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  • David Brooks at F&M Saturday | Lancaster PA Blog
    his views as he became convinced of the value of living in denser proximity to others His talk was an expanded version of his TED talk which I ve embedded below Watch it and you ll get the gist of what he said on Saturday 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 David Brooks at F M Saturday Jeff says May 11 2011 at 12 57 pm To Brooks discussion on suburban living In Lancaster we hear plenty about farmland preservation To those folks I respond with the elder Brooks new sensibility The best way to preserve farmland is with urban enhancement If people choose cities then they won t sprawl into farmland Most of the people who bemoan the loss of this land live in areas that used to be agrarian Daniel Klotz says May 11 2011 at 4 18 pm I couldn t agree with you more Jeff I m on the board of LIVE Green which is doing a great job making the urban environment in Lancaster even better than it already is for nature lovers like me We re also working with the Lancaster County Conservancy to find ways to do exactly what you re talking about preserve open space by enhancing high density areas I m very hopeful even as I m very concerned about the overall trends 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

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  • The Community Foundation's Extraordinary Give | Lancaster, PA Blog
    on ExtraGive org 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 Lancaster County Community Foundation philanthropy 16 thoughts on Going on NOW 24 Hours of Online Giving in Lancaster County Steve Goble says November 30 2012 at 7 37 am My wife I have donated to WJTL and Junior Achievement of Central PA Both great organizations that help make Lancaster a better place to live and raise children https extragive s3 amazonaws com npo23 2269420 html WJTL and https extragive s3 amazonaws com npo23 1472517 html Junior Achievement Daniel Klotz says November 30 2012 at 8 00 am Thank you Steve Mary Stadden says November 30 2012 at 7 57 am 100 of our gifts to Pennsylvania College of Art Design today go directly to scholarships for deserving youth and teens The classes and hands on experiential learning sessions that they will be able to participate in thanks to you are part of our Continuing Ed and Mosaic Project programs Here s our giving page on the LCCF site today https extragive s3 amazonaws com npo23 2215278 html Daniel Klotz says November 30 2012 at 8 00 am That s amazing Mary Thank you Susanne Hershey Materia says November 30 2012 at 8 12 am I am supporting two organizations today Arch Street Center and the YWCA Lancaster Arch Street Center is an amazing organization that supports the recovery of adults living with mental illness Every dollar that comes in is put to good use I also support the YWCA and their efforts to eliminate racism and empower women Two outstanding organizations that totally deserve our community s support Daniel Klotz says November 30 2012 at 8 12 am Thank you Susanne Kris Bradley says November 30 2012 at 8 36 am Thank you Daniel and Tracy for sharing this information I am astounded at the outpouring of support and donations from the Lancaster Community I would like to ask everybody to please support Junior Achievement of Central PA today JA empowers young people to own their own economic success JACP s volunteer delivered K 12 programs foster work readiness entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills which inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential The direct link to the JACP donation page is http bit ly 119sHep Thank you in advance for your donation Daniel Klotz says November 30 2012 at 11 19 am The second shout out of the day for Junior Achievement Thank you Kris Ginny Caputo says November 30 2012 at 9 44 am I am contributing to the Lancaster County Art Association through the Extra Give campaign The LCAA is a terrific organization that for 76 years has supported the arts in Lancaster County through art education programs and opportunities for artists to exhibit their work and for the public to see the work of local artists Here is a direct link to

