Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote of the day … “I wasn’t in anything. Nah, I just seen a fight kick off, then heard the shots and got hit in my side.” – From an article in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster that says one of the men wounded in the Sunday morning shootings on Locust Street was an “innocent bystander.”
- From social media to citizen journalism to mainstream media | The video that everyone seemed to want to deny is now being shown on FOX43-TV & CBS21-TV. It’s getting tougher and tougher to continue to obfuscate and be less than transparent in a digital communication world.
- And then there’s the daily newspaper| “Columbia High School student charged with assaulting another student in incident captured on video” – Lancaster Online
- “Family First Health is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that is accessible and community-minded.” – Family First Website
- Family First Health named Center of Excellence to treat opioid use” – Family First Website
New Columbia Health Care facility – from the Family First facebook page
- Community health centers are an integral component of the health care safety-net in the U.S., providing access to care for over 21 million mostly low-income patients in medically underserved areas across the country. – Kaiser Family Foundation report
- At last night’s meeting the council approved an agreement to contract as an independent contractor, Rebecca Denlinger, principal of Rising Tide Collaborative, LLC, to spearhead a program to provide a “scope of services to be presented by the Independent Contractor.” Those services are apt to include the fostering of coordination, collaboration, communication and consistency among the varied interests and programs that have been identified previously as master plans, strategic plans and other grant-funded idea documents. Denlinger will be compensated an hourly rate for 30 hours a week at $45 an hour or $5,200 monthly. Denlinger recited her experience as a planner and developer of ideas at the meeting; she’s done similar scope of services for the Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce.
Rebecca Denlinger was one of the collaborators and presenters at the introduction of the Columbia Downtown Master Plan, which was funded by a $10,000 grant. – Lancaster Online article. Click on the graphic to open the Master Plan document as a .pdf file.
We continue to wonder how the Columbia Master Plan (above) will play into the findings in the Economic Development Strategic Plan of a few years ago? How much does the ongoing “reinvention of the wheel” cost taxpayers? – Columbia news, views & reviews, April 5, 2015
- Diana Thomas, Robert Reid, Kellen Kernisky and Ron Worby were endorsed by the councillors for the newly created Market House Advisory Committee. The councillors changed the specifications from the initially advertised stipulations to only one business owner. The councillors voted to not endorse another applicant.
- An irony to the proceeding seems to be an absence of what the Market House Advisory Committee’s responsiblities are. None were introduced nor documented at any of the council meetings. Many farmers markets are more transparent; here, for instance, is what the Easton Farmer’s Market lists as the purpose of its Advisory Council.