Kieran Hull of Capital Blue Cross

AL:  You were the initiating force behind the recent Capital Region Arts Census conducted over the past two years by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber. Why did you feel that such an effort was necessary? KH:  The arts inspire, challenge and bring out the very best in all of us. Central Pennsylvania is a great place to […]

Iceland: Land of Shocking Beauty and Surprising Contrast

Blue Lagoon

Pack your bags, and get ready to visit a verdant green land, with rugged mountains, hot springs, volcanoes, glaciers, beautiful waterfalls, friendly people, delectable food and a rich culture filled with art, architecture, and music. Become inspired by Iceland. This island, the least densely populated country in Europe, is slightly larger than Scotland  or Ireland […]

The Showhouse Is a Show “Business”


The Harrisburg Symphony Society Showhouse & Gardens 2012 will be held May 19 – June 10, 2012.  This year’s property, “Serenity on the Yellow Breeches” will benefit the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra.  The project is a model for business and a non-profit working together to offer the best possible arts and entertainment to the region. Over […]

CEF Increases Support for Arts Groups

The Cultural Enrichment Fund (CEF) announced that its 2011-2012 united campaign for the arts in the capital region successfully garnered increased support for area arts groups. The Cultural Enrichment Fund successfully raised $514,016 from area businesses and individuals for local arts and cultural organizations. This represents a 2.5 percent increase over the previous year’s audited […]

Lebanon Valley Arts Tour

Each year on the first weekend of November, about thirty artists in the Lebanon Valley open their studios and galleries to the public. The Art Studio Tour began in 1999 “to educate and bring awareness to our community about our artists.” It was organized by four local artists, Shelby Applegate, Sylvia Lehman, Rachael Bryce, and […]