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The Gifting & Giving Issue ISSUE No 6 4 | WINTE R 2021 Celebrating local shopping, dining, arts, events, and community



IN THIS ISSUE This season, celebrate those you love in the place we all love to call home, Lancaster City.


rescues from the Humane League of Lancaster County. Find Anastasia’s red jumper and Genevieve’s tulle skirt at BellaBoo.)

ON THE COVER The joy of the season can best be seen through the eyes of children. Sisters Anastasia and Genevieve found reason to smile when we captured them at Conestoga House and Gardens with Lemur and Peter Rabbit. (Both rabbits are

Lancaster Gives Local ‘Tis the season to give big and support local non-profits who are doing good work right here in Lancaster. Find 25+ to support in our annual Giving Guide. 64 -91

Giving Back Dr. Katie Sandoe puts on her sneakers and prepares to lead the next generation of girls as the new Director of Girls on the Run. 72

Lancaster Gifts Local Want to make this holiday season extra special? Lancaster City has the perfect gifts to make you shine. Keep it local and get everything you need at the businesses you’ll find in our annual Gift Guide. 19 - 4 3

Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City 5 , 7, 13 , 1 8 , 61 Lancaster Legacies Sponsored by LINK

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Small & Mighty: Lancaster City small businesses Sponsored by Armstrong World Industries

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10 Years of Extra Celebrating the LCCF Extraordinary Give!

Health of the City

Sponsored by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health


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W E L C O M E T O the winter edition of Fig —a cheerful celebration of Lancaster City’s small business community and impactful non-profits who bring joy and meaning to our holiday gatherings and a smile to our faces. This winter season marks 16 years of spreading the love-local message through Fig. When our team sat down to dream up this issue, we thought about capturing the happiness that can be found all around us—in a great cup of tea, a meaningful conversation, or a beautiful sunrise. For our annual Gift Guide, we set out to find a place that symbolized those feelings to showcase the unique goods our local retail businesses have to offer this holiday season. On an ideal fall day in October, our annual retail shoot was hosted at the stunning Conestoga House and Gardens—an early 1800s gem on the fringe of the city and home to famouslymanicured gardens—serving as the perfect backdrop to honor our business community. ISSU E 64


In the spirit of giving, you’ll also find our Fig Giving Guide, featuring the Lancaster nonprofits who are caring for the local community in new and creative ways. We encourage you to find your passion, connect with one (or several), and work alongside your neighbors to make good things happen. As we come together with friends and family this holiday season, we encourage everyone to shop and give locally—knowing that small choices will make the season truly and authentically sparkle. Through all the change around us, Fig’s mission and commitment to Lancaster City and the small business community within remains strong. So let’s celebrate—boldly, hopefully, joyfully— gifting generously and giving back meaningfully to the place we get to call home. Cheers, Deb Brandt & the Fig Team Be part of the mission. Become a subscriber and have Fig sent to your home while giving back—10% of all subscriptions go to our Fig Social Mission Partner, Crispus Attucks. Subscribe at subscribe. Gift subscriptions available.

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Great memories are made when we gather around the table. That’s the heart of Lombardo’s—a warm, lively place to gather with family and friends and enjoy live music, a great selection of wine and cocktails, and the most authentic Italian cuisine this side of Napoli. Holiday gatherings are our specialty any time of year! Check for hours and to make a reservation.

Visit or call 717.394.3749 for reservations 216 Harrisburg Avenue

lunch Tuesday to Saturday 11–2:30pm dinner Tuesday to Thursday 4–9:30pm Friday and Saturday 4–10pm

Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

Laura Lapp in front of her new shop on the corner of Queen and Walnut.

Fresh Face: Central Market Flowers CENTR AL MARKET FLOWERS on Queen is the newest addition to the Perfect Pots locations. Laura Lapp, the owner, is excited to expand and offer new services while staying true to the quality customers have come to expect. Lapp started her business from her garage, making custom container gardens for family and friends, but word spread, and Lapp watched Perfect Pots grow into a company with five locations!

owner knew they needed to expand and told her team to keep their eyes open. The perfect location needed to be close to Central Market because that was the center of their operation. They also needed a space to design products for weddings and large events, so when one of her staff members told her about the "For Rent" sign in the beautiful window at the corner of Queen and Walnut, Lapp acted immediately.

Lapp credits the growth of her business to quality work and quality service. “We’ve grown our business by putting out excellent products and then taking genuine care of our customers because we sincerely want to build lasting relationships with them.” The business

The building has been a flower shop for over 30 years, and Lapp is proud to continue the legacy of providing flowers, plants, and floral designs. “I feel fortunate to be a part of this world where everything we make is not just for the art itself but for the joy it 258 North Queen Street

brings after we create it.” The Perfect Pots’ tagline is: spreading happiness with flowers. The new location gives Lapp and her staff even more room to design and create products that help joy bloom all over the city. If you want to add a little more happiness to your day, you can visit Perfect Pots’ newest location or visit their website You can also follow them on Instagram @perfectpots and Visit their other locations too! Strasburg Greenhouse Kitchen Kettle Village Lancaster Central Market King Street



Cozy up! JUST IN TI M E FOR THE WINTE R MONTH S , Crowded Kitchen is serving up their signature broths in a new way. Stop by their stand in Lancaster Central Market to get a cozy cup of bone broth with the kitchen’s favorite combinations or pick your own mix-ins while you shop their selection of delicious stocks and broths.

THAI BEEF Beef bone broth, coconut milk, cilantro, garlic sesame oil, lime juice


THE SNIFFLEBUSTER Chicken bone broth, lemon juice, grated turmeric, garlic slices, ginger pennies, parsley, cayenne pepper

Find them at Lancaster Central Market 23 North Market Street 717.874.5998

GREAT GUTS Beef bone broth, coconut milk, cilantro, garlic sesame oil, lime juice

Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

Monica Ceresini and Hannah Royer in one of their newly-staged city homes.

Fresh Face: Urban Ave T H E U R B A N AV E origin story is one of daring, innovation, and style. The staging and design company’s co-founders Hannah Royer and Monica Ceresini, are young, multi-talented entrepreneurs who started their staging business in April 2020, right at the beginning of the pandemic. Before the shutdown, the two were on the same team at a local real estate brokerage and connected over a shared love of interior design and staging. At the beginning of the pandemic, real estate agents weren’t allowed to show homes in person, making their jobs very difficult. “Buyers and sellers could only see and list homes online. Buyers saw

an empty house and couldn’t get a full vision of the space, and sellers couldn’t highlight the strengths of their homes. We knew our passion for interior design and staging could help,” says 28-year-old Royer. When a local realtor reached out to the duo for help staging a home, they got creative and optimized the space while adhering to social distancing guidelines. With the use of technology (drones that fly around homes and give real-time video tours) and a savvy social media strategy, word spread quickly, and they were open for business. “What sets us apart is our ability to understand and highlight the style of the seller

and knowing what homebuyers are looking for in a listing,” says 25-year-old Ceresini. The young business owners consult with sellers and utilize their keen sense of style to choose pieces that fit the home’s aesthetic. While they have a warehouse full of furniture for staging, they also work with local furniture stores for interior design jobs. With several eclectic shops to choose from in Lancaster City, Urban Ave feels right at home. If you want to know more about Urban Ave and sneak a peek at their latest redesigns, you can visit their website at and follow them on Instagram @urbanave_staging. 717.926.5356


Tired of your kitchen? Everything looks better with a fresh coat of paint. Especially your cabinets!


Dudeism No.

Schedule your interior residential painting project with the Dudes for this winter.

The Brush is mightier than the sword.


F O R 3 0 + Y E A R S , Two Dudes has been committed to taking the time, care, and patience to ensure that every job is executed with excellence. A strong commitment to their craft and their clients has shaped and molded this small painting company into a 65-person inclusive and innovative team that places great value on their connection to the community. Two Dudes Painting Company has grown to be an example of how a business can be a force for good while doing great work that is a brush above the rest.


750 Poplar Street


3 Three ways to gather

Three unique tastes

S P E N D T H E H O L I D AY S TA S T I N G the distinct and delicious flavors at each TFB Hospitality location. From warm, elevated classics in a traditional Irish pub to an intimate experience of scratch kitchen fare and artisan cocktails to cuttingedge dishes in an eclectic space, you’ll experience the quality food that sets the TFB restaurant group apart.

Try It Out: Delicious seasonal cocktails on draft 28-30 East King Street 717.393.4000

Try It Out: Another day to experience Conway—now open on Wednesdays! 28 East King Street 717.393.4446

Try It Out: Exclusive weekend specials from Friday to Sunday 50 Rock Lititz Blvd 717.500.3436

TFB Hospitality: A family of exceptional restaurants


Shenk's Poultry

Goodie Shoppe

Christina's Criollo

Amish Family Recipes

Meet us at Market T H E S TA N D H O L D E R S of Lancaster Central Market welcome you! Established in 1730, more than 60 local purveyors, growers, and artisans are waiting to greet you three days a week with the best of Lancaster County. From healthy juices to homemade family favorites, and now, libations for the adults—you can find everything you need and want, made right here in Lancaster County. Ready to greet you with a smile every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday 6-3pm W H AT ’ S I N S E A S O N BONE BROTH Crowded Kitchen


23 North Market Street



LETTUCES Groff's Vegetables

MICROGREENS Fox and Wolfe Farm

SQUID PASTA Buona Tavola

Magical Designs I N V E S T I N G I N I N T E R I O R D E S I G N is an investment for your soul, and whether you’re redesigning one room or your entire house, the David Lyall showroom has just the selection to design a brilliant combination. Give yourself the gift of a new oasis this winter season.

241 North Prince Street



A Home for the


Let the Puffer Morris team put their knowledge of the City of Lancaster to work for you. From Left: Mary Tribble, Jeremiah Eastep, Scott Haverstick, Wendy Hess, Brian Altimare


222 West Orange Street #2

717. 299.3433

Thanks to Pepper Theo at the Lancaster Theological Seminary for the use of their grand dining room.

Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

Fresh Face: American Dragon Fine Art Gallery L E N A L I U , the founder of American Dragon International Fine Art Gallery, has art in her DNA. Born in Beijing, China, Liu’s passion for art comes from her family and the rich culture of her homeland. A friend introduced Liu to the Association for International Cultural Exchanges in China, where she saw the beauty of the nations' shared and collective stories, while meeting several talented artists from around the world. “Although many were excellent, they were limited to their region, income level, culture, and language.” Liu saw art exhibitions as a way to showcase an artist’s talent without limitations. Liu has been an independent curator for more than 10 years. She now lives in Lancaster and runs the gallery with her husband, Joseph Gaskins, while making time to travel all over the world to discover artists. She connects them to a global art market and some of the best art galleries and auction venues, such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Basel Art Fair, and private collector museums. American Dragon International Fine Art gallery is a colorful addition to this community, bringing the beauty of international art to Lancaster City. Liu and Gaskins would like the gallery to become an active part of the community. They host several winter festivals for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Chinese New Year, combining art exhibitions with live music. They would also like to help promote young artists in the gallery by working with local colleges—connecting the international art scene to the wealth of talent in this beautiful city.

If you want to see more from American Dragon International Fine Art Gallery, you can visit and follow them on Instagram to stay updated about exciting upcoming shows and events.

614 North Duke Street, Suite One





at the center of it all T H E P O I N T at 101 North Queen offers unparalleled modern city living with clean, crisp interiors and luxury finishes that seamlessly reflect the building’s exterior elements. Fifteen residences are planned ranging from 1,800 to over 4,000 square feet, two of which are two-story penthouses. The condos feature large windows that provide spectacular views and natural light as well as outdoor terraces. Private parking is located inside 101 North Queen, on the ground floor, with entry on Orange Street. Custom units are going fast! Call Anne Lusk at 717.271.9339 to learn more and save your spot.


100 Foxshire Drive

717.291.9101 (office)

717.271.9339 (mobile)

Design for your

best life

L O O K I N G T O I M P R O V E YO U R L I F E ? A home or office redesign is the solution. Henrietta and her team create spaces that reflect the personality of each client’s lifestyle. They create with you and for you in a professional manner. RESIDENTIAL | COMMERCIAL | OFFICE PLANNING

The HH Interiors Team: Jena, Janelle, Henrietta, Nichol, and Bobbi Not shown: Kristen and Amanda

217 West Walnut Street, 2nd floor



Live Well.



n the heart of Lancaster City, the historic

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

E S TA B L I S H E D I N 1 8 8 9, The Hamilton Club experience includes fine dining, business accommodations, social activities, fitness, and athletic opportunities that make it a special place where friends, family, and business associates can come together in comfort and camaraderie.

Learn how you can become a member through the Fellowship Program, a trial membership, at or by calling General Manager Patrick Casey at 717.397.6296.

General Manager Patrick Casey (3 rd from left), Chef James King (5 th from left), and dining team members

106 East Orange Street



Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

Fresh Face: Laura Z Tai Fine Jewelry & Watches L A U R A W U , the owner of Laura Z Tai Jewelry & Watches, takes pride in finding beauty wherever she goes. From styling her friends and family for special events, to exact cake decorating, to helping a customer find the perfect piece of jewelry for a loved one—Laura has always enjoyed adding beauty to the lives of others. Now Laura uses her fashion background and connections with international jewelry suppliers to add wearable beauty to Lancaster City. “We have brands from France, Italy, Japan… to California. Downtown Lancaster has a thriving art world, with so many galleries and artists and people of all different ages 18

101 North Queen Street, Suite 111

and backgrounds. We have different designers from all over the world in our store so that every customer can find something in their style.” Laura and her husband have been working in fashion for several years, and they have brought their unique styles to their business. While her husband loves watches of all kinds (Laura Z Tai sells several international watch brands, including Mido & Bremont), Laura loves rich, delicate pieces that add an elegant touch to any outfit. Both jewelry sellers are passionate about providing quality, timeless pieces of jewelry to give to future generations.


While Wu founded Laura Z Tai in 2019, the pandemic caused the business to postpone opening their in-person store, and the grand opening wasn’t until September 2021. Now, the hope is that the gorgeous location will be more than a storefront, but a destination, collaborating with other local artists and vendors to host events for the community. If you want to see what treasures are in store at Laura Z Tai, you can visit their store or shop online at


gifts local

OUR UNIQUE SMALL BUSINESS C O M M U N I T Y is a true gift that is worth celebrating. Each and every independent retailer on the following pages has overcome incredible challenges as they’ve continued to fill the streets of Lancaster with inspiring and thoughtful goods. From your home, to your wardrobe, to your holiday gift list, they have just the thing to make the season sparkle. Use this guide to find something local and unique to gift yourself and your loved ones. A special thank you to Conestoga House and Gardens, whose enchanting spaces were the perfect backdrop for most of the photography in this special section. Visit for a behind-the-scenes look.

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.


M E MO R A B L E Silhouettes

A D E S T I N AT I O N for gifting, Kathy and her team have curated a collection of signature wardrobe pieces and thoughtful gifts including unique knits, inspiring books, and Lancastermade pottery, candles, jewelry, and personal care. Special holiday shopping nights. Visit in store or shop online at Open 7 days a week.

202 North Duke Street


open 7 days a week


Life built OU T D OOR S C R E AT E S PA C E F O R F R I E N D S A N D FA M I LY. Penn Stone will help you design a vacation destination in your own backyard, patio, or deck. They specialize in masonry and hardscaping materials as well as design-focused outdoor furniture and solutions for outdoor kitchens, outdoor fire, landscape lighting, and shade.

Hardscaping Outdoor Kitchens Brick & Stone Outdoor Furniture Fireplaces & Fire Pits

Furniture by Fermob Fire feature by Danya B.

Landscape Lighting


190 West Ross Street


A holiday garden


W A N T A U N I Q U E W AY to spend time with your loved ones this winter? Host a plant party with Gallery Grow! Whether you book a reservation for an offsite workshop or rent one of their rooms at their Prince Street location, you can embrace the joy of creativity and go home with a unique project all your own.

Custom terrariums Kokedama Air plants Indoor plants for any space

150 North Prince Street



Vintage S PA R K L E A T I M E L E S S P I E C E of vintage jewelry from Maejean Vintage is the accessory you need for your holiday outfits. Whatever your style, owners and sisters Laura Mae & Amanda Jean have curated a selection of stunning heirlooms that are sure to be the perfect final touch.

Savor the S E A S ON L A N C A S T E R P I C K L E C O M PA N Y started in 2010 with owner Jason Ziegler, who ran the company mostly out of his garage for two years before moving to their first downtown storefront in 2012. You can now find Lancaster Pickle Company’s clean label, madefrom-scratch pickles—made with spring water, Lancaster County made spices, and no preservatives —at their newest space on North Queen Street. Jason Ziegler, owner


318 North Queen Street


Make life A SURPRISE

D E L I G H T YO U R S E N S E S with new and exciting flavors from The Spice & Tea Exchange. With their flavored sugars, infused honey, and ever-rotating seasonal teas and teascented gifts, you and your friends may need to make more space in your kitchen cabinet.

Seasonal tea assortments Cozy candles

20 West Orange Street


Flavored sugars Holiday spice blend bundles


With every weave and stitch, Lush Bazaar is crafting a story of art, fashion, ethics, and empowerment. When you buy from their collections—beautifully and meticulously crafted from sustainable fabric by talented artisans—you are joining together in their mission for greater good.

Have you ever dreamed of wearing something designed and crafted uniquely for you? Book an appointment to dream up your own bespoke piece from Chyatee Bespoke by Timbrel Chyatee. She will individually create every detail and tailor the piece to you, with the same sustainable mission of Chyatee’s sister brand Lush Bazaar.

Owner, Timbrel Chyatee F


101 North Queen Street, Suite 103


Comfort STYLE

A S YO U C O Z Y U P FOR THE WINTER, Ville & Rue is here to create a space that you won’t want to leave. Their in-house design services and inspiration-filled showroom of furniture and home goods will help you curate a style all your own. Home is the destination.

Brooks Lounge Chair Adair Side Table Flatweave Faded Print Rug Curie Lamps Personal Fireplace

New Location! 8 West King Street



A gift that is CRAFTED J.A. SHARP CUSTOM JEWELER is a woman-owned shop, focusing on custom designs. Believing in approachable, sustainable luxury, they craft timeless pieces and future heirlooms while also curating a diverse selection of other American artist jewelry and gifts.

Pois Collection Ring Bezel Dot Ring Berkley Ring Decker Band Meghan Stacker Flat Forged Cuff Cardinal Pendant Owner and artist Andrea Miller Amey


322 North Queen Street


Artist Jude Sharp


A little U N EX PECT ED YO U R W A R D R O B E should be just as unique and special as you are—that’s why the Charlotte Shoppe has contemporary and upscale womenswear that is anything but ordinary. Shop their collection of footwear, apparel, and accessories to create a stunning look from head to toe. Eric Michael Boots Bed Stu Handbag

Henriette Steffensen Outerwear Lyssé Denim Leggings

32 West King Street, Lancaster


4600 Penn Ave, Sinking Spring



Feel fabulous


28 West Orange Street


D E L I G H T I N T H E P O W E R of a great outfit to make you feel good. Pappagallo’s friendly team members are your own personal stylists, helping you find the perfect casual wear, denim, dresses, shoes, and accessories to build a wardrobe that makes you feel fabulous.


of unique goods

F I N D A G I F T that is sure to put a smile on someone’s face—because every moment is worth celebrating. Step into Details and you’ll discover a feast for your eyes. Their expert staff will help you pick out something special (and gift wrap it too!).

Unique gifts from: Simon Pearce Glassware Michael Aram Rifle Paper Co. Crane Stationery Nest Fragrances

30 North Queen Street



Embrace YOU R BE AU T Y


325 North Queen Street


A C U R AT E D C O L L E C T I O N of fresh fashion must-haves, Nicole Taylor has just what you need to feel beautiful for any occasion— from holiday parties to date night to a cozy winter brunch and everything in between. Instagram @nicoletaylorpa Facebook @nicoletaylorboutique

Explore the U N E X P ECT ED G I F T G I V I N G for the gentlemen in your life is easy with a trip to Ellicott & Co. Discover their curated collection of uncommon goods and shop intentionally right in the heart of Downtown Lancaster.

Heritage-inspired apparel for the modern man

Accessories, gifts, and home decor

Handcrafted leather goods

Reclaimed vintage

45 North Market Street



Telltale Dress

Sweetish Candy Store

F I N D A H I D D E N G E M that speaks to you. Both artisan and vintage, Telltale Dress’ mix of fashion, accessories, antiques, and apothecary goods is sure to captivate your attention.

