Today’s news … Saturday, October 15, 2016

Today’s news and information gleanings from here and there.

Today’s quote … “The City of Lancaster may wish to re-brand itself as a real-time Westworld, where robotic council members automatically shovel taxpayer cash to the elite, while other out-of-control entities spray the place with hot lead. At least there would be lots of hotel rooms for those involved in location shooting (of film, not bullets).” Lancaster Independent Press [LIPNews].

Another quote …But banks are not so powerful as to be untouchable. Until Congress and bank regulators pass sensible reforms to curtail the further fleecing of consumers, bank customers – like the states of California and Illinois – will have to fill the leadership void. And, the best way to do so is to hit Wells Fargo where it hurts – in the pocketbook.” – From a statement from California’s treasuret to Illinois’ treasurer. – Justice League Task Force

  • In the other part of 17512, West Hempfield Township says a fond farewell to Ron Youtz. Youtz is longtime staffer; he served the Township since 1995 as township manager, eight years, and public works director, for 13 years. Youtz also worked with Columbia Borough before joining West Hempfield Township’s team. He’s now headed to a Chester County jurisdiction. Read more  here: Newsletter Fall 2016 – NEW!

bb1SOURCE: Susquehanna Valley of Commerce Website

  • GOT TWO BUCKS? Why not get together with a few thousand of your closest friends and neighbors at the Annual Bridge Bust today from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm?

Meanwhile in Marietta:


  • “The Many Ways Farmer’s Markets and Small Family Farms Are Essential to Our Future”AlterNet – NOTE: This line from the article, “… no matter what region you live in, farmers markets and small farms are essential to community health,” was reinforced yesterday afternoon. As we were leaving the Columbia Market House, a woman approached us and asked about the Market House. She and her husband wondered why the parking lot was filled and nobody was in the Market House. It turns out they visit Lancaster County every year in October and they are farmer’s market fanatics. They could not believe that there were so many vehicles in the designated parking lot and a void of stand holders and Customers. They were in disbelief at the number of vehicles with municipal license plates taking up parking spaces in the designated Customer parking spaces.
  • We did suggest they visit the River Park and Columbia Crossings on their way out of town to York’s New Eastern Market. Too late to go to York’s Central Market, they decided on Eastern Market.

They expressed dismay at the confused, inconsistent hours of operation at the Columbia Market House. All of the markets they’ve visited in their travels, including surrounding farmers’ markets maintain consistency, except for some holidays.

  • Historic Columbia Market House: Friday 4pm to 8pm and Saturday & Sunday 10am to 3pm. At lease there’s a measure of consistency in the impending winter hours: The Columbia Historic Market House Fall/Winter hours begin November 4th: Fridays from 10am – 3pm
    Saturdays from 10am – 3pm

    Sundays from 10am – 3pm




street-invasion-purgeYep – it’s on facebook so it must be happening! at “What’s Happening in Columbia,Pa. and Area”

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