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The virtual voices of Fig, our local bloggers have something to say, and Lancaster is listening. Sit back, relax and learn about the best of everything from pancakes to parties!

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Victoria Miville - 717Society

Why stay in when there are so many reasons to go out? Victoria Miville spends her days seeking the inspired, the unique and the new in Downtown Lancaster. You can find her around town with her photographer husband, 8-year-old step-daughter and their cat, Steve Martin. Follow Victoria's daily adventures on Facebook and Twitter @itsvictoriahill. Hosting an exciting event or interested in contracting Marketing or PR work? Contact Victoria at vcshill@gmail.com.





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Kim Nguyen - @LNC_eats

Hello! I'm Kim from the Instagram @LNC_eats. After years of dining on chain restaurants and the usual takeouts, I discovered Lancaster has many fantastic and unique eateries that needed exploring! My food exploration is trying to find the must-have item at every place and learning what makes it stand out. I'm excited to share my experiences with you all. Although everyone may have different tastes, I hope you find my food blog to be of delicious reference! Enjoy!




Ann Fulton - Fig at Fountain Avenue Kitchen

The Fountain Avenue Kitchen was my grandmother’s kitchen, where I first pulled up a stool and watched the magic of turning basic, fresh ingredients into culinary wonders. The cooking style wasn’t fussy, but it was wholesome, delicious and affordable. While much has changed in the generations that have followed, some things have remained the same. In our corner of world, farm-fresh foods are still abundant, and these local treasures can be the foundation upon which we create delicious, attainable meals and build healthier lives.









Amber DeGrace - Unique Eats!

Amber is a freelance writer with bylines in publications like Zymurgy and AOL Travel, and a blogger at Tickling My Fancy. She is sweet on travel, food, craft beer, and mobile photography. Amber is a member of American Homebrewers Association and Pink Boots Society. You can follow her shenanigans on Facebook and Twitter.

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Gwendolyn Mccomsey - Life On-Call

Gwendolyn is the proud owner of Keystone State Doula Services LLC, a local agency providing postpartum doula, labor doula, lactation services, clildbirth education and placenta encapsulation services to Central PA and beyond.. Born and raised in Lancaster County, Gwendolyn has come to love downtown Lancaster, her home for many years now. You may remember her face from years of working at Central Market, where she has made many lifelong connections. If you make plans with Gwendolyn, it will likely be followed by "unless I'm at a birth." Gwendolyn also finds great joy in essential oils, dancing, softball, mothering and connecting with all the sparkly wonders of the world.


Marie Cleaves Rothacker - Move It With Marie

As a professionally trained ballet dancer, Marie has spent her whole life focusing on creative expression through movement. She believes that movement is the key to a fulfilling life and that there is a movement style for everyone. In September 2014, Marie opened Move It Studio, Lancaster's first barre studio and only movement gallery. In January 2016, she will open a second location. Move It Studio offers barre fitness classes as well as beginning adult dance classes and babywearing "mommy and me" barre fitness classes.

Marie's training includes programs at North Carolina School of the Arts, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and American Ballet Theatre. A commitment to movement and wellness led her to develop her own barre class, Move It Barre, in addition to certifications in Pilates. Marie holds a Master of Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame (cum laude, '11).  In 2012, she helped launch the Dance for Parkinson’s-Central PA program with Cobalt Dance Company

Follow Move It Studio on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @moveitlanc.



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Jennifer Potter - Faith & Life

Jennifer Potter is co-founder and co-pastor of The Other Church Lancaster, a church that values the exploration of all things spiritual. While deeply rooted in the Christian faith, Jennifer prefers to hold her faith with an open hand in order to see and experience the vastness of God. Through the exercise of not limiting God, she is finding God everywhere and is passionate about being more in tune to the work of God. Jennifer has lived in 11 states total, having moved to Lancaster with her husband and children in 2000. While it took some time to feel like home, she has grown to love the Lancaster area for its history, culture, presence of art, good food, wine and beer, and her eclectic group of friends that have become like family.




Roger Cohen - Lancaster Notebook

Roger Cohen is author of Lancaster Notebook, the blog of Puffer Morris Real Estate, Inc. After a lifetime in New Jersey and New York, Roger first arrived in Lancaster to spend time with his now-fiancee Patricia O’Hara, a professor of English at Franklin & Marshall.  Roger came here for love and immediately fell in love with Lancaster. Lancaster Notebook is an eclectic chronicle of life in Lancaster and environs: its arts and culture, its pleasures and its problems; its perpetually fascinating mix of people pursuing lives that are meaningful and interesting to their neighbors.  Roger is a former award-winning journalist at the Bergen Record in New Jersey, and has worked as a Congressional aide, political manager, government official, public affairs and communications consultant, and senior administrator at one of the world’s leading global law firms.  Now living on Chestnut Street with Patricia, Roger also is active in Lancaster politics and maintains a strategic communications and public affairs consulting practice, for which he writes a public affairs blog, Autokthonous, in addition to Lancaster Notebook. He can be reached at rogercohen@puffermorris.com.







Jeff McLain - South Side Lancaster City

Jeff McLain is an adventurous coffeeholic that is intentionally creative about the way he lives in Lancaster City's South Side. He enjoys blogging about the stories, culture and art in his reemerging South Side neighborhood. Jeff serves as Associate Pastor at East Petersburg Mennonite Church and runs a Nextdoor network, website and facebook for the South Side neighborhood.  He and his wife Katie also are involved in a missional community project called, The Community Haus.  He is an avid Lancaster Barnstormers fan that thrives on the community and culture of Lancaster City life. Discover more on JeffMcLain.com.


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Judy Lobos - Life Lived Forward

Judy is the content curator of ‘Life Lived Forward’, an award-winning online resource for active adults over 50, sponsored by Willow Valley Communities. Today’s active senior lives a life that is vibrant and alive, a chapter that can last over 40 years. ‘Life Lived Forward.org’ celebrates this lifestyle by featuring articles by nationally recognized authors discussing a variety of dynamic topics. Over 40 contributors share information to help ageless adults make informed decisions about subjects that matter physically, emotionally, socially and financially. Be inspired to live an active and vibrant lifestyle no matter what your age!

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