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Linglestown Gazette: TGIF Linglestown

Friday, May 09, 2008

TGIF Linglestown

Amelia’s gets some ink According to an AP story, sales at so-called salvage grocery stores, like Amelia’s Grocery Outlet, have climbed as the economic climate in the U.S. has worsened. Sales at Amelia’s grew by 12 percent in 2007, and the New Holland, Pa.-based chain of 11 stores is on pace to increase sales by 23 percent this year, said owner Mike Mitchell. Amelia’s was also featured in an abcNEWS story that was published in March. By the way, Mike assisted me with setting up the Linglestown Gazette Food Drive that was held last month.

See you tonight ... Please consider joining me at St. Thomas Roasters tonight 8-10 pm for music, yuks and storytelling by former Hollywood insider Frank Cotolo and his two sons, Jack and Ray. There's no cover charge, and I'll even buy you a cup of java if you're bold enough to tap me on the shoulder and ask me for one.

Village briefs Paxton Creek cleanup could cost Lower Paxton Township and other nearby municipalities millions. … Resident of CD School District claims that poverty still divides the district’s two high schools. … Linglestown tanning salon is featured in a TV news story.

Correction The post that described my visit to Linglestown’s newest retail establishment, St. Thomas Village Oriental Market and General Store, had an error and an omission. I misidentified one of the owners’ sons as Owen – the correct name is Oliver. And, I failed to identify the husband/father associated with the family business, Jon Siennick. Jon is a member of Pennsylvania National Guard's 56 Stryker Brigade Combat Team that will be deployed to Iraq in early 2009. The mission will be Jon's second tour of duty in Iraq.

(Note to self: Remember not to use scribbled notes on the back of a sales receipt as source material for blog posts.)

High school sports Jessica Shirk and Rebeccah Smith each bagged three goals as Harrisburg Christian roasted York Christian 9-1 in a Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference tournament semi. … CD boys volleyballers beat rival CD East 3-1. Bryan Keister led the Rams with 19 digs and two aces. The Rams (6-3 division, 11-4 overall) have qualified for the Mid-Penn Tournament. … In diamond play, Northern scored nine unearned runs in the fourth and stopped CD 9-8.

Source Link (soccer); Source Link (volleyball, baseball)


At 6:31 PM, Anonymous B said...

That's an interesting opinion written by the CD East parent... What are your thoughts BB?

Personally, I've always thought that Utopia will never exist - there will always be differences between schools, communities, districts, and etc.

I'd like to see some sources for some of the poverty level claims. Last I had seen some, CD had around an 8 to 10 percent "poverty level" student body while East was higher with around 25%.

Comparing the athletic departments seems petty when the bigger issue and concern should be the academics and what is the district doing to get itself off of the "corrective action" list from the state?


At 8:09 PM, Blogger Harry said...

The person wrote something about CD being CD West.

Shouldn't it actually be that the new CD should be CD East and what is currently CD East really be CD West?

In reality, if they ever tagged a name onto CD, it should be CD North.

At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of goings-on in our fair village, does anyone know the web site that contains the sketches for the plans for the village? I viewed it once and didn't bookmark it. There were colored sketches of the planned sidewalks, benches, trees, lamp posts, etc. Thanks! Betsy

At 10:34 PM, Blogger BB said...

Betsy, below is the link to the Web page about the township's Linglestown plan.


At 10:12 PM, Blogger BB said...

RE: Poverty dividing CD and CD East high schools

I don't believe there is a conspiracy to favor CD over CD East. Instead of focusing on differences between the schools, I believe CD East parents would be better served doing whatever they can to aid the educational experience of their students.


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