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Velocity is going virtual!Lancaster City Alliance will be hosting the 6th annual Velocity celebration virtually this yea...
09/24/2020

Velocity is going virtual!

Lancaster City Alliance will be hosting the 6th annual Velocity celebration virtually this year due to COVID-19, but celebration will still be in the air Thursday night with a free-to-watch event. The stream will run from 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Several local businesses are participating in Velocity and will feature special deals, foods and cocktails.

In addition, the livestream will feature several live performances from musical acts like @champagneatlantis, Corty Byron, @phasemateria, @ralphreal and Soul City.

Lancaster city mayor Danene Sorace will also proclaim Sept. 24 to be Velocity Day.

Those interested can purchase VIP tickets, which include a Lookbook with recipes from local businesses, an entry into a raffle to win three prizes from Jim Beam and a raffle for a chance to win $200 in Downtown Dollars.

Proceeds benefit Lancaster city businesses, as well as the city's efforts to put together the Lancaster City Indie Retail Week and Lancaster City Restaurant Week.

#LancToday #LancasterCity #LancasterPA #Velocity

Our Town Brewery, located at 252 N. Prince St., will officially open tomorrow Thursday, Sept. 10!Just under two years af...
09/09/2020

Our Town Brewery, located at 252 N. Prince St., will officially open tomorrow Thursday, Sept. 10!

Just under two years after plans were first announced for the brewpub at the corner of North Prince and West Walnut streets, @ourtownbrewery will offer a variety of its own beers as well as a light menu of salads, sandwiches and toasts.

With the current restrictions on dining meant to slow the spread of COVID-19, Our Town Brewery will be able to offer seating for 60 people, including in a mezzanine that overlooks the space and the dining room and brewery.

Our Town Brewery will feature 10 of its own beers, which include IPAs, lagers, porters, stouts and sour ales in addition to some rotating varieties.

#LancToday #LancasterCity #LancasterPA

📷: Our Town Brewery

This week marks the 37th year for the San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival which brings world class Latin cuisine and mus...
09/03/2020

This week marks the 37th year for the San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival which brings world class Latin cuisine and music to Lancaster County. The San Juan Bautista Hispanic Festival has become known as a must-attend, family-friendly summer event. Festival-goers bring friends and family to enjoy food & drink, music and a positive vibe.

This year the music will be both broadcasted live and online. On Friday, PA MAMBO will be kicking off the entertainment at 6pm and on Saturday, you can enjoy Mariachi Flores at 6pm. Tune in to listen at www.LancasterHispanicFestival.com during these times.

Food that represents the cuisine from five different countries (Puerto Rico, Columbia, Mexico, Republica Dominicana and the United States) can be ordered in three easy ways. Order through GrubHub for delivery, online through www.LancasterHispanicFestival.com
or via Take-Out in person (425 S. Duke St. Lancaster).

And don't forget to participate in the grand raffle! Cash prizes include $5000, $4000, $3000, $500, $300, and $200!!!

In an effort to help smaller donations make a bigger impact in the fight for racial justice, on Saturday June 27, restau...
06/27/2020

In an effort to help smaller donations make a bigger impact in the fight for racial justice, on Saturday June 27, restaurants and food establishments across the United States, including over 30 restaurants in Lancaster County, are pledging 5% of their sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (@NAACP_ldf) on behalf of a united food community. Help support the cause by dining with one of Lancaster's many participating food establishments! Small actions from many can lead to big change!

@foodindustryaction
@ Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The celebration must go on! Celebrate Lancaster, a celebration of Lancaster City's vibrant culture & diversity, will tak...
06/25/2020

The celebration must go on! Celebrate Lancaster, a celebration of Lancaster City's vibrant culture & diversity, will take place this Friday, June 26, 2020 throughout Lancaster City from 12 p.m. to dusk.

There will be four mobile performances with musicians on trucks bringing live music to every neighborhood, food trucks (including @doughheadswaffles, @walkotacolanc, mista.twista.lanc and eat_reunion) in different areas of the city for residents to enjoy, and firework displays to end the night at dusk.

The fireworks will be spread out at two different locations (Northwest & Southeast Quadrants), so they can be viewed from various points of the city. The specific locations of the fireworks will not be announced in order to avoid crowds gathering. Residents are encouraged to watch from their porch, yard, or sidewalk and remain socially distanced. A livestream of the fireworks will also be available online on the City of Lancaster’s page.

