Arts, Leisure, and Tourism News


  • American Red Cross will honor central Pennsylvania’s heroes

    American Red Cross will honor central Pennsylvania’s heroes

    American Red Cross will honor central Pennsylvania’s heroes Deb Kiner | dkiner@pennlive.com By Deb Kiner | dkiner@pennlive.com The Patriot-News The American Red Cross of the Susquehanna Valley will hold its “Spirit of the Hero” program at 5 p.m. March 25 in Milton Hershey School’s Founders Hall to honor people in a seven-county area that took

  • Mayor meets with Family on 12th Street

    Mayor meets with Family on 12th Street

    HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday visited the families displaced by the collapse of portions of the roof of the abandoned church at 12th and Magnolia Streets, and assured them the city was doing all in its power to help them safely return to their homes.   The City moved to demolish the condemned

  • Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    Thanks to Businessman Scott Appel and Touch of Color Flooring

    By Matt Zencey | mzencey@pennlive.com The Patriot-News Email the author | Follow on Twitter on February 20, 2014 at  8:15 AM Harrisburg’s police officers got about 2,000 square feet of new carpeting in their downtown headquarters Saturday, thanks to a donation from Touch of Color flooring. It’s the first big donation landed by Mayor Eric

  • New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    New City Beautiful Fund and City Poet Laureate Announced

    Mayor Eric Papenfuse on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014,  announced creation of the City Hall Beautiful fund and the city’s first Latino Poet Laureate during a series of events Monday to commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Harrisburg. “We spent the day supporting community service events,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “It

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor Papenfuse Announces New Public Safety Team

    Mayor-Elect Eric Papenfuse, who took office Monday in a ceremony at City Hall, announced a new public safety team Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at the swearing-in ceremony of Thomas Carter as Police Chief of the City of Harrisburg. Derek Moody, a 20-year-veteran of the force, also was sworn in as police captain.At a press conference following the swearing-in, Papenfuse

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The Department of Arts, Culture, and Tourism (ACT) enhances the lives of City of Harrisburg residents and visitors by offering programs, services and activities that encourage participation in recreational activities, leisure services and cultural experiences. The department strives to deliver quality customer service through the development, operation and maintenance of the city’s public parks, recreation and cultural affairs facilities to create an environment that is deemed safe, affordable and enriching for all.

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