In Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 at 5:23 am
- today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today… “It’s hotter than two rats making love in a wool sock.” - Anonymous
It’s going to be hot – (PHOTO source, The Harrisburg Patriot-News)
- “A teenager was assaulted and robbed by a group of other teens he met at the Lancaster Catholic High Carnival Wednesday night, police said. A group of teens took an iPod from a 15-year-old from Mountville at about 8:30 p.m. on Elizabeth Avenue in Manheim Township, according to a police report.” – LancasterOnLine
- The North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) is having their annual training conference this week in the Lancaster area. They will be having a K-9 Demo, which is open to the public, at Conestoga Valley High School on Horseshoe Road at 6 pm on June 21, 2012 (Today).
- Wow! York City School Board gets 17% tax boost: “York City School Board, grappling with another double-digit budget deficit, approved a budget Wednesday with the highest property tax hike in York County in at least half a decade. The board approved a $108 million budget that preserves some sports teams and some art and music teachers, after an earlier version called for eliminating them in their entirety. The district entered the budget with a $19 million deficit.” – York Dispatch [NOTE: They screw it up; you pay for it. The price of incredible waste and malfeasance falls on the taxpayers. - The Huffington Post]
- POLICE LOG: “COLUMBIA: Brandon M. Wright, 21, and Eric M. Wagner, 22, both of Columbia, have been charged with burglary, theft, conspiracy to commit burglary, conspiracy to commit theft and criminal mischief as the result of a burglary June 1 at Tollhouse Read the rest of this entry »
In Everyday Living, Opinions, Opportunities on June 21, 2012 at 5:20 am
Yesterday morning’s walk prompted thoughts about the wonderment of modern devices. Stepping up to a smart phone, even an inexpensive one, allows us a kind of “Swiss Army Knife” implement for the walk. Among the apps we’ve downloaded, FOR FREE, are a flashlight; a level; a stop watch; a timer; a compass; a GPS and a note pad.
And the little cheap communications instrument has a camera which obviates carrying a separate camera; photos taken while walking come from the phone’s camera.
Yesterday’s walk was profitable in addition to the benefits of exercise; we found a few stashes of raspberries which we picked and brought back inside the water bottle and we found a quarter, too.
We found a couple stashes of wild raspberries.
Flowers spotted along the road; bottom left, a young apple; bottom right, the stump from a pretty big tree (it’s over three feet in diameter).
A majestic, if crooked, six-foot tall “weed.”
Tomorrow Columbia news, views & reviews will take you on a pictorial tour featuring Read the rest of this entry »
In Everyday Living, Opinions, Opportunities on June 21, 2012 at 4:47 am
Here are more delicious produce notes from The Produce Geek. U-m-m-m! You may want to visit the Website (click on the logo) and take another peek. The Produce Geek’s also got other recommendations there!
Peak season has arrived for Jersey Blues!
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Make some room in the fridge. Make some room in the freezer. Peak season for New Jersey Blueberries is here! Now through the first week of July will be the best time of the year to buy plump, flavorful, Duke variety Blueberries from the Garden State. Eat ‘em by the handful, or take advantage of the ad and in store special prices to try out some tasty recipes like this one.
Blueberry “make your knees” Buckle.
RECIPE: Blueberry Buckle (my Wife and Mother-in-Law’s recipe)
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Shortening
- 1 Egg
- 2 & 1/2 Cups Flour
- 2 & 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1 & 1/2 Pints Fresh Blueberries
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 Cup Butter (cubed)
- Preheat Oven to 350
- Cream the Sugar & Shortening
- Beat in the Egg
- In separate bowl combine Flour, Baking Powder & Salt
- Alternate adding dry mix and milk to batter
- Spread in greased 8×8 pan
- Top with Fresh Blueberries
- Combine Topping Sugar, Cinnamon and Butter
- Sprinkle above step 8 over Blueberries
- Bake 45-50 minutes