Lancaster Ranked No. 1 Place To Be A Teacher In The U.S.

Education majors who graduated from Millersville University this month don’t have to look far to find an awesome place to work.

Lancaster is the best city in the country to be a teacher, according to a South Carolina-based data analysis and scholarship search company.

GoodCall created its list of the top 10 places to be a teacher based on average annual teacher salary, available teaching jobs, teaching jobs per capita, high school graduation rates, cost of living and amenities. It used data from the U.S. Census,, the National Center for Education Statistics, and

The average teacher salary for Lancaster is $60,370, and there were 70 teaching jobs available as of May 6, according to GoodCall. Those figures refer to public and private schools in the city, according to Carrie Wiley, GoodCall’s public relations manager.

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Snow Monday, Ice Wednesday, Snow This Weekend In Lancaster County. Jamaica, Anybody?

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

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

Get ready for a week that will bring us snow, sleet, ice and more snow.

After up to 8 inches of snow was predicted to fall Monday, Tuesday night and early Wednesday will bring more snow and then sleet and ice.

Then the weekend will bring another storm, during a winter that already has given us well over the usual amount of snow.

Jamaica, anybody?

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More Talk Of Snow Than Snow On The Ground

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

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

In less than two weeks, March will roar in.

And, if the forecast and history are indicators of what lies ahead, this winter is likely to go down as one of the meekest of the past decade, in terms of snow.

For the winter of 2012-13, Millersville University‘s Weather Information Center had recorded just 7 inches of snow falling on Lancaster County through noon Thursday.  Another 1.5 inches had fallen by Sunday evening, the result of several small storms.

Now consider this:

A warming trend is on the way, according to, with high temperatures approaching 50 degrees expected by the time February turns to March.

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Downtown Lancaster’s Ware Center Alive With Activity

Picture 560That beehive of activity known as The Ware Center is open for business once again.

After taking a winter break, the Millersville University facility at 42 N. Prince St. will host more than 65 events between late this month and the end of May.

A number of series will be ongoing throughout the school year.  Among the themes are poetry, jazz, opera, theater, dance, art, film, lectures and a Family Fun Fest for children and parents.  “This year is pretty crowded,” notes Harvey Owen, center director.  “There is something here or at the Winter Center (Millersville University’s other major performing arts center, which is on campus) almost every night.”

Local performers and a wide array of national and international acts are on the schedule.

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Millersville University Unveils $26 Million Arts Center

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

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

Millersville University music student Brian Doherty remembers the time — think last year — when he had to scrounge to find an open space to practice drums.

Now, he and the other 130 music department majors at MU have a choice of 17 practice modules where the 4-inch-thick steel walls mean that Doherty can bang away and not disturb a violin player mere feet away.

“This is a blessing right here,” the senior from Mechanicsburg said Sunday of the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center during an open house to introduce the $26 million facility to the public.

The three-year project has produced a complex of cutting-edge performance, concert and recital halls built around a renovated Lyte Auditorium, which had hosted the university’s major cultural offerings since 1949.

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