Sign up for Fig Weekly

Sign up for Fig Weekly—your digital guide to Lancaster. Every Thursday, you’ll receive fresh content including local stories, special features, upcoming events, and social highlights, delivered directly to your inbox.

Suggest an Event

The online Fig calendar is a curated list of community events happening in Downtown Lancaster.

  • Contact Us

    • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    • MM slash DD slash YYYY
    • Your event may be posted pending approval.

    • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

  • Search


    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.

    Read More
    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.

    Read More
    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.

    Read More
    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.

    Read More
    Reach High: Stories of Leadership | Vanessa Philbert

    Vanessa Philbert, CEO of Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County (CAP), is a vibrant example of leadership with her blend of confidence, kindness, wisdom, and style. She communicates her extensive knowledge of corporate psychology and organizational structures in a conversational tone that encourages and develops leadership in others.

    Read More
    Fresh Face: Lisa Torba, J. Hilburn

    From T-shirts to tuxedos, Lisa Torba is bringing her expertise as a J. Hilburn stylist to Downtown Lancaster in a luxurious new studio space.

    Read More
    Fresh Face: EpitomeFit

    Health Coach Neo Cortex believes it’s time for a change in the fitness industry. For years, many gyms and personal trainers have taken a one-size-fits-all approach that has left many first-time gym-goers feeling intimidated by entering a fitness space and left regular gym goers without the tools they need to put their health at the forefront of their workout regimen. But at EpitomeFit, your health is their #1 focus.

    Read More
    Bring the Family

    You're always the perfect age to enjoy Lancaster.

    Read More
    Cookin’ Up Something Good at Community First Fund

    At Community First Fund, financial equity has been at the heart of what they do for the past 30 years. Through their work in financial services, affordable housing, and small business resources, Community First Fund is leveling the playing field for the clients they serve, many of whom are persons of color, women, and immigrants.

    Read More
    Waste to Energy at LCSWMA

    You might have heard or seen Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority’s mission a time or two: Managing waste as a resource to protect and benefit our community. But how are they really using waste as a resource?

    Read More
    Fresh Face: Hempfield Apothecary

    Hempfield Botanicals is bringing its unique approach to plant-based medicine into the spotlight with a new wellness space, Hempfield Apothecary, on the corner of Prince and Walnut streets.

    Read More
    Fuel Yourself at Clean Eatz

    After a serendipitous trip with an old college friend in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Dyers suddenly found themselves with an itch for entrepreneurship and a potential outlet for their passion to help others live healthier lives.

    Read More