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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

At an open house, Harrisburg residents and activists voiced concerns to PennDOT about a Market Street rehab  project.

We are in the thick of winter here in Harrisburg with temperatures that seem to just keep dropping. This weekend, stay warm and stay up to date on local news, which is listed and linked, below.

Arepa House recently opened in downtown Harrisburg, bringing authentic Venezuelan food to the area, our magazine story reported. The restaurant offers various types of arepa sandwiches to choose from, each featuring a varied combination of meat, cheeses, beans, plantains, avocados and/or veggies.

Blogger Bob shares last year’s highlights from the local art world in this first installment of a two-part blog. Take a look at the best exhibits of 2021, here.

Our Burg Review featured Narcisse Theatre’s new show “Kill Keller.” In the play, writer Paul Hood reopens wounds and bares his painful childhood.

Capital Blue Cross has some tips for how to handle stress and strengthen mental health. Find ways to lower stress levels, here.

Carolina Harvey of Susquehanna Township became the first Latina to host the long-running A&E television network series, “Hoarders” in 2021, our magazine story reported. On a day-to-day basis, Harvey helps clients tidy their homes through her business, Cure The Clutter. 

The Central PA MLK Day of Service was held mainly on a virtual format due to the snow, our online story reported. The committee still had plenty of ways for the community to celebrate the holiday through live-streamed seminars and activities.

The Harrisburg Heat soccer team has returned to the pitch for a new season. In our magazine story, read about the team that’s been kicking it for years.

The Harrisburg School District announced that it would move to a virtual format this past week due to a rise in COVID cases, our online story reported. That was the second week in a row that the district has opted for virtual learning.

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra cancelled its weekend concerts due to the current spike in COVID cases, our online story reported.

A high-volume COVID testing site is planned to open soon at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, our online story reported. The Department of Health has not yet released details on when the site will open.

Kesher Israel has moved from its long-time location to a new building on the 3000-block of N. 3rd Street, our reporting found. The location provides a more modernized and centralized place for the synagogue.

Midtown Cinema is hosting a meet and greet with “The Room” star Greg Sestero this weekend. In our magazine story, read about the movie that has become a cult classic because of how bad it is.

PennDOT presented its plans for the Market Street Bridge renovation at a community open house, our online story reported. Many business owners and activists showed up to ask questions and voice concerns.

The People’s Budget team surveyed Harrisburg residents to find out what they wanted prioritized in the city’s 2022 budget, our online story reported. Results showed that people favored investment in housing, roads and infrastructure, among other items.

Sara Bozich has lots of fun ideas for your weekend, despite the cold weather. Take a look, here.

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