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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Friday, 24 January

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Lancaster schools actually started on time today. Bundle up though on your way out to work, school, or the Central Market. It is bitter cold out. Tomorrow the Lancaster area can expect yet more snow. This time, we can expect just a coating to an inch.

Lancaster Central Market is open today. Regular hours are Tuesdays and Fridays 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Pennsylvania Fudge Company will be closed today and Tuesday, 28 January. It is located at Central Market, 23 North Market Street. If you have not yet picked up your Warm Up To Market entry cards, be sure to do so soon. The contest runs through 24 March. Not only do you have an excuse to check out different vendors at the Market but the prizes are incredible! You could win a $100 Lancaster Central Market shopping spree, two tickets to the Ware Center, two tickets to the Fulton Theater, various gift certificates and other prizes.

Today is the STEM Fair at Buchanan Elementary School. There is also a Mentor Breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Hand Middle School.

Tickets are now on sale for many exciting events at the Ware Center, North Prince Street. Upcoming events include: Allegro Chamber Orchestra on 23 January; a play titled “Humble Honor Witness to Gettysburg” on 25 January; An Evening of Chamber Music on 31 January; the FamFunFest on 1 February; and the day long Red Rose & Shamrock Irish Music Festival on Saturday, 8 February.

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival is almost here. Do you have your tickets yet? This is probably the area’s largest music festival! Featuring a variety of Blues, Folk, Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk & Soul, Zydeco, Polka, Rock n'Roll, and Reggae, this Festival has something for everyone! The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival will be 21 & 22 February. Five different venues throughout the City will host the various musicians on nine different stages. With the exception of the Ware Center, the acts are all 21+. For more information, and to order tickets, go to www.lancasterrrotsandblues.com. The Festival is still accepting volunteers too!

Corty Byron will perform at TellUs360 on Friday, 24 January. Cover charge is $5. Show starts at 9 p.m.

Local artist Mike McMonagle is up for Acoustic st of the Year as well! Do us a favor and vote! You can vote every 12 hours, so bookmark this page and vote often... Spread the word! THANKS! Artist of the Year. In addition, Tellus360 is up for the New Venue of the Year award at the Tri State Indie Music Awards! Readers can vote at http://awards.tristateindie.com/vote-2/.

Next week, PPL Electric Utilities plans to begin a project to replace old power lines and related electrical equipment in Lancaster’s Old Town neighborhood. The project will improve service reliability, according to PPL. Approximately 720 feet of underground and 480 feet of overhead power lines and six transformers will be replaced to improve reliability for about 65 customers on Church, S. Duke and Vine streets.

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