The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg


Historic Grace UMC Church in Harrisburg

The off-season heat may have you looking for low-key activities this weekend. Our idea: Spend some time reading TheBurg stories you may have missed over the past week, which we list and link below.

2n/a street building continues at a brisk pace, as the city announced that traffic lights will flash yellow from Forster Streets to Division Streets. It was just the latest step in the road’s gradual transition to two-way traffic.

Bob the Art Writer takes a look back at the busy week and month in and around Harrisburg. Check out recent artistic developments in his latest blog.

French cuisine isn’t usually on the menu for our food editor, Rosemary. But, in this month’s column, she trades her usual focus on Italian cuisine for a trip to Provence.

Thanks UMC marks over 200 years as a congregation with service and celebration. According to our online story, they are also seeing a revival after their church nearly closed.

HAAPI stands for Harrisburg Asian American Pacific Islander Group, which hosted a heritage celebration this weekend. Our magazine’s story details how the group was formed and its mission to promote tolerance.

Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival returns to live screenings, as well as virtual options, according to our magazine article. The festival starts this weekend and will run until June 1.

HU presents added another great outdoor show to its summer concert series. Soul rockers Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats are scheduled to play Riverfront Park in late September.

Philanthropy may not be on the minds of young people, but it should be, according to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. To help motivate donations, TFEC announced a competition to generate interest in regional philanthropy.

Primary election day set the stage for the PA general elections in November. Check out our online history to see who came out on top as party nominees in and around Harrisburg.

Sara Bozic has moved outdoors, with all the warm weather events and festivals popping up in the city. In her weekly column, she lets you know what’s on her to-do list.

Wanda Williams has been mayor of Harrisburg since January, the first change of administration in eight years. Our magazine profile offers an in-depth look at the longtime public servant even though, as she tells our reporter, “I think everyone already knows Wanda.”

Whitaker Center this week announced an addition to its science and art offerings, the PNC Innovation Zone. This new video and electronic games center will help stimulate interest in STEAM and high-tech fields, officials say.

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