Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Recent photos of Columbia
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The Columbia Market House has a new full-time manager after council members voted to hire local resident Chris Vera to reimagine the space.
Vera, who directs The Columbia Historical Preservation Society, started work July 1 and will earn $79,803 in salary and benefits annually. He told council members that he plans to attract visitors to the building, built in 1869, by adding the borough's historical highlights in interpretive panels on market house walls. He also wants to rent out the now-vacant Gypsy Kitchen restaurant space as a community kitchen fir area businesses.
When asked if they had a secret to staying married, they both said it requires work.
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Downtown shoppers will continue to pay for Saturday parking after council members voted 6-1 against a motion that would have made parking that day permanently free. Sharon Lintner was the only council member who voted for the idea.
The Columbia Merchants Association recently asked council to waive parking fees on Saturdays to encourage more people to shop downtown and prevent the borough from getting a bad reputation from visitors who get parking tickets. The group said shoppers, who sometimes fail to see the parking meter screen showing how much time is left, get tickets and then complain that they will never visit Columbia again.
Friday, July 1, 2022
We've all seen the iconic Lady Liberty statue on the Susquehanna River. Did you know she has been there for 36 years now! On July 1, 1986, a group of self-described “knuckleheads” decided to sneak to the middle of the river and raise a statue in honor of the 100th anniversary of the original grand lady, the Statue of Liberty. Click the link to read the full story.
Smith is spearheading a committee of volunteers who are working to implement the plans. The committee held its first meeting on June 23rd at the VFW. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 5th. Plans for the program are progressing well and further information will be posted as it becomes available.
On June 28th, council voted unanimously to allow "Hometown Hero" banners to be placed in the public right-of-way by borough staff.
Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022
Kelvin Javier Velez and Myrna Luz Rios Hernandez conveyed 448 Chestnut St. to Rafael A Gomez Santiago for $192,500.
Justin T. McLaughlin, Alexa H. McLaughlin and Alexa H. Uras conveyed 202 Poplar St. to Duane M. Reese and Christina L. Reese for $221,000.
Robert K. Emel and Michelle B. Emel conveyed property on Chestnut Street to Deborah Forsythe for $346,000.
Valerie R. Foehlinger conveyed 315 N. Fifth St. to Jeffery J. Seibert for $15,000.
Kenneth W. Kramer Jr. and Becky Paules Kramer conveyed 265 N. Seventh St. to Janmichael P. Kramer for $80,000.
James M. Preston, Mary Elaine Haldeman and Christine M. Hostler conveyed 1014 Walnut St. to Breahna N. Booth and Brandy R. Whited for $185,000.
Alfonso Hernandez conveyed 1261 Ridge Ave. to Samuel Jacob Noto and Diane Moser Noto for $280,000.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Gerald Allen Craig Jr. and Gerald A. Craig conveyed 1283 Staman Lane to Wesley Funk for $137,000.
Elizabeth L. Wood conveyed property on Cloverton Drive to Dallin Poulson and Abby Garmendia for $175,900.
Kevin Shaffer and Julie Shaffer conveyed property on Locust Street to In Dust Homes LLC for $238,000.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Cats, Clydesdales, Diversion, etc.
Recent photos of Columbia (and elsewhere)
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Cats . . .