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Recognition for Columbia developers, Don and Becky Murphy

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, People on November 24, 2015 at 8:24 am

Don and Becky Murphy were recognized for their efforts by the Historic Preservation Trust recently according to this Lancaster Online article.

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224 locust224 Locust Street, the location housing the Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts, is just one of Columbia’s properties that has been redefined by the Murphys.

At last night’s council meeting, their works in Columbia were discussed, too.

Here’s more very positive change for Columbia … the only town in the county situated at a point that’s bridging two high-growth half-million plus markets.

Sometime after the first of the year, Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)  St. Joseph Children’s Health, a leading force in the effort to improve the health and well-being of children in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Community, will occupy the entire first floor of the Cimarron Investments, LLC owned building at 401 Locust Street. The Murphy’s, principals of Cimarron Investments, Inc. have procured and reinvested in Columbia’s new image with the building across Fourth Street from this site.

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And improvements are now underway in the recently acquired building at 301 Locust Street and at the new home of Community Life Network at 336 Locust Street; Community Life Network will occupy their new digs sometime after the first of the year, too.


WOW! Over $6 million contributed in Extraordinary Give!

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Opinions, Opportunities, People, Treasures on November 21, 2015 at 8:46 am

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The generosity of thousands of Lancaster Countians resulted in an astounding $6,134,244.78 raised in the 2015 Extraordinary Give, the 24 hour period that ended at midnight last night.

Columbia’s participating nonprofits benefited as well; one wonders why the other nonprofits, registered with the Internal Revenue Service, with Columbia addresses do not participate in this matching funds initiative.

According to the Extraordinary Give Website, these Columbia nonprofits were listed as participating organizations: Read the rest of this entry »

Extraordinary Give update

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on November 20, 2015 at 5:48 am


The National Watch & Clock Museum has had four contributions totaling $6.275 and leads the list of Columbia not-for-profits at the Extraordinary Give leader board.

There’s time for you to go online to contribute to this extraordinary fund-raiser.

signs seen at River Park

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, The Susquehanna on November 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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Seen the signs at River Park?

Wonder what SOSPennsylvania.org is?

Wonder whether the group received permission to post the signage there?

Wonder if it’s OK for anyone to post signs at River Park?

Any kind of signs?

Right again, Cole! C’mon Borough, do do the right thing!

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on November 16, 2015 at 7:43 am

When Cole Umber posted the below pictures at Columbia Spy a few days ago, we figured that the Borough would have towed this “illegally parked” classic vehicle by now. But yesterday afternoon, this POS was still parked there on Bridge Street BLOCKING ACCESS TO THE FIRE HYDRANT!

Legal notices you may have missed

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia on November 13, 2015 at 6:27 am

These LEGAL NOTICES appears in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster:

“LEGAL NOTICE – NOTICE OF MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of School Directors of the Columbia Borough School District, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (the “School District”) at its public meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 19, 2015 … ”

INVITATION TO BID COLLECTION SYSTEM REHABILITATION 2015 The work is generally defined as Collection System Rehabilitation 2015.”

11-11-11 Club Annual Banquet and Memorial Service held today

In Everyday Living, History and Heritage, In Columbia, People on November 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Just over 150 people attended the Veterans Day event hosted by the 11-11-11 Club today at the Red Rose Memorial Post No. 2435 in Columbia. The Annual Banquet and Memorial Service honors military veterans.

Harold Billow, one of two remaining survivors of the Malmedy Massacre during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, was the guest speaker at the event.


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“The VFW conducted its first poppy distribution before Memorial Day in 1922, becoming the first veterans’ organization to organize a nationwide distribution. The poppy soon was adopted as the official memorial flower of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.”


“We are looking for creative Pastry Chefs!”

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on November 10, 2015 at 3:41 pm

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce invites you to show off your creation in our Gingerbread House Tour & Contest held from November 27th to December 11th. Register your intent to participate by contacting the SVCC Visitors Center at (717) 684-5249 on or before November 20, 2015, for a registration form.  Registration Forms may also be found at www.PaRivertowns.com on the Fourth Friday page under Files.  A modest fee and some basic information will allow you to share your sweet architectural skills with the public.

The tour & contest will kick off on Friday, November 27, 2015 5pm to 8pm.  Entered gingerbread edifices will be placed in one of our participating Fourth Friday venues.  The public will have an opportunity to visit all of the locations and vote on each gingerbread creation until Friday, December 11th.  A winner will be selected from the ballots and given a cash prize.

SOURCE: news release

Columbia Borough School District announces time change for meeting

In Education, Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia on November 10, 2015 at 5:30 am

“MEETING TIME CHANGE The Columbia Borough School District will have a change … click here to read this LEGAL NOTICE.

Veterans Day, 2015 – an extraordinary response of free offers for veterans

In In Columbia, Opportunities on November 6, 2015 at 5:39 am


Wednesday, November 11, is a “public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor US veterans and victims of all wars.”

Across the nation, an enormous collection of businesses and organizations offer special values, including free offers, to America’s veterans.

Here are links that identify some of them:

  • Lancaster County’s Recorder of Deeds office’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program is a way for our community to express its gratitude and recognize the service and sacrifices made by our veterans. Participating merchants agree to honor the card by providing special discounts on purchases or services when presented with the “Thank A Vet” photo identification card. Participating merchants and sponsors will be identified by a poster or decal in the window and also listed here on our web site. The site will be updated monthly, and upon request, printed copies will also be available.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST LIST OF PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS.

A number of Columbia area businesses are participants in the “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program including:

  • Columbia Bait and Tackle
  • GT Discount Auto Parts

and there are a few more Lancaster County specific opportunities in a two page Veterans Day ad sponsored message in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.


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