news and events: Woodstock Turns 40 - 08/12/09 11:38 AM
Ex hippies, yuppies and college students of a certain age may remember, in the summer of 1969, seeing ads for "3 Days of Peace and Music" posted around Greenwich Village in New York City, college campuses, and other places where the young and hip were likely to find it.
I almost got to the Woodstock Festival myself - entirely by accident!  My fiancee and I had planned to go for the weekend upstate to the Concord Hotel & Resort in Monticello, NY, where I had previously worked.
We were surprised to find heavy traffic on route 9W that seemed more like weekday rush … (17 comments)

news and events: Lancaster PA Fireworks! - 07/06/09 12:42 PM
Cannons, a marching band and fireworks capped off the Fourth of July weekend in Lancaster, PA this year!

Long's Park was the focal point for an estimated 35,000 Lancastrians to celebrate our country's birthday!

The festivities were scheduled to officially start at 7:30 pm.  Knowing that the crowds would be large, we arrived an hour and a half early - only to be turned away at the lower entrance to the park, which was alread full.

We were guided into an upper meadow, where the overflow cars were parked.  Those who came too late to park inside Long's … (13 comments)

news and events: Philadelphia RE BarCamp Rocks! - 05/28/09 07:35 AM
Early Tuesday morning, 300 real estate professionals from the northeast region meet to network and learn from each other in Philadelphia!  Held at the headquarters of the Greater Philadelphia Association of Realtors, the event was sponsored by GPAR, Trulia, TastyKake, Zillow, Coldwell Banker, Trend MLS, and a number of others.  REBarCamp has brought real estate professionals together at different locations across the country.

     Morning rush hour at dawn on the Schuylkill Expressway - sitting in traffic...
            Orientation.  Brad Carroll in the rear is recording the proceedings for the Internet.      
                                                            Kim Wood Emcees...

                                  Jeff Geoghan

news and events: Lancaster PA Tea Party! - 04/15/09 06:40 AM
The original Boston Tea Party took place in 1773 to protest taxation without representation.  This year, Tax Day - April 15 - is the symbolic day when peaceful "Tea Parties" will be held across the country to protest trillions of dollars being spent by our own government.
In Lancaster, PA, Musser Park, at N. Lime & E. Chestnut Streets,  will be the location for what promises to be a significant gathering of citizens and political leaders, doing their part as guaranteed under the Constitution to practice free speech and send a strong message to Washington DC.
A distinguished lineup of speakers is slated for … (8 comments)

news and events: Century 21 Fagan Joins Coldwell Banker Select Professionals - 04/06/09 06:07 AM
Lancaster, PA, April 6, 2009:
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals today welcomed Century 21 Fagan & Associates into their ranks!  Coldwell Banker Select Professionals' 91 Sales Associates have now been joined by Century 21 Fagan's 28 Associates, led by Larry Fagan.
A "Welcome" luncheon and orientation was held today, to be followed with a get-acquainted mixer Wednesday evening.  We're excited to have this new addition to our growing company!

news and events: PA Auto & Boat Show - 02/04/09 03:40 AM
I've been interested in cars since I was four, so the Pennsylvania Auto & Boat Show is an annual event not to be missed!   Held at the PA Farm Show Complex, 2301 Cameron Street in Harrisburg, all the major manufacturers, both domestic and foreign were represented this year. 
However, due to the recession, hand-outs and promotional items were at a minimum.  You could see that companies were saving money during these slower times.  This was the first year I could remember where no one even gave away promotional plastic bags to hold the brochures that show goers might have collected.  And … (13 comments)

news and events: Lancaster County PA Association of Realtors Banquet - 01/28/09 06:11 AM
Over 600 Realtors and guests attended the 74th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors (LCAR), held at the Lancaster Host Resort.  Among the distinguished guests were Lancaster, PA mayor Richard Gray, State Senator Lloyd Smucker, and State Representative Scott Boyd. 
The outgoing LCAR Board of Directors was recognized, and the incoming Board of Directors installed, including our own Coldwell Banker Select Professionals President, Quentin Miller.
The program kicked off with the question: "How's real estate?" (Answer: "Unbelievable!")  You can fill in your own thoughts about whether that's positive or negative - it depends on your … (3 comments)

news and events: Coldwell Banker Select Professionals' First Holiday Party - 12/23/08 02:48 AM
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals was formed in Lancaster, PA in April of this year.  I joined in July, and since then our company has nearly doubled in size, now comprising four branches covering five Pennsylvania counties.

