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today’s news … Thursday, September 8

In Uncategorized on September 8, 2011 at 5:05 am

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

Quote for today… “A fish wouldn’t get caught if it kept its mouth shut.” – Rev. Al Sharpton (According to a radio talk show host.)

  • Marietta facing “worst flooding” since Agnes – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • Some Manheim residents evacuating – Lancaster OnLine
  • You can see the constant rain flooding reports at Lancaster Countywide Communications.
  • Once again, we invite you to visit Cole Umber’s Website to see really good photos (and videos) from yesterday in Columbia!
  • PennDOT roads closings … PA Route 441 between U.S. 30 West and PA Route 23/Marietta Avenue in East Donegal Township was closed Wednesday evening due to high water. The road is estimated to reopen to traffic Sept. 8 by 10 a.m.
  • Notice of closings (schools, businesses, etc.)  in the area … WGAL.com
  • Letter to editors at Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era from Columbia man
  • Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era previews girls’ volleyball; here is the overview of Columbia’s program: “COACH — Dave Pittman (eighth year). LAST YEAR’S LEAGUE RECORD — 2-8. MOVIN’ ON — MB Katie Will Read the rest of this entry »

Market committee cancelled – more about “too many farmers’ markets”

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions on September 8, 2011 at 5:01 am

Last night’s Market Committee meeting was cancelled due the extraordinary weather situation. Councilor Kelly Murphy stated that there will be no make-up meeting this month.

Here is another article that deals with the question of “are there too many farmer’s markets?” This is from Milwaukee Public Radio station, WUWM-FM

What’s New At The Marketplace?

By Susan Bence, September 2, 2011 | WUWM | Milwaukee, WI

Over the last few years, farmers’ markets around the country have mushroomed.

In some cases, the “eating local” movement is feeding the fervor, while other communities hope to lure more shoppers downtown during the economic funk.

We checked the pulse of market scene in southeastern Wisconsin.

She found farmers being spread thin, as markets bump into one another.

Kristin Krokowski knows a thing or two about farmers’ markets.

As a horticulturist with UW-Extension, she consults with farmers and markets around Read the rest of this entry »

2005 Market House study revisited – part 3 – “municipalities should not operate markets”

In Everyday Living, Government, History and Heritage, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities, Treasures on September 8, 2011 at 4:42 am

This is the third article in a series that began a few weeks ago. In early 2005, the results of a market study for the Columbia Market House were revealed. In this week’s installation of this series, we list the consultant’s presentation of the recommended operation of the Revitalized Columbia Public Market.

Curiously, the recommendation is to turn the operation over to a not-for-profit entity, which is exactly what it is progress at this time. This recommendation took over five years to implement; why?

The Recommendation

“Operating markets is much more competitive today and cities are no longer the best option for running them. This is Read the rest of this entry »