today’s news … Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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

Quote for today“This page was created as a place to share positive memories of growing up in Columbia and living in the town. It was not created as a forum for complaints, bitterness, anger, or attacks on the town or any person in it.” – The intro line on the wonderful facebook page, You know you’re from Columbia PA if … , created by Melissa Byers.

 

dirty laundrySOURCE: world.edu

  • As some persons began to use the forum for complaints, bitterness, anger and attacks, a new page has been begun … just for that: “We all know every town has its issues. This is a place for Columbians to air those issues, and, we hope, offer potential solutions.”
  •  Wonder why folks charged with Columbia’s economic development don’t get a grip on marketing the town? In Mount Joy, they do … by offering free parking on their Fourth Friday.

fourth friday in another town

immigrating1“‘Huddled Masses’ New arrivals await on deck as their ship arrives at Ellis Island, 1902” – SOURCE: eyewitnesstohistory.com

  • “The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.”John F. Kennedy, Commencement address, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut (11 June 1962)

One comment

  1. Hopefully this new venue for venting ideas and constructive criticism to assist in making Columbia a better place to live and raise families, will be an asset to the community.

    That being said, my experience in public service persuades me to see this as a site that will eventually become the nemesis of anything worthwhile, as those who spend their lives complaining without truly researching a subject thoroughly, will find a sounding board to acquire their “15 minutes of fame”.

    If you truly wish to better the community do it in the way allowed us by the Constitution; attend meetings, run for office, gather petitions, etc. Anything other than these will spawn nothing but negative results which will hurt feelings, damage friendships, demean reputations, and divide the community.

    I’ve been wrong many times before, but this is one time that I look forward to being so.

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