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Public hearing notice for November 10 meeting

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities on October 25, 2014 at 6:04 am

legal noticeLegal Notice: Notice is hereby given that the Council of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania will be holding a public hearing on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers of the Municipal Building at 308 Locust Street, Columbia, Pennsylvania for purposes of receiving public comment on two proposed ordinances being adopted … click here to read more at LancasterOnline.

properties on the November 26, 2014 Sheriff Sale list

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists on October 25, 2014 at 5:56 am

According to the County Sheriff Sale Listing for the November 26, 2014 sale actions are these Columbia properties. The listing was also published yesterday in LNP – Always Lancaster.sheriff sales

 

ColumbiaPAOnline returns

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on October 24, 2014 at 5:27 am

welcome back jesse

We welcome the return of columbiapaonline.com – the long-time chronicler of what’s happening in Columbia is back.

Jonal Gallery presents Tranquil Vistas on Fourth Friday

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities, People on October 22, 2014 at 7:12 am

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Chamber announces “Fourth Fridays along the River Towns”

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on October 22, 2014 at 6:54 am

Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce invites the public visit our local galleries and restaurants in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville.

In Wrightsville, Weavings, Ink is having an opening reception for their “Then and Now” Exhibit, displaying work from Robert Hammer, Richard Chandler Hoff, Phyllis Koster, Robert Oughton, Nick Pastal, Joel Springer, and Mary Todenhoft. These seven York County artists are exhibiting artwork which shows the progression of their art from their early childhood to their current professional career.

Jonal Galley/Alverta Arts Shop will be featuring two artists; Richard Chandler Hoff – “Creating History – That Never Happened”, featuring graphite pencil drawings of the by-gone era of the 1940’s. An artist talk and presentation will be on Wednesday, October 1st from 7pm to 9pm – reservations recommended. Emerging photographer – Paul Hewitt views our world from a perspective we often ignore or pass by. He specializes in nature where he finds the most incredible beauty and diversity. Some of his photography is done through a microscope to see the bizarre and unreal world of the super small.

Garth Gallery is featuring mixed medium through the world of Collage.

Watermelon Rind is having a book signing with author Andrea Zug for her latest novel “Vengeance”. Andrea has written 3 other novels; “Lancer Inc.”, “A Lancer Inc. Novel Death Conspiracy”, and “Lancer, Inc. South of the Border”. Copies of “Vengeance” will be on hand for $15.00.

Gramma’s Home Accents is celebrating the season by having hand crafted décor available for purchase. Along with this, they are selling Recliners for $29, Tables and Chairs for $27, and End Tables for $35.

“Tranquil Vistas … and more”

“Creating art with a feeling of tranquility and reflection is my ultimate goal.” say local Red Lion artist Judy Markel. For the past 15 years, or so, her paintings have centered around the simple joys of nature. “My beachscapes and landscapes are soothing respites for the soul.”

Judy also creates the same calming feeling on a large scale with murals and faux finishes. Entire rooms and building facades transform with colors, textures and scenes. Examples of her mural work are featured on the Gemmill Building (Red Lion) and on the Red Lion Train Station.

Judy Markel will be going smaller scale during her exhibit at Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop in Columbia when opening with a Fourth Friday Reception on October 24, 5-9pm. Featured here will be a selected group of her acrylic paintings (which she refers to as “soothing and atmospheric”), hand painted mirrors, wine glasses, light switch plates, tiles, holiday ornaments and more. Markel will have sample boards available on an array of her “faux finishes” and will also have hand painted chairs available to see and purchase. The exhibit, “Tranquil Vistas … and more” will continue through December 20.

“We featured a sampling of Judy Markel’s acrylic painting, hand painted mirrors and stemware earlier this year in our Alverta Arts Shop. Her pieces were well received and we agreed it would be a perfect exhibit to end our 2014 season. This exhibit is a larger exhibit of her works and features a great holiday, or anytime assortment.” say gallery owners John Novak and Dale Weibley.

Jonal Gallery/Alverta Arts Shop is located in the historic Mount Bethel District in the Borough of Columbia at 653 Locust Street – 17512. Gallery open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am-5pm; Fourth Friday Receptions 5-9pm. For additional information: 681-9400 or visit http://www.jonalgallery.com/.

