Monday’s news items [Can you believe it? September’s gone; September’s delinquent tax report; stained hands; stroke guidance; stroke signs; pedestrian safety & more] – 9/30/2019

At the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Website | “ September 2019 Delinquent Tax Report – (Amounts are NOT certified. Total due is subject to change. Interest accrues monthly on the first day of a new month.)”

Council work session tomorrow evening | 10-01-2019 Borough Council Work Session – Agenda and Packet

gentrification and “inclusionary zoning” | “How a simple tool could help working-class Allentown residents”The Morning Call

Inappropriate | Doesn’t matter: “Authority decides to disregard critique of art on facade of Christian Street Garage at Ewell Plaza”Lancaster Online


dumass play | True story about too late “schmart.”

… recently while walking, we spotted a bunch of the green black walnuts on the ground beneath a black walnut tree. H-m-m, we thought, “Black walnut cake sounds really fine!”

We contacted the property owner and asked for permission to gather some of the walnuts. “Sure,” he replied.

Yesterday, we gathered a bucket full and set about removing the green bark to start the curing process. Using our phone, we found a youtube video for more information about the black walnuts; we listened to it while picking up the walnuts.

Unfortunately, we didn’t use this one. Even though we might have, this narrator just gives a slight hint about discoloring your hands. The reality for us, resulted in stained black hands. A friend sent us the above graphic from the couple who testified their hands were stained for weeks. Looks like that’ll be our fate, too. We’re guessing that several older folks and people who live on farms already know about the staining power of the black walnut. And we’re buying gloves today before shelling more black walnuts.

Amazon sells a pound (over 20 nuts) $14.99 unshelled so you can use them as squirrel food or a four ounce bag of unshelled black walnut meat for $1.60 an ounce. Since we’e paid the price of stained hands, we’re going through with the project to finish with a black walnut cake and some maple black walnut scones.


“Microsoft warning | Install this emergency patch nowKimKommando


Fake Meme | Gets Israel Gun Laws

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Pedestrian safety | Lancaster City’s taking pedestrian safety quite seriously; this article is taken from today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.


Stroke | This extract is from a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster:

“Then one night in April while running a drug and alcohol group at work, my foot fell asleep, then my leg. The numbness left, but then my arm and hand fell asleep. I didn’t know what was wrong. I couldn’t type my notes but that, too, went away. The sensation came and went for an hour. The group left at 8 p.m. I was fine; I packed up my office to go home. As I headed for the door my entire right side went numb.”

Don’t ignore any symptoms of numbness | “Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults.”Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

White privilege | What’s that?


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