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  • RS Library Holds Wellness Fair

    Emily Loose, Herald Correspondent|May 23, 2024

    One of the best ways to ensure a long life is to have adequate healthcare, so knowing where to look in times of trouble can prove useful. To make this possible, Roaring Spring Community Library worked with The Primary Health Network and held a Health and Wellness Fair Tuesday, May 14. Involving over one dozen different organizations, the event allowed locals to come and learn about many of the resources available to them. PHM offers clinics throughout the state, with two in Altoona. “Not e...

  • Conemaugh Nason: Organ Donation 'Gives Hope to So Many'

    EMILY LOOSE, Correspondent|Apr 11, 2024

    Becoming an organ donor takes little time and can save more than one life in the process. April is the National Donate for Life Month and to celebrate, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center held a flag-raising ceremony Tuesday, April 2, in connection to the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE). The hospital has been supporting the cause since 2016, though CORE was founded in 2006. Since its inception, over 50,000 flags have been raised across the United States. “Today, Nason is one of the t...

  • Northern Bedford High School's 'Matilda' Show Wows Audience

    EMILY LOOSE, Correspondent|Mar 28, 2024

    A local school production showed that talent can come from any walk of life, no matter age or region. Northern Bedford County High School put on Matilda as the 2024 musical, featuring over 50 students and many special effects to big crowds every night. The show ran from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17, with the final date being an afternoon performance. This was so that more people had the opportunity to come and watch. The students made the stage come alive using the original West End script and music. To keep things moving, a...

  • 'Tails Wagging' on Rescued Bedford County Dogs

    EMILY LOOSE, Correspondent|Mar 7, 2024

    After helping rescue more than 90 dogs at the start of the year, the Bedford County Humane Society has good news, including adoptions and clean bills of health. During New Year’s Eve, the Pennsylvania State Police alerted the humane society about the dogs. Shelter manager Kathy Ramsey said the way they found them was horrifying. “You could tell they were neglected,” she said. “They were matted, their skin was so bad. It was all heartbreaking.” Because the shelter does not have a lot of space, ho...

  • Northern Bedford Students to Offer 'Matilda'

    EMILY LOOSE, Correspondent|Mar 7, 2024

    Students from a local school district are set to wow audiences with an updated version of a children’s classic story. Northern Bedford County High School will be putting on a production of Matilda from Thursday, March 14 through Sunday, March 17 as this year’s musical. According to musical director Brett Keith, he chose this particular musical due to its popularity with the students. “Last year, a film adaptation of it was put onto Netflix,” he said. “Because of the feedback I saw from the...

  • Easter for Eli Marks 10 Years of Battling Cancer with Easter Baskets

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Feb 15, 2024

    A local organization continues its mission to provide joy to children battling cancer across the United States. For its 10th non-consecutive year, Easter for Eli is asking that the community create Easter baskets and leave them at one of the many drop-off locations in the Cove by Friday, March 8. “It’s the same old song and dance as previous years,” said Martin Garrett, the founder and organizer. “But we are in a time crunch because of when Easter falls this year.” Easter for Eli was created i...

  • C-K Backpack Program Fights Student Hunger

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Feb 15, 2024

    In order to perform well in school, children need to be fed, and a local group is guaranteeing that with a unique fundraiser. To continue its goal of lowering student hunger, the Claysburg Backpack Program hosted its first Soup-er Bowl. Through the date of Super Bowl LVIII, the program had four drop-off locations- Dollar General stores in Claysburg, Claysburg Public Library, and the former Cat’s Meow at 595 Bedford St. “I’ve been checking each site as often as I can, and I’ve noticed a lot of donations,” said Terri Lingenfelter, one of the Ba...

  • Patton-Area Commercial Printer to Take Over Services in Martinsburg

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jan 4, 2024

    Although the doors to one local printing business close, another company is available to take over their services at the start of the new year. AAA Color Card Company, a prominent printing shop in Martinsburg, has closed as of Dec. 31, with Com=Print taking over business practices. The change is due to AAA owner Sally Wright’s decision to retire from the business after nearly 40 years. She started working at AAA in 1985 and bought it 11 years later from her father and brother. Com-Print, currently run by Ray and Patti Keith, has been a l...

