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June 2013

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Holiday Happy Hour

A list of drinks at different locations to enjoy over the 4th of July holiday break. Enjoy!

Preparing For Battle

Preparing For Battle

One hundred and fifty years ago, the Battle of Gettysburg claimed 51,000 casualties. Host to the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil War, the name “Gettysburg” became forever etched in history as the turning point in the war, as well as a pivotal point in America’s history. Check out the events taking place this week honoring 150 years since the battle.

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere, Vol. 2

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere, Vol. 2

Why? Because it's Friday... Get out there and celebrate the end of the week with some friends or strangers. Here are a few suggestions on where to go in downtown Harrisburg and what to drink. Cheers, and be sure to drink responsibly.

Out Stealing Horses

Out Stealing Horses

A frequent criticism leveled at American readers is that we’re reluctant to tackle literature in translation. In the hope of offering a small antidote for that malady, at least to readers of Harrisburg Magazine, I’m writing this month (the fourth anniversary of my “Bookmarks” column) about the Norwegian novelist, Per Petterson, and his spare, beautiful 2003 novel, Out Stealing Horses (published in the United States in 2007).

Cutting Edge Technology

Cutting Edge Technology

On the first three days of July, 150 years ago, a tiny south-central Pennsylvania town unwittingly became the theater for one of the bloodiest and most pivotal battles in the nation’s history - the Battle of Gettysburg. Jake Borrit, a Gettysburg-raised documentary filmmaker, has breathed new life into the aged story through the use of cutting-edge technology.

A Glimpse Into A Different Time

A Glimpse Into A Different Time

If you have traveled on Route 581, the Harrisburg Expressway, between Harrisburg and Camp Hill, you have passed it - the structure is the base of a wooden Reading Railroad water tank. Read Rick Dapp's piece on this historical landmark.

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere

It's 5 o'clock Somewhere

In honor of the first day of summer, we thought we'd help you bring the new season in the right way. Here's a list of five great drinks at different locations. So go ahead an grab one for Happy Hour and enjoy the beginnings of summer.

Carlisle Events:  It All Started with a '54 Corvette

Carlisle Events: It All Started with a '54 Corvette

Carlisle Events is a company that stages nationally and internationally recognized collector car shows at the Carlisle Fairgrounds and other locations. It is not a small operation, employing a full-time staff of 27 and another 300 on a part-time basis. But, like many enterprises, its origin is humble.

Smoke BBQ

Smoke BBQ

Josh and Jenna White have a true love for the art of smoking and curing meats, the right way. This couple own's Smoke BBQ, a southern-style barbecue restaurant in Harrisburg. Read a little bit more about them and their restaurant in this month's Bon Appetit.

Artist's Past Fuels Current Efforts

Artist's Past Fuels Current Efforts

For those that regard the capital region fine-arts scene as one populated by practitioners with conventional histories, the exception is 44-year-old Carlisle resident Chris Mackie. The moment he speaks, you know his roots are elsewhere – England, to be precise. So, how did a lad from West Yorkshire find his way to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania? Read this month's Gallery Space to find out.

30 Amazingly Adventurous and Fantastically Fun Things To Do In The Midstate

30 Amazingly Adventurous and Fantastically Fun Things To Do In The Midstate

The typical statement of "There's nothing to do in Harrisburg" was just counteracted by this month's cover story. Check out 30 amazingly adventurous and fantastically fun things to do in the midstate.

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