Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine

The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

KTA Trail Challenge runners in action

Harrisburg news this week was marked by a little of this and a little of that. Take a gander at our stories below from the past week, and you’ll see what we mean.

Amy LeFever sees patterns wherever she goes, which you might expect from an acclaimed ceramicist. Recently, she took a first-place award in the annual “Art of the State” competition, with her work exhibited at the State Museum. Learn all about what she does in our recent feature story.

Harrisburg area home sales got a boost in August from declining mortgage rates. Both prices and unit sales were up, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors. Find the info here.

Harrisburg Book Festival is returning for another long weekend of events, readings, signings and a big tent sale. Midtown Scholar Bookstore again will host the festival, which has attracted big-name authors over the years. Find out all the details here.

Homelessness is an important and troubling national issue. Dauphin County and the Dauphin County Library System are now trying new approaches to reach homeless and troubled patrons, especially those who use the downtown McCormick Riverfront Library. Learn more from our recent feature story.

Jason Isbell is one of the biggest names in roots and Americana music. He’s now coming to Harrisburg as part of Harrisburg University’s concert series. Find out more about this acclaimed singer-songwriter and how you can get tickets to his show.

KTA Trail Challenge is annual trail run that is also a test of runners’ endurance. So, why would someone run a 50K on a random Saturday? Our recent blog post gives a glimpse into local long-distance trail runners.

Penn National is chalking up a century of doing business in the Harrisburg area. Read the fascinating story of how the insurance company was founded and why it has remained in the city all these years.

“Rat Film” offers a look into both the lives of rats and the problems of Baltimore. The quirky documentary is coming to Midtown Cinema soon, with a special appearance by the film’s composer. Learn how you can attend.

Recycle Bicycle has begun moving out of the Atlas Street Warehouse. The community group is putting its massive inventory into storage until it finds a new place to call home. Click here for the story.

Two Poodles had its debut this week as the newest vendor at the Broad Street Market. While it may sound like a pet shop, it’s actually a bagel stand, selling its own freshly made product. Read all the details here.

Sara Bozich doesn’t want you to sit around and be bored this weekend. She has dozens of fun things to do in and around Harrisburg. Check out her long activity list.

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

Continue Reading