PREFABRICATED HARRISBURG POLICE SUBSTATION TO ARRIVE AT 15TH AND DRUMMOND STREETS ON THURSDAY

Dec. 12, 2018 Harrisburg, PA –The prefabricated Harrisburg Police substation structure will arrive Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in the City of Harrisburg in five oversized loads. The structure will be set on the cast-in-place concrete foundation at 15th and Drummond Streets.

To accommodate the delivery, “No Parking” signs will be posted along Derry and South 15th Streets. Strict compliance with the “No Parking” signs are required and violators will be towed to allow the delivery to occur.

Media and people  wishing to observe the activities may park on South 16th Street.  South 15th Street will be closed.

The 1,600-square- foot structure was designed by SGS Architects Engineers Inc. at a total construction bid price of $929,194.  The contractors are King Bryant, Inc. (Prime); Garden Spot Mechanical, Inc. (Plumbing and HVAC) and Wassertech Engineering Ltd. (electrical).

The modular building was constructed at NRB Inc. in New Holland, PA.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or call 717 255 3015.

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PREFABRICATED HARRISBURG POLICE SUBSTATION TO ARRIVE AT 15TH AND DRUMMOND STREETS ON THURSDAY

Dec. 12, 2018 Harrisburg, PA –The prefabricated Harrisburg Police substation structure will arrive Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 in the City of Harrisburg in five oversized loads. The structure will be set on the cast-in-place concrete foundation at 15th and Drummond Streets.

To accommodate the delivery, “No Parking” signs will be posted along Derry and South 15th Streets. Strict compliance with the “No Parking” signs are required and violators will be towed to allow the delivery to occur.

Media and people  wishing to observe the activities may park on South 16th Street.  South 15th Street will be closed.

The 1,600-square- foot structure was designed by SGS Architects Engineers Inc. at a total construction bid price of $929,194.  The contractors are King Bryant, Inc. (Prime); Garden Spot Mechanical, Inc. (Plumbing and HVAC) and Wassertech Engineering Ltd. (electrical).

The modular building was constructed at NRB Inc. in New Holland, PA.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or call 717 255 3015.

“LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH!” IS THEME OF CITY’S ANNUAL GIANT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

Dec. 4, 2018 Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse and the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council will lead the City’s annual Giant Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.

“Let There Be Peace on Earth” is the theme of this year’s celebration, which is sponsored by Giant Foods.  The company donated the 26-foot-tall tree as a gift to the City in December 2014 during Mayor Papenfuse’s first year in office.

The Mayor will offer remarks at the event, and members of the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council will offer words of inspiration.  Christyan Seay, artistic director of the Capital Area Music Association (CAMA), and Esmeralda Hetrick, publisher of La Voz Latina Central, will sing holiday songs for the occasion. 

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or call 717 255 3015.

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FREE PARKING ON CHRISTMAS AND CHRISTMAS EVE IN CITY OF HARRISBURG

Dec. 5, 2018 HARRISBURG – Parking will be free in Harrisburg on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Harrisburg, but will return to normal on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

“We thank SP Plus for providing free parking on Christmas and Christmas Eve,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse, “and we hope this will encourage people to come downtown and enjoy all of the holiday festivities.”

The MLK Government Center will be open Christmas Eve, but closed on Christmas and on Wednesday, Dec. 26.

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, City of Harrisburg at 717 255 3015 or at [email protected]

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CITY’S PUBLIC WORKS CREWS SALTING STREETS IN SEASON’S FIRST SNOW

                
Nov. 15, 2018
 
HARRISBURG – The City’s Public Works Department has crews salting streets throughout the City during the first snow event of the season.
 
“Our Public Works crews are out making sure street remain clear and safe for travel,” said Mayor Eric Papenfuse.  “We are carefully monitoring the situation and will keep residents informed about street clearing activities.”
 
Public Works has 16 trucks patrolling the City to clear snow from streets, bridges and ramps.
 
Residents are asked to park close to the curbs to allow trucks easy access to clear streets.
 
For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications for the City of Harrisburg at [email protected] or call 717 255 3015.
 
 
 
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MAYOR PAPENFUSE ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF THE 2019 “A STORY SEASON” HOLIDAY PARADE

 
November 13, 2018 Harrisburg, PA – Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced the details of this year’s holiday parade which will be held noon Nov. 17. in Downtown Harrisburg. This year’s parade theme is “A Storybook Season”.
 
