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Fig Stories 2016
Fig Stories is a collection of INSIGHTFUL STORIES featuring Lancaster County's MOST INFLUENTIAL leaders, BOLD thinkers, and agents of CHANGE. It is our great pleasure to share with you this collection of stories. Each one deserves a closer look. Read their stories and don't miss each video crafted by Life & Legacies in their own words and voice.
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Music is oft-said to possess a special sort of magic—and people like Brian Norcross make that magic happen.
Carrie Johnson encourages the next generation of girls to embrace their uniqueness.
How do you solve a problem? Ask Lancaster City’s Director of Public Works.
A pillar of the community, Dale High has seen his father's company grow from a tiny welding shop to one of the big movers and shakers in Lancaster.
David Lyall's story is one of trial and error, steady progress, and unparalleled perseverance.
Community initiatives and education go hand in hand, and nobody knows this better than Dr. Damaris Rau.
A long and tumultuous academic career has given Dr. Anderson a deep empathy for the struggles that students face.
A model citizen, Lewis Thayne presides over Lebanon Valley College while retaining ties to the community.
Land development is a huge responsibility, and Ed Drogaris knows the ins and outs of helping a community grow.
From businessman to philanthropist, Frank Fox believes he has finally found his purpose in life.
Gail Graybill Carson is dedicated to giving back and appreciating all that has been given to her.
Gary Langmuir is a firm believer that a sense of responsibility and a bit of hard work are crucial when it comes to making a difference.
Gil Lyons is a man trying to improve the environment with a fusion of biology know-how and a career in real estate.
A landscape architect and a musician, Howard Supnik finds music in the landscape.
Hunter Johnson has always been a motivated individual. Read of his journey from anxious teenager to visionary architect.
Jan discusses her philosophy, including her motivations for volunteering and starting a career in medicine.
Self-confessed practical joker and optician Jim Albright talks humor, eyewear, and the spirit of invention.
Joanne Ladley embraces her heritage while exploring hobbies and helping others.
John Gerdy is a strong believer in the power of music education, something that he has helped promote throughout Lancaster.
Cool and collected, John Reed has tested himself as an individual and as a lawyer.
Kathleen Frankford offers an insider's perspective on the ever-changing brand of Lancaster.
As a journalist, Kathleen Pavelko has always believed in the integrity of the press. Learn how she's contributed to the field.
As a bi-racial Mennonite, Kevin Ressler talks about his religious identity and his volunteering efforts.
Lisa Groff talks about aesthetic and the joys of living life to the fullest.
Lois Dostalik is acutely self-aware, fiercely passionate, and idiosyncratically delightful.
Learn about Martha Harris' drive to make a difference through YWCA.
Mary Kohler's empathy has gotten her far in life, positively shaping her business ventures.
As a recognized reporter for WGAL, Meredith Jorgensen Cooke talks about her life off screen.
Michael Biggerstaff is a man with big ideas, driven enough to create one of the best workplaces in Pennsylvania.
Taking a family-oriented approach to business, Mike Mitchell has defied the stereotypes of the corporate world.
Rob Barber knows how to find the energy in any location. Hear about his journey through the world of aesthetics.
Rob Bowman reimagines how the modern home could look.
Read about Ross Kramer's endeavor to build Listrak from the ground up.
Srirupa Dasgupta has progressed through the fields of computer science and art with an appreciation for the small things in life.
Steve Lindsey shares his thoughts on the strong bonds formed between residents at Garden Spot Village.
Life has worked in strange ways for Steve Wolgemuth, horse rider turned web developer.
An artist and educator, Susan Gottlieb talks about finding herself in the creative process.
With remarkable enthusiasm, Todd Lindsley helps manage fundraising campaigns while keeping himself involved in charity.
Ty Gant is a man determined to make a difference, setting an example for disadvantaged children through poetry and mentorship.