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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

A ribbon-cutting ceremony opened a revived Paxtang Park to the public.

Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk is this weekend! Take a stroll and enjoy some great local art, but first, check out the news you may have missed this past week.

Bob’s Art Blog highlights the Susquehanna Art Museum’s exhibit, “Separate and Unequaled: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Negro League.” In Bob’s story, hear from local historian Calobe Jackson Jr. and Ted Knorr, an expert on the history of Negro League baseball, on the significance of the exhibit.

The Broad Street Market held its first-ever wedding on Sunday. Our online article tells the story of a Midtown couple who wanted to tie the knot at their favorite community gathering spot.

COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania dipped over the last week. Our weekly coronavirus reporting finds there was an average of over 700 new cases each day.

Harrisburg City Council, on Tuesday, struck down a proposal to hire former City Council President Gloria Martin-Roberts as a communications liaison. Some members accused the mayor of trying to make a campaign move, our online story reports.

Harrisburg Commercial Interiors plans to convert two long-abandoned buildings on Cameron Street into office and residential spaces. Most of the project will take place in 2021 and yield five industrial-style apartments, our reporting found.

The Harrisburg Planning Commission announced two virtual public meetings for next week to present the draft comprehensive plan. After years of delay, the document seems to be nearing completion, our reporting found.

The Latino Hispanic American Community Center will display up-and-coming artists at this weekend’s Gallery Walk. Bob’s Art Blog gives a sneak peek into the paintings, mixed-media pieces and sculptures that will be showcased.

Open Stage Theatre of Harrisburg is presenting a free, all virtual season for 2020-21. Our online story has the lineup of shows available to stream right to your home.

Paxtang Park was long overgrown until the Susquehanna Area Mountain Bike Association got its hands on it. On Thursday, officials cut the ribbon on the revived park, which offers parking and easy access to the Greenbelt trails, our online story reports.

Pennsylvania restaurants can now allow 50% indoor capacity, announced Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday. He said this will take effect on Sept. 21, but only for those who agree to a self-certification, our online story reports.

Sara Bozich encourages readers to support local restaurants by celebrating “Harrisburg Takeout Month.” Her Weekend Roundup has recommendations for places to grab a bite to-go.

TheBurg Podcast visits us for its monthly edition, this time focused on hope and food. Host Karen Hendricks shows us that “there’s always more to the story” by featuring three stories from our September magazine, plus “the most Harrisburg thing.”

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