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    Lancaster MusicFest returns to Buchanan Park this September

    MusicFest is back for its third year on Saturday, September 10, 2022! After a two-year hiatus, the team at SmartHub Foundation is thrilled to bring back their flagship event, welcoming local performers to the stage and gathering the Lancaster community together once again. 

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    Cedar Meadow Farm’s CBD success is rooted in good farming practices

    Quality is the goal of Steve Groff’s third-generation family farm, Cedar Meadow Farm, in Holtwood, Pennsylvania.

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    Amparo is bridging the gap between artists and new art buyers

    Business partners Mark Marotta and Ben White are paving a way for emerging and established artists to reach and connect with the next generation of fine art collectors.

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    A Q&A with James DeBord, President of Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development

    Fig sat down with Schreiber’s President, James DeBord, for a special Q&A to hear more on what makes Schreiber a special part of this community.

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    Go behind the scenes with Lancaster Makers

    Lancaster is full of people who have turned their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit into thriving local businesses. Meet the seven Lancaster Makers from our 2022 summer issue of Fig, who are using their talent and skill to help us fill our bags, shelves, and lives with their speciality goods. As our city grows and expands, these makers are holding onto the homegrown and handmade values that makes Lancaster so unique.

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    High Quality Healthcare

    Lancaster County has a vibrant, thriving business community, and when it comes to the health of organizations and their employees, Eliance Health Solutions has got it covered. Backed by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, their network provides high-quality care to members, with plans that emphasize cost containment programs and preventative health services that benefit employers and employees. The integration of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health's award-winning wellness program keeps employees healthy on the job.

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    Reach High: Stories of Leadership | Peter Barber

    Whether driving a bright orange Volkswagen bus or sponsoring the YWCA Race Against Racism, Peter Barber actively participates in building community. Faithful readers of Fig may know Barber as one of "the Dudes" who owns Two Dudes Painting Company with his business partner, Brian McCaskey. Two Dudes is a Certified B Corporation and an example of innovation and service, as they live up to their mission of being a force for good. Community engagement is part of their brand, getting involved in arts initiatives and always lending a hand in their neighborhood—acting as a COVID-19 clinic, a polling place, and even a spay and neuter location.

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    The History and Future of Miesse Candies

    In 1875, Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States, Thomas Edison was on the cusp of inventing electric light, and Miesse Candies had just started making the most delicious sweet treats.

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    Lancaster Looks Up | Summer 2022

    Partnering with local studio, MAROTTA/MAIN Architects, the School District of Lancaster recently renovated two middle schools—Reynolds, left page, and Lincoln, right page—using Armstrong World Industries (AWI) ceiling solutions to improve the performance and aesthetics of the space to support well-being, learning, and teaching. After several years of planning and construction starting in 2018, both schools are now complete and outfitted with about 70,000 sq. ft. of Armstrong ceiling tiles in each facility. By working with AWI, MAROTTA/MAIN was able to specify ceilings with inspirational design features and the acoustical, high light reflectance and sustainable properties to create healthier, more supportive environments for teaching, learning, and student interaction.

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    Shaken, swirled & sipped

    Lancaster City is located in the heart of beautiful Lancaster County—a national destination for good food, rolling farmland, and family adventures. There’s so much goodness waiting to be discovered around every corner, so grab a few friends and make some memories. Curious what Lancaster has to offer for a summer of craft sipping? We’ve got it right here. In collaboration with Discover Lancaster, we invited Kylie, our Digital Content Intern, and two friends to take a tour of Lancaster wine, beer, and cocktail experiences that are definitely worth a stop this summer.

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    Fresh Face: Cafe One Eight

    Anthony Vega & Demi Smeltzer never thought they’d own a café, but after Anthony’s brother, Rob Vega, passed away in 2013, Anthony made a commitment to honor his brother’s legacy, using his dream of becoming an entrepreneur to keep his memory alive.

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    Fresh Face: Sweetish

    A Lancaster City staple, Sweetish’s new corner location is bringing even more sweetness to downtown. Tyler Graybeal opened Sweetish in 2019, and when he got the opportunity this spring to move to a bigger spot on North Queen, he jumped at the chance.

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