Today’s news … Friday, January 15, 2016

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

Quote for today … “This buyout is ALL about executive compensation.  Two months prior to the offer, Rite Aid was at a higher price than the offer, then the entire market tanked.  Look at RAD’s stock price chart, they have been on a real roll since 2013, when they turned things around, and making great choices for the long term investor!” – commenter following this Pennlive article about the Walgreen’s – Rite Aid acquisition, er, ah, gobble up … which leads, typically, to higher prices, fewer employees, lousy service and not much good for the Customer.


  • Click on the “Notify Me!” at the borough website to receive e-mail notices like the above.
  • NEWS RELEASE – The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Fourth Fridays in Columbia, Marietta, and Wrightsville invite the public to participate in our inaugural year for a Poker Run. Participants are asked to stop by the Visitor’s Center at 445 Linden Street to pick up their initial playing card and a postcard. The postcard will direct the “Poker Player” to visit the different venues throughout the river towns that are “Dealers” in our Poker Run.

    Each “Dealer” will offer a special discount when the postcard is shown.

    The goal is for the Poker player to visit all venues; collect the playing cards and select the best Poker hand from those cards.

    The player that brings in the best Poker hand will receive a cash prize of $50. The cost? A small donation of $5 to the SVCC.

    The Poker Run begins on Friday, January 22nd and ends on Friday, February 26th giving the “Poker Player” enough time to visit each venue (Dealer) listed on the postcard.

    On Friday, January 22nd the public will find a complete listing of all venues participating in the 1st Poker Run on our website and our Facebook Page.



  • The next exhibit at the Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts is the work of Helen Beekman. Helen is originally from San Francisco, California and currently lives and works in New York City and Danbury, Connecticut. She creates traditional bronze sculptures, mixed media works in hay, paint and other media, and collaborative installation works. She was recently a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Please join us for our opening reception of Helen’s work on Friday, January 22 from 5-9 p.m. at  224 Locust Street, Columbia, PA. The artist will be present. – news release


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