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Today’s news … Monday, August 29, 2016

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2016 at 5:25 am

Quote for today … I was assaulted around 230-3am at the laundromat at 6th and walnut sts in Columbia. My wallet was taken but has since been found, and i was attacked by 2 males. Both came around the corner from the 500 block of walnut. The man who hit me several times was hispanic with a mustache and wearing a red v neck tshirt. Please contact columbia boro police if you have any information on this man. I believe he came off one of the porches at the top of the 500 block of walnut.”from this facebook page

Quotes for today … Best.story.ever!!” and “This is hilarious!! Thanks for sharing!” and “we just talked about getting matching roombas! Read this! You’ll die! Haha!!” – This USA Today article at The York Daily Record references the facebook page where these comments are. – The York Daily Record

poopastropheToo funny – “‘Pooptastrophe’: Man details the night his Roomba ran over dog poop”

  • Greatness is earned. If you missed the show before last night’s preseason football game, you missed an awesome production about Payton Manning’s focus, devotion, dedication to the game of football. Watch it anytime here.

weedsSee the string at the facebook site, “What’s Happening in Columbia,Pa. and Area?” All about the inconsistent application of codes enforcement concerning weeds. 

WSPD_New“September 2016 is also known as National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month; World Suicide Prevention Day is September 10.”NAMI Website

tedXHempfield sophomore is TEDX Lancaster presenter on September 10.

friedly sculpture

Milt Friedly, Director/Curator for the Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts will exhibit his sculpture at Keystone Art and Culture Center, 420 Pearl Street, Lancaster, PA. September 2 -28 and to be extended thru October, 2016.

Public Receptions are scheduled for September 2 and September 22 from 5-9 p.m.

Gallery hours outside the reception dates are by appointment.

Milt’s sculptural works are crafted from traditional media, found objects and experimental media. His work investigates the dichotomy between nature and use of industrial materials and the effects consumption and time have on the human condition. Friedly makes personal and universal statements through use of common materials in uniquely crafted works of art. Some works are interactive, time based, which are completed by an audience. Some include live objects, water, sound and video.

New works include: “Ali – Move like a butterfly, Sting like a Bee”; “Corn – Chip”; “Breathe in the Conestoga”; “Displacement”; “Remove Ashes Daily” and others.

Special thanks to George Mummert, Director of Keystone for generously offering the space for this exhibition and to Martin’s Potato Chips. – SOURCE: news release

Today’s news … Sunday, August 28, 2016

In Uncategorized on August 28, 2016 at 6:23 am

Quote for today … “Let us hope, rather, that by the best cultivation of the physical world, beneath and around us, and the intellectual and moral worlds within us, we shall secure an individual, social, and political prosperity and happiness, whose course shall be onward and upward, and which, while the earth endures, shall not pass away.” – Abraham Lincoln, before he was President of the United States, 1859.

freedom of inquiry

  • University of Chicago’s “welcome letter to students” encourages open discourse | important lesson for Columbia’s School Board of Directors and other elected public servants – NPR

family firstNew Columbia Health Care facility – from the Family First facebook page

Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.

Today’s news … Saturday, August 27, 2016

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2016 at 7:05 am

Quote for today … “Don’t make it a question of if you should see Hell or High Water; make it a question of how soon. It’s that special.”Rolling Stone Magazine

Another quote for today … “I cannot say that my forecast for the future holds much promise. There are very few heroes and too many zeros in today’s society. Bring back the stocks and pillories.” – From a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

HELL OR HIGH WATERThe John Kass column in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster is about the Hell or High Water movie. “‘Hell Or High Water’ is a modern action drama set in West Texas where the distinction between honest men and outlaws has blurred beyond recognition.Seemingly this is happening across this country.

  • The Columbia Borough School District Website: boring, unispired, innacurate and just plain bad | “The school website isn’t just for people who might be coming to the school—it’s a hub for students, teachers, administrators, parents and the entire school family. Creating a website that is useful and that creates both an immediate and sustained impression is key.” Here’s a link to this article:The 25 Best School Websites. – Edudemic: Connecting education and technology.
  • FOR “BAFFLED” and others who may also be baffled | The minutes for the August 16, 2016 School Board of Directors meeting are not posted yet; they’ll be posted once accepted – most likely at the next month’s meeting. Sadly, though not required, governments often choose to not publicly post DRAFT minutes. Here, by the way, are the minutes for the June 16 meeting (captured these before they were removed from the Website).
  • Just as sad is the School District’s unwillingness to show archived minutes from the past year and previous years. Hard to tell why the School District is not forthcoming. Is is because some there really don’t want to share information? Or they don’t know how? Questions as these questions might be asked at the next month School Board meeting?

Lancaster Death Cafe 09-10-2016

  • A tragedy: From state champion to Oklahoma State to Lock Haven to jail Pennlive



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