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

A sign on N. 3rd and Kelker streets.

Mother nature didn’t disappoint this week, as Harrisburg saw a thick snow cover the city. If you missed out on this week’s news while shoveling or throwing snowballs, catch up on the top stories, below.

Bob’s Art Blog takes readers back to the first art show of 2020. Bob reflects on a painting that almost seemed to see the future of what was to come in 2020. Read more about artists Garrick Dorsett and Zack Rudy, aka The Huckle Buckle Boys, and their painting, here.

The Christmas Spirit Lights Show in Lancaster may be the perfect way to enjoy COVID-safe holiday fun. Our magazine article tells the story of the husband-wife team behind the show and how they continue to grow it each year.

New COVID-19 diagnoses leveled off in Pennsylvania over the past week with an average of 9,803 new cases per day. For numbers on the county level, check out our weekly pandemic reporting.

David Black, president and CEO of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, announced his plan to retire, our online story reported. After two decades, the business organization is launching a nationwide search for a new president.

An eviction moratorium was extended to Harrisburg by City Council on Monday. The declaration bans evictions for non-payment of rent or lease expiration for 30 days, our online story reported.

Fashion Empire, a boutique in Steelton, provides a window into the fashion scene in the Harrisburg area. Read our magazine story to hear from owners Tia Wise and Ebone Turner on how they got drawn into this world of style.

Harrisburg’s 2021 budget was passed by City Council on Monday, our online story reported. It includes an increased police budget with new bureau positions.

Harrisburg area home sales and prices were up again in November, our reporting found. Last month, 728 houses sold compared to 581 in the year-ago period, while the median sales price jumped to $215,000 from $180,000 for the three-county region.

Harrisburg University announced on Friday that it has launched a new research center for the study of e-sports, our online story reported. The center will evaluate the evolution of the e-sports industry, as well as its impact and benefits.

The Kline Library in Harrisburg decided to close for a week after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus, our online story reported. According to the Dauphin County Library System, the employee did not catch the virus while at work.

Three local volunteers were dubbed the “Carlisle Citizens Who Care” for their effort to help the homeless in the Harrisburg area. Our magazine story tells of the passion that connects these friends and motivates them to make a change in their community.

Sara Bozich has some weekend recommendations for you, whether you’re braving the cold or staying in. Check out her list of winter fun ideas, here.

Wine columnist Steve Juliana has some Christmas recommendations for the wine lover on your list. Read about his top picks, here.

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