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 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 15, 2019 

Williamsburg Borough Holds 'Infrequent Occurrence' to Discuss Zoning

“An infrequent occurrence” are words to describe the public hearing at last Monday evening’s Williamsburg Borough Council meeting. The public hearing held during the meeting was in regard to Ordinance No. 393, which concerns zoning in the town...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 15, 2019 

Gearing Up For the Williamsburg Community Farm Show

It’s about that time in Williamsburg when those from far and wide converge on our little town for the week – next week is Farm Show week. The Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board of Directors has been busy planning activities for the week of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 15, 2019 

Williamsburg Authority Awards Contract For HVAC Installation at Plant

MARC-Service, Inc., of Windber was awarded the final bid (Bid No. 3) during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting. The HVAC company would be installing heating, ventilation and air conditioning in the new water treatment...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 8, 2019

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Receives CMA Final Plans

Final plans for the Williamsburg Christian and Missionary Alliance Church were given to the Woodbury Township supervisors during last Thursday evening’s meeting. CMA’s engineer, from Gwin, Dobson and Foreman of Hollidaysburg, presented the plans...

 

Are you sure you're not thirsty?

PHOTO AT LEFT – During Saturday's community yard sale day in Williamsburg, these adorable three were busy selling lemonade to help cool the many customers off. Shown are (from left): Danica Cisney,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

By now, most of my readers know at least two things about me – I like to cook and I love professional wrestling. Once a month at the Gorsuch house, these two things combine. This Sunday is the second-biggest pay-per-view of the year for...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 1, 2019

One Vegetable at a Time

Handcrafted items, delicious baked goods, farm fresh produce – all in Williamsburg? Yes, it can be found on Saturdays at the Trail Town Market. Following the departure of the grocery store, other...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 1, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sale Day Set Williamsburg will host its annual Community Yard Sale day on Saturday, Aug. 3. Civic Club Calendar The Williamsburg Civic Club is once again sponsoring the 2020 Birthday Calendar. If you would like to place birthdays,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 1, 2019

Ask the Williamsburgers

It’s hard to believe that “Back to School” is right around the corner. I spent last week busy prepping stuff for my classroom in Roaring Spring. With all this school talk, I wanted to reminisce about past high school years and all the fads...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

Rainbows Over Williamsburg

A pop-up storm interrupted the devastating heat this weekend and offered a beautiful ending. Standing on the porch of the barber shop on High Street, a double rainbow was visible following the storm....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

Catharine Township Votes to Plow Fox Run

Last year, the Catharine Township supervisors voted against plowing Fox Run Road, saying they would rather let PennDOT plow it. After numerous resident complaints, the supervisors agreed during last Thursday evening’s meeting to take over plowing...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

Woodbury Twp. Seeks Fire Co. Insurance Reimbursement

Woodbury Township is partnering with the Williamsburg Fire Co. to adopt a resolution that mirrors one that the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company has. In the resolution, if the fire company uses materials such as gas or flares during a fire or...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Many times, my sister and I have heard the story about how our parents met at Louie’s Coral Lounge. My mom swore to her friends that she would never marry that “Rick Gorsuch,” but God had other plans. They recently celebrated their 37th...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 25, 2019

W-burg to 'Co-Op' Jr. High Football for 2019

Due to lack of players, the Williamsburg School District has decided to go into a co-op agreement with Juniata Valley for junior high football. During last Tuesday evening’s meeting, Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that Williamsburg “only had...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For the last four years of my life, I have been blessed with the presence of a little girl in my preschool class – Julia Kuzar. She is the definition of an “old soul,” whose wittiness, sense of humor and sweet personality have delighted many a...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

We are all about having fun on this page, so I decided this week we needed a fun question. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “Growing up, who was your biggest celebrity crush?” Here is what a few had to say: Scott Kyler: Kelly...

 

Youth Have Crossed Bridges for 11 Years

What do you get when you cross Williamsburg youth with summer community service and recreational activities? You get the Bridge Project. The Bridge Project is in its 11th year in Williamsburg and is...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 11, 2019

Plans in Motion for Boro Zoning Ordinance

Dave McFarland of the Blair County Planning Commission was on hand during the July 1 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to discuss updates on both the Comprehensive Plan and the new Zoning...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 11, 2019

Authority Hears Update on Catharine Twp. Sewer Line Ext.

Dave Cunningham of Keller Engineers was present at the July 2 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting on behalf of Catharine Township to give the authority an update on the Act 537 plan/sewer line extension to Ganister project. Cunningham told the...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s picnic time at the Gorsuch house! We love any excuse to have some good old-fashion picnic food. One of my favorite TV chefs, Arlene Williams, serves up some inspiration for these two delicious recipes that may accompany any picnic. Patriotic...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 5, 2019

Looking Pretty in Willliamsburg Town's Center

The Bridge Project and the Crossroad beautified Kimberley Place this week. This is one of many Bridge Project items being done by community groups to beautify Williamsburg for the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 5, 2019

Williamsburg Civic Club Holds Banquet, Installs Officers

Twenty members and three guests were welcomed to the annual Williamsburg Women's Civic Club's Banquet and Installation of Officers on June 10 at Pamela's Victorian Cafe & Music in Bellwood. The...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

By now, you readers should know how big of a sweet tooth I have. It probably gets bigger in the summer months. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your favorite dessert? Here is what a few had to say: Maureen England:...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 5, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Contestants Sought For Farm Show Queen The Williamsburg Community Farm Show Association is looking for females ages 16-20 to compete for the 2019-20 Williamsburg Farm Show Queen. Please contact Macy Walason at (814) 505-7646 for more information....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 5, 2019

