Activists to rally in support of transgender athletes as Hempfield school board debates policy

Activists to rally in support of transgender athletes as Hempfield school board debates policy

(Source: Hempfield School District) As the Hempfield school board prepares to consider its policy on transgender athletes at its meeting next week, local activists are organizing two events in support...
Pa. renames Medicare counseling service for seniors

Pa. renames Medicare counseling service for seniors

(Source: PA Department of Aging) The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has changed the name of a program that offers advice on Medicare enrollment and benefits to older residents. The program...
Gov. Wolf visits CAP to highlight early childhood education funding

Gov. Wolf visits CAP to highlight early childhood education funding

Gov. Tom Wolf takes part in a game with a parachute in the playground at Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Acting Health Secretary Meg...
News: Thursday, July 8

News: Thursday, July 8

(Source: North Star Initative) Headlines: • Lancaster nonprofit expands services for human trafficking survivors: The North Star Initiative received a $61,000 check from the Elevate Investing Group and Win This...
Ceremony marks start of construction at Landis Place on King

Ceremony marks start of construction at Landis Place on King

Jess McPherson, a Native American and board member of Circle Legacy Center, sprinkles dirt around a Peace Tree during a dedication and blessing ceremony for Landis Place on King on...
Pa. secures continuation of emergency SNAP assistance

Pa. secures continuation of emergency SNAP assistance

Meg Snead (Source: Pa.gov) State officials and the Biden administration have reached an agreement allowing more than 1.8 million low-income Pennsylvania families to continue receiving about $150 million per month in emergency food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP),...
‘Affordable Housing 101’: Underlying Covid-19, a local market already in crisis

‘Affordable Housing 101’: Underlying Covid-19, a local market already in crisis

Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith-Wade-El speaks about affordable housing at a Global Shapers Lancaster Hub forum on Friday, July 2, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Ismail Smith-Wade-El said the American...
News: Wednesday, July 7

News: Wednesday, July 7

Tollbooths at the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Somerset interchange are seen in an undated photo. (Source: Wikimedia) Headlines: • New Pa. law allows students to repeat a grade because of the pandemic:...
Residential compost Co-Ops melds sustainability, community

Residential compost Co-Ops melds sustainability, community

Compost Captain Antonia Hinnenkamp preparing the initial stages of the Musser Park composting bin. (Source: Lancaster Compost Co-Ops) (Source: Lancaster Compost Co-Ops) "I've always wanted to...
Senior centers extend hours again due to intense heat

Senior centers extend hours again due to intense heat

(Source: CDC.gov) The National Weather Service has issued a dangerous-heat advisory in central Pennsylvania for today, Tuesday, July 6. Accordingly, the Lancaster County Office of Aging is extending hours of...
News: Tuesday, July 6

News: Tuesday, July 6

In this image taken from social media, Pa. state Sen. Doug Mastriano, left, joins former state Rep. Rick Saccone, right, during a pro-Trump rally in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan....
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

In observance of Independence Day, One United Lancaster is taking the day off on Monday, July 5. We will resume posting on Tuesday, July 6.
By the numbers (final edition?): Covid-19 in June

By the numbers (final edition?): Covid-19 in June

For all practical purposes, the COVID-19 virus no longer poses a threat to most Lancaster County residents. New cases have dropped into the single digits - five to eight per...
News: Friday, July 2

News: Friday, July 2

Stars representing recovered Covid-19 inpatients adorn a window at Lancaster General Hospital. Yellow stars denote patients who were intubated. (Source: LGH) Headlines: • Time is running out for LG Health...
Gov. Wolf vetoes GOP bill to ban ‘vaccine passports’

Gov. Wolf vetoes GOP bill to ban ‘vaccine passports’

Gov. Tom Wolf calls for increasing Pennsylvania's minimum wage during a media event at Two Dudes Painting Co. in Lancaster on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Gov. Tom...
Vaccine center celebrates final dose, 238,000+ total

Vaccine center celebrates final dose, 238,000+ total

Gregory Picart received the last Covid-19 vaccine dose administered at the Vaccinate Lancaster Community Vaccination Center on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Source: Vaccinate Lancaster Coalition) The Lancaster County Community Vaccination...
News: Thursday, July 1

News: Thursday, July 1

The piano that will sit in front of Tellus360 gets loaded up for delivery as part of 2021 Keys for the City. (Source: Music For Everyone) Headlines: • Lancaster police...
Gov. Wolf vetoes ‘Voting Rights Protection Act’

Gov. Wolf vetoes ‘Voting Rights Protection Act’

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks about education funding during a media conference at the state Capitol on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday vetoed a package...