SOURCE: news release

Mark your calendar: 6th Annual MAG Memorial 5K on November 1

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on October 18, 2014 at 5:02 am

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, a non-profit organization, will host the 6th Annual MAG Memorial 5k Fall Flash on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

MAGPHOTO SOURCE: Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Website

Why are the letters “MAG” at the beginning of this race name? Shortly before the inaugural running of this event in 2009, Melissa A. Glenn, then the director of the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, suddenly passed away. The SVCC Board of Directors named this event in her honor and memory.

The course for this event is a popular one – it crosses the Susquehanna River via the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Rt. 462) between Lancaster & York County which is closed to vehicular traffic during the event. Runners may enjoy the scenic course against the fall foliage of the river valley. The Fall Flash begins in Wrightsville at 8:30 am and finishes against this autumn backdrop.

Pre-registration is available through the SVCC Visitors Center and includes a T-shirt with runner registration while supplies last. Participants may also register on the day of the run beginning at 7:30 am at Wrightsville Elementary School (300 Chestnut St.) Following the race, medals will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in eight age groups. Door prizes donated by local businesses will complete the awards ceremony.

The Fall Flash is held rain or shine. Timing services are furnished by Ron Horn of Pretzel City Sports of Reading.   For more information or a registration form, visit www.PaRivertowns.com or call 717-684-5249. Walkers are welcome. Please, no pets or backpacks.

SOURCE: news release

“Green! It’s supposed to be green!”

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities, Treasures on October 13, 2014 at 7:02 am

That was the gasp we heard from an out-of-state visitor yesterday in front of the Columbia River Park Trail Services Building. The park visitor made the observation while comparing the roof colors of the new Trail Services Building and the pavilion next to it.

The architectural rendering at the doors of the building do show a structure with a green roof. Yet the roof of the building is brown and in contrast with the pavilion’s green roof.

Aesthetics be damned.

tsb photo

How to change a culture of dumping trash anywhere? That’s the million dollar question. A park visitor dropped a plastic bag, most likely filled with trash, on the sidewalk in front of the nearly completed Trail Services Building. And cigarette butts carelessly flicked are seemingly everywhere on the park property.

The decision to take away the trash containers, which probably were pretty expensive, leaves careless visitors with a dilemma of “What to do with my trash?” Instead of taking trash with them, they simply pitch it in the park.

Instead of not smoking in the park, they simply pitch their cigarette butts onto the ground (and ultimately into the River).

We can do better!

beer can

On the other side of the River, here’s the view from atop Highpoint Scenic Vista and Recreation Area. The photo’s not great, but for an inexpensive mobile phone camera, not all bad.

from afar

The view a bit to the east from the top is Lauxmont. There must have been, or going to be, a big time event there. The ten pole tent is quite impressive from a distance. Don’t you wonder how many people it takes to erect something like this? Click here to see Lauxmont on facebook.

lauxmont

 

 

 

Rumored property sale and recorded property sale

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, People on October 9, 2014 at 5:50 am

It’s been rumored that the Hotel Locust has been sold. That cannot be verified at the County Recorder of Deeds database, but the property at 1506 Lancaster Avenue, the former Chinese Buffet site, has been bought and sold, according to the database listing.

1506 Lancaster ave

Does anyone care? Na-a-ah!

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on September 27, 2014 at 6:16 am

Columbia chronicler, Cole Umber, noted the inconsistency at his Website as he asked “River Park or Riverfront Park?”

Today, we opened the copy of The Merchandiser; the borough’s FALL/WINTER newsletter fell from it.

One would think that the Borough’s FALL/WINTER newsletter to its own citizens might get it right! Alas, the “comcastic” non-customer services appear to have been adopted by the borough as the newsletter refers to Columbia River Park as Riverfront Park.

And the copy we got is really badly trimmed. This print job should not be accepted with a trim so badly out of line. Why pay for shoddy delivery of services?

Col fall-winter newsletter

And, citizens might ask, because Websites can be changed at an instant’s notice, why the print version of the newsletter gets into homes well before the borough gets it posted a the Website. Ought citizens expect to click at the NEWSLETTERS page to see the newsletter online before it is delivered to Columbia Borough residences and to a bunch of addresses in West Hempfield Township?

