Sunday, May 1, 2022

About Town - May 1, 2022

Recent photos of Columbia

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Today's early morning fire left four structures condemned: 519, 521, 523, and 525 Locust Street. 521 fell victim to a previous fire on May 2, 2019. Firefighters were on scene during the overnight hours.


At the 30th Annual Arbor Day Celebration at Janson's Park:
Rick Hartlieb of the DCNR Bureau of Forestry and Amy Evans, chair of the Columbia Borough Shade Tree Commission displayed a banner commemorating Columbia's 30th year as a Tree City USA.

A tree was planted in memory of Ed Wickenheiser.

Morgan Bigler recited Joyce Kilmer's poem, "Trees"

Bill Kloidt presented an award to Dr. Claire Storm.

Vet 21 - Color Guard

Smokey looked plum tuckered out.

Jack Gamby presented awards.

Council President Heather Zink spoke on the importance of trees.


What looks like a fire truck inside a building is really just a reflection in the window of the former Prudhommes at 5th & Cherry.

More construction at Living Stones, Front & Locust

This statue of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva features a small seated Buddha in the headdress.

And there he is. The statue is at the Buddhist Temple, 2nd & Cherry.

Much like a full-body tattoo, graffiti covers the entire side of this passing boxcar.

This debris is beginning to look like cirrhosis of the river.

Tulips on Chestnut

Here's one way to post the message.

Here's another.

Plaque at the former Shannon Armory on the 200 block of Walnut

Upcoming events

Crumbling infrastructure
(The Veterans Memorial Bridge)

Rehabilitation is supposed to start next year.

Farm vehicles on Bridge Street

Even monks like yard sales.

Showing support for Ukraine

Albatwitch sighting

Majik is shaping up.

Parking for Right Coast Studio


The Columbia Historic Preservation Society in partnership with Columbia Borough has acquired the stewardship of this historic landmark, with the intent to preserve and promote those forgotten folks who played such a significant role in shaping the history of Columbia. Long term plans for this site include, turning it into a memorial park so future generations may come here to ponder and understand the great sacrifices made by those brave souls resting here.
[Zion Hill Cemetery Facebook page]


Council voted 4-3 last week to support a PSAB resolution supporting the legalization of cannabis.

The shop shown below is opening May 2.

Here it is, on the 400 block of Locust

Kindred Collections, also on the 400 block of Locust