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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Michael Kenneth Williams is appearing at the Sankofa Film Festival.

Christmastime is typically the slow season for news, and so it was around Harrisburg this week. We posted TheBurg Daily for four of the five days, skipping Christmas Day, and now have our coverage recapped below in case you missed anything during this busy week. Happy holidays, everyone!

Black Girl Health returns next month with a series of events that extends over six weeks. Workshops this time around will focus on mental health issues. Read more about this important program in our online story.

The Drunken Smithy lets you get out your frustrations while creating an object for your efforts. Our writer took a trip to Palmyra to get in touch with her inner blacksmith. Click here to find out how she did.

“Joy to the Burg” is an album of holiday music performed exclusively by central PA musicians and bands. You still can order this homegrown album and be all set for next year, with proceeds going to a good cause. Learn how from our feature story.

New Year’s Eve in Harrisburg will feature music, activities, fireworks and, of course, the strawberry drop at midnight. Find out all the details in our online story.

Olive Oil Grille is one of several eateries that opened recently on the West Shore. Discover what makes this restaurant unique in our December feature story.

Sankofa Film Festival is bringing several notable filmmakers to Harrisburg this weekend, along with their movies. Read the story behind the Harrisburg area’s first African American film festival.

Sara Bozich has your last-chance Christmas events, as well as many other things to do during this extremely long weekend. Make like Santa and check over her list twice, then go do something fun.

Story Makers can help turn your scribblings into prose with a yearlong program at Cupboard Maker Books in Enola. If you have a resolution to write better—maybe even write a book—this might be your ticket to success in 2020. Find the details here.

Wine is often a key component of New Year’s Eve dinner. Our wine columnist has his recommendations for a festive bottle to bring along to your celebration.

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