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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Members of The Bridge held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday.

It’s looking like a sunny weekend ahead, so get out and enjoy the weather! If you missed any news this past week, we have all our stories listed and linked below.

The “Black is Beautiful Expo” will take place in the Crowne Plaza on Friday and Saturday. The event will showcase over 40 local minority-owned businesses, our online story reports.

The Bridge Ecovillage held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday to celebrate moving closer to construction. They plan to begin work in spring 2021, our reporting found.

Capital Region Water proposed a small increase to its drinking water and wastewater rates for 2021, our online story reported. The new stormwater fee will remain the same.

Cocoa Creek Chocolates recently opened a new location in Camp Hill. Our magazine story tells how Owner Diane Krulac evolved into the chocolatier she is now.

COVID-19 infection rates continued to surge in Pennsylvania over the past week. The average new case count is nearing 6,000 per day, our reporting found.

Fosterthefoodie showcases 11 local flavors for food lovers in her Holiday Gift Guide. Make the foodies in your life happy while supporting local small businesses!

Harrisburg officials held a press conference to address the rash of recent shootings in the city, our online story reported. Police Commissioner Thomas Carter asked the community to work alongside the police if they want to see change.

The Harrisburg Police Bureau may see 12 new positions for “community service aides” to assist police and improve relations with the community. Mayor Eric Papenfuse said anyone from a recent high school graduate to a retiree could apply, our online story reported. The plan must be approved first by City Council as part of the 2021 municipal budget.

The Harrisburg School District announced it will postpone winter sports due to the pandemic, our online story reported. As COVID cases continue to spike, Acting Superintendent Chris Celmer worried student-athletes would be unsafe.

The Harrisburg School District partnered with Capital BlueCross to provide Thanksgiving meals for district families experiencing homelessness. Volunteers distributed over 200 meals to 50 families on Wednesday, our online story reported.

Harrisburg University added The Englewood in Hershey as another of its live music locations, our reporting found. This expands HU’s reach outside of Harrisburg.

Karen Hendricks shares her experience running 50 races for 50 causes while she was 50 years old, in our magazine story. Karen reflects on the races that helped her ease heartbreak and forge friendships, all while meeting inspiring people along the way.

Sara Bozich has your list of fun things to do this weekend in the Harrisburg area. Grab some takeout from a local restaurant or enjoy walking around at 3rd in The Burg.

Walnut and Chestnut streets will see substantial changes in the coming years, including added bike lanes, parking and sidewalk enhancements. The East-West Multimodal Connection Project aims to improve safety and multimodal access downtown, our online story reported.

Our wine columnist Steve Juliana has the perfect wines to pair with your Thanksgiving feast. Red or white wine goes perfectly with a turkey, so try out a few new flavors this holiday.

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