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 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 13, 2021 

Spring Extravaganza Called a Success

Williamsburg's Spring Extravaganza, held on Saturday, had more than 90 vendors. There were many activities offered, from food trucks and axe throwing. Unfortunately, the rain and cold had other...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 13, 2021 

Authority Discusses Costs of Extending Water Line to Church

During the April meeting, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority discussed getting water out to the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. The board asked Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh for some cost estimates. Clabaugh delivered at the May...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 13, 2021 

Walk-aways from Cove Forge Becoming a Problem for Borough

Mayor Ted Hyle told the Williamsburg Borough Council about the issue of walk-aways from the Cove Forge facility, Williamsburg, during the regular meeting last Monday, May 3. “This is an ongoing situation,” Hyle said. Cove Forge Behavioral...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    May 6, 2021

Woodbury Business Works with Small Businesses to Provide Variety of Products

For both Darin and Michele Helsel of Woodbury, crafting and being social come naturally, so they decided to combine those two loves and create Helsel Harvester Homestead. Michele, a mother of two...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 6, 2021

Walason Crowned Guernsey Queen

Macy Walason of Green Slopes Farm, Imler was chosen as the 2021-2022 PA State Guernsey Queen at the 89th Annual Awards Banquet of the Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association held on April 23,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 6, 2021

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My sister Julie and I are so blessed with such an extraordinary mother, Suzanne, whose unconditional love and friendship truly makes her such an incredible woman. I often think back to the best story I...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 6, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Every year, it’s the same question over and over to my mom for Mother’s Day – what do you want? Usually I get the same answer – “a good meal.” For Mother’s Day this year, I am whipping up some ribeye steaks on the grill accented with...

 

Keeping it in the Family

Williamsburg Little League's Opening Day was a family affair for many. The Detwiler cousins, Colt, Tucker and Tanner, played on opening day. Colt is the son of Jeff and Angela Detwiler, and Tucker...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 29, 2021

Williamsburg Community School District Has Plans for Grant

With the $1,049,000 Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II) Fund Williamsburg Community School District will be receiving, the school board announced some plans for the grant during last Tuesday evening’s school board meeting....

 

Williamsburg Little League Kicks Off Season with Opening Day

Williamsburg Little League held its opening day ceremonies and first games on Saturday, April 24. "Opening day at the little league field was such an awesome day for the kids, parents, grandparents,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 29, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As many of you know or have read in my articles, my family means a great deal to me. Nothing is better than spending time with my mom, my dad and my sister – just enjoying each other’s company. Monday, April 26, was my parents’ (Rick and...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 29, 2021

Farm Show Prepares for More Than 90 Vendors at Spring Extravaganza May 8

The Spring Extravaganza put on by the Farm Show will take place on Saturday, May 8. This event will be held on the Williamsburg Community Farm Show Grounds. "We just want everyone to come out and enjo...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 22, 2021

From the 'Burg To Your Kitchen

In last week’s edition, I gave my special recipe for Strawberry Poke Cake. Well, it got me thinking about cake – and the ease of dump cakes! These are my go-to when I need something tasty but fast, so I decided to share two recipes with you this...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 22, 2021

Catharine Township Needs Revenue, Auditor States

Catharine Township Auditor Daryl Cole presented the annual financial report conducted by the auditors during the Thursday, April 15, township meeting. Cole said the audit was accepted by the state. He stated his opinion that the township needs...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 15, 2021

'Rare Bird' Strite Strikes Out on Her Own

For Hayley Strite, growing up and creating art "came hand in hand." Strite, born and raised in Williamsburg, is now using that love of art in her new graphic design business, Rare Bird Designs....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 15, 2021

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fire Company Ox Roast The Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Company will be having its annual Spring Ox Roast on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 11 a.m., at the fire station. Ox roast sandwiches will be available along with a soup and bake sale. This is...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    News    April 15, 2021

Williamsburg Borough Votes for Trash Placement Schedule

Williamsburg Borough residents will now have a time frame to put out their trash, as approve by the borough council during its April 5 regular meeting. The ordinance states that residents can only put trash out beginning at 11 a.m. the day before...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    April 15, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Is it just me, or my mom Suzanne, who craves BBQ foods when it’s not technically BBQ season yet? Weekly, we have this discussion about how much we enjoy picnic foods and every week, my mom begs to have a cook-out just so I can make my famous pasta...

