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Holiday gifts await students at Nativity School

Happy Holidays from us at TheBurg! We hope you’re able to enjoy the season, whatever that looks like for you in these untraditional times. In case you missed any of our coverage this past week, it’s all listed and linked below, a day early before the Christmas holiday.

Cove Mountain Preserve in Perry County is a favorite scenic hiking spot just north of Harrisburg. It’s now being expanded significantly, according to our recent magazine story.

Festive window displays popped up for the holiday season, just after Thanksgiving. In our magazine story, we feature some of our local favorites.

Harrisburg University Presents will host “Just a Taste,” a virtual cooking show, to raise money for hospitality workers and restaurants in Pennsylvania, our online story reported. The event will feature four well-known PA chefs, as well as celebrity chef Roy Choi, co-host of Netflix’s “The Chef Show.”

Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority unanimously voted to reject Harrisburg’s revised five-year financial plan, our online story reported. The state-appointed body alleged several deficiencies in the plan, which the mayor refuted.

Local counselors and educators weigh in on the stress that comes for some during an intersecting holiday season and pandemic. Our online story has some suggestions for ways to cope through it all.

Nativity School of Harrisburg gave their students Christmas gifts and food, thanks to local donors. Our online story told how a group of residents collected gifts for the 48 boys at the school.

Neighborhood groups in Harrisburg issued a letter on social media asking residents to think before calling the police on their neighbors for non-emergency matters. They encouraged people to foster relationships with members of their community so they can approach them if conflict arises, our online story reported.

Pennsylvania interpreters have worked throughout the pandemic to fill a gap in communication for the deaf and hard of hearing. Our magazine article tells the behind-the-scenes story of the interpreters shown on Gov. Tom Wolf’s news conferences.

Rosemary offers a recipe for porchetta for holiday dinner. So, grab a pork shoulder and follow her recipe for a hearty Italian meal.

Sara Bozich has your event ideas for this long holiday weekend. She’s focused on virtual and distanced events, as well as takeout options, as we roll past Christmas.

The South Allison Hill Safety Project was passed as part of Harrisburg’s 2021 budget, our online story reported. Organizations involved in the plan hope to engage the community in addressing blight, lighting and security in their neighborhood.

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