Tax-Day Tweetup – UPDATE

WHERE: Appalachian Brewing Company, GROUND FLOOR WHEN: Wed, April 15 2009 @ 7pm (till ???) WHAT: Central PA Tweetup / blogger gathering LAST-SECOND UPDATE:  Tonight’s Tweetup has been moved to the ground floor of ABC due to the concerts going on upstairs.  We should be somewhere back in the area of the kitchen; if you…

Die In A Fire, Circuit City Harrisburg

Circuit City was founded in 1949 on little more than a dream.  A dream that one man, with little more than his financial wits and a firm handshake, could launch a successful retail operation based on over-inflated prices, uneducated employees, and a general philosophy that the customer is an inconvenience.  Despite sticking to that modus…

So About That Rendell Guy

Ed. Ed, ed, ed, ed, ed.  Ed. What can be said about the man that hasn’t already been said thousands of times before?  No words of mine — neither poetic tapping on my 1993-era super-clicky keyboard nor alcohol-fueled ramblings on a public terminal — can truly, meaningfully express how we feel about Governor Ed Rendell…

Central PA Tweetup: January 2009

Our next installment in the monthly Harrisburg Tweetup begins at 7pm on January 21st, 2009. Remember, we’ve moved the date:  Tweetups are held on the third Wednesday of every month, upstairs at Appalachian Brewing Company (aka The Abbey Bar).  We’ve been pulling around 20-30 people every month, but there’s always room for a few more. …

Harrisburg Tweetup: 2009 Edition

First off, thanks to everyone who came out for the last Harrisburg Tweetup of 2008!  Last night brought about 25 bloggers & tweeters to Appalachian Brewing Company, making it one of the bigger Tweetups thus far.  A few people had brought up a few points for discussion beforehand, and here’s what we came up with…

Linglestown Traffic

I know there’s a lot planned for the village, but I have one simple question: What in the hell is wrong with that traffic light at the intersection of Linglestown Road and Colonial Road? You know the one; at the corner with Sheetz, Weis, and KoKoMo’s Aroogas.  Whenever I’m travelling from Harrisburg, that light turns…

East Hanover Development

About six months ago I posted about the ongoing development in East Hanover Township.  Specifically, how the casino has kick-started a few initiatives (if you give the rumor mills credit) in an otherwise deserted area.  These rumors got a little more weight with the potential development of a 68-acre shopping site at the intersection of…

Last Night’s bH Meetup / Harrisburg Tweetup

Wow.  Last night’s meetup at The Abbey Bar was easily the best-attended yet!  I don’t have an official headcount, but there were easily two dozen people in attendance.  Off the top of my head, the night saw @EdGrohl, @Dani_Pa, @KathleenLD, @mattyfo, @shawnfarner, @rorowe, Daniel Victor, Jersey Mike, Josh Karns, Bill Bostic, Sara Bozich, Roxbury News,…

Want To Fit In? Complain!

You can’t really live in this area without noticing that a large number of people who live here complain about living here.  You’ve heard it all before:  Central PA sucks, there’s no culture here, people are inbred, our educational institutions suck, the job market sucks, the housing sucks, the transportation options suck … you name…

Obvious News of the Day

Fuel economy boosters are worthless.  I wouldn’t think this would really be news-worthy, but apparently they keep selling like hotcakes.  I imagine a lot of peoples’ reasoning goes something like this:  “Hey, this MPG-O-Matik costs $30.  That’s the cost for one tank of gas!  What the heck, even if it only gives me an extra…

Buying a Security System – Part 2

A few days ago I wrote a post as a very rough primer on home security systems.  Crime is steadily creeping up locally, and a decent security system provides peace of mind (not to mention a degree of protection) for not much money.  I’m a big advocate of security systems partly because they’re fun to…