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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Capital Rebirth’s Superhero Day will return to Harrisburg this year.

TheBurg Podcast came out this week and has a few quirky Harrisburg tales for you. Before you tune in, catch up on this week’s news, listed and linked, below.

A ballot drop box was deployed at the Dauphin County Administration building this week in preparation for the upcoming municipal election, our online story reported. County elections staff recently mailed out 17,200 requested mail-in and absentee ballots, the county stated.

TheBurg was named “News Organization of the Year” in Pennsylvania, an annual honor presented by the state press association. The award recognizes excellence in all aspects of a news organization’s operations, including for editorial, art, design and sales, our online story reported.

Our editor, in his monthly column, reflects on what Harrisburg’s growing population means for the city. Builders are responding to increased demand for housing, presenting an opportunity to think about what the city wants and needs. Read it here.

Elvis Solivan was named Harrisburg’s new director of business development/LERTA administrator, our online story reported. He previously served as a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) official and as a communications specialist at the Philadelphia Parking Authority.

Fall events take the spotlight in our October Community Corner. Harvest festivals, a flea market and a fall storytime all made the list.

Gamut Theatre will feature all-female directors for its mainstage season. In our magazine story, read about what they have up their sleeves.

The Harrisburg Architectural Review Board approved a five-story residential and retail structure at 512-514 N. 2nd St., our reporting found. At previous meetings, HARB members questioned the modern aesthetic of the design, but now, most seemed satisfied.

The Harrisburg Fire Bureau held an awards ceremony and swearing-in of new firefighters this week, our online story reported. Chief Brian Enterline presented the “Chief’s Award” to all members of the bureau for their service during the pandemic.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse made two appointments to the citizen’s law enforcement advisory committee this week, our online story reported. At a press conference, he introduced residents Autumn Cooper and Anthony Burnett.

Hip hop artist KOTA The Friend plans to open a streetwear store in Midtown this November on the 200-block of Reily Street, our reporting found. He will also headline a music festival at H*MAC on Nov. 12.

Sara Bozich has festivals, markets and tours on tap for the weekend in Harrisburg. Take a look and take your pick, here.

Sprocket Mural Works artists created their largest mural yet on the Mulberry Street Bridge in Harrisburg. The project gave budding artists a chance to be apprentices under Brooklyn artist Ian Potter, our magazine story reported.

Steven Williams, a local author, recently released his debut novel “Skadi,” our online story reported. The novel, although set in a fantasy world, touches on many real-life themes.

Superhero Day returns to Harrisburg this year with a mission of preventing bullying, our reporting found. Capital Rebith’s festivities begin with a city-wide parade and end with a superhero-filled celebration on City Island.

One woman’s quest for a missing elk statue leads her down a path of discovering a piece of Harrisburg history and family history. Read about her hunt, here.

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