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Fake news or just muddled messaging? Is there a meeting tomorrow evening? Or Wednesday evening? Or Thursday evening?

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opinions, Opportunities on January 2, 2017 at 9:23 am


If you’re a Columbia parent or a taxpayer wanting to know when the next school board meeting is, do you believe what’s posted at the Website? Or do you believe what’s been published as a LEGAL NOTICE?

AHA! Seems somebody at the School Board got to somebody to UPDATE and CORRECT the meeting schedule. Sometime between yesterday morning when we posted this and this afternoon, the Website has been altered. No explanation, no “howdy-do”, no apologies, nothing –  just a changed website with presumably accurate meeting dates and times.

And yes, the meeting of the committee of the whole is scheduled for Thursday evening at 6:00 pm.


Whether it’s fake news, muddled messaging, or a confused, inept communication attempt, don’t Columbia’s citizens deserve to know when the school board meetings are so they can plan their schedules?

You’re invited to a “death cafe” at the Manheim Township Library on January 21

In Everyday Living, Opportunities on December 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm


Welcome to Death Cafe

At a Death Cafe people drink tea, eat cake and discuss death. Our aim is to increase awareness of death to help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Find out more here.



Weaselnomics | “Social Security is in Grave Danger”

In Government, Opinions, Opportunities, People, Uncategorized on December 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm

The news release below warns of scary stuff – scary stuff from the head of weaselnomics.head-of-weaselnomics

(Washington, DC) — The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works:

“With Republicans soon to be in full control of Congress and the White House, Social Security and Medicare are at greater risk than they have been for a long time. Speaker Paul Ryan has spent decades working to cut, privatize, and dismantle these vital programs. We fully expect him to redouble these efforts during Donald Trump’s administration.

During the presidential campaign, Trump promised that he would not cut Social Security or Medicare. While we were skeptical of this pledge, it showed that he understands the politics of Social Security very well – Americans of all ages, races, genders, and political affiliations are overwhelmingly opposed to cuts.

We hope that the President-Elect’s pledge is one he will honor. In standing up to Ryan and other powerful Republicans, he would be standing up for the American people. Our job will be to hold Trump accountable to his “no cuts” pledge, and convince him to work with Democrats to expand Social Security. If he violates his pledge, we will make sure the American people know it.”

“Grandfather tries to help teens after granddaughter committed suicide” – FOX43-TV

In Education, Opportunities, People on November 21, 2016 at 6:29 am

This important article and video becomes more meaningful – bullying and depression often lead to surreal and painful consequences.

Click here to read this grandfather’s story.


The Lancaster County Suicide Prevention Coalition‘s “mission is partnering to create a responsive, compassionate community and to eliminate suicide through education, advocacy and support. Together, we envision a community free of the stigma associated with suicide and mental illness that is supportive of all those affected by suicide.”

Blighted properties identified

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Opportunities, Uncategorized on November 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

blighted-propertiesSOURCE: classified p[ages LNP – Always Lancaster

Add one more to the list of “free and discounted offers” for veterans | Turkey Hill

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities on November 9, 2016 at 10:26 am

Turkey Hill Thanks Area Vets With Free Coffee and Car Washes

LANCASTER, PA, November 8, 2016—This Veterans Day, November 11th, Turkey Hill stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana are honoring America’s heroes by welcoming active, inactive, and retired military personnel to stop by for a free 16-ounce coffee or cappuccino. And, at locations where car washes are available, they are invited to enjoy a free Ultimate Wash service. Customers can find car wash locations by visiting turkeyhillstores.com.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the service and sacrifice of our past and present heroes, and we hope they’ll join us on Veterans Day and enjoy a small token of our gratitude,” said Kim Hertzog, Public Relations Manager, Turkey Hill Minit Markets. – SOURCE: news release



Presented by OLP Events, the Veterans’ Expo will connect active and retired military members of all ages and their families with the benefits and resources available to them through local community-service providers, healthcare professionals, VA benefits counselors, VFWs, and American Legions, plus businesses covering everything from home improvement, legal services, and finance to retirement living and insurance.

In addition, the Job Fair will provide an opportunity for veterans and employers to meet face-to-face to discuss available positions. Workshops and seminars will be offered on relevant topics.

ATTENTION, VETERANS: This year so many more retail establishments and other venues have stepped up with free offers to say, “Thank you for your service” on Veterans Day. Here are several sites:

  • Discounts for veterans – all year round! Lancaster County’s Recorder of Deeds office’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program is a way for our community to express its gratitude and recognize the service and sacrifices made by our veterans. Participating merchants agree to honor the card by providing special discounts on purchases or services when presented with the “Thank A Vet” photo identification card. Participating merchants and sponsors will be identified by a poster or decal in the window and also listed here on our web site. The site will be updated monthly, and upon request, printed copies will also be available.CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LATEST LIST OF PARTICIPATING MERCHANTS.

A number of Columbia area businesses are participants in the “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Program including:

  • Columbia Bait and Tackle
  • GT Discount Auto Parts

No, Amanda, that ain’t gonna’ happen! And now the Columbia Police Department is onto your crap!

In Opinions, Opportunities on October 31, 2016 at 3:35 pm


MrNumber.com says this about the 888.647.4445 number: “1-888-647-4445 is not a valid number. If you are sure that you got a phone call from a number beginning with this prefix, the caller may have ‘spoofed’ caller ID. ”


Besides having an extremely annoying voice, Amanda, your unsolicited phone call to a number that’s listed at the DO NOT CALL list really pisses us off.

Listen to her here and see what we’re talking about.

Amanda, you are a scammer! The phone number in your voice message – 800-210-9011 – gets these responses at badnumbers.com.

The number that showed on our caller ID when you called – 724-248-2179 is phony, too findwhocallsyou.com has all not nice comments about “American Power and Gas” – the company you claim to represent.

In a post about these kinds of calls a month ago, we suggested: “Dunno’ know about you, but we never answer any calls – we let them go to voice mail.”

We stick to that!

A vote for Joe is a vote for “democrazy” | so too is a vote for a foul-mouthed braggart or a flat-out lying politico

In Government, Opinions, Opportunities, People, Uncategorized on October 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm

So, it’s just a few hours until the next and last debate (thank goodness). We’re casting out absentee ballot tomorrow morning; maybe you are too.

Maybe you’re still deliberating; here’s another “option” you may want to consider.


The New York Post said this yesterday:

“Joe Exotic isn’t the typical candidate for president of the United States, but based on the current election, that might be his greatest asset. Unlike Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, he’s running on a platform that we know he can stick to.”

Oh, yeah … here’s his campaign video.

Long live democracy!

One choice is as much a selection for “democrazy” as another in this election! Way to go, look-alike major parties.

Your complete dysfunction opens the doors!

Are you prepared for Election Day?

In Everyday Living, Government, In Columbia, Lists, Opportunities, People on October 18, 2016 at 7:12 am


It’s almost over – only 20 days until the insanity is over … or begins!


Here’s a Lancaster County Specimen BallotClick here to find the one that applies for your address.


Performance Audit – Columbia Borough School District – Lancaster County, Pennsylvania – 09/29/2016

In Education, Everyday Living, Government, Opportunities, Uncategorized on October 6, 2016 at 11:34 am


Click on the graphic to download the report.