Monday, May 23, 2022

Bibliomaniacs Book Club at the Library - May 24, 2022


Deeds Recorded - Columbia Borough - May 23, 2022

Mariah K. Landis conveyed property on North Third Street to Alex B. Buchanan and Kaley R. Hatch for $225,000.

Doris M. Weisser conveyed property on a public road to Joseph S. Weisser and Danielle S. Weisser for $225,000.

Jeremy G. Eshleman and Racheal S. Eshleman conveyed 407 Poplar St. to Joshua Jenkins and Cassandra Barrett for $235,000.

The estate of Robert L. Updegraff conveyed property on Mifflin Street to Zake Investments LLC for $127,500.

Carlos Badia Romero conveyed 348 S. Third St. to Alexander Ruoff for $99,000.

Samuel G. Lapp, Sarek Properties LLC and Samuel Lapp conveyed property on a public road to David K. Stoltzfus for $345,000.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

About Town - May 22, 2022

Recent photos of Columbia

(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.) 

Fox News correspondent Alexandria Hoff reported from in front of the District Administration Center on Election Day. 

She and her crew set up shop early in the morning.

But it was business as usual for some.

She gave her report at noon on the Fox Business Channel.

Here's a brief clip.

Their vehicle had a Washington, DC license plate, so they may have been on the road for several hours that morning.

Speaking of the road, here's a crew protecting it by not letting their shovels fall on it.

No wonder the orchard's angry.

Someone should arrest the big oil executives for price gouging.
That's a crime that affects nearly everyone.

Electric cars are an alternative to gas-powered vehicles.

This charging station near the Mount Joy Giant offers two free hours of charge.

It's first come, first charged.

There are two stations available.
The issue of charging stations for Columbia Borough was briefly touched upon at a recent council meeting. 

Another alternative is an old-fashioned carriage.
(For sale at Tollbooth Antiques, horse or human not included)

Balloon for the Class of 2022

It's at Vero's Magic Touch on the 400 block of Locust.

Here's a sunflower with some growing to do.

And an airliner aloft

There was some sort of spraying going on at the former airfield on Friday. There were no signs of goats this time, however. No drone sightings either.

Parking lot paving at St. Peter Apartments

On Friday

Columbia will celebrate Memorial Day next Sunday, May 29.

Workers collected avian flu samples again this week on Heritage Drive.

There was a small "biosecurity" area set aside for collections.

Samples were brought in right across the road from . . .

. . . killdeer . . .

. . . and a short distance from Canada geese.

Fortunately for this peacock, he's miles away in West Hempfield. 

Strutting his stuff in a field

What a prima donna.

Raindrops in the morning light

Bug on a bed

Simply brilliant

Cool logo of C.R. England Training School

If you're involved, there might be a warrant out for your arrest.

There's more to Columbia than just "the downtown."

On the way to Mountville

Monday, May 16, 2022

3-D Solar System at the Library - Tuesday, May 17


How volunteer soldiers blocked Robert E. Lee — by burning the world's longest covered bridge

Once reports arrived on June 26 that Early’s entire division had turned eastward and now was in Gettysburg, with the bridge possibly in their crosshairs, Haller and Frick knew they had little chance with their relatively untrained force to defeat the Rebels. Together, they worked out a contingency plan involving a swift retreat across the bridge. Haller had three artillery pieces in Columbia with which to blow holes in the bridge deck in the event of an enemy advance, but his men lacked ammunition. Hence, carpenters and volunteers from Columbia bore holes in the bridge’s superstructure; Frick envisioned blowing up the fourth section from the Wrightsville side with charges of gunpowder, dropping the 200-foot span into the water. If that did not work, he planned to have barrels of coal oil rolled on the bridge from a Columbia merchant. Soldiers, in that case, would douse the bridge deck and stacks of kindling. Because the bridge was privately owned, Frick and Haller decided to have civilians associated with the Columbia Bank apply the torch, not government soldiers.