Pics (and videos) from around Columbia over the past week...
Thursday morning: Moving supplies into the DAC
Saturday morning: Moving items out of the DAC
Or, more precisely, out of Luthercare, on the ground floor of the DAC
There's a chance that the borough might move its offices to the space vacated by Luthercare.
According to School Superintendent Tom Strickler, Luthercare had been scheduled to move out on Saturday. The facility had operated at the Columbia location since 2005 but is relocating to Marietta. According to the Luthercare website, the Columbia location reduced its services on June 1. The school-age summer program will continue to operate at the Columbia location until the 2018-19 school year begins.
Work begins anew at 208-210 Locust.
This time, towards a more productive end
Brookline Builders has taken over restoration of the building.
The building has been a thorn in the borough's side for the past few years. (Enter "208-210" in Columbia Spy's search field for background information on this property.)
Spell check, please.
(On second look, maybe it's OK.)
(On second look, maybe it's OK.)
HERE is one of the many articles Columbia Spy wrote about the troubled property that was once thought to be in danger of collapse. The borough obtained the property by "eating" a nearly $52,000 debt owed to it by former owners Sam and Cynthia Bigler. The borough then conveyed it to the Lancaster County Land Bank, who subsequently conveyed it to Brookline Builders for $1. The borough also gave the Land Bank $70,000 to assist Brookline with the property, as we reported HERE. After much discussion by borough council, this plan was considered the best of several less-than-desirable options.
The Columbia Hero Walk Saturday morning.
The walk was sponsored by Columbia Catholic War Veterans Post 1306, and proceeds go toward helping veterans.
For all your "spatial data" problems
The dumpster at 747 Walnut got an extension.
But the trashcans next to it didn't.
The extension expires June 10.
Down at Bootleg Antiques . . .
Shortly after this photo was taken, the road was repaired.
Replacing ties out near the Columbia Plaza
Some people park wherever they feel like.
The former Prudhomme's building . . .
The old girl is now bedecked with bedsheets and bath towels.
US Solar Development
Their website is HERE.
Melons for sale at Keagy's
A tree grows in Columbia, right out of the Amvets.
Clogged drain on the Veterans Memorial Bridge
Not to worry, PennDOT's got this.
They cleaned out the bridge drains on Friday.
Seen over in Wrightsville, during the Donsco fire
Columbia bridge burners are buried in Mount Bethel Cemetery
Renovating the steeple?
Is the Veterans Memorial Bridge falling apart?
The answer would be "YES."
Some of the metal plates on the sidewalk are sinking, among other problems.
As we reported HERE, PennDOT is planning a major rehabilitation project, but it won't begin until 2022 at the earliest.
Let's hope things hold together until then.
Back in town - an unattended Heineken...
an unattended "baby" . . .
and a hubcap on a door.
Down at Bank Avenue: Part of the road has been fenced off to allow for construction of the planned apartment building.
The road is till passable by going through the parking lot.
Columbia Spy reported on the building project HERE.
Saturday morning: Friday night's heavy rains washed gutter debris down to the sewer grate here...
Another tree getting straightened at Columbia River Park-
Last winter's river ice bent over a few of the bald cypress trees along the shore.
One brown mouse . . .
Jethro Tull performed a song about a brown mouse HERE, based on a poem by the Scottish poet Robert Burns.
A food truck at River Park on Saturday
Canoe trips available
Strickler Run Saturday morning after the heavy rain
Video of the same
Speaking of rain: Here's a rain gauge on Manor Street on Saturday morning after heavy rain. It had been empty the night before.
[Photo: Heather Shenk]
Coming soon on the 400 block of Locust: Boost Mobile
Lighted flagpole down at the bridge plaza
Four well-fed ferals on Locust