Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee Down, Not Out

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  We are always saddened when parties leave the table, especially with something as an important as this.  Cooperation between the city and the suburbs leads to smart growth, regional planning, inter-municipal cooperation and the list goes on and on.  Manheim Township is the largest suburb of Lancaster so one would assume their dues had something to do with their size.  In any case, $22,000 is a blip on their budget so not seeing where this will be a huge help to taxpayers.

Lancaster city and three of its suburban townships cross paths in Bridgeport, the busy little crossroads just east of town.

Two major state roads — Route 340 and Route 462 — meet there, and there is plenty of housing and other growth putting more pressure on roads and water in that area, East Lampeter Township Supervisor John Blowers said.

So he’s glad his township is part of the Lancaster Inter-Municipal Committee, Blowers said Wednesday.

In coming years, whenever the city and East and West Lampeter and Lancaster townships sit down to talk about solutions in Bridgeport, “we’re going to have a history of having talked and having worked together” as fellow members of the LIMC, Blowers said.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/815068_Lancaster-Inter-Municipal-Committee-down–not-out.html#ixzz2KuMk2T3v

East Hempfield Sports Complex Will Become Home Of U.S. Women’s Field Hockey

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lancaster County is officially the home of U.S. Women’s Field Hockey.

USA Field Hockey and Spooky Nook Sports announced Tuesday that they’ve formed a partnership that will make Nook Sports, the sprawling indoor sports complex located on Spooky Nook Road in East Hempfield Township, the home of the U.S. Women’s National Team through 2022.

The complex will also host USA Field Hockey sanctioned events starting in 2014.

Nook Sports is scheduled to open its doors on March 1.  A $25 million renovation project transformed the former Armstrong World Industries distribution center into the world’s largest indoor sports complex.

Read more:  http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/806260_East-Hempfield-sports-complex-will-become-home-of-U-S–Women-s-Field-Hockey.html

Lancaster County To Have Largest Indoor Sports Complex In U.S

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On a recent weekday, a couple of hard-hatted workers patched holes in the concrete floor of a former Armstrong World Industries distribution center in East Hempfield Township.

While a handful of other workers stretched communication lines across a bare metal mezzanine, a sweeper droned methodically across the shiny floor of the massive structure.

It’s hard to picture now, but by March, this building should be bustling with adults and kids headed for soccer, tennis and lacrosse tournaments; basketball and football games; physical therapy appointments; and exercise workouts.

March 1 is the target date for the opening of Spooky Nook Sports Complex, a $25 million project to transform the idled distribution center into what will be the biggest indoor sports complex in the United States.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/780771_Sports-center-on-target-to-open-March-1.html#ixzz2CgpVADae

Power Outage Hits Thousands Of Homes, Park City Center

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A malfunction at a PPL substation in East Petersburg knocked out power to thousands and created traffic backups on area roads Thursday afternoon.

PPL spokesman Kurt Blumenau said a tripped transformer sparked the 4:30 p.m. outage that affected about 5,200 homes and businesses in Manheim and East Hempfield townships as well as a portion of the western part of Lancaster city.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/669443_Power-outage-hits-thousands-of-homes–Park-City-Center.html#ixzz1xsA37GOl