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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: After the freeze

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The School District of Lancaster – like the rest of Lancaster County – yesterday closed due to the extreme frigid conditions. The District has announced its make up days. There has been three inclement weather days so far this year. As a result, school will now be in session on Thursday, 17 April, Tuesday, 20 May and now also Tuesday, 3 June. The District has a scheduled early dismissal today.

The City of Lancaster has announced a change in collection dates this week. On Friday, 3 January, the inclement weather and street inaccessibility caused some missed collections within the City. Penn Waste collection crews will take double amount of trash tomorrow (Thursday, 9 January) on the following streets: North Street, Chester Street, Green Street, Christian Street, Howard Avenue, Locust Street, John Street, Woodward Street, Greenwood Avenue, Morton Lane, and the 700 block of South Plum Street.

The City has also announced that an antiquated water main in West Chestnut Street between College Avenue and Prince Street will be replaced. The replacement of the Chestnut Street water main is slated to begin mid-January and is expected to take five months. There will be traffic restrictions and changes in traffic patterns during this time.

Try a yoga session at Tellus360 this evening. Tellus360 is located at 24 E King Street. Classes this week are at 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Many Lancastrians may head up to Harrisburg today for the 35th Annual Sheep to Shawl Contest at the 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show. The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation and runs through Saturday, 11 January. It is held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Admission is free and parking is $10. Visit www.farmshow.state.pa.us for details.

The United Way is looking for over 100 volunteers. United Way’s MLK Day of Service provides opportunities to respond to Dr. King’s call to service. There are 13 projects available throughout Lancaster County. To register for volunteer projects, please go to www.LiveUnitedLancaster.org/VolunteerCenter, click “Get Connected”, then click the tab that says “2014 MLK Day of Service.”

The Historic Preservation Trust is looking for support from area businesses. Businesses interested in supporting historic preservation in Lancaster County should call 717-291-5861 or send an e-mail to joepatterson@hptrust.org.

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