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Welcome From the Commissioners

Dear Friends,

Home to the magnificent State Capitol Complex and the nationally acclaimed Hersheypark amusement center, Dauphin County features a diverse landscape, from cosmopolitan chic to down-home country.

This capital county’s 525 square miles and 40 municipalities each have their own local flavor. Within a short driving distance of Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and New York City, this “keystone” county contains the best of both worlds – and traveling is easy and efficient. From our high-quality schools, exceptional museums, public libraries, hunting and fishing grounds, beautiful parks and other assets, it’s no surprise that Dauphin County is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and to raise a family.

With a stable work force employed by family farms, small businesses, state government, and national corporations, this growing region, hailed as the “sweetest place on earth,” is known for much more than chocolate. In addition to rolling farmlands and scenic parks, the heart of downtown Harrisburg has transformed in recent years into a bustling center of business

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and entertainment, as evidenced by the crowds packing locally owned eateries along Restaurant Row or attractions like the National Civil War Museum or Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts.

Dauphin County is the perfect place for history-lovers, nature enthusiasts, nightlife-lovers, sports fans, high-tech companies, families and anyone who

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appreciates the county’s first-rate and easy-going lifestyle.

Enjoy this full-color magazine and immerse yourself in the history, beauty and possibility that Dauphin County offers. It truly has it all!

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History Dauphin County is one of the oldest counties in the United States. It was first visited by French and Swedish immigrants in the 1600s, well before William Penn received his grant from King Charles II in 1681, and then by permanent settlers who began arriving along the banks of the Susquehanna River about 1710 when Englishman John Harris chose to establish his trading post and ferry, known as Harris’ Ferry. At that point in history, Dauphin County was part of a very large Lancaster County. In 1733, the Penn family granted John Harris 800 acres of

tillable land on what is now the site of downtown Harrisburg and the residential neighborhood of Shipoke. His son, John, Jr., born in 1727, operated the ferry and managed his father’s extensive estate after Harris’ death in 1748. A leader in the movement to establish Dauphin County as a separate entity from Lancaster County, John, Jr. traveled to Lancaster in 1782 to argue his case before the Pennsylvania General Assembly. He pointed out that traveling to Lancaster County to conduct legal business was both inconvenient and impractical. The General Assembly granted Harris’ request and established Dauphin County on March 4, 1785. It was named in honor of the eldest son of the king of France, who had visited the American colonies during the Revolution. The county’s seat of government was located at Harris’ Ferry on land donated by John, Jr. During the year the county was established, Harris and his son-in-law, Senator William Maclay, laid out a town at the site of Harris’ Ferry, using Philadelphia as a model. The town was named Harrisburg in 1791, after a brief stint as Louisbourg, named in honor of the French king. Hoping that the General Assembly would at some point consider moving the state capital from Lancaster to Dauphin County, John, Jr. also donated land to the Commonwealth at about the time Dauphin County was established. He got his wish when state government moved its headquarters from Lancaster to Harrisburg during the War of 1812. The first Capitol, built in 1822, burned in 1897. After several years of construction, the current Capitol, which is considered one of the most impressive in the nation, was completed in 1906. Artistically represented in

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Facts & Stats POPULATION Dauphin County: 270,937 (2013) Harrisburg Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) – 565,006 (July 2015 estimate) The MSA ranked 96th in the United States in 2015 George Sheldon / Shutterstock.com

COUNTY SEAT Harrisburg ALTITUDE About 450 feet above sea level; higher in the mountains. CLIMATE Moderate, with well-defined seasons. Moderate snow and rainfall. Average high: 61.0°F | Average low: 42.6°F Extremes: High 93.6°F | Low 2°F AIRPORTS Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) in Middletown, Capital City Airport (CXY) in neighboring Cumberland County. A number of private airports are also in operation. AIR FREIGHT CARRIERS Federal Express and United Parcel Service BUS SERVICE Capital Area Transit (CAT) Capital Trailways Greyhound Bus Lines

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this majestic structure are the steel, coal, and railroad industries, major highway construction and expansion, and the fields of education, welfare, and mental health. In a very short time, Dauphin County became a central stopping place for travelers on their way east or west and, consequently, a major center of business and commerce. Brick yards, gristmills, and sawmills proliferated. Spurred by the establishment of the Pennsylvania Canal in 1828, the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1837, and easy access to major waterways, the region attracted a number of iron and steel-making factories and later manufacturers of railroad cars and steam engines. Immigrants from a host of European countries began settling in and around Dauphin County in large numbers, giving rise to a number of smaller towns and municipalities within a short drive of Harrisburg, which was incorporated as a city in 1860. Located only 40 miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line, the county served as a major hub for the assembly and dispatch of Union troops during the Civil War. In 1863, prior to the Battle of Gettysburg, rebel General Robert E. Lee specifically targeted Harrisburg because of its vast network of railroad yards. Growth continued throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. The electrification of streetcars in 1891 increased mobility between municipalities. With mobility came more economic, educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. With a central and strategic location about 100 miles west of Philadelphia and 200 miles east of Pittsburgh – coupled with a well-planned, vast network of highways and air routes – Dauphin County has grown to be a major hub for business, industry, and government. s www.DauphinCounty.org Life in Dauphin County, PA

PUBLIC UTILITIES Electricity: PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, GPU Gas: UGI Utilities Water & Sewer: Pennsylvania American Water, United Water, and multiple municipal water/sewer authorities. CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC.............................. www.HarrisburgRegionalChamber.org Northern Dauphin Regional Chamber of Commerce.............................................. www.ndrcc.org Hershey Partnership.............................. www.hersheypartnership.com African-American Chamber of Commerce of Central Pennsylvania........... www.facebook.com/chamberforus

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Government Dauphin County government provides a vast number of programs and services for its approximately 271,000 residents. Under the Pennsylvania County Code, management of the county is the responsibility of a three-member Board of County Commissioners, whose members are elected at-large by county voters to serve concurrent four-year terms. They are assisted by a number of professionals, including a chief clerk/chief of staff, elected row officers, and solicitors. Dauphin County’s leaders are directly responsible for tax assessment of all county real estate; maintenance of all real estate transactions through the Recorder of Deeds office; issuance of marriage licenses through the Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans Court office; maintenance and funding of county parks and recreational programs; administration of the county court and judiciary system; county prison operations; voter registration and election procedures; county social service agencies; and economic development programs and initiatives. The commissioners also oversee emergency preparedness, housing and redevelopment, solid waste management, senior citizens’ programs and veterans’ services. In addition, county officials coordinate activities and programs with Penn State’s Cooperative Extension office and are personally involved with farmland preservation. The County Commissioners work closely with other electwww.DauphinCounty.org Life in Dauphin County, PA

ed and appointed officials who are responsible for managing a number of departments, known as “Row Offices.” The Row Offices record and safeguard official documents, collect fees for services and/or court-imposed fines, and aid in the administration of justice. Row Offices include the clerk of courts, controller, coroner, district attorney, prothonotary, recorder of deeds, register of wills and clerk of orphans’ court, sheriff, and treasurer. Voters also elect county judges, who serve 10-year terms. The clerk of courts is primarily responsible for recording and maintaining the files and dockets of criminal and juvenile court cases. The controller’s office manages the central accounting system of the county. The coroner investigates sudden, unexplained deaths, accidental deaths, homicides, suicides, and deaths occurring during or following surgery but not typically associated with the procedure performed. The district attorney’s office conducts criminal prosecutions. The prothonotary’s office records documents on civil matters. The recorder of deeds office records information on the buying and selling of real estate, information which is also available online. The register of wills office is responsible for determining Continued 7


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whether a will is valid. The clerk of orphan’s court handles adoptions, guardianships, termination of parental rights, and audits of estate accounts. The sheriff’s office protects courtrooms and judges, transports prisoners, issues gun permits, serves civil papers, and assists U.S. Marshals in executing warrants. The treasurer’s office is custodian of county funds and is responsible for the collection, disbursement, and investment of the General Fund tax money.

CITIES

Forty MUNICIPALITIES make up Dauphin County, including the City of Harrisburg, 16 boroughs, and 23 townships. All meetings of these municipalities are public and usually take place based on a predetermined schedule, at least once a month.

