Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine

Welcome to Friends of TheBurg

Our readers often ask how they can support TheBurg. They understand the dire state of the newspaper industry and want to support us as an important part of the greater Harrisburg community. We now have an answer:

Friends of TheBurg, our new annual membership program.

Friends of TheBurg allows individuals, households and businesses to support the important work we do through our daily news reporting, our monthly magazine, TheBurg Podcast, 3rd in the Burg and our other events and activities. It also allows you to show your love and support for the greater Harrisburg community!

We hope to use funds generated by Friends of TheBurg to serve this community better, as well as build a stronger connection with our readers and fans.

If you have questions about Friends of TheBurg, please email Kelsey Tatge at In addition to the options below, you may mail your membership contribution by writing a check to “TheBurg” and indicating your membership level. Our address is:

920 N. 3rd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102

Please join us by becoming a Friend of TheBurg today!


Membership Benefits

As a Friend of TheBurg, you’ll enjoy some great membership benefits.

  • Friends of TheBurg Tote Bag (show off your love for TheBurg!)
  • Your name listed as a supporter inside TheBurg magazine each month (with your permission, of course!)
  • Invitation to an exclusive annual FOB social (hobnob with fellow Burg fans)
  • Invitations and discounts to FOB events

Sign up today, and we’ll be in contact with more details.

Member: $30/year

Our affordable basic membership is perfect for individuals.

Household: $50/year

If there’s more than one person in your home, please consider a household membership.

Small Business: $100/year

Small business members receive two totes and enhanced recognition inside TheBurg every month.

Small Business: $250/year

This level is meant for small businesses that can afford to offer a little more.

Community Pillar: $500/year

As a community pillar, you can show how important TheBurg is to you and your community. We’ll also send you two free totes, two free tickets to all of our events and provide enhanced recognition inside TheBurg each month.

Community Pillar: $1,000/year

Our highest membership level is perfect for mid-sized businesses, organizations and wealthier individuals who want to support TheBurg. You’ll receive top recognition on our Friends of TheBurg page, four free totes and four free tickets to all of our events.


All membership levels will automatically renew annually.  Members will be notified 2 weeks before the annual renewal via email from our payment processing platform, Stripe. Please contact Kelsey Tatge at or by calling 717-695-2621 to cancel and to request a refund at anytime.

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Tote Illustration by Amie Bantz:

Pennsylvania resident, Bantz fills her days with teaching art and art history at Carlisle High School while finding time to create on the side. She received her Bachelor’s in Art Education in 2015 and is completing her Masters of Arts Administration at Kutztown University. Her background in education fosters a desire to make art accessible to everyone as she creates work that incorporates themes or images that encourage connection through familiarity. Bantz takes everyday objects or scenes and transforms them, thereby forcing viewers to experience something ordinary in a new way. Her goal is rather simple: create joy. Make images that make people smile. Or remember something wonderful. Or chuckle a little. It isn’t always necessary to have a grand emotive response to her work. Viewers should just naturally feel a little lighter – as if the work has come off the wall, canvas or paper and given them a little pat on the back.