Guest Blog Post: 7 Great Things To Expect from the Trust Performing Arts Center This Season
The Trust Performing Arts Center brought an impressive first season last year, featuring Grammy-nominated artists and internationally renowned speakers. Launching this September, The Trust is excited to publicly reveal their 2015-2016 line-up of outstanding musicians and lecturers in this guest blogpost by Michelle McGovern. Click here for more.
McCaskey Gospel Choir Sings in Praise
The music department at J.P. McCaskey High School has been a shining star in the Lancaster community for many generations. As students come and go one thing always remains: the hard work and commitment seen in the music department. From instrumental groups to the choral groups, excellence resonates through them all, and one great example is the McCaskey Gospel Choir led by director Colette Stephens and assistant Keith Lewis. More here with VIDEO...
Blog Post: Housing in Lancaster City
On Tuesday, October 22, Zimmerman/Volk Associates presented its findings in the Lancaster Country Housing Market Analysis to the Lancaster County Housing Summit at the Double Tree Resort in Willow Street. We read all 850 pages of the report so you won't have to. What we found out about Lancaster City from their findings.
"I moved back to Lancaster... after meeting a beautiful community of folks through Occupy. I have since learned that the self I searched for lives among this land of farmers, artists, new and creative minds, I left my home to find peace, but what I found was peace was waiting for me all along in this beautiful place, among the most beautiful people." Meet Cheryl, Market Master of Lancaster's Eastern Market.
Guest Blog Post: Beyond the Numbers
Patrick Hopkins is a homeowner in Lancaster's College Park neighborhood. As Business Administrator for the city, Patrick knows a thing or two about Lancaster's finances. He graciously accepted our invitation to share what he knows in a guest blog post.
I have spent a good amount of years traveling, adventuring and touring with bands and organizations across the lower forty-eight states. Though, I've lived in Upstate New York, Northern California and Southern California, I've realized the simple beauty of Lancaster...it was in 2011, when our daughter was born that we found ourselves really missing the special characteristics of Lancaster City and feeling called back to this city we love. Meet Jeff from the South Side neighborhood
Musser Park has been my home for 14 years. It is great to live in a vibrant neighborhood with wonderful sounds coming from the Musser Park playground. I am fortunate to live in a home that is a short walk to everything. With my home "Walkability Score" of 95, Lancaster provides access to a premier experience in urban living. Meet Musser Park's Daryl
Lancaster's Best Locations to Watch the World Cup
Some people think [soccer] is a matter of life and death.I assure you, it's much more serious than that. - Bill Shankly - Soccer matches are best paired with good beer, large TV's, and a crowd of other fans to celebrate/commiserate with. Luckily, Lancaster City has a good share of all three. Click here for more...
I grew up 10 minutes outside of Lancaster city on a small farm. While I was at school at Temple University I vowed I would never come back to live in small conservative, Lancaster. My love for the city was growing and I couldn't image myself living anywhere but Philly. An internship turned my game-plan around and the next thing I knew I was somehow back in Lancaster. Meet East Side's Emily
East Side Market Opens 2014 Season at Musser Park
A new farmers market is open each Sunday in Lancaster from late May to early October, featuring locally-sourced organic produce, honey, baked goods, ready-to-eat food and a full event calendar of family-oriented activities and live music each week. Lancaster East Side Market runs May 25 to October 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Musser Park, at the corner of East Chestnut and North Shippen streets. More here...
Blog: Buried Powerlines
What do suburban developments and Lancaster's Central Business District have in common? They both have buried power lines.What would Lancaster's neighborhoods look like if their power lines were buried? Take a look at these dramatic photos from 5 city neighborhoods. Click Here for More.
Lancaster City Living is working on a story at a neighborhood restaurant and just happens to run into one of the most connected people in Lancaster city. In a moment of weakness, Ken takes on 20 questions and neglects to list "connected" as one of his attributes.Click Here for More.
What do you think Lancaster will be like in ten years? On her wish list are bike lanes, flat sidewalks and more green spaces. Shanon takes 20 Questions. Click here for more.
Meet Capt Wiczkowski
He doesn't drink coffee and he doesn't eat donuts, but Captain Wiczkowski does oversee the Police Department's patrol division. Another stereotype bites the dust. Twenty questions. Click here for more.
