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 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    February 25, 2021 

For the Love of Dairy and Love of Baking

For Twila Bigelow and her daughter Kristin of Williamsburg, the love of baking has always been an important part of their lives. "My mom was always a good cook, and a good baker," Kristin said....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    February 25, 2021 

Brown Provides Perspective to W-burg School Board

Christina Brown, a long-tenured third-grade teacher at Williamsburg Elementary School, spoke during the Thursday evening, Feb. 18, Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. Brown called teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic an “unprecedented...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    February 25, 2021 

Woodbury Twp. Raises Wages of Winter Plowers

During the Feb. 4 Woodbury Township regular meeting in Williamsburg, the supervisors discussed increasing the wages for the township’s part-time CDL drivers who are involved in winter plowing for the township. The wage was increased to $14.82 per...

 

From the 'Burg with Love: The Unlikely Turned Magical

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Kids Celebrate 100 Days of School in Williamsburg

Mrs. Brown's third-grade students recently celebrated 100 days of school. Shown are (front, from left): Aria Frye, Kylie McGee, Davanee Bem and Olivia Lester; (back row, from left): Kierstyn...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day, and of course, being without a Valentine, I prepared a nice dinner for me and my sister. who too is sans a Valentine. But we can celebrate the gift of love all month long – and who’s to say no? Here is a...

 

Championship Basketball Brought Them Together

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Williamsburg Authority Makes Decision on Apartment Tap Fee

A newly constructed apartment owned by Dylan Baker of Williamsburg was the subject of discussion during the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The apartment is behind a property owned by Baker. Questions arose...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

‘Tis the season of love! I am just in a loving mood this month, and for most of the time, always! This month’s recipes were all going to be sweets, as of course. You do know that I love my sweets but living through this pandemic, a lot of us may...

 

Williamsburg Upgrades Building Camera System

At last month’s Williamsburg Borough meeting, Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise asked for permission to solicit bids for a new camera system for the borough building and to protect the prescription drop-off box the borough was given. At the regular...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Being quarantined, I’m always thinking about where my next meal is coming from. This week’s question stems from that everyday dilemma. If you were stuck on an island and could have one meal from a restaurant, what would it be and why? Here is...

 

– From the 'Burg with Love –

Author's Note: For the month of February, I will be profiling some of Williamsburg's beloved couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant...

 

Catharine Twp. Supervisors Consider Limitations of Budget

“It’s stupid the way it’s [the township] has been run,” Auditor Daryl Cole told the Catharine Township supervisors during the regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21. “You haven’t had a tax increase in 20 years,” Cole added after township...

 

'Things Are Going Smoothly' for Williamsburg High School

Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that “things are going smoothly” for WHS staff and students following full face-to-face instruction beginning in early January. Supt. Murgas said the school was a recipient of a $500,000 grant for bringing the...

 

Pharmacy Visit

U.S. Congressman Dr. John Joyce (R-13th District) made a stop in Williamsburg recently to visit the pharmacy that opened in November and to congratulate owners Tyler and Courtney Ruby. Rep. Joyce was...

 

Williamsburg Native Turns Interest in Photography into Job

Photojournalist Ty Holland said, "Photography is the pause button in life." Haley England of Williamsburg is mastering that pause button. In her senior year of high school in 2015 at Williamsburg...

 

Williamsburg Gets a Shiny New 'Copper Coin'

For four years, the residents of Williamsburg were without one of the main staples of a community – a laundromat. However, the wait for a new one is over. Enter Todd Covert and Jake Simonis,...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Sometimes I get into a sentimental, nostalgic mood and I think of Williamsburg and what it was like well before my time. I hear so many memories of the Williamsburg of yesteryear and the pictures remind me that our town has an interesting past and a...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

One more week of healthy eating and then our resolutions are over, right? That typically is how it is usually is – well for this writer at least. This week I am tackling healthy breakfasts. For me, breakfast is my favorite meal and unfortunately...

 

A Notary Following in Her Mother's Footsteps

For 39 years, if you needed a notary in Williamsburg, you looked no further than out Fairview Road for Linda K. Hostler, who was also the tax collector. When Hostler decided she would give up the...

 

Ridge Road Residents Ready for Water Line

Stan Grove, member of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, told the authority during the regular meeting Jan. 5 that he would be hooking water line up "the next day." Authority Engineer Tyler McGraw...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As a preschool teacher in Roaring Spring, I like to teach my kids about cooking. I think it’s very important to teach kids early how to cook and as often as you can. My preschoolers love to cook just as much as they enjoy eating whatever tasty...

 

Borough Building Now Offers Drop Box For Proper Disposal of Old Medicines

"It's been a long time coming," Williamsburg Borough Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise said of the medication drop box now located at the borough building. The drop box was donated by the Rite Aid Founda...

 

Catharine Township Approves $5 Flat Rate Tax for Benefits of Streetlights

The Catharine Township supervisors decided during Monday night’s reorganizational meeting Jan. 4 to levy a tax based on street lights for all residents and property owners. Chairman Heather Flaig discussed ways for the township to increase income....

 

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Passes Weight Limit Ordinance; Ag Vehicles Exempt

“For the past two years, I’ve been on the phone a couple times a week with them [Sunoco],” Woodbury Township Roadmaster Craig Hamilton told the Woodbury Township supervisors and small audience at the Woodbury Township meeting on Monday...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

New year, new me, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes? For some of those who keep their New Year’s resolutions, perhaps eating healthy is at the top of your list, so this month’s recipes all have to deal with eating right. This week’s theme...

