Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Midweek Update - Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Recent photos of Columbia 

Amish on the roof

New sign at the DAC

There it is on the right.

New lettering, too.

There it is, above the doorway.


Work is still proceeding on the apartment building at the bottom of Locust Street.
Some developers really know how to get their construction projects off the ground.

But in the process, someone removed one of the streetlights.

And on the lamppost is a borough sign that got mangled.

Here's the wiring that was connected to the streetlight.

In the process of removing the streetlight, someone "knocked out" electricity to other lights on the block, according to a resident who witnessed the event a few weeks ago. The resident then contacted PPL. The non-functioning lampposts are now marked with yellow tape until the problem is addressed. The photo above shows one such lamppost, with a fuse attached under the tape.

Out at the Columbia Plaza, work was still being done at the new ATM station.

Across the street at the former Union Community Bank building (921 Lancaster Avenue), 
this guy was taking photos of the blank sign there. A Majik appliance store has been proposed for the site, as Columbia Spy reported HERE.

There was a time when people didn't fly flags with the F-word on the back of pickup trucks.

At 5th & Cherry: There's something in that window.

Here's a minion on South 4th.

Cooper's Comics on the 400 block of Locust Street is moving next door.

He did WHAT?

And finally - This here's bear country.

No Bridge Bust this year - and there's more to the story

COLUMBIA, Pa. (WHTM) — There’s a lot to the story, but let’s begin with the end.

“Bridge Bust is canceled,” Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce President Jeanne Cooper said Tuesday. “It is not taking place this year.”


National Coffee Day 2021: Get free coffee at Starbucks, Dunkin’, Panera, Krispy Kreme Wednesday

Where to get free coffee on National Coffee Day 2021? Starbucks, Panera and Krispy Kreme have freebies while Dunkin' and McDonald's have deals. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Another position opening at the Columbia Public Library

The Columbia Public Library has another open position - with hours increasing January 1st! Current hours are: Monday: 5-8 PM, Wednesday: 6-8 PM, 1 or 2 Saturdays per month. Substitute opportunities available. Hours will increase January 1. Interested? Stop by the library and drop off a resume or cover letter. Applications are also available at the library.

Monday, September 27, 2021


Jay F. Rhoads and Lindsay R. Rhoads conveyed 111 N. Eleventh St. to Jay F. Rhoads for $1.

Jay F. Rhoads and Lindsay R. Rhoads conveyed property on Locust Street to Jay F. Rhoads for $1.

The estate of Cynthia Irene Mahan conveyed 306 Perry St. to Integrity First Home Buyers LLC for $75,000.

Redevelopment Authority County Lancaster conveyed 121 N. Fifth St. to Stonecrest Builders LLC for $7,000.

The estate of Glenn R. Reese Sr. conveyed property on a public road to Columbia Borough for $140,000.

The estate of Gregory S. Vera and Scott D. Benedict conveyed property on a public road to Carol A. Vera and Scott D. Benedict for $1.

John E. Grunden III and Cheryl A. Grunden conveyed property on Locust Street to Chickies Rock Lodge 307 Loyal Order of Moose for $21,900.

Lancaster County Delinquent Tax Report for September 2021


Download the September 2021 Delinquent Tax Report HERE.

(Amounts are NOT certified. Total due is subject to change. Interest
accrues monthly on the first day of a new month.)

Agenda - Columbia Borough Council Meeting - September 28, 2021


Download the meeting packet HERE.

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up - Sunday, September 26, 2021

Recent photos of Columbia 

Todd Stahl, president and lead instructor of Whitecap Water Rescue Training LLC, led a training session with the Reading Fire Department at Columbia River Park on Friday morning.
(See more photos of the session at the end of this post.)

Here's the statue of Hope at Mount Bethel Cemetery on a foggy morning.

Lanternflies are everywhere, even on this angel's head.

Here's a bird keeping an eye on a lanternfly sitting below it.

Cross in the morning

Here's an overhead rainbow (also called a parhelion). If you look closely, you can see a jet within it.

Two intrepid boaters headed out.

But one started hanging off the back.

Riding a wheelie on the bridge

Love in a pizza shop


Burgers for everyone!

School buses in the CHS lot

FedEx again

Ready for Halloween

Searching for what was lost

Wishful thinking

Here are several photos of the work being done at the bottom of Locust.
An apartment building is being built.
(At least one construction project is getting off the ground.)


And along Front Street, the ongoing pipeline project (here and below).


The river was high again this week after even more heavy rains.

Roll Tide!

It's foggy downtown. It's never clear what's going on down there.

After the celebration.

Here are photos of the training session at River Park on Friday:

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