The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg

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Jamien Harvey, executive director of Camp Curtin and YMCA East Shore, at the site of an affordable housing development in the city center.

Ready for spring? We are sure. This month’s home and garden issue of TheBurg magazine features all the things, green and leafy, that spring brings. Look for cover with lots of plants. and grab a copy of the April issue. And, of course, don’t miss this week’s local news, listed below.

art in the wild returns to Wildwood Park in April, celebrating its 10and birthday. In our magazine article, take a look behind the scenes of the event which features works of art made from elements found in nature.

Bob’s art blog offers a fun April Fool’s Day twist and features arts events at The Millworks.

The Camp Curtin branch of the YMCA in Harrisburg has begun construction on an affordable housing project in Uptown, our online article reported. The development will include four single-family homes for low-income residents.

Church World Service hosted a movie night this week to celebrate the opening of its new Harrisburg office, our Story Online reported. The organization will provide services to refugees, including case management, basic needs support and cultural orientation, among others.

The Dauphin County Library System kicked off National Library Week with county commissioners reading to local students, our online article reported. Also this week, they are asking residents to take part in a connectivity survey.

Our editor discusses the newspaper industry and the importance of local news to a community, in its April editor’s note.

Five candidates will compete in the race for the redesigned 103rd District of houses, which can be particularly hot. To find out who will be included in the primary ballot in May, click here.

Harrisburg Havoc, the region’s new women’s tackle football team, will enter the field for its first season on April 9, according to our information. According to the players, the team has provided an avenue for women to participate in a sport from which they have been largely excluded.

Harrisburg will be planting more than 50 new trees at Allison Hill throughout April, our online story reported. The city is looking for volunteers to participate in the plantations.

John Wilsbach is Central PA’s traffic guy, our magazine article reported. It notifies commuters in central Pennsylvania of traffic conditions multiple times each business day, mostly during rush hour, 52 weeks a year.

Ronald McDonald House in central PA provides a home for families with children receiving treatment at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital. In our magazine article, learn more about the services and care the organization has provided to more than 1,000 families each year.

Rubicon will host a fundraising dinner for the family of a Ukrainian staff member, among other relief efforts, according to our information. The multi-course meal will include traditional Ukrainian dishes.

Sara Bozic has weekend recommendations from concerts to beer trails and art outings. Click here to view them all.

Spring Events are in full swing this month. See what’s happening in the Harrisburg area in April, here.

Trader Joe’s opened Thursday in Camp Hill, our story online reported. Customers lined up around the building on opening day.

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