  • Mt. Pleasant Joins Thousands of Cemeteries in Wreaths Across America

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Dec 21, 2023

    Local veterans were remembered for their sacrifices by becoming part of a national tradition. Mount Pleasant Cemetery joined over 4,000 other cemeteries honoring veterans with a Wreaths Across America celebration Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon. This was the cemetery's first year holding an event. Wreaths Across America is a nonprofit organization that honors active military and veterans by placing wreaths in cemeteries during the holidays. Since its inception in 2007, the group has now expanded to...

  • Nason Auxiliary Holds Live Nativity to Reach Out to the Community

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Dec 7, 2023

    With Christmas on its way, local volunteers are looking for new ways to spread cheer and raise money for the community. As a way to start the holiday season, the Nason Hospital Auxiliary held a live Nativity scene at the gazebo in front of the Conemaugh Nason Medical Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. This was the first year that the group had done such an event, but members showed their approval of doing it again in the future. "We are really excited about this and hope to get a lot of...

  • First Official Lighting Held for Over's Woodbury Christmas Tree

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Nov 22, 2023

    A community's annual tree lighting was made even bigger thanks to the ambition of one woman. Woodbury residents were welcomed to bring in the holidays with a night of fun held at the Woodbury Area Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. The night ended by lighting up the pine tree in John Over's yard across the street. Over is now 97 years old and his tree has been the source of this tradition for decades, but there was never a big event surrounding it. In the past, local...

  • Down on the Farm Shows the Horticulture Side of the Ag Industry

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Oct 26, 2023

    To teach locals that farming is more than just livestock, an annual county event looked at farming in a horticultural aspect. As a twist on its annual "Down on the Farm" event, Blair County Chamber of Commerce's Farm-City Committee chose Piney Creek Greenhouse to be this year's destination. The public was invited to stop by Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m. to eat, participate in activities, and shop around. The Farm-City Committee chooses the areas for the event each year based on having connec...

  • 'Cove's Got Talent' Continues to Grow After Four Years

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Oct 19, 2023

    An annual talent show enables the community to show what makes them unique while raising money for a local foundation. For the fourth year in a row, Cove's Got Talent took place Saturday, Aug. 19, during Party in the Park. The event was held as a way to raise money for Cove Cause for Cancer and has become a popular event for participants and viewers alike. The fundraiser is dedicated to helping cancer patients and their families pay for medical and travel expenses. Tim Guyer has been in charge...

  • History of the Cove Is Shown Through Local's Book About Iron Furnaces

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Aug 31, 2023

    A local man will help provide a close look at the rich history of the Cove with his writings. Byron Smail will publish a book about the nine different iron furnaces throughout the Cove. Entitled "The Iron Furnaces of the Cove!" and over 100 pages long, it details all of the ones that were located in Martinsburg, McKee, Roaring Spring, and Williamsburg. The book includes information about how the furnaces were used, the communities surrounding them, and what the areas they were located in are...

  • Area-Based Author Debuts Newest Book to Much Fanfare

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 20, 2023

    A local author was able to get to know her readers while showing off some of her latest work. To celebrate the release of her latest book, "The Summer We Fell in Love," Trisha Ridinger McKee stopped by the Roaring Spring Library to meet readers, sign books, and answer questions Monday, July 10. Originally from Tipton, she now lives in Roaring Spring and was both excited and nervous about coming to the library. "I've come here before because of my books, but I wasn't sure what I was going to say...

  • Despite Dairy Industry's Problems, Annual Event Continues to Flourish in Williamsburg

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 20, 2023

    A farm's tradition of showing off the importance of the dairy industry continued with lots of education, activities, and sweet treats. Mill Hill Farms, LLC, run by the Biddle Family held Sundae Funday for the fifth year in a row Sunday, July 16, starting at 5 p.m., allowing guests to find out more about dairy in Pennsylvania while touring the farm and seeing their different animals. Amanda Biddle, who married into the family and curated the event, was relieved by the sunny and warm weather....

  • Stock's Cruise-In Acts as a Blast From the Past for Car Enthusiasts

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jun 29, 2023

    Residents had the chance to eat ice cream, listen to music, and look at cars over the weekend, thanks to a summer tradition. Stock's Dairy Delight held its annual Cruise-In Saturday, June 24, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m., which allowed locals and participants from far away to show off their favorite vehicles to attendees. A few dozen cars were brought throughout the event, ranging in decades, color, and models. Unlike other similar car shows, the cruise-in was not a competition, meaning anyone was...

