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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

A company called The Bridge has big plans for the former Bishop McDevitt High School.

The Thanksgiving holiday took a bite out of our usual five days of daily news coverage. However, we made the most of the remaining days with several popular and important stories. If a turkey coma has prevented you from reading it all, we have it nicely recapped below for whenever you wake up from a well-deserved nap.

3rd Street in Harrisburg continues its transformation, a project now focused on the downtown area. Read our online story to find out what changes that have been implemented and what is still planned for the area around the state Capitol.

Autumn leaves seemed to fall later this year, so Harrisburg extended its leaf collection by a few weeks. Read our online story to find out what the new schedule is.

Harrisburg released its preliminary 2020 budget this past week, with a proposed pay hike for police and no tax increase. In our online story, read what the mayor has introduced and what City Council will consider in December.

A homeless camp near the Mulberry Street Bridge was disbanded a couple of months ago. Our writer returned to the area recently. Read our online feature story to find out what happened to some of the people she had met, in a follow-up from one of our most-read stories of the year.

Michael Boyd is one of the best-known men’s fashion retailers in the Harrisburg area. On this shopping-focused weekend, read our story and pay him a visit. And don’t toss out your November issue just yet, as it’s packed full of stories and gift ideas for local shopping.

Open Stage debuted its annual staging of “A Christmas Carol,” a tradition that dates back 20 years. Our theater critic was there to tell you what’s new and what’s exciting about the 2019 production.

Sara Bozich got an early start to her weekly blog, listing various Thanksgiving-related events on Wednesday. But there’s so much more to this long weekend, so scan her long list of events then go do something fun.

Theatre Harrisburg this week announced the winners of its 2020 Awards for Distinguished Service to the Arts in the Capital Region—with TheBurg and Jeff Woodruff the two recipients. The Burg is honored to receive an “Arts Award,” and we can think of no more distinguished company than Woodruff, the long-time executive director of the Harrisburg Symphony. Click here to read our story.

The Bridge announced its arrival in the Harrisburg area in a big way—with major plans for the old Bishop McDevitt High School and a story in TheBurg. Read what this new eco-friendly development company has in mind.

TheBurg’s December issue dropped on Friday, packed full of holiday-themed stories. But you’ll also find the usual assortment of community features, news, opinion, culture and events. Pick up the hard copy at your favorite spot or click here to read the issue online.

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