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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Wednesday, 19 February

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Lancaster is under a Freezing Rain Advisory this morning. Rainy days are perfect for a book. 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.

Poet Laureate Christine Longenecker will pay tribute to Robert Frost this evening. “Two Roads Converged” will feature Frost’s poems as well as Longenecker’s Frost-inspired works. She will be joined by her husband Rick Shoup. The reading will be held at the Ware Center, 42 North Prince Street at 7:30 p.m. The program is presented by the Ware Center and the Lancaster Literary Guild.

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.

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.

The Sierra Club will be showing a 2008 American documentary that examines corporate farming in the United States. The free public showing will be at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Lancaster Country Day School, 725 Hamilton Road. The film, titled “Food, Inc.,” runs approximately one and one-half hours long. Discussion and popcorn will follow the film. For more information, email Jane Druce, chair of the Sierra Club-Lancaster Group's Education Committee, at

It is Wireless Wednesday at Tellus360 tonight. Tonight features Vincent Smaldone, more commonly known as DJ Image. He plays funk, reggae and classic hip hop. There is no cover charge for this 21+ evening, which begins at 9 p.m.

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival is this coming 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

Congratulations to Keystone Custom Homes. The Lancaster company has been awarded “Best of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The new home builder was chosen by the Houzz community for its Customer Satisfaction.

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