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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

The Broad Street Market’s sign was repaired and reinstalled this week.

Better get out and enjoy the sunny weather while you can! It might not last long. This week’s news covered several spring and summery events, such as outdoor concerts, bike sharing and gardening. Find it all, linked below.

Bike sharing will return to Harrisburg this summer under Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, our online story reported. The previous bike share program was halted due to COVID.

The Broad Street Market’s iconic sign was reinstalled this week, after suffering significant damage over a year ago, our reporting found.

Capital Region Water is set to receive a significant loan from The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority, known as PENNVEST, our online story reported. The funds will help CRW repair and replace water supply systems throughout Dauphin County.

On Earth Day, volunteers celebrated by cleaning up a portion of the Capital Area Greenbelt, our online story reported. The Capital Area Greenbelt Association stressed the importance of residents pitching in to keep the parks beautiful.

Harrisburg began paving N. 2nd Street this week, taking another step forward in a project to transform the road from one-way to two-way, our online story reported. Their next step in the project will include constructing medians.

The Harrisburg School District announced that it will move its 5th grade students from the middle school level back to the elementary level, our reporting found. According to the district, there have been negative declines from 4th to 5th grade in academic and behavioral data.

Hauson “Chops” Green is a barber at Heads Up barbershop on N. 6th Street. But more than that, he is a mentor to young men in the Uptown community. Read more, in our magazine story.

KALEO is set to perform in Riverfront Park on Aug. 17 as part of Harrisburg University’s summer concert series, our online story reported. For the summer concert, KALEO will be joined by punk band White Reaper.

Manor House Studio of Lemoyne specializes in kitchen design and remodeling. In our magazine story, read about their offerings and the history of the business.

Midtown Cinema is opening “We’re All Going To The World’s Fair,” a discomforting film showcasing the online community of horror fans. Read more about it, here.

Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program sends graduates into the field to help local residents know how to till, plant, tend and harvest. In our magazine story, read more about the program and what it takes to become a master gardener.

Sara Bozich has a listing of events for the sunny weekend ahead in Harrisburg. Take a look, here.

State Street construction came to a halt after residents expressed concern over the project, our reporting found. Harrisburg issued a cease and desist order for the road work and plans to redesign the project, with residents’ comments in mind.

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