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Thursday, 22 June 2017 23:07

Funky Frets Summer Uke Classes

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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!

POTTSTOWN, PA - June 12, 2017

The TriCounty SCORE chapter announced the opening of their new, local branch office in Boyertown. Located in the Building A Better Boyertown office at 3 East Philadelphia Avenue the new office can better serve the increased demand for new and existing business growth in Boyertown and the surrounding area.
Tom Gosse is the local contact for the branch and can be reached at 610-327-2673 or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Meetings are by appointment only.

SCORE is a national non-profit organization. For over 50 years we have been a part of the Small Business Administration giving FREE and CONFIDENTIAL business advice to entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country.
We welcome Boyertown to this network of professionals.

For Immediate Release

HARRISBURG, PA- Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) has named its best performing Main Street Programs of 2016. This award recognizes those programs that have demonstrated an “across the board” capacity to generate new jobs, new businesses, public and private investment and volunteer hours. The top performing Main Street Programs across the Commonwealth for 2017 are: . 1st - Easton Main Street Initiative, 2nd – Ebensburg Borough, 3rd – The Ardmore Initiative, 4th – Historic Kennett Square, 5th – Oil City Main Street Program, 6th – Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress, 7th – Building A Better Boyertown, 8th – Kutztown Community Partnership, 9th – Wilkinsburg Community Development Corp., and 10th – Allentown-7th Street.
 
The determining criteria measures program activity as reported annually by local Main Street Managers. Community revitalization organizations are then ranked from top to bottom, with the top performing program in each of the sixteen evaluated categories receiving a score of 1. This year there were 40+ community organizations eligible to be evaluated. The rankings across all of the categories are then tabulated and the organization with the lowest total number is the top performing program.
 
PDC, the coordinating program to the National Main Street Center for Main Street programs in Pennsylvania, is honored to see these downtowns acknowledged for the goals they have set, accomplished and in many cases, exceeded. Each community has also met the ten performance standards established by National Main Street Center to be a nationally accredited Main Street Program. These standards include topics such as training requirements, planning methods, and community involvement.
 
Founded in 1987, the mission of Pennsylvania Downtown Center is to build and support the capacity of local nonprofit organizations, municipalities and individuals to enhance the overall well-being and sustainability of Pennsylvania’s communities. For more information about the accredited communities or the Main Street program, contact Maria Wherley at (717) 233-4675 ext. 116 or email here.
 
Pennsylvania Downtown Center, Inc.
PO Box 1265
Harrisburg, PA 17108
(717) 233-4675

Boyertown, PA 19512 – Building A Better Boyertown has been designated as an accredited Main Street America™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its Coordinating Program partners announce the list of accredited Main Street America programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to preservation. pdf READ MORE

If you car is good to go Pre-Register online http://boyertownpa.org/index.php/events/event-registration - or if you've dropped a rod and you're waiting for parts just show up July 15th 4-9 and register onsite! Don't miss this great tradition!

  • Dash plaques
  • 12 Trophy Classes
  • Great Food
  • DJ Music
  • Kid Carnival
  • Pie Eating Contest

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Monday, 19 June 2017 08:42

Community Greening Award

Boyertown received the Community Greening Award for the 150th Anniversary native garden planted in 2016. Thank you to the Berks County Community Foundation for supplying the funds from the James K and Nancy Lang Boyer Family Fund to pay for the native plants!

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