  • Family Is Blessed to Have Multiple Generations Help With Dairy Farm and Ice Cream Stand

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jun 22, 2023

    A local and beloved ice cream stand continues to operate with three generations of the family running it together. Stock's Dairy Delight in Martinsburg has been sharing soft-serve ice cream and other treats with the community and beyond since May 2000. Unlike many other comparative businesses, the stand is family-owned and continues to operate as such. Pam Stock and her daughter Tracey Dodson were the ones to establish the stand. Pam said the idea to start the business came due to rising...

  • Martinsburg Community Library Continues to Stand Tall After 75 Years; Patrons Join Celebrations

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|May 11, 2023

    A beloved Martinsburg establishment celebrated a milestone by showing its appreciation to the community that has kept it in business for decades. For its 75th anniversary, the Martinsburg Community Library held an event full of games, art projects, and snacks on Saturday, April 29, 2022. Both children and their parents could come by from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to join in on the fun. "We already had around 30 people in the first hour," said Library Director Danette Feathers. Feathers has been with...

  • Easter for Eli Sends Over 5k Baskets to Hospitals Across the Nation for 9th Year

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Apr 27, 2023

    A father continues to honor his son's legacy by spreading Easter cheer to children with cancer across the country. Easter for Eli was founded as a way to boost morale for children that were suffering from cancer in the name of Eli Garrett, a boy from Roaring Spring who battled cancer for two years before passing away in May of 2009. This year was the organization's 9th non-consecutive year. They asked Spring Cove residents to make baskets and drop them off at a variety of centers across the...

  • Claysburg Bed and Breakfast Showcases Uniqueness of the Are

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Feb 2, 2023

    Even though it has not been open an entire year, a local bed and breakfast has seen plenty of bookings that span into 2024. Since opening in October 2022, Das Gasthaus, the Inn of Claysburg, has seen travelers from close to home and around the globe. Built in the mid-1800s, the bed and breakfast offers a place of comfort and exciting history. Angie and Bryan Yasulitis have spent many of their own travels in bed and breakfasts. As their three sons grew and began moving out, the idea of opening...

  • Auxiliary Still Helps Nason Hospital Patients 122 Years Later

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Nov 17, 2022

    Even after 122 years, a hospital's volunteer program remains strong in helping patients, staff and the community. Formed in 1900 as the Ladies' Home Association (LHA), Nason Auxiliary has seen Nason Hospital through many changes and helped raise money for many of its needs. Current vice president Heidi Kreider said that Nason Auxiliary was one of the few hospital auxiliaries left in the state of Pennsylvania due to a lack of interest. "Not many people were willing to volunteer or take on a...

  • SC Trunk-or-Treat Celebrates Joy of Reading

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Nov 3, 2022

    Candy and education intertwined during a Spring Cove District Halloween event. Martinsburg Elementary School hosted its third annual Trunk-or-Treat event Tuesday, Oct. 25. Hundreds of children dressed up and gathered with their parents to receive candy from teachers, high school students and first responders. Trunk-or-Treat was put together by the reading specialists of Martinsburg and Spring Cove Elementary as part of their Title I parent events. Almost everyone involved based their trunk on a...

  • Farm Specializing in Maple Syrup Featured at Blair Chamber Event

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Oct 13, 2022

    There is a lot to learn about the agriculture industry in Blair County, and one annual event helps community members understand it better. Hundreds gathered at Highland Meadows, LLC to partake in Down on the Farm Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5 until 7 p.m. Those who came had the chance to eat, have fun, and try out some maple syrup. The event was put together by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce's Farm-City Committee as a way for people of all backgrounds to become more informed about the inner...

  • Party in the Park Returned to the Cove Bigger than Ever

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Aug 25, 2022

    Giving back to those in need in the community can include food, games, and an overall good time with others. The third annual Party at the Park took place Saturday, Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. in Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. The event was put together by the local group Cove Cause for Cancer. Since 2018, Cove Cause for Cancer (CCC) has been raising money for cancer patients within the Spring Cove area. Founder Travis Russell said it was important to keep money local because he saw...

