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Catharine Does Not Qualify For USDA Grants

To qualify for a USDA grant, the median income of an area has to equal around $50,000. Catharine Township supervisors announced during last Thursday’s meeting that the township is not eligible for a grant because the median income was too high to q...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Seeing all the pumpkins, mums, and of course – watching my Ravens play football, has me in the mood for fall! Thus inspiring my question this week – what’s your favorite fall activity? Here is what a few had to say: Walt Frank: PSU football...

 

Lions Bring Leader Dog Fundraiser to Williamsburg

Mary Camberg of the Lakemont Lions Club visited with the Williamsburg Lions Club during Monday evening's meeting to talk about the Leader Dog Program. Camberg has been with the Leader Dog Program...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Following last week’s tour of Williamsburg, I got to reminisce about the town that Williamsburg was. I was privileged to grow up here and got to know some of the places that the past generations knew and loved. This inspired my question for the...

 

Homecoming Festivities Planned for Friday

“We just want people to pack the stands and support all of us,” Williamsburg co-op football coach Matthew Neri said. For the first time in two years, Williamsburg will be hosting a Friday night football game between Juniata Valley and Claysburg....

 

Planning Comm. Gives Update on Comprehensive Plan

Sherry Socie of the Blair County Planning Commission attended last Tuesday evening's Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to give an update on the Comprehensive Plan of Williamsburg. Despite the DCNR grant being awarded to the borough two years ago,...

 

Woodbury Seeks to Adopt Noise Ordinance

For over a year, the Woodbury Township supervisors have been discussing the new noise ordinance for the township. During the Sept. 1 meeting, the supervisors made a huge step in finalizing the new ordinance. Craig Hamilton made the motion to adopt...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Summer is almost over. For us fall lovers, this may be a good thing. The end of summer also happens to mean my birthday, which is actually today! However, most of us had a pretty good summer and lots of great memories that were made. I decided to...

 

Over Brings Walking History of Williamsburg Alive

When it was announced earlier last week that former sixth grade teacher Cathy Over was doing another Walking History tour of Williamsburg, I was more than excited. Saturday, Sept. 3, I set out with a...

 

Ask The Williamsburgers

Farming, food and family — that’s undoubtedly the Farm Show tradition. There have been so many wonderful memories of the Farm Show for me, and as I walked down the grounds with my sister — so many of those memories came flooded back to me....

 

All Contestants Crowned at Little Miss/Princess Pageant

The 2022-23 Williamsburg Community Farm Show Queen Charlotte Simpson emceed the Little Miss and Princess Contest last Monday evening, Aug. 22. The contestants for Little Miss included Davanee Bem,...

 

School Board Looks Forward to New School Year

“The teachers have been in the classrooms preparing for the start of the new school year,” Elementary Principal Jennifer Metzler said. Metzler talked about kindergarten orientation, which took place on Thursday, Aug. 11, and Meet the Teacher...

 

Simpson Crowned Farm Show Queen

Charlotte Simpson of Alexandria was crowned the new 2022-23 Williamsburg Farm Show Queen following festivities held Sunday afternoon on the Farm Show Grounds. Each contestant was walked down the...

 

All Sewer Talk at Catharine Township Meeting

For years, the residents of the Ganister portion of Catharine Township have been hearing about Catharine Township’s plans to provide sewer service to that area. At last month’s meeting, many residents attended to confront the supervisors about...

 

W-burg's Friends Farm Hosts Blair Co. Farm Bureau

"Can we capture the smells in here?" Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb asked as attendees walked into the gathering room of Friends Farm last Wednesday morning for the annual Blair County Farm...

 

Anderson Last Candidate for Queen

Helpful, kind and outgoing – that's how Lillian Anderson would describe herself using three adjectives. Anderson, 18, is one of three young women vying for the title of Williamsburg Community Farm...

 

Non-Profit Provides Children's Items in Williamsburg

Run by Amanda Biddle, with the help of Micah and Azriela Clouse, Naomi’s Nursery Blessings is a non-profit children’s pantry in Williamsburg. Naomi’s Nursery Blessings provides free children’s items to anyone and everyone with no questions...

