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 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 18, 2019 

Message of Wisdom Given to W-burg NHS Students

"You have wisdom all around you; gifts specifically designed for you," was Pastor Lori Lower's message to Williamsburg High School's National Honor Society students and scholarship students during...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Happy Easter from my family to yours! Easter is such a wonderful holiday – spending time with loved ones, enjoying a good meal and especially celebrating what Easter is all about. This week, I decided to take a look at Easter dinner and find two...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

No Bids for Route 866 Project Equal Good News for Williamsburg Borough

During the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting on April 1, bids for the state Route 866 project were to be opened. However, no bids were sent in. This, according to Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh, was a good thing because PennDOT took a...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

Owner of Cove Valley Airport Asks Supervisors for Zoning Protection

Chris Bartel, who owns the Cove Valley Airport near Williamsburg, discussed a proposed solar farm coming to area near Bartel’s field with the Woodbury Township supervisors during the regular meeting on April 4. Bartel asked the supervisors to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

Authority Awaiting State Funding News

Stiffler McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, senior project manager, was present at the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s regular meeting April 2 and said that he is awaiting results from the April 17 PennVEST meeting to see if a funding offer will be...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Easter Egg Hunts The Williamsburg Women’s Civic Club and Williamsburg Lions Club are hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the WHS football practice field. This is for ages toddler to third grade. The Grace...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 4, 2019

Hundreds Flock to Grace Pointe to Celebrate 89 Years

Inspirational music, thunderous ovations and a dash of humor – all three were remotely present during last Sunday's 89th Homecoming Celebration for the Grace Pointe Community Church of God,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 4, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fight Like A Champ Cornhole Tournament Timmy Bones, 24, of Williamsburg, recently suffered a medical emergency which led him to be hospitalized. Bones lives with his girlfriend, son, and a baby on the way in Huntingdon. Friends of Timmy have...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 28, 2019

Ganister Sewer Planning Tops Catharine Twp. Agenda

Dave Cunningham from Keller Engineers, Hollidaysburg, was present on Thursday, March 21, to give an update on Catharine Township’s on-going project to provide sewer services to Ganister residents. Last month, Cunningham and Williamsburg Borough...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 28, 2019

Williamsburg School Board Discusses Heating Concerns

Williamsburg School Board member Junior Pheasant voiced concern over the school’s new heating and air conditioning system, citing numerous complaints of inconsistent temperatures in rooms during the last regular meeting Tuesday, March 19. Superinte...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I’m still on a breakfast kick from last week. I would like to send a shout-out to Williamsburg Borough Councilmember Bruce Hamilton for his compliments on last week’s recipes. Here are two more delicious recipes that are sure to brighten up your...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

It’s less than a month before it’s Easter – hard to believe. I decided to have a quick and easy question this week for Ask the Williamsburgers – “What is your favorite candy bar?” Zena Saylor: Mallo Cups Terre Detwiler: Clark Bar Donna...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 28, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Farm Show Benefit Auction Beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, the Williamsburg Farm Show will be holding its annual Benefit Auction. A lot of items will be up for bid and the food kitchen will be open. If you would like to donate an item,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What is one of your favorite meals of the day? One of the most important, doctors tell us, is breakfast and that happens to be one of my favorite meals of the day. Who doesn’t love getting up on the weekends and going to one of the many Cove...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 21, 2019

Farm Show Announces Events

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will be holding its annual benefit auction at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30. This auction will feature new and good used items. There will also be gift certificates and items from celebrities to bid on. Donations are...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With our ever-changing weather, people say, “I’d rather live someplace sunny and warm.” I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Polly Smith: Williamsburg – I feel...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

SR 866 Flood Control Project Now Out for Bids

The State Route 866 project, which is intended to prevent flooding in the borough, is now out for bids. During the regular meeting on Monday, March 4, Williamsburg Borough Council met with Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, Hollidaysburg....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Settles Paving Material Bids

