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The Week that Was: A summary of news and events around Harrisburg

It’s election season in Harrisburg

What happened around Harrisburg over the past week? Here’s a summary of news and events that you may have missed.

The campaign for the May 21 primary is nearly over, and it’s been a more active, engaged and interesting campaign than usual in Harrisburg, according to our editor. Click here for the full blog post.

Harrisburg school district expects a 3.4-percent jump in the school portion of the local property tax, according to a preliminary budget. The final budget must be passed by June 30. Click here for the full story.

Naed Smith, the long-time manager of the Catholic Worker House in Harrisburg, died suddenly. Smith worked tirelessly for more than 20 years to improve the lives of the city’s poor and destitute. Click here for the full story.

Riverfront Park
in Harrisburg soon will be the site of a new, nature-themed sculpture, as chainsaw artist Brad Heilman began to carve a scene featuring native fish from a large tree stump. Later this year, he’ll begin work on another stump on City Island. Click here for the full story.

Sara Bozich has plenty of suggestions for things to do around Harrisburg this weekend, both indoors and outdoors. And, don’t forget: 3rd in the Burg is Friday (May 17). Click here for her long list of events.

The Storm, Harrisburg University’s varsity e-sports team, captured the ESPN Overwatch National Championship trophy, defeating three other teams in the inaugural Collegiate Esports Championship. The victory closed out The Storm’s undefeated 33-0 season.

Three Mile Island plans to proceed with a plan to shut down the nuclear energy facility by Sept. 30. In a news release, TMI owner Excelon Generation stated that hoped-for legislative relief would not come in time to save the plant, which is located in Londonderry Township.


Additional stories from TheBurg Daily over the past week:

Bube’s Brewery has upped its game for beer and food but remains a fun, quirky place to visit.

Harrisburg City Council candidates share their visions for the city prior to the primary election next week.

Joel Burcat is a local author who just published his first book, despite an unexpected and profound personal setback.

Make-your-own-snacks is a fun, unique way to spend a day around central PA.

Peyton Walker Foundation was founded to fight sudden cardiac arrest, especially among young people.

Seasonal Grounds has opened in the Broad Street Market, offering gourmet and hard-to-find hot and cold teas.


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