P I C K- N - M I X from an almost endless assortment of Swedish candies showcased on a candy wall that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Curious objects | Bold wearable art | Unisex bath & body

334 North Queen Street


Peppermint sticks

| Christmas soda | Gingerbread cookies

356 North Queen Street


Norbu Fine Jewelry

Deerfoot Downtown AWA R D -WI N N I N G W I N E S from Deerfoot Downtown make a great stocking stuffer or a perfect addition to those Valentine’s Day dinner plans. Their tasting room in the heart of Lancaster City features the work of local artisans. Be sure to stop in on First Friday for scrumptious wine and food pairings throughout the year.

NEW TO LANCASTER, Norbu Fine Jewelry brings earth friendly diamonds, and now, natural gemstones that will add the perfect pop to your winter wardrobe. Find the sparkle that fits your taste from this new collection or their timeless collection of diamonds.

Try their selection of wines and meads for yourself or for a gift. Photo by Rachel Adshead @obscurastudios_co

348 North Queen Street



44 North Christian Street


Lindsay Filling with Ben D. Karl and Jay and Mary Beth Filling F

F I N D I N G the C O M M O N

T H RE A D FILLING’S CLOTHING STORE has a long history and tradition of fine clothing and quality customer service. The family-owned shop, operated by four generations of Fillings, has been in business for over 92 years. Guests have come to expect excellent hospitality, custom tailoring, and unique merchandise. When a store has been serving the community for as long as Filling’s, the customers become like family, which is why the owners, Jay, Mary Beth, and their daughter Lindsay, took great care in planning the future of this legacy business. Filling’s is welcoming Benjamin D. Karl as a new partner and future owner.

Born and raised here, Ben loves Lancaster and has worked in specialty retail since high school. He has a deep respect for the Filling’s brand and is prepared to partner with the owners in their tailor-made strategy for the future. “I’m ready to lead Filling’s into its next generation through the guidance of Jay and Mary Beth over the next few years and with Lindsay long-term. I’m proud of the work accomplished by the Filling’s team and look forward to what I can build on this foundation,” says Ben. The family is excited for Ben to join the Filling’s team and build new relationships with their customers. “With 12 years of experience in three great specialty stores, the family

681 Harrisburg Ave

is excited to have someone who understands the uniqueness of the Filling’s brand and tradition. Ben’s passion for the business will provide a dynamic shopping experience,” says Jay Filling. The team hosted a lovely happy hour to welcome Ben and his wife Lisa to the Filling’s family and encourage long-time friends and first-time visitors to stop by the store and say hello. Long-standing customers will be met by the same staff they know and love, while experiencing Ben’s influence on new styles and merchandise. Visit Filling’s for a bespoke shopping experience. Check out their website, or follow them on Instagram @fillingsclothing



Read Rose Books

curio. Gallery & Creative Supply

R E A D R O S E B O O K S houses a diverse collection of used, vintage, and first edition books. The name Read Rose Books was chosen in honor of Lancaster, the Red Rose city, and for all of the books that will be read. There is a book for everyone from Russian literature to poetry to historic fiction.

C U R I O . F E AT U R E S A C A R E F U L LY curated selection of drawing and writing supplies, fine art papers for drawing, printmaking, and painting, as well as a wall of greeting cards that make the perfect gift for the creative in your life. Blackwing Pencils | Woodless Color Pencils | Posca Paint Pens

Owners Elizabeth and Teddy

23 North Prince Street


106 West Chestnut Street



T H R I F T E D J U S T F O R YO U , Basura’s curated collection of vintage clothes and accessories will inspire you to find your next signature piece. Stop in and find a look you can make all your own.



106 East King Street



Lancaster’s Family Owned Jeweler Since 1935

Diamonds designed to

DA Z Z L E W I T H A R I C H H I S T O R Y of providing excellent customer service and extraordinary pieces of jewelry, Ream Jewelers can help you select or personalize a stunning gift for the ones you love. Visit them on North Queen Street and prepare to be impressed.

58 North Queen Street



Distinctly B E AU T I F U L DELIGHT THE PEOPLE ON YO U R G I F T L I S T with home accessories, boutique furnishings, and special gifts from The Shoppe at AK Interiors. Each piece in their collection holds true to their interior design philosophy that spaces should be beautiful, functional, and tailored to you. Gifts Statement Jewelry Tabletop & Entertaining Art & Boutique Furnishings


246 West Orange Street


Tuesday-Friday 9-5 & Saturday 10-4


run wild

M A K E P L AY T I M E E X T R A S P E C I A L for the little people in your life. At BellaBoo, discover the perfect specialty toy to spark their budding creativity, and rest assured each and every toy, gift, and piece of clothing is the highest quality.

32 North Queen Street


LGH Women & Babies: 690 Good Drive



Give the gift of W E L L N E S S H E M P F I E L D B O TA N I C A L S knows that living fully and freely starts with pursuing wellness. That’s why their line of all-natural, THC-free and full spectrum CBD (cannabidiol) products are designed to help you find relief. Let them help you embrace your journey to a happier, healthier life today! Hempy Holidays Gift Basket

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336 North Charlotte Street, Suite 100



from the crowd

DARE TO BE ORIGINAL and find something that intrigues you at The Scarlet Willow. Owner Jodi Pabon and her team have sourced a little bit of everything, designed to pique your interest and treat you to an exciting treasure hunt of all things vintage.

320 North Queen Street


A purchase WITH PURPOSE When you support Revolution Lancaster, you invest in women Makers who have experienced homelessness. With relationship as a key tool, Revolution exists to restore all women into their unique confidence. Gift idea: “Hero” single-wrap leather bracelet (pictured right) for the hero in your life.


C E L E B RAT I ON I S S E RV E D A S YO U G AT H E R T O G E T H E R with friends and family this winter, bring the joy of Wyndridge Farm’s delicious ciders, beers, and wines to the party. The Lancaster Tasting Room’s downstairs retail shop has everything you need to stock up on your favorites—cheers! Visit the restaurant upstairs at the Tasting Room. It’s the perfect place to host your holiday events! Book at


398 Harrisburg Pike


Bistro Barberet & Bakery


T R E AT YO U R GUESTS TO something magical from renowned French baker Cedric Barberet.

L A R K S T O N E I S A U N I Q U E retail space located in the heart of Downtown Lancaster. The store houses an impressive collection of both men’s and women’s fashion, accessories, gifts, select home goods, and jewelry—including co-owner Emily’s beautiful in-house jewelry line, Realm & Reason.

Enjoy a delicious celebration of taste, texture, and pure artistry with a masterful cake creation, individual desserts, candies, and macaroons. Place your order now for the holidays! Buche de NÖel Macarons Parisiens Holiday Tartes 26 East King Street



213 West King Street


your cuisine

D R I Z Z L E , M A R I N AT E , dress, fry, or sautée—Seasons olive oils and vinegars are the key to making your winter dishes come to life. They’ve made gift giving even easier with their curated gift sets that are sure to excite the foodies in your life.

36 West King Street




Different Lens

Sweet frames hand selected with pure imagination

Jim Albright with Angus


29 Keller Avenue, Lancaster



4229 Oregon Pike, Brownstown


Brunch on the terrace (rendering)

A place to Celebrate CELEBRATE IN STYLE

with a view fit for a queen

Spend a chilly winter evening at the bar with a cocktail in hand at The Imperial Restaurant. And coming this spring on the new Imperial Terrace, come for brunch or reserve the entire space. If an event is in your future, reserve one of The Imperial’s timelessly elegant ballrooms. Guests will delight in Imperial Grande’s gracefulness or the fresh modern aesthetic of the Imperial Blue Ballroom. Either space will provide the perfect backdrop for your own unique event. Contact Susy Dabney, or 717.394.0900, for availability and amenities.

Dinner and drinks

26 East Chestnut Street

An elegant event



Small Business. Big Heart.

T H E C I T Y O F L A N C A S T E R has long been known for its tenacious entrepreneurial spirit—put to the test last year. As Lancaster City continues to recover, please make it your personal mission to continue your efforts to make every day a love local day.

Wish You Well 47 North Queen Street 717.617.2668 |

Meghan Young and Sebastian Schuck, Owners Wish You Well is a socially-conscious bakery offering baked goods that are seasonal and nostalgic. With locally-sourced raw materials and a passion for putting people over profits, owners Meghan and Sebastian are creating delicious change on Queen Street.

Kinfolk Boutique @kinfolkminimalist

Devon Brady, Owner and Artist Kinfolk Boutique is a brand with a unique aesthetic and clear message: Do everything in love. Inspired by Afrocentrism and Minimalism, each Kinfolk piece is unique and handcrafted by Devon in her studio. Follow Kinfolk Boutique on social media or check out to shop her latest collection.

Got Jerk Island Grill 300 West James Street 717.435.9037 |

Ben Anderson, Owner Got Jerk Island Grill brings you fresh, delicious, and authentic Caribbean and Jamaican dishes. From jerk chicken sandwiches to oxtail dinners, they have all your Island favorites. Join them for live music events on Fridays and Saturdays and karaoke nights on Mondays.

Miesse Candies & Ice Cream 118 North Water St #102 717.392.6011 |

Tracy Artus, Owner A family holiday tradition, Miesse Candies has been making fresh, quality chocolates, barks, caramels, butter creams, and more for 145 years in Lancaster City. 46

Shopping Small

Thanks to our friends at Armstrong World Industries, on the following pages you will meet some of the faces of Lancaster City’s close-knit retail and restaurant community.

Nano Grill 451 East Mifflin Street 717.435.6266 |

Kevin Farlow and Ed Rivera, Owners The signature Nano Burgers are a must try—with a side of fries, of course. And make sure you leave room for one of their cereal shakes for dessert! Find the Nano Grill food truck around town or place an order for pickup or delivery from their Lancaster City location. Barista, Bray Lowe-Mayne

Endo Cafe 237 North Prince Street 717.501.2610 | @endocafelancaster

Jamie Sitler, Owner A woman-owned and uniquely inspired community space serving coffee, food, bikes, and hemp products. Founded by the cycling community and led by locals, stop by Endo for breakfast or lunch and energize your day.

Blazin' J's 15 East King Street 717.945.7197 |

Family-owned and operated, Blazin’ J’s is known for its signature hot chicken sandwich, chicken and waffles, salads, Azzuries Lemonade, and milkshakes. Watch for Blazin’ J’s food truck around town or visit one of their four locations. You can also follow them on Instagram @blazinjs_ and at

Vintage Candy Shop 602 Saint Joseph Street 717.517.8648 |

Christine Gable, Owner Creating smiles and sweet memories in Lancaster City, Vintage Candy Shop has nostalgic favorites for every sweet tooth in the family. Fill those holiday stockings and jars with ribbon candy, licorice twists, and sour lemon balls this season.




