Check out Engleton Nextdoor, at http://www.nextdoor.com.  If you live in the Engleton neighborhood you can enter your street adress to gain access.



Happy 10 Year Anniversary to the Midtown Cinema!

SATURDAY DECEMBER 3rd, All day & all evening.

Stop by this Engleton local business to celebrate the Cinema’s 10th year in the neighborhood!


Holidays in the City

Friends of Midtown Holiday Decorating Contest

FOM’s 4th annual holiday decorating contest recognizes those who use their outdoor space to bring a little holiday cheer. Entries can be residences, institutions, or blocks. 

To enter, send name, e-mail or phone number, and address to beautification@friendsofmidtown.org or PO Box 5291, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Entries are due by 12/16, will be photographed by 12/18 and winners will be announced at the end of the month.

Santa’s Pawsitively Perfect Christmas Party Saturday, December 3rd, 1-4pm, Strawberry Square–
Dogs for Adoption by the Humane Society
-Free Ice Cream to the first 100 children to register
-Children’s Entertainment / Arts & Crafts Activities
-Pictures with Santa and his new team of “Reindogs”
The Nutcracker –Saturday, December 10th at 1pm and 5pm & Sunday December 11th at 2pm, Whitaker Center
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet is pleased to present the enchanting holiday classic: George Balachine’s The Nutcracker at Whitaker Center.  CPYB will perform on Saturday, December 10th at 1 pm and 5 pm and Sunday, December 11th at 2 pm.  In an atmosphere charged with holiday spirit, a festive party, a magical gift and a fanciful dream, audiences will revel in the wonder as casts of more than 140 dancers take them on a journey to the Land of Sweets.

Sunday, December 11th, 1-6pm–Historic Harrisburg’s Candlelight House Tour

Harrisburg by Candlelight: Join the Historic Harrisburg Association on Sunday, 12/11, for their 38th annual Candlelight House Tour. The tour will run from 1-6pm and will feature 13 historic residences and public properties throughout Harrisburg. tickets: www.historicharrisburg.com

December 1st-23rd–Christmas at Fort Hunter

Neighborhood Happenings:


If you have something that you would like to be included on ECG’s weekly Out and About in the Neighborhood, please email it to: engletoncommunity@gmail.com 


The Engleton Community Post:


Midtown, Midtown, Midtown Festivals

Three Midtown Festivals this weekend November 11th, 12th, & 13th
at the corners of N3rd & Verbeke Sts, Harrisburg

Harrisburg Book Festival @ the Midtown Scholar 
Midtown Arts Festival
Midtown Folk Festival

Sponsored & hosted by the Midtown Scholar, the Historic Harrisburg Association, and the Broad Street Market

Click here for details & events listing 

New Neighborhood Network

Nextdoor Engleton

 What is it? 

It’s site designed just for us in the Engleton neighborhood to interact & stay informed.

Check it out & join your neighbors! 


Special Public Meeting–Harrisburg Consent Agreement

Monday, November 14th at 5:05pm
Harrisburg City Council Chambers, City Government Center (10 N 2nd Street)

Neighborhood Happenings:


If you have something that you would like to be included on ECG’s weekly Out and About in the Neighborhood, please email it to engletoncommunity@gmail.com 


3rd in the Burg Tonight!

A great way to make a positive presence in the community!

Schedule of events & happenings



Crime & Public Safety

With the recent reports of crime incidents in the Midtown area, please be extra alert, without hesitation report any questionable activity to the police, and keep in touch with your neighbors about what’s going on on your block.

Simple safety tips:

1) Keep your porch lights on
2) Avoid walking alone
3) While walking, keep an eye in front & behind you & cross the street if you feel suspicious about someone approaching you

If you are interested in participating in public safety initiatives, consider Friends of Midtown’s Citizens Foot Patrol:





Harrisburg Trick or Treat Night

Thursday,October 27th from 6-8pm

The City of Harrisburg will be handing treats to trick-or-treaters at the Harrisburg Police
Substation at 6th & Peffer Streets.

If you are able to donate treats for the event, please call Officer Jenkins at 315-4016.



Trunk or Treat!

Harris Street Church
Saturday, October 29th
Free Lunch, Crafts, Games, Face Painting and Goodies

In the HACC Parking Lot off 3rd St. at Harris and Susquehanna Streets

Dress the kids in costumes and come join the
Trick or Treating Fun!



Save the Dates!

TBA: City of Harrisburg Parking Public Hearing in the Neighborhood (on proposed addition of parking meter)

November 11th, 12th, & 13th: Midtown Scholar Book Festival



Neighborhood Happenings:
This week at The Midtown Cinema: http://www.midtowncinema.com/
This week at the Midtown Scholar: http://www.midtownscholar.com/
This week at Gallery Blu: www.galleryblu.org
This week at the 3rd Street Studio: www.wix.com/3rdstreetstudio/Home

If you have something that you would like to be included on ECG’s weekly Out and About in the Neighborhood, please email it to engletoncommunity@gmail.com


Third in the Burg TONIGHT! 

Friday, August 19th

A new addition to this fun Harrisburg happening–Absolute Wellness Group joins the list of venues!

Right in the neighborhood of Engleton, Absolute Wellness Group at 1519 N 3rd Street.

Art, Sangria, Healthy Snacks and Chair Massages…. be sure to stop by between 6:30pm and 9pm.