We celebrated the the holiday season with a great Christmas party.  Well over one hundred agents, employees and guests were in attendance.

The Jeff Geoghan Realty Group:  Jeff, Lauren Krady and Brian Schulman.   I'm proud to be associated with such a talented team of Realtors!

                                           Front desk before the party...

                      "I dare you to take this picture!" 


news and events: Lancaster PA Singles Christmas Party - 12/03/08 05:07 AM
December is the time for Christmas parties, and Red Rose Singles of Lancaster PA started the season out with a memorable holiday celebration on December 2! 
Everyone contributed to the beautifully decorated refreshment table, which was loaded with fancy iced holiday cookies, fresh fruits, veggies with dips, cheeses, casseroles, hors d'oevres, candies, nuts, and cakes.
We started out with some Christmas trivia games, then had a spirited Christmas carol sing-along.  Although it was generally agreed that we could not have gotten through American Idol auditions, we did indeed make a joyful noise!
 The mistletoe was hung by the doorway with care -
in hopes that … (6 comments)

news and events: Photos from Das Awkschfescht - 10/17/08 07:03 AM
Das Awkshfescht (August Festival) is an annual festival held in Macungie, PA.  As we go into Autumn in Pennsylvania, it's nice to recall some of the pleasant memories of the late summer!

             This is one of the larger antique and classic automobile shows in eastern Pennsylvania.

                                                         Plenty of Corvettes.

                              General Motors area - featuring a 1952 Oldsmobile.

                                             Airplane-nosed 1950 Studebaker.

                                                                Senior autos.

                                      1952(?) Chevy with running lights and sun visor.

The oldest antique automobiles are shown above.  There was also an antique toy show, music by live bands, a … (16 comments)

news and events: Ephrata PA Fair - 10/01/08 10:34 AM
The ninetieth Ephrata PA Fair is now history.  The weather threatened to rain on several days' worth of events, but in the final analysis, everything turned out all right.

                The younger children were excited to ride on an old fashioned merry-go round!

                     Forget healthy eating!  County and state fair season only comes once a year!

                                             Neon from the rides lights up the night.

Friday night we were treated to a trip down memory lane.  Flamin' Dick and the Hot Rods rocked the town with Rock & Roll hits from the '50s and '60s.


news and events: Coldwell Banker Select Professionals Throws a Company Picnic - 07/27/08 06:39 AM
Coldwell Banker Select Professionals, the fastest growing real estate company in Lancaster County, PA, held its annual picnic Saturday, July 26.

                     Approximately 120 people were expected, including spouses and children.

      A beautiful rural backdrop was complemented by beautiful summer weather and a slight breeze!

                                            The kids had plenty of things to keep them busy...

                                                          ...including a covered pool!

                                 Our Fearless Leader, Ryan Hess, with trusty companion Tucker.

                                                       Everyone brought a covered dish.


        As the evening darkened, tiki torches were lit... 

news and events: Brian Schulman Joins a New Office - All Due to Blogging! - 07/25/08 04:41 AM
Over a year ago, I started noticing some excellent photographs being posted on for various towns and boroughs in Lancaster County, PA.  Since I was posting numerous photos myself, I soon became familiar with the professional quality photography of Jeff Geoghan.
It turned out that Jeff had taken notice of my blogging, too!  One day, out of the blue, I received a phone call:  "Guess who this is!"  Over the ensuing months, we had lunch together several times, also including fellow blogger Jeannie Kontis, and discussed blogging and Lancaster County real estate matters.
In the mean time, exciting things were … (19 comments)

news and events: Caring Singles Picnic, East Lampeter Township, PA - 07/21/08 10:46 AM
On Saturday, July 19, Caring Singles held its summer picnic.  This year we held it at the East Lampeter, PA Township Community Park, a beautiful park located between Routes 30 and 340.

