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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Some weeks are more news-heavy than others. Case in point: this past week, which saw several important local news stories, including the death of former Mayor Steve Reed. As we do each Friday, we’ve summarized and linked to our coverage so you can catch up on any stories you may have missed.

Frederick Douglass biographer David Blight is set to appear this weekend at Midtown Scholar Bookstore to kick off Black History Month in Harrisburg. The book earned Blight the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in history. Read our February magazine story to find out what to expect.

Harrisburg police are appealing for community help after several homicides over the past week. Police held a press conference to offer some details of the crimes and encourage tips, which we report in our online story.

Harrisburg University concert series announced its second outdoor show in two weeks. In late June, DJ Steve Aoki will grace the stage in Riverfront Park, joined by Deorro, an LA-based DJ. Get all the dancing details from our online story.

Harristown received final approval this past week for its newest residential project, the conversion of an old office building to apartments on Market Square. Read our news story to find out the details and how close the City Council vote was.

KOTA The Friend is headed to Harrisburg—or at least his new store is. The hip-hop artist has purchased a Midtown building and expects to open a shop and recording studio there. Get all the info from our online story.

Michael Parr is a tailor with an eye for fashion. He’ll chat with you about your style and preferences before creating a new piece or a new wardrobe. Check out our feature story from the January magazine.

Mike McCauley recently had the run of his life, logging a circular, 210-mile course in honor of his teenaged son and to raise awareness of pediatric cancer. Our January feature story tells of his journey to Philadelphia and back.

Sara Bozich has more than 100 ideas for things to do as we flip the calendar this weekend into February. Check out her list, then head on out.

Sculpt Pilates opened last year in a newly renovated studio on Harrisburg’s Front Street. In a magazine feature story, our writer caught up with the owner to find out her approach to fitness and what clients can expect.

Stephen Reed, Harrisburg’s seven-term mayor, died last weekend, prompting tributes from across the city. Reed helped transform downtown Harrisburg, but stirred up plenty of controversy in the process. Read what some had to say.

Susquehanna Art Museum held an anniversary bash and revealed some positive financial news. Our arts blogger let us know what happened, with a nod to the Millworks, as well.

TheBurg dropped our latest issue on Friday. The February edition focuses on African American history, culture and business, along with our usual mix of community news, features and events. Pick it up throughout central PA or click here to read it right now.

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