2014 Pennsylvania Music Expo

Monday, January 20, 2014 • 6:00 am


Lancaster County

The Pennsylvania Music Expo is a monthly event hosted by the Keystone Record Collectors, and occurs every second Sunday of the month, excluding in May when it occurs on the first Sunday. This event features sixty vendors from all over the east coast, selling all types of music formats, such as CDs, tapes and records and the records come in 33 and a third, 45s, and 78s. The event is held at the Continental Inn in Lancaster, and allows attendees to browse and shop for free from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Card carrying members of the Keystone Record Collectors are able to enter prior to 9 a.m.



Rock the Stage, a Rock Recital at FedLive

Friday, January 17, 2014 • 11:05 am


Dauphin County

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, The Perfect 5th Musical Arts Center will be holding their first ever rock recital from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at FedLive in downtown Harrisburg. Rock the Stage will feature students of all ages performing a mix of rock, pop and R&B music for the public. The performances will feature students as solo acts and groups, and for those without a group of their own, the Perfect 5th Student All Stars will be the house backing band. The night will go out with a bang as the school's students and teachers will end the event with a blues jam at 10 p.m.




Dauphin County

Beginning Friday, February 7, 2014, Mount Hope Estate and Winery will host its sixth annual culinary whodunit Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre that will run through the end of March, every Friday and Saturday night. The murder mystery will take place in 1939, during The Great Depression. The American Paranormal Society thinks the way to end the downward economic spiral is to call upon the spirits of their ancestors for guidance.

Some individuals attending this meeting believe the medium trying to contact the spirits is a fraud. This whodunit will explore those for and against the American Paranormal Society to try to bring the guilty person's identity to light.




As released by Dauphin County:

The Dauphin County Commissioners and the District Attorney announced today that they will give the Harrisburg police $185,000 over five years to help with equipment purchases as part of the city's new anti-crime efforts.

"We recently helped the city emerge from financial peril and now it is time to focus on growing Harrisburg's economy,'' said Chairman Jeff Haste. "One of the first steps is providing a safe environment for the city's residents and businesses, and this board is happy to do its part to make that happen.''

As part of the five-year commitment to assist the city's police, the District Attorney's office will contribute $25,000 a year from its share of gaming revenue and the commissioners will provide the remaining $12,000.

"My office has long partnered with the Harrisburg police to investigate and fight crime and I hope this contribution will help them continue to effectively protect our community in 2014,'' said District Attorney Ed Marsico. "The city's new police administration will be able to use this money to outfit the brave men and women of their department.''




As released by Dauphin County:

Dog owners are reminded that Pennsylvania law requires all dogs three months or older to be licensed every year. Dog licenses are available through Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason's office, which is located at the Dauphin County Courthouse at the corner of Front and Market Streets in Harrisburg.

Creason's office has also commissioned agents throughout the county to issue licenses. For a complete list of locations, or to download an application, please visit the county's website at www.DauphinCounty.org or call 717-780-6550. Licenses may also be purchased online at www.padoglicense.com.



Dauphin County

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, patrons of the Gas Station Kitchen and Bar in Hummelstown rang in the new year during a New Year's Eve celebration, sponsored by Faulkner Honda in Harrisburg.

First Night Carlisle, A New Year's Eve Celebration

Thursday, December 26, 2013 • 1:15 pm


Cumberland County

On Tuesday, December 31, 2013, Carlisle will celebrate the 16th year of First Night Carlisle, a New Year's Eve celebration featuring a variety of wholesome family fun in a number of different downtown venues. First Night is a family-oriented, non-alcoholic celebration of the arts held on New Year's Eve on the streets of downtown Carlisle. This public celebration focuses on the community and the arts in the area.



As released by Dauphin County:

The Dauphin County Commissioners today praised those who helped make the Harrisburg Strong Plan a reality and said the agreement sets the stage for economic growth in the city and surrounding region.

In addition to removing the specter of bankruptcy and placing the city on a firm financial footing, the agreement finally solves the decades-old problem of how to make the Harrisburg Resource Recovery Facility a true community asset.

As released by Dauphin County:

Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick passed a $230.6 million budget for 2014 that holds the line on property taxes for the ninth straight year while maintaining the vital services residents depend upon.

The spending plan is 5.54 percent less than this year's budget, reflecting a $13.5 million decrease in the amount the county will pay to guarantee the city's incinerator debt.

The vote also marks the first time since 2007 that the county was not forced to dip into reserves to balance the budget.

"This budget – the best we've put on the table in seven years - reflects the board's commitment to making the most of every taxpayer dollar we spend,'' said Haste. "This balanced budget is due not only to the immediate savings made possible by the recovery plan but also a decade of careful planning.''

Capital Blue Cross: The Gift of Good Health

Thursday, December 19, 2013 • 10:58 am


As published by Alyssa Keefe on the Capital Blue Blog:

Shopping for a last minute gift? Give them something invaluable – the gift of good health! Here are some easy, last-minute ideas that will mean more to those on your list than another scarf or bottle of wine.


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