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August 25, 2014
CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. On Monday, August 25, 2014, at 2:00 PM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by water system maintenance. This notice is for customers residing at: 1934 Blue Ridge Rd. 68 Alan Dr. 70 Alan Dr. 72 Alan Dr. The City of Lancaster Water System may be at an increased risk from microbial contamination due to a drop/loss of water... read more
August 11, 2014
Last week, a ceremony was held at the Ewell/Gantz Playground in honor of the mural commemorating Barney Ewell and Ida Gantz. African American Gold Medalist, Barney Ewell, was the winner of one gold and two silver medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. He was born into poverty in Harrisburg and went on to become one of the world's leading sprinters. Mr. Ewell attended JP McCaskey High School and served in WWII from 1941 to 1945. After returning home, he attended college and received his B.S. degree. His childhood home was located on the site of the Ewell Gantz Playground. Ida Gantz was... read more
July 25, 2014
The Ewell Gantz Playground, located on the corner of South Christian and North Streets was dedicated in 1996. It was dedicated to Henry Norwood “Barney” Ewell, a local Olympic athlete, and Ida Gantz, an active community member. Both were strong, well-known members in Lancaster’s Southeast community. The Ewell Gantz playground is situated in the heart of Southeast Lancaster City. It is a residential corner where children live and frequent on a daily basis. It is next door to Arbor Place, an after school program for kids and teens. Last year, the Public Art Advisory Board and the Pennsylvania... read more
June 24, 2014
Celebrate Lancaster showcases the cultures and diversity of the people who live and work in Lancaster City, with local foods, locally crafted wine and beer, and also professional, local and regional entertainment. There will be two stages of entertainment, both at Binns Park and Penn Square, featuring great live music from a variety of sounds including bluegrass, Latino, R&B, rock n’ roll and more. Also, two beer and wine pub areas will be part of the event, one adjacent to the Penn Square stage and one across from the main stage at Binns Park. Over 25 food vendors will line North Queen... read more
June 24, 2014
From the Pennsylvania Municipal League: The City of Lancaster is the first community to receive Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification under the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s (PML) new statewide program. Last week, PML announced the initiative designed for municipalities that are working to save money, conserve resources, and serve vibrant communities.  The League administered program is a free, voluntary online certification system that provides a structure and performance platform for recognition of municipalities as they embrace sustainable policies and programs. Lancaster is... read more
June 12, 2014
BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED: WATER IS SAFE TO DRINK. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. As of Thursday June 12 at 8 o’clock in the morning, the boil water advisory is lifted for customers residing at: 503, 505, 507, 509, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 533, 535, 537, 540, 541, 543 West Walnut St. 302 North Mary St. 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238... read more
June 11, 2014
Lancaster City’s Annual Assessment for the period of January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013, by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Philadelphia Office The Wanamaker Building  100 Penn Square East  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3380 The Honorable J. Richard Gray Mayor City of Lancaster Municipal Building P.O. Box 1599 120 N. Duke Street Lancaster, PA  17608-1599 Dear Mayor Gray: SUBJECT: - Annual Community Assessment City of Lancaster January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 The provisions of the... read more
June 10, 2014
CUSTOMERS ARE ASKED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Hiervan el agua antes de usarla. Este informe contiene informacion muy importante sobre sy agua de beber. Traduzcalo o hable con alguien que lo entienda bien. On Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 11:15 AM, the City of Lancaster Water Department has issued a boil water advisory caused by water system maintenance. This notice is for customers residing at: 503, 505, 507, 509, 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 516, 517, 518, 519, 520, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 526, 527, 528, 529, 530, 531, 533, 535, 537, 540, 541, 543 West Walnut St. 302 North... read more
June 9, 2014
Just days ago, I oversaw installation of a new public artwork in a small grassy area at the recently renovated Rodney Park. The sculpture is the result of more than a year’s worth of discussion, planning, fundraising, design, and fabrication by the City of Lancaster and its community members, and me, the artist. As you can see from the photo above, the sculpture consists of seventeen steel arches, each with a unique shape and color, each at a unique angle. At the end of the day the sculpture was installed, a young girl (also seen in the photo) and her friend, who is watching her from the... read more
May 28, 2014
If you follow the City on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve probably seen a few posts about the BUBBAs. Hosted by the Chesapeake Stormwater Network, the Best Urban BMP in the Bay Awards (BUBBAs) recognizes the best urban stormwater management practices (techniques, measures or structural controls used to manage the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff) that have been installed in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The reconstruction of the intersection at Plum and Walnut Streets was nominated for the BUBBA as an Ultra-urban BMP. Ultra-urban BMPs are stormwater practices built in infill... read more

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