No crime alerts here either!

screen print

 

today’s late news … Monday, September 22, 2014

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Uncategorized on September 22, 2014 at 7:40 pm

today’s later news and information gleanings from here and there!

  • COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE: THE FOLLOWING PERSONS WERE CITED FOR OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES, FOR DRIVING ON A ROADWAY THAT WAS CLEARLY POSTED TO BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC, FOR CONSTRUCTION, ONIRONVILLE PIKE, 21 SEPTEMBER 2014:JOANSTEPHENS BLACK, AGE 35, OFCOLUMBIA; WILLIAM A.ZIEGLER, AGE 62, OFWRIGHTSVILLE;ROGER C.SAUDER, JR., AGE 46, OFWRIGHTSVILLE;KRISTA L.LORAW, AGE 31, OCOLUMBIA;DAVID E.BOOHER, AGE 40, OFCOLUMBIA;NICOLEMARIEMCCOLLUM, AGE 36, OFSALUNGA;STEPHENWAYNE NESS, AGE 43, OFCOLUMBIA;HAROLD P.HOAK, JR., AGE 69, OFCOLUMBIA;ROBERT G. BROOKS, AGE 78, OFCOLUMBIA;TRACEY ALLENHARVEY, AGE 50, OFCOLUMBIA;MATTHEW JAMES RUBY, AGE 25, OFCOLUMBIA; JOY A.TYSON, AGE 38, OFCOLUMBIA; MARK C.ZEAMER, AGE 59, OFCOLUMBIA;MATTHEW J.FELTENBERGER, AGE 38, OF YORK.MICHAEL D. FORTNER, AGE 37 OF YORK, WAS CITED FOR MAKING A LEFT TURN WHERE POSTED NO LEFT TURN AT NORTH 5TH. AND MAPLE STREETS, 21 SEPTEMBER 2014.

    JOSE ANTONIO ECHEVARRIA-PEREZ, AGE 41, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CHARGED AND ARRAIGNED BEFORE DISTRICT JUSTICE ROBERT A. HERMAN, FOR SIMPLE ASSAULT, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ON BLUNSTON STREET, 21 SEPTEMBER 2014. HE WAS RELEASED IN LEIU OF $3,000.00, ON HIS OWN RECOGNIANCE.

    TERRY LEE EMLET, AGE 40, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CITED FOR PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS AT 5TH. & LOCUST STREETS, 21 SEPTEMBER 2014.

    PETER DANIEL TORRES, AGE 28, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF SMALL AMOUNT OF MARIJUANA AND OPERATION OF VEHICLE WITHOUT CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION, THAT HAPPENED 12 SEPTEMBER 2014, IN THE 500 BLOCK OF UNION STREET.

    DARRYL DESHAWN ROMAN, AGE 21, OF COLUMBIA, WAS CHARGED WITH ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DAMAGE TO ATTENDED VEHICLE; DRIVERS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED AND FOR STOP SIGNS AND YIELD SIGNS, FOR AN INCIDENT THAT HAPPENED IN THE 300 BLOCK OF LINDEN STREET, 16 SEPT. 2014. ROMAN AND HIS PASSENGER CHANGED SEATS TO TRY TO AVOID THE CHARGES.

  • FOURTH FRIDAY ALONG THE RIVER TOWNS: In Wrightsville, Weavings, Ink is having an opening reception for their “Then and Now” Exhibit, displaying work from Robert Hammer, Richard Chandler Hoff, Phyllis Koster, Robert Oughton, Nick Pastal, Joel Springer, and Mary Todenhoft. These seven York County artists are exhibiting artwork which shows the progression of their art from their early childhood to their current professional career.

    Jonal Galley/Alverta Arts Shop will be featuring two artists; Richard Chandler Hoff – “Creating History – That Never Happened”, featuring graphite pencil drawings of the by-gone era of the 1940’s. An artist talk and presentation will be on Wednesday, October 1st from 7pm to 9pm – reservations recommended. Emerging photographer – Paul Hewitt views our world from a perspective we often ignore or pass by. He specializes in nature where he finds the most incredible beauty and diversity. Some of his photography is done through a microscope to see the bizarre and unreal world of the super small.

