Coming up: Bridge Bust and one-day tire collection


The Route 462 Veterans Memorial Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville will be the site of the 287th annual Bridge Bust on Saturday, October 1, 2016. This event, coordinated by the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia Fraternal Association, and the Columbia-Middletown Elks Lodge #1074.  Hours are 8 AM to 4 PM rain or shine.


Over 300 vendors, including over 80 vendors new to this show, are scheduled to participate in this year’s event.  Commercial food vendors will offer crowd-pleasing fare such as butterfly fries, blooming onions, wraps, paninis, crab cakes, pit beef and pulled pork, egg rolls … and plenty of other food and drink items that await your taste buds. Individual vendors will offer items such as crafts, artwork, and antiques.  Look for goods ranging from home or country décor to garden or specialty food items, with a wide variety of products available beyond that. Local nonprofit organizations will be on hand to raise awareness of their organizations and to raise money for their causes.  Other sponsors of this event include Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority, Engle Printing and Publishing Company, and St. John’s Herr Estate.

Live entertainment by Sneakers the Clown, Tux Trio, and The Banjo Man will be featured on the bridge throughout the day.  This entertainment is brought to you through the sponsorship of Workman Funeral Homes and Sahd Metal Recycling.   Local sister radio stations ESPN 92.5/92.7 and FUN 101.3 are exclusive radio sponsors for this event.  Look (and listen) for the stations which will be located on the Columbia side of the bridge.


The Bridge Bust features free parking and shuttle service from Glatfelter Field (located at Rt. 462 and 12th Street) in Columbia and Eastern High School (Cool Creek Road) in Wrightsville.   Patrons who wish to cross the bridge in only one direction may do so by pre-planning use of the various shuttles.  For details, visit the SVCC website Donations will be accepted for this service.

Admission to the Bridge Bust is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 6-12 while children under 6 years of age enter free of charge.  Please remember that absolutely no pets, bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters are permitted on the bridge.  The Bridge Bust will be held rain or shine.  All proceeds will benefit the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center.

SOURCE: news release


Lancaster Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 8am-12pm

Tires provide excellent habitat for mosquitoes, particularly the Asian Tiger Mosquito, a potential vector of Zika Virus. Tires may also provide a habitat for a number of other mosquitoes species that may be a nuisance or spread other diseases, cuch as West Nile Virus. “ In response to this potential hazard the Lancaster County West Nile Virus Program is conducting a one-day tire collection to promote mosquito habitat removal. “

Details below.

  • Open to persons living in Lancaster County. Please bring proof of address – driver’s license, phone bill, etc. Out-of-county persons or tire related businesses will not be able to dispose of tires at this event.
  • There is NO preregistration for this event.
  • 4 regular/auto or 1 large tire can be taken for free from each individual, so long as space is available. Any tire with an inner rim diameter greater than 15 inches is considered large. Any tire with an inner rim diameter of 15 inches or less is considered regular/auto.
  • Tires must be off the rim, drained of water, unburned, and not excessively dirty.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT SPACE IS LIMITED. One trailer will be loaded to capacity with tires. Excess tires will not be accepted.

Many local entities recycle scrap tires for a fee, including all three facilities operated by Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA). For more information about LCSWA’s service, call (717) 397-9968 or visit – SOURCE: Borough Notification email


Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
today began a safety improvement project to install high-tension cable median
barrier along three highways in south central Pennsylvania. The purpose of the
cable barrier is to help prevent errant vehicles from completely crossing the
median area and colliding with vehicles travelling in the opposite direction.

Work will begin along U.S. 222 in Lancaster County as crews prepare to
install the concrete foundations and steel posts, and then to attach the
high-tension cable. Similar operations will follow along sections of Interstate 78 in
Lebanon County and U.S. 15 in Adams County.

The $2,523,206.25 contract was awarded on June 27 to MorganRail, Inc., of
Temple, Berks County, to install more than 138,000 linear feet of
high-tension cable median barrier along three sections of highway:

  • U.S. 222 in Lancaster County from the Manheim-Warwick township line to the
    Lancaster-Berks county line,
  • I-78 in Lebanon County from just east of Route 72 to the Lebanon-Berks
    county line,
  • U.S. 15 from just south of the U.S. 30 interchange to just south of York
    Springs Borough.

Motorists are advised that they may encounter left shoulder restrictions
during daylight operations through the beginning of winter. Crews will break over
the winter and resume work in the spring. Work is expected to be completed by
mid-August 2017.

SOURCE: news release

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