The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg

Harrisburg City Council held three budget hearings this week.

Here’s to a sunny weekend in Harrisburg! As the city begins to thaw, get outside and savor a taste of spring. Don’t miss all of our local news coverage from this week, listed below.

US Bailout Act (ARPA) money will be the topic of discussion at a series of meetings Harrisburg plans to hold, Our Story Online reported. The city will hold five meetings to get feedback from residents on how they want to see the millions in federal aid used.

Inside Bob’s Art Blog the theme is love, suitable for the upcoming holiday. It highlights the ‘Love, Love Market’ offering handmade ceramics, jewelery and flower arrangements in Carlisle this weekend.

Podcast TheBurg was released today and features interviews with three fascinating local women. Hear from Dr. Kimeka Campbell, founder of the Harrisburg Black Newsbeat, Sue Kunisky of Visit Hershey & Harrisburg and Wendy Allen of Lincoln into Art.

David Madsen, a member of the Harrisburg City Council announced that he would throw his hat in the ring for one of the city’s newly drawn seats in the state House of Representatives, according to our information. Madsen will seek the Democratic nomination for the new 104and legislative constituency.

“Echoes of the voices of the eighth”, produced by Sankofa African American Theater Company, opens Friday nights at the Gamut Theater. According to our reviewer, it offers a night of history, depth, and illumination. Read more about the show, in our magazine article.

Eric Epsteinlongtime activist, and Susquehanna Township Commissioner Justin Fleming have both said they will seek the Democratic nomination for the PA House in the new 105and legislative district, our story online reported.

A GoFundMe raised thousands of dollars to support two young girls whose parents, Meredith Greene and Tyler Thames, were killed in a shooting this week in Harrisburg. In one day, the fundraiser had raised more than $20,000, according to our information.

Harrisburg City Council held the first of three budget workshops, where they discussed the public safety budget, according to our report. The administration has offered to allocate funds for new positions within the police and fire departments.

Harrisburg Federal Building has a new plan as an upscale apartment building and nightlife resort, our Online Story reported. Justin Etzin, director of Global Ocean Investments Ltd., said he plans to turn the building into “The Federal,” a 288-unit “luxury” apartment building, along with restaurants and bars.

door-to-door sales in Harrisburg were mostly flat in January, but prices have been rising, Our Online Story reported. For the tri-county area, sales totaled 499 homes from 508 in January 2021, but the median sale price rose to $211,900 from $194,700 a year ago.

Riodin, a Russian-American band, recently released their debut album, “Practical Men,” our magazine article reported. The musical styles of the members of Riodine were influenced by the harder rock music of the 1970s.

Sara Bozic is right on time with its Weekend Roundup. Take advantage of the warmer weather and find a fun way to spend the next few days.

Taste of Asia recently opened in Mechanicsburg, offering ramen, Chinese and Thai food, according to our magazine article. The restaurant operates out of the building where Tri Asian Taste was previously housed.

Visit Hershey and Harrisburg has created a resource for people who want to discover and visit restaurants, shops, cafes and black places, as well as cultural and other events. Read more about The Black Travel Experience in our magazine article.

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