While out and about in the city don't forget to practice safe distancing practices by staying at least 6 feet away from people that you do not live with when possible and wear a face mask/covering! #weareallinthistogether

For more information check out visitlancastercity.com or @lancasterlanccity on Instagram.

We stand with you. We fight for you.#BlackLivesMatter #LancasterPA #LancasterCity #ArtOffArch
06/03/2020

We stand with you. We fight for you.

#BlackLivesMatter #LancasterPA #LancasterCity #ArtOffArch

#BlackOutTuesday
06/02/2020

#BlackOutTuesday

Lancaster County has joined the growing list of counties resisting the coronavirus restrictions put in place by Pennsylv...
05/10/2020

Lancaster County has joined the growing list of counties resisting the coronavirus restrictions put in place by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

In a letter to the governor dated Saturday and signed by numerous Lancaster County lawmakers and commissioners, they asked Wolf to formally move Lancaster County out of the red designation and into yellow under the plan to reopen the state.

They note the county is prepared to do so on Friday, adding, “We prefer to act with your cooperation, but we intend to move forward with a plan to restore Lancaster County".

The letter points out that as of May 9, Lancaster General Hospital had 43 coronavirus patients with six of them requiring ventilators, and Ephrata Hospital had two coronavirus patients. All hospital systems are reporting ample supplies of beds and ventilators and are resuming normal operations, according to the letter.

The letter states Lancaster County and many others have been patient and followed the governor’s orders and guidelines “despite a lack of clear benchmarks or consistent application of your own actions".

The letter goes on to say that due to a lack of answers and transparency, it is time for the county to transition to yellow, following a set of guidelines outlined in the letter.

Additionally, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office put out a notice Sunday that it will not prosecute citations for violations of the stay-at-home orders or closure orders for non-essential businesses.
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What are your thoughts? Are you in favor of Lancaster County shifting from the "red designation" to the "yellow designation" on May 15? Let us know in the comments.
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#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCounty #LancasterCity

Due to COVID-19 and the closing of all non-life-sustaining businesses over the last couple of weeks, local business here...
04/09/2020

Due to COVID-19 and the closing of all non-life-sustaining businesses over the last couple of weeks, local business here in Lancaster need our support more than ever! Since the mandated closure of these types of businesses in Pennsylvania, more than half of the 139 local small businesses in Lancaster County that were surveyed, reported having seen a DECREASE in sales and income; 56% of these reported having to cease operations entirely. In fact, 81.3% reported that their cash reserves will be gone within three months; more than 50% of these reported this will occur within the very next month.

Out of a need to help these businesses survive during these difficult and stressful times, EnCourage Lancaster was created. In partnership with local resource providers, EnCourage Lancaster have started a Lancaster Small Business Emergency Fund. This crowdfunding campaign is asking locals and businesses to financially support the success of Lancaster's small business community. All money raised through the Encourage Lancaster crowdfunding campaign will be disbursed as cash grants through the Lancaster City Emergency Relief Fund.

To find out more about EnCourage Lancaster and to make a donation to the fund check out their website https://encouragelancaster.com/ and follow @encouragelancaster on Instagram to stay informed on all the latest happenings with the campaign!

#EnCourageLancaster #neighborshelpingneighbors #weareallinthistogether #donate #LancasterPA

#Breaking — Governor Tom Wolf has approved a stay-at-home order for Lancaster County, effective 8 pm today until Monday,...
03/27/2020

#Breaking — Governor Tom Wolf has approved a stay-at-home order for Lancaster County, effective 8 pm today until Monday, April 6, 2020.

The stay-at-home guidance said under the order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel. Its lists examples of what is allowable, including:
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- Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home.
- Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing.
- To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business.

📸: @km91photography

It's Fasnacht Day!Glazed, powdered, cinnamon sugar, plain? Hole, no hole?We're partial to cinnamon sugar!What's your go ...
02/25/2020

It's Fasnacht Day!

Glazed, powdered, cinnamon sugar, plain? Hole, no hole?

We're partial to cinnamon sugar!

What's your go to flavor and where are you getting it today?

#FasnachtDay #LancasteCity #LancasterPA #LancasterCounty
#LancToday

It's Friday, which means it's almost the weekend, which means we should probably be making plans for brunch!-Best brunch...
02/21/2020

It's Friday, which means it's almost the weekend, which means we should probably be making plans for brunch!
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Best brunch spot in Lancaster. Ready, set, comment.

