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 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    February 2, 2023 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I recently went to Zmac’s Riverside Grill in Hollidaysburg with my mom and my friends to celebrate a friend’s birthday. On the menu, they had Barney sandwiches. For those of you who don’t speak fluent Williamsburg – Barneys are roast beef...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    February 2, 2023 

Williamsburg Welcomes Two More Hoopsters to the 1,000-Point Club

This basketball season, two Lady Pirate players – Jayla Woodruff and Ayla Hileman – were welcomed to the hallowed halls of the 1,000-Point Club. Jayla Woodruff Woodruff is a senior at...

 

Farm Show Looks to Improve Kitchen, Clean up Property

“I see no issues,” Catharine Township Supervisor Heather Flaig said of the proposed Red Kitchen remodel presented to supervisors during last Thursday evening’s meeting. Shawn Brubaker, on behalf of the Farm Show, presented three different...

 

School Board Searches for New Director

The Williamsburg Community School Board is down one director following last Tuesday evening's meeting. Joe Detwiler, elected in 2021, resigned as director during the meeting, due to moving out of the...

 

Biddle's Brewing to Focus on Community

Mike and Britt Biddle recently bought the former First National Bank building to turn it into a permanent home of Biddle's Brewing. "We are just super fortunate," Britt said. The bank building is...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

More often than not, we are blessed with the people we have and know in our lives. We often don’t realize how much of an impact they’ve had on our lives until they are gone and we can’t tell them. This sad but truthful notion inspired my very...

 

Reorganizational Meeting Held At Authority

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority opened its first meeting of 2023 on the second Tuesday of the month beginning at 9 a.m. The first order of business was to elect new officers – Chet Bingham made the motion to keep the same officers as 2022 with...

 

Lansberry Again Appointed Chairman at Woodbury

A reorganizational meeting was held on Monday, Jan. 3, for Woodbury Township. Joe Lansberry was once again voted chairman with Ed Clark as vice chairman and Craig Hamilton as supervisor. Kelsie Lego was reappointed as the township’s...

 

Borough Retains Most for 2023

During its Jan. 3 meeting the Williamsburg Borough made some administrative reappointments. These included retaining Evey Black Law Offices as the solicitor for the borough, the borough manager/secretary/treasurer, and all current borough employees....

 

Flaig Reappointed Catharine Chairman

Catharine Township Supervisors met last Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, for their annual reorganizational meeting. Ralph Rispoli made the motion to reappoint Chairman Heather Flaig. The vice chairman for the township will be Ralph Rispoli and the supervisor...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers: One Last Look Back

Many of us can’t wait to say goodbye to the previous year and hello to this “new year, new me” mentality. However, for some, 2022 had lots of great moments, and that’s what inspired my question for this week – what was your favorite or...

 

Turning Trash Into Treasure: Trail Town Treasures Opens

It's often been said that someone's trash is another person's treasure. For Williamsburg resident Judy Hanna, this couldn't be more true. The self-proclaimed "dumpster diver" enjoys turning someone...

 

Out With the Old

2022 is almost done. I just feel like the whole year flew by. Each year, I do a year in review of Williamsburg. I just can’t be anything but optimistic for the things ahead for Williamsburg in 2023. Williamsburg has potential; we all know that. We...

 

Catharine Passes Budget; Millage Increases

During its meeting, rescheduled for last Thursday, Dec. 22, Catharine Township Supervisors passed the 2023 budget, with another increase in the millage. Chairman Heather Flaig made the motion to adopt the budget with Ken Brenneman seconding. The moti...

 

All In A Necklace

For many years, the question always arises – what was your favorite holiday memory or your favorite gift? For me, I always have the same answer. It is my honor to share this wonderful memory with all you readers this holiday season. Back in 1997...

 

Authority Votes in Favor Of Continuing Contracts

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority voted during its Tuesday evening meeting to continue contracts with both Stiffler-McGraw and Young, Oakes and Brown for another year. Borough Manager Joe Lansberry discussed a service contract with Kuntze, who...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

‘Tis the season for Christmas movies. Typically, on the weekends, you can find me watching my favorite show, Dateline, watching my Baltimore Ravens or finding a sappy, romance movie on either Hallmark or Lifetime. This inspired my question for the...

 

Resident, Landlord Stands Firm in Decision to Not Let Rental Inspector on Property

Borough Resident John Dixon attended the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to ask about rental inspectors. Dixon claimed he had a bad experience with the current rental inspector the borough has and said his inspection for his rental properties...

 

School Board Votes Close For President, Vice President

Voting was critical during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg School Board meeting when Dr. Barry England pulled a 5-4 vote to continue his tenure as school board president; the other 4 votes were for Patricia Kensinger. Following the vote, Dr....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Every year, I’ve willed myself to make a new cookie to try and bake. Last year, I made snickerdoodles. Growing up, we were raised on the standard — sugar, chocolate chip and peanut butter blossoms, so I never got to experience what a...

 

Woodbury Passes 2023 Budget

“We are satisfied with it,” Woodbury Township supervisors said about the 2023 budget that was passed during last Thursday night’s township meeting. The budget has no millage ordinance, and is similar to last year’s. Lansberry made the motion...

 

Season For Socks: Local Woman Donates to Those in Need

When we think of giving for the holiday season, items such as monetary donations come to mind, but for one Williamsburg woman, socks are the best thing to give. For six years, Tabitha Clowson has...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This time of year, we often think of Christmas songs playing in the background. Whether we are at church or out shopping, Christmas songs are always ready to put you in the holiday spirit. This inspired my question this week: what is your favorite...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s been some time since I’ve shared a recipe, and I think that I should drum it back up for the holiday season. This month will be all about sweets, mainly cookies. I learned to bake from my mom, Suzanne at a young age and that love of cooking...

