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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Do you see what I see? Naturally, I’m referring to all of the stories that we published in the past week. In case holiday shopping caused you to miss some of our coverage, we have our weekly recap below.

Christian Life Assembly is a local church with a lot of talent. For 32 years, the Camp Hill congregation has mounted a grand holiday production, including this year’s “Christmas Wonderland” musical. Click here to find out what—and who—is on stage.

Cornerstone Coffeehouse is celebrating its silver anniversary as a gathering place and destination for the West Shore community. In our magazine feature, discover the story behind the popular café, as well as how the owners plan to celebrate.

East Uptown Front Porch Project aims to improve the look of N. 6th Street in Harrisburg. In the meantime, the group is raising money for the springtime porch renovation project. Find out more about this impressive community effort from our online story.

Elementary Coffee Co. has a brand-new retail space in the city’s Capitol district. Have you been there yet? Our magazine feature tells the story of a dedicated entrepreneur, talented roaster and a great cup of coffee.

Flying J Truckstop is something of an institution around Carlisle. But did you know that there’s a hidden homeless problem centered around the truck stop? Read our feature story to find out about the issue and the people who are trying to help.

Home sales slipped but prices generally rose in the Harrisburg area last month. The Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors came out with its monthly sales report, which showed something of a mixed bag for November. Our online story has the numbers.

Joe and Holly O’Connor
were back in town last week for a reading from Joe’s newly published book of poetry. Appropriately, the reading was held at One Good Woman, which Holly founded and ran for many years. Our arts blogger was there to delight in the verse and the company.

Midtown Cinema will undergo a major upgrade starting in February, the cinema has announced. Harrisburg’s arthouse theater is getting a new façade, new outdoor space, interior renovations and a general refresh. Click here to learn more and see a rendering of the new exterior.

Sara Bozich sent out the official message: we’re entering peak Christmas season around Harrisburg. Find out what she’s doing—and you can do—this weekend with her long list of events and activities.

TheBurg’s editor nearly got mowed down crossing dangerous Forster Street in Harrisburg this past week. Fortunately, he lived to tell the tale in a blog post, which includes some choice words for PennDOT.

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