Saturday, June 26, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up - June 26, 2021

Recent photos from around Columbia . . .

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Full moon in the morning

Meanwhile, back on earth - the curb at 5th & Chestnut is getting worse.

Lisa Simpson by Cassidy at Columbia River Park - 
Compare with last week's drawing HERE.

Morning song

A look as if to say, "Do you mind?"


Elegant Victoria Karr gowns at 350 Locust Street

Don't lean on either of these shoulders.

Here's another mayfly, right under a sticker for a white supremacist group.
Is there racism in Columbia?

Is there?

Triple cross

Dennis & Michelle were at Columbia River Park Friday morning.

There they are. Somewhere. In there.

Get yours here.
(It's illegal to set them off within borough limits, with exceptions.)

Chicken BAR-B-Q!

What's going on at the former Columbia Drive-In site?
(It was recently mowed.)

The Columbia Zoo is underway.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wednesday the 23rd in Scenic Columbia

The highway crew pressure washed mayflies off of the bridge lights today.

Here's one at Columbia River Park.

And here's the backstory.


This vehicle will be here again yesterday.

Sparrow and parasol

Mama and ducklings

New location . . .

Here on the 200 block of Locust

Some faces about town . . .

The 700 and 800 blocks of Walnut Street are looking good.
The work is projected to be done by the end of this week.

Magician Ran'D Shine in Locust Street Park - Wednesday, June 23


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Drivers urged to use caution as bridge goes dark in Columbia, millions of mayflies emerge

The bridge blackout is scheduled to begin tonight, and it could continue for weeks as mayflies complete their annual mating ritual in the skies above Veterans Memorial Bridge, which carries Route 462 over the Susquehanna River to link Lancaster and York counties.

That's according to Jake Graham, Columbia Borough's public works manager, who said the bugs' mating season kicked off sometime overnight. He said he knows because thousands of the dead flies were found beneath the bridge's lanterns this morning.

"The worst of it was on the Wrightsville side, which is typical," Graham said, adding that road crew workers used tools to remove them.


Bridge lights will be off until further notice due to mayflies


Agenda - Columbia Borough Council Meeting - June 22, 2021


Download the meeting packet HERE.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Monday the 21st in Scenic Columbia

Some photos from around Columbia . . . 

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The bridge inspectors were on our end this morning.

So, they might be "wrapping it up" soon.

A nearby gaggle of geese watched.

Guess who's back.

This yard sale sign has been down at the bridge plaza for at least a week. When the first commemorative bricks honoring veterans were installed there a few years ago, council said no signs would be permitted in this place of honor.

Good idea to avoid sun exposure.

You never know when you'll need a spare branch.

The fire company was dispatched to the 400 block of Locust this morning for a brush fire which turned out to be smoking mulch at the base of a parking meter post.

A little later, fire personnel responded to a report of a fire at an apartment on Bethel Street.


Paving was underway today on the 700 and 800 blocks of Walnut Street.


This vehicle might prove useful tonight.