best Cheesesteak - Dolce Vita Best Hamburger - Main Street Pub • Best Tavern - Vince & Friends Best Coffee - Java Bake & Co. • Best Pastries - Java Bake & Co. Best Dessert - Bally Hotel • Friendliest Service - Valley Cafe Best Soup - Jamison Publick House • Best Ice Cream - Longacre’s Best Breakfast - Powderbourne • Best French Fries - Dairy Queen Best Family Restaurant/Cafe - Pennsburg Diner Best Dining Out Restaurant - Jamison Publick House Best Smoothies - Tribe Nutrition • Best Chinese Food - Golden Bowl Best Atmosphere - Spinnerstown Hotel • Best Wings - Wingman Best Health Food - Raw Replenish • Best Hoagie - Chiaro’s Best Tea - Diehl’s Real Teas
Congratulations to all of Our Winners in the Twelfth Annual Community Connection Readers Choice Awards!
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And welcome to March! It’s an exciting time in The Valley for sure. New businesses are popping up and we LOVE making sure you know all about what they offer and who is behind these fabulous small businesses! The best shopping continues to be happening right here in The Valley. And have you checked out some of the new places to dine? SO many options that we never have to stray far. Old favorites are always amazing as well, and if you haven’t had a chance to check them out in a while, March is a great month to pop in and see what’s new at some of your old favorites. These amazing entrepreneurs are constantly finding ways to improve their menus and keep up with the trending times, so make sure to check back often. On the left hand side of this page you will also see who won in our TWELFTH annual culinary awards categories. We thank everyone that took the time to vote for these amazing places, and a HUGE congratulations to all of our winners this year! Enjoy some local community events, take advantage of a few of the break through warm days to come to take a walk in one of our many local parks, or just sit home and give thanks to all that we have to be grateful for. Life is fleeting - Hug your loved ones and your pets and as always, have a safe and Happy March! - Donna Are you interested in advertising with us? We offer a variety of packages for every price point starting as low as $20 per month! Contact us for current rates and ad availability at 215-679-5090 or email@example.com. © 2006 All Rights Reserved
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Gerry Fioriglio, RN, CDP, BS
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BY: Noelle Kingsbauer
As a nurse, Gerry Fioriglio knows firsthand the emotional and physical work involved in caring for a loved one. Her experience doesn’t only come from years of working for the families of others, but from being a caregiver to her own mother for many years. “You need to stop working for other people and you need to do it for yourself” was her mother’s wish that echoed with Fioriglio even after her mother’s passing. In 2000 that wish became a reality when she decided to start the journey of incorporating her own business to serve the community. Now, with over 20 employees working with her, Fioriglio is proud to serve both residents of Montgomery and Bucks counties with Family Caregivers Network, Inc. “I tell families that most people don’t even realize that they’re the caregiver of a loved one,” explains Fioriglio. “They think they actually need to be showing up at their house and providing care like bathing, dressing, etc. No, you’re a caregiver when you begin to have to worry about your loved one. You’re worrying about whether they take their medicine. You may take them for doctor’s appointments and things. You are now classified as a caregiver.” It’s this often-overwhelming responsibility that brings phone calls to Family Caregivers for help in services and support for their loved one. “That really is the time [to call], when you start seeing those small changes and you have to intervene and help them along the way. It’s smart to come and ask questions. Gather information because you’re loved one’s situation can change at a moment’s notice, so arm yourself with the information beforehand.”
As a visible fixture at 901 Main Street in Pennsburg, Fioriglio and her staff provide services for individuals and their families in many aspects of non-medical home care including in-home senior care and assistance to those with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases. “We provide aid service…helping people stay in their homes when they need help with bathing, dressing, meals and general assistance” including taking them for appointments, advises Fioriglio. The helping hand Family Caregivers provides is for many stages of a person’s life as they need assistance, including hospice. “We’ll collaborate with hospice to make sure when they’re declining they’ll have someone who can sit down and help families figure out the maze of long-term care services,” advises Fioriglio. “So many people make mistakes along the way and all of a sudden they don’t qualify for something that maybe they would have qualified for if it wasn’t for one decision that they made. I really help them to understand the decisions they’re about to make.” These decisions can be overwhelming for anyone acting as a caregiver for their loved one, whether they’re the child or spouse of someone who needs assistance. “So many people don’t understand there is funding you can get if you qualify for different programs,” says Fioriglio. “Family Caregivers can help you fill out paperwork to qualify for various programs through the county and state and even pertaining to certain physical ailments you have to qualify for funding.”
