Monday, November 20, 2017

About Town

Recent pics about town . . .


 Snowflakes now line Locust. They're the new, smaller ones.

 At St. John's Lutheran.
Was it vandalism?

 Night flier

 There's somethin' happenin' here.
What it is ain't exactly clear.

 One of those rocks.

 "Gangsta" graffiti


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 Empty cigarette cartons lining the 300 block of Avenue G

 Many cigarette cartons

 Many, many cigarette cartons

 And more cigarette cartons - all behind the Chestnut Street Turkey Hill

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A few different views of "The Bridge"...




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 Here's a fence across Locust Street (extended).

 Ghost signs

 Bird brains.
One seems to be landing sideways.

 Line-up

 There's another rock.

 Newly installed "security fence" along Heritage Drive.
Trees will be planted along here soon.

 The proverbial Golden Calf

Mighty tight

 Even tighter

 New porch on North 5th

 Stringing the lights

 Lunch

 UGI

 Abandoned

 Time for a chat

 Lair of the hidden gas cans in Avenue H...
Could these be the ones used to light the trashcan the other week?

 Missing

Dayflake

27 comments:

  1. What did they do with the lights they had on the poles last Christmas we only had them three years what a waste of money they were just fine

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  2. Love the pictures of the bridge!!! Fabulous, Cole!

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  3. On Locust Street, the light poles were replaced with small ones. The new poles cannot accommodate the size of the old snow flakes. Thus, smaller snow flakes were purchased and now can hold the new snow flakes.

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  4. Columbia is just full of dirty people that litter and behave badly. No one can dispute this, it is the truth.

    Litter is all over this town constantly and yet I heard that the man collecting glass and trash along the railroad was fined for picking it up! How ass backwards is this?

    Throw trash down and let dog poop behind, no citations or fines...Collect trash and get fined!! Unreal.

    Maybe this town earned the reputation it has.

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    1. He was fined for picking up trash??? Why???

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    2. in the past 10 years, how many "littering fines" have been issued ? not enough to convince anyone that the law really even exists ! I'm going to guess, zero

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    3. He was probably fined because someone was scared of his piles of broken glass, terrified that demons were at work. Just a man passing time during a long, lonely day. We should be more afraid of anyone interpreting a pile of glass as some sort of demonic activity. That's what's really crazy.

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  5. Why not discuss the wonderful aspects of Columbia? The manner in which you write about Columbia is very sad. Your negative words just perpetuate the many terrible misconceptions about Columbia. Furthermore, you insult a great many people who live here in Columbia, who maintain their homes with cleanliness and pride. The big majority of borough citizens love Columbia and speak well of it. It’s words like yours that hurt our town.

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    1. "Welcome to Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average."

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    2. It's not my words that hurt this town, it's the truth that hurts this town.

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    3. Add to that it's the absence or the shrouding of truth that hurts the people in the town just as much ... or more.

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    4. sometimes the truth hurts

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  6. What a great day, I spied the Spy.
    Keep up the good work.

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  7. Your words indeed hurt this town, because you focus only on the negatives. Don’t you have one positive thing to write about Columbia? If you despise this town so much, why are you living here? No one is forcing you to stay. Life is a choice. You could move, or stay here and continue to complain, or stay here and volunteer to improve the quality of life issues in Columbia.

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    1. While he may have chose the pictures he posted, cameras take it all in. Some of it good some of it bad. Take it as an incentive to get out and do some good for your community, clean it up or report it. But the choice is yours to accept it or do something about it.

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  8. The biggest negative is Elected Officials must cut spending and listen more to the public.

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    1. wrong - the biggest problem is that the public has no new elected officials !!

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  9. That is easy to say but know one hears what the people are saying the school board does not hear us and the council does not hear us we care about the town but they don't care to listen to us and we are the tax payers

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    1. we the taxpayers don't care enough to produce more elected officials

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  10. the leader or #1 cop is divorced on paper soundes like another back door deal (fraud??)

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  11. keep up the good work the officels want to push stuff without public knowing

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    1. can you really blame them ?

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  12. Tried to Google "Heritage drive columbia pa". None found. Where is it?

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    1. It is parallel to Front Street but on the other side of the railroad tracks. Currently, it runs from Walnut Street to Union Street.

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  13. Cole does more actual journalism than the "real" media. Yes, our town is not perfect. In fact, very dangerous at times. The best thing we can do is stay active and aware. Always be aware of your surroundings. And do a good turn daily.

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    1. Cole should run for Mayor

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