County & Township News

The Fall/Winter 2018 issue of the Dauphin County Newsletter can be read at bottom of page.

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Maple Sugar Festival, March 3rd

Art in the Wild, April 13th - October 31st

Egg Hunt at Fort Hunter Park, April 14th

Wetlands Festival, April 27th

Garden Faire, May 5th

Sunset Classic Movie Series, Friday Evenings in June

Serving Veterans and Their Families

"Sometimes , veterans are unaware of their eligibility for certain benefits," said Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries, who oversees the county's Veterans' Affairs Office. "That's where we can help." Veterans Affairs holds office hours on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Dauphin County Administration Bldg. , 2 South Second Street, downtown Harrisburg. Office hours are also held at the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, 295 State St., Elizabethville on the first Wednesday of every month. Appointments for both locations can be scheduled by calling 717.780.6358.

"If you are a veteran in need of help, a veteran's widow or a family member, please call us." said Commissioner George F. Hartwick, III. "Your service and sacrifice humble us and we are here to help."

Renew Your Dog's License Today

Did you get a puppy for Christmas? Recently adopt a senior pet from a shelter? It's the law in Pennsylvania for all dogs three months and older to have a current license. The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one (up to $300 for each unlicensed dog). A license is also helpful identification if your dog gets lost.

There are 3 different ways to renew an annual dog license:

  • Apply online at using the renewal ID; or
  • Mail the paper application, which appears on the county's website [], to the Dauphin County Treasurer; or
  • Purchase a license at an authorized licensing agent in your area.

Call the Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason's Office at 717-780-6550 or e-mail if you have any question about dog licensing.

Commissioners Expand Services for Senior Citizens Thanks to Cost-Saving Initiative

Since December 2014, food for the county's Meals on Wheels program has been prepared by Nutrition Group Inc., generating $300,000 in annual savings that the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging is using to meet increasing needs. Seniors have noted that meals are better than ever, now.

Two additional investigators have been hired to deal with increases in mainly financial crimes against seniors and the number of meals delivered to home-bound seniors as well as to senior centers has increased.

To request home delivered meals, or learn how you can become a volunteer, call 780-6130.

Upcoming Events: Call 717-599-5188 or visit and click on "Parks and Recreation" for a complete listing or more information.

Swatara Township News

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Dauphin co Winter 2018.pdf