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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Harrisburg School District employees, represented by the local union, AFSCME Council 13, protested their wages at a board meeting on Tuesday.

With beautiful weather headed our way, this weekend may be the perfect time to explore Harrisburg  and support local businesses. While you’re out, grab a copy of our August magazine and also catch up on this week’s news, linked below.

Australian musician Courtney Barnett is the focus of director Danny Cohen’s film, “The Anonymous Club.” Read what our movie reviewer has to say about the film, here.

“Bigs in Blue” is a national initiative designed by Big Brothers Big Sisters to pair youth with law enforcement officer mentors. In our magazine story, read about one pair’s experience in the program.

TheBurg Podcast this month is chock-full of conversations about time. Tune in to hear news from the Harrisburg Area YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region and Harristown.

The Harrisburg Coin Club will host its 60th annual coin show at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg on Sept. 16 to 17, our online story reported. The group was founded in 1950 as a way for coin collectors to trade, auction and buy old coins and medals.

Harrisburg has had its ups and downs since TheBurg was founded 14 years ago. In his column, our editor reflects on what has changed, for the better and worse, over the years.

At a Harrisburg School Board meeting on Tuesday, district employees represented by the local labor union AFCME Council 13, silently protested their wages, our reporting found. The district has not yet come to a collective bargaining agreement with the union for the upcoming year’s contract.

Laela Hooper, a rising sixth-grader at Marshall Math and Science Academy in Harrisburg, published her book, “The Tale of Alysa,” this past March, our online story reported. This past school year, Ben Franklin Elementary bought 300 copies of the book to hand out to third- and fourth-graders.

Reign and Taij Saunders aren’t your average 12- and 14-year-olds. In our magazine story, read about how the Harrisburg sisters started their own homemade lemonade business.

Rosemary cooked up baked stuffed peaches for August. Find her sweet recipe, here.

Sara Bozich has lots of ways to spend your weekend while enjoying the nice weather. Find them, here.

The Susquehanna Folk Festival will return fully live this month, now setting up camp at the York Expo Center, our magazine story reported. All of the festival’s old traditions will be back, with some new experiences added to the mix.

 Tri-County OIC helps local adults continue their education, our magazine story reported. The OIC offers GED and English language courses, with help from volunteer tutors and teachers.

Victoria McCallum is not only the founder of Na’toria Marketing and Design Solutions in Harrisburg, she is also a staff sergeant in the Army National Guard and an athlete, our magazine story reported.


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