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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...
Wolf administration announces expansion of SNAP eligibility to qualifying college students

Wolf administration announces expansion of SNAP eligibility to qualifying college students

Pennsylvania will temporarily expand eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), so that needy college students can qualify, the Wolf administration announced Monday. Under the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act...
Wanderlust Coffees brews up global connection, nonprofit support

Wanderlust Coffees brews up global connection, nonprofit support

A sampling of Wanderlust Coffees' locally-roasted blends. (Source: Wanderlust Coffees) Timm Wenger has been committed to bringing global experiences to the Lancaster community for more than a decade. Through the...
Mighty Mehal furthers aid for substance abuse recovery with Lancaster Cares grants

Mighty Mehal furthers aid for substance abuse recovery with Lancaster Cares grants

Jenny Mercandetti, founder of The Mighty Mehal Foundation. (Photo: Provided) Jenny Mercandetti's passion for supporting people recovering from substance abuse stems from personal loss and the desire for other families...
Lancaster volunteers give back for MLK Day of Giving

Lancaster volunteers give back for MLK Day of Giving

A young volunteer cleans the kitchen at The Mix on Arbor. (Source: Kyle Gamble) Volunteers at Crispus Attucks work at cleaning the kitchen. (Source: Olivia Smucker)...
2021 MLK Day events in Lancaster

2021 MLK Day events in Lancaster

Even though Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is looking a bit different this year, many organizations are still offering service and commemorative activities in the days surrounding the holiday on...
PCA&D opens annual Designathon to Lancaster nonprofits

PCA&D opens annual Designathon to Lancaster nonprofits

Local nonprofits looking to refresh their marketing look are invited to submit proposals for free graphic design help in Pennsylvania College of Art & Design's 13th Annual Designathon. Nonprofits that...
VITA tax prep service open for appointments

VITA tax prep service open for appointments

Michelle Ingham The United Way of Lancaster County's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program is now scheduling appointments for tax preparation. The Lancaster VITA is one...