Monday, November 29, 2010

CHS senior is Teen of the Week

Emily Detz was honored:

Catching up

I know it has been a while since I have updated COLUMBIA TALK, so here is about a week's worth of updates.
PARKING: Parking downtown is something that I have touched on a number of times and will continue to do so. We need to have people come downtown and we don't need to drive them away. By that I mean, Columbia Borough doesn't need to write tickets for eight hours. Sure, if we didn't have the parking meters downtown, all the renters, who mostly can park for free on side streets or behind their rental units, would abuse Locust Street.
Perhaps there could be some type of permit parking for those businesses we have downtown or stop checking meters at four o'clock instead of six o'clock, or give free parking downtown for events such as Fourth Friday.
Or stop Saturday meter checking all together. Recently, I know of several cars that were ticketed downtown shortly after 9 a.m. and were all cars with Pennsylvania license plates. Another car with a Delaware tag was not ticketed.
LIGHT SHOW: Please try to patronize the holiday light show, sponsored by the Columbia Boy's Athletic Association, being held nightly at Glatfelter Field. The proceeds go to the young people of our town.
OFFICIAL'S BANQUET: Got invited to the Lancaster County Chapter of PIAA Football Officials Banquet last week at the Revere Tavern in Paradise. Honored at the banquet as a retiring official was Columbia native Denny Bachman, who is retiring this season after 35 years as one of the top officials in the L-L League.
The L-L League will hold its annual football banquet at the Timber's Lodge in Mount Gretna on Wednesday night. All-star teams will be announced and Coach of the Year awards given out. The officials will present their annual Lamar Weaver Sportsmanship Award.
The high school football banquet is next Tuesday.
KUTZTOWN BOWS OUT: Kutztown University bowed out of the first round of the Division II playoffs on Saturday. Columbia grad Colby Tuell led KU in receiving yards with six catches for 119 yards in the game.
OPEN HOUSE: Again, don't forget the open house for the "new" Columbia High School on Sunday, starting at 1 p.m. I got to see the "new" gym on Saturday. Looks kind of big without the bleachers at the south end of the gym, but otherwise is better.
I will be posting winter sports schedules later in the week.

Community leader passes

COLUMBIA TALK has learned of the death of Frederic H. Abendschein, chairman of the Columbia Planning Commission and community leader. Abendschein died Sunday. More details as they become available.