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Posted on: September 20, 2021

DUKE ENERGY AND COUNTY OFFER RELIEF PROGRAMS

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Several local agencies are offering support to families and individuals experiencing hardship. 

DUKE ENERGY OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR CUSTOMERS STRUGgLINg TO PAY UTILITIES

Duke Energy has compiled a list of resources for customers who are struggling to ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2021

HARRISON EMPLOYERS OFFER BOUNDLESS CAREER OPTIONS

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Throughout the City of Harrison, many businesses are hiring. Opportunities in healthcare, food service, retail, skilled trades and many other fields are boundless. However, many businesses face a critical shortage of workers to successfully run their busi...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 26, 2021

FOUR NEW SCHOOL BUILDINGS OPEN IN HARRISON AREA

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Southwest Local students went back to school Aug. 17 and for many, they entered brand new classrooms for the first time. 

Harrison Junior School and three elementary schools, Crosby, Harrison and Miami Whitewater, are brand new buildings. The &...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 9, 2021

RESIDENTS SHARE PRIDE THROUGH PHOTOS

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Green lawns. Colorful flower beds. Freshly-painted trim. Throughout the City, residents have taken pride in their homes and invested in their property's curb appeal.

Evidence shows that well-maintained properties are more than pretty to look at. They also ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: August 2, 2021

FIRE DEPARTMENT SERVES A GROWING COMMUNITY

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City of Harrison Fire Chief William Hursong oversees two fire stations and 40 men and women who are cross-trained in a variety of functions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is full-time. The Department also has a medical director and a chaplain.&nbs...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 26, 2021

SENIOR CENTER WELCOMING NEW MEMBERS

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The City of Harrison Senior Center is open to anyone in the area who is age 60 or better. Membership is only $5 and can be purchased Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center (300 George Street).

“We have a lot of fu...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 12, 2021

CITY RECEIVES GRANT FROM COUNTY FOR PLANNING

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The Hamilton County Planning+Development Department recently notified the City of Harrison it would be the recipient of a $10,000 grant for downtown district planning. The County is managing a total of $100,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: July 5, 2021

COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY

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Close to 40 organizations participated in the City of Harrison 2021 Fourth of July parade led by Grand Marshal Dennis Helcher. Helcher retired from the Harrison Police Department in 2020 with 37 years of distinguished service.

Citizens lined the streets of...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 28, 2021

HARRISON HOUSEHOLDS TO SAVE ON ENERGY COSTS

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The City of Harrison has chosen Dynegy to be the preferred electricity supplier for City of Harrison residents. The Electric Aggregation Program began in November 2017, when residents voted to give Harrison City Council the authority to negotiate the most...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 21, 2021

SUMMER CELEBRATIONS IN STORE FOR HARRISON RESIDENTS

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As summer heats up in Harrison, Ohio, so do the fun activities. The Harrison Recreation Commission has planned several events for families to enjoy. 

Summer Concert Series 

Harrison residents and visitors have already enjoyed a few concert...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 14, 2021

OFFICER WILLIG RETIRES; NEW OFFICER SWORN-IN

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City of Harrison Police Officer Joseph Willig retired May 28 with 23 years of service to the City. Since 2002, he worked with the  community's youngest citizens as a D.A.R.E. officer and school resource officer. 

Willig's law enf...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 7, 2021

DETAILS: THE WALL THAT HEALS IN HARRISON

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Arrival Day June 8, 2021

The Wall That Heals will arrive via tractor trailer and will be escorted by motorcyclists. The convoy is expected to travel into Harrison June 8 at approximately 6 p.m. Anyone can participate in the arrival by standing along Harris...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: June 2, 2021

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR THE WALL THAT HEALS

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The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and accompanying mobile Education Center, will be in Harrison June 10-13, 2021. The memorial will be open to the public 24 hours per ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 31, 2021

RESIDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR TREES AND YARDWORK

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Residents and Organizations Recognized by Harrison Tree Board

The City of Harrison Tree Board hosted an Arbor Day celebration April 27. Attendees were each given a red oak sapling to plant. During the event, local citizens were recognized for their efforts...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 17, 2021

MOTORCYCLES TO ESCORT WALL THAT HEALS TO HARRISON

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Motorcyclists are invited to help escort The Wall That Heals into Harrison June 8.

 

The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It will be transported to Harrison via tractor trailer.&a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 12, 2021

CITY PREPARES TO UPDATE MILITARY BANNERS

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In June, the City of Harrison will install 30 new lamp post banners to honor local men and women serving in the United States military.

Residents of Harrison and surrounding townships can apply for a “Hometown Hero” banner to honor a family member who is a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: May 3, 2021

VETERANS SHARE PERSPECTIVE WHILE PLANNING FOR MEMORIAL

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Local veterans are anticipating the arrival of The Wall That Heals in Harrison next month. 

