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 By MARGARET STEINFURTH    Life    June 24, 2021 

Martinsburg Library Provides Summer, Fall Event Update

Martinsburg Community Library’s summer reading program titled “Tales to Tails” will be virtual. Librarian Danette will have weekly programs with crafts and themes about animals. Children can participate in the library or online. July 9 author...

 

Martinsburg Library to Offer Lots of Books For Sale

The Martinsburg Community Library appreciates all the donations of books for the book sale scheduled for May 27-29 during library hours. Since we have not had a book sale since September 2020, due to...

 

Monarch Butterflies Need Some Help

Monarch butterflies are in danger, declining rapidly due to habitat loss, climate change and pesticides. Now is the time to think about planting flowers that will attract and feed monarchs. They...

 

Martinsburg Library Reports Usage Returning to Normal

Letters for joining the Martinsburg Community Friends of the Library are in the mail. Watch for yours to join the Friends and help the library with your contribution. The next meeting of the Friends is May 18 at 7 p.m. at the library. Danette Feather...

 

Officials Asking Public to Help Control Insect Invader

Forest and agriculture officials in Pennsylvania are warning residents about the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) and asking residents to report sightings of the pest and its egg sacs. The Spotted Lanternfly...

 

Woodbury Book Store to Be Open Saturdays in February

Amanda Feight was a helper at the clothing bank in Woodbury at the old Woodbury Elementary School and kept thinking “what else can we do in this building?” She came up with the idea to open a used book store with proceeds going to the food...

 

Libraries to Celebrate National Library Lover's Month in Feb.

The Martinsburg Community Library, along with libraries in the nation, will celebrate National Library Lover’s Month in February. This month is dedicated to people who love everything about libraries including the housing. Libraries are so much...

 

Martinsburg Quilt Makes Its Way to Colorado

The winner of the quilt drawing sponsored by the Martinsburg Community Library was Nancy Harris, who lives near Denver, Colo. There were 168 entries in the drawing which resulted in $1,680 for the lib...

 

M-burg's Cove Christmas Love Helps 35 Families, 100 Children

Martinsburg's Cove Christmas Love project served 35 families and approximately 100 children this year. This was the second year that Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren had been the host...

 

M-burg Library Welcomes 2 New Employees

Lori Perrin and Nancy Bush are the newest Martinsburg Community Library employees. Lori began working as an administrative assistant at the library in June 2020, 10 days after she retired from...

 

Taylor Meets Twice

Taylor Township supervisors Joseph Dilling, chairman; William Replogle, vice chairman; and Paul Closson, supervisor; held their regular monthly meetings on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2, 2020. At the October meeting there was a lengthly discussion about the...

 

Friends of Library Plan Book Sale

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met for its reorganizational meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the library. The Friends will sponsor a library book sale Sept. 24-26. It will be held in the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park’s cow barn. A vir...

 

Martinsburg Library Plans Fundraising Events

Due to the pandemic, the Martinsburg Community Library along with many other people and businesses is suffering financially. Library services affected are book purchases, staffing and rent payments....

 

Cove Book Club to Resume Meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13

The Cove Book Club will resume meeting at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the Martinsburg Community Library. The book selection is “Midnight at the Blackbird Cafe,” by Heather Webber. Pick up the book from the library or download it, read it and t...

 

Library to Auction Off Queen-Sized Quilt

Stop in the Martinsburg Community Library and take a $10 chance on the beautiful quilt that is on display. The colorful quilt is queen size. Brenda Ritchey and Janet Gorman selected the material,...

 

National Library Week Now Through April 25

National Library Week is April 19 through April 25, so you still have time to celebrate. This year the American Library Association is celebrating libraries’ resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most libraries in the United States have closed...

 

North Woodbury Township Hires First Police Chief

At the North Woodbury supervisors' meeting on March 5, Dave Rosamilia was installed as full-time chief of police for the township Blair County Sheriff James Ott was present for the ceremony. Chief...

