Sunday, July 22, 2018

About Town

This week's photos from around Columbia...

(Tap/click on each photo to see a larger, clearer image.)

Officer Ed Mann on foot patrol

 Looks like the Locust Street pawn shop might be getting pawned.

Notice from code official regarding an unlicensed vehicle in Avenue H

 Sticker shock!

 Free antique television

Here are a few about to be carted off to TV heaven.

 So that's where that damaged section of Heritage Drive fence got to.

 Dropping off ties at the tracks

 New awnings at 301 Locust

 Poplar Street School is for sale.

 Down at the traffic safety island at Front and Bridge

 Apparently not so safe - Someone knocked over the reflectors.

 Painting the bell tower at the Salem United Church of Christ

 Just within reach

A new hatch has hit.

Down at River Park, too.

 Someone dropped their glasses in the mess but wisely didn't go back for them.

Mayfly turf

And clumps on the river

 Speaking of mayflies, borough workers wrangled this giant one on Friday and brought it to River Park.

 They placed it here, near the pavilion. It's actually a bike rack that was designed last year by Bella Gentile, who was in third grade at the time. 

Local artist John Morrow put it all together.

The many-legged thing is an apt addition to the park.

And here are some bikes.

The rain gardens at the park are looking healthy.

Here's a house on the 300 block of Walnut.

 By the way, when did Heritage DRIVE become Heritage STREET?!

 There's the Jolly Roger...

 ...on a kayak.

This worker was painting the curbs the other day.

It didn't help.

This Flagger Force worker politely and apologetically tried to explain to drivers why South 9th Street was blocked just beyond the intersection with Wright Street at the same time the left turn onto Wright Street was also blocked. Drivers had to turn right onto Wright [!] then right again onto South 10th Street, then back onto 462.
And this is planning?

A few minutes later, more traffic headaches, this time on the first block of South 6th. 

 Meanwhile, atop a telephone pole...

 Nag, nag, nag!

 Bitch, bitch, bitch!

 Looks like all families have their share of dysfunction.

On and on and on!

The National Watch and Clock Museum celebrated its 75th anniversary this past week.

Lots of folks attended. They came from all over, as attested to by the license plates seen below:


Oh dear lord, let's hope these aren't for the mayflies.

 On the job

 Resurrecting another ghost sign at Bootleg Antiques

Officer Dave Souders checking out the van

 Activity at Colonial Metals

Another view

Up, up, and away

Searching for an address?


 Memory lapse

 Another property for sale - 
Berkshire Hathaway has about a dozen or so in Columbia, commercial and residential.

Doll in a wicker baby carriage at Tacos to Go

Possibly possessed

 Don't forget: Red (and green) means STOP!

 Don't go stirring this up.

Terrorist Hunting Permit

 Kid in a window

It continues at 3rd and Locust.

 Lucky osprey, unlucky fish

 More sticker shock

 Wrong way!

 The sign's right there.

 Activity at Hinkle's 

 Keeping a watchful eye

She saw the light.

 Take Away Refuse, please take away this refuse.

Enjoying the day

Red sail, but not quite in the sunset


Anonymous said...

So where is that damaged piece of fence? Is it on property that is also owned by the red truck in the photo?

Anonymous said...

Great picture of a rare osprey catching his dinner for the night. There is a little over 100 nesting pairs found in Pennsylvania.

Anonymous said...

Wher is the mural at edm??

Joe Lintner said...

It got held up. We heard it's back on track now and will be coming soon.

Joe Lintner said...

Thanks. I wasn't sure at first, but I've been told it's definitely an osprey.

Joe Lintner said...

Yes, it's sitting on private property.

Anonymous said...

Thx Cloe!

Joe Lintner said...

I wonder if it's the same one we photographed here:

Anonymous said...

Currently, there are about a dozen commercial properties for sale in Columbia. Not all of them have signs in the windows. It's a perfect opportunity for retail shops.

Anonymous said...

Better ask the tax rate first, and if the knox box is there.

Anonymous said...

Looks like that truck has been there a long time and how did the fence get there , it is borough property .

Anonymous said...

IT IS the same as if you took a traffic sign , stolen property.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the borough council will help people buy them. JUST ASK.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Cole , great pics. That trash has been at take away refuse on locust street for weeks , wheres the code guys??

Anonymous said...

Painting blue for littering over the yellow for No parking , does this mean they can park there now????

Unknown said...

It's a great opportunity for businesses, however not many people want to deal with the Columbia Borough politics.

Anonymous said...

That property (where the fence is) looks like a lot of code violations other than the truck, is the codes guys doing any thing there like the rest of town? Or are they doing the Helm selective enforcement there?

Anonymous said...

The only problem is there isn't a whole lot of foot traffic roaming downtown Columbia unless there is an "event".

Anonymous said...

I still have a picture of that same mailman on my phone from 5 years ago DOING THE EXACT SAME THING! He would post up in the green container for 15-20 minutes at a clip. I guess he is entitled to a break.

Unknown said...

Here are some of them:

Anonymous said...

All these visitors...we NEED a hotel

Anonymous said...

My money is on Selective Enforcement.

Anonymous said...

LOL like a hole in the head.

Anonymous said...

WE don't, they do.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely need the hotel. You people are ridiculous!

Anonymous said...

How long is the steel mayfly going to last? Is it ok to climb on? What ever happened to the large abstract steel artwork that was at front and locust (1980's)? Where the fenced in parking lot is at now. A big blue one and a yellow one if I recall.