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Revelation! Consultants’ view

In Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on March 27, 2015 at 2:33 pm


Revitalize Columbia’s 146-year-old Market House. Prospect for more antiques and art dealers. Encourage upscale housing.”Lancaster OnLine

“The consultants will make a public presentation of their findings 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 at 200 Locust St., Columbia.”

Fourth Fridays along the River Towns

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities on March 24, 2015 at 9:56 am

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

Garth Gallery & Custom Frame Shop will have their Annual Abstract Show, see his facebook page for more information.

Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts will be having a panel discussion in the main gallery of their “Mountain – Interpretation” display at 6pm.

Weavings Ink. Gallery is having an opening reception on Fourth Friday, March 27th from 5 to 8pm. “New Works and Family Favorites” by Robert Oughton and Phyllis Koster, they will be displaying pen and ink and weavings. This will be on display from March 14th until April 18th. Change of Saturday hours, 10am to 4pm.

While here have dinner or a cocktail and shop in our shops along the river towns.

SOURCE: news release, Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

March 23, 2015 council of the whole agenda

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities on March 24, 2015 at 7:20 am

Agenda – side one

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Agenda – side two

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Last night’s meeting was called to order at 6:02 pm; it was adjourned at 10:42 pm … a four hour and 40 minute meeting. Columbia news, views and reviews will recap points from the meeting in separate posts.

Administrators and school business officials report: “Continued cuts”

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia on March 21, 2015 at 7:53 am

Two groups have produced this report about school funding. The Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators whose mission is ” to develop, support and serve Pennsylvania school leaders,” and the Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials who has as its mission “Creating great schools by developing outstanding school leaders and providing responsive school business solutions.”


Click here or on the graphic above to download this report.

Columbia Borough School District’s plight is highlighted on page 11 of the report.


SOURCE: idea submission by a reader

Reception and panel discussion at Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts on March 27’s Fourth Friday

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on March 20, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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Please join us on March 27 for our second reception for the Mountain Show.

We will host a panel discussion on the show at 6 p.m. in the main gallery.

Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts

Our Lady of the Angels’ choirs perform at State Capitol

In Education, Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, People on March 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm


On Wednesday March 18th, the Angel Choir and Concert Choir from Our Lady of the Angels Catholic School, Columbia Pa.  performed on the steps in the Rotunda at the Harrisburg Capitol Building.

The students performed for one hour singing many favorites.  Music from “Annie” , Walt Disney favorites i.e. “Supercalifragalisticexpialidocious”  Beethoven’s “Joyful, Joyful”  from the ninth symphony and many others.

Guests at the Rotunda watched and listened as the group performed.  There were many happy smiling faces as people listened and applauded.

After the performance the choral group sat in a special section and enjoyed their lunch while greeting the people around them.  The trip back to the school building left the choristers with a special feeling of a great happening.

SOURCE: news release


invitation to a townhall from the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition

In Education, Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions on March 18, 2015 at 7:22 am


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SOURCE: submitted by reader

“cops & codes” and jumping to confusion

In Everyday Living, Government, History and Heritage, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities, People on March 17, 2015 at 6:46 pm

It was announced at the Monday council meeting when the mayor said that the police department would be “sectored” and partnered with codes staff to begin catching codes violations and provide a police presence that will reassure residents.

Here’s the Lancaster Online article about it.

The article takes a rather one-dimensional side of a story as it references citizen complaints to councillors. Everyone knows there are at least three sides to the tale of truth. One teller of “truth” – another teller of “truth” and the real truth.

Columbia news, views & reviews has spoken with the alleged codes violators and curiously, another side of truth surfaces.

Is it possible that an accuser has made ethnic comments and unsubstantiated allegations?

Are there drugs on the block? Absolutely!

Is it possible that Columbia’s Police Department and codes folks will be as transparent about the new planned alignment as Lancaster is?


What do you think?

Here’s the thought of one commenter to Cole Unber’s news site about this issue:

“sounds ridiculous to me. and you SHOULD attend boro council mtgs and tell that to the councilpersons……and oh didn’t we ALREADY have all this onthe books??? they don;’t enforce now…why the hell spend more money and hire more people for codes???? it’s absolutely unacceptable.”

Great suggestion; citizens should attend council meetings. On Monday, March 23 the Council meeting of the whole will be held at the Borough Hall beginning at 6:00 pm.

And the info on the back side of the monthly – March and April – sewer bills contains a raft of spring clean-up information and warnings.

ColumbiaPAOnline continues with part II

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, People on March 12, 2015 at 12:45 pm

“The other side of the story II – Who is Alicia Glenn-McCowin?

videoJesse’s got videos of the post-incident scenes. Click here or on the graphic. Not a model for incident management of a crime scene.

candidates for Magisterial District Judge – district 02-1-06

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists on March 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

The candidates who have filed lists of signatures and a Statement of Financial Interests form for Magisterial District Judge for district 02-1-06 are:

Miles Bixler, 515 Pitney Road, Columbia, PA; his listed profession is police officer.

Robert Buzzendore, 1053 Central Avenue, Columbia, PA; his listed profession is attorney.

William Genetti, 216 Providence Place, Mountville, PA; his listed profession is police officer.

Mark Pugliese, 3472 Coronet Avenue, Lancaster, PA; his listed profession is law enforcement.

Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. Magisterial district judges handle all traffic cases, minor criminal cases, and civil cases involving amounts up to $12,000. District justices also set bail and conduct preliminary hearings in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases to determine if the cases should be dismissed or transferred to the Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings.

There are 19 magisterial district judges located in offices throughout Lancaster County. They are elected to six-year terms and are employees of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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