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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg.

Stop signs were back in the news this week in Harrisburg.

Harrisburg City Council held its first legislative session of the season, which offered a healthy chunk of city news this week. Find out what’s happening around town both inside and outside of city hall with our weekly news recap.

Artsfest will go on next year, as Harrisburg plans to take the three-day, arts-focused celebration in-house. The city plans to run the event after the former organizer, Jump Street, ceased operations. Check out how the city plans to make this happen.

CEO Charlotte Katzenmoyer is stressing Capital Region Water’s commitment to environmental action and progress. In a letter to the editor, she addresses criticisms leveled by an environmental nonprofit and defends a proposed stormwater fee. Read her entire letter here.

Harrisburg will interview at least two companies that may be interested in acquiring the city’s water/sewer system. Mayor Eric Papenfuse stressed that this was a preliminary step and did not mean that the city will definitely sell the asset. Read the story here.

Harrisburg Area Roller Derby (HARD) is more than a sports team. Sure, these women love the sport, but they also have forged close personal connections that belie the stereotype of roller derby. Our feature story offers insight into the team and some of the players.

Harrisburg University this weekend hosts the HUE Invitational, its second annual e-sports tournament. Teams from around the country will compete for cash prizes and honors in three video games. Learn what this is all about.

Harrisburg’s Urban Meadow may get extended, as the city has applied for a state grant to fund the project. If built, the walkway extension would run to N. 6th Street, near the new federal courthouse. Read the details here.

Julissa Morales is just 16 years old, but already a veteran activist, especially in defense of immigrant issues and rights. Our feature story tells you about this impressive young Harrisburg resident.

Mayor Eric Papenfuse said that his administration would retain two of the four stop signs along N. 3rd Street that had been targeted for removal. Eventually, Harrisburg City Council will make the final decision on whether to retain or remove the signs. Find out more about the decision here.

Nate Foster is likely a familiar face if you’ve attended a class at the Art Association of Harrisburg in recent years. He teaches illustration, and our fine arts writer offers a short profile of the man beneath the cap.

Rodrigo y Gabriela, a world-renowned acoustic duo, is making a stop in town as part of Harrisburg University’s music series. Find out how to attend the show here.

Sara Bozich has the cure for the boring blues, with more than 100 things to do this weekend. See what’s on her agenda by visiting her weekly blog of events in and around Harrisburg.

Simplicity is the theme of month for our food columnist, Rosemary. That philosophy has taken her to dishes that are short on time, but big on flavor. Read what’s cooking in Rosemary’s kitchen.

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