Holiday Open House at Wellspring Holistic Center



Wellspring Holistic Center will host its ninth annual Holiday Open House and Art Show on Friday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 3rd, at 243 East Brown Street, in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The hours on Friday are from 4 PM to 8 PM, and on Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM. Friday night will also feature a wine and cheese reception. Event is FREE and open to everyone!

This year we are giving back to our community with Gratitude and Love! Come and enjoy FREE mini- sessions with one of the many talented Wellspring practitioners. There will also be hourly giveaways, and homemade organic, gluten free treats.


As always, you will be able to shop for your holiday gifts in the serene and peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful holistic center. The art and the crafts have been created by some of the Pocono’s finest artisans. This year we welcome back co-directors of the center, Anita Bondi and Louise Bowman, with hand-made jewelry, soap, salves, tinctures, and organic candles. Returning to the show will be Susan Bradford with her mandalas, baskets, and crystal bracelets and John Lenz with his hand-hooked rugs. New this year will be pottery by PIA and antiques from Susanne Wilson. The mini-treatments that are being offered include many healing modalities, such as, Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Myofascial release, EFT, Hypnosis, Cranio-Sacral therapy, and more.


For more information, call 570-421-3708 or check out our offerings and get directions to the center at


Wellspring Holistic Center would like to thank everyone that came to our Open House and Art Sale this past weekend.

It was a great success!  There were many Free mini treatments given to our community of loved ones old and new by wonderful practitioners, Martha Heise, Cynthia DeMeglio, and Cindy Ace. Gift certificates are still available for holiday stocking stuffers!

The arts and crafts were beautifully displayed and many people found a unique gift for that special someone. Anita Bondi (jewelry), Louise Bowman (organic soaps, salves, tinctures), Susan Bradford (mandalas, baskets), John Lenz (hand hooked wool rugs), and Jill Cantor ( pottery) are grateful for all of the support and remind everyone that there is still time to shop! Contact them personally for more individual attention.

There were lots of organic gluten free treats as well many requests for recipes.  We will post several over the next week.  Today, Louise is sharing the almond “feta”.  It was delicious on crackers and we were also enjoying it on raw vegetables. A very versatile appetizer for any holiday table.  Enjoy!



The original recipe came from Delicious Living and was developed by Marcy Miller, cofounder of Organic Sandwich Company in Boulder, Colorado.

Almond Feta Dip

You will need:

• 4 cups raw almonds
• 1½ cups water
• 1 cup lemon juice
• ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons salt

1.  Rinse almonds in cold water. Place in a large bowl and add water to cover. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse almonds, discarding soaking water.

2. Transfer almonds to a food processor. Add water, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Cover and process 4 or 5 minutes until puréed. Cover and chill.

Now most of you know by now that I cannot follow a recipe.  So of course I made some changes.

  • I used 3 cups raw almonds and 1 cup cashew
  • only 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • no garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Feel free to try both recipes.  I am sure it will be enjoyed by all no matter which recipe you follow.

Next Up: Candied Orange and Ginger cookies


Open House Artist Feature – Mini Treatments

Countdown: 3 more days!

(Open House and Art Sale starts Friday night with our Wine and Cheese reception – 4-8:00pm.)

One of the things that makes Wellspring Holistic Center’s Open House and Art Sale so unique is that shopping becomes a relaxing experience without the stress of malls, jammed parking lots, and impersonal items made overseas!

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You are welcomed and greeted at the door. You are offered a glass of wine or cup of tea and organic treats. You talk to the artists who made the gift you are giving to a loved one, and you have the choice to finish your shopping experience with a mini- treatment! Bliss.

Your mini-treament will be in a warm, inviting room with a wonderfully skilled healing practitioner.

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Room 2

Friday night we will have Nancy Olivieri offering Reiki and Martha Heise offering Myofascial Release, Reiki, or Massage.

Louise is available for acupuncture as well!

We look forward to seeing you Friday night or Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm at 243 East Brown St. East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Open House Artist Feature – Carole Ludwig

As we get ready for our 7th annual Open House and Art Sale – Friday, Dec. 5th,  4pm-8pm and Saturday,Dec. 6th, 10am -4pm, we would like to give you a chance to get to know the artists that will be featured.

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Today, meet Carole Ludwig.

1. Please give us three words to describe your creations?

Nature. Serenity. Colorful.

2.. what can we expect to find at your “booth?”

 Dyes silk scarves. Photo Note cards.

3. what about this art/craft makes you feel passionate and excited?

With the silk scarves, the results are always a surprise which is exciting. With the Note Cards the passion is in the intimacy with the subject matter.

4. when you are not making art, where can we expect you to be?

Yoga, Pilates or just plain walking, Reiki Volunteer at Pocono Medical Center, spending time with friends and family.

5. do you have 3-5 things on your bucket list that you could share with us?

I would like to visit Tuscany and Alaska – and just for fun meet Robert Redford!