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The future Menaker Apartments in downtown Harrisburg

We love weeks that are capped off with a new Burg Podcast, and we hope that you do, too. Besides a fresh podcast, we have a full week of news coverage for you, listed and linked below.

Dauphin County has a new commissioner: long-time chief clerk Chad Saylor. Our online story broke the news that he is replacing former commission chair Jeff Haste, who resigned to pursue a private sector opportunity.

Father’s Day is coming up, which means you may be preparing a special meal. In her monthly column, our food writer Rosemary has the perfect grilled dish, with an Italian twist.

Gardening classes were available free last week to Harrisburg residents. According to our online story, participants learned about many aspects of gardening, including composting, recycling and sustainable living.

Harrisburg City Council approved several development projects last week, including the conversion of the former Salvation Army building to apartments. Our news story summarizes their recent actions.

Harrisburg Mural Festival would be nearly impossible without its small army of volunteers. Our June magazine feature tells their story as organizer Sprocket Mural Works kicks off the 2021 festival.

Home sales were strong once again in the Harrisburg area. We have the latest facts and figures in our online news story.

Menaker Apartments reached a milestone this past week, with interior construction starting. The event was marked by a small celebration for the project that will include 28 new downtown units, our news story reported.

Outdoor dining surged in popularity during last year’s pandemic summer. Now, even as the pandemic wanes, diners want more outdoor options, and restaurants are doing their best to satisfy their hunger, according to our magazine story.

Sara Bozich has the skinny on weekend events in and around Harrisburg in her weekly blog. Once the rain pulls out on Friday, great weather is forecast for all the eats and events around town.

Seven Summits have been climbed by only a handful of women in the world. In our magazine story, find out about a local climber who is nearly halfway toward her goal.

TheBurg Podcast returns for its June edition, with host Karen Hendricks expanding upon several stories from the current issue of the magazine. In addition, our editor returns with his “Most Harrisburg Thing.”

The Thousand Steps Trail is one of the most unique hiking experiences in central Pennsylvania. Our magazine story tells how it came to be and how its popularity now presents a unique challenge.

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