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In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on September 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm

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” Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S.” – The New York Times

In History and Heritage, Opportunities, People on September 22, 2015 at 7:03 am

pope francis sign A flyer for a rally to be held by Pope Francis in Washington, where he arrives today. Credit Zach Gibson/The New York Times

Click here for New York Times coverage.

sheriff sale listing

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opinions, Opportunities on September 22, 2015 at 6:15 am

sheriff sales

Click here or on the graphic to see the listing of Lancaster County sheriff’s sales for September 30.

Is there a thread of connection between the clamor about high taxes and sheriff’s sales? Maybe.

There’s a letter-to-the-editor from a Columbian in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster contending that local Republican elected public servants have not done enough to get property tax relief. The letter writer says he “feels his life and … tax obligation our local school district will stop on the same day.”

The Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition has a bunch more of these kinds of letters.

But as the elected public servants continue their “our side versus the other side” intransigence in Harrisburg – as long as these “patriots” put political parties ahead of representing the interests of citizens – everyone outside the system is victimized.

On the topic of letters-to-the-editor

This is a good opening line from another letter writer: “Politics holds no honor, no truth.”

Oh, please …There was another letter that decried a recent article about the low average annual compensation of shortage of psychiatrists … it’s only $182,700!

Locally, psychiatrist command more:

“Philhaven, a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization, seeks a FT staff Psychiatrist to evaluate and diagnose mental health disorders, and prescribe medications. The position will work in various locations in Lebanon County, PA. MD or appropriate medical license required. Salary is $210,000 – 250,000/year, with benefits. – SOURCE: PennLive

It’s time for the Columbia event | Bridge Bust happens on October 3!

In Everyday Living, History and Heritage, In Columbia, Opportunities, The Susquehanna on September 20, 2015 at 4:55 am

The Route 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville will be the site of the 27th annual Bridge Bust on Saturday, October 3, 2015. This event, coordinated by the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia Fraternal Association, and the Columbia-Middletown Elks Lodge #1074. Hours are 8 AM to 4 PM rain or shine.


Over 300 vendors, including over 75 vendors new to this show, are scheduled to participate in this year’s event. Commercial food vendors will offer crowd-pleasing fare such as butterfly fries, blooming onions, wraps, paninis, crab cakes, pit beef and pulled pork, egg rolls … and plenty of other food and drink items that await your taste buds. Individual vendors will offer items such as crafts, artwork, and antiques. Look for goods ranging from home or country décor to garden or specialty food items, with a wide variety of products available beyond that. Local nonprofit organizations will be on hand to raise awareness of their organizations and to raise money for their causes. Other sponsors of this event include Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Engle Printing and Publishing Company, and St. John’s Herr Estate.

Live entertainment by Sneakers the Clown, Tux Trio, and The Banjo Man will be featured on the bridge throughout the day. This entertainment is brought to you through the sponsorship of Workman Funeral Homes and Sahd Metal Recycling.   Local sister radio stations ESPN 92.7 and FUN 101.3 are exclusive radio sponsors for this event. Look (and listen) for the stations which will be located on the Columbia side of the bridge.

The Bridge Bust features free parking and shuttle service from Glatfelter Field (located at Rt. 462 and 12th Street) in Columbia and Eastern High School (Cool Creek Road) in Wrightsville.  Patrons who wish to cross the bridge in only one direction may do so by pre-planning use of the various shuttles. For details, visit the SVCC website www.PaRivertowns.com. Donations will be accepted for this service.

Admission to the Bridge Bust is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 6-12 while children under 6 years of age enter free of charge. Please remember that absolutely no pets, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters are permitted on the bridge. The Bridge Bust will be held rain or shine. All proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

Borough announces special budget special meetings

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities on September 19, 2015 at 6:11 am

BudgetMark these dates in your paper and digital calendars.

  • October 20, 2015 at 6:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 6:00pm

These are budget discussion meetings as announced in this LEGAL NOTICE advertised in today’s LNP -Always Lancaster.



