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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Officials broke ground on the Camp Curtin YMCA’s affordable housing project this week.

Our November issue of the magazine is out today! This issue is all about supporting small businesses in and around Harrisburg. Grab an issue and shop small for the holidays this year. Before you do, read this week’s news coverage, below.

The Barefoot Historian & Co. offers spooky tours around Carlisle to those who dare. In our magazine story, read about Courtney Cauthon’s journey to opening a ghost tour business.

Bob’s Art Blog has the scoop on what’s coming up at the Art Association of Harrisburg, including “Nothing Pretty,” a surreal exhibit. He also spotlights Doggie Delights, a gourmet dog treat stand in the Broad Street Market.

The Camp Curtin YMCA broke ground on an affordable housing development in Uptown Harrisburg, our online story reported. The project will include constructing four single-family homes for low-income residents.

Our editor encourages readers to shop small and local for the upcoming holiday season in his November Editor’s Note. Small businesses are the focus of this month’s issue of the magazine.

Market Fresh, a family-owned grocery store, opened this week on N. 6th Street in Uptown Harrisburg, our reporting found. The owners hope to provide fresh produce to a community that has been lacking it.

Meatballs are on the menu for Rosemary. Learn how to make her meatballs in brandy, here.

Messiah University has launched its “Thriving Together” program to unite local churches around the mission of racial justice. The initiative brings together diverse congregations to participate in anti-racism training and to study theologies of justice and reconciliation, our magazine story reported.

Habitat for Humanity hasn’t let the pandemic halt its work. In our magazine story, read about how the housing nonprofit pivoted to provide maintenance to homeowners in need.

The Harrisburg Beach Club plans to open next week, serving up drinks and a riverside view, our online story reported. They plan to utilize heaters and fire pits to keep customers warm during the winter months.

Harrisburg completed a few large-scale trash cleanups in Allison Hill and Uptown this week, our reporting found. City officials said that, with increased staff and resources in the public works department, they can better address illegal dumping issues.

Sara Bozich’s Weekend Roundup will have you ready to hit the town. See all the events that the Harrisburg area has to offer this weekend, here.

Shank’s Tavern has become a local staple in Marietta. Our magazine article tells the story behind the two-century-old restaurant.

Theatre Harrisburg is back with in-person performances for the season, after a long break due to the pandemic. It kicked off with “The SpongeBob Musical,” which runs through Nov. 7 at Whitaker Center, our online story reported.

Trees will be planted on several Harrisburg streets in an upcoming planting blitz by the city, our online story reported. City Forester Ellen Roane is looking for volunteers ready to get their hands dirty.

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