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Author: Allison Rohrbaugh
Jun 9, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Dinomite Summer

Nearly two decades ago, a Cow Parade came through Downtown Harrisburg. Many of those beautiful painted cows that were part of the city's first big public art installation are still keeping watch over a variety of high traffic spots around the city. Now, we've got dinosaurs. DINOSAURS! The prehistoric painted fiberglass dinos stomped into place ( ok,
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May 6, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg Summer Festivals

We should come up with a new word that describes how we all feel headed into a summer holiday weekend. It’s like a magical mixture of anticipation for the celebrations and a patriotism that’s there all the time but bursts to the surface just like the fireworks that cap the holiday. It. Is. Summer. And we're ready for flip flop feet and flag-lined
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Jan 15, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Top 5 Urban Outings With Kids

Life gets busy, especially when you have kids. Between work, school, sports and clubs, it’s easy to forget to stop and have fun. Fortunately, Harrisburg has lots of things for families to do right in your own backyard, so to speak. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is a downtown gem. Much like hiding cauliflower in mashed potatoes, The
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Jan 3, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

100th PA Farm Show

The Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates its 100th year in 2016. What began as a small gathering of agricultural leaders has turned into the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country. Thousands of cattle, sheep, swine and other farm animals strut their stuff in early January as captivated crowds of young and old savor the sweets and treats and the moos and the baas. Never been? Here are 100 reasons to be at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center January 9-17, 2016. The countdown is on! (And this will just get you started!)
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Dec 18, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Three Nights Out In Harrisburg

There’s just something about nighttime in the city. As the sun goes down and the lights go up, the city starts to come alive. Whether you’re in need of a unique date experience, a fun night out with the girls or some overdue bro bonding, you need look no further than the city of Harrisburg. If you want to impress your date by thinking beyond the
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Dec 18, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Best Spots for Ethnic Food in Harrisburg

Want to send your taste buds to exotic locales but don’t have time to fly around the globe? No problem. We got you covered. Harrisburg offers an impressive selection of diverse ethnic food found nowhere else in the area. If you’re in the mood for some inventive Latin fusion, there’s La Noche Cantina, which shares a kitchen with its sister
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Cityscape photograph by Erik Larson