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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Tammy Worthy-Jones of Just Baked Cakes & Pies.

It was a short workweek for many, but the local news scene didn’t take a break. As always, we were out and about covering news and events, even as we finalized our March print magazine. In case you missed any of our coverage, we have it all summarized and linked below.

Commonwealth Monument Project got a step closer to reality this past week, as the planned statue honoring voting rights and Harrisburg history received several big checks. Read about this project, who’s funding it and when it will be unveiled in our web story.

Dauphin County awarded gaming grants to dozens of projects, including several re-development and building efforts in Harrisburg. Find out what got funded in our online news story.

EV charging stations officially debuted this past week in front of the State Museum. Find out how these stations came to be and, if you own an electric vehicle, how to use them in our online news story.

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra announced a new executive director this past week to replace retiring director Jeff Woodruff. Find out more about the central PA native who will lead the organization.

Just Baked Cakes & Pies opened recently inside of Midtown Scholar Bookstore, offering a line of baked goods, as well as breakfast and lunch items. Learn about the owner and her offerings in our online story.

Michael Doub has amassed a world-class collection of artifacts related to slavery. Find out about this Harrisburg man, what he collects and where you might be able to see some of his items by reading our magazine feature story.

Presidents’ Day was this past week, and we had the perfect accompaniment for the holiday. In his bimonthly column, our wine writer tells us which varieties have received the presidential seal of approval.

Sara Bozich has some great ideas for your weekend, including attending Friday’s 3rd in the Burg. From music to theater to special events, you’ll find something fun to do on her long list.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral will hold an unconventional special event this weekend: a silent movie with live organ music. Find out about the movie, the organist and all the event details from our February magazine story.

Tri Asian Taste has quickly garnered a following as a go-to restaurant on the West Shore. Find out about their unique offerings, with emphasis on a lesser-known Asian cuisine, from our magazine feature.

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