The Week that Was: Information and options round Harrisburg

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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Students from the Nativity School of Harrisburg at Thursday’s ribbon-cutting for their new school.

The local news scene continued its busy autumn this past week, as we tackled government, business and cultural stories. In case you missed any of our coverage, we have it all listed and linked below in our weekly summary.

COVID-19 cases continued to climb in Pennsylvania since hitting a low early last month, according to the commonwealth. We have the latest facts and figures in our weekly update.

Dauphin County distributed some $17 million in CARES Act grants to local governments, businesses and nonprofits last week. Our online story has additional details and a link to all grant recipients.

Gamut Theatre Group continues its run this weekend of “The Zoo Story,” a two-person show. In our magazine story, find out how Gamut staged a fall season, despite pandemic-related restrictions.

Harrisburg is on the verge of settling a longstanding lawsuit over the site of the city’s public works facility. The opposing sides have agreed to a negotiated settlement that should resolve claims over a lease agreement, according to our news story.

Harrisburg City Council received an extensive briefing last week on the city’s draft comprehensive plan. Residents are now free to comment on the plan, says our online story.

Midtown Harrisburg may soon be home to two small apartment buildings. Our online story summarizes the sudden flurry of development proposals around the Reily Street corridor.

Murals are back following a pandemic-induced hiatus earlier in the year. This fall, Harrisburg streets have gotten five new big, public works of art, detailed in our online story.

Nativity School of Harrisburg started a new chapter this past week, cutting the ribbon on its Uptown facility. It’s a dream come true for staff, board members and students, states our news story.

Sara Bozich is fully committed to seasonal activities in her weekly list of things to do around Harrisburg. Check out all the fall fun up her sweater sleeve.

Steve Reed was Harrisburg’s mayor for 28 years and a lifelong collector of art and memorabilia. His estate will now go to auction next month, with many of his collectibles up for bid, says our online news story.

Vivi on Verbeke stole our art blogger’s heart after he stopped in during October’s 3rd in the Burg. Read what Bob had to say about the art and the inhabitants.

Waldo’s & Co. is a bastion of creative spirit in the heart of Gettysburg. Read the unlikely story of how it came to be and how it got its catchy name in our magazine feature.


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