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Harrisburg is a town with a rich history that spans more than 200 years. As the capital of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, we attract thousands of people to our city to live, work and play. Our city is poised for a great economic recovery, and there is a palpable optimism on our streets as we look forward to the next four years under new administration.

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    2014 promises to be a fantastic three days of food, music, entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Come out and enjoy the Native American Pow Wow, the Festival of India parade, the Divas Concert and the fireworks display.  Enjoy the offerings of food vendors along Riverfront Park and then head over to City Island to sing,

  • Mayor Papenfuse Announces Kipona 2014 will be on Riverfront Park and City Island

    July 25, 2014 HARRISBURG – Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced plans for Kipona 2014 at a press conference  at 1 p.m. today in the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St. Mayor Papenfuse said the traditional end-of-summer festival will be held in Riverfront Park and on City Island, and will feature food, entertainment and family fun.  There will

  • Free Health Screenings Thursday at City Hall

    July 23, 2014 HARRISBURG  – The second Healthy Harrisburg brown bag discussion forum will be held 11:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2014, in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St. Sharon Veet, RN, of Pinnacle Health CARES, will lead a discussion on “Know Your Numbers,” and free health screenings will be

  • Harrisburg wins $1 million in grants in first half of year

    July 22, 2014 HARRISBURG  – The City of Harrisburg has received more than $1 million in grants and donations in the first six months of 2014, more than double its grant revenue in the previous year, Mayor Eric Papenfuse has announced. “This additional revenue has provided support for vital city services,” the Mayor said. “It

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