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

The city is encouraging people to celebrate “Harrisburg Takeout Month” and support local restaurants.

Happy Labor Day weekend! Get ready for some sunny days ahead, but first, catch up on any news you may have missed this week, below.

COVID-19 cases rose again this past week in Pennsylvania. Our reporting found that there were just over 800 new cases each day, compared to last week’s daily average of 622.

Our editor reminisces on the time he was roped into acting as a vampire in his friend’s horror movie. Surprisingly, what he learned through playing the part applies to how we can feel during the pandemic. Read his monthly column, here.

Food and dining is the focus of our September issue of the magazine. Read what our editor has to say about the effect of COVID-19 on the restaurant business, as well as how to support TheBurg.

Harrisburg city council weighs the possibility of hiring former council president Gloria Martin-Roberts as a communications consultant for the city. Our online reporting discusses the reasons why Mayor Eric Papenfuse is advocating for this role.

“Harrisburg Takeout Month” is replacing Harrisburg Restaurant Week this year. The Harrisburg Downtown Improvement District encourages people try a new local restaurant this month from the safety of their home, our reporting finds.

Lead paint in old Harrisburg homes has been poisoning children for years. Our magazine story tells about the local groups trying to combat it and rid the city of the toxin.

The LGBT Center of Central PA opened its new traveling exhibit, “With Open Heart and Open Arms: LGBTQ Cuban Refugees and Our Community’s Response to the Mariel Boatlift.” In our online story, project manager Barry Loveland expresses his hope that the exhibit is an eye-opener for visitors.

Meet Peter Leonard, the visionary behind Little Amps Coffee Roasters, in this month’s magazine story. Find out how he went from barista to chief executive officer, all the while, creating that unique Little Amps vibe we know and love.

Sara Bozich has plenty of Labor Day weekend fun in store. Her weekend recommendations include Harrisburg’s traditional Kipona Festival. This year, the city opted for a virtual format with one day of in-person food trucks and fireworks on Saturday.

The Washington family rediscovered their love of art when they became members of the Art Association of Harrisburg. Now, as part of the association’s Community Exhibition Program, a gallery in Harrisburg City Hall displays their artwork. Read the family’s story in this month’s magazine.

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