The weather was ninety-five degrees and muggy, but we had electric service to our pavillion and several members brought electric fans.  Coupled with an occasional breeze and the shade of the pavillion, we were all quite comfortable!

                                   Setting up for the picnic.
                                           Lots of cold drinks and salads refrigerated in ice chests.

                        Hot dogs starting out on the grill.

news and events: Country Music Comes to Lancaster, PA! - 07/19/08 03:13 AM
Ninety-four degrees and high humidity didn't stop Lancastrians from enjoying a a free evening of country music Friday evening!

Jasmine Morgan, a local girl now recording in Nashville, gave us two sets of country music, featuring the songs of Patsy Cline.  The concert series is sponsored by High Industries at the Greenfield Corporate Center.

Jasmine was backed up by the Green River Band, featuring some great pedal steel guitar and keyboards.

                         Once again, there were classic cars on display.

      A mint 1966 Oldsmobile 4-4-2 (Four-on-the-floor shifter, 4-barrel carburetor + dual exhausts!)

      My personal favorite … (14 comments)

news and events: Lancaster PA Weekend, July 18-20, 2008 - 07/18/08 12:33 AM
Well, it's going to be a hot and sticky one this weekend in Lancaster, PA!  Temps in the 90s and high humidity.  Possibility of scattered showers on Sunday.

Every third Friday, the 200 and 300 blocks of North Queen Street will be featuring belly dancing, live music, art, antiques and shopping!  Many of the stores and galleries will be open 'til 9:00 pm.

Saturday, July 19 at Musser Park, corner of North Lime and East Chestnut Streets, there will be a Neighborhood Clean-Up between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

Sunday, July 20, Jimmy Bosch and his 11-piece Salsa … (6 comments)

news and events: Clean-Up at Musser Park, Lancaster PA - 07/17/08 01:17 PM
              In May of last year, I wrote an article about the renovations at Musser Park. 

The park, located between North Lime, East Chestnut, North Shippen and East Marion Streets in Lancaster, PA had been closed for renovations since the fall of 2006, and was in the process of getting an extensive upgrade.

This year a beautifully improved Musser Park has been open to the public.  Saturday, July 19, 2008, a Neighborhood Clean-Up has been scheduled to take place between 9:00 am and 11:00 am.

If you would like to volunteer a bit of time to help pick up litter (really not … (6 comments)

news and events: First ActiveRain Member in PA to Reach 200,000 Points! - 07/14/08 01:23 AM
Last night when I went to bed after blogging, my cumulative points on ActiveRain totalled 199,993.  Close, but no cigar.  This morning when I logged on, your comments had put me over the top!  At a milestone like 200,000 blogging points, it seems like a good time to reflect on the journey with this great real estate community that has taken me so far.
This is my 281st post.  Three of them have been featured on ActiveRain, and five have been featured in .  Over 7,500 comments have been made and received.  According to the statistics, my profile has been viewed … (42 comments)

news and events: Senate Passes Housing Stimulus Bill - 07/12/08 12:38 PM
Friday, July 11, 2008:  The U.S. Senate passed a housing stimulus bill today.  Among other things the bill increases the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, which supports building affordable rental housing for low income families.
The bill also creates a new regulator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, while at the same time removing some of the more draconian measures which would have severely limited those Government Sponsored Enterprises from purchasing mortgage loans.
The Senate, probably wisely, barred zero-down (100% loan-to-value) mortgages from being purchased by Fannie and Freddie.  The recent trend of foreclosures has been three times higher with 100% financing … (8 comments)

news and events: Conestoga Day Benefits Conestoga PA Fire Company - 07/11/08 04:32 AM
Saturday, July 12, the second annual Conestoga Day will be held by the Conestoga, PA Fire Company.

The festival takes place 4:00 - 9:00 pm at "Grasselville" a beautiful farm at 93 Hilltop Drive, Conestoga.

The farm offers beautiful vistas of the rolling hills of Lancaster County, PA.

At the entrance to Grasselville is the quaint Grasselville Train Station.  Miniature trains run throughout the afternoon to shuttle folks from one area to the next - or just for a fun ride through some great scenery!

The Fire Company's auxiliary will be serving hot dogs, burgers, ice cream … (12 comments)

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