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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Harrisburg’s Young Professionals of Color organization was awarded a state grant to support their Juneteenth celebration.

The May issue of the magazine is out today! Beware, the stories this month may make your stomach growl—it’s our dining issue. Grab a copy or read online, and catch up on this week’s news, below.

Arbor Day was celebrated in Harrisburg with a tree planting in Allison Hill, our online story reported. Volunteers are planting nearly 50 trees along Market Street. 

A basketball tournament is coming to Harrisburg’s City Island on June 4, our online story reported. Youth and adults can participate in the 3×3 tournament for the chance to win prizes. 

Bethesda Mission helped local resident Lawrence McNeil turn his life around and, because of that, McNeil is determined to give back to the organization. In our magazine story, read more about his story of transformation.

Blighted buildings on the 1400-block of N. 3rd St. were demolished to make room for a new development in Midtown, our reporting found. Harrisburg-based plans to construct a three-story building with a restaurant and art space.

The Bridge Ecovillage will receive a $4 million grant to renovate and repurpose the former Bishop McDevitt High School, our online story reported. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant will help fund the renovation of the first floor of the building.

Capital Blue Cross shares the facts about cervical cancer in their health column. Found out how this disease impacts the nation and how to be proactive about preventing it.

Construction will resume on State Street to complete unfinished sidewalk ramps, our online story reported. The State Street Rapid Response project was halted last week, after the city received feedback from concerned residents.

Our editor points out the second anniversary of the Friends of TheBurg program is this month. In his Editor’s Note, he thanks those who have supported TheBurg and urges others to join.

Harrisburg-area projects are set to receive Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) grants, our online story reported. To view the list of recipients, click here.

Jewish Family Services is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Kosher Meals on Wheels program, our online story reported. To celebrate, the organization will hold a “50 Years of Caring” event on June 9.

Micah Parsons of the Dallas Cowboys returned to his hometown of Harrisburg to accept a key to the city, our online story reported. Parsons received a key last year, but misplaced it, according to the city.

Mother Hubbard’s Custom Cabinetry has retained consistent quality over the decades that it has been in business, but has also changed to fit with the times. In our magazine story, read about the services that they offer.

The Roots are set to perform in Harrisburg on July 15, our online story reported. The concert is part of Harrisburg University’s summer concert series being held in Riverfront Park.

Sara Bozich has you covered with fun ideas for your weekend. Find them, here.

A teen summit will be held on May 18 to address gun violence in the community, our online story reported. Harrisburg City Council member Jocelyn Rawls and the Kappa Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are organizing the event, called #OurLivesMatter.

A Town Hall for Justice was held this week at the Harrisburg High School-John Harris Campus, our online story reported. Local officials and activists spoke on the issue of gun violence in the community and possible solutions.

A Ukrainian native and local resident will hold a fundraiser dinner to support her home country during a time of war, our reporting found. The dinner will feature traditional Ukrainian dishes and a cultural presentation.

Woodland Floral Design Co. of Biglerville helps brides with unique wedding floral arrangements, our magazine story reported. For owner Misha Dennison, it’s about so much more than flowers; it’s about serving and caring for clients.

The Young Professionals of Color-Greater Harrisburg was awarded state funding to support their Juneteenth celebration, our reporting found. The Pennsylvania Tourism Office’s Journeying Toward Freedom grants were given to seven organizations across the commonwealth.


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