A reason to Smile T H R O U G H A N E X P E R I E N C E D , C O M PA S S I O N AT E A P P R O A C H , Dr. Matthew D. Freedman and his team are here to help you smile. Going to the dentist can be stressful, but their highly-trained team will put you at ease and provide innovative dental care that exceeds expectations.

Exams and Cleanings Dental Implants Tooth Colored Fillings Crowns and Bridges Teeth Whitening Dental Extractions Invisalign Off Street Parking


416 North Duke Street


Evening Hours

Shown: one of the four escape rooms ready for your next adventure.

Your Next Adventure Awaits E S C A P E T H E M U N D A N E with an adventure at Escape. On Queen. It’s you against the clock as your team races to solve a series of puzzles before time runs out. With four intricately designed escape rooms to choose from, co-owners Heather Hess and Melanie Rice invite you to test your detective skills by booking a room online at

43 North Queen Street




WHEN BUSINESS OWNERS JOHN HARTMAN AND TED GALL AGHER were looking to sell E.H.C. Associates, they enlisted the help of Joseph Guarino, Principal, President, and CEO of LINK Business. E.H.C. trusted the firm to find a company that would carry their legacy forward. “The LINK team was instrumental in finding the perfect buyer for me, my partner, and our employees. We insisted that we wanted a local buyer that would not cut costs by terminating staff or making major changes to our team. Joe was able to take this information and 50

Companies in Lancaster are known for their strong work ethic, collaboration, and deep connection to the community. In this series, Fig features multi-generational legacy businesses that have stood the test of time and made changes as they look to the future.

find us a local buyer that has the same morals and sense of community that we have,” says Ted Gallagher, E.H.C.’s Vice President and Partner. For Lou Castelli, Managing Partner at PennSpring Capital, the desired outcome was to find businesses with significant potential and to grow it with the owners “so that everyone wins.” The local private equity firm typically only buys 51-60% of companies. They invest capital and operational expertise in professionalizing and ultimately fully monetizing that business for them and the seller.

In the Photo Matthew Kelly, Attorney (Law Offices of Matthew Kelly) Jeff Bleacher, Accountant (Ross Buehler Falk) Joe Guarino, President & CEO (LINK Business) Ted Gallagher (Seller, E.H.C.) Emily Bomberger (Buyer, PennSpring Capital) Andrew Rice (Buyer, PennSpring Capital) John Hartman (Seller, E.H.C.)


38 years

In business.

63 employees

“LINK did a great job of bringing E.H.C. to us (a good, well-capitalized, experienced buyer) and represented their potential well. We got our desired outcome of being able to execute on a deal and invest in a company that we think has high potential,” says Castelli. Each group member worked with other local experts to make this transition smooth. Accountant Jeff Bleacher ensured E.H.C. was in the best financial position possible to facilitate an agreement that benefited both the buyer and the seller, and Matthew Kelly, an attorney, provided legal guidance. Large vacuum for a diamond floor grinding system

“Lancaster County is a very collaborative place to do business. Most of our business comes from referrals from accountants, attorneys, wealth planners, and consultants that work with the great businesses in our community. As we also refer our clients to these professionals, we develop collaborative working relationships,” says Guarino. Because of the collective work of these Lancaster business professionals, E.H.C. will continue to grow and serve this community.


Customers Serviced in Lancaster County (last 5 years)

LINK was instrumental in finding the perfect buyer for me, my partner, and our employees.” Ted Gallagher, E.H.C. Vice President and Partner.

If you want to learn more about LINK Business and the merger and acquisition division, LINK Enterprise, visit

Battery powered machine to remove all types of floor covering

313 West Liberty Street #351




bright FUTURES

During a recent campus event, students submitted replies to: “Because of Thaddeus Stevens College, I…”. The responses featured on this page, and dozens more just like them, are important reminders of the impact and value of a quality education.

A S WE APPROACH THE END OF THE Y E A R , we’d like to share our gratitude for the community in which our students live and learn. Your generosity makes a difference in the education of our students now and as they continue to build bright futures. Thank you for supporting Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology.


750 East King Street


All Together Curious O N E O F T H E M O S T VA L U A B L E R E S O U R C E S we have is time. At Solvit Academy, mixed-aged classrooms give children as young as 5 years old the opportunity of this very important gift. When new learners enter into school for the first time, their friends in Spark Studio can help orient them to an entirely new environment, answer their questions, and share their curiosity.

In Exploration—our upper elementary studio— learners model more complex interpersonal skills and share higher level learning with their friends. By giving the gift of their time, they solidify learning and gain confidence and leadership skills. Everybody wins when learning is shared and working together is celebrated. Learn more about a Solvit education by visiting our website or reaching out to

354 North Prince Street



a sip of

comfort ALTANA’ S LUXURIOUS THIRD FLOOR L O U N G E is the perfect spot to indulge in a delicious signature cocktail (or two!) all winter long. Make a reservation and sip away! And don’t forget to visit their newly renovated second floor gallery on First Fridays to discover new local artists or book it for your next private event.


26 East King Street


space to


B E K I N D T O YO U R S E L F and your body this winter by joining a class or workshop with West End Yoga Studio. Their holistic approach to healing helps you move towards a more radiant state of being, and their inclusive community invites you to care for your body and mind.

221 West Walnut Street 717.406.9681

tread house is

Your House! T R E A D H O U S E I S T H E P E R F E C T combination of cardio and strength. They use scientific research to develop their highly effective interval training using the nations #1 treadmill Woodway and biweekly micro cycle strength training to ensure safe and effective progress. With an atmosphere like no other, the top Coaches in Lancaster, and a community of rockstars alongside of you—they guarantee a “feel good” experience that will leave you coming back for more.

Penn Square, Suite 160 | 717.413.0254 |


FALL IN LOVE WITH SOUTHERN MARKET ALL OVER AGAIN A glimpse inside the new food hall, community hub & workplace Historic Southern Market, built in

School, Charlie Wagner’s Cafe, the

Community Development and ASSETS

1888, gives us a peek into Lancaster’s

Hager building and more. Urban loved

Lancaster, Southern Market will once

storied past. It brings us back to the days

Lancaster, and Lancaster loved him back.

again invite all through its doors.

of the old farmers market, when right

He modernized the city and inspired a

here, in this same spot on South Queen

new school of architects who share his

The new Southern Market is designed

and Vine, people used to gather for

affection for Lancaster and look to his

farm-grown greens or fresh baked goods

rich body of work for inspiration.

and found themselves nourished in a

After nearly a century of serving

cuisine from ten up-and-coming

the Lancaster community, the old

Lancaster chefs. A culinary incubator that

myriad of unexpected ways. Food is like

as a modern community hub. At its centerpiece, a world-class food hall featuring regional and international

that. It fills us up. And brings us together.

Southern Market sat quietly for 35 years,

nurtures start-up restaurants and helps

Southern Market is a true landmark,

providing supplemental office space for

train local youths. Also integrated into

the first architectural commission for

a variety of city businesses. And now,

the experience: offices for established

Lancaster’s own Cassius Emlen Urban.

thanks to a partnership among Willow

businesses and new start-ups, as well as

Urban went on to design Stevens High

Valley Communities, Lancaster Equity

shops, meeting rooms and collaborative


work spaces. Southern Market will

Communities’ new site for Mosaic right

become a vibrant mashup of downtown

in between, these two markets help

and south side, locals and visitors. A place

create a walkable neighborhood with

where everyone is welcome.

increased connectivity.

Open daily, Southern Market will

Join the Southern Market team,

complement its nearby historic

become a part of our culinary or

counterpart, Central Market, the

work communities, or follow the

country’s oldest, continuously running

progress — either on Facebook or at

public farmers market. Just a five-minute


stroll from each other, with Willow Valley


Gather for the

Holidays YO R G O S L A N C A S T E R offers casual pub fare and craft beer, and authentic Greek-influenced dishes based on their family’s old-world recipes. They select the freshest local ingredients and source the highest quality steak, seafood, and wine from Lancaster County and beyond. Their award-winning Mediterranean Taverna is open and taking reservations. And the heated rooftop cabanas are back! Book now for your holiday events and parties. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dine-in or carry-out. Open 7 days a week. Monday – Friday 10:30am – 2am Saturday & Sunday 8am – 2am



66 North Queen Street




Christine Gilfillan, Director at DVS

Jennifer DiCola, Assistant Director at DVS

Spreading the Love

We hope that a warm cozy blanket and comfy pillow will help families of domestic violence feel welcomed as they transition to the shelter."

T R O U T C PA I S C O M M I T T E D to making a positive impact on the Lancaster community. For several years, they’ve brought warmth and comfort to victims of domestic abuse through their Spread the Warmth blanket drive by partnering with their friends at Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Lancaster and the Domestic Violence Shelter (DVS). DVS provides free, confidential services and is committed to serving all victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. In addition to counseling victims and offering a multi-faceted program for children, their Safe House provides a temporary safe place for victims. Join them in donating a new blanket or pillow. You can drop your items off at one of the four Trout CPA offices by December 13.

160 East King Street



Shop Local

in lancaster city I N V E S T E D I N H E L P I N G T O 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 holidays this season, be sure to add these destinations to your list and support the small businesses of Lancaster City.

8 West King Street

101 NORTH QUE E N Blossom Med Spa Laura Z Tai Fine Jewelry & Watches Lush Bazaar UNIVERSOLE

101 North Queen

KE PPE L BUILDING : 323–325 NORTH QUEEN STREET Cabalar Meat Co. D.O. Studio Lancaster Virtual Reality Lounge Nicole Taylor Boutique Sophie Stargazer Boutique

STE E PLE VIEW LOF TS: 118 NORTH WATE R STRE ET Friendship Heart Gallery Miesse Candies and Ice Cream Parlor

Steeple View Lofts

8 WE S T K I N G S TR E E T Keppel Building


336 Fourth Avenue, Pittsburgh


Ville + Rue

Fresh Face | Welcoming new businesses to Lancaster City

Anne, owner of Capable Care Solutions, with Charlotte at her home.

