November 14, 2013
You may have heard about the unfortunate 4-alarm house fire on Coral Street on Wednesday, November 13. Luckily the occupants were not home at the time, but a dog died in the fire and the building was heavily damaged. The fire was accidental, but like many this time of year, was sparked by a space heater. While space heaters are great for heating small spaces for a short period of time, they pose potential risks if not used properly. Keep your home and family safe this fall and winter by reviewing the following tips*: #1 – Read the manufacturer’s instructions and any warning labels before use... read more
November 4, 2013
On Friday, October 31 the Lancaster Gateway Bundle was installed at Lancaster Brewing Company. Part green infrastructure project, part public art piece, the new addition to the Lancaster Brewing Company will greet those coming into the City via the Walnut & Plum Street intersection. Read on for a message from one of the artists.  Dear All, As I stood and looked at the sculpture yesterday, after the installers had left, I realized that what I was looking at was something truly special.  It's hard to put into words the feeling of looking at something that you have brought into the world,... read more
November 1, 2013
Next Tuesday is the first Tuesday in November - Election Day! Here are a few reminders: - Vote! To find your polling place, click here. The polls are open 7 am until 8 pm! - The City will be closed for Election Day. This means that there will be NO street cleaning on Tuesday, November 5. - There WILL be trash collection. Trash, recycling and bagged leaves will be collected as regularly scheduled. If you have any questions, please call the Solid Waste Hotline at (717) 291-4744.
October 8, 2013
If you've driven down Duke Street, dropped off an activity permit application or had a drink at Marion Court over the last year or so, you've probably noticed that City Hall has been under construction. If you're curious about the renovations, read more about them in this Lancaster Newspapers article.  
October 7, 2013
The Public Meeting will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 in Conference Room #4 at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Queen Street (Vine Street Entrance). The City’s Annual Action Plan presents the objectives to be achieved and the activities to be undertaken in 2013, using an anticipated total of $1,607,450 in CDBG Program funds for the 2014 Fiscal Year (1/1/14 – 12/31/14) by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through its CDBG Program. The purpose of the public meeting is to receive public comment on the proposed use of funds prior to the submission of... read more
October 4, 2013
Have you been to newly renovated Rodney Park lately? How about the brand new dog park at Buchanan Park? If not, now’s your chance! On Saturday, October 5 during Fall ArtWalk, the City will be offering City parks bus tours, allowing residents and visitors to board a bus at one of several locations and tour the parks with a knowledgeable guide. They’ll touch on the improvements made to the parks, like public art and green infrastructure. City parks bus tours are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis. Tours will leave from four different locations and visit each of the... read more
October 3, 2013
Being in the midst of an Indian summer, it doesn’t feel much like fall these days – but the leaves are still turning! That means the City’s Annual Street Leaf Collection Program will begin October 14. Leaves are collected two different ways depending on where they fall. Leaves falling into streets are collected by street sweepers. Street sweeping leaf collection follows the twice monthly street sweeping schedule, except on King, Orange, Queen, Prince and Manor Streets and Highland Avenue, which are designated for weekly cleaning. Residents can confirm their pickup days by checking the signs... read more
October 2, 2013
Welcome to the City of Lancaster’s new website! Lancaster is on the cutting edge of things like green infrastructure, sustainability and art, but our old website did not suggest that. It was outdated, content heavy and difficult to navigate. We’re proud to introduce a shiny new website that not only looks great but functions well. Here are some of the features that we hope will improve residents’ experience on our site: An “I need to…” menu and new search tool that allow users to quickly find information. An updated directory to help point users in the right direction. An alert bar on... read more
August 15, 2013
The City has launched its first ever Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the Dancing Arches sculpture at Rodney Park. The clock is ticking and our Kickstarter project only has a few days left to raise the money. To keep the money that has been pledged, we have to meet our goal of $27,000 by the deadline of August 30, 2013. My excitement for this project began this past January, my first week on the job as public art manager. One of my first tasks was touring all of the city parks. Renovation was complete on Brandon Park and the Revolutions sculpture was scheduled to install in February.... read more
August 15, 2013
  • Beau's Dream Dog Park at Buchanan Park
Just one year ago, the dog park at Buchanan Park was merely a simple, fenced off space along the eastern edge of the park where dogs were welcome to run and play. While some may argue that is all a dog needs, City resident Angela Bauman dreamed of something more – a canine amusement park for her German shorthaired pointer Beau and the many other local dogs that frequent the park. She entered her idea in the Beneful Dream Dog Park contest, and 10 months after winning the contest, Angela and Beau’s Dream Dog Park is finally open. Earlier this month, Beneful’s Dream Team, made up of celebrity... read more