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  • Christmas | | Lancaster PA Blog
    take heart despite the fact that today you may be alive and well tomorrow dead and cold as clay Figlio Dello Ande Al Bano Carrisi Italian vocals with guitar flute and drums One of the joys of Christmas is experiencing the traditions of other cultures This is one of the more beautiful foreign language songs in my Christmas collection Carol of the Beasts Pete Seeger Banjo and Seeger s voice A wonderful traditional folk song that may have been tragically lost if not for Seeger s preservation efforts All the King s Horns Sufjan Stevens Banjo and Sufjan s voice and some other voices and instruments too Sufjan s five EP Christmas collection has become a treasure to me As with Seeger s album it s barn music Undrentide Mediæval Baebes Along with the joy of experiencing Christmas with other cultures is experiencing Christmas with other points in history There are many great Christmas songs from the Middle Ages This is among my favorites Another great artists in this vein is Andrew Parrott All My Heart This Night Rejoices J G Ebeling If you enjoy traditional church hymns this is an overlooked one that merits revisiting This version is from the Cambridge Singers 2 Spice Up Your Christmas Letter with Holiday Fonts From the classy to the obnoxious there are excellent and free Christmas typefaces on Dafont com including dingbats like this one from ChristmasTime 3 Watch Classic Scenes from TV Specials I m thinking specifically of the final 30 seconds of Christmas Eve on Sesame Street Or for that matter the cinematic comedic genius of the segment from 7 15 to 8 35 of the same special And then there s Quasimodo conducting The Carol of the Bells A Garfield Minus Garfield version of Garfield s Christmas Special 4 Decorate Your Desktop Holiday Lights Here s how you do it so it looks tacky but tolerable Put holly in the top two corners nothing along the bottom and mini bulbs plus 32 pixel spacers along the sides and top Then set the flashing to random and turn off the screen saver Christmas Wallpaper Sign up to receive e mails from The Church of England s Advent Calendar Their intro video encourages us to purchase fair trade gifts this year Daniel Klotz November 28 2009 Christmas Music You Don t Want To Miss This Christmas season here are some tracks you don t want to miss If you buy the mp3s from Amazon using these links WXPN will get a piece of the action so indulge aggressively There are angelic voices on this list And Joshua James Down In Yon Forest Bruce Cockburn Glory to God on High Andrew Parrott Linus and Lucy Asylum Street Spankers Old Waits Carol Kate Anne McGarrigle Classical Christmas Lynyrd Skynyrd Undrentide Mediaeval Baebes Angels Shaded Red Sugar Rum Cherry Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Duke Ellington Carol Of The Bells The Bird and the Bee O Magnum Mysterium Grex Vocalis Hallelujah Chris Botti

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  • Lancaster's Most Wanted, Dec. 16 | Lancaster PA Blog
    Top Ten List because That s not how actual people think or search A number of people find these posts and thus the information on wanted criminals by searching Lancaster most wanted on Google and other search engines No one is searching for Lancaster warrant list or even Lancaster outstanding warrants A most wanted list is by common practice a list of criminals that the police are so interested in catching that they recruit the public s help That s what this Warrant Top Ten list is The national Most Wanted list has lead the to capture and imprisonment of thousands of known criminals Whether they intend to or not Lancaster city police are sending this message to local citizens Don t worry about it we ve got it covered when it comes to the really bad guys You just help us track down the people who don t pay for parking It seems time to trust the citizens enough to give us a real role to play in identifying local criminals The police regularly releases information on wanted criminals to the local media why not collect that information and release it in addition to the Warrant Top Ten list Keep on Commenting Please I hope you ll continue to share your thoughts on this issue in teh comments on this blog Lancaster has a crime problem and how we handle that problem is an issue of public concern We can t just leave it for others to address This Week s List For now we get an extra treat this week the number one offender doesn t have a parking problem he has a drinking problem LANCASTER BUREAU OF POLICE TOP 10 WARRANT LIST OF PERSONS Week of DECEMBER 6 2009 NAME LAST KNOWN ADDRESS LAST FIRST WARRANTS 1 Thomas Tyshon 400 Blk Judie Ln 3 open container 3 public drunk 3 purchase alcohol by minor 1 noise ordinance 2 disorderly conduct 2 Fritsch Tina 300 Blk N Queen St 20 parking 3 Knight Regina 1700 Blk Judie Lane 27 parking 4 Rhoads Coulson Cara 600 Blk W Lemon St 15 parking 1 trespassing 5 Ortiz AKA Ortiz Ocasio Maria 100 Blk E King St 30 parking 1 compulsory school 1 trespassing 6 Morales Jecy AKA Jessica 200 Blk Chester St 15 parking 1 driving without a license 7 Burgos AKA Adorno Burgos Hector 200 Blk W Strawberry St 36 parking 1 driving during suspension 8 Vereen Stacy 600 Blk N 10th St Reading 28 parking 9 Sides Laura 200 Blk Hawthorne Dr 10 parking 10 Sharpe AKA Spiotto Tina 800 Blk W Main St Ephrata 13 parking Please contact 717 735 1791 with any information on these persons location or e mail dinkelk police co lancaster pa us Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 2 thoughts on Lancaster s Most Wanted Dec 16 Kelly

