Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekend Wrap-up


New plantings at River Park.
Compare with HERE.

 Collapsed sidewalk is still collapsed.

 Getting to be that time.

 This was the site of the State Store in another time.
(400 block of Locust) 

 Town clock

 More racist stuff at Burning Bridge Antiques

 But they did have this cool Mustang.

 No matter your religion, this is just 
freakin' ghastly!
(200 block of Walnut)

 Stink bug traps in the making

One of the town's major problems 

 This is such an easy shot, but I couldn't resist. 
It's almost impossible to take a bad shot of this bridge.

 There's that confounded balloon again.


 Canada goose flying high

These puddles have been around for weeks 
and probably make ideal mosquito breeding ponds.

 River rescue training.
Gotta get me one of them funky 
hats with the camera on top.


These guys had trouble getting their
boat motor started.

At Glatfelter's . . .

 Lots of trash
I guess someone eventually cleans it up,
but why can't spectators simply place it 
in one of the more than 50 trash barrels 
(and one dumpster)?

No alcohol
Weren't they beer cans I saw in one 
of the pics above?

Living History in Mount Bethel Cemetery
Honoring Veterans


Anonymous said...

WOW !!!! awesome pictures...thanks so much. i wouldn't have seen any of this without you. thank you.

Cole said...

You're welcome.

amy said...

thanks for taking pictures around town. it's interesting to see what's going in this little town.

In the picture captioned "one of the town's major problems" -- what are those black things?

Cole said...

They are sensors that allow the Columbia Water Company meter reader (Harold Abel - or whoever is doing it now) to see how much water is being used at a given property. He simply hooks up a hand-held device to each sensor to get a readout of the water usage. I assume this information is stored within the device and then uploaded to a computer that eventually generates the monthly water bill. In the old days before these sensors were installed throughout the borough, the meter reader, in most cases, had to enter one's home and take the reading.

The fact that several sensors were installed at one property tells me there are apartments on that property. That in itself is not a problem, but the prevalence of rental properties in the borough is, since renters generally don't have the same vested interest in the property or the town that a homeowner does.

Anonymous said...

amen. and they (renters) generally have a lot of children who flood our schools BUT THEY pay NO taxes. landlord pays only a smidgeon of what each of us homeowners pay...
wonder why no one has been doing anyhting to the collapsed sidewalk - Penn Dot - state road on Lancaster Avenue ???

Cole said...

I agree with you about the renters.
In regard to the sidewalk: The wheels of progress sometimes turn slowly.

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