Saturday, November 30, 2013

Inkmen artwork display on sale at Jonal Gallery

The exhibit Inkmen VI, An Inkmen Holiday is currently on display at Jonal Gallery. An open house will be held on Saturday, December 14 (10-5), and Sunday, December 15 (11-5).

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What I saw recently

Poseidon (Neptune) at Toll Booth

Looking ripped and buff.
The statue was recently moved to the Walnut Street side of Burning Bridge Antiques.

  A banjo-playing skeleton at Trin's Beans on Locust

Doesn't anyone proofread anymore?

A skateboarder in the middle of traffic on Locust Street.
Yes, really.

Flowers at River Park

Maple leaf

Emergency personnel leaving River Park as an Amtrak train passes by

More autumn leaves

A-OK at 2nd and Cherry

A tree seemingly on fire at Locust Street Park

Filling in the pit next to Burning Bridge

Clouds aglow

The bridge at sunset

A hawk standing atop an old utility pole . . . because he can

What's this?  Another car into the river?  Fortunately, this one didn't go the whole way in.

Pickup truck parked at the bottom of Locust Street.
I guess the driver didn't see the NO PARKING sign right next to his truck.

Adjusting the Christmas lights at Holy Trinity Church

That's one way to get a free newspaper

Painting the clock tower

Just Married
Shortly after I took this photo, this driver buzzed through a red light at Prospect Road & 30.  Maybe he mistook his wedding for a funeral.

Civil War medical techniques shown at CHiPS

Robert Urban, a nationally recognized re-enactor of Civil War medical techniques, presented a lecture and demonstration at the Columbia Historic Preservation Society recently.
Urban, in full uniform, demonstrated such techniques as wound preparation and amputation at his makeshift field hospital during the two-hour event.  Considered one of the best medical re-enactors in the country, he is often called upon as an expert in the historical medical field for film and television.
Urban has a large library of Civil War era books as well as a collection of instruments he uses to demonstrate techniques on medical mannequins.

Human skull replica

Attending to wounds

Removing a bullet

Archaic medical instruments

More tools of the trade

A disturbingly life-like victim

Another patient at the field hospital

More era surgical instruments

A manual of surgical techniques

Urban discusses amputation

How to prepare a head wound

Autumn glory

A cell phone pic from about two weeks ago.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Royer's Flowers' Bouquets For Books a big help for area libraries

Royer's Flowers & Gifts' annual book drive collected 1,653 new children's books for public libraries in six counties, including Lancaster.
During its recent Bouquets For Books campaign, the Lebanon-based business offered free flowers for each book customers donated at its 17 stores in the region.
Royer's recently presented the books to county library systems and the independent Hershey Public Library. The Library System of Lancaster County received the most: 616 books.
Books also were collected locally at Royer's Lancaster West, Ephrata, Leola and Columbia stores.

Miller's JFK 50 Mile victory is one of legendary proportions

Zach Miller provided both Saturday at the 51st annual edition of the nation's oldest and largest ultramarathon.
The 25-year-old from Columbia, Pa., overcame strong headwinds, cold temperatures and a loaded field of runners to win the 50.2-mile race in 5 hours, 38 minutes and 53 seconds — the third-fastest time in event history.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Suspect in Columbia shooting named

A suspect in the Saturday morning shooting of a 34-year-old Columbia man has been identified.
Columbia Borough police have filed charges, including criminal attempt homicide, against Terrance James Lucas, 38. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Lucas is described as a black male, 6 feet, 3 inches tall with a muscular build.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Columbia approves deal to resell Harrisburg incinerator electricity

Columbia Borough officials approved an agreement at the council meeting Monday, Nov. 11, that will make Columbia the contractual conduit for electricity produced at Harrisburg's trash incinerator, a pact that will earn the borough $50,000 annually.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Election Day Musings on Guy Fawkes Day

Let's raise a glass to ol' Guy Fawkes who realized that the only significant political change is violent change. Not random, pointless violence like that exhibited by the home-invading losers who broke into the Walnut Street apartment last night, but rather change on a monumental scale that devastates existing institutions. Something so large that not even G. Terry Madonna, our local pundit who exudes all the charisma of a rotting pumpkin, could trivialize.

Masked robbers with baseball bats assault females in Columbia home