  • Lions, Local Churches Create Free Events At Spring Dam for the Community

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Aug 11, 2022

    The community of Roaring Spring was brought together for a weekend filled with fun, food and worship. To start the weekend, The Roaring Spring Lions held a picnic at Spring Dam Saturday, Aug. 6, Then, Sunday, Aug. 7, the Lions held a free pancake breakfast for the community to attend. President of the Lions Travis Wagner said the Lions have been doing similar events for over 40 years. It is always held the first week of August "We used to do it with the Roaring Spring Liberty Days, but they are...

  • Central Senior Helping to Lead Third Cove's Got Talent

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Aug 11, 2022

    Talented folks of the Cove have the chance to show off their unique abilities, thanks to one student's senior project. Rebekah Disney, an upcoming senior at Central High School, decided to take the lead role in putting together the Cove's Got Talent program that will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Morrison's Cove Memorial Park banquet hall. This will be the third Cove's Got Talent program. Disney helped with the show that took place last year. The money raised goes to Cove...

  • Mill Hill Farms Holds Another Year of Sundae Funday Excitement

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 21, 2022

    Rainy weather could not keep Williamsburg residents from enjoying a day of dairy education and free ice cream. Mill Hill Farms, LLC held its fourth annual Sundae Funday July 17 from 5 until 8 p.m. The event is the farm's way to celebrate the dairy industry with the Williamsburg community. Amanda Biddle, one of the owners of Mill Hill, said that each year seems to grow in popularity. Even with the rain, the turnout was large. "I'm a little bummed by the weather, but it is not deterring anyone...

  • CHS Class of 2022 Remembered for Grit, Game and Greatness

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jun 16, 2022

    Central High School wished the Class of 2022 good luck as 149 seniors graduated June 2. Taking place at the Spring Cove Varsity Football Field, family and friends gathered to commemorate the achievements the seniors have completed over their time with the Spring Cove School District. When describing the class, Principal Stephanie Thompson used three words: "Grit, game and greatness." "All of these students transpired in the world over the past few years," she said. "Even when times were tough,...

  • Martinsburg Native Named Blair County Dairy Princess

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|May 26, 2022

    A new Dairy Princess was named for Blair County, continuing on a family legacy. The Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant took place Saturday, May 21, at the Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) Church, where two contestants provided skits and speeches about the dairy industry in Pennsylvania. Prior to the event, a dinner was held and catered by Twila Bigelow. Her daughter Kristy has helped with all of the recent promotions and is also a former Dairy Princess. The event was emceed by Yvonne Longene...

  • Healthy Lifestyle Resolutions Can Lead to Healthier Sense of the Mind; Fulfill Fitness Goals in the Cove

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jan 13, 2022

    Improving one’s physical fitness can lead to a healthier mind and understanding of self, as well. For some, the new year comes with new habits in the form of resolutions. A popular resolution is getting into shape or trying a new activity. Though many believe that people only stick with this goal short term, there are many who have continued to add fitness into their lives. Robin Brantner of Williamsburg belongs to a few activity groups, including the Crossroads Spin Group for five years and one year with Mission Rise. For her, exercise is m...

  • Library's Tree Lets Patrons Buy Books To Donate

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Dec 9, 2021

    Patrons have the chance to choose the books that a library receives this holiday season. The Williamsburg Public Library has its Book Wish Tree up for 2021, giving way for patrons to help donate books to the library. The tree was first utilized around 2008 when the state cut library funding, making it more difficult for them to purchase books. According to librarian Jennifer Hoffman, the process of the tree helps make donations easy. “The ornaments on the tree contain names of books the library wants,” she said. “Each year, patrons can choos...

  • Local Author Dives Into Rich History of Blair County

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Nov 24, 2021

    A local author is putting a spotlight on the shining stars of Blair County once again. Eric Shields recently released a second volume of his book "They Came from Blair County," highlighting the people and their roots within the area. Shields is a native of Blair County, growing up in Altoona. Though he has lived in Johnstown and Selinsgrove, he has come back to where he was raised. Shields said that, at first, he never intended on being an author. "I was into history long before I was into...

