Sunday’s news items [on swimming pools; drag queens; small business Saturday everyday? & more] – 12/2/2018

“Five elements of a good preschoolHow parents and educators can gauge preschool quality”The Hechinger Report

Manheim saves swimming pool | “Manheim Community Pool’s main pool will open for at least one more season after borough council on Tuesday reversed its October decision to close it,” states an LNP – Always Lancaster article. A concerted effort by citizen groups convinced the council that they’ll work together to encourage citizen funding to pay for necessary $40,000 that will augment the $50,000 (that) would come from the borough’s capital fund.

Begun | A gofundme page, begun by The Manheim Swim Team, is working on raising money: Help Save the Manheim Community Pool

K-9 unit | There’s also a gofundme page for “Manheim Borough Police K9”

“Bingo! | Drag queens have a full card of charity events”WITF


This week’s inspections at Lancaster Online. In a follow-up inspection at the Square Mile Public House, in Mountville, last week’s big list of violations was cut back a bit. But, a bunch of violations, including this one “A food employee reaching into a container of potato chips for customers with her bare hand and eating them,” continue to plague the place. Wonder whether the person in charge is knowledgeable?

The big violator this week is newly opened, P.J. Whelihan’s, in the Shoppes at Belmont, 1659 Fruitville Pike, with a long list of violations including: “The person in charge has failed in managerial duties as evidenced by this noncompliant inspection.”  Shows it’s possible to have a food-serving place in fancy new digs but have a disgusting inspection report.

York County’s Inspections

Click here to go to the state’s Website of inspections … and the listing of the violations at each location. The statewide directory lists inspections for all municipalities in York County and Lancaster County.

… except those in Columbia – Columbia persists in having its own inspection system with its own forms and inspection items – rather than the one used statewide.

Columbia’s EMS | “Susquehanna Valley EMS takes young students ‘Holiday Shopping With a Hero'”Lancaster Online

oh really

It’s no wonder | that there’s a movement among some of Columbia’s existing merchants to have their own association. What’s wrong at the Chamber? A calendar of “small business Saturdays?”

Still struggling | Susquehanna Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Medicare


  1. Listed on the SVCC calender is the Old Fashioned Christmas Tour which has been canceled. They still have it listed in the event section on the website. Hope visitors understand the screw up by the Chamber.
    What a shame!

  2. Well, that’s really too bad. The Old Fashioned Christmas Tour has been quite popular for years.

    What’s the deal with the Chamber; why was it canceled? Anyone know?

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