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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Wednesday, 12 February

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The search continues for Jorge Omar Garcia, Jr. Garcia is a suspect in the 9 February shooting at Queen and James Streets. Lancaster City Bureau of Police have charged him with Aggravated Assault, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, and Firearms Not To Be Carried Without a License in connection with this shooting. The LCPD is asking for your help in locating Garcia. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lancaster City Police Detective Fatta at 717-735-3359 or via email at fattaj@police.co.lancaster.pa.us. You may also call Lancaster City/County Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913.Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.

Lancaster County is under a Winter Storm Warning. The Warning is in effect 1 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday. Possible accumulation is eight to 12 inches, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). WGAL this morning anticipated the snow starting around 10 p.m. tonight.

Lancaster City Council will meet tonight to discuss an ordinance which would establish a Stormwater Management fee. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Market Center.

Get out today and enjoy the City sites and sounds before the storm hits.

DJ Salinger will be at Tellus360 tonight for Wireless Wednesday, beginning at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge. Tellus360 is located at 24 East King Street.

The Center for American Craft, 335 North Queen Street, will hold a class “Sew a Market Bag” tonight. Registration for this class is closed however the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen has several other interesting upcoming classes. If you would like to be notified of future sessions of this class, call the Guild at 717-431-8706.

The Lancaster Public Library offers up Shakespeare tonight. The program is “Will to Read: Shakespeare Aloud” and will be held in the Windolph Room. Tonight’s selection is Taming of the Shrew. This is a free event. The Library is located at 125 North Duke Street.

Arsenic and Old Lace is currently at the Fulton. There are two showings today. The afternoon show is at 2 p.m. and tonight’s show is at 7:30 p.m. The comedy runs through 16 February. The Fulton is located at 12 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.

Ruth Bernard, David Brumbach and Michael Allen are the three featured artists currently at Lancaster Galleries. The exhibit continues through Saturday, 15 February. The Gallery is located at 34 North Water Street.

Mulberry Art Studio will hold its Wednesday Evening Artist Open Studio this evening. Artists (18+) may draw, sketch or paint a live nude model. Artists should bring their own art supplies. Chairs and tables will be provided. The instructor is fine oil painter and graphic designer Beth Bathe. The Studio is located at 19-21 North Mulberry Street.

Tellus360 and Annie Bailey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant are holding a big event – King Street Seisiun - in the spring and they are looking for one graphic designer to capture the essence of the event. Entries are due by noon on 17 February. The King Street Seisiun is an Irish block party/festival. It will be held Saturday, 15 March. For more information, go to http://logotournament.com/contests/167741.

Valentine’s Day is this week already! Score twice with Flowers by Paulette! You could win a trip to the NBA Playoffs. If you send one of the participating bouquets, you could win a trip for four to a playoff game. Other prizes are also offered in this “Send and Score” sweepstakes. The florist offers same day delivery on most bouquets. It is a Teleflora shop, making your out of town deliveries smoother as well. The shop, located at 258 North Queen Street, is open today from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

Time is running out to get your tickets for the Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival this weekend. 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 www.lancasterrrotsandblues.com.

Lancaster General Hospital (LGH) Orthopedic Center is hosting a free Coaches Clinic next month but registrations are now open. The Clinic will be held on Saturday, 8 March from 7 a.m. to noon at the Stager Conference Center. John Troxell – Head Football Coach, Franklin & Marshall College, is the Keynote Speaker. The Clinic is designed for coaches and athletic trainers.

These back to back storms have us all dreaming about Spring. Spring of course brings thoughts of baseball to mind. Share your 10 favorite memories of the last nine years with the Barnstormers. Ten people will win a 10 game pack to the Lancaster Barnstormers for their 10th season. The deadline is 28 February. Winners will be announced on 1 March via the Barnstormers’ website and social media.

As we all stock up for tonight’s storm, some are not so fortunate to have a home to stock. Winter has taken its toll on everyone, including shelters. The Water Street Ministries has released a list of “immediate needs.” The list is too long to print here in its entirety but reads can go to www.wsm.org/needs to view it. It includes food, toiletries, items for babies and children, specific items for women, items specifically for men, medical items, dental items and miscellaneous items. The Collection Center is located on Conestoga Street at Prince Street.

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