Destination Harrisburg: 4 Spots to (Re)Visit

by: Tierney Pomone
June 12, 2015
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This is going to sound shocking, but not everything in my life is craft beer shenanigans. I love living in Midtown, and with the addition of Daisy, my new beach cruiser, I’ve started to discover more and more things to do that aren’t always drinking. It’s crazy, I know! I feel like recently there have been a lot of new and exciting things opening and happening throughout Harrisburg, and you should be a part of it, too. I love to bike to as many of these destinations as I can, so hop on board and check out a few new, or forgotten, awesome spots throughout the city.

Stash Collective

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If you’re looking for Stash over on North Street, you missed the memo that they’ve moved. Now located on Walnut St across from the former Pep Grill (RIP), Stash has an awesome new corner location with gorgeous huge window displays, hardwood floors, a welcoming open layout, and of course all the awesome local and vintage wares you fell in love with over on North Street.

I biked over to the grand reopening on Sunday and promptly purchased a new pair of 70’s sunnies, a hand-made necklace, and of course a new record for the collection. I’m currently eyeing up a purse in the window as well, but I digress. Make sure you stop in and check out their latest items and new space.

Broad Street Market

Dear West Shore people, I dare you to forego the West Shore Farmers Market this weekend and come to MY market. You won’t be disappointed. In the past month, four new businesses have opened at Broad Street including Mad Dash Sandwiches, Harrisburgers, Popped Culture, and Sugar Whipped.

I love biking up to the market on a Saturday to grab lunch and local produce for the week’s meals. The cool thing about popping in at the Broad Street Market is that there’s almost always someone there you know, and who knows where your day is headed when you run into an old friend. Grab a cup of coffee from Elementary Coffee, browse the different shops, and don’t you dare leave hungry.

The Kitchen at HMAC

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When I heard HMAC was opening a restaurant, I’m won’t lie, I was little apprehensive. To me, HMAC is where we go when we want to see The Dirty Sweet, drink $2 PBRs, and do a lot of dancing. Food didn’t fit into that equation in my mind. Then, I saw the pictures of what they did with the side space, read the menu, and biked past it one evening. It’s so different from what I knew of HMAC, I had to check it out.

What’s cool about The Kitchen is the outdoor seating spot. It’s nestled in between the actual restaurant building and the old T-mart to the other side isolating it a little bit from the street. It has a big city feel to it at night that reminds me a lot of Decatur in Atlanta. You can still get some cheap PBRs alongside a respectable tap list, but pair them up with fried pickles, cheese steak fries, or the catfish tacos. Everything at The Kitchen is pretty damn tasty.

City Island

When’s the last time you went to a Harrisburg Senator’s Game? Have you ever even gone to a City Islander’s game? How about mini golf? Sometimes I feel like we all forget that City Island is there. We drive by it traversing from one shore to the other, but how often do you stop by? While I’m not a parent, many of my friends are, and I know they appreciate how kid-friendly the whole place is from just walking around to the train and the carousel. There’s plenty of fun for adults too. Personally, I like to just go ride around on my bike knowing that it’s a safe spot for bikers, but there’s nothing like an afternoon mini golf session. They also offer kayak rentals! Pack a picnic and go watch the sunset on date night.

Weekend Roundup 6/11

by: Sara Bozich
June 11, 2015
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My in-laws have been in town the last couple of days, and we’ve had a nice time exploring Midtown. We had a delicious dinner at The Millworks on Tuesday night, and my mother in-law was thrilled to spend time at Midtown Scholar yesterday perusing the stacks while I worked remotely.

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Tonight dinner is with one of my favorite people, and we’re heading to Harvest Seasonal Grill for pineapple jalapeño margaritas.

Check out our updated Winery & Brewery map!

Set your alarm for 6 a.m., as I’ll be on #27Daybreak to share some great summer events happening this morning. Later, the Harrisburg Beer Week team will present our check to Harrisburg River Rescue!

By night, it’s dinner with family.

Tune in Saturday morning to 92.1 WTPA for the 1-year anniversary show of The Bruce Bond Late Afternoon Show on Saturday Morning! I’m your co-host, as usual, and special guest is Todd Shill. Plus, Qui Qui Mussara will be joining us!

The rest of my weekend will be spent traveling to and from Pittsburgh for my sister’s baby shower, and then the countdown to my beach vacation is on!

Need more inspiration? Tune in tomorrow morning during the 7  o’clock hour to Glenn & Bob on The River 97.3 for “Sara’s Weekend Picks.”

What are you doing this weekend?

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HAPPY HOUR: Country Club of Harrisburg July 1

by: Sara Bozich
June 10, 2015
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This is a big one, guys. The Country Club of Harrisburg is pulling out all the stops for a fun and festive — and FREE — event, open to the PUBLIC for a Happy Hour with SaraBozich.com.

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Open to SaraBozich.com readers and guests! This is a can’t-miss event!

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Plus, learn about the Country Club of Harrisburg’s incredible new features, specialized membership packages, and more!

This event is FREE and open to the PUBLIC. See you there! RSVP helpful, but not required.

Weekend Getaway: Lake Wallenpaupack

by: Kelly Leighton
June 10, 2015
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I love summer, but sometimes I just feel overwhelmed by how busy it is. It’s a good busy, but still, sometimes, you just need a break.

And I had a perfect weekend for doing just that at Lake Wallenpaupack with a group of friends.

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At just 2.5 hours away, this lake is perfect for a relaxing weekend getaway. My fiancé, Tim, myself and Liz, one of my best friends, made the drive up on Friday. We were meeting eight other friends for a weekend of relaxation.

We had to laugh when we arrived at the house. Though it looked awesome in photos, it was obvious that no work or repairs had gone into it in years. The sound in the movie theater didn’t work (I know, life is hard), the back porch was flooded, the dishwasher only sort of worked, and so on. But, we were only there 48 hours, so it really didn’t matter. Plus, it was on the lake!

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Friday night involved a few hilarious rounds of one of my favorite board games, Things, and some drinking game I still don’t understand before I snuck up to bed — the first one, as usual.

Now, if you are a longtime reader, you may remember last time I ran at Lake Wallenpaupack, nearly four years ago. Back then, I was training for my first marathon, and ended up on some ridiculous hilly, hot 13-mile run that found me calling for a ride as I laid in the fetal position in an abandoned Arby’s parking lot.

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Needless to say, I played it slightly more careful, and instead mapped out a one-mile loop in our little section of the lake. Boring? Yes, but it was wonderful to have easy access to water, a bathroom and an outfit change.

After I finished running, mostly everyone was awake, and we had a giant breakfast of eggs, bacon and bagels fresh from New York City.

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We spent the rest of Saturday lounging on the dock, which was perfect. It was a gorgeous day, not warm enough to swim, but warm enough to spend the day sunning. There were also a few competitive ladder golf games.

A dinner of chicken, grilled asparagus and mashed potatoes, followed by an hour sitting outside under the stars (seriously, so many!) next to a fire pit, completed our evening.

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And Sunday, well, I retraced my footsteps for a few miles on my one-mile loop, and then we made a huge breakfast of leftovers before hugging goodbye.

These kind of weekends are my favorite, there is nothing more relaxing than having an agenda of nothing- well, until you get home and realize how much you have to do. I leave that worry for Sunday afternoon.

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