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Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick III and their Area Agency on Aging are offering a series of "Senior Seminars" on estate planning throughout the county for older adults, their families and caregivers. The free informative seminars will be conducted by local attorneys.

A host of schools, colleges, employers, community and faith-based organizations, summer youth programs and government agencies are teaming up to offer a free one-day resource fair, the only one of its kind in the region, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at the Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 212 N. Progress Avenue, Harrisburg.

HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse has appointed Cathy Thomas Hall as Senior Assistant, replacing Catherine Stetler, who resigned recently to assume a position with the office of First Lady Frances Wolf. Hall worked as Deputy Executive Director of the Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs under the administration of Gov. Tom Ridge. She served as Contract Specialist, Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg; Assistant Branch Manager for Commerce Bank in Harrisburg and Assistant Director of Communications for the Department of Public Welfare.

Housing professionals statewide, may now register for the May 7-8 Housing Forum to be held in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has been leading the Housing Forum biennially since 1997. The Housing Forum provides an opportunity for people working in the housing field to attend focused educational sessions and interact with their peers. More than 600 people are expected to attend, including developers, bankers, housing advocates, lawyers and government officials.

Monday, 16 March 2015 10:38

Harrisburg Bike Share Initiative

Join many Harrisburg organizations to learn about the Harrisburg bike share initiative. The 2015 Harrisburg Bike Share Roundtable offers a forum of community leaders, stakeholders and residents to discuss benefits and impact of the program and to address questions from the community.

This year, Pennsylvania's top doctor is from Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County! The Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) has chosen Richard Harker, MD of Mechanicsburg as its 2015 Family Physician of the Year.

On March 12th at 3:00pm the city of Harrisburg’s newest business, The Millworks, had its grand opening with a ribbon cutting by Mayor Eric Papenfuse. The kickoff event was open to the public. Immediately afterwards, The Millworks opened its doors with dinner service beginning at 4:00pm. 

Grammy® Award winner Kelly Clarkson will kick off her 2015 Piece By Piece Tour at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Joining her for the evening will be Pentatonix and Eric Hutchinson.Tickets for this show go on Sale Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 AM, and are $25.00, $39.50, $69.50 and $99.50 (processing fees apply and there is an eight-ticket limit). They are available at Hersheypark Stadium Box Office. They can be charged by phone at 717-534-3911 or 800-745-3000, and online at www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.

Harrisburg City Treasurer Tyrell Spradley has announced a plan for Harrisburg property owners to sign up for payment plans for 2015 real estate taxes. “Property owners must come into the office, sign up and make their first payment by Tuesday, March 10, 2015,” Spradley said. “There is still time to set up an easy payment plan to pay city real estate taxes.”

Twenty municipalities with serious flooding problems are embracing a new Dauphin County Commissioners’ program aimed at reducing flood insurance premiums by up to 45 percent.
“These municipalities represent 46 percent of the 3,255 flood insurance policies in Dauphin County that cost our residents more than $4.5 million in annual premiums,’’ said commission Chairman Jeff Haste. “Rising flood insurance premiums represents a real threat to home affordability and we’re committed to doing everything we can to help residential and business property owners.’’

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 13:45

2014 Halloween Happenings

Throughout The Capital Region

Check out these great Halloween events:


October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31

Hersheypark in the Dark

Hersheypark, Hershey

The park and rides will be decorated for Halloween, and families can enjoy riding the rides and live entertainment. Little ones are welcome to dress in costume and join in the Trick-or-Treat Adventure.



October 18, 19, 25, and 26, November 1 and 2

Happy Hauntings

Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster

A fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats and Trick-or-Treat Trail, a safe, interactive Trick-or-Treating experience.



Friends of Midtown Halloween Social

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8pm

Historic Harrisburg Assoc. 1230 N 3rd. St., Midtown Harriburg

Enjoy drinks, appetizers, music, and the company of your neighbors in this Halloween-themed social event. Costumes are encouraged, and the best will be rewarded. We'll also have donation-based tarot readings. Please invite your friends and neighbors. It's free for Friends of Midtown members. Nonmembers may attend for $5 or join FOM for just $10.

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 8pm & 10:30pm

Midtown Cinema, 250 Reiuly St., Midtown Harrisburg

Rated R, 100 min
Fri 10/31 @ 8:00pm
Fri 10/31 @ 10:30pm
$9 or $5 members. $5 prop bags!
No tricks, just treats! Grab your favorite drink, your best floor show costume, and come on out to either of our two showings of our favorite cult classic and have a blast with us! Best-dressed wins their very own Rocky Horror collectible movie statue! With two showings, you're bound to be hooting, hollering, calling and responding all night! Great Scott!


Halloween Undercover Show

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7pm to 2am

Federal Taphouse, 234 N. 2nd Street, Downtown Harrisburg

Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1nkvfzr
Minshara as Travis Barker and DJ AM
Very Americans 90's Brit Pop
Mansion Builder as Espenshade
The Give Take as CCR
Houston as The White Stripes
Divebomber as Disney Classics
Spiderglass as Modest Mouse
The North Side as Queen

Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00

Weekend Preview for July 11 - 13

Every Thursday, HarrisburgPA.com's Weekend Preview walks you through some of the weekend's most exciting events. This weekend includes Indian Nation Motorcycle Exhibit, Art of the State, DJ's Rankin and Rossi,  Chris Gassaway, Paul Zavinsky and Kirby Storms, Pennsylvania Music Expo, The Felice Brothers and more! Read on for the full weekend lineup.

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