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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Signs of Election Day sprouted up everywhere this past week.

Election Day came and went, with few surprises for Harrisburg-area voters. But we also highlighted many other non-election stories and features this past week. If you missed any of our coverage, now’s your chance to catch up.

An Allison Hill firehouse seemed all but gone until a Harrisburg firefighter took on a massive restoration project. The historic structure has now returned to its original glory, and the small volunteer company attached to it is also back in business. Check out our feature story from the November issue.

Election night was a bit of a snoozer in Harrisburg, as City Council and school board races had basically been decided during the May primary. Dauphin County, though, was competitive, as our online story explains.

Gamut Theatre is set to open its new season with a long-time family favorite, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” But, as Director Melissa Nicholson explains in our theater feature, expect the unexpected.

HACC will end its long-running “Live at Rose Lehrman” performing arts series. The college cited declining revenues and attendance for the decision. Read the details in our online story.

“Harriet” opened last week at Midtown Cinema, a powerful biopic of the abolitionist Harriet Tubman. The film continues throughout the weekend and is very worth seeing, according to our cinema writer.

Harrisburg Fire Chief Brian Enterline is a local boy who rose up through the ranks. A serious health scare, however, made him re-examine how he was leading his life. Read about his journey in our recent magazine feature.

Homeland Hospice marks its 10-year anniversary this month with a musical celebration at the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Our feature story explains how you can attend and contribute.

Influencers are the new trusted marketers in the social media age. The Harrisburg area has its own crop of influencers who let people know what’s hot in fashion, restaurants and things to do. Read our magazine story to find out who to follow.

Neighbors & Smith is the newest contribution to retail along Camp Hill’s Market Street. Several shops and boutiques have opened or relocated there, making it a timely story for our November “Shop Local” section.

Paxtang Art Association holds it annual show and sale this weekend at the borough firehouse. There’s something for every taste, says our visual arts columnist.

Sara Bozich has your full slate of events for a very autumnal weekend. With this long list, you should stay well occupied until you return to work next week.

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