The Week that Was: Information and options round Harrisburg – The Burg Information

I wish I could say that a new topic dominated our local news coverage this past week, but, nope, it was the coronavirus again. If you missed any of our stories over the past week, we have them all listed and linked below.

COVID-19 pandemic continued to grind on, though at a slowly decreasing case level in PA. Each day, we had a recap of the commonwealth’s daily update, including the latest one here.

Great Depression seemed like forever ago—until it wasn’t. Our May magazine feature captured what that time was like as we now peer into our own profound economic crisis.

Harrisburg City Council dedicated another $500,000 towards small business relief, this time through federal CARES Act funding. Our online story had details of the latest effort to help the city’s struggling small businesses.

Harrisburg’s Restaurant Row has been all but empty since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Now, the city and the Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District plan to close down 2nd Street to allow for outdoor dining on Saturday nights. We have the first details in our online story.

Parking enforcement and street sweeping will resume in mid-June in Harrisburg, the city announced. Our online story offers details for what may be the clearest indication yet of life slowly returning to normal.

Pets, like people, may be suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our recent magazine feature explains the unique problems of pets and what we humans can do to help out.

“Poured in PA” is now a multi-part series, as the documentary film has morphed into an episodic program focused on the people and personalities that make up the commonwealth’s craft beer scene. Read our online feature to find out what film and video producer GK Visual has in its glass this time.

Sara Bozich is spending another weekend at home, but she’s making the best of it with virtual entertainment and takeout. In her weekly list of things to do, she has recommendations for our pandemic times.

Southwestern PA is slated to enter the “green” phase of reopening next week, Gov. Wolf announced. Our online news story offers details on which counties are going green and why.

TheBurg released our June issue into the wilds of the Harrisburg area on Friday, with a cover featuring local sensation Sharkman. As more locations reopen, we hope to get back to regular distribution soon. But, if a hard copy isn’t readily accessible, you can always read the issue online in our digital format.

TheBurg’s editor welcomes readers each month through his “Editor’s Note.” This month, he asks readers to share his fantasy of life returning to normal post-pandemic.

Virtual worship may never replace the live experience, but many believers have embraced it after large gatherings were banned. Our graphical guide offers a starting point for many churches, synagogues, mosques and temples in the Harrisburg area.

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