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today’s news … Sunday, July 31

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” –  Benjamin Franklin

  • Six injured in Saturday Marietta Pike crash (Lancaster Sunday News)
  • National Night Out will be largest for York (York Dispatch)
  • Emily Detz, daughter of Jeffrey and Christine Detz, of Columbia, was awarded a scholarship from the Lancaster County Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association. She will pursue undergraduate studies. (Lancaster Sunday News)
  • Here’s one contributing aspect to the economic difficulties in the US … corporate outsourcing to other nations. In a word, wrong! (Source: ad in Lancaster Sunday News)
  • POLICE REPORT: “COLUMBIA: Someone broke into a residence on Iron Bridge Road on July 23 by forcing open a door. Missing are a jar filled with coins and a dog. Ephrata state police ask anyone with information to call 721-7667.” (Lancaster Sunday News)
  • COLUMBIAN’S LETTER TO SUNDAY Read the rest of this entry »

waiting to see what’s next

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opinions, People, Treasures on July 31, 2011 at 4:46 am

Today is the last day that Mary Loreto will be inside the store called Menagerie; today is the day that store on the corner of Third and Locust Streets in Columbia will close.

We have the fondest recollections enjoying dinner when she was a restaurant owner. Happily, we can still buy the marinara sauce.

There have been a few articles here:

We cannot wait to see what this dynamo will Read the rest of this entry »

The twenty-sixth Amendment

In Government, History and Heritage, Treasures on July 31, 2011 at 4:44 am


1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

This is a continuation of a series of posts devoted to exploring the enduring foundation of our nation. Click on the document below to go to a comprehensive Website to read the entire Constitution. Each day, we will post the successive Amendments to The Constitution, one each day.

distressed communities column announces Columbia meeting

In In Columbia, Opportunities on July 30, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Jeff Hawkes writes a weekly column in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era; on Thursday his column entitled, “It’s time to work to save Pa.’s cities,” pointed out the difficulties that many of the Commonwealth’s communities have become “fiscal basket cases.” The column also introduced the programs that have been born to change things. One of those organizations pushing for reform is Building One Pennsylvania.

On August 5 a Building One Pennsylvania regional assembly will be hosted at the Columbia United Methodist Church, 501 Walnut Street, Columbia at 8:oo am. “The public is invited to the 90-minute forum.”

“Too many of our municipalities are at a financial crossroads where their prosperity and success is threatened and they face the prospect of diminishing tax bases, escalating property taxes, declining schools and municipal services, and deteriorating infrastructure.

“Building One Pennsylvania is an emerging Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Saturday, July 30

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” – Benjamin Franklin

  • Anthony Wishard was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Franklin & Marshall College; he is the son of Mary Schmitt and Dennis Wishard and a graduate of Columbia High School (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era)
  • Two Columbia men charged in stabbing incident (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era) Wonder who the chief of police is in Columbia; Read the rest of this entry »

The twenty-fifth Amendment

In Government, History and Heritage, Treasures on July 30, 2011 at 4:42 am


1. In case of the removal of the President from office or of his death or resignation, the Vice President shall become President.

2. Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, Read the rest of this entry »

debt ceiling primer from propublica.org

In Government on July 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

“The way I put it is that Congress has already ordered the pizza. They approved the pepperoni. They called up and had someone deliver it,” Smith said via email. “Now the pizza guy is knocking at the door, and asking to get paid. If you don’t raise the debt ceiling, it’s like saying we didn’t want that pizza in the first place. Maybe he’ll go away if we don’t answer.”

If you are a bit bewildered, confused, overwhelmed or “pissed off” about the way these clowns in DC (these self-serving political hyenas) are responding to this national crisis, this is one of the most comprehensive articles we have come across concerning the debt ceiling debate and what it means: A reading list for following the debt ceiling.


For cops, Facebook can be friend or foe

In Everyday Living, Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hours after a 15-year-old boy was shot, robbed of his sneakers and left to die on a Reading street, investigators searched Facebook for clues.

They found an incriminating message posted on the Facebook page of one of the young men thought to be involved in the Sept. 12 slaying of Willy Tineo-Ferreira on Green Street, according to Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams.

The message was one piece of evidence that police used to identify four suspects who were arrested the next day.

“We have used Facebook in a number of different ways to investigate crimes because Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Friday, July 29

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” – Thomas Jefferson.

  • Sacrificing freedom in the name of “keeping us safer” … How can “safer” be measured? Here’s one measure of crime statistics in Pennsylvania communities:
    We continue to look for documentation that surveillance cameras reduce crime; we have found nothing to substantiate that. Crime is reduced with good policing and an alert, responsive citizenry. The Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System may provide one view about “reported” crime in any Pennsylvania community; you can use this site to view statistics in Columbia or to compare statistics among communities.
  • And the economic news keeps getting … worse! (LancasterOnline.com)
  • Now Armstrong announces layoffs(Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era)
  • Chef Scott Bolden holds out a True Margherita Pizza, with fresh mozzarella and local tomatoes, at the patio area of the John Wright Restaurant in Read the rest of this entry »

artists’ opportunity … Benefit Art Show and Sale

In History and Heritage, In Columbia, Opportunities, Treasures on July 29, 2011 at 5:15 am


“Calling All Artists”  

The Mount Bethel Cemetery Company of

Columbia, Pennsylvania 

is sponsoring a Benefit Art Show and Sale  

in conjunction with its

“Living History in Mount Bethel Cemetery – One Story at a time” 

programing set for September 18, 2011 

The rich history of this pre-revolutionary war 10 acre cemetery in the heart of Columbia is abundant. Funds raised during the event will be used for the ongoing revitalization and maintenance of this historic treasure.


  • The subject of ALL pieces entered in the show MUST be pertaining to The Mount Bethel Cemetery of Columbia, Pennsylvania.  
  • The show is open to all artists of all ages.
  • All media is acceptable (oils, acrylics, photography, sculpture, textile, decoupage, digital, … ).

For complete details please contact: Dale Weibley, c/o Jonal Gallery – 717-681-9400  or via email at jonal06@comcast.net