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Fig Stories 2016

Fig Stories is a collection of INSIGHTFUL STORIES featuring Lancaster County's MOST INFLUENTIAL leaders, BOLD thinkers, and agents of CHANGE. It is our great pleasure to share with you this collection of stories. Each one deserves a closer look. Read their stories and don't miss each video crafted by Life & Legacies in their own words and voice.

Click here to read the entire Volume I from cover to cover.

Brian Norcross
Brian Norcross

Music is oft-said to possess a special sort of magic—and people like Brian Norcross make that magic happen.

Carrie Johnson
Carrie Johnson

Carrie Johnson encourages the next generation of girls to embrace their uniqueness.

Charlotte Katzenmoyer
Charlotte Katzenmoyer

How do you solve a problem? Ask Lancaster City’s Director of Public Works.

Dale High
Dale High

A pillar of the community, Dale High has seen his father's company grow from a tiny welding shop to one of the big movers and shakers in Lancaster.

David Lyall
David Lyall

David Lyall's story is one of trial and error, steady progress, and unparalleled perseverance.

Dr. Damaris Rau
Dr. Damaris Rau

Community initiatives and education go hand in hand, and nobody knows this better than Dr. Damaris Rau.

Dr. John M. Anderson
Dr. John M. Anderson

A long and tumultuous academic career has given Dr. Anderson a deep empathy for the struggles that students face.

Dr. Lewis E. Thayne
Dr. Lewis E. Thayne

A model citizen, Lewis Thayne presides over Lebanon Valley College while retaining ties to the community.

Ed P. Drogaris
Ed P. Drogaris

Land development is a huge responsibility, and Ed Drogaris knows the ins and outs of helping a community grow.

Frank Fox
Frank Fox

From businessman to philanthropist, Frank Fox believes he has finally found his purpose in life.

Gail Graybill Carson
Gail Graybill Carson

Gail Graybill Carson is dedicated to giving back and appreciating all that has been given to her.

Gary Langmuir
Gary Langmuir

Gary Langmuir is a firm believer that a sense of responsibility and a bit of hard work are crucial when it comes to making a difference.

Gil Lyons
Gil Lyons

Gil Lyons is a man trying to improve the environment with a fusion of biology know-how and a career in real estate.

Howard Supnik
Howard Supnik

A landscape architect and a musician, Howard Supnik finds music in the landscape.

Hunter Johnson
Hunter Johnson

Hunter Johnson has always been a motivated individual. Read of his journey from anxious teenager to visionary architect.

Jan Bergen
Jan Bergen

Jan discusses her philosophy, including her motivations for volunteering and starting a career in medicine.

Jim Albright
Jim Albright

Self-confessed practical joker and optician Jim Albright talks humor, eyewear, and the spirit of invention.

Joanne Ladley
Joanne Ladley

Joanne Ladley embraces her heritage while exploring hobbies and helping others.

John Gerdy
John Gerdy

John Gerdy is a strong believer in the power of music education, something that he has helped promote throughout Lancaster.

John Reed
John Reed

Cool and collected, John Reed has tested himself as an individual and as a lawyer.

Kathleen Frankford
Kathleen Frankford

Kathleen Frankford offers an insider's perspective on the ever-changing brand of Lancaster.

Kathleen Pavelko
Kathleen Pavelko

As a journalist, Kathleen Pavelko has always believed in the integrity of the press. Learn how she's contributed to the field.

Kevin Ressler
Kevin Ressler

As a bi-racial Mennonite, Kevin Ressler talks about his religious identity and his volunteering efforts.

Lisa Groff
Lisa Groff

Lisa Groff talks about aesthetic and the joys of living life to the fullest.

Lois Dostalik
Lois Dostalik

Lois Dostalik is acutely self-aware, fiercely passionate, and idiosyncratically delightful.

Martha Harris
Martha Harris

Learn about Martha Harris' drive to make a difference through YWCA.

Mary Kohler
Mary Kohler

Mary Kohler's empathy has gotten her far in life, positively shaping her business ventures.

Meredith Jorgensen Cooke
Meredith Jorgensen Cooke

As a recognized reporter for WGAL, Meredith Jorgensen Cooke talks about her life off screen.

Michael Biggerstaff
Michael Biggerstaff

Michael Biggerstaff is a man with big ideas, driven enough to create one of the best workplaces in Pennsylvania.

Mike Mitchell
Mike Mitchell

Taking a family-oriented approach to business, Mike Mitchell has defied the stereotypes of the corporate world.

Rob Barber
Rob Barber

Rob Barber knows how to find the energy in any location. Hear about his journey through the world of aesthetics.

Rob Bowman
Rob Bowman

Rob Bowman reimagines how the modern home could look.

Ross Kramer
Ross Kramer

Read about Ross Kramer's endeavor to build Listrak from the ground up.

Srirupa Dasgupta
Srirupa Dasgupta

Srirupa Dasgupta has progressed through the fields of computer science and art with an appreciation for the small things in life.

Steve Lindsey
Steve Lindsey

Steve Lindsey shares his thoughts on the strong bonds formed between residents at Garden Spot Village.

Steve Wolgemuth
Steve Wolgemuth

Life has worked in strange ways for Steve Wolgemuth, horse rider turned web developer.

Susan Gottlieb
Susan Gottlieb

An artist and educator, Susan Gottlieb talks about finding herself in the creative process.

Todd Lindsley
Todd Lindsley

With remarkable enthusiasm, Todd Lindsley helps manage fundraising campaigns while keeping himself involved in charity.

Ty Gant
Ty Gant

Ty Gant is a man determined to make a difference, setting an example for disadvantaged children through poetry and mentorship.

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Autohaus Lancaster, Inc Campus Oral Surgery CE Pontz Sons Ethan Allen Garden Spot Village Lancaster Neuroscience And Spine Associates Listrak Long Orthodontic Associates Martin Insurance Agency Sardina Dental Group Sight and Sound Theatres Stadel Volvo The Log Cabin Union Community Bank Willow Valley Communities