Saturday’s news items [post about weeds; Tide nipped; good use of grant funds; gateway candy & more] – 9/7/2019

weeds pride

“Where’s the pride?” asks fb post | The above post at a local facebook group did bring out the comments; there are over 80 now.

So close | Columbia clipped by Donegal: too many penalties hurt. – Lancaster Online

“lack of eye contact?” | “Is Social Media Making Us Ruder?” asks a reader who asked us to post this Psychology Today article

Good use grant | Marietta is on the receiving end of a “$459,850 (grant), with $390,872 coming from the state Department of Community and Economic Development and $68,978 from the borough” to be used to install “flapper valves to help keep floodwaters at bay during large storms.” The expense is a public safety issue. – LNP – Always Lancaster.”

candy cigarettes

“Gateway candy?” | An LNP – Always Lancaster letter-to-the-editor writer asks: “Why are we still selling candy cigarettes to children?” Yes, candy in boxes mimicking old-time cigarettes are still for sale. But there’s no mention of cigarettes on the container and the red tip is gone.

It does happen some places! | government budget cuts; staffing cuts too.Penn Live

In the old West too | Columbia news, views & reviews wrote about lynchings a few days ago. As this nation grew up, hangings “served as entertainment of sorts. Hangings drew in crowds of onlookers from miles around who took photos of the aftermath. Spectating at an Old West hanging not only functioned as a reminder that law and order existed, but also offered an escape from daily life.

witf programming

A week of winning programs | WITF brings several worth-watching program special this week:

  • Going home – “a follow up to WITF’s award-winning documentary i go home, examines the journey towards inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. Are we there yet? Watch Going Home Thursday September 12 at 8:00 pm on WITF.
  • In celebration of the upcoming Ken Burns documentary – Featuring Performances by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Rhiannon Giddens, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea, Ketch Secor, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Asleep at the Wheel, Holly Williams and Dwight Yoakam. Enjoy the concert Sunday September 8 at 8:00 pm on WITF.
  • The real story behind the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud – “The most famous family conflict in American history, the Hatfield-McCoy feud evolved into a mythic American tale of jealousy, rage and revenge – and one which helped create the negative ‘hillbilly’ stereotype that has shaped attitudes towards Appalachia for more than a century.” Watch Feud on American Experience September 10 at 9:00pm on WITF.

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