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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Co-owner of The Fix Café in downtown Harrisburg, Liz Albayero, is collecting Christmas gifts for children in need.

It’s that time of the month—TheBurg Podcast is out! Grab your earbuds and tune in as our host discusses some Harrisburg happenings. Before you hit play, catch up on the local news from this week.

First-grade students at Foose Elementary School cut the ribbon on a “Little Free Library” that they helped design and create, our online story reported. According to teachers, the library offers a way for community members to access books, filling a gap.

The Fix Café is hosting a Christmas toy drive for low-income families in Harrisburg, our online story reported. Co-owner Liz Albayero sees this as an opportunity to give back to the community that supported her during the pandemic.

Gamut Theatre’s rendition of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass” is a dive into the twisted time and space of Victorian England that holds true to the original books, says our theater reviewer. The family-friendly show runs through November.

Harrisburg-area physician Dr. Rodrigue Mortel knows the impact that education had on his own life. That is why he started the Mortel Foundation to raise money to build schools for the children of Haiti, his native country, our magazine story reported.

Home sales dipped in October, but prices increased, our online story reported. Find out the specifics for Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties, here.

KOTA The Friend, a hip hop artist from New York City, opened a streetwear store in Midtown Harrisburg, our reporting found. He also will headline a concert at H*MAC this weekend.

Local businesses are looking for ways to work around supply shortages this holiday shopping season. In our magazine story, hear from Elementary Coffee Co., Cocoa Creek Chocolates and others on how they’re making it work.

The Manor on Front cut the ribbon on a second bed and breakfast in Harrisburg this week, our reporting found. The owners renovated and restored the building, a historic property that was formerly owned by Harrisburg clothier Mary Sachs.

Mountain biking in central Pennsylvania has become its own subculture. In our magazine story, read about the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association and its mission to support bikers.

PennDOT announced that it will rehabilitate the Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg, our reporting found. Officials are encouraging the public to share their thoughts on the project.

Sara Bozich wants to help you make this weekend a great one. In her Weekend Roundup, find ideas for events, restaurants and shows to enjoy.

The Singer’s Lounge has been a platform for budding local R&B artists in Harrisburg since 2016, our magazine story reported. Founder Airis Smallwood hopes her passion will grow an appreciation for indie soul singers.

On Veterans Day, we shared the story of 96-year-old World War II veteran Glenn W. Bushey of Camp Hill. He reflects on his long life and recounts his time in the service. Read about it, here.

Volunteers helped clean up the site of a future tiny home village for homeless veterans on Veterans Day, our online story reported. The organization behind the project, Veterans Outreach of Pennsylvania, will build the village and a community center on S. Front Street.

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