Berrysburg Borough PO Box 213 Berrysburg, PA 17005 (717) 362-9417 www.berrysburg.org 2013 Population: 364 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin

City of Harrisburg Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center 10 North Second Street Harrisburg, PA 17101 (717) 255-3060 www.harrisburgpa.gov 2013 Population: 49,188 Sch. Dist.: Harrisburg

BOROUGHS

BOROUGHS are governed by elected councils and mayors and, in some cases, a professional manager. They may be structured to include a number of other boards and authorities such as planning and zoning, historic review, and water and sewer. Members on these boards and commissions are appointed by the councils. The boroughs are Berrysburg, Dauphin, Elizabethville, Gratz, Halifax, Highspire, Hummelstown, Lykens, Middletown, Millersburg, Penbrook, Paxtang, Pillow, Royalton, Steelton, and Williamstown. TOWNSHIPS are governed by elected boards of supervisors or commissioners and may also include a paid manager, an appointed planning commission, and other authorities. The townships are Conewago, Derry, East Hanover, Halifax, Jackson, Jefferson, Londonderry, Lower Paxton, Lower Swatara, Lykens, Mifflin, Middle Paxton, Reed, Rush, South Hanover, Susquehanna, Swatara, Upper Paxton, Washington, Wayne, West Hanover, Wiconisco, and Williams. s

Halifax Borough 203 Armstrong Street P.O. Box 419 Halifax, PA 17032 (717) 756-0565 www.halifaxborough.com 2013 Population: 830 Sch. Dist.: Halifax Area Highspire Borough 640 Eshelman Street Highspire, PA 17034 (717) 939-3303 www.highspire.org 2013 Population: 2,377 Sch. Dist.: Steelton-Highspire Hummelstown Borough 136 South Hanover Street Hummelstown, PA 17036 (717) 566-2555 www.hummelstown.net 2013 Population: 4,520 Sch. Dist.: Lower Dauphin

Dauphin Borough 200 Church Street Dauphin, PA 17018 (717) 921-2633 Website: NA 2013 Population: 789 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin Elizabethville Borough 68 S. Moore Street PO Box 578 Elizabethville, PA 17023 (717) 362-7945 www.elizabethville.org 2013 Population: 1,493 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin Area Gratz Borough 125 North center Street Gratz, PA 17030 (717) 365-4115 Website: NA 2013 Population: 759 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin Area

Lykens Borough 200 Main Street Lykens, PA 17048 (717) 453-7597 www.lykenspa.com 2013 Population: 1,765 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin Area Middletown Borough 60 West Emaus Street Middletown, PA 17057 (717) 902-0706 www.middletownborough.com 2013 Population: 8,880 Sch. Dist.: Middletown Area Millersburg Borough 101 West Street Millersburg, PA 17061 (717) 692-2389 www.millersburgpa.org 2013 Population: 2,534 Sch. Dist.: Millersburg Area Continued

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is a rural community located in the Southern end of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania between the towns of Elizabethtown and Middletown. Currently consisting of 5,200 residents and over 75 small businesses, the rural appeal has been maintained between the rolling hills and farmland. www.londonderrypa.org www.facebook.com/LondonderryTownship

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Dauphin County’s Municipal Governments Continued Paxtang Borough 3423 Derry Street Harrisburg, PA 17111 (717) 564-4770 www.paxtang.com 2013 Population: 1,543 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin

Steelton Borough 123 North Front Street Steelton, PA 17113 (717) 939-9842 www.steeltonpa.com 2013 Population: 5,945 Sch. Dist.: Steelton-Highspire

East Hanover Township 8848 Jonestown Road Grantville, PA 17028 (717) 469-0833 www.easthanoverpa.com 2014 Population: 5,868 Sch. Dist.: Lower Dauphin

Lykens Township 2073 East Middle Road Lykens, PA 17048 (717) 365-3617 www.lykenstownship.com 2010 Population: 1,618 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin Area

Penbrook Borough 150 South 28th Street Harrisburg, PA 17103 (717) 232-3733 www.penbrook.org 2013 Population: 2,984 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin

Williamstown Borough 200 South West Street Williamstown, PA 17098 (717) 647-4848 Website: NA 2013 Population: 1,370 Sch. Dist.: Williams Valley

Halifax Township 102 Fisher Street Halifax, PA 17032 (717) 896-3035 www.halifaxtownship.net 2010 Population: 3,483 Sch. Dist.: Halifax Area

Middle Paxton Township 10 Elizabeth Avenue Dauphin, PA 17018 (717) 921-8128 www.middlepaxtontwp.org 2010 Population: 4,976 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin

Pillow Borough 129 North Pine Street Pillow, PA 17080 www.pillowpa.org 2013 Population: 295 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin

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Jackson Township 450 Bastian Road Halifax, PA 17032 (717) 362-9909 www.orgsites.com/pa/jacksontwp 2010 Population: 1,728 Sch. Dist.: Halifax Area

Mifflin Township 543 Municipal Road Millersburg, PA 17061 (717) 362-9371 Website: NA 2010 Population: 784 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin Area

Jefferson Township 3155 Powells Valley Road Halifax, PA 17032 (717) 362-2313 www.jeffersontownshippa.org 2010 Population: 362 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin

Reed Township 179 Rupp Road Halifax, PA 17032 (717) 896-8904 Website: NA 2010 Population: 239 Sch. Dist.: Susquenita

Londonderry Township 783 South Geyers Church Road Middletown, PA 17057 (717) 944-1803 www.londonderrypa.org 2010 Population: 5,235 Sch. Dist.: Lower Dauphin

Rush Township 338 Reiners School Road Tower City, PA 17980 (717) 647-2332 Website: NA 2010 Population: 231 Sch. Dist.: Williams Valley

Lower Paxton Township 425 Prince Street Harrisburg, PA 17109 (717) 657-5600 www.lowerpaxton-pa.gov 2010 Population: 47,360 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin

South Hanover Township 111 West Third Street Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 566-0224 www.southhanover.org 2010 Population: 6,248 Sch. Dist.: Lower Dauphin

Lower Swatara Township 1499 Spring Garden Drive Middletown, PA 17057 (717) 939-9377 www.lowerswatara.org 2010 Population: 8,268 Sch. Dist.: Middletown Area

Susquehanna Township 1900 Linglestown Road Harrisburg, PA 17110 (717) 545-4751 www.susquehannatwp.com 2010 Population: 24,036 Sch. Dist.: Susquehanna Township

Royalton Borough 101 Northumberland Street Middletown, PA 17057 (717) 944-4831 www.royaltonpa.com 2013 Population: 1,020 Sch. Dist.: Middletown Area

Conewago Township 3279 Old Hershey Road Elizabethtown, PA 17022 (717) 534-8556 www.conewagoonline.com 2010 Population: 2,847 Sch. Dist.: Lower Dauphin Township of Derry 600 Clearwater Road Hershey, PA 17033 (717) 533-2057 www.derrytownship.org 2014 Population: 24,881 Sch. Dist.: Derry Township

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Swatara Township 599 Eisenhower Blvd. Harrisburg, PA 17111 (717) 564-2551 www.swataratwp.com 2010 Population: 23,362 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin

West Hanover Township 7171 Allentown Blvd. Harrisburg, PA 17112 (717) 652-4841 www.westhanover.com 2010 Population: 9,343 Sch. Dist.: Central Dauphin

Upper Paxton Township 500 Berrysburg Road Millersburg, PA 17061 (717) 692-4655 www.upperpaxtontwp.org 2010 Population: 4,161 Sch. Dist.: Millersburg Area

Wiconisco Township 305 Walnut Street PO Box 370 Wiconisco, PA 17097 (717) 453-7571 www.wiconiscotownship.com 2010 Population: 921 Sch. Dist.: Williams Valley

Washington Township 185 Manors Road Elizabethville, PA 17023 (717) 362-3191 www.wtwp.org 2010 Population: 2,268 Sch. Dist.: Upper Dauphin Area Wayne Township 1652 Powells Valley Road Halifax, PA 17032 (717) 362-3505 Website: NA 2010 Population: 1,341 Sch. Dist.: Halifax Area

Williams Township 1 Orange Street PO Box 7 Williamstown, PA 17098 (717) 647-4877 www.wmstwp.org 2010 Population: 1,112 Sch. Dist.: Williams Valley

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Transportation This is a special place to live. When you live and work in Dauphin County, you’ll find you have easy access to a high quality, ever-improving, transportation system. You’ll quickly learn that our streets, roads, and interstate highway system work especially well together. You’ll find your morning and evening commute to be relatively trouble-free, and you’ll appreciate that getting to our schools, parks, shopping centers, recreational facilities, and all of our arts and culture activities is quick and easy. In addition to a well-designed highway system, Dauphin County residents have access to a wealth of Amtrak services, an excellent inter-city bus system, a superb local bus system, and a readily accessible, user-friendly international airport. Our