Fresh Face: Capable Care Solutions CAPABLE CARE SOLUTIONS, LLC stands out because owner Anne Stankiewicz, CScD, OTR/L, focuses on an often-overlooked member of the healthcare community: the caregiver. As an occupational therapist (OT), she creates care plans customized to increase the ADLs (Activities of Daily Living) of persons with dementia, but Stankiewicz also works with caregivers using Skills2Care ® —an evidence-based program in which an OT teaches the caregiver to identify ways to manage daily tasks or challenging behaviors associated with dementia. OTs trained in Skills2Care ® provide specific, actionable suggestions and work with the caregiver to develop a personalized plan that fits their lives. Action plans include stress management and communication

techniques, environmental adaptations, and methods to improve their loved one’s activity engagement. With one in seven adults over the age of 71 years old being diagnosed with some form of dementia, there is a great need for compassionate care. “There’s honor in being a caregiver, and I want to make sure they feel supported in that role. I provide them with resources, training, and a listening ear, allowing them to care for their loved one without feeling burnout,” says Stankiewicz. She is sensitive to the emotional needs of both patient and caregiver, and will soon have a “Capable CareBox” available—a curated toolkit specifically for dementia caregivers. Everyone wants the best for their loved one, but quality, five-star, long-term

care facilities can be costly. By giving the caregiver customized support, Capable Care Solutions is an excellent option for quality care at a reduced price. Skills2Care ® is also eligible for coverage under traditional Medicare insurance policies. While not every person with dementia is a candidate for staying at home longterm, being around familiar people and environments can help maintain cognitive function, giving caregivers and persons with dementia the most valuable gift of all: time. If you would like to know more about Capable Care Solutions and the innovative Skills2Care ® program, visit You can also connect with Anne by sending her an email ( or giving her a call at 717.208.2363.

412 South School Lane




we can turn what’s possible into what’s EXTRAORDINARY!

Since 2012, the Extraordinary Give has raised more than

$ 6 6 M I L L I O N for over 5 0 0 O R G A N I Z AT I O N S , and engaged more than

50,000 DONORS. Thank you, LANCASTER!

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Project Activate continues to unlock the potential of community-led ideas, including S O U T H E A S T


the first community-owned newspaper for SouthEast Lancaster City!


We are honored to welcome the High Foundation Fund to the Thanks to more than

750 DONORS, our community raised

$ 1 M I L L I O N to support

Forever Lancaster movement and our family of donors committed to the future of Lancaster County. The High Foundation Fund was established with

$ 6 5 M I L L I O N . It is the largest Donor

Advised Fund ever established at the Community Foundation.

people across Lancaster County throughout the COVID-19 crisis.




Giving Back Guide

Lancaster Gives Local Organizations that make it their mission to support the Lancaster community in immeasurable ways. There’s something about the holiday season that is filled with magic. Maybe it’s the rhythm of gathering with friends and family, the traditions and memories that the chill in the air bring forth, or the twinkle around town. We believe there is also real magic in investing in our community and those who work all year long to 64

make it better. This year’s Giving Guide is a beautiful picture of the impactful nonprofits who continue to make Lancaster a more joyous place for all who call it home. Use the following pages to find an organization (or several) to partner with and discover the magic in giving generously.

The 2021 Giving Guide is supported by the Lancaster County Community Foundation.

P O W E R PA C K S P R O J E C T ’ S mission is to empower families with education and ingredients to create nutritious weekend meals, so their children return to school fed and ready to learn. Find out more at

F In photo: Susan P. Peipher, Blakinger Thomas Law Firm; Liz French, Brad Peterson, and Annette Rosa-Pabon, Power Packs Project

This page is sponsored by Blakinger Thomas

Blakinger Thomas Law Firm provides high quality legal services to the Lancaster community and is dedicated to supporting local organizations focused on expanding education, providing human services, and enhancing our community. Susan P. Peipher currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for Power Packs Project.

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Lancaster City Alliance  |  115 East King Street   |   717.394.0783   |

M E E T S A R I TA , the new Lancaster City Alliance Outreach Specialist. Sarita has a passion for people and is here to assist individuals in the City experiencing homelessness, addiction, and mental illness. She will serve as a friendly face to listen and connect people with the support and services they need to safely leave the streets and benefit from the support our community provides. She will also be checking in with business owners, documenting interactions with panhandlers, and connecting with residents. We hope you will join us in welcoming Sarita as an important part of our vibrant City. Thank you to the City of Lancaster for funding the start-up of this important new position.


Mission Lancaster City Alliance Flourishes and Everyone Shares in its Success. Get Involved You can support Sarita’s work with a donation to the Lancaster City Alliance. Go to Other ways to help: please support CAP Lancaster, Lancaster County Food Hub, LancCoMyHome, Tenfold, The United Way, and Water Street Mission.   |   717.945.6904   |   118 North Water Street #101  |  Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio

“Like a Rainbow” by Adam D.

“Up the Hill” by Kandi S.

FRIE NDSHIP HE ART GALLE RY & STUDIO IS A CHRISTIAN M I N I S T R Y C U LT I VAT I N G C A PA B I L I T I E S of Individuals with Intellectual Disability and Autism. Imagine a place where adult Artists with Intellectual Disability & Autism can express their capabilities as they engage, learn, and communicate with each other and with those in the Lancaster Arts community and beyond! Heart Artists bring hope, optimism, and wonder to the community through each piece they create, and we celebrate their talent and skill!

“Spreading Out” by Karen W.

Mission Friendship Heart Studio promotes artistic skills and self-expression through various techniques and both traditional and unconventional media. Participants learn independence while gaining personal worth as an artist. Get Involved Donate. We appreciate donations toward our Gallery & Studio operations and for tools and supplies necessary to turn creative dreams into artistic realities. Partner. Host an exhibit in your own space! Contact Gallery Manager for details.


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Penn Square Music  |  PO Box 11265   |   |

P E N N S Q U A R E M U S I C C O N S E R VAT O R Y is a teaching place for music students of all ages from young beginner to adult. We offer lessons on piano, voice, strings, guitar, woodwinds, and brass.

P E N N S Q U A R E M U S I C F E S T I VA L is the all professional platform for young, talented singers at the beginning of their career.

Conservatory Mission Our mission is to offer high quality music and music instruction to the Lancaster Community. Get Involved Get involved with the festival by volunteering. Contact us. Recommend our great faculty for lessons.

68   |  717.393.6089  | 24 South Queen Street  | ASSETS

G AT H E R W I T H U S AT T H E N E W S O U T H E R N M A R K E T. ASSETS’ home since 2013, Lancaster’s iconic Southern Market will once again bring people together over food through a world-class food hall featuring 10 diverse chefs—many are our clients! Southern Market sits between a thriving downtown and the underrepresented southern communities, playing a powerful intermediary role. ASSETS’ focus in this space is to fulfill our mission to build an equitable and prosperous economy that works for everyone. Gather with us as we move to this community space where everyone can thrive.

Get Involved ASSETS believes that Southern Market is a story of restoration and revitalization—for all. Learn more about how to #GetUsToSouthern through your essential support: Jobany Bedoya, | 717.696.0259.

Central Pennsylvania Food Bank  |  3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA   |   717.564.1700   | T O O M A N Y of our neighbors in central PA face impossible choices between buying groceries or paying for other critical needs such as housing, medicine, and childcare. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank exists to ensure everyone access to healthy, nutritious food. Each month, the Food Bank serves more than 152,000 neighbors in need through a network of 1,200 partner agencies and programs in 27 counties, including Lancaster. Mission Fighting Hunger, Improving Lives, Strengthening Communities Get Involved Help make the impossible, possible. A gift of just $1 can help the Food Bank provide up to six nutritious meals for families, children, seniors, and veterans this holiday season. 69

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Crispus Attucks  |   407 Howard Avenue   |   717.299.7301   |


As our Fig Social Mission partner, 10% of every subscription in 2021 goes directly to the work of Crispus Attucks. Subscribe at

T H E C R I S P U S AT T U C K S C O M M U N I T Y C E N T E R supports the community by empowering youth and families to reach their full potential while preserving and celebrating the African American heritage and experience. Since the late 1980s, the Crispus Attucks Community Center has hosted the annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Breakfast on MLK Day in celebration of the late civil rights leader’s legacy. Throughout the years, the Breakfast has grown into the Center’s primary fundraising event.


Mission Crispus Attucks Community Center strives to improve the quality of life for youth and families in Lancaster by providing services that promote community prosperity, physical and mental health, and by offering programs and cultural events. Join Us! Save the date for this year’s live virtual Breakfast, featuring keynote speaker Aiko Bethea, on Monday, January 17, from 8–9am Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

From left to right: Andre Gilbert, Joshua Hunter, Vincent “Derek” Smith, and Dexter Gillis

Social Mission At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors. Each year, Fig partners with a nonprofit organization working to transform the community. Our 2021 Social Mission Partner is Crispus Attucks. Please join us in supporting them.

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

Connection Community


F I R S T P R E S B Y T E R I A N C H U R C H has deep roots in Lancaster, a big heart for the community, and a vision for the future. We welcome people into the joyful life of Jesus Christ, demonstrating the beauty and wisdom of God’s ways. Our congregation envisions a future where lives are transformed in Christ and people are fully engaged with one another, and in the life and mission of the church.

140 East Orange Street


The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra performing inside First Presbyterian Church Photo by Nick Gould


We would love to meet you! Join us for worship any Sunday morning or view our services anytime on YouTube. First Presbyterian Church is a welcoming church where we lovingly care for one another, joyfully serve together in the community, and engage in mission at home and abroad.


We are proud to be home to The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra as they bring joy to the community through their glorious music. Find their season schedule at



Giving Back Making a difference in the lives of others

DR. KATIE SANDOE, with Super Star Coaches at Burrowes Elementary School, Mindy Nolt (left) and Danni Elliot (right).

Giving Back:

light is reflected by helping people live purpose-driven lives and championing the advancement of women and girls.


