Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Columbia Borough Council heard from two altruistic groups — one offering help, and one needing it — on Monday, March 24.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The hiking grandmother from Columbia who wanted to raise money for impoverished African villages by hiking the length of the Appalachian Trail is off the famed pathway after three days of hiking.
Brenda Petroski, 60, cited “some sickness and just plain fatigue,” in her Appalachian Trail journal posting on Monday.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
In this blog, I've sometimes been critical of the town, and with cause, but I've also given credit where it's due. Most of the time, my criticisms are aimed at prodding local officials and pointing out problems.
I was born and raised in Columbia and still live here. I walk and drive its streets. I patronize its businesses almost daily, and I've paid taxes for years. For those reasons, I reserve the right to be critical. Can the naysayers cite similar claims for the right to be derogatory? Is there a valid justification for it?
For current residents who are consistently negative about the town: What have you done to improve the community? For that matter, why are you still here?
For those from outside the community: Jealous much? Because I'm convinced jealousy is what's driving the vehement contempt and grade school level name-calling. Columbia has finally gotten much-deserved recognition, and some people just can't handle it.
Of course, we all have the freedom to express our opinions, even uninformed ones. I've been reading a lot of those lately.
Friday, March 21, 2014