Happy New Year, Hunterdon County! After a hectic holiday season, it’s time to launch into the New Year with our very best intentions and more importantly, a plan to achieve them. Maybe you’re looking to add healthy habits to your daily routine, refresh your look, give back more, or even find your dream home … There are tons of resources available at your fingertips that will help you fulfill your 2020 New Year’s Resolutions.

Get Healthy

Basil Bandwagon Natural Market

Clinton- 38 Old Hwy 22 | (908) 735-3822
Flemington- 276 US Hwy 202/31 | (908) 788-5737
Lambertville- 239 N. Union St | (609) 460-4500 NEW LOCATION NOW OPEN!
Open Everyday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.


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.

Hunterdon County YMCA

Deer Path Branch

144 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington

Round Valley Branch

1410 Route 22 West, Annandale


YMCA Invites Community to Warm Up at the Y!

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 4 at the Deer Path  Branch from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm. 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. The Deer Path Branch is located at 144 W. Woodschurch Road, Flemington.

Y 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.

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. Learn more about the Y at www.hcymca.org.

Newtown Athletic Club

120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, PA 18940
(215) 968-0600

Make health, wellness & fitness a priority in the new year with the Newtown Athletic Club’s 90-day HealthyCare program. It will keep you on track with your 2020 goals by holding you accountable and guiding you to success. 

The HealthyCare program is a 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 program 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.

The next HealthyCare sessions with NAC Nutritionist, Lisa James, begin on Thursday, January 16 at 6pm and Monday, January 20 at 5:30pm. To learn more about the program, contact lisajames@newtownathletic.com

Complete your free health risk assessment.

Witt Pilates

14 Penn Valley Drive, Yardley, PA
(267) 391-9200

New Year, NEW YOU! 2020 is YOUR year! As you begin to plan your fitness goals for this year, do you need help figuring out what workouts are best for you? Witt Pilates will help you to do just that, along with helping with a schedule that will fit into your life! Witt Pilates wants YOU to succeed & feel good. It is important to take time for yourself so that you can be the best version of you for those in your life. Also, as the cold, winter weather approaches, it’s the perfect time to train or exercise indoors and try something new. Offering over 100 classes PER WEEK in a boutique style setting, Witt Pilates offers classes for all levels. Witt‘s instructors are experienced & highly trained, so that even in a small class setting you get the maximum benefit from your workout. And best of all…they are so confident you will LOVE their warm studio & all it has to offer, they are offering the 1st week FREE to NEW clients. Not ready for a 55 minute class? Book your complimentary 30 minute private session to get acclimated. So make 2020 the year you achieve your fitness and health goals and do it with a studio and with classes that will work for you! Happy New Year from Witt Pilates!

Refresh and Rejuvenate

Zanya Spa Salon

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

Start the New Year feeling relaxed with Zanya’s Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna! Radiant heat from their full spectrum infrared sauna surrounds you and penetrates deeply into your joints, muscles and tissues increasing oxygen flow and circulation. As a result, there is an array of health benefits which include: Weight Loss & Increased Metabolism – While  you relax in the gentle infrared heat, your body is hard at work producing sweat, pumping blood and burning calories. Muscle Pain Relief – The deep heat of the far infrared sauna brings relief and healing to muscle and soft tissue injuries and reduces soreness on nerve endings that might trigger muscle spasms. Immune System Boost – A far infrared sauna will increase the production of white blood cells, fight off infection, release impurities, and promote cellular regeneration. Detoxification – Daily sauna sweating will help rid the body of accumulated toxins such as heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sulfuric acid, and other organic and inorganic compounds. Ease Joint Pain and Stiffness – Radiant heat is effective in the treatment of arthritis, sprains, neuralgia, bursitis, muscle spasms, joint stiffness and many other musculoskeletal ailments. These are just a few of the many benefits of Zanya’s Full-Spectrum Infrared Sauna…plus their sauna is designed for two people so you can enjoy your session with a friend or family member at no additional cost. To take advantage of their 2 for 1 opportunity, you must enjoy the sauna at the same time. Call to schedule your time to relax and rejuvenate today!

Find out more about Infrared Sauna here!

ROG Orthodontics

1830 East High Street, Pottstown
(610) 374-4097

New Year, New Fantastic Smile!

Live your best life this new year! Feel and look Fantastic with an ROG Smile. With multiple treatment options, from traditional braces to Invisalign, there is something for everyone! ROG Orthodontics offers affordable, interest free financing, with prices as low as $149 a month.

At ROG Orthodontics, they know how life-changing a new smile can be. Let them create your perfect smile to give you the confidence you need to achieve your goals this year!

ROG Orthodontics has been creating FANTASTIC SMILES for over 60 years. Their new Pottstown location is located at 1830 East High Street. TEXT or call 610-374-4097 today or visit www.fantasticsmiles.com  to schedule an appointment and learn more about the ROG difference.

La Chelé Medical Aesthetics

430 Union Square Drive, New Hope
(215) 862-6100

This year, experience the luxury of La Chelé  Medical Aesthetics! La Chelé’s services range from spa services including facials, waxing, laser hair removal and microblading, to laser and injectable procedures and treatments for the body like CoolSculpting, EMSCULPT, IV and hormone therapies. At La Chelé , they make wishes come true every day!

