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 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    October 17, 2019 

Williamsburg Volleyball Team Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer

On Thursday, Oct. 3, the Williamsburg Volleyball team partnered with its opponent Juniata Valley to host the annual "Pink Night" to raise funds for breast cancer awareness. In the photos:...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I am all about reminiscing and now being a fixture in the high school as the assistant volleyball coach, I often go back to my high school days. For most, graduation is one of the biggest events of high school and one of the special aspects of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    October 17, 2019 

Williamsburg Borough Updates Ordinances

Two ordinances were updated during the regular meeting last Monday of Williamsburg Borough Council Ordinance No. 395, which amended previous ordinances, banned the possession of vaping or vaping equipment by minors in the borough. Councilmember Bruce...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Halloween is coming! This week, my class is headed to our annual field trip to Vale Woods Farm, Loretto. Now with Halloween right around the corner, here are two pumpkin recipes that are sure to frighten even the pickiest of eaters: Pumpkin Bars...

 

Williamsburg Authority Proceeds with Grant

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told Williamsburg Municipal Authority during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 1, of a new competitive grant that is available. The small systems grant is for smaller municipalities with projects totaling...

 

Woodbury Township (Blair) Gives Its Nuisance Ordinance a Makeover

A proposed nuisance ordinance, which has been discussed the last several months by the Woodbury Township supervisors, received a makeover during the regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 3. Solicitor Dave Pertile presented the supervisors with a revised...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I’m still in an apple mood. This week was our “A is for Apple” theme at daycare and the kids got to taste test different apples to see which one was their favorite. Surprisingly, the green “spicy” ones were voted the best – which, of...

 

Catharine Township Wants Comments from Residents

Catharine Township’s Act 537 plan submitted to the DEP (Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection) was denied by the state. The announcement was made at the regular township meeting last Thursday evening, Sept. 26. The purpose of the DEP...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

For so many of us losing a loved one – whether they be famous or not – is a hard road. I thought this week, I would ask the residents of Williamsburg: If you were given one hour to spend with a loved one, who would it be and why. Here is what a f...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s apple time at the Gorsuch household and even at the daycare center. Here is one recipe that is sure to get you in the mood for fall. Apple Squares Ingredients: 1 cup sifted flour 1 egg 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With the recipes this week, it will be clear that fall is my favorite time of the year – mostly because football is such a huge part of my family and is a large part of our lives. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your...

 

School Board Appoints New Secretary

Following the resignation of high school Secretary Kristen England effective Sept. 30, the Williamsburg Community School Board appointed Angela Kennedy to the position at a rate of $12 per hour during its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, meeting....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

‘Tis the season for the best time of the year in my opinion. Fall is here! Time for football, hoodies and leaves! Fall also brings around a new slew of tasty recipes from my family’s kitchen to yours. Apple Spiced Pancakes Next week at Bright...

 

Williamsburg Bans Vaping by Minors

With health concerns about the practice of “vaping” in the news, the Williamsburg Borough Council decided during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to join the ranks of other Blair County townships to prohibit vaping and the possession of vaping...

 

Williamsburg Authority Nears Loan Closing Date

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh said in an email to Williamsburg Municipal Authority that the closing date for the funding package for its PENNVest loan will be on Thursday, Sept. 26. Clabaugh asked the authority during its regular meeting on...

 

Williamsburg Absenteeism Program Earns Praise

State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80th) toured the Williamsburg High School and district on Sept. 13 to discuss Williamsburg's initiative to combat absenteeism in the district. Rep. Gregory said of the...

 

Williamsburg Correction

In the article about the Owl’s Nest Daycare and Preschool 2 in the Sept. 12, 2019, edition of the online Herald, Jack Bolger’s relationship to Sarah Hall was stated incorrectly. Bolger is Hall’s grandfather. This error was the fault of the...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s football season – the weather is getting brisker and weekend evenings are filled with the hustle and bustle of the gridiron. Whether you are tailgating at your favorite college team or camping out in front of the TV on Sunday afternoons,...

 

'Pop-Pop Would Be So Proud'

For Sarah Beth Hall, owning a business was not in her life plan. But the 1999 Central High graduate is opening her second business in less than a year, right here in Williamsburg. Hall's...

 

Residents Voice Concern Over Woodbury Twp. Nuisance Ordinance

Residents voiced their concerns last Thursday evening, Sept. 5, at the Woodbury Township meeting regarding the proposed nuisance ordinance. Some residents received a draft copy of the ordinance. Resident Larry Mock said that he would like the Woodbur...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Inspirational Film at the Public Library There will be a screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh,” a new film from National Geographic. This film is being offered through PA Interfaith Power and Light to draw faith communities together to inspire...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With the start of school, it’s always wonderful to have a childhood best friend by your side to have your back growing up. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – Who was your childhood best friend? Here is what a few had to say: Ashley...

 

2019 Williamsburg Farm Show Week Photos

PHOTOS AT LEFT – QUEEN: Haylee Riley, 17, James Creek, was crowned as the 2019-20 Williamsburg Community Farm Show Queen. Riley is the daughter of Harry and DeeDee Riley. She has been showing for...

 

Williamsburg's New Varsity Football Coach 'Comes Home'

Football is like life – it requires perseverance, self-denial, hard work, sacrifice, dedication and respect for authority. – Vince Lombardi, Second-winningest NFL coach Thirty-four Williamsburg...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

It’s the start of school and therefore, the start of the football season – high school, college and professional. Football can bring us so many emotions – the high exhilaration of victory and the letdown of defeat. In many ways, food can bring...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With the start of school being this week, I wanted to take a moment and think back to our school careers – what was your favorite class in school? Here is what a few Williamsburg residents had to say: Kaydi Brubaker: Biology; fast forward four...

 

W-burg Board Discusses Flexible Instruction Days

Flexible Instruction Days, also referred to as FIDs, was the lead topic of conversation during last Thursday evening’s (Aug. 15) Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Flexible...

 

Grand Marshals 'Dedicated' to Farm Show

Community, Cooking, Tradition: For this year's Williamsburg Community Farm Show Parade Committee, it was an easy task of who was going to be this year's grand marshals – David Hanna and Judy...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As with the Williamsburg Community Farm Show, one of the most popular items there is the food. Taking part in all the delicious fair food is one of the highlights of the farm show, especially for me. I decided to give out two fair-inspired recipes th...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This week of course is the Williamsburg Community Farm Show – the big gathering of those far and wide converging on the Williamsburg fairgrounds for a week of food, fun, family and agriculture. The fair is home to many things – amusement rides,...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Grief Share Support Group A support group for those who are grieving will begin Sunday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. Grief Share is a 12-week support group that includes a weekly video seminar with experts, discussion...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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