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 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    February 27, 2020 

Williamsburg Elementary School Plans Read Across America March 2

Elementary Principal Jennifer Metzler told the Williamsburg Community School Board during the regular meeting Tuesday, Feb 18, all about activities that the elementary school has held over the last...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    February 27, 2020 

Waivers, Extension Granted to Cove Forge

Two waivers, including an easement, were granted to Cove Forge Behavioral Health’s facility at 202 Cove Forge Road during the regular meeting of the Woodbury Township supervisors on Thursday, Feb. 7. Woodbury Township Supervisor Ed Clark made a...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    February 27, 2020 

Septic Issues Cause Concerns at Catharine Township

A septic problem in Catharine Township is flooding a pond and spreading on the ground. The township supervisors during the regular meeting on Feb. 20 said that the owners of the property have been warned and a letter was sent to Sewage Enforcement...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I’m always in the mood for breakfast and with the month of love soon ending, one of the things I love the most in the world is going out with my family for breakfast. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, Where is your...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Here are two delicious breakfast casserole recipes. Slow Cooker Sausage and Waffle Bake Ingredients: 2 lb. sausage 1 Tbsp. sage 1/2 tsp fennel seed 1 package frozen waffles cut into bite-sized pieces 8 large eggs 1-1/4 cups half-and-half 1/4 cup...

 

In honor of her service

Longtime Williamsburg School District employee Dorothy Koontz celebrated her 100th birthday with the congregation of the Salem United Church of Christ, Martinsburg, during the after-church monthly...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

‘Tis the season for love. Happy Valentine’s Day from this Herald reporter to you and yours! Valentine’s Day and being in the mood for love has me thinking – Where does one meet a special Valentine? I decided to ask Williamsburg residents and...

 

CMA Church Can't Use Future Water Line

Stiffler-McGraw engineer Brian Shura said at Feb. 4 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting that “it’s too late to redesign the project, and that “the line would not have sufficient flow or pressure to handle the church’s needs,” when a...

 

A New Facet of Life (Part 2)

Remember it – the Williamsburg barber shop, circa 1958 – what do you see? Take a look around – the small sink, the two barber shop chairs and the bar with mirrors. If you step into Charlie's...

 

Hamilton Sworn onto W-burg Borough Council

Borough resident Paula Hamilton was voted onto the Williamsburg Borough Council during the regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 3. Hamilton was chosen by a council vote of 3-2. The other applicant was...

 

A New Facet of Life

For three years, Charlie's Barber Shop stood empty along High Street in Williamsburg. That is, until Harry Mullins came along. Over those three years, many rumors swirled in town about what was to...

 

Yeager Retires From High School Office After 18 Years

For 17.95 years, to be exact, Kathy Yeager has been a familiar face within the Williamsburg School District. For many of those years, she was the high school secretary. During the Williamsburg School District Board meeting last Tuesday evening, her...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting events at the Gorsuch household besides Wrestlemania, of course. All this football talk has got me thinking – Who was/is your favorite football player? Here is what a few Williamsburg r...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Borough Council Vacancy The Williamsburg Borough Council has a vacancy on its board. Anyone interested who lives in the Borough of Williamsburg is encouraged to send a letter of interest to the borough by Jan. 31. To be appointed the board, a person...

 

Township Resident Airs Complaint about Plowing; Supervisors Ask Solicitor to Help with Complaints

Wayne Baker, a resident of Catharine Township, complained to the township supervisors about gravel plowed off of Oak Alley during last Thursday evening’s meeting, Jan. 16. Baker talked with the supervisors and brought photographs to back up his...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

The Super Bowl is almost here and my tears for my team who came so close are almost dried up. Every year, my family faces the same conundrum – what do we have for our Super Bowl party? For the next two weeks, I have decided to include some of our...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

All this talk of the big game has made me hungry and I’m sure food is your number-one concern at your Super Bowl party (or even this weekend’s Pro Bowl – which I’ll be watching because most of the AFC team is made up of my Baltimore Ravens)....