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transportation network also provides fast and easy access to major markets, making it easy to grow or expand a business here. The region’s network of roads includes three Interstate highways. I-76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike) links Dauphin County to Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. I-81 travels through the county, crossing the Susquehanna north of Harrisburg. I-81 offers us an easy way to get to Boston, New York, and the Shenandoah Valley. I-83 comes up from Baltimore, Maryland and crosses the Susquehanna just south of downtown Harrisburg. Route 283 connects with I-83 and I-81 just east of Harrisburg and provides a quick route to Harrisburg International Airport and then on to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Route 322 comes into Harrisburg from Hershey, making for a quick commute in both directions, and then Route 322 heads northwest from Harrisburg along the Susquehanna River to State College and Penn State football games. Route 581 in Cumberland County connects all the roads we have just mentioned to create what we call the Capital Beltway, a high-speed, four lane, circular route around the greater Harrisburg region. Harrisburg International Airport provides quality air service to the traveling public in central Pennsylvania. HIA is a modern, post 9/11 airport. It’s conveniently located just a few miles south of Harrisburg in the small community of Middletown, thus its official designation as MDT. Harrisburg International Airport is currently served by Air Canada, Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. The reliever airport for HIA and the area’s corporate and general aviation facility, Capital City Airport, also serves residents of Dauphin County. It is located just five miles from downtown Harrisburg in Cumberland County. Both Capital City and HIA are run by the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority. From its hub at the downtown Harrisburg Transportation Center, Amtrak provides passenger service to major U.S. cities – east and west of Harrisburg. Amtrak offers hourly service from Harrisburg and Middletown to Lancaster, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station (with connections to all the regional rail lines serving the greater Philadelphia region, including Philadelphia International Airport), and New York City’s Penn Station. Rail freight service is provided by Norfolk Southern. Motor freight services are available through a number of national and local carriers. Capital Area Transit (CAT) operates a well-designed and convenient public bus service for those living and working in Dauphin and adjacent counties. s Life in Dauphin County, PA www.DauphinCounty.org


The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) MATP is a transportation service available to Medical Assistance consumers in Dauphin County. MATP will get you to medical appointments or to any service Medical Assistance pays for. These medical services include therapies, tests, dental visits, trips to the pharmacy, mental health treatment, drug & alcohol treatment, and trips to medical equipment suppliers. You Cannot Use MATP: • if you need emergency ambulance transportation • for non-medical trips such as for grocery shopping or social activities • to obtain medical care that is not covered by Medical Assistance

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Business & Industry Dauphin County is fortunate to be home to many large employers, private and public, who provide the 270,000 people who live throughout our county with very good jobs. Thanks to our diverse population, our outstanding public and private schools, and numerous and excellent post-secondary education options, our area’s employers can choose from some of the best trained workers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Our diversity of businesses is, in fact, one of the main reasons Dauphin County has maintained a strong and growing workforce. The service industry makes up the largest percentage of jobs in the region, employing thousands in the fields of transportation, public utilities, business, automotive, health care, law, education, social services, engineering and architecture, travel, and recreation. Finance, insurance, real estate, retail trade, wholesale, manufacturing, and construction finish second. Federal, state and local government entities are also major contributors to the workforce, employing thousands of military and civilian personnel.

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Nationally recognized private firms located in Dauphin County include FedEx, UPS, Wal-Mart, The Hershey Company, Pinnacle Health System, ArcelorMittal-Steelton, Penn State/ Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Tyco Electronics, Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Highmark, Capital Blue Cross, Verizon, and HealthAmerica/Health Insurance. Two major economic development organizations, under the auspices of Dauphin County and the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce and CREDC, provide assistance to employers through government-sponsored loan programs, often providing below-market interest rates. Numerous commercial real estate companies are available to connect businesses, office parks and retail and commercial locations with developers, architects, engineers, attorneys and planners. s

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Business Development Organizations The Dauphin County Department of Community & Economic Development In addition to providing a full array of economic development services to its clients, affiliates and the general public, the office acts as an advisor to the County Commissioners on matters of legislation, administration, and advocacy. The office represents the Commissioners on boards, commissions and task forces including the Harrisburg Hershey Regional Visitors Bureau, Pennsylvania Farm Show Board of Directors, Big 33 Big 26 Big 13 Board of Directors, Dauphin County Housing Authority Board of Directors, Dauphin County Mohn Street Affordable Housing Board of Directors. Tri-County Community Action Commission Agency Board of Directors, Tri-County Housing Development Corporation Board of Advisors, Dauphin County Planning Commission, the Community Action Commission, SouthCentral Employment Corporation’s Work Force Investment Board, Harrisburg Area Transportation Study, the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, and SEDA-COG.

The Dauphin County Industrial Development Authority DCIDA is the county’s finance arm. It engages in tax exempt and taxable bond and mortgage financing on behalf of manufacturers, non-profit organizations and companies interested in establishing corporate headquarters in Dauphin County. The IDA participates in millions of dollars in new construction and rehabilitation projects each year through its industrial recruitment and expansion programs.

The Dauphin County Economic Development Corporation DCEDC is a non-profit development corporation able to partner in real estate development projects and to channel grant funding to municipalities and organizations in need of community and economic development assistance. A major activity of the corporation is the implementation of the Team Pennsylvania program. The corporation is a member of SouthCentral Team Pennsylvania, Inc., which also consists of the economic development corporations representing neighboring Cumberland, York, Lebanon, Adams, Franklin and Perry Counties.

The Capital Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC) As the economic development arm of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber, CREDC is the leading private–sector organization for promoting and performing economic development activities in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in the region by providing a unique blend of business, community and economic development, and advocacy services under one roof to boost our economic vitality and live-ability as a region.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Dauphin County Department of Community and Economic Development..........................................(717) 780-6254 Dauphin County Administration Building Two South Second Street – 2nd Floor PO Box 1295, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1295 George H. Connor, Director www.DauphinCounty.org/community-economic-development Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC...................(717) 232-4099 3211 North Front Street,Suite 201, Harrisburg, PA 17110 David Black, President and CEO www.HarrisburgRegionalChamber.org D es ig n • G ra ph ic t) s te al & O ff se si it eb ig (D W • • Pr in ti ng Web si te s Pr in ti ng • M ob il e • Va ri ab le gn s Si & ng s ni er Ba nn • Sc an • Po st er s, g • Co py in Se rv ic es t • M ai li ng en em o It em s ag om an M Pr • e as • D at ab g ts Bl ue pr in & Fi ni sh in ng • • Bi nd er y t M arketi ec ir D ed • Integrat

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With a stable and growing economy, crime rates that are significantly lower than the national average, and affordable housing compared with other metropolitan areas, we know you’ll find just the right “home” for you and your family here in Dauphin County. The range of options available to homebuyers is simply spectacular. As you look at properties available throughout Dauphin County, you’ll discover solitary farmhouses in the county’s northern mountain valleys, charming older homes in quiet, historic neighborhoods in and around the capital city, luxurious high-rise condominiums within walking distance of the capitol complex, and comfortable, new houses in our suburban townships and boroughs. If city living appeals to you, ask your real estate professional to show you the many exciting neighborhoods that make Harrisburg an attractive place to live and work. Hershey, Hummelstown and Middletown are located just a short freeway drive from Harrisburg and are filled with homes of almost every price range and style; from modest row homes, to new homes in planned communities, to condo and town houses, and several upscale, planned residential developments. If your tastes run to “living in the country,” you’ll find just what you are looking for in the communities that lie outside of the larger Harrisburg area. If you do not mind the commute, or you have no commute at all, you will readily find farmhouses, historic homes, and comfortable one and two-story contemporary homes up river in villages like Dauphin, Halifax, Millersburg, Lykens, Elizabethville, and Gratz. Building lots range significantly in price depending on size and location. The average price for a ¼-acre lot in a new subdivision typically ranges between $45,000 and $65,000. You’ll also find a number of communities with much larger lot size options. Most of our residential neighborhoods are adjacent to community parks, modern highways, shopping, schools, and cultural attractions. If your first choice is a rental property, you’ll easily find a good choice of apartments, townhouses, condominiums, and, quite often, even single family homes in a variety of styles and price ranges. s

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Education Colleges and Universities in Dauphin County

