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

Harrisburg school Director Carrie Fowler spoke to the press outside of the Dauphin County courthouse on Monday.

From schools to trash to art, there was no lack of Harrisburg news this past week. Here are some of the stories that you may have missed–or already forgot.

Art Festivals abound this summer in Pennsylvania. Find out what’s being shown from the Schuylkill to the Allegheny.

Carlisle Arts Learning Center opened its newest exhibit, “Works and Working,” featuring artwork from a variety of techniques and disciplines. Learn about the new show here.

Death Cab for Cutie brought major concerts back to the Harrisburg waterfront with a show in Riverfront Park, part of the H.U. Concert Series. It was a damp but fun evening, said our reporter.

Devin DePamphilis is a young photographer with a bright future ahead—or maybe he’ll just decide to become a dentist. Click here to learn about his award-winning photography.

Harrisburg entered into an intergovernmental cooperation agreement so that the city soon will begin picking up Steelton’s trash. We published stories both about the City Council vote and the official announcement.

Harrisburg school district conceded the fight over receivership, surprising a packed courtroom by voluntarily agreeing to a state Department of Education takeover. Click here for the full story. 

Harrisburg’s historic markers are getting a facelift, thanks to a combined effort by Historic Harrisburg Association and Midtown Action Council. Click here for the full story.

Harrisburg musician Nyshae Bell, under the name Ayana Aura, sings of her life and struggles, featured as part of TheBurg’s continuing series on local black musicians for African American Music Appreciation Month. Click here to read her story.

Janet Samuels was named the receiver for the Harrisburg school district and presided over her first school board meeting. Get all the details here and here.

Moss Creek Art opened recently in New Cumberland, featuring a variety of custom-made jewelry and art pieces. Find out how owner Carlee Seele took the unusual journey from dentist to artist.

Mostly Toasted debuted in the Broad Street Market, specializing in gourmet-style grilled cheese sandwiches. Get all the tasty, gooey details by reading our story.

Quirky hotels were once a mainstay across the American landscape, but many have faded away over the years. In central PA, a few still exist, and you can stay there. Read our feature story here.

Sara Bozich has a weekend full of fun in store, including 3rd in the Burg and a new brewery featured at Sip @ Soma. Find out her recommendations here.

Strawberry Square in downtown Harrisburg saw two new openings this past week, as both Curry in a Hurry and a new Sprint store held ribbon-cuttings. Curry in a Hurry is the food court outpost of the legendary Shipoke restaurant, A Passage to India.

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