  • Cove Churches Ready to Bring Thanksgiving to All

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Nov 24, 2021

    Thanksgiving is Thursday, Nov. 25, and with the pandemic continuing, many might not be spending time with their loved ones this season. Churches are spreading unity and love to those that need it by providing free Thanksgiving meals, albeit most are takeout only. Pastor Marlys Hershberger of New Enterprise Church of the Brethren said they have offered a meal for 10 years. “There’s no point in cooking a full Thanksgiving meal for one person, “ she said. “That is why I’m glad we can provide another option.” Sandy Morelli, president of St. Vinc...

  • Biddle's Brewing a Hit With Williamsburg Community

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Oct 28, 2021

    Coffee lovers of Williamsburg united to support two of their own at Biddle’s Brewing grand opening. The coffee truck opened up shop Saturday, Oct. 23, in Williamsburg at 8 a.m. The coffee truck was a collaborative project by husband and wife Mike and Britt Biddle. The idea first came over a year ago when they were gifted with an espresso maker. From there, they wanted to try new drinks and recipes, using their family for testing. Through the Biddle’s Brewing Facebook page, the couple showed their journey to the community, including the changes...

  • Williamsburg Native, Wife Setting Up Coffee Truck

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Oct 7, 2021

    One local is setting up shop to bring the community together through caffeine. Mike and Britt Biddle are setting up their coffee truck, "Biddle's Brewing" in Williamsburg this month. Mike Biddle is a Williamsburg native who has returned after Britt received an education in Michigan. Though Britt has been a fan of coffee for a while, Mike did not start drinking it regularly until they got together. After receiving an espresso machine as a wedding gift last year, the idea to start a coffee...

  • 'Down on the Farm' Event Memorializes Beloved Farmer

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Oct 7, 2021

    An annual agricultural event provided fun and paid homage to one of the community beloved farmers. The Blair County Chamber of Commerce held its "Down on the Farm" event at Kulp Family Dairy LLC Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event is run through the Commerce's Farm-City committee as a way to raise awareness of the agricultural industry in Blair County. "Agriculture continues to be the number one industry in the county," said Joe Hurd, president of the Commerce. "It is an industry...

  • Williamsburg Supt. Explains District's COVID-19 Mask Policy

    Emily Loose, Correspondent|Sep 16, 2021

    The safety of the students is Williamsburg's main priority, according to school officials, and is one reason for the district's mask mandate for students. The Williamsburg Community School District is currently requiring all students to wear a mask, to the dismay of some parents and students. Williamsburg Community School District Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that the mandate is due to what was ordered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. "This means following the guidelines by the...

  • Woodbury Cafe Switching to Food Truck

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Sep 2, 2021

    After eight years, a local favorite is closing, but the owners are moving on to other ventures. The Woodbury Cafe closed its doors Saturday, Aug. 28 on 134 Main St. Kristi and Daniel Oberman first started the cafe in 2013 as a fun thing to do. Kristi has a teaching degree, but said finding a job had proven difficult. “We wanted to just be a little coffee shop, but it kept growing into the full scale restaurant it is today,” she said. The cafe is known for many of its meals and baked goods, mak...

  • Car Show Aids Local Businesses

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Sep 2, 2021

    Instead of awards, the goal of a recent car show was to give back to local businesses. The sixth annual "Cruisin' the Cove" took place Sunday, Aug. 29, at Shawnee Park in Roaring Spring from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event was hosted by R&B Productions and gave car enthusiasts a chance to show off their vehicles and others to take a walk and ask questions. Tickets to enter vehicles were $7 and food was provided by the Lions Club, which included a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Ralph Baker of R&B Produc...

  • 'Party in the Park' Cove Cause for Cancer Brings Community Together

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Aug 26, 2021

    A day of fun, entertainment and food helped support cancer patients in the area. Cove Cause for Cancer held "Party in the Park" Saturday, Aug. 21, in Morrisons Cove Memorial Park from 2 to 11 p.m. not only to raise money for cancer patients, but to also bring the community together. Travis Russell is president of the organization. He said they had done a similar event in 2019, but were unable to in 2020 due to the pandemic. Within the three years that they have worked, they have raised almost...

