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The Week That Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Volunteers pose for a picture on cold Patrick Alley in Harrisburg following a cleanup during MLK Day of Service.

The Harrisburg area was caught in the slow melt this week, following last weekend’s snow/sleet/ice storm. This meant a few cold days for our reporters, who were out and about covering important local news stories. In case you missed one, we have all of our coverage warmly recapped below.

Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce & CREDC held its annual House legislators’ forum this past week, with area representatives speaking of Capitol comity, as well as their priorities for the year. Find out what’s on the mind of your statehouse delegate by visiting our news story.

Harrisburg City Council expects to bring up an affordable housing measure later this year, according to the council president. She made that declaration following a hearing on the latest proposal to convert an old office building into downtown apartments.

Harrisburg High School, John Harris Campus, has a new interim principal, the fourth school leader in a year. Our news story offers some background on the new principal, who is slated to remain in place pending a permanent hire.

Michael Hertrich has moved his eponymous gallery from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, opening in the heart of the Midtown business district. Discover what you’ll find in his unique second-story space by checking out our magazine feature story.

MLK Day of Service was a chilly one, but that didn’t stop volunteers from coming out in droves around central PA. We visited a few sites in Harrisburg to find out what was being raked, shoveled and bagged.

Of Monsters and Men are coming to the Harrisburg riverfront this summer for an outdoor concert, Harrisburg University announced. Read our news story to find out how you can get tickets to see the popular Icelandic alt-rock band.

Riverfront Gallery and Susquehanna Art Museum exhibits caught our reviewer’s eye during last week’s 3rd in the Burg. He had a lot to say about the works on display, conveyed in his latest blog post.

Sara Bozich has put away her snow boots temporarily, as the weather has become more favorable to get out and about. Learn what’s on her long list of fun things to do in her weekly blog.

Skincare is an important part of daily hygiene, especially during the winter. That’s why we asked local estheticians for their tips on maintaining healthy and vibrant skin. Read what they had to say.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School students soon no longer will have access to free breakfasts and lunches. School leaders are trying to find a permanent solution, but, in the meantime, are asking the community for support so that the program can continue. Find out how you can help.

Theatre Harrisburg opened its latest production, “The Scarlet Letter,” and our reviewer attended opening night. Discover what she thought of this unique production, which adds music to the American literary classic.

Violet Oakley is a singular figure in the history of art in Pennsylvania. The State Museum now is displaying studies from some of her famous Capitol murals, a story that we featured in our January magazine.

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