The week that was: news and features around Harrisburg

The Tour de Belt will return to an in-person format in Harrisburg this year.

Get out of the house and enjoy all that Harrisburg has to offer in 3rd in the Burg tonight. While you’re away, pick up a copy of the magazine and, of course, don’t miss this week’s media coverage right here.

Podcast TheBurg launched a special Valentine’s Day episode this week. The show reveals Harrisburg’s hidden gems, according to nearly 25 of our podcast guests from last year. Curious? Listen now.

Masonic Lodge of Chosen Friends Legacy is deeply tied to Black history in Harrisburg, our magazine article reported. The fraternal organization has provided a sense of belonging and brotherhood to local men for decades.

Emmanuel Nsingani the earthy emotional voice ranges from guttural lows to sobbing highs in his Afro-jazz music, our magazine article reported. He writes and sings lyrics in his native Lari, a language of the Republic of Congo, where he was born.

The February edition of TheBurg Podcast gives voice to people or causes representing minorities. Tune in to hear from three amazing local women.

Harrisburg, along with Dauphin County and the nonprofit Impact Harrisburg, will conduct a disparity study to determine how and where the city can provide more opportunities for various businesses and contractors. The study will cost $250,000 and will likely take a year, according to our online story.

Harrisburg City Council passed its amended budget for 2022 after undergoing significant changes from the new administration and the new council, according to our information. The General Fund budget of $70.7 million is lower than last year and does not include a tax increase.

Heart and Soul Books opened last weekend in Linglestown, our Online Story reported. The cozy shop offers a wide range of books, with an emphasis on representation.

Downtown Cinema began showing “The Worst Person in the World” this week. According to our writer, you might find yourself relating to the main character.

open stage is currently staging “The Mad Ones”, a moving musical experience. Our theater critic offers her take on the intense, yet comedic show, which runs until March 12. Read more about it in our magazine article.

Public meetings, held by the city, allow Harrisburg residents to ask questions about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money the city receives. Consultant NW Financial explained to residents how the funds can be used, according to our information.

by Sara Bozich The weekend summary includes 3rd in the Burg and many other fun events. Find them here.

Harrisburg Theater performer “The Secret Garden” through Feb. 27 at the Whitaker Center, our Online Story reported. The theatrical adaptation of the classic story is emotional and evocative, our reviewer says.

Belt Tower will return to Harrisburg as an in-person ride, our Online Story reported. The cycling event will now include a “Finish Line Fest” with live music, food trucks and entertainment.

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