📷: @careymbender

#LancToday #LancasteCity #LancasterPA

This February sunshine ☀️ has us longing for warm Spring days!-📷 @km91photography#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCity ...
02/19/2020

This February sunshine ☀️ has us longing for warm Spring days!
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📷 @km91photography

#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCity #SpringInLancaster

#NewBusiness: @scratchbakes Lancaster-Scratch Bakes, which has a retail bake shop and cafe in Ephrata, has expanded to d...
02/18/2020

#NewBusiness: @scratchbakes Lancaster
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Scratch Bakes, which has a retail bake shop and cafe in Ephrata, has expanded to downtown Lancaster.

The new Scratch Bakes offers a menu of pressed sandwiches, wraps and salads and also carries a variety of coffee drinks. In addition, it features a daily selection of 12 to 15 of its own cupcakes.

Laura Will began Scratch Bakes in 2012 as a cupcake shop in Brickerville. The Ephrata location followed the next year where the menu was expanded beyond cupcakes. The Brickerville location has since closed and Laura’s husband, Jason, now works full-time at the business which has nearly 10 employees.
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Address: 11 W. Chestnut St, Lancaster, PA

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 8pm

#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCity @ Lancaster, Pennsylvania

#CLOSING: 🍺Stoudts Brewing Co., a 1980s pioneer in the Pennsylvania craft brewing industry, announced they will closing ...
02/04/2020

#CLOSING: 🍺Stoudts Brewing Co., a 1980s pioneer in the Pennsylvania craft brewing industry, announced they will closing in early spring.
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The first female brewer since Prohibition has announced her retirement.

Carol Stoudt, who kickstarted this region's craft beer boom with @stoudtsagram in the late '80s, has announced via press release that she will retire and take the brewing company with her.

Stoudts Brewing Company opened its doors in 1987, joining Carol's husband Ed's Stoudt's Black Angus restaurant. At the time, craft brewing was a niche, at best. In the three decades since, craft beer has exploded on both local and national levels.

Brewery operations will cease in spring to prepare the brewery for sale. However, the restaurant and other adjoining businesses will continue.

#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCounty #StoudtsBrewingCompany

🍦It's time to celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!-Growing up your parents probably told you that dessert cam...
01/31/2020

🍦It's time to celebrate National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!
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Growing up your parents probably told you that dessert came after your meal. Well now experts are having us re-think that strategy. They're now saying that ice cream for breakfast is actually good for you. According to a study conducted at Kyorin University in Tokyo, Japan, eating ice cream in the morning makes you more mentally alert!

Do you need another reason to enjoy a bowl of ice cream tomorrow? Nope!
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With a nod to some traditional breakfast foods and beverages, including waffles, doughnuts, cinnamon rolls and coffee, those serving up sweet treats are exercising their creativity with ice cream and toppings.

We have put together a list of shops and eateries offering special ice cream creations tomorrow!

Link in profile.

#LancasterToday #LancToday #LAncasterPA #LancasterCity

#Asked – Help us fill in the blank: What if Lancaster had __________? // Even with all it has to offer, there’s always s...
01/24/2020

#Asked – Help us fill in the blank: What if Lancaster had __________? // Even with all it has to offer, there’s always something to be desired. Maybe a favorite restaurant/cuisine that isn't anywhere near by? Maybe your favorite clothing store?
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Leave your wish list in the comments + tag the business if they have an Instagram.

#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCounty #LancasterCity

Lancaster Penn Square Rotary Club has launched their 4th Annual Hearts for Lancaster Valentine's Day fundraiser!-You can...
01/22/2020

Lancaster Penn Square Rotary Club has launched their 4th Annual Hearts for Lancaster Valentine's Day fundraiser!
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You can declare your love ❤️ for that special someone for all to see in a bright red ❤️ hanging from a lamp post in #DowntownLancaster! You can also share that love ❤️ with your favorite pet! Special cutouts for your pets will be hung from the decorative railings around Binns Park.

The customized Valentine’s hearts cost $40 while the ones for pets are $30.

The proceeds from the sale of these hearts in the past years have allowed the Penn Square Club to purchase bikes and radio equipment for the Lancaster City Alliance Bike Ambassadors, equipment for @themixatarborplace and @northstar.initiative, scholarships for @mfelancaster and sewer guards and park benches in the @cityoflancpa.

Get your ❤️ today! Link in profile.