Dauphin County is blessed with a significant number of world-class colleges and universities, and is equally blessed with a large number of exceptional post-secondary institutions that are located in the immediate area. Anyone looking to complete a degree program, bachelor or graduate, will find just the right school, whether that’s a medical or nursing degree, an engineering degree, a law degree, or a teaching certificate. The following higher learning institutions are located in Dauphin County (in no particular order): Harrisburg University of Science and Technology located in a 16-story office building in downtown Harrisburg, offers residents of central Pennsylvania the opportunity to receive specialized technical degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), while also working with a local business as an intern. Widener University Commonwealth Law School offers law degrees from its campus, at 3800 Vartan Way. The 22-acre Harrisburg campus is located minutes from the state capitol and downtown Harrisburg. The campus is also home to the Widener Law & Government Institute, which specializes in the study and improvement of government law. 20

Penn State Hershey/The Penn State College of Medicine is Penn State University’s only medical school. The College of Medicine offers degree programs in anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, bioengineering, cell and molecular biology, genetics, homeland security, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, laboratory animal medicine, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, and public health sciences. Penn State Harrisburg is an undergraduate college and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), one of the largest and most widely recognized institutions in the nation. Penn State Harrisburg is located on a suburban campus in Middletown, eight miles from the state capitol. Penn State Harrisburg enrolls more than 4,000 students and offers associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral programs as well as certificate and certification programs. Penn State Harrisburg offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State University system. At the transfer level, Penn State Harrisburg serves students from all campuses of The Pennsylvania State University and students from community colleges and other accredited colleges and universities. Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, is based in Harrisburg on its Life in Dauphin County, PA www.DauphinCounty.org


Wildwood Campus and in two smaller campuses in the Midtown section of Harrisburg, Midtown 1 at 1523 North Fourth Street and Midtown 2 at 1500 North Third Street. In addition to Wildwood, HACC operates independent campuses in Lebanon, Gettysburg, York, and Lancaster. HACC offers associate’s degrees, diploma programs, and certificates. HACC serves 21,000 degree-seeking students as well as 50,000 in noncredit programs for personal and professional growth opportunities. Dixon University Center, located on Front Street along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, is foremost an academic and governance center, providing Dauphin County residents the advantages of both public and private institutions and an expansive menu of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, professional development, and customized training that are offered on-site by a consortium of State System universities and private colleges and universities for adult students, in the evenings and on weekends. Temple University Harrisburg, located in Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg, offers the resources of one of the finest universities in the Commonwealth to students residing in central Pennsylvania. Temple University Harrisburg offers degrees in education, business, and social administration. Albright College, based in Reading, Pennsylvania, offers an accelerated degree completion program from its Harrisburg campus at 800 Corporate Circle, Suite 200 Harrisburg, PA 17110. Dauphin County is also home to two private, for-profit career/ technical schools – ITT Technical Institute, located on Eisenhower Boulevard in Harrisburg and Keystone Technical Institute, located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains north of the city of Harrisburg.

Nearby Colleges and Universities Several other institutions of higher learning are within an easy drive of residents living in Dauphin County. Dickinson College, one of the oldest liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania, and the separately run Penn State Dickinson School of Law are located in Carlisle. Elizabethtown College, located just south of the Dauphin County border in Elizabethtown, is a selective

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private, residential co-ed college of 1900 students. E-Town offers degrees in liberal arts, fine and performing arts, science and engineering, business, communications and education. Also nearby are Messiah College; Central Pennsylvania College, which offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in business-related fields, and Lebanon Valley College in Annville. Pittsburgh-based Duquesne University’s Capital Campus in Wormleysburg offers bachelors and master’s degrees. Several other private and public colleges and universities are also located in Gettysburg, Lancaster, Millersville, Shippensburg and York.

K-12 Opportunities Dauphin County is served by 10 public school districts, one science and technology high school, one vocational-technical school and a number of private and parochial schools offering comprehensive programs for all children. In addition, many of the districts offer extra-curricular and sports activities as well as adult education programs. More than 21,000 students are enrolled in public elementary schools, almost 17,000 students are enrolled in public secondary schools, and almost 7,000 students are enrolled in private and parochial schools in the county. The districts – Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax, Harrisburg, Lower Dauphin, Middletown Area, Millersburg, SteeltonHighspire, Susquehanna Township, Upper Dauphin and Williams Valley – are served, along with the private and parochial schools, by the Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15. The CAIU provides assessment and referral services and educational programs. The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology High School, also known as SciTech High, is a regional math and science magnet school that attracts students from Harrisburg and neighboring school districts.

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Beginning with the 9th grade, SciTech High prepares students for a university curriculum, studying toward degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. D auphin County Technical School is a full-time, comprehensive public career and technical high school serving Central Dauphin, Derry Township, Halifax Area, Lower Dauphin, Middletown Area, and Susquehanna Township School Districts. Students from other school districts may attend on a tuition basis. Parents seeking a private or parochial education for their children have a large selection from which to choose. A number of non-sectarian private day schools provide small classes, focus on independent and creative learning and/or offer college preparatory classes. Parents in search of a Christian-based education for their children have many choices. Jewish students can attend Yeshiva Academy, a day school located in Harrisburg. Finally, there is one more school in Dauphin County that needs to be mentioned. The Milton Hershey School is unlike any other school discussed here, and really, unlike any school anywhere else in North America. The Milton Hershey School was created by Milton and Catherine Hershey at the beginning of the 20th century as a school for young orphaned boys from central Pennsylvania who had nowhere else to go. Today, the Milton Hershey School provides free education, career training, housing, clothing, sustenance, health care, and counseling to more than 2,000 racially and ethnically diverse boys and girls who are in financial need and social need. Milton Hershey School is the largest residential pre-K through 12 school in the United States. s

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Libraries Dauphin County is filled with libraries. Some libraries, like the superb Dauphin County Library System, are located in neighborhoods and communities throughout the county and are open and available to anyone willing to learn. Other libraries are specific and may or may not be open to the public.

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East Shore Area Library............................................. (717) 652-9380 4501 Ethel Street, Harrisburg, PA 17109 www.dcls.org/Locations/ESA Elizabethville Area Branch........................................ (717) 362-9825 80 North Market Street Elizabethville, PA 17023 Website: www.dcls.org/Locations/EV McCormick Riverfront Library.................................. (717) 234-4976 101 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 www.dcls.org/Locations/MRL Madeline Olewine Memorial Library........................ (717) 232-7286 2410 North Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 www.dcls.org/Locations/MOM William H. & Marion C. Alexander Family Library... (717) 566-0949 200 West Second Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036 www.dcls.org/Locations/AFL Johnson Memorial Library........................................ (717) 692-2658 799 East Center Street, Millersburg, PA 17061 www.dcls.org/Locations/JOH Kline Library............................................................... (717) 234-3934 530 South 29th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17104 www.dcls.org/Locations/KL

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CLASSROOM TROUT IN THE CLASSROOM

Early on a rainy May morning in 2016, Cyndi Camp and her husband, Greg Silva, drove to Clark’s Creek in northern Dauphin County from their home in West Hanover Township to collect bugs (macroinvertebrate insects*, actually) which they planned to take the next morning to Dauphin County’s acclaimed Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art where they would meet about forty students from Harrisburg’s Marshall Math Science Academy. In addition to the hundreds of mayflies, stoneflies, caddis flies, and other assorted aquatic insects Cyndi and Greg were bringing with them to the Ned Smith Center, the middle school students and their teacher, Kelli Recher, and a few volunteers, were bringing a 5-gallon bucket with the brook trout fingerlings the students had raised from eyed eggs in their classroom aquarium. The surviving brook trout from a package of about 300 eyed eggs were to be released that morning into the Wiconisco Creek that flows through the Ned Smith Center as part of a statewide program called Trout in the Classroom (TIC), an educational program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and, in Dauphin County, by the Doc Fritchey Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Cyndi Camp volunteered nine years ago to coordinate the Doc Fritchey Chapter’s participation with Trout in the Classroom. “Since I have a biology degree from Allegheny College and a life-long love of nature, biology, and the outdoors,” Cyndi Camp

said, “when our TU Chapter started to look for someone to serve as the liaison for Trout in the Classroom in Dauphin County I decided I wanted to be part of what I think is a unique classroom learning experience. I have been our TU Chapter’s liaison since 2006, and it is great fun and very worthwhile to work with hundreds of students and their classroom teachers, and help them raise brook trout in their classrooms in 55-gallon aquariums that have been provided by our Doc Fritchey Trout Unlimited Chapter.” The Doc Fritchey Chapter, through Cyndi Camp’s guidance, works with seven classrooms (five in Dauphin County and two in Palmyra) to incorporate a hands-on, scientific learning experience that starts in early November when a package of eyed brook trout eggs is delivered to the classroom from the Fish and Boat Commission and concludes in the middle of May when the students take a field trip to a nearby state-approved trout stream to release their two to three inch fingerlings into the wild. From November to May, the students are responsible for feeding their newly hatched brook trout (with a special feed formula supplied by the Fish and Boat Commission) and for monitoring the water quality in their classroom’s aquarium, which is equipped with a chiller to maintain trout-prime 52-degree water. Throughout the six months that the trout go from eggs to fingerlings the students daily monitor the aquarium water’s pH levels, and also the concentrations of ammonia, nitrites, and nitrates in the water.

