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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Bethesda Mission distributed these coffee cup sleeves this week.

What happens when a major holiday lands in the middle of a workweek? For us, it means a slower news cycle, for a second straight week. Nonetheless, we found plenty of news to report, with our coverage recapped below.

Bethesda Mission launched its #iheartHBG campaign this past week, distributing coffee cup sleeves to shops and cafes around central PA. Find out the meaning behind the initiative in our online story.

Harrisburg is always a vibrant news town, and 2019 was no exception. What were the most significant news stories for the year just past? TheBurg’s editor comes at you with his annual top-10 list.

The music scene continues to be diverse and vibrant around central PA as we head into a new year. Our music columnist tells you what she’s most looking forward to this month.

PA Farm Show kicks off this weekend, showing off the bounty of the commonwealth’s agricultural industry. There’s no snow this year, but plenty of animals, competitions, food, fun and a whimsical butter sculpture. We have the skinny.

Qualified Opportunity Zones were a key federal initiative meant to drive investment into poorer communities. Much of Harrisburg has been dubbed an opportunity zone, but has that made any difference? Our feature story has some answers.

Sankofa Film Festival brought great films, a few celebrities and several important issues to Harrisburg last week. We have a recap from central PA’s first African American film festival.

Sara Bozich has her recommendations for getting out and about during the first weekend of the year. If you’re not all partied out from the holidays, you’ll find plenty on her to-do list.

TheBurg published hundreds of stories in 2019, but what were the most popular? We give you the top-10 most-read online stories last year, as judged by your page views. Check it out!

TheBurg’s January issue hit the streets this past week, packed with a vibrant mix of city news, community features, columns and events, in addition to a special section devoted to health and fitness. Pick up the hard copy at more than 500 distribution locations or read it online here.

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