The exclusive monthly community magazine for residents of Yardley & Lower Makefield, PA. Our family has lived in Bucks County our entire lives.
We share stories & content that bring people together and provide a unique way for local businesses to highlight their expertise and reach a highly engaged audience. In late 2016, we nearly moved across the country for career purposes. Then, we learned of Best Version Media, bringing communities together through hyper-local magazines. With backgrounds in marketing and media, and a deep love for ou
r community, it seemed like a perfect match to stay in the town we love. In the summer of 2017, Yardley Living was born! A year and a half later, we added Newtown Neighbors. We’d love to tell your story. Contact us for information.
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As kids transition to new schools or new grades, they sometimes experience stress and anxiety. Bronwyn Bergen and Stars Kids Life Coaching offers solutions to help your child thrive.
School Transitions Can Be Stressful
By Bronwyn Bergen, President, STARS Kids Life Coaches Article appear in Yardley/Newtown Living!
Celebrating 5 years serving our community, with over 100 issues in Yardley and Newtown so far. Thank you for reading and supporting the local businesses that bring the publication to your mailbox each month! Here’s a look back at the past year’s cover stories.
School’s out! Here are some great ways to reconnect with kids…
School is out!! Try some of these fun and simple activities to connect with your child while they may have some extra time. Bike rides. ...
Make ice cream. ...
Meet friends at the local playground. ...
Have a picnic at a local or state park. ...
Sidewalk chalk murals. ...
Backyard camping. ...
Backyard stargazing. ...
Just have fun and enjoy the simple things in life with them!
Add a little color to your garden❤️🌸🌺
We salute the small business owners that help make our community a great place to live, work, and play - today and every day❤️
Today is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day! Join us in celebrating by supporting a small business in your community!
Happening this weekend! Get your Irish on at Shady Brook Farm🍀☘️💚☘️🍀
Our goal is to help bring the community closer together by sharing uplifting stories of your neighbors, highlighting exceptional local athletes, coaches, and teams, and introducing you to reputable local businesses that care about our community. If you're a resident interested in sharing a story, or a business interested in advertising, please send a message or email [email protected].
You read their story in our January issue of Yardley Living, now the PHS Girls Basketball team has qualified for the State Playoffs! It’s happening tomorrow (3/8) at the “nest” at PHS. This is a rare opportunity, Don’t miss out on cheering on our team! Get your tickets online now🏀🌟🧡🏀🧡🌟🏀
Thank you to everyone for your patience as we prepare for the unprecedented experience of a home state playoff game. Here is the state playoff ticket information including the PASSCODE.
Purchasing Tickets Passcode: PENN7898
Both teams are given an equal amount of tickets. 🎟 may be purchased by using the QR code or going to the the PIAA website, by clicking on the “Purchase Championship Tickets” located on the main page of the PIAA website at www.piaa.org. All tickets will be protected by a passcode until 5:00 pm on Monday, March 7… at which point any unsold tickets will be available for general admission online. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Who’s coming with us?! See you there!
Excited to share the story of the Voelzke and Gabriele families in our March issue, arriving in the next few days! Pickleball, y’all!
Megan says it’s March Madness. Get Ready!!
A privilege to share this story. When we asked for local sports nominations, Coach Frank Sciolla’s name came up repeatedly. Excited to see the Girls’ Basketball Program getting more recognition. Go Lady Falcons!
When we asked the Pennsbury community to nominate coaches that made a lasting impact on their lives, Frank Sciolla’s name came up consistently. Described as a mentor, inspiration, role model, and even as a legend, one thing is certain, Frank has made an indelible impression on the lives of many du...
For families helping a loved one with memory care needs…
Floral Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center is located in Yardley, Pennsylvania, just across the river from Trenton, New Jersey and 30 miles away from Philadelphia. We understand that those living with memory loss are still able to lead fulfilling lives. We work diligently every day to ensure tha...
Wishing our Community a very Happy& Healthy Thanksgiving🧡🍍🌟
Be sure to call Tony Rich at Made in the Shade when you’re ready to change your window coverings. They have so many options, manual or automated, indoor & outdoor, too!
Faux wood blinds offer the classic appeal of real wood blinds, with even greater added benefits. They are the perfect choice for high-moisture areas, as they resist warping, cracking, chipping and peeling over time. Call 267-201-7509 or visit us online at mitsbuckscounty.com!
'Countdown To Christmas' Comes To Shady Brook Farm
The Hallmark Channel's signature holiday programming event will come to the area during late November and early December.
Students & Teachers, take note! 🍓🍍🍌🫐
Attention all students and teachers, we have decided to celebrate you every Wednesday, all day long, for the rest of the year! Come to or for 10% your order when you show your school ID.
Do you know a student or teacher who needs to know this amazing news? Tag them in the comments below and share to your stories for a chance to win a $25 gift card. Winner announced in our stories Thursday! See y’all in Pineappleland 🤩🤩
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Looking forward to our first month with two publications - both featuring families who are passionate about their communities! In February, Yardley Living features the Hirko Family - they have a passion for restoring and preserving our community's rich farming history. In Newtown, we are featuring the Reis family. Longtime resident John Reis took his love for automobiles and breathed new life into a highly service oriented Chalfont-based business that helps restore order to your life when your car is damaged in an accident.
Heather's recent interview on WBCB re Yardley Living and Newtown Neighbors.