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Cyndi Camp visits each of the seven classroom several times in the first two months to train the students on how to take corrective actions when the water quality needs to be adjusted. Cyndi Camp commented that she incorporates macroinvertebrates on the day the students release their brook trout because she wants the students to see the live insects the trout will eat when they have been released into a cold water trout stream. “I help my students feed their hatchlings and fingerlings with a special formula while they are living in the aquarium,” Cindy said, “but I think my students also want to know about the real world, and that real world is living on the bottom of the rocks in our trout streams. Those nymphs, as trout fisherman call them, are what these brook trout will eat for the rest of their lives.” Joe Kuhns, a success coach at Commonwealth Connections Academy Charter School in Harrisburg, another of the seven schools Cyndi Camp works with every year in the Trout in the Classroom program, commented the morning his sixteen students released their 187 fingerlings into Clark’s Creek that Trout in the Classroom gives his students access to something they would not have had access to in their daily lives; things they never would have known existed. “For the most

part, the students we work with are inner-city youth. The farthest afield many of these kids get is to their summer jobs at Hersheypark,” Joe Kuhns said. “Look at them gathered around the trays Cyndi has set out this morning with freshly caught mayflies, stoneflies, caddis flies, and other insects. These students have never seen insects like this, especially in this beautiful setting here along Clark’s Creek on a gorgeous May morning. This morning, along the stream means a lot to these students. Together, we raised these brook trout in our learning center, learned about water quality and how to maintain the proper environment to successfully raise trout in our classroom, and then we released them into Clark’s Creek where, hopefully, they will survive and grow up to reproduce on their own.”

*Macroinvertebrates are animals without a backbone that can be seen with the naked eye. These bottom-dwelling animals include crustaceans and worms but most are aquatic insects. Beetles, caddisflies, stoneflies, mayflies, hellgrammites, dragonflies, true flies, and some moths are among the groups of insects represented in streams. Macroinvertebrates are an important link in the food web between the producers (leaves, algae) and higher consumers such as fish.

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Health Care

Dauphin County is *currently served by two major medical service providers, PinnacleHealth, with hospitals and medical centers spread throughout central Pennsylvania, and the Penn State Hershey Medical Center in Hershey. These community hospitals and medical centers provide Dauphin County’s (indeed all of central Pennsylvania’s) residents with world-class health care in neighborhood settings and offer their patients everything from pediatric to geriatric care in state-of-the-art settings. The Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is the largest health care provider in Dauphin County.

Penn State Hershey employs more than 8,000 of our friends and neighbors in everything from cancer research to the delivery of babies. Penn State Hershey offers a vast array of in-and-out services to patients from throughout central Pennsylvania. Its specialties include allergy/immunology, arthritis, cancer treatment, cardiovascular care, children’s health, colorectal care, diabetes, emergency medical services, endocrinology, gastroenterology, genetics, infectious diseases and epidemiology, orthopedics, pulmonary care and rheumatology among others.

Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital The Children’s Hospital is the region’s only children’s hospital and only Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Children’s Hospital also performs the region’s only bone marrow stem cell and kidney transplants for pediatric patients. The Children’s Hospital consists of more than 150 pediatric medical and surgical specialists renowned in disciplines such as cancer, cardiology, and critical care. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is the only fully equipped and staffed academic level IIIC NICU between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

Hershey Center for Applied Research Located in Hershey adjacent to the Medical Center, the Hershey Center for Applied Research (HCAR) is a state-of-the-art research park that provides life sciences and high technology companies with access to business and research resources. In addition to its wet and dry lab facilities and office space located in a campus-like setting, HCAR provides facilitated access to the business services and research resources available through Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

PinnacleHealth System PinnacleHealth System is a community-based, physician-led health care system serving the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. PinnacleHealth operates three hospital campuses – Harrisburg, Community, and West Shore – as well as a network of family practice and urgent care centers, managed care entities, home health-care, hospice, and an array of other healthcare services. After the state and federal governments, PinnacleHealth System, with over 4,000 employees, is the largest employer in the city of Harrisburg. 26

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Holy Spirit, a Geisinger affiliate, just across the Harvey Taylor Bridge from Harrisburg in Cumberland County, provides quality healthcare to the residents of Dauphin County and all of the communities on the West Shore of the Susquehanna River. HealthSouth Hospitals and Outpatient Centers is a system of comprehensive post-acute care services located throughout Central Pennsylvania. s *Penn State Hershey and Pinnacle Health are currently exploring a merger, which when approved by the Federal Trade Commission, perhaps in late 2017, will result in the creation of one of the largest hospital systems in Pennsylvania.

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Arts & Culture Wherever you go throughout Dauphin County, and at whatever time of year you chose to explore, arts and culture will be all around you. Harrisburg, obviously, as the capital city and the largest urban center, is the heart of the arts scene, but every community up and down the Susquehanna and into the countryside will offer you something significantly interesting that will capture your imagination. The most popular of our many attractions is Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, located in downtown Harrisburg. Whitaker Center was the first arts center in the nation where performing arts, science, and education take place under one roof. Theatre Harrisburg, one of the oldest, continuously operating community theaters in the country, and the Harrisburg Opera Association, perform at Whitaker. In addition, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is the resident ballet company of the Whitaker Center. Market Square Concerts, which brings nationally known classical ensembles to the region, also performs at Whitaker and nearby at the historic Market Square Presbyterian Church. Other important performing arts groups include the renowned Concertante chamber music ensemble, the Susquehanna Chorale, the Harrisburg Choral Society, the Wednesday Club for the Performing Arts, which is the oldest continuously operating music society in the United States, the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, the Chamber Singers of Harrisburg, and the Harrisburg Singers. Open Stage offers dramatic works geared toward attracting the region’s diverse population. The Gamut Theatre Group is the combined Popcorn Hat Players and Harrisburg Shakespeare 28

Festival. The Leavitt Pavilion in Harrisburg’s Reservoir Park offers free concerts, plays, and cultural performances under the stars during the summer. The newly renovated and revitalized Forum, a splendid concert and lecture hall owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, with almost 1,800 seats, is well known regionally for its Art Deco decor, and its starlit ceiling depicting the constellations. The Forum is home to the highly acclaimed Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, which owns and operates Hersheypark, provides the area with three outstanding entertainment venues, one indoors and two outdoors. The Giant Center, located on Hersheypark Drive just west of the amusement park, is the indoor venue for some of the finest international entertainment available anywhere – think Cirque Du Soleil and Sir Elton John. Within the confines of Hersheypark, you’ll find Hersheypark Stadium, the most prominent outdoor stadium between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, which can hold 30,000 fans for concerts. In past years, the Stadium has hosted Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band, Alabama, U2, James Taylor, The Who, and Willie Nelson’s annual Farm Aid concert. The Hershey Story on Chocolate Avenue in Hershey is a hands-on museum devoted to the life and times of Milton Hershey and the town that bears his name. Harrisburg Area Community College’s Life in Dauphin County, PA www.DauphinCounty.org


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Rose Lehrman Arts Center offers concerts and stage productions throughout the year. Other performing arts facilities include the Scottish Rite Cathedral, and the Zembo Shrine Building/Zembo Mosque. Although there are many multiplex movie theaters throughout Dauphin County, our community is extremely fortunate to also feature an impressive independent movie house – The Midtown Cinema at 250 Reilly Street in Midtown Harrisburg brings the most innovative independent and foreign films to Harrisburg and Central Pennsylvania. Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz is one of the largest organizations of its kind in the nation. “Friends” offers a monthly concert series that has become a popular attraction in the Central Pennsylvania region. Friends of Jazz also presents an annual festival in June. Hershey’s cultural attractions include the historic Hershey Theatre, which offers first-run Broadway touring company shows, renowned entertainers and classical music and dance. The Hershey Symphony, based at the Hershey Theater, presents an annual concert series. In addition to offering splendid views of the Susquehanna River and the surrounding mountains, the National Civil War Museum in Reservoir Park is the largest museum in the world dedicated to the presentation of a balanced portrait of both the Northern and Southern points of view of the American Civil War. The John Harris/Simon Cameron Mansion, which dates to the mid-18th century, features historic collections, a gallery and rotating exhibits. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum displays permanent and rotating memorabilia including fire apparatus, engines and artifacts. Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, operated by the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department, located on a bluff high above the Susquehanna River, dates back to the early 1800s. A number of cultural and recreational activities take place at the mansion and on its grounds. The State Museum of Pennsylvania is a circular, six-story museum featuring Pennsylvania artifacts, historic documents, an art gallery, a planetarium, a gift shop and café, and exhibits of Pennsylvania’s industries and natural history. Several public and private art galleries attract visitors from throughout the region. Among these are the newly located Susquehanna Art Museum at 1401 North 3rd Street in Midtown

