today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
- Today’s Weather!
- Today in History!
- Traffic Cam Rts. 30 & 441
- The Official Time! – Population Clock (U.S. and World)
Quote for today… “I had rather be on my farm than be emperor of the world.” – George Washington
- If you’ve not seen Cole Umber’s lucid and timely “Guy Fawkes post” from yesterday, click here – be sure to watch the video clip, too. Click here for the “V” speech text.
- Ever wonder … WHY … Gas prices are so widely disparate across the county. Noticed that the Turkey Hill gas prices at Hahnstown Road and Route 322 just east of Ephrata are $3.239 a gallon. Click here to see the local prices for regular.
- Seen on a Saturday – click on photo to enlarge.
- Credit union versus bank … which is better. One of the folks we saw at the demonstration at Binns Park yesterday held a sign that encouraged people to change to a credit union. Which is better for you? A google search yielded these results: Forbes magazine article and the Bank Guide article.
- PRESS RELEASE, PADOT – “Eastbound Route 30 Bridge over Susquehanna River to be Reduced to a Single Lane for Several Days.”
- It was the only establishment cited in this week’s York Dispatch article about inspections of food serving establishments in York County. Here is a listing of inspections for Lancaster County from the Lancaster Sunday News – a complete listing of all facilities in Lancaster and York counties, except those in Columbia, are listed at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.
- Oh … here are is the food serving establishment inspections conducted during October by Columbia’s inspector(s).
- A sample ballot (sample ballot) and a list of voting locations (list of voting places ) appears in yesterday’s Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era. The sample ballot contains the countywide offices only; each municipality will have a separate local offices ballot as well.
- According to this article in the Lancaster Sunday News, Columbia is one of just a few jurisdictions in Lancaster County that “have tough ordinances in place that permit officials to say no when someone wants to take down a historic structure.” – Lancaster Sunday News