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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse this week announced details of the city’s annual holiday parade.

Our local government coverage was heavy this past week, with meetings to cover almost every night. We also ran numerous business, culture and feature stories. In case you missed anything, we have it all recapped below.

Capital Region Water has voted to implement a new stormwater fee beginning on July 1. Drinking water and wastewater rates also will rise, starting on Jan.1. Read our online story, which has all the details.

Gamut Theatre Group opened its fall play, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to accolades from our theater reviewer. Check out the review to find out why she was so impressed.

Green Ridge Acres celebrates 10 years in the Broad Street Market with produce, baked goods and much more. The market has special Thanksgiving hours this coming week, so pay them a visit, but first read our feature story from the November magazine.

Harris Family Brewing has received zoning board approval for its future brewery on Allison Hill, bringing it a step closer to opening the state’s first black-owned brewery. Read about their plans in our online story.

Harrisburg’s holiday parade steps off on Saturday for its annual march downtown. Find out what’s old and what’s new this year from our online story.

Human trafficking in central PA is serious issue, one that several groups are trying to help solve. Read about the efforts of one organization and how it’s coming to the assistance of victims.

Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority has a new member: Harrisburg resident Doug Hill. Hill was sworn in last week to fill an open seat on the state-appointed body tasked with overseeing the city’s five-year financial plan. Read more here.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore is bringing in the animals this weekend—a dog and a donkey, more precisely. On Saturday, the bookstore hosts two authors who have written books about the life-changing power of animals (along with the animals). Click here for the details.

Open Stage last weekend opened its quirky, irreverent seasonal show, “Who’s Holiday!” Our editor was so inspired that he wrote a review entirely in verse. Click here to find out what he thought and to read his embarrassing poetry.

Sara Bozich recommends that you find something fun to do this weekend—and she’s here to help. Pick and choose from her extensive list of events and activities by visiting her weekly blog.

Susquehanna Art Museum has several places to showcase exhibits, including in the vault of the former bank building where it is located. That’s where our fine arts writer headed to see an exhibit called “Dreams,” which he wrote about in his recent blog post.

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