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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Harrisburg will hold its annual Holiday Parade this weekend. Pictured: a past parade

We’ve made it to the weekend, once again, with Thanksgiving in sight. Before you head to the store to gather ingredients for the holiday meal, catch up on this week’s local news coverage.

The Appalachian Audubon Society is trying to get the word out about bird and wildlife conservation in the Harrisburg area. For 50 years, members have created space for bird watching, conservation and education, our magazine story reported.

Blogger Bob gives thanks to our local arts community, in the spirit of the season. In his blog, he offers an update on arty happenings in and around town.

A bond deal in Harrisburg is expected to close next week, our reporting found. The deal will allow Harrisburg to retire a large chunk of its once-massive debt.

Clay Shaw of York has photographed many of the world’s elite runners, our magazine story reported. Find out about his life as a sports photographer, which has included covering the Boston Marathon, as well as pro football, basketball, hockey and other sporting events.

Harrisburg’s Holiday Parade is this weekend, and the city is ready with balloons, characters, marching bands and dancers set to take to the streets. After the parade, families can visit Santa and enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate, our online story reported.

Some Harrisburg residents have taken it upon themselves to care for their neighborhood. In our magazine article, read about a few unsung heroes who work behind the scenes to beautify the community.

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving meal staple. Rosemary has a simple, yet delicious recipe that can be prepared in advance for a stress-free holiday.

Midtown Cinema is celebrating its 20th anniversary as Harrisburg’s indie movie theater, our online story reported. The festivities will include film screenings, a ribbon-cutting and a reception on Nov. 28.

Rachel O’Connor became the newly appointed curator for the esteemed Art Association of Harrisburg about five years ago, our magazine story reported. Since then, she carved out a name for herself with a portfolio of groundbreaking exhibits.

Rhoads Hallmark & Gift Shop is a popular stop in Hummelstown, with its small-town, welcoming feel, our magazine story reported. The shop specializes in “old school” products, as well as today’s in-demand goods.

Sara Bozich has highlighted many local events coming up during this pre-holiday weekend. Check them out, here.

Shop small and shop local this holiday season. We’ve made finding the perfect gift easy with our curated list of Harrisburg-area businesses, here.

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