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August 19
  • East Lampeter Township-based Paul Davis Restoration and Remodeling donated the work hours and volunteer time for company intern Emma Carr to help out at The Mix at Arbor Place in Lancaster. Carr is pictured in the center holding the Cambodian flag along with Mix at Arbor Place staff. She will be teaching English in Cambodia. Photo/Submitted
  • Employees of East Lampeter Township-based Primitives by Kathy Inc. participated in the Girls on the Run Lancaster 5K May 17. More than 2,000 people participated in the event, which Primitives by Kathy also sponsored. Photo/Submitted
  • Golf legend Arnold Palmer, left, awarded Rebecca Hodson, right, with the first ticket to the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open after her name was drawn during “Lancaster’s First Swing.” Palmer is the honorary chairman for the Open, which will be held next summer at Lancaster Country Club. Also pictured is Rory Connaughton, center, executive committee member for the open. Photo/Submitted
  • Employees of Springettsbury Township-based McConkey Insurance & Benefits participated in the United Way Day of Action June 20 by power washing, sanding and replacing rotted board decks for a member of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Pictured, from left, are Joseph L. Molinar, Michelle E. Barwick, Lisa M. Farrell, David J. Chiaverini and Sherree D. Hake. Photo/Submitted
  • El Jardin Flower and Garden Room in Lancaster hosted a first Thursday happy hour July 3 for the Lancaster Young Professionals and the First Thursday Latino organization. Photo/Submitted
  • Employees of York-based First Capital Federal Credit Union participated in the United Way Day of Action June 30 by staining buildings at Camp Echo Trail. Pictured, from left, are Wendy Bixler, Wendy Spangler, Kevin Linden, Alicia Venable, Tara Houser (front), Chuck Burkhardt (directly behind), Sue DeStephano, Dennis Flickinger, Becky Braun, Bill Pacacha, Sharon Miller, Lisa Day and Ed Fadely. Photo/Submitted
  • Members of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce network at the Swap Your Card to Double Your Business Plus event held May 14 during Small Business Week at the Hampden Township Recreational Building. Photo/Submitted
  • Swatara Township-based Metro Bank donated $1,000 to Harrisburg-based Brethren Housing Association in support of its Faith and Finances program, which teases financial literacy to single mothers recovering from homelessness. Pictured, from left, are Crystal Baxter, program director at BHA; Colleen Ensinger and Brad Garfinkel, vice presidents at Metro Bank; and Christopher Fitz, director of development at BHA. Photo/Submitted
  • The United Way of Lebanon County board of directors gave the students and coach of the Cedar Crest High School swim team an “Award of Outstanding Commitment” for their fundraising efforts during the United Way’s capital campaign. The team raised more than $3,000 during its “United Wayve Swim-a-thon” and other fundraisers. Pictured, from left, are Sue Allwein, Dennis Bomberger, Donnell Dishong, Bob Hoffman, Letie Schadler, Phil Domencic, Eero Kelly, Gary Fuhrman, Kelsey Lyter, Dennis Gearhart, Beth Yocum, Dan Ehrgood, Andy Demler and Kenny Montijo. Photo/Submitted
  • The Harrisburg Kiwanis Youth Foundation donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Pictured are Holly Laufer, left, development director of BBBS Capital Region, and Joseph Rebarchak Jr., club treasurer of the foundation. Photo/Submitted
  • York-based Gavin Advertising won two Gold Hermes Creative Awards for its campaigns with TrueNorth Wellness Services and S&E Building Materials. It also received an honorable mention for work with MINI of Baltimore. Pictured, from left, are president Mandy Arnold and staff members James Taylor, Erin Hammons, Josh Spence, Sarah Chain, Bobby Strimboulis, Ryan Tarkowski and Paul Sullivan. Photo/Submitted
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