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

Lenwood Sloan speaks as the pedestal for “A Gathering at the Crossroads” is unveiled in Strawberry Square.

The news and the arts shared equal time this past week in our coverage. Did you miss a story that we published? If so, catch up on what happened over the past week.

Art Association of Harrisburg will hold five “summer soirees” this season in its annual series of summertime art and fundraising events. Click here for the full story.

Brain Vessel Gallery opened its latest show, “Along the Painted Journey,” an exhibit of works by the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Read what our arts reviewer had to say about the exhibit and about Brain Vessel’s unique collection of items.

Harrisburg City Council last week voted to spend $72,500 for a study as the city tries to lessen the impact of a planned widening of I-83. At the same meeting, council approved the final land development plan for Harrisburg University’s new downtown high-rise. Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg River Rescue received a check for $45,000 from Harrisburg Beer Week. The River Rescue is the beneficiary of the annual, 10-day tribute to the local craft beer community.

Harrisburg school district furnished its response to the state’s petition to put the district into receivership, denying many of the state’s claims. The court hearing on the petition is slated for Monday. Click here for the full story.

Judge William Tully issued his formal order stopping the Harrisburg school district from entering into contracts until he rules on receivership for the district. Click here for the full story.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore will host author Casey Cep this coming week, as she discusses her new book, which finishes the story that renowned author Harper Lee never completed. Click here for the full story.

Rapper Geniuz was the first central PA musician to be profiled as part of TheBurg’s new series in honor of African American Music Appreciation Month. Click here for the full story.

Sara Bozich has assembled a long list of things to do around Harrisburg during this early summer weekend. Click here for the full story.

Strawberry Square last week hosted the unveiling of the first part of a new monument meant to honor both voting rights and Harrisburg’s long-missed Old 8th Ward. The pedestal portion of the monument will be publicly displayed through the summer. Click here for the full story.


Also in TheBurg Daily last week:

Central Pennsylvania athletes make their mark at the National Senior Games.

The Eastern Hellbender is more than just the state amphibian; it’s also an indicator of environmental health.


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