Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What I Saw Today (June 30, 2010)

Columbia Borough Council

A lot of info HERE about the latest borough council meeting, as well as other goings on in Columbia.

Columbia's Trains - Video and Info

CLICK HERE for a streaming video, pics, and info on Columbia's trains.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What I Saw Today (June 29, 2010)

This new sign at the entrance to Columbia River Park was installed just this morning by Horst Excavating.

It's getting to be that time again.


Pedestrian parade


Git'n' 'er done


Even our young folks know to keep a dog on a leash.

Enjoying the weather

Young family

Is there any doubt we need that bypass to keep the truck traffic out of the middle of town?

Monday, June 28, 2010

What I Saw Today (June 28, 2010)

Even the fire truck needs help sometimes.

Road work on Second Street between Poplar and Maple

Hangin' out

What I Saw . . . Yesterday (June 27, 2010)

This must be some sort of Columbia tradition. I see dangling shoes a lot around town.

This building on the 300 block of Locust Street used to be the Columbia National Bank in a former time. There are pics and info about this at the Columbia Historical Preservation Society on Second Street.

The Foresters (Locust Street at Second)

Mooring the boat

Another "leashless" dog at Columbia River Park. This fellow was friendly enough, maybe too friendly - he almost knocked over the tripod and camera of a photographer who had set up along the shore.

Trash from the islands. I see it being dropped off here at the River Park quite a bit. Not to be a party pooper, but does the Columbia taxpayer pick up the tab for this? Just wondering. Does anyone know?

This little guy kept wading into the water with his cowboy boots on. He'd get out, empty his boots, and go back in. Not a bad idea, considering the heat and humidity yesterday.

Barry Ford first published an article about vandalism to one of the trees along the highway. (Click HERE for the story.)
Apparently, this is another tree, next to the first one, that was cut in the 800 block of Lancaster Avenue, in front of Mountville Motors. I'm wondering why anyone would do this. Surely not for the wood. And they can't replant a sawed-off tree, so what's the point?

The Underground Railroad


Sunday, June 27, 2010

The ORIGINAL Burning of the Bridge - A Firsthand Account from 147 Years Ago

Click HERE for pics and information about the ORIGINAL burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge on June 28, 1863. John Quincy Denney and several others were ordered to burn the bridge to thwart the Confederate advance from the Wrightsville side. The Columbia Historical Preservation Society recently obtained a letter written by Denney describing the bridge burning.

A Lot of Columbia, PA Videos


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

First National Bank Museum - Video

An informative video HERE on Columbia's First National Bank Museum:

What I Saw Today (June 25, 2010) Part 1

Work detail

A good job of covering that nasty graffiti.

No swimming? Since when? The sign should say "No drowning" instead.

Skid row

See-through sign

Sidewalk graffiti

The president is missing.

Honest Abe, that is.

Go HERE and scroll down for the story on this.
By the way, these large ceramic tiles are on sale for $25 from the Columbia Historic Preservation Society. Only 500 were made. Each one is numbered.


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