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  • The Christmas Trees of Lancaster - Photo Roundup | Lancaster PA Blog
    up a fun sampling shared by fellow Lancaster residents nggallery id 2 Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 2 thoughts on The Christmas Trees of Lancaster Photo Roundup Pingback Tweets that mention The Christmas Trees of Lancaster Photo Roundup Daniel Klotz Lancaster Blog Topsy com Daniel Klotz says December 8 2009 at 5 24 pm If you have more photos you d like to share hook me up and I ll add em Comments are closed arrow back Newer Older arrow forward Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s blog about Lancaster County and what makes it an interesting place Primary topics are the arts civic life and news analysis Follow danielklotz Get Updates By Email Subscribe to LancasterPABlog com Enter your email address FourSquare Checkins Klotzy Hizzy YDOP Annie Bailey s Irish Pub Klotzy Hizzy SHEETZ Popular Posts Population Density and Geography in PA Mental Parity was the Bailout Bill s Silver Lining The Bailout Will Fail unless We Believe There s Such a Thing as Bad Debt

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  • 2009 | | Lancaster PA Blog
    the U S Here in the Northeast the average household puts 23 5 of its annual income 15 816 into savings as opposed to 16 5 in the Midwest 19 1 in the South and 15 0 in the West It s worth noting that in the Northeast an average of 1 730 9 2 of household income came from investments including interest dividends and rental property income OK so narrowing it down to the Northeast is cool and all but how can I say the strength of this asset personal savings is particularly high in Central PA Here I have to rely on the same rationale Forbes used when they named Lancaster the tenth best city in which to ride out the recession the equity people have in their homes As of September according to Zillow real estate market reports Lancaster County homeowners who made their purchase in the past five years have a median equity of 40 000 in their homes That s 30 of their home s value Compare that with the median equity held in nearby Philadelphia 26 or Baltimore 23 In Boston which edged us out in the Forbes list it s 21 To see how bad it gets observe the staggeringly negative 20 in Stockton CA What s more in Lancaster homes have only declined 4 9 in value since their peak which was in the second quarter of 2007 versus 6 4 in Philadelphia 10 2 in Baltimore 16 6 in Boston and 49 0 in Stockton Elsewhere in Central PA State College is rocking where prices still haven t peaked and York Hanover isn t doing too poorly home values there are down 10 7 from their peak With that evidence the opportunity here is obvious people in our area have savings The savings are real too they re not about to burst in a housing bubble or a Madoff Ponzi scheme But the savings aren t earning much interest And if those savings could benefit the local economy while earning at least decent returns that s even more attractive We have talented and resourceful individuals and entrepreneurs who could use some loaned capital Put two and two together and make a profit off this Ready Go Share this post on Twitter Read Part I Construction Read Part II Journalism Read Part III Continuing Ed Daniel Klotz December 19 2008 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part III Continuing Ed People are losing their jobs as we know from the headlines In our city people s income is going down as we know from my intrepid reporting We are all nervous about the immediate future with good reason It seems that many people are busier than ever earning money and trying to trim spending There isn t yet quantitative evidence to support an assertion that we re busier than ever but I expect that it will be coming One measure of busyness is the number of people holding two jobs Both in sheer number of people and as a percentage of all employed people the measure was down in November compared to past years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics It could be that there are fewer second jobs to go around or it could be issues like not being able to afford transportation or childcare in able to work two jobs It s hard to tell The BLS s American Time Use Survey is the best gauge we have on how people are spending their time but it always lags one year behind So the best we can do is to observe and make general observations It does appear that as jobs are being cut the workload falls to others who then work longer Other people are working two jobs while still others are busy hunting for a first second or new job Nonprofits are certainly overworked these days with need increasing but donations and volunteer hours decreasing In short people s time is still limited but at the same time our nervousness about the future compels us to prepare ourselves by honing our skills That brings us to the third problem you can solve in 2009 for fun and profit No 3 Continuing Education Problem People have less time Assets Meeting space is more affordable desire to learn is up Web technologies are abundant Online universities are thriving in the current environment as people want to