Coming Home to Excellence

Coming Home to Excellence

Written by Julie Vitto | Photo by Sam Interrante  Lusk & Associates, an affiliate of Sotheby’s International Realty, is the premiere real estate agency of south central Pennsylvania. Its unique combination of experienced local agents with the excellence of Sotheby’s International Realty makes the agency the best choice for the discerning homebuyer. Based in Lancaster County, Lusk &…
Sweat Equity: a hands-on hometown investment

Sweat Equity: a hands-on hometown investment

No surprise, then, that the Porter Furniture Building on Columbia Avenue would catch the attention of Steve Levin, managing partner of Inline Properties. Built in 1902 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Porter Building was a good structure in a good location – waiting for a good idea and some hard…
The Main Attraction

The Main Attraction

Written by Brent Urmey “I couldn’t be happier,” Penn Ketchum declared, as he greeted the first audience of movie-goers at The New Main in Ephrata. “I love the movies. Some guys, they’re into cars, they’re into fishing, hunting, golfing, whatever—I’m a movie guy. The movies have always been in my blood.” Penn and his…
STEM Baby: How STEM Learning Starts in Infancy

STEM Baby: How STEM Learning Starts in Infancy

Written by Aimee Ketchum Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math: our future, our present, our world! These concepts are not just relevant in terms of the job market or the future of education, but it is what’s important and relevant right now and it is trickling down to babies. Babies need to have STEM skills? They most certainly…
How the Stone Independent School is Taking Root in Lancaster City

How the Stone Independent School is Taking Root in Lancaster City

Written by Abby Kirchner  "It really began with this abstract idea that everyone learns best by doing, and everything grew from there,” Mike Simpson, the founder of The Stone Independent School in Lancaster recalls. But the origin story of this unique endeavor actually begins farther north, on a trip that would serve as the inspiration for a new kind…
Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Written by Monica Kirchner If you heard of yoga, you have probably heard of Downward Facing Dog Pose. This popular pose is also known as Adho Mukha Svanasana. Benefits: • Stretches the hands, shoulders, hamstrings calves and arches • Helps relieve stress and calms the mind • Strengthens the arms, legs and…
Private Flood Insurance Gets Traction

Private Flood Insurance Gets Traction

“I’ve lived here for 30 years, and I’ve never seen flooding like this.” That’s a common lament of flood victims, especially those who thought that they lived outside the flood zone of a nearby creek, river, or ocean and who have realized that their homeowner’s policy, condo unit-owner’s policy, renter’s policy or even business…
Lunch with Attufat Akbar

Lunch with Attufat Akbar

Written by Marian Pontz  ON A GLORIOUS SUMMER afternoon, while sitting amongst the boundless array of flowers atop The Belvedere’s deck, talking long enough that the wait staff switched and the lunch customers finished, Attufat Akbar taught me how to be a better person and a grateful citizen. Ms. Akbar was invited for…
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