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This and that – muralist and mantis

In Everyday Living, In Columbia on July 8, 2011 at 5:24 am

Good Job! Cimarron Properties! People are watching the progress of the work crews cleaning up the former M&T Bank site at the corner of Locust and North Fourth Streets. Pressurewashing the sidewalk; good job!

Good Job! Harrington’s Bar (catacorner across Locust Street) also is sprucing up that property; they, too, pressure washed the sidewalk last week.

Not a Good Job! Here’s hoping, though, that the property owner of the building catacorner from the former bank building (not the church) takes the hint about cleaning up property.

Great Job! Happened to stumble upon Mike Wilson working on a mural in an in-town building. Mike, who resides and creates from his place in Wrightsville, has a slight Massachusetts accent when he took time to talk with me about his work. We’ll have more about Mike and his project later this month. More about murals and muralists Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Friday, July 8th

In Uncategorized on July 8, 2011 at 4:35 am

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

Quote for today“Sir, I am no sycophant or worshipper of power anywhere.” – Benjamin F. Wade

  • Columbia Food Bank director, Danielle Peters’ letter to the editor (SOURCE: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, July 7, 2011)
  • Attention cat owners! Did you know there’s a special online news resource just about cats: The Daily Cat. [NOTE: One of the agenda items at the Legislation committee meeting was the topic of “feral cats.” (The term feral is sometimes used to refer to an animal that does not appear friendly when approached by humans, but the term can apply to any domesticated animal without human contact – One councilor indicated a dislike for cats.)] At issue is the question of what to do with “feral cats” (or any animal) not Read the rest of this entry »

Markets thrive

In History and Heritage, Opinions, Opportunities on July 8, 2011 at 4:32 am

(Many of Dickens’ locales still exist, however unrecognizably. Covent Garden is one of them. – www.Smithsonianmag.com)

In an article in the recent edition of Smithsonian Magazine about Charles Dickens’ narratives of London during the early 19th century, he included this vivid narrative of one of the city’s vegetable markets, “What was Covent Garden like when it was the city’s main vegetable market? At dawn the pavement was ‘strewed with decayed cabbage-leaves, broken haybands. . . men are shouting, carts backing, Read the rest of this entry »

The third Amendment

In Government, History and Heritage, Treasures on July 8, 2011 at 4:30 am


No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

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.