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Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:53

THIS SATURDAY!

Join Building A Better Boyertown for Santa’s arrival for Chillin’ on Main scheduled on Saturday December 2, from 11am to 2pm, for a day of family activities right on Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. Philadelphia Avenue will be closed from Reading Avenue to Washington Street from 10 am until 3 pm.
Santa and friends will be arriving on East Philadelphia Avenue at 11 am. Listen for the train whistle and watch as Santa arrives from the North Pole via the Colebrookdale Railroad to be dropped off right on East Philadelphia Avenue. Be sure to come early to get in line for your visit with Santa and receive a free 4” x 6” color photograph provided by TAYPAC Photography.

Don’t miss Santa’s workshop, games, crafts, and activities provided by participating local businesses and non-profits on your favorite Main Street. Mack Party Pros will be rocking around the Christmas Tree with holiday music and announcements during the event. The Boyertown Community Library will have reindeer food, The Salvation Army will provide hot chocolate, and lots of cookies to be handed out by the volunteers of Building A Better Boyertown.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in sponsoring this event, please contact the Building A Better Boyertown office at 610-369-3054 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about this event and other Boyertown activities please visit www.boyertownpa.org or you may contact Adrianne Blank, the Main Street Manager for Building A Better Boyertown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Emily Jones, Assistant Main Street Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 30 November 2017 20:29

Taylor Backes Annual Holiday Open House

Taylor Backes cordially invives you to attend the 13th Annual Open House featuring hand-blown glass and American fine crafts.Holiday hours through December 23rd are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday noon til 6 p.m. or by appointment. Enjoy refreshments and glass blowing demonstarations. Join our mailing list at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.taylorbackes.com for more information.

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, announces a $5,000 donation from the James K. and Nancy Lang Boyer Family Fund of Berks County Community Foundation.

“Nancy has been an on-going supporter from ‘Day 1’ for the mission and efforts of Studio B,” noted Jane Stahl, Studio B Fine Art Gallery’s Director of Community Relations. “Even though she no longer resides in Boyertown, I believe that her donation represents her belief in our mission and her desire to see us continue to promote local artists and provide opportunities for members of her beloved Boyertown community to participate in the arts and enjoy one another’s company.”

Studio B Fine Art Gallery has begun its 10th year of operation. Throughout its history the studio has mounted over 100 exhibits and has served over 600 artists and over 300 students since its premiere exhibit in December 2008.

In October 2008, funding offered by Berks County Community Foundation (BCCF) through Building a Better Boyertown (BBB) paid the studio’s rent for the year and allowed Studio B to open its doors. Since then, yearly grants of $5,000 through 2016 have facilitated the studio’s efforts. In 2017, BBB’s $5,000 donation for operating expenses was accepted gratefully with the knowledge that, in going forward, the studio must be self-sustaining.

Since then, the studio has enhanced its pursuit of funding from corporate sponsors, grants, and donations and welcomes opportunities to meet with interested donors and potential sponsors of exhibits or artists. “We’re always on the look out for our ‘angel investor’ so that we can provide even greater opportunities for participation in the arts in our community,” noted Stahl.

The studio acknowledges donors who offer $250 or more by placing their name(s) on a ceiling beam in the studio. The “Beamers Club” showcases individuals and organizations whose funding has been integral to the studio’s survival. To date, the names of 52 individuals or organizations are noted on a ceiling beam. The names of new members of the studio’s “Beamers Club” will be visible during the opening of the exhibit “Twinkle,” December 1, 2017.

Donations to Studio B are tax deductible; Studio B is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a 501c3 organization.

Visit www.studiobbb.org or Studio B on Facebook. Contact Jane Stahl, 610-563-7879, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susan Biebuyck, 484-332-2757, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss donations or sponsorship.

Studio B: 

Studio B, located in the heart of historic Boyertown, is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to revitalizing small towns. 

Studio B celebrates lifelong learning, creativity and personal involvement in the visual and communication arts and seeks to be a dynamic part of Boyertown community, a “go to” destination for learning, fun and friendship. The studio seeks to showcase the work of fine artists in themed exhibits—some juried, some open to all—and welcomes art in diverse media. In addition to art exhibits, workshops, and classes, Studio B also hosts activities and informal gatherings on assorted topics for small groups or meetings, gallery talks, and “Getting to Know You” opportunities.

Visitors are always welcome to view the changing exhibits; take lessons in the visual, literary, and communication arts offered by highly-trained local artists and teachers; and schedule small events or parties in its elegant facility. The studio proudly collaborates with the many unique businesses in the Boyertown community.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:24

Chillin' on Main is Coming!

