today’s news … Monday, June 17, 2013

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

Question for today “The federal government has warned that this summer’s (stink bug) infestation may be the worst ever, threatening to do tens of millions of dollars’ worth of damage to crops in the mid-Atlantic area.” – Extract from a Scripps Howard article appearing in today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era

LCHS carnival

  • Lancaster Catholic’s Carnival is back … with changes – The Ferris wheel is ready to go on the festival grounds at Lancaster Catholic High School. (Photo: Richard Hertzler/Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era Staff)

patriot and union

  • Prelude to Gettysburg: The Harrisburg Patriot-News is publishing “excerpts taken directly from the Harrisburg Patriot & Union newspaper of 150 years ago.” Here is a call to arms to defend Harrisburg.
  • From Flashback Lancaster in today’s Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era: “The Intelligencer reported on the outcome of a contest to choose a slogan for Columbia as part of the town’s 125th anniversary celebration. The contest was open to any Columbia resident under 18 years of age and was judged by a committee, which met at Zeamer’s Drug Store to sift through the many entries. The winning entry: ‘Columbia onward! Why not?’ It was submitted by Harry Hohnadle of North Seventh Street, who received a $2.50 gold piece for his efforts. (June 17, 1913)”
  • LEGAL NOTICE published in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, June 17, 2013 – “SEALED BIDS WANTED Sealed bids for the construction of the construction of street, curb and sidewalk improvement along Plane Street will be received by the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at the Columbia Borough offices, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512, until 10:00 a.m. (prevailing time) Wednesday, July3, 2013. Copies of the plans, specifications and other documents are on file and open to public inspection and may be obtained from C.S. Davidson, Inc., Consulting Engineers, 315 West James Street, Suite 102, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603 (Phone: 717-481-2991) , during business hours (8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday). A non-refundable check for $25.00/ paper copy or $15.00/CD shall be submitted as payment for each set of bidding documents requested. Refer to Plane Street Improvements when requesting documents. A bid bond by acceptable surety or a certified check made payable to Columbia Borough in the amount of 10 percent (10%) of the maximum bid must be deposited by each bidder with his bid. The successful bidder will be required to supply a performance bond in the amount of one hundred (100%) of the contract amount. A prebid conference will be held at Columbia Borough offices, 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA 17512 on Monday, June 24, 2013, at 10:00 am. Notice is hereby given to bidders that this project is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act of March 3, 1931, as amended, and wages must be paid by contractors according to the U.S. Labor Department’s Wage Decision included in the specifications; provisions of Section 3 of the Housing Act of 1968; the President’s Executive Order 11246 or any other order which prohibits discrimination in employment. Columbia Borough reserves the right to accept any bid or reject any or all bids. Columbia Borough Samuel F. Sulkosky, Borough Manager.”

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