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Why Landscaping Could Help Homeowners in the Long Run

It’s no secret that a goood-looking lawn can entice buyers when selling a home, but homeowners may not realize just how much they can benefit from even the smallest investments of time and money in their home exteriors. According to the Top Agent...

 

Revitalize Your Landscape On a Budget

Many homeowners think they have to spend tons of green to get green in their landscape, but that isn't necessarily so. Homeowners can improve their landscapes without digging themselves into...

 

Learning How To Properly Mulch Can Save Your Trees

Mulches have become a standard element of most landscape plantings. Mulches are commonly used to enhance the beauty of landscapes, suppress weeds, conserve soil moisture, and buffer plants from the damaging effects of traffic and lawn equipment....

 

What To Know About Floor-To-Ceiling Windows

Modern homes showcase many dazzling features, but perhaps none draw as much instant attention as floor-to-ceiling windows. Often seen in high-rise apartments that boast panoramic city views,...

 

Wood Floor Installation Dos And Don'ts

Jaw-dropping features can sell a home in a heartbeat. A penthouse apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows and a panoramic view of a city skyline likely won't prove a hard sell, nor will a home with...

 

Lawn Lovin': Summertime Servicing

The summer season is right around the corner and many of us are so excited for warm summer days lounging by the pool side or hosting cookouts for family and friends. It’s important for lawn care nuts to keep grass strong and healthy as the...

 

Garden Upkeep: 8 Tips for Summer Maintenance

The summer season is approaching and as all of us garden-lovers know, this could mean stress for your plants. Some heat resistant plants enjoy the heat, though. Regardless, it’s good to know what will ultimately help your garden flourish during...

 

What to Know About Recycled Items

Many of today’s adults grew up recycling bottles, cans and paper products. That’s made it easy to take the benefits of recycling for granted. • Residents of the United States discard 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Recycling just one...

 

How To Conserve Energy While Keeping the AC On

Air conditioning is a welcome luxury come the dog days of summer. Few people can imagine getting through a hot summer afternoon without turning their AC on, and that can make July and August some of...

 

For Clean Air and a Clean Chesapeake, Electrify Lawn Care

By HARRY CAMPBELL, DOUG MYERS, JOSEPH WOOD There’s a good chance, if you use a gas-powered lawn mower, that maintaining your lawn is worse for the environment than your morning commute. In some cases, far worse. Running a typical gas mower for one...

 

How To Corral A Crabgrass Infestation

A well-manicured lawn adds undeniable curb appeal to a property. Homeowners who take pride in their lawns should know that they can take that pride all the way to the bank, as investing in a pristine...

 

Fire Ant Control: Finding and Getting Rid of the Pests

Every homeowner has experienced an ant hill in their lawn at some point. If not, consider yourself one of the lucky few. Not only is an ant hill unappealing to look at, but the ants can bite or sting you, your family and your pets. One of the worst...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

East Freedom Man Jailed on Drug Charges

An East Freedom man is behind bars after police said he distributed drugs at his workplace. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on May 20, agents from Blair County Adult Parole and Probation requested police assistance after...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    June 16, 2022

Martinsburg Borough Council Revisits Memorials

Martinsburg Borough Council's monthly meeting began early with a presentation from Cris Frederickson of the Blair County Emergency Management Agency. Frederickson attended to go over what is expected...

 
 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...

 

Williamsburg Lists Honor Roll Winners

The following students were recognized as Honor Roll recipients for the fourth marking Period at the Williamsburg High School: High Honors: 12th Grade: Cyrus Simmons, Alissa Walker 11th Grade: Abbie Merritts, Kendel Norris 10th Grade: Chloe England,...

 

A Mother's Love

Ashley Brubaker, 2022 graduate, hugs her mom, Kendra, following commencement activities....

 

Friends Forever

Shown are two best friends throughout high school: Alissa Walker and Ashlie Richardson. Their friendship was praised in Class President Caymen Hughes' speech....

 
 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 MICHAEL SELL    News    June 16, 2022

Claysburg Ministerium to Receive Upgrade with ARP Funds

Five roads in Greenfield Township are scheduled to be seal coated this summer. Supervisors accepted a bid of $86,606 from Russell Standard to sealcoat Lingenfelter Road, Burkett Hollow Road, Harker Road, Butler Hollow Road and Smith Corner Road. The...

 

Unclogging The Arteries

When you get to be my age (72), medical issues are constant. Among these is the buildup of cholesterol, which is known to us old-timers as "clogging the arteries" and is not a laughing matter as it...

 

Preschool Graduates Honored

Lil Focht's Daycare of Martinsburg recently recognized five graduates this year from preschool....

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    June 16, 2022

Looking Out for the Lawn

It is with some hesitancy I admit that at 71 years of age, I have never mowed a lawn. Dad and the boys did it when I was a kid and no grass came with the patch when I moved out on my own. Hubs, who hated cooking, said he would do the outside...

 

James A Bulger Sr.

James A Bulger Sr. Born Oct. 7, 1950 and passed away June 9, 2022. Born in Saxton, the son of Mark H. Bulger Jr. and Rosalind (Furry) Bulger. Jim was married to Pamela Masood Bulger on Aug. 31, 1975....

 

Peggy Lou Metz

Peggy Lou Metz, 78, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, June 10, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born January 1, 1944, in Altoona, daughter of the late Leroy...

 

George John Camaroto Jr.

George John Camaroto Jr., 72, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday morning, June 5, 2022, at UPMC Altoona. He was born June 25, 1949, in Williamsburg, son of the late George John and Frances Patricia...

