NEW Queen Crowned for Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore

Ok, maybe it's not quite that fancy. But Queen sounded more fun and we're going to have a blast!

By Rachael Benion May 22, 2024

Harrisburg and West Shore has a brand new publisher, and this is what you need to know.  My name is Rachael Benion and It's a pleasure to meet you!  Don't mind the mess, don't mind the noise and make yourself at home; or on second thought, grab your favorite travel mug and let's hop in the van for an adventure!  I’m a “stay-at-home“ mother of four, but stay-at-home is certainly a misnomer. 

Frankly, I’m allergic to staying home.  Or more specifically, I’m allergic to the very identifiable sound of a bin of Legos being dumped, the bickering, the 38th request for snacks, the “I’m Bored Anthem”, and most especially the tornado that demolished my living room during the 18 seconds I stopped to pee.  

On the other hand, I LOVE to go, go, GO!  I love the REAL experiences that my kids have.  I love the people in my community.  I treasure the diversity within my greater community.  I adore discovering new places and making memories with my family.  From learning new crafts, exploring new places, pushing our bodies physically, and experiencing and interpreting beauty through arts and nature to to basically everything else there is to do out there, we want to experience what life has to offer, especially in our amazing Capital area and the West Shore.  

I'm thrilled to bring you the scoop on all the things to do and all the exciting happenings for your family the West Shore and Harrisburg area! And if you see us out and about, make sure to say hello. 

About Macaroni KID

Want to know what to expect from Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore? 

You will find a complete calendar of South Central Pennsylvania's event listings, and, as we build up our local content, articles featuring everything from the Cumberland Valley and Capital area businesses my family loves to lists of West Shore and Harrisburg's best playgrounds. You'll also find fun crafts, family-friendly recipes, and ideas for at-home family fun.

My goal? Make Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore THE go-to source for you to find your family fun in the Cumberland Valley and Capital area!

Best of all: You can receive a FREE weekly newsletter delivered to your email inbox every Thursday full of local events and stories — guaranteeing you won't ever miss a thing! All you have to do is sign up here to start getting your free weekly calendar of events for Harrisburg and West Shore. Subscribe now!

Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore is part of a national organization that includes local publishers in nearly 500 towns across the United States and Canada. 

In 2020, Macaroni KID merged forces with CertifiKID, a nationally-recognized website that offers discounts on kids' activities and family experiences. This merger means that by following Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore you'll find not only the best local content, but also deals on family-friendly shows, getaways and more! 

Ready to join our Macaroni KID family?

Here's what to do:

  • Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter to be the first to know what's happening around Harrisburg and the West Shore 
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  • Check the Macaroni KID Harrisburg and West Shore website any time to find your family fun in the Cumberland Valley and Capital region!
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Thanks for your support and for allowing me to help you find your family fun in the Cumberland Valley and Capital region!

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