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Cruise the Susquehanna in Harrisburg

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

One of the best ways to appreciate the beauty of the Susquehanna River is to take a cruise on one of Pennsylvania’s two authentic paddle wheels – the Pride of the Susquehanna or the Hiawatha.

The Pride of the Susquehanna, an authentic paddlewheel located...

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Cruise the Susquehanna

01/08/2018 - 11:34pm

The majestic Susquehanna River flows through three states including Pennsylvania and is one of the oldest existing rivers in the world. At 464 miles long, it is the longest river in the continental United States without commercial boat traffic.  The meaning of the name is unknown, but local legend has it that the name comes from an Indian phrase...

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The Keystone Derby

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Don’t miss the showdown when the Harrisburg City Islanders take on the intra-state rival, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Friday, June 21, 2013.  The Keystone Derby is slated for a 7:00pm kick-off at the Skyline Sports Complex on City Island, Harrisburg, PA.

A professional soccer t...

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The Market that Never Closes!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Pennsylvania’s largest indoor-outdoor farmers and flea market, Saturday’s Market has over 300 participating indoor merchants and hundreds of outdoor merchants.  The variety of merchants offer a wide selection of food (indoors only), collectables, antiques, jewelry, household items and...

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Blooming Mountain Laurel

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

A profusion of native wildflowers herald spring and summer in Penn’s Woods. Chief among them is the evergreen Mountain Laurel. Former Governor Gifford Pinchot designated the Mountain Laurel as Pennsylvania’s official state flower on May 5, 1933.

Mountain laurel normally begins to bloom late May and its pink and white blossoms fill the woo...

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Grand Opening - Seminary Ridge Museum

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Gettysburg’s newest museum – the Seminary Ridge Museum – will open on July 1, 2013, 150 years to the day that the Battle of Gettysburg began and was waged on the museum’s grounds.  The museum building itself became the battle’s largest field hospital. Located on the campus of the...

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A Short Drive to Another World!

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Are you tired of going to the same place for vacation?  Take a drive and experience the magic of breathtaking scenery and small town charm of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.  Located in Tioga County, 52-miles northwest of Williamsport, Wellsboro was incorporated in 1830 and named in honor of Mary Wells, wife of one of the original settlers.

Well...

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The Road to Gettysburg: A Bridge Shapes History

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

Columbia is one of three Susquehanna River Towns, each involved in the war in their own way and each a symbol of the civil resistance that colors the picture of the Civil War in Central Pennsylvania. In June 1863, as Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was set to cross into Columbia to capture Lancaster on its way towards Harrisburg, militia from Co...

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In the Market

03/10/2014 - 5:21pm

The nation's oldest and largest outdoor flea market, Rice's Market with 30 acres and over 500 vendors is as big as a mall, but offers an alternative to paying retail prices. Your one-stop bargain shopping paradise. Peruse aisles of Amish foods and crafts, women clothing and accessories, antiques, hand-made collectibles, flowers, plants, and prod...

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The Other Football team in Pittsburgh!

10/20/2019 - 4:23pm

We call it soccer, but the British and others around the world call it football. Pittsburgh is home to the Riverhounds - an elite pro soccer team that recruits top players from around the country and world. Founded in 1999, all home games are played at the NEW Highmark Stadi...

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