“This year’s parade promises to be one of our best ever,” said Mayor Papenfuse.  “We extend a cordial welcome to people from throughout the region to join us in launching a memorable holiday season.”
 
This year’s parade will include high school marching bands, musical acts, vintage and classic cars, theatre groups, decorated floats and costumed characters.
 
“I would like to give special thanks to our Title Sponsor—  Visit Hershey & Harrisburg,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “Without its  support, we would not be able to organize such a wonderful parade.”
 
The parade route is as follows: Market Street to Second Street, Second Street to North Street, North Street to Front Street, Front Street to City Island. Road closures will begin at 7 a.m. and end at approximately 3 p.m.
 
Large parade balloons, provided by Starbound Entertainment, will complete the  parade route and feature a 32-foot- tall gingerbread man, a pair of vintage ornaments, a giant candy cane and a turkey in traditional pilgrim settler attire.
 
New this year, parade attendees can visit two live reindeer from Spruce Run Farm on State Street from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The experience will allow parade attendees to see the animals up close, take photos and learn about the animals.
Ten food trucks will be available on Market Street and State Street including: Dough Head Waffles, Brasil on Wheels, Sherri’s Crab Cakes, Up In Smoke BBQ, The Pretzel Spot Café, Bricker’s Famous French Fries, Soul Burrito, the Dawg Pound, Triple Ceez Chicken Wings and Bartlebaugh Amusements. Carnival games and food trucks will be available on Market Street and food trucks on State Street.
 
A parade map and foodie guide are available at harrisburgpa.gov/holidayparade.
 
The Market Square garage will offer $10 all day event parking for the parade. In addition to the discounted garage rate, parade attendees can utilize the ParkMobile App to get up to four hours of free street parking using the “LUVHBG” code.
 
Following the parade, join Santa for hot chocolate and cookies in Strawberry Square, while supplies last, followed by an  awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded to the top Dance, Step & Drill Team Units and cash prizes will be given to the top high school marching bands.
 
In another new attraction this year,  parade participants are eligible to enter the “Best in Theme” contest to win a trophy.
 
Special thanks to all of our sponsors, including Visit Hershey & Harrisburg, Explore HBG, Harrisburg University of Science & Technology, Belco Community Credit Union, Klock Entertainment, Members 1st Federal Credit Union, PPL Electric Utilities, Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District, Turkey Hill and SP Plus. 
 
For more information, contact Joyce Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected] or call
717-255-3015.
 
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CITY OF HARRISBURG HOLDS PUBLIC MEETING ON VISION ZERO PROJECT

November 5, 2018 HARRISBURG – The City of Harrisburg is holding a public meeting on the Vision Zero program to stop traffic injuries and fatalities on North Second Street from 6-7 p.m.  Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at [email protected], 922 North Third St.

The meeting will allow Harrisburg residents to give input on the North Second Street two-way conversion project.  The project envisions two-way traffic on Second Street from Forster to Division Streets

City representatives along with its design consultants and various project stakeholders will be present to answer questions and receive comments regarding the project. 

The agenda is as follows:

6 – 6:20 p.m.:  Introductions and Background

6:20 – 6:40 p.m.:  Technical Considerations

6:40 – 8:00 p.m.:  Street Design Toolbox

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.:  Interactive Workshop

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications, at [email protected].

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MAYOR PAPENFUSE WILL CUT RIBBON THURSDAY FOR NEW PAVILION AT ITALIAN LAKE

Oct. 31, 2018 HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse will lead ribbon-cutting ceremonies at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Third and Division Streets for a new pavilion at Italian Lake.

“We thank everyone who helped to make this new pavilion a reality at Italian Lake,” said Mayor Papenfuse. “The new pavilion will allow the City to hold more events to benefit all of our residents and is a great example of our community coming together for a worthwhile project.”

Representatives of the Harrisburg Parks Foundation, First National Bank and Friends of Italian Lake, as well as community leaders Mike Trephan and Jeb Stuart, will attend the event and be recognized for their support of the project. 

The existing stage at Italian Lake was built in 1965 but was uncovered.  The pavilion, which is constructed of pressure-treated wood with gutters and downspouts, will offer protection from the elements. It also is designed to provide better acoustics for musical events

For more information, contact Joyce M. Davis, Director of Communications for the City of Harrisburg at [email protected] or call 717 255 3015.

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