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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Thursday, 27 February

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Start your morning with a Tweetup! Stop in at Commonwealth on Queen, 301 North Queen Street, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast, coffee and conversation!

The Lori Belilove & the Isadora Duncan Dance Co. will perform at the Ware Center on Thursday, 27 February. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are for sale at www.MUTicketsOnline.com. The Ware Center is located at 42 North Prince Street.

Over 30 paintings and drawings by the late Robert Cunningham (1924-2010) will be on display at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) through 28 February. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.

Fulton Financial Corporation, a Lancaster based banking institution, will participate as a presenter at the 2014 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Boston Bank Conference on 27 February. A free live webcast of the presentation, which will include slides and audio, will be available via the Internet through Fulton Financial Corporation's website at www.fult.com.

Tonight the Humane League of Lancaster will be the beneficiary as the Willie Marble Xperience takes the stage at Tellus360 for a benefit concert. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the show is slated to begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Reservations are due by tomorrow, 28 February, for 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.

The deadline to win a 10 game pack to the Lancaster Barnstormers for their 10th season is tomorrow, 28 February. Share your 10 favorite memories of the last nine years with the Barnstormers. Ten winners will be selected. Winners will then be announced on Saturday, 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 this Saturday, 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.

The American Red Cross is in the midst of its Totes of Hope campaign. The Campaign assists local homeless veterans. It is collecting personal care items. Items can be dropped off at any Red Cross office in Central PA. The local office is located at 430 West Orange Street.

It’s that time of year when Uncle Sam wants more money. The United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program helps income eligible residents with free tax preparation. There will be 14 different VITA locations throughout the County. VITA also offers a “Do-It-Yourself” option – a free online program that files both federal and state tax returns at www.FreeTaxPrepLancaster.org. To schedule a free tax preparation appointment, residents should call 2-1-1.

The Eastern Winery Exposition (EWE) has announced that it will return to Lancaster in 2016. The Expo will be held in Lancaster this year and then Syracuse next year. Next month, 3-6 March, the EWE will be held at the Lancaster County Convention Center. For more information, visit www.easternwineryexposition.com.

The price to compare for residential customers will remain at 8.754 cents per kilowatt-hour, announced PPL Electric Utilities yesterday. The price to compare for small business customers will be 10.391 cents per kilowatt-hour (currently 9.250 cents per kWh). Information about shopping for electric supply can be found at www.PAPowerSwitch.com or at www.pplelectric.com/choice. Generation rates are evaluated every three months.

It is never to early to think about St. Patrick’s Day! This year an Irish block party – the King Street Seisiun – will be held on Saturday, 15 March from 2 – 9 p.m. Bring the whole family out for a day of Irish music, dancing, food and more. The special day is sponsored by Tellus360, Annie Bailey’s and MOOSE.

Lt. Governor Jim Cawley will have temporary control of the Commonwealth today as Governor Tom Corbett will undergo hernia surgery today in Pittsburgh.

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