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Nov 4, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Thanksgiving Tips 2015

Thanksgiving is about family and friends. For some, it's a little football too. And nothing brings family, friends and football together quite like FOOD. Chefs love to cook no matter the season, but if you look closely,you'll see a little extra sparkle in their eyes as they prepare the ultimate comfort foods around the holidays - sometimes with a twist!
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Oct 14, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Shop Small

"I heard about this neat little shop around the corner but I never have time to drop in." Sound familiar? If so, we have a holiday challenge for you! (OK - two challenges!) Challenge #1: Visit at least one small business in the Hershey Harrisburg Region that you've never been to.
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Sep 30, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

100th Farm Show and 100 Reasons to Visit

The Pennsylvania Farm Show celebrates its 100th year in 2016. What began as a small gathering of agricultural leaders has turned into the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country. Thousands of cattle, sheep, swine and other farm animals strut their stuff in early January as captivated crowds of young and old savor the sweets and treats and the moos and the baas. Never been? Here are 100 reasons to be at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center January 9-17, 2016. The countdown is on! (And this will just get you started!)
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Sep 28, 2015 by HHRVB

A $200 Weekend in Hershey & Harrisburg

It might seem too good to be true. How can a family make a quick getaway to a city like Hershey or Harrisburg and only spend $200? It’s possible! With a few frugal tips and some local experts to show you the ropes, your family can enjoy a weekend taking in the arts, enjoying local food and embracing all that time together can bring. Through these
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Sep 22, 2015 by HHRVB

A Couple's Guide to the Harrisburg Music Scene

The Harrisburg music scene has exploded in recent years. Bands and artists of all types and renown are making their way through our capital city. Some venues and institutions, like Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Whitaker Center, have been around for years, but smaller venues like the River City Blues Club and Millworks have recently opened, expanding Harrisburg’s musical palate. Many of the newer venues are also restaurants, so it’s never been easier to enjoy the best Harrisburg live music available.
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Sep 2, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Labor Day 2015

They call it the "last official party of the summer." That makes it sound a little bit sad though and frankly we don't do "sad" here in the Hershey Harrisburg Region! The weatherman says we'll have sunny skies for a beautiful weekend of outdoor fun from fireworks to the fastest water slides, so make sure your plans are here with us!
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Aug 27, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Camping in Hershey and Harrisburg

Question: When is a s’more more than just a s’more? Answer: When it’s made in Chocolatetown USA – home of the Great American Hershey’s Chocolate Bar! Because nothing says traditional treat quite like the gooey goodness of that famous campfire cuisine! And nothing brings a family together quite like all the special moments made at a campsite, from tackling the tent to roasting the perfect hot dog.
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Aug 27, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

“Here ye! Here ye! Let it be known far and wide that all who step foot upon this glorious Shire shall be forever touched with enchantment, the grace of a Queen and the heart of a King!” If "characters" and the Hershey Harrisburg Region are mentioned in the same though, chances are you'll think of the famous Hershey's bar, Kiss or Reese. But each fall, a different (and much, much, much older) set of characters take up residence not far away from our sweet chocolaty friends.
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Aug 27, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg Restaurant Week 2015

{Scroll to Video} Let's say a chef has Italian heritage, worked in some of Spain's most respected restaurants and is classically trained in French cuisine. That same chef honed her craft on private yachts sailing from Panama, at the Hilton in San Juan and in DC's best dining spots. Where would you expect that chef to hang her white jacket these
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