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The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg

Bob’s Art Blog highlighted local art classes for youth.

Happy Juneteenth and Father’s Day from us at TheBurg! Enjoy celebrating with family and friends, and make sure you catch up on this past week’s news, listed and linked, below.

The Art Association of Harrisburg will soon reinstate many of its in-person events after a long pandemic-related suspension, our online story reported. Coming soon, they will have a new exhibit and several arts-related fundraising soirees, capping off the season with the annual Gallery Walk in September.

A bench dedicated to African American history was unveiled in Harrisburg this week, our reporting found. The bench, installed near the Commonwealth Monument on the state Capitol grounds, is part of a worldwide network of benches named after the late author Toni Morrison. 

Bob’s Art Blog highlighted the many children’s art classes and camps taking place in the Harrisburg area this summer. The Art Association of Harrisburg, the Susquehanna Art Museum and the Millworks are a few on Bob’s list for kids.

Eric Turman was named the next superintendent of the Harrisburg School District, our online story reported. Turman previously served as the principal of Reading High School for the past 10 years.

Harrisburg author Philip Moore debuted with his novel “Camelot’s Heirs,” a modern-day fable inspired by an imaginary kingdom. By day, Moore cleans downtown Harrisburg’s federal building. By night, he writes. Read more in our magazine story.

Juneteenth, the holiday that remembers the end of slavery in America, is this weekend, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate locally. Whether you’d prefer a cookout, some shopping or live music, there’s something for everyone. For a list of Harrisburg Juneteenth events, read our online article.

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, located in Halifax, is about families, for families and by families. In our magazine article, read about the park, which has been owned and operated by the Tobias family for 57 years.

Movies are back at the Midtown Cinema! “The Perfect Candidate,” playing this month at the arts theater, is a great film to return to, says our film reviewer Sammi Leigh Melville.

Rohrer Bus is hoping to attract and train more drivers this summer, according to our magazine article. Rohrer, like many school bus companies around the country, is facing a shortage of drivers due to the pandemic.

Sara Bozich has great ideas for celebrating Father’s Day and Juneteenth this weekend. Check out her weekly list of recommendations for the weekend, here.

White wines are perfect for summertime, so head straight to the Italian section of your local wine purveyor, says our columnist Steve Juliana. In his article, he recommends some “summer sippers” that are worth seeking out.

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