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 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    December 5, 2019 

SC Coach is Thankful for New Kidney

Six weeks after receiving a new kidney, Randy Potts is telling his wonderful, life-changing story. Potts, 60, is the head coach of the Spring Cove junior high girls' basketball team. He had Stage 4...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    December 5, 2019 

Garver Memorial YMCA Offers Healthy Steps for Older Adults

Blair Senior Services had 21 participants for a fall prevention program in October at Garver Memorial YMCA, Roaring Spring. Amy Williamson and Scott Moyer were the evidence-based program coordinators...

 

Cove Community Chorus Christmas Program a Huge Success

"The Best Christmas Ever" was the title of the Cove Community Chorus' show Nov. 23 and 24 at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. Director Tom Kunkle, narrator Jerry Stern and piano acompanists M...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 27, 2019

Speed Limit to Remain 55 on Salemville Rd.

Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Monday, Nov. 4. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation conducted a traffic study along Township Route 1026, Salemville Road, and decided to keep the speed limit at 55 mph. Supervisors reviewed the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 21, 2019

Equipment Repair Shop Opens in M-burg

Jeff Martin a new business owner in Martinsburg, opened Central Power Equipment earlier this year. The business is located at 3946 Cove Mountain Road, behind Longs' Outpost in Martinsburg. Martin...

 

Steeles Celebrates 70 Years of Marriage

Don and Sara Jane Steele of Hopewell celebrated 70 years of marriage at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the fire hall of the Southern Cove Fire Company in New Enterprise. A homemade turkey dinner...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 14, 2019

Chamber Honors Mocks with ACE Award at Annual Dinner

Approximately 200 people attended the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Farm-City Committee's annual Farm-City dinner Nov. 6 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall, East Freedom. The event started with...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

S. Woodbury Discusses Recycling Problems

The Board of Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Oct. 1. It has been noticed that residents are bringing recyclables to the township’s recycling center and not properly preparing them. For example, cardboard boxes need to be broken...

 

Trunk-or-Treat Event at Long's A Huge Success

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg was alive with Halloween music Saturday, Oct. 26. Nineteen decorated car trunks lined the parking lot and more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire enjoyed...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

Woodbury Borough Council Discusses New Roof for Community Center

Woodbury Council met Monday, Oct. 7. Kenney Ott was present at the meeting to provide information on bids for a new roof for the Woodbury Area Community Center. He said presently there is $35,692 in the roof fund. A special meeting will be called to...

 

Trunk or Treat!

Long's Outpost in Martinsburg hosted a trunk-or-treat event Saturday, Oct. 26. more than 220 children dressed in Halloween attire went from trunk to trunk gathering treats. Shown are Aden Thomas as...

 

Central Grad Opens New Business in M-burg

Emily McCarty, 20, and a 2017 graduate of Central High School, opened a new store in Martinsburg called Wildfire. The store's grand opening was held Oct. 14. Wildfire is located at 518 S. Market...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 24, 2019

Barry Smith of Smith Transport Purchases 3,000th Truck

Barry Smith started Smith Transport in 1982 as a single driver with a dream to build a trucking company for drivers, according to Jen Hillegass, marketing brand manager for Smith Transport. Today...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 24, 2019

Long's Outpost to Host Trunk or Treat Oct. 26

Long’s Outpost has invited the community to its first Trunk or Treat Event Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Paris store and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Martinsburg. Non-religious groups as well as local churches in the...

 

Martinsburg Girl, 9, Battling Seizures

Allison Nicole Steele, daughter of Natasha Steele of Martinsburg, has been suffering from seizures for more than two years now. For this 9-year-old girl, every day is a struggle as she attends school...

 

Martinsburg Firemen Teach Children About Fire Prevention

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company, in honor of Fire Prevention Week, set up at Long's Outpost in Martinsburg on Saturday, Oct. 19. Two fire trucks were on site for children to sit in and...

