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    Simon Lever is celebrating 70 years of serving Lancaster

    The CPA and business advisory firm Simon Lever celebrated an impressive milestone in 2021—70 years of serving the Lancaster community! When the company’s namesake opened his office on South Queen Street in 1951, the average cost of a new home was $9,000, and the average annual salary was $3,510. Clearly, a lot has changed since then, but one thing has remained constant—Simon Lever’s commitment to maximizing the success of those they partner with.

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    Health of the City: LG Health & Lanc Co MyHome’s Mobile Hygiene Unit is Bringing Comfort and Dignity

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, LEMSA, and the Lancaster County Homeless Coalition (Lanc Co MyHome) are addressing community needs with the purchase of a mobile hygiene unit. 

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    A Redefined Thrift Experience at Freedom Thrift

    Twenty miles east of the heart of Downtown Lancaster, Freedom Thrift Secondhand Store is redefining the thrift store experience.

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    Giving Back: Dr. Katie Sandoe & Girls on the Run

    Lancaster City is fortunate to have Katie Sandoe’s light inspiring generations to come—through her new role as Executive Director of Girls on the Run Lancaster.

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    Lancaster Legacies: LINK Business

    Lancaster Legacies: Companies in Lancaster are known for their strong work ethic, collaboration, and deep connection to the community. In this series, Fig features multi-generational legacy businesses that have stood the test of time and made changes as they look to the future.

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    Get to Know LCSWMA

    Meet Karen Gross, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA)'s new Communications Manager. LCSWMA is located in the heart of Lancaster.

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    Fall in Love with Southern Market All Over Again

    Take glimpse inside the new food hall, community hub, and workplace—opening January 2022!

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    Health of the City: School-based Health Clinics through Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

    For nearly 30 years, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health has operated school-based health centers for School District of Lancaster students, providing essential medical services that keep students healthy and in school.

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    Lancaster Gifts Local: Fig’s 2021 Gifting Guide

    Our unique small business community is a true gift that is worth celebrating. Each and every independent retailer has overcome incredible challenges as they’ve continued to fill the streets of Lancaster with inspiring and thoughtful goods. From your home, to your wardrobe, to your holiday gift list, they have just the thing to make the season sparkle. Use this guide to find something local and unique to gift yourself and your loved ones. A special thank you to Conestoga House and Gardens, whose enchanting spaces were the perfect backdrop for most of the photography in this special section.

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    Behind the Scenes: Winter 2021 Photoshoot at the Conestoga House & Gardens

    A special thank you to Conestoga House and Gardens, whose enchanting spaces were the perfect backdrop for our cover and most of the
    photography in our special gifting section.

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    Discover Holiday Magic with Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker

    Let your holiday spirit soar—Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) is proud to present George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® at Whitaker Center on December 11 and 12 and Hershey Theatre on December 18 and 19.

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    Lancaster Gives Local: Fig’s 2021 Giving Back Guide

    There’s something about the holiday season that is filled with magic. Maybe it’s the rhythm of gathering with friends and family, the traditions and memories that the chill in the air bring forth, or the twinkle around town. We believe there is also real magic in investing in our community and those who work all year long to make it better. This year’s Giving Guide is a beautiful picture of the impactful nonprofits who continue to make Lancaster a more joyous place for all who call it home. Use this guide to find an organization (or several) to partner with and discover the magic in giving generously.

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