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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Boneshire Brew Works in opening a tasting room in a downtown Harrisburg storefront that formerly housed Sip@SoMa.

The dog days are here, with people slowing down in the midsummer heat. The news, though, never takes a break, especially in our pandemic times. If you missed any of our coverage this past week, we have our stories listed and linked below.

Boneshire Brew Works is opening a tasting room in the SoMa neighborhood in the location that had housed Sip@SoMa. Our online story details Boneshire’s plan for the space.

Brew Barons Beer Trail was launched by Visit Hershey & Harrisburg last week. Read our exclusive online story to find out more about the mobile app that allows trail-hoppers to check-in to some 20 craft breweries.

COVID-19 diagnoses in PA are up again, totaling about 800 new cases per day this past week. Our weekly reporting offers data on how the pandemic is affecting the state and midstate counties.

Danielle Bowers, city councilwoman, shares her suggestions for how to make immediate strides toward racial justice in Harrisburg. Her story is one of five community voices featured in our July issue of the magazine.

Gov. Wolf cracked down on bars and restaurants, imposing new restrictions last week. Our story explains his rationale for why the modifications were made and what the order entails.

Housing sales in the Harrisburg area fell last month, but prices rose. Our reporting includes details on the area’s real estate market trends in June.

Libraries in Dauphin County are almost all open, as two Harrisburg facilities are set to open next week. Kline and McCormick Riverfront libraries will reopen on Tuesday, joining five other open libraries in the system. Read our online story for more information.

Maternal health is the focus of a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Our magazine story tells how the pregnancy rate is down, but the rate of pregnancy and childbirth complications is on the rise.

Reservoir Park greenhouse received a $25,000 grant from the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank. Read our online story about how a team is working to restore the greenhouse for community education and collaboration.

Road changes to a portion of N. 6th Street prompted the city to plan a public meeting for Saturday. Read more about the decision to reduce car lanes and add bicycle lanes and parking spaces to the road.

Sara Bozich has plenty for you to do this weekend. Despite the new restrictions from Gov. Wolf on bars and restaurants, plenty of places are open for food, shopping and fun. Check it out!

Summertime activities in Harrisburg look different this year. Some old favorites remain open, but others have adjusted or closed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about what to do this season in the city in our magazine story.

Tristan Bond is our July “Artist of the Month.” Our magazine feature offers some background on this fascinating artist, as well as examples of his work.

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