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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Bicyclists on Harrisburg’s newly paved lower river walk

Harrisburg eased into the long Labor Day weekend with a mix of stories and events, from school and city news to community and artistic events. Here’s our recap in case you missed any of our coverage over the past week.

Brandon Spicer-Crawley is one of the many talented artists who are hard at work during the Harrisburg Mural Festival. Our feature tells his story, and you now can see his work for yourself.

Community Check Up Center celebrates 25 years of serving Harrisburg this autumn. Read the feature from our August issue on this vital medical resource for Allison Hill and South Harrisburg.

Dr. John George, the Harrisburg school district’s acting superintendent, condemned a proposal to create a voucher program that would allow Harrisburg students to attend private schools with public money. Read about why he objects to the proposed bill.

Harrisburg unveiled its repaired and rebuilt lower river walk along the Susquehanna River this past week. Newly laid concrete now extends about two miles from Shipoke to Maclay Street. Read about the project here.

Harrisburg Mural Festival kicked off on Friday, with local, national and international muralists creating 14 large-scale works of art. You can see these talented artists in action through Sept. 8, when the festival concludes with a big block party. Read what our arts columnist has to say and check out the online brochure.

Harrisburg Sketchers opened their first formal exhibit last week, in the DeSoto Vault space of the Susquehanna Art Museum. This homegrown Harrisburg group has come a long way, says our writer. Read her feature story here.

Kipona begins on Saturday and goes through the long Labor Day weekend. There will be plenty of food, music and water-based fun, along with a beer garden, Native American pow-wow and lots of special activities. Read our story here.

Quiche holds a special place in the heart of many baby boomers, and now it’s back, says our food writer. Read Rosemary’s column and recipe here.

Sara Bozich has plenty of ideas for the final weekend of the traditional summer season, with no end of festivals, outings and special events. Check out her list of 100-plus things to do.

Sprocket Mural Works was our “Artist in Focus” for our August issue. Check out their past work as you prepare for many more murals to take shape around Harrisburg over the next 10 days.

TheBurg released our new September issue, with a heavy focus on local arts. We have you covered, whether your preference is paint, performance or another artistic medium. Pick up the new issue or check it out online.

Whitaker Center and local officials took sledgehammers to a wall to ceremonially begin a new project—a new STEM Design Studio on the lower level of the Harsco Science Center. Shortly after, details were announced for the 2019 Très Bonne Année, one of Whitaker Center’s largest annual fundraisers. Read about both events here.

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