 

Robert Ellis Burket Jr.

Robert Ellis Burket Jr., 59, of Portage, passed away June 12, 2022, at home. He was born June 7, 1963, in Roaring Spring, the son of Robert Burket Sr. and Shirley Albright. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents: Mahlon and Elizabeth...

 

Penn State Extension Offering Pasture Walk

Penn State Extension invites dairy, livestock and horse owners, as well as agriculture industries, to the Pasture Walk with Extension from 10 a.m. to noon, June 22 at the Larry Lohr Farm in Hooversville. This pasture walk is designed to help farmers...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    June 16, 2022

Bedford Author Publishes Second Book

Franklin Lamca is a local author now living in Bedford County but grew up in Blair County. He has just had his second book published entitled “The Devil Hound: In Search of Family.” This is a...

 

Friends of the Library Discuss Quilts, Summer Programs

At the May meeting of the Martinsburg Community Library Friends, it was decided to display the quilt as soon as possible. Chances will soon be sold and the winner will be drawn at the Bash at the Bistro which will be held on Oct. 8. Tickets for the...

 
 By JAMES WENTZ    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Barry Smith's Transport Company sells for $170 Million

With a $500 loan from his father in 1975, Barry F. Smith of Roaring Spring invested in the first of what turned out to be a vast fleet of trucks and trailers that was worth $50 million in 1998 and...

 

Adopt at Roaring Spring Community Library

There are many ways you can support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. ADOPT an Author The Adopt an Author program allows you to not only be first in line...

 
 By TERI HENNING    Opinion    June 16, 2022

It's Time to Walk the Walk on Home Care

An interesting aspect of advocating for home care in Pennsylvania is that everyone agrees with you. Legislators and the administration unanimously agree that individuals strongly prefer receiving care in their homes and that increased funds are...

 
 By Diana Dutra    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Parents Should Remain Calm During Formula Shortage

Parents and families of infants who rely on baby formula for their nutritional needs are scrambling due to the nationwide shortage. Ongoing supply chain issues from the pandemic, coupled with a recall on formula by Abbott Nutrition and the...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 17, 1897 The thermometer and calendar have forgotten their old grudge and are now back together again. The primaries on Saturday passed off without any special excitement, although there seemed to be a little sport on the horizon,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 22, 1972 A strike called by employees of the Claysburg plant of Champion Homes shut down production. The plant was completely closed, affecting 81 employees. Ground breaking ceremonies were held for the new church and rectory complex...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 23, 1922 Rev. Dr. Edmund J. Gwynn, a retired Presbyterian minister, died at the age of 65. He was best known in this area for raising funds to build a large brownstone building to be used as a college. He abandoned his plans due to...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 19, 1997 The Spring Cove School Board approved a three year contract with Channel One Network to supply news and programming to the Spring Cove Middle School. Channel One would install the equipment needed as part of the deal. The...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 19, 1947 In a business session marked by sharp debate, the Martinsburg Boosters voted to proceed with the street marking and house numbering without waiting for borough council to provide funds. The group also voted to sponsor a rat...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 21, 2012 Giuseppe and Rosa Amato opened the Original Italian Pizza restaurant in Woodbury. It was believed to be the first Italian restaurant operated in Woodbury. Todd Dishong, principal at Williamsburg High School, submitted his...

 

Buying the Bread

In a few days I have a unique and special opportunity. I will officiate the outdoor wedding of one of my nephews and his fiancé. I admit that I am a bit nervous about it. It is not because I have not...

 

Thought for the Week

The Day of Pentecost was fully come. The Jews had been celebrating Pentecost for centuries. It was a time of great celebration. It marked the time the grain harvests were completed. God had promised...

 

Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren Celebrates Ordination

The Roaring Spring First Church of the Brethren celebrated a milestone on Feb. 27 with a special service of ordination for its pastor, Rev. Dr. David Crumrine. ​Crumrine has served as Director of...

 

Central PA Civil War Round Table to Meet in July

The Central PA Civil War Round Table will meet on Tuesday evening, July 5, at the PA Military Museum auditorium, 51 Boal Road, in Boalsburg beginning at 7 p.m. Nicholas Picerno will speak on “The Controversial Wounding of General Joseph Mansfield...

 

Public Notices

Executrix Notice Estate of Eugene F. McKinney, late of North Woodbury Township. Letters testamentary on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to make payment and those having claims against...

 

Recap: How the Dragons Got Here

The further they advance in the playoffs, the more teams the Dragons dominate on their way to a state title. The Dragons faced the Mohawk Warriors defeating them in a 13-3, five-inning game, followed by a 7-1 victory over the Fairview Tigers....

 

Kling: Focused on States, Looking Forward to Future

Central High School star baseball player Paxton Kling is excited for what the future holds, but he is also focused on bringing home a state championship, something the Dragons haven't won since 2017....

 
 By DUNCAN WEIGAND    Sports    June 16, 2022

Dragons Advance to the PIAA Class 3A Championships

The Central Dragons got one step closer to a State Championship on Monday as they defeated the Punxsutawney Chucks 6-5 in a game that was filled with offensive firepower and back-and-forth action. In...

 
 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 EMILY LOOSE    News    June 16, 2022

CHS Class of 2022 Remembered for Grit, Game and Greatness

Central High School wished the Class of 2022 good luck as 149 seniors graduated June 2. Taking place at the Spring Cove Varsity Football Field, family and friends gathered to commemorate the...

 

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