November 2013  

Beaver County
Main Street Network Newsletter 








Welcome to the New Beaver County Main Street Network Newsletter
The Beaver County Rivertown Partnership
Warmly Welcoming Our New Downtown Businesses
Beaver County Downtowns' Calendar of Events
Find Your Downtown Businesses Fast!
Find an Available Downtown Property For Your Business
Recognizing Our Downtown Leaders
Small Business Saturday
Please Spread the Word About Our Downtowns




Beaver County
Development Program 




We are pleased to welcome you to your new central Beaver County Main Street Network Newsletter! This free newsletter keeps you up to date on news in Beaver County's downtown business districts, including new businesses in our downtowns, holiday and ongoing downtown events, and updates on the efforts of our local downtown revitalization organizations. You will find links to even more information and related revitalization resources via the Beaver County Main Street Network website.


Communities participating in the Beaver County Main Street Network of the Beaver County Community Development Program share a focus of supporting our downtown business districts and promoting downtown revitalization.  This newsletter not only shares relevant information about our towns, but also provides a medium to share their successes and efforts to a broader audience.



The Beaver County Commissioners continue with their strong commitment to assist Beaver County's traditional downtown-based riverfront communities. The Commissioners are working closely with Beaver County's Community Development Program and the Rivertown Partnership (an active consortium of our downtown-based rivertown municipalities) in securing the many resources needed to bring business and vitality to our central business districts.


Participating communities in the Beaver County Main Street Network are currently identifying and prioritizing downtown-related projects and goals for 2014.  Stay tuned to future issues of this central Beaver County Main Street Network Newsletter for information about this important program or vist our website. 



Join us in welcoming and supporting new businesses that have recently chosen to invest in Beaver County by locating their businesses in our downtowns.



Artsy Doodle Craft Studio

420 Third Street

Owner: Becky Sabo

Phone: 724-513-2974


Carrie's Lil' This-Lil' That

330 Insurance Street

Owner: Carrie Stiger


Sieger's Jewelers

489 Third Street

Owners: Kevin Sieger, AJ Sieger and Bob Gill

Phone: 724-728-3252



CCIS of Beaver/Washington County

402 -2 Brkich Way

Phone: 724-847-0145



Big Benny's Sandwiches N'at

215 Ninth Street

Owner: Ben Regney

Phone: 724-888-2985


New Brighton:

Inside The Attic

809 Third Avenue

Owner: Becky Boyde

Phone: 724-775-1335


Keener Kreations

1111 Third Avenue

Owner: Kimberly Keener-Johnson


St. Francis de Sales Catholic Books and Gifts

906 Third Avenue

Owner: Dave Lichius

Phone: 800-364-1455


The Bag Ladies

215 Sixth Street

Owners: Nikki and Gail Pavernris and Christine Harvey


We've moved, please visit us in our new location!

McNutt's Abbey Flower Shoppe

1090 Third Avenue, Rear

Phone: 724-846-3244


Under The Gun Tattoos

1090 Third Avenue

Phone: 724-847-1592


Did we inadvertently miss your new downtown business? We apologize in advance! Just let us know and we'll recognize it in the next Beaver County Main Network newsletter. 




Check out the incredible array of upcoming events in your downtown and the other downtowns in our county! This calendar listing highlights upcoming holiday events. Please click here for a full list of events.



November 23

2nd Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters 5-Mile Turkey Trot & Fun Walk

Irvine Park (corner of Third and Market Streets), Beaver

Registration: 8 AM

Race Time: 9 AM


November 23

Christmas on Merchant

PJ Caul Park (11th and Merchant Streets), Ambridge

12 to 9 PM


November 23

Bridgewater Night of Lights

Bridge Street

6 to 8 PM


November 29

Beaver Light-Up Festival

Third Street

5 to 9 PM


November 29

Silver Bells in the City Parade

Seventh Avenue (17th to 5th Streets), Beaver Falls

7 PM


November 30

Christmas in Midland

Midland Fire Department, 936 Midland Avenue

6 PM


November 30, December 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29,

January 4-5, 2014

Ohio Valley Lines Miniature Railroad Holiday Show

1225 Merchant Street, Ambridge

12-5 PM


Date to be announced:

