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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Movies will be shown in the parking lot of the PA Farm Show Complex.

This past week featured a lot of news and and plenty of announcements, which you can catch up on below. But the best news of all is that the August issue of the magazine came out today! This month’s special section is education. Make sure to pick up a copy at one of our locations or read it online.

“Carpool Cinema” will give families a chance to enjoy a drive-in movie experience in the Farm Show Complex parking lot. Check out our online story to see what movies Midtown Cinema and Friends of Midtown are teaming up to present.

Cheddar Paws creates portraits of animals in need of homes in hopes that they are adopted. Our magazine article tells the story of connections made through the art and the passion behind the paint brushes.

COVID-19 cases continued to rise slightly again this week. The state reported an average of over 900 diagnoses each day. Our weekly reporting on the pandemic has information on developments in each local county.

Goodwill Keystone Area welcomed Rick Hill on board as the new CEO. Our magazine story tells why Hill left retirement to lead the organization and how it has played a critical role in helping the unemployed during the pandemic.

Harlem Globetrotter Chris “Handles” Franklin is hosting his annual “Ultimate Spin Basketball Camp” virtually this year. The first 100 kids can register for free. Our online story reports on what kids can expect and how Franklin hopes to help the youth in his hometown of Harrisburg.

The Harrisburg School District announced its plan for the 2020-21 school year. Our online story provides the details about the two options—a hybrid or virtual model—families can choose from.

Harrisburg streets continue to face updates as part of the city’s “Vision Zero” project. Our reporting tells which streets will see change next and how officials hope to improve pedestrian safety.

Hot air balloons offer a unique way of viewing Pennsylvania’s breathtaking landscapes. Our magazine story describes the experience and the local places you can go to get an aerial view for yourself.

Kipona Festival in Harrisburg is being held this year, but differently than usual. The Labor Day weekend event will include a day of food trucks and fireworks and three days of virtual performances and activities. Our online story has all the information.

Maternal health is the focus of a new report by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Read our magazine story for more on the increasing rate of pregnancy and childbirth complications.

Sara Bozich took a break last week, but is back at it with her Weekend Roundup. For those ready to head out, check out her list of restaurants, events and entertainment.

TheBurg’s editor welcomed readers to our August issue with his monthly editor’s note. Before you dig into the issue, check out the short introduction that tees it all off.

Yaasmeen Piper reflects on the recent deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. In her magazine story she talks about the Black community in Harrisburg being forgotten and what the white community can do to help.

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