today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
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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 County – York 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)