Three bids for stone products from Glenn Hawbaker, Grannas Bros., and New Enterprise Stone & Lime were opened during the meeting of Woodbury Township (Blair County), Thursday evening, March 7. Grannas Bros. was awarded the bids for all stone and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 14, 2019

Authority Approves Water Meter Funding Request

Stiffler-McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, Hollidaysburg, was present to give an update to the Williamsburg Municipal Authority during the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 5. Clabaugh said that authority projects will be put out for bid in May followin...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

For many of us, fads and trends come and go – one minute they’re the next big thing and then they die out rapidly. This week’s question asked residents of Williamsburg – What is one fad/trend from your childhood or teen years that you miss...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 7, 2019

WHS Says Goodbye To 20-Year Teacher

The resignation letter of secondary social studies teacher Richard Baronner was accepted during the Feb. 26 meeting of the Williamsburg Community School Board. Baronner, who had 20 years with the district, was commended on his service by several...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I often get the remark when I go out to events and such, "wow, you must really love to cook!" The simple fact is, that I do. Cooking is such a special event and there are so many memories to be made around the kitchen counter, the stove and the...

 

Williamsburg Community Mourns Two of Its Own

Pastor Lori Lower has said of Williamsburg that we as a community are "filled with faith and love." At the beginning of this month, that faith and love was put through one of its toughest obstacles...

 

Catharine Twp. Seeks to Update Personnel Policy

The “very old” personnel policy for Catharine Township has been brought into question over the last couple months. The township supervisors discussed the matter during the regular meeting Thursday evening, March 21. The supervisors agreed to...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

February has come and gone. We might have gained a few pounds, but it sure was tasty putting them on! Just in case, you slacked a little on the chocolate, here is one last week of tasty recipes. Peanut Butter-Chocolate Banana Cream Pie This recipe is...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

W-burg Plans ‘K’ Registration The Williamsburg Community School District will conduct its annual kindergarten registration on Friday, March 15. Any child living in the district who will be 5 years old on or before June 30, 2019, is eligible to...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Last week, we celebrated one of my favorite holidays, Valentine's Day, but I'm still feeling the loving mood – of course, with chocolate. Here are two more recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth – even after the holiday is long over....

 

DEP Permits Issued for Authority Projects

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh reported to the Williamsburg Municipal Authority that all state Dept. of Environmental Protection objections from last month have been addressed and all permits were issued for the upcoming municipal authority...

 

Cove Forge Agrees to Woodbury Demands

Andrew Helmer, a Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center representative, attended the Feb. 7 Woodbury Township meeting to say that Cove Forge has agreed to remove the ropes course out of the township’s right-of-way. The presence of the ropes course on...

 

Eagle Scout Project Announced At Borough

Zachariah Richardson of Williamsburg discussed his proposed Eagle Scout project with Williamsburg Borough council members during the Feb. 4 meeting. Richardson said he would like to use the old plaques that used to be displayed at the entry way of...

 

Veteran's Memorial Center Gets Makeover

Wow! Long-awaited. Overdue. Looks good! Those were some of the remarks about the makeover of the Williamsburg Veteran's Memorial Center, commonly known to us affectionately as the Community Center....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

‘Tis the season for love! February – the month of love, happiness, roses and of course, something I love – chocolate. All of this month’s recipes have one thing in common – chocolate is the main ingredient. What’s not to love? Oreo Balls...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s Super Bowl week, and for most of us, our favorite team is not in the biggest game of the season but still we must celebrate! I’ve decided to cheer for the Patriots because I have kind of a crush on their star wide receiver Julian Edelman, bu...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

In the spirit of the big game and all the delicious food that goes with it, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your favorite go-to snack during the game? Here is what a few had to say: Zena Saylor: Buffalo chicken dip and...

