Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Do you know these ladies?

These ladies, who are well known to most residents of Columbia, were sitting in the Columbia Plaza parking lot Wednesday evening.

Can you name them?

If you know who they are, then you probably also know they were there to collect donations for the first night of the "Fill the Bus" campaign.

Throughout July, donations of school supplies will be accepted at Musser's Market parking lot (in the Columbia Plaza) on Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. The donations help Columbia Borough School District.

More information can be found HERE.

Brucekie's busted

Sorry, Brucekie's.

And in a few days, this song will finally be relevant

"Saturday in the park,
I think it was the Fourth of July."

Everyone loves Loreto's

And that empties the jar.
And this is 


Something's burning, once again, in the vicinity of the Canoe Club

This video and the following photos were taken Tuesday evening. They show a fire in the vicinity of the Columbia Canoe Club.  Fires have been spotted there several times in the past.  Columbia Spy hopes last night's fire was not unattended and wonders about the legality of such fires within the borough.

About Town June Wrap-up

Some shots from around town in June and elsewhen . . . 

Welder at the Columbia Water Company

 Pressure washing the bus stop near Third & Linden

 A ladder to a stairway to a walkway at Columbia Water Company
(Your money at work)


Artillery near 304 Union 

We initially thought this was the artillery piece to be substituted for our existing piece in the plaza of the Veterans Memorial Bridge, as discussed at a council meeting last year.
Columbia Spy checked the plaza and found that no substitution had been made for the existing piece.

 Seen on the side of a bomb car
Keep this number handy. We might need it.

 Goin' fishin'

 This used to be a common sight around town.  Not so much these days.

 OK . . .

 Councillor kayaking

 Crows plotting

 Rufus T. Firefly

 Caught one

 Hawk surveying


 Lost and cranky

 Cutting concrete on Central Avenue

 One squirrel's trash is another squirrel's . . .
Well, never mind.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Columbia Borough School District would see the highest per-student increase in Wolf's plan

Columbia Borough School District would see the highest per-student increase in Wolf's plan: $331.
 It would receive the second highest per-student increase under the GOP plan, but less than half of what Wolf proposed: $112.
Business Manager Amy Light said Columbia didn't count on Wolf's increase in the 2015-16 district budget. School boards must pass their budgets by June 30, before state funding is solidified.
"We can't submit on what we hope. We have to submit on what we are relatively certain of," said Light. Columbia's budget included a 2 percent tax increase.