 

“This means a lot of those of us who served,” said VFW Duwel Post 7570 Commander Mike Whitener. 

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 28, 2021

COMMUNITY CENTER TO REOPEN AND OFFER SENIOR MEALS

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The Harrison Community Center (300 George Street) will reopen to the public Monday, May 3, 2021 for regular hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Senior lunches will be offered starting Wednesday, May 5 and are listed on the senior center calendar.  

Durin...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 19, 2021

CITY HOSTS SPRING CLEANUP AND ARBOR DAY EVENTS

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Cleanup Day is April 24

City of Harrison and Harrison Township residents are invited to drop-off certain household items during Harrison Township Cleanup Day April 24, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collection site is Industrial Drive, Harrison Ohio 45030....

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 26, 2021

PUBLIC WORKS PROVIDES WIDE RANGE OF CITY SERVICES

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City of Harrison Public Works Director Jim Leslie oversees three departments with 21 employees. The team provides a wide range of City services that keep the community functioning, clean and safe.

The City Services Department handles all the street mainten...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 5, 2021

THE WALL THAT HEALS COMING TO HARRISON

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The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and accompanying mobile Education Center, will be in Harrison for public viewing June 10 to June 13, 2021. The traveling exhibit honors the mo...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 29, 2021

MAYOR NEYER RESPONDS TO STATE AUDITOR'S CLAIMS

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The City of Harrison Mayor Bill Neyer said the City was officially notified by the State of Ohio on March 4, 2021 that it was being identified as unauditable.

"The City was aware that there were communication issues during the audit and took steps to ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: April 12, 2021

COUNCIL EXTENDS DORA HOURS TO BOOST BUSINESS

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City of Harrison residents and visitors are making their way to the City's historic downtown district to sip adult beverages while strolling and shopping along Harrison Avenue. 

According to 1860 Taproom and Bottleshop Co-Owner Doug Mangold, a han...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 19, 2021

HAMILTON COUNTY HOSTS VACCINE CLINIC IN HARRISON

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Vaccine Available for Homebound City of Harrison Harrison and Harrison Township Residents

March 20, 2021: The Harrison Fire Department has partnered with Hamilton County Public Health to bring COVID-19 vaccinations into the homes of Harrison and Harrison T...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 15, 2021

RECREATION COMMISSION PLANS DRIVE-THRU EASTER CELEBRATION

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The Easter Bunny. A stilt-walking Easter egg juggler. Who-Dey the Bengals mascot. Top it off with a stack of pancakes. 

Harrison families are invited to drive-thru and experience a one-of-a-kind Easter Celebration April 3, 9 to 1...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 5, 2021

NEW STORES AND GYM COMING TO HARRISON

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The City of Harrison is welcoming new businesses and relocations to the community. 

Shoe Sensation opened a new store at 10525 Harrison Avenue on March 3, 2021. The store carries most name brand shoes for women, men and children including a select...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: March 1, 2021

STREET IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR 2021

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The City of Harrison Streets Department is planning improvements to make travel safer and easier. Two projects will begin after July 1, 2021.

May Drive will be rehabilitated through mill and overlay, a process that should take about one month. 

Par...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 22, 2021

COUNCIL EXPANDS CRA TO ATTRACT NEW BUSINESSES

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Community Reinvestment Areas (CRA) are tools permitted by the State of Ohio to allow communities to extend incentives to companies for the construction of new facilities or the expansion of existing facilities. The incentives are an important tool to help...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 15, 2021

AWARD-WINNING FINANCE DEPARTMENT MANAGES CITY BUDGET

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City of Harrison Finance Director and Tax Commissioner Cathy Stockhoff oversees a budget of $21 million. The Finance Department also includes Accounts Receivable and Payable Clerk Karen Rackers and Human Resources Generalist Bryan Kelly.

The Department pro...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 8, 2021

POLICE RAISING FUNDS FOR SCHOOL VEHICLE

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The City of Harrison Police Department is preparing for the opening of new school buildings for Southwest Local Schools. HPD has identified the need for a utility vehicle that the school resource officer can drive while patrolling school grounds. ...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: February 2, 2021

RECREATION COMMISSION PLANS 2021 EVENTS

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The Harrison Recreation Commission has set dates for many of the City's annual traditions in 2021. 

