Sunday, November 11, 2018

About Town - 11/11/18

This week's photos from around Columbia
(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.)

 Sunday morning river rescue rehearsal

There are more photos of this event later in this post.

 Thataway!

 On the other side

This starling just got hooked up to cable. 

 Digging up the 200 block of Locust

 This is why we can't have nice things.

 No! Not yet! Tis NOT the season.

 Someone called the bug man.

If the problem is with ants, it could be due to unattended trash like this, a few doors up.

Or trash like this a few doors down.
(Hope the garbage doesn't seep downstream.)

 By the way, the firehouse brewery project fell through.

 Nothing to see here.

Or here.

 Fence down!
 Now the vermin can get in - or out?

 Time for this to come down

 Drying off

 Feelin' snarky


 Beginning of a trend?
The spray-painted address - high up - is similar to the format at 121 South 5th.

 Meanwhile, inside the market house

 Meter guys at work

 Moving stuff into Eastern Drillers

 Still more stuff

 Door into the mural?

 They ain't movin' for no one, not even for the lady pulling the cart.

 Your daily warthog

 What's that guy doing up there?

 Maybe checking out this low flier

 UGI was here.

Here's the "before" shot.

 Down at the apartment building project on Bank Avenue
If we end up with another big hole in the ground, council should have to hold its meetings there.

 More mattress madness?

 Don't you just hate when your brake discs and saucepan spill out?

 The codes vehicles are numbered now.

 4

 3

 5 and 1

 On the rise

 This tree grate on Locust is now officially a tripping hazard.

 So's this.

And this as well - on South 2nd.

 Streetlights on in the daytime

 No wonder the electric bill's so high.

 Despite the new lines, truckers still have a hard time negotiating the turn at 5th & Chestnut.

 See?

Anyway, fall has fallen.

 And the leaves have turned.

Some are quite beautiful.

 Some are an obstruction, like this pile on Maple Street that forces walkers further out onto the road along which there's no sidewalk.

 Here are more leaves on South 8th where the street is still being dug up. 

The town has so many leaves, it took three vehicles and five guys to clean them up on Friday, as shown in this submitted photo.

 Falling over

 Out on Grinnell Avenue

 Yep, it froze overnight.

 The borough has known about the issue for quite some time.

 Purportedly, there was a plan to fix the problem - which obviously did not come to fruition.

 At least the animal shelter is coming together.

 Veterans Day 
Never Forget.

 Back down at the river, these guys were practicing in the cold water Sunday morning, as the following photos show.




















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 Red clouds

 More warthogs - three this time. Usually they fly in pairs.

 Here's a closer shot of two of the three shown above.

 Signpost - no sign

 Backyard sprinkler - for those unexpected grill fires

 True

 Ferals - How many is it this time?

Men at work - one in the hole.



And right here seems like an appropriate place to post this:


14 comments:

  1. AFTER LOOKING AT ALL OF THESE PICTURES IT IS MY OPINION THAT THE MAYOR AND HIS IDIOTS DON'T CARE WHAT THIS BORO LOOKS LIKE.THEY SHOULD ALL HAND IN THEIR RESIGNATIONS AND LET THE PEOPLE GET NEW MEMBERS ON THE COUNCIL AND GET ALL NEW CODE OFFICERS. EVER SINCE LEO WAS MADE A MAYOR THIS TOWN HAN SUNK TO ITS LOWEST FORM, IT IS A SPINOFF OF THE SLUMS OF NEW YORK AND PHILLY AND OTHER STATES. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THE INSIDE OF THE COUNCIL MEMBERS AND LEOS HOUSE LOOKS LIKE. THESE PEOPLE ARE {PATHETIC}. DO YOUR JOBS CLEAN UP OUR BORO.

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    1. While I agree that there are problem areas that need to be cleaned up in Columbia, I think comparing it to NYC and Philly's problems is unconversant. This is a very small town run by a city council and mayor who really have no clue. It is important not to compare to other regions, but to band together as citizens with the same goal (To have a happy and healthy town) and get what you want.

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  2. Great Pictures as always, thanks.

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  3. Nothing will change until he next election and we need to get the right people in office. More people need to go to the meetings and complain maybe they might wake up with spending our money. It's like a puppet show they all agree on everything. John does question sometimes.

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  4. What went wrong that the brewery is not coming to town

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  5. We all know who wanted those grates around the trees hope know one falls over them and gets hurt and maybe we should have him fix them and also have him clean them all out

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    1. One of the tripping hazards are in front of his business, codes?

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  6. Why are we not getting the brewery

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  7. Why do any of you care? You complain about every business coming to town if they get grants or tax relief. So, maybe the started reading the blog and decided to abandon the effort!

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    1. Ummmmm.... probably because we pay the highest taxes in the county for this small borough of 10k residents. Where is OUR tax relief??? We as resident shouldn't be footing the bill so businesses can enjoy tax relief. You must be one of the 7 stupid council members.

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    2. Typical of your ilk to result to name calling when you simply don't understand how to rebuild a town, city etc. Educate yourself and calling anyone stupid makes you look stupid.

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  8. I want to thank the volunteers that perform river rescues. I hope I never need them but its nice to know they're there if needed.
    Two thoughts
    • Does the local rescue have maps and sites #'s for the islands?
    • Is there someone on the team that knows how to negotiate through the rocks from Columbia to islands in low water?

    Keep up the good work!

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  9. Unrelated comment but pertains to folks that do not subscribe to Lancaster on line or LNP. When this site connects to a story that you can't access, you can go to their (LNP'S) home page and if you right click on the article you wish to read and select "view in incognito window", you can read the article. I use Chrome, so this is what I'd recommend using as well.

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