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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

A plan is afoot to turn this blighted structure into a small apartment building.

Happy New Year Harrisburg! I think most of us are ready to leave 2020 behind, but here’s one last look into the final week of a year that made history. The stories are listed and linked below.

But first… The January issue of the magazine is out! Pick it up at one of our distribution locations, or read it online here.

TheBurg’s most popular online articles are revisited by our editor in his “Year in Review.” Take a look at the news that garnered the most clicks in 2020, from food to development to COVID, of course.

COVID-19 fitness routines can continue throughout the chilly winter months! Our magazine story has practical tips to stay motivated and ways to dress for the weather when running, biking or hiking outdoors.

COVID-19 restrictions imposed three weeks ago will expire on Jan. 4. In making the announcement, Gov. Wolf said that he’s been encouraged by a “plateauing” of new COVID-19 cases in the commonwealth, our online story reported.

Our editor came out with his annual list of what he considers to be Harrisburg’s biggest news stories of the past year. Capitol protests, development proposals, new city legislation and Sharkman all made the cut. Read more in his magazine column.

Harrisburg developers, artists and entrepreneurs have big plans for 2021. Our online story gives an overview of some of the major projects that may be coming down the tracks in the new year.

In his January Note, our editor reflects on lessons he’s learned from the pandemic and resolutions he hopes to carry through the new year. Hold him to them, Harrisburg!

Lonely Monk Coffee is a roaster new to Lemoyne, but not new to the coffee scene. Our magazine story tells why Josh Willits decided to buy the Lancaster-based brand and move it to the greater Harrisburg area.

Midtown’s “Carpets and Draperies building, known as such for the sign on the front façade, may become an apartment building, our online story reported. A city resident has a contract to buy this former department store building, one of the last dilapidated commercial buildings in Midtown.

Midtown Cinema’s renovations took longer than expected, due to COVID, but were finally completed in the fall, our magazine story reported. Re-opening looked different than usual, as they hosted small private screenings to follow safety guidelines during the pandemic.

Sara Bozich has a Weekend Roundup with plenty of things to do in the Harrisburg area. She also highlights ways to support local restaurants on this holiday weekend.

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