As a family member it often feels like no one can take care of your loved one better than you can because you know him or her best, even though the task of care can be overwhelming. “Statistically two thirds of caregivers out there will pass away or come down with a serious medical condition before their loved one passes on. The stress is just phenomenal so caregivers end up in the hospital and there’s another crisis. It’s known that it will shorten the lifespan so it’s really important to get that help. The weight is heavy and we’re there to lighten it.”
Often times looking up how to file paperwork through an Internet search can yield more questions than answers. “Where do I start?” and “What do I do?” are some of the most common questions they receive from first-time clients. “I usually tell them ‘tell me your story,’” responds Fioriglio. “It helps them understand we’re not just selling you a service, we’re selling you an overall service.” Most of the people, both patients and families, who contact Family Caregivers, are very in crises when they make contact, Fioriglio explains. “I probably should have come to you a month ago” is a common phrase that is heard and in response, the supportive staff echoes the same feeling: “We’ll figure it out. We’ll have someone there.” Offering education classes and support groups, Family Caregivers provides information to arm the caregiver and patient with the information and assistance they need. Handbooks are given to all families coming in for services that include helpful information on care services, articles on safety in the home, as well lists of dates, times and locations of their programs.
The feeling of genuine care and passion for helping others is felt as soon as you step into the office and see the photos adorning the wall of patients they’ve cared for along the way as well as a mural showcasing the Family Caregivers code of ethics. “When you meet with [families] in their own home it grounds you that you can really empathize with them with what they’re going through. Helping calm their nerves and to let them know that you’re going to be there and help figure out a plan. That is the most rewarding,” says Fioriglio. Family Caregivers will have an event in April for Parkinson’s Awareness Month, which includes a four week educational session. Give their office a call at 1-866-539-7515 for information on this and other educational programs or a free consultation.
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The body has a really hard time functioning without breakfast. When you fall asleep your body functions slow and you enter a resting state that burns less calories and needs less energy to function properly. In order to wake yourself up you need fuel. Eating breakfast is your body's’ way of refueling for the day. Eating breakfast is essential because it directly affects: memory, mood and metabolism. To stay healthy and eat less throughout the day, make sure to take time to eat a nutritious breakfast in the morning. You’ll feel more energized and less stressed because your body will know it has nutrients to start the day! You’ll also chow down less throughout the day because your blood sugar levels won’t peak and drop. Eating breakfast jump starts your metabolism for the day and helps you burn more calories as well. Just make sure to eat lots of small meals throughout the day to keep your body running. Always keep the fridge stocked with eggs to help get you in the mood for breakfast. Eggs are so versatile you won’t ever get tired of them! Learn more: Locavoreatyourdoor.com
We raise Simmental beef. It is known for its lean cuts and great taste. By raising our own feed, we can control what does and does not go into the cattle. No chemicals, antibiotics, or hormones are ever added. These cattle graze on sweet grasses, quality hay, silage and feed ground fresh every 5-7 days. Beef can be purchased by the half or quarter for your freezer., or available in select cuts & ground beef by the pound at the farm.
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There are as many colcannon recipes as there are cooks in Ireland. This one uses softened and crunchy savoy cabbage, as well as garlic and leeks for extra depth. It is my favorite! Ingredients • 5 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1¾ pounds) • Kosher salt • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided • 2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, diced • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced • 2 cups shredded savoy cabbage • 1¼ cups milk • ½ cup heavy cream • Freshly ground black pepper • 1 scallion, thinly sliced Recipe Preparation • Cover potatoes with water in a small pot; season with salt. Bring to a boil over mediumhigh heat, then reduce heat and simmer until a paring knife slides easily through the flesh, 30–40 minutes. Drain, let cool slightly, and peel. • Meanwhile, melt 4 Tbsp. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leeks and cook, stirring frequently, until very soft, 8–10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until garlic is fragrant and leeks are just beginning to brown around the edges, about 3 minutes longer. Add 1 cup cabbage and cook, stirring constantly, until wilted. Add milk and cream and bring to a simmer. • Add potatoes and remaining 1 cup cabbage, then coarsely mash with a potato masher. Season with salt and pepper. • Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with remaining 2 Tbsp. butter & sprinkle with scallion.
