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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Tuesday, 18 February

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Schools and businesses are once again reporting delays, having woken to yet more snow. Roads are slippery in spots. The School District of Lancaster, Lancaster Country Day School and Lancaster Catholic High School are among those holding two hour delays this morning. The Lancaster Central Market is open this morning.

The Historic Commission will meet this evening at 6 p.m. at the Southern Market Center, 100 South Queen Street. The Housing Authority also meets tonight. It meets at 4:30 p.m. at the Authority’s offices, 325 Church Street.

The Red Rose Transit Authority (RRTA) is holding an open house on Tuesday. RRTA would like public input into the Transit Development Plan. The public will get an update on the work done to-date and to solicit input from the public. The open house will run 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and will be on the 2nd floor of the Queen Street Station, 225 North Queen Street.

Dr. Chris Martine of Bucknell University will speak at F&M on “Dummy Pollen, Buzzing Bees, and the Glossy Age of Botany” on this morning. The lecture is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. in the Bonchek Lecture Hall in the Ann & Richard Barshinger Life Sciences & Philosophy Building. The event is open to the public. It was rescheduled from 21 January.

February is Black History Month. The American Negro Playwright Theatre (ANPT) will present a one woman play tonight titled “Rosa: A Tribute to Rosa Parks.” The play reflects upon the Civil Rights Movement, with special attention to Rosa Parks. The play will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Ware Center. Tickets are available at The Ware Center is at 42 North Prince Street.

The Lancaster Public Library offers Legos & More as well as a Teen Gaming session. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Rainy days are perfect for a book and a cup on tea. Grab some tea at Lancaster Central Market then head over to Dog Star Books at 401 West Lemon Street. The book store is holding a clearance sale today. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival is this weekend. 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

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