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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

A past SoMa Block Party. Photo by Michael Yatsko Photography.

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Artsfest will return to Harrisburg’s Riverfront Park on May 28 through 30, our online story reported. The annual event will feature handcrafted wares for sale, food trucks and live music.

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The Canoe Club of Greater Harrisburg offers a place for both beginners and experienced paddlers to find community while enjoying time on the water, our magazine story reported.

Capital Region Water broke ground on a stormwater management project at the Camp Curtin Branch YMCA, our online story reported. The “Big Green Block” project will include the construction of systems to help prevent stormwater runoff from overwhelming the sewer system.

Comcast and Harrisburg partnered to offer a discount on internet services to low-income residents, our online story reported. Through the “Affordable Connectivity Program,” households can receive a discount of up to $30 a month.

An e-sports gaming facility will open soon in downtown Harrisburg, our online story reported. Professional e-sports team, The Susquehanna Soniqs, envision their facility, The LAN Center, as a hub for gaming in the area.

Harrisburg is in the middle of a major road construction project to transform N. 2nd Street from one-way to two-way traffic. In our magazine story, hear from officials and residents on how they feel about the project.

Harrisburg is seeking summer employees to staff its parks and pool for the season, our online story reported. The city plans to open the Jackson Lick pool on June 13.

The Harrisburg Transportation Center will receive $634,525 in federal funding for a new heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) system, our reporting found. Much of the existing system was installed over two decades ago and need to be replaced, according to the city.

MASA Authentic Mexican Cuisine, an Allison Hill food truck, will move to a downtown brick-and-mortar location on June 6, our reporting found. The business has served customers for over 30 years in Harrisburg.

May events are listed in our Community Corner, where you can find educational, artsy and active ways to spend the month.

“Petite Maman,” playing this month at Midtown Cinema, is a breath of fresh air, says our movie reviewer. The still-life movie quietly paints the picture of a mother-daughter relationship.

Restaurants faced an extremely tough time during the pandemic, but despite the challenges, many made it through. How did they survive? Our editor asked local businesses owners that question.

Ross Willard, founder of Recycle Bicycle in Harrisburg, hopes to see State Street become safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles. Read his thoughts on how that could be done, here.

Sara Bozich has lots of fun springtime events for your weekend. Find them, here.

SoMa Block Parties will return to downtown Harrisburg for the summer with music, drinks, food and shopping, our online story reported.

A State Street construction project will face a redesign process after residents expressed concern with the project, our online story reported. At a Harrisburg City Council meeting, officials explained how the project will proceed and residents gave their input.

The Susquehanna Chorale is celebrating its 40th anniversary. In our magazine story, read about the history of the organization and how it has grown over the years.

A Teen Summit will provide mentorship to local students and help them set goals for the future, our online story reported. The Harrisburg-based DBA (Dream. Believe. Achieve.) Academy of Arts and Development is holding the free event on June 11.

Visit Hershey & Harrisburg announced “Murals & More—A Walk of Art,” audio-guided tours of two routes that highlight murals, monuments and art, our online story reported.

The West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland announced its grand opening following renovations, our online story reported. They will hold an open house on May 7, to allow visitors to see the updated space and purchase tickets for future performances.

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