go back to school but have limited resources of time and money to spend There s a strong market out there for other entrepreneurs to reach Supplement online learning with face to face meetups in physical classrooms and take low residency education local Photo by Flickr user Cherice under a Creative Commons license I personally see the greatest potential not in webinars online courses how to blogs or Web based professional networks but rather in combining those media and technologies with face to face interaction Take low residency local Low residency is a popular way of offering master s degrees I can get an MFA from Seattle Pacific University without moving to Washington state I simply fly out there a few times over the course of a couple years and do the rest of the work from home I think the situation is ripe for local low residency offerings and not just from traditional higher ed institutions Every time I need to leave where I am like home or work and go somewhere out of my way the educational experience becomes a degree more high residency High residency equals inconvenient At the same time people are hungering for something more than discrete mini workshops Find a way to offer a series of face to face mini workshops especially with a networking element added in where participants can continue learning online between meetups and you ll have a very marketable product Spread hours of instruction over several weeks by chunking it out and conducting at least half of it online Cheap space The

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  • Central PA | | Lancaster PA Blog
    the U S Here in the Northeast the average household puts 23 5 of its annual income 15 816 into savings as opposed to 16 5 in the Midwest 19 1 in the South and 15 0 in the West It s worth noting that in the Northeast an average of 1 730 9 2 of household income came from investments including interest dividends and rental property income OK so narrowing it down to the Northeast is cool and all but how can I say the strength of this asset personal savings is particularly high in Central PA Here I have to rely on the same rationale Forbes used when they named Lancaster the tenth best city in which to ride out the recession the equity people have in their homes As of September according to Zillow real estate market reports Lancaster County homeowners who made their purchase in the past five years have a median equity of 40 000 in their homes That s 30 of their home s value Compare that with the median equity held in nearby Philadelphia 26 or Baltimore 23 In Boston which edged us out in the Forbes list it s 21 To see how bad it gets observe the staggeringly negative 20 in Stockton CA What s more in Lancaster homes have only declined 4 9 in value since their peak which was in the second quarter of 2007 versus 6 4 in Philadelphia 10 2 in Baltimore 16 6 in Boston and 49 0 in Stockton Elsewhere in Central PA State College is rocking where prices still haven t peaked and York Hanover isn t doing too poorly home values there are down 10 7 from their peak With that evidence the opportunity here is obvious people in our area have savings The savings are real too they re not about to burst in a housing bubble or a Madoff Ponzi scheme But the savings aren t earning much interest And if those savings could benefit the local economy while earning at least decent returns that s even more attractive We have talented and resourceful individuals and entrepreneurs who could use some loaned capital Put two and two together and make a profit off this Ready Go Share this post on Twitter Read Part I Construction Read Part II Journalism Read Part III Continuing Ed Daniel Klotz December 19 2008 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part III Continuing Ed People are losing their jobs as we know from the headlines In our city people s income is going down as we know from my intrepid reporting We are all nervous about the immediate future with good reason It seems that many people are busier than ever earning money and trying to trim spending There isn t yet quantitative evidence to support an assertion that we re busier than ever but I expect that it will be coming One measure of busyness is the number of people holding two jobs Both in sheer number of people and as a percentage of all employed people the measure was down in November compared to past years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics It could be that there are fewer second jobs to go around or it could be issues like not being able to afford transportation or childcare in able to work two jobs It s hard to tell The BLS s American Time Use Survey is the best gauge we have on how people are spending their time but it always lags one year behind So the best we can do is to observe and make general observations It does appear that as jobs are being cut the workload falls to others who then work longer Other people are working two jobs while still others are busy hunting for a first second or new job Nonprofits are certainly overworked these days with need increasing but donations and volunteer hours decreasing In short people s time is still limited but at the same time our nervousness about the future compels us to prepare ourselves by honing our skills That brings us to the third problem you can solve in 2009 for fun and profit No 3 Continuing Education Problem People have less time