Community Question–UGI Meter Work

Back in November, HBG City Planner Geoff Knight stopped by our Member Social to offer a Q&A session about historical properties. Mr. Knight is following up with us regarding a question he received about the 2nd Street UGI gas meter work that is being proposed and the meeting that was held to discuss the project. The […]

Friends of Midtown Announces 2019 Board of Directors Roster

Gathering at the first board meeting of 2019 was community group Friends of Midtown’s (FOM) new slate of Board members. The group totals 19 directors heading into the year. “Twenty-eighteen was a year that the organization experienced quite a bit of transition: leadership changes, the departure of more than seven board members throughout the year,” […]

2018 Holiday Decorating Contest

Our goal is to foster a sense of community and neighborhood beautification by rewarding residents and business owners who go above-and-beyond in decorating their homes or businesses for the holiday season. This event is intended to be fun, festive, and fulfilling!  Check out the contestants here! We have five gorgeous Midtown properties competing this year: […]

Street Trees for Midtown

Well-maintained trees in residential neighborhoods can significantly increase the value of homes and properties by creating as sense of privacy and adding beauty to the landscape. Friends of Midtown’s Street Tree Project will help address areas in need of urban canopy cover identified in a 2013 inventory of Harrisburg City street tree health.  Increasing age diversity […]

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Like to plan ahead? Most events and meetings through December are included in Friends of Midtown’s 2018-01 Newsletter,  which was recently mailed to everyone in the 17102 ZIP code . A copy is linked if you don’t receive one. If you live in 17102 and didn’t receive one in the mail, please contact our Communications Committee at media@friendsofmidtown.org so […]

Communications Survey

Friends of Midtown periodically evaluates its communications strategy and is seeking your input to determine current effectiveness and receive suggestions on how to improve. As a token of appreciation for you taking a couple minutes to complete this survey, you will receive a coupon code for $1 off the new #ShopMidtown coupon book.  If you’d like […]

Midtown Person of 2017

Friends of Midtown is seeking nominees for Midtown Person of 2017. A nominee should demonstrate the core goals of the Friends of Midtown: Strengthen the intrinsic physical structures of community by promoting a pedestrian-scaled streetscape that is safe and clean; stimulate Midtown’s economic revitalization by encouraging small business growth that contributes to a more livable community […]

Holiday Decorating Contest

Friends of Midtown’s Beautification Committee would like to stimulate and enhance a sense of community and neighborhood beautification by rewarding residents and business owners who go above-and- beyond in decorating their home or business for the holiday season. We will issue first, second, and third place awards based on judge vote. We’ll also award a special […]

Halloween Haunted House 2017

Our free Halloween Haunted House returns to Midtown on October 26, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We’ve developed a spaceship-themed maze in the basement of Histsoric Harrisburg Association (1230 N. 3rd St.). We’ll also have other activities for those trick-or-treaters too young for this scary attraction, plus candy for all! We could still use some volunteers in the […]

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Like to plan ahead? Most events and meetings through December are included in Friends of Midtown’s Fall Newsletter, which was mailed to everyone in the 17102 ZIP code in the last week. A copy is linked if you don’t receive one. If you live in 17102 and didn’t receive one in the mail, please contact our Communications […]