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  • Pennsylvania | | Lancaster PA Blog
    below the poverty line up from 7 8 in 1999 Among single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger 52 5 were living below the poverty line in 2007 up from 43 7 in 1999 Top Industries Lancaster city In 1999 the top 3 industries in terms of number of people employed were Manufacturing 23 7 Educational health and social services 19 9 Retail trade 13 2 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational health and social services 21 1 Manufacturing 17 3 Professional scientific and management and administrative and waste management services 12 7 Lancaster County In 1999 the top 3 industries were Manufacturing 22 5 Educational health and social services 18 2 Retail trade 13 0 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational services and health care and social assistance 20 2 Manufacturing 18 7 Retail trade 12 0 It s great to see the city s 3 industry as of 2007 Commuting Because I am smug enough to highlight these stats I will As of 2007 11 2 456 of us city dwellers were walking to work That was only true of 3 5 of the county population Another 5 2 of city dwellers were taking public transit as opposed to 1 3 county wide What s your response to this data Lancaster city is more vulnerable to the effects of the recession than we previously realized Is there any way the 2010 census data can possibly look even a little bit better Daniel Klotz December 9 2008 Democrats Gaining in Lancaster County Republican Territory Three really rustic graphics Together they spell trouble for Republicans here in Lancaster County PA which has for decades been a dependable stronghold for the GOP The graphics represent in order the outcome of the 2000 2004 and 2008 presidential elections Dark red indicates the Republican received better than 60 of the vote Light red indicates the Republican won but his challenger received more than 40 of the vote Dark blue indicates the Democrat received better than 60 of the vote Light blue indicates the Democrat won but his challenger received more than 40 of the vote While McCain Palin still won Lancaster County last week by a comfortable 55 43 split Ralph Nader got half a percent Ron Paul got two tenths of a percent as a write in the numbers indicate a changing electorate within our county I was actually astonished to compare for myself the decisive break from voting patterns in the 2000 and 2004 elections Forgive the poor graphics quality I did these myself Here are a few ways of breaking down the numbers City vs County Lancaster City landslided for Obama 76 to McCain s 23 The city represented 21 975 votes or 10 of county voters Compare this to much slimmer margins in 2004 where Kerry beat Bush 62 to 38 and 2008 where Gore beat Bush 57 to 39 Once you subtract the city s votes Lancaster County favored McCain less overwhelmingly 59 to 40 Non city residents cast 202 816 votes making up the other 90 of voters A margin of 19 points is gigantic but a shocking change from 2004 when Bush carried 69 to Kerry s 31 and 2000 when Bush also received 69 of the vote and Gore eked out 29 Urban vs Suburban Exurban Rural That breakdown however ignores the important fact that there are urban dwellers living in other municipalities beside Lancaster City Perhaps it is more fair to compare all the county s urban voters against the rest I ran the numbers comparing city and borough precincts against township precincts including the urbanized Lancaster Township with the boroughs In urbania county wide Obama beat McCain 56 43 with 73 366 voters weighing in 33 of voters In 2000 and 2004 Bush carried the county s urban areas 56 43 and 57 40 respectively Away from urban districts McCain beat Obama 61 37 with 151 425 voters Again this looks decisive until compared with Bush s victories in 2004 and 200 70 30 and 70 28 Stack the Deck What if we stack the deck Just for fun I picked out out all the municipalities in Lancaster County that went for Obama and pitted them against the rest of the county Here s how it looks Select Municipalities Obama 68 McCain 31 Eighteen percent of the Lancaster County electorate or 40 319 voters currently live in areas where a majority of their neighbors currently lean Democratic In 2004 those same municipalities on the whole went for Kerry by 61 38 and for Gore by just 57 39 The Rest of Municipalities McCain 61 Obama 38 Even in the most Republican areas of the county Democratic voters should have no trouble finding many neighbors who share their political viewpoint In these municipalities Bush carried 2004 by 69 30 and 2000 by 69 28 Perhaps most interesting is the list of municipalities who voted for Obama Columbia Borough Christiana Borough by a single vote Mountville Marietta Millersville Lancaster City Lancaster Township Columbia borough voted Democratic in 2000 but not in 2004 Lancaster City Lancaster Township and part of Millersville borough voted Democratic in both 2000 and 2004 Christiana and Mountville s votes came out of the blue Marietta has for some time been on the Democrats wishlist as a municipality to pick up If you d like to look at the raw data for yourself the County has a list of polling locations which you can use to decipher the election results for the past eight years Daniel Klotz November 10 2008 Why I am voting YES for Home Rule Tomorrow Lancaster County voters will decide whether or not to break out from under Harrisburg s total control of our county government structure Everyone will have the opportunity to vote either yes or no to a referendum question on the back of the ballot Here s a sample ballot I will be voting yes