Correction

Jennifer Hoffman’s name was incorrectly spelled in the June 27 edition of the Herald. Hoffman is also the library assistant at the Williamsburg Public Library. There was also a date error. The library’s Summer Quest program which runs Mondays...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 27, 2019

Legion Celebrates One Hundred Years of Service

For one hundred years old, the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary are aging quite well. The organization was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veteran's...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 27, 2019

Elementary Teacher Furloughed At W-burg Schools

To be in compliance of Section 1124.2 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949, the Williamsburg Community School Board approved during last Tuesday evening’s regular meeting the elimination of one kindergarten classroom. This resulted in...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 27, 2019

Catharine Twp. Addresses Paying for Paving Problem

“Some are in bad shape, others are getting worse – where is the money to fund them?” Roadmaster Michael Fay asked Catharine Township Supervisors during last Thursday evening’s regular meeting. Fay cited Cross Valley, Polecat Hollow, Etna...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 20, 2019

Grants Help Library with Projects

The Williamsburg Public Library recently announced it had received two grants to help boost its summer programs. The first grant, funded by the State Library, is titled "Techsplorers." Every Tuesday...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

A few weeks ago, we had preschool graduation at my workplace, Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center. While I was there, a “fan” of my recipes, Carol Oakes, said that she had been missing my recipes for the past couple weeks. So, Carol, these ta...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

On Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day. A lot of mothers get most of the credit about the memories they create with their children and sometimes, fathers get the shaft. This week, I decided to ask residents of Williamsburg, “What is a fond memory...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 20, 2019

Woodbury Tables Nuisance Ordinance

Many attendees including local farmers voiced their concerns and questions on Thursday, June 6, during the Woodbury Township (Blair County) supervisors’ meeting, Williamsburg. The nuisance ordinance dealt with junk cars, noise, accumulating trash...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Kindness and Direction Highlight WHS Commencement

"Kindness is never lost," Dr. Barry England, president of the Williamsburg Community School Board, remarked during last Thursday evening's (June 6) Williamsburg Commencement exercises. Thirty-four...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Gunsmithing Business Looks to Enter Borough

Several months ago, Zach Biddle attended a Williamsburg Borough Council meeting in hopes to get the borough to work on the steps to allow his business, Ridgeline Gunsmithing, to occupy the now vacant Dollar General property. Following the story break...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Williamsburg Municipal Authority Raises Rates in 2020

Williamsburg Municipal Authority members did something they had hoped not to – raise water rates during last Tuesday’s (June 4) meeting. During the Pennvest project process, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority was not eligible for any grants bec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019

Eagle Scouts Look to Accomplish Projects

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Three young men, members of the Williamsburg Eagle Scouts, are working toward projects slated to finish over the summer. Scouts are to choose a project...

 

Students Learn Ways to Deal with Anxiety

When you see a bouncy house, an inflatable spider, and a lifesize Jenga board, what comes to your mind? For Williamsburg School District students, this was no party, this was a career carnival,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 6, 2019

Williamsburg Graduates Urged to 'Follow a Positive Path'

Pastor Thomas Hanks of the Williamsburg and Fairview Church of the Brethren delivered a powerful message to the Williamsburg High School Class of 2019 during Baccalaureate services held on Sunday even...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Last week, we had part one of our two-part question talking about the teachers of the Williamsburg School District. For this week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – Who was your favorite high school teacher and why? Cindy Landis:...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 6, 2019

Mending Hearts Animal Rescue Event Held

This Sunday, Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, along with the friends and family of Allison Edwards, held the fourth Annual Mending Alli's Heart to benefit the rescue service. Allison's mother Penny,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 30, 2019

Thirty-Four To Receive Williamsburg Diplomas

The Williamsburg Community School District is set to present 34 graduating seniors their diplomas during festivities beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the high school gym. Baccalaureate...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This is a two-part edition of “Ask the Williamsburgers.” Part two will be in next week’s edition. Graduation for Williamsburg is coming and I decided to ask some residents of Williamsburg: Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 30, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Mending Alli’s Heart Allison Edwards, a Williamsburg native, was killed in a car accident a few years ago. Those who remember her remember a heart that loved animals. This Sunday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., her legacy and love of animals will...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 23, 2019

W-burg School Board Votes To Increase Taxes

For the first time in three years, the Williamsburg School Board voted to increase the millage of its three municipalities – Williamsburg Borough, Woodbury and Catharine Townships to .2921. This increase is to cover the costs of the expected...

 

Vannika Rice Takes Dairy Princess Crown

With an original song and a speech about the mental health of dairy farmers, Vannika Rice won the title of 2019-20 Blair County Dairy Princess during last Saturday evening's festivities in...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 23, 2019

Catharine Twp. Works to Move Sewer Project Forward

“We need to move forward,” Catharine Township Chairman Ken Brenneman said during last Thursday evening’s regular Catharine Township meeting, Brenneman was referring to the Act 537 plan process for the Williamsburg-area sewer project. The purpos...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

A few weeks ago I asked Williamsburg residents the question, “If you could bring back one store/restaurant from Williamsburg’s past, what would it be?” An overwhelming response was Louie’s Coral Lounge. For many years, this family-owned and o...

 

Three to Vie for Blair County Dairy Princess

Three contestants will compete for the Blair County Dairy Princess and the Alternate Dairy Princess titles on Saturday, May 18, at the CMA Church, Williamsburg. Contestants will have an interview...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019

Pennvest Offer Accepted By Municipal Authority

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) offer of $4.384 million to cover three municipal projects was accepted during the May 7 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting. The motion to accept the 20-year loan was made by Daryl...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week’s recipes all have to do with the restaurants we enjoy – copycat recipes. Sure, we can’t get the real thing to taste exact, but close is always good. Here are two copycat recipes that are sure to make you question if your skills in th...

 

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