 

Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds 29th Annual Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its 29th annual show Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13-15, at the showgrounds near New Enterprise. Tickets were sold to win a Ford tractor. Jake Ling of Somerset was...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 3, 2019

Local Woman Receives 2019 Mercy Award for 'Compassion'

Melanie Clapper, who has worked for 18 years in Environmental Services at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, is a recipient of Conemaugh Health System's 2019 Mercy Award. The hospital...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 26, 2019

Benefit Auction Brings Fun, Laughter for a Good Cause

The Morrisons Cove Produce Auction near Roaring Spring was alive with color, activity and laughter on Sept. 14. This was the site of the benefit auction to help support the Central Pennsylvania...

 

NE Man Leads Convoy of Dreams

On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Bedford Fairgrounds came to life with big rigs, big hearts, and big dreams. The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Bedford County held its second annual truck convoy. Under the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 26, 2019

S. Woodbury Twp. Discusses Turbines

The Sept. 3, 2019, regular monthly meeting of South Woodbury Township supervisors began with all supervisors present and 13 people in attendance from the community. Michael Resca of CPV, LLC, and Michael Barton of Forestry Consulting were present....

 

Heritage Fair Raises $24,000 for District, Camp Blue Diamond

Camp Blue Diamond, Petersburg, had a great turnout for the Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren's 39th annual Heritage Fair Saturday, Sept. 21. Attendees had the opportunity to milk a...

 

Cove Community Theater Performs Before a Full House

The Cove Community Theater's production of "The Ark and Arkeology" received a standing ovation at the Sunday, Sept. 15 presentation. The former Loysburg Methodist Church building, now the home of the...

 

Steps to Prepare Homes, Equipment for Fall, Winter Seasons

With fall is approaching (Monday, Sept. 23), homeowners need to prepare their homes and equipment for the change in the season and for winter. Procrastination is easy, but so is fall preparedness if...

 

Cove Theater to Stage Dinner Theater

The Cove Community Theater will stage "The Ark and Arkeology" as part of a dinner theater at 4 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22 at the former United Methodist Church in Loysburg. Tickets may be...

 

Cove Community Chorus Begins Practice for Christmas Concert

The Cove Community Chorus group convened practice Tuesday, Sept. 3, for this year’s Christmas Concert. “The Best Christmas Ever” is the title, and Tom Kunkle has returned as the director. Kunkle had stepped down last year after facing surgery....

 

Allegheny Pullers Visit New Enterprise for Benefit Event

The Allegheny Pullers had a show Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Southern Cove Power Reunion Grounds, New Enterprise. This was a benefit pull with proceeds going to the Shriner Children's Hospital. The...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    August 29, 2019

Woodbury Council Not in Favor of Move Of District Magistrate

Woodbury Borough Council met in regular session Aug. 5, at the Woodbury Area Community Center. The council received a letter from the district magistrate’s office of Brian Baker, 57-3-03, asking if it would be in favor of moving the current...

 

Mallory Dodson Named 25th Annual Little Miss Claysburg

This was the year of the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Little Miss Claysburg Pageant. The pageant took place Saturday, Aug. 10, at Claysburg Area Community Park in conjunction with Claysburg Area...

 

Salemville Holds Picnic, VBS

The German Seventh Day Baptist Church of Salemville held a community picnic Sunday, July 21. More than 30 people – children, parents, grandparents and community people – socialized together....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 25, 2019

Martinsburg Fire Co. Sells More Than 4,300 Sandwiches

Hundreds of folks gathered Friday and Saturday, July 19-20, at Morrisons Cove Community Park in Martinsburg for the local fire company's annual Ox Roast Festival. According to Richard Brantner Jr.,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 18, 2019

Southern Cove Power Reunion Treks 17 Miles on Tractors

On Saturday, June 29, the Southern Cove Power Reunion Group, led by Bob Detwiler, started its 17-mile ride from Crossroad Bible Church in Cessna to Dutch Corner and back past the Bedford Airport....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 11, 2019

Blair Airport Thanks Customers During Appreciation Day

A crowd of more than 250 enjoyed drinks, food and a Mariachi band at Altoona-Blair County Airport's Customer Appreciation party on Tuesday, June 18. This was the third year for the airport to have...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 11, 2019

