Saturday, December 31, 2016
About Town - 67 photos from 2016
Father Time at the Watch & Clock Museum Event Today!
Children will learn about the passage of time using traditional adult activities presented in a child-friendly manner. As part of the traditional celebration, the Museum will host a countdown with Father Time, complete with a balloon drop at the strike of noon. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Father Time will lead guests in a dance party full of fun and swinging music.
Activities include time to:
- Make New Year’s hats out of recycled materials to wear as you celebrate the new year
- Pose in the Museum’s New Year’s photo booth while you show off your party hat
- Play a New Year’s trivia game testing your knowledge of New Year’s traditions and history
- Participate in family challenges like Minute to Win It as you race against the clock
- Enjoy a special New Year’s Eve story time
- Create a time capsule to remember 2016
- Write your resolutions for 2017 on Resolution Wall
- Decorate a cookie like a clock face with Rivertownes PA, USA and enjoy it as a snack afterward
- Accessorize with glitter tattoos and face painting by Mimzy’s Face Painting
Media sponsor for New Year’s Eve at Noon is WJTL FM 90.3.
Advanced registration is not necessary and all activities are included with regular paid admission of adults $9, senior citizens $8, children age 5-16 $5, children younger than 5 free, and a family rate of $23. For additional information, contact 717.684.8261, ext. 237.
The National Watch and Clock Museum is operated by the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) association with close to 14,000 members, representing 52 countries. April through November the Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. December through March hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the Museum is also open on Mondays. Discounts are available to seniors, students, AAA members, and groups of 10 or more. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to call ahead. For more program information, directions, or general Museum information, call 717.684.8261 or visit our website at www.museumoftime.org.
Friday, December 30, 2016
Anglers angry over yet another fish kill at Brunner Island power plant on Susquehanna
An angler told LNP that water temperatures in the discharge channel had risen to 70 degrees on Dec. 18, while the river only a few hundred yards away was 35 degrees — a condition ripe for a fish kills, according to the angler.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The sidewalk is sinking. Two transformers were installed under the sidewalks on both sides of the 100 block of Locust Street on November 23. Columbia Spy reported on the installation HERE. Shortly afterward, however, these areas began to sink, particularly on the north side, shown below. Currently, the sidewalk is not passable via wheelchair, pipes are exposed, and the area presents a tripping hazard . . .
Buddha has arrived at Second and Cherry . . .
Trash and weeds that never go away on the 300 block of Avenue G . . .
Q&A: Why couldn't the Columbia hunter keep the 12-point buck antlers?
The hunter could have applied for a special permit, which is accompanied by a fee of $10 per point for deer antlers. The fee is $20 per point for elk antlers.
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
DEP investigating fish kill in Susquehanna River south of Brunner Island
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Columbia man finds antlers at Chiques, gets cited by Game Commission
Friday, December 23, 2016
Night lights - Out of town
Vehicle accident at the bridge - one totaled
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Vandal punctures tires on 20 vehicles in Columbia in 2nd crime spree this week
Jewish family flees Lancaster County after FOX, Breitbart blames them for canceled Hempfield elementary Christmas play
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
50 tires slashed at Wagon Werks Tuesday night
Submitted photos from the scene are shown below.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
About town - A few questions
Special Council Meeting Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Criminal mischief, thefts in town
The Columbia Borough Police Department is handling a large number of criminal mischief and theft cases that occurred sometime between Sunday 12-18-16 and Monday 12-19-16. It is believed that all the events occurred during the overnight hours. A large number of vehicle mirrors have been removed from vehicles anywhere from the intersection of 4th St. and Walnut St. to 2nd St. and Mill St. areas. There was also damage done to a soda machine and to a building as well. With the large number of calls being received we are behind in getting to some of you. If you haven't received a message or heard from an officer in over 2 hours please call into the police station.
If you had damage or something missing from your vehicle or property, you are encouraged to report it to the police if not already done so. We are asking residents in the areas affected to check their home surveillance systems if you have one to see if anyone can be seen that may have done this. If you have information on who may have done this you are asked to call the police station at 717-684-7735 or submit a tip below.
Thanks and have a safe holiday season!