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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

An artist paints a planter as part of Sprocket Mural Works’ latest project.

Even with the long weekend, there were still plenty of happenings in the Harrisburg area this week! If you missed any of our weekly coverage, you can find it all listed and linked, below.

Bob’s Art Blog highlights artists with work in the Millworks and the Susquehanna Art Museum. He invites readers to see the artists in action in their studios during “First Saturday.”

Our cartoonist illustrates how many Harrisburgers feel about the new 5G towers popping up around town. For a laugh, click here.

City officials hope that pending revisions to Harrisburg’s historic district guidelines will minimize confusion, explain options, and encourage owners of historic properties to do their part to protect Harrisburg’s architectural heritage. Read more in our magazine story.

Dauphin County is bringing back their summer festivals after they were postponed last year due to COVID, our online article reported. To kick it off, their Proudly PA event will feature local breweries, wineries, musicians and food vendors.

Downtown Camp Hill is kicking off summer with a day of dining, shopping, art and music. Their “Summer Soirée will take place on June 5, and will include a mural reveal, our online story reported.

Feeding Pennsylvania and the PA Dairymen’s Association kicked off a partnership with Weis Markets to celebrate World Milk Day on June 1. Their goal was to encourage milk donations to area food banks, our online story reported.

Fireworks and food trucks will return to Riverfront Park in Harrisburg for the 4th of July, our online story reported. The festival returns after the pandemic halted the in-person celebration last year.

Gamut Theatre’s “Shakespeare in the Park” returns this year with performances of “Hamlet,” our magazine story reported. Harrisburg residents and visitors can enjoy these free shows at the band shell in Reservoir Park.

Gardening classes will be available for free to Harrisburg residents, starting tomorrow and running through June 13. Participants will learn about composting, recycling and sustainable living, our online story reported.

Harrisburg received a grant to support the extension of its Boyd Street “Urban Meadow” to the new federal courthouse area, our reporting found. The pathway will be exclusively for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Harrisburg Beach Club is expected to open in July on City Island, our reporting found. Two local entrepreneurs are leasing the City Island Bathhouse along with the beach area behind it. Visitors will be able to eat, drink and relax along the river.

Social media was supposed to bring people together, but instead, it has created division, even here in Harrisburg. Our editor has a few tips for coping with the acrimony that comes with social media use.

Sharkman, Harrisburg’s favorite roller-blading fish, skated through 2020 and brought positivity to residents during a tough year. In our magazine story, we dive deeper with Sharkman to see who he is below the surface.

Sprocket Mural Works kicked off its 2021 Harrisburg Mural Festival with a planter painting project on Allison Hill, our online story reported. In all, 20 Harrisburg-area artists will paint the planters through June 20.

Summertime events are here! Sara Bozich has a list of things to do around Harrisburg this weekend.

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