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Harrisburg exhibits nationally and internationally recognized artists to educate, inspire and foster creative exploration, collaboration and public engagement. Galleries also operate at the Historical Society of Dauphin County, the Rose Lehrman Arts Center, the Governor’s Mansion, the Jewish Community Center, Historic Harrisburg Resource Center, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The Art Association of Harrisburg hosts an annual September Sunday afternoon Harrisburg Gallery Walk with many participating venues in and around the Capitol. In cooperation with the Patriot News/ PennLive, the Art Association of Harrisburg presents one of the largest and best attended Memorial Day weekend art shows (The Artsfest) in North America. 3rd in the Burg is Harrisburg’s answer to “First Friday.” 3rd in the Burg happens every third Friday of the month. From 2nd to North 3rd Streets in Harrisburg, shops and galleries participate from 5 – 9 p.m., hosting bands, lectures, films, or craft demos. Since its inception in September 2009, 3rd in the Burg has grown in size, with a number of galleries popping up and shops remaining open after hours. s

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Shopping, Dining &Lodging Shopping The bustling streets of downtown Harrisburg include shops offering unique women’s and men’s clothing and shoes, gifts, antiques, crafts, museum pieces and artwork and jewelry. Strawberry Square, located across the street from the State Capitol, features an enclosed shopping and dining complex – 170,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space that offers everything from designer apparel and electronic equipment to mouth-watering snacks and meals. The complex is linked through enclosed walkways to the Hilton and to the Whitaker Center. Just a few blocks north of the Capitol you’ll find Midtown. Along i t s clean and comfortable streets, you’ll find antique shops, galleries, The Susquehanna Art Museum boutiques, cafés, an extra special arts cinema, and a one-of-a-kind used book store (owned by Harrisburg’s mayor) and a new destination restaurant and art gallery known as the Millworks. The neighborhood is anchored by the Broad Street Farmers’ Market, the oldest continuously operating market in the United States. Three regional shopping malls, a number of smaller shopping centers, quaint small-town shopping districts

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and downtown Harrisburg’s huge variety of shops and bustling atmosphere will give you more options than you can possibly imagine.

Dining Just as with hotels and motels, Dauphin County is also filled with high quality dining options. There may be a national chain restaurant that does not have a presence in Dauphin County, but we cannot think of its name. You’ll find what you are looking for, and much more, when it comes to dining in and around Dauphin County. Harrisburg’s justifiably famous Restaurant Row on Second Street offers a diverse selection of dining options. We recommend you park your car at a meter and walk along Second Street on a summer evening. You’ll find contented diners seated “al fresco” on the sidewalks enjoying the company of their friends and neighbors.

Lodging Thanks to the presence of Pennsylvania’s Capital in Harrisburg and the attractions in Hershey, Dauphin County is filled with quality hotel selections. Downtown Harrisburg features two excellent destination hotels – The Crowne Plaza and the Hilton. Hershey offers one of the great resort hotels in all of North America – The Hotel Hershey. Hershey also offers the largest meeting and convention property between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh – The Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. And, because of the remarkable attraction that is Hersheypark, throughout the Hershey area you’ll find most of the major national chain hotel/motel properties, plus smaller, family-owned properties that have served park visitors for generations. s

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Recreation

Although there are lots of places to start when it comes to having fun in Dauphin County, perhaps the most famous “fun spot” is Hershey, home to the world’s largest chocolate factory and home to a wealth of recreational facilities and activities. Hershey’s biggest attraction, Hersheypark, is filled with coasters (13 as of the summer of 2016), water rides, family rides, and a boardwalk. In addition to enough rides to keep a family busy for days, the park offers almost non-stop entertainment, great food, and, perhaps most important of all, an environment that is fun to look at and enjoy. Hersheypark offers fun for the entire family, especially if you spend the day enjoying the Boardwalk and the water rides. Speaking of water, the Hershey Lodge recently opened the all-new Hershey’s Water Works at Hershey Lodge, featuring 30,000 square feet of family fun including a strawberry slide down Twizzlers Twists water slides and a chocolate peanut butter adventure across Reese’s Water Walk! Immediately adjacent to Hersheypark is the Hershey Company’s Chocolate World, one of the world’s most popular corporate visitor centers. Admission and parking are free. You’ll start your Hershey Chocolate World visit with an interesting and fact-filled ride through an imaginary chocolate factory and end up knowing a lot more about cocoa beans, sugar, and dairy cows than you ever thought possible. After the tour, you and your family are

set loose among retail shops featuring all of Hershey’s delicious products; you can even create your very own chocolate bar. Sharing the same gigantic parking facility as Chocolate World and Hersheypark is the exceptional Giant Center, the winter home of the Hershey Bears AHL professional hockey team. In addition to being the home of great hockey, the Giant Center is a superb entertainment complex. If you can think of it, it’s probably available at the Giant Center – rock concerts and symphony orchestras, Disney on Ice, the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, and holiday concerts. Giant Center is also home to a variety of Pennsylvania high school sports championships. Just up the hill on the other side of Hersheypark Drive (look for the giant Welcome to Hershey Sign) is the Hershey Gardens. Mr. Hershey’s spectacular formal garden, overlooking the town of Hershey, features a breathtaking assortment of flowers and shrubs, a stately collection of rare, signature trees, and various programs designed to delight visitors of all ages. The new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory, which opened during the summer of 2016, is one of only 25 year-round tropical butterfly atriums in the U.S. You’ll also find in Hershey one of the premier antique automobile museums and car shows in North America. The Antique Automobile Club of America operates a spectacular

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antique automobile museum, and also hosts their Eastern Fall Meet during the first full weekend of October. The fall meet takes up every available inch of ground on or adjacent to Hersheypark and the Giant Center and attracts thousands of collectors, car fanciers, and tourists to Dauphin County. Just west of Hershey you’ll find the Middletown and Hummelstown Railroad where you can board a 1920s era passenger car for an 11-mile round trip ride through the countryside. Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown offers your family the opportunity to “go underground” on a guided tour to view stalactites, stalagmites, lakes, columns, and flowstones. Golf is big business in Dauphin County, and most of our golf courses are affordable daily fee golf courses. The exceptions are the resort and country club complex owned and operated by Hershey Entertainment and Resorts (Hershey Country Club’s renowned East and West Courses) and the Country Club Continued

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of Harrisburg. In no particular order, we recommend: Blue Ridge Country Club and Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, Dauphin Highlands, Deer Valley, Lykens Valley, Sportsman’s, Spring Creek, Manada, and Sunset. Harrisburg’s City Island is filled with recreational opportunities. The north end of the island features a swimming beach on the Susquehanna River. You’ll also find volleyball courts, a football/soccer field, boat launches, a miniature golf course, a mini-steam train, an arcade, shops, food stands and horse-drawn carriage rides. The Pride of the Susquehanna, an authentic paddle wheeler, is docked at City Island. City Island is also home to the impressive 6,187 seat FNB Field, the home of the Harrisburg Senators, the Class AA minor league baseball affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Wherever you go on the western edge of Dauphin County, you’ll encounter the Susquehanna River. For more than 225 years, the big river has been part of our community and our lives. Today, as it has been for decades, the river is a prime source of recreation. We run along it, we canoe and kayak on it, we fish up and down the length of the river, and we sit on its bank and listen to music, watch fireworks, and reflect on

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the day just passed as we watch the sun set in the west over Cumberland County. Dauphin County is a nature-lover’s paradise. More than 25 miles of the Appalachian Trail run through the county. Wildwood Lake Sanctuar y, minutes north of downtown Harrisburg and adjacent to HACC, features 210-acres of woodlands, marshes and trails in a riverine setting. The sanctuary’s Benjamin Olewine Nature offers lectures, and bird and wildflower walks. Dauphin County’s Fort Hunter Mansion and Park, upstream from Harrisburg on a lovely bluff overlooking the Susquehanna, just south of the Blue Mountain Range, offers a yearround collection of activities – a maple sugaring festival, harvest festival, Christmas programs, lectures and exhibits. We highly recommend several “out-in-the-country” activities in the northern part of Dauphin County. The 949-acre Boyd Big Tree Conservation Area is one of the newest of Pennsylvania’s spectacular state parks. You’ll find it on Fishing Creek Valley Road. Not too far from there is the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg. Ned Smith provides access to hundreds of acres of meadows and forests and is a great place to spend a couple of hour’s bird watching. Further to the east you’ll find Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax, a for-profit zoo and safari park. s

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Business Guide ACCOUNTANTS

ATTORNEYS

Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC

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830 Sir Thomas Court #100, Harrisburg, PA 17109 717-561-9200, www.zallc.org

2604 North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-234-2427

Zelenkofske Axelrod, LLC (ZA) is a Pennsylvania-based regional CPA firm that specializes in providing auditing, accounting and consulting services to governmental and nonprofit entities.

