Masquerade Ball

Thanks for everyone that bought tickets in advance! We will see you all at the party with tickets available for purchase at the door!


The town you think you know...likes dressing up, masks and Welsh guys!

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Lancaster Alive Wine & Beer Tour

The town you think you know....loves wine and beer and designated drivers!

2nd Annual Wine and Beer Tour Saturday September 14, 2013
11:00am to 5:00pm


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Please join Lancaster Alive for our second annual wine and beer tour. We will be touring two wineries and a brewery this year. Tickets will be $40 per person and includes transportation, tastings and glasses at each stop.

Rockside Vineyards

At 11:00 AM we’ll meet at Ohio University-Lancaster to check in and board the buses. From there we will travel up to Buckeye Lake Winery where we will enjoy some wine education and a tasting of some of their wines (you choose three). You are welcome to purchase a glass of wine to enjoy on their patio on the lake and/or a bottle to check and take home with you.

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Downtown Lancaster "Peace Park"

Lancaster Alive Board of Directors announces new downtown park project.

LANCASTER, OH – Lancaster Alive Board of Directors announced today their intention to lead the effort to create a new park out of a vacant lot in downtown Lancaster. Currently, the property to the west of 207 W Main Street in Lancaster is overgrown with weeds and collects trash and other debris. Lancaster Alive envisions something more that could benefit the downtown and the community as a whole.

"I think the idea of taking a vacant, unused lot that is overgrown and neglected and turning it into something that people of community may enjoy is a good microcosm of what our group is about,” said Lancaster Alive Board Member, Kurt Lape. “Utilizing our existing assets and turning them into something that people can gather around and be communal is exactly what we strive to do."

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Save the Mithoff “This Place Matters” Photo Event

Lancaster Alive Board of Directors announces saving The Mithoff Hotel is a key component in helping to create a sense of place and improving Lancaster’s quality of life.

LANCASTER, OH – Lancaster Alive Board of Directors announces today their support for preserving the historic Mithoff Hotel in downtown Lancaster and a This Place Matters photo event at the site. The Lancaster City Council is making a decision in two weeks as to whether or not the Mithoff Hotel should be demolished. We strongly believe that razing our historic buildings is a tremendous mistake. The building, while currently an eyesore, is an irreplaceable piece of our community's historic fabric. Once lost, it can never be replaced. This isn’t just about history though; it is about our quality of life and our desire to live in a great community. We want to live in a community with a walkable downtown and unique locally owned business with upper floor housing options. We don’t want to live in a community where parking lots take priority over pedestrians. Our downtown is the heart of our community! We have various backgrounds and stories and we have worked in Lancaster to build community through our passion for historic buildings, community engagement and downtown revitalization. While we all have different experiences, what brings us together is the common belief that a sense of community is what shapes our lives and is only possible when we work together. This is why we started the athletic league and why we continue to try and bring the citizens of this community together. We believe saving The Mithoff Hotel is a key component in helping to create a sense of place and improving our quality of life.

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