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Calling all cooks! $200 CASH Grand Prize, plus prizes for 2nd and 3rd place! Submit your recipe to The Community connection using a LOCALLY MADE ingredient for a chance to win! Official rules and guidelines are available at: www.thecommunityconnectionmonthly.com/recipecontests Entries must be postmarked by june 15th, 2018. winners and recipe will be published in a future issue. Contest ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on march 15, 2018. (the “Deadline Date”). All entries must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the Deadline Date. To enter visit www.thecommunityconnection.com/recipecontests and follow the instructions. All entries must include your full name, address, city, state, zip, telephone number and email address (if you have one). Send your entries to: Community connection Recipe Contest, P.O. Box 201, East Greenville, PA 18041
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Meet Izzy! Izzy wanted to show off her happy penguin that she made in art class! Izzy loves to play and her favorite thing to do is swim. Pink is her favorite color. She loves being a big sister to her little sister, Tiffany. She saw Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck skating and had a lot of fun! Izzy’s favorite food is vegetables that her mom cooks. Her favorite teacher at Life Span is Miss Lisa. Thanks for telling us all of your stories, Izzy! Have a fun Summer!
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Try one of the hand formed burgers, perfectly On a recent visit to Bechtelsville, I was able to sit cooked, juicy and fresh, served with your choice of BY: down Noellewith Kingsbauer Bryan Laudenslager, owner of Goody’z , toppings on a crusty roll. It’s easy to see why they Their lunch menu features many favorites including to talk about what makes Goody’z so darn GOOD! were winner of the best burger in 2016! Pair your both traditional and meatless burgers, sandwich melts, Home-style cooking in a country atmosphere is what Bryan, along with his Mom, Robin Laudenslager, co-and burger a side of fresh fries and you may just evenwith liverwurst and cut onions. Keep an eye has brought home the Culinary Award for Best own the two locations in East Greenville andout getontransported back to time when good food was their blackboard fora the daily specials as well. Breakfast to Powderbourne Gun Club & Restaurant Bechtelsville. Along with sister Stephanie Andrews, simple and satisfying. “Stuck in the 50’s” – Now I for 12 straight years. Whether you’re a hunter or an you’rewhat interested in skeet shooting, sporting clays or who runsnothe dayheard to day operations at theinEastIf know that means! eater you’ve doubt of the eatery nestled pheasant hunts Powderbourne has all the amenities Greenville location, they make up the team that the woods of East Greenville that has been family But burgers and There fries aren’t Goody’zclay has stations become available for you. are 24allsporting serve delicious food to Open the hungry customer. owned andup operated since 1979. seven days a of Laudenslager their property. Fourteen knownthe for. perimeter Every day, is serving up has watched mom,you Robin in the foodaround weekBryan for breakfast andhislunch willwork be greeted hunting fields are BBQ’s open –forPork, pheasant shoots and fresh homemade Beef, Turkey and industry in some capacity in what seemed like her with hospitality and the smells of rib-sticking good throughout the area of Palm they own 330 additional life. the in Bechtelsville foodwhole as soon as When you walk the door. location on Route Ham. It’s just one of the menu items that keep peoacres for more hunting. Guides and hunting dogs can 100 became available, it was an opportunity for ple coming back for more. How about some Dutch beFries? rented, so seemingly there is ample abilitypotatoes for anyone Omelets, These simple sliced deep Bryanpancakes, to branchFrench out andtoast, drawand on the the area’s 6 yearsbest of suc-interested in the world pack of hunting to begin. satisfying bacon fill their breakfast menu in addition to many fried until golden, a surprisingly cess of their East Greenville site. In their first year, more comfort food favorites. Sourced locally, the Crispy on edges, and creamy withisloads unique feature of the Powderbourne’s restaurant the