Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine


TheBurg is a community magazine that covers the area in and around Harrisburg, Pa. We publish monthly, typically a day or two before the beginning of the month. We distribute copies of TheBurg to more than 450 locations in the greater Harrisburg area, including in Dauphin, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry counties. Our current circulation for the print magazine is 20,000+.

Winner of Keystone Press Awards! 4 Years in a Row!

Over more than eight years, TheBurg has built a reputation for quality reporting, writing and design as we serve our community in central Pennsylvania. We also have received the recognition of our peers, winning numerous Keystone Press Awards, which reward excellence in journalism. For the 2017 awards, TheBurg won 14 awards, including, for the second straight year, the prestigious Sweepstakes Award for best performance in our division. For 2017, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association received more than 3,950 entries from 128 publications across the commonwealth.

Key monthly dates for TheBurg include:

  • 1st of the month: TheBurg is fully distributed to more than 350 locations throughout greater Harrisburg.
  • 15th of the month: Deadline for all copy, including “Community Corner” and “Happenings” event listings. Submit copy to
  • 15th of the month: Deadline for all advertising copy. Submit ads to

Our Staff

Larry Binda is co-founder and editor-in-chief of TheBurg. He oversees all functions of the magazine, including editorial content, design and sales. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines, including as an editor, a staff writer and a contributor. Larry holds a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.

Lauren Maurer is TheBurg’s director of sales, responsible for all aspects of the sales process. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Messiah College and a master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Lauren is dedicated to making Harrisburg a great place to live, work and play. Contact her at to reach your community with an ad!

Kelsey Tatge is TheBurg’s sales executive, responsible for developing new advertising accounts and assisting the director of sales.  Kelsey also is our 3rd in the Burg coordinator.  In this role, she oversees Harrisburg’s monthly arts and community event. She holds a bachelor’s  degree in mass communications with a concentration in public relations from Bloomsburg University.  Contact her at to reach your community!

Megan Davis is the creative director for TheBurg, responsible for the overall art direction and design. This includes brainstorming artwork for each article, directing layout, photography and illustration. She believes TheBurg is a true reflection of the evolving culture in Harrisburg, and is excited to be part of such a positive and talented team. In addition to working with TheBurg, she currently enjoys partnering with small businesses to create meaningful brands. See more of here work at

Lizzy Hardison is TheBurg’s City Reporter, covering municipal government and metro news throughout Harrisburg. Lizzy previously reported for the Harrisburg Patriot-News and the Carlisle, PA Sentinel. She graduated from Dickinson College in 2016 with a degree in English Literature. Prior to joining TheBurg, she taught English in Indonesia as a Fulbright scholar. Send her tips and story ideas at