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  • Philadelphia | | Lancaster PA Blog
    connected by dense populations to Reading Hershey Harrisburg and York Thousands of people can easily consider themselves a part of two or more of those urban centers Columbia borough for instance is practically as much York as it is Lancaster Elizabethtown is as much Harrisburg as it is Hershey as it is Lancaster Observation 4 While York County is becoming Marylandized Lancaster County is not Look at the pockets of dense population in southern York County Shrewsbury Loganville New Freedom Credit them to new housing developments built to meet the demand of Baltimorons In Lancaster there is no density to speak of south of Quarryville No doubt this will intensify the growing cultural contrasts between the two counties I m viewing these as an amateur not an expert I m sure I ve missed some interesting stuff What do you see that I don t Also I am holding off on considering what these observations if accurate really mean How will our lives and communities be changed by the patterns we can observe here Daniel Klotz October 13 2008 Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s blog about Lancaster County and what makes

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  • population density | | Lancaster PA Blog
    clearly connected by dense populations to Reading Hershey Harrisburg and York Thousands of people can easily consider themselves a part of two or more of those urban centers Columbia borough for instance is practically as much York as it is Lancaster Elizabethtown is as much Harrisburg as it is Hershey as it is Lancaster Observation 4 While York County is becoming Marylandized Lancaster County is not Look at the pockets of dense population in southern York County Shrewsbury Loganville New Freedom Credit them to new housing developments built to meet the demand of Baltimorons In Lancaster there is no density to speak of south of Quarryville No doubt this will intensify the growing cultural contrasts between the two counties I m viewing these as an amateur not an expert I m sure I ve missed some interesting stuff What do you see that I don t Also I am holding off on considering what these observations if accurate really mean How will our lives and communities be changed by the patterns we can observe here Daniel Klotz October 13 2008 Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s blog about Lancaster County and what

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  • York | | Lancaster PA Blog
    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 Population Density in PA The World May Be Flat But Our State Ain t The state data center released a new map today showing how jam packed we are Or in some cases how far in the boondocks Population Density as of July 2007 Observation 1 The world may be flat but Pennsylvania isn t The areas where population density is low are the areas where there are mountains Pennsylvania Observation 2 The buffer zone of eastern Lancaster County remains impressively resilient Lancaster is not about to be morphed into another Philly suburb any time soon Given our rate of farmland preservation it s unlikely to happen ever Population density in Southeast Pennsylvania Observation 3 A lot of people live halfway between The notion of a Southcentral PA is not a media market fiction Lancaster is clearly connected by dense populations to Reading Hershey

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  • Fostering Quality Blogs | Lancaster PA Blog
    readers 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 One thought on Fostering Quality Blogs Chuck says October 27 2008 at 12 25 am Hi Daniel I can t find an email here for you so consider this your further instructions Please subscribe to the RSS feed on my site and for now I will be using that to communicate and organize the effort Thanks 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 The Meaning of Elizabeth Alexander s Inauguration Poem Honoring John

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  • economic bailout | | Lancaster PA Blog
    health must be regarded with parity to other medical issues such that 1 the financial requirements such as deductibles and copayments applicable to such mental health or substance use disorder benefits are no more restrictive than the predominant financial requirements applied to substantially all medical and surgical benefits covered by the plan 2 there are no separate cost sharing requirements that are applicable only with respect to mental health or substance use disorder benefits 3 the treatment limitations applicable to such mental health or substance use disorder benefits are no more restrictive than the predominant treatment limitations applied to substantially all medical and surgical benefits covered by the plan and 4 there are no separate treatment limitations that are applicable only with respect to mental health or substance use disorder benefits Additionally the bill Requires the plan to provide out of network coverage for mental health or substance use disorder benefits if the plan provides coverage for medical or surgical benefits provided by out of network providers I have experienced firsthand how complicated and frustrating it is to deal with a double standard in my health insurance policies If my lungs are congested I can see my family doctor If I break my wrist I can go to the emergency room But if my brain isn t working right I have to wade through complicated restrictions and procedures in order to receive affordable care And even then therapy is poorly covered and the number of sessions each year are over limited When the world is that difficult and rotten I like many people look at the big picture of our civilization and despair But when I look closer I see reason for hope Mental health is slowly being acknowledged as an inseparable component of human health generally And as of

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