“Randomality” notes – March 16, 2016

sick treesDid the trees at River Park have to come down? Probably!

Calling all artists!  The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center invites you to participate in the 3rd annual Feet in the Street Art Show. This event, which debuted in 2014, features interactive art-themed activities for all age groups, entertainment, food vendors, and artists displaying their works for sale.  We invite you to fill out and submit an application for this growing event which will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016.

The 2016 application form and show details are linked to our website.  You can find the form for artists under this event listing.  Please be sure to read over the vendor information before filling out the application.  If you cannot access the website or if you would prefer a hard copy mailed to you, please call us at 717-684-5249.  We may also be reached at svcc@parivertowns.com. – SOURCE: news release

Interesting on two counts: From a MUNICIPAL BRIEF in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster: “Marietta approved the hiring of another municipality’s manager to serve as a consultant in teaching its newest elected council members on how to govern.” Also, it’s interesting there are MUNICIPAL BRIEFS from lots of municipalities including Marietta and Mountville, but none from Columbia. Again the only way to find out what happens in Columbia (at the borough council’s meetings or the school meetings) is to look at local online news sources, this one or Columbia Spy or attend the meetings.

By the way, councillor Mike Buery has tendered his resignation according to Columbia Spy and citizen reports. Could not find info about that at the Borough Employment / Volunteer Opportunities Webpage.

Columbia’s River Park’s Columbia Crossings building gets LNP – Always Lancaster page one article today and this video.

government speederOne time you see government speeding along.

Two wrongs: While driving northbound on US Route 222 yesterday morning at the posted speed limit, this vehicle – with a US Government license plate – blasted by. We pulled into the pass lane to “guess-timate the vehicle’s speed.” At least 80 mph. And the driver, a younger female, was yakking on a hand-held mobile device.

Every state wrapping Pennsylvania (except Ohio) has made “talking on a hand-held cellphone” illegal – why not Pennsylvania, too?

Unique or you’re not! It’s a “nails on a chalkboard” thing. It’s almost daily that you can say that some place or some thing is “more unique.” Unique is sufficient.

Facebook post: “Salsa’s is currently closed for renovations. Our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause. We do not have a date for reopening at this time. We will keep you posted here on our Facebook page. Thank you.”

“haveagoodun!” Another uniquely dumass word that’s slithered into the language of the state. Translation: Evidently the uneducated person’s way of saying “Thank you.”

food cover

Gun control in America by the right (and wrong) numbers” – The Conversation


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