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Lancaster The Arts & Education Issue
ATRSWEET ADITION Celebrating 145 years
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M I E S S E C A N D I E S is a Lancaster County tradition of fine hand-made chocolates, serving Penn State Creamery Ice Cream from a 1932 antique soda fountain.
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a better city for all.
Local perspectives on social justice in America and a hope for tomorrow from Black leaders, business owners, and community members of Lancaster.
PA G E 3 5 - 4 6 Hear from Hawa Lassanah on page 42.
fresh faces A warm welcome to new businesses in our community: Local Provisions and Graze. PA G E 10 & 3 3
artistic city 30+ artists who are expressing, inspiring, and educating through art. Sponsored by Northwest Bank, Garden Spot Village, and Capital BlueCross. PA G E 11 - 2 7
learn to grow
Using her art to make a difference: Keisha Finnie.
Discover exceptional schools in our community and find the perfect fit for your child.
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Sponsored by High companies. PA G E 5 9 - 70
Supporting learning opportunities in the School District of Lancaster: our Fig 2020 Social Mission Partner, Lancaster Education Foundation.
Dedicated to our community and to the City of Lancaster.
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IN THIS ISSUE
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great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community— as always. KEEP READING
ON THE COVER: “Conjuring Giants” at Tellus360 by Adam Serrano is a reflection of Adam’s relationship with the community and how powerful it is to support underrepresented talent.
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perspective WE LCOM E TO FALL and with it, our arts and education edition of Fig.
We’re stepping into a season that looks completely different than last year for all of us. The annual events that we look forward to each fall have been postponed, our theatres have not yet reopened, and social distancing has become the norm. It’s a world that none of us have experienced before. For many, it’s a time to rethink how we’ve done things up to this point, reevaluate our priorities, and reimagine our future. Our fall issue is devoted to seeing the city through a different lens—one with a focused perspective on equality—to shine a light on what is needed to make this city, and our world, a more welcoming place of opportunity. Starting on page 35, you’ll hear from Black leaders, business owners, and community members who have ideas for real and lasting change that is long overdue. In our annual arts section, we will introduce you to creatives who want to inspire and engage— including a wide range of emerging and established artistic talent—some who have used their art to ask all of us to look at social and environmental issues from a new perspective by adding color and texture to our cityscape via powerful and thoughtful murals. In our education section, we will provide you with educational opportunities for the next generation that encourage children to think broadly and take action—preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow as their perspective on the world is being reshaped and their need for love and hope is more imperative than ever.
A NOTE FROM FIG
For Fig, we’ve spent the past six months supporting small businesses of Lancaster City and amplifying our love local message. From day one our mission has been focused on helping small businesses. And as we near our 15th anniversary, that message is more important than it has ever been. They are not just small businesses, they are entrepreneurs with big dreams. They are our neighbors and our friends and we ask you, our readers, to redouble your commitment to buying and supporting local.
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rtists and designers translate and transform raw thoughts and emotions, giving visual expression and form to shape a story or a movement. Artists and designers are both a mirror and a megaphone. Their work brings vitality and vision that changes thinking, raises voices, and expands our notions of who we are and what we believe. Artists reflect both the messiness and the magic of the world, giving voice to pain and pointing the way to possibility. Essentially, they embrace and foster creativity as a means to self and societal illumination.
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ART ELEVATES. IT ENGAGES. IT INSPIRES. At Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, the creative life is in our DNA. It’s in our campus’s Art Garden, a gathering place activated powerfully this summer for community artists and activists to express grief, and hope, and demands for long-overdue justice. It’s a hallmark of our Center for Creative Exploration (CCE), which annually develops nearly 200 classes, from workshops for children to art school preparation for high school students to college credit-bearing courses that anyone, from anywhere, can take.
It’s the heart of our partnerships with local businesses like curio. Gallery & Creative Supply, making art kits available not only to our BFA students, but also to people taking CCE courses. It’s the impetus for our First Friday events, whether they be exhibition openings in our Main Gallery, student-curated shows in CORE Gallery, or virtual artist talks and interviews. It’s there in our free Atrium Talks, delivered by a roster of local, regional, national, and international artists and open to everyone. It’s built into student events throughout the year, from Orientation Week service projects to Designathon, an annual 24-hour marathon of design work that’s provided 100+ nonprofits with professional-level marketing materials. It’s inherent in the innovation of our Center for Teaching & Learning, where we offer professional development in online and hybrid courses to area teachers. We are proud to be part of this community, and even prouder to be forging relationships that lead to collaboration, to artistic expression, and to opportunities for a viable, sustainable creative life.
ARTISTS REFLECT BOTH THE MESSINESS AND THE MAGIC OF THE WORLD, GIVING VOICE TO PAIN AND POINTING THE WAY TO POSSIBILITY.”
Mural Art by Keisha Finnie
F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster.
Fresh Face: Lancaster Local Provisions O W N E D A N D O P E R AT E D by Chef Diana Smedley and her fiancé and business partner, Gabriel Luber, Lancaster Local Provisions is a weekly food delivery service offering peak season produce & local artisanal goods. The business which was started just a few months ago as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, aims to make local, nourishing food affordable and convenient. The young pair however, are not new to the food trade. Two years ago Chef Diana launched Hot Spoon Preserves, which specializes in handcrafted fruit spreads, conserves, and chutneys, which are low in sugar and made with seasonal produce and ingredients from Lancaster County. When the pandemic forced Hot Spoon Preserves to cancel its seasonal market operations, Chef Diana and Gabriel, in
the spirit of service, launched Lancaster Local Provisions. The subscription service allows members to select a weekly Market Box filled with seasonal produce. Each week’s box is curated by Chef Diana and comes with simple recipes that utilize the weekly ingredients. Members can then customize their orders by addingon locally sourced dairy and meat, pantry items and artisanal goods, which are then delivered directly to their homes. Members also have the opportunity to take part in virtual cook-a-longs with Chef Diana. Each week these interactive, livestream sessions show members how to cook simple and delicious recipes in as little as 40 minutes. In addition to this, Chef Diana will be sharing educational content and quick cooking tips that are easy to practice in our busy lives.
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Lancaster Local Provisions is currently serving Lititz, Mount Joy, East Hempfield & Manheim Townships. They’re planning to expand to serve all of Lancaster City and beyond, while strengthening their working relationships with local farms, makers and food pantries. Chef Diana and Lancaster Local Provisions are on a mission to get people cooking and eating seasonally, using the best ingredients Lancaster County has to offer. They believe it’s important that we know where our food is coming from; and they have a vision to help create a sustainable, year round, local food system that will help preserve and protect our environment.
For more information on the products and services described above, visit: lancasterlocalprovisions.com
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is to believe in life.” – H E N RY M OO RE
L A N C A STE R CIT Y has long been known for its creative spirit and individualism. In the following section, we celebrate our creatives—the artists, galleries, and arts venues that beautify, educate, and enrich our city inside as well as outside. Have you seen it too? Art popping up in unexpected places all over the city —on a facade, in an alley, on the ground. Lancaster’s mural artists are embellishing the downtown landscape into an interactive and expressive masterpiece. With creative vision and stroke of the brush, Lancaster’s local artists are bringing voice, color, and light to our city in our current world of
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uncertainty. It’s creative expression at its finest and we thank Lancaster Public Art and Music For Everyone for creating these powerful opportunities. This fall, find a way to bring local art into your life. Buy a piece of art that speaks to your soul or lights up your room. Take a walk around the city to find murals or catch a local performance virtually. Most importantly, support and encourage our creative community to keep enriching and inspiring us. It is with tremendous appreciation for our Champion of the Arts sponsors that we bring you the 30+ creatives on the following pages.
At Garden Spot Village, people find purpose through pursuit of the arts.
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Experience Fall artwalk in a new way. Friday, October 2 & Saturday, October 3 Virtually, by appointment, or in person. Please check out lancastercityartgalleries.com to see what each gallery is doing, as well as a full list of galleries and museums.
G A LLERY R OW Home to a collection of artists and galleries representing a wide range of art, this beautiful block in the heart of Downtown Lancaster is a regional destination for art lovers and collectors. On these pages, meet some of the artists and owners of Gallery Row.
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Christiane David Gallery With a personality as vibrant as her paintings, Christiane David has taken art to a new level. Walking into her gallery is like walking into an enchanted world of color. Filled with bold paintings, it is no doubt one of the most vibrant colorful galleries you’ll find anywhere. Every painting is a dramatization of color, texture, and dimension. This October: Featuring outdoor demonstrations on oil paintings of urban scenery. Also exploring different color palettes from muted to bold colors on same subject. Artist and owner Christiane David
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Red Raven Art Company Red Raven offers a broad array of styles and techniques exhibiting original works of over 50 local and regional artists, as well as more than 500 fine art prints. September: Featuring Fred Rodger and Mark Denniswith “A Collaboration of the Gods”. October: Featuring encaustics by Jeff Schaller and abstract interiors by Catherine Suttle. Artist and manager Lee Lovett
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Liz Hess Gallery A gallery featuring the fine art originals, prints, and note cards of local artist Liz Hess in the heart of downtown Lancaster’s Art District on Gallery Row. Her recognizable signature is the red umbrella which shows up in most of her works. Every year she travels abroad to paint and be artistically inspired, creating collections from her trips. 717.390.7222 Team member Chip Hoffman
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Freiman Stoltzfus Gallery The gallery features the work of Freiman Stoltzfus, Lancaster native. Presented in a variety of media, Freiman is inspired by his travels, music, nature, architecture, and the poetry of flowers. This October: Freiman’s Fall exhibit, “Orchard,” opens Fall Artwalk weekend. Artist and owner Freiman Stoltzfus
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Cheryl Elmo Gallery Cheryl Elmo is an artist painting with watercolor since 1970. She is a signature member of the Pennsylvania and Baltimore Watercolor Societies, has shown nationally and internationally. Cheryl’s watercolors give the medium a new visual quality focusing on a human connection—influenced by people, their emotional interactions and their everyday life stories. 610.420.9483
Artist and owner Cheryl Elmo
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CityFolk Gallery-Karen Anderer Fine Art The CityFolk Gallery name defines Karen’s love of both Fine Art and Folk Art and how they wonderfully co-exist. The Gallery is always changing, with a group of 10 Member Artists, whose work you can see a representation of continually in addition to their yearly exhibits, and just over thirty visiting artists. This October: Showing Robert A. Nelson’s 10th Annual Exhibit. With recent work by René Romero Schüler (pictured), Marlin Bert, Sheila O’Keefe Braun, and introducing Carlos Gamez De Francisco. Owner Karen Anderer
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Curio. Gallery & Creative Supply Curio. features a carefully curated selection of drawing and writing supplies, fine papers and greeting cards. Rotating exhibitions within the gallery focus on regional artists, all of whom have a story to share through the work they create. Virtual events, artist talks, workshops and a weekly Sketchbook Club allow our community and beyond to experience the making, the meaning, and the people behind the art. This October: Tidal Pull: Emily Elliott & Lina Seijo-Herbert Owners and artists Matt Allyn Chapman and Nicole Duquette
Celebrating 10 Years Innovation, creative thinking, collaboration, and community.
The fabulous 75,000-square-foot building designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster at 42 North Prince Street, sat dark and empty on that Thursday evening many years ago. Three Millersville University administrators who were leaving the Fulton after an alumni event, stopped, stared, and wondered aloud about the possibilities. Fast forward to 2020 and the 10th anniversary of Millersville University’s Ware Center, a showcase of culture and talent from near and far, with events, sometimes multiple events, happening most days of the year in one of the five performing spaces. During a typical year, The Ware Center holds more than 250 events. Since its opening,
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The Ware Center has welcomed nearly 500,000 attendees. It was the vision of former Vice President of Advancement, Jerry Eckert, and former Vice President of Administration and Finance, Roger Bruszewski, who brought the president at the time, Dr. Francine G. McNairy, in on their idea. McNairy, who was president at Millersville from 2003-2013, was a champion for community and civic engagement. “Jerry came to my office and said ‘Madam President, I need you to say yes to exploring a potential and very exciting direction. We have the opportunity to buy or lease 42 North Prince Street,’” recalls McNairy. “The building offered much more than just classrooms; it was a win-win with the performing arts possibilities. We had been talking for some time about our campus being four miles from Lancaster city, a distance that seemed enormous to some. A building in the city was our answer.”
On September 12, 2011, the University announced the dedication and naming of The Ware Center at Millersville University Lancaster, in honor of Paul W. and Judy S. Ware. During the dedication McNairy says, “This is a fitting tribute when you reflect upon Paul’s and Judy’s involvement and philanthropic commitments to Lancaster community organizations and to higher education.” In addition to the words “The Ware Center,” the building also has the words “creativity, innovation and engagement” on the exterior. “Given the building’s location, and to be part of Lancaster city’s ongoing revitalization, it was important for the University to maintain the emphasis on the arts with open access to the greater community. Additionally, profit, nonprofit, and government organizations were encouraged to use the building for meetings and events.
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An important step in The Ware Center’s progress was to hire a program director—enter stage left, Harvey Owen. “I was retired but saw the ad for a person to run the Ware Center in the newspaper. I wrote a business plan, they liked it, and Roger said, ‘here’s the deal—we’ll give you five years to get this into the black,’ but we did it in nine months! This is the only job I had where I couldn’t wait to get to work,” says Owen, “even though it was 12-hour days, seven days a week.” Owen, with Bruszewski’s help, was responsible for hiring national awardwinning playwright Barry Kornhauser as the Assistant Director of campus & community engagement. Kornhauser’s Theatre for Young Audiences play, “Corduroy,” won the American Alliance for Theatre & Education (AATE) 2019 Distinguished Play Award, one of three AATE awards he has received. “Everybody, I want you to know, The Ware Center is for you,” says Kornhauser. “This brings us all together. Our goal is to transform lives through the arts. We work with those with cognitive and sensory issues, from our performances for the blind to closed captioning for the deaf to sensoryfriendly performances for those on the autism spectrum.” Robin Zaremski is the third Director of Visual and Performing Arts Center for Millersville. She was named in 2017 after Laura Kendall, who took the reins when Owen left. “Over the last 10 years, The Ware Center has become Lancaster’s home for the cultural arts,” says Zaremski. “We offer hundreds of unique, creative and innovative opportunities
Our goal is to transform lives through the arts.” in the way of live performances, guest speakers, educational workshops, conferences, and special events, proudly reflecting the deep diversity of our students and community. We look forward to providing even more shared and rewarding experiences for many decades to come.” Current President of Millersville, Dr. Daniel A. Wubah, has been a big supporter of The Ware Center and the performing arts, noting the international essence of many events which fulfill the cosmopolitan nature of Lancaster city. “The Ware Center has positively impacted our students and campus community as well as the region,” says Wubah. “The arts are so important to a holistic education based on creativity, communication and collaboration. As the largest university in Lancaster County, we have a responsibility to our citizens, and our EPPIIC Values coincide with that responsibility, public mission, and professionalism. The space provides a gateway to Millersville University, and we are pleased to share it with the local community.”
Ware Center Team
Director of Visual and Performing Arts Centers
Barry Kornhauser Assistant Director, Campus & Community Engagement
While The Ware Center is closed at the present time due to COVID-19, later this fall it will once again light up Downtown Lancaster with reduced capacity concerts, art exhibits, poetry readings, and arts experiences for patrons of all ages!
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Adam Serrano “I spent my childhood in a diverse yet poor neighborhood in South Side Brooklyn, New York. That’s where graffiti became my first love—voices amongst all the noise and oppression of a rough city. After moving to Lancaster, my time was spent escaping our housing development and exploring the downtown. By the time I hit high school, I became aware of the under-served
SPOTLIGHT • Find Adam’s work at Blazin J’s, Basura Thrift Boutique, & Xulbo Bridge Food Stands.
“Conjuring Giants” is Adam’s mural at Tellus360 (on the cover). It is a reflection of his relationship with the community and how powerful it is to support underrepresented talent.
• His next work is a collaborative mural at SOCA along with a clothing line themed around his graffiti art. He hopes to take this on the road and tag buildings across the U.S.
Photo of Adam by Lunga Bechtel
creative community that wanted to be heard. For the past decade I dedicated myself to providing affordable graphic design to primarily POC entrepreneurs, performers, and businesses. This led me to aid my former art teachers at JP McCaskey, working with inner city youth groups, and hosting inclusive art markets—along the way infusing my urban art aesthetic into everything.”
Gail Gray “Art for me is most important, especially at this time, to lift and inspire the public realm. Art plays a key role in helping all of us through these unprecedented times!” CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • Visit her website • Make an appointment to view and to visit her studio by purchase artwork. calling 717.682.3343. firstname.lastname@example.org gailcgray.com Studio at 34 1/2 North Queen Street
Nate Assega “Art today reflects the historic isolation and injustices of these times. I’m excited to see the results in my art and the community. To 2020!” CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • Contact him via his website for commissions, prints, and murals. email@example.com
• Visit his website to view his pieces and keep up to date on his latest work.
THE FRIENDSHIP HEART G A L L E R Y & S T U D I O , an extension of Friendship Community, is a creative arts program for Adults with Intellectual Disability and Autism. Over 70 Heart Artists work alongside professionals, instructors and volunteers to create and sell masterpieces enjoyed by all. Partnerships with community businesses and local artists promote harmonious notes of acknowledgment and recognition of skills learned and mastered. Experience these artistic gifts by viewing online portfolios, hosting an exhibit at your business or church and even sponsoring a Heart Artist in his or her creative endeavors. While the physical space may look different in the coming months, the Vision of the Gallery & Studio remains steadfast.
Our eyes see purpose and value, freedom and joy. Our eyes see empowered Individuals celebrating their personalities and talents through free expression and collaboration. Our eyes see professional artists expressing their capabilities.”
“In a Sea” is an 8.5 x 11 mixed media piece created by Heart Artist Dan K.
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“The aesthetic of the Lancaster County landscape is one aspect of our collective legacy. My art celebrates the beauty that surrounds us, even in trying times.”
“The beauty of art enables us to travel and this journey has no limit.”
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• Christiane has a beautiful • The gallery hours are: selection of original art work, Tues & Fri: 10am–6pm giclee print on paper, and Mon, Wed & Thurs: stretched canvas in her gallery on by appointment only 112 N. Prince Street. She loves to Sat: 10am–5pm. do commission works as well.
• Michael’s work is available for sale online at michaelcshaw.com or through his studio gallery. firstname.lastname@example.org
• Connect with him on Instagram @mikeshaw_art.
Susan J Gottlieb “Art has always been about Wonder. Wonder enables discovery. Discovery makes connections. Art reveals and demonstrates these connections and calls out to us. We are One.” CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • Visiting artist at Red • Exhibiting at Gallery 222 Raven Art Gallery with Malvern in September. work on the Highlight • Facebook & Instagram Wall in September. @susanjgottlieb
email@example.com susanjgottlieb.com redravenartcompany.com/artist/susan-gottlieb
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Justin Jones “People are products of their surroundings. When we improve our surroundings we improve ourselves and art is one of the ways to facilitate that improvement. Art is the informing element of critical thinking that one’s surroundings provide.” CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • Justin’s art can be seen on Instagram @jjonesillustration and purchased or commissioned by email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Baldwin’s Dirty Little People Gallery
“My business is run directly from home and as the artist representative/agent I collaborate with area galleries and retailers in and around Lancaster County.
SPOTLIGHT • Artists you can find selling through my business include: Thomas Valentine, Tom Santosusso, Heather Marston, Dawn Bentzel, and Megan Nelson. 717.546.8093
I sell direct to consumers at vendor shows and online while the retailers and galleries I partner with take a commission from the sales they make on behalf of my artists.”
“There may never have been a time when truth, beauty and the distillation of events were more important, giving all creative thinkers and artists tremendous responsibility.” SPOTLIGHT • Celebrating 39 years, his studio, located at 34 ½ N. Queen Street, is open by prior arrangement for the viewing of completed projects or discussing commissions. email@example.com
• Hershey’s paintings are available on his website, on facebook @jeromehersheystudio, and instagram @jerome.hershey.
S I N C E I T S F O U N D I N G in 1965 by a group of artists and community leaders, the Lancaster Museum of Art has been a leading source for culture and education for people living in, as well as visiting, this region. Today, Lancaster Museum of Art features traveling exhibits and juried local and regional art shows. The mansion is also rented for special events and has become a place that the local art scene can call home, with the outdoor portico used for workshops and public programs.
• Lancaster County Young Artists: Exhibited at the same time as Scholastics at the Demuth Museum, showcasing local middle-high school student artwork. • Community Art Exhibition: Open call show for artists who live and/or work in Lancaster creating in any medium, with an outside juror selecting awards. • Trees Galore: Holiday-themed exhibition of art available for sale through a silent auction, with the museum decorated for a different theme each year.
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS • Echo Valley 75th Anniversary Exhibition October 3–November 14 An organization of 25 professional artists of a broad range of ages and styles creating in the Lancaster County area, the Echo Valley Art Group celebrates its 75th anniversary with an exhibition of early and recent works by each artist.
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Watercolor artist Andy Smith gives a demonstration during his tour filmed at his Lititz studio.
Charles Demuth, The Bay #4, c. 1912
N E A R LY 4 0 Y E A R S A G O , the Demuth Museum was founded to preserve the home and studio of one of the leading early American Modernist painters, Charles Demuth (1883–1935). Today, the museum has the largest collection of his works in the world, and offers educational programs in art through exhibitions, lectures, and tours. The Demuth Foundation maintains the Demuth family properties in the heart of historic downtown Lancaster, capturing over two centuries of a successful American entrepreneurial family whose history culminates with an influential 20th century artist. Demuth pioneered the Precisionist style and is known for his masterful watercolors.
Charles Demuth, Self Portrait, 1907
David Brumbach, Central Market, 1982, acrylic on paper, Private Collection
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ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS • Demuth Invitational: Annual exhibition featuring the work of local artists inspired by Demuth and themes from his art. • Scholastic Art Awards: Middle-high school student artwork judged at the regional level, with selected works moving onto the national Scholastic Art Awards
• Virtual Exhibitions View Brumbach’s Lancaster and the 58th Annual Community Art Exhibition online through October 1, 2020. New virtual exhibitions each month.
• Art-in-a-Box: Elementary and middle school students receive a curriculum on Demuth and create artwork based on his styles. (watercolors, Precisionism, Poster Portraits)
• Artist Studio Tours 15 recorded tours available on demuth.org with a new live tour monthly.
Charles Demuth, detail of Pink Tulips, 1930
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“Art is a catalyst for lasting change. It can completely assist in revitalizing communities through emotional shifts in the visual day to day experience.”
“Bringing fantasy into our lives with art can help when reality is bleak. Through creativity we can push forward together, transforming our world over time.”
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CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • She teaches art lessons through • Prints of Joanna’s work are available on Bushi and Brush. Learn more demand by email. at bushiandbrush.com.
• • People can purchase and request information about murals from her website, email, Instagram @Katietrainer. murals.art, or Facebook. firstname.lastname@example.org
Canvas works available. She is taking mural requests for indoor winter season and exterior spring/summer 2021. Book your future project today by email.
• Follow her on Instagram • Commissions for commercial @joannacreatesart. and personal use are welcomed. email@example.com
“Art for me is a way to share the stories of the past. To bring the faces of our past to life as we move forward.”
“At first life stood still, stopped. Then I started painting LIFE—rightside up, upside down. Art imitating life. Life stood still but it’s still-life.”
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CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • He is represented by • View Marlin Bert’s CityFolk Gallery at 146 North Artist Studio Tour for Prince Street. Contact Karen Demuth Foundation at Anderer at 717.393.8807 or vimeo.com/445580859. firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Matthew works mostly on commission. Message him directly if interested. He also posts freelance pieces for sale on Instagram @Matthew.Werner.Art or his Etsy shop. email@example.com
Loryn Spangler Jones
SPOTLIGHT • Her art is available for purchase on her website or by appointment at LSJ Studios in downtown Lancaster, 110 West King Street #101. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Art has traditionally and historically reflected the times and culture of humanity and the world we live in. I believe I have a tremendous responsibility, especially as a female artist during this time, to continue this tradition.”
“Art reminds us that our souls grumble in hunger too. Art exposes our human need for passion, aspiration, and truth.” SPOTLIGHT • Commissions for illustration, murals, and canvas paintings are welcomed. email@example.com
• Contact Maria through her website or email.
Thomas Valentine “It makes me so happy to see artists in the community creating art that normally wouldn’t have the time to.”
CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • His work can be seen at Winding • Way Books, Commonwealth on Queen, Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital, uniquelylocal.com, and farboco.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with him on Facebook at ArtbyThomasValentine and Instagram.
“Lancaster Galleries has been providing the Susquehanna Valley with fine art and services since 1984, representing the region’s finest artists from the 20th c. to contemporary.” CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • Works by Robert Bitts will be on exhibition from Oct.–Nov. 14. For hours or to schedule a private viewing, please contact them by phone or e-mail at Joyce@lancastergalleries.com. • They invite you to visit their website or follow them on facebook for the virtual exhibition starting in October. 717.397.5552 LancasterGalleries.com 34 North Water Street
“Art isn’t in the food, clothing, or shelter categories. It’s an adjective to the noun. But, what a bleak noun life would be without adjectives. Especially now.”
“The historical time is always the present. As a collage artist, the search for images and finding ways to put them together create a new visual poetry.”
CONNECT WITH THE ARTIST • For prints and • Commissions merchandise please and murals are visit jenquigleyart.com welcomed by email.
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Giving Back: Keisha Finnie A R T I S T K E I S H A F I N N I E has something to say. With her paintbrush as a bullhorn, she shares her voice in vibrant colors that saturate canvases and walls, coloring new life across the streets of Lancaster where she grew up. Although she’s happiest when she’s creating, Keisha admits it’s a little terrifying to pour yourself into something that will be interpreted by others. Her vulnerability strikes a chord with everyone who is compelled to stop and consider what she shares. An artist can’t know for sure if their work will wow, wake or wound those who stop to take it in, but for Keisha, hearing how her art impacts others has been affirming and community building. “It humbles me when people send me
notes about how they connect to my work and how they are connecting my art to their own unique stories. Everyone has a different take on it.” The solidarity and resonance that Keisha’s art receives from the community is affirming to her talent, and underscores the importance of representation in all aspects of our community. Keisha is moved to tears knowing that little girls and young women who look like her will be inspired and encouraged by how she has found success, community, and acceptance in sharing herself with an audience and building a career out of what she loves. Keisha’s voice and spirit resonate with Lancaster because she is Lancaster. Her art reflects her own hopes,
dreams, and passions, and what she sees and feels about the world around her, the world around us. Keisha Finnie has something to say about the journey, about music, and nurturing your mind, about racial injustice and hope and activism. She’s giving back by sharing her voice through her art in the hopes that others will feel inspired to share their voice in their own way too. Keisha says, “In these times when we have no words, how we feel can be translated more powerfully in art.” Keisha is grateful to PCAD and MFE for recognizing her talent and providing her a platform with commissioned works throughout the City of Lancaster.
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Back to nature E N V I R O N M E N TA L C O N S E R VAT I O N and restoration are critical facets of daily life in our current world. With offices in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay leads the charge in helping to restore our natural resources while simultaneously educating the public on ways they can assist in environmental conservation. Based in Lancaster, the Alliance’s Pennsylvania office is hard at work partnering with local farmers, community organizations, municipalities, and businesses to build on-the-ground projects that improve the health of local rivers and streams. Thanks to various grants, the Alliance has persisted through the pandemic in their work with Lancaster farmers and residents in reducing polluted runoff and planting streamside forest buffers; two important areas of focus when it comes to restoring our local waterways.
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While their tree planting and litter cleanup volunteer opportunities are currently on hold, the Alliance’s outreach and collaboration with the community remains strong. Projects such as the Turkey Hill Clean Water Partnership, which supports dairy farmers that supply milk to Turkey Hill Dairy in implementing conservation practices, remain up and running. Relationships with the City of Lancaster and other local partners have shifted to operating virtually for the time being and are continuing to keep the messages of the Alliance alive and well. Lancaster’s community members are encouraged to stay connected and spread the word on the Alliance’s work. To learn more about the Alliance, their projects and how you can get involved, visit allianceforthebay.org and follow them on social media @AlliancefortheBay.
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Fresh Face: Graze FOR SAMANTHA LEWIS, feeding people is an art form and a love language. “I knew my husband was the one when he first let me feed him!” she jokes. When she moved from Southern California to Lancaster with her family, building new friendships and community often began with an invite to someone’s home. Samantha soon discovered her talent for bringing delicious, fresh ingredients together on a grazing board to bring along. Her show-stopping charcuterie boards were a hit at every event and soon Samantha’s new friends and eventually friends of friends, began requesting her stunning grazing boards for their own special events. The evolution
from hobby to small business had begun. In her drive to build her boards with the best and freshest ingredients, Samantha has forged local partnerships with Bakehouse on King, Chestnut Ridge Honey, Christina Maser, and others. Each Graze board is curated for the individual requesting it, and with seasonal offerings, vibrant colors and diverse textures, no two boards are exactly alike. With a graze board you don’t have to commit to just one thing, there is an abundance of choices and flavor combinations that make each bite a beautiful adventure.
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Lift Voice! EV’RY
Black perspectives on social justice in America
First written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson, a Poet, Activist, and Lawyer, “Lift Ev’ry Voice” (which many refer to as the Black National Anthem) is a song of hope. In the year 1899, when the poem was put to music, pain and turmoil characterized much of the African American experience. So, why has this song persisted as a banner that represents so much of what it means to be Black in America today? As a young Black man who has personal experience with social and systemic racism, I believe its message of hope is still needed as we slowly progress toward a more inclusive and just society. The word hope is so frequently used in our daily lives that it has been watered down in its connotation, and is akin to “wishful thinking” or “tentative expectation”; However, revolutionaries like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mahalia Jackson,
and Senator John Lewis knew hope in its truest form. They understood that it is the ability to envision a future that current evidence discourages. Hope is the driving force to strategically build a foundation when one might not see the finished product. It is the faith that spurred civil rights leaders to march for the poor and oppressed and the strength that gave Dr. King the voice to state with confidence, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” In the midst of difficult and uncertain times, we at Fig Industries are inspired by these words and decided to take our own small steps toward the justice Dr. King didn’t live to see. We spoke with other members of the Black community in Lancaster and asked them to share their perspectives on current events. The participants give deft and timely advice about how to change, confront, heal, and build toward a better today (because none of us are promised tomorrow). Their words add to the wealth of ongoing conversations that so many of us are having—with our families, friends, and co-workers. If you have been looking for answers, you may find some here. If you are feeling overwhelmed, this is a good place to refocus. Let this be the encouragement for you to use your voice for change. —Jason James, Art Director at Fig Industries This special section is sponsored by
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shortcomings and responding with actionable plans for transformation. Undeniably, the present and past bureaucracies are designed to deny access and opportunity for some while over-privileging the few. Peaceful protesting is not simply to exercise free speech rights like stretching your legs or lifting weights. Peaceful protest occurs when the contract has been broken between those who have the power (politicians) and those who temporarily granted it to them (the people). Taxes, and the budget it funds, are tools to satisfy the desire for order from chaos. But when chaos is the policy, protest becomes the response. Protesting does not merit violent response or crocodile tears but transformative justice through policy change. If you donâ€™t like the protesting, do a better job or find another job. Serve and protect; or resign.
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What one thing would you like to see that advances the cause of social justice in the greater Lancaster Area? Our political leaders must understand that their responsibility, and their opportunity, is to strengthen resilience and opportunity for all constituents. Too often, responsive aggressive tactics are employed to protect the status quo of powerholders, or physical buildings, or bad policy instead of admitting structural
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Likewise, business leaders need to understand that a Black Lives Matter sign or post is not about protecting their business or generating new sales. Their hiring practices need to be more equitable as do their supply lines. And not everything will always mean bottom dollar to maximize financial profit. Sometimes, decisions need to be made to build the community. Just as you might give undue chance to a family member, hoping they will take over the family business even if itâ€™s not the best short term decision, so too must you bet on community. And lastly, I expect our social service agencies and the helping sector to learn that they are not exempt from the needed changes. Too often, those they serve are absent at the tables of decision making from the board level strategy to the staff level implementation. The result is a system that too often traps the people we claim to serve. Until our boards and our staff are composed of people with experiences and perspectives like those we serve then we will be servant to the systems of inequity we paper over.
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How is a diverse community the very best expression of itself? Having a vibrant and diverse community is extremely important. We all have different experiences and it truly enriches society to embrace this diversity. I saw this best during my time in the military. We all came from different parts of the country and we had drastically different life stories. We were able to learn from one another and I grew so much as a person while in the Air Force. I believe that when we ask questions and attempt to learn about each other, it breaks down barriers in our communities.
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How you treat people changes everything!”
How does social equality benefit a community as a whole? The community as a whole is very important to those who live, work, and thrive. Having social equality is beneficial to the growth and sustainability of a community.
at birth, there are no guarantees of what your life will turn out to be whether you come from a thriving family or a crackhead parent; no matter the color of your skin.
In other words, read the book before you decide based off it’s shiny new cover. Get to know the people around you, your community, your neighbors, We should not debase someone because your co-workers in a positive way. of their outside appearance, social Learn acceptance and appreciate status, or financial stability or instability. the colorful world in which we live. The world is a very hard place to live How you treat people and when you come into the world changes everything! By showing people respect, we learn to understand each other’s differences and accept someone for who they are.
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How is a diverse community the very best expression of itself? I am a big believer that your past doesn’t define you. Lancaster, like our Country, is not removed from a past with scars. And yet, I have hope that we can build a better future by seeking different perspectives.
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What one thing would you like to see that advances the cause of social justice in the greater Lancaster Area? I believe community activism is at the heart of positive social growth and I would love to see more participation from our city. That is the only way to truly change things for the better. More specifically, we need our city’s residents to step up and speak out—myself included. We rely too heavily on the voices of people outside of the city who don’t have first hand experience with our everyday problems. We live here, we work here, our kids go to school here. This is our city! If you see something wrong, you need to show up to a city council meeting and address it.
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We need to realize that the power we hold as individuals is only magnified when we are united as a community with common goals. We hold the power. If you don’t feel the local government is doing enough—did you vote? And I’m not talking about voting casually. We need informed voters who are advocates for the community at large and understand what elected officials can do to help. We have to hold everyone accountable— ourselves included. That’s where it all starts.
Diversity, when thriving, helps us to grow. It helps to broaden our perspectives. I have sought to know other people’s stories. Because when I know someone’s story, I become empathetic. Being for each other in our diversity affirms the value that is inherent to all people. God has created us all with worthiness, with beauty, and with a purpose. In understanding our created diversity, we understand the beauty in our communities and bind our stories together as one people. When one part of the community is hurting, we must understand why, so that we can repair and create together.
Marshall SNIVELY What signs of hope do you think indicate that America can change for the better? It pains me to admit that not long ago, witnessing such divisiveness and events like Charlottesville, there were times when I actually said aloud that I was thankful that my grandparents were no longer here to see what this country had become. I was losing hope and feeling that any progress made was lost.
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There is now more than just hope, there is action.” Now it feels different. I feel different. There is real momentum. People are talking, learning, and not standing down to the systemic inequities that plague this country. Our challenge, and my personal call to action, is to continue the conversations and not stop until it leads to positive change. Now…I only wish my grandparents were here to see that what they fought and stood for all of their lives…was not in vain. There is now more than just hope, there is action.
What signs of hope do you think indicate that America can change for the better? One of the biggest things that indicates to me that change is already here and more is on the way has been the amazing protests that have been happening all over the world on behalf of Black America. The fact that so many people have put themselves directly in harm’s way to protect others who don’t look like them both humbles me and awakens a deep pride in being part of 2020 and something that is so much bigger than me or any one person involved. Watching these total strangers fight for a cause that has had zero to little direct impact on themselves is truly awe inspiring and fuels my hope for the future and humanity overall.
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What one thing would you like to see that advances the cause of social justice in the greater Lancaster Area?
What signs of hope do you think indicate that America can change for the better?
Cultural Competence. As a community I believe we’ve been aware, and for the most part, welcoming of the cultural differences that exist here (in Lancaster). Additionally, members of this community have often been willing to support people of color in their moments of need. I’m excited for us to take our next step toward truly imagining, and working to build Lancaster into a place where more People of Color are leading and thriving. When all community members see the value of this aspiration, we’ll not only be a socially and morally better Lancaster, but an economically better Lancaster as well.
I think the only way America will change for the better is if communities like Lancaster lead the way. Our community’s DNA consists of service and generosity. It’s coupling these characteristics with empowerment that shows others that, in fact, inclusive excellence is possible.
Our community’s DNA consists of service and generosity. It’s coupling these characteristics with empowerment that shows others that, in fact, inclusive excellence is possible. ”
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What signs of hope do you think indicate that America can change for the better? Having lived in Lancaster City for the past 14 years I do see hope that America can change for the better. I specifically have seen growth in Lancaster City and have faith in our community. It is so enlightening to see so many community activists and groups coming together to support each other. Having role models for our younger generation to see is also important and shows that people of color can be in leadership positions, own businesses, and become successful. America as a whole has a long way to go, but we are slowly on a path of accepting change and understanding that it is needed for the sake of humanity.
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CHRIS Ballentine Associate Director Attollo What does the community need to know about the Black experience in Lancaster? There is not one experience that defines what it means to be Black. Not here nor anywhere in this country. To be Black is to dream, not only of creative expressions, varied pursuits, and successful lives, but also the elimination of our individual and collective anxiety. To be Black is to be apprehensive; living with an ever present consciousness, deeply rooted unease which serves as a constant reminder of systemic obstacles–some overt and others subtle but always insidious—that hinder or impede the achievements of our dreams. To live free of worry, especially because of something as insignificant as the color of your skin, should be a birthright for all and not the experience of some. But this, like equity, will only happen for everyone when, like John Lewis’ call to action, others get involved in the fight for it too.
KIYO Ballentine The community needs to know that not only the families of the people who have gotten hurt are scared, but everyone is afraid to do the things they are used to doing because of the color of their skin. And, I hope that in the future all of my friends and family are safe and happy, and won’t be accused of doing things they didn’t while doing everyday things. A NEW PERSPECTIVE
they advance towards their ideological destination. It is a partnership that recognizes the inequality of circumstance but values each participant and their contribution equally. It is a partnership rooted in trust. Their relationship is analogous to the Person or citizen and ‘We the People’ as described by the American Constitution. In the United States, we hold these relational truths to be self-evident. We are a set, a whole, directed and governed by its individual constituents. This is the foundation of the principles of democracy to which we aspire.
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When one stands on the shoulders of giants, the view is unobstructed much like in the story of Cedalion, the mythological Dwarf guide assigned to lead the blinded Orion towards the sun. Not only does one gain a better perspective of the brilliant horizon ahead, but the wisdom of one’s position as a divine helper contributes to forging a straight path towards the goal. The relationship between dwarf and giant is one of mutual benefit happening not just in a past/present paradigm but in every moment as a constant state of reinvention. As each party boasts the benefits of cooperation so do the benefits favor the unit as
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When we work in concert without discernible direction, we assume the role of ‘blinded giant’, a monolith with cycloptic vision, aimlessly groping for justice, freedom, or healing, like a leaderless government or a mob. When we act in singularity, we assume the role of ‘dwarf,’ distinct, suffering under the illusion of insignificance when in fact it is the assignment, the duty of the dwarf to trust its unique ideas and wise judgment to lead the coalition. The dwarf must presume that it will be supported and uplifted by the giant throughout its participation in this important undertaking. Once seated aloft, an exchange of faith and loyalty must be present, in order to find a clear agreeable path towards the goal. We, as members of this community and this country, have been afforded certain unalienable rights. By birth or by legislation, each and every one of us has earned the right to climb up the back of the state, in order to present an idea for a new and clear path for the people. To ensure a more prudent and just journey, we must give freely of our trust to those singular actors who have achieved much, whether through worldly experience or through divine assignment, and we, as members of the whole, in the giving of our most prized possession, shall be thusly rewarded.
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Being diverse in your hiring practices begins in the heart, with appreciating other cultures and contributions.” Wayne MUTATA
Despite the strides made by our predecessors, and the current moves being made by a lot of our Black pillars in the community, there, unfortunately, has been a dearth of opportunity in Lancaster. Growing up in Lancaster, we were constantly told to leave Lancaster and never come back, because there was zero opportunity for Black people in Lancaster, a glass ceiling so to speak (if you look at some local businesses/industries their entire staff and executive team is white). Now in 2020, with all the great progress Lancaster has made, its Black citizens are once again feeling that “lack” when it comes to opportunity. We see this now with Black citizens that are not bilingual. Therein lies the issue with opportunity,
because a business can “check off” the “minority hire” box for a company, however, if you’re not bilingual you may not find employment as fast. Thus, furthering the opportunity gap in Lancaster for its Black citizens, and the reason why we’re seeing more people move to places like Harrisburg and York for job opportunities. Intentionality with hiring practices, and searching out for specific candidates can go a long way with offering opportunities in Lancaster. Being diverse in your hiring practices begins in the heart, with appreciating other cultures and contributions. Diversity hiring practices need to be detokenized (only hiring one to represent an entire race), but rather intentional and constantly on the forefront of those hiring minds.
What one thing would you like to see that advances the cause of social justice in the greater Lancaster Area? I would like to see more people, regardless of race, educating themselves on the subject as it affects us all. Drawing information from a wide variety of sources—family members, friends, local police, books, newspapers, online articles, documentary films, and the websites of various social justice organizations can provide a valuable foundation for learning about this particular cause. A thorough understanding of the issue is a critical first step in taking action to promote social justice. Without the knowledge we cannot battle our enemy. Social injustice could lead to the death of our community as we know it and we cannot let that happen.
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JASON James What signs of hope do you think indicate that America can change for the better? I take hope in seeing individuals in the White community who look inward and take inventory of the biases and racism that may have gone unexamined. People are asking great questions about how they can change; how they can be allies to the Black community. I take hope in people educating themselves about how we’ve
DOMINIQUE Miller-Shell Paraprofessional at School District Of Lancaster Mentor Liaison for the Brotherhood Program Have you ever felt alone in a crowded room?
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then that’s the problem.
There are so many yet so few of us in places we ought to be welcomed in, having discussions about the future of the Red Rose, more inclusive, more equitable for EVERYONE.
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power for us to EXIST, I promise you we just want to BE, too. #BlackLivesMatter
gotten to a place in America where Black and Brown skin is somehow seen as threatening, or inferior. Groundbreaking books like “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo, a White sociologist, are being shared and used as a tool to open up important conversations about how white supremacy has shaped so many aspects of society. I take hope in people who no longer say “I don’t see color,” but truly value cultural differences. Cultural beauty, just like art, comes in a variety of colors, strokes, and mediums. No one goes into a museum and states that they don’t see a difference between Rembrandt and Picasso. I take hope in people giving each other grace to learn the tough lessons that are the subject of current events. I pray that in this crucible, we all forge new bonds that cultivate opportunity for true equality to take hold on our nation, and on the world.
CAROLIN Mejia Environmental & Climate Justice Chair
What one thing would you like to see that advances the cause of social justice in the greater Lancaster Area? A conversation that I believe needs more of a focus in Lancaster is that of environmental racism. Due to systemic oppression and redlining, communities of color bear the brunt of the environmental injustices that expose our communities to health, economic, and social hazards. In Lancaster, we face environmental issues such as high levels of Lead in our homes and schools that scientifically stunts brain development in children, the lack of AC and cold water for the inmates of the Lancaster County Prison, and poor air quality due to high concentrations of pollutants in the air from coal- and gas-fired plants, agriculture, and transportation. Tangible solutions need to be implemented to create a cleaner, safer environment for our children to thrive without an increased risk of asthma, lung disease, and cancer simply because of the color of their skin. We must create a just transition from coal and “natural” gas to clean, renewable energy, and provide economic opportunities for communities of color. It is only then can we begin to reverse the impacts of climate change and make Lancaster a more livable and resilient community for all its residents.
Tangible solutions need to be implemented to create a cleaner, safer environment for our children to thrive without an increased risk of asthma, lung disease, and cancer simply because of the color of their skin.” A NEW PERSPECTIVE
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What one thing would you like to see that advances the cause of social justice in the greater Lancaster Area? As I reflect on this summer’s outpour of protests and demands for change I think how important it is for each of us as a community to listen. Listen to each other’s stories, struggles, pains, and consciously choose to work for each other instead of against. Protests shouldn’t make us question the characters of the protesters, they should send us into deep contemplation on if we are truly caring for all of the members of our community. Systematic racism and ignorance has helped keep cycle deep injustices against Black people and other people of color alive and thriving in Lancaster. We each help that cycle continue when we let our bias control how we interact with and view people. Each of us has to make a conscious choice to see each member of our community as valuable, as a person, regardless of if they look or sound like ourselves. We become a stronger community when we intentionally listen to all voices and choose to play our part in creating a community where all can thrive.
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We do not tolerate discrimination at Armstrong based on race, gender, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical differences or otherwise. Each of us, however, must work harder to be aware of any unconscious bias and replace it with empathy, compassion and support for each other. We must strive to listen better, understand more, and be inclusive always. That’s how things will change.
We are committed to the principle that all people are created equal and that we need to help shape a diverse and inclusive world for the next generation. At the heart of “business for good” are the values of dignity, respect, and opportunity for all. “We’re not here for ourselves, it’s what we can do to make the world a better place…for our customers, for our communities.” —S. Dale High
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Velocity, Lancaster City Alliance’s annual fundraiser and showcase of small businesses, is officially back for its sixth year. Scheduled for the evening of September 24, Velocity features an impressive lineup of cocktail and food demos, live music, and a fashion show—with a mix of new and familiar faces. This virtual event is destined to be a hit. VIP and general admission slots are now available on velocitylancaster. com. As a city moving forward together, Lancastrians are encouraged to reserve their spot for Velocity 2020 and make a donation to help support local small businesses.
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MEET RUBEN: Ruben, from the island of Puerto Rico, grew up dreaming of pursuing a career in the beauty industry. Joining the Lancaster community thirteen years ago, he began his education at the Empire Beauty School in Lancaster City. After six years at a local studio, Ruben went on to open D.O. Studio with David. Specialties: makeup, styling, waxing, menâ€™s cutting & Balayage
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Good food is
worth the wait! AL DENTE. In Italian it
literally means “to the tooth” and relates to the texture of pasta when it is firm to the bite —just right. Sam and Dena Lombardo know the term well. As the owners of Lombardo’s Restaurant, keen instincts for authentic Italian cuisine, cooked fresh and to perfection, are the Lombardo family legacy.
“We thank our loyal patrons for their patience during these past few months. Construction delays have postponed our opening several times. We know you long for the old favorites and are excited for a taste of the new ones. When our doors open, together we will enjoy good food, good wine and good friends…in a wonderful new Lombardo’s Restaurant.”
authentic Italian kitchens this side of Napoli. Safe distancing of course, Chefs John and Ryan compared notes and inspiration with the masters of Italian cuisine from Manhattan and southern Florida.
When guests return to Lombardo’s, it will be a whole new experience, combining old favorites on the menu with some delicious new ones, and an Sam and Dena are excited. They are getting ready for the exciting renovation that includes re-opening of Lombardo’s after a new wine room, piano lounge, stylish décor and an environment many months of renovations where friends are family. prolonged by the pandemic… but well worth the wait. Look for the reopening date to be announced soon. Then come Once quarantine lifted in late spring, the Lombardo’s wasted share the Lombardo’s tradition of warm hospitality and divine no time in transporting their Italian dishes cooked with love. chefs to some of the most
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Empowering stories about women who have big ideas and get things done. J A N N AT V E R A S ’ S U N R E L E N T I N G J O U R N E Y is a heartening tale categorized mostly by one virtue: perseverance. It all began when she was only seventeen years old. After completing most of her high school career in the Dominican Republic, Jannat’s mother made a tough decision to move her entire family to New York City. Between the additional four years of high school she was forced to complete, and the seemingly endless discrimination she endured, life only seemed to grow increasingly more difficult. Luckily, even under these spirit-breaking circumstances, Jannat was able to carry on with unyielding faith and positivity. She persisted onward, applying to Empire Beauty School, finally she found where she was meant to be. “The moment I walked in,” she remembers, “I was home.” Upon graduation, Jannat’s career blossomed. She spent the following years building clientele in salons all over Lancaster before taking the plunge into opening up her own, “Jannat Beauty Designs” on Orange and Charlotte. There, Jannat manifested her most complete dream: being a teacher and mentor to younger stylists (many of whom now have their own successful salons), cultivating
profound life-long relationships with clients, and giving back to the Lancaster Community. She even participated on multiple nonprofit boards committed to creating opportunities for women–especially of color–and mothers. This is a cause Jannat holds close to her heart. With three children of her own, she knows just how difficult it is to strike a work-life balance as a business owner. Indeed, raising her own family has been her greatest priority. That’s precisely why, after 13 successful years on Orange Street with the support and encouragement of her husband Francisco, she transitioned her bustling multi-chair operation to a cozy appointment-only salon attached to her home. nine years later, she is still seamlessly splitting her time between clients and being a mom. “It’s been wonderful,” Jannat says, with a wide smile. For a salon experience where you’re treated like family, schedule an appointment at jannatbeautydesign.com.
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Mike Mason, Director of Water Street Mission’s Step Up Program.
T H R O U G H A N individual-focused, whole-person approach, Water Street Mission provides an environment of hope and healing for Lancaster County’s atrisk men, women, and children. As guests find true restoration and choose to invest in the lives of others, a ripple effect occurs throughout our community. One of the ways Water Street Mission helps guests create those ripples is through their Step Up program, which provides vocational training and allows those they serve to gain a new perspective on career. With the launch of Treasures Markets on June 30th, Step Up has found a long-term partner. Treasures Markets will provide a first step on a new job path for guests of Water Street, while Step Up staff will support guests through advising and counseling. On top of this, Water Street Mission will also receive surplus funds from Treasures Markets, as they come together to find new ways to create lasting change in our community.
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Education is moving forward and adapting in ways that ensure every child has the opportunity to expand upon their own borders.
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With the impact of the recent pandemic, schools around the country are shifting
Lancaster County is immensely fortunate to have a tremendous variety of both public and private schooling options that CATION provide safe and supportive learning DU environments, tremendous academic E programs, and prepare students for future higher learning. We are excited to showcase several of Lancaster’s exceptional schools on the following pages.
Regardless of the possessions we hold onto physically, the most prudent item we carry for our entire lives is our education. An education provides us with the skills we need to prosper in daily life. The ability to read, write, speak, calculate, create, socialize, analyze, hypothesize, and listen are how we function as human beings. Much like a passport to travel overseas, an education is something we utilize to advance through the stages of life, overcome obstacles, and function on a daily basis.
While each school’s approach seems a bit different from the next, it’s critically important for parents to be informed and aware of all their child’s schooling options for the upcoming academic year.
While we carry a passport on specific occasions, it’s not something we have on us at all times. In fact, there are only a few items we regularly keep on us at any given point in time—keys, phone, wallet, etc.
and adapting their curriculums and practices to meet the ever-changing health guidelines perpetuated by local, state, and federal governing bodies.
YO U TA K E A passport with you wherever you go internationally. It’s what gets you through airport security, onto a plane, through customs, and back again. A passport is unique to you— nobody else can claim it as their own.
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the whole student L A N C A S T E R C AT H O L I C High School has embraced and adapted to the changes that 2020 threw at everyone. From beginning virtual learning as soon as schools were shut down in the spring to switching to a blended learning environment for the 2020â€“21 school year, LCHS has pivoted to a more technological atmosphere while
still remaining true to its mission to educate the whole student.
How they are adapting:
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Call Director of Enrollment, Angela Baumler â€˜97 today at 717.509.0313 to find out more about how you can become a member of their family.
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Cultivating curiosity N E W T O Lancaster City, with lofty ideals and bold plans, Solvit Academy is built on a disruptive approach to education that incorporates the Socratic method—mixed-age classrooms, and experiential learning. Opening in the fall for the 20–21 school year offering K-5 classes, Solvit Academy is located in the City Crossings building in Downtown Lancaster.
The Solvit difference means small classes and individualized learning that is built around a challenging, multi-discipline curriculum where Guides equip kids to be curious and find learning meaningful. Learn more about this new, revolutionary approach to school through the Solvit Academy website and schedule a tour.
We believe in making memories, not memorization. Authentic learning experiences will be our focus this year and every year.” How they are adapting: In-person learning Spacious studios Outdoor options E D U C AT I O N
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In a changing world, weâ€™re moving forward. Together. Small class sizes, supportive teachers, innovative education and adaptability. Join us! E D U C AT I O N
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WITH A NORTH MUSEUM @ H O M E S T E M B O X , families can truly bring the fun and wonder of the Lancaster based Science and Nature museum into their home. Your child will love exploring the variety of themes offered and transforming ordinary household items into scientific experiments. Each box encourages children of all ages to engage in the scientific process, and teaches scientific principles in a fun and educational way. Available in their Museum Gift Shop, or online at: northmuseum.org/north-museum-home/
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Spiritual Learning We provide students with a Christcentered education rooted in Sacred Scripture. Our smaller class sizes give our teachers the ability to create a fun, educational and safe environment where students are excited to learn. We invite you to join our growing family of faith.â€? Mr. Jeffrey Hughes, Principal
R E S U R R E C T I O N C AT H O L I C S C H O O L offers an exemplary education with a solid grounding in faith for pre-K through grade eight. As the oldest operating Catholic School in Lancaster County, they provide students with a Christ-centered education rooted in Sacred Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church. They encourage spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development nurtured in a multicultural environment.
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How they are adapting: Small, intimate classrooms An affordable option for parents who value a faith-based education Safety protocols in place for the fall season.
To our teachers:
thank you T H E G R AT E F U L S T U D E N T S , parents, staff, and alumni of Lancaster Country Day School want to say something to the most valuable members of our community, our teachers: Thank you. Thank you for everything you have done, thank you for everything you will always do, and thank you for making our school the uniquely special place it is.
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D AY S P R I N G C H R I S T I A N A C A D E M Y teaches students to become problem-solvers through creative thinking. With a high level of social and emotional intelligence, students can discern truth and meaningfully engage in persuasive discussions, applying Biblical principles to every area of life.
Educating children preschool through grade 12. Meet students and get to know the Dayspring difference by viewing their new video at dayspringchristian.com.
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Active learning N E W S C H O O L M O N T E S S O R I ’ S classroom communities are thoughtfully planned, joyful places where children use ingeniously designed materials for hands-on experiential learning and self-discovery. Learning is an adventure. Lessons are inviting. Work is purposeful. Curiosity is encouraged.
Because most experiences are self-directed, children gain an immense sense of satisfaction and confidence from meeting new challenges—a complex math problem, a long book, a research project. The result: Children here love to learn, and their passion for knowledge continues beyond NSM.
How they are adapting: Small group classes of 10 Daily safety protocols Contained classroom pods Immersive virtual learning
Fully-loaded chrome books for mobile learning Before and after school care 7:30am–6pm
Careful observation, testing preconceptions, imagining possibilities...these are the hallmarks of the young innovator who is constantly looking at the world with new eyes.” Robyn Stearne, Headmaster
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In it together AT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT of Lancaster (SDoL), education extends beyond the classroom through the mentoring of students. For many kids, having a mentor or guiding figure is critical for growth and development. SDoLâ€™s newest mentorship program works with sixth grade Black male students at Lincoln Middle School to develop leadership skills, academic accountability, and personal behavioral accountability. Students in this program partner with
local Black mentors who are heavily involved in the community. The goal of this program is to provide students with an increased sense of self-confidence as they work through the challenges of school and life in general. For more information on joining this program as a student or a mentor, please contact Dominique Miller-Shell via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717.984.9476.
Other SDoL programs include: International Baccalaureate Advanced Placement (AP) courses Dual enrollment options Cyber Pathways Academy
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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 the community. Our 2020 Social Mission Partner is Lancaster Education Foundation. Please join us in supporting them.
LEF exists for the benefit of all SDoL students. We applaud Dr. Rau’s yeoman work toward creative solutions to this year’s unprecedented challenges. You can help us help her through your generous and much appreciated support.”
Lancaster Education Foundation Superintendent Dr. Damaris Rau with McCaskey High School senior Thais Vasquez Elias
THE LANCASTER EDUCATION FOUNDATION is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teaching excellence and student success in the School District of Lancaster. They provide enrichment opportunities for students and teachers by engaging in community partnerships, leveraging resources, and advocating for public education. Get involved Donations can be made at lancastereducation.com/contribute.
Venture Grants given to teachers for classroom enrichment and innovative programming
8,000 children and teens impacted last year
Classrooms adopted (the 2020 goal is 200 at $250 each)
Dual enrollment students at colleges like Thaddeus Stevens, PCA&D, HACC, Millersville, and many more
College scholarships per year
250k+ Total monetary impact to the district last year
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How they are adapting: Small Class Sizes Outdoor Learning Opportunities Live/Virtual/Hybrid Options
T H E S U S Q U E H A N N A W A L D O R F S C H O O L is a K–8 independent school community rooted in the international movement and philosophy of Waldorf education. They provide a rich curriculum that inspires their students to reach the highest levels of intellectual, emotional, artistic, and physical achievement. Through the integration of these pursuits, they nurture the potential within each child to fully develop their unique capacities. Their students acquire a lifelong love of learning and a sense of compassion that benefits them, their community, and the world at large.
Our world could only benefit from an institution that hosts and ‘births’ such well-rounded, communityminded and reverent ‘new leaders’.” SWS Parent
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PAINTING the TOWN
What began as just a couple of young dudes and some paint brushes one summer has grown into a full-service professional painting company. Two Dudes Painting Company is the best partner for your next project.
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1987 Dudes founded by high school friends Peter Barber & Brian McCaskey.
2000 Updated logo and established twodudes.com.
Expanded and bought new 13,000 sf location.
Dudes buy their first VW bus, an orange and tan 1979 for $2000.
Moved out of Pete’s house and misc. garages and bought first building (3000 sf ).
2016 Peter Barber becomes chair of the Board of Directors of the Lancaster Chamber.
Achieved one of the early established goals—painting the Griest Building—the tallest building in Lancaster.
Began corporate engagement with YWCA and sponsorship of Race Against Racism.
Obtained Certified B Corporation status.
Workforce of over 65 Dudes continues to grow and serve both the residential and commercial painting needs of Central PA.
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RACIAL JUSTICE FROM THE H.E.A.R.T. Owner Dr. Amanda Kemp Mission Racial Justice from the H.E.A.R.T. assists people from all backgrounds in uncovering hidden racial bias and helps to transform it into justice and compassion that can be lived out every day.
The assistance and guidance from Community First Fund was a saving grace and helped me to pivot and expand the online portion of my business during the COVID quarantine. Thanks to the Community First Fund, I was able to invest in technology and online marketing which helped me attract new clients and double my revenue. I am so grateful for their support and commitment to racial justice.”
I T A L L S TA RT S W I T H O P P O RT U N I T Y. And Community First Fund is there for businesses who need the advice and financial help that can make their dreams a reality. For over two decades, they’ve been working hard to transform our community by providing financing for job-creating businesses to start up and grow—bringing new businesses to our city and allowing opportunity, passion, and hard work to do it’s magic. In 2020, in print and on our social channels, we will be introducing you to many of the city businesses that they have helped to launch.
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GR ACE LUTHER AN CHURCH is very thankful for their past. The Church is proud and appreciative of their roots in a vibrant theology and worship life which was brought to Lancaster by immigrants centuries ago. Their building’s beautiful architecture, originally designed by C. Emlen Urban, along with generations of faithful members who have remained connected even after leaving the neighborhood, demonstrate that history, passion, and commitment to faith is still with Grace. In partnership with MAROTTA/MAIN Architects, Grace has used this time made available by COVID19 to update and prepare their historic church building for the future. A sharp new addition holds an accessible lobby and elevator connecting all parts of the building. From the balcony with its many choirs and instruments, to
the fully renovated basement with new technology and facilities, Grace is ready to meet the worship, education and community needs of tomorrow. The Church offers weekly meals for folks in need, they support an expanded childcare center managed by the Community Action Partnership (CAP), teach English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, renovate and manage neighborhood housing, and offer musical and small groups for all ages. Most importantly, “We pray, trusting the Spirit leads us into God’s future.”
The communion of saints surrounds us, and we stand on their shoulders. But Grace Church is even more thankful for our future! Our motto—Holy Worship, Wholly Serving—reminds us of our commitment to invite God’s people into the holiness of worship, through ancient rituals made new through the music and prayers of today. It reminds us that we cannot love God without learning to love and serve our neighbors, and to invite everyone to use their gifts on behalf of others.” —Rev. Dr. Stephen Verkouw
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Beautiful Spaces AK Interiors has a passion for creating beautiful, functional spaces for the ones you love. Let them transform your home into a place of beauty and rest. If you’re looking for creative home accessories or a special gift that will delight, find Alison’s curated collection of her favorite finds in her Shoppe on Orange Street and online at akinteriorsllc.com Shop Online Curbside Pickup Free Local Delivery
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Leaving a light on “ A S A K I D, the theatre gave me a sense of self. Theatre made me better at collaborating with others, thinking on my feet and expressing my emotions. Lancaster is so lucky to have the Fulton Theatre, not only for its outstanding on-stage productions, but for its commitment to the community with its accessibility programs, its collaborations with local schools, and its Fulton Academy Education Wing. Meeting the teaching artists at the Fulton Academy led to my involvement on the board and my role as chair of the Community Engagement Committee, whose mission is to create relationships and foster inclusiveness by providing accessible theatre through education, outreach and opportunities to engage in the arts. I am proud to work for a firm like Barley Snyder that is dedicated to supporting the performing arts within our community.” Joshua Schwartz, Esquire
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Barley Snyder’s Commitment to the Community Barley Snyder is a Production Co-Sponsor at the Fulton Theatre and contributes annually to the theatre. In addition to providing financial support to charitable organizations, our attorneys are committed to community leadership and volunteerism. Our lawyers, paralegals and staff live in, understand, and become part of the fabric of the communities in which our offices are located. We are proud to report that on a yearly basis we collectively volunteer more than 3,000 public service hours to local organizations. The satisfaction we gain from our community involvement is significant and affirming. The insights that come with it benefit our clients and friends.
F R E S H FA C E Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City. Alex Painter and Brian Buehrle
Fresh Face: Isaac’s Brewhouse I S A A C ’ S H A S made the jump to craft beer. The South Central Pennsylvania restaurant chain has been in the process of renovating its 25 North Queen Street location as part of an ambitious rebranding strategy. The Isaac’s Downtown Bar & Grill will be renamed Isaac’s Brewhouse and will feature a full-fledged brewery. It plans on converting nine of its thirteen restaurants into breweries within the next three years. The Mechanicsburg location will be the next one to be upgraded due to its functioning bar. Mike Weaver, President and CEO of Isaac’s, sees this venture as an exciting growth opportunity. “We just want to get really good at what we do,” he says. “We’re going to brew great beer like we make great soups and sandwiches.”
Many of Isaac’s products over the years have been the result of employees’ creative brainstorming. Weaver noticed an interest in employees wanting to make beer. And with handcrafted beer and sandwiches already a natural fit, the company also expanded its focus to other pairing staples such as French fries and chicken wings.
“Breweries are a gathering place for members of the community,” says Roberts. “Social impact is very important and the sharing of brewing traditions is incorporated into the fabric of America.”
Johnny Roberts, Isaac’s marketing coordinator (and porter aficionado), has taken a special interest in beer. Figuring out the marketability of craft beer and coupling it with Isaac’s evolving menu fostered an enthusiasm for brewing, which led to his completion of a 38-week brewing science program at Harrisburg Area Community College, followed by an internship at Moo Duck Brewery.
While the timing of the brand shift has been affected by the pandemic, Weaver isn’t discouraged. Instead, he refers to Isaac’s expansion as an oasis for these troubling times. “We’ve continued to brew beer during COVID-19,” he says. “We’ve been coming up with names to embody the American spirit. We need a community. We need a place to socialize. And we continue to brew to be ready for that return to normalcy.”
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Aside from beer, Isaac’s Brewhouse will offer other alcoholic beverages, such as hard seltzer and wine, from makers that are exclusive to Pennsylvania.
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Design creates culture. Culture creates values. Values determine the future.â€?
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E N V I R O N M E N T S R E F L E C T their inhabitants. People, in turn, aspire to the promise of their surroundings. Let us continue to design our city to inspire our community, every day.
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Nowâ€™s the time to find the home you love T H E E X P E R I E N C E . T H E T O O L S . T H E K N O W - H O W. Gil knows when itâ€™s time to sell or to buy and where to find your next home. He brings 36 years of real estate business experience to RE/MAX and his clients. Serving all of Lancaster County, and specifically School Lane Hills, Chestnut Hill, and the West End of Lancaster, he specializes in the marketing and sales of fine and luxury homes, smart growth initiatives, historic properties, and land planning and zoning. All COVID safety precautions observed.
500 DELP ROAD
Call Gil at 717.295.9995 for a list of active listings and tips on when to sell your home.
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Co-Founder Willie Wrede
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“IN ITS THIRD YEAR OF BUSINESS, Meduseld Meadery has continued to prosper at its Harrisburg Avenue/North Mulberry Street location. Much of that sustained success can be attributed to Willie Wrede, one of its founders. In 2017, when Meduseld was first established, its primary goal was to provide Lancaster with an accessible craft mead venue, something that was unique to the area while serving as a complement to the local craft beer scene. Its lauded mead selection, coupled with Wrede’s pioneering vision, afforded it the opportunity to branch out and explore other points of interest. In early 2018, eight months after opening, Meduseld expanded its floor space to accommodate an axe-throwing range, which was another major first for Lancaster. To Wrede’s credit, the attraction has undoubtedly helped increase Meduseld’s appeal. Not only is it host
Meduseld Meadery to a seasonal axe-throwing league, it’s also the only range in the area that allows the under 21 crowd, including children, to participate. Meduseld’s next endeavor will be a brewery and gastropub, Artifice Ales & Mead, slated to launch in the fall. The new project will be based out of the former Bickels potato chips factory located in Manheim. Artifice Ales & Mead will place an emphasis on beer and food pairings and it’ll also be offering Braggot, which is a beer-mead mixture. “We’ve been doing small pilot batches and giving away free samples to our Meduseld guests. The beer has been very well-received thus far,” says Wrede. “Why Beer? It’s a return to the roots of what got us into craft alcohol to begin with, and we’ll be brewing signature house styles for our meadery guests to enjoy alongside our mead.” Visit their website for online ordering and updates meduseldmeadery.com.
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There’s a commonly held belief that mead is strictly a syrupy, honey-based beverage, but that’s a misconception. Meads can vary greatly by flavor and its ingredients, not unlike craft beer, are numerous. As many first-timers will notice, William “Willie” Wrede and the enthusiastic staff at Meduseld Meadery are always looking to educate patrons about mead while encouraging interest in home brewing. Lastly, the name Meduseld is Old English for “mead hall.” 252 HARRISBURG PIKE
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25 years The Leadership of Cornerstone
W E A R E T H R I L L E D to celebrate 25 years doing business as Cornerstone Design-Architects. Pushing through 2020, we know weâ€™re building skills for the years to come. Dale has been the face of Cornerstone for many years, making connections and bringing designs to life. Now we look to the next generation. Mentoring under Dale throughout the entirety of their careers, Ryan and Zak eagerly anticipate leading Cornerstone into the coming years while bringing imagination, critical thinking, and care to their work with clients.â€?
The Cornerstone Design Team
Left to right: Ryan Griffith, Dale Yoder, and Zak Polett
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Give one of the greatest gifts you can to a young person or adult, the gift of music. N E W T O L A N C A S T E R , Penn Square Music Conservatory is a place for talented, young, professional musicians and singers at the beginning of their career. Founded by Artistic Director of Penn Square Music Festival, Scott Drackley, Penn Square Music Conservatory is committed to offering excellent music instruction to both children and adults. Offering lessons in Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, Voice, Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, and Jazz for students of all ages and experience. Your first lesson is free! 940 MARSHALL AVENUE
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SCORE Small Business Award Winners 2020 Each year SCORE Lancasterâ€“Lebanon hosts the Small Business Awards Luncheon to celebrate local small businesses that demonstrate excellence and leadership in our community. The COVID-19 crisis forced us to cancel our luncheon but not our desire to celebrate our 2020 award winners. The crisis may have changed the trajectory of business for our award winners but they continue to inspire us during these difficult times.
FEAR KNOT Martial Arts for Kidz Keith and Denise Wilkes, owners of FEAR KNOT Martial Arts For Kidz, know that parents are struggling to find an answer to distance learning and their need to return to work. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, FEAR KNOT Martial Arts for Kidz modified its A+ After School Program by creating Full Day Elementary Success Camps that provide distance learning support so that parents needing to return to work can do so knowing that their children will be well cared for and supervised during their virtual school day.
Thank you to our sponsors: SMALL BUSINESSES ARE AT THE VERY HEART OF OUR COMMUNITY... They create jobs, add vitality to our neighborhoods and produce vibrant places to live, work, and raise our families. SCORE Lancasterâ€“Lebanon is here to support these small business owners in good times and through challenging times. SCORE is a nonprofit organization with volunteer business mentors dedicated to guiding their clients every step of their journey. SCORE sponsors make this possible.
Drumore Estate SCORE SBA 2020 winner Karyn Regitz, of Drumore Estate, rose to the challenge of needing to cancel months’ worth of weddings that couples had spent years planning. Karyn offered them a new dream for their special day with a “Minimony” for the couple and a limited party at the estate, followed by a large reception for guests scheduled on a future date. Her creative and sensitive solution resulted in a reserve of goodwill beyond measure.
Tiny Town Tiny Town has plans to offer a Tiny Home that will travel for birthday parties, field trips, and other outside venues to cater to the customers who would prefer to play outdoors at this time. Tiny Town owner, Hannah Harris, is also working with local educators to open up her facility for families who need support. Tiny Town will assist with the virtual learning environment as well as drop-in care. This model will provide much-needed assistance for those who have to continue working, as well as educate their children—a tough balancing act for all.
Liberation Tiny Homes Before the pandemic arrived, business was solid for SCORE SBAL 2020 winner Liberation Tiny Homes, and their outlook was bright. That remains true, but James and Rose Stoltzfus, owners of Liberation Tiny Homes, believe many individuals will face the decision of downsizing their lives and will look towards tiny living as a financially sound option for the future. They are looking forward to the day when this is over. For now, they are grateful to be here, still serving their clients, and prepared to navigate whatever challenges await.
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Have us create a holiday lighting wonderland for your home or business. Call John to schedule at 717.575.9402
Homeowners Brian and Colleen with their family (front), relaxing in their new outdoor living space with owner of Brite Designs, John Gringrow and his family (back).
Brighten Up! S I N C E 2 0 11 , Brite Designs & Contracting Inc. has been serving homeowners across Lancaster County with innovative and creative ideas to upgrade their home. Whether itâ€™s landscaping or any aspect of construction, John and the crew can make your home dreams become reality. Brite Designs also specializes in indoor and outdoor holiday lighting and decor for residential and commercial properties. And now, creative lighting for weddings and other significant events!
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5455 MANHEIM PIKE, EAST PETERSBURG
Daniel Weaver Neff,
These dedicated Weaver’s employees have a combined employment history of 300 years!
Barry Earhart , Manager
Administration & product development 59+ years of service
Ken Miller, Plant manager & buyer 48 years of service
55-1/2 years of service
300+ years of service What they love about their job:
Sandy Brown: Making gift packs and completing large orders Barry Earhart: Developing friendships with co-workers and customers Lois Shonk: Building relationships with customers
Sales clerk & manager 61 years of service
Lois Shonk, Manager 52 years of service
Dave Miller, Production & market clerk 50-1/2 years of service
In 1961 a new building was built to serve the growing market business. At the new location, a retail store area was included to serve the East Petersburg area. A second store was opened in the Lancaster Shopping Center in 1993. S. Clyde Weaver Company has always been known for quality, service, and innovation. In the 1930’s, when people walked to the city markets with market baskets, Clyde and Emma developed the first “boiled ham,” which was an innovation to the sandwich choices of the day. Before that, dried beef, Lebanon bologna, sweet bologna, and canned corned beef were the primary lunch meats available. The new boiled ham was made from whole smoked hams that
Ken Miller: Loves that there is always something new each day Dave Miller: Being able to repair and fix their longstanding equipment and slicers for markets
A History of
S. Clyde Weaver Inc. was founded in 1920 by S. Clyde and Emma Weaver. They started attending the Northern Market on North Queen Street in Lancaster City. Later, markets in Lebanon, Rosemont, Upper Darby, Coatesville, and Sharon Hill were added to the venture.
Daniel Weaver Neff: Smoking products and discovering new market locations
were cooked overnight with sugar and spices to make a ready to eat sliced sandwich meat. In early years the hams were taken to market hot in the morning and carved by hand as customers filled their shopping baskets. In later years hams were chilled and cut into pieces for slicing at market. S. Clyde had only one hand crank slicing machine at the time. He held it on the running board of his car as he transported it from one market to the other in Lancaster. (Cell phones were not the first distraction for drivers.) Weavers became known for the best cheeses as well. In early years, 80-pound Cheddars in round wooden boxes were delivered to the railroad station in East Petersburg. The cheddars traveled from Wisconsin and were then stowed in the basement of a workshop in the alley near the smokehouse. Large wooden barrels of dill pickles were also stored in that building. Swiss cheese from Ohio was also a major product in the early years. Before the days of plastic packaging, Swiss cheese was made in 200-pound wheels with a rind made by salt on the outside of the fresh cheese. The wheels were first soaked in salt brine, and then hand rubbed with salt to dry
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and harden the rind. This hardened portion of the cheese became the “packaging” as the cheese was hauled without boxes on trucks with shelves for the mammoth wheels.
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In the early 1990’s, Weavers started an aging program for Canadian Cheddars. The cheddar blocks are imported at nine months of age to be slow aged for premium flavor at three or more years of age. This product is sold at S. Clyde Weaver retail locations as Super Sharp Cheddar when it reaches the age of four years. This premium white cheddar is also distributed to other retailers as Old Quebec Cheddar at three to seven years of age. Over the years many products have been added to the line. Their own made shoo-fly pies, whoopie pies, and sand tart cookies make Weaver’s a destination for those wanting the best of Lancaster County. Hams, aged cheddar cheese, Swiss cheese, scrapple, bacon, and sweet bologna remain the staples of the line.
Farm Style Sweet Bologna
Canadian Super Sharp Cheddar
Shankless Bone in Ham
In anticipation of their 100-year anniversary, Weaver’s has reserved a limited quantity of Super Sharp Canadian Cheddar which was made in 1999. They have graded the blocks for quality and flavor over the 20 years they have been on their shelves. The cheese has very robust, brilliant, and distinct cheddar flavors with a unique sharpness that can only be obtained by slow aging.
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5253 MAIN STREET, EAST PETERSBURG
Weavers is family owned by the third and fourth generation and is committed to bringing the best of Lancaster County and the region to your table. S.Clyde and Emma’s desire to serve continues as part of their legacy. They look forward to serving you.
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S I N C E 19 6 4 , the Autohaus team of dedicated service professionals have been your go-to specialists for Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi service and repair in Central Pennsylvania. Open every Monday through Friday from 7:30am–6pm and Saturday 8am–4pm, their technicians are available for whatever service your car requires. Whether it’s reconditioning & cosmetic repair, mechanical service, or even an oil change, they can do it all. Visit them online at autohaus.com to learn more about their services and to schedule an appointment.
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Garden Spot residents embrace the world
E V I E H E R S H E Y, a lifelong artist and a Garden Spot Village resident since August 2019, learned to make African cooking pots in 2015 when she lived for a year in Nairobi, Kenya. She connected artistically with a local potter named Zedekiah, who showed her his traditional coiled pottery techniquesâ€”from harvesting the mud along the creek bank to firing the pieces in a homemade gas kiln. Read Evieâ€™s story at gardenspotvillage.org/blog.
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Carson Keggereis Beverage Director Susan Stoudt Co-owner with David Stoudt Brant Dunlap General Manager
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WELCOME TO THE BULLS HEAD. Modeled after a traditional British pub, the Bulls Head offers great food, friendly conversation, and quality beers. Choose from 14 rotating beers on tap, 2 cask conditioned ales, and 80 bottles. Keeping to the traditional practices of a British pub, you will be greeted with a smile from the barman, seat yourself, choose your food and drink from our extensive menu, then place your order at the bar. Itâ€™s a great way to meet friends or make new ones while enjoying great beer and food.
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AT F I N C H J E W E L E R S , watch your custom jewelry come to life. They design and manufacture every piece in house to ensure high quality craftsmanship at a great value to their clients. Work with them to create a one of a kind piece for yourself or a loved one.
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Consult with their team of in-house designers by visiting their family-owned store or through their website.
They will present you with a wax model that is an exact replica of your piece and make all final adjustments. When you are satisfied with the model, a mold is created and the casting process begins.
Design Their skilled artists will produce detailed sketches and computer-generated 3-D images that allow you to view the design at all angles.
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With a new calling and purpose, Greenfield has welcomed even more members into its family.
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and individuals are increasingly and positively impacting the world where we live, work, learn, and play. In Lancaster County, this statement couldnâ€™t be any truer. Greenfield, formerly known as the Greenfield Corporate Center, recently underwent an organizational rebrand and refresh that not only includes an updated logo but an updated calling and purpose. With established pillars focused on health & wellness, the environment, community, and education, the new Greenfield is excited to grow alongside Lancaster County. Situated just east of Lancaster city, Greenfield has been the home for a number of residential and commercial tenants over the past half-century. Greenfield is more than just a bunch of buildings; it is a community of diverse organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals thriving in an environment where they and their constituents can
all reach its fullest potential. Additionally, Greenfield is working to expand their 1.5-mile trail system to 3 miles of walking and biking trails over the next two years. These trails combined with other activities and amenities, such as a complimentary coffee station, yoga in the park, and food trucks all hope to cultivate a more enjoyable community where Lancastrians live, work, learn, and play. Along with these exciting changes, Greenfield continues to grow and has recently welcomed even more members into its family. Of the new arrivals, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology recently announced a new 86,000-squarefoot facility, and Armstrong Flooring has committed to calling Greenfield the new home of its corporate headquarters. In addition, 92 free-standing homes and 300 apartments are scheduled for construction over the next few years, expanding Greenfieldâ€™s residential offerings. Better Living. Better Business. Better Community.
Follow along to see whatâ€™s growing at Greenfield. @greenfieldlancaster
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We are delighted to present Willow Valley Communities’ newest community, SouthPointe Village—coming soon. Located on our beautiful Lakes campus, SouthPointe Village will feature 120 brand new deluxe apartment homes with a variety of distinctive high end finishes and smart floor plan designs. Future residents will be able to choose the residence style that best meets their needs, either a 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath floor plan or a 2 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath with study floor plan. The all-new construction will also feature underground parking and access to the many award-winning
amenities that Willow Valley Communities is known for. Plus, residents get peace of mind with our Lifecare contract, which offers predictable future fees if care is needed later. Now is your opportunity to be among the first to make your selection when sales commence early this fall. Add your name to the no obligation wait list for Willow Valley Communities’ newest community, SouthPointe Village. We invite you to learn more.
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The meticulously-restored 1891 Queen-Anne Victorian Mansion is ready and waiting to make your event truly magical.
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SEATED ON 22 LUSH ACRES, The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion redefines the wedding world in South Central Pennsylvania. The 1891 Victorian mansion is undergoing the restoration of a lifetime, with over 5,000 square feet of event space breathing even more life into the venue. Original millwork, stained glass, and tile have been meticulously restored alongside the addition of modern amenities and conveniences. Manicured and native gardens transform events into an experience unlike any other. Letâ€™s make some magic.
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NOAH & ALYSSA It was a fateful night in January 2017, and Church World Service was having its annual Concert for Refugees, where Alyssa was helping out at the event. Part way through the night, she ran into an old friend from college who introduced her to Noah. She was intrigued, and he, of course, was already madly in love.
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