 

Two Compete for Farm Show Little Miss

Two Williamsburg girls will be competing for the second annual Williamsburg Community Farm Show Little Miss title. The contestants are Davanee Bem and Elizabeth Dively. Elizabeth Mary Jo Dively is...

 

Williamsburg Feels 'The Big Time' Approaching

Every August, the residents of Williamsburg get ready for one thing – the Williamsburg Community Farm Show. Not only is it Blair County's largest fair, it's been called the "Big Time" since the...

 

Weyandt Wins Little Miss Claysburg

Hues of ivory, Claysburg blue, lavender and pink donned the yards of the Claysburg Park this past Saturday for the annual Little Miss Claysburg pageant – one of the highlights of the Claysburg...

 

Central's Lacey Lynn to Run for W-burg Farm Show Queen

Lacey Lynn of Roaring Spring is hoping that she will become the 2022-23 Williamsburg Farm Show Queen. Lynn is the daughter of Julie Ott and Scott Lynn, and is the youngest of four siblings ...

 

Woodbury SALDO in the Works

On Aug. 4, Woodbury Township Solicitor Aimee Willett discussed the upcoming SALDO (Stormwater and Land Development Ordinance) with Woodbury Township Supervisors. She has been working with Stiffler-McGraw engineer Jim Young on this ordinance. “We...

 

Municipal Authority Receives Update on Catharine Township

Daryl Cole, a Catharine Township representative, gave an update to Williamsburg Municipal Authority members during its meeting last Tuesday, Aug. 2. Cole said that at the last Catharine Township meeting a lot of Ganister residents attended to ask...

 

Borough Looking Into 866 Flooding Problems

A few years ago, the borough was looking into fixing the flooding problem coming off Route 866 from Piney Creek coming into town. Although those plans fell through, the borough announced last Monday evening that PennDOT was looking into other options...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    August 4, 2022

From the 'Burg To Your Kitchen

What do you think of when you think of fair food? There’s so much to think about – deep fried Oreo, caramel apples, and especially funnel cakes. Each week this month, I am going to share a special fair recipe so even when it’s not Farm Show...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    August 4, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

It’s almost Farm Show time. This inspired my question this week – what do you look forward to when it comes to Farm Show time? Here is what a few residents had to say: Linda Lemin: The animals, the music and all the fellowship with friends Renee...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    August 4, 2022

Farm Show Queen Contestants: Week One

It's hard to believe that it's Farm Show month. The Farm Show is all about our community and what it stands for – farming, family and fellowship. For the next three weeks, we will devote one article...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

No Lease Signed Yet for Catharine Farm Show Board

Going into the Catharine Township meeting, both sides – the Catharine Township Supervisors and the Farm Show Board – were hopeful to have a lease signed and finalized, but this was to no avail. The lease would be for 8 years, then 33 and then...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

LERTA Considered a 'Win-Win for Everyone'

Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb attended Monday evening’s LERTA meeting held by the Williamsburg School District, Williamsburg Borough and Catharine and Woodbury townships. LERTA is the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance program,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

'Lifelong Learner' Becoming New Principal

Jennifer Frederick was hired as the new secondary principal for the Williamsburg Community School District in June, replacing Michael Jones following his resignation. Frederick has a history in...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

School District Hears About Baseball Field

Chrissy Neri, on behalf of the Baseball Boosters, addressed the Williamsburg Community School Board during its meeting on July 19. Neri wanted to know if the Board was willing to do any improvements to the baseball and softball fields in Catharine...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 28, 2022

Nic's Rounding Up to Help Library

For over a year, Nic's Grab 'N Go in Williamsburg has participated in a round-up campaign that started because of the coin shortage. Customers are asked to round-up their change to make their bill...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 21, 2022

New Detailing Business Opening In Williamsburg

Williamsburg residents have to be excited for the influx of new businesses coming to our town, and there is now another one to celebrate. Tom and Sarah Dean are bringing their car detailing business...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 21, 2022

