Sunday, October 31, 2021

Bob Mimnall hosts his House of Horrors on Ridge Avenue

Bob Mimnall (right) and his grandson Josh Lightcap stand in front of the House of Horrors at 750 Ridge Avenue Sunday afternoon. Bob has hosted the event for about 15 years.

Words cannot fully express the horror, so here are some pics and videos instead:

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Midweek Update - October 27, 2021

Recent photos of Columbia

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Painters were adding lines at the Makle Park basketball court today.

The court was paved recently.

The whole project was financed by professional basketball player Todd O'Brien, according to one of the painters.

Nice job

A firetruck from the Rohrerstown Fire Company was parked at the former Shawnee Fire Company today.

There it is.

Call this service for all your horseshoeing and trimming needs.
(Did a horse kick the license plate?)

The lions on South 2nd . . .

In time for Halloween

There's an old saying: "Be careful what you wish for, because you might get it."

Today was the last day that the Columbia Market House will be open on Wednesdays, as discussed at last night's borough council meeting.

Sale of the former Visitors Center is now pending, it was announced at last night's borough council meeting. Columbia Borough discussed buying it, but someone may have gotten there first.

Progress continues at the Eberly Myers apartment building project, which is going ever onward and ever upward.


And finally, there's a doggie in the window.
(Cooper's Comics)

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Weekend Wrap-Up - October 24, 2021

Recent photos of Columbia

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Hail to the red, white, blue, black, and green.

And to continue with the patriotic theme, here are amber waves of...something, at the former McGinness airport that Columbia Borough purchased recently. Evidently, this will be the last year for crops if the big-spending Republicans on council have their way. There's going to be spending on infrastructure: roads, sewer and water lines, electrical lines, and so on.

Here are some measurements being taken at the Von Hess building on Bank Avenue . . .

Still more work at the District Administration Center project

This job seems to be taking a while. Oh well, up, up, and away!

Should this driver have plugged two meters?

Not specific enough 

The canoe folks were back again this week. Last week, they took local students on a river journey.

What's this - a firewalker?

No, that's just how you seal a patch, right?

New solar panels and an extra camera at the Bank Avenue parking lot

The former Union Community Bank at 921 Lancaster Avenue is going to be demolished soon to make way for a Majik Appliance store. The issue will be discussed at this Tuesday's Columbia Borough Council meeting. It's Item 11.d. on the agenda: "Consider demolition application for Jerome Lee Properties and Majik Appliance rental store located at 921 Lancaster Avenue."


The Eberly Myers apartment building project is still going strong.

You could say, it's really going onward and upward.

Here's a gathering of musicians at Columbia Presbyterian - 
Looks like Bob Noble on guitar.

Halloween is just around the corner - up on the 600 block of Walnut, in fact.

Sign down! 
No matter, the mighty Susquehanna demolished that project a few months ago.

Raindrops and red lights

One of them is home to this wasp nest.

Blue lane. 
If the big-spending Republicans on council get their way, the borough sheds will be moved to the borough farm farther up this road. Borough vehicles will then need to negotiate this narrow road (even in the winter), which looks a bit like something out of Sleepy Hollow.

Here are a few photos of the mechanism in the clock tower at the Watch & Clock Museum 
(5th & Poplar)

And last but not least - autumn clouds