Greater Harrisburg's Community Magazine

The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

H*MAC announced its partnership with Live Nation this week.

Not only is it a long weekend, but it’s the perfect time to read our July issue of the magazine, which just came out this week! However you plan to spend the Fourth of July holiday, take some time to catch up on this week’s local news, below.

Federal Building owner Justin Etzin said that he plans to transform the building into a 200-unit apartment building, our online story reported. The building would also include restaurants, a movie theater and a salon.

Fireworks and food trucks are headed to Harrisburg this weekend for the Fourth of July. Find all the details for the day, in our online story.

The Harrisburg Area YMCA announced David Ozmore as the new president and CEO of the organization, our online story reported. Ozmore replaces former president Richard Curl who served in his position for 25 years.

Harrisburg City Council voted down a proposal by local developer D&F Realty for an Uptown apartment building, our reporting found. According to council member Shamaine Daniels, the developer had numerous recent citations for code violations.

Harrisburg is teaming up with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to offer youth a glimpse into conservation careers, our online story reported. The PA Outdoor Corps job development program will run from July 5 to 8 in Reservoir Park.

The Harrisburg School District passed a $223.8 million 2022-23 budget, our online story reported. The budget also included a 3.36% tax hike for the school district portion of the property tax.

H*MAC announced a partnership with Live Nation, a live entertainment company, our reporting found. Live Nation will be H*MAC’s exclusive booking partner for its Capitol Room venue.

An I-83 tolling plan has run into a major roadblock, as a state court has ruled against the PennDOT proposal, our online story reported. In the decision, the court said that PennDOT didn’t give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposal.

Italian Lake is set to become more eco-friendly with a rain garden and wetland area, our online story reported. Harrisburg received a grant from The Giant Company and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful for the project.

Jeremiah Crow’s House of Oddities and Curious Goods in Elizabethtown specializes in the wacky and bizarre, our magazine story reported. If you’d like to see a stuffed, two-headed piglet or a purported lock of Charles Manson’s hair, this is the museum for you.

In our July Editor’s Note, find out who the cute dog is on the cover of our magazine. He’s a resident of the Humane Society and in need of a home.

July is packed with fun events in the Harrisburg area. We have plenty to choose from in both our Community Corner and Happenings columns.

Local environmental groups are stressing the effects that trees have on improving water quality. In our magazine story, read more about the organizations working to plant more trees and restore their environments.

My Heroes Stage is central Pennsylvania’s newest live music venue, our magazine story reported. Located at Hollywood Casino in Grantville, it’s bringing big-name recording artists to the Harrisburg region.

“Official Competition” is a film within a film and an act that turns into reality, says our movie reviewer. Find out more about the movie, playing at Midtown Cinema in July, in our magazine story.

Plants + Pints Harrisburg plans to bring the community together to educate people on living a healthy and eco-conscious life, our online story reported. The event will highlight local farms, vegan and vegetarian businesses and other plant-based products.

Sara Bozich has a lot of fun and patriotic events on tap for the Fourth of July weekend. Find them, here.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center has something for everyone to enjoy, our magazine story reported. Whether you prefer history or art or marveling at the historic guns, the center has it all.

Do you receive TheBurg Daily, our daily digest of news and events delivered right to your email inbox? If not, sign up here! 

Support quality local journalism. Join Friends of TheBurg today!

Continue Reading