Annual Christmas Caroling with Lighthouse Lutheran Church

501 Third Avenue, Freedom

Please watch the marquee outside of the church for further details


December 1

Hanging of the Greens During Church Service

Lighthouse Lutheran Church

501 Third Avenue, Freedom


December 1

Pet Photos with Santa

Good Intent Trading, 1216 Church Street, Ambridge

1 to 5 PM

Please call 724-897-8765 for reservations


December 5

Light Up Night

Aliquippa Police Department, 300 Franklin Avenue

6 PM


December 7

Monaca Christkindlmarkt

CJ Mangin Community Center, 998 Indiana Avenue

10 AM to 6 PM


December 7

Monaca Hometown Christmas

VFD Station # 1, 928 Pennsylvania Avenue

2 to 4 PM


December 7

Christmas at the Mansion

Vicary Mansion, 1235 Third Avenue, Freedom

2 to 8 PM


December 7

Monaca Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

George Washington Plaza

5 PM


December 7

Christmas in the Park

Townsend Park, New Brighton

5 to 9 PM


December 7-8

Christmas at the Village

Old Economy Village, 270 16th Street, Ambridge

Saturday: 2 to 9 PM

Sunday: 2 to 7 PM


December 13

Monaca Community Christmas Decorating Contest Awards Night

CJ Mangin Community Center

6:30 PM


December 13

Rochester Christmas Tree Decorating

Rochester Roundabout

10 AM


December 14

Rochester Christmas Program

Rochester Municipal Building, 530 Adams Street

5 to 8 PM


December 19

Aliquippa Ride with Santa

Time to be announced


December 14-22

Annual Christmas Display at Merrick Art Gallery

1100 Fifth Avenue, New Brighton

Tuesday - Saturday: 10 AM to 4:30 PM

Sunday: 1 to 4 PM


December 24

Worship the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

Lighthouse Lutheran Church, 501 Third Avenue, Freedom

11 AM


If we accidentally missed an event in your downtown, just give us a shout and we will be happy to add it to the Beaver County Main Street Network online Calendar of Events



DowntownFirst makes it easy to choose your downtown businesses, first! Visit DowntownFirst to find business directories for businesses in your downtown or throughout Beaver County's downtown-based communities. You can search by town, by business type, or by keyword (such as the name of a business). Our unique certification system even makes it possible to search for businesses by designations that may be important to you - for example, by businesses that are Certified Sustainable or businesses that are Certified Local, Independent businesses


Additionally, challenge yourself to take the Downtown First Pledge to support the businesses in YOUR local town or throughout Beaver County. With the challenges facing local economies, your local purchases can make a difference to the vitality of your hometown and of Beaver County.


Check out DowntownFirst, Pledge your love for your community, and support our downtown by joining forces with others in your community and throughout the county.  It's a win-win-win for the whole County!



If a business was looking for a retail storefront or office space, DTP logo how would they know what is currently available for sale or lease in your downtown?  


DowntownProperties.Net promotes YOUR downtown's available buildings or storefronts and is the only program of its kind in our region.


The DowntownProperties.Net website lets you search for available commercial properties in all of our Beaver County downtown areas. Each listing on the site includes a recent property photo and critical contact information for those who may be interested in the property. Additionally, resources such as demographic information on your community, as well as mapping to each listed property are available on the site.


The DowntownProperties.Net program is intended to encourage potential business owners to consider YOUR downtown when looking for a location for their business. If you have a property available for sale or lease, you can help promote it for FREE through this program. If you have a business you'd like to ask to consider locating in your downtown, you can email property listings to them directly from the site. Interested business owners can sign up to receive a notification any time a property becomes available in your downtown.  


If you own a downtown property that is available for sale or lease, please contact us and we will be happy to add your property listing. 



We are so thankful for all those who support our downtowns!


Kudos to the many volunteers, businesses, municipal officials and others who assist in our downtown revitalization efforts and contribute to making our downtowns a vibrant center of community life! We recognize the individuals and groups, as selected by their respective downtown organizations, on the Beaver County Main Street Network website. Simply click on your town's name and then select "Recognition Program" from the left side menu.


Saturday, November 30th   


Small Business Saturday was launched in 2010 by American Express as a day to support small and local businesses. Small Business Saturday is promoted as an American shopping holiday, held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Estimated consumer spending on this day in 2013 is anticipated to be $5.5 billion as per the Small Business Saturday website.


This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 30th.  For more information and downloadable resources, please click here. You can also join Small Business Saturday on Facebook.


Do your part to support your local downtowns first by shopping small on Small Business Saturday and every day!



We are excited about our new newsletter of shared information and believe that it will serve all communities with their business district revitalization efforts!  We would also appreciate it if you would share this information with others who might be interested. They can sign up to receive this free e-newsletter by sending an email to:

This e-newsletter is brought to you by the Beaver County Community Development Program (CDP).  
Town Center Associates (TCA) created this e-newsletter for CDP for your downtown, as one of the many services TCA has been contracted to provide to the downtowns in the Beaver County Main Street Network. For more information, please visit: