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the Design Thinking issue I S S U E N o 6 7 | FA L L 2 0 2 2 An enthusiast’s guide to local shopping, dining, arts, and community.

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ON THE COVER Joe Krzemienski, Founder of Process Experience Design (pxd), is just one of the talented leaders sharing their take on design thinking and the creative process in our Design Thinking issue. Photo by Matthew Tennison.

I N T H I S I S S U E Be inspired by creative thinking, brilliant leaders, fall fun, and ways to connect with the creative culture in Lancaster. As the air begins to chill and the city is filled with the colors of fall, Fig, as always, is your local-loving guide to finding what you love and what you need to know.

Creative City Celebrate art in all its forms (including art you can peel & take with you!) in our annual art section. Art palette by Jerome Hershey.

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AS THE RHYTHM OF THE S E A S O N S guides us into fall, we are excited to once again celebrate creativity in our magnificent city in our annual arts issue. This year, our focus has turned to those who are thinking differently about the world around them. The creators and innovators who are responding to changing needs and finding solutions—Lancaster’s Design Thinkers as we like to call them. Meet them starting on page 57. Here at Fig Industries, we believe in the transformational power of thinking deliberately and creatively. My coach and friend Kedren Crosby of Work Wisdom says, “When we start with human-centered design and deep empathy as we consider the end-user’s experience, we are far more likely to find design solutions that positively transform people’s lives.” You can find more inspiration in this issue from Kedren as well as Pedro Rivera of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in our continuing Reach High leadership series sponsored by High Foundation. We will also introduce you to visual artists and craftspeople in our special artists

section, which features a surprise gift. Ten custom stickers designed by Lancaster artists—a collectible first in Fig. Thank you to our sponsors Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc., Armstrong World Industries, and MAROTTA/MAIN Architects, for making our sticker dreams come true. Embracing the good that change and newness can bring, I could not be more excited to announce a promotion here at Fig Industries. Jason James, who is featured in our Design Thinking section on page 59, has been promoted to Creative Director. His thoughtful leadership and exceptional talent will help guide our way into the future. As you will see, there are a lot of exciting ideas taking root right here in Lancaster City, bubbling up and making way for innovation. And as we have for nearly 17 years, Fig is here as your guide to the entrepreneurs who are taking a leap and bringing their new ideas to life right here where we call home. Creatively yours, Deborah Brandt & The Fig Team FIGINDUSTRIES.COM


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Fresh Face: inJoy Golf A N D R E W L A L LY ’ S love of golf began at the age of seven when his grandfather taught him how to play. His passion for the game continued throughout his life while he pursued a career in physical therapy. Although he loved his job as a physical therapist, the thought of pivoting his career excited him. After drawing up a business plan and crunching numbers with his SCORE mentor, Andrew called his wife and said it was time to quit his job and pursue a new dream—opening an indoor golf facility.

ceiling screen that creates an immersive experience for the player. Powered by state-of-the-art technology, inJoy’s digital golfing experience makes it possible for skilled players to strengthen their abilities, beginners to improve their game, and non-golfers to have fun trying out the sport. inJoy’s on-site gym facility makes it possible for Andrew to continue using his physical therapy background, providing athletes with workouts tailored to help them meet their specific goals for growth on and off the green.

In November 2021, inJoy Golf opened its doors, welcoming Lancaster golfers into a unique twist on the golfing experience they were accustomed to. At inJoy, the traditional golf green is replaced by synthetic turf and a floor-to-

“To be able to repackage my physical therapy skillset and point that in the direction of the golf world was such an awesome way to combine personal passions and professional passions,” Andrew said. Andrew hopes to see inJoy

continue to become a place where golfers can strengthen their game and where anyone can gather to spend time with friends, have some drinks (it’s BYOB!), and discover the joy of the game he first experienced as a child. Since day one of his opening, Andrew says he has been welcomed with open arms into not just the golfing community, but the vibrant small business community that is a fundamental part of Lancaster culture. “The support has been unbelievable, and I am so thankful we are in this community,” Andrew said. “We’re going to work hard to give them a place that they love to be in.”





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PEDRO A. RIVERA President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

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edro A. Rivera is passionate about education’s role in creating pathways to success, especially for students from underserved and underrepresented communities. Pedro, the President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, has first-hand knowledge of the barriers to education. Raised by a single mother in a lower-income section of Philadelphia, he experienced some of the same struggles his students face—poverty, homelessness, and food insecurity. “Even as fortunate as I was—having a great family supporting me—the educational system was difficult to navigate. Those experiences made me want to become an educator,” Pedro said. After getting his education, he taught and became an administrator in the community where he grew up before moving to Lancaster to become the superintendent of schools. He then went on to become Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Education and was named President at Thaddeus Stevens College in 2020. Almost 15 years into his career, Pedro is still committed to facilitating a holistic approach to education. “To have this opportunity to lead an institution whose sole mission is to provide a pathway to prosperity through education and training for a highly skilled job is a

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“If we as a collective community can help our families become selfsufficient…we’re creating the conditions that allow them to invest in themselves, their families, and their community.” culmination of everything I’ve dedicated my life to and everything I’ve experienced,” he said. As the president of the College, Pedro connects with employees, community partners, businesses and organizations, and donors across Pennsylvania to support student success, including helping them meet their basic needs (like housing, food, clothing, and transportation). Thaddeus Stevens College is a holistic mission college that connects students to resources, and Pedro sees the impact investing in his students can make. “If we as a collective community can help our families become self-sufficient, whether it’s with affordable housing, access to childcare, addressing food insecurity, or training through a traditional two-year program, we’re creating the conditions that allow them to invest in themselves, their families, and their community. That’s how you create generational wealth and transform communities,” he added. By empowering the faculty and staff he leads, and partnering with individuals and organizations in the Commonwealth, Pedro is creating a legacy of leadership that will transform the community of Lancaster and beyond.

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Fresh Face: Pocket Books Shop J U L I E R O S S , A U S T I N C A RT E R , A N D J E S S C A L L A H A N are the dreamers behind Lancaster’s new independent bookstore, Pocket Books. Both Jess and Austin previously had successful careers in academia while Julie worked in tech, but as the pandemic made waves of impact, the trio realized they didn’t want to wait any longer to build the life of their dreams. By fusing their love of literature and a desire to use books as a form of activism, the idea for Pocket Books began to take shape. They had one lingering question: Where does Pocket Books belong? The three were living in Columbus, Ohio when Austin, originally from Lititz, proposed they take a weekend trip to Lancaster City. Within 15 minutes of arriving, they had a gut feeling Lancaster was the place where their dreams would come

nonbinary people, transgender people, authors of color, and first-time authors.

to life. In spring 2022, the trio moved to Lancaster, officially opening Pocket Books in April. On the corner of Wheatland and West End Avenue, Pocket Books is an idyllic neighborhood bookshop. The building’s wrap-around porch is decorated with plants and wicker furniture, and inside, floor-to-ceiling shelves are full of vibrant book covers. Special touches like handwritten staff recommendations and a kids’ corner with picture books and stuffed animals make the space feel warm and inviting. Pocket Books is a place where everyone is welcome—even pups. “This is a space for [everyone, even] folks who aren’t necessarily at home in other mainstream spots,” Julie said. Each book elevates the voices of people who have previously been underrepresented in the publishing world—including women, 903 WHEATLAND AVENUE

Between the three of them, Jess, Julie, and Austin read hundreds of books a year, carefully choosing which books make it to their shelves. Above all, they believe reading should be fun. “We are decidedly uninterested in the idea that reading universally, or reading books by women, people of color, trans people, queer people, is the equivalent of eating your vegetables,” Austin explained. “It’s really our dream to spend all day in this bookstore,” Jess added. Jess, Julie, and Austin have seen firsthand how reading catalyzes connections and builds community, and they have big ideas for bringing the people of Lancaster together in the shop and celebrating their newfound community’s love of literature.




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Culture of collaboration T H E AT T O R N E Y S AT B L A K I N G E R T H O M A S foster a client-centered culture and provide high-quality legal services through collaboration with their clients and with each other. The firm recognizes the growing complexities of the community’s legal needs and is well positioned to meet those needs by offering experienced counsel across a broad spectrum of practice areas.


E From left to right: Attorneys Seth Hiller, Grace Nguyen Bond, Aaron Hollis, and Jill Laskowitz

T H R E E Y E A R S A G O, Carol received a letter from Water Street Mission. Struck by the range of services they provided, she decided to take a tour of their campus. From there, she got involved in about every way you can—volunteering all over campus, attending events with her family, and even using her marketing background to help the fundraising team. While getting to know Water Street, Carol also became one of their Monthly Heroes, automating her giving on a monthly basis. “Honestly, once I decide to support a nonprofit organization, I’d rather set up

“The more people come and see the work that’s being done at Water Street, the more they are naturally moved to donate their time or treasure to the Mission.” – CAROL ESCH, Monthly Hero at Water Street Mission

an automatic donation,” she said. “I don’t have to remember to send a check or use my credit card each month.” Hundreds of neighbors like Carol give monthly, helping Water Street build a firm foundation for their work. Consistent giving allows Water Street to plan ahead, be better equipped, and prepare to serve men and women who will lose their housing in the coming months. Each Monthly Hero has their own story and unique reason for giving. What will yours be? To join the growing family of Monthly Heroes, check out!





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Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

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Fresh Face: Let’s Roll T I M H I L L A N D RYA N F I N G E R are brothers-in-law, business partners, and owners of Lancaster City’s new electric bike shop, Let’s Roll. When Ryan’s father bought an electric bike several years ago, the guys couldn’t wait to take it out for a spin. They loved how riding brought back memories of childhood days spent riding dirt bikes, and they purchased their own cycles the next day. While they discovered a mutual love for riding electric bikes, they didn’t expect to find a larger community of people who shared their interest —but they did. Without a spot in Lancaster for people to rent, buy, or

repair electric cycles, the pair saw a need and jumped to fill the void. Let’s Roll opened its door in May 2022, giving electric bike enthusiasts a place within city limits where they could talk shop, ask questions, and geek out about the latest models. The duo has big ideas for how their business could change the way Lancaster residents commute. As gas prices rise and traffic becomes increasingly more congested, Let’s Roll wants to offer an alternative way to get around. “We are trying to get people to stash the keys and take a bike more often,” Tim said. “We’re just trying to help people out and spread positive vibes.” 23 EAST WALNUT STREET

The shop has space for people to browse the increasing brands and models they have to offer and a designated space in the back for you to stop in for repairs. Their spot on the corner of Walnut and Christian Street even has the perfect alley for a quick test drive. “The bikes are for everyone,” Ryan added. “Even if you didn’t buy your bike here, you can bring it here to get fixed.” Whether you have experience behind the handlebars of an electric bike or are looking to satisfy your curiosity, Let’s Roll is ready to welcome anyone and everyone into the community of bike lovers they are building.







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F R O M P R E C I S E D E S I G N S by artists like Jerome Hershey to the sweet sounds of musicians like the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, art—in all its forms—is woven into the fabric and hung on the walls of Lancaster City. That’s why our arts & culture issue is an annual favorite here at Fig. We invite you to flip through the pages and find out just why we love our very creative city. P.S. Don’t miss our first-ever collection of Lancaster-made stickers made by 10 talented local artists, thanks to sponsors Henrietta Heisler Interiors Inc., Armstrong World Industries, and MAROTTA/MAIN Architects.


Arts & Culture The Trust Performing Arts Center 2022/2023 Season

Concerts ERIC OWENS | CURTIS ON TOUR OCTOBER 27 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens will perform a variety of masterpieces including Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes with Curtis on Tour.





Beyond Ourselves is a collaborative chamber music project that promotes the global work of Mennonite Central Committee. Led by Grammyaward winning clarinetist Doris Hall-Gulati, the group programs guest artists and a wide variety of music, from Baroque to Contemporary.

DALÍ QUARTET APRIL 22 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL The acclaimed Philadelphia-based string quartet performing works by Villa Lobos, Ramírez, and Tchaikovsky.

The Reverie Actors Company presents a unique 45-minute adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ beloved story in which all the roles are performed by two actors. JANUARY 21-29 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL

THE TRUST DANCE FESTIVAL Lancaster’s own Emme Dance Collective, The Durang Dance Collective, and New York-based A-Y/ Dancers, throughout two weekends of dance. Community MasterClasses also available.

Eric Owens

PIANIST DANIEL MA OCTOBER 30 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL The Trust is proud to partner with Lancaster International Piano Festival (LIPF) to present award-winning virtuosic prodigy Daniel Ma. He will be performing works by Beethoven and Chopin.


Dalí Quartet

Emme Dance Collective

NOVEMBER 11 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL An a capella quartet who gained fame during the height of the pandemic singing in stairwells on social media.


GABRIEL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE MAY 5 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL This regional all-star piano quintet will perform works by Schumann and Shostakovich. In partnership with LIPF.

Artists and dates subject to change

FEBRUARY 4 | THE TRUST GREAT HALL Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal cellist Hai-Ye Ni, praised by the Washington Post as being “soulfully expressive,” in concert with Steinway Artist, pianist Xun Pan, to perform Brahms’s Cello Sonata in E minor. In partnership with LIPF.


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H Jerome Hershey in his studio with new paintings about breathing

Jerome Hershey abstract painter 34 ¹/₂ north queen street j e r o m e h e r s h e y. c o m @jeromehersheystudio @jerome.hershey

Inhale/Exhale L I F E H A S M A N Y T W I S T S and turns and Jerome Hershey’s journey is often reflected in his art. In his new Breath paintings, Hershey pictorializes the dynamics of breathing. To show his gratitude to the team at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, 20% of all art and book sales in September and October will be donated to the hospital. View Jerome’s new paintings at his studio on First Friday, October 7 and Second Saturday, October 8, or by appointment. 35

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Fall Exhibits SEPTEMBER 2022 Lost & Found Susan J Gottlieb (left) A solo exhibit OCTOBER 2022 Supporting Lancaster Conservancy Featuring Jenny Germann (right), Steve Wilson (center), and Robert Andriulli

Christiane David Gallery fine art 112 north prince street 717.293.0809

Open Saturdays and every First Friday, by appointment for the rest of the week. Studio, by appointment only.


W I T H A P E R S O N A L I T Y as vibrant as her paintings, Belgium born artist Christiane David brings people into her enchanted world of color through her paintings. Her Prince Street gallery is filled with an eclectic array of watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings, and it’s usually where you can also find Christiane herself painting her next piece.


Historic Rock Ford 881 rockford road 717.392.7223

Artful artifacts The John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts at Historic Rock Ford brings the rich history of early Lancaster County to life with gallery exhibits along with the elegant collections in the Hand Mansion. Lovers of history and the arts should make plans to visit before the 2022 tour season and the special exhibit “Long Rifles of the American Revolution” ends on October 30. Tickets are available online!

Gustavus Hesselius, Faithful Richardson Slaymaker, c. 1775 (coming in 2023)

Lancaster silversmith Charles Hall, Silver Coffeepot, c. 1770s

Miniature Chest, c. 1790, Manheim, Lancaster County

Lancaster Tall Case Clock, c. 1780. Movement by John Eberman Jr.

John Hesselius, Judge Henry Slaymaker, c. 1776 (coming in 2023)


What does community mean to you?”



That was the question that inspired a collection of one-of-a-kind stickers in this issue of Fig—designed and created by ten professional artists who call Lancaster their home and creative workspace. We invite you to get to know these artists and be inspired by their work as you peel, stick, and spread love for Lancaster through this collection of collectible art.

Nicole Duquette @helloniccoco

Nicole Duquette is an allaround creative who loves to explore different media. She runs Hello Niccoco, where she focuses on light-hearted designs for illustrated map prints, greeting cards, home accessories, and stickers. Co-owner of curio. Gallery & Creative Supply, she also loves to engage with every customer who steps foot in the shop.

Salina Almanzar Salina Almanzar is a Puerto Rican and Dominican muralist, visual artist, and educator. Her art examines the intersections of Latinidad, feminism, decolonial practice, and Taino spirituality. Through community based art activations, Salina creates murals that capture the essence of the communities she works in. Salina is the co-initiator of the Seed Project, lead artist of Taller @salina_almanzar_art Pa'lante, and President of the Latino Empowerment Project Board of Directors.




Special thanks to the above sponsors who support arts & culture in Lancaster and who made this project possible.

Libby Modern @itsmodernart

Libby Modern is the founder of Modern Art, an art and design studio in Lancaster’s West End. She works alongside other artists, neighbors, and community organizations to create projects that use curiosity, empathy, and humor to encourage us to confront complex issues from a new perspective— and inspire us to live better, collectively, in our community.

Art Harrington After retiring from a 34-year career as an art teacher, Art Harrington built a studio in his home in Willow Street. Inspired by a former principal and fellow art teacher and with encouragement from a friend, he began to enter art shows in 1999. Art is a partner at Red Raven Art Company and is very active in supporting emerging artists. @redravenartcompany


Jeff Geib

Ann DeLaurentis Jeff Geib lives and works in Lancaster, where he has been drawing and sculpting most of his life. He enjoys the rich community of artists and musicians here and is especially crazy about the community of dogs and dog lovers here too. He is lucky enough to share his life with his dog, Monkey. @anndelaurentis

Gail Gray

Adam Serrano Fine artist Gail C. Gray has lived and worked in Lancaster since 1972. Her downtown studio, where she has worked since 1991, is close to Lancaster Central Market and the Griest Building, and these landmarks represent her sense of place. They are the heart of what her home means to her: community, the arts, farming, business, and historical character. @ifstagram

Jeremy Friend

Fred Rodger @jeremyfriend

Jeremy is a lettering artist and custom typography designer living and working in the Lancaster, York, and Baltimore areas. His clients include Hershey’s, YouTube, Coach, Entertainment Weekly, and McCormick as well as many small business clients. In addition to his lettering and typography work, he also teaches lettering and type at The Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D), Towson University, and The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).

Ann DeLaurentis, a regional artist working in watercolor and etching, is primarily known for her color intensive “postprecisionist” urban structural paintings, many of Lancaster City where she lives and works. She has had more than 20 solo exhibits and is a signature member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Watercolor and a member of the Echo Valley Art Group.

Adam Serrano is a graphic designer born in Brooklyn, New York and raised by the creative community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. For more than 10 years, he has helped launch successful bands, businesses, and non-profits with dynamic digital art. Although Adam is mostly known for his logo work and album design, he recently started producing mixed media work both on canvas and walls.

After 33 years of teaching art and science, Fred Rodger left to pursue a career as an artist. He still teaches art history part-time but spends most of his time painting in his home studio alongside his wife and fellow artist. Over the years, Fred has participated in group and solo exhibitions throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New York. @redravenartcompany



September 16 - October 2

Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, this epic Broadway musical captures the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Ragtime will be Servant Stage’s largest show to date, weaving together the stories of three diverse communities in a truly unique and powerful portrait of America.





A SPECIAL EVENING AT LANCASTER COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL with Grammy Award-winning Pacifica Quartet featuring LCDS alumnus Austin Hartman as well as pianist Christopher Shih. The quartet will perform selections from Florence Price Quartet No. 1, Prokofiev: Quartet No. 2 and Dvorak Piano Quintet. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 AT 8:00 P.M. Tickets will be $25 for general admission and $10 for students.

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We The People First Fridays

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Old Friends: A Dogumentary

Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project

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Family Fun Fest

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The Silhouettes –Love Happens

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Front: Lapis Split Shank Ring and Hand-carved Sterling Bands—all hand-made in the store by designer Jude Sharp Back: Jewelry by local artists and wax carving tools used by Jude Sharp

Andrea Amey owner and artist

D OW N T O T H E S M A L L E S T F E AT U R E , every piece of jewelry tells a story, revealing details of ourselves and the artists that create them. That’s why J.A. Sharp has spent the last 40+ years handcrafting jewelry and offering a diverse selection of ethicallymade pieces meant to consciously project your style to the world.

Demuth Foundation 120 east king street 717.299.9940

D R AW I N G O N T H E S U S Q U E H A N N A : F O U R C E N T U R I E S O F A RT I S T I C I N S P I R AT I O N A N D C O M M E R C E includes over 60 works and examines the influence of the Susquehanna River as an artistic muse and commercial driver for prominent American artists. Curated by artist Rob Evans, this special exhibition presents a unique portrait of a single subject over four centuries—documenting through the eyes of artists the River’s many moods and manifestations, as well as the progression of human habitation and development along its shores. JASP E R F. C R OPSEY ( 1823–1900), AME RICAN AUTUMN


Visit the Demuth Museum at 120 East King Street in Lancaster City to view this exhibition until October 30. open hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10am–4pm Sunday | 12–4pm Admission by donation


Aly Bloom as Fancy Nancy in the original production of “Fancy Nancy The Musical.” Photo Credit: Steven Rosen 717.297.3900 @vitallancaster

Imagination Awakened A COMMUNITY OF A RT I S T S who believe in the profound impact of a shared theatrical experience, Vital Theatre Company produces professionally-cast, nationally-recognized one-hour musicals for Stephen Sunderlin, kids and their families. Artistic Director Founded in New York City and with tour stops across the country, Vital Theatre Company is proud to bring their magic to the Lancaster community. Their new season debuts in October with Fancy Nancy The Musical. Follow Vital Lancaster on social media or visit for tickets and details.


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M U S I C AWA K E N S O U R S O U L S , evokes connections, and nurtures a greater understanding of ourselves and our community. Lancaster Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce Michael Butterman as the orchestra’s new Music Director, taking the stage for his inaugural season. As one of the country’s leading symphonic visionaries, Butterman’s appointment will help solidify and expand the Lancaster Symphony’s commitment to inviting and entertaining programming—uplifting the community with innovative educational and engagement programs as well as collaborations with Lancaster’s many vibrant performing arts organizations. Enjoy the upcoming season overflowing with mystery, intrigue, joy, and new adventures! View the 2022–2023 concert schedule at

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Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio 118 north water street 717.945.6933

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F R I E N D S H I P H E A RT G A L L E RY & S T U D I O believes in empowering every individual that enters its doors with the confidence to express their capabilities through artwork. Tucked behind the gallery on Water Street is a studio space where these heart artists gather to create works infused with joy, imagination, and whimsy. 47

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B E E R S + H O F F M A N A R C H I T E C T U R E has been creating spaces across Central Pennsylvania for 40 years. Now the firm is making Lancaster City its home-base with newly renovated office space on Harrisburg Avenue. For the past four decades, Beers + Hoffman projects have become pillars in the Lancaster community, and their move will help them better serve their clients and establish themselves in the city they are proud to call home.


Peter Kerekgyarto, AIA, LEED AP, and Scott Shonk, AIA, LEED AP, principals of Beers + Hoffman Architecture, with their team inside their new office.

Cultivate your Creativity Owners Nicole & Matt with their original art pieces

W H E T H E R YO U ’ R E A S E A S O N E D A RT I S T or curious about creativity, curio. owners Matt Allyn Chapman and Nicole Duquette invite you to join in their community of artistic exploration. In addition to the carefully curated storefront and gallery space, they have a designated space for workshops, artist events, and a weekly sketch club. Find their full line-up of fall workshops on their website and social media channels! 106 WEST CHESTNUT STREET




Dan Betancourt, President & CEO of Community First Fund, and Marilyn Brown, Board Chair of the Community First Fund Credit Union

A pathway to Financial Peace WITH A GRAND RIBBON C U T T I N G in June of this year, Community First Fund officially opened the doors to its first Credit Union on the corner of Duke and Vine Street. “We’ve been serving Lancaster for 30 years by providing access to credit to entrepreneurs who want to make a positive change in the community,” said Daniel Betancourt, President and CEO of Community First Fund. “With the credit union, our mission is to provide a pathway to financial stability for families. We’re excited to expand our service in the community and celebrate this milestone.” The mission behind Community First Fund Credit Union is to create financial equity and economic mobility for individuals and families. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. households don’t have bank accounts or are using alternative

financial services, and that number is nearly fifty percent among the African American population and forty-six percent in Latino households. As a continuation of Community First Fund’s commercial lending legacy in the Lancaster area, the Credit Union is an additional resource aimed at helping to foster financial equity and economic prosperity while providing financial literacy education for the community. “That’s why we are in this neighborhood,” Marilyn Brown, Board Chair of the Credit Union, said. “Because the best thing is to be among the communities we need to serve.” Joiner Olivier, Branch Manager of the Community First Fund Credit Union, came onboard because of his desire to help the community with financial

services as well as education paired with those services. “In this community, many people have not had access to financial education. We are trying to teach the importance of banking—what credit is, how you manage it, why it’s important, and why a savings account is important.” he said. “We’re offering our members the tools to understand their current financial situation and help guide them towards achieving financial success, however they define it.” In addition to personal and business checking and savings accounts, the credit union also offers personal and auto loans, money market accounts, and share term certificates with terms meant to be fair and transparent, and all advertising and account information is printed in both Spanish and English.


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Community First Fund is proud to sponsor a special page for a few Lancaster County businesses they have worked to support.

The Common Wheel Executive Director | Adriana Atencio The Common Wheel is a nonprofit bicycle community center, shop, and co-op that revolutionizes people and places using the energy and equity of bicycles. QUEEN STREET COMMUNITY CENTER & SHOP | 324 NORTH QUEEN STREET KING STREET CO-OP & DONATION CENTER | 701 EAST KING STREET THECOMMONWHEEL.COM

Morton’s Dance Center Owner | Elijah Morton Morton’s Dance Center offers an elite style of hip hop & contemporary dance training. A safe space to all, they pride themselves on keeping their doors open for all walks of life—no matter your race or gender identity. 301 MAIN STREET, LANDISVILLE MDC.DANCE

Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse & Lancaster Distilleries Managing Partners | Leigh Lindsay, Cheila Huettner, Nate Boring, Matt Hosttetter, and Todd Smith Silent Partners | Taylor, Trent & Adam Kinney, Greg & Sarah Ganse, and Steve Witmer The theatre at Zoetropolis offers a diverse lineup of film, live music, comedy, story, and poetry slam. All of their programming is carefully curated to represent local demographics with the ultimate goal of being a Cultural Community Center where important conversations begin. 112 NORTH WATER STREET ZOETROPOLIS.COM & LANCASTERDISTILLERIES.COM


Reynolds High School, Lancaster, PA Boys & Girls Club of Lancaster


GROWING STRONGER WITH LANCASTER As a leader in the design and manufacture of acoustical ceiling and walls, Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a strong and vibrant billiondollar company that’s been in business for more than 160 years. We’re proud to call Lancaster home where over 800 of our 2,800 employees live and work on our Columbia Avenue corporate campus in Roherstown and in our manufacturing facility in Marietta. In 2016, we became a publicly-traded company focused on ceilings and walls. Since, we have grown profitably, acquiring seven companies in the U.S. and Canada and launching innovative, new ceiling solutions such as Total Acoustics®, Sustain®, DesignFlex®, AcoustiBuilt® and AirAssure™. We also introduced a new full-service, online platform called kanopibyarmstrong™ where smaller business and facility owners / managers can order new or replacement ceiling tiles and have them installed through our network of contractors. We’ve never been more excited about our future and the many opportunities we have to make a difference in spaces where we all live, work, learn, heal and play, with health, safety and sustainability at the forefront of our operating model and business strategy. We look forward to another hundred years in Lancaster and continuing to grow this thriving community together.


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Left to right: Kirsten, Drew Moore (owner), and Kate

Stock Up

G R A B A S C A R F A N D A M A R K E T B A G and take a walk down to Crowded Kitchen in Lancaster Central Market this fall. Drew and his team will be there to greet you with stocks and broths on tap that will help you craft the perfect autumn recipe. No time to whip something up yourself? They also have a selection of tasty seasonal soups to take home.





Grab a chair I T ’ S T I M E T O F I N D YO U R N E W E S T LO O K in The Green Room Organic Salon’s newest space. Owner Kristen Lobb and her expert stylists have been bringing a passion for organic and ethical products to Lancaster City since 2018, and they are here to help you choose a more holistic approach to self care at their salon on East King Street. Grab a chair in their signature cozy, laidback environment, and let them cut, color, and style your hair to perfection. Three Locations: 135 East King Street, Lancaster | 1387 East Main Street, Mount Joy | 105 Warwick Street, Suite 104, Lititz Left to right: Liz Fleurant, Courtney Whipple, Kristen Lobb, Brianna Audette, Danielle Shelly, and Sasha Masi Photo credit: Erin Ehrhart @philterphoto


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Better Soil. Better Oil. S O I L H E A LT H might be an unconventional thing to associate with CBD, but that’s exactly what health-conscious consumers are starting to dig in to. Farmer, author, and speaker Steve Groff has carefully cultivated the soil on his third-generation farm for decades. As a result, it yields more nutrient-dense produce and better-for-the-planet products—including the hemp oil extract used to make Cedar Meadow Farm’s line of CBD oils, lotions, and salves. Derived entirely from the plants grown on his farm, these products are rooted in Steve’s regenerative expertise. His passion for giving people a natural alternative for balanced, healthy living comes through in every bottle. Visit Cedar Meadow Farm online to explore these products—plus find more information about Steve’s farming methods and their special brand just for moms.

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Henrietta Heisler in a kitchen she designed for her clients, Damon and Efrem

Cheers! “ W E M O V E D T O L A N C A S T E R from a one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn seven years ago. We found a great house, but the project before us felt daunting. One beautiful fall morning we walked into Henrietta’s studio and that has made all the difference. The HHII team helped us develop our vision into a plan, and then expertly executed with artistry, creativity, attention to detail, and professionalism. The most recent project, our dream kitchen, is yet another triumph. Their team is family now, and we cannot recommend them enough.”



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[dih-zahyn / thing-king] (noun) a human-centered approach to creative problem solving In this special section, we’re featuring creative thought leaders from across Lancaster and their take on the concept of creativity and design.

Thank you to our editorial sponsor—the High® Companies: celebrating the City of Lancaster and committed to innovative community leadership, sustainable building practices, and advancement through the preservation of local heritage.


David Lyall Home & Design


Principal Designer & Team Leader

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS? “There’s a definite energy transfer that takes place between me and every project. I’ll walk into a room and almost immediately begin to mentally map out the possibilities. I like the spaces I design to feel personal, timeless, well balanced, and assembled in a way that doesn’t feel forced or overly decorated. It’s always about my desire to get inside the client’s head to understand who they are and how they want to live. From there, it’s really just about developing an interior plan that elevates personal style in the most thoughtful & tasteful way possible.” – David Lyall, IDS K Learn more about David Lyall Design at


HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS? “Design thinking is creative problem solving. My creative process begins with understanding the gaps, or the problems, of the project. Far too often, designers start by asking themselves, ‘How can I make this project cool or innovative? How do I make it unlike anything else in the marketplace?’ That’s a mistake. A designer must first seek to meet project objectives. I do my best to be curious about the subject, to put time into research, to identify what has been done to solve this problem previously. From there, it’s about identifying new and novel ideas—asking, ‘What connections have been made before now? Should I continue down that road or try a new way?’ These are the creative steps that lead to something beautiful, meaningful, and resonant.”

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– Jason James

Fig Industries

JASON JAMES Creative Director


At The H&H Group, our approach to Design Thinking is to challenge ideas in order to really hone in on the best solution to bring your project to life in a unique and creative way.”

The H&H Group HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR C R E AT I V E D E S IG N P R O C E S S ? “At The H&H Group, our approach to Design Thinking is to hone in on the best solution for your project—whether that’s a 16-page booklet, an outdoor sign, a wall installation— by understanding what you really value and the physical nature of the materials available. Our creatively-thinking team believes there is something beautiful about seeing an idea come to life, and we help people actually touch their dreams.” – Mike Williams

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MIKE WILLIAMS Vice President


JOSEPH TERRANOVA Producer/Director

HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS? “Our process always begins with listening—listening to our clients and our subjects/characters. Something that’s important to us is creating a collaborative environment between ourselves, clients, and subjects. This helps ensure the stories we’re telling are done so in an engaging and truthful way. Most of the films we produce focus on the stories of real-life people, and it’s important for us to genuinely and quickly connect with these folks in order to create trust, which in turn, helps showcase their stories in an organic way. At the end of the day, this is what brings our work to life.” – Joseph Terranova K Learn more about Reverie at


Fundamentally, we are seeking to improve the quality of the broader environment, but we do this one project opportunity at a time.”

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W H AT IS Y O U R C O M PA N Y E T H O S A N D H O W D O E S I T S U P P O R T D E S IG N T HINKIN G? “In our world of creating meaningful places, we employ design thinking through a holistic and integrated process. Fundamentally, we are seeking to improve the quality of the broader environment, but we do this one project opportunity at a time. Often, we are challenging conventional thinking and asking our clients and partners to do the same. Better solutions can only come from a better process, and we have zero tolerance for complacency—we cannot get comfortable with status quo. That means at TONO, everyone has a voice, and we welcome an imaginative, thoughtful, and genuine approach to our collaborative and innovative work.” – Hunter Johnson

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Process Experience Design (PXD)


HOW WOULD YOU INTERPRET THE PHRASE DESIGN THINKING? “Design thinking describes how humans have effectively solved problems since the beginning. The creative process is a framework for literal and metaphorical pathfinding. If you can correctly identify and diagnose a problem, you can hypothesize a path to a solution and test against it. Being wrong and adjusting is far more important than being right straight out of the gate. For our team, approaching every problem with this process allows us to cut through bias, arrive at real solutions, and focus on delivering world-class design for our partners.” – Joseph Krzemienski

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We look at every project as a chance to address a realworld issue.”



WHAT IS YOUR COMPANY ETHOS AND HOW DOES IT SUPPORT DESIGN THINKING? “INGOMA is an uncommon company—we’ve produced national and local ads, documentaries about Africa, and feature films right here in Pennsylvania. We’ve worked all over the world, but we’ve learned that the way to speak to global questions is to get specific. That means we look at every project as a chance to address a real-world issue. First, we have to understand the problem holistically. Then, we apply our storytelling sensibilities to solve it. To us, that’s design thinking— believing that every project can make the world a little better as we design a solution.” – Andrew and Carley Bilindabagabo K 64

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HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS? “I believe all creative design processes begin with good communication and the need to tell a story. Taking the time first to get to know our clients builds trust and enables us to step beyond our client’s initial focus in order to bring their dreams into reality. At AK Interiors, our philosophy is that interiors should reflect the needs and the lifestyles of the individual—that’s what makes each space uniquely distinct. We approach each project with the intention of creating memories, while focusing on functionality and a design that will stand the test of time.”

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– Alison McIndoe

AK Interiors

ALISON MCINDOE Owner and Principal Designer


Zak Polett, Principal Architect (left) and Ryan Griffith, President and Principal Architect (right)

Cornerstone Design-Architects





“I like to start with what I know works. Staring at a blank page can be intimidating, but studying precedents and asking, ‘How can I make this better?’ and trying a different approach can lead to creative solutions. From there, move on to the next problem, try out different solutions, and keep adapting.”

“The best creativity is never scheduled. When I’m inspired, I need to capture it in the form of a sketch. Sharing that sketch or a 3D model view of part of their building created from that sketch allows our clients to see how their vision and our impression of their vision align.”

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– Ryan Griffith

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HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS? “I believe design is both art and science. Understanding the science behind design is what our team uses to create a framework that a client will love, both functionally and aesthetically. Every design we approach starts with a discovery conversation with our clients because getting to know our clients—their personalities, sense of style, how they use their spaces—is the backbone to any design we create. From there, we work hand in hand, guiding them throughout the entire process—from creating floor plans and renderings, to developing design boards and specific product recommendations to match our clients with pieces that work best for them.” – Rebecca Addington K Learn more about Ville & Rue at

Ville & Rue

REBECCA ADDINGTON Owner and Designer

I believe design is both art and science.”


Elizabethtown College


Dean of Faculty and Associate Provost for Student Learning

WHAT IS YOUR ETHOS AND HOW DOES IT SUPPORT DESIGN THINKING? “Elizabethtown College, at its core, is dedicated to Educate for Service—how we serve one another and everyone we meet outside of our organization through our knowledge, talents, and energy. Design thinking has amplified this important mission and identity. By adopting design mindsets like focusing on human empathy & values and supporting radical collaboration, we’re creating a community of belongingin-action. With great intentionality we’ve used the design process to develop and refine academic programs, recognize meaningful opportunities for our co-curricular centers, and set a five-year community strategic plan for the college to create deep social impact. In each opportunity to design, we invite as many stakeholders to the table as possible to build on our range of expertise, diverse backgrounds, and enthusiasm for progress and growth.” – Matt Skillen 68

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Splints & Daisies

TARA FOLKER Owner and Floral Designer

HOW DO YOU APPROACH YOUR CREATIVE DESIGN PROCESS? “Sustainability in floral design is of utmost importance to my process, but I often don’t know my plan of design until that plan is executed. I typically just begin, and let the flowers decide where they belong. Being a part of nature, I feel flowers can evoke certain feelings and emotions, and that a design can be a work of art versus an object of consumerism. Because working with local flowers is an intrinsic part of what I stand for, each design changes with inspiration and the season—so each bride and client get a completely unique creation.” – Tara Folker K Learn more about Splints & Daisies at ADDRESS



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WHAT IS YOUR ETHOS AND HOW DOES IT SUPPORT DESIGN THINKING? “Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology creates opportunities for all to learn a trade and begin a career. Our students come to us from urban, suburban, and rural towns and cities across Pennsylvania. In a program like Masonry—where art and structure meet—we coordinate projects where ideas about overall design can flourish. For example, my second-year students design and build elaborate fireplaces individually and in groups. As an instructor, my goals are to equip our learners with an understanding of how to design one-of-a-kind, interesting spaces while expanding their knowledge and supporting them on their unique paths forward.”

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– Chad Hummel

Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

CHAD HUMMEL Masonry Construction Technology Instructor

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WHAT IS YOUR ETHOS,AND HOW DOES IT SUPPORT DESIGN THINKING? “Our ethos at Lancaster Mennonite School is characterized by our gospel-centric mission, promoting innovation, and encouraging students to be lifelong learners, which is a capability endowed by God in each student. I am thrilled our students get to learn in a school environment that prioritizes each student’s interests and passions in designing and learning skills to help make the world a better place. The current generation is eager to solve the problems our world is facing in a responsible, collaborative way. Let’s find hope in that!” – Dr. Michael Badriaki K Learn more about Lancaster Mennonite at 71

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masters of t h e trade B E H I N D E V E RY P R OJ E C T is a long line of people and partners working to bring it to life and add the final touches. The tradespeople who live and work in Lancaster bring their unique approach in the way they creatively solve problems in the midst of moving these projects toward completion. Sponsored by Warfel Construction, this special section showcases four of these experienced tradespeople who have been bringing expertise to their field for decades.



Jon Wile

Wile Plumbing Specialty: Commercial plumbing for senior living, apartments, restaurants, medical and dental offices & residential and commercial plumbing services and maintenance Experience: 31 years “My father started the business in 1986. I chose to get into the plumbing trade full-time after high school, and I started my Apprenticeship followed by four years of schooling with the Associated Builders and Contractors the following year. After successfully completing my Apprenticeship, I tested to earn my Journeyman’s License, and then took my Master’s exams two years after that. I have been a licensed Master Plumber in the City of Lancaster for the last 20 years, and my wife Becky and I have owned the company since 2013.” P.O. Box 187, Silver Spring | 717.522.1161

Misael “Mitch” Figueroa Warfel Construction Specialty: Finish carpentry Experience: 18 years “My father would do a lot of renovation work when I was a child and always wanted to instill a good work ethic in my brother and me, so we would work with him when we weren’t in school. After a while of working with my father, I started to enjoy the hard work and really liked looking at our finished project. This helped me decide to get into the construction business where I can utilize the skills I’ve gained throughout the years to do what I love doing.” 1110 Enterprise Road, East Petersburg | 717.299.4500 76




Matt Hartman

Garden Spot Electric Specialty: Electrical Experience: 26 years “[My career] started when I was 16 and started working at a hardware store. To help customers, I needed to know how to wire electrical devices, so I bought a how-to electrical book and learned how to do it using the diagrams on electrical device boxes. That was my first experience with the electrical field. Then, during my senior year of high school, I started at a career tech school, and on the weekends I worked with an electrical inspector, helping him upgrade services on Lancaster county farms. This inspired me to take on my first full-time contractor job after high school, and 26 years later, I’m still in the trade.” 360 Hostetter Road, Manheim | 717.821.1763

Steve Showalter B.R. Kreider & Son

Specialty: Site excavation project coordination and project management Experience: 28 years “My interest in heavy machinery and beginnings in excavation was influenced by my dad. He was a self-employed skid loader operator, and I always enjoyed watching him shape the ground exactly how he wanted it to be—a smooth and precise machine operator is addictive to watch! After high school, I started working for B.R. Kreider & Son and have worked for this great company ever since. I started as a general laborer and worked up through equipment operator, project supervisor, and into my current role as a project manager.” 63 Kreider Lane, Manheim | 717.898.7651 77

Ranked #15 RE/MAX Agent in Pennsylvania, and #1 RE/MAX Agent in Lancaster County in 2021

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Realtor, Re/Max Pinnacle

Fall in Love with Lancaster I N T H I S E X T R A O R D I N A RY market, rely on the expertise of Gil Lyons who has been successfully navigating the buying and selling of homes in Lancaster County for 38 years. Gil will help you navigate this important life decision and will be your advocate and guide every step of the way. Serving all of Lancaster County and specializing in School Lane Hills, Chestnut Hill, and West End Lancaster. 78 717.295.9995 GILLYONS.COM GIL@GILLYONS.COM

Call Gil at 717.295.9995 for a list of active listings and tips on when to sell your home.

Where creativity grows

I D E A S A N D I N N O VAT I O N F LO U R I S H at Solvit Academy. If you’re looking for a creative and relevant approach to education, their newly renovated learners space in the heart of Lancaster City may be just the place for your child. Schedule a tour to see if Solvit Academy is the right fit! 354 NORTH PRINCE STREET




She leads

From left to right: Pastor Claire, Deacon Julia Snyder, and Clerk of Session Ginny Landis

“ M E E T J U S T A F E W of the talented women who lead at First Presbyterian. They impact our congregation in many ways—from teaching to planning our future to individually caring for those who need a thoughtful ear. We are thankful for the care they bring to our church family and our community.”

Starting September 11, three ways to do Sunday morning worship • 9am in-person with praise band • 10:30am with organ and choir • 7am online service airs on YouTube



Tradition worth


There are few things as comforting as a home-cooked meal—a table set with the special dishes, a heaping plate of spaghetti and sauce, and enough place settings to accommodate everyone you hold dear.

Since its origin, Lombardo’s has served up classic Italian-American cuisine prepared from family recipes passed down for generations. Fueled by the belief that some of life’s richest connections are born out of meals shared together, Lombardo’s staff make your dining experience their top priority. Gather with family and friends, pull up a chair and raise a glass– the table is set for you. At Lombardo’s, you’re part of the family.





Cultivating high-performance Culture KEDREN CROSBY Founder and President, Work Wisdom


RE A CH HI GH A series brought to you by High Foundation that introduces you to business and nonprofit leaders who are thoughtfully innovating with a spirit of servant leadership.


edren Crosby and her team at Work Wisdom are revolutionizing achievement. As the B Corporation’s founder and president, Kedren uses her extensive knowledge of emotional intelligence, positive organizational behavior, and positive psychology to help leaders live authentically and work effectively. “At Work Wisdom, we help individuals, teams, and companies grow in selfknowledge. And we do that in many ways—looking at the enneagram, learning about emotional intelligence, discussing conflict management. We believe as we grow in self-knowledge, it seeps into our awareness and allows us to try different behaviors, which give us better results,” she said.

“At Work Wisdom, we help individuals, teams, and companies grow in self-knowledge.” Kedren started coaching because she saw the need for personal integration in the workplace. Some people have successful careers, but the gap between who they are and how they have to perform at work is so significant that they can’t live authentically purposeful lives. What began as one-on-one

consulting has expanded to a firm with a core team and associates who bring their unique expertise to the Work Wisdom model. She advises aspiring leaders to look for role models who lead well, crediting her personal leadership development to watching the legacy of leaders like S. Dale High. “He leads well, and he is extremely humble. He’s always shining the light on other people, but he’s doing amazing work,” she said. Her own leadership model is evident in the abundance of testimonials of people who Work Wisdom has positively impacted. “We might not be doing huge things, but to quote Mother Teresa, ‘We can do small things with great love.’ And the culmination of all those smaller interactions can change the world,” she added. Kedren is helping industry leaders adopt mindsets, behaviors, and communication methods that lead to higher performance and more diverse, inclusive, and equitable organizations—revolutionizing achievement in a way that’s sustainable and helps everyone flourish. Visit to read the full article and get Kedren Crosby’s perspective on healthy leadership.

The Reach High series is brought to you by High Foundation. Find out more about their mission to be a Bridge to Opportunity for the Lancaster community at



Something In The Way They

Ron Good Director of Estimating


Gary Ebersole Director of Dental Construction

Gary Zimmerman Director of Operations

Dale Shenk Director of Business Development

T H E R O A D to get your home the way you want it can be challenging. That’s why Ebersole Brothers takes pride in taking the stress out of construction projects. With a commitment to excellence and expert project management, their team will be with you every step of the way. Transforming Lancaster’s finest homes! 84 SUPERIOR CARPENTRY & PROJECT MANAGEMENT 717.653.2327 EBERSOLEBROTHERSCONSTRUCTION.COM

City-living with a view E N J OY M O D E R N , LU X U R I O U S L I V I N G in the heart of Lancaster City. With large windows for natural light and outdoor terraces with spectacular views, this one-of-a-kind location is city living at its best. The Point offers 15 residences, including two 2-story penthouses, with open floor plans ranging from 1,800 to over 4,000 square feet. The condos boast crisp interiors, soaring ceilings, and luxury finishes with bonus features like private elevator access, a beautiful community room, and private parking.


717.291.9101 (OFFICE)

Just a few units remaining! Call Anne Lusk at 717.271.9339 to learn more and save your spot.

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Healthcare your way

From left to right: Keith Fox, Penn Medicine HealthWorks Dave Jani, Eliance Health Solutions Amber Murr, Penn Medicine HealthWorks Mike McCuen, Eliance Health Solutions

E L I A N C E H E A LT H S O LU T I O N S , a local health plan serving Lancaster employers since 2016, really stands out. Employers enrolled with Eliance Health Solutions can now choose to get even more from their health plan. Health plans now include membership to the Penn Medicine HealthWorks network of employer-sponsored primary care practices located throughout Lancaster County. The network of clinics provides members with a variety of benefits including access to same-day appointments, free commonly prescribed medications and virtual visits with a provider at no cost to the employee.

Clinic membership includes a HIPAAprotected texting app that allows instant communication with providers, sameday access to quality care, an on-site medication dispensary and friendly and informative staff. Primary care services at the clinics include wellness, sick, virtual and minor procedure visits; bloodwork and rapid testing; flu shots; and vaccines. Eliance Health Solutions members now have even more power when choosing how to receive innovative, personalized and convenient healthcare. They can decide to make one of the community clinics their primary practice, or continue visiting their current doctor and use

the convenient clinic when needed. The integration of Penn Medicine HealthWorks clinics into Eliance Health Solutions health plans is another way the team is working to help employers manage medical costs and keep employees healthy. Are you ready for convenient care and customized coverage that meets the needs of you and your employees? Contact our Manager of Broker Relations, Mike McCuen, at 717-869-3877 or to learn more about our health plans or set up a tour of the clinics!




A F T E R A S U M M E R of hot, sunny days, treat yourself to a rejuvenating hydrafacial from Blossom Med Spa. Their specialists are ready to help your beauty blossom with some much-need hydration—and they guarantee your skin will thank you.

Services Corrective Skin Treatments Laser Cosmetic Injectables Body Sculpting Jennifer Meglic, Medical Aesthetic Specialist






Advice for what matters most, when you need it most Merrill Lynch Wealth Management The Ellenberg-Herr Team

Dana E Herr, CRPC® Senior Vice President Wealth Management Advisor

Congratulations to Dana Herr for being named to the Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors Best in State list, Feb 2022. Source: Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Data as of 6/30/21. Source: (April, 2022). Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person, virtual, and telephone due diligence meetings to measure best practices; also considered are: client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”) makes available certain investment products sponsored, managed, distributed or provided by companies that are affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, Member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Investment products: Are Not FDIC Insured | Are Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value The Bull Symbol and Merrill are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. owns the service marks Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, CRPC®, and the CRPC® logo, and the certification marks Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, CRPC™, and the CRPC™ logo. © 2022 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. MAP4746398 | TEMP-03-22-0108 | 472538PM-0522 | 05/2022





Creative Community

AT F I R S T U N I T E D M E T H O D I S T , they believe “church” is you—the community of people invited to join them as they love Lancaster and love the world. From expressive kids activities to authentic small groups to Christ-centered worship services, they want you to know all are welcome. Come grow with them! Trunk-or-Treat October 31, 6–8pm First Friday Music, Art and More November 4, 6–8pm

Allegro Orchestra Lancaster Christmas Music in the Round Friday December 2, 7:30pm (ticketed) FUMC Cantata December 11, 8:15 and 10:45am Allegro Orchestra Lancaster Christmas, a City in Song, Saturday December 18, 3 and 7:30pm (ticketed)


717. 394.7231



Sweet music

MUSIC HEALS. When a parent goes to prison, children are more likely to suffer physically, mentally, and emotionally. SWAN (Scaling Walls A Note at a Time) provides life-changing intervention for school-aged children in Lancaster who have an incarcerated parent. By offering free music lessons, ensemble training, and performance opportunities, SWAN is harnessing the power of music to empower children during some of life’s most significant challenges. SWAN intervenes at a time when a child is most vulnerable, providing experiences that offer hope, improve the life of the child, and strengthen our community at large. Learn more at

Photo captured at Carter and MacRae Elementary School during 2022 summer camp







CREATIVE COMMUNITY Ron and Virginia know the profound difference that having access to the world of art can make. Born in 1943 with what would later be diagnosed as dyslexia, Ron struggled through school until he discovered his salvation in the world of commercial and fine art. After meeting and falling in love with Virginia, a Cuban refugee, they became partners in marriage and in business. Their frame shop and gallery thrived in Mountville for over 40 years, and they started a donor advised fund that supports various creative and local causes in Lancaster County.

Learn more about giving options with Forever Lancaster and get inspiration from other community members at L ANCFOUND.ORG


(717) 397-1629


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President Aaron Sherman, Executive Director Lissa Holland, and Fabulas Campaign Chair Henrietta Heisler in the new library space

DID YOU KNOW? Lancaster Public Library is responsible for fundraising over 60% of its annual operating costs. The Library relies on financial support from people like you.

Contact Jamie Hall to learn more about the library’s amazing new home and how you can help make it possible. 717.394.2651 Ext 119

Forty-three thousand square feet of Fabulas! I T A L L S TA RT E D W I T H A D E C I S I O N . Lancaster Public Library had to decide—continue to put operating dollars into maintaining the aging infrastructure of the Duke Street building? Or find a solution that would create a 21st century library with upgrades that modern library users deserves? Lancaster Parking Authority stepped in with a fabulous offer—two stories of rent-free space adjacent to its new parking garage facing Ewell Plaza. Help write this exciting next chapter for Lancaster Public Library and our community. Your donation to the library’s capital campaign will bring it closer to making this new library a reality—that will be Fabulas! 92 125 NORTH DUKE STREET 717.394.2651 LANCASTERPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG

Specific ways the new library will be Fabulas: ADA accessible and stroller friendly

Comfortable seating areas

Bright, open, and inviting

Designated children’s and young adult libraries

Work rooms for individuals and small groups Larger meeting spaces for community organizations

Outdoor book lockers for easy pick-up An outdoor terrace overlooking Ewell Plaza




Meet the two locals who are leading the new programming at Moravian University’s new location at Lancaster Theological Seminary.

Stephanie O’Hara Assistant Director of Business Development

Stephanie leads Moravian’s efforts to work with organizations throughout the Susquehanna Valley to be an educational partner providing unique solutions to benefit their employees, Moravian students, and the entire community.

Chris D’Imperio Assistant Director of Moravian Lancaster

Chris is the on-campus resource for those interested in Online Graduate Business programs or Online Adult Degree Completion programs. Chris will work with individuals to design a degree program that works for them.






Lancaster Legacies: Lancaster Plumbing and Heating

From left to right: Wealth Manager for Seller: Jeff Emrich, CFBS Financial Advisor Liberty Financial Strategies; LINK: Joseph Guarino, Principal/ President & CEO LINK; Attorney for Seller: Phil Caramenico, Blakinger Thomas; Seller: Scott Peppler; Buyer: Larry Gassert; Buyer: Angela Salabsky; Buyer: Jenna Kaufman (not pictured)

S C O T T P E P P L E R WA S J U S T 2 7 Y E A R S O L D when the owner of Lancaster Plumbing and Heating was ready to retire, and Scott was ready for the opportunity to buy the business. A business graduate from Franklin and Marshall College, Scott had started his career at Raub Supply—a well-known Lancaster wholesaler that offered a sales training program that piqued Scott’s interest. It was there that he got connected with Lancaster Plumbing and Heating as one of his sales accounts. “[Raub Supply] taught me everything I needed to know about the plumbing and heating business,” Scott said. “And I was ready to get started in my own business with the skills I had learned.” 94

Over the next several decades, Scott and his team grew Lancaster Plumbing and Heating, giving customers what he calls a five-star experience. “We have a special group of employees,” he said. “They really care about what they do every day, and I am proud of the people who worked for me.” After 42 years of true delight in his job, Scott decided it was time to bring new energy into the business and sell it to the next generation. “I was fortunate to have two daughters and a General Manager that wanted to step up and be the next owners,” he said. “They have worked for the company

Joe was with me every step of the way. It would have been very difficult for me to achieve what I did if it wasn’t for him.” SELLER SCOTT PEPPLER on working with Joseph Guarino and the LINK Business team

for many years and believed in the culture that we had. It was the perfect fit for me to be able to pass the company on to them.”

Bob, employee for 33 years, preparing for a job.

But buying and selling a business was much simpler in the 1970s when Scott became the owner. When he decided it was time for the sale, his wealth planner and lawyer referred him to LINK Business. Joseph Guarino, Principal, President, and CEO of LINK Business, said selling businesses to the next generation can be the most complex sales and the most exciting. He is passionate about carrying these Lancaster legacy businesses forward through his work at LINK. “For Lancaster Plumbing and Heating, we helped them to determine the value of the business, set the appropriate deal structure, and bring other advisors in to make sure everything was done correctly and efficiently,” Joseph said.

Maureen, employee for 11 years, cheerfully answers every call.

“Joe was with me every step of the way,” Scott added. “It would have been very difficult for me to achieve what I did if it wasn’t for his help.” If you want to learn more about LINK Business and the merger and acquisition division, LINK Enterprise, visit

Lancaster Legacies Sponsored by LINK Business, Lancaster Legacies celebrates companies in Lancaster known for their work ethic and commitment to the community. In this series, Fig is highlighting the history and future of these legacy businesses. Walt, employee for 34 years. 313 WEST LIBERTY STREET #351




Get creative, Lancaster L A N C A S T E R C I T Y is located in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County—a national destination for fine art, creative outlets, and family-owned businesses. In collaboration with Discover Lancaster, we invited Kendra Wolfe, Founder of Unique Lancaster Experiences, and her son Ivey along with their friends Brooke and Esiah to explore some of Lancaster’s most exciting arts & culture experiences.

First Friday in Lancaster City F I R S T F R I D AY E M B O D I E S what we stand for as a community in Lancaster City. The doors are open and welcoming to every finger painter, novice, or art connoisseur. Many galleries boast family-friendly artistic activities for children while parents can explore the talent featured. It’s also an incredible time to learn about up-and-coming creative events that can be enjoyed locally as a family. View participating galleries and shops at

Fulton Theatre

T H E F U LT O N T H E AT R E is a culturally enriching experience for all ages. The beautiful architecture and molding added to the wow factor right as you walk in, and the balcony seating transported us back 150 years. We loved that this historic treasure offers shows children can relate to as well. Shrek was the perfect first theatre experience for our toddlers. The cast interacted with them and kept them engaged the whole way through. 96

Find the 2022/2023 season starting this fall at

Old Mill Antique Store

Discover even more fall fun in Lancaster County at these events rounded up by Discover Lancaster.

T H I S FA M I LY OW N E D and operated antique shop in Strasburg is a wonderful opportunity to take your family on a stroll down memory lane. Our toddlers loved playing in the old antique vehicles outside and seeing all the vintage toys inside, and we appreciated the quality and preservation of their antique furniture and vintage pieces throughout the two floors.

SEPTEMBER Whoopie Pie Festival Hershey Farms September 10 Hot Air Balloon Festival Bird-in-Hand September 16 – 18

Find them at 215 Georgetown Road, Strasburg, and at

Lititz Craft Beer Fest Lititz September 24 – 25 OCTOBER Yummie’s Boo Bash Kitchen Kettle Village October 29

Lancaster Mural Tour

E V E RYO N E S H O U L D TA K E the self-guided mural tour around Lancaster. Discover Lancaster made it so easy to find them with their interactive map. We took part of the tour through Lancaster City from east to west and found colorful and vibrant wall murals that sparked our children’s curiosity. We loved that the murals were diverse and represented a variety of skill levels, demographics, and historical eras. Plan your tour at blog/murals-lancaster-pa




NOVEMBER Pumpkin Demolition Day Barnyard Kingdom November 5

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Social Mission

Transforming the Community Together At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Each year, Fig partners with a nonprofit organization working to transform our community. Meet our 2022 Social Mission Partner, SACA.

SACA programming focuses on five key areas: • Workforce Development • Human Services • Behavioral Health • Affordable Housing and Community Development • Public Broadcasting Communities supported by SACA are all-inclusive, empowered to prosper through sustained social and economic transformation and the belief that diversity is to be embraced and celebrated. Left to right: Hector Valdez, Producer Aleish Molina, Production Assistant, On Air Personality Marlyn Barbosa, Tec Centro Director

How Can You Help? Among the most important and impactful ways to support SACA and its mission is through financial support. Contact Jose R. Lopez at 717.509.2011 or

H O M E T O R A D I O S TAT I O N W LC H (91.3 FM/ Lancaster and 100.3 FM/York) and a brand-new podcasting studio, SACA’s Radio Centro brings interviews, education and cultural programming, and Latin music to the Lancaster community through public broadcasting. As the only Latino, full-time public and community station serving this region, WLCH began broadcasting in 1987 with the goal of keeping the Hispanic Community informed about news and cultural events. For the past 30+ years, listenership has expanded, a podcast has launched, and Radio Centro has become a vehicle for greater interaction between English and Spanish speakers, challenging both to become one community. You can also listen to Radio Centro via live streaming apps on Live365, my Turner Radio, Radio Garden, TuneIn Radio, and AppleMusic, and by listening to the WLCH Podcast, available on Anchor, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and Spotify. 98 453 SOUTH LIME STREET 717.397.6267 SACAPA.ORG WLCHRADIO.ORG

Lazaro Delgado, Associate Producer

As our 2022 Social Mission Partner, 10% of every Fig subscription in 2022 goes directly to the work of SACA. Scan or go to to subscribe.

Food, Friends, and Fun at Southern Market

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Take your taste buds around the world at Southern Market’s world class food hall. All in one place, explore 10 globally-inspired chef vendor stands, a pizzeria, Bar 1888, featuring specialty cocktails and a rotating beer and wine selection, and a full service coffee and pastry shop. Plus, now’s the perfect time to enjoy outside seating. Downtown Lancaster at the corner of Queen and Vine. 100 South Queen Street Lancaster, PA 99


Lindsay with Brittany Csoka, Lancaster City Connections Center Manager

your dreams

THE FINANCIAL MENTORS at PeoplesBank have developed a tangible way to help clients achieve their dreams and live confidently. Using their awardwinning technology, visitors can create a vision board through an interactive touchscreen. Select images that resonate with your goals from a large selection of vibrant photos to easily create your personalized vision board.


Member FDIC

The vision board exercise is especially dynamic for business owners, helping you identify what you are hoping to achieve now, within a year, and in the future. You can choose from several categories—like asset acquisition, money management, or employee benefits—and prioritize them based on your own timing. You can then print your vision board, and a financial mentor can identify

your top three goals and make a plan to help you achieve them through deeper conversation. The vision board experience is available at all PeoplesBank locations, including their Lancaster City Connections Center located in 101NQ. Whether you create your vision board on the large screen in the lobby or in the palm of your hand in a more private setting, financial mentors are ready to help you move forward.


Bring the Family You’re always the perfect age to enjoy Lancaster. AS LEAVES BEGIN TO CHANGE and cozy wardrobe staples are slowly reemerging, there are still plenty of beautiful days left in the year for adventuring. It’s time to take a stroll and experience the culture that abounds in Lancaster City—we’re featuring five fall stops that you can enjoy with the whole family. Bring the Family is a special section sponsored by our friends at Garden Spot Village, who are passionate about living life to the fullest. They believe in offering opportunities to live and thrive in community because creating a meaningful future never ends.


Looking for a few ways to spend crisp autumn days with the family? GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE team member Colleen Musselman and her husband Mark took their grandchildren to explore five spots you can add to your list for family fun.

1. T he BeadWorks

Create something you can take home and save the memories at The BeadWorks. Their colorful collection of beads and materials offers endless options for everyone to create their own jewelry masterpieces. 52 NORTH QUEEN STREET | 717.490.6551 | THEBEADWORKS.COM

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2. D emuth Museum

There’s beauty to be seen inside and out at the Demuth Museum. Their rotating exhibits can be a wonderful introduction to art for growing kids, and their outdoor garden will enchant the whole family.


120 EAST KING STREET | 717.299.9940 | DEMUTH.ORG

3. Sweetish

Introduce the sweets-lovers in your family to treats from across the pond at Sweetish. Their recently expanded storefront is stocked full, and the pick-n-mix wall will make everyone’s eyes widen with delight. 301 NORTH QUEEN STREET | 717.621.2920 SWEETISHCANDY.COM

5. E scape. On Queen It’s a race against the clock at Escape. On Queen, and their adventure-inspired rooms will have the whole family working together to follow the clues, solve the puzzles, and escape in the nick of time. (The minimum age to play is six years old.) 43-45 NORTH QUEEN STREET | 717.435.8049 ESCAPEONQUEEN.COM

4. T he Ware Center Millersville University From concerts to theatrical performances to art exhibits, the Ware Center’s programming upholds its mission to foster creativity, learning, and understanding. Gather the family and find something that piques your interest or try something new. 42 NORTH PRINCE STREET 717.871.7018 | ARTSMU.COM



Working Together to Minimize Lancaster County Waste D I D YO U K N OW the average American creates 4.4 pounds of trash per day? That translates into one ton per person annually. We live in a throwaway society, where people don’t keep things for very long even if those things still work or have value. When we generate replacement items, we increase our use of natural resources and energy, which impacts the health and vitality of our planet. Although the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA) manages and processes Lancaster County’s waste responsibly, we need to work together to minimize the amount of waste we generate.




E L ancaster Habitat ReStore, located at 155 Independence Court, is a home improvement store and donation center for gently used furniture, appliances, cabinets, home accessories, and building materials. Proceeds from ReStore sales support Habitat’s building and repair programs.


Before you throw it away have you considered... •

REDUCING: Don’t buy something new unless you absolutely need it

REUSING: Think about selling or donating unwanted items

REPURPOSING: Get creative by determining other ways to use the item

Once something is truly ready to be thrown away, LCSWMA is here to manage your waste. Their Integrated System includes a consolidation and transfer complex, county-wide recycling program, Household Hazardous Waste Facility, waste-to-energy site and landfill. For tips on how to reduce, reuse, and repurpose items and to access a list of local donation options, visit

E T he mission of Lancaster Creative Reuse at 1865 Lincoln Highway East is to connect community excess to those who can use it creatively. Offering unique and affordable art, craft, and sewing supplies, this thrift store is fully supported by generous donations.

E Located at 342 North Queen Street, Building Character is comprised of 70+ shops of vintage, recycled, and handmade merchandise under one roof—making it Downtown Lancaster’s largest retail destination.

Lancaster Waste-to-Energy Facility in Bainbridge

E T he 300 Block of North Queen Street in Lancaster is lined with shops and boutiques offering an eclectic mix of vintage and repurposed items.


Growing with the community

From left to right: New Partners Megan Senkowski, CPA, and Randall Weaver, CPA alongside Managing Director of Transaction Advisory Services Andrew Rice, CPA, CVA and Director of Advisory Services Robert Pozesky

T R O U T C PA is toasting to continued growth—two new partners, two new directors, and their rapidly expanding downtown location. With their deeply rooted history in Lancaster, the team loves enjoying the city they call home and bringing personalized accounting, tax, and advisory services to the people they call neighbors.




Beauty in simplicity YO U R WA R D R O B E should be just as unique and special as you are—that’s why the Charlotte Shoppe has contemporary and upscale womenswear that is anything but ordinary. Shop their collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories to create a stunning look from head to toe.


Explore the shades

of happiness

wners David and O Mikaela Delgado

A FA M I LY- OW N E D B U S I N E S S of fourth generation painters, DC Professional Painting prides themselves on craftsmanship and traditions that have been passed down for more than 100 years. Are you starting a new beginning, transforming a living space, or preparing to put your home on the market? They want to put a smile on your face when you make a

great impression, maximize your return on investment, or simply make a space your own. Drywall and patching, custom colors, unique finishes, and tailored cabinetry—whatever you need, they offer personalized service that will help you realize your vision. “Explore the shades of happiness” and call for a personalized consultation and quote today.



Selection Let Floors 2 Buy help you choose from over 100,000 square feet of flooring specials in stock and ready for pickup. They can also design and build your custom kitchen.

Sales Associate Hannah

D O N ’ T L E T YO U R F LO O R I N G B E A N A F T E RT H O U G H T. The team at Floors 2 Buy knows there is an art to picking each and every piece that goes into your space, and their beautiful Design Center has something for everyone. Visit to learn more.

The very best for your home Hardwood Flooring

Custom Kitchens

Barn Doors

Luxury Vinyl

Custom Bars

Wall Boards

Large Porcelain Tiles

Live Edge Tables

Home Gym Flooring

Showroom Hours: Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm | Saturday by Appointment





A reputation for


Give them a call today! David Hornberger Market President 717.869.0069

Keith Herr Commercial Team Leader 717.690.7112

Kaliopi Karomfily Private Banking Advisor 717.869.0068

Kelly Kopelman Business Banker 717.299.6262

O R R S T OW N B A N K knows that business owners are essential to the vibrant Lancaster community. As your trusted advisor, they are enthusiastic about helping you build your business, strengthen your community, and realize your dreams.


Their experienced and knowledgeable team is local and invested in your success—that’s why they go the extra mile to find solutions you need to perform exceptionally. Call them and experience their white glove relationship banking.

For Hot & Cold Brew Specialties A WO R L D F I R S T, the groundbreaking JURA Z10 prepares both hot and cold brew specialty coffees—freshly ground, not capsuled. At the touch of a button, it brews the full spectrum of hot drinks, from intense espresso to on-trend flat white. It also opens up a whole new dimension of coffee enjoyment with the introduction of cold brew specialties, thanks to the Product Recognizing Grinder (P.R.G.) that recognizes the chosen specialty and adjusts the grind accordingly. Experience a completely new way to enjoy coffee. JURA—if you love coffee. JURA HOSPITALITY CENTER

Did You Know? The JURA Hospitality Center is right here in Lancaster County. Family-owned and operated, it is one of the few places on the East Coast where you can test and experience JURA machines—including the latest models—or purchase factoryserviced machines at special pricing. We invite you to stop by and experience delicious bean-to-cup taste with JURA.





Spreading even more


The Olive Basin Visit the expanded taproom where you can sample premium olive oils & balsamic vinegars while exploring a new line of 90 different spices, salts, and sugars.

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I am always happy to see people appreciating my paintings in my home or in theirs.” – Bart Dunlap



“ I F E E L A S I F I’m in an entirely different world, and I really lose consciousness of time and surroundings as I paint. My wife can attest to that,” Bart Dunlap, an artist and Woodcrest Villa resident, said. Seated at his painting table in his home studio, Bart continues his latest inspiration, a lighthouse. In the background on an easel is an interior painting of a train, for which he won

Artist and Woodcrest Villa resident, Bart Dunlap

first place in a county fair. His home that he shares with his wife, Mary, is filled with years of paintings—commemorating events, milestones, and moments. A Bucks county native, Bart has devoted 40 years of his life to the arts through teaching, exhibitions in both Bucks and Lancaster counties, and serving as chairman and member of the Bucks Mont Art League. Also in his repertoire is his involvement with stage sets for the

Miss Pocono Mountain contest and as a designer for the Masland Duran Vinyls. Bart’s passion, however, is painting a variety of murals, landscapes, and portraits. Whether he is creating en plein air or in his home studio, his gift of being able to find beauty in one focal point or in a single moment is captured forever on canvas.

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Meet the Design Team! From left to right: Julie Meinert, Elizabeth Riddle-Hash, Carolyn Wood, Chelsea Logan, and Linda Stabinski




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The sculpture is situated beside a walking and cycling trail so I wanted to incorporate an athletic theme. I chose the idea of a human pyramid to suggest not only strength, exercise, and fitness, but also the mutual support required to create that pyramid. The leaf motif the figures are balancing on represents new growth and the natural environment while also giving a nod to Greenfield’s logo.” — Tom McPhillips

C O M I N G I N 2 0 2 3 , Greenfield will have an artful new entrance from Walnut Street, connecting the city with Greenfield’s extensive walking trails as well as the Greater Lancaster Heritage Trail. The project is anchored by an intricate roundabout sculpture designed and crafted by Tom McPhillips of ATOMIC, commissioned by High Associates, Ltd. 122 1853 WILLIAM PENN WAY 717.293.4477 GREENFIELDLANCASTER.COM


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