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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: 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: Hempfield Botanicals

    Hempfield Botanicals was founded in Lancaster in 2017 by Heather and Nathan Kreider—a dynamic duo who have a passion for environmental stewardship, healthy living, and community involvement. They’ve been successfully helping people feel and perform their best with their line of products and services for the past 11 years through their founding business Makes Scents and their growing line of cannabinoid products named Hempfield Botanicals.

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    A Lancaster City Real Estate Renaissance

    Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zamagias Properties is a family-run real estate investment and development company that owns and manages over 2 million square feet of office, retail, mixed-use, and student housing properties across Pennsylvania and Virginia. Zamagias works closely with a mix of high-quality local operators as well as national brands and regional chains.

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    Fresh Face: Read Rose Books

    Elizabeth Peters and her business partner, Teddy Boucard, have the makings of natural entrepreneurs. Aside from the usual trials and tribulations attached to first-time business ownership, the young couple has managed to weather the most challenging months of 2020, a year mired in uncertainty for many. Fortunately for them, their familiarity with the Lancaster area, coupled with a key local connection, made it all possible.

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    Fresh Face: Risolve Studio

    Husband and wife duo Lyndsey and Sebastian Burke dreamt up Risolve Studio as an answer to this inquiry: “How can we combine our passions to build something totally unique? How can we do it together?”

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    Spice Up Your Life: Recipes from The Spice & Tea Exchange

    Do you know The Spice & Tea Exchange has a plethora of recipes on their website? We we're lucky enough to sample Glazed Lavender Lemon Cookies made with Lavender Lemon Sugar after our Spring photoshoot, and trust us you are going to want to bake these.

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    Fresh Face: Tonnino Winery

    When something is ‘from  the source,’ it’s often considered to be of the highest quality. In the world of Italian wines, this statement couldn’t be any truer. Tonnino Azienda Vitivinicola, or the Tonnino Winery, is a small Italian wine producer based in Alcamo, Sicily.

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    Fresh Face: Maejean Vintage

    Maejean Vintage sisters , Laura Mae and Amanda Jean love a good story. Nothing excites them more than hunting for vintage jewelry at local estate sales and auctions, then piecing together its history using their decades’ worth of expertise.

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    Fresh Face: Best Celebrations and More

    Meylin Best is reminding us to continue to celebrate–not despite these challenging times, but because of them. The prospect of opening a business in Downtown Lancaster mid-pandemic would send many people running for the hills. But for Meylin, the services she provides at Best Celebrations and More are essential; with these ever-rising levels of stress, who wouldn’t benefit from a pause to celebrate? Who doesn’t feel like a little kid again in the presence of dozens of vivid, shimmering balloons?

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    Fresh Face: Lancaster Pickle Company

    It's never too late to find your calling. For Jason Ziegler, that calling is pickles. A native of South Philadelphia, Jason moved to Lancaster at the age of 17 to live with his father. When he was 20 years old, he ran his own automobile dealership. But it was in 2010 that Jason, in a desire to move on from cars, decided to set his sights on pickles. 

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    Have a Heart for the Small Businesses of the City of Lancaster

    Bundle up the family and come to the city to shop, eat, and make memories during four festive events designed to make buying local even more fun this holiday.

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