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Laced Up and Walking for Alli in Williamsburg

On Sunday, Sept. 13, people laced up their walking and running shoes in Williamsburg for a cause: to celebrate the life of Allison Edwards. Edwards, a resident of Williamsburg, passed away in 2015,...

 

Williamsburg Looks to Change Noise Ordinance

In 2019, Williamsburg Borough Council updated its noise ordinance that residents of the borough could make “noise” until 11 p.m. Now, council may be changing its tune. After garnering several complaints from residents about construction noise,...

 

Williamsburg Board Votes for Face-to-Face Instruction

Janet Lee, Carlee Ranalli, Julie Woodling and Kristina Bratton were the four "no" votes during Williamsburg Community School District’s meeting Sept. 8. The vote, 5 to 4, was for Williamsburg to begin full face-to-face instruction beginning...

 

Keepin' Up With the Hamiltons

Author's Note: For the next few weeks, we will be rekindling the "Who's Who" section on the Williamsburg page, highlighting those who have had a positive influence on our small town. This week's pair...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Some people eat what others might consider to be “weird” food. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “What is one food combination that you eat that others may consider to be weird?...

 

Williamsburg Authority Earns $77,000 Grant for Water Meters

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority announced it is the recipient of a Small Water and Sewer Program grant during last Tuesday evening’s meeting, Sept. 1. The grant, totaling $77,051, will be used to purchase water meter parts for failing water...

 

Woodbury Township Makes Lego's Title Official

Woodbury Township supervisors during their meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, made the official announcement that Kelsie Lego would be the new secretary/treasurer following the resignation of long-term secretary/treasurer Eleanor Harclerode. Supervisor Ed...

 

Williamsburg Residents Consider How To Earn Share of County Grant Funds

Blair County recently was awarded $11 million in CARES funding to impact those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg residents began to ask themselves – “Why not us?” For resident Dave Cadle, the impact that the COVID-19 grant money...

 

Catharine Township Sets Overlook Drive Paving

The Catharine Township supervisors met on Thursday, Aug. 27, for a special meeting to open bids for the Overlook Drive. Over the last few months at the meetings, residents of Overlook Drive have been wondering when their road will be able to be...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s Natalie’s birthday week – well, my birthday isn’t until Sept. 8, but those that know me know that my birthday is one big occasion! I decided to incorporate one of my favorite foods – Oreo cookies! Oreo Cheesecake Cookies Ingredients:...

 

Farm Bureau Tour Spotlights Technology

Blair County Farm Bureau President Gary Long proclaimed, "Blair County is special," noting the range of agriculture in the area during the Blair County Farm Bureau Legislative Farm/Agribusiness Tour...

 

Woman Returns to W-burg With New Business and Plans

For Abigail Allison-Peace, Williamsburg has always been home. Now, she's bringing new business to her hometown. Peace, 48, grew up in Williamsburg along Lower Clover Creek, graduating from Williamsbur...

 

Williamsburg Library, Like Others, Gets Creative to Survive

For many businesses, COVID-19 and the related restrictions have hit hard. It's no different for the Williamsburg Public Library. "We are doing what we can," Head Librarian Roane Lytle said. "Inside th...

 

Woodbury Township (Blair) Accepts Secretary Harclerode's Resignation

After 12-1/2 years, Eleanor Harclerode’s tenure as Woodbury Township secretary/treasurer has come to an end. Harclerode’s resignation letter was accepted during the Aug. 6 township meeting, Williamsburg. In her letter, Harclerode thanked...

 

W-Burg Authority Plans for Well Pump Update; Buys Utility Trailer

Penelec has a power line that is over one of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s wells. The authority is planning to pull the well pump out of the well for updating, but the power line is too close to the well to do so safely. Penelec has to...

