Sunday, September 18, 2022

About Town - September 18, 2022

Recent photos of Columbia
(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.)

Bob Smith (right) and Bob Warfel hung Hometown Hero banners downtown over the last few days. Smith spearheaded the effort to get the project going, noting that actually hanging the banners was a sticking point, until Columbia Borough offered to help. "Thank God for the borough employees," Smith said. "That was a big part of the puzzle. It's been a long time coming."

35 banners are slated to be hung in the first install, with 50 more scheduled in two weeks and 50 more after that. Smith said there have been 145 to 150 banners ordered so far. The backstory is HERE.


Smoke & Chill at 4th & Cherry

Now with Krispy Krunchy Chicken.

Morning shadows

The historic Mifflin House on the 100 block of Walnut

Low level glory

Starling in moonlight

Ex-tree at the new apartments on the 100 block of Locust

Osprey hanging out . . .

and keeping an eye on a crow

Reeling one in

More evidence of a crumbling bridge

Monarchs at Columbia River Park

Turning his back on accountability?

Work continues at 551 Avenue H. This blighted property has been the proverbial thorn in the borough's side since at least 2015. The current plan is to rehab it, as announced at the July 12, 2022 Columbia Borough Council meeting.

Meanwhile, in York County

A utility van with a trailer spilled screws from 5th & Mill to Concord Avenue, causing multiple vehicles to get flat tires Thursday, according to the Columbia Borough Police Department Facebook page. Police seek information. Borough workers removed the screws.

The fence at the Wright Mansion is being repainted. The gray color is primer. According to a worker at the mansion, a new roof won't be installed until spring, because the roof tiles need to be handmade.


According to their website, "JeffSTAT is a medical transportation service owned and operated by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. We transport patients to any receiving hospital."

Bootleg Antiques

Datestone on one of Columbia's historic houses

Market House

Market House and town hall clock tower, with a bit of the clock showing through

There are a lot of these around town.

No radicalism, please. Columbia's a sleepy little town, and Columbians prefer it that way.

This gray cat just jumped out of the dumpster in Avenue I.

This, apparently, is his friend.

Clean it up.

A good day for fishing

Out among "the English"
[Submitted photos]

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