The annual Easter celebration will be April 3 and will likely include modified versions of an Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 18, 2021

RESIDENTS PAINT A COZY PICTURE OF LIFE IN HARRISON

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Winters in Harrison are full of bright, holiday lights. Sometimes, winter is white. It's always cozy. 
Lifelong Harrison resident Julie M. shared a snapshot of a winter-themed doormat she crafted at a Harrison business. Hers was among many other p...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: January 11, 2021

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE IMPROVES QUALITY OF LIFE IN HARRISON

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An aesthetically pleasing city provides a better quality of life. In many communities this is accomplished through ordinances and codes for all residents and businesses to follow.

In the City of Harrison, property maintenance codes regulate tall grass, deb...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 21, 2020

HARRISON OFFICIALS LIGHT CITY CHRISTMAS TREE

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In November 2020, Mayor Bill Neyer made the difficult decision to cancel the City's annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony due to a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the area. 

Mayor Neyer, along with City Councilman Ryan Grubbs and C...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 9, 2020

BZA BUSINESS MAY BE TABLED UNTIL JANUARY

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Harrison Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) Chairman Jerry Wilson has notified the City Building & Zoning Department that he will ask for a motion from the Board to table its only new business on the Dec. 22 meeting agenda until the Jan. 26 meeting. That a...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: December 7, 2020

CITY MEETINGS GO ONLINE FOR DECEMBER

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City meetings for December will be conducted online via Zoom. The Dec. 8 Planning Commission meeting access is shown below. Information for the Dec. 15 Council/Committee meetings and the Dec. 22 Board of Zoning Appeal meeting will be provided soon.

The Dec...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 30, 2020

FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON ARRIVES IN HARRISON

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Residents of Harrison awoke Tuesday morning to a light blanket of snow. While it wasn't enough to require a shovel or school closings, the white layer provides a great opportunity for photos. 

The City is encouraging residents to share sn...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Mayor's Fund Collecting Toys for Christmas

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Volunteers with the Harrison Mayor's Fund are collecting toys for local children in need this Christmas. 

Special boxes placed at businesses in the City will be used to collect toys through Dec. 15. Donations should be new, unwrapped, app...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 18, 2020

CITY SPREADS HOLIDAY SPIRIT DESPITE PARADE CANCELLATION

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Harrison’s annual Christmas parade and tree lighting ceremony are canceled for 2020. The announcement was made by Mayor Bill Neyer at the City Council meeting Nov. 17, 2020 after careful consideration. 

“This decision was not made lightly,” Neyer ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Harrison Ranked No. 1 in Growth, Affordability for Renters

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The City of Harrison is one of the nation's fastest growing cities that is still affordable for renters, according to national rankings provided by LendEDU.

Harrison is ranked no. 1 in Ohio and no. 100 in the U.S. The City is projected to grow by ...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2020

CITY RESIDENTS INVITED TO SHARE SEASONAL IMAGES

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As the holiday season gets started in the City of Harrison, residents are invited to participate in a new way to celebrate. 

The City is asking residents to share snapshots from their homes or other places around town that capture the spirit of th...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: November 5, 2020

DORA DRAWS FOOT TRAFFIC DOWNTOWN

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Since opening Oct. 15, Harrison's Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) has brought more customers into the City's historic downtown district. 

Participating businesses have sold hundreds of cups, which are used by patrons t...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 24, 2020

OHIO OFFERS SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced a $429.5 million relief package, including $125 million for a small business relief package, on Oct. 23. According to information provided by the State, the small business assistance allocation will provide up to $10,00...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 26, 2020

POLICE SHARE TRICK-OR-TREAT SAFETY REMINDERS

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City of Harrison Police Chief Charles Lindsey reminds parents and community members to be diligent about safety during trick-or-treat, which is Oct. 31, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. He has provided the following safety reminders: 

  • Older kids should trick...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 19, 2020

TREE BOARD ACTIVITIES BEAUTIFY HARRISON

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City workers will plant 15 Japanese White Lilac trees this week along the south side of West Road. The trees will provide a natural barrier between the street and parking areas at the high school activity center. The trees will produce fragrant, ...
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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 13, 2020

OUTDOOR REFRESHMENT AREA OPENS OCT. 15

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Harrison's Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) will officially open Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 at 5 p.m. In the DORA, patrons can sip adult beverages as they stroll the main thoroughfare in the City's historic downtown district. 

Businesses in...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: October 5, 2020

RECREATION COMMISSION REIMAGINES 2020 SPOOKTACULAR

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The Harrison Recreation Commission has been reimagining Spooktacular festivities, which will be Sunday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7 p.m. at the Harrison Community Center (300 George Street).

Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will not be the traditional bounce house, car...

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City of Harrison News and Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2020

MAYOR'S FUND WILL HELP FAMILIES THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS

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The Harrison Mayor's Fund will review applications for holiday assistance during the month of November. The Mayor's Fund traditionally partners with local churches and schools to provide assistance in the form of food, clothing, winter coats and toys to h...

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