The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg

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At an open house, Harrisburg residents and activists expressed their concerns to PennDOT about a Market Street rehabilitation project.

We are in the dead of winter here in Harrisburg with ever dropping temperatures. This weekend, stay warm and catch up on local news, which is listed and linked below.

Arepa House recently opened in downtown Harrisburg, bringing authentic Venezuelan cuisine to the area, our magazine article reported. The restaurant offers different types of arepa sandwiches to choose from, each featuring a varying combination of meat, cheeses, beans, plantains, avocados and/or vegetables.

Bob the blogger shares highlights from the past year from the local art world in this first installment of a two-part blog. Take a look at the best exhibitions of 2021, here.

Our opinion Burg presented the new Narcisse Theater show “Kill Keller”. In the play, writer Paul Hood reopens wounds and exposes his painful childhood.

Capital Blue Cross has some tips for managing stress and boosting mental health. Find ways to reduce stress levels here.

Caroline Harvey of Susquehanna Township became the first Latina to host the A&E television network’s long-running series, “Hoarders” in 2021, our magazine article reported. On a daily basis, Harvey helps his clients tidy their homes through his business, Cure The Clutter.

The PA MLK Central Service Day took place mostly on a virtual format due to snow, our story online reported. The committee still had many ways for the community to celebrate the holidays through live-streamed seminars and activities.

Harrisburg Heat The football team is back on the pitch for a new season. In the article of our magazine, discover the team that took care of it for years.

The Harrisburg School District announced it would be moving to a virtual format last week due to an increase in COVID cases, our online article reported. This was the second week in a row that the district has opted for virtual learning.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra canceled its weekend concerts due to the current spike in COVID cases, our online article reported.

A high-volume COVID testing site is expected to open soon at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, our online article reported. The Department of Health has yet to release details on when the site will open.

Kecher Israel moved from its longtime location to a new building on block 3000 of N. 3rd Street, according to our reports. The location provides a more modernized and centralized place for the synagogue.

Downtown Cinema is hosting a meet and greet with “The Room” star Greg Sestero this weekend. In our magazine feature, hear about the movie that became a cult classic because of its gravity.

PennDOT presented its plans for the renovation of the Market Street Bridge at a community open house, our online article reported. Many business owners and activists showed up to ask questions and voice their concerns.

The People’s Budget The team polled Harrisburg residents to find out what they wanted to prioritize in the city’s 2022 budget, our online article reported. The results showed that people were in favor of investments in housing, roads and infrastructure, among others.

Sara Bozic has lots of fun ideas for your weekend, despite the cold weather. Take a look here.

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