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today’s news … Sunday, December 25 … Christmas 2011

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2011 at 5:30 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today“God bless us. Everyone!” – Tiny Tim

  • Sent to Columbia news, views & reviews by a reader: “The Lancaster Central Market in Lancaster, PA is always busy, but even more so during the holiday season. The crowds were even larger on Saturday, December 17, 2011 as a flash mob gathered to perform the “Hallelujah Chorus” from Handel’s Messiah. Enjoy!”
  • The old radio and TV show, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” may need an update to “Kids, and Veeps, say the Darndest Things.” Even the President can’t shut this guy up: “Taliban Welcome Biden’s ‘Not our Enemy’ Remark” – The Daily Beast
  • Business opportunity! “After about 14 years at (York’s) Central Market, Marchios Delicatessen co-owners Diane Seitz and Connie Markle will close shop Dec. 29. The friends are retiring and have put the popular deli up for sale, according to their website.” – York Dispatch
  • Free Christmas meal for all at Round the Clock” – York Dispatch
  • Recent restaurant and food serving establishments: York CountyYork Dispatch; Lancaster County – Sunday News. A complete listing of all facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those in Columbia, are listed at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.
  • RUMOR!: “Has Lady Gaga purchased a house in Lancaster County?” – Harrisburg Patriot News & The Sunday News (Lancaster) article: “Lady Gaga to call Lancaster home?”
  • Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer story started as ‘crowd-bringer’ for Montgomery Ward” – Harrisburg Patriot News
  • POLICE LOG: “WEST HEMPFIELD TWP.: Jewelry valued at more than $1,400 and money were stolen overnight Wednesday from a home in the first block of Cedar Terrace while the resident was sleeping, police said. The resident found items scattered about in the morning, according to police. The burglar(s) possibly entered through an unlocked door. – WEST HEMPFIELD TWP.: Courtney Hartman, 21, and Justin Herr, 19, both of Columbia, were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after they were found inside a car in the back parking lot of a church in the 400 block of West Main Street, police said. Police responded at 10:47 p.m. Thursday.” – The Sunday News (Lancaster)
  • Lancaster sends citations to landlords for failing to keep up properties. “We first made a commitment to ensure that the exterior and interior of all rental properties in the city would be systematically inspected at least once every four years,” (Randy) Patterson said. This was done, he added, “not just for the tenants who choose to rent the apartment, but also for the neighbors.” – The Sunday News (Lancaster)

We wish you a Merry Christmas

In Everyday Living, History and Heritage, Treasures on December 25, 2011 at 5:15 am

The Christmas Story: The Story of the Birth of Christ

In History and Heritage, Treasures on December 25, 2011 at 4:55 am

(SOURCE: http://www.whatsaiththescripture.com)

“The Christmas Story”

King James Version
The Story of the Birth of Christ as told through Luke

Luke 2:1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2:2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 2:3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 2:4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 2:5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with Child. 2:6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn Son,
and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger;
because there was no room for them in the inn.

2:8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 2:9 And, lo, the angel of the LORD came upon them, and the glory of the LORD shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 2:10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD. 2:12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 2:14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. 2:15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into Heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the LORD hath made known unto us. 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger. 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this Child. 2:18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 2:19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. 2:21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the Child, His Name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before He was conceived in the womb.