  • Community Yard Sale Brings Williamsburg Together

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Aug 12, 2021

    A town's tradition shows that people can unite through any means. Williamsburg held its annual community yard sale Saturday, Aug. 7. Many sales began as early as 7 a.m. and ended at dark. All over town, people sold items ranging from clothes to furniture. Some homes were even having "moving sales." Along with houses, some were set outside of businesses, including Dollar General and Lower Trail Creamery. In addition to signs posted, people took to Facebook to spread the word of their own sales...

  • W-Burg Farm Gives Out Free Ice Cream and Dairy Education

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 22, 2021

    The dairy industry is big in Pennsylvania and a local farm wants the community to understand it. The third annual Sundae Funday was held at Mill Hill Farms in Williamsburg from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 18. Attendees had the chance to get educated on the dairy industry while also getting free ice cream. Amanda Biddle and her husband own the farm. The idea for Sundae Funday came to them when they realized how much of a bad reputation the industry got. "We wanted to show the community where thei...

  • Local Man Shares Passion for the Outdoors Through Art

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 22, 2021

    Though it has been two decades, one local man was able to combine his love of art with his love of the outdoors. Brian Ford is an artist from Martinsburg that is a part of HBF Outdoors LLC. His work mainly focuses on the Huntingdon area, with some featured landmarks including Raystown Lake and Juniata River. Art became a significant part of his life from a young age, he said. "When I was a little kid, I would draw characters from the Sunday comics. By high school, I got my electives done early...

  • Library Brings Back Summer Reading Program

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 8, 2021

    Even during the summer months, a local library wants to make sure children continue to learn. To help boost children in their reading and understanding of the library, Williamsburg Public Library continues with its Summer Reading Program. Running Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m., this year’s theme, “Summer Tails and Tentacles,” reflects the theme the library will be creating for its children’s section. This will include a mural being painted on the walls. Jennifer Hoffman is one of the librarians at the library and has run the program since she beg...

  • Roaring Spring Pizza Shop Celebrates Pride Month

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 1, 2021

    June was Pride Month and one Cove eatery decided to show its appreciation to customers who celebrated. Those Guys Pizza in Roaring Spring made rainbow colored cheese pizzas June 26. It coincided with the Pride Walk that took place the same day. Brent Ayers is the owner of Those Guys, According to him, the idea came from his wife, Erica. "She asked me if we would be allowed to do this, and I said yes," he said. After the initial idea, they posted it to the Those Guys Facebook page to let their...

  • Smith Transport Announces Four Scholarship Winners

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 1, 2021

    Hard work and the importance of family were the reasons behind one local company's decision to reward its employees' children. Smith Transport honored four of its employees' children with $1,000 scholarships June 15. Along with considering their GPA and school activities, those who applied were required to write an essay. Winners were determined by the scholarship committee. Smith Transport is a transportation and logistics company located in Roaring Spring. Its drivers move freight and also spe...

  • Relay for Life in the Cove Celebrates 20 Years with 44 Survivors

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jul 1, 2021

    Relay for Life in the Cove took place June 26 at Albright Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event included entertainment, raffles and a speech made by the ambassador. Mindy Wagner is the chairperson for Relay for Life in Roaring Spring. She said that there were 44 survivors who signed up. "Even though we aren't doing a walk, we still want to celebrate with everyone," she said. Last year the group was not able to hold a celebration due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

  • W-burg Honors Fallen Soldier with 11th Annual Dice Run

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jun 10, 2021

    The community came together again to honor one of its fallen members. The 11th annual SPC Chad A. Edmundson Memorial Dice Run & Remembrance Day was held June 5 at Riverside Park. Registration began at 9:30 a.m. and the ride began at noon. Edmundson was killed May 27, 2009, after an improvised explosive device detonated. He was 20 years old. After his death, the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company brought up the idea of a bike run to his parents, to which they agreed. Since then, the event has...

  • 'Slingers' Comes to Lower Trail Creamery

    EMILY LOOSE, For the Herald|Jun 3, 2021

    The people of Williamsburg were treated to more than just ice cream Memorial Day weekend. Reggie and Leslie Lower, owners of Lower Trail Creamery, arranged for Slingers Throw House to come May 29. Customers could come for ice cream and throw axes. Slingers Throw House is an axe-throwing entertainment house located in Altoona. The business started last June. "We brought our workers there at Thanksgiving break," said Reggie. "We got around to talking and made plans for them to come this summer."...

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