Monday, September 20, 2021

This week at the Columbia Public Library


Biologists use trucks to help shad reach spawning ground

Shad are released into the Susquehanna at Columbia, May 2021.

Biologists are hoping the trucked fish released near Columbia, PA, this spring produce young of their own to make up for this year's lost hatchery production.


An organization says they're fighting for better healthcare in south central Pennsylvania

Put People First Pa. says Columbia has the highest percentage of poor and low-income people in the county after Lancaster City at 44.6%. Recently, they undertook research on poverty and inequality in Lancaster County partnering with Franklin and Marshall College. 

Organizers say health care should be a basic human right. 



Brookline Builders Inc. conveyed property on Locust St. to Stonewood Homes LLC for $70,000.

Michael Mikhail conveyed 212 South Second St. to Jarred M. Ebert and Heidi M. Ebert for $239,900.

Mark A. Eisenberger, M. Dyan Eisenberger and Dyan M. Eisenberger conveyed 1331 Manor St. to David C. Luther and Debra Luther for $182,000.

Redevelopment Auth County Lancaster conveyed 521 Locust St. to WGMC Properties LLC for $39,750.

Agenda - Columbia Borough Ad Hoc Committee Meeting - September 20, 2021


Sunday, September 19, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up - Sunday, September 19, 2021

Recent photos of Columbia

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

Shown above and in several photos below:
Work continues at the bottom of Locust Street. 
The plan is to construct a 33-unit apartment building there.
The plan was launched in 2017.

But all good things come at a price. In this case, dirt and debris on the road.


This porch (and another right next to it) was damaged when a driver hit it on May 19 of this year, as Columbia Spy reported HERE. It's been getting rebuilt and looked like this a few days ago.

A week ago, it looked like this.

This is part of an intake update project for the Columbia Water Company, which was installed in August, as Columbia Spy reported HERE

However, the project was virtually destroyed in early September (shown HEREwhen sludge and debris washed down the river after Hurricane Ida. Shown above is what remained this week.

Ready for the season at Bootleg Antiques

The Veterans Memorial Bridge - a no man's land of weeds . . .

. . . and lanternflies.

And it continues to crumble.

Heading on in

Coexist Gallery - 
The Columbia location closed August 30.

Items at Planet Antiques (the State Theater)
The owner passed away recently.

The "beaver dam" down at the bridge keeps growing. 
It's actually debris that's been accumulating there over the past couple of weeks.

All lined up on Front Street

You know Halloween's right around the corner when the pumpkin trees start to bear fruit.

Columbia Spy is on Instagram HERE.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Accordionist plays impromptu concert Saturday morning


Onlookers were treated to an impromptu concert Saturday morning at the 5th & Chestnut Street clock plaza, thanks to Nick Sieber and his accordion. Sieber, from Elizabethtown, said he doesn't read music but learned from Brunnerville's Elva Hurst who learned to play "by ear." She instructed Nick which keys and buttons to push in order to create music and he was off and running - or rather, playing.

Nick Sieber plays at the clock plaza.

Sieber explains how he learned to play.