Assets Meeting space is more affordable desire to learn is up Web technologies are abundant Online universities are thriving in the current environment as people want to go back to school but have limited resources of time and money to spend There s a strong market out there for other entrepreneurs to reach Supplement online learning with face to face meetups in physical classrooms and take low residency education local Photo by Flickr user Cherice under a Creative Commons license I personally see the greatest potential not in webinars online courses how to blogs or Web based professional networks but rather in combining those media and technologies with face to face interaction Take low residency local Low residency is a popular way of offering master s degrees I can get an MFA from Seattle Pacific University without moving to Washington state I simply fly out there a few times over the course of a couple years and do the rest of the work from home I think the situation is ripe for local low residency offerings and not just from traditional higher ed institutions Every time I need to leave where I am like home or work and go somewhere out of my way the educational experience becomes a degree more high residency High residency equals inconvenient At the same time people are hungering for something more than discrete mini workshops Find a way to offer a series of face to face mini workshops especially with a networking element added in where participants can continue learning online between meetups and you ll have a very marketable product Spread hours of instruction over several weeks by chunking it out and conducting at least half of it online Cheap space The

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  • commuting | | Lancaster PA Blog
    less tele commutable work worldwide Assets Low cost of living in Lancaster Central PA combined with being within travel distance to major East Coast metropolitan areas There is no denying that telecommuting is more viable now than ever It may stop expanding as a trend in 2009 but by some estimates as many as 59 of organizations offer some of their employees the option to do at least some work outside the office One of the big reasons that employers embrace telecommuting is because it can drastically reduce costs especially the overhead costs of having to house an employee in the office If this is what you see when you telecommute doesn t it make sense to live somewhere with a low cost of living Photo by Flickr user DDFic under a Creative Commons license At the same time there are still risks and disadvantages to employers The most popular way of mitigating those risks and disadvantages is by having employees who telecommute spend at least a little time each week on site either in the office or at a face to face meeting with a client Whether the case at hand is of an individual or of a company the cost of living in Lancaster specifically and Central PA generally should be attractive If you re going to telecommute it makes more sense to do so from a location where the cost of living is low rather than from say midtown Manhattan Lancaster is a more affordable place than Manhattan It s 49 cheaper to live here It s 34 cheaper than Boston 49 cheaper than Washington DC 19 cheaper than Newark 7 cheaper than Baltimore and 8 cheaper than Philadelphia You can do your own comparisons at BestPlaces net For an individual or company relocating to this region

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  • cost of living | | Lancaster PA Blog
    option less tele commutable work worldwide Assets Low cost of living in Lancaster Central PA combined with being within travel distance to major East Coast metropolitan areas There is no denying that telecommuting is more viable now than ever It may stop expanding as a trend in 2009 but by some estimates as many as 59 of organizations offer some of their employees the option to do at least some work outside the office One of the big reasons that employers embrace telecommuting is because it can drastically reduce costs especially the overhead costs of having to house an employee in the office If this is what you see when you telecommute doesn t it make sense to live somewhere with a low cost of living Photo by Flickr user DDFic under a Creative Commons license At the same time there are still risks and disadvantages to employers The most popular way of mitigating those risks and disadvantages is by having employees who telecommute spend at least a little time each week on site either in the office or at a face to face meeting with a client Whether the case at hand is of an individual or of a company the cost of living in Lancaster specifically and Central PA generally should be attractive If you re going to telecommute it makes more sense to do so from a location where the cost of living is low rather than from say midtown Manhattan Lancaster is a more affordable place than Manhattan It s 49 cheaper to live here It s 34 cheaper than Boston 49 cheaper than Washington DC 19 cheaper than Newark 7 cheaper than Baltimore and 8 cheaper than Philadelphia You can do your own comparisons at BestPlaces net For an individual or company relocating to this

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  • entrepreneurs | | Lancaster PA Blog
