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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Capital Region Water workers went deep to fix a crack in a water main in downtown Harrisburg.

Water was the word this past week around Harrisburg, as a massive water main break disrupted service to hundreds of downtown residents and businesses. But there were other things going on, as well, and we had it covered on a daily basis. If you missed any of our stories, we have them summarized and linked below in our weekly recap.

CASA is moving on up—to the third floor of Strawberry Square. The Capital Area School for the Arts recently signed a lease to expand its space significantly, allowing it to consolidate its learning spaces. Read our online story to learn what’s happening.

Harrisburg is gearing up for a busy March, with several annual celebrations planned for downtown. There’s something for everyone, whether you like your festivals ice cold or with a touch of Irish. Check out our online story for what to expect.

Harrisburg area home sales continued to be strong in January, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors. We have the latest data for you in our online story.

Midtown Cinema seems to always have something fun and quirky playing—to wit, a satire called “Greed.” Check out our monthly movie review to see if “Greed” will be good for you.

Midtown Scholar Bookstore is bringing two of the country’s most popular podcast hosts to Harrisburg for a book and politics talk. The big event takes place for 3rd in the Burg next Friday, and you can find out all the details here.

Sara Bozich has the rundown of all the events for this Valentine’s Day weekend, with plenty of non-romantic options tossed in, as well. Check out her extensive list of fun things to do.

Strawberry Square Arcade seems like an odd thing to own—but someone has to be responsible for it. Currently, Harrisburg city owns it, but council members were asked this past week to transfer possession to a private entity. Read all about it in our online story.

Valentine’s Day in Harrisburg comes with one certainty—a beautiful bouquet from Mike and Hari’s Flowers. Despite a brisk winter day, the line of eager buyers stretched down 3rd Street. Get to know your flower guy by reading our magazine feature story.

Water main break dominated much of our news coverage this past week, as some 200 downtown residents and businesses either had no water or had to boil it. We followed the story daily, from the initial break and closed businesses to the repair and the happy conclusion.

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