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In Education, Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on November 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

With the recent acts of violence, Susquehanna Valley EMS wants you to be prepared. We will teach you the hands-on skills you need to know to provide immediate care to someone with life-threatening injuries.

Knowing what to do can mean the difference between life and death. Join us January 20, 2018 from3:30-5:30pm or January 21, 2018, from 1:30-3:30pm at the Hempfield Rec Center, 950 Church St, Landisville. This is a FREE event.

Please register here.

The Columbia Police Department announced this important information about Saturday’s 5K at it’s CrimeWatch page:


Columbia Borough Police have announced road closures in conjunction with the Semper Fi 5k Run on Saturday, November 11, 2017. Road closures will start at 7:30 am and will be as follows: Kinderhook Road at Columbia High School; Ironville Pike between Kinderhook Road and Spruce Street; Spruce Street between 11th and 12th Streets; North 11th Street between Spruce and Chestnut Streets; North Chestnut Street between 11th and 8th Streets; North 8th Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets; Walnut Street between 8th and 12th Streets; 12th Street between Walnut and Chestnut Streets; Chestnut Street between 12th and 13th Streets; North 14th Street to Luther Lane; Luther Lane to Locust Street; and Locust Street from Luther Lane to North Front Street. All Streets are expected to be reopened by 9:00 am or earlier as the race progresses and as the last runners go by the Street will be reopened.

scary stuff

In Everyday Living, Opinions, Uncategorized on November 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm

scary stuff

Like this: “Energy undersecretary wants nuclear safety reports hidden from public”The Center for Public Integrity

or this: “Bounce House Regulations, Enforcement Lacking as Injuries Soar”StateLine

or this: “Report: 2 docs approved for Pennsylvania medical marijuana program have suspended licenses”Lancaster Online




Thursday – 11/9/17

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2017 at 8:34 am


Congratulations! From a facebook post: “At the Lancaster/Lebanon league cross country banquet held at the Double Tree Resort, Jordan Haberstroh garnered some major awards. She was awarded first team all-star status, she was a scholar athlete (3.5 GPA or higher) and won the Section 2 Girls Sportsmanship Award for her team. She also was the only runner at the banquet to win a 2017 district cross country title. Over the last 4 cross country seasons, Jordan has represented Columbia in an extraordinary manner, bringing recognition to her school.”

A reachout plea to folks with traffic warrants at the Columbia Police Department facebook and CrimeWatch pages: “If you (sic) name appears on the list please stop at Judge Bixler’s office.”

From an article at Lancaster Online about nursing home violations | “Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 745 Chiques Hill Road, Columbia: Complaint inspections March 1 and April 13; two minimal harm deficiencies. Federal regulators imposed a payment denial on March 1.”

At last night’s Legislation committee meeting, it was reinforced: Columbia’s not going to be a mecca for marijuana. There’ll an item on next Monday’s Council Meeting agenda to simply advertise and identify places within the borough that can be designated as “Marijuana Dispensary, Marijuana Grower/Processor, Medical Marijuana, Medical Marijuana Act, Medical Marijuana Organization and Registry venues.”

Remember, at this point no place in the Commonwealth will not be a “free fire ’em up” zone as Colorado is; Pennsylvania has only authorized the use of “medicinal Mary Jane.” Though – in Pennsylvania – there are enlightened municipalities (State College, Harrisburg and others) have reduced the penalties for marijuana possession and marijuana.

“Here are some of the ceremonies and special offers to mark Veterans Day in Central Pennsylvania” FOX43-TV

Tomorrow is the United States Marine Corps Birthday!

And on Saturday morning … the SEMPER FI 5K RUN / WALK COMES TO TOWN.

semper fi 5k

Meanwhile …

“The ‘Horrifying’ Consequence of Lead Poisoning” – The Atlantic

Three Billionaires Have More Money Than Bottom Half of US | That’s rich. The three wealthiest people in America — Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett — own more than the whole bottom half of the U.S. population combined. According to a report by the Institute for Policy Studies, their aggregate fortune of $248.5 billion exceeds that of 160 million Americans combined — 63 million households. Wealth inequality is increasing, the report concludes, and it recommends that the GOP revise its current tax reform plans to close loopholes for the rich and help the poorest Americans instead.” – OZY

In a quick unsophisticated google search on some of the POTUS supporter letters-to-the-editor writers. Guess what? Mostly they’re over 65 years old and preservationists … defending the wonderful recollections of years gone by.