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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Saturday, 1 March

Andrew Lee Williams is Lancaster's newest officer
Lancaster City Police

McCaskey High School graduate Andrew Lee Williams was sworn in as Lancaster City's newest Police Officer yesterday in a ceremony at City Hall. Officer Williams is from Lancaster Township. He graduated McCaskey in 2011. He also serves as a Mechanic in the U.S. Marine Corp Reserve. He will be assigned to the Training Division until his academy start date of 14 July, according to Lancaster City Police.

Lancaster is already under a Winter Storm Watch for Sunday into Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting periods of rain, sleet, freezing rain and snow – at least six inched of snow – for the South Central PA area. Some areas may see even more snow.

Stop by Lancaster Central Market today to stock up on all your fresh produce needs. The Market is open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Relax your mind and body before the storm with a yoga session at Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Class is at 9:30 a.m. today.

Send the kids to the Lancaster Public Library this afternoon for a Dungeons & Dragons session. The bi-weekly program is free and is scheduled for 1 p.m.

This evening Yarn will take the stage at Tellus360, 24 E King Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Single game tickets go on sale today for the Lancaster Barnstormers. Stop by Clipper Stadium on Prince Street today to get your tickets.

The Lancaster Symphony Orchestra will perform “A Hot Jazz Evening” this evening at 6 p.m. at the Ware Center’s Steinman Hall. The evening will feature The Bram Wijnands Trio. Jazz pianist Stan Michalak will perform as part of the Jazzy Artists Dinner by Greenfield Inn. The Millersville University Jazz Cats will perform in the lobby while guests enjoy a selection of hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $160 per person. In addition, the Second Hand Suits will perform for the Nightcap. This after dinner performance is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. and tickets ($35 each) can be purchased for this segment alone. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street. Click here for more information or to reserve your ticket.

Try a butchering class today at the Rooster Street Provisions from 9 a.m. - noon or 3 - 6 p.m. In this hands-on class, you will experience breaking down half a pig. Attendees will learn where the major cuts are, including Boston butt and the baseball ham. Each attendee will get to take home three pounds of their butchered meat. They will also be able to purchase more at a discounted price. There is a fee of $125 per person. Call 717.481.0088 to confirm your space.

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.

Lancaster City Police (LCPD) arrested three men Thursday as part of a prostitution detail in the southwest section of the City. During the afternoon and evening hours LCPD employed female undercover officers who posed as prostitutes. The female officer was approached by a male subject and offered money in exchange for a sexual act in each arresting incident. All three were charged with Criminal Solicitation Prostitution. The three men were: James Franklin Sellard, Jr., 49 of South Water Street; Rodney Eric, of Fairview Avenue; and Luis Guillermo Fonseca, 46 of Havertown.

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