The Week That Has Been: Harrisburg News & Articles


Mayor Wanda Williams speaks during his inauguration on Monday.

The first snowfall of 2022 kicked off an exciting weekend here in Harrisburg. The week-long PA Farm Show returns on Saturday after a year off due to the pandemic. Before heading out in search of a famous farmhouse milkshake, catch up on this week’s local news, below.

Athletes Serving Athletes (ASA), is an organization dedicated to giving people with reduced mobility the pleasure of running. In our magazine article, learn about life-changing experiences for some runners.

A Capital Beltway expansion project is set to reshape the trade corridor that runs through the heart of Harrisburg. In our magazine article, find out how the I-83 widening project will impact the area, including businesses like the East Shore Diner.

Our editor posted a Burg Blog in which he shares his thoughts on the future of Harrisburg with the city’s new mayor, Wanda Williams. What can we expect with a new administration? To read, here.

The “Fill a glass with hope” The fundraiser is an annual effort by local organizations to provide fresh milk to Pennsylvania families in need, our article reported online. Officials from Feeding Pennsylvania and the PA Dairymen’s Association kicked off the event at the PA Farm Show complex on Friday.

Fred burton, a local author, explores the issue of hydraulic fracturing in his novel “Bountiful Calling”. His book sheds light on the human impact of hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale area of ​​Pennsylvania, our magazine article reported.

The Gamut theater is hosting the Shakespeare Theater Association’s annual conference this week, our magazine article reported. The conference showcases the classics, with a twist, and hundreds of people from all over the world have come to participate.

The Harrisburg improvisation theater reopens this weekend, after being closed for almost two years due to the pandemic, according to our reports. The theater offers shows, as well as improvisation lessons for all levels.

Janet Samuels, a court-appointed receiver for the Harrisburg School District, announced his resignation on Jan. 29, according to our sources. The district did not say why Samuels was leaving.

Mayor Wanda Williams was inaugurated on Monday, becoming the 39e mayor, reports our article online. City council also reorganized, electing Danielle Bowers as the new council chair. See photos of the mayor’s inauguration, here.

The PA Farm Show is back, which means it’s time for a farm animal reunion. Wondering what cows could say to horses? Discover our cartoon, here.

The PA Farm Show undertook $ 21 million worth of renovations to her building during her year off from the pandemic. In our magazine article, learn about the freshly renovated installation, including facade upgrades, floor replacements, and lighting upgrades.

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