 

Borough Still Considering Purchase Of Dilapidated Residential Property

For the last several years, the Borough of Williamsburg has been dealing with the property at 424-426 W. First St. Half of the property was considered for repairs, but the damage was too great. The idea was then brought up to tear down the condemned...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This Herald correspondent is heading South this week for some much-needed vacation. What’s better in the South, other than some amazing beaches, than some Southern food? Move over, fried chicken and baked macaroni and cheese, we have some new guys...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    August 6, 2020

Time for a Pharmacy

Since September, Williamsburg has been without a pharmacy – but soon, that will be no longer the case. Enter Tyler and Courtney Ruby. The couple recently rented the space that used to house Dick’s Pharmacy and started a new business venture, Will...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    August 6, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What’s better than relaxing in your backyard, or me next week on the beach with a nice, cold drink in your hand? Most of the time, we never get recipes for drinks – and here I am to give you three recipes for tasty summer drinks that will make...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    August 6, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

Many, many years ago and even today, Saturday mornings were and are filled with memories of cartoons. Kids couldn’t wait to enjoy their cereal right next to the TV watching their favorite cartoon characters. I decided that this week’s question...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020

Cyrus Simmons, 16, Makes Eagle Scout

According to research done in 2015, the average percent of Boy Scouts who actually make Eagle Scout was a surprising 6 percent. Over the last few months, our small town of Williamsburg has garnered...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 30, 2020

Williamsburg Board Sets Reopening Plan

“Our goal is to bring students back to school,” Superintendent Lisa Murgas said during the Williamsburg Community School Board meeting on July 21. Murgas outlined a plan that is available to school district families via the school’s website....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 30, 2020

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Community Yard Sales Do not forget that the annual Williamsburg Community Yard Sales will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1. Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 23, 2020

Status of Overlook Drive Questioned in Catharine Twp.

Williamsburg Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise attended the Catharine Township Supervisors’ meeting as not the police chief but as a concerned resident. Kagarise said he and his family have lived on Overlook Drive for more than 30 years, and in those...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 23, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summertime and the livin’ is easy. We are all about easy cooking at the Gorsuch house because we are so busy. When we get to wind down and relax, one of our favorites to cook with is pork chops. Who doesn’t love a good bone-in center-cut pork...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Williamsburg Farm Show Cancelled for 2020

In its more than 100-year history, the Williamsburg Community Farm Show has never been canceled – that is, until this year. The Board of Directors announced via a Facebook post on Friday, July 10, that Blair County’s largest fair was canceled....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 16, 2020

Pastor Roberts: His Story, His Calling

Have you ever in life felt a calling from God? For Matt Roberts, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church and Cove Forge Church, he ran from that calling for many years – until he finally answe...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Lien Cancelled Against Williamsburg Dollar General

After a $42.90 snow shoveling bill turned into a bill of $3700 of legal fees, the Dollar General, Williamsburg will not be going through to a sheriff’s sale because of payment according to Williamsburg Borough Solicitor Nathan Karn during the July...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

What's the Word In Williamsburg?

Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, has been canceled. A Facebook Live drawing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug, 1. Visit the Station 90 Williamsburg Facebook Page or...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Site Conditions Cause Headaches for Williamsburg Authority

The contractor who bid on the project for Ridge Road in Woodbury Township (Blair County) was told that the road would be tar and chipped, but when he went out to complete the project, there was an overlay of pavement of roughly 1-1-1/4 inches on the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Williamsburg CORRECTION

Correction In the July 9, 2020, edition of the Herald, there was a mix-up with the roads listed in the Woodbury Township story. Ricci Michelone, who made the comments during the meeting, said that she would like truckers to use Mill Hill Road rather... Full story

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 2, 2020

Visiting 'The Dogs' in Williamsburg

One of the highlights of my trips to Williamsburg is getting to see the two dogs belonging to my parents, Rick and Suzanne Gorsuch. Both are of the breed Havanese. The one on the left is Ginger and... Full story

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 2, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