Sandoe first learned of Girls on the Run when she was conducting research in graduate school. She came across a study that examined perception of leadership in girls. The research found that young boys and girls equally want to be leaders. Then something happens in middle school, where the number of girls who raise their hands drops dramatically. They begin to lose their confidence to lead. She shared her dismay with a peer, and they introduced her to Carrie Johnson, founder of Girls on the Run Lancaster-Lebanon. Sandoe instantly fell in love with the organization and served on the board for seven years before becoming the new Executive Director this fall. “I want our girls to believe they can be whatever it is they want,

Dr. Katie Sandoe O N E C O N V E R S AT I O N with Dr. Katie Sandoe, D.Ed., could fix any bad day. Her demeanor is warm and inviting, she pulls books off her shelf to read inspiring quotes, and her thoughtful words of encouragement are just the right amount of motivation and accountability. Even her email is encouraging. At the end of every correspondence message, her email signature encourages the recipient to “Keep shining brightly!” Sandoe chose that as her signature a couple of years ago. “I want to remind people that they matter, that they are beautiful, that they’re unique creatures. I say keep shining your light because the world deeply needs it.” Part of Sandoe’s

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whether it’s President of the United States, an astronaut, a truck driver, a mechanic, a mom...I want them to believe they have limitless potential and no one can stop them.” Previous to her new role, Sandoe served in a variety of executive capacities. She also recently started a coaching and consulting company to further live into her purpose ( Sandoe empowers her clients to believe in their voice, presence, and power—just like the girls in Girls on the Run. “You have a light for a reason. It shines in the darkness, in a world that’s so full of pain, challenge, and systems of oppression and trauma. All of us need to be those sources of energy and warmth and light in our circles and community.” Lancaster City is fortunate to have Katie Sandoe’s light inspiring generations to come. To learn more about Girls on the Run, visit   |   717.393.7709   |   210 South Prince Street  |  Water Street Mission

In the month of December, all proceeds from MOMS Pretzels at Kitchen Kettle Village will go to Water Street Mission. MOMS Pretzel stand was started by Michelle’s four kids as a way to give back to the community.

Michelle with Bob Kramer, Interim Vice President of Advancement at Water Street Mission, captured at the Mission entrance.

“THE SPIRIT OF GIVING was passed on to me by my grandmother and parents, whether it be a contribution of time or money. We are so fortunate to work and live in this community, and my husband and I see it as our responsibility and pleasure to share that passion for giving back with our four children.” Michelle Rondinelli , CEO of Kitchen Kettle Village

Mission Our mission is to advance the kingdom of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ and to do missionary, relief and rescue work of all kinds. Get Involved When you give to Water Street Mission, you join in with families who since 1905 have made this organization what it is and what it will continue to be — a place where the most needy in Lancaster can come off the street and receive food, shelter, and life-transforming care. Consider joining this incredible movement of generosity today by going to


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United Way of Lancaster County  |  1910 Harrington Drive Suite A   |   717.394.0731   |

U N I T E D W AY S E T S T H E S TA G E F O R P R O G R E S S by connecting innovative people with new and existing opportunities to create, fund, advocate, and volunteer to help remove barriers for people. By increasing nonprofit organizations’ capacity to do good work. And by helping businesses more actively participate in this work so more people can live healthier, happier lives. This is all accomplished through United Way’s signature programs, VITA, PA 211 East and One United Lancaster as well as initiatives like Project SOS and Warm Home, Warm Hearts.

Mission To advance the education, economic mobility, and health of our community by mobilizing resources, people, and organizations. Get Involved Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

74   |  717.392.7223  | 881 Rockford Road  |  The Rock Ford Foundation


LOCATED IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LANCASTER CITY, Historic Rock Ford is a 33-acre enclave of gardens, grounds and woods featuring the circa 1794 General Edward Hand Mansion and the newly opened John J. Snyder, Jr. Gallery of Early Lancaster County Decorative Arts located in the fully renovated upper-level of an 18th century bank barn. The Hand Mansion is open for guided tours and the Snyder Gallery for self-guided tours April through November 21st. Visit Historic Rock Ford's website for information about upcoming programs and special events.


Get Involved

The mission of the Rock Ford Foundation is to provide opportunities to connect with and explore the life of Edward Hand, the diverse communities and material culture of early Lancaster County, and the complex issues that shaped our nation in its formative years by preserving and interpreting Historic Rock Ford and its collections.

Become involved at Historic Rock Ford by visiting our website and becoming a member of The Rock Ford Foundation. After becoming a member, consider volunteering either as a tour guide, a gardener, helping with educational and school programs, becoming a member of the open-hearth cooking group or period dance group, or getting involved in one of the other opportunities that are more fully described on our website.


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North Museum of Nature and Science  |  400 College Avenue   |   717.358.3941   |

AT T H E N O R T H M U S E U M O F N AT U R E A N D S C I E N C E , hands-on activities, captivating exhibits, and interactive programing will inspire the whole family to let their inner scientist come out to play! Creativity and curiosity thrive here! Whether it be observing coral under the microscope in the Nature Gallery, learning more about Monty the python’s diet in the Live Animal Room, or exploring the vastness of our universe in the Planetarium, visitors will experience the awe and wonder of our natural world. Visit to learn and play today! The museum is at the corner of College and Buchanan in Lancaster’s Chestnut Hill Neighborhood.


Mission Our mission is to inspire scientific curiosity in the community by promoting learning through the museum’s exhibits and the recently added North Museum @Home program, which brings science to you! Get Involved Want to get involved? Visit our website,, for volunteer opportunities, information on our STEM programs, ways to donate, and how to sign up for a museum membership.   |   717.392.4842   |   1411 Columbia Avenue  |  Meals on Wheels of Lancaster

The Meals on Wheels team with some of their amazing community volunteers.

S I N C E M E A L S O N W H E E L S O P E N E D their doors in 1967, the number of meals served daily is ever-increasing and, as a result, they have outgrown their current location. The new facility, formerly Mick’s All American Pub at 1411 Columbia Ave, will be equipped with larger kitchens, offices, and a small event space where they can engage the community further—not to mention a larger parking lot for all the volunteers and visitors who extend support to the work that they do. This new space will allow them to further their efforts to alleviate food insecurity in Lancaster County through exciting plans for weekend meal services, medically tailored diets, and more. Join them as they serve our community—all you need is a set of wheels and a heart of gold.

Meals on Wheels of Lancaster, Inc.


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Meals on Wheels provides freshly prepared home-delivered meals at a reasonable cost to those residing within the delivery territory who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

It takes a community to alleviate food insecurity, so we invite you to take advantage of volunteer opportunities, sign up a loved one to receive service, or make a financial contribution today. Please visit their website to learn more: or contact: 717.392.4842 Monday–Friday 8-4 pm.


YWCA Lancaster  |  110 North Lime Street   |   717.393.1735   | Y WC A L ANC A STER SERVES O U R C O M M U N I T Y through advocacy, leadership, and commitment to justice every day. Their mission lives in the hearts of their allies because they demand a world of equity and human decency. Each day, they open their doors to answer the cry of justice. Now, it’s your turn. Services include: Early Childhood Development, Parent Empowerment, Workforce Development, Affordable Housing and Emergency Shelter, Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling, Center for Racial and Gender Equity to support their mission.

Mission YWCA Lancaster is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. Get Involved The Lancaster community thrives when everyone thrives. Support the work of YWCA by donating, volunteering, or taking a class. We all have a part to play.

For 130 years, YWCA has been led by Lancaster women and evolved to meet critical needs. Today their mission is clear—Eliminate Racism and Empower Women and promoting peace, freedom, justice, and dignity for all.

Attollo | Children Deserve A Chance Foundation  |  8 West King Street   |   717.799.6370   | AT T O L L O I S A F O R W A R D -T H I N K I N G , Y E T H I S T O R I C A L LY I N F O R M E D O R G A N I Z AT I O N that unifies high school students from all backgrounds to build a pipeline of diverse leaders. Through educational empowerment, we aim to play our part in ensuring a world whose fabric has been rewoven with threads of equity and inclusion.



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Our mission is to support success-oriented students in their pursuit of academic achievement, empowerment, and social engagement. The many programs we offer are focused on guiding our scholars through introspection, identifying their vision for college and beyond, and becoming contributing members of society.

Attollo will be participating once again in the Extraordinary Give. Keep us in mind on November 19! For additional opportunities surrounding community partnerships and fundraising campaigns, contact Kendall at

High Foundation champions projects which enable inclusion of all people and create a vibrant, thriving city. They are committed to the principle that all people are created equal and that we must help shape a diverse and inclusive world for the next generation.   |  717.299.7301  | 601 South Queen Street  |  Community Action Partnership

AT C O M M U N I T Y A C T I O N PA R T N E R S H I P O F L A N C A S T E R C O U N T Y, we work to transform generational poverty into economic prosperity so that all can thrive through our mission to empower community, drive action, and build partnerships to eliminate poverty. This year, CAP entered an organization-wide process to infuse diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout our people, policies, and procedures. This process will inform CAP on how to improve its internal infrastructure and become a leading example for the community at large. Get Involved To learn more about how to get involved with the Community Action Partnership (CAP), please visit   |  717.397.6267  | 453 South Lime Street, Suite A  | SACA S A C A P R O G R A M M I N G A D D R E S S E S affordable housing, workforce development, behavioral health services, public radio, senior citizens services, and community meals. SACA works to foster and perpetuate the cultural, social, and economic well–being of Lancaster. 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. Mission

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

Among the most important and impactful ways to support SACA and its mission is through financial support. There are opportunities available at every level and SACA welcomes a conversation with anyone interested in partnering. Contact Jose R. Lopez, President of SACA & SACA Development, at 717.509.2011 or

“We’re not here for ourselves; it’s what we can do to make the world a better place…for our customers, for our communities.” —S. Dale High

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THE MISSION OF FIRST C H U R C H is to connect people to Jesus Christ and the Church, grow Christian Disciples, and relieve suffering. Join them in person or online at Come and share in the gift of light that first touched our world so very long ago. Services will embrace the joy that is at the center of the season’s celebrations and provide a welcoming platform for all to attend.


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Mystery and Majesty by Joseph Martin December 5, 8:15am & 10:45am Advent and Christmas Eve Torch Services Live music and nativity, with candlelit walks ushering in the light of Christ Fridays, November 26–December 17, 7pm Friday, December 24, 7pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Services Friday, December 24, 4 pm, 7pm, and 10pm


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Loving Lancaster, Loving The World


THE PURPOSE OF ANCHOR LANCASTER is to be a good neighbor by providing a hot breakfast and warm showers every weekday while aiding with other essential needs.


To love, serving God and our neighbors in practical, concrete ways, remembering the words of Jesus, “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:35)



Get Connected Voted #1 Non-Profit by Lancaster County Magazine

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Lancaster Safety Coalition  |  PO Box 1591   |   717.397.3137   |

L ANC A STER SAFET Y COALITION IS A N I N D E P E N D E N T non-profit focused on enhancing Lancaster’s public safety through their 170-camera system, advocacy, and community engagement.

