Today’s news – Saturday, June 17, 2017

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

Quote for today … “If we do this right, slumlords will have to change their model.” – Community Action Partnership Executive Director, Dan Jurman, from this Lancaster Online article: “Lancaster’s anti-poverty initiative already hitting milestones, leaders say.” 

A second quote … “It is a wise practice for everybody to closely examine all requests for donations of funds, whether it’s from an individual or an organization.” – Spokesperson for the Diocese of Harrisburg from this Lancaster Online article about a church goer who stole from others in a Millersville Pike church.

one good jobIt’s the initial positive observations of one mayor’s plan that charged a collaborative team of community leadership to produce “a final action plan of recommendations to overcome poverty based on 14 months of research, public meetings, expert testimony, community conversations, surveys and resident interviews. Please take this opportunity to review the strategic plan to cut poverty in half in Lancaster City by 2032.

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  • PA unemployment nudges up; but Lancaster County’s rate is below the state’s. – Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis

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  • Movie in the Park postponed according to a facebook page notice: “Due the the possibility of a downpour in the middle of tonight’s movie and, an even greater possibility of rain tomorrow night (Saturday), the presentation of ‘Sing!’ will be postponed till NEXT FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD.”
  • Columbia Historic Market House is excited about participating in Fourth Fridays again! We will have 2 local photographers and one established artistic group. Joining us is Emily Ray Ryan who is a graphic designer, web designer, and photographer. She enjoys creating logos, layouts, and websites. She also loves working with her camera to capture images of the world in a new way. This 4th Friday Emily will be selling Cards, Prints, and Books of her photographs at the Columbia Market House. Our second photographer is Jeff Smoll who loves taking pictures of nature, landscape, and the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge. United Artists Behind Bars is returning to display their assorted water colors and pen & ink drawings. Come, join us! A selected amount of stand holders will be open for our reception between 5pm and 8pm. If you have forgotten where we are located the address is 15 South Third Street, Columbia, PA 17512. Look forward to seeing you! Yes, Dungeon Tours will be available as well.” – SOURCE: news release

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