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 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    November 25, 2020 

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    November 25, 2020 

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...

 

'Having Heart Means So Much More than A Win'

What can you say about a passionate coach and a rowdy group of 24 girls? This was our year in Williamsburg volleyball. I'm not sure whether we will have an awards ceremony, so I decided I would write...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

November is here and with that, comes my favorite holiday – Thanksgiving! There are no better memories, at least for me – than to get up early in the morning and get everything ready for the big meal, and eventually this year – the big game! Si...

 

Six Teachers Earn Tenure at Williamsburg School District

Angela Detwiler, Hilary Long, Christine Rhoads, Shane Gallagher, Kelly Moushlian and Logan McKee were all granted tenure status during the Williamsburg Community School District’s regular school board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The school board...

 

Elected Officials Gather to Promote Voter Registration

More than 200 people gathered in Williamsburg on Sunday, Oct. 18, for a voter registration event called "Cut the Pork." "For Williamsburg, I definitely consider this a success," Blair County Republica...

 

W-bury Twp. Resident Asks About Noise Ordinance

Larry Mock attended the Oct. 1 meeting of the Woodbury Township (Blair County) supervisors to discuss plans for a pavilion. Mock plans to build a pavilion and he asked supervisors if there were any ordinances regarding noise or having people there...

 

Williamsburg Borough Will Demolish West First Street Property

A public meeting was held before the Monday evening, Oct. 5, Williamsburg Borough Council meeting regarding a property on West First Street. One side of the residential property, has been condemned. The other side is being lived in by Robert Loucks...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

Once again, it’s October and I’m gearing up for another delicious week of homemade candy. Here are two recipes that are sure to delight even the scariest of ghosts. Pretzel Bark Candy Ingredients: 1-lb. milk chocolate candy coating, chopped 2...

 

Authority Awaits Permits For Pump Station Project

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told Williamsburg Municipal Authority during last Tuesday evening’s meeting, Oct. 6, that he are still waiting for operating permits for the pump station project. Clabaugh said that he hopes to have testing...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

During quarantine, I, like many, watched a lot of TV and dreamed of how things could be different. An idea popped into my head while binge-watching a TV show – What TV show would you like to be stuck in and why? Here is what a few had to say:...

 

46 Years Ago – The Williamsburg Band in Ireland

In 1974, Ireland was full of violence, chaos and havoc – but none of it was caused by the Williamsburg High School marching band's peaceful visit. Forty-six years ago, the WHS band, headed by Band D...

 

Farm Show Bringing Fall to Williamsburg

“A lot of the other local craft shows have been canceled and we were trying to think of something that could benefit both the vendors, and would especially help the community of Williamsburg,” said Angie Walason, one of the Farm Show Board of...

 

Williamsburg School District Raises Sports Spectator Limit

Parents and guardians received an email last week stating the following: "The Williamsburg Community School District is pleased to announced that we will be increasing spectator capacity at our...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s October and it’s time for one of the kid’s favorite holidays – Halloween. What do you think of when you think of Halloween? Sure, there are costumes, trick or treating, scarecrows and pumpkins. But for someone who likes food as much as...

 

The People of Williamsburg: Louise 'Bubba' Speck

Today, we look to Google and Kindle Unlimited for recommendations on books rather than the concentrating on the importance of our local public library. For almost 29 years, a librarian held the...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Remember the excitement of waking up on the day of your classroom field trip? With today’s COVID pandemic, schools are unsure of how field trips are going to look, or if they are even going to happen. This made me think – What was your favorite...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

It’s time once again for one of the most delicious barbecues in all of the Cove. The Fairview Church of the Brethren will be having its fall chicken barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 10, drive-in style. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal includes 1/2...

 

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...

 

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