Weekend Roundup: Christmas Edition

by: Sara Bozich
December 24, 2014
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Good morning and Merry Christmas! Today, I’ve compiled a special early holiday edition of the Weekend Roundup. I’m in desperate need of some sand tarts, a Mad Elf and some Mariah Carey to get me into the spirit.

Sometime today my sister gets into town, and we’ll celebrate Christmas with my dad at his house tonight. Tomorrow morning, we’ll gather at my mom’s for a breakfast casserole and coffee ahead of presents and champagne. Soon after, my aunts and uncles will join us, and we’ll partake in a feast (and more champagne).

Sretan Božić!

Sretan Božić!

As many families do, we’re planning to go to the movies sometime this holiday. My mom has selected this year’s flick, The Gambler, an improvement from last year’s Wolf of Wall Street, which no surprise to us, was included on this HuffPo list of movies NOT to watch with your family.

Friday night we were invited to a Hershey Bears game, which I believe is my first ever. That should be a lot of fun, and I’m sure we’ll talk about it the next day on The Bruce Bond late Afternoon Show on Saturday Morning (WTPA 92.1 9 a.m. to noon).

Saturday night is the soft opening of Knock, then Sunday is for relaxing ahead of the Steelers v. Bengals game. #HereWeGo.

Need more inspiration? “Sara’s Weekend Picks” on The River 97.3 is on a holiday break until the new year, but you can always find more on PennLive.

What are you doing this holiday weekend? 


Open for Christmas

by: Sara Bozich
December 24, 2014
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Since an email request in the ’00s, it’s been my tradition to provide readers with a list of bars that are open for business on Christmas Eve and Day. Whether you’re escaping the family or meeting up with old friends in town for the holidays, there are a surprising number of options for celebratory beverages this holiday season.

xmas tree

A more detailed post is available on PennLive.

Note: Do remember it is the season of giving, and those bartenders and servers don’t get your luxurious holiday hours. Please tip accordingly – oh, and remember your manners.

Click through for a list of bars and restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Day.


Meet the 33 Artists of The Millworks in Harrisburg

by: Sara Bozich
December 23, 2014

A new restaurant and bar is slated to open in Midtown Harrisburg in the new year, but food and drink won’t be the only focus.

The Millworks, which is slated to open winter 2015, will feature 33 resident artists in 23 studios within the building. It also will have three art galleries that will showcase the in-house artists’ works.

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Tara Chickey, art director for The Millworks, selected artists representing a range of styles, from sculptors to photographers.

Bar and restaurant patrons will be able watch the artists work and walk through the art studios to engage with the artists and learn about their process. The studios in the building will function as the primary studios for the artists.


One of the three galleries will be located in the entrance way, while the other two will be in a separate area. One will be dedicated to featuring artists of the month.

Meet the artists of The Millworks:


Click through to read more about each of The Millworks’ artists.


Categories: Art/Culture, Harrisburg

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