 

Catharine Township Hosts Meeting to Address Ganister Sanitary Sewer Issues

The Catharine Township supervisors paid host to many professional individuals during a special meeting last Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. Among the individuals in attendance besides the supervisors were Sewage Planning Specialist from Pa. Department o...

 

Catharine Twp. Appoints New Secretary

Following the acceptance of Secretary Loranne Keithley’s resignation from the Catharine Township board of supervisors, Chairman Ken Brenneman made a motion to appoint Eleanor Harclerode to the same position during last Tuesday afternoon’s...

 

Hileman Takes Reigns of Williamsburg Football After Service as Junior High Coach

Ryan Hileman was named the new head coach of the Williamsburg Football team during last Tuesday evening’s Williamsburg School Board meeting on Jan. 15. Hileman was previously the junior high football coach. Ryan Brantner was named as a volunteer...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I’m sitting here in my office writing when it’s a humid two degrees outside. I think, though, if it was up to me, I’d rather be cold than hot. What about you? You can always put on more clothes and use more blankets rather than bake in the...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This past weekend, it was predicted that we brace ourselves for a 30-inch snowstorm; however, that wasn’t the case. In some areas, it reached a foot but nothing upwards to 30 inches for us, the snow lovers. This got me thinking – what is there to...

 

Peddler Permit Problems Plague Williamsburg Boro

Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise said during the regular Williamsburg borough council meeting on Jan. 7 that there were three people who were issued a peddler’s permit but whose background information did not “check out.” Chief Kagarise said the...

 

Lansberry named Chairman of Woodbury Twp.; Clark is Vice

Former supervisors Chairman Ed Clark made a motion during the regular Jan. 7 meeting to appoint Joseph Lansberry as the new chairman for Woodbury Township. Supervisor Ed Clark was named vice chairman. The supervisors voted to keep on the three...

 

Williamsburg Municipal Authority To Resend State Grant Application

According to Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh, an “oversight” on behalf of the state Dept. of Environmental Protection will push back application for Pennvest funding for the upcoming Williamsburg Municipal Authority projects. Pennvest is...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Apparently snow is on its way this weekend. What better way to spend a snow day then cuddling up to a nice bowl of something fresh out of the crock pot? Here is a recipe that is sure to warm you up this...

 

Catharine Twp. Names Brenneman as Chair

Heather Flaig made the motion Monday evening, Jan. 7, to nominate Ken Brenneman as chairman of Catharine Township during the supervisors’ reorganizational meeting; Ralph Rispoli seconded the motion. The motion passed. Rispoli then nominated Flaig...

 

A Lot of Highs and Lows In Williamsburg in 2018

In a small town like Williamsburg, people often ask, “what even happens there?” For 2018, we saw a lot of highs and some lows in our little town. Some of the highs include: then-Rep. Judy Ward announcing her candidacy for state senator at the Wil...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Last week, my family lost an integral part of our family – my dear aunt, Annie Bauer. For those who knew her, it was hard not to love her. I was honored to speak at her funeral and I wanted to share my words about her with you, my readers. Aunt...

 

Catharine Township Wrestles with Budget Issues for 2019

An $82,000 deficit in the 2019 budget caused concern for supervisors during Catharine Township’s regular meeting on Thursday evening, Dec. 27. An amount classified as “unbudgeted reserve,” caused the supervisors concern in approving the 2019...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

One of my new year’s resolutions is to eat better. This holiday season sure did a number to my waist line – but hey, what can I say? My mom and I are pretty good cooks. This week, here are two recipes that are sure to help you if you, like me,...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

The year 2019 is upon us. Can you believe it? I feel like 2018 flew by. With a new year, one must always set a resolution – you may stick to it, you may not. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your one wish for...

 

Christmas in a Small Town

If you’ve ever travelled out of our town, people often ask – how do you live there? How many did you graduate with? Do you know anyone? Such things are often taken as a negative aspect of growing up in a small town. Because of the season, I decid...

 

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