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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

An artist’s rendering of the new entrance at Open Stage of Harrisburg.

Given all the vacationing, the news cycle is supposed to take a break in mid-August. However, that wasn’t the case around Harrisburg this past week as several of the city’s elected bodies met and development news arrived at a rapid clip.

Broad Street Market has launched a “Friends of the Market” program so that community members can help support various market initiatives. Click here to find out the perks of membership and how you can sign up.

Dauphin County Library System has bought one of Harrisburg’s most historic buildings, the Haldeman Haly House, right next to the McCormick Riverfront Library. Plans are to renovate the building and move the DCLS administrative staff into space there. Find out all the details.

Football players LeSean and LeRon McCoy have big plans for the 1000-block of N. 6th Street. Several buildings on the block are undergoing renovation after being blighted and boarded up for decades. Read our feature story about the brothers’ plans and other happenings on the block.

Harrisburg City Council listened intently for more than three hours this past Tuesday as the city explained why stop signs should be removed along a few N. 3rd Street intersections and most residents said why they shouldn’t. At the end of the night, the issue remained unresolved, though council may take action.

Harrisburg school district held a pep rally for faculty and staff this past week, as they reported back to work for the 2019-20 school year. A sense of optimism pervaded the auditorium of Harrisburg High School under new district leadership. Read the details here.

Janet Samuels, the Harrisburg school district’s receiver, took action last week to deny a charter renewal to one charter school and to challenge another charter school’s application in court. Read the details here on the actions against both Premier Charter School and the proposed PA STEAM Academy.

Open Stage of Harrisburg will have an entirely new look when it opens its 2019-20 season, as the downtown Harrisburg theater is undergoing a complete renovation. Click here for the full story.

Pennsylvania Department of General Services announced this week that it would construct a new building on the long-time D&H Distributing site in Uptown Harrisburg, eventually moving some 900 workers there. Read the details here.

Sara Bozich has about 100 things for you to do this weekend, which is supposed to feature gorgeous summer weather. Find out what’s going on around town.

Sculpt Pilates has opened in Uptown Harrisburg, offering various Pilates workouts and some extras in their new studio. Read how this new fitness facility came to be.

Verbeke Street in Harrisburg got some love last week from TheBurg’s fine arts columnist, as he strolled the street during 3rd in the Burg. He found lots to do and see along the Midtown hub.

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