Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Basketball changes

Columbia High School has announced the following basketball schedule changes for tonight.
Boys Basketball: Junior High games starts at 4 p.m. with no seventh/eighth grade game. The varsity game will start at 6 p.m. with no junior varsity game.
Those games are on the hill.
Girls' Basketball: Junior High games starts at 4 p.m. with no seventh/eighth grade game. The varsity game will start at 6:30 p.m. with no junior varsity games.

The girls' games are at A-C

More changes ahead at market

Over the last few weeks there have been a number of changes at the Columbia Market House.
Three stands operated by the Amish and Mennonites, along with Market Manager Brian Long have left. A few more stands popped up last night and maybe even a few more this week.
But down the road, there could be some significant changes.
Monday night, borough council approved two items that they expected to bolster the market for the long term.
First, council approved revisions to the market stand leases with modified rents and electric charges, along with asking stand holders to pay in advance with options to pay weekly, monthly or for the year. Those paying for a year will get their stands for two weeks free as an incentive.
Second, council approved changes to an ordinance that will allow for a market house trust to be formed, taking the running of the facility out of the hands of the borough.
"These changes have been the result of many meets with stand holders and we feel it is a fair and equitable option,: said Kelly Murphy, councilmen.
Council expects the trust to be formed throughout the year with takeover in 2012.
"We are working on establishing members of that group and bylaws," Murphy said.
"There is still a lot of work to do and this won't happen overnight," Mary Wickenheiser, council president said.

PTP needs help

The Columbia Elementary Parents Club trying to get everyone to collect Box Tops, Moo Money Caps (found on milk products bought at Turkey Hill stores), Cambell's Soup Labels and Coca Cola Caps (points are also currently found on fountain soda cups at McDonalds). 
Anyone can drop them off at the office of either Park or Taylor Elementary Schools during school hours.  The club is hoping to get the word out to people who don't have kids, have grown kids or even kids in High School that have these items at home to send in to help support the Elementary Schools.  The money goes towards Field Trips, buying books for the students and other school functions.

District Threee posts first power ratings

District Three has released its first power ratings for basketball and wrestling: http://district3.piaa.org/