Lancaster Human Relations Commission Chairman Mark Stoner’s Favorite Places

Mark Stoner at his office at Godfrey Advertising in Lancaster on Dec. 17.

Mark Stoner, an art director for a local advertising firm, is also the chairman of the Lancaster City Human Relations Commission. A city resident, he grew up in Lancaster County and is involved and interested in the arts and history.

Ephrata Performing Arts Center

Intimate, thrust theater that has excellent performances.

320 Cocalico St, Ephrata, PA 17522

(717) 733-7966

Leola Produce Auction

A wholesale farmers auction open Tuesdays only. See where local plants and produce are sold by the truck and wagonload.

135 Brethren Church Rd, Leola, PA 17540

(717) 656-9592

St. James Episcopal Church Graveyard

A small graveyard behind the church in downtown Lancaster Beautifully maintained, open to public with many notables, including Ann Caroline Coleman, who may have committed suicide over the future Pres. Buchanan.

119 N Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602

Steinman Park

A great place to enjoy a peaceful lunch from Central Market or a downtown restaurant.

20 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603

Take a trip off the main highways!

I love the views going East from Strasburg on 741 & 896, but pick your own. It’s easier than ever. You won’t get lost, just use your phone (or map). Stop at ANY farm or shop that has a sign or stand out front that interests you. A different experience every time. (Sundays are good for seeing buggies and leisure activities, but farm stands won’t be open).

The Pinnacle Overlook

Get a great view of Susquehanna River’s Lake Aldred. Then hike along the Kelly’s Run Trail System

Holtwood, PA 17532

— Cindy Stauffer