La Chelé’s mission is to help both women and men age gracefully with dignity using the most cutting edge, safe and proven medical aesthetics techniques and treatments available. They want to help you to be the best you can be and to “Put your best face (and body) forward”.

Learn Something New

British Swim School

LA Fitness, Bensalem – serves communities throughout Lower Bucks and Northeast Philadelphia
500 Rockhill Drive, Bensalem

Bucks County Richboro – serves Central Bucks communities from Newtown through Warminster
100 Almshouse Road, Richboro

LA Fitness, North Wales – serves Montgomery County
120 Garden Golf Boulevard, North Wales

(215) 422-3338


Help yourself or your child become a strong swimmer in 2020! 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.

Bucks County Community College

Upper Bucks Campus, One Hillendale Rd., Perkasie, Pa.

Newtown Campus – Linksz Pavilion, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, Pa.

Epstein Campus at Lower Bucks, 1304 Veterans Highway, Bristol, Pa.


Bucks County Community College, which has been offering an affordable, convenient start to higher education for more than 50 years, is the best place to turn to reinvent yourself for 2020.

Choose from more than 80 majors that lead to either a two-year associate degree or shorter-term certificate. Check out hundreds of continuing education opportunities, ranging from career boosting programs to personal enrichment opportunities.

Registration for more than 440 credit courses takes place through Tuesday, January 21 in time for the start of classes Wednesday, January 22. In addition, you can register up until the day before the next round of courses begin on February 10 and March 23.

Current students can complete the registration process online at www.bucks.edu/spring. Prospective students may apply online or in person, and then drop in for placement testing, academic advising, and registration at Bucks campuses in Newtown, Perkasie or Bristol. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/spring or call Student Services at 215-968-8100.

In addition, registration for noncredit learning opportunities is ongoing throughout the year. Choose from business and career courses, industrial manufacturing training, healthcare, or personal enrichment. View the hundreds of opportunities at www.bucks.edu/con-ed. Register online or by calling 215-968-8409.

Buy or Sell a Home

Jacqueline Hillgrube

Coldwell Banker Hearthside, REALTORS

Full-time Realtor in the Bucks County Area
Licensed in both PA and NJ

Find the Home of Your Dreams in 2020! 

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 2019 and 2018 Happening List winner in the Real Estate Agent category in Bucks County, and she has the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury designation.

Take a look at this stunning listing:

New York Chic Meets European Villa in the Bucks County Countryside

Volunteer More


Philabundance is the area’s largest hunger relief organization in the Delaware Valley. The organization distributes more than 24 million pounds of food to those who need it every year. They are in need of monetary gifts as well as volunteers to hand out fresh vegetables and fruits in many locations in the area as well as grocery rescue volunteers, who pick up food at local grocery stores and drive it to neighborhood Philabundance agencies. To learn more or to donate, visit philabundance.org.

Riding with HEART

Riding with HEART in Pittstown provides a safe, progressive, therapeutic environment to persons who are physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged. It’s the Hunterdon Happening List Winner for Best Charity. You can donate online here or take part in the Deck the Stalls Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. and receive a cup of hot chocolate as a reward for your contribution.

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. Today, it’s a 24-hour helpline answering the needs of at-risk populations trying to navigate the system and find answers to their life challenges. 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. To donate, click here.

United Way of Hunterdon County

United Way of Hunterdon County in Flemington focuses on helping ALICE – the 22% of Hunterdon County residents who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed (or retired). It does this through poverty prevention programs, advocacy and collaborative community efforts.  To donate, click here.

Animal Alliance in Lambertville

If displaced animals have a special place in your heart, consider giving to Animal Alliance in Lambertville. The organizationunites more than 400 pets with loving, adoptive families every year. To donate, go to this link.

Center for Educational Advancement

If you missed  the Center for Educational Advancement’s annual Turkey Trot held in Flemington each Thanksgiving,  it’s still not too late to give to the cause. The non-profit was started in 1970s by family members of people with disabilities to provide opportunities for them to lead productive and engaged lives through work. To donate, click here.

Food pantries

Lambertville, Frenchtown, Milford and Flemington all have active food pantries that accept donations year round, whether it’s cash or a non-perishable food item. They also encourage people to run their own food drives and donate the proceeds. Many allow donors to drop off canned goods while leaving their local grocery stores. This year, Say Humbug to Hunger, hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Milford,will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. It features River Union Stage performers doing a reading of A Christmas Carol. Admission is a non-perishable grocery item. In addition, the church is hosting a winter coat and blanket drive each Sunday.  Here’s how to donate:

Lambertville: https://fishermansmark.org/donations/

Frenchtown/Milford: https://www.strikeouthungernj.org/

Flemington: http://flemingtonfoodpantry.org/

Non-Profit Schools

Maybe children hold a place close to your heart. Hunterdon County is home to several non-profit schools, including Hunterdon Happening List favorites Secret Garden Montessori in Frenchtown, Acorn Montessori in Lebanon and Immaculate Conception in Annandale which all could use donations. Here’s how:

Secret Garden: https://www.secretgardenmontessori.org/supporting-sgm

Acorn Montessori: https://www.acornschool.org/Support-Us/Support-Us.aspx

Immaculate Conception School: https://icsannandale.org/fundraising

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