Dave Greiner in the monitoring room with Tim Miller, Executive Director

Mission Since 2005, Lancaster Safety Coalition has been a proven and cost-effective source of objective third-party accountability within the realm of public safety and an essential element of the community-wide effort to build up and sustain Lancaster City’s quality of life. Get Involved A campaign was launched in 2021 to replace all components of Lancaster City's public safety camera system. Lancaster Safety Coalition is proud to report that the community has risen to the challenge and the campaign goals are almost met! To help meet the goal and forward efforts to build a safer Lancaster City, please consider donating to LSC at this year’s LCCF ExtraGive. Or donate at

82   |  888.477.0025  | 616 North Lime Street  |  Good Samaritan Services


IT’S BEEN JUST OVER TWO YEARS SINCE JESS CAME TO US from being incarcerated, and since graduating from our program, she has been able to thrive! Jess took advantage of Good Samaritan Services’ flexible programs and was able to find help specialized to what she needed. Now she’s thriving in her own stable housing and expecting another little one very soon! Good Samaritan Services offers a full spectrum of services to those who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of becoming homeless. Through our Emergency Shelters, Residential Housing Programs, and Housing Support Services, we work with individuals and families to receive and maintain housing stability.


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Good Samaritan Services gives immediate help to people who are experiencing homelessness and helps those at risk of becoming homeless, by restoring their lives to stability. We engage the community to support these efforts.

Volunteer! We have lots of options that are family-friendly. Make a meal, provide childcare, teach a skills class, hold a gift card drive, host a Giving Tree, or become a mentor! Learn more at


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Lancaster Public Library  |  125 North Duke Street   |   717.394.2651   |

R E A D A N Y G O O D B O O K S L AT E LY ? In 2019, more Americans went to the library than to movie theaters. In fact, visiting the library outpaced participation in eight other common activities including attending live music events, visiting museums, and going to amusement parks. For Lancaster Public Library lovers, these findings are no surprise: libraries offer an endless array of educational and entertainment options for people of all ages. Lancaster Public Library is proud to serve as the heart of the Lancaster’s community betterment. Every day, we have the privilege of interacting with children, teens, and adults who visit us in person or online looking for equitable access to exceptional programming, vital educational resources, and community building opportunities. 84 84

Get Involved With little public funding, Lancaster Public Library asks the community to play a role in securing the library’s future successes, growth, and excellence. To learn more about Lancaster Public Library’s current programing or to show your support, visit   |  717.687.9407  | 535 Bunker Hill Road  |  Clinic for Special Children

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WHILE MOST PATIENTS AT THE CLINIC FOR SPECIAL CHILDREN are of Old Order Amish or Mennonite descent, they serve people from across the country and as far away as Brazil, Mexico, and Israel. Their staff continually strives to integrate advanced genetic tools into primary care so that genetically vulnerable people have access to affordable and effective healthcare.


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To serve children and adults living with genetic and other complex medical disorders by providing comprehensive medical, laboratory, and consultative services, and by increasing and disseminating knowledge of science and medicine.

Please consider a gift to the Clinic for Special Children during the ExtraGive on November 19, and keep an eye out on their website for the Clinic’s 2022 auction season and 5K event.


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Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School  |  725 Hamilton Road   |


LCDS students like Mathew (left) and Alexa (right) volunteer more than 5,000 hours with Horizons each year, building bonds with Horizons students like Kately (center) in the process.

H O R I Z O N S helps close the gaps of achievement and opportunity for public school students in Lancaster by making a long-term commitment to each student, providing high-quality academics to fight summer learning loss, and creating opportunities for new and enriching experiences. Their goal is to help students build a brighter future and end the cycle of poverty for Lancaster families.


Horizons National is a network of public/private school partnerships providing educational interventions, summer enrichment opportunities, and year-round support for children and families. Horizons at Lancaster Country Day School (LCDS) is the Lancaster affiliate serving the School District of Lancaster (SDoL). LCDS donates the use of its classrooms, recreational space, and technology resources to Horizons during the summer months. All other aspects (meals, swimming lessons, transportation, teacher salaries) of the program are 100% donor funded.

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To advance educational equity by building long-term partnerships with students, families, communities, and schools to create experiences outside of school that inspire the joy of learning.

Your financial support during ExtraGive will go directly to an evidence-based program that benefits at-risk and under-resourced students in SDoL. Horizons will welcome 120 students in grades K-7 in the summer of ‘22 and serve more than 10,000 meals, recruiting 50+ volunteers from LCDS.   |  717.291.2261  | 812 North Queen Street  |  Lancaster County Food Hub


F I R S T E S TA B L I S H E D as the Lancaster County Council of Churches, the Lancaster County Food Hub was founded in 1947 by a collection of churches who unified their community service efforts for neighbors in need. The organization developed into a large social service agency providing food, clothing, and winter shelter for neighbors who were struggling to make ends meet. In 2016, in response to growing community needs, a new building was acquired that expanded service capacity five times over. Recently renamed, the Food Hub is the only county-wide service organization to offer free food, clothing, and emergency shelter under one roof in a low-barrier infrastructure. It now manages more than 1 million pounds of food and 60,000 pounds of clothing for thousands of people annually and provides emergency shelter 365 nights a year. A large core of dedicated volunteers share over 11,000 service hours yearly­— equivalent to five full-time staff to keep expenses low and resources focused on client needs.

Mission The Lancaster County Food Hub strives to help neighbors meet basic human needs and operates under three core values: • Serving anyone in need • Upholding the dignity of every individual • Practicing inclusivity and nondiscrimination Get Involved • Fill the Bag! Donations of food and clothing accepted 9:30–3:30pm, Monday-Friday • Join the Virtual Food Drive! Contributions help to obtain the basic staples needed at this trying time. • Don’t be a stranger! Come for a tour, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and volunteer! 87

Lancaster Farmland Trust  |  125 Lancaster Avenue, Strasburg   |   717.687.8484   |

L A N C A S T E R FA R M L A N D T R U S T is committed to preserving the farmland that makes Lancaster County a wonderful place to live. Every year, 1,200 acres of Lancaster farmland is lost to development. Lancaster County is home to some of the richest, most productive soils worldwide. If we give up this land, we can’t get it back.


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LFT’s mission is to preserve and steward the beautiful, productive farmland of Lancaster County that reflects our heritage, supports our economy, protects our environment, nourishes our health, and enhances our quality of life.

When you give to Lancaster Farmland Trust, you shape the future of our community. Preserving Lancaster County farmland allows what we love about Lancaster to thrive by supporting our farmers, environment, food, and land. To make an impact on your community, learn more about our work, and join us in protecting our land, visit

SWAN: Scaling Walls a Note at a Time  |  PO Box 249, Lyndell, PA 19354   | O N A N Y G I V E N D AY I N L A N C A S T E R , it is estimated that 4,600 children have a parent in prison. The trauma associated with that experience has an impact on them physically, emotionally, behaviorally, and scholastically. SWAN is using music to empower children to rise above their present and difficult circumstances. Music teachers cultivate their students’ talents, and the joy that music gives promotes healing, improves focus, and enhances the ability to learn. SWAN provides lessons as an after-school program within the School District of Lancaster and at the Youth Intervention Center. It is a PA state-certified Education Improvement Organization. Mission

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SWAN offers free music lessons, ensemble training, and performance opportunities for children affected by parental incarceration. Their students serve the Lancaster community and beyond through their performances.

Your gift will provide music lessons and give joy to children in crisis. Businesses can receive PA state tax credits by supporting SWAN via the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC).


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Tabor Community Services and the Lancaster Housing Opportunity Partnership have merged into the new non-profit team, TENFOLD.

Tenfold is committed to sparking the power in all people to achieve equitable housing and financial security.

EVERY DAY THE TENFOLD TEAM WALKS ALONGSIDE THEIR CLIENTS TO SERVE AS: Coaches, providing a supportive word or guiding hand to help people overcome homelessness, and gain skills to achieve housing stability. Educators, offering workshops and counseling services related to homeownership, budgeting, saving, improving credit, debt reduction, navigating landlord/ tenant relationships, and more.

Lenders, equipping first-time homebuyers with closing cost down payment assistance, and developers with funds to increase the supply of affordable housing units.

Want to join Tenfold in empowering people to unlock a brighter future? Visit

Advocates, collaborating with key community partners to address critical housing issues and advance fair housing access for everyone. 308 East King Street 717.397.5182




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LANCASTER DOWNTOWNERS is a growing community of vibrant older adults from Lancaster City and beyond who organize for support, assistance, and social connection while appreciating all the city has to offer. Meet one of their members, Janice Stork, who has lived in Lancaster since 1976. After operating a successful gourmet cheese shop downtown, she began serving in City Government —first as City Treasurer in 1982 and then serving two terms on City Council and two terms as Mayor. Janice says one of her proudest achievements as Mayor was helping the economic development ball get rolling in Lancaster, giving way to what we see today as a diverse, rapidly growing small city. Janice has been a Downtowner for over eight years and is proud to be a part of a group committed to the community, supporting one another and the place they love. Learn more about Downtowners today and share your Loving Lancaster story.


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T O C O N T I N U E I T S T R A D I T I O N of community involvement, Barley Snyder works closely with the Salvation Army—from participating in its annual Angel Tree gift giving initiative to Barley Snyder partner Don Geiter serving on its Lancaster Advisory Board and chairing the scholarship committee, which awards roughly $30,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors pursuing higher education. Learn how to get involved with Salvation Army by donating or volunteering for its holiday initiatives—Red Kettles, Coats For Kids, or Angel Tree—at Don (center) is pictured above with Curt Myers (right), chairman and CEO of Fulton Bank and chair of the Lancaster Salvation Army, and Major Dean Satterlee (left), City Coordinator of Lancaster Salvation Army.

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The Lancaster Salvation Army is an often unsung hero to our local community; where, since 1891, it has quietly and consistently fulfilled its mission to meet human needs without discrimination. Barley Snyder is honored to walk alongside the Salvation Army in a variety of its programs for our community. The worldwide Salvation Army’s goals includes “serving the most people, meeting the most needs, and DOING THE MOST GOOD.” Our community is blessed that our local Salvation Army is truly an ‘over-achiever’ of this goal.” – Don Geiter


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Dream team WH E N IT COM E S TO PROVI D I NG E XCE LLE NT T E M P O R A R Y W O R K E R S , TriStarr knows how to get the job done. TriStarr teamed up with long-time client Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and Rock Lititz to create a Community Vaccination Center (CVC) in an empty department store at Park City Mall. When TriStarr first received the request for staffing in February 2021, they felt confident they could quickly meet the hiring needs. The initial proposal of 100 positions might be higher than usual, and it might be a pandemic, but they had done it before. Little did they know that the community’s needs would grow, and they would hire more than ten times that amount. 92

The team soon realized they would need more staff to run a safe, orderly, and efficient vaccine clinic. TriStarr needed to stretch their net wider and hire various roles, from non-clinical administrative employees to people doing temperature checks, translators, and licensed clinical staff performing vaccinations. In collaboration with Rock Lititz, TriStarr was able to staff positions to help with the staging of equipment and crowd management. Together, three organizations made daily assessments of what was working, what was needed, and what should be changed.