This week, Heather was interviewed on WBCB during their LIVE program at ShopRite of Yardley to discuss our publications, how they came about, and a little about our family business. We are grateful for this community, our sponsors and our readers - and for the opportunity we've had to begin again while doing something that we love.
We met while taking a video course at the Community College, married in ‘88, built careers, and had kids later in life. In 2016, Heather was part of a layoff. A new opportunity came quickly, but required a move. It was hard to imagine leaving family, friends and community. We were also concerned a move would disrupt progress for our son with autism.
We found Best Version Media (BVM) created neighborhood publications in upscale communities across the US & Canada. Per Wikipedia, Lower Makefield is a Top 100 community for discretionary income. BVM planned to bring a publication here, knowing it would help local businesses target effectively. They needed a team to work in the community, develop content, find stories, and support sponsors. With backgrounds in marketing, media, video and content, it was a perfect match.
After much planning and effort, Yardley Living was born!
Our first issue mailed to homes in the Summer of '17 featuring the Mongiello Family, Yardley residents making a difference with their advocacy, while bringing hope to families facing ALS and other terminal illnesses. Since then, we’ve profiled dozens of Yardley and LMT residents and local businesses.
What we have enjoyed most is getting to know local families and being able to share their stories. We hear every day how neighbors enjoy getting to know the cover families, and this makes them feel more connected with each other. We love helping local businesses get their message out in a format that is read by 89.4% of recipients so they can grow their business in the community, too!
In 2019, Newtown Neighbors launched!
In February of 2019, we expanded the business by launching a second publication, Newtown Neighbors, for our neighboring community. The format is similar, but the content is unique, with a complete focus on people and events based in Newtown. This includes thousands of homes in Newtown, Wrightstown and Upper Makefield.
We look forward to our ongoing partnership with the Yardley and Newtown communities, and are excited to continue to grow with the communities. Who knows, maybe we will be telling your story one day soon! Please drop us a message. Let us know what you’d like to see in an upcoming issue. We love your ideas!
If you have a business and are looking for a way to stand out, we can help!
Heather & Jim DiPrato, Publishers of Yardley Living & Newtown Neighbors
100 Women Bridging Hope had the extreme pleasure of presenting our 4th quarter 2021 donation to the Father Center in Trenton, NJ. https://www.facebook.com/thefathercenter
The Father Center of New Jersey is an innovative community organization that believes that children grow best when father figures are involved in their lives. Some fathers face challenges that prevent them from being fully engaged with their children, and we are here to support them – including adolescents, juvenile offenders, and ex-offenders who are re-entering the community. We provide opportunities for growth and success in a safe and comfortable space.
Thank you to all the 100WBH members that donated to this very worthy cause and to the members that were able to show up on a very chilly afternoon for this photo! For more information on 100 Women Bridging Hope, visit our website www.100womenbridginghope.com
Pictured below from left to right: Bottom Row, The Father Center Director, Karen Mims-Andrade, 100WBH Founder, Lorri Ackerman, Carter Patterson from The Father Center, 100WBH member Keller Arnold. Top Row, 100WBH Members, Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, Jeannie Faber, Carol Yandle,Trish Herlan and Deb Cusma.
Thanks to all the residents and visitors who dined this week during Yardley Restaurant Week. With gratitude to all participating restaurants and to our team: David Appelbaum - President, Heather DiPrato - VP and publisher of Yardley Living - Best Version Media, Elizabeth M Young- Treasurer and owner of Commonplace Reader Yardley, and Cindy Lourie Fatsis, Secretary and photographer. Restaurants: Landolfi's Cafe and Deli, Continental Tavern, Yardley Inn Restaurant & Bar, Kawaii Tori Sushi, Mil-Lee's Yardley Diner, Eliyahu's Yardley Pizza, Capt'n Chucky's Crab Cake Co. Yardley, Vault Brewing Co., Burritos Yardley, Yardley General, La La Lobster.
Thank you to Heather DiPrato of Yardley Living - Best Version Media!
Greetings! We are not from the area, but are looking to order dinner and have it delivered to some good friends who just lost their father. Can anyone make a good suggestion/recommendations for favorite restrarants in the area for a nice family dinner? We can use UberEats as well. Thank you in advance!
Our October issues are headed to the printer! In Newtown, meet the Graham Family and their efforts to impact the lives of children through fostering. In Yardley, meet the team behind the new Greetings from Yardley mural, and how a decade-long dream came has become a vibrant reality in the heart of Yardley Borough. Photo credit: Michele Freiling Photography (Newtown) and Cindy Fatsis (Yardley).
"Look for the helpers...you'll always find people who are helping" (Fred Rogers). Our beloved church St. Andrew's Yardley was nominated for helping in our community - July cover story Yardley Living - Best Version Media
St. Andrew's Episcopal working together to assist food-insecure seniors and families.
Caring for Friends
Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania
Dragon coming! A sneak look at "Shrek The Musical" rehearsal last night (photo by Traci Curtis). The show is this weekend, Dec. 8-10 at Pennsbury High School-East. More info at pennsburysings.org or info line (215) 949-6780, ext. 71686.
Shrek and Donkey (Pennsbury students James Moyer and Alain Brutus) at the Yardley Christmas Parade, ahead of their Dec. 8-10 "Shrek the Musical" at PHS East! The kids loved them. It was a great parade.
Pennsbury's annual musical is less than a month away. It's a fun one. (Discounts for veterans and seniors. Info line: (215) 949-6780, ext. 71686.)