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There are plenty of opportunities to watch fireworks this holiday weekend … but you will have to go out-of-town to see them. Here’s a listing of fireworks’ venues:
LITITZ 194th CONTINUOUS FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. This small town does it up good! Day long festival with live music, Queen of the Candles Pageant, Illumination of the Candles, a baby parade, food and a synchronized fireworks display. Sat. gates open at noon. $10 adults, $4 children 2-10, free for kids under 2. Lititz Springs Park, 18 N. Broad St., Lititz, 626-8981. http://www.lititzspringspark.org/.
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Quote for today… “The flames kindled on the 4 of July 1776, have spread over too much of the globe to be extinguished by the feeble engines of despotism; on the contrary, they will consume these engines and all who work them.” – Thomas Jefferson
- Congratulations to Dean’s Listers: Pennsylvania College of Technology, spring semester – from Columbia, Jacob R. Singleton. From Mountville, Zachery R. Rineer, Kent A. Williams and from Washington Boro, James A. Funk. And congratulations to these area students who earned degrees from YTI Career Institute: from Columbia, Michelle Luderers, Michelle Gonzalez, John Ehrhart; from Marietta, Paul Jarvis; from Wrightsville, Keshia Otto, Amberlee Price and Robert Sanders.
- Ain’t getting better … the economy! Manheim Auto Auction lays off 96 people (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era)
- Former Zug chef buys Roosevelt Tavern (York Daily Record)
- Longer “happy hours” (Harrisburg Patriot-News)
- “Voters get more say in school tax rate” (York Dispatch)
This article from the Wall Street Journal states, “The number of adults with diabetes has doubled world-wide over the last three decades to nearly 350 million and increased nearly threefold in the U.S., a sign that the epidemic will impose an ever-greater cost burden on health systems.
“The latest calculation, based on a study published in the British journal Lancet, found that the number of adult diabetics jumped to 347 million from 153 million in 1980.
“According to the study, the U.S. had 24.7 million diabetics in 2008, nearly triple the level of three decades ago. The estimate includes people afflicted with type-1 diabetes, which is a disorder of the body’s immune system, as well as the far more common type-2 diabetes, a chronic disorder marked by high levels of sugar in the blood.
“While about 70% of the increase was attributed to population growth and aging, the balance was linked to changing diets, rising obesity and growing rates of physical inactivity.” [Read the entire article here.]