Lancaster Stands Up hosting online candidate forum Saturday with Sturla, Smith-Wade-El

Lancaster Stands Up hosting online candidate forum Saturday with Sturla, Smith-Wade-El

(Source: Lancaster Stands Up) State Rep. Mike Sturla and his challenger in the Democratic Party primary, City Council President Ismail Smith-Smith-Wade-El, will face off in an online candidate forum this...
Local nonprofit RegenAll’s TEDx Countdown event will offer vision for regional climate action

Local nonprofit RegenAll’s TEDx Countdown event will offer vision for regional climate action

Eric Sauder (Source: RegenAll) Eric Sauder believes Lancaster County has the potential to make significant progress in reducing its carbon footprint, becoming "a national hub for climate action and innovation"...
Print copies available of Lancaster County 2021-22 resource guide

Print copies available of Lancaster County 2021-22 resource guide

(Source: PA 211 East) Print copies of United Way of Lancaster County's freshly updated resource guide are available for local social service agencies. Revised this fall, the guide, "Where to Call...
Gifts That Give Hope alternative gift fair is Sunday

Gifts That Give Hope alternative gift fair is Sunday

(Source: GIfts That Give Hope) Lancaster's Gifts That Give Hope will host an Alternative Gift Fair this weekend, returning to an in-person format after last year's virtual fair, necessitated by...
A local ER nurse discusses Covid-19, vaccination

A local ER nurse discusses Covid-19, vaccination

Renee Heller Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been putting all their energy into helping others. United Way of Lancaster County recently interviewed Renee Heller, a local emergency room...
LG Health seeks blood donors

LG Health seeks blood donors

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is stepping up its call for blood donors. "The United States is currently experiencing a dangerous shortage of blood supplies," the health system said, encouraging...
A Q&A with Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively (Part 1)

A Q&A with Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively (Part 1)

Marshall Snively (Source: Lancaster City Alliance) Marshall Snively has been the Lancaster City Alliance's president for the past four years. Snively, 53, was vice president of the James Street Improvement...
A Q&A with Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively (Part 2)

A Q&A with Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively (Part 2)

Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively shows off his 2021 LAUNCH Music Festival badge next to an alliance banner. (Source: Lancaster City Alliance) The Lancaster City...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

(Source: Pixabay) One United Lancaster would like to wish our readers a safe and happy Thanksgiving weekend. Our staff is taking a break for the holiday. Posting will resume on...
United Way staff members share what they’re thankful for

United Way staff members share what they’re thankful for

(Source: One United Lancaster) Thanksgiving gives us all an opportunity to pause and reflect on what means the most to us, what enriches our lives, what touches our hearts. One...
Ephrata Area Social Services celebrates 50 years

Ephrata Area Social Services celebrates 50 years

Joy Ashley, executive director of Ephrata Area Social Services, gives a tour of the Hand UP food pantry on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) When Ephrata Area Social...
Lititz Chooses Love to celebrate ‘safe space’ venue Dec. 15

Lititz Chooses Love to celebrate ‘safe space’ venue Dec. 15

(Source: Lititz Chooses Love) Local LGBTQ+ organization Lititz Chooses Love will hold a grand opening celebration from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 to introduce its new space. The drop-in...
LGBTQ+ Coalition celebrates 3rd anniversary with GAYLA

LGBTQ+ Coalition celebrates 3rd anniversary with GAYLA

Master of Ceremonies Chi Chi Unbothered Mizrahi addresses the crowd during the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition's Gayla at Tellus 360 on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2021. (Photo: Ole Hongvanthong | PhotOle Photography)...
The Mix’s ‘Legacy’ mural highlights Lancaster legends (video)

The Mix’s ‘Legacy’ mural highlights Lancaster legends (video)

The "Legacy" mural at The Mix. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) The Mix recently added a feature to its courtyard: A "Legacy Mural" honoring prominent local Black leaders. "When I thought of...
How can U.S. improve child care? PolicyLab has some suggestions

How can U.S. improve child care? PolicyLab has some suggestions

(Source: Policylab.chop.edu) Rebecka Rosenquist Increasing support for caregivers through subsidies and public policy changes would be broadly beneficial, according to the PolicyLab research center at Children's...
LG Health Covid-19 vaccine clinic serves 400+ children (photos)

LG Health Covid-19 vaccine clinic serves 400+ children (photos)

Julian Clingan poses by the vaccine clinic sign before getting his Covid-19 vaccine. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) Julian Clingan and his mother, Melissa, were among the first to arrive at Penn...
United Way to host online forum on workforce, childcare issues (updated)

United Way to host online forum on workforce, childcare issues (updated)

Top, from left: Stacie Blake, Steve Doster, Kimberly Early. Bottom, from left: Tyrone Scott, state Rep. Mike Sturla. (Source: Provided) Rebecca O'Shea United Way of Lancaster...
Legal aid during Covid-19: A Q&A with MidPenn Legal Services’ Laurie Baughman

Legal aid during Covid-19: A Q&A with MidPenn Legal Services’ Laurie Baughman

Laurie Baughman (Source: Provided) The coronavirus pandemic has been a busy time for MidPenn Legal Services. The nonprofit provides professional counsel and representation in civil legal issues free of cost...