 

Williamsburg to Kick Off Christmas Season in a Big Fashion

Williamsburg is coming together to make sure the Christmas spirit is shown throughout the town. There are many events leading up to the Christmas tree lighting and the shop local event. Toy drives and...

 

Principals Brief Events at High, Elementary Schools

At the Nov. 15 Williamsburg Community School Board's meeting, Elementary Principal Jennifer Metzler spoke on many activities taking place at the elementary school: • Parent-teacher conferences...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, though it has flown by, has given us a lot to be thankful for. This inspired my question this week: what are you thankful for this year? Here is what some residents had...

 

Catharine Proposes Millage Increase to Assist Lack of Funds

At last month’s Catharine Township meeting, frustrated voices were heard — both from taxpayers and the roadmaster — about lack of funds for the township. During this month’s meeting held Nov. 17, township supervisors voted to increase their t...

 

Borough Ponders Spring St. Widening Project

Williamsburg Borough Council discussed widening Spring Street between 1st and 2nd street to “increase more flow, alleviate the flooding issues,” according to Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh. PennDOT will fix the stormwater conveyance...

 

Grace Pointe Honors Veterans with Ceremony

"It's just an honor to have you here with us," Pastor Jim Spivey said welcoming the large crowd, filled with veterans from all branches of the military to Grace Pointe Community Church of God,...

 

Grant Funding Talks at Authority

At last month’s Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting, two different grant opportunities for the authority were discussed. One was a small water/sewer grant for projects $30,000 to $500,000. The other was an H20 program for projects over...

 

Noise Ordinance Passed by Woodbury

Following several complaints of residents of Woodbury Township, supervisors passed a noise ordinance during last Thursday evening’s meeting. “It’s not really strict,” Chairman Joe Lansberry said “A lot of it is respect for the...

 

Rails to Trails Ideas Presented by PSU Students

The Williamsburg Public Library hosted Penn State landscape architecture students last Tuesday, Nov. 1. Students from a landscape architecture class taught by Alec Spangler presented ideas on...

 

Representing the Farm Show In A New Way

For over three years now, Jeff Walason has been a staple on the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board and is currently the president. During the Pennsylvania State Fair Association Board Zone-3...

 

VFW's Building Sale Benefits Community Groups

Since the 1950s, the Williamsburg VFW building along Lower Clover Creek has been a staple for many Williamsburg events. Now the VFW is giving back to the community. Members of the VFW recently sold...

 

Comprehensive Plan Encourages Voice of Residents

The Planning Commission hosted the first of two public input open houses for the Williamsburg Community Comprehensive Plan at the borough building last Wednesday, Oct. 26. The purpose of a comprehensive plan is to guide decision making for the...

 

School Board 'Stumped' With Tree Issues

The property behind the Williamsburg Community School’s football field is causing some issues for the school board. Residents Joe McCall and Tom Haas attended to talk about any updates with the land in question and if they were able to purchase...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With Trick or Treat tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., one has to think to themselves, what's the best part of trick or treating? For some it could be the costumes, but for me, it was always going home and sor...

 

Road Frustrations Arise at Catharine Township

Catharine Township Supervisors heard many frustrations during the Oct. 20 meeting. Resident Dave Harding was first to voice his frustrations with the township in regard to Etna Furnace Road. The road was slated to be fixed this past spring, but Hardi...

 

Firehouse Café to Offer 'Wing Night' on Oct. 20

During the Farm Show this year, many Williamsburg residents and visitors of the Farm Show were treated to something different in the Williamsburg Veteran's Memorial Building – the Firehouse Café....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As I’m in the mood for Fall recipes and given some of the answers from the Herald’s “Ask the Williamsburgers,” feature, I think a great recipe for this week would be one of my best-kept secret recipes, and an easy way to get that Fall flavor...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I am getting into the Fall spirit at my house this week by spending time outside in the cool, brisk weather walking my dog Cooper, and enjoying one of my favorite fall drinks – apple cider. These activities inspired my question for this week ...

 

Congratulations, Williamsburg Volleyball Seniors!

Three WHS girls' volleyball seniors were honored last Wednesday during Senior Night festivities. Shown are Ruth Eger (kneeling); and Alexia Brumbaugh (left) and Abbie Merritts....

 

Catchin' Up in the Community: Library and Lions Update on Events, Developments

Williamsburg Public Library The Williamsburg Public Library has been busy this past summer and into the fall, according to Head Librarian Roane Lytle. Lytle spoke about the Story Hour program the...

 

DCED Having Borough Rebid For First Street Project

Blair County Planning Commission’s Trina Illig attending Williamsburg Borough’s October council meeting to give an update on the property on First Street. The first bid made was for total rehabilitation on both sides of the property, which...

 

Grants On Table for Authority

During last Tuesday evening’s authority meeting, grants were presented by Borough Manager Joe Lansberry. “Anything we can use in the next five years, we should use to our advantage,” Williamsburg Municipal Authority member Daryl Cole said....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Sticking with the theme of apples for the month, my preschoolers learned about what an orchard is and all the different parts of an apple. We even took the day to make our own homemade applesauce and then used the leftover applesauce to make these...

 

Good Eats at the Red Bird Café

When someone's face lights up while talking about their career choice, they are clearly passionate about their path. This was the case when I sat down with Robert Johnson, a retired Army sergeant who...

 

Fire Company Receives Grain Bin Safety Grant

The amount of nominations the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company received for its grant for grain bin rescue equipment “caught a lot of people’s attention,” according to Captain Jon Isenberg....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This little section has taken a long summer vacation, but we are back for fall. When I think of fall, besides pumpkins, I think about apples. A few weeks ago teaching at Bright Beginnings in Roaring...

 

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