 

'Wrestling – Where I Feel at Home'

Many think of basketball when Williamsburg sports history comes up. But Williamsburg senior Ian Crouch might be able to change that to wrestling. Ian is the son of John and Brenda Crouch of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Faith    April 8, 2021

Last Supper Presented at United Methodist Church

On Thursday, April 1, the Williamsburg United Methodist Church hosted a Maundy Thursday presentation of the Last Supper, based on Leonardo da Vinci's painting. The presentation was narrated by...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 8, 2021

Woodbury Twp. (Blair Co.) Discusses Project Financial Security

During March’s regular Woodbury Township meeting, the supervisors discussed the importance of having an acceptable stormwater plan before an occupancy permit is issued by the township. Questions then arose about the financial security provided for...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 1, 2021

'An Amazing Smile and Contagious Laugh'

At 20 years old, Josh Richardson is described by his mother Lucinda as a "happy, go-lucky guy with an amazing smile and contagious laugh." His mother describes him as "truly, one of a kind." Doctors...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 25, 2021

Williamsburg High School Eyes Return to 'As Regular and Normal As Possible'

Williamsburg High School Principal Michael Jones said during last Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting, March 16, that plans were still in place for a “regular and as normal as possible” end of school year for 2021 seniors. Jones announced...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 25, 2021

Yellow Springs Sewage Project Raises Questions for Catharine Township

During last month’s regular meeting, it was quoted that the “3M” plan for the Yellow Springs Project would cost Catharine Township $8,000. Following that, the board members were under the assumption that the authority would take over the projec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 25, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Easter time is upon us! I love Easter time, and I have such fond memories of the Easter holiday growing up. My family was Russian Orthodox, so our Easter is on a different date, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the blessed holiday twice!...

 

United Methodist Church Offers Two Events

Since Pastor Matt Roberts and his family took over the United Methodist Church, plans have been in place for many events. Two of their Easter events were announced last week. On April 1, Leonard da Vinci’s “Last Supper” will be held at the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 18, 2021

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Last week’s weather had me dreaming of warm weather – a nice sandy beach, a cold drink in my hand and a book in the other. My daydreams seem to always inspire my question and this week’s is no different – Where is your favorite vacation...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 18, 2021

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Our preschool leprechaun Jack came and went back to his rainbow, leaving behind a treasure hunt and presents for the kids at Bright Beginnings. When you think of a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal, one usually thinks of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 11, 2021

Civic Club Spearheads 'Heroes' Banner Campaign; Council Approves Police Body Camera Purchase

Michelle Stultz, on behalf of the Williamsburg Civic Club, spoke to Williamsburg Borough council members about a “Hometown Hero” campaign that the Civic Club is doing as a fundraiser. Borough members met on Monday, March 1, in Williamsburg....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 11, 2021

Williamsburg Authority Gets Update on Treatment Plant; Discusses Plow Truck and New Shed

Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh gave the Williamsburg Municipal Authority an update on waterline projects, which are mostly complete, during the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 2. One issue was with the treatment facility. Although...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 11, 2021

Woodbury Township Changes Occupancy Permits

A project of Woodbury Township (Blair County) now raises questions for the township moving forward with a stormwater management plan. During the regular township meeting on Thursday evening, March 4, Stiffler McGraw Engineer Jim Young was present to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 4, 2021

Catharine Township Supervisors Consider Combining Ganister, Yellow Springs Projects

Over the last year, the Catharine Township supervisors have been discussing two major projects for the township, one connecting Ganister to the Williamsburg Authority sewer plant and the other pushing a sewer line out to Yellow Springs residents....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 4, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I will be honest – I have never been a huge St. Patrick’s Day fan. I didn’t really see the whole point of the holiday, but ever since I became a teacher at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center in Roaring Spring, this holiday has had special...

