Happy New Year, Hunterdon County! After a hectic holiday season full of sweet temptations, it’s time to launch into the New Year with our very best intentions and more importantly, a plan to achieve them. There are tons of resources available at your fingertips that will help you fulfill your 2019 New Year’s Resolutions.

Get Healthy

Hunterdon County YMCA

Deer Path Branch

144 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington

Round Valley Branch

1410 Route 22 West, Annandale


The Hunterdon County YMCA is inviting the community to come in and see what the Y has to offer. An Open House will be held Saturday, January 5 at the Deer Path Branch and Sunday, January 6 at the Round Valley Branch. There will be an opportunity to check out the fitness center at both branches, swim in the indoor heated pool, and try classes for youth or adults.

Weekend long membership specials will be available for those who attend the Open House. Membership is available in a variety of options and does not require a contract. Y membership includes many benefits at no additional cost, including adult and youth fitness classes, fitness tracking software, childcare while you work out, and family nights. Members also receive reduced rates for swim lessons, youth sports and enrichment classes, as well as events.

A complete schedule of events is  posted at www.hcymca.org/openhouse.

According to Bruce Black, President/CEO of the Hunterdon County YMCA, “When you join the Y, you become a member of a community that’s committed every day to helping you and your family. Our programs focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility, and we’re proud to promote healthy change. Learn how membership can make us – as individuals and a community – better.” Because the Y is a nonprofit organization and believes everyone should have the resources to achieve health and wellness, financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market

276 US-202

Flemington, NJ 08822

(908) 788-5737


A complete natural food store and a destination shopping experience featuring certified organic food products, locally produced goods, the highest quality supplements, body care, and natural lifestyle products. They offer a huge selection of gluten-free, paleo-diet, and raw food products, as well as large frozen and refrigerated sections representing the best product selection in the natural foods industry. Organic produce, meat, sustainably harvested seafood, and local and international cheeses — all have a place at Basil Bandwagon.The market is renowned for its courteous, professional, and especially knowledgeable staff. In addition, Basil Bandwagon Natural Market offers organic meals in its Farm to Market Cafe. The buyers at Basil Bandwagon continuously curate the finest, cutting-edge, integrity-based products onto the shelves to provide a shopping experience that is satisfying for all. Basil Bandwagon strives to help individuals take a greater level of responsibility for their own health. Their mission is to feed and nurture families and individuals by placing truly nutritious, sustaining foods, herbs, and supplements in their hands, at affordable prices. They stock their store with products that are healthy for the planet, as well as the person.

Newtown Athletic Club

120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940

(215) 968-0600


One of the best ways to stay on track with your health & wellness goals in 2019 is to form or join a group program that will help hold you accountable and guide you to success. HealthyCARE is a 90-day group program that prompts behavior change in participants by teaching them to embrace nutritional, fitness and stress management tactics that you’ve never used before that most often equate to long term success.

The HealthyCARE Program at Newtown Athletic Club empowers individuals and families to take control of their wellness. Through fitness, nutrition education, and counseling, participants learn how to create their own wellness plans with the guidance of a licensed registered dietitian and health coach. During the 13-week program, participants realize that they can implement these new habits in their daily life and stay on top of their wellness for years to come.

Most participants lose an average of 15 pounds as a result and see significant improvements in their nutrition related blood work. Plus, did you know most major insurance companies cover a majority of the program’s costs? This makes the HealthyCARE program a very affordable option to commit to change and see real results.

Complete your free health risk assessment.

Witt Pilates

14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA

(267) 391-9200


This is YOUR year! No more excuses! NOW is the time to put you first. So you say you can’t fit it in? How would a cute studio with over 100 classes a week fit into your schedule? Have you tried a fitness program before and dropped out? At Witt Pilates they offer small classes so you will become a part of their studio family. That sense of belonging and working out with your friends will go a long way towards helping you stay true to your goals. Don’t think it’s affordable? They offer single classes, groups of classes, monthly & annual memberships. Witt Pilates feels that physical fitness is so important for your overall well being, that they have developed a studio that makes it affordable. The first class is free, or call Witt Pilates to schedule a 30 minute complimentary lesson!

British Swim School

LA Fitness, Bensalem

500 Rockhill Drive, Bensalem

Bucks County Richboro

100 Almshouse Road, Richboro

(215) 422-3338 x 3


Help yourself or your child become a strong swimmer in 2019! The British Swim School believes that every adult and child should have the ability to survive in the water. Our first mission with every student is to teach the necessary skills that makes them “water safe”. Their program utilizes fun and gentle methods, small class sizes, the most highly trained and caring instructors, and a very unique level based methodology to create safe and happy swimmers. Their goal specific class levels keeps students engaged in the learning process as they are continually challenged to master new skills. They have class levels for students of all ages, from 3 months to adult. Their 10 class levels fall within the following categories; parent & child, water safety, stroke development and advanced stroke development. Class schedules include after school hours during the week and weekend morning hours. Classes are offered in year-round warm water pools at 2 Bucks County schools in Richboro and Bensalem, and also have offerings in the Montgomeryville area. Whether you or your children are beginners, have previously taken lessons, or are currently enrolled in another program please call today to find out more: (215) 422-3338 x 3.

