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The Week that Was: News and events around Harrisburg

Elementary Coffee Co. debuted its shop this week.

The local news was as variable as the weather this past week: calm one minute, stormy the next. We have the news portion wrapped up for you below, in case you missed a story while dodging the trick-or-treat monsoon.

Art Association of Harrisburg is featuring two new exhibits, which both touch on important social issues. Check out what our fine arts columnist had to say about the installations.

Elementary Coffee Co. debuted its standalone shop at North and Susquehanna streets in Harrisburg following a lengthy build-out. We were delighted to capture the soft opening of this long-anticipated project. Check out our online story.

Harrisburg has proposed implementing an innovative business parking permit program, but the ordinance quickly met pushback last week from City Council members. Click here to find out what the proposal is all about.

Harrisburg Mural Fest may be past, but we showcased the stunning works of art in our October issue. As a bonus, one delayed mural was just completed, and you can see that for yourself at a prominent corner–N. 3rd and Cumberland streets–in Midtown Harrisburg.

Harrisburg’s federal courthouse is rising quickly at N. 6th and Reily streets, though without nearly enough parking to accommodate all the staff, jurors and visitors. In his monthly column, our editor weighs in with his thoughts on the coming Midtown parking clash.

Harrisburg’s music scene steps up to a new level this month as several major acts visit the capital city. Our music writer lets us know who’s coming to town over the 30 days of November.

The Marine Corps Marathon was last weekend, and a Camp Hill doctor ran it to raise money to help injured veterans. Read about this man and his commitment to this important cause in our online feature.

A medical marijuana company expects to build a dispensary in Allison Hill, but first must have its building plan approved by City Council. Council listened for two hours last week as the company explained the plan for its Allison Hill facility. Read the details here.

Sara Bozich summarizes the final batch of the season’s Halloween-related events, which take place this weekend, and has another 100 or so other things for you to do. Take a gander at her long list of activities here.

TheBurg released our November issue, chock-a-block with stories about local businesses in anticipation of the busy holiday shopping season. You’ll also find many stories about Harrisburg-area people, organizations, cultural activities, events and more. You can pick up the hard copy in 500-plus locations in central PA or click here to read the online version.

Whitaker Center is launching its “Thursday Afternoon” music series next week. So, this coming Thursday, pack a lunch and bring it to downtown Harrisburg’s arts and science complex for some great live sounds while you eat. Read the details here.

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