 

Williamsburg Has A New Wrestling Star at 65 Pounds

When one thinks of Williamsburg sports, one typically thinks of basketball. However, a certain youngster is proving that Williamsburg's up and coming sport may be wrestling. Haiden Jones recently...

 

For the Love of Dairy and Love of Baking

For Twila Bigelow and her daughter Kristin of Williamsburg, the love of baking has always been an important part of their lives. "My mom was always a good cook, and a good baker," Kristin said....

 

Brown Provides Perspective to W-burg School Board

Christina Brown, a long-tenured third-grade teacher at Williamsburg Elementary School, spoke during the Thursday evening, Feb. 18, Williamsburg Community School Board meeting. Brown called teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic an “unprecedented...

 

Woodbury Twp. Raises Wages of Winter Plowers

During the Feb. 4 Woodbury Township regular meeting in Williamsburg, the supervisors discussed increasing the wages for the township’s part-time CDL drivers who are involved in winter plowing for the township. The wage was increased to $14.82 per...

 

From the 'Burg with Love: The Unlikely Turned Magical

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Kids Celebrate 100 Days of School in Williamsburg

Mrs. Brown's third-grade students recently celebrated 100 days of school. Shown are (front, from left): Aria Frye, Kylie McGee, Davanee Bem and Olivia Lester; (back row, from left): Kierstyn...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day, and of course, being without a Valentine, I prepared a nice dinner for me and my sister. who too is sans a Valentine. But we can celebrate the gift of love all month long – and who’s to say no? Here is a...

 

Championship Basketball Brought Them Together

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Williamsburg Authority Makes Decision on Apartment Tap Fee

A newly constructed apartment owned by Dylan Baker of Williamsburg was the subject of discussion during the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The apartment is behind a property owned by Baker. Questions arose...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

‘Tis the season of love! I am just in a loving mood this month, and for most of the time, always! This month’s recipes were all going to be sweets, as of course. You do know that I love my sweets but living through this pandemic, a lot of us may...

 

Williamsburg Upgrades Building Camera System

At last month’s Williamsburg Borough meeting, Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise asked for permission to solicit bids for a new camera system for the borough building and to protect the prescription drop-off box the borough was given. At the regular...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Being quarantined, I’m always thinking about where my next meal is coming from. This week’s question stems from that everyday dilemma. If you were stuck on an island and could have one meal from a restaurant, what would it be and why? Here is...

 

– From the 'Burg with Love –

Author's Note: For the month of February, I will be profiling some of Williamsburg's beloved couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant...

 

Catharine Twp. Supervisors Consider Limitations of Budget

“It’s stupid the way it’s [the township] has been run,” Auditor Daryl Cole told the Catharine Township supervisors during the regular meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21. “You haven’t had a tax increase in 20 years,” Cole added after township...

 

'Things Are Going Smoothly' for Williamsburg High School

Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that “things are going smoothly” for WHS staff and students following full face-to-face instruction beginning in early January. Supt. Murgas said the school was a recipient of a $500,000 grant for bringing the...

 

Pharmacy Visit

U.S. Congressman Dr. John Joyce (R-13th District) made a stop in Williamsburg recently to visit the pharmacy that opened in November and to congratulate owners Tyler and Courtney Ruby. Rep. Joyce was...

 

Williamsburg Native Turns Interest in Photography into Job

Photojournalist Ty Holland said, "Photography is the pause button in life." Haley England of Williamsburg is mastering that pause button. In her senior year of high school in 2015 at Williamsburg...

 

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