BeLocal Lancaster

Discover Local Favorites in your hometown!

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Welcome! We’re here to help.

With BeLocal, there’s no need to wonder where longtime residents go for fun, food, shopping, activities, and more. Simply flip through the pages of your free BeLocal magazine to discover local favorites.

Thousands of new movers (and locals) have turned to BeLocal for guidance. Our magazine shares stories and descriptions of community gems — and so much more. BeLocal is the perfect resource to find dependable businesses to suit whatever needs you may have. As your go-to guide for all things local, we’re so happy you’re here.

When it comes to advice you can trust, who better to hear from than long-time community residents?

Take a peek inside the latest issue for words of wisdom and smart suggestions from true locals.

Starting over in a new hometown is never simple.

But through BeLocal, you can easily explore local living at its finest. Check out the articles below to learn more about some of the best “hidden gems” the community has to offer.

Meet Your Publisher

Sheldon Esch

Sheldon Esch

A native of Lancaster County, Sheldon lives in Manheim Township with his wife, Monica, and their two teenage boys. Their family is also made lively with their black labradoodle, Trevor, and their grey cat, Orbit. Sheldon has thoroughly enjoyed creating local publications since 2014 and the opportunities they've provided to connect his clients with their ideal customers while highlighting the best of what this beautiful and vibrant community has to offer!

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Autumn’s crisp, clear air is ideal for taking a stroll along the beautiful streets of Lancaster City! Our vibrant and walkable downtown with so many amazing locally-owned shops and impressive historic architecture is the envy of many cities.

And did you know Walkscore.com ranks Lancaster’s Central Business District as a “Walker’s Paradise” with a Walk Score of 98/100?! If you live outside the city and haven’t indulged in your local urban experience in a while, this is the perfect week to stretch your legs!

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We are looking for a beautiful photo to be our next BeLocal cover! 

📷 The cover should scream “this is Lancaster”! -meaning it should showcase a beautifully captured image of a significant park, streetscape, natural area, statue, building, etc., that represents our area. 

📷 Photos must be vertical with space at the top for our masthead. While we would like to have people in the image, the focus should be on the landmark or known space rather than a specific person or group of people. A good way to do this is to have people ‘in motion’.  
(Also, please no Amish in the photo or Amish-themed photos. While we appreciate our Amish neighbors, BeLocal welcomes new movers to central Lancaster County, not tourists to Amish farmland.)

📷 The photo must be 300 dpi minimum resolution.

If your photo is chosen, you will be given photo credit in the publication, $100 cash and a $50 gift certificate to The Black Goat Gastropub in downtown Lancaster!

Please email your photo and contact info to sheldon.esch@belocalpub.com by Monday, October 25th!

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Roll on in to @cinnaholic.lancaster for their new fall flavors! 🍂

Rolls like Fluffernutter and Pumpkin Spice put an extra autumn crisp in the air! And while you’re there, try their new Pizza Roll for a one stop shop of savory and sweet!

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Pumpkin Spice Roll: pumpkin frosting topped with marshmallows, homemade Cinnadoodle cookie bites and cinnamon dust!

Savory Pizza Rolls: Cinnaholic dough rolled with savory marinara and dairy free cheese shreds. Topped with more sauce and cheese! 

@cinnaholic.lancaster
@cinnaholic 

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If you haven’t checked out the BeLocal Lancaster linktr.ee, come along for the ride! 🚲

You will find direct links to our landing page, digital flip book, and local tips submission page! We want to connect you to all the best businesses Lancaster County has to offer! AND our landing page just got even more interactive!

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📸 @michellejohnsenphotography 

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Today is National L💛VE People Day! And we love the people of Lancaster County and connecting them to the incredible individuals behind our local businesses!

Tag a local business you L💛VE below & tell us why!

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It’s not often you get to see the @oregondairy corn maze from the sky!

The World Cow Corn Maze is open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in September and October! 🐄🌽

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