In Government, In Columbia on August 31, 2011 at 8:51 pm
The Columbia Borough Zoning Board denied John DeVitry’s and TMIS, LLC’s plans to construct a condominium project adjacent to the existing retail/apartment building at 401 Locust Street.
Here is the agenda for the meeting held tonight at the Borough Hall. Look for more details from the meeting tomorrow.
In Uncategorized on August 31, 2011 at 5:13 am
today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather! Today in History!
Quote for today… “I pray to God that I shall not live one hour after I have thought of using deception.” – Elizabeth I
- Columbia High School (click to read press release) will hold its fourth annual Athletic Hall of Fame inductions on Friday, Sept. 9 when the Crimson Tide hosts Northeastern.
- Wind turbine engines at Turkey Hill site shut down during Irene – Lancaster Intellingencer Journal/New Era
- Letters to the editors from today’s Intelligencer Journal/New Era: Food safety response (a response to an earlier letter) and heard on the street (Could it happen at the local level, too?)
- “Geltz Götz Goodeze, a co-op store, has opened in Columbia at 262 Locust St. The small shop has items from 13 different sellers, including jewelry, antiques, photography, dog toys, bath and body products, and a variety of collectibles. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 318-1233.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- As promised! The video record of last week’s Marcellus Shale informational forum is now posted at State Read the rest of this entry »
In History and Heritage, In Columbia on August 31, 2011 at 5:01 am
This is a timeline of dates, open-source documents, names of people and organizations which have been linked with the property at Third and Linden Streets. Simply stated, this is a history lesson based on open-source documents. Because the timeline begins in 1984 and spans over a quarter of a century and because links to the referenced documents are provided, this cumulative series will build with each posting for the next several weeks … updated Wednesdays.
- 25 October 1984 … I.B.S. Development Corp filed a Business Entity Filing (name change from Incubator Business Services, Inc., begun 25 October 1984) with the PA Department of State; it was filed as a domestic corporation enterprise. The business address is listed as 950 Homestead Road, Newport, PA.
- 14 September 1987 … Deed filed … Linden and Third Street property sold by Lancaster Industrial Development Authority and Loew’s Theatres, Inc. to Vincent J. Guffino for $475,000.00.
- 17 February 2004 … Museum Partners, L.P. filed a Business Entity Filing with the PA Department of State; it was filed as a limited partnership – domestic enterprise. The business address is listed as 950 Homestead Road, Newport, PA. Read the rest of this entry »
In Everyday Living, Opinions, Opportunities on August 31, 2011 at 4:28 am
We have previously posted an article about Bhutan’s Gross Happiness Happiness; this related article is posted in its entirety from http://www.nationofchange.org.
By Jeffrey D. Sachs
We live in a time of high anxiety. Despite the world’s unprecedented total wealth, there is vast insecurity, unrest, and dissatisfaction. In the United States, a large majority of Americans believe that the country is “on the wrong track.” Pessimism has soared. The same is true in many other places.
Against this backdrop, the time has come to reconsider the basic sources of happiness in our economic life. The relentless pursuit of higher income is leading to unprecedented inequality and anxiety, rather than to greater happiness and life satisfaction. Economic progress is important and can greatly improve the quality of life, but only if it is pursued in line with other goals.
In this respect, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has been leading the way. Forty years ago, Bhutan’s fourth king, young and newly installed, made a remarkable choice: Bhutan should pursue “gross national Read the rest of this entry »