the new location has exceeded expectations and conA punch. thick-cut bacon is the perfect companion for any of potato on the inside. Topdining them area with indoor and goodness outdoor seating. The cozy tinues to grow. meat lover ready to chow down and start the day out chili, (homemade of keep course) cheese, sour features a fireplace to you bacon, toasty warm during right. Coffee refills are plentiful portions Bryan attributes their successand to athe few things .of“Wethe cream chives for in a loaded version youthe won’t cold and months while the summertime patiofind is foodhave are the unbeatable for the modest prices. Even a best fans” says Laudenslager. “Customersavailable to host anywhere else.your feasts. The open acreage around breakfast sandwich is packed full of whatever meat that come in several times a week to just once athe restaurant and woods in the distance makes you and cheese you’d like to accompany the eggs (pro tip: Theaway crowd favorite? Cornand nuggets. up from any hustle bustleBryan going offered on in the month. We appreciate them all.“ Bryan also consid-feel request a biscuit for your sandwich base and you rest of the world. won’t be sorry!). 7
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Readers Choice Winner Best Breakfast And don’t forget the kids – Goody’s has kids meal options as well. No kids? Don’t worry – Driving and out of meal the stony driveway you’ll also get to see the adults caninorder a kids too. It’s worth it just for pheasants that are raised outdoors on the premises the cool and cared for by their Whenin. you come into Powderbourne Gun Club car the staff. meal comes & Restaurant expect to leave with a full stomach and a smile on your Future plans include “lighter side”than menu, sal-Located at 2071 face. Hearty, tasty afood is closer youwith think! ads andRoad buildinyour combo meals. partyPowderbourne is Baus Eastown Greenville, come Also, see why synonymous in the area with a delicious Spring food atwill a reasonable price. trays and hoagie trays will be available. Don’t the hash browns! roll outforget the popular cruise nights – be sure to check their facebook page for details.
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One of the most difficult things we, as pet owners, need to navigate is saying goodbye to our beloved family members. There are so many questions we need answered and all too often we conjure up scenerios or have unrealistic expectations related to end of life procedures, activities, and decisions. Even the thought of losing a pet makes most peoples’ heart sink which is probably why we don’t have this conversation in general. Most everyone’s primary concern is for his or her pet’s quality of life (QoL) over quantity of life. Nobody wants their pet to suffer. The most basic of guidelines for determining a pet’s QoL requires answering 3 questions: Is my pet interested in interacting with me? Does he or she still have an appetite and interest in eating and drinking? Can my pet still carry out basic life supporting activities such as going to the bathroom appropriately? It is very important to utilize the relationship with your veterinarian when making determinations about your pet’s QoL; he or she has extensive expertise in this topic and (hopefully) knows you and your pet. I frequently encounter people who, understandably so, do not want to make the decision to euthanize a declining pet. The hope is the pet will pass on his or her own. This rarely happens and even more rarely does it happen without suffering. As difficult as it is for the pet, the owner also suffers watching this family member pass away. If you decide you want to let your pet go on their own, a discussion with your vet can provide necessary support and direction in minimizing suffering.
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It is with a sad heart that I would like to let all of Gunnar’s friends know that he has passed. Everyone that had the pleasure to get to know him and his HUGE personality loved him. It is because of this outstanding personality that the Dear Gunnar column was conceived. He will be sorely missed, but rest assured, he will be back to answer all of your pet related questions shortly. In the meantime, please hug your furry friends, and give them some extra treats tonight, courtesy of Gunnar, the best dog there ever was. Miss you buddy!
