today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
- Today’s Weather!
- Today in History!
- Traffic Cam Rts. 30 & 441
- The Official Time! – Population Clock (U.S. and World)
Quote for today… “April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain.” – T.S. Eliot
- REMINDER: “You may miss out on important information if you do not attend the scheduled borough council meetings and the collection of other announced or unannounced meetings” – The monthly Columbia Borough Council meeting is scheduled for tonight.
- “Patrick Patrone of Columbia was elected recently to membership in Phi Beta Kappa at Rutgers University, where he is majoring in music. Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest college academic honor society in the United States, honors students who have done distinguished work in a liberal arts curriculum throughout their undergraduate years. Seniors elected to Phi Beta Kappa must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5; juniors a GPA of 3.8 or better.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Nothing is sacred about your religion when it comes to getting a state identification card without a photo. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers ID cards for those with religious objections to being photographed. The Amish and certain sects of the Mennonite community are among those who object to having their photos taken because of their faith.” – Harrisburg Patriot News
- “Two men and a teenager were arrested early Saturday after a fight in the 300 block of south Third Street in Columbia.” – MyColumbiaNews
- “If only” Flashback: “LANCASTER’S BELTWAY?: County planners recommended the construction of a ‘circumferential highway’ around Lancaster’s metropolitan area, according to the Intelligencer Journal. The planners proposed constructing the highway in segments, beginning with a piece designed to serve the western suburbs, including Millersville and East Petersburg boroughs and Manor, East Hempfield and West Hempfield townships. The highway was proposed to follow the path of Centerville Road, starting at a point south of Columbia Avenue and traveling in a northward arc, ending somewhere beyond Route 230. Future segments of the “beltway” hadn’t been mapped out. The highway was never built. (April 10, 1962)” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era