The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg


Patty Kim (D-103), along with several other area officials, spoke out against the proposed South Bridge toll at a meeting of Dauphin County commissioners.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Whether you’re heading to the parade downtown or hitting the bars, there are fun ways for everyone to celebrate. Grab a beer and read all of this week’s local news, below.

The Harrisburg Arts Association is bringing back its annual fundraising gala, our Online Story reported. This year’s theme is blue-green and will include a costume parade, music, food and art.

Bob the art bloggerthis month pays tribute to Elementary Coffee Co. and highlights performances at Arts on the Square, Art Association of Harrisburg and HIVE artspace.

The Capital Greenbelt will see major improvements, thanks to state subsidies, our online story reported. The organization has received more than $280,000 for environmental infrastructure projects centered around two creeks that run through the 24-mile park and trail system.

Dauphin County Commissioners, along with other local officials, have voiced their opposition to PennDOT’s proposal to toll the south bridge of I-83, Our Story Online reported. Many have expressed concern that the additional fees will cause economic hardship for residents and the region.

D&F Real Estate, a local development group, has shared a proposal to turn a warehouse in Uptown Harrisburg into apartments, our Story Online reported. The project would include 22 apartments in total, the rent of which ranges from $800 to $900 per month.

The Garden Collective, an art studio in downtown Harrisburg, will open this weekend, according to our reports. The studio was born from the desire of a group of local artists to create a space accessible to underrepresented artists.

Harrisburg’s Great Trash Cleanup is set to take place on April 23, our story online reported. The annual volunteer day focuses on the beautification of the city.

Harrisburg Hoopla will return to City Island on June 4, according to our information. The one-day event will feature plenty of friendly competition through physical and puzzle-like games, hosted by the Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC).

Harrisburg’s Historic Breweries have an interesting history featuring fierce competition, caves and tunnels, and a shrewd businesswoman who thrives in a man’s world. Plot? To read here.

Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club is hosting the Capital City Corn Hole Classic on March 26 at Appalachian Brewing Co. in Harrisburg to raise tuition funds for Liberian students. Funds raised will go to YESLiberia’s “Hop on the Bus” project, our online story reported.

door-to-door sales in the Harrisburg area fell in February, but the median price rose significantly, according to our online article. For the Tri-County area, 456 homes from previous owners were sold during the month, compared to 471 in February 202.

open stage The Harrisburg Theater is presenting a special exhibit, our Online Story reported. The exhibition shows photographs taken by Anne Frank’s father, Otto, in the years before the family’s flight from the Nazis.

“Orlando”, a layered puzzle of a play, is presented at the Gamut Theatre. Our theater critic found the play complicated, but satisfying, as it tackled issues of gender identity and fluidity.

Police and other Harrisburg officials held a press conference to address the numerous recent cases of gun violence in the city, according to our reports. They urged residents to work with police to resolve and prevent the shootings.

The rosemary recipe is perfect for this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Click here to find out how to make a unique soda bread.

Sara Bozic offers lots of fun ways to celebrate the Green Holiday weekend. Find a place to have your next drink, here.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the race will take place this weekend, which means that several roads in downtown Harrisburg will be closed on Saturday. Find out which ones to avoid, here.

Trees who died and died on Market Street in Allison Hill were shot this week by parks and recreation crews, our story online reported. The city plans to replace the trees with new cherry trees in the coming weeks.

Tri-County HDC showcased its recently completed redevelopment project this week — a single-family townhouse at 247 Hummel St, our online story reported. The building is part of the organization’s revitalization efforts in the MulDer Square area of ​​Allison Hill.

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