Every veterinarian I know handles the actual euthanasia appointment differently. You should talk to yours to know exactly what to expect and to discuss any specific concerns or requirements you have. In our area we can bury our pets at home if that is preferred. The other option for disposition of a pet’s remains is cremation. With cremation you can get your pet’s individual ashes or cremains back if you choose. Many people who decide not to get their pet’s cremains choose to memorialize him or her with a paw print, a lock of fur, pictures or even tattoos; the options are limitless. No matter what, our pets truly do leave paw prints on our hearts and despite how difficult it is to say good-bye, a heart-full of happy memories stays with us forever. This article has been amended from it’s original length. To read the article in it’s entirety, please visit us at: www.thecommunityconnectionmonthly.com 26
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Wouldn’t it be nice if that pot o’gold at the end of the rainbow were a real thing you could find? While I can’t promise you gold, I can promise you green! The most important green isn’t clovers that pop up when the snow melts or the St. Patrick’s Day decorations adorning store shelves, but the good you do our planet by going green. Taking a few steps in our day-to-day living to minimize the impact on the environment not only helps Earth be a healthier, happier place, but also keeps a little extra green in your wallet. It might seem like it could be a lot of trouble to change your lifestyle around to help the environment. Don’t be intimidated; even a few small changes can make a big impact! You might have some easy choices in front of you right now. Do any of your bills or bank account statements have the option to be emailed instead of snail mailed? There is a little bit of paper spared and a few dollars saved on stamps right there. The same goes for paying bills online or by the phone instead of mailing in a check. Some companies even offer discounts or incentives by going paperless. Another way to help the environment is by being conscious of the amount of water you use. Taking a shower instead of a bath reduces the amount of water used and if you can shave a few minutes off of that shower it will reduce the water and heating bills even more. Speaking of water, consider buying a purifying filter for your tap water instead of investing in bottled water. Bottles used to package water take over 1,000 years to bio-degrade and if incinerated, they produce toxic fumes. Also, it is estimated that 3 liters of water is used to package 1 liter of water. bottled When you save energy you’ll also be saving money in the long run. Try installing compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) when your older incandescent bulbs burn out. Unplug appliances when you're not using them or use a "smart" power strip that senses when appliances are off. This cuts "phantom" or "vampire" energy use. Wash your clothes in cold water whenever possible also. It is estimated that as much as 85% of the energy used to machine-wash clothes goes to heating the water. When you’re done with the clothes in the washing machine, use a drying rack or clothesline to save the energy otherwise sucked up by the dryer. A few steps are all it takes to start making your house an environmentally friendly place. The Earth is lucky to have you! What do you do to “go green” in your house, office, or on the go? Let us know on the Love Upper Perk facebook page! The Water Project. In a Thirsty World…Bottled Water Seems Wasteful. Retrieved from https://thewaterproject.org/bottled-water/bottled_water_wasteful WorldWatch Institute. (2016 April 18). 10 Ways to Go Green and Save Green. Retrieved from http://www.worldwatch.org/resources/go_green_save_green
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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! The magic of March is upon us with the first day of spring on the 20th and a lucky little holiday just a leap of a leprechaun before that. Clovers, pots of gold, soda bread and more culminate to make March 17th St. Patrick’s Day. What many of us think of today as a global celebration of Irish culture is for some full of whimsy for others full of parties. No matter how you celebrate, St. Patrick’s Day is a day that is rich in history. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between the abbreviations of “St. Patty’s Day” and “St. Paddy’s Day”? As one website explains, “’Patty’ is a woman's name. The nickname used for a man named Patrick, for example, the man named Patrick who is credited with converting great swaths of Ireland to Christianity, is ‘Paddy,’ from the Irish Padraig.” Another way to think about how this can offend some strict St. Patrick’s purists is like this: “Calling St. Patrick's Day ‘St. Patty's Day’ is like referring to Christmas Eve as ‘Christie's Eve’ or Hanukkah as ‘Helen's Festival of Lights.’" Now that we’ve got his holiday’s name in line, Saint Patrick himself deserves some back-story. Alive during the fifth century, St. Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Born in Roman Britain, he was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a slave at age 16. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and was credited with bringing Christianity to its people. Possibly the most well known legend regarding St. Patrick is how he explained the Holy Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) using the three leaves of an Irish clover, better known as the shamrock. Food and drinks are a big part of any holiday’s celebrations and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. No matter if you’re celebrating on the Erin Express with a group or rolling Irish potatoes solo food makes up some of the most fun memories of this holiday. “A 2012 estimate pegged the total amount Americans spent on beer for St. Paddy's celebrations at $245 million.” The traditional Irish-American staple of corned beef and cabbage doesn’t have anything to do with the grain corn. “Instead, it’s a nod to the large grains of salt that were historically used to cure meats, which were also known as ‘corns.’” Now that you’ve had a quick dose of St. Paddy’s Day trivia, enjoy yourself this coming Saturday and impress your friends over a few green beers. As the Irish say, “Erin Go Braugh…” Ireland Forever!
