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Pa. Council on Aging to host symposium on social isolation

Pa. Council on Aging to host symposium on social isolation

(Source: Pa. Council on Aging) The Pennsylvania Council on Aging announced Friday that it will host an online Social Isolation Symposium next week, on Tuesday, March 23, and Wednesday, March...
Call center for Lancaster County mass vaccination site expands hours

Call center for Lancaster County mass vaccination site expands hours

The banner on the south facade of the Vaccinate Lancaster community vaccination center at Park City Mall. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The call center for appointments at the Vaccinate Lancaster community...
Project SOS seeks more donations to help people through pandemic

Project SOS seeks more donations to help people through pandemic

(Source: United Way of Lancaster County) Josephine Martin says she felt "delighted" and "blessed" when her Project SOS check arrived from the United Way of Lancaster County. "I got to...
Prima feeds artists in need with Lancaster Cares grant

Prima feeds artists in need with Lancaster Cares grant

A picture of Prima Art's 2019 production of "Godspell." (Source: Prima Arts) "Hibernating is not an option," said Mitch Nugent. Nugent, the founder and executive artistic director of Prima Arts,...
USDA action makes free school meals available all summer

USDA action makes free school meals available all summer

(Source: Hunger Free Lancaster) Waivers allowing all children to continue to receive free school meals were recently extended through the end of summer by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This...
City of Lancaster seeking artist for public art project in Cabbage Hill neighborhood

City of Lancaster seeking artist for public art project in Cabbage Hill neighborhood

The mural at the intersection of Crystal and First Streets in Lancaster city. (Source: Lancaster Public Art) The city of Lancaster, along with the SoWe neighborhood group and the Lancaster...
VisionCorps engages in mask-making, program expansion during Covid-19

VisionCorps engages in mask-making, program expansion during Covid-19

Face mask production at VisionCorps. (Source: VisionCorps) When the pandemic arrived in March of last year, many businesses saw challenges and shutdowns. VisionCorps, on the other hand, saw a chance...
CDC releases new relaxed Covid-19 guidelines for people fully vaccinated

CDC releases new relaxed Covid-19 guidelines for people fully vaccinated

People who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can now gather unmasked with other fully vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated individuals from one household, according to  new guidelines...
Emergency Rental Assistance opens Monday, March 8. Here’s what you need to know (FAQ)

Emergency Rental Assistance opens Monday, March 8. Here’s what you need to know (FAQ)

Apartment buildings and row homes in Columbia Borough are seen from the air. (Photo: Kevin Flounlacker) Lancaster County's Emergency Rental Assistance program will open for applications this coming Monday, March...
C.R.A.S.H. to host second part of ‘We Can’t Wait Summit’

C.R.A.S.H. to host second part of ‘We Can’t Wait Summit’

(Source: C.R.A.S.H.) A local advocacy group is hosting the second of three online summits on social justice this Saturday, Feb. 27. The session, titled "We Can't Wait: Mobilization," will run from...
Partnership for Learning Equity announces All Star Code summer course

Partnership for Learning Equity announces All Star Code summer course

(Source: The Steinman Foundation) Young Black and Latino men can learn computer coding and web development skills this summer through a free six-week program, the Lancaster County Partnership for Learning...
With its drop-off schedule now full, VITA Lancaster tax prep service promotes free online options

With its drop-off schedule now full, VITA Lancaster tax prep service promotes free online options

Lancaster County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program said Tuesday that it has filled all its available appointments for drop-off tax preparation services. However, VITA continues to offer two other...
Grace Chapel Food Pantry funds truck repair, food increase with Lancaster Cares grant

Grace Chapel Food Pantry funds truck repair, food increase with Lancaster Cares grant

Grace Chapel's food pantry building. (Source: Grace Chapel) Food pantries are well-oiled machines: boxes, bags, donations, volunteers, schedules and more coming together in the name of community care. But when...
Pennie re-extends Covid-19 enrollment period

Pennie re-extends Covid-19 enrollment period

(Source: Pennie.com) Pennie announced Monday that it is reopening for a special Covid-19 enrollment period until May 15 in response to the Biden administration's announcement that federal marketplaces are reopening...
NAACP webinar to examine Hazel Jackson’s legacy

NAACP webinar to examine Hazel Jackson’s legacy

Hazel I. Jackson (Source: Provided) The life and legacy of local Black education pioneer Hazel I. Jackson will be the topic of a free online seminar on Sunday, Feb. 21,...
Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity extends enrollment for free, virtual after-school program

Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity extends enrollment for free, virtual after-school program

(Source: BellXcel / Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity) The Lancaster Partnership for Learning Equity is extending enrollment for its free, remote after-school program to students in kindergarten through 8th grade....
WellSpan Health relaxes visitation guidelines

WellSpan Health relaxes visitation guidelines

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (Source: WellSpan Health) WellSpan Health facilities are now allowing one family or support person per stay to visit individuals in inpatient, emergency department, clinic, and outpatient...
Wolf administration announces Covid-19 vaccine joint task force

Wolf administration announces Covid-19 vaccine joint task force

State Sen. Ryan Aument (Source: Provided) Lancaster County state Rep. Ryan Aument has been named to a task force set up by Gov. Tom Wolf's administration to share information on...