#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCity

Lancaster during golden hour is something special.-📸: @mikeyrob.picsMake sure to give @mikeyrob.pics a follow. He is alw...
01/16/2020

Lancaster during golden hour is something special.
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📸: @mikeyrob.pics

Make sure to give @mikeyrob.pics a follow. He is always posting incredible pictures of Lancaster
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#LancasteCity #LancasterPA #LancToday

#Giveaway - Win a $25 gift card 💳 and t-shirt 👕 to 551 West!-If you have been to @551west, no one needs to tell you what...
01/13/2020

#Giveaway - Win a $25 gift card 💳 and t-shirt 👕 to 551 West!
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If you have been to @551west, no one needs to tell you what makes this place special. But if you haven't been, now is your chance to finally check it out!

Their menu features a number of delicious meals including their famous 551 West Burger and award winning fish tacos. 551 West offers a different take on a traditional taco. They are served with blackened fish, pepper jack cheese, shredded cabbage, sweet & spicy lime sauce and pico de gallo. They are truly a must have.

Let's not forget their award winning bartender Jimmy Vega, whose cocktails have twice been named the "official cocktail of Lancaster" by the Velocity Cocktail Competition.

Once you pair all of this with an all seasons rooftop, 24 rotating taps and local live music...you may never want to go anywhere else.
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Here's how to enter:

1️⃣Like this post.
2️⃣Follow Lancaster Today and 551 West
3️⃣Tag a friend in the comments.
4️⃣For two extra entries, add this post to your story.

The winner will be selected on Thursday, January 16th.
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#LancToday #551West #551 #LancasterPA #LancasterCity #LancTodayGiveaway

#Ranked - Chellas Arepa Kitchen named one of the top 100 places to eat in the United States in 2020.-@chellaslancaster ,...
01/10/2020

#Ranked - Chellas Arepa Kitchen named one of the top 100 places to eat in the United States in 2020.
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@chellaslancaster , a Lancaster food truck featuring South American street food, was recently ranked number 44 on @yelp's annual list of the 100 top places to eat in the United States in 2020.

The Yelp 100 list, released earlier this week, is based on both ratings and number of reviews from across the country in 2019.

Luis Quiroz operates the Chellas food truck — a wooden food trailer at 1830 Hempstead Road, across from the Costco parking lot.

Quiroz, who was born in Peru and moved to Florida as a teen, designed his food truck's menu as a tribute to his grandmother, who was nicknamed "Chella."

The Chellas menu features dishes from family recipes and from across the map of South America, including Venezuelan- and Colombian-style arepas, Argentine chimichurris and the Peruvian grilled-steak stir-fry lomo sotaldo.

During the warm-weather months, Chellas is also part of C Street Market, a group of food vendors serving up a variety of different cuisines on the rooftop of Tellus360, 24 E. King St.

#LancasterPa #LancasterCity #YelpTop100

LNP recently put out a poll asking their readers for their favorite coffee places in Lancaster County.The top 7 in no pa...
01/08/2020

LNP recently put out a poll asking their readers for their favorite coffee places in Lancaster County.

The top 7 in no particular order are below (some we agree with and a few that had us scratching our heads). Was your favorite shop missed? Let us know in the comments.

@aura.espressoroom
@squareonecoffee
Mean Cup
@newhollandcoffee
@passengercoffee
Wawa
Coffee Co

#LancasteCity #LancasterCounty #LancaterPA

🎄Merry Christmas, Lancaster!#LancToday #LancasteCity #LancasterCounty #LancasterPA
12/25/2019

🎄Merry Christmas, Lancaster!

#LancToday #LancasteCity #LancasterCounty #LancasterPA

Bundle up and head to Penn Square tonight for Music Friday Winter Edition!The @bigfatmeanies and the Music For Everyone ...
12/20/2019

Bundle up and head to Penn Square tonight for Music Friday Winter Edition!

The @bigfatmeanies and the Music For Everyone Community Chorus/ @bigboybrass will be performing in the Square from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

There will be visits with Santa @lancastermarriottpennsquare from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. (This will be the last visit with Santa at the Marriott for the season!) There will also be carriage rides leaving from the Fulton Bank building from 7:30pm - 10:00pm.

Join in on the holiday fun! ❄️🎉✨

#LancToday #LancasterPA #LancasterCity #MusicFridayWinterEdition

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The Lancaster Dispensing Company opening early next week!
#LocalEats Yassssss!! We can't wait until Harvest Moon Bagel Co. opens their downtown store! The shop will take a spot at 47 N. Queen St., the former home of Super Bread Colombian Bakery. The shop will also sell bagel sandwiches for breakfast and lunch as well as some salads, pastries and coffee drinks. Opening: Late August