“ It was hard work, but ultimately, we couldn’t have been prouder of our team or more grateful for being chosen to help in the process. SCOTT FIORE, TriStarr’s President

TriStarr’s recruiting effort shifted to a seven-day-a-week schedule but maintained quality control. Every temp position met the same standards, including a background check and drug test before being approved to work at the center. In the end, the company hired over 1,100 staff positions, the center fully vaccinated more than 115,000 people, and the CVC was estimated to be one of the most cost-effective vaccination centers in the country. TriStarr’s President, Scott Fiore, is grateful for the opportunity to serve his community in such a profound way. “Staffing the Lancaster Community Vaccination Center

turned out to be an incredible experience for our staff and many others who were involved. It tested our resiliency and pushed us to new levels of performance we didn’t even know we had. We learned a lot about our strengths and our weaknesses. It was hard work, but ultimately, we couldn’t have been prouder of our team or more grateful for being chosen to help in the process. To our long-term staff, partners, and the more than 1,100 temp staff we hired, we say, ‘Thank you!” If you find yourself with staffing issues, expected or unexpected, contact TriStarr to find your own dream team.

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F O R N E A R LY 3 0 Y E A R S , Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has operated school-based health centers for School District of Lancaster students, providing essential medical services that keep students healthy and in school. Since opening its first location at Fulton Elementary in 1993, the partnership today includes two other elementary schools and McCaskey High School, and stands as a national model for effectively improving the health and well-being of students and their families. Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health continues to bridge the gap between education and primary care by providing quality medical services. “The teachers are our greatest referral. I remember the early days at Fulton Elementary— we had about 40% of the students enrolled in the program. By the end of the second year of the clinic, 98% of the students enrolled. So much of it had to do with continuing our collaborative relationship by working together 94

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with the school staff and communicating with parents about the services we can provide for their families,” says Alice Yoder, Executive Director of Community Health for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. The Community Health team stresses the importance of removing barriers to students receiving healthcare and does everything in their power to keep students well and in the classroom.

H In the photo School District of Lancaster Superintendent, Dr. Damaris Rau, stands with Tiara Heisey James, MD, outside the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health school-based clinic at McCaskey High School. The partnership between the school district and Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health provides the opportunity to meet students’ healthcare needs and empower them to take charge of their health.

After the success seen at Fulton Elementary, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health continued to provide free healthcare, even after the five-year federal grant expired, and expanded to Carter & MacRae Elementary and to George Washington Elementary, respectively. In 2016 the health system opened an extension of Downtown Family Medicine at J.P. McCaskey High School, and in March of 2020, amid a global health crisis, McCaskey became the home base for essential COVIDrelated healthcare. The health clinic became a testing site, assisted with contact tracing, and in 2021, began offering the vaccine as soon as it was authorized for ages 16+. “I am so proud of our team for pivoting to address these critical needs, while maintaining their dedication to providing access to meet all health needs. Our staff are here as trusted adults, not just to help students with their medical needs, but to listen to their concerns, celebrate with them in their successes, and to encourage them to do their best in school,” says Jessica Klinkner, the Manager of Community Health and Wellness.

open every weekday since the COVID outbreak began. From hosting weekly calls with medical providers and school district officials to providing resources and training to other schools in the district, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and the School District of Lancaster have demonstrated a healthy relationship between public health and education. This model could benefit other communities in our nation. Yoder credits the success of the partnership to collaborating on a common goal: to continue to educate and meet the needs of the community. “We have been working hand in hand with the school for such a long time, developing relationships by working together on other significant issues, so during the pandemic, we were able to take action quickly. We know that we can all work effectively by ourselves, but we also know that by working together, we can be much more effective in meeting the needs of our community.” Thanks to the partnership between Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and the School District of Lancaster, and the tireless efforts of frontline workers, public health officials, teachers, and other education officials, Lancaster can proudly (and safely) say, school’s in session. While they couldn’t mention every health professional who has faithfully served in Lancaster’s schools, the Community Health team wanted to thank Dr. Clark McSparren, a pediatrician who gave over 20 years of voluntary service to the school-based clinics.

All of the clinics meet COVID-related needs in addition to providing primary care services. The commitment from Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health staff and school district administrators enabled the McCaskey clinic to remain

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LIVING, With a View Lancaster’s largest Indie brokerage.

W H E T H E R YO U ’ R E B U Y I N G or selling real estate, investing, or looking for someone dependable to manage your rental portfolio, LancLiving Realty provides trustworthy and personalized real estate services. Their agents value integrity, community involvement, and inclusivity.


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LancLiving is proud to be one of only two real estate agencies in Pennsylvania to become a certified B-Corp! This means that they are being recognized for meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability.

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Distinctly Lancaster T H E E X P E R I E N C E . T H E T O O L S . T H E K N O W - H O W. Gil knows when it’s time to sell or to buy and where to find your next home. He brings 37+ years of real estate business experience to RE/MAX and his clients. Serving all of Lancaster County, and specifically School Lane Hills, Chestnut Hill, and the West End of Lancaster, he specializes in the marketing and sales of fine and luxury homes, smart growth initiatives, historic properties, and land planning and zoning. 98

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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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A Vision of Quality W I T H A C O M M I T M E N T to superior carpentry that was passed down to them by their father, the Ebersole Brothers have a long history of quality, fit, and finish. With more than 450 years of combined experience, the Ebersole team is bringing their “boutique builder” reputation into their expanded work in revitalizing Lancaster through unique projects in the city.

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Alicia with her pup George (and yes, she offers pet insurance).


the ones you love TA K I N G A N I N D I V I D U A L I Z E D A P P R O A C H to insurance rooted in educating customers, Alicia Alexander and her team take the time to learn what’s important to you in order to craft a comprehensive protection plan tailored to your unique needs. Schedule an appointment to discuss what you’re looking for (and don’t be afraid to bring your dog along too!).


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Invite Frisco’s home for the holidays. F R I S C O ’ S C H I C K E N K N O W S time together with family is precious. Make it even more special with a delicious family feast. Offering family meal deals as well as catering packages for 15+ people, you can bring Frisco’s signature charcoal chicken anywhere you’d like—including the comfort of your own home!

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Now more than ever before, businesses are looking to make their spaces healthy and safe for the people that use them. With the holiday season in full swing, this is particularly true for public spaces like restaurants and shops. That’s why we built, a new website specially designed to serve small to mid-size business owners, facility managers and contractors in Lancaster and beyond—so we can bring people back together and help our communities continue to thrive.

Max’s Eatery in Lancaster City features Armstrong LYRA ® Direct-Apply 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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Here for You GET TO KNOW LCSWMA Located in the heart of Lancaster, the Transfer Station Complex is the nucleus of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA). It’s not only the location of their Main Office, it’s where much of the solid waste from the county comes to be sorted and transferred to other locations including their two waste-to-energy facilities, the Frey Farm Landfill, and a private recycling center.


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Meet Karen Gross, LCSWMA’s new Communications Manager

LANCASTER COUNTY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY: Taking a bold and meaningful approach to managing trash.

Although most Lancastrians don’t ponder what happens to their trash after it leaves the curb, it’s all LCSWMA thinks about. Their number one priority is how to best receive, process, transport, manage, dispose, and recycle nearly one million tons of solid waste annually. Not only that, but they’re always thinking about how to use waste as a resource for the community and create renewable energy.

Leftover paint is accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at no charge

As commercial haulers and residents come in and out of the Transfer Station Complex all day delivering household refuse, construction and demolition materials, tires, refrigerators, paint, household hazardous waste, and more, most of their 400 daily customers never notice the renewable energy projects around them. They are surprised to learn that 80 percent of the Transfer Station Complex is powered by the 2,000 solar panels on its roofs. If customers take a closer look, they will notice a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station. This alternative fuel source offers a reduction in air emissions and powers LCSWMA’s transfer fleet and other commercial fleets in our area. LCSWMA is committed to responsibly managing Lancaster County’s solid waste. They are taking bold and meaningful steps to serve people and protect the environment, while helping to create a sustainable future. Learn more at

The LCSWMA compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station


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Greenfield HAS A HEART FOR Lancaster Find these impactful non-profits at Greenfield:

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A PL ACE WHE R E BUS INES S AND COMMUNIT Y ME ET, Greenfield is home to 225 businesses. Impactful non-profits like Power Packs, Aaron's Acres, and many others know that Greenfield is a place they can grow and thrive. If you are leading a business or a non-profit and are looking for a new place to call home, call 717.293.4477.

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The JURA Hospitality Center is right here in Lancaster County? Family-owned and operated, it is one of the few places on the East Coast where you can test and experience JURA machines—including the latest models—or purchase refurbished machines at special pricing. Stop in and enjoy bean-to-cup taste with JURA. Jura Hospitality Center

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W I T H A M I S S I O N T O C R E AT E an experience of total well-being for everyone who walks through their door, Blades is a unique salon for body and soul. They have an eye for the best products, talent that can execute the latest styles, and a heart for the community. Holiday gift certificates available.

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Kayla manages the day to day at Blades, making sure everyone’s salon experience is relaxing and fun! When not busy with her young daughter, Kayla enjoys dancing and aerial arts, vintage glamour and tiki culture, photography, and travel.

Nick is a master stylist who specializes in curated cutting and lived-in color. He loves to create looks that are polished yet versatile enough for everyday and enjoys taking time to teach his clients how to recreate their style at home.

805 Estelle Drive, Suite 204


S A N DY Sandy opened Blades in 1997 with the dream of creating a space for herself and fellow artists to share their passion for hair and beauty. She makes sure that every client has a relaxing experience in the chair and leaves feeling confident and looking their best.

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Community THE MAKERS AT GARDEN SPOT VILLAGE create incredible art in a variety of forms. The Artisans Corner, a temporary holiday shop in the Village Square at Garden Spot Village highlights their wares. Discover watercolor paintings, contemporary wall décor, artistic quilts, and handcrafted wood items. The collection of handmade items reflects the artistic talent of Garden Spot Village residents and demonstrates how meaningful it is to create in community. Stop by and shop Thursday through Saturday, 10-4pm.

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