Saturday, April 28, 2012


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Sunday, April 22, 2012

What I Saw - Sunday, April 22, 2012

 I've heard of a person being outstanding in 
his field, but "out standing" in the river?

 Accident on Wrights Ferry Bridge (eastbound) - 
Emergency units were called out at 9:45 a.m.

Flying high (or low?)

What I Saw - Saturday, April 21, 2012

 Mayor Lutz whacking weeds

Councilman Ford keeping in touch

Grilling at Geltz's

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

What I Saw - Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Joke post of the day . . .

Due to recent budget cuts, the Pennsylvania 
Department of Fluviology hired an unpaid minor 
to check water levels in the Susquehanna
to determine the effects of impending drought.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Borough Condemns Home - I Think

I recently came across a post on a WordPress blog about a row home in Columbia.  Although the article is dated April 13, 2012, it seems to refer to an incident that occurred last summer . . . (?)  Due to the halting prose, it's somewhat hard to follow.  The post could be a reporter's inchoate reference notes for a news article.
For what it's worth, here's the link:
Columbia Borough Condemns Flea-Infested Houston Street Home.

What I Saw Over the Weekend

 Lone Wolf #1 & #2

 Saturday must be a long day
(3 a.m.?)

 Another sign of the times

 Tulips at Holy Trinity Cemetery


 In the words of a Hakowie Indian:
"It is balloon!"

Saturday morning yard work at River Park . . .

 Councilwoman Mary Wickenheiser politely
directed two guys to the proper area 
for putting in canoes.

Several trees were cut down at Little's Beverage 
on Sunday morning, either for a projected 
expansion - or else someone just doesn't like trees. 

Despite all the announcements in local newspapers 
and on TV, radio, and the internet, a borough resident 
still didn't get the word about the open burning ban 
(or chose to ignore it) and built a medium-sized bonfire 
in his backyard.  I do believe our local police handled it.
(Apologies for the shaky camera work.)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What I Saw Recently

 Drums - solo

 Squiggly lines

 All in the family

Welcome to Columbia - Route 462 version

 Welcome to Columbia - Route 441 version 
Time for painting?

Margo at Trin's Beans
Ready to go 

 Happy 75th


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Year Ago Today

The Columbia Bowling Alley Fire.
Click HERE for a look back.

Speaking of Burning . . .

Open burning - apparently unattended - 
next to Laurel Hill Cemetery, on a 
moderately windy day (Good Friday).
The wooded area was filled with smoke 
above the sheets of dry leaves.

(Google Maps)
The blue rectangle shows the fire's location.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


 An odd juxtaposition of messages?

 These two chocolate-covered cake bunnies 
were hiding in my fridge since yesterday. 

But today, each was ritually beheaded and then 
eaten by me for my sins, which of late 
have been gluttony and sloth, among others.

More WGAL News 8 Sightings Around Town

On Thursday afternoon, Pete Muntean reported from in front of Hotel Locust, and then . . .

on Saturday . . .
 News 8 at Snyder's on 462
Right after I shot this, the News 8 cameraman 
got into position, and the guy partially 
obscured by the umbrella walked towards him 
with a handful of flowers, for an
obviously contrived video clip.
(Click on pic for larger view.)

and on Sunday . . . 

News 8's Julie Gargotta reported from 
Third and Poplar.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Shooting in Columbia - Police nab suspect

Frank Johnson Kellam

A domestic dispute led to a shooting near Second and Perry Streets in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  The suspect fired multiple shots into an SUV containing his girlfriend and his two children, and then fled.  No one was hurt.  Due to the coordination of Columbia Borough Police, US Marshals and PA State Police, the suspect was later apprehended in Lancaster City.
The suspect, who has been identified as Frank Johnson Kellam, was arraigned by District Judge Robert Herman and sent to Lancaster County Prison.  Bail has been set at $100,000.
For more on this story, go HERE.

WGAL's Pete Muntean reports on the story across from Columbia Borough Police headquarters Thursday afternoon . . .

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What I Saw Today - April 3, 2012

Two guys "collecting" rocks from River Park . . . 

Work continued on the streetlight project
on Locust Street . . .
 Some watched.

 Others worked. 

Water was being tested in the 
vicinity of River Park . . . 

Fourth Fridays is moving uptown.

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