 

Ambulance Service Closing Raises Questions for Fire Company

"We are here to protect each member of the community's family, now we need the community to step up and help as well," Williamsburg Volunteer Fire member Marcus Hughes said about the situation that...

 

W-burg Planning Quick Response Service for Medical Emergencies

Following the closing of the Williamsburg ambulance service in late December, many Williamsburg residents are asking what will happen if there is a medical emergency in their community. Emergency responders in the community are working on an answer....

 

Officers Stay the Same for Authority

Authority Member Ed Patterson was again named chairman of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority during the reorganization and regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 7, in Williamsburg. Authority Member Chet Bingham made a motion to retain the same officers as...

 

Flaig Named Chair in Catharine Township

Supervisor Ralph Rispoli made a motion to appoint Heather Flaig as the Catharine Township chairman during the Jan. 6 reorganizational meeting. Supervisor Ken Brenneman, who was named vice chairman...

 

Williamsburg Borough Retains Code Enforcement Service After Debate Over Rates

At last month's meeting, the Williamsburg Borough Council received a new fee schedule from the PMCA (PA Municipal Code Alliance) which raised a few eyebrows and brought concerns from council members....

 

Woodbury Township (Blair) Offers Insurance Stipend

At its 2019 official reorganization meeting, the Woodbury Township supervisors discussed the fact that if an employee did not use the township’s health insurance, that the employee could be reimbursed partially for private-paid insurance. At the...

 

It Was a Year of Change – A Look Back at Williamsburg's 2019

This year for Williamsburg was one with a lot of events that the community would like to forget. Two of the top stories coming out of Williamsburg for this year were the closing of the pharmacy and...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Here’s to getting healthy and staying happy in 2020. This month’s recipes are all about being healthy while still being quick, easy and tasty for Williamsburg’s busy families. Crockpot Chicken Chili Ingredients: 1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless...

 

Catharine Twp. Re-Dedicates 2020 Ambulance Service Budget to Its Reserve Fund

“You can’t continue to operate without raising millage, or you’re going to face bankruptcy,” Catharine Township Auditor Daryl Cole told the township supervisors during the regular meeting last Thursday evening, Dec. 21. “You have no...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Yes, Christmas is here and many of us will soon once again start our “new year’s resolutions” about eating healthy. I’m still on a cookie kick, so I decided to start off 2020 with something sweet – healthy cookies. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip...

 

Woodbury Township Local Services Tax to Be Collected by Blair Bureau

Woodbury Township (Blair) residents will now be paying their local services tax (LST) to the Blair County Tax Collection Bureau rather than at the township office. Solicitor Dave Pertile said during last Thursday evening’s meeting, Dec. 12, that...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weekend, I am snatching up my mother’s Kitchen-Aid mixer and baking some Christmas cookies for my family. As an avid baker, I cannot wait. This week, I chose two classic recipes at our house for Christmas cookies and hopefully, they can...

 

Borough Officially Raises Millage for 2020

During its meeting Monday evening, Dec. 9, Williamsburg borough council adopted Ordinance No. 397, which increases the millage to 0.168 mills per $100,000 of home value. Councilmember Matthew Sabol made the motion to adopt the ordinance with...

 

Williamsburg's David Greaser Travels to Zimbabwe

Confucius once said, "teach a man to fish, and you've fed him for a lifetime," but if a man teaches a group to complete a balance sheet you've got the situation of Williamsburg resident David...

 

New Member Sworn in to Williamsburg School Board

Tim Strohmeyer of Woodbury Township was sworn in during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg Community School Board reorganizational meeting. Strohmeyer is filling a seat that was opened upon Amy Hileman’s resignation. Strohmeyer was one of five...

 

Williamsburg Christmas Parade Brings Santa to Town

Williamsburg held its annual Christmas parade at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The highlight of the parade was of course Santa Claus, who kickstarted the Christmas season in Williamsburg with the first...

