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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Representatives from Dawood Engineering Inc. explained the updated proposal for State Street at a public meeting on Wednesday.

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Art House offers visitors an “adventure to a magical land of imagination and meaning, a world of enchantment full of treasures,” says our arts blogger Bob. In his magazine story, read about the artists behind the Fairfield Valley gallery, Michael McCullough and wife, Sharon Pierce McCullough.

Capital Blue Cross shares the story of how CPR saved one local bicyclist’s life. In our magazine story, read about the importance of CPR certification.

A disparity study conducted by Harrisburg will move forward as the city has asked local business owners to complete a survey, our online story reported. The survey will help identify the area’s diverse businesses to provide them with more city contracting opportunities.

Dr. Lori Suski, receiver for the Harrisburg School District, explained why she believes the court-approved three-year extension of the receivership will prove beneficial, our online story reported. A school board director also shares his thoughts.

Harrisburg Beach Club brings a bit of the shore experience to the city, our magazine story reported. City Island’s newest hangout spot has drinks, snacks and beautiful riverfront views.

The Harrisburg School District’s receivership period will be extended for another three years, our reporting found. The Dauphin County Court of Common Please approved the extension, which was set to end on June 17, and reappointed Dr. Lori Suski as receiver.

Harrisburg Young Professionals will host its annual Italian Lake Concert Series this summer, our online story reported. The series will begin on June 26 with Shine Delphi.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg dedicated its new building, The Alexander Grass Campus for Jewish Life, and unveiled a flag this week, our online story reported. On the six-acre campus, the administration building will now host meetings, federation staff and a 15,000-square-foot fitness center with river views.

The Millworks will host a music festival to benefit the Broad Street Market on July 9, our online story reported. Art vendors, food trucks and a beer tent will also be onsite.

The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is the only lodge located in a Pennsylvania state park, our magazine story reported. With an environmentally inspired design, the lodge is tucked in the mountains among wildlife.

The PA Downtown Center (PDC) works with communities and community organizations to help them undertake strategic revitalization plans. In our magazine story, read about how PDC helps communities reach goals like increased quality of life, sense of place, long-term sustainability and competitiveness.

The Rolls-Royce Foundation in Mechanicsburg exhibits a stunning collection of the world-famous motorcars. In our magazine story, read about what the showroom, art gallery and garage have to offer to visitors.

Sara Bozich, as always, has a great listing of this weekend’s events in and around Harrisburg. Find them, here.

A State Street redesign project will move into the final stages after undergoing changes based on community feedback, our reporting found. The project, with the goal of making the roadway safer, will incorporate additional signage, crosswalks and parking lane buffers, among other upgrades.

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