Chamber announces 3rd Annual “Feet in the Street” Art Show at next Friday’s Fourth Friday event

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities, People on September 19, 2015 at 6:05 am

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Join us for our 3rd Annual “Feet in the Street” Art Show in Columbia at Locust Street Park. On behalf of St. John’s Herr Estate a shuttle bus will be running throughout the night to all the galleries in Columbia and Wrightsville. Shuttle Bus stops will be at 208 Hellam Street – Wrightsville; 2nd and Locust Streets – Columbia, as well as 6th and Locust Streets – Columbia. Shuttle Bus will be running every 1/2 hour.

Feet in the Street Art Show

Friday, September 25th, 2015 – 5-8pm


Garth Gallery and Framing Shop – (South 2nd Street) will have returning artist Julie Yontz-Rupp displaying her beautiful and alluring pieces of artwork. This show will be on display until November 20th.

Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts (SCCA) – (200 Block of Locust Street) is exploring the interpretations of a show called “Landscape” featuring artwork from Arnold, Akre, Darling, Delaurentis, Friedly, Fuhrman, Galligan, Gallo, Giblin, Hochendoner, Lard, Leidich, Margolis, Morgan, Patierno, Richards, Ross, Spangler, Strickler, and Wissler. This show will be on display until November 20th. In addition; SCCA is co-sponsoring a movie night at the River Park in Columbia, on Saturday, September 27th. The movie is titled “The Never Ending Story” and will start at 7pm, bring a chair and a blanket!

Through the Fire – (400 Block of Locust Street), is having a show with William Chambers, “Service Station”. He mixed media is Installation / Performance Art. William poses the question What’s Missing? Another artist that will be at the opening reception is Todd Geiger. Todd will have a variety of his portraits on display.

Weavings, Ink – (Wrightsville) is welcoming a new show “Magic of the Mundane”. Opening reception: Fourth Friday, September 25 5-8pm and will carry through September 25 – November 7, 2015. Special Halloween event and reception: Fourth Friday, October 23, 5-8 pm. A magical, whimsical, surreal and sometimes scary group exhibit featuring the work of nine artists: Richard Chandler Hoff, graphite; Robert Hammer, pen and ink, Nick Pastal, paintings, Robert Oughton, pen and ink, Mariah Hertz, mixed media, George Kurzik, photographs, Dan Walczyk, photo montage, Shawn Young, digital paintings, and Phyllis Koster, fiber.

Columbia Historic Preservation Society is continuing with their Lloyd Mifflin exhibition, which runs all year long. On Saturday, September 26th join CHPS for their annual Albatwitch Festival. Festival begins at 9am and continues till 4pm on North 2nd Street, come and join in the festivities.

Bootleg Antiques is hosting music by Sonny Lee and the Bootleggers, along with moonshine samples in the café.

Historic Salem is welcoming back Charles Lee for praise and worship at 8pm on Walnut Street Columbia.

St. Paul Episcopal Church is offering a Grab n’ Go Lunch in their courtyard from 11am to 1pm. Lunch includes a meat sandwich, beverage, and bagged chips. Take out is available and orders can be called in at 717-684-8496. Seating will be available in the courtyard, parish hall will be open if raining.

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

area company volunteers to clean up for Community Giving Day

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on September 16, 2015 at 1:26 pm

“ImageFIRST’s first Community Giving Day is this Friday. Associates from 13 locations are volunteering for a local charity of their choice – Give Where You Live!” – ImageFIRST facebook page.

The LNP – Always Lancaster article states, “more than 90 of its employees will volunteer on two projects in Columbia …

Surprise – surprise

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on September 16, 2015 at 7:31 am

So the Commonwealth’s Secretary of Education visits with Columbia’s school superintendent 

and it doesn’t merit notice at the district’s Website.

BUT … there are two posts at the Columbia Police Department’s facebook page.

Group to present “movie under the stars” at River Park on September 26

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities on September 16, 2015 at 7:13 am

Bring your blankets, bring your lawn chairs … to Columbia’s River Park to watch a “movie under the stars.”

Saturday, September 26.

