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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Mayor Wanda Williams and City Council President Danielle Bowers unveiled the new street name for a section of Walnut Street.

Another week of news in Harrisburg has come and gone, and, as always, we’ve been here to cover it all. Wondering what happened at City Council on Tuesday, why Walnut Street has a new name, or what films will play at this year’s Moviate Film Festival? Find all the answers, below.

An Allison Hill development project received approval on Tuesday by Harrisburg City Council, our reporting found. Radon Construction will transform the long-abandoned building at 100 N. 13th St. into apartment units.

TheBurg Podcast celebrates culture in this month’s episode. From soccer culture to AAPI culture to the culture of family-owned restaurants, the May edition’s guests cover it all.

The Central PA Unity Cup, planned for May 12 to 21, will bring together culturally diverse teams for a soccer tournament, our online story reported. Nine teams representing countries from around the globe will compete.

Dauphin County announced its summer event series on Wednesday, our online story reported. The parks and recreation department plans to hold the annual Jazz & Wine Festival, the Sunset Music and Movies series and Proudly PA!, among other events.

Eagle F.C., based in Mechanicsburg, is a U.S. semi-professional team formed under the United Soccer League’s new women’s league, launching this month. In our magazine story, hear from players about how the new team fills a gap between college and professional soccer.

Harrisburg designers work behind the scenes to make many local students stand out in their gowns and tuxes for prom night, our magazine story reported. Chances are, if you’ve seen the pictures of bright, flashy, extravagant prom attire, you were looking at the handiwork of one of these local fashion gurus.

Harrisburg Food Tours takes guests through the Broad Street Market and to Midtown restaurants for sweet and savory samples, our magazine story reported. Founder Nada Walton guides guests, adding stories of culture and history along the way.

Harrisburg Mayor Wanda Williams proposed using the city’s $47 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money to support low-income residents, upgrade pools and parks and cover public safety needs. In our online story, see what specific projects she wants to fund, including an affordable housing program and water park construction.

Harrisburg officials unveiled the designation of part of Walnut Street as T. Morris Chester Way, named after a prominent figure in Harrisburg history, our online story reported. Thomas Morris Chester, a Harrisburg native, was the first Black war correspondent in the nation during the 1860s.

Harrisburg University announced that it would develop a marketplace for non-fungible tokens (NFTs), our online story reported. People can purchase NFTs of moments in HU history, and the money will help fund HU’s student scholarship program.

Home prices in Harrisburg increased in April, while sales dipped, our online story reported. In the three-county region, the median price of an existing home rose to $250,500, a jump from $225,000 in April 2021, as sales fell to 628 houses versus 704 the prior April.

Moviate Film Festival returns to Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg this weekend, our online story reported. The festival will feature underground, avant-garde films.

OD’s Fish House cooks up family-style plates for customers to eat in or take home. Owner Otis Harrison sells 14 kinds of fish, from catfish to whiting filets to porgies, tilapia and trout. Read more about the Harrisburg business, here.

PA Greek Fest returns this weekend for its 50th anniversary, our online story reported. The festival will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camp Hill and feature traditional Greek dishes.

Sara Bozich has a list of Harrisburg-area events to brighten up another rainy weekend. Find them, here.

A State Street redesign will be the topic of several upcoming public meetings in Harrisburg, our online story reported. Residents will have the chance to comment on the project, which was sent back to the drawing board after residents expressed concern with the construction last month.

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