    again there appears to be a viable solution in localizing While national banks are hurting local banks in Central PA like Fulton Union National and Susquehanna are running strong Their balance sheets look good people actually keep money in those banks as opposed to just borrowing from them and corporate lending is active A profitable way of solving the problem by using the assets at hand may involve local financial institutions Then again they may play only a peripheral role Make this man proud Hook up local hard working folks with interest on their savings by lending to other local hard working folks Here s the deal We live in an area where personal savings rates are high People are earning precious little interest on those savings The fact that other people need to borrow money isn t a problem it s a huge local opportunity As of 2007 the most recent year that data is available for from the Bureau of Labor Statistics residents of the Northeast U S save on average 6 6 more of their income than residents of the rest of the U S Here in the Northeast the average household puts 23 5 of its annual income 15 816 into savings as opposed to 16 5 in the Midwest 19 1 in the South and 15 0 in the West It s worth noting that in the Northeast an average of 1 730 9 2 of household income came from investments including interest dividends and rental property income OK so narrowing it down to the Northeast is cool and all but how can I say the strength of this asset personal savings is particularly high in Central PA Here I have to rely on the same rationale Forbes used when they named Lancaster the tenth best city in which to ride out the recession the equity people have in their homes As of September according to Zillow real estate market reports Lancaster County homeowners who made their purchase in the past five years have a median equity of 40 000 in their homes That s 30 of their home s value Compare that with the median equity held in nearby Philadelphia 26 or Baltimore 23 In Boston which edged us out in the Forbes list it s 21 To see how bad it gets observe the staggeringly negative 20 in Stockton CA What s more in Lancaster homes have only declined 4 9 in value since their peak which was in the second quarter of 2007 versus 6 4 in Philadelphia 10 2 in Baltimore 16 6 in Boston and 49 0 in Stockton Elsewhere in Central PA State College is rocking where prices still haven t peaked and York Hanover isn t doing too poorly home values there are down 10 7 from their peak With that evidence the opportunity here is obvious people in our area have savings The savings are real too they re not about to burst in a housing bubble or a Madoff Ponzi scheme But the savings aren t earning much interest And if those savings could benefit the local economy while earning at least decent returns that s even more attractive We have talented and resourceful individuals and entrepreneurs who could use some loaned capital Put two and two together and make a profit off this Ready Go Share this post on Twitter Read Part I Construction Read Part II Journalism Read Part III Continuing Ed Daniel Klotz December 19 2008 11 Problems You Can Solve in 2009 Part III Continuing Ed People are losing their jobs as we know from the headlines In our city people s income is going down as we know from my intrepid reporting We are all nervous about the immediate future with good reason It seems that many people are busier than ever earning money and trying to trim spending There isn t yet quantitative evidence to support an assertion that we re busier than ever but I expect that it will be coming One measure of busyness is the number of people holding two jobs Both in sheer number of people and as a percentage of all employed people the measure was down in November compared to past years according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics It could be that there are fewer second jobs to go around or it could be issues like not being able to afford transportation or childcare in able to work two jobs It s hard to tell The BLS s American Time Use Survey is the best gauge we have on how people are spending their time but it always lags one year behind So the best we can do is to observe and make general observations It does appear that as jobs are being cut the workload falls to others who then work longer Other people are working two jobs while still others are busy hunting for a first second or new job Nonprofits are certainly overworked these days with need increasing but donations and volunteer hours decreasing In short people s time is still limited but at the same time our nervousness about the future compels us to prepare ourselves by honing our skills That brings us to the third problem you can solve in 2009 for fun and profit No 3 Continuing Education Problem People have less time Assets Meeting space is more affordable desire to learn is up Web technologies are abundant Online universities are thriving in the current environment as people want to go back to school but have limited resources of time and money to spend There s a strong market out there for other entrepreneurs to reach Supplement online learning with face to face meetups in physical classrooms and take low residency education local Photo by Flickr user Cherice under a Creative Commons license I personally see the greatest potential not in webinars online courses how to blogs or Web based professional networks but rather in combining those

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