Southern Cove Historical Group Learns About Indians

The Southern Cove Historical Group met on June 23 at the home of Judith Ott in New Enterprise, the home of this reporter. Chairman Bob Detwiler introduced the guest speaker, James Hostetler of...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    July 5, 2019

Relay for Life of the Cove Raises $54,207 for Cancer Society

By JUDITH OTT Correspondent The 18th annual Relay for Life of the Cove took place on Saturday, June 22, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. This year the event was one day instead of two. Jen...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 5, 2019

Wish Comes True for Hospice Patient at The Village

Russell Crownover, 89, a Hospice patient at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, was recently a recipient of the Dandelion Project. The Dandelion Project is unique to VIP Hospice, Erica Coppers...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    July 5, 2019

'Little Miss' Pageant Returns to Life at Memorial Park

The Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant came to life once again on Monday, July 1, at Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The gymnasium at the park held more than 250 people who came to view their loved...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 27, 2019

Medical Home for Special Children, Adults Opens in Belleville

The new Central Pennsylvania Clinic – A Medical Home for Special Children and Adults – in Belleville, Mifflin County, opened for business in May. Dedication of the new clinic building took place o...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 27, 2019

Woodbury Seeks Permit Officer

Woodbury Borough Council met on June 3 at the Woodbury Area Community Center. The building permit officer position remains vacant. Vice President Shawn Claycomb will temporarily hold this position until it is filled. The majority inspector position...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 20, 2019

Work Begins on Replogle School Road Near NE

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met on Tuesday, June 4. Work has begun on the bridge on Replogle School Road. A detour is in place for motorists. Jeff R. Wos, CBSI Transportation from Keller Engineers, was present to discuss repla...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 13, 2019

Central's Class of 2019: 'Always a Dragon'

Central High School presented diplomas to 133 young men and women of the Class of 2019 during commencement on Thursday, June 6. The ceremony was held at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. The parking...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 13, 2019

Central Cove FFA Recognizes Members at Annual Banquet

Central Cove FFA held its annual Parent-Member Banquet on May 17 at Central High School, Martinsburg. The dinner was served buffet style in the cafeteria and was partially made by Frederick's Meat Mar...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    June 6, 2019

Power Reunion's Tractor Pulls a Huge Success in New Enterprise

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held its tractor pull on Saturday, May 18, in New Enterprise. This was once again a huge success with hundreds of folks attending this free event. The event got off to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 6, 2019

Group Planning History Tour

The Southern Cove Historical Group met on May 18 at the South Woodbury Township building in New Enterprise. Bob Detwiler is the chairman of the group, and Linda Claycomb is the group's secretary....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 30, 2019

Seventh-Graders Learn About Agriculture Professions

Seventh graders from Blair County schools visited the Kulp Farm in Martinsburg on May 7 and 8 to learn first-hand about careers in an agriculture-related field. The planning for this activity began...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 30, 2019

Couple to Start Facility for Men

David and Emily Summers of Martinsburg are starting a new journey in their lives. The Summers are starting a facility in Cresson – Jacob's Way – to empower, equip, lead and support men to a...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 30, 2019

E-Commerce Business Opening New Facility in Martinsburg

Beaps, an e-commerce business, is expanding to a surplus store in Fredericksburg. Brooke Long-Yarrison, Fritz Yarrison and Dustin Detwiler are the owners of Beaps @ the Fredericksburg Mall, a small...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 23, 2019

Dog Trainer Opens Pet Lodge Near RS

A quaint pet lodge that was designed and built specifically for pets' needs and comfort is nestled along a quiet rural Cove mountain road on a private wooded lot outside of Roaring Spring. Jessica...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 23, 2019

Area Girl Scouts Learn About Women in Field of Trucking

Girl Scouts from the Bedford Service Unit spent four hours on Saturday, April 27, at Smith Transport in Roaring Spring. There is a new patch for Girl Scouts called the WIT (Women in Trucking) patch. L...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 16, 2019

S. Woodbury Twp. Adopts Public Comment Policy

South Woodbury Township supervisors adopted a public comment policy during their May 7 meeting. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that citizens are allowed time to present their views pertaining to issues concerning South Woodbury Township,...

 

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