Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lottery winner identified

The recent lottery winner, who bought the winning ticket at Stover's, has tentatively been identified as Charles Hauck of Marietta.
(Click/tap on photo for clearer view.)

This is what they think of us

     This screenshot speaks for itself. It truly speaks for itself.

Road project begins tonight on N 3rd Street and Locust Street

Signs such as the one shown here have been posted on North Third Street, and Locust Street below Third, notifying the public of a road improvement project. According to the borough office, the project will run overnight tonight into tomorrow morning and will resume tomorrow night into Friday. Work is also scheduled along the same route Sunday night into Monday morning.

Open house at Columbia Borough Fire Dept. Oct. 7

Fitch Affirms Saint Anne Retirement Community (PA) at 'BB+'; Outlook Revised to Negative

NWS investigating possible tornado; Storm cuts power to 10,000 in Lancaster county

Damage to warehouse at 499 Running Pump Road from last night's storm:

Area superintendents say drop in PSSA scores doesn't mean decline in academics

Columbia School District scores are here:

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Zombies, ghouls, and goblins invade Albatwitch Festival on Saturday

Zombies, ghouls, and goblins from Field of Screams invaded Columbia's Albatwitch Festival on Saturday. Click HERE for the story, and to see all the pics and a video.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Columbia feet take to the street on Fourth Friday

Despite cloudy weather, Columbians turned out for Fourth Friday events, including Feet in the Street on the 500 block of Locust Street . . .

 Participants chalked the street with various designs . . .

. . . that began to evolve into a temporary mural.
(Could this be the rebirth of surrealism?)

 About those feet - there they are now. Attendees dipped their feet in tempera paint and walked along butcher paper, trailing colorful footprints along the way.

 A similar procedure was used for hands.

 Sweet Life provided music in the gazebo.

Children adorned pumpkins with splashes of color.

 Here are some of the finished products.

 Several more to go.

Others allowed themselves be the canvas for the artist's brush.

 A little later, it became obvious that the butcher paper had been well traveled.

Surfing on hay bales was a popular activity . . .

. . . as was eating ice cream on them.

 Down at Through the Fire Gallery, William Chambers, in 1950s-era service station garb, invited people to participate in a performance event. In answer to the question "What's missing?" (written on a mirror at the station) one could embroider a response on a cloth dangling from a dispenser, or write in a notebook.
Further information on this project can found HERE.

 The studio also featured an exhibit by artist Todd Geiger . . . 

. . . as well as the usual display of glass-wrangling.

This sign recently appeared in a display window next to Hinkle's.  The heading says, "The Arts @ Hinkle's."  

A voyeur's view of Susquehanna Center Creative Arts, 224 Locust Street.

Happening now at Columbia River Park

Movie under the Stars

         The movie is "The Never-ending Story"
                             Admission is free.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

WGAL's Katelyn Smith reports on bypass project

WGAL's Katelyn Smith was in town this afternoon to report on the progress of the Route 441 bypass project. (Columbia Spy reported on the project yesterday.) According to the WGAL report, the project will be completed before the end of October.

Emergency crews investigate empty kayak on river

Emergency crews responded this morning to a call about an empty kayak caught on the rocks on the Susquehanna River, above the Wrights Ferry Bridge. As of this posting no owner or occupant has reportedly been located.

Albatwitch Festival this Saturday

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Halloween must be right around the corner

If this display at Bootleg Antiques is any indication, then Halloween is right around the corner. 

Traffic lights are powered up at Front and Walnut

Workers turned on the electricity to the traffic lights at Front and Walnut Streets this afternoon, in preparation for the lights becoming operational.

Gas pipeline signs installed

 Signposts indicating a gas pipeline were recently installed on Mill Street at the bridge over Shawnee Creek.

Unfortunately, one of the signposts was pulled out and thrown into the creek.

Route 441 bypass paving is underway

Workers paved a section of the Route 441 bypass today, from Route 30 to Bridge Street.