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… “I don’t believe that you sent me to Washington just to argue. I work everyday to move good ideas forward, and I look for partners on the other side of the aisle.” - from Representative Joe Pitts’ Website
- Before you give money to any entity purporting to be “charitable or not-for-profit,” “The Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania suggests: ‘Make sure the charity has complied with Pennsylvania’s registration law by registering with the Bureau of Charitable Organizations, Department of State, as most charities are required to do. The Bureau can be contacted, toll-free, at 1-800-732-0999.’”
- “The Council is making some sound decisions even though I don’t live there” is the reader comment on the MyColumbiaNews article about Monday’s Borough Council meeting.
- Third Fridays! “Music Friday will be held the third Friday of every month through September in Lancaster.” And the pianos are back: compliments of Music for Everyone. – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- “Some Marcellus Shale drilling waste here – Sludge is processed in East Lampeter Township, then landfilled in Manor Township” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- Pitt’s gaffe; yet there is no mention of apology or acknowledgement at his Website. – LancasterOnLine
- We are overweight!An article in today’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era says: “Today, almost two-thirds of adults in Lancaster County are overweight or obese. A third of children also are overweight or obese. Together, they total more than a quarter of a million people here.” The article continues that “Next week, more than 300 business, health care and community leaders will gather for a summit on the state of health in Lancaster County.”
- Lighten Up Lancaster is “a group of concerned individuals whose members include stay-at-home parents, students, educators, wellness professionals, healthcare providers, local government officials, food service employees, recreation/fitness facilities, non-profits and businesses” with a “unifying purpose is to develop, implement, and promote local policies and programs that make being healthy easy.” And this group posts minutes so the public is kept apprised on its actions.
- Munchies at the funeral home! “U.S. District Judge John Jones III struck down key provisions of the 60-year-old law that governs Pennsylvania’s funeral home industry, declaring them to be outdated and unconstitutional.” – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- “Eight (Marietta) residents … have filed lawsuits against the borough over a road reconstruction plan, council president Miriam Fletcher said May 8, before adjourning council to an executive session to consult with Dwight Yoder, special counsel.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
- LEGAL NOTICE published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, May 16, 2012 – “PUBLIC NOTICE The Borough Council of Columbia Pennsylvania hereby gives notice of intent to purchase a mechanical leaf collector, a truck and a collection box for seasonal leaf collection. The Borough also intends to purchase a vehicle to collect food waste. Columbia Borough is applying for an Act 101 Section 902 Recycling Grant to fund this equipment. Persons interested in submitting comments regarding these acquisitions may submit comments to the attention of Norman B. Meiskey III, Borough Manager, Borough of Columbia; 308 Locust Street, Columbia PA 17512 within thirty days from the date of publication Norman B. Meiskey, III Borough Manager.”
- “The Obama administration declared Alzheimer’s one of the country’s biggest health challenges on Tuesday, adopting a national strategy that sets the clock ticking toward better treatments by 2025 — along with help for suffering families today.” – Harrisburg Patriot-News