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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Midtown Cinema is reopening to the public.

Tonight is 3rd in the Burg, and a special one at that. The Broad Street Market will participate for the first time this year, staying open late on Friday with select vendors and live music. Head out and enjoy what the city has to offer, but not before catching up on this past week’s news, listed and linked, below.

TheBurg took home a number of awards in the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s annual advertising contest. See what ads placed in the top spots, in our online story.

Harrisburg City Council rolled out a new affordable housing program on Tuesday, our reporting found. The program seeks to incentivize affordable development by providing benefits like tax abatement and zoning relief. Council also approved a large apartment building and parking garage project for Midtown.

Dauphin County’s elections office moved to a new, larger building in Swatara Township, our online story reported. Officials say the building is four times the size of the former space in the county’s administration building and will increase their capacity to process mail-in ballots.

Gamut Theatre is back to offering in-person performances, our columnist writes. They are welcoming back audiences for “2 by Strindberg,” a mashup of two of August Strindberg’s one-act plays: “The Stronger” and “The Outcast.”

Harrisburg’s eviction moratorium was extended for another 30 days, through mid-May. The declaration protects those who can’t pay rent due to the pandemic, our online story reported.

Home sales were up in March, starting spring off strong in the Harrisburg area, our online story reported. Overall, sales totaled 612 houses last month, compared to 568 units in March 2020, according to the Greater Harrisburg Association of Realtors.

Midtown Cinema is welcoming back movie-goers for first-run films, starting this weekend, our online story reported. The theater is operating at a limited capacity and still offering private screenings.

Sara Bozich has plenty of spring fun lined up for your weekend. Peruse her Weekend Roundup for upcoming events.

Small businesses have been hit hard by the pandemic, but that’s not the full story. The past year actually brought business growth to the city. Read about how some of these new business owners have fared in our magazine story.

Stone Gables Estate in Elizabethtown is hosting a two-day reenactment of President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train, our magazine story reported. Re-enactors and lecturers will roam the grounds, giving demos, giving wagon rides, doing drills in the encampments, and demonstrating what life was like in 1865.

Our wine columnist Steve Julianna tackles the Noble white wines just in time for the summer. If the warmer weather has you craving a fresh, light taste, look no further.

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