Refresh and Rejuvenate

Nurture Spa

31 W. Ferry Street, New Hope

(215) 862-7010


New Year’s Resolution #1: Fabulous Skin! Let Nurture Spa help you heal from the holidays with our new series of facial peels. The bottom line is this: peels fix problems. Acne? Fine lines? Discoloration?  Done, done, and done! With no “down time” and visible results after one treatment, you’ll be on your way to crushing resolution #1 in no time. And through 1/31/19, enjoy special pricing. Just call 215-862-7010 for more info and to book your appointments.  #NurtureKnows how to help you put your best face forward!

Zanya Spa Salon

287 S Main Street,  Lambertville, NJ
(609) 773-0770

Clean Living January + 14 Day Cleanse Program

For the month of January, Zanya Spa Salon is partnering with The Beauty Chef to support our clients and team members on their clean living journey.  Our focus will be low tox living across all aspects of living, including clean beauty, clean eating, and clean mind. All month we will provide support with tips and tricks, speakers, services, and The Beauty Chef’s exclusive 14-Day Cleanse Program.

How Do I Participate?

Join the Zanya Spa Salon Book Club on Facebook.  This month’s book is The Beauty Chef: Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing.

Stock up on Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder.  Sold at Zanya Spa Salon.

Download The Beauty Chef’s free 14-Day Cleanse Program.

Check out Zanya Spa Salon’s Clean Living January Calendar to track your progress and stay informed about upcoming events and promotions designed to support your journey.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for daily inspiration and motivation.

Share your experience on social media using #CleanLivingJanuary and #14DayCleanseReset.  Be sure to tag @zanyaspasalon for your chance to win a complimentary Cleanse Inner Beauty Powder and Antioxidant Inner Beauty Boost.

Dermagrafix Permanent Cosmetic Studio

10 East Court Street, Doylestown

(267) 454-7464


Help yourself, or someone you know, feel great about themselves this year! Dermagrafix knows the positive impact a confident appearance can have on one’s self esteem and they believe that permanent cosmetics should leave you feeling more secure while gently complimenting your features. According to their clients, having permanent cosmetics at Dermagrafix has been life-changing, boosting their confidence and leaves them feeling free to go about their lives without worry or hesitation. Dermagrafix is Pennsylvania’s premiere Permanent Makeup and Training facility. They offer full Permanent Cosmetics services, Tattoo lightening, Scalp Micro-Pigmentation, Microchanneling, and more…Plus they have extensive knowledge to train those individuals who wish to further their career in permanent cosmetics. For more information on services, contact Dermagrafix for a personal consultation!

Volunteer More

The Arc of Hunterdon County – Happening List Winner of 2018

The Arc of Hunterdon County supports and empowers individuals experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The agency enables those it supports to live and work in the community on their own terms as proud, vital members of society.

There are a variety of ways to help. Make a donation, purchase retail gift cards through their website, participate in an event, or become a regular volunteer. Visit the website to find out more. Donations can also be made every time you make online purchases through Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.com). Simply select the Arc of Hunterdon County as your charity of choice for donations.

AJ Foundation for Children with Autism

The AJ Foundation for Children with Autism is located in Wycombe, PA. The foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of individuals with autism and their families within their communities by supporting quality educational programs that are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

If you are interested in supporting the work of the AJ Foundation, there are several ways to get involved. January will bring the Texas Hold’em Tournament, followed by other fundraising events such as a golf outing and an annual bike ride. Throughout the year, donations can be made every time you make online purchases through Amazon Smile (www.smile.amazon.com) and Good Search (www.goodsearch.com). Simply select the AJ Foundation as your charity of choice for donations.

To learn more about the AD Foundation visit their website or read our Charity Spotlight article here.

Hunterdon Helpline

Hunterdon Helpline began 49 years ago as a teen hotline, answering calls from teens about any subject or need and providing them the connection to appropriate programs and services. Over these four decades, Helpline has evolved to where it is today: a 24-hour helpline answering the needs of at-risk populations trying to navigate the system and find answers to their life challenges.

In addition to First Assist, the umbrella division of Helpline that answers a client’s first call, Helpline has a variety of programs and services to assist with emergency needs and family, health and employment needs. Partnering with other organizations in the county, Helpline links clients to their programs and services when appropriate after assessing the client through the intake process.

Hunterdon Helpline could not offer its many free services and programs without its volunteers. Consider offering an hour or more a week to visit a senior, tutor an adult learner or help out in the office. Find out more here.

Family Promise of Hunterdon County

Family Promise is a homeless shelter for children and families in Hunterdon County that is part of the larger Interfaith Hospitality Network. Utilizing the resources of local faith-based congregations, the organization provides housing, meals, transportation, counseling and case management services to families in need. Unlike a typical shelter, families are able to stay together in one room, rather than be separated into different facilities. The program is holistic in that it not only meets the immediate needs of housing, but it provides stability to families who have found themselves thrust into homelessness as they work on goals that allow them to independently maintain regular housing. Find out how you can get involved here.

Buy or Sell a Home

Jacqueline Hillgrube has been a trusted realtor in the Bucks County area since 2004.  A member of the team at Coldwell Banker Hearthside, she is a member of the International President Circle and the Million Dollar Guild.  She is the 2018 Happening List winner in the Real Estate Agent category in Bucks County, and she has the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury designation.

Check out these Real Estate Reports:

Are We In a Buyer’s or Seller’s Market?

What to Expect in the Bucks County Real Estate Market in 2019?

How to Prepare As a Buyer or Seller in Bucks County

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