Weaver, Caity. (2013, March 15). It’s St. Paddy’s Day, Not ‘St. Patty’s Day.’ Retrieved from http://gawker.com/5990788/its-st-paddys-day-not-st-pattys-day History.com (2009). History of St. Patrick’s Day. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day/history-of-st-patricks-day Mentalfloss.com (2014). 13 Lucky Facts About St. Patrick’s Day. Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/article/93246/13-lucky-facts-about-st-patricks-day
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DANCE STUDIOS Studios On Main 510 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-4488
DENTAL CARE Red Hill Dental Office 942 Main St, Red Hill 215-679-8033
476 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg (inside Snap Fitness) 610-597-8869
FLOORING Schaeffer Floor Coverings 1250 North Reading Ave, Bechtelsville 610-367-2766
Upper Perk Family Dental
163 Main St, Pennsburg
Monaghan Funeral Home
716 Gravel Pike, East Greenville 267-923-5958
Matt’s Auto Repair 636 Gravel Pike, East Greenville 267-923-5291
2771 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg
The Doggie D'Tail Shop 636 Main St. East Greenville 215-872-3144
136 Washington St, East Greenville 215-541-2930
Scooty’s Auto Service
My Pet’s Teacher Dog Training
108 Main St, Suite A, Pennsburg 215-679-2111
Young’s Tire & Auto
825 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-3889
No Worries Animal Care 267-374-5536
BED & BREAKFAST Double Eagle Bed & Breakfast 1052 Mill Hill Rd, East Greenville 215-679-5764
CATERING C & C Catering 1319 Park Ave, Quakertown 800-242-1366
Falk Funeral Home & Crematory 215-679-5933
612 Main St, Red Hill 215-679-6400
GARAGE DOOR SERVICES Valley Lock and Door 334 Washington St, East Greenville 215-536-7192
GIFT SHOP Gehman’s Store 537 Main St, Bally 610-845-2587
ELECTRIC CONTRACTORS GOLF COURSES Gillespie Electric, Inc.
Macoby Run Golf Course, Inc.
1657 State St, East Greenville 215-679-8091
5275 McLean Station Rd, Green Lane 215- 541-0161
2554 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg 215-541-3111
Best Kept Secret Tour www.bestkeptsecretstour.com 484-634-2311
Grand Theater 252 Main St, East Greenville 215-679-4300
Sweet Water Golf Course
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HOME & GARDEN
118 Hoffmansville Rd, Sassamansville 610-754-7251
1457 Sumneytown Pike, Harleysville 1522 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg 610-287-9144 215-679-7951
Dale Nace Agency State Farm
M & J Gourmet
1267 Quakertown Ave, Pennsburg 215-679-8650
1111 PA-100, Bechtelsville 610-369-0369
Posh Little Candy & Convenience Phil’s Excavation 233 Main St, East Greenville & Land Clearing
Durn & Biehler Ins. Agency, Inc. 401 N Main St, East Greenville 215-679-9597
Lechner & Stauffer, Inc.
54 Quakertown Ave, Pennsburg 215-679-9568
Small Batch Kitchen 267-933-4745 www.Thesmallbatchkitchen.com
Wood Naturally, Inc.
