The Week that Was: News and features around Harrisburg – The Burg News

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Historic Grace UMC Church in Harrisburg

Unseasonal heat may have you searching out some low-key activities this weekend. Our idea: spend some time reading TheBurg stories you may have missed last week, which we conveniently list and link below.

2nd Street construction continues apace, as the city announced that traffic signals would flash yellow from Forster to Division streets. This was just the latest step in the gradual transition of the road to two-way traffic.

Arts writer Bob takes a gander at the busy week and month in and around Harrisburg. Check out recent artsy developments in his latest blog.

French cooking isnt typically on the menu for our food writer, Rosemary. But, in this months column, she trades in her usual focus on Italian cuisine for a trip to Provence.

Grace UMC marks 200-plus years as a congregation with a service and a celebration. According to our online story, theyre also observing a revival after their church almost closed.

HAAPI stands for Harrisburg Asian American Pacific Islander group, which held a heritage celebration this weekend. Our magazine story details how the group formed and its mission to promote tolerance.

Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival returns to live screenings, as well as virtual options, according to our magazine story. The festival starts this weekend and runs through June 1.

HU Presents added another major outdoor show to its Summer Concert Series. Soul rockers Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats are slated to play Riverfront Park in late September.

Philanthropy may not be on the mind of young people, but it should be, according to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. To help motivate giving, TFEC announced a contest to foster interest in regional philanthropy.

Primary election day set the stage for the general election in PA this November. Check out our online story to see who came out ahead as party nominees in and around Harrisburg.

Sara Bozich has moved outdoors, with all the warm-weather events and festivals popping up around town. In her weekly column, she lets you know whats on her to-do list.

Wanda Williams has been mayor of Harrisburg since January, the first change of administration in eight years. Our magazine profile offers an in-depth look at the long-time public servant even though, as she tells our reporter, I think everyone knows about Wanda already.

Whitaker Center this week announced an addition to its science and arts offerings, the PNC Innovation Zone. This new video and e-gaming center will help stimulate interest in STEAM and high-tech fields, according to officials.

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