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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 23:08

Events at Chestnut Knoll

Check out the events happening at Chestnut Knoll this month!

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 23:02

Boyertown in the News!

Group wants to build a better Boyertown - WFMZ
BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Boyertown can be a hoppin' place. But even this borough could use more economic bounce. "I've been looking at Boyertown for a long time ...
http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/group-wants-to-build-a-better-boyertown/594643020

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 23:00

Dog Days of August; August 19th, 10 - 1 p.m.

Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) hosts community events. With the permission of the Borough of Boyertown, BBB’s Dog Days of August will be on August 19th, 2017, 10 - 1 p.m. This event takes place on a portion of North Chestnut Street as well as sidewalks down Philadelphia Avenue. There will be Doggie Pools, vendors, entertainment, and food. The event is free to the public.

If your business is interested in sponsoring this event, it is the responsibility of the business to provide your own service area, stand/booth, equipment, and personnel. This also includes setting up and tearing down the vending area. If your business chooses to sponsor the event but does not wish to have a vending area, your business may donate that location to a civic group of your choice.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in sponsoring this event, please contact Emily Jones, Main Street Assistant Manager at the Building A Better Boyertown office located at 3 East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512, or at (610)-369-3054 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 22:14

Dare to Be Square!

"Show You Care, Buy a Square", Support the Boyertown Community Library's New Carpet Campaign Only 1460 squares available, so get yours today!

Each carpet square is only $25 and includes your name prominently displayed in the library as a carpet sponsor.

Four Ways to Pay

Pay by cash, check or credit card along with the bottom portion of this sheet at the library (checks can be mailed and made out to Boyertown Community Library) or pay through PayPal (use PayPal "DONATE" link on our homepage: berks.lib.pa.us/sbo). Include that the funds are for a carpet square and designate the name(s) you want on the plaque in the "Add special instructions to the seller" section. THANK YOU!

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 22:09

Charles J Adams, III, & HAUNTED BOYERTOWN

Charles Adams, author of 40+ books, TV and radio personality, lecturer, and editor, renowned for his unparalleled knowledge of the supernatural and paranormal (GHOSTS!) and his seemingly endless repertoire of folk lore, legends and stories about local ghosts will be at Popodickon Manor, the most historic and haunted house in the Boyertown area, built in 1732 as the mansion for the ironmaster at Colebrookdale Furnace (1720); house, graveyards & alleged burial site of Chief Popodickon. August 12th  at  6:15 pm & 8:15 pm, $35 for students,  $30 for seniors.

Colebrookdale RR Eerie Limited
September 8th & October 13th  at 6:30 pm
For information and tickets:
610-367-0200 or www.colebrookdalerailroad.com

Haunted Boyertown is a non-profit organization; all profits from its activities are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. For information:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 610-367-0630

Thursday, 22 June 2017 23:07

Funky Frets Summer Uke Classes

Download the Funky Flyer pdf HERE !

BBB is proud to offer BOTH of these items for $50.  Items can be ordered by contacting Emma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Tuesday, June 13th, 2017, Building A Better Boyertown was awarded the Safe Clean and Green Award for Community Greening for the 150th Anniversary garden, during the Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s 30th Anniversary Gala in Harrisburg.  The 150th Anniversary garden was paid for by the James K. and Nancy Lang Boyer Family Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation, specifically funded for native plants.  Building A Better Boyertown pdf READ MORE

Boyertown Junior Woman’s Club recently announced community contributions for their 2016- 2017 club year. BJWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, one of the world’s largest and oldest nonpartisan, nondenominational women’s volunteer service organizations. Currently the club has 36 members who not only give their time but also their talent for the betterment of Boyertown and the surrounding area.
 
The club year, which runs from September through May, is filled with meetings, social events, volunteering hours and several fundraisers.  As summer approaches, BJWC allocates the funds they raised throughout the year.
 
Notable 2017contributions include a $200 donation to the Boyertown Community Library to support their new children’s section when they move in August to their new location. A $200 donation to Colebrookdale Railroad which was accepted by Denny Emerick. A $200 donation to Designing 4 Hope which was accepted by Lori McHale, Designing 4 Hope founder & executive director. Another donation in the amount of $200 was made to the State Theater Preservation Society. The check was presented to Shannon Anthony by BJWC members Anita Zuber and Jane Prutzman.
 
Additionally, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded to graduating Boyertown high school seniors Abigail Keebler and Katie Latshaw to support their continuing education. pdf READ MORE

Dancing Tree Creations Artisans' Gallery & Studio will host Harpist, Betsy Chapman, for the next Fourth Friday Art Walk (June 23rd from 5pm to 8pm).  From Celtic to Classical, Betsy Chapman will play selections from her show "The Bard's Apprentice", and give us a preview of her upcoming CD. You may hear something you recognize, one of her original compositions, or music from the soundtrack of "The Rangers: A Shadow Rising" where she portrayed the King's harpist! The harp isn't just for weddings - there will be something for every musical taste!

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