Audit Report Discussed At Authority Meeting

Williamsburg Municipal Authority Treasurer David Myers announced during last Tuesday evening’s meeting that the audit report was ready for authority members to inspect. Myers said there were “no findings” in the 2021 Audit. The 2021 audit and...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 21, 2022

Woodbury Announces LERTA Meeting Date

As with the other townships, Williamsburg Borough and the Williamsburg School District, Woodbury Township Supervisors discussed LERTA at its Thursday, July 7, meeting. LERTA, Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance, is a tax program created in...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    July 14, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

A little bit of an old school question this week – what is your favorite movie? I have been stuck inside with COVID and I get a little tired of watching WWE wrestling from the 1990s and my all-time favorite show – “Dateline” – so I was...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 14, 2022

Historical Society Looks at By-Laws

Cathy Over, of the Williamsburg Historical Society, said that the Historical Society “is well on it’s way to finally becoming a legal entity.” The group was created by Williamsburg residents to help keep the history of our town alive and their...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 14, 2022

Borough Contacts Dollar General Store for Reimbursement

The Williamsburg Borough, Catharine and Woodbury townships, the Williamsburg School District and Blair County have been tossing around the idea of the LERTA program. LERTA, the Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance, is a tax abatement program...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 7, 2022

Fourth Fest Spotlights Local Businesses

Williamsburg will have its first Fourth Fest on Saturday, July 9, beginning at 8:30 a.m. and keeping the party alive until 8 p.m. The Trail Town Market will be open from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Riverside Park to start the day off. There will be a...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    July 7, 2022

Last Call for Farm Show Queen Candidates

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board is still accepting applications for the 2022 Farm Show Royalty. As always, this is a great opportunity for students to give back to the community through...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 23, 2022

Farm Show Members Meet with Catharine Supervisors

Farm Show Board President Jeff Walason attended last Thursday evening’s Catharine Township meeting. Walason, along with Treasurer Arianne Waddington, discussed the proposed Farm Show lease with supervisors. The lease presented would be for eight...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 23, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I’m always in the mood for food. For this week’s question – before I start my recipe section again – I wanted to know: What is your favorite 4th of July food? Here is what a few residents of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 23, 2022

Women's Civic Club Honors Tate

For many who attended Williamsburg Elementary School, Donna Tate is always remembered as one of the fourth grade teachers who left an indelible mark on her students. But for 20 years, Tate has served...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 16, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I have been surrounded by wonderful men in my life. My dad, Rick, and my two grandfathers, Pete and Gene, have truly blessed my life. This inspired my question for the week – what is one of your favori...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 16, 2022

CMA Church 'In Their Own Hands'

During last Tuesday evening’s meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, member Daryl Cole wanted to know if there was any update on the CMA Church. For the last several months, the Christian Missionary Alliance Church in Williamsburg has...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 16, 2022

Thirty-Two Graduate Williamsburg

Thirty-two students received their diplomas during Williamsburg High School commencement on Friday, May 27, at the high school gym. Class Secretary Morgan Webb welcomed the packed audience to the...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 9, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

We are so blessed to be in a community that is surrounded by good ice cream, whether you want to trek on down to the Lower Trail Creamery or hit up the Cove for some delicious options! This inspired my question for the week – what is your favorite...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 9, 2022

Noise Ordinance Questioned at Woodbury

Residents complained about noise violations during last Thursday evening’s Woodbury Township meeting. A resident said that there were very loud fireworks set off over the past Memorial Day weekend as well as carbide and acetylene bombs. The...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    June 9, 2022

BYOB – Is It Enforceable By The Borough?

The Brickhouse Bistro attended the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to ask about having a “bring your own beverages” option at their establishment. Solicitor Nathan Karn said that the borough cannot say, “No facilities or establishments...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 26, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Memorial Day is in a few days, and my sweet tooth is calling! Last week, I gave you some recipes to take to the picnic. What if you have to bring dessert? Don’t worry about it, I’ve got you covered. Easy Cheesecake Ingredients: 1- 8 oz. package c...

 

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