 

Resident Questions Williamsburg Authority's Policy

Denny Hammel, the owner of a rental property in Williamsburg, came to the Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, to discuss the authority’s policy about water leaks. The policy ultimately led to a $2,200 bill for...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Keeping with the same sentiment in the “Ask the Williamsburgers” feature this week, here are two delicious cookie recipes to kick-start the holiday season. If you would like to share a traditional cookie recipe, please email them to me at...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

December is here and it’s the start of the Christmas season. Besides decorating and lots of shopping, there is always one thing on my mind – Christmas eating. For the rest of this month, we are going to delve into some special holiday cookie...

 

Williamsburg School Board Calls Nov. 4 Lockdown Drill a 'Success'

During the Nov. 19 regular meeting, Williamsburg Community Schools Superintendent Lisa Murgas told the school board about a lockdown drill that was held on Monday, Nov. 4, at the school district. Murgas called the lockdown drill a success and told...

 

Williamsburg Authority Moves Forward with Grant Application

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh discussed with Williamsburg Municipal Authority, during its recent regular meeting, the requirements for application for a small water/sewer grant application. The authority, Clabaugh explained, needs a...

 

Williamsburg Borough Tax to Increase by $16.80 for $100,000 Property

A 0.168 millage increase is coming to borough property owners in 2020. This increase was discussed during the Nov. 19 recessed meeting of the Williamsburg Borough. For an example, the estimated tax increase on a property assessed at $100,000 would...

 

Budget Questions Lead Catharine Township to Schedule Special Meeting

Last year, Catharine Township had a difficult time balancing budget and this year, supervisors are being proactive to prevent the same issue. The preliminary budget that was presented to supervisors during the Nov. 21 meeting “needed some work...

 

Williamsburg's Buck Pool Results

The Williamsburg 2019 Buck Pool was held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Building. Organizers extended a thank-you to all of the sponsors who made the event possible,...

 

An Ode to the Williamsburg Girls' Volleyball Team

The past two months, I have been busy with volleyball games and being the assistant coach for the Williamsburg Lady Pirate Volleyball team. On Thursday, Nov. 14, I was lucky enough to present this...

 

Grace Pointe Church Honors Veterans

"One of the most inspiring Veteran's Day Services I've ever been to," said Sgt. First Class, U.S. Army (Retired) Daryl Cole of the Grace Pointe Community Church of God's annual Veteran's Day service...

 

Williamsburg Eagle Scout, future Marine, Completes Veteran Remembrance Wall

Williamsburg is boasting a new Eagle Scout – the first one in more than 10 years and the first one since the restart of Williamsburg Troop 53. Zachariah Richardson, the son of Lucinda and Troy...

 

Williamsburg Borough Receives Grant for New Area Plan

Dave McFarland of the Blair County Planning Commission was present during last Monday’s Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to explain the details of a grant received by borough and other surrounding participating municipalities that pays for most...

 

Woodbury Township (Blair Co.) Plans Budget Without Tax Increase

The Woodbury Township supervisors approved advertising the 2020 budget with no tax increase. The proposed budget will be advertised in the Herald and is available for public view at the township office The supervisors also approved a donation of...

 

Water/Sewer Grant Application Headlines Williamsburg Authority Meeting

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh discussed with Williamsburg Municipal Authority, during their last Tuesday evening meeting the requirements for application for a small water/sewer grant application. The Authority, Clabaugh explained needed a...

 

Chili Cook Off Results

Bonnie Hammond and Ruth Hoffner putting tickets in baskets during the annual Chili Cook Off benefiting the Williamsburg Public Library. More than $1,700 was raised between the chili contest and the...

 

Williamsburg Trick-or-Treat

Trick or Treat was held for Williamsburg on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, due to the windy and rainy weather on Thursday evening. Out for some treats were Ingrid Parks, 9; Juliana Houck, 8; and Emma...

 

Williamsburg Trick-or-Treat

Trick or Treat was held for Williamsburg on Saturday evening, Nov. 2, due to the windy and rainy weather on Thursday evening. Out for some treats were Abbie Merritts, Allee England, Morgan Reighard...

 

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