This week’s question is inspired by this weekend’s festivities – Fourth of July! I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, What is your favorite memory or a family tradition for the 4th? Here is what a few had to say: Cindy Hicks: When I...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 2, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For the last several years, my life has been graced by one of my dearest friends, Judy Olivieri. We started working together at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center and our friendship blossomed after that. It is always nice to spend time with and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Residents Failing to Return Surveys Holding Back Ganister Sewer Project

At the regular Catharine Township meeting on June 18, Blair County Planning Director David McFarland gave an update to supervisors on the Ganister sewer project funding. McFarland said that six residents in the Ganister area still have not returned...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Williamsburg School Board Approves Summer, Fall Sports Health Protections

The Williamsburg Community School Board unveiled its health and safety plan for summer practices and fall sports during its June 18 regular meeting. Superintendent Lisa Murgas said she worked with the PIAA to develop a plan of safety procedures for...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 25, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day and we spent the day with Dad, waking up early to head to our favorite place, Rocky Gap Casino Resort, and then to the Kountry Kettle for a delicious lunch. There are so many great memories I have with m...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 18, 2020

Ask the Williamsburgers

Planning a vacation this year is hard. Will our plans be wrecked by the pandemic? We waited to book our vacation until last week and hopefully, our plans will not be affected by COVID-19. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “Where is...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 18, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Another weekend of spending a day with my parents – for some people, this may be almost torture, but for my sister Julie and I, we thoroughly enjoy it. We are always brainstorming new recipes and ideas for things to eat during our weekend...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Williamsburg High School Class of 2020

Applauses were car horns and attendees sat in cars circling the high school football field; "this is not the graduation we might have expected, but it's definitely one you will not forget," Michael...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Authority Urges Customers to Stop Flushing Wipes

During the June 2 regular meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, Williamsburg Borough Manager Joe Lansberry brought up to authority members ongoing issues with grinder pumps caused by the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Dollar General Snowplow Dispute Set for July Hearing

Last year, the Williamsburg Borough council placed a lien against the Dollar General store in Williamsburg after council stated that the store failed to pay a bill for snow removal. Council stated at the June 1 regular borough council meeting that th...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 11, 2020

Woodbury Twp. Appoints Asst. Secretary/Treasurer

With current Secretary/Treasurer Eleanor Harclerode unavailable for an undetermined length of time, the Woodbury Township supervisors discussed the options of hiring an assistant secretary/treasurer to keep things running smoothly at the township. Du...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 4, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Every Sunday since the quarantine started, we have joined our parents for a weekend meal, whether it be cooked in the oven, on the stove or more recently, on the grill. Being the family person that I am, I greatly look forward to these times spent wi...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 28, 2020

34 to Graduate Friday at Williamsburg High School

Thirty-four graduating seniors will receive their diplomas on Friday, May 29. The ceremony will be held at the high school stadium, Veteran's Memorial Field, at 6 p.m. In order to follow federal...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 28, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Summer is here! For my family, Memorial Day was the perfect opportunity to kick off what some are saying could be the hottest summer in a long time. I’m ready for pools, laying out and of course, spending time with my family. This year, my sister...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 28, 2020

Trail Town Market Opens for Business

Saturday, May 23, kick-started the first Trail Town Market in Williamsburg. Many vendors including Jessica Shultz of Wildflower Cafe in Huntingdon, were one of the many vendors set up from 8:30 a.m....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 21, 2020

W-Burg Plans Graduation Ceremony for May 29

During the May 12 Williamsburg Community School Board conference call meeting, it was announced that Williamsburg will have a graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29. No further details were announced...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 21, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weekend we will be celebrating Memorial Day weekend – we hope surrounded by nice weather, great food and our family and friends. Last week, I provided two delicious side dish recipes. This week, we exercise Natalie’s sweet tooth. These are t...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 14, 2020

Project Contractor Expected to Request Extension of Time

The treatment and pumping contractor for one of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s projects was temporarily shut down because of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus restriction orders. Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told authority members that he...

 

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