Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Columbia sewer plant may go green with $511,000 state loan - Local News - lancasteronline.com

Pennsylvania's Alternative and Clean Energy Program approved a loan request for the borough to purchase and install an anaerobic digester at the site of the wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from state Sen. Ryan P. Aument.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

What I saw recently

 "Behind the scenes" at the Columbia Plaza renovation

 Down by the tracks, four engines in a row

 On Garfield Road, Mount Joy. (Note the hand.)

Photo session at River Park

Feeding time at 8th & Locust

They're back!

Cedar waxwings took over the same tree as last time at Trinity House Apartments today. A drama unfolded as a flock of impudent starlings moved in and drove them out, but the waxwings rallied and returned, forcing out the starlings and reclaiming the tree . . . 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Be careful out there

This afternoon's snow has caused dangerous road conditions in the area.
 Route 30 at Hill Street overpass
(Photo by Phil Shirk)

Columbia Avenue and Oswego Drive
(Photo by Sharon Lintner) 

A partial list of traffic incidents as of 4:13 p.m.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The lights are back on

The street lights in front of the Third Street side of Burning Bridge Antiques are back on, thanks to Ron Miller, Jake, and the borough crew.

Men at work

Masons were stacking blocks at the Columbia Water Company today.

And these guys were doing something similar a few blocks up, near Third and Walnut.

Unattended open burning next to vehicles

This fire burned and smoldered unattended for at least three hours next to parked vehicles at the Catholic War Vets today. I thought the borough had an ordinance forbidding open burning.