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today’s news … Thursday, October 23, 2014

In Uncategorized on October 23, 2014 at 5:40 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for today… The Columbia Historic Market House and Dungeons is certainly filled with history, some of it visible and some of it not. All of it, however, is worthy of investigation.” – From this post about the Columbia Market House at HauntinglyPA.com

  • “Cart before the horse” hearing in Columbia – “LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., in the Municipal Building at 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA, to consider the following application(s) and/or appeal(s): Vincent Fiorella is requesting special exception(s) and/or variance(s) to construct an accessory building at 631 South Thirteenth Street ” – LancasterOnLine

market house

LGH open house


RGM-A very special watch with Columbia Watch and Clock Museum as an inspiration: The RGM Pennsylvania Series Caliber 801 Baseball is limited to just 10 pieces – ForbesLife


today’s news … Wednesday, October 22, 2014

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2014 at 8:07 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!

Quote for today“This town has enough bad press. We are in the paper more than any town that I know right now, and it’s not good. Why do you want to keep stirring the pot like this?” - Citizen commenting on The Truth Issue – community newsletter. – Harrisburg Patriot-News – [Remember Charlie Brown's chorus: "Why is everybody always picking on me?"]

  • Read Cole Umber’s article about Monday night’s (October 13) Borough Council meeting; thankfully someone is attending the meetings and documenting what’s transpired. Well done, Cole.
  • Now there is word on the rumored “newest iteration of the Turkey Hill Experience experience” across Locust Street from the borough hall. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • Don’t you love the comment in the article? “To fund its purchase, the nonprofit borrowed money from a Columbia business, which Nikoloff declined to identify. The nonprofit hopes to replace the private loan with conventional bank financing.” Says a lot for government-sponsored transparency.


  • The “grand dame at 855 Chestnut Street - SOLD!  On May 25, 2014, Columbia news, views & reviews wrote: “Oh, yeah … did you see the news about the “grand dame” at 855 Chestnut Street? The H.A.R.B. agenda for its meeting last Wednesday included this item: “855 Chestnut St.; Michael G. Keller, applicant. Conceptual discussion of proposed repairs, alterations and new construction.” Keller’s name is not on the deed of the property.

beaver stadium in the 50sThe new Beaver Field at Penn State University, taken sometime in the 1950s. The street running to the upper right of the photo is North Atherton. The part of the Nittany Lion is in on the left side of the photo. Penn State University archives
(PHOTO SOURCE: PennLive.com)

Jonal Gallery presents Tranquil Vistas on Fourth Friday

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities, People on October 22, 2014 at 7:12 am



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