In The Susquehanna on March 12, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Because we do not have panoramic photography capability, we took this picture of the mighty Susquehanna (snap, turn, snap, turn, etc., etc.). It is facing south from the Bridge connecting Columbia and Wrightsville.
A few years ago, we crossed over a flooded Mississippi River near Memphis. The mighty Susquehanna is a formidable comparative to the Mississippi.
More pictures taken on Saturday, March 12 (and here is a link to an article from the March 13 Lancaster Sunday News):
In Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 at 7:50 am
Columbia news, views & reviews received this email late last evening:
“here is a tip — seems we have a current council member/candidate/ex-market manager running a candy shop in the 200 block of Locust Street, who moved her son in after he left the market, who sells tacos. Guess what? There is no license to prepare foods on the site. Seems mamma council person is abusing her status once again.”
To demonstrate or dispel allegations, tips, chitchat or street talk relayed to us, here is referenced documentation on your inquiry.
PUBLIC EATING AND DRINKING PLACE CHECKLIST. Borough of Columbia Codes officer, Jeff Helm, approved an inspection of Tacos To Go on January 31, 2011. According to the checklist, the owner(s)/Agent(s) are either/or both Mark Vera and Renae Sears.
Tacos ta go borough inspection
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In Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 at 7:36 am
(Family Features) – While it’s easy this time of year to just daydream about next year’s garden, there are some chores to be done. Late winter is the perfect time for one of my favorite garden tasks: pruning fruit trees.
Most gardeners are nervous about making cuts to their precious trees, and, consequently, they prune only a little, and poorly, or not at all. However, pruning isn’t rocket science. You just need to follow some basic principles and get out there and start cutting.
Pruning New and Old Trees
When pruning young trees, the goal is to create a strong branch structure and proper angles for future growth. Prune to create three to five branches that have a 45- to 60-degree angle from the main trunk. These branches should ideally be evenly arranged around the trunk and at least 2 to 3 feet off the ground. You can spread the branches when they’re young to grow at the right angle. Hang fishing weights with nylon wire on the branches for one growing season, or use wooden “spreaders” to push the branches apart to create the optimal angle.
For established trees, always remove dead, diseased, broken and competing branches back to the trunk or a main branch first. For a neglected tree, try not to prune more than 25 percent of the tree in any given year. Too much pruning can cause lots of sucker growth that year. The exception would be a very old tree that needs to be stimulated to put out new growth. The goal is to have large diameter limbs near the bottom of the tree and smaller ones at the top. Don’t prune limbs flush to the trunk or main branches. Leave the branch collar (raised area near the trunk or main branch) intact so the branch can quickly heal and protect the wound.
Basic Pruning Cuts
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In In Columbia, People on March 12, 2011 at 6:00 am
Danielle Peters, the director of the Columbia Food Bank, looks forward to the day when she will have no Customers. But until then, her complement of community volunteers (with your help), will try to provide much-needed food distribution to families in the area.
“Sadly,” says Danielle, “We are beginning to see more people who recently lost jobs.” The Food Bank relies on a generous community, here in Columbia, to provide food stuffs that will tide over the increasing number of families that need help.
Danielle Peters, left, and the “Apple Lady” Arlene Sears, long-time volunteer, are just two of Columbia’s real everyday heroes.
You can help by making cash contributions or donating food products to the Food Bank. Bring your contributions to the Food Bank located at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 340 Locust Street, Mondays through Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 am or use the special drop-off box located at the Market House on Thursdays and Fridays during market hours.
In In Columbia on March 12, 2011 at 3:00 am
Stopped at DQ last week for the first cone of the season. Now we know for sure that winter is losing it’s grip. Dairy Queen’s opening, more sightings of flocks of honkers overhead and the arrival of daylight saving time all herald the coming of spring.
This is an early reminder to set our clocks ahead on Sunday morning at 2:00 (or before you go to bed tonight)! Remember the old adage about springing ahead? It will be daylight longer … more daylight time to be outside. Walking around town. Reacquainting with neighbors down the block. Digging in the dirt.
Here is a little more background on daylight saving time from www.about.com: “Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World War II, states and communities chose whether or not to observe Daylight Saving Time. In 1966, Congress passed the Uniform Time Act, which standardized the length of Daylight Saving Time. Read the rest of this entry »