Join Building A Better Boyertown for Santa’s arrival for Chillin’ on Main scheduled on Saturday December 2, from 11am to 2pm, for a day of family activities right on Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown. Philadelphia Avenue will be closed from Reading Avenue to Washington Street from 10 am until 3 pm.
Santa and friends will be arriving on East Philadelphia Avenue at 11 am. Listen for the train whistle and watch as Santa arrives from the North Pole via the Colebrookdale Railroad to be dropped off right on East Philadelphia Avenue. Be sure to come early to get in line for your visit with Santa and receive a free 4” x 6” color photograph provided by TAYPAC Photography.

Don’t miss Santa’s workshop, games, crafts, and activities provided by participating local businesses and non-profits on your favorite Main Street. Mack Party Pros will be rocking around the Christmas Tree with holiday music and announcements during the event. The Boyertown Community Library will have reindeer food, The Salvation Army will provide hot chocolate, and lots of cookies to be handed out by the volunteers of Building A Better Boyertown.

If you have any questions or would like to participate in sponsoring this event, please contact the Building A Better Boyertown office at 610-369-3054 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information about this event and other Boyertown activities please visit www.boyertownpa.org or you may contact Adrianne Blank, the Main Street Manager for Building A Better Boyertown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Emily Jones, Assistant Main Street Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thursday, 16 November 2017 21:14

Studio B Thanks Donors

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Studio B Fine Art Gallery wants to thank all those individuals, businesses, and organizations supporting our efforts through their donations, time, and talents.

As there are so many worthy efforts that appeal for our community’s charitable dollars, each donation, large or small, is appreciated and utilized in forwarding our mission. And, of course, we are grateful for the many in-kind donations of time and talent our volunteers offer. We couldn’t exist without these many types of support.

Throughout our history we have been grateful for the on-going generous support of donors including the James K. and Nancy Lang Boyer Family Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, the Boyertown Area Charitable Program of Berks County Community Foundation, Building a Better Boyertown, Liberty Environmental, Suzanne K. Biesecker through the The Effenesse Foundation, Linda and Jack Lignelli, Gretchen and Jake Lea, Lesley and Bob Misko, Sandy and Bob Wood, Rose and Williams Gross, and Bobbi Gail Lipton; for the continued involvement of our artist members; and for the many donations we receive throughout the year from art lovers in our community.

We continue to hope that our “angel investor” will walk through our door and eliminate the fundraising aspect of our efforts; there is so much fun to be had in the many other aspects of our work. We often envy galleries that are funded by trusts or are connected with colleges or universities.

The studio acknowledges donors who offer $250 or more by placing their name(s) on a ceiling beam in the studio. The “Beamers Club” showcases individuals and organizations whose funding has been integral to the studio’s survival. To date, the names of 52 individuals or organizations are noted on a ceiling beam.

In 2016-2017, the studio received donations from the following individuals or organizations and will add the following names to a ceiling beam as new “Beamers”:
$250-$499
Beth and Lyn Camella-Rich
Greg and Jane Levan
Rita Saville

$500-$999
Michael and Kelly Andre—Gateway Ticketing Systems
BB&T
Marianne and Frank Deery
*Fred Beans Ford via Foundation for Boyertown Education
Mark and Theresa Heist
*The Melchior Family via Foundation for Boyertown Education
*The United Way of Boyertown via Foundation for Boyertown Education

$1,000+
*Body Borneman Insurance via Foundation for Boyertown Education
*Foundation for Boyertown Education
Ken Standhardt
Tompkins VIST Bank

Donations to Studio B are tax deductible; Studio B is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a 501c3 organization.

Visit www.studiobbb.org, Studio B on Facebook or contact one of us—Jane Stahl, 610-563-7879, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Susan Biebuyck, 484-332-2757, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. --to discuss donations or sponsorship.

Jane Stahl, Director of Community Relations
New Berlinville, PA

Join us November 17th 5:30-8:30 for Trees of the Decades. Trees of the Decades is the theme of the newest display at the Boyertown Area Historical Society Museum, opening on Friday, November 17. Visit our Gallery to get inspired for the holiday season and walk back into the past with our beautiful display of Christmas trees decorated in the many styles that were popular over the years, Victorian to the present. Mark your calendar for this exciting event. Doors open at 5:30 at the Boyertown Area Historical Society Museum, 43 S. Chestnut St, Boyertown. There is a $5 cover fee and refreshments will be served. For further details, visit www.BoyertownHistory.org or call 610 367 5255.

Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:01

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