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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

These empty lots in Harrisburg may be rezoned.

Summer quickly turned into fall this week around Harrisburg, and the news was just as varied as the weather. Throughout the week, we reported a mix of city news, community developments and events. If you didn’t have time to read our stories as they happened, now is your chance to catch up.

2nd Street in Harrisburg has a final redevelopment plan as the city decided on the winning design for converting much of the main artery back to two-way traffic. The plan includes a turning lane and medians, but not a protected bike lane. Read the details in our news story.

Fall art season is here, and our arts writer has the lowdown on the new exhibits throughout central PA. Click here to fill up on new art shows.

Harrisburg Planning Commission gave the nod to a proposal to rezone a swath of Midtown Harrisburg. A split commission approved the proposal, which would allow larger, denser development in the area. We have the details here.

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC announced the recipients of its 2018 Catalyst Awards. In all, eight awards will be handed out, led by Eric Darr, who will receive the Catalyst Award for his work heading up Harrisburg University. Find out who won and why here.

Harrisburg’s finances are stable, with revenue projections about in line for the first half of the year, the city reported. In other news, the city announced a major lead abatement grant and the start of leaf collection. Read up on the recent city news.

Harrisburg’s music scene gets atmospheric this month, with a number of bands heading to town emphasizing experimental and improvisational styles. As always, our music writer features the best of the best in her monthly column.

Heartshine is coming to Midtown Harrisburg, a combination of community space and pay-what-you-can restaurant. The new venture on N. 3rd Street is slated to open, of course, on Feb. 14. Find out what it’s all about.

“Mamacha Carmen,” a new photography exhibit, opened in the Paper Lion Gallery in Lemoyne. Our visual arts writer tells us about the show and the fascinating ceremony behind it.

Sara Bozich has your plans for the first feels-like-fall weekend of the year. There may be a slight chill in the air, but it’s still plenty comfortable to get out and about for events like the 2019 Harrisburg Book Festival. Get the skinny on all your weekend activities.

TheBurg’s editor has a question for Harrisburg this month: “what’s up with that?” He takes a look at the city’s redevelopment, focusing on a key block of historic buildings in Midtown. Click here to read his October column.

TheBurg’s October issue dropped this past week, showcasing some great ideas for “fall fun,” in addition to our regular heavy does of community news and features. Pick up your copy at more than 500 locations in the area and/or visit our website.

Young conservationists are in the spotlight in TheBurg’s October issue, as we feature several environmental stewards in their teens and 20s. Meet these young people and learn about their projects by reading our feature story.

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