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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

A model unit in Harristown’s new BenMar building.

The weather may have been crazy this past week, but the news overall was surprisingly subdued. Still, this warm/cold week produced some interesting stories and, if you missed one, we have our coverage recapped below.

Art knows no boundaries, and even a river can’t run through it. So says our fine arts writer, who visited two recent exhibit openings on the West Shore. He offers all the artsy details in his semi-monthly blog.

Cameron and Mulberry Street intersection in Harrisburg has been causing headaches all week for area motorists, as PennDOT has been conducting work on the Mulberry Street Bridge. Click here to find out what all the fuss was about.

Harristown has begun signing leases for three downtown buildings as it prepares to debut more than 80 new apartments in downtown Harrisburg. Find out where these apartments are and all the other important details in our online feature story.

Home sales in the Harrisburg area are on the rise, as are prices. The Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors this week released its latest statistics, and we have a county-by-county breakdown of the numbers.

Homelessness affects many families in our area, and a new play gives voice to the stories of homeless children. Discover how this fascinating narrative came about, with young people playing an essential role in the telling of these stories.

Liz Moore is a novelist who’s made a name writing compelling books that weave together fiction and the gritty real world. The author will appear this weekend in Harrisburg, her third visit here. We have the details in our online story.

MLK Day of Service is almost upon us, with numerous activities planned for Monday. Read our feature story to learn the highlights of the day and how several Midtown businesses are joining forces to help those in need.

Sara Bozich hopes it doesn’t snow this weekend, as there are so many things going on around Harrisburg. Before you head out, check out her long list of activities and events, including Friday’s 3rd in the Burg.

The Red Boat has docked on Reily Street in Harrisburg, serving Vietnamese cuisine with many creative twists. Read our feature story to discover what to expect when you get on board.

Tomboys Barbershop recently opened in downtown Harrisburg, fulfilling a dream for a local woman who long had her eye on the space. Read her fascinating story from our January magazine.

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