 

A Look Forward

They say that hindsight is 20/20 and looking back on this year – we can say a lot. For a lot of us, this year was one to learn some life lessons – but what can we say about our town of Williamsbur...

 

Catharine Township Soliciting Yellow Springs Sewer Needs

At the December meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, the authority decided that it would not be paying for the cost of the $3 million project to extend sewage line to Yellow Springs. At the Dec. 24 Catharine Township meeting, supervisors...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

In a world full of uncertainty and the extraordinary changes that our country has gone through this year, not many of us can see any positive things that have happened this year. For instance, I got a new home with my sister and I got a new car. I de...

 

Belly Busters' First Annual Christmas Drive

More than 500 gifts were donated, collected and wrapped during Belly Busters' First Annual Christmas Drive on Friday, Dec. 18. Volunteers from the community helped wrap the gifts that will be passed...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Today is Christmas Eve! For many of us, there are many holiday traditions with our families. Today and this year, more than ever, we need to celebrate those traditions and enjoy spending time with our family. I decided to ask the residents of...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

It’s time for Christmas. For most, Christmas dinner involves one of my favorite meats, ham. This year, I have been very hungry for ham so we decided to have ham on Sunday afternoon during our beloved Ravens game instead of tomorrow for Christmas....

 

Duo Turns Loss of Food Service Jobs into a Brand-New Opportunity

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Cove residents in a variety of ways. For Williamsburg residents Joshua Bradley and Walter Weaver, the pandemic cost them their jobs at a chain restaurant in the area....

 

Boro Seeks Cooperation with PSU

Ilona Ballreich, a professor at Penn State University, discussed a potential relationship between the university and the town with Williamsburg Borough Council during the Dec. 7 meeting. “Yes, we are still in the dreaming phase,” Ballreich said,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Fudgy Chocolate Brownie Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup cocoa 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 egg 2 tsp. vanilla 1-1/3 cups flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven...

 

Local Woman Opens 'Goodies' Shop

"This is a dream come true – I've always wanted to do this," Williamsburg native Linda Lemin said of her new shop opening in Clappertown. Linda's Crafts and Goodies officially opened in December...

 

W-burg to Continue Remote Learning

The Williamsburg Community School District held a meeting Thursday, Dec. 10, to discuss if students would return to face-to-face instruction on Monday, Dec. 14 or whether they would be staying remote until the end of Christmas vacation. “It was a v...

 

Williamsburg School Board Re-elects England President

Dr. Barry England will once again preside over the Williamsburg Community School Board after a vote during the Dec. 1 school board meeting. Julie Woodling was elected vice president. Act 32 reappointments were also approved during the meeting: Kalie...

 

Woodbury Township Appoints Two New Auditors

Woodbury Township Vice Chairman Ed Clark made a motion to replace two auditors – Loranne Keithley and Kristen Shock – who had previously submitted their resignation letters during the Dec. 3 Woodbury Township meeting. Supervisor Craig Hamilton...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

Another week of making cookies. I hope that this week, after we get all moved, we can spend a day making cookies with my Mom. Once again, here are two easy recipes that could become traditions in your house. Easy Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 2-3/4...

 

Testing Causing Delays For Williamsburg Water Authority

Before water can be turned on to serve the residents on Ridge Road, Williamsburg, water has to be tested for bacteria. Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told the Williamsburg Water Authority during the regular meeting on Dec. 1 that Ridge Road...

 

Williamsburg Schools to Remain 'Virtual' Through Dec. 11

For the past two weeks, the Williamsburg Community School Board has hosted two meetings – one on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24. On Nov. 24, the school district announced that all schools would be “full virtual...

 

Catharine Twp. Approves 'Close' 2021 Tentative Budget

“It’s very close,” Vice Chairman Ken Brenneman remarked during discussion of the 2021 budget for Catharine Township, Williamsburg, during the Nov. 12 regular meeting. “The income and expenses are too different,” he said. Chairman Heather...

 

Christian Brumbaugh's Recovery From Bike Accident 'Remarkable'

For many dirt bike racers, winning a championship is the main goal. For Christian Brumbaugh, of Williamsburg, he was busy chasing No. 5 of his goal of seven No.-1 titles when he was involved in a...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Hopefully, you’re spending the day with the people you love the most. This week’s recipes feature what you can do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey Croquettes Ingredients: 2 cups diced...

 

Woodbury Twp. Considers Fireworks Company Request

Gary Brumbaugh of Brumbaugh’s Fireworks Display, Inc, of 3062 Royer Mountain Road, attended last Thursday evening’s Woodbury Township meeting, Nov. 5, to ask for a zoning variance for the business’s sprinkler system. The fireworks business is r...

 

Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Co. Steps Up to Provide Community's Emergency Medicine

On Oct. 19, 2020, the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department became state-licensed as a Quick Response Service, otherwise known as QRS. The decision was made to start a QRS unit when the Williamsburg...

 

Williamsburg Borough Votes to Keep Millage Unchanged

The 2.778 rate that was the real estate tax millage last year, will continue to be the current millage rate for Williamsburg Borough residents for 2021. Borough officials laid out budget plans for 2021 during last Monday evening’s meeting, Nov. 2....

 

Authority Seeks to Move Yellow Springs Project Forward

Over the last few months, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority has been looking to add an extension of either water, sewer, or both out to Yellow Springs, due to residents’ concerns. Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh discussed the issue with a...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s Thanksgiving month! I’ve been getting my preschool class ready for my favorite holiday of the year. We’ve been making pilgrims and Indians, and getting ready for our Thanksgiving feast in a few weeks. This got me thinking – what’s one...

 

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