    Geltz Gotz Goodeze is having a day long Avon Fundraiser for Breast Cancer; raffle tickets are available for chances to win 12 different gift baskets, “Mary the Fairy” will be performing at the store between 5pm to 9pm. (SOURCE: news release)

  • STEPHENSON EQUIPMENT TO HOST JCB DEMO DAY –  October 1st event will include food, prizes, entertainment and the opportunity to try out JCB’s newest equipment.

EPHRATA, PA (Sept. 22, 2014) — Stephenson Equipment invites everyone to experience JCB’s world-leading heavy equipment first-hand at its upcoming Demo Day on Thursday, October 1 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will take place at the dealership, 1805 Newport Road in Ephrata, PA, just off the Brownstown/Rothsville Exit of US-222. Stephenson Equipment’s Demo Day is free of charge and will take place rain or shine. A complimentary barbecue lunch will be available, and the dealership will be awarding numerous prizes to those in attendance, including a free rental of JCB’s World’s Safest Skid Steer. This machine features a unique one-armed “PowerBoom” design that allows operators to conveniently enter and exit the machine through a side door.

In addition to testing out various types of JCB equipment, those who attend will be able to speak with the Stephenson team and JCB’s product specialists. JCB’s 86C compact excavator, 526 compact telescopic handler and the new entry-level 3CX backhoe will be the newest machines available at the event. Available with a standard five-year warranty, the new 3CX boasts a rugged design that can reliably handle a multitude of tasks around any worksite. Stephenson Equipment will also have a wide selection of other JCB machines on hand for customers to see, operate and purchase, including other telescopic handler, backhoe and compact excavator models; skid steers, attachments and wheel loaders.

“We’re very pleased to debut these innovative JCB machines to professionals in this area of Pennsylvania,” said Todd Herrman, marketing manager for Stephenson Equipment. “Whether you’re in the market for a new machine or you’re just shopping around, we encourage you to join us and simply have fun while learning how JCB equipment stands up to the competition.”

For more information about Stephenson Equipment’s JCB Demo Day or to RSVP, call Colleen Ruiz at 800-325-6455 x1100. To learn more about JCB’s industry-leading equipment for the construction, agriculture, industrial and waste/recycling markets, call JCB’s North American Headquarters in Savannah at (912) 447-2000, or visit http://www.jcbamericas.com. (Source: news release)

  • LACKAWANNA SKY TO PERFORM AT SPIRIT OF ONENESS EXPO – Lackawanna Sky:  David Rose, Native American flutes and Russell Ferrara, classical guitars are slated to perform at Spirit of Oneness, A Holistic Expo to be held at theZembo Shrine, 3rd and Division Streets, Harrisburg, PA on October 4th, 2014 from 10:00am – 6:00pm and October 5th, 2014 from 10:00am – 5:00pm.  Lackawanna Sky will perform formal sets at 2:00 PM each day.  Admission to the Expo is $7.00 for a single day pass and $12.00 for a weekend pass.In addition to performing each day Lackawanna Sky will present their own current and past CDs as well as their own line of instruments.  They will also be available for mini or full lessons on their respective instruments as well as on the topic of improvisation on and the accompanying of Native American flutes.  Additional information about  Lackawanna Sky can be obtained at lackawannasky.com and about Spirit of Oneness at spiritofonenessevent.com.

    The mission of Spirit of Oneness is to bring together a group of Holistic and Metaphysical Practitioners to represent their services, and products, under one roof.  By doing so they hope to foster an environment of wellness and peacefulness, offering the attendee an opportunity to sample various holistic offerings at a nominal cost.  The theme of the  2014 Expo is “Living Your Optimal Life”.

    Lackawanna Sky recently began its second season performing in and around Lancaster.  They frequently appear at The Seed in Lancasters Market, have appeared at the Ware Center and the Convention Center during LAUNCH 2014, at the City Island Labor Day Pow Wow and at Juan Carlos Restaurant in Pottstown. They have also been performing on the road in Georgia and Wisconsin over the last few months. (SOURCE: news release)

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