Kathy Clancy State Farm Insurance
HARDWARE STORES Pennsburg Ace Hardware 482 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg 215-679-7755
HEALTH & WELLNESS Tribe Nutrition 436 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg 267-313-4055
Raw Replenish 80 Gravel Pike, Red Hill 215-221-4006
HEALTHCARE Advanced Motion Rehabilitation 80B Gravel Pike, Suite 110, Red Hill 215-622-6825
Eyecare of The Valley 240 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg 215-679-3500
Hall Family Chiropractic 570 Main St, Pennsburg 267-923-5333
Route 100 Hereford 215-679-9570
HOME HEALTHCARE Family Caregivers
669 Main St, Pennsburg 215-541-4114
Creative Cabinetry, LLC
J-D Custom Cabinetry
Revival Home Improvement
1002 Stoudt Rd, Palm 215-679-5999 2250 Foulkes Mill Rd, Quakertown 215-679-6203
HOME SECURITY Kriebel Security Upper Hanover Township 215-679-5921
HOME STAGING Marigold Staging
MASSAGE THERAPY Body Unwind 570 Main St., Pennsburg 610-780-2217
LOCAL FOOD DELIVERY Locavore at your Door Locavoreatyourdoor.com
HUNTING PRESERVES Powderbourne 2071 Baus Rd, East Greenville 215-679-9860
MEAT MARKETS Back Home Butcher 520 Main St., Green Lane 267-424-5805
Pediatric Behavioral Health Care
1110 Route 100, Bechtelsville 610-367-8791
80E Gravel Pike, Suite 100, Red Hill 267-613-9354
Waterman Meat Market
Radiant Being Psychological Svc. 80B Gravel Pike, Suite 100, Red Hill 484-624-2415
HEATING & COOLING Youngs Home Comfort 751 Lumber St, Green Lane 215-234-4351
702 Main St. Pennsburg 215-679-7577
Longacre’s Modern Dairy 1445 Route 100 Barto 610-845-7551
97 Spring Hill Rd, Hereford 215- 679-6509
MULCH Phil’s Mulch Service 267-733-8079
PARTY PLANNING A Passing Fad Event Planning 215-353-2358
HOME BUILDERS Hereford Homes 8117 Chestnut St, Hereford 215 679-5242
Upper Per PET CARE
My Pet’s Teacher Dog Training 267-221-6532
Denise’s Salon 80-C Gravel Pike, Red Hill 215-541-3133
NO Worries Animal Care Pet Walking & Boarding in Your Home
337 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-6000
Carriage House Restaurant
Gemini Hair Salon
745 Gravel Pike, East Greenville 215-679-7700
200 Main St, East Greenville 215-679-6141
Diehl’s Real Teas & Cafe
239 Main St, East Greenville 267-317-8327
235 Main St, East Greenville 215-679-6319
931 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-9700
McClay’s Plumbing, LLC
357 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-0666
PHARMACIES Professional Pharmacy
Luke McClay 267-377-7931
PRINTERS Everything Printing 828A Route 100 N, Bechtelsville 610-367-7444
644 Gravel Pike, East Greenville 215-541-2922
Windy Springs Farms 1845 Myers Rd, Quakertown 215-536-8624
PROPANE Edinger Propane 1619 PA-100, Bally 610-845-2091
Java & Bake Co.
101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie 610-641-7149
231 Main St, East Greenville 267-923-8671 440 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg 215- 679-8688
Main Street Pub & Restaurant 505 Main St, Bally 610- 845-7690
Pennsburg Diner 321 Pottstown Ave, Pennsburg 215-679-2190
608 Main St, Green Lane 215-234-0400
The Grand Subway
404 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-4200
Thomas McCabe Realty 321 Main St, East Greenville, 215- 541-9000
RESTAURANTS The Bally Hotel 660 Main St, Bally 610-845-0100
Caitlyn & Cody’s Diner 1907 John Fries Hghwy, Quakertown 215-536-8888
Brode & Brookes, Inc.
Winding Creek Septic
1860 Geryville Pike, Pennsburg 215- 375-8886
Powderbourne 2071 Baus Rd, East Greenville 215-679-9860
Jamison Publick House
Robbins Septic Service
254 Main St, East Greenville 215-679-8003
Tosco’s Brick Oven Pizza 824 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-0650
Tosco’s Pub & Grill 822 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-9790
Bear Creek Mountain Resort Spring Mountain 757 Spring Mt. Rd, Schwenksville 610-287-7900
TAG SERVICES Gibbons Fast Tags 168 Main St, Pennsburg 215-679-9415
TANNING Caribbean Hot Spot 622 Main St, East Greenville 215-541-3200
TAX SERVICE Lam & Associates 437 Dotts St, Pennsburg 215-679-6221
H & R Block 2 W 2nd St, Pennsburg 215-679-3576
Hen House Country Gifts
3125 Seisholtzville Rd. Macungie 610-845-3505
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