Make the Connection

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It is our hope that Make The Connection is the resource guide that assists you in living and loving life in Central Pa. Make The Connection was created with you in mind!


You may have already made the decision to live in Central Pennsylvania or you are contemplating relocation, but there is still one question to be answered! What does Central Pa. have to offer that enhances my quality of life? 

Whether you are contemplating relocation or you are a current resident, the common factor is that you want to be connected to people, places, and resources. From the simplicity of finding a beauty salon or barbershop to the array of restaurants and houses of worship, our goal is to help you Make The Connection.  


We invite you to review and embrace our curated collection of places to go and things to do. The places and organizations chosen represent a cultural snapshot of the diversity that embodies the region inclusive of Harrisburg, the Capital of Pennsylvania; the vibrant culture and panoramic richness of Lancaster; the creativity of York; and the fun and excitement of Hershey, The Sweetest Place On Earth!


The richness of the culture of the Central Pennsylvania area makes way for many special events in captivating venues such as The Hershey Theatre, The Appell Center for the Performing Arts, and the Giant Center. If your preference is music festivals, then it’s Destination Dauphin County. Stimulating, passionate, and bold, there is always something amazing to do in the area!


With quick easy access to Baltimore, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York, the allure of the big city is only a short drive or train ride away!

Make The Connection builds on the brand loyalty of The Urban Connection,  Central Pa.’s leading publication for diversity, inclusion and multicultural news.


Stay connected via our bi-monthly print publication, visit us online at, download our app, join our bi-weekly e-Blast and like The Urban Connection on Facebook. Once you Make The Connection, our goal is keeping you connected.     


Welcome to Central Pa.!


Vera Cornish

Chief Connection Officer

Publisher & Founder, The Urban Connection

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