McCaskey Director of Choirs Earns Grammy Nomination
Timothy Sterner, IB/AP Music Teacher and Director of Choirs at J. P. McCaskey High School, has been named a quarterfinalist for the Grammy's first Music Educator Award. According to the press release issued today, a total of 217 music teachers from 195 cities across 45 states have been announced as quarterfinalists. In total, more than 30,000 initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Click here for more.
Lancaster City One of the Ten Fastest Growing Passenger Rail Hubs
Since 1997, the ridership at the Lancaster Station has grown 257 percent, rising from 207,073 riders then to 740,587 last year. This growth has begun to garner the attention of politicians and think tanks who have been looking at the role of public transportation. Lancaster City now finds itself among the ten fastest growing passenger rail hubs in America. Incidentally, Harrisburg finds itself on the same list, making this spur from Philadelphia of particular interest to planners. Click here for more.
Meet Lt. Smith
Lt. James Smith could be working for just about any police department in the country. Instead he chose to stay and oversee the area of Lancaster City where he grew up. Today he takes 20 questions. Click here for more.
Lancaster's Central Market Makes CNN's "world's best fresh markets"
As the oldest continuously operating farmer's market in America, Lancaster's Central Market is a special place. Apparently CNN agrees. In its July 2012 list of the world's best fresh markets, Lancaster's market ranks #8 and is one of only two from the United States. Read more from CNN or
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Kickstarting Urban Revitalization
Says Linda Aleci in the kickstarter video below, "Small investments can yield big results...for the neighborhood and then for the city as a whole." Here are three for Lancaster City (all funded, by the way).Click here for more...
The Social Interaction Potential
The Social Interaction Potential (SIP) is a theory (and formula) developed by a University of Utah transportation geographer. How would Lancaster City do under this analysis? Click here for more.
Tornados Ready To Take States By Storm
Despite going into districts as the 16th and last seeded team, the Tornados had the determination and strength to defeat top seeded rival Hempfield, 8th seeded Spring Grove, and 14th seeded Dallastown to finish in third. Click here for more.
What do you think Lancaster will be like in 10 years? I believe it will be the third most desirable city in PA...no scratch that. Move aside Pittsburgh. Move aside Philadelphia. Lancaster will be the #1 in demand PA city to live. Kevin from Mussertown is in the house. Click here for more.
Chickens in the City
Want to raise chickens in your back yard? More and more people in Lancaster City are asking about that. Click here for more.
Lancaster's Low Carbon Footprint
Walkability means a greener Lancaster. The "Shrinking Carbon Footprint of Metropolitan America," by the Brookings Institution discusses the problems created by America's growing carbon footprint. Cities, as it turns out, have only a fraction of the carbon output per resident than the suburbs. Interestingly, Lancaster City is one of the areas profiled in the report. In the lineup, Lancaster comes in 29th best (2nd in auto emissions). The profile also breaks down the sources of carbon output. What does this mean? Click Here for More
Kiplinger's - Lancaster a Real Estate 'Safe Haven'
Forbes Magazine thought highly of Lancaster's position in these tough economic times. Apparently, so does Kiplingers. Says Kiplingers, "...in certain pockets across the country the damage has been minimal -- if not nonexistent. We found six cities with slow, steady growth, using data from Fiserv Lending Solutions, a home-price research company. These cities' local economies have kept unemployment and foreclosure rates below average. Plus, their affordability index -- a measure of home prices versus family income -- is low." Curious? Click Here for More
What's in the Central Business District?
...probably more than in any other neighborhood. Still, many people own homes in the Central Busines District and, luckily, those from other nieghborhoods are within easy walking distance. Click here for more
What's in Chestnut Hill?
Whether you are planning to buy a home in this attactive neighborhood or simply visiting, check this link to find out what's there. Click here for more.
What's in College Park?
Anchored by Franklin and Marshall College, this area combines the best of tree-lined neighborhoods and the energy of a lively college setting. Click here for more.
What's in the Stadium District?
The arrival of Clipper Stadium and the Lancaster Barnstormers changed this neighborhood forever. Want to know more about what's here? Follow this link: Click here for more.
What's in the West End?
There's a lot more to the West End nighborhood than meets the eye. Amid this enclave of tree-lined streets are a variety of amenties and places of interest. Click on this link for more: Click here for more.
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