A full-service family run locally-owned law firm since 1917.

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ATTRACTIONS

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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

ADVERTISING SPECIALTIES Golden Glove Promotions

760 Tobias Road, Halifax, PA 17032 717-362-9126, www.laketobias.com

397 Kunkel Avenue & Route 322, Hummelstown, PA 17036 717-566-2118, www.goldenglovepromotions.com

Hundreds of wild and exotic animals from around the world. Guided safari tours across 150 acres of rolling hills. Zoo exhibits, reptiles, picnic facilities.

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AUTOMOTIVE Phil’s Body Shop & Auto Painting 3715 Derry Street, Suite D, Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-9202, www.harrisburgbodyshop.com

ART GALLERIES Art Association of Harrisburg

Phil’s Bodyshop -”Quality at a Good Price.” Check us out on the internet and see how our customers like us.

21 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-236-1432, www.artassocofhbg.com

The Art Association of Harrisburg was founded in 1926 to promote the visual arts through exhibition and education. AAH presents 10 exhibitions annually in the historic mansion on Front Street and offers art classes for youth and adults.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission 333 Market Street, 8th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126 717-783-8266, www.phrc.gov The PHRC enforces state laws that prohibit discrimination through The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act and The Pennsylvania Fair Educational Opportunities Act.

Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC Serving the Accounting, Auditing, and Consulting Needs of the Public Sector Financial and Compliance Audits Performance Audits & Consulting Health Care and Pension Cost Containment Bond Verifications Management & MIS Consulting Cost Allocation Plans

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2370 York Road, Ste. A-5, Jamison, PA 18929 P: 215-918-2277, F: 215-918-2302

HARRISBURG P a t r i c k A . K i r k , M a n a g i n g P a r t n e r OFFICE Corey Troutman, Partner

830 Sir Thomas Court, Ste. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17109 P: 717-561-9200, F: 717-561-9202

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COMMUNITY SERVICE ORGANIZATION Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc. 3333 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-233-1681, www.jfsofhbg.org JFS is a non-profit agency providing counseling, adoption, foster care, senior services, and other mental health services to children, adults and families in Greater Harrisburg.

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CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATIONS McClure Company 4101 N. Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-232-9743, www.mcclureco.com McClure company is the largest integrated energy, engineering and mechanical contractor in Pennsylvania with our in-house team of engineers, designers, installers and maintenance technicians.

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CREDIT UNIONS Hershey Federal Credit Union 232 Hershey Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036 717-533-9174, www.hersheyfcu.org Serving Central PA since 1949, HFCU is a community credit union so everyone who lives or works in Dauphin and Lebanon counties can join.

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PITTSBURGH Cory W. Johnson, Partner OFFICE 3800 McKnight E. Dr., Ste. 3805, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

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GOVERNMENT

PSECU 1 Credit Union Place, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7013 717-777-2055, www.psecu.com PSECU is not-for-profit credit union serving more than 400,000 members statewide.

Londonderry Township

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DENTISTS

783 S. Geyers Church Road, Middletown, PA 17057 717-944-1803, www.londonderrypa.org A rural community with public parks, pavilions, 18-hole golf course and a full service bar and grill with an outdoor deck and live entertainment.

The Halifax Center

207 Market Street, Halifax, PA 17032-0466 717-896-3911, www.we_carehalifaxdentistry.com

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)

Health-centered dentistry; mercury fillings removed safely, dental materials that are right for you, snoring and sleep, apnea appliances. Cosmetic dentistry and beautiful smiles.

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EDUCATION

211 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-780-3800, www.phfa.org PHFA provides affordable home ownership and rental housing options for older adults, low- and moderate-income families, and people with special housing needs.

326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-901-5100, www.HarrisburgU.edu

Holy Spirit Health System

Offering science and technology degree programs to a diverse student body.

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Penn State Harrisburg 777 West Harrisburg Pike W101 Olmsted Bldg. Middletown, PA 17057-4898 717-948-6029, www.harrisburg.psu.edu

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Homeland Hospice

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Shippensburg University

2300 Vartan Way, Ste. 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110-9794 717-221-7890, www.homelandhospice.org It is our privilege to work with patients and families faced with a life-limiting illness. Contact us to discuss how we can help. Call 717-221-7890.

1871 Old Main Drive, OM302, Shippensburg, PA 17529 717-477-1502, www.ship.edu Shippensburg University offers accredited, reputable programs for the undergraduate and graduate student including nontraditional delivery of courses, certificate and degree programs for the working adult. SEE OUR AD, PAGE 21

Tri-County OIC

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New Insights II 716 State Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043 717-303-2035, www.newinsights2.com Behavioral health care facilities located in Cumberland and York Counties, offering substance abuse programs, inclusive of partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient services.

500 Maclay Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-238-7318, www.tricountyoic.org

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Penn State Hershey Medical Group

OIC is an adult education center offering classes in GED prep, high school diploma courses, family literacy, and school-to-work activities for area residents.

503 North 21st Street, Camp Hill, PA 17091 717-763-2511, www.hsh.org Holy Spirit Health System offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Its flagship is Holy Spirit Hospital, one 326-bed JCAHO-accredited facility located in Camp Hill, PA.

Penn State Harrisburg, an undergraduate and graduate school of The Pennsylvania State University, located in Middletown, PA, enrolls more than 4,600 students.

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HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology

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ENTERTAINMENT Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

P.O. Box 855, Hershey, PA 17033 800-243-1455, www.pennstatehershey.org The academic medical center of central PA is committed to advances in health care, preparation of future providers, and the discovery of knowledge to benefit all throughout our community and beyond.

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27 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033-2756 717-534-3826, www.hersheyPA.com Hershey Entertainment & Resorts is a world-class entertainment and hospitality company dedicated to preserving the legacy of Milton S. Hershey. It’s known to millions as “the Sweetest Place on Earth.”

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FINANCIAL Fischer Financial Services, Inc. 4431 North Front Street, Ste 105, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-233-8901, www.fischerfinancialservices.com Specializing in Investment Management for Institutions and Individuals.

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HOME INSPECTION

MANUFACTURING

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Guth Laboratories, Inc.

6235 Warren Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17112 717-503-7055, www.inspectahomeinc.com Inspecting homes in Central PA for over 15 years, offering a complete line of services including: Home Inspections, Radon Testing, Wood Destroying Insect Inspections and Water Analysis.

590 North 67th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-5470, www.guthlabs.com Manufacturer and supplier of alcohol breath test instruments (Breathalyzer) for professional use. Example: state and local law enforcement agencies, military, marine, transportation agencies, international.

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HOTELS

MUSEUMS

Hilton Hotels & Resorts One North Second Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-233-6000 Hilton Harrisburg. a newly-renovated, $13 million dollar upgraded hotel, with two new restaurants - 1700 Degrees Steakhouse and Ad Lib Craft Kitchen & Bar.

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HOTELS/MOTELS 631 A Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-8888, www.sleepinn.com/pa558 We are designed to make dreams come true! We are a limited service property with full service charm. Book your stay today.

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176 Water Company Road - PO Box 33, Millersburg, PA 17061 717-692-3699, www.nedsmithcenter.org Enjoy all the natural beauty of northern Dauphin County at the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg.

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1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103 717-260-1861, www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org The nation’s largest museum portraying the entire Civil War from beginning to end, without bias. A place where Union and Confederacy meet on common ground.

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Whitaker Center

HUMAN SERVICES Keystone Human Services 124 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-232-7509, www.keystonehumanservices.org Keystone provides community-based services for children, adults and families in the areas of intellectual disabilities, autism, mental health, early intervention and family services.

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The National Civil War Museum

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222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-214-ARTS (2787), www.whitakercenter.org Experience the impact of a live performance, blockbuster movies on a digital screen, and three floors of interactive science exhibits, all in one captivating destination.

