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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

“The Weekender” festival returns next week.

Was everyone on vacation this week, or did it just seem that way? Indeed, life seemed to slow down here in the dog days of summer, but the news scene was busy as always.

Aquaponics is one of the most exciting trends in agriculture, and a major facility is located right here in Harrisburg. Read how this technology is helping to reshape agriculture, while educating public school students.

Cameron Street Boxing Club houses the hopes and dreams of many of Harrisburg’s best boxers. Read our feature story about the coach, the fighters and the facility.

Capital Rebirth is dedicated to helping Harrisburg youth, scheduling two events over the next two months to further its cause. The first, a talent festival slated for Reservoir Park, is coming up soon. Get all the details here.

Dynasty Harrisburg is far more than just a cheerleading and dance gym. It’s a place where Harrisburg’s young people can gather, receive support and learn life-affirming skills. Click here to read our feature story.

Harrisburg is experiencing a rebirth of business and culture, and much of the credit goes to ordinary people who have dug deep financially to support the progress of the city, says our editor in his monthly “City View” column.

Marshall Math Science Academy hosted a STEAM camp this summer, focused on the important role of historically black colleges and universities (HCBUs). Read our feature story from the August issue.

Mount Gretna Art Show turns 45 this month and is bigger and more significant than ever. Find out how a small, quaint village fostered the growth of one of central PA’s cultural gems.

Sara Bozich has more than 100 ideas for fun things to do this weekend. So, you’d best make some room in your calendar to fit it all in. Find out what’s happening in and around town.

Vocational education
is gaining renewed attention as students seek a lower-cost way to prepare for good jobs in industries that need skilled workers. Read our feature story from the August magazine.

Weekender Festival returns next week with four days of music, entertainment and education. Find out all the details about this annual event sponsored by the Harrisburg Housing Authority.

Wine is not only for drinking but now also is for speculation and investment, as PA Fine Wine and Good Spirits is allowing the purchase of select “wine futures.” Our wine columnist chimes in on this trend.

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