Saturday, June 19, 2010

Final group of car show pics

Car Show pictures

More car ahow pictures

Cruisin Columbia was a success

More than 400 cars of various makes, models and years lined the streets of downtown Columbia today for the Sixth annual Cruisin Columbia Car Show. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Columbia K-9 program, the Columbia Food Bank and Hospice of Mount Joy.

Man pulled from Susquehanna after jumping

An elderly man, pictured in the boat with officers from the Columbia Police Department was pulled from the Susquehanna River this morning after jumping off the Route 30 Bridge around 11:44 a.m.
The man was found knee deep in the water.
Police investigating were  Columbia and West Hempfield Township.
Rescue crews from the Columbia No. 1, Susquehanna Fire Company, West Hempfield Township, Highville, Washington Boro and Bainbridge were in the scene.
At the time of the incident, the River Park was estremely active.
No other information is presently available. There were also reports of a rescue along the Susquehanna between Wrightsville and Long Level this morning where reportedly a vehicle was pulled from the river.

Another new business has surfaced

It was the former Keystone Fire Company and in the last month or so made news under the name of the Mighty Dog Fun Center in the first block of North Fourth Street when a young Lancaster man was gunned down and killed during a weekend shooting.
Because of the incident, the center was closed by law enforcement, but today, it appears to have re-opened under another name. Its still being rented by the same individuals that had the building when the shooting happened and during the car show, one of the individuals, Carter Shultz was seen sitting out in front of the building. A dance might be one of the future events planned for the facility.

Tree is cut

Columbia Borough Police and the Columbia Shade Tree Commission are investigating an incident in the 800 block of Lancaster Avenue where a tree was cut off in front of the Mountville Motors property sometime over night.
Anyone wuth any information about the incident is asked to contact police at 684-7735.

One for the Sweeth Tooth

The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce held its first annual Cupcake Contest in Locust Street Park during the Cruisin Columbia Car Show today.

More on the new market rumor

While at the successful Cruisin' Columbia Car Show, COLUMBIA TALK got to speak to people about the rumor of a new market opening at the former Sprint building at Third and Walnut streets.
Yes, David Doolittle and another investor, Marco Sardi, who is involved in selling some of Doolittle's properties, have expressed interest i n opening a market in the former office building. A borough official said those plans may have been toned down a little, but one can neveer be sure when Doolittle is involved.
Others said the rumor has been making the rounds for weeks and there might be code issues and licensing issues at the Sprint building.
On another note, there was also an open house held at the future site of the Timeless Inn at Fourth and Loucst streets, showcasing the apartments that are for rent on a shot term basis. There are still plans for a hotel at the site, which does have parking.
Here's another site that will be available at the end of the month across the street when the M&T Bank shuts its doors at the end of the month, which will be vacant.

Another Fourth Friday is upcoming

Fourth Friday will take place once more on Friday June 25 from 5-9 p.m,. with after hour Jazz available at Perfect Settings.
This will be the ninth installment of this event and the response has been growing steadily each month. Not only is Fourth Fridays in Columbia bringing patrons to Columbia, it is also bringing artists to town to see what our galleries have to offer.
For more information:: or call (717) 405-0604
The Participating Venues:
Garth Gallery, 22 S. Second St.
Jonal Gallery,  653 Locust St.
Modest Gallery,  427 Locust St.
Burning Bridge Antiques Market,  304 Walnut St.
Global Time Wizard, 515 Locust St.
Ladybug Keepers, 477 Locust St.
Menagerie, 301 Locust St.
Rivertowne Antique Center, 125 Bank St.
Perfect Settings, 200 Locust St.
Bully's Restaurant & Pub, ‎ 647 Union St.
The Restaurant at Hinkle's Pharmacy, 261 Locust St.
Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen, 50 Lancaster Ave.
Union Station Grill, 173 South Fourth St.
Breaking news search of river underway for an apparent jumper
Have just gotten in town. Streets are already filled with cars with more arriving.