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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Friday, 28 March

Lancaster City is located in South Central Pennsylvania.
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It seems like Friday took her sweet time getting here this week but, despite the rain today, it is the perfect day to enjoy an art gallery, a show at the Fulton or taking advantage of Lancaster City Restaurant Week.

Over 30 restaurants and pubs are taking part in Lancaster City Restaurant Week. Catering by Christina will serve a Puerto Rican menu on Friday during "Restaurant Week" at Commonwealth On Queen! The “Pop Up” dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and costs $30 per person. Visit Lancaster's Restaurant Week website for more information on all the participating restaurants.

Singer and songwriter Joy Ike will perform at the Trust Performing Arts Center, 37 N. Market Street, on 28 March at 7:30 p.m. FIG describes Ike as being in “a category all to herself.”

The Lancaster Festival of Voices, an annual vocal celebration, will be held at 6 p.m. this evening at the First Presbyterian Church. Enjoy performances by the Brightside Baptist Choir, Broad Street Line, Music For Everyone Community Chorus, and Essence of Joy Alumni Singers.

The Stray Birds will take the stage at 8:30 p.m. at Tellus360 to a sold out crowd. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, stay afterwards for a free show by James Maple and Daphne Lee Martin at 11 p.m.

“Young Frankenstein” will be performed on the Fulton Theatre stage this month. Evening shows are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Matinees will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Fulton is located at 12 N. Prince Street.

The Lancaster County Young Artists Exhibition is an annual juried show featuring hundreds of works by students in grades 7-12. Selected artwork is then displayed at Demuth Museum, 120 E. King Street, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.

Local artist Diane La Fontaine’s reflections of rocks, rivers and stream beds will be displayed at the Artisan Gallery, 114 N. Prince Street, this month. The Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

“Folklore” will be the featured exhibit at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 18 April. The contemporary works of art by Amy Cutler, Clare Grill, Clare Rojas and others will be featured during the month long exhibit. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Today marks the 35th anniversary of TMI. Many lessons have been learned since that fateful day at Three Mile Island.

Movoto has named Lancaster as the 13th Most Dangerous Small City in America. The real estate blog compared cities of similar populations in areas of murders, other violent crimes and property crimes. Wilmington, DE topped the list.

Do you use recycled bags when you go grocery shopping? It is really a great idea but is it one that the state should mandate? One PA lawmaker is seeking to tax plastic bags, according to WGAL.

Governor Corbett orders flags at half staff for fallen Youngwood fire man, Edwin Jeffrey "Lance" Wetzel, who died in the line of duty Saturday. Youngwood Borough is out near Pittsburgh.

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