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 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019 

Kindness and Direction Highlight WHS Commencement

"Kindness is never lost," Dr. Barry England, president of the Williamsburg Community School Board, remarked during last Thursday evening's (June 6) Williamsburg Commencement exercises. Thirty-four...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019 

Gunsmithing Business Looks to Enter Borough

Several months ago, Zach Biddle attended a Williamsburg Borough Council meeting in hopes to get the borough to work on the steps to allow his business, Ridgeline Gunsmithing, to occupy the now vacant Dollar General property. Following the story break...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019 

Williamsburg Municipal Authority Raises Rates in 2020

Williamsburg Municipal Authority members did something they had hoped not to – raise water rates during last Tuesday’s (June 4) meeting. During the Pennvest project process, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority was not eligible for any grants bec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 13, 2019 

Eagle Scouts Look to Accomplish Projects

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Three young men, members of the Williamsburg Eagle Scouts, are working toward projects slated to finish over the summer. Scouts are to choose a project...

 

Students Learn Ways to Deal with Anxiety

When you see a bouncy house, an inflatable spider, and a lifesize Jenga board, what comes to your mind? For Williamsburg School District students, this was no party, this was a career carnival,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 6, 2019

Williamsburg Graduates Urged to 'Follow a Positive Path'

Pastor Thomas Hanks of the Williamsburg and Fairview Church of the Brethren delivered a powerful message to the Williamsburg High School Class of 2019 during Baccalaureate services held on Sunday even...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Last week, we had part one of our two-part question talking about the teachers of the Williamsburg School District. For this week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – Who was your favorite high school teacher and why? Cindy Landis:...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 6, 2019

Mending Hearts Animal Rescue Event Held

This Sunday, Mending Hearts Animal Rescue, along with the friends and family of Allison Edwards, held the fourth Annual Mending Alli's Heart to benefit the rescue service. Allison's mother Penny,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 30, 2019

Thirty-Four To Receive Williamsburg Diplomas

The Williamsburg Community School District is set to present 34 graduating seniors their diplomas during festivities beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the high school gym. Baccalaureate...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This is a two-part edition of “Ask the Williamsburgers.” Part two will be in next week’s edition. Graduation for Williamsburg is coming and I decided to ask some residents of Williamsburg: Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 30, 2019

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Mending Alli’s Heart Allison Edwards, a Williamsburg native, was killed in a car accident a few years ago. Those who remember her remember a heart that loved animals. This Sunday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., her legacy and love of animals will...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 23, 2019

W-burg School Board Votes To Increase Taxes

For the first time in three years, the Williamsburg School Board voted to increase the millage of its three municipalities – Williamsburg Borough, Woodbury and Catharine Townships to .2921. This increase is to cover the costs of the expected...

 

Vannika Rice Takes Dairy Princess Crown

With an original song and a speech about the mental health of dairy farmers, Vannika Rice won the title of 2019-20 Blair County Dairy Princess during last Saturday evening's festivities in...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 23, 2019

Catharine Twp. Works to Move Sewer Project Forward

“We need to move forward,” Catharine Township Chairman Ken Brenneman said during last Thursday evening’s regular Catharine Township meeting, Brenneman was referring to the Act 537 plan process for the Williamsburg-area sewer project. The purpos...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

A few weeks ago I asked Williamsburg residents the question, “If you could bring back one store/restaurant from Williamsburg’s past, what would it be?” An overwhelming response was Louie’s Coral Lounge. For many years, this family-owned and o...

 

Three to Vie for Blair County Dairy Princess

Three contestants will compete for the Blair County Dairy Princess and the Alternate Dairy Princess titles on Saturday, May 18, at the CMA Church, Williamsburg. Contestants will have an interview...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019

Pennvest Offer Accepted By Municipal Authority

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) offer of $4.384 million to cover three municipal projects was accepted during the May 7 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting. The motion to accept the 20-year loan was made by Daryl...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week’s recipes all have to do with the restaurants we enjoy – copycat recipes. Sure, we can’t get the real thing to taste exact, but close is always good. Here are two copycat recipes that are sure to make you question if your skills in th...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019

Williamsburg Borough Amends Personnel Policy

An “unclear” policy in regards to vacation time was amended during the May 6 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting. The policy, which affected both police personnel and borough employees, needed to be amended because of the five-year time limit...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 9, 2019

Woodbury Twp. Begins Process to Approve Nuisance Ordinance

Solicitor Dave Pertile gave Woodbury Township supervisors a draft of the updated nuisance ordinance during the regular meeting Thursday, May 2. Pertile said the last nuisance ordinance was written in 1972, and called the new ordinance “a really...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Some young people only see Williamsburg as a slowly dying town. What more need to realize that back in the day, Williamsburg was a happening place with many fun and interesting places to see and go. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg ...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What’s not to like about the start of summer? With May being here already, I am ready for laying out, swimming, and cookouts with my family. Here are two tasty cookout recipes that are sure to get you ready for summer. Creamy Coleslaw Since it is...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Next week, the sequel to one of my all-time favorite movies comes out – “A Dog’s Journey.” In honor of that special sequel, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What was your most memorable pet growing up? Here is what a few...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 25, 2019

Mystery Letter Sparks Turnout at Catharine Twp.

A packed Catharine Township building Thursday evening, April 18, was apparently due to a mysterious letter that many township residents received. A letter, placed on doors of residents, urged residents to attend that evening’s township meeting and...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weather sure has me feeling like summer even though it’s still spring. Something my family loves to eat in the summer is salsa – and I thought let’s start one of my favorite seasons a little early this year and have two tasty new recipes...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 25, 2019

Hileman Resigns from Williamsburg School Board

Boardmember Amy Hileman’s letter of resignation was accepted during the Tuesday evening, April 16, regular Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. Hileman, a resident of Woodbury Township, was commended for her years of service to the board. H...

 
 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...

 

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