The NeverEnding Story (A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.) – family fun – SOURCE: IMDB


At Monday’s council meeting, an agenda item II, e, included a presentation from Beth Troxell about a community-building event slated for Saturday evening: an outdoor movie in the park for families.

Troxell elaborated about a community-building event that she and others will be holding at Columbia’s River Park on Saturday,September 26 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. She said that she’d visited a town in New Jersey where the event is highly successful.

Lots of New Jersey’s communties, in fact, hold ongoing summer “movies in the park” events according to this website.

“What’s better than watching movies under the stars? Watching free movies under the stars. So save some money, spend a little time outdoors, and take in a family-friendly flick. If the kids get restless, they can always take a break and look for lightning bugs. Have fun out there! (While most movies listed here are rated G or PG, some may be PG-13 or have heavier themes for kids, so remember to check before you go.)”

Troxel, who introduced herself as the new market manager of the Columbia Market House, approached the council and told them there are significant costs associated with the showing of the movie. She said she was looking for approximately $1,300 and continued that the Parks and Recreation Board had promised to pony up the $1,300. Councillor Jim Smith, also a member of the Parks and Recreation Board (as well as the Columbia Economic Development Board), had several questions and issues about whether the Board had enough money to cover a project as this. Discussion ensued and it appears that the Board chair and the Board had approved funding the movie in the park on September 26.

Someone mentioned that Lititz also has movies in the park; Lititz’s movies in the park are sponsored by a Lititz retirement community.



Chamber announces “Feet in the Street” Art Show, coming September 25

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on September 16, 2015 at 6:43 am

Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to participate in our new event “Feet in the Street” Art Show. The event will be held on Friday, September 25th from 5pm to 7:30pm at the 500 Block of Locust Street and Locust Street Park. Art will be displayed on the street, the sidewalk and throughout the park. Displaying different pieces of multi-mixed media; jewelry made from acrylic paintings, watercolors, collage, photography, pottery, glassware, metal art, and tileware.

Children will have opportunities to participate in our Chalk Drawing on the street. Hand-Print painting and Foot-Print painting will take place on the lawn by the Columbia Public Library. Historic Salem is graciously providing volunteers to coordinate these activities with the children of the community.

St. John’s Herr Estate will be providing a shuttle for all participants to visit the art galleries in Columbia and in Wrightsville. Shuttle Bus Stops will be on the corner of 6th and Locust Streets, as well as 2nd and Locust Streets in Columbia. Shuttle Bus Stop in Wrightsville will be at Weavings, Ink 208 Hellam Street. Shuttle will run every ½ hour up until 8pm.

At 5:30pm the public will be warmed up by the melodic voices of “Sweet Life”. Matt & Carol are married best-friends entertaining and touching lives with a guitar and two voices for 25 years. Since the late 1980’s, their music has carried audiences through laughter and tears, telling stories and moving them closer to the ones they love. Carol’s voice calls the listener back to the days of Karen Carpenter and Patsy Cline, while Matt’s guitar provides a musical foundation built on layers of country, folk, and jazz. Smooth, sparkling harmonies mix with powerful emotion to breathe new life into modern hits, traditional standards, hymns, and their own heart-warming songs celebrating real life and real love.

The final hour of musical entertainment will be from “Vinegar Creek Constituency”. Join us at 6:30pm as Leo DeSanto treat the community with harmonious tunes to close out a perfect ending of the night. The musicians of Vinegar Creek Constituency come from diverse musical backgrounds that range from formal Classical performance to experimental garage Rock to traditional Old Time Appalachian string band music to Gypsy Jazz. Consequently, the band’s sound encompasses elements of many styles, including super-charged bluegrass, early Sun Records-era rock n’ roll, swing, vaudeville, outlaw country, and ragtime.

In the meantime; the community can enjoy the opportunity to freely walk along the street and the park to look over various artisans’ inspiration, while catching something to eat at our Vendor Food Trucks. The vendor food trucks include the following: Bountiful Feast, Crave Catering Company, Smoothie King, Sugar Whipped Bakery, and Rt. 30 Seafood.

SOURCE – news release, Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce


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