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today’s news … Wednesday, May 23

In Uncategorized on May 23, 2012 at 6:00 am

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

Quote for today… A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce, or a tragedy, or perhaps both.” – James Madison

  • New survey offers sobering insight into the impact of proposed cuts to education funding” across Pennsylvania – joint news release, PA Association of School Administrators and Association of School Business Officials
  • Paterno’s pension from Penn State is more than $13 million – “Dan McGinn, the family’s paid spokesman, said the release of the pension payout is in keeping with what he said is Sue Paterno’s wish for complete transparency surrounding the details of the public pension payout.” – Harrisburg Patriot-News
  • “A man accused of sexually assaulting four girls Saturday in Ephrata was captured in Wrightsville Tuesday night, according to authorities.” – MyColumbiaNews
  • Tough times at HACC: “Fiscal reality has forced Harrisburg Area Community College to layoff staff. HACC President John “Ski” Sygielski, made the announcement after an executive meeting Tuesday night.  The workforce reduction will affect all five HACC campuses and the college’s central administration.” – FOX43 TV
  • “Residential rates for PPL Electric Utilities customers will rise 15.3 percent effective June 1, the company said Monday.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • Pitts responds in letter to the editors of the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • POLICE LOG: “MANHEIM TWP.: Alvin M. Millisock, 33, of Avenue J, Columbia, was charged after a pursuit Saturday that began after police tried to arrest him on an outstanding felony warrant in the 1000 block of Dillerville Read the rest of this entry »

Jonal Gallery invites you to the “ARTIST OPENING RECEPTION” Fourth Friday, May 25, 5-9pm

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities, People on May 23, 2012 at 5:39 am

Join Dale and John this Fourth Friday, May 25, 5-9pm at Jonal Gallery for the opening of artist, photographer and sculptor Dean Graham’s exhibit “A Glance in the Rearview Mirror”. 

Share your favorite “Automotive Memory” and register to win* a personal 7″ color HDTV. Drawing to be held on Father’s Day Sunday, June 17. One entry per “Automotive Memory” shared and posted on the “memory wall”.
*See Gallery for details, must be 18 or older to enter, no purchase necessary.

Produce Geek offers “What’s ripe now?” suggestions

In Everyday Living, Opinions, Opportunities on May 23, 2012 at 5:01 am

Here are more delicious produce notes from The Produce Geek. U-m-m-m! You may want to visit the Website (click on the logo) and take another peek. The Produce Geek’s also got other recommendations there!

Seedless watermelon


“Inspectors measure sweetness of fruit by the Brix test. One of the less scientific ways I measure how tasty a Watermelon is comes from watching kids when slices of melon are served. The more slices they grab as the run off and play (and then return for more), the stickier their chins are with red Watermelon juice and the more it has dripped on their shirts – THE BETTER! My kids can’t explain why they like Watermelon, they just want more when it satisfies their sweet-tooth and thirst. ‘Do you like Watermelon?’



“‘Cause its good, Daddy.’

‘”Oh, OK.’

“Seedless Watermelon from northern Florida are in peak season right now leading up to the first major picnic holiday of the year. The fruit has been crisp and sweet. Many retailers are selling Watermelons at breakeven prices or even at a slight loss to get shoppers into their produce departments this week. Wow, it’ll likely work out to less than 36ct per pound! Go ahead, create some sticky-chin memories with friends and family at your Memorial Day festivities this weekend. Wanna get creative? Check out these recipes!

Click here to read more about fruits and vegetables in season from the Produce Geek.

Learn everything there is to know about watermelon, from the health and nutrition aspects to obscure fun facts and frequently asked questions. We have lots of fun for kids, classes, families and everyone who loves watermelon like we do!” – National Watermelon Promotion Board Website

Give “grilled watermelon” a try! Read the rest of this entry »