Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine

The Week that Was: News and events around Harrisburg

Harrisburg City Council

Both the school board and the City Council met, yet the news coming out of Harrisburg was on the slow side this past week. We still found plenty to cover and so offer this recap in case you missed any of our stories.

3rd Street was in focus during October’s 3rd in the Burg, as our fine arts writer visited a cluster of shops last weekend to see what was hanging. To learn what he found, read his blog post from the past week.

Autos & Ales returns soon for another year of fine beer and even finer cars. It’s the perfect combination for any lover of suds and sedans, in the perfect setting: the AACA Museum. Read all about this event in our feature story.

Cold Springs Inn & Brewing Co. is one of the Harrisburg area’s newest spots to grab a craft beer. Its location is also unique, as it literally hangs over the Yellow Breeches Creek. For more, read our feature story from the current issue.

Fort Hunter is the place to be this weekend—especially if you’re a dog and you’re wearing a costume. Howl-O’Ween returns on Sunday and hundreds of pooches and owners, many in creative garb, are expected to make a show of it. Learn more from our feature story.

Harrisburg City Council took preliminary action on two land-use issues, moving them into committee for further discussion. On deck is the land development plan for a proposed marijuana dispensary on Allison Hill, as well as a proposed zoning change for a swath of Midtown Harrisburg. Read the details here.

Harrisburg School District announced a new after-school program for 3rd and 4th-grade students. The program, funded with a federal grant, will offer enhanced academic and life skills education. Read more from the recent district business meeting.

Harrisburg University Concert Series is at it again, this time bringing the Revivalists into town. This alt-rock band is a critic’s choice, and you’ll get to see them live in early March. Find out the details here.

Open Stage cut the ribbon on its rebuilt and expanded theater space in downtown Harrisburg. The new space includes numerous amenities and additions that will allow the professional theater company to offer more shows and other events. Our online story offers all the details.

Sara Bozich has Halloween in mind as she links to over 130 things to do this weekend. You might find something fun to do even if you’re not fond of costumes, candy and spooky stories.

Spotlight PA has launched in Harrisburg, promising greater, more in-depth coverage of state lawmakers and government. The 10-person newsroom is stocked with reporting talent, staffed by journalists recruited from throughout the state and the nation. Read our online feature story from the past week.

The summer mission trip is a rite of passage for many area youth, as well as some adults, who board buses and help out on projects throughout the country. Read the first-person account of one such trip, penned by a rookie home renovator.

Do you receive TheBurg Daily, our daily roundup of news and events? If not, subscribe here!

Continue Reading