As released by Dauphin County:

HARRISBURG, PA – Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III and the county's Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) remind residents within a 10-mile radius of Londonderry Township-based Three Mile Island (TMI) that a test of the facility's emergency alert and notification siren system will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 12:15 p.m.

As part of the test, all 96 new sirens within 10 miles of the facility will sound for three minutes.

Dauphin County

On November 12, 2013, the PA National Guard assisted the Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society in removing the Pride of the Susquehanna from the river for the winter, which officially marked the end of the Riverboat's 2013 season. During the winter, the Riverboat Society has many things to do in order to fix up, refurbish, and clean the Pride so she will be at her best for the 2014 season.

The ship is over 25 years old and is in need of many repairs and upgrades. To help the non-profit organization continue to offer a variety of affordable and unique activities for the community, the Riverboat Society is offering some great offers for the holiday season to help raise funds for the ship.

Historic Harrisburg Candlelight House Tour

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 • 6:00 am


Dauphin County

On Sunday, December 8, 2013, from 1 – 6 p.m., the Candlelight House Tour "Unique Explorations: Opening Doors for 40 Years" will be held in beautiful midtown Harrisburg. Since Historic Harrisburg's founding in 1973, it has been holding this annual event where attendees are able to get an insider's look at area homes and public buildings.

Each year, a different neighborhood is highlighted and homeowners open their doors to guests on this self-guided tour. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Candlelight Tour and will highlight amazing buildings full of character in Harrisburg's Historic Midtown District. In total, there will be 17 properties on display, including Pennsylvania's Governor's Residence, Midtown's historic Boas Street United Methodist Church, and a Mediterranean style property designed by Harrisburg renowned architect Charles Howard Lloyd.



As released by Dauphin County:

Citing careful financial planning and ongoing efforts to save money, the Dauphin County Commissioners announced today they will be able to hold the line on property taxes for the ninth year in a row.

The preliminary $230.6 million spending plan for 2014 is 5.47 percent less than this year's budget.

Through cost cutting measures and conservative budgeting, the commissioners have been able to avoid turning to taxpayers despite the unexpected incinerator costs and state and federal budget cuts.

"At the forefront of every decision this board makes is our concern for how to best serve the taxpayers of Dauphin County,'' said Chairman Jeff Haste. "We are committed to maintaining the services on which our residents depend while ensuring we are spending every dollar wisely.''

Taylor Mali and the Capital Area Poetry Slam

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 12:58 pm

As released by Jump Street:

Jump Street is excited to announce that Taylor Mali will be performing live at The Grace Milliman Pollock Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 7th, from 2-4pm.

Taylor Mali is one of the best known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and a vocal advocate of teachers. He spent nine years in middle-school classrooms, teaching everything from English and history to math and SAT test preparation. He has performed and lectured for teachers all over the world, and his 12-year long Quest for One Thousand Teachers, completed in April of 2012, helped create 1,000 new teachers through "poetry, persuasion and perseverance."


Dauphin County

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, Level 2 hosted a Coctail Reception Fundraiser supporting the American Diabetes Association. The event featured a Chinese raffle, signature red cocktails, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, and a happy hour.



Snowmaking is Underway and the Season Begins at Ski Roundtop

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 • 11:37 am


York County

Ski Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry will be opening for the 2013 – 2014 skiing and snowboarding season on Friday, November 29, 2013. As of Saturday, November 23, Ski Roundtop began their snowmaking operations for this year's winter season. Roundtop will continue to make snow across 8 of the slopes around the clock as long as temperatures permit.

This season marks 50 seasons of winter fun for the mountainside ski resort. The resort offers a variety of fun activities for guests to enjoy, such as skiing, snow tubing, paintball, a ropes course, vertical trek and more. For the winter season, Roundtop offers a variety of different ticket and package options so guests can fully enjoy their time on the mountain.



Cumberland County Women's Expo with Brenner Nissan

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 10:53 am
 Cumberland County

On Saturday, November 9, 2013, the second annual Cumberland County Women's Expo was held at the Carlisle Expo Center. Women of all ages were welcomed to visit booths and network with others in attendance. At this premier event, more than 80 businesses covered many aspects of a woman's life, including beauty, health and wellness, finance, travel, entertainment and home decor.


Dauphin County

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, the 5th Annual Toys for Tots Benefit Concert was held at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. The event was sponsored by Faulkner Honda and Karns Foods, and featured a collection of toys for the USMC Toys for Tots charity, live music, and photos with Santa.

The all-ages show allowed attendees to either pay the cover at the door or bring an unwrapped toy to donate. Once inside, guests enjoyed music performed by The Martini Bros., The Jellybricks, Very Americans, and The Luv Gods.



Dauphin County

As released by The Hershey Story:

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue, is gearing up for the holidays by preparing an array of festivities and holiday-themed Chocolate Lab classes.
New this year is "Old Fashioned Family Christmas." The event will feature several indoor snowball fights for kids throughout the weekend as well as live music, an appearance by the Sugar Plum Fairy, and clear-toy candy-making demonstrations. Kids can also create their own chocolate clay ornament in "Little Elves Workshop."

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