 

M-burg Library's Pretzel, Candy Sales Raise $2,557

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met on Jan. 21 at the library. The Friends have themed baskets each month to raffle. All proceeds benefit the library. The pretzel and candy sales amounted to $2,557. The book club continues to meet...

 

Martinsburg Library Names New Part-Time Assistant

There is a new face at the Martinsburg Community Library. Shaena Brantner, a native of Williamsburg and daughter of Charles and Nancy Brantner, started working part time at the library in November...

 

North Woodbury Accepts New HALAS Contract

At the North Woodbury Township meeting on Nov. 14, Jessica Sorge, the new executive director of the Hollidaysburg Area Legion Ambulance Service, and boardmember Jerry Stern presented the supervisors with an updated 10-year contract replacing the...

 

Library Welcomes Authors

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met at the library on Tuesday November 19. Librarian Danette Feathers reported that three authors have been at the library since September. New voting machines were on display for one day for practice...

 

BPW Club Receives 2 Awards

The Martinsburg Business and Professional Women's Club, which has been meeting in the community for 70 years, was the recipient of two awards given at the BPW District 5 meeting held in April. The...

 

Pastor Receives the Prestigious Rev. Walden M. Holl Award

During the Allegheny Lutheran Synod Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America held in Altoona in June, Pastor Ed Harshbarger was presented with the prestigious Rev. Walden M. Holl Award....

 

North Woodbury Hears Status Of Curryville Water Authority

The May meeting of the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors was held at the township building on May 1. Mike Ritchey from the Curryville Water Authority updated the board on the status of the authority. Larry Lashinsky, township solicitor, in...

 

New Library Director at M-burg

The Martinsburg Community Library has a new library director. Danette Feathers began her new duties on Monday, May 7. She lives in Everett and graduated from Northern Bedford High School and...

 

NWT Awards Bids

At the April meeting of the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors, 2019 bids for two paving and seal coat projects were opened and read aloud. The proposed paving projects are 760 feet of S. Nicodemus St. from the juncture at Central High...

 

Martinsburg Book Sale Nets $530 for Library

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met on Tuesday March 19, at the library. The February book sale netted approximately $530. The next book sale will be held at the end of July or the beginning of August. There is a penny jar and a...

 

NWT to Send Letters to Septic System Owners Regarding New Ordinance

North Woodbury Township Supervisors held their 2019 March meeting on March 7. A public meeting regarding the Sewage Enforcement Ordinance was held on Feb 21. Brandon Reese was at the March 7 meeting to follow up with questions about that meeting....

 

Park Board Hears Ideas for Revised 'J4' Celebration

The Board of Directors of Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held a public meeting March 4 to discuss the 2019 Fourth of July celebration. Bartlebaugh Amusements of Madisonburg, which has been offering concessions and rides at the park for more than 50...

 

North Woodbury Twp. Hears Update on Oakview Estates

The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Feb. 7 at the township building. Nick Fanelli was present to address the board on the progress of Oakview Estates. Larry Lashinsky, solicitor, made it...

 

North Woodbury Twp. Reorganizes for 2019

The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors held its annual reorganization meeting on Jan. 7. Township solicitor Larry Lashinsky was appointed to chair the meeting for the purpose of taking...

 

'Friends' to Give Money to Library

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met Tuesday evening, Jan. 15, at the Martinsburg Community Library. The Friends voted to give $3,500 from their treasury to the library. The net profit for the candy/pretzel sale was $2,584. Next...

 

North Woodbury Twp. Awards Bid to Grannas Bros.

The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors held its regular monthly meeting on Jan. 7. The only bid for the 2019 road material was awarded to Grannas Bros. at $27,380. A public meeting will be held to explain the On Lot Septic Ordinance, The...

 

NWT Grants Kulp 90-Day Extension

Supervisors of North Woodbury Township met on Dec. 6 at the township building. Phil Kulp was at the meeting to ask for a 90-day extension on his land development project. This was granted. William Cowan’s junk yard permit was renewed. The 2019...

 

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