January 9, 2014
One of the goals of the City of Lancaster's Public Art Program and Public Art Advisory Board is to seek and develop collaborative opportunities for artists to work with the community and to seek an educational component for every project. Recently, artists Ulrich Pakker and his wife, Pamela installed one of the city's newest pieces of public art located in Crystal Park titled, "Changing Gears." During their visit they met with students in the after school programs at Buchanan, Lafayette and Fulton elementary schools. To prepare for the Pakker's visit, Public Art Manager, Tracy Beyl, made... read more
January 6, 2014
Long-time City resident Bill Bard was born in a house on New Dorwart Street over 90 years ago. He has many fond memories of growing up in the Cabbage Hill neighborhood. He sent Tracy Beyl, public art manager, the following poem about Changing Gears, the new public art piece in Crystal Park: Changing Gears Sculpture in Crystal Park Fine Art to Behold Accolades, Artist Ulrich Pakker Crystal, Rodney Parks Your Dream has come true Changing Gears is what we do As we travel life’s highway Childhood to final Journey New adventure everyday Children always high gear So full of... read more
December 19, 2013
Due to the Christmas and New Year's holidays, city offices will be closed on Wednesday, December 25; Thursday, December 26; and Wednesday, January 1. Here are a few service reminders: - There will be NO street cleaning on Wednesday, December 25; Thursday, December 26; and Wednesday, January 1. - Trash and recycling collection will be on the following holiday schedule: Week of Christmas - Monday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 24 will run as normal. Wednesday, December 25 through Friday, December 27 will all run one day behind. Week of New Year's - Monday, December 30 and Tuesday, December... read more
December 18, 2013
Lancaster has been in the news twice this week, topping lists for both the Best Neighborhoods for Holiday Decorations and the 10 Most Exciting Small Cities in America.  Downtown Lancaster was featured in Metro Philly, a free daily newspaper targeted at young professionals in the Philadelphia area. While the rest of the list focused on festive neighborhoods directly in Philadelphia, they branched out to include Downtown Lancaster, citing our holiday events and Central Market as reasons to make the trip. View the full article > In more national news, Lancaster was ranked #4 on Movoto Real... read more
December 10, 2013
Due to weather conditions, contract collection of trash and recycling has been suspended for Tuesday, December 10.  For the remainder of the week, collections will proceed under the “holiday” schedule meaning that collections will occur a day later beginning with Tuesday’s collection.  Although some collections were made on Tuesday, the route will be run again on Wednesday.  For those collection scheduled Wednesday – Friday, please set out trash and recycling a day later.  Friday collections should have trash and recycling at the curb by 2:00 a.m.  Questions should be directed to the Solid... read more
November 19, 2013
The new City Hall Annex is complete, and City Hall staff will relocate there during Thanksgiving week. While there will be no suspension of services during this time, customers should be advised to expect some inconveniences. Please be aware of the following information: On Friday, November 22nd at 3 PM, access to the network server for City Hall and Treasury office users will be suspended. This will impact all email, internet, and all billing and payment functions. Customers wishing to make payments on City accounts are advised to do so before 3 PM on November 22nd.   Phone service to City... read more
November 19, 2013
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29. Here are a few service reminders: - There will be NO street cleaning on Thursday and Friday. - Trash will be delayed one day for Thursday and Friday only. All others should put their trash and recycling curbside on their normal pick up day. For problems or inquires, please call the Solid Waste Hotline at 291-4744. Click here for the full trash/recycling and street cleaning calendar. The City of Lancaster wishes all residents a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
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
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.