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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

“Over the Edge” is coming to Harrisburg on Oct. 29.

Whether you plan to head to the pumpkin patch, sit around the campfire or sip a latte at your favorite coffee shop this weekend, take time to get up to date on the current local news. Our week’s coverage is all listed and linked below. 

Bethesda Mission will soon kick off its annual food drive, our reporting found. The nonprofit hopes to collect 120,000 pounds of food for those in need during the holidays.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s (BBBSCR) “Over the Edge” event is on Oct. 29, our online story reported. It will challenge participants to go over the edge of Harrisburg’s Fulton Bank building and rappel 21 stories, or 257 feet, down to the street below.

Federal and local law enforcement agencies are teaming up to target illegal gun purchases in Harrisburg, our reporting found. “Operation Scarecrow” seeks to track down people who illegally use a third party (straw party) to buy guns for them.

The Harrisburg School District may soon be adding increased mental health support to its students, our reporting found. They plan to work with Effective School Solutions (ESS), which provides mental health programming to K to 12 students.

The Harrisburg Zoning Hearing Board approved plans for a large apartment building proposed for Midtown, our reporting found. The project consists of one- and two-bedroom, market-rate apartments and a 3,000-square-foot commercial space.

The Hershey History Center tells the story of Hershey and Derry Township through exhibits and events, our magazine story reported. Currently, it’s showcasing an exhibit of locomotives and trolleys.

The LGBT Center of Central PA announced that it will move out of its current home on N. 3rd Street in Harrisburg, our online story reported. According to the executive director, the center will continue operations remotely while looking for a new, larger building.

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse announced his proposal to use over $12 million in federal funds to support seniors, our online story reported. The money would go towards creating a guaranteed income program for seniors, devoting money to a proposed affordable housing project and funding improvements to a local senior center.

Minority women entrepreneurs had a chance to network and learn at “EmergeHer,” a panel discussion, our online story reported. Harrisburg business owner Christine Titih held the event in hopes of providing resources to those looking to start a business.

The PA Farm Show is set for Jan. 8 through 15. However, the show can only go on if they can hire over 100 employees, our online story reported. Open positions range from part-time, temporary and permanent positions in security, maintenance and skilled trades.

Sara Bozich comes through again with her list of events in the Harrisburg area this weekend. Find something fun to do, here.

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars in Spring Mills offers 40 varieties on its wine list at any one time—many of them award-winners. In our magazine story, read about the father-son duo behind the brand and their mission to make great wine.

Small Business Saturday has created a platform for local businesses to get their name out during the pandemic. In our magazine story, read about founder Ashley Smith’s desire to support budding entrepreneurs through the monthly pop-up shops.

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