The Lancaster Parking Authority is about maxed-out on parking offerings, according to its executive director.
And the authority will need to add parking in several years to meet higher anticipated demand, according to Larry Cohen. So now’s the time to start planning.
The demand will come — in part — from a 96-room hotel planned next to the Lancaster County Convention Center, more and larger conventions that are anticipated at the center and other economic development, according to a report Cohen put together.
Cohen said he thinks there’s a misperception that there’s an abundance of parking because of the number of parking garages in the city.
Lancaster City is hiring a special-events manager for the Lancaster Office of Promotion.
LOOP, successor to the Mayor’s Office of Special Events, is creating the new position because of the office’s expanded role. The arts and entertainment events organization now promotes the city as a destination for the arts, shopping, cultural attractions, dining and special events.
The special-events manager will handle event and activity permitting and coordinate with community organizations, sponsors and city departments, according to the job description.
You can see the job description here: (We’ll cut to the chase: It pays between about $39,300 and $45,200.)
It is the state’s largest transit merger, and it is now official.
Lancaster County officials and Red Red Rose Transit Authority leaders took a little trip just over the Berks County line Thursday morning to meet with their Berks counterparts — and celebrate a transit consolidation nearly a year in the making.
The RRTA name and logo on buses, as with BARTA in Berks, will not change, and the public may not notice much of a difference, transit official David Kilmer said Thursday, “We’re on a good track, and ready to move forward,” said Kilmer, who was named executive director of the new SCTA, which will oversee operations of both RRTA and BARTA.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Whole Foods Market is on its way to Lancaster County.
But shoppers who have been waiting a long time to read a sentence like that could have to wait three more years before they actually walk through the doors of the natural and organic food grocer.
Whole Foods Market announced Thursday that it has signed a lease for a 40,000-square-foot store in the Shoppes at Belmont, a mixed-use development planned at the corner of Fruitville Pike and Route 30.
“The people in and around Lancaster have been asking for a Whole Foods Market for some time now — and we’re excited to make it a reality,” Scott Allshouse, Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic regional president, said in a press release.
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The Lancaster Barnstormers are the Atlantic League Champions. Gabe Jacobo homered to right-center in the bottom of the 13th to give the Stormers an 8-7 victory over Sugar Land on Friday night at Clipper Magazine Stadium and a three-game sweep of the best-of-five championship series.
“I’m just so proud of this team,” Stormers skipper Butch Hobson said during the locker room celebration after the win. “I’ve had some wonderful teams, but this might be one of the best. Not because they won it, but because of the way they hang in there.”
The Stormers had won the first two games of the series in Texas before returning home to take the title in front of 6,084 fans.
For Jacobo, who was named the series MVP after the game, it was his second homer of the contest.
Editor’s note: We think this is a great concept and we like the fact that so many merchants are already on board.
About 30 businesses in downtown Lancaster have banded together and created a way for customers to have more access to their products.
The new website https://shoplancaster.net/ gives anyone unfettered access. Save on gas, parking and time. If you are busy, don’t live in the area or don’t have access to transportation, but enjoy shopping online, then this site is for you!
The website is easy to use, you can shop by vendor or type of product etc…
Locator map of the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre Metropolitan Statistical Area in the northeastern part of the of . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
That’s the number of racial minorities on the 143-officer Scranton police force.
Meanwhile, Scranton has morphed into a fairly diverse city in recent years.
The 2010 census reported the city was more than 5 percent black and 3 percent Asian. More than 80 percent is white. About 10 percent of the population is Latino.
With the mostly white police force in Ferguson, Missouri, making headlines while trying to quell protests from the mostly black town residents after a white officer shot a black teenager last month, the lack of diversity in police departments, and the problems that come with it, have been pulled back into the public eye.