The Week That Has Been: Harrisburg News & Articles



Ornaments by artist Amie Bantz

The countdown to Christmas is on and this month’s magazine featured plenty of stories to get you on your mind. As we go through another week, as the big day approaches, don’t put it behind you just yet. Update last week’s local news below.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region recently celebrated his 40e birthday. In our online article, hear from program participants about the impact it has had on them.

Blogger Bob features Millworks artists who focus on both creating and selling, as well as several other nearby spaces, including Vivi on Verbeke and the Nyeusi Gallery, to view and buy art. Read his most recent blog, here.

TheBurg Podcast unpack a few acronyms from this month’s magazine articles. Curious about what DEI, SAD, and NLP mean for the Harrisburg area? Listen now.

Cantata Carlisle the performances are a form of therapy and joy for some members of the choir. In our magazine article, read the story of the musical group that started over 30 years ago.

Clara barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, would have celebrated her 200e birthday this month. In a letter to the editor, a local Red Cross board member asks people to remember Barton’s legacy by donating to the organization.

Harrisburg City Council discussed the 2022 budget, which is unlikely to be finalized until early next year, when mayor-elect Wanda Williams takes office, according to our report. In a working session, the council also discussed an increase for unionized workers in the city.

Harrisburg School District sworn in new and returning board directors at a reorganization meeting this week, our article reported online. Catcher Janet Samuels encouraged members to “come out and make a difference”.

Knitters and crocheters are providing hand-knitted and crocheted blankets that will be on display at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Carlisle on December 21, our magazine article reported. The exhibit commemorates National Homelessness Memorial Day, remembering those who died while homeless.

Lower Paxton neighbors came together in 2019 with the goal of collecting bikes for local families in need, our magazine article reported. The initiative has since grown into Bike a Better Path, an organization that collects and donates bikes during the holidays.

Monique Gould has built his career around the belief that diversity of thought is good for business, our magazine article reported. She is the founder and president of Strategic Consulting Partners in Mechanicsburg, a company that helps organizations create strategies to increase inclusiveness.

Montrose Park residents came together after many in their Harrisburg neighborhood were threatened with business development, our magazine article reported. United around a common cause, residents have found a new sense of community and friendship.

Redevelopment assistance capital program (RACP) the local winners have been announced, according to our information. The Hamilton Health Center, the Atlas Building and Susquehanna Union Green were among the big winners in state funding.

Sara bozitch has something for everyone to enjoy this weekend, whether you’re looking for something Christmas to do or looking for a less festive option. She made a list, now double check it!

Strawberry square will house two new shops along 3e Street, reported our story online. Sarinity Beauty Bar and AMMA JO, a boutique, will open next week.

Cold winter temperatures and a lack of sunlight can often cause a drop in energy, motivation and mood for people. In our magazine article, find out about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how it can affect you.

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