Holidays At Home
WHETHER IT’S BY PLANE, TRAIN, OR AUTOMOBILE, traveling home for the holidays can feel a bit frenzied. But once we arrive it’s almost as if all of the chaos—the work emails, the hectic commute, the seemingly meaningless tasks of everyday life—is filtered out to make room for the things that really matter.
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Fig® Feature: Evolution Power Yoga
MEET THIS HOLIDAY SEASON HEAD-ON.
Studio owner Lisa Taylor asks, “What would it take to be forgiveness?” Lisa reminds us that arriving at peace with others starts by building peace within ourselves. With holiday time focused on giving and receiving, we often forget about the importance of becoming. During the festivities, it is easy to overlook the gift of who we are for others. AsRead on →
Fig® Fresh Faces: Macklin’s Cafe
THE SWEETEST THINGS
When Mack Farquhar got into the cupcake business, it wasn’t just to satisfy a sweet tooth. “Connecting with people is very important to us, connecting with the community.” He saw a niche market in cupcakes, found a remarkable baker out of New York City, and successfully developed the brand from there. Even today, the cupcakes that are made at Macklin’s CafeRead on →
Fig® Fresh Faces: Miesse Candies
SWEET FAMILY TRADITIONS
When you step inside Miesse Candies, the aroma of chocolate and sugar is intoxicating. The glass display cases are brimming with every confection imaginable: mint patties, peanut butter meltaways, nonpareils, truffles, chocolate-covered marshmallows, and the ever-popular “jets.” For years, Lafayette Street was home to this legendary candy purveyor, but inRead on →
Giving Back: Gaudenzia House
Nestled among the busy streets of Downtown Lancaster, a home sits quietly as a humble tribute to the history of the city. You might even walk past it on First Friday, notice its character briefly, and then continue on your journey. But inside Gaudenzia’s Vantage, women are working every day to redirect their journey and overcome their own history of addiction.Read on →
Fig Authentic: Sonja Holbrook
Truly, One of a Kind
Years ago, Sonia Holbrook took the sewing skills she learned in home-ec class and started making purses from fabric remnants. After giving some as gifts, friends and family encouraged her to sell them. When she couldn’t find an existing store that could sell her wares, she opened her own—Sonia Rose, on North Queen Street—and her career as a handbag designerRead on →
Fig® Visionary: S. Dale High
S. Dale High is the first to admit that he’s full of ideas. “Creativity, innovation, new ideas have always excited
me,” he says.
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High has been a steward of improvement and innovation since the earliest days of his career, focusing on both the immediate and long-term needs of the City. He often asks himself and his team, “Will this be good for the City 100 years from now?” when