Thursday, July 22, 2021

Some recent photos of scenic Columbia

At CVS . . .
The weeds are as high as an elephant's eye -
a baby elephant's anyway. 
"Welcome to the Jungle"

Speaking of jungles, here's the Eberly Myers property at the bottom of Locust Street.
The plan was for a 33-unit apartment building to be constructed here.
That was back in 2017.
Part of the backstory is on Columbia Spy HERE.

Here's what it looks like along Bank Avenue.
According to borough ordinance, uncontrolled weeds are considered a public nuisance.

Yeah, but who cares for Columbia?

Touching up above Level Up

Allegiant Airlines flying low

A week ago

At 2nd & Walnut . . .
Borough officials might want to consider all aspects of the highly touted Walnut Street plan, 
like what to do about vehicles like this.

The housing market's on fire. Here's a house for free!

Hasn't been here for years, but the sign remains.

Lookin' good at the Mifflin House on Walnut

There's that navy surveillance plane again.

There's one every week.

Here's a surveyor - surveying, of course.

He was at Columbia River Park today.

200 block of Avenue H

Giant rooster on Locust . . .
It's at Kelman & Swartz, which Columbia Spy reported on HERE
when the business was at its previous location.

There's a detective sneaking around town.

By the way, Wells Fargo's for sale 
(the building, that is).

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A few notes before the school year begins

A maintenance worker spruces up the Park Elementary School letters today in preparation for the 2021-22 school year.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

Download the 2021-2022 Student Calendar HERE.

Kindergarten registration is open now.


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Appliance store proposed for former bank site


The former Union Community Bank building at 921 Lancaster Avenue.

A Majik Appliance store is being proposed for the the site of the former Union Community Bank at 921 Lancaster Avenue, according to documents included in the July 20, 2021 Columbia Borough Planning Commission meeting packet. (The documents can be found HERE.)

The development plan calls for demolition of the existing bank building to make way for construction of a 7,200 square-foot appliance rental store. The property is currently owned by Northwest Bank. 

The issue will be discussed at tonight's Planning Commission meeting, which will be livestreamed on the Columbia Borough Facebook page.

Agenda for the July 20, 2021 Planning Commission meeting

Preliminary Land Development Plan

Wells Fargo ATM is coming to the Columbia Plaza

 A Wells Fargo ATM is coming to the Columbia Plaza. Currently, workmen from Burkey Construction out of Reading are proceeding with initial construction, which will take several days. The ATM will be located at the "bottom" of the plaza parking lot, next to the railroad tracks.

Monday, July 19, 2021

Corvette burns at the bridge plaza; firefighters douse the flames


The Columbia Borough Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at the Veterans Memorial Bridge plaza shortly after 8 o'clock this morning. Firefighters arrived to find a Corvette Stingray aflame and quickly doused the flames.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Servant Stage takes ‘Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour’ on tour across the region

Servant Stage Company has begun touring its popular musical "The Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour," which the troupe first performed in 2014, in both indoor and outdoor venues across Lancaster County and beyond.

The show is staged as an old-time radio broadcast, according to a news release, featuring six fictitious musical groups with varying sounds and styles, including the "Backwoods Boys," "Gospel Jubilee Singers," and "Southern Gentlemen Vocal Band."

The show combines popular hymns and Southern gospel harmonies with bluegrass instrumentals and an old-time radio comedy.

Performances include 7 p.m. Sunday at Coleman Park, Lebanon; 7 p.m. Tuesday at Locust Street Park, Columbia; 7 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at New Holland Park, 499 E. Jackson St.; 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Rawlinsville Camp Meeting, 475 Clearview Road, Holtwood; 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at Lititz Springs Park, 24 N. Broad St., Lititz; 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at Tulpehocken United Church of Christ, Richland; and 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 15, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Road.

No tickets are necessary.

Servant Stage operates on a pay-what-you-will model, performing at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. For information on this and other Servant Stage shows, visit