Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Artist is restoring entrance to Columbia School of Music

Stacia Hummel, armed with a heat gun, is removing old paint from a historic door frame at the Columbia School of Music on Walnut Street. The frame and door will eventually get a new paint job.

Artist Stacia Hummel is restoring the entrance of the Columbia School of Music at 401 Walnut Street. The process entails navigating the ornate details of the historic door and frame while painstakingly removing several layers of old paint. The final paint job will include marbling around the door frame and walnut grain on the door itself.

A detail of the door frame

Hummel, who started the project about a week and a half ago, is a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Art in Marietta (now PCAD in Lancaster). She operates Curio Decorative Painting & Restoration and has pursued restoration work for 30 years, according to her Facebook page HERE.

Kleen-Rite president wants to preserve part of the Columbia Borough Farm

Mike McKonly (above) wants to buy a 26-acre parcel on the borough farm to put into agricultural preservation.

Mike McKonly wants to buy 26 acres of land from Columbia Borough. McKonly, president of Kleen-Rite Corporation, floated the offer at the March 14 Columbia Borough Council meeting, telling council he wants to add the east side portion of the borough farm to his adjacent farmland. The borough farm is located along Blue Lane and mulching and other operations are done on the west side of the farm.

McKonly explained that he wants to buy the land for his animals and that it will be put into agricultural preservation, adding that his existing 30 acres are already preserved.

McKonly said he had discussed the potential purchase with Mayor Leo Lutz and Borough Manager Mark Stivers and was told by Stivers to bring the offer forth to council. No price was discussed at the meeting, and no vote was taken on the offer.

Agenda - Columbia Borough Council Meeting - March 28, 2023


The meeting packet is HERE.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Deeds Recorded - Columbia Borough - March 27, 2023

Michelle S. Unkow conveyed property on Cherry Street to Arlinetta Johnson for $165,000.

Mauricio F. Aguilar-Orea and Patricia Aguilar Cuas conveyed property on Walnut Street to Bret Haldeman for $191,000.

Lancaster County Land Bank Authority conveyed property on a public road to Lancaster Area Habitat For Humanity Inc. and Lancaster Lebanon Habitat For Humanity for $80,500.

G&Z Investments LLC, David J. Garpstas, Carissa M. Garpstas, Michael T. Zimmerman and Nicole D. Zimmerman conveyed property on a public road to Alberto Feria Ramos and Roselli Yazmin Gonzalez Giron for $123,000.

Joseph S. Weisser conveyed property on a public road to Joseph Scott Weisser for $1.

Redevelopment Auth County Lancaster conveyed property on Locust Street to Mount Joy Holdings LP for $1,000.

Invest PA 2020 LLC and Richard D. Tipton conveyed 31 N. Eighth St. to Austin T. Mountain for $100,000.

Shi Qiu conveyed 285 S. Fifth St. to Troy Williams for $121,000.

Thief smashes car window, steals purse

DO YOU RECOGNIZE THIS MAN? | Columbia Borough Police Department

The Columbia Borough Police Department needs to get in contact with the man in these pictures. If you recognize him, please contact the Department at 717-684-7735 or by texting "LANCS" to 847411.

Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®: https://lancaster.crimewatchpa.com/columbiapd/10552/post/do-you-recognize-man


"Life of the Civil War Soldier" at the Library - Monday, March 27