Bob Durgin speaks to the Rotary Club of Harrisburg

20130916 123506Bob Durgin’s radio career spanned almost fifty years and began when he was sixteen years of age at a radio station in Norristown, Pennsylvania. After  touring Europe with the United States Air Force in the 1960’s, he moved to Texas and spent time at Top 40 radio stations in  Wichita Falls, Amarillo, and Austin. After those stops, he worked for twenty years in Oklahoma City as the news director for KTOK before settling in central Pennsylvania in 1989.  

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Mayoral Candidate Eric Papenfuse Introduces Self and Vision for City to Rotary Club of Harrisburg

Eric-Papenfuse-HarrisburgEric Papenfuse spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg on Monday, June 17 as part of the club's weekly lunch meeting at the Harrisburg Hilton. Papenfuse was invited by club leadership to present on the topic, Meet Eric Pappenfuse: Putting a Name a with a Face and The Ideas Behind Them. The 2013 Harrisburg Mayoral Candidate remarked that this was one of his first community speaking engagements following the recent primaries and that he was honored to be asked, reaffirming the club's positive mission and reputation in the Harrisburg community. Papenfuse's speaking topics included his history of work and community engagement in Midtown Harrisburg and his passion for literacy, arts, and culture. He also discussed the importance of education in Harrisburg, as well as the need for business development to create more partnership and retail opportunities within the city. Papenfuse is founder and CEO of the Midtown Scholar Bookstore and a resident of Harrisburg since 1999.  He is a former public school teacher, and earned bachelor and graduate degrees from Yale University.

Rotarians and Vision Partners Focused on Gift of Sight

Foose Eye Project served more than 300 students, improving vision and quality of life



foose-eyeMembers of the Rotary Club of Harrisburg teamed up with the Harrisburg School District, Steelton Highspire School District, Vision Resources of Central PA, PA Resource Family Association, and various other Central PA Rotary clubs to offer a free three-day eye care event for nearly 300 Harrisburg School District and Steelton Highspire School District students in need of vision screenings and corrective eyeglasses.  The service project took place from February 12 - 14 at Foose Elementary School in the Harrisburg.


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Speaking at Rotary... Penn State neuroscientist: More study needed on concussions in sports

From  HARRISBURG — More than 100 million people watched two professional sports teams throw themselves at each other with bone-crushing force. 

And after several hours of dramatic game play Sunday night, the Baltimore Ravens lifted the Lombardi Trophy as the winners of Super Bowl 47.

But away from the field, the National Football League has found itself in the midst of a raging debate over the long-term health effects of concussions. The debate has far ranging implications — not just for the NFL — but for sports, in general.