In Everyday Living, Opinions, Opportunities on July 26, 2012 at 5:12 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!
Juicy, sweet, softer flesh – Local Athena Cantaloupes.
“East Coast and Mid-West Muskmelon-style Cantaloupe Lovers – it’s our time! Find a local farm market or a store that supports regional farms because peak of the season time is here for Athena variety Cantaloupes. Of course I’m completely biased on this, but an addictively sweet and outrageously juicy Athena Cantaloupe grown in Lancaster County, PA is the about as good as melon eating gets for me. Yum!
“Late July looks to be a time of abundant local harvests of Athena Cantaloupes and then a steadier supply will continue throughout the summer. You’ll know they’re ripe when you smell their tropical aroma and the end opposite the stem gives just a little to thumb pressure. Since they’re picked full-ripe, I recommend cutting your Athena Melon up as soon as you bring it home to enjoy right away or store cuts for later in the fridge.
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In Government, In Columbia, Opinions on July 26, 2012 at 4:49 am
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Today, this country celebrates the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). “The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities.” This act is a celebration of the inclusion of the diversity of all persons; persons who make this nation great.
A concerned and well-intentioned citizen asked this question of the Borough Council and borough officials during the “citizen comments” at the July Borough Council meeting on July 9: Click here to listen to the citizen’s question and some of the responses from two councilors.
Columbia news, views & reviews has attended numerous council and council committee meetings. We have observed that the many of the citizens who regularly attend these open-forum meetings are older; several wear hearing aids. We have made observations on several occasions; one of them is from October 2011: “Since there are no microphones nor audio/visual amplification resources employed in the Council chambers and the applicant’s generally are addressing the Board, it is sometimes difficult for those citizens and others in attendance to hear all of the commentary.
In February of 2012, we observed: You will wonder why there are microphones in front of the elected “public servants” and they’re not used! You’ll wonder why there is apparent undecipherable “mumbling” … especially when so many of the concerned citizens who show up for these meetings are wearing hearing aids.
When Columbia news, views & reviews posed questions to Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor & Industry, Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, we received this reply: “The solution can be as simple as consistently using the microphones.”
Obviously, the microphones have to be in working order and turned on. And those Read the rest of this entry »