Harrisburg Police Non-Emergency Phone Number 

If you have problems with the number 255-3131, call 558-6900

For non-emergencies use 255-3131 first. The Harrisburg Police Department has reported that 255-3131 should be in working order soon. 

Of course, when you have an emergency, call 911.



Susquehanna Art Museum Talk 

Monday, August 29th @ 5:30pm @ the Midtown Scholar 

The Midtown Scholar is hosting an information session with the Susquehanna Art Museum Board to preview the plans for the museum and share details on the project. The Susquehanna Art Museum is to be located at the former Keystone Bank Building at 3rd and Calder streets.



City Council Special Legistlative Meeting

 Vote on the Mayor’s Act 47 Plan 

 Wednesday, August 31st at 6 p.m.

City Council Chambers, City Govt Center (10 N 2nd Street)



 Harrisburg Trash Ordinance

Just a reminder that all trash must be kept in a receptacle with a tight fitting lid. No trash or recycling is to be placed at the curb before 6:00pm the day before collection.

This ordinance is in place to help prevent loose and overflowing trash from littering the neighborhood, as well as to help prevent stagnant water issues and rodents.

If you have any questions about this ordinance or any other Public Works matters, email:




Check out the ECG Post!

A place for Engleton neighbors to exchange information:  Engleton Neighorhood Forum & Classifieds


Neighborhood Happenings:

If you have something that you would like to be included on ECG’s weekly Out and About in the Neighborhood, please email it to engletoncommunity@gmail.com 


National Night Out!–Tuesday, August 2nd

Engleton Community Group Block Party

Harris Street, between N 3rd & Susquehanna Sts

6-8 pm

In partnership with the Harris Street Community Church, ECG will hold its 3rd annual NNO Block Party. A great time to get together with neighbors and celebrate “America‘s Night Out Against Crime.” 

Live music, balloons, food & drinks, public safety information from the City of Harrisburg Adopt a Lot Bureau of FireBureau of Police, community garden tips from the Green Urban Initiative, a raffle for Broad Street Market Dollars and much more! 



Friends of Midtown Urban Landscaping Contest

Deadline to enter is Saturday, July 30th 

To enter your garden, e-mail a photo (or more) and your address tobeautification@friendsofmidtown.org.  The in-person panel (two to four individuals) judging is the following Saturday. Online polling for popular favorite will run probably from next weekend to two weeks later.  Please share this with your gardening friends and neighbors! 


3rd Annual LGBT Pride Educational Forum–Sunday, July 31st


“Advocating for Equality”

An Invitational Educational Issues Forum

Midtown Scholar Bookstore

1302 North Third Street

Harrisburg, PA 17102


Sunday July 31, 2011

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM


How can we advance and support LGBT civil rights and relationship equality?


Featured Panelists 


Anne Kaiser

Chief Majority Whip, Maryland House of Delegates, Burtonsville, MD


Mary Washington

Representative, Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore, MD


Zach Hoover

Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach, Ardmore, PA


Ted Martin

Executive Director, Equality PA, Harrisburg, PA 


Dan Miller

Harrisburg City Controller, Harrisburg, PA 


Dr. Elinor Warner

Vice-Mayor for the City Council of Easton, Easton, PA


And Forum Moderator

Craig Layne

News Reporter, WITF, Inc.



10 minutes Tuesdays & 5 minute Fridays



An idea borrowed from our neighbors in York, PA!

Every Tuesday, take 10 mins to clean up around your block.  On Fridays, take 5! 

Grab a bag, don some gloves, & help make the neighborhood cleaner & neater for everyone!



Check out the ECG Post!

A place for Engleton neighbors to exchange information:

Engleton Neighorhood Forum & Classifieds



Neighborhood Happenings:

If you have something that you would like to be included on ECG’s weekly Out and About in the Neighborhood, please email it to engletoncommunity@gmail.com 


3rd in the Burg, tonight Friday July 15th! 

Click the link below for a run-down of what’s going on this eve! 




Friends of Midtown Initiatives

Click below to learn more about these fun summer projects in Midtown! 

Paint the Plugs 

Urban Landscaping Contest

FOM Summer Social 7/22



City of Harrisburg Contacts

  • Public Works email: AskPW@cityofhbg.com & detail your problem
  • Department of Codes information: David Patton, Dir: DPatton@cityofhbg.com
  • Bureau of Police, Non-emergency: 255-3131
  • Bureau of Police, Emergency: 911
  • City of Harrisburg Ombudsman: Bryan Wade, 255-3050
  • Office of the Mayor: 
  • City Council members:

Gloria Martin Roberts, Council President: gmroberts2@comcast.net

Susan Brown Wilson: wilson_scb@yahoo.com

Brad Koplinski: Bradkop@yahoo.com

Patty Kim: kimpatty@hotmail.com

Wanda Williams: wwilliams@harrisburgcitycouncil.com

Eugenia Smith:  ladylion08@comcast.net (that’s a zero, not an “o.” As in the year ’08)

Kelly Summerford: kellysumm@aol.com



There for the neighborhood’s convenience! 


Click below to access:

Engleton Neighorhood Forum & Classifieds



Save the Date!

National Night Out! 

Tuesday, August 2nd 6-8 p.m.


Neighborhood Happenings:

The Engleton Community Post: