Fig Lancaster Winter 2022

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City of

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The Cheers to you! Issue ISSUE No 68 | WINTER 2022 An enthusiast’s guide to local dining, shopping, arts, and community


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Giving Back Guide Find Olivia’s skirt at CHYATEE in 101NQ. Sweater from Nicole Taylor Boutique. Balloons by Best Celebrations & More. Photo by Matthew Tennison.

ON THE COVER Break out the balloons! This time of year calls for celebration. Our cover model Olivia Novak, Marketing Manager at Discover Lancaster, helped us capture the joy of the holidays.

I N T H I S I S S U E Find gifting & giving galore! We’re raising a toast to small businesses, impactful nonprofits, and the wonderful people that make Lancaster sparkle even brighter this time of year.

Lancaster nonprofits work year-round to make our community better for everyone. Find 25+ you can support in our annual Giving Back Guide. 61 - 8 1

Local Gifting Guide No matter who’s on your gift list for the holidays, you’ll find everything you need at a small business in the City of Lancaster.

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Find your local! In partnership with the City of Lancaster, Discover Lancaster, and Fulton Bank, we’ve created something magical to help guide your holiday shopping and support small business. Tear out our first-ever Lancaster City retail map and use it to plan your holiday shopping. And don’t forget to scan the QR code on the map to enter for a chance to win a stunning Marco Bicego gold and diamond necklace from Ream Jewelers to gift yourself or someone special. M A P A F T E R PA G E 3 8

Fresh Face: The Pressroom

Meet the new faces behind the Lancaster staple.

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Be inspired by local leaders who are impacting Lancaster. Brought to you by High Foundation.

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Find SACA, our 2022 Social Mission Partner, in our Giving Back Guide.

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Bring the Family

Cold weather fun for the whole family. Brought to you by Garden Spot Village.

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Mark your calendar for festive events happening throughout Lancaster County. Brought to you by Discover Lancaster.

1 0 8 -1 0 9 Community Supporters 11 0 -12 3 And of course, great shopping, dining, arts, events, and community. Keep Reading F

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C O M M U N I T Y PA RT N E R S High Foundation Discover Lancaster Lancaster City Alliance Fulton Theatre Lancaster County Community Foundation S O C I A L M I S S I O N PA RT N E R SACA ISSUE SPONSORS City of Lancaster Discover Lancaster Fulton Bank High companies Armstrong World Industries Garden Spot Village Truist ALL THINGS SOCIAL Look for Fig Lancaster on Facebook and Instagram for daily coverage of loving local in Lancaster City. SUBSCRIBE Have Fig sent to your home and 10% of your subscription will go to our Social Mission Partner, SACA. Subscribe at figlancaster.com/subscribe. Gift subscriptions available. A D V E RT I S I N G I N F I G Own a business and want to share your story? Contact studio@figindustries.com.

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For the love of

Lancaster

A note from Fig

W E LC O M E to the holiday season and the winter edition of Fig. If you’re reading this letter, you love the City of Lancaster and believe in our mission to support local businesses. You know how important it is to show that support in tangible ways as you keep your dollars here and celebrate the hardworking entrepreneurs who have made Lancaster City a destination. You get it. So this issue celebrates YOU, our readers. In that spirit, we’ve dedicated this issue to making it easier for you to buy local and make gifting super easy. We’ve partnered with our friends at Discover Lancaster, City of Lancaster, and Fulton Bank to create a custom fold-out retail map of Lancaster City so you can spend a day, or several days, spreading some local retail love. Find the map inserted after page 38 and look for small businesses around the city with a gold star in their window. These stars will guide your way with a bit of sparkle as you greet businesses you already know and discover new places that will delight you. And if you need more incentive to shop intentionally, scan the QR code at each of these stores for a chance to win a diamond

and gold necklace from Ream Jewelers, a family-owned small business with an 87-year history. What could be better? If you’re looking for even more ways to invest in this community, in this issue you’ll also find our annual Giving Back Guide featuring nonprofits who are caring for Lancaster. We encourage you to find your passion, connect with one (or several), and work alongside your neighbors to make good things happen. After 17 years of spreading the love local message, we could not be more passionate or committed to the City of Lancaster. And we know you are too. We’ve heard from many of you personally, and we’ve seen the growth of the city over the past decade. It’s because of you that Lancaster City has come so far. You are awesome and you are appreciated. No matter how much you have to give or spend, let’s keep the momentum going by keeping it local. Cheers to you! Deb Brandt & The Fig Team FIGINDUSTRIES.COM

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A few of the LSO’s newest board members From left to right: Brent Edmondson, Vice-chair & Principal Bass; Caroline Morton; Janet R. Frick; Guy McIntosh, Executive Director & Trumpet; Sara Male, Chair & Principal Cello; Bob Thomas; and Dan Herr

Music

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AT T H E L A N C A S T E R S Y M P H O N Y O R C H E S T R A ’ S C O R E is its exceptional professional musicians. Along with dedicated members of the community and arts advocates, the LSO leadership now includes two of its most passionate musicians: Sara Male, Chair & Principal Cello, and Brent Edmondson, Vice-chair & Principal Bass. They are helping to shape the LSO of tomorrow, inspiring other musicians to volunteer on committees, work within Lancaster schools, and play an active role in our community. Their investment also shows on stage—the Symphony has never sounded better! To hear the Lancaster Symphony live and experience incredible music-making, visit lancastersymphony.org/explore-the-season for tickets and more information.

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Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

The Pressroom leadership team

Fresh Face: The Pressroom A S A T H I R D - G E N E R AT I O N R E S TA U R AT E U R , hospitality runs in Toni Calderone’s blood. Her grandfather introduced pizza to York County, the same area where Toni has grown ONE Hospitality Group for the last decade. In keeping with her Italian roots, community means everything to Toni, so when the opportunity came for ONE Hospitality Group to bring The Pressroom back to the Lancaster community, Toni jumped at the opportunity. Since its reopening, Toni has heard countless stories of engagements, wedding receptions, and birthday parties that have been held at The Pressroom. Reviving this Lancaster staple meant creating a space where life’s biggest

quality ingredients, The Pressroom has adopted a farm-to-table approach for their American Bistro menu. The new menu includes odes to old favorites like the meatloaf and wedge salad, while also introducing twists to familiar dishes and new specialty handmade pastas.

moments could happen, while also making the space comfortable for dinner in the midst of a busy week. “When you come in, I want you to feel like you’re being taken care of, like you were coming into your family’s kitchen,” Toni said. “I want you to feel like your hard-earned money is well spent when you’re at my table.” The Pressroom staff takes every opportunity to provide an outstanding dining experience where each guest is welcomed from the moment they walk through the door. Behind the scenes, the chefs and culinary team are prepping everything so it is delivered to tables in the freshest way possible. Using Lancaster’s bountiful produce and 26–28 WEST KING STREET

“I want The Pressroom to be that place you just come with your friends, your coworkers, or your girlfriends or boyfriends and just enjoy yourself,” Toni said. “As long as people come in with open minds and open hearts, it’s still your Pressroom.” Visit pressroomrestaurant.com to reserve your seat at the table.

717.947.7821

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Cheers to the

New Year T H E T E A M AT H E N R I E T TA HEISLER INTERIORS INC has a passion for designing spaces that capture your unique style. They are looking forward to a new year full of creating innovative and beautiful designs. Celebrate 2023 with Henrietta Heisler Interiors and lean on their professional design team to create a space you’ll love!

E From left to right: Janelle, Henrietta, Nichol & Jena

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Dinner is served W H E T H E R I T ’ S FA M I LY night at home or time for a dinner party, Frisco’s is the perfect choice for the holiday season. And for more convenient pickup, check out their two new locations! 454 NEW HOLLAND AVENUE, LANCASTER 717.740.5262 FRISCOSCHICKEN.COM 2101 STRICKLER ROAD, MANHEIM 1028 LITITZ PIKE, LITITZ

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life party of the

I T ’ S T I M E T O P O U R A G L A S S of celebration and gather with the ones you love. Wyndridge Farm is the perfect addition to any party. Stop by the Lancaster Tasting Room and stock up on seasonal Wyndridge Farm ciders, Winding Path craft beer, and sparkling Wyndridge Vines. L AN C ASTER TASTI N G RO O M

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The Puffer Morris Team captured in the working studio of Blair Atherholt on West Orange Street From left to right: Jeremiah Eastep, Scott Haverstick, Wendy Jo Hess, Brian Altimare, and Mary Tribble

W I T H A F O U R- D E C A D E H I S T O RY O F S E RV I N G the Lancaster community and a wealth of knowledge, the Puffer Morris team has everything you need to help you find your perfect home or workspace.

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Building Bridges to

OPPORTUNITY ROBIN STAUFFER Executive Director of High Foundation

“As I continue to move through the organization, I’m so grateful for the opportunities and the trust that the High family has placed in me.”

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

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obin Stauffer, Executive Director of High Foundation, has dedicated over 30 years of her career to the service-oriented vision of S. Dale High and the High family. Starting at the High companies as an accounting clerk, she has worn many hats—board liaison, executive committee member, corporate marketing and communications supervisor, to name a few. So when the High family started strengthening and formalizing their philanthropic giving through the Foundation, Robin was a natural choice for the role of Executive Director, to aid the family in building a “bridge to opportunity.” Since 2005, Robin has led High Foundation with humility and grace, inspiring others through her servant leadership. In 2022, it was announced that S. Dale High had transferred his shares of High Industries Inc. stock to High Foundation. What this means is that the Foundation receives the profits of the company and has even more resources to support organizations addressing the needs of the communities where the multi-state company does business— including Lancaster.

The Executive Director quotes the Foundation benefactor, saying “‘with all that we are given, whether in assets, influence, or opportunity, we’re accountable to and for others, serving and treating everyone with dignity and respect.’ That resonates deeply with me,” Robin said. After years of diligent work and a commitment to personal development, Robin is honored to serve and carry out the mission of the organization that is poised for transformational impact. “As I continue to move through the organization, I’m so grateful for the opportunities and the trust that the High family has placed in me,” she said. “My mantra has always been, ‘just give it your best effort, that’s all you can do.’ So I always try to give it my best, with integrity and authenticity.” Robin has built lasting relationships with other community leaders and continues to learn from their perspectives and diverse experiences so that she can lead from a place of understanding. She has dedicated her life to service, and she hopes her story encourages others to use their gifts to impact their communities.

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

Visit figlancaster.com/articles to read the full article and learn more about Robin’s work at High Foundation.

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Plan for the future T H E E S TAT E P L A N N I N G AT T O R N E Y S at Blakinger Thomas will guide you through the process of making arrangements for your assets and your future. As laws become more complex and specialized, their team provides personalized attention to every matter. Grace C. Nguyen Bond, Chair of the Estate Planning and Administration Practice Group, with a Blakinger Thomas client F

The attorneys of Blakinger Thomas love the Lancaster community. In her spare time, Grace serves on Lancaster General Hospital’s Planned Giving Advisory Committee as well as on the Board of Directors and Planned Giving Council for Hospice & Community Care.

“Grace made the daunting prospect of updating our wills easy and enjoyable. We now feel confident that our family, our community, and our estate will be secure and cared for.” – DEBORAH

14 28 PENN SQUARE 717.299.1100 BLAKINGERTHOMAS.COM


One wonderful year C E L E B R AT I N G O N E Y E A R of serving Lancaster's insurance needs, Alicia Alexander and her team pride themselves on bringing their individualized approach to everything they do (and having a really cute office dog). They want to thank you for welcoming them over the past year and could not be more grateful for the community's support. 1265 LITITZ PIKE

From left to right: Chris Walters, Misael Ramos, Marie Murray, Alicia Alexander, Harley Hudoka, and George!

Alicia Alexander

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Vocation STEMs from Creativity T H E N O RT H M U S E U M I N S P I R E S , E M P OW E R S , A N D I G N I T E S young men and women’s passions for careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) through their free programs, including the STEM Sisters program, Field Trips, and the Science and Engineering Fair. The STEM Sisters program offers young girls in grades 1-12 an opportunity to meet professional women in STEM careers through engaging programs, hands-on activities, and site visits. The North Museum Science and Engineering Fair is the only regional fair in Lancaster affiliated to the International Science and Engineering Fair that offers national and international opportunities for students. North Museum is able to offer these programs for free thanks to the generous support from their sponsors. SUPPORT NORTH MUSEUM

Buy a season pass Gift a membership Participate in special programming Give a gift to support North Museum

16 400 COLLEGE AVENUE 717.358.3941 NORTHMUSEUM.ORG


Labor of

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Fueled by the belief that some of life’s richest moments are born out of meals shared together, Lombardo’s has been serving authentic home-cooked Italian dishes as their labor of love since 1946. This time of year calls for celebration, and what better way to honor the season than with a hearty plate of pasta made from family recipes and a bottle of wine. Make time for making memories with friends and family in Lombardo’s warm, inviting atmosphere. Pull up a chair and raise a glass— the table is set for you. At Lombardo’s, you’re part of the family. 216 HARRISBURG AVENUE

717.394.3749

LOMBARDOSRESTAURANT.COM

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S’mores season

T H E R E ’ S N O B E T T E R WAY to spend a chilly evening than gathered around a cozy fire (s’mores required). Penn Stone can outfit any outdoor space with the seating, fire solutions, and accessories you need for the perfect night. Specializing in masonry and hardscaping materials as well as design-focused outdoor furniture and solutions for outdoor kitchens, outdoor fire, landscape lighting, and shade, Penn Stone helps you create a place to make memories. Connect with their trusted design professionals to start transforming your vision into reality today.

18 190 WEST ROSS STREET 717.397.5264 PENNSTONE.COM

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Merry & Bright C O LO R F U L D I S H E S that are a feast for the senses, each plate from The Imperial is served with craft and excellence in mind. Settle in to a cozy seat inside and enjoy the homage to winter flavors prepared by Chef Ponticelli and his team this season. Chef Phillip Ponticelli

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THEIMPERIALRESTAURANT.COM

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BE INSPIR ED THE 8,000-SQUARE-FOOT DAVID LYALL DESIGN SHOWROOM is brimming with inspiration for your next home redesign. Their professional team of interior designers knows the importance of loving the spaces you live in. Whether your project is an entire residence, remodeling, or simply one room, they are ready to bring that inspiration to life.

20 ADDRESS 241 NORTH###.###.#### PRINCE STREET WEBSITE 717.690.8477 DAVIDLYALLDESIGN.COM

“A beautifully designed interior is an investment for the soul.” – David Lyall, IDS


FIND SOMETHING

l a i c e p S H E R E AT F I G , we know that celebrating the ones you love makes the season sparkle. This winter, we’re raising a toast to the small business community that we adore. They work all year long to bring unique and thoughtful goods to our community. So no matter who you’re gifting to this year, use this independent retailer guide to shop local and find something special for everyone on your list­—including yourself!

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

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R E A DY F O R T H E H O L I D AY S E A S O N , Festoon is filled with a curated collection of signature wardrobe pieces as well as cozy knits, inspiring books, Lancaster-made pottery, candles, jewelry, and personal care. Kathy and her team of professional stylists will help you find the perfect gift or spice up your wardrobe with items that are a reflection of your individual style.

FIND GIFTS FOR: The Hostess The Nature Lover The Local Enthusiast The Homebody

Visit in store at the firehouse or shop online at shopfestoon.com. Open 7 days a week

202 North Duke Street 717.299.2232 shopfestoon.com

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READ ROSE BOOKS

Owners Teddy Boucard & Elizabeth Peters

AT R E A D R O S E B O O K S , you’ll find a collection of vintage and first-edition books which—in addition to being great reads—are gifts that become family heirlooms. Find stories that your family will read again and again.

C U R I O. I S YO U R O N E - S T O P for a giftable collection of supplies for all the creatives in your life.

FIND GIFTS FOR:

FIND GIFTS FOR:

Literary fanatics, rare book collectors, classic novel connoisseurs

Creative professionals, weekend makers, avid journalers

23 North Prince Street 717.341.9624 readrosebooks.com

106 West Chestnut Street 717.874.4482 curiolancaster.square.site

TIMELESS E legance L A N C A S T E R- B A S E D S I S T E R S and Graduate Gemologists Laura Mae & Amanda Jean bring antique jewelry with a modern flair through Maejean Vintage. Their online storefront makes it easy to find your newest heirloom for yourself or someone special. SPECIALIZING IN: Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, and Retro era jewelry

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Owner Rebecca Addington

FEELS LIKE

Home

V I L L E & R U E K N OW S T H E A RT of making a house feel like home for the holidays. Shop their selection of giftable items like candles, throws, and glassware, or find statement pieces from their art and furniture collections to spruce up your space. FIND GIFTS FOR: New homeowners, Lancaster lovers, holiday hosts

8 West King Street 717.723.9639 villeandrue.com

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Owner Tyler Graybeal

ESPECIALLY

Sweet

S T U F F YO U R S T O C K I N G S with treats from Sweetish. From sweet and sour gummy candies to high-quality imported chocolates and savory snacks, Sweetish is a destination for seasonal goodies. They’ve even set up a specialty section of holiday imports for the season.

FIND GIFTS FOR: Chocoholics Adventurous snackers Hygge enthusiasts

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301 North Queen Street 717.621.2920 sweetishcandy.com


Cuteness OVERLOAD

T H E R E ’ S A LWAY S R O O M for one more adorable stuffy—especially when it’s from the carefully curated selection at BellaBoo. You’ll find so many to choose from alongside creative toys, quality clothing, and unique gifts right in the heart of Lancaster City. FIND GIFTS FOR: Expecting moms, mindful parents, all the little people in your life

32 North Queen Street 717.509.5700 LGH Women & Babies: 690 Good Drive 717.544.3311 bellabooonline.com

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BASKET OF

Flavor

T H E B E S T G I F T S are ones handpicked with your loved ones in mind. At The Spice and Tea Exchange, you will find shelves stocked with hand-mixed spice blends, gourmet teas, specialty salts & sugars, and everything you need to make the most aromatic and unforgettable gift baskets this season. FIND GIFTS FOR: Tea drinkers, flavor aficionados, home chefs

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20 West Orange Street 717.394.4328 spiceandtea.com/lancaster


Owners Alan and Ricki Friedland

Lancaster’s Jeweler

SINCE 1935

R E A M J E W E L E R S H A S P R O V I D E D S T U N N I N G diamond jewelry and engagement rings since 1935. With an exquisite collection of premier brands, you’ll find something sure to dazzle the one you love. Their team are experts at helping you find the perfect piece for any special occasion. FEATURING: Henri Daussi, JB Star, Martin Flyer, SYLVIE, and custom design services

58 North Queen Street 717.392.7305 reamjewelers.com

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CURATORS OF Uncommon Goods G I F T G I V I N G F O R T H E M O D E R N M A N in your life is easier after a trip to Ellicott & Co. Their collection of heritage-inspired goods brings quality and intentionality to shopping in Lancaster City.

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45 North Market Street 717.690.2505 ellicott.co

FIND GIFTS FOR:

Happy campers Amateur bartenders Menswear enthusiasts


GIFTING, MADE

meaningful

T H E T E A M AT L A N C A S T E R LO C A L P R O V I S I O N S are Corporate Gifting Specialists that make sending multiple, personalized gifts easy! Deliver joy to the people in your life with signature gift boxes, curated with handcrafted Lancaster & Pennsylvania made products. Each item is made in small batches with a lot of love. FIND GIFTS FOR: Cherished clients Rockstar employees Local foodies lancasterlocalprovisions.com

treasure

SOMETHING TO

N O M AT T E R W H AT you pick out at Norbu Fine Jewelry, it’s going to feel special. From their ethical natural diamonds to their intricately handmade Bhutanese gifts, they’ll add luxury and culture to your gifting list.

FIND GIFTS FOR: Trinket collectors World travelers Diamond wearers norbufinejewelry.com 717.399.3600 44 North Christian Street

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Thoughtfully curated bundles of joy With Love in every box!

T H E S H O P P E AT A K I N T E R I O R S is proud to introduce a new full-service gifting concierge service just in time for the holiday season. Take the stress out of shopping as you work one-on-one with a talented AK gifting specialist to put together luxury and designer gifts perfect for any occasion. All With Love orders can be placed in person, over the phone, or through the Shoppe email for your convenience. They will have them beautifully wrapped and ready to go in no time! Orders can be picked up locally in the Shoppe, delivered within a 10-mile radius, or mailed within 24 hours of finalizing the order. FIND GIFTS FOR: Seasonal decorators, jewelry lovers, holiday hostesses

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246 West Orange Street 717.872.6966 akinteriorsllc.com Shoppe Hours: Monday to Friday 9–5 & Saturday 10–4


STEP INTO

Style

YO U R WA R D R O B E should be as unique as you are. Charlotte Shoppe has curated a collection of apparel, footwear, and accessories that will create a stunning look from head to toe. FIND GIFTS FOR: Handbag collectors Shoe lovers Women with great taste

OTHER LOCATIONS: 9716 Third Avenue, Stone Harbor 609.796.5203 4600 Penn Ave, Sinking Spring 610.678.4800

32 West King Street, Lancaster 717.569.2060 charlotteshoppe.com

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HANDCRAFTED

Beauty

D E S I G N A F U T U R E H E I R LO O M for you or someone special with the help of expert jewelry artists at J.A. Sharp. Along with handcrafted pieces from local and national artists, their custom jewelry made with recycled precious metals and responsibly sourced stones has set them apart as a Lancaster mainstay since 1984. FIND GIFTS FOR: Heirloom collectors Creative gemophiles Unique accessorizers 322 North Queen Street 717.295.9661 jasharp.com

Page TURNERS

N O M AT T E R W H O YO U A R E or what you like to read—Pocket Books has the perfect gift for every book lover. Leave with armfuls of books and bookish gifts that will immerse you in new worlds, open your mind to fresh perspectives, and keep you glued to the page.

FIND GIFTS FOR: Curious minds Aspiring authors Bibliophiles

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903 Wheatland Avenue pocketbooksshop.com

717.517.7990


Plant

PROJECTS

N OW I S T H E P E R F E C T T I M E to deck your shelves in style with indoor plants and terrariums from Gallery Grow. As you settle in to the winter season, their beautiful selection will bring life into your home, and their custom terrarium bar is the perfect space for a chilly day activity. FIND GIFTS FOR: Houseplant collectors, macrame lovers, creative decorators

150 North Prince Street 717.869.6547 gallerygrow.com

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Gif t ing SEASON

S A M P L E A F E W of the world’s freshest and healthiest award-winning olive oils and vinegars from renowned producer and importer, Seasons. They take everyday cooking to a new level. Seasons’ custom gift sets feature their best-selling oil and vinegar options at the taproom and make holiday shopping easy. Can’t make it to the store? Shop the Seasons website for sets that will wow the home chef with healthy, extraordinary flavors.

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36 West King Street 717.396.1380 seasonstaproom.com

FIND GIFTS FOR: Home chefs Hosts & hostesess Your employees & clients


t i f t c e f p er FIND THE

YO U ’ V E G O T A LO T O N YO U R P L AT E this holiday season—let J. Hilburn take care of your wardrobe. With countless patterns, textures, and colors available, you’ll be suited up for any occasion. From t-shirts to tuxedos, Lisa Torba will take your style to new heights of sophistication.

34 North Queen Street 717.917.6023 lisa.torba@jhilburnpartner.com

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Founders Evan Young and Emily Moccero

LARKSTONE L E T L A R K S T O N E B R I N G WA R M T H to your winter wardrobe. Their shelves are stocked with rich colors and unique patterns that elevate daily style, and an array of giftable items for your hard-to-shop-for friends. FIND GIFTS FOR: Pin & patch collectors, trinket lovers, statement piece scouts 213 West King Street 717.208.7280 shoplarkstone.com

Tina Parks and granddaughter Gwen

THE POTTERYWORKS S O M E T I M E S T H E B E S T G I F T S are the ones you get to experience with the people you love. Gather your friends and family for a trip to The PotteryWorks, where everyone is an artist. Choose from their wide selection of ceramics, colors, and finishes to create your own holiday masterpiece. 16 West Orange Street 717.299.9963 thepotteryworks.com

318 North Queen Street 717.606.7878 lancasterpicklecompany.com

FOR THE

Pickle People

L A N C A S T E R P I C K L E C O M PA N Y has just about everything you could think of—mugs, dog leashes, keychains, and of course, pints of pickles— plus other savory treats and novelty items. Stop by for a sample and say hello to the shop dogs as you check off your holiday gift list.

FIND GIFTS FOR: Clean label foodies Tangy tasters Novelty collectors

H Owner Jason Ziegler with Sadie & Mikayla Mellinger with Cleo

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FLOWER

family

T H E TA L E N T E D T E A M O F F LO R A L S P E C I A L I S T S behind Central Market Flowers and Perfect Pots want to help you spread happiness during the holidays and beyond. Stop by their newest storefronts on King and Queen Street or add a bundle of blooms to your Lancaster Central Market bag. Find them at five locations: 258 North Queen Street 5 West King Street | Lancaster Central Market Kitchen Kettle Village | Strasburg Greenhouse

FIND GIFTS FOR: Floral enthusiasts Front door decorators Houseplant collectors

centralmarketflowers.com

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SHOPPING

destinations

I N V E S T E D I N H E L P I N G to create a thriving small business community, Zamagias Properties has reinvented four distinct properties in Lancaster City that are now home to a family of small independent businesses. As you shop for the holiday this season, be sure to add these destinations to your list.

Spa Manager Evie Longhurst

B L O S S O M M E D S PA 101 North Queen Street, Suite 93

Owner Timbrel Chyatee

CH YAT E E 101 North Queen Street, Suite 103

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zamagias.com

Owners Leander Toney Jr. (left) & Cliff Whitehead (right)

UNIVERSOLE 101 North Queen Street, Suite 99

Owner Laura Wu

L AU R A Z TA I F I N E J E W E L RY & WAT C H E S 101 North Queen Street, Suite 111


New owner Ingrid Natale with former owner Tracy Artus

Owner Nicole Vasquez

MIESSE CANDIES & ICE CREAM 118 North Water Street, Suite 102

N ICOL E TAY LOR BOU T IQU E 325 North Queen Street, Unit B01

Brand Manager Michael Chiodo (left) & Owner Rebecca Addington (right)

V ILLE & RUE 8 West King Street, Suite 816

S H O RT O N T I M E ? Stop in these Zamagias Properties locations and pick up a gift card. AT 8 WEST KING STREET Ville & Rue AT STEEPLE VIEW LOFTS Friendship Heart Gallery Miesse Candies & Ice Cream

Store Manager Maddie Ressler

SOPH I E STA RGA Z E R BOU T IQU E 323 North Queen Street

AT THE KEPPEL BUILDING

AT 101NQ

Cabalar Meat Co.

Blossom Med Spa

D.O. Studio

CHYATEE

Lancaster Virtual Reality Lounge

I:Train Studios

Nicole Taylor Boutique

Laura Z Tai Fine Jewelry & Watches

Sophie Stargazer Boutique

Reboant Starbucks T-Mobile

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Disrupting Diamonds

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101 NORTH QUEEN STREET, SUITE 111 LAURAZTAI.COM


Love your look Clockwise from left: Crystal, Liz (co-owner), Victoria (co-owner), Deanna, Jackie, Michelle, Amanda, Amber, Priscilla & Lindy

TA K E H O L I D AY G AT H E R I N G S BY S T O R M with a glam new look from Mulberry Salon & Spa. From specialized cuts and styling services to full makeup looks and facials, their talented team of stylists have one goal: to help you look and feel your best.

17 WEST CHESTNUT STREET

717.509.1973

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OZFUNDINC.COM INFO@OZFUNDINC.COM

Rendering of upcoming OZFund project at 800 South Queen Street designed for the developer by Warehaus

44 800 SOUTH QUEEN STREET 717.715.0238 OZFUNDINC.COM


SUSTAINABLE housing The OZFund provides a path for investors to support local communities and seeks to encourage investors to support low-income communities by investing in OZFund. For its first proposed project, OZFund has acquired a large property on South Queen Street in Lancaster, an Opportunity Zone. The property will be developed into 52 reasonably-priced apartments and 6,700 square feet of commercial space. Learn more about this exciting new project through this special article.

R E C E N T S T U D I E S S H OW a typical employee working 40 hours a week is unable to afford rent for a two-bedroom apartment anywhere in the nation. The U.S. has faced a major rental housing crisis for too long, and Lancaster is similarly presented with an urgent challenge when it comes to rental opportunities for working families. In the last 60 years, rising housing costs have far outweighed income, resulting in many renters spending more than 30% or more of their income on housing. One solution to the rental housing crisis in Lancaster is the OZFund, Inc., a property developer with a community focus and a mission to transform distressed neighborhoods in Central Pennsylvania into thriving economic hubs and rental accommodations for working families. The OZFund is a Qualified Opportunity Fund (QOF), a fund that facilitates investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZ) identified as experiencing economic hardship and in need of stimulus. QOF’s like the OZFund help to rehabilitate these regions while also providing investors with certain tax advantages and benefits. For example, Investors holding their investment in the OZFund for at least 10 years will be able to exit the investment tax-free, yielding significant tax savings.

The first OZFund project is a large property located at 800 South Queen Street (formerly Rebman’s warehouse), a designated QOZ. To help design the project, OZFund selected Warehaus as their design partner. By working side by side, Warehaus complements OZFund’s expertise to create a well-crafted solution built on collective insights and collaboration. Harrisburg-based Steel Works Construction was selected as the project manager and general contractor. 800 South Queen will be a four-story mixed-use building that includes Rebmans Fresh Market, a convenience/grocery store on the first floor that will feature fresh, locally sourced foods prepackaged for convenience. The remainder of the building houses 52 workforce family rental units—a mix of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. Each apartment offers a built-in washer/dryer, Wi-Fi, parking, and security. Ample onsite parking is available for both tenants and customers visiting the grocery store, as well as bicycle storage and easy pedestrian access. The property’s environmental focus is best showcased in the vegetative green roof, featuring raised beds for growing fresh vegetables and flowers as well as serving as a treatment for stormwater runoff. Affordable housing contributes to the well-being of both parents and children. It frees up funds within families’ tight budgets to spend on healthcare and food and is also important to the economic vitality of communities. Affordable homes can attract and retain employees to the community—a selling point and a competitive advantage for area employers—and having a healthy mix of housing options, from market-rate to affordable rental housing, ensures opportunities for all individuals to improve their economic situation and contribute to their communities. Project designed by

Warehaus is a multi-disciplinary, award-winning team of architects and designers with a 40-year legacy in Central Pennsylvania. WAREHAUSAE.COM | INFO@WAREHAUSAE.COM

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At home in Lancaster I N T H I S U N P R E D I C TA B L E M A R K E T, rely on the expertise of Gil Lyons who has been successfully navigating the buying and selling of homes in Lancaster County for 38 years. Gil will help you navigate this important life decision and will be your advocate and guide every step of the way. Serving all of Lancaster County and specializing in School Lane Hills, Chestnut Hill, and West End Lancaster

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

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Realtor, Re/Max Pinnacle

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


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is a top 20 Five-Star Platinum Club of America.

Where you want to be T H E H A M I LT O N C LU B . Connecting the people of Lancaster through excellent events, exceptional dining, and diverse programming.

Interested in learning more? Join us at our

Hamilton Club Discovery Event December 1, 2022 from 5:30-7 pm

BRINGING LANCASTER TOGETHER FOR133 YEARS AND COUNTING

106 EAST ORANGE STREET

For reservations: info@hamiltonclub.org 717.397.6296

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Variety is Everything at Southern Market

You’ll discover many flavorful dishes at Southern Market. All in one place, explore 10 globallyinspired chef vendor stands, a pizzeria, Bar 1888, featuring specialty cocktails and a rotating beer and wine selection, plus a full service coffee and pastry shop. Downtown Lancaster at the corner of Queen and Vine. 100 S. Queen Street Lancaster, PA 48

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Self-care season

IT’S THE SEASON OF GIVING —and that includes yourself. In the busyness of the holidays, Blossom Med Spa invites you to take a little time for you with one of their wellness and beauty treatments. Their team of experts is ready to help your beauty blossom on your own terms.

E From left to right: Valerie Dissinger, Aesthetician & Licensed Massage Therapist; Jennifer Meglic, Lead Aesthetician & Laser Tech; and Evie Longhurst, Spa Manager LOCATED IN

101 NORTH QUEEN STREET, SUITE 93

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City living at its best T H E P O I N T AT 1 0 1 N Q is modern, luxurious living in the heart of Lancaster City. With features like large windows for natural light, crisp interiors, and a beautiful community room, this is a one-of-a-kind location where city living can be enjoyed at its best. The Point offers 15 residences, including two 2-story penthouses, with open floor plans ranging from 1,800 to over 4,000 square feet. The condos boast outdoor terraces with spectacular views, soaring ceilings, and luxury finishes with bonus features like private elevator access and private parking.

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

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New year, new smile DR. FREEDMAN AND HIS TEAM will give you the smile of your dreams as a certified Invisalign provider. Along with their full range of comprehensive dental services, they bring the highest caliber of dental innovation to their Invisalign patients, meeting and exceeding their expectations. Start your year off by investing in your dental health and discovering your most confident smile.

Matthew D. Freedman, DMD

Carolyn and Mark, happy Invisalign patients

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More of what you love Distinctive 55+ Living in Lancaster City Here you are, ready for life’s next

cocktails at sunset?). Share a fitness

and cultural events, too. And not only

adventures. But with a new kind of

or art class. A foodie-worthy meal.

is there fun in your future, there’s

ease that frees your day for more,

Get your furry families together at

peace of mind. Mosaic is part of

well, adventure. Perfect. Welcome to

the dog park. Just outside your door

Willow Valley Communities’ innovative Lifecare program — a seamless

a fresh view of distinctive 55+ living at Mosaic, a residential hub coming to downtown Lancaster. What to do is never a question in this

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elegant high-rise of 2- and 3-bedroom residences. Make friends at the rooftop terrace (what’s more neighborly than 54

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continuum of care, should you ever need it. For information and your invitation to our exclusive Discovery Celebration event, visit: mosaiclancaster.com | 888.459.0580


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Fun & relevant education H OW D O YO U D E L I V E R H A N D S - O N , relevant skills in a way that motivates learners and prepares them for life? At Solvit Academy, a sense of adventure around learning is encouraged. Learners embody the projects they are working on by role-playing characters while thinking through problems that have real-world implications. Through prioritizing experiential learning, Solvit Academy equips its learners to tackle challenges with confidence and critical thinking.

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354 NORTH PRINCE STREET

717.435.9498

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Connect with us as we connect to the heart of a loving God.

Rev. Claire George-Drumheller, Associate Pastor, and Rev. Dan Snyder, Lead Pastor

One church, many doors Holiday Worship: A J OY F U L C O M M U N I T Y AWA I T S YO U . We are one church with many doors. Serve here, care here, and worship here. Find us online at fpclancasterpa.org or on LCTV at 1:00pm. Or visit in-person Sundays at 9:00am and 10:30am.

Christmas Eve 4pm – Family Service in the Sanctuary 8pm – Service of Lessons & Carols in the Sanctuary 10:30pm – Online Interactive Service

Christmas Day 10am – One Service in the Sanctuary

140 EAST ORANGE STREET

717.394.6854

FPCLANCASTERPA.ORG

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Owners Ashlee Ludwig (left) & Jamie Garland (right)

Give confidence B E G I N T H E Y E A R W I T H C O N F I D E N C E by gifting yourself or someone you love a trip to James Street. Women-owned and celebrating one year in Lancaster City, James Street MedSpa helps every client find their glow through an impressive lineup of cosmetic, wellness, and aesthetic services. 58 459 NORTH PRINCE STREET 717.740.5162 JAMESSTREETMEDSPA.COM


Our goal is to help you pursue yours. It’s that simple.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management The Ellenberg-Herr Team

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

At Merrill, we’ll help you get ready for the future with a financial approach that’s designed for you.

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”) makes available certain investment products sponsored, managed, distributed or provided by companies that are affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, Member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Investment products: Are Not FDIC Insured | Are Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value The Bull Symbol and Merrill are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation. The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. owns the service marks Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, CRPC®, and the CRPC® logo, and the certification marks Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, CRPC™, and the CRPC™ logo. © 2022 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. MAP4746398 | TEMP-03-22-0108 | 472538PM-0522 | 05/2022

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EXTRAORDINARY DAY OUT OF 365 IN A YEAR But did you know that the Lancaster County Community Foundation is entrusted with stewarding our community’s endowment YEAR-ROUND? It is the long-term growth of this endowment that allows us to celebrate the causes you care about through ExtraGive, as well as activate your ideas and hopes for the future through grants, scholarships, and legacy funds.

TOGETHER, WE CAN CARE FOR OUR COMMUNIT Y TODAY AND BUILD OUR SHARED FUTURE FOR TOMORROW.

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Community INVEST IN

The holiday season brings gratitude and cheer, and what better way to celebrate than by giving back to those working to make our community better for everyone?

2022 Fig Giving Back Guide THE NONPROFITS ON THE F O L LOW I N G PA G E S M A K E A N I M PA C T all year long, and that wouldn’t be possible without advocates like you. Not only can you support these incredible organizations with a donation, you’ll also find ways to get involved with your time and talents.

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Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation 717.327.4811 | INFO@ACORNACRESWR.COM | ACORNACRESWR.COM

A C O R N A C R E S S P E C I A L I Z E S in the rehabilitation of squirrels, bunnies, and woodchucks—making sure they, the underdogs, get a second chance too.

What They Do To their wild patients, they offer a proper environment to grow, thrive, and recover with species-specific nutrition, appropriate caging, and veterinary care. To Lancaster County’s human neighbors, they are committed to providing wildlife education. Acorn Acres also offers fun, exciting programs and activities for all ages with live animals at your location. All of their ambassador animals are unable to return to the wild and are permanent residents at Acorn Acres Wildlife Rehabilitation.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank 717.564.1700 | CENTRALPAFOODBANK.ORG

BY WORKING WITH MORE THAN 1,100 LOCAL agencies and programs, the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank serves more than 144,000 people in need each month in 27 central Pennsylvania counties.

Mission Fighting hunger, improving lives, strengthening communities

Get Involved J Donate: Make a one-time or recurring gift. Every dollar counts to help neighbors in need! J Volunteer: Whether you’re a group or individual, there are many opportunities to volunteer. J Advocate: Raise your voice to support hunger-relief programs and policies in central Pennsylvania. Learn more at centralpafoodbank.org. 62 | GIVING BACK GUIDE

Get Involved J Volunteer in person (weekly requirements) J Donate to the care of patients and residents J Fund or host drives in your neighborhood, group, church, or school JS hare and comment on Instagram (@AcornAcresWR) and Facebook (/AcornAcresWR) J Share their mission J Coexist with native wildlife Photo: Founder & Executive Director Betsy Shank, CWR, with Poppy the Groundhog


Anchor Lancaster

29 EAST WALNUT STREET | 717.394.7231 | ANCHORLANCASTER.ORG

Mission

Get Involved

To be a good neighbor by providing a hot breakfast and warm showers every weekday while aiding with other essential needs

J Volunteer

“Anchor Lancaster has become a constant support in the community, providing a hot breakfast and warm showers five days a week, 52 weeks a year plus offering a winter warming center during the coldest weeks of the year.” Patty Eastep Executive Director

J Make a donation J Buy Anchor’s Servants Blend Coffee J Shop the Amazon Wishlist J Shop the holiday gift catalog

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Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic

223 NORTH LIME STREET | 717.394.3793 | CLEFTCLINIC.ORG

Front row, from left to right: Lexi Stauffer, Team Coordinator; Tony Stauffer, Patient; Liz Prada, Executive Director and Pediatric Dentist. Back row, from left to right: Brittany Bilitzo, Speech Pathologist; and Lisa Schneider, Director of Operations.

T H E L A N C A S T E R C L E F T PA L AT E C L I N I C is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of infants, children, and adults through comprehensive coordinated treatment of craniofacial conditions resulting from birth defects, trauma, and disease. “We are honored to have the support of businesses and community members who help us to fulfill our mission of treating people with craniofacial conditions so that they may live their best lives.” Elizabeth Prada, DMD Executive Director 64 | GIVING BACK GUIDE

Get Involved J Share awareness that cleft lip and palate are among the most common birth defects, affecting one in 700 people JB e kind and accepting to those with facial differences, hearing impairment, and challenges with their speech J Support Lancaster Cleft Palate’s mission by donating to the clinic


Lancaster City Alliance

115 EAST KING STREET | 717.394.0783 | LANCASTERCITYALLIANCE.ORG

Mission Lancaster City Flourishes and Everyone Shares in its Success

Get Involved J Be an active participant in the community J Attend public meetings J Volunteer, shop, and dine locally J Plant native plants and trees J Pick up litter J Love your neighbor

“You’ll find the perfect gift this season at the diverse and exciting shops in Lancaster City. Shop locally and experience the true joy of giving.” Marshall W. Snively President

PURSE-N-ALITY | 217 EAST KING STREET Owner Noemi Garcia with LCA staff

TRUTH & STYLE | 157 EAST KING STREET Manager Yukary "Yuki" Lopez with LCA staff Truth & Style is owned by Wendy Marvel

BEST CELEBRATIONS & MORE 14 SOUTH DUKE STREET Owner Meylin Best pictured with LCA staff

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Lancaster County Food Hub

812 NORTH QUEEN STREET | 717.291.2261 | LANCASTERFOODHUB.ORG

T H E L A N C A S T E R C O U N T Y F O O D H U B knows the face of poverty is changing and expanding. Food insecurity is hard to spot. So are poverty and homelessness.

What They Do

Helping community neighbors meet basic needs for 75 years, the Food Hub is now serving record numbers of people across all of their programs. Please partner with them and help those in need. You may be helping your own neighbor, a coworker, or a friend.

11,000 nights of rest

Get Involved J Donate food J Donate clothes 66 | GIVING BACK GUIDE

J Donate monetarily J Volunteer

110,000 food & clothing recipients 304 homeless sheltered 1.2 million pounds of food processed 80,000 hours of outreach 90 volunteers 10,000 hours volunteered


Milagro House 669 WEST CHESTNUT STREET 717.509.1401 MILAGROHOUSE.ORG

Who They Are Since 1998, Milagro House has opened its doors to mothers and their children facing homelessness. At Milagro House, women find a safe place to live and receive the tools and resources to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Their vision is to prepare every woman to move from surviving to thriving and to achieve economic sustainability.

What They Do At the heart of programming is education—the key to economic sustainability. Women work toward their GED or post-secondary credential and are supported by case management, workforce development, life skills workshops, and post-program support. Each woman gets the tools needed to gain independence and build a brighter future for herself and her children.

Get Involved J Support Milagro House during the ExtraGive JM ake a donation on their website or purchase needed items on their Amazon Wish List J Inquire about volunteer opportunities

Power Packs Project 1915 OLDE HOMESTEAD LANE, SUITE 102 | 717.517.9220 POWERPACKSPROJECT.ORG

What They Do Power Packs Project empowers families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals so their children return to school fed and ready to learn.

How They Do It Power Packs Project partners with more than 75 local schools in 14 school districts to provide eligible families with healthy weekend meals and nutrition education so families are empowered to make healthy food choices and so children thrive. Recipes, ingredients, and food staples are packed and delivered by volunteers weekly, providing more than 13,000 meals each week to food insecure families in the communities served.

Get Involved J Learn how you can volunteer or contribute at powerpacksproject.org.

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Lancaster Safety Coalition

Mission To enhance Lancaster’s community safety 68 | GIVING BACK GUIDE

717.397.3137 | LANCASTERSAFETYCOALITION.ORG

“With a recently upgraded public safety camera system and through the help of our partners, the Lancaster Safety Coalition is producing greater outcomes than at any point in our history. As a unique local nonprofit performing an essential public safety function, we depend upon thoughtful and steadfast supporters who believe in what we can do for Lancaster. Thank you for your belief in LSC and a safer and stronger City of Lancaster.” Tim Miller Executive Director


Lancaster Public Library

125 NORTH DUKE STREET | 717.394.2651 | LANCASTERPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG

Rendering of new Lancaster Public Library coming to North Queen Street

BE FABULAS. BE A PART OF LANCASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY’S NEXT CHAPTER. FABULAS is a derivative of the Latin word for stories, and a homonym for the word fabulous. By joining the FABULAS Campaign you are helping to provide a FABULAS, 21st century library.

FABULAS New Features ADA accessible and stroller friendly Bright, open, and inviting Work rooms for individuals and small groups

Mission

Larger meeting spaces for community organizations

Lancaster Public Library inspires, empowers, and strengthens the community by connecting people with information, ideas, and enriching experiences.

Designated children’s and young adult libraries

“Our new home is designed to honor Lancaster’s past, meet the community’s present needs, and prepare us for the future— allowing children, teens, and adults to connect, discover, and grow for generations to come.” Lissa Holland Executive Director

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

Join the FABULAS Campaign Limited naming opportunities are available. To make a contribution, call Director of Development Jamie Hall at 717.394.2651 x119 or visit lancasterpubliclibrary.org/fabulas. GIVING BACK GUIDE | 69


Celebrating Women in Nonprofit Leadership Meet three of Lancaster’s nonprofit leaders who are making a big impact on the community.

Willonda McCloud

Amanda Richardson

Anna Kennedy

PRESIDENT & CEO, BRIGHT SIDE OPPORTUNITIES 515 Hershey Avenue brightsideopportunities.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLARE HOUSE 344 East Chestnut Street clarehouselancaster.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TOUCHSTONE FOUNDATION 128 East Grant Street, Suite 104 touchstonefound.org

Fig: What is one of the most fulfilling aspects of your work?

Fig: What is one of the most fulfilling aspects of your work?

Fig: What is one of the most fulfilling aspects of your work?

Willonda: Connecting with our youth through our STEM programming. Our goal is to expose them to careers that will allow them to thrive in the future.

Amanda: The success stories. Watching our clients become independent and hit their goals makes me excited to come to work every day.

Fig: What is the best piece of advice you have received about being in nonprofit leadership?

Fig: What is the best piece of advice you have received about being in nonprofit leadership?

Anna: We are a team of passionate, dedicated people. Our staff and volunteers are thoughtful and strategic in our approach to solving big issues that improve youth mental wellness.

Willonda: Teamwork makes the dream work! My team is small but mighty. We accomplish a lot with five people, and it’s because we honor and respect each other.

Amanda: A great team makes all the difference in the world—especially for a small nonprofit. Our team is full of great leaders who are experts at what they do.

Fig: What is something you wish the Lancaster community knew about Bright Side? Willonda: All are welcome! You do not have to be a member of the church to receive services at the Opportunities Center. We also have a great fitness center with an affordable monthly membership fee!

Fig: What is something you wish the Lancaster community knew about Clare House? Amanda: As one of the longest-running programs of its kind, Clare House’s employment-focused program makes it unique. All clients who come to Clare House focus on maintaining or improving their full-time employment as a pathway to financial stability and independence.

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Fig: What is the best piece of advice you have received about being in nonprofit leadership? Anna: When I started, our interim CEO introduced me to local community leaders. Those relationships helped me create a strong network of mentors which every leader needs. Fig: What is something you wish the Lancaster community knew about the Touchstone Foundation? Anna: A touchstone is a fundamental element or standard, and it’s also an emotional connection to a place of comfort or security. We believe everyone should have a touchstone, and for over 20 years, we’ve quietly invested in youth mental wellness programs to do that.


Truist is proud to support nonprofits and education in the heart of Lancaster City. It’s one way they’re living their purpose of inspiring and building better lives and communities.

From left to right: Timothy Bianchi, Special Projects Assistant to the President, Thaddeus Stevens College; Sarah Lesser, Lancaster Market President, Truist; Amy Welsh, Workforce Development Manager, Thaddeus Stevens College; and Reinaldo Rivera, Associate Director of Tec Centro, SACA

A pathway to success O N E WAY T R U I S T L I V E S I T S P U R P O S E of inspiring and building better lives and communities is investing in programs that build career pathways to economic mobility. In Lancaster, Thaddeus Stevens College’s Workforce and Economic Development Center has short-term training programs that do just that. Started with a Truist grant in 2017, the program produces more than 100 graduates a year with a 94% placement rate and starting wages of over $19 per hour. With the most physical branches of any bank in Lancaster County, Truist Teammates are ready to help you open your first checking account or tap into your home’s equity. Truist’s Lancaster-based team looks forward to making a meaningful difference in your life. GO ONLINE TO FIND YOUR LOCAL BRANCH

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Homefields Care Farm HOMEFIELDS.ORG | INFO@HOMEFIELDS.ORG | 717.572.2719

Mission To nurture meaningful experiences that connect people of all abilities to each other and to the land.

Sustain A Farm(er) Help the Homefields farm team with employment assistance so they can work through the winter months and secure sustainability throughout the 2023 growing season. Ongoing support allows a larger community of individuals who require one-on-one supervision to join in the multiple empowering opportunities 30 years of experience provides.

Get Involved

From left to right: Kelly Dennin, Andrew Phillips, Julian Harnish, Linda Strauss, Brad Turner, Christina Waple, and Amanda Wilkins in front of Homefields’ new barn mural.

Community Action Partnership CAPLANC.ORG | 717.299.7301 601 SOUTH QUEEN STREET

Mission Empowering Community, Driving Action, and Building Partnership to Eliminate Poverty

Get Involved CAP transforms generational poverty into economic prosperity so that all can thrive. Join them in building a thriving community! J Scan here to partner with CAP

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JV olunteers power the farm every day and make it hum. Experience in development, fundraising, and strategic planning will help ensure a solid forecast even if rain doesn’t fall. There are many one-day and ongoing opportunities for individuals and groups to participate at the Farm, “Talks in the Fields,” and Fall events.


Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development 625 COMMUNITY WAY | 717.393.0425 | SCHREIBERPEDIATRIC.ORG

Who They Are

Get Involved

Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development is a place where heroes are made. They are the only outpatient center of its kind in central Pennsylvania, providing critical physical, occupational, and behavioral therapies to children with special needs, ages birth to 21. Their heroes are the kids and therapists who make amazing strides at Schreiber every day, and the community that supports them.

J Volunteer at numerous events held throughout the year, including Schreiber's Gala, Golf Classic, Rubber Duckie Race™ & Festival, Softball Weekend, and Ducks & Trucks

“Schreiber exists in our community because of the kindness and generosity of people who value making young lives better and creating a brighter future for everyone.” James DeBord President

J Volunteer time and talents on an event committee J Donate to the Heroes capital campaign to help meet the costs of the three-story expansion J Donate to the endowment fund and ensure a sustainable future for Schreiber

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Mission

SWAN

SWAN is a Lancaster-based music and support group for children affected by parental incarceration. The school-aged children in SWAN’s music programs receive free music lessons, ensemble training, performance opportunities, and mentoring from local music teachers.

INFO@SWAN4KIDS.ORG | SWAN4KIDS.ORG

Get Involved J Connect: Sign up for their e-newsletter for updates JR aise funds: Use your talents to raise funds to support J Shop: Select SWAN as your cause to support through AmazonSmile or CoinUp JS hare with others: Share social media posts and invite friends to events SWAN kids and counselors

J Volunteer: Give of your time and talents JH ost an event: Spread the word about their cause

Girls on the Run 717.869.5655 JWEST@GOTRLANCASTER.ORG GOTRLANCASTER.ORG

Mission Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Get Involved GOTR is fueled by volunteers! J Coach: No need to be a runner— just a desire to encourage the next generation J SoleMates: Train (for any event) with a purpose by raising funds for future Girls on the Run participants J Outreach: Hundreds of volunteers make GOTR events possible every season

Front row, from left to right: Rahwa Teklai, Karen Michnya, Sophia Gromek, Regan West, Jennie Feliciano, Laila Torres. Back row, from left to right: Ara Rudy, Pree Pree Paw, Matthew Gromek, and Michael Torres.

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Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio

“It is the greatest blessing to see the positive impact Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio has made in the lives of those placed in our care, and the remarkable impact in the lives of those who have sought an avenue of employment where they can make a difference and serve the Lord while serving others.” Mary Ellen Farber Executive Director

118 NORTH WATER STREET | 717.945.6933 | FRIENDSHIPART.NET

Mission Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio is a Christian ministry cultivating capabilities of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism.

Get Involved J Visit the Gallery J Purchase art online J Host an art exhibit at your business J Share social media posts

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J Attend the annual Art Auction


United Way of Lancaster County 1910 HARRINGTON DRIVE, SUITE A | 717.394.0731 | UWLANC.ORG

From left to right: Maria Lapp, Director of Finance; Julie Kennedy, Associate Director, Community Initiatives; and Joel Janisewski, Director of Volunteer Center and Community Listening

Mission To advance the education, economic mobility, and health of the community by mobilizing resources, people, and organizations

Get Involved

“To transform community, you need more positives in the world than negatives. We believe anyone who sees this message can be a part of adding positive transformation to Lancaster when we Live United as we Give, Advocate, and Volunteer for our neighbors in need.” Kevin Ressler President & CEO

GIVE

ADVOCATE

VOLUNTEER

J Host a workplace campaign

J Promote affordable childcare and early learning opportunities

J Visit the Get Connected Volunteer Portal

J Make a personal donation J Join a donor network J Give to United Way of Lancaster County through Amazon Smile

J Attend ‘Conversations About OUR Community’ J Sign a petition J Participate at hosted Community Events

J Join the VITA team as an IRS-certified tax preparer J Participate in Day of Caring and Jackson Day of Action GIVING BACK GUIDE | 77


Pet Pantry

26 MILLERSVILLE ROAD | 717.983.8878

PETPANTRYLC.ORG

2011 CELEBRATING A

Decade OF CARE

Pet Pantry is the community’s premier resource in animal welfare, ensuring all animals are safe and thriving. Join them as they celebrate 10 years of saving animals during the Light the Way event.

LIGHT THE WAY EVENT J When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 5–8pm J Where: Pet Pantry of Lancaster County J What to Expect: Holiday Lights, Food & Drinks, Photos with Santa, Holiday Market More Info: PetPantryLC.org/events

Pet Pantry of Lancaster County’s pet food assistance program began serving 12 families in need of food resources. Now a decade later, the program provides necessary food security to over 285 families monthly.

2013

Pet Pantry launched a lower-cost veterinary program to remove barriers to high-quality veterinary care for families. Today, their spay/ neuter clinics; Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) program for feral cats; and vaccine clinics provide care to over 2,000 animals yearly.

2014

Pet Pantry moved into their beloved building at 26 Millersville Road in Lancaster and increased their service capacity. During Light the Way, the building will be decorated in thousands of holiday lights in honor of pets and loved ones.

2017

Pet Pantry increased their rescue and adoption capabilities by merging with another rescue and creating a holistic adoption program. To date, they’ve found loving furever homes for over 4,079 deserving pets.

2022

Pet Pantry launched their community-driven dog foster program to help dogs in need transition into lasting furever homes. In early 2022, they also purchased their building, securing the future of health and services for the most vulnerable animals in the Lancaster area.


Water Street Mission

210 SOUTH PRINCE STREET | 717.393.7709 | WSM.ORG

A PROFOUND AND RESTORATIVE PARTNERSHIP Each year, Restoration Relief collects over 6,000 pounds of food and visits over 85 Lancaster County businesses—all to support Water Street Mission’s Rescue Mission Food Drive. H Sandy Gambone, Business Ambassador at Water Street Mission & Casey Tommasi, Director of Business Development at Restoration Relief

Who They Are

Get Involved

In response to Christ’s love, Water Street Mission joins with His mission to walk with neighbors who are experiencing marginalization and poverty, trusting Him to transform lives and restore hope.

J Rescue Mission Food Drive is aiming to collect 100,000 pounds of food between November 1 and December 22. Non-perishable food can be dropped off all over. To donate food or host your own food drive, visit wsm.org/rmfd. Financial donations can also be made at wsm.org/donate.

Annually Water Street Mission serves nearly 1,300 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness in Lancaster County.

“Being able to pour the many blessings that we at Restoration Relief were given into others was very important to me. After receiving the vision for a food drive that we could use to bless our community, it immediately made sense to partner with an existing organization that was already doing that great work. That’s how we landed our amazing partnership with Water Street!” Casey Tommasi Director of Business Development at Restoration Relief GIVING BACK GUIDE | 79


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 750 EAST KING STREET | 717.584.8163 | STEVENSCOLLEGE.EDU

Careers Begin Here

Who They Are Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology provides life-changing educational opportunities that transform the lives of students, their families, communities where they live, and the businesses where they build their careers.

Get Involved Connect + Engage + Support stevenscollege.edu/give J

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SACA

453 SOUTH LIME STREET | 717.397.6267 | SACAPA.ORG

Social Mission

Transforming the Community Together

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

What is SACA’s Tec Centro? A division of SACA, Tec Centro is the primary provider of bilingual education and skills training in Lancaster. They proudly provide state-of-the-art workforce training programs that reach more than 1,200 individuals annually. The core services provide education and skills training to those who are unemployed, under-employed, and families living in poverty. Tec Centro collaborates with area community colleges and training programs to provide skill training that leads to careers in high-demand areas. All participants receive career counseling and placement assistance.

Get Involved J Sponsor a Tec Centro student for $6,400 or give any amount you can at sacapa.org/give-today. “During a time of great labor shortage, it's never been more important for businesses to partner with community organizations like Tec Centro to ensure you have the skilled workforce you need to thrive.” Jose R. Lopez President of SACA and SACA Development

Mission SACA uplifts and restores marginalized communities through human, economic, and social services, while supporting cultural identities.

Vision Communities supported by SACA are all-inclusive, empowered to prosper through sustained social and economic transformation, and the belief that diversity is to be embraced and celebrated. GIVING BACK GUIDE | 81


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Introducing Moravian University at Lancaster Theological Seminary

Moravian University proudly announced the opening of their office on the historic Lancaster Theological Seminary (LTS) campus with a grand opening event on November 10, 2022. Moravian University can now welcome students and corporate partners to the LTS library that will serve as a flexible work space to network, attend online classes, and innovate together.

and more. Moravian University is excited to have this unique opportunity to serve the community and offer access to graduate and adult degree completion programs while also working closely with businesses and organizations throughout the Susquehanna Valley.

Members of the Moravian University staff are onsite to provide ongoing support in a newly renovated space to review class options, discuss education solutions for partners’ employees,

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YEARS OF COMMUNITY IMPACT

Founder James Hyson was a local African American community organizer with a dream to provide much needed capital to entrepreneurs and community organizations serving South Central Pennsylvania. His idea was to create a community development loan fund, modeled after similar organizations that had begun to form across the country. Under his leadership, Susquehanna Valley Community Development Loan Fund was formed.

1996

Susquehanna Valley Community Development Loan Fund was renamed as Community First Fund. Community First Fund received its certification from the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund and the PA Community Development Bank. The organization also expanded its service area into York, Harrisburg, and Reading.

84 51 SOUTH DUKE STREET 833.888.0978 COMMUNITYFIRST.COM COMMUNITYFIRSTFUND.ORG

Daniel Betancourt was hired to lead Community First Fund as President & CEO.

1999

YEARS

The new organization made its first loan to fund a multifamily housing project on East King Street in Lancaster. Its first business loan went to a newly founded cooperative that supported the Lancaster Domestic Violence Shelter.

1994

Through The

1998

Today, Community First Fund is recognized as the premier economic development organization serving the low-income communities of central and eastern Pennsylvania. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, they provide loan capital to businesses, commercial real estate developers, affordable housing developers, and community support organizations as well as provide consumer and credit builder loans. In addition to loan capital, Community First Fund provides essential financial education and business technical assistance to borrowers to help bolster their financial and business successes.

Joiner Olivier, Credit Union Branch Manager

1992

T H I RT Y Y E A R S A G O, a group of community and business leaders had the vision to start an organization dedicated to the creation of an equitable and socially conscious economic community. Their foresight and determination shaped the same core values of justice and respect that Community First Fund lives by today. These leaders believed that everyone in the community had a right to make a decent living, deserved to reside in a safe, affordable home, and should have the resources necessary to build a future.

2001

Community First Fund was approved as a Small Business Administration (SBA) Microlender.

2001–16 Community First Fund opened full time offices in York, Harrisburg, Reading, and Allentown.


Community First Fund

STATS

11,097

$487

business and community development projects financed

million invested

2013–17

2018

Community First Fund expanded its service area into Philadelphia with the formation of the Kensington Lending Partnership, a collaborative of CDFIs dedicated to providing a wide range of comprehensive financing and technical assistance to residents in Kensington and North Philadelphia.

2020

On July 1, Community First Fund and FINANTA, a Philadelphiabased CDFI, joined forces to form a larger entity that now serves an expanded 20-county region. FINANTA, founded by Luis Mora, focused its products and services on the immigrant population in low-income neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Today Community First Fund remains dedicated to carrying on the legacy created by Luis Mora. Daniel Betancourt assumed the role of President & CEO of the merged organization upon Mr. Mora’s retirement.

2021

Through funding by the state of Pennsylvania, Community First Fund dispersed 2,585 grants for over $45 million to small businesses across eastern Pennsylvania, including providing 462 businesses with nearly $16 million in PPP loans and $3 million in forgivable loans. Community First Fund opened its inaugural branch of the Community First Fund Credit Union in Lancaster. Community First Fund Credit Union aims to help build wealth and financial stability in the communities it serves and offer fair and transparent banking services along with financial education. It is a certified Minority Depository Institution, federally chartered and insured by the NCUA.

2022

During this time, Community First Fund was awarded $90 million in New Market Tax Credits through a program directed by the U.S. Treasury’s CDFI Fund. These tax credits were allocated to revitalization projects in low-income communities throughout central Pennsylvania, including Lancaster, Reading, York, Harrisburg, Lebanon, and Bethlehem.

At our core, we are a social and economic justice organization. We work every day to ensure that our mission to create equitable and vibrant communities where individuals are able to achieve sustainable economic mobility becomes a reality. While we have come along way these past 30 years, we are always looking ahead. We know that there is still much work to be done to realize the full vision of our founders.”

- Daniel Betancourt, President & CEO Pictured above with Marilyn Brown, Board Chair of the Community First Fund Credit Union

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Trusted care, closer to home G I V E S LO C A L C O U P L E P E A C E O F M I N D

Harold Engle and his wife Nancy walk through the cardiology waiting room and up to the desk to check in for his 8 a.m. appointment. The 85 year old is the first patient in the outpatient services building next to the new Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center, and he’s eager to tell anyone who will listen about how the doctors at Penn State Health saved his life. He had triple bypass surgery in June 2021 at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and spent about three months in and out of the hospital between complications and a gallbladder attack. “He had a follow-up bleed after his surgery,” Nancy Engle says. “We had a very alert nurse who called the doctor, and within an hour he was back in surgery. He’s a miracle, and it’s because of Penn State Health that he’s here today.”

Groundbreaking Heart And Vascular Program The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is recognized worldwide as a pioneering center for heart and vascular care. Starting in the 1970s, researchers developed the first implantable heart assist device. In 1985, Hershey Medical Center became one of the first hospitals in the country to implant an artificial heart. Its patient survival rates for heart transplant and left ventricular assisted device implant surgeries rank among the nation’s best. Knowing this reputation, the Engles didn’t think twice about choosing Penn State Health for Harold’s cardiovascular care. G Harold Engle gets his vital signs checked at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center.

E Medical assistant Tiara Lane takes Harold Engle’s blood pressure.

The couple live in Elizabethtown but are in the process of moving to a new house three miles from Lancaster Medical Center, which opened on October 3. “It’s nice to have something closer to home,” Nancy says. “We’ll only be 10 minutes away.”

Attentive Care, Comfortable Environment

The Engles barely sit down before medical assistants Angie Burke and Tiara Lane emerge from the double doors and call them back to an exam room. Burke goes through the standard check-in questions, verifying name, date of birth, allergies, and medications, while Lane wraps a blood pressure cuff around his right arm. Burke takes his pulse, goes through his surgical history and discusses any changes to his health. When the medical assistants step out, Engle takes a breath and gazes around the room. “Look at the market,” he says to his wife, pointing out a print of an original oil painting of Lancaster’s Central Market by local artist Lee Lovett. Engle’s relationship with Penn State Health goes way back. Three of his four children were born in the former Hershey Hospital, and he’s retired from selling office equipment to local businesses, including Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Joy Cotton, a Penn State Health cardiologist who sees patients at the Lancaster Medical Center outpatient services building, knocks on the door. After entering, she thanks Engle for being their first patient and reviews his health history. He has a pacemaker and wants to make sure his doctors know the machine they use for his remote device checks might be unplugged for a few days during their move. “That should be fine,” Cotton assures him. “Your next check isn’t until November, and they’ll contact you if they can’t read it.” At 9:20 a.m. the couple walk out the doors with a Penn State Health T-shirt and travel mug to take home with them as a memento of their first-day visit to the new medical center.


E Dr. Joy Cotton chats with Harold Engle during his appointment at Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center. Engle was the first patient in the outpatient services building on opening day, October 3. 2160 STATE ROAD

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Community DRIVEN CARLOS GRAUPERA CEO of SACA

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

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arlos Graupera, the CEO of SACA (Spanish American Civic Association), has been serving Lancaster City for almost 50 years. Carlos founded SACA in 1973, with the help of local Catholic charities, when there was a significant demographic change in Lancaster. They created SACA as a civic infrastructure and platform that would allow the Latino population to receive needed services and enable the general community to engage constructively with the growing Latino community. Carlos and his family emigrated from Cuba in the 1960s, so he knew firsthand the needs and struggles of the immigrant experience. He refers to SACA as an “evolving experiment,” shaping the organization’s programming by responding and adapting to the community’s needs.

Carlos said. “And I think we have achieved that.” While SACA started with a focus on the Latino community, they are now an inclusive and diverse representation of the entire local community. “We stopped being ethnically-driven and became community-driven,” Carlos explained. “In the process, the community became our client.” As SACA continues to evolve, Carlos has a modern vision for the legacy of the organization and its role in the community. “I hope the future generation is less concerned with getting stuff and is more consumed with protecting the planet, protecting our communities, and making sure that everybody gets a fair shake in the American experiment,” said Carlos.

With new projects and new leaders During Carlos’ tenure as CEO, SACA emerging in SACA in the years to come, has opened Nuestra Clinica, a bilingual that vision of the future might not be mental health and drug and alcohol too distant from reality. outpatient clinic, and launched SACA Development Corporation, a housing development corporation dedicated to homeownership opportunities for innercity residents. They also produce WLCH FM Radio Centro, a full-time Spanish language educational public radio station. “What we have tried to do over the last 50 years is create a sense of community,”

“ What we have tried to do over the last 50 years is create a sense of community,” Carlos said. “And I think we have achieved that.”

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

Visit figlancaster.com/articles to read the full article and get Carlos’ advice on effecting change in your community. REACH HIGH: STORIES OF LEADERSHIP

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EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES AT LANCASTER COUNTRY DAY AT LANCASTER COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL challenging academics are only the start of each student’s opportunities for personal discovery and growth. From preschool to 12th grade, LCDS students are able to develop established passions or try new activities in a supportive independent school environment. Lancaster Country Day School | 725 Hamilton Rd | 717-392-2916 92 725 HAMILTON ROAD 717.392.2916 LANCASTERCOUNTRYDAY.ORG


Bring the Family You’re always the perfect age to enjoy Lancaster. THE DAYS MAY BE SHORTER, but adventure is still all around us. Grab a coat and round up the whole family. On the following pages, find five winter stops to enjoy in any kind of weather. Bring the Family is a special section sponsored by our friends at Garden Spot Village, who are passionate about living life to the fullest. They believe in offering opportunities to live and thrive in community because creating a meaningful future never ends.


Don’t let cold weather stop you— there’s plenty of family fun to be had in Lancaster. GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE resident Evelyn Hershey and her granddaughter, Sochima, explored five spots to inspire you to bundle up and love local this season.

1. North Museum of Nature & Science Let your inner scientist come out to play at the North Museum! With rotating exhibits, special events, and activity packs to bring home, North Museum has ways for everyone to learn something new. 400 COLLEGE AVENUE | 717.358.3941 | NORTHMUSEUM.ORG

E Miesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor This special section is sponsored by

2. M iesse Candies & Ice Cream Parlor Your eyes will widen with delight when you step inside Miesse Candies. With chocolates galore and a vintage 12-foot soda fountain, it’s the perfect spot to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. 433 SOUTH KINZER AVENUE NEW HOLLAND | 717.355.6000 GARDENSPOTVILLAGE.ORG

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3. F riendship Heart Gallery & Studio After your ice cream trip, stop in next door at Friendship Heart Gallery where the walls are bursting with color and artistic talent. Every piece in the gallery is created in the back room studio by Friendship Community’s Heart Artists. 118 NORTH WATER STREET, SUITE 101 | 717.945.6933 FRIENDSHIPART.NET

4. B ellaBoo While the kids discover the magic in every corner, parents and grandparents can rest assured that everything is handpicked for quality and fun. BellaBoo is the perfect spot for children’s shopping—from specialty toys to beautiful clothing to everyday essentials. 32 NORTH QUEEN STREET | 717.509.5700 BELLABOOONLINE.COM

5. H istoric Rock Ford Learn more about the place around you when you stop by Historic Rock Ford. With exhibits about early Lancaster County living and sprawling grounds to explore, take the family on a tour from April to October each year. 881 ROCKFORD ROAD | 717.392.7223 HISTORICROCKFORD.ORG

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GRATEFUL [greyt-fuhl] adj warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received T O N O G R O U P I S G R AT E F U L for the Lancaster community and the opportunities it has provided. They would like to show their appreciation for the kindness of their partners, clients, and neighbors, and the ways they’ve helped TONO Group make meaningful places. Since 2001, TONO Group has been on a mission to do architecture a little differently. With a talented and multi-disciplinary team focused on celebrating collaboration, TONO delivers turnkey project solutions with distinct vision and purpose. 96

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Max’s Eatery in Lancaster City features Armstrong LYRA® DirectApply ceiling panels with Sustain®, which absorb 80% of the sound that strikes them. Owner Matt Titter said, “The whole dining experience changed. No longer are the servers or diners overwhelmed by noise. The panels turned out to be a quick, easy, efficient way to absorb sound without having to make any major changes. And they could be installed without having to close the restaurant.”

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Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic

Is Looking Up... WITH A BRAND NEW SPACE!

Images courtesy of RLPS Architects and Matthew Tennison Photography

T H E L A N C A ST E R C L E F T PA L AT E C L I N I C is the oldest clinic in the world devoted to the comprehensive care of children born with cleft lips and palate and other craniofacial anomalies—regardless of their ability to pay. In fact, LCPC was the first to establish an entirely new model of team care that is now embraced worldwide as the standard for cleft palate treatment.

Revitalizing an Old Space for Its Young Patients Located at 223 North Lime Street since the mid-1980s, the clinic has undergone an extensive renovation that has doubled the number of patient treatment spaces, reducing wait times for appointments and creating an environment conducive to care and healing.

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LCPC worked with RLPS interior designers to renovate their 60+ year-old building on Lime Street in downtown Lancaster. They assisted in the selection of interior and exterior finishes including paint, lighting, furniture, and fabrics as well as the acoustical Calla® ceilings which were donated by Armstrong World Industries. Executive Director Liz Prada said, “The CDC cites cleft lip and palate as one of the most common birth defects in the United States, occurring on average to one child in every 700 live births. Children being treated for cleft palate undergo a 20-year journey of medical care and procedures, often starting at birth. Having a state-of-the-art facility that’s modern, well designed, and welcoming helps make a long, difficult process as calm and comfortable as it can be for the children and their families.”

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Armstrong Calla® Ceilings are Intentionally Designed to Support Healthier, Safer Indoor Spaces W Acoustics

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and employs the “team treatment” concept—the most effective way to treat patients with cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies

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Two Dudes Painting Company believes changing the world starts with the small things.

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F O R T H E PA S T 3 5 Y E A R S , they’ve brushed their way through Lancaster’s iconic streets, leaving their mark and using business as a force for good. In 2017, the Dudes turned their sights to a new project in southwest Lancaster where their headquarters are located. What began with a mural on the side of their company warehouse expanded into a visual love letter to the community they serve. Partnering with SoWe, a resident-led community organization, they invited local artists to create 27 mini murals based on the original piece. With 27 little seeds of impact now adorning the streets of the neighborhood they call home, the 83 members of the Two Dudes team are excited and committed to serve Lancaster for years to come. TWODUDES.COM


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Great partnerships will sustain Lancaster County T H E L A N C A S T E R C O U N T Y S O L I D WA S T E M A N A G E M E N T A U T H O R I T Y ( LC SW M A ) has a vision for Lancaster County. The vision includes a sustainable future where everyone can thrive on the planet and in the community for a very long time. LCSWMA is intentional about its part in making this vision a reality, and every day, they are rethinking waste for a sustainable future. LCSWMA views the waste created in the county as a resource. They use it to produce renewable energy and to create new opportunities to improve the livability of the community. LCSWMA is intentional about supporting like-minded

organizations that are also focused on preserving land, protecting the environment, and being good stewards of natural resources for future generations. LCSWMA wants county residents to know there are so many amazing organizations working together to preserve land, create recreational opportunities for residents, keep waterways clean, and protect the environment. It takes a village to create a sustainable future, and LCSWMA is grateful for each partnership. Learn more about a few of these partners throughout Lancaster County.

E S USQUEHANNA NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA “LCSWMA is a vital partner in our efforts to connect people to the Susquehanna River and its rich history. LCSWMA’s financial investment and engagement with heritage and outdoor recreation projects along the river have been outstanding. Our work together makes our river towns and landscape a better place to visit for residents and travelers alike.” Mark N. Platts, President

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E L ANCASTER CONSERVANCY “The Susquehanna River is a critical resource we share with LCSWMA. The Conservancy protects the natural lands, forests, and glens, and we are grateful for LCSWMA’s investment in partnerships that enhance the river corridor.” Phil Wenger, President & CEO

ET INY CAN PROJECT

E S AFE HARBOR TRESTLE BRIDGE

E L ANCASTER CITY ALLIANCE

“An initiative of SACA’s Elm Street Program, the Tiny Can Project became possible because LCSWMA helped us to launch this new idea. We had a prototype and a theory, and LCSWMA’s faith in this idea created a solution to litter that will be expanded in Lancaster and into other urban neighborhoods in the Commonwealth.”

“Manor Township has benefited from the partnership with LCSWMA through the years, and more recently with the rehabilitation of the Safe Harbor Trestle Bridge. Their commitment to give back to the community was a key factor in bringing this historical landmark back to life for everyone to enjoy.”

“As a long-time supporter of the Lancaster City Alliance, LCSWMA lives their core value of stewardship by investing in a clean, safe, and vibrant city for all.”

Jack Howell, Elm Street Program Manager

Marshall W. Snively, President

Ryan Strohecker, Manor Township Manager

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Connecting business

buyers & sellers

L I N K B U S I N E S S is a locally owned company that works hard to connect businesses with the right buyer for mutually-beneficial outcomes. Local knowledge, supported by a team of industry specialists, paves the way for these connections to be made. LINK Business invites you to get to know its Enterprise Division—what they do and who they serve.

S E RV I C E S O F L I N K E N T E R P R I S E Exit Planning Business Value Enhancement Sell-Side Representation (Managing the Sale) Buy-Side Representation (Managing the Acquisition) Consultancy with expertise in: • Known Buyer and Seller Negotiations • Valuation and Forecasting • Strategic Planning for Valuation Growth

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“We pride ourselves on helping our clients to navigate both preparation for sale and the sale process. Our preparation capabilities include outsourced-CFO services and strategic planning for valuation enhancement. We customize the approach to the situation. The best outcomes occur when our clients plan ahead, engaging us before they are ready to sell.”

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The Enterprise Division of LINK Business exists to help owners and buyers of Lower Middle Market businesses.

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Lower Middle Market businesses that LINK works with typically have Adjusted EBITDA between $450,000 to $3 million.

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Lower Middle Market businesses that LINK works with typically have revenue between $2.1 million and $24 million.

LINK ENTERPRISE WORKS WITH LOWER MIDDLE MARKET BUSINESSES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES: Advertising

Contractor Services

Marketing

Displays & Exhibits

Building Products

Distribution

Business to Business Services

Manufacturing

Business to Consumer / Retail

Software

Construction

Vehicle Dealerships

“For most of our clients, their business is not only their most important asset, but also a significant portion of their identity. Our Enterprise Division takes very seriously the privilege of managing the preparation and process to achieve the client’s desired outcome.” Joe Guarino,

A LINK to the Community

Principal / President & CEO

Since 2020, LINK, as a member of The Rotary Club of Lancaster, has participated in the Mentoring Program at McCaskey High School. Representatives from LINK are a part of a larger group of Lancaster leaders who volunteer as mentors—meeting with McCaskey juniors and seniors for group and one-on-one mentoring for two years at a time.

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Holiday happenings C E L E B R AT I O N I S I N T H E A I R , and we’ve partnered with Discover Lancaster to showcase some winter events across Lancaster County to make memories for a lifetime. Lancaster County is known for its vibrant art scene, sense of community, and family adventure spots—enjoy all the goodness it has to offer this season by joining in the fun.

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS NOVEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 30 Inspired by the warm, cherished memories of family Christmases spent together with loved ones, Home for the Holidays is a live, original musical experience that’s bound to leave you and your family in the Christmas spirit. American Music Theatre: 2425 East Lincoln Highway, Lancaster

WHITE CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 31

ELF THE MUSICAL

CHRISTMAS TRAINS E

Based on the beloved, timeless film, this heartwarming adaptation is an uplifting musical celebrating family, holiday traditions, and counting your blessings.

NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 31

NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 24

Based on the 2003 hit movie, this modernday holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf as Buddy wins over his new family and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas tradition for over 60 years at the historic Strasburg Rail Road, you can choose from five festive train experiences—Night Before Christmas, Christmas Caboose Charter, Christmas Tree Train, Santa Claus Limited, and the Santa’s Paradise Express.

Fulton Theatre: 12 North Prince Street, Lancaster

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre: 510 Centerville Road, Lancaster

Strasburg Rail Road: 301 Gap Road, Ronks

H DUTCH WINTER WONDERLAND NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 31 Decorated in thousands of lights and holiday ornaments, Dutch Winter Wonderland becomes a true winter marvel that you won’t want to miss out on this holiday season. Dutch Wonderland: 2249 East Lincoln Highway, Lancaster

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H SCOOTIN’ WITH SANTA DECEMBER 3 – 18 This holiday season Santa Claus has traded in his sleigh for a 50cc Scoot Coupe and leads the way through the back roads of Lancaster County. Join Santa as he travels over the bridges and through the woods with exceptional views of the countryside. Strasburg Scooters: 246 North Decatur Street, Strasburg

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 11 Saturdays & Sundays Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas on the Farm at Barnyard Kingdom, where they deck the halls for family fun. Giant slides, fire pits, barnyard animals, elf scavenger hunt, and more. Train rides to the Christmas Tree fields for U-Cut Trees are included with admission! Barnyard Kingdom: 211 South Donnerville Road, Lancaster

ILLUMINATION: AN IMMERSIVE HOLIDAY CONCERT DECEMBER 2 – 17 A mesmerizing music and sensory experience featuring powerhouse singers, synchronous instrumental solos, and Pentatonix-style a cappella caroling amidst the candlelit theatre-in-the-round. Prima Theatre: 941 Wheatland Avenue, Lancaster

2023 FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL E

Discover Lancaster is the official destination marketing organization for Lancaster County, whose focus is on generating the nearly $3 billion in economic impact that tourism brings to the county annually. Discover Lancaster works with more than 500 industry partners to grow that number every year. Their partners include hotels, B&Bs, attractions, tour providers, restaurants, retail shopping, and visitor services. All of these businesses contribute to the Lancaster County experience.

In addition to their marketing efforts, they manage a Visitors Center which features informational materials, a retail shop, and an art gallery. Travel Consultants assist guests with inquiries and guide them to curating the perfect itinerary for their Lancaster visit.

FEBRUARY 17 – 26 Fire & Ice is a 10-day festival that spreads fun throughout the entirety of historic downtown Lititz. With wow-worthy ice sculptures, kids events, yummy food, and downtown shopping—this year is going to be the best one yet. Historic Downtown Lititz

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Owner and Audiologist Dr. Matthew Kaplan with his wife and Managing Director Brandi Kaplan and their three children

Sounds of the season LET KAPLAN FAMILY HEARING CENTER make sure you don’t miss any of the magic. Their customized hearing solutions are tailor-made to fit your lifestyle, budget, and hearing goals—that’s their specialty. Don’t miss hearing a single moment—sign up for a free consultation at kaplanfamilyhearingcenter.com.

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Bountiful blooms P O I N S E T T I A S H AV E A R R I V E D at Ken’s Gardens just in time for the holidays! Along with their ever-changing selection of seasonal flowers, shrubs, trees, herbs, and veggie plants, Ken’s two locations are stocked and ready to welcome you into a botanical wonderland.

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John Murphy, SVP, Investment Advisor Representative (left) & Craig Hornberger, Investment Advisor (right) 1009 WEST MAIN STREET, MOUNT JOY, PA 17552

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Trusted Aesthetic Care Carter MD Aesthetics is all about high-quality cosmetic care, specializing in out-patient appearance enhancement techniques and procedures including injectables, lasers, threading, micro-needling, and more. Dr. William Carter is a pioneer in delivering aesthetic services to Lancaster, and Tess Domin, a licensed RN, is professionally certified in all aesthetic treatments offered at Carter MD Aesthetics. For over 20 years, this passionate and experienced team have been welcoming patients into their unhurried and supportive environment— ensuring everyone who comes through their doors understands their options and is happy with their results. Get to know their team & services at cartermdaesthetics.com.

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

Did You Know? The JURA Hospitality Center, located right here in Lancaster County, is the only one of its kind in the United States. Experience JURA machines for yourself and bring barista-style coffee right into your home. Does your JURA need a repair? The Hospitality Center is also the only certified repair center in the U.S.

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717.492.4433

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STRONGER together C O S TA N ZO W E A LT H M A N A G E M E N T is a proud sponsor of Aaron’s Acres, a nonprofit organization that provides children and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the most innovative and unique social and recreational programs. Since their founding in 1998, all have been welcome to participate at Aaron’s Acres.

Peter L. Costanzo, Jr., Executive Vice President /Financial Advisor serves as a member of the Board of Directors and their firm regularly sponsors Aaron’s Acres events and fundraising efforts. The Chuckie Magee Flag Football and Cheerleading League accepts participants ages 21-40, allowing Aaron’s Acres to expand its services to individuals over age 21 with disabilities.

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From left to right: Doris Samuels; Randy Samuels; RJ Samuels; Peter L Costanzo, Jr., Executive Vice President /Financial Advisor; Ellen Fahnestock; Doris Fahnestock; Kate Mullen, Director of Development & Community Relations; and Risa C. Paskoff, Executive Director

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Wander through

Winter

TA K E A S T R O L L T H R O U G H T H E PA R K or an evening drive with the family and experience the joy of the season. Greenfield’s light displays, including more than 700,000 lights and decorations, are open to the public from the end of November through the first week of January.

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From left to right: Michael Gish, Teresa Gish, Shari Sell, Pia Cyrulnik, Vince Gregorits, Rich Warner, and Cristin Blake

Where quality meets style YO U R B E D R O O M S H O U L D R E F L E C T W H O YO U A R E and inspire you to relax. That’s why the elite team of designers at Gish’s Furniture wants to help you dream up your ideal space. Their quality selection of furniture combined with their friendly family-owned atmosphere will make reinventing any room in your home a breeze. The designers on Gish’s staff work closely with craftsmen who specialize in what you want. Want a mid century bedroom? They’ve got it. Need a farmhouse table that can seat up to 24? No problem. Require a certain color palette on an upholstered chair? They have hundreds of patterns to choose from and possibilities really are endless. FOUR LOCATIONS INCLUDING 2191 LINCOLN HIGHWAY EAST

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S TA D E L M O T O R S celebrates the opportunity to expand Volvo Cars’ presence locally, as Volvo continues to lead the industry in safety innovation, and more recently, in its transition to electrified vehicles and climate neutral facilities worldwide. 62 years later and 2 miles further north, continuing to serve an ever-expanding Volvo Family in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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EVIE HERSHEY'S GRANDCHILDREN enjoy making memories with her—especially during the holidays. They wrap gifts and make special Christmas treats in her home at Garden Spot Village. Evie, a Garden Spot Village resident since August 2019, appreciates the freedom she has to invest in the lives of her grandchildren and make special Christmas memories with them. Learn more at gardenspotvillage.org.

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