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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Tuesday, 28 January

Today is another cold one and schools are warning parents to bundle children. Whether you are taking the bus or walking to work or school, be sure to dress warm this morning. The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the Lancaster area until 10 a.m. Tuesday. During that time wind chills could make it feel like 15 degrees below zero. Schools are on time but are warning parents to bundle up kids.

Students at Wharton Elementary School will participate in a Career Fair today.

The Lancaster Road Runners Club (LRRC) will meet up tonight for a run at Long’s Park.

Baseball enthusiasts have the opportunity to win a 10 game pack to the Lancaster Barnstormers for their 10th season The Lancaster Barnstormers wants your 10 favorite memories of the last nine years with the Barnstormers. Share them with the team. Ten winners will be selected. The deadline is 28 February. Winners will be announced on 1 March via the Barnstormers’ website and social media.

The International Studies Program at F&M presents “Looking for a Humanitarian Purpose: Endurance and Its Limits in a Palestinian Refugee Camp” tonight. The speaker will be Ilana Feldman, Associate Professor of Anthropology, History and International Affairs at George Washington University. The free talk will be in the Kauffman Hall and is open to the public.

Arsenic and Old Lace opens at the Fulton on Tuesday. The comedy runs through 16 February. The Fulton is located at 12 North Prince Street.

PPL Electric Utilities will be replacing old power lines and related electrical equipment in Lancaster’s Old Town neighborhood this week. The project will improve service reliability, according to PPL. Approximately 720 feet of underground and 480 feet of overhead power lines and six transformers will be replaced to improve reliability for about 65 customers on Church, S. Duke and Vine streets.

Tickets are now on sale for many exciting events at the Ware Center, North Prince Street. Upcoming events include: Allegro Chamber Orchestra on 23 January; a play titled “Humble Honor Witness to Gettysburg” on 25 January; An Evening of Chamber Music on 31 January; the FamFunFest on 1 February; and the day long Red Rose & Shamrock Irish Music Festival on Saturday, 8 February.

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival is almost here. Do you have your tickets yet? This is probably the area’s largest music festival! 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 The Festival is still accepting volunteers too!

Teaser alert: DogStar Books announced, via their Facebook page, that they will soon be holding “a big blowout sale”! Most prices, for this special sale, will range from $1 to $5. Look for this incredible opportunity to start around 4 February. DogStar Books is located at 401 West Lemon Street.

T&M Associates, a leading consulting, engineering and environmental services provider, has opened a new office at 1853 William Penn Way.

President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union tonight. It will be aired live at 9 p.m.

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