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ORCHARD

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Strites Orchard 1000 Strites Road, Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-3130, www.stritesorchard.com Farm market, Pick your own, and Bakery. 300 acres of sustainably grown fresh fruits and vegetables. Family owned and operated for four generations. Growing for you since 1914.

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ORGANIZATIONS Council 13 AFSCME 4031 Executive Park Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1507 717-564-9312, www.afscme13.org Labor union representing over 8,000 workers of your state, county, communities, and private, nonprofit health care facilities in Dauphin County.

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PERSONAL SERVICES A Heavenly Touch Spa 908 Bridge Street, New Cumberland, PA 17070 717-774-2536, www.aheavenlytch.com

EVERYONE GETS A WINDOW SEAT AT HILTON. Hilton Harrisburg blends tradition and trends to

Day spa offering electrolysis, skin care, facials, massage, waxing, hair and nail services, ion cleanse, microdermabrasion, LED, Brazilian waxing and much more!

accommodate meetings from small board meetings to multiple day company retreats. Take advantage of the latest in audio visual technology and complimentary WiFi.

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PETS Noah’s Pet Hotel & Spa 6325 Chelton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17112 717-652-7387, www.noahspethotel-spa.com Noah’s offers doggie daycare and boarding for dogs, cats and exotics. All dog kennels have indoor/outdoor access. Daycare has a large indoor and outside play area.

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PLUMBING

RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES

Roeting Mechanical Associates, Inc.

Middletown Home

6645 Evelyn Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-7700, www.roetingmechanical.com

999 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057 717-944-3351, www.middletownhome.org

Family owned and operated since 1981, providing plumbing services, new installation and remodeling for residential and commercial customers by licensed plumbers.

Offering beautifully appointed Personal Care and Independent Living apartments. Enjoy the stunning scenery from our Grand Garden Terrace. Rejuvenate yourself. Explore. Live life fully at the Historic Middletown Home.

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PRINTERS

TRANSPORTATION

Get It Now Print

Capital Area Transit

4790 Derry Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111 717-564-4143, www.getitnowprint.com From graphic design and printing to mailing services, promotional products and direct marketing, creative services, quick, quality service for any budget! Free quotes!

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MATP in Care of Center for Community Building, Inc.

101 Walnut Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-234-4961, www.dcls.org Public library system with 8 locations offering large collections of books, music, videotapes and magazines for adults and children. Free internet access, reference collections at all branches.

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PUBLISHERS

3525 North Sixth Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-232-7009, www.matp.pa.gov The Medical Assistance Transportation Program (MATP) is a transportation service available to eligible Medical Assistance consumers in Dauphin County for medical appointments or to any service covered under Medical Assistance.

General Safety Company, Inc. 110 Sunset Avenue, Ste. 100, Harrisburg, PA 17112-3055 717-236-3820, www.generalsafetycompanyinc.com Since 1972, General Safety Company publishes the GSC, Inc. School Bus Traffic Safety Calendar. Their marketing area includes Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and Maryland.

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Press And Journal Publications

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VISITORS BUREAU Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau 3211 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 717-231-7788, www.VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org Discover more about Dauphin County at VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org Sign up for our email with ideas for family fun, outdoor adventure and things to do for couples.

20 South Union Street, Middletown, PA 17057 717-944-4628, www.pandjinc.com

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WINERY PRODUCTION

Publisher of the award-winning weekly newspaper, Press And Journal. Our media company also offers a wide range of print and digital products.

REAL ESTATE Carl Snyder Realty 3703 Peters Mountain Road, Halifax, PA 17032 717-896-8808, www.carlsnyderrealty.com A professional office with professional Realtors delivering excellence in quality service to the Northern Dauphin County area. For more details, visit www.carlsnyderrealty.com.

Capital Area Transit (CAT) provides public bus service in Cumberland and Dauphin Counties and the City of Harrisburg and share-a ride van service in Dauphin County.

TRANSPORTATION/ORGANIZATION

Dauphin County Library System

901 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-233-5657 or 717-238-8304

PUBLIC LIBRARY

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West Hanover Winery, Inc. 7646 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 717-652-3711, westhanoverwineryinc.com First and oldest winery in Dauphin County. Tasting hours - Sunday 11-5, Monday 2-6, Tuesday -Thursday - 11 - 6:30, Friday 11-8, Saturday 11-5:30. Call winery 717-652-3711. Fax 717-651-0409.

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RETAIL Toys On the Square

1ST & OLDEST WINERY IN DAUPHIN COUNTY

22 East Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036 717-566-6301, www.toysonthesquare.com Toys on the square is a family owned and operated specialty toy store with unique high quality imaginative toys and games. Also a paint-your-own pottery studio.

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Wegmans 6416 Carlisle Pike, #2000, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 717-791-4500, www.wegmans.com The freshest produce, meats and seafoods, organics throughout the store, ready-to-go meals, full-service Pharmacy, plus thousands of Family Pack items - all at consistent low prices you’ll love.

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• Grounds Available for Group Events, Weddings, Parties, Etc. • Personalized Wine Labels • Summer Concerts

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Index to Advertisers A Heavenly Touch Spa............................................................................... 24 www.aheavenlytch.com

Londonderry Township................................................................................ 9 www.londonderrypa.org

Art Association of Harrisburg................................................................... 29 www.artassocofhbg.com

MATP in Care of Center for Community Building, Inc............................... 13 www.matp.pa.gov

Baturin & Baturin Attys. at Law................................................................ 15

McClure Company..................................................................................... 11 www.mcclureco.com

Capital Area Transit................................................................................... 12 www.cattransit.com

Middletown Home...................................................................................... 19 www.middletownhome.org

Carl Snyder Realty..................................................................................... 19 www.carlsnyderrealty.com

The National Civil War Museum................................................................ 33 www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

District Council 90 AFSCME........................................................................ 4 www.afscme13.org

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art........................................................ 33 www.nedsmithcenter.org

Dauphin County Library System............................................................... 24 www.dcls.org

New Insights II........................................................................................... 26 www.newinsights2.com

Fischer Financial Services, Inc...................................................Back Cover www.fischerfinancialservices.com

Noah’s Pet Hotel & Spa.............................................................................. 24 www.noahspethotel-spa.com

General Safety Company, Inc...................................................................... 4 www.generalsafetycompanyinc.com

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA)...............Inside Back Cover www.phfa.org

Get It Now Print.......................................................................................... 16 www.getitnowprint.com

PSECU......................................................................................................... 13 www.psecu.com

Golden Glove Promotions.......................................................................... 11 www.goldenglovepromotions.com

Penn State Harrisburg............................................................................... 22 www.harrisburg.psu.edu

Guth Laboratories, Inc................................................................................. 7 www.guthlabs.com

Penn State Hershey Medical Group............................................................. 1 www.pennstatehershey.org

The Halifax Center..................................................................................... 27 www.halifaxdentistry.com

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission........................................... 15 www.phrc.pa.gov

Harrisburg University of Science & Technology....................................... 23 www.HarrisburgU.edu

Phil’s Body Shop & Auto Painting............................................................. 10 www.harrisburgbodyshop.com

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts............................................................. 31 www.hersheyPA.com

Roeting Mechanical Associates, Inc......................................................... 10 www.roetingmechanical.com

Hershey Federal Credit Union.................................................................... 37 www.hersheyfcu.org

Shippensburg University........................................................................... 21 www.ship.edu/pcde

Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau............................................ 3 www.VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org

Sleep Inn & Suites..................................................................................... 30 www.sleepinn.com/pa558

Hilton Hotels & Resorts............................................................................. 38 www.harrisburg.hilton.com

Strites Orchard............................................................................................. 8 www.stritesorchard.com

Holy Spirit Health System................................................ Inside Front Cover www.hsh.org

Toys on the Square.................................................................................... 31 www.toysonthesquare.com

Homeland Hospice..................................................................................... 27 www.homelandhospice.org

Tri-County OIC............................................................................................ 23 www.tricountyoic.org

Inspect-A-Home......................................................................................... 35 www.inspectahomeinc.com

Wegmans................................................................................................... 17 www.wegmans.com

Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc.................................... 16 www.jfsofhbg.org

West Hanover Winery, Inc.......................................................................... 39 www.westhanoverwineryinc.com

Keystone Human Services......................................................................... 27 www.keystonehumanservices.org

Whitaker Center......................................................................................... 29 www.whitakercenter.org

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park.......................................................................... 32 www.laketobias.com

Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC........................................................................... 36 www.zallc.org

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