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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Local photographer Kim Love has an exhibit in Harrisburg’s City Government Center.

Our December issue of the magazine is out! Throw on a coat and pick up a copy at a location near you or read it online. If you’re ready for all the holiday feels, you’re going to want to read these stories. But first, make sure you’re in the know on this week’s news, listed below.

Capital Region Water approved new 2022 rates for Harrisburg customers, our online story reported. The budget includes a 3% increase for drinking water and a 4% hike for wastewater service.

Crossroads Christian Ministry found a new church location after the congregation was forced out of its former building a few years ago. In our magazine feature, read the church’s story of sticking together through transition and finding a new home.

Dauphin County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is hoping to raise money this holiday season to support its advocacy efforts, our online story reported. The organization works to support youth in the foster system.

December brings lots of events with it, and we have them all in our monthly Happenings listing. Take a look, here.

The federal building in Harrisburg saw a final offer of $10 million on Thursday, after the online auction closed, our reporting found. The 246,000-square-foot building is located at 228 Walnut St.

The Harrisburg School District offered free flu shots to staff, students, families and the community this week, our online story reported. The clinic was held in partnership with UPMC.

Holiday events take the spotlight in our December Community Corner. If you’re looking for something festive to do, look no further.

As Mayor Eric Papenfuse approaches the end of his two terms in office, our editor reflects on his most significant accomplishments and shortcomings.

Mountain biking has become popular in the Harrisburg area, our magazine story reported. The Susquehanna Area Mountain Biking Association (SAMBA) provides local support to bikers through information and education.

New Year’s Eve celebrations are returning to Harrisburg this year after being held virtually last year due to the pandemic, our reporting found. The festivities will be held at FNB Field on City Island and will include fireworks, food trucks, live music and the traditional strawberry drop.

Open Stage is bringing back its traditional “A Christmas Carol” show that takes the stage each December. It’s a classic and perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Need more convincing? Here are the top five reasons why you should get tickets.

Our editor isn’t the biggest fan of winter, but is looking on the bright side of things this holiday season. Read his December Editor’s Note, here.

Pennsylvania awarded Harrisburg two grants to improve public safety and recreation in the city, our online story reported. One $500,000 grant will go towards the city’s community policing division and $150,000 will help with Reservoir Park improvements.

Photographer Kim Love’s exhibit “The Forgotten City” is on display at Harrisburg’s City Government Center, our online story reported. Through her art, Love seeks to give a voice to the overlooked in the city.

Sara Bozich has a list of weekend events perfect for getting into the Christmas spirit. There are light shows, holiday craft classes and seasonal shows, among other fun things.

Suicide is the nation’s 10th leading cause of death, our magazine story reported. Capital BlueCross has some tips for how to spot the warning signs and support someone who is contemplating it.

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