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    Health of the City: Meet the New CEO of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, John J. Herman

    John J. Herman, the Chief Executive Officer of Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, strives to be a servant leader—someone who sees leadership as an opportunity to give rather than gain. Herman gives his time to serving the community and supporting his team. "At the end of the day, that's what I feel my job is. To put the organization in the position where we can achieve our ultimate goal, which is to serve the patients and the community."

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    Fresh Face: Wyndridge Cider

    Wyndridge Farm, the York, Pennsylvania cidery and brewery specializing in craft beverages since 2013, has expanded to Lancaster. Located on 398 Harrisburg Pike, Wyndridge Tasting Room is a bar and retail space showcasing the Wyndridge brand’s family of products.

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    Fresh Face: Trout CPA

    After nearly 50 years, Trout CPA has made a dynamic return to Lancaster City. The certified public accounting firm, its roots firmly entrenched in Central Pennsylvania, has opened a downtown office located at 160 East King Street.

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    Fresh Face: Kinfolk Boutique

    Kinfolk Boutique is bringing some much-needed color to the stark palette of minimalism. Devon Brady, a local artist and entrepreneur, successfully married her art, advocacy, and Afro-centric fashion passions with a stunning new jewelry collection.

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    Fresh Face: Longevity Lancaster

    Ever since high school, Longevity Lancaster founder Jillian Wojdyla knew she wanted to help people. “Whether I was working for the ACLU or the Innocence Project, I wanted to be a voice for the voiceless,” she says, explaining that she went on to pursue a career in law to fulfill this dream. But after seven years in the field, she began wondering if this passion might be of better use elsewhere.

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    Fresh Face: Good Life Organic Kitchen

    The wellness revolution has arrived in Lancaster, and Good Life Organic Kitchen is now at its center. Surrounded by multiple walking-distance yoga and pilates spaces—even sharing an address with the new boutique fitness studio, Longevity Lancaster—this superfood bar and juicery is fulfilling a major need for both long-time health nuts and wellness newcomers alike: genuinely healthful, mindfully-prepared meals.

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    Giving Back: Discerning Eye Community Agriculture

    What does the Lancaster local art scene and its urban farming community have in common? Two things: the first is the necessity for organization, advocacy, and education. The second is Hawa Lassanah.

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    Fresh Face: Frisco’s Chicken

    When Francisco “Frisco” Gomez De La Torre first came to Lancaster in 2009, he had just lost his Manhattan hotel job in the financial crisis. He was interviewing for what seemed to be the only job opening at a hotel in the Eastern Seaboard, at the Lancaster Marriott. As he rode his motorcycle around the Lancaster countryside, Frisco called his wife, Veronica, who was living in Peru at the time.

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    Fresh Face: Furdunkin

    Furdunkin founders/spouses Kristy Bledsoe and Jennifer Hufnagle are on a mission: they want to make pet care more compassionate, ethical, and personal—they want to revolutionize veterinary medicine.

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    Fresh Face: Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery

    The French have a word, terroir, which is used to describe the combination of factors that give wine grapes their distinctive character. The soil, climate, sunlight, and other geographical features of how and where grapes are grown give the wine unique characteristics that set it apart. For Dan Brown, owner and winemaker at Deerfoot Winery, his agricultural knowledge paired with the rich soil of his PA farm have set the stage for a line of exceptional wines grown nearby in Berks County.

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    Fresh Face: Front Porch Baking Co.

    Remember when we were all desperately trying to perfect our sourdough starters during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns of early 2020? Well, those in the know skipped the heartache and got their goods delivered directly from beloved local baker Kristen Richards. Front Porch Baking Co. was born when Kristen decided she’d offer contactless bread deliveries to pass the time and connect with her Lancaster neighbors during quarantine.

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    Foster The Foodie’s Fig Foodie Finds

    We love good food! And so does Corinne from Foster the Foodie.

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