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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

On Friday, Harrisburg Public Works Department employees removed trash from an illegal dump site on Atlas Street, between Maclay and Woodbine streets.

Community-centric journalism is at the heart of what we do, and several stories from this week showcased our focus. Stay in the know on what’s happening in your community by reading this week’s news, linked below.

August happenings in the Harrisburg area are in full swing. Find plenty of fun ways to spend the month, here. For even more ways to spend your summer days, check out our Community Corner.

A bike share program will return to Harrisburg under new leadership, our online story reported. Tri-County Regional Planning Commission will oversee the new “SusqueCycle” initiative to provide another mode of transportation to the city.

Bob’s Art Blog shares the latest news in the Harrisburg area art world. Featured this month is an exhibit on mushrooms in York and a part-gallery-part-restaurant space in Lancaster.

Dauphin County held an event to help people understand and address trauma, our online story reported. The idea for the event came after residents expressed concern following a violent incident at Harrisburg’s Fourth of July festival.

Concerts headed to the Harrisburg area in August are some of the best of the summer, our columnist writes. From pop star Lady Gaga to indie band Lord Huron to folk rockers Cordovas, there’s a little bit of everything.

Free ice cream raised money for the Salvation Army of Harrisburg at an event in Riverfront Park on Thursday, our reporting found. For the 10,000 Scoops Challenge, with each scoop of ice cream served, event co-host, Moose Track’s, donated $1 to the Harrisburg nonprofit.

Harrisburg and PennDOT installed two new signs to help deter truck drivers from passing under the railroad bridge on Front Street, where many often get stuck, our online story reported. The city also plans to increase enforcement for those who break the law.

Harrisburg’s unhoused population now has another place to shower, our online story reported. Amiracle4sure, with help from the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness, has opened its facilities for weekly use by those in need.

Illegal dumping has been a continuous issue in Harrisburg, but the city is taking increased measures to prevent it, our online story reported. The Department of Public Works will install new cameras and use its increasing number of employees to its advantage.

Local produce enjoyed by central Pennsylvanians each summer is harvested by hand. In our magazine story, read about the workers who get your fruits and veggies from farm to table.

Sara Bozich has a full list of events in her Weekend Roundup. If you’re looking for something to do, look no further.

Susquehanna River islands are up for sale for the first time in over a century, our reporting found. The pair of islands have an interesting history that’s tied to the family who has owned them for generations.


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