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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Friday, 28 February

Legendary Irish rock and roll band Black 47 will take the stage at Tellus360 tonight. Their songs often touch on social and political issues. Ogham Stones, from here in Lancaster, will open for Black 47. The performance is slated to start at 8 p.m. and the doors open at 7 p.m. There is a $20 charge for the performance. Tellus360 will also offer a free early show featuring Dan Blakeslee and Jonah Tolchin at 5 p.m.

Friendship HeART Gallery will hold an Art Auction tonight at Lancaster’s Trinity Lutheran Church. Liz Hess will be one of the featured artists! Hess is offering “1929,” a classic looking painting of a couple – under her signature red umbrella – standing by an era car chatting. She actually has a couple pieces on the block. The Julia Swartz Gallery will also be featured. Known for her oil and water color paintings, Swartz will be offering “Sweetpeas,” a beautiful floral piece. Ned Foltz will be offering a Redware Bowl. The pottery is hand turned. Other featured artists include Suk Shuglie, the Freiman Stoltzfus Gallery and Rob Evans.Rob Evans, Christiane David, Suk Shuglie Rob Evans, Christiane David, Suk ShuglieThe silent bid auction will run from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Absentee bids will also be accepted at Friendship HeART Gallery’s site.

Today is the closing day of an exhibit featuring the late Robert Cunningham (1924-2010). His works are on display at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D). PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Yet another winter storm – or is it storms? – are in the short forecast. Stop by Lancaster Central Market today to stock up on all your fresh produce needs. The Market is open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Today is the deadline to reserve your space at Lancaster General Hospital’s Coaches Clinic. The Clinic itself will be held Saturday, 8 March from 7 a.m. to noon at the Stager Conference Center. Sports techniques and game strategy will be discussed. The keynote speaker will be John Troxell. Troxell is the Head Football Coach for F&M College.

Today is also the last day to sign up to win a 10 game pack to the Lancaster Barnstormers for their 10th season. Share your 10 favorite memories of the last nine years with the Barnstormers. Ten winners will be selected. Winners will then be announced on tomorrow, 1 March, via the Barnstormers’ website and social media.

February may be Black History Month but mark your calendars now for the African American History Conference on 5 April. The Conference is sponsored by the African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania and will be held at the Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology, 750 East King Street.

The Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for its homeownership program. There are seven new townhomes in the 600 block of Fairview Avenue. An information session, for those interested, will be held tomorrow, 1 March at 10 a.m. and again on Monday, 3 March at 6:30 p.m. Interested readers should call 717-392-8836 to reserve a seat.

Yesterday 50 year old Frank Matt was inside his former home at 536 West Vine Street when the new owner arrived to change the locks, according to Lancaster Newspapers. Matt refused to leave. Lancaster City Police were called. Matt then took the situation further. He showed the officers he was in fact armed. He finally left the house as the house had been set on fire. Lancaster City Police were able to take Matt into custody, according to WGAL. A state police fire marshal ruled the fire was intentionally set.

Lancaster based company ECKey has announced the release of cloud-based VIZpin® Visitor/Access Control. VIZpin allows users to install inexpensive ECKey EK7 Bluetooth readers then network them together via your smartphone.

Mark Stanley, a partner at Hartman Underhill & Brubaker LLC (HUB), recently was honored by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Stanley received the organization’s 2013 Presidential Award. This was his second time receiving the honor. HUB is a full service law firm here in Lancaster. Congratulations, Mark Stanley.

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