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– – Martinsburg's Annual Agricultural Parade – –

Martinsburg's 38th annual agricultural parade was held under sunny skies on Tuesday, June 30. This year's route was different in past years, as the procession began at the D. Merl Tipton Post 43 VFW...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Entertainment    July 9, 2020 

Memorial Park Crowns 2020 Little Miss Winners at Second Pageant

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held its second annual Little Miss Morrisons Cove Pageant on Monday, June 29. There were three competitions: Pre-School (ages 3-5), Junior Miss (kindergarten and grades 1...

 

'An Ode to Pap and Gram'

Darin Shultz took a look at this bare wall on Riverside Drive and wondered what he could do with it. One day, his pap asked him if he wanted to paint it and Shultz said, "I jumped at the...

 

Two Martinsburg Actors to Perform In 'The Princess Bride' June 26-27

Two Martinsburg residents will “mask up” to perform in Off Pitt Street Theater’s Atomic Radio production of “The Princess Bride.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27. Sherry Dilling will be portraying...

 

Martinsburg Woman Writes Fiction Novel of Political Intrigue

Gloria Blakely of Martinsburg has her first published novel. Blakely's first published fiction, featuring political intrigue, is titled "What Does It Profit?" "At the outset, I envisioned an...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a wonderful time to celebrate one of the most important women in our lives. I know that Julie and I have been blessed with such an extraordinary mom. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What do...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Another week of lockdown in the books, and for my sister Julie and I, it was another week of staying at home and binge-watching some of our old and new favorites. This week’s question stems from those binge watching moments – If you were...

 

Fishing IS social distancing

One thing that this coronavirus pandemic hasn't taken away from us is the ability to go to the lake or creek and spend time with our family fishing. Here are two cute (and successful!) fishermen...

 

Calling All Cove Kids!

At the Morrisons Cove Herald, we know that there are some pretty awesome kids in the Cove. We want to meet YOU and show off your talents! If you have a piece of artwork (a drawing, painting, sculpture, a baked-good, anything) that you created and...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

In these times of quarantine, I will admit that my sister Julie and I have spent a lot of our time on rainy days in front of the TV. This month alone, we have binged watched so many television shows. Thus, arises the question – What is your...

 

Early Bird: America's Beloved Purple Martins Return To Pennsylvania

In a sure sign that spring is not far behind, the first Purple Martins of the year have been spotted in Pennsylvania. The birds were seen on March 10 in the small southern Pennsylvania city of...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen: The 'Stuck at Home' Edition

Fourteen days! Can you believe it? If you’re like me, you are thinking, “Great. Fourteen days off of work! This is like a mini-vacation!” But for readers with children, it’s often frantic and crazy trying to find a babysitter on such short...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For the past two weeks, an ornery little leprechaun, Jack has been visiting my classroom at Bright Beginnings in Roaring Spring. Little Jack has been doing all sorts of naughty things to the classroom and leaving silly but loving notes to my...

 

Claysburg Trivia Night Deemed a Huge Success

Claysburg P.A.S.T., the history group, teamed with the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to promote a Trivia Night Contest and turkey and ham dinner with refreshments on Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Greenfield Township Center. This was the seventh...

 

NB Music Dept. Plans Winter Concert

The Northern Bedford County Music Department will present a winter concert to the public at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Northern Bedford High School auditorium, Loysburg. The Middle School Chorus and the Senior High Concert Band will be the...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting events at the Gorsuch household besides Wrestlemania, of course. All this football talk has got me thinking – Who was/is your favorite football player? Here is what a few Williamsburg r...

 

Saturday Gospel Sing to Aid Claysburg Public Library

The Claysburg Library Friends will hold their annual Gospel Sing and Soup Meal from 4 to 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Claysburg. The event will benefit the Claysburg Area Public Library. The Friends will begin serving...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

The Super Bowl is almost here and my tears for my team who came so close are almost dried up. Every year, my family faces the same conundrum – what do we have for our Super Bowl party? For the next two weeks, I have decided to include some of our...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

All this talk of the big game has made me hungry and I’m sure food is your number-one concern at your Super Bowl party (or even this weekend’s Pro Bowl – which I’ll be watching because most of the AFC team is made up of my Baltimore Ravens)....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Yes, Christmas is here and many of us will soon once again start our “new year’s resolutions” about eating healthy. I’m still on a cookie kick, so I decided to start off 2020 with something sweet – healthy cookies. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip...

 

Train Museum Association Sets Open House for Sat., Dec. 21

The Alto Model Train Museum Association will hold an open house at its new location from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The new headquarters are located at 1117 Ninth Ave., Altoona, across the street from Altoona Pipe and Steel, downtown. The...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Keeping with the same sentiment in the “Ask the Williamsburgers” feature this week, here are two delicious cookie recipes to kick-start the holiday season. If you would like to share a traditional cookie recipe, please email them to me at...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

December is here and it’s the start of the Christmas season. Besides decorating and lots of shopping, there is always one thing on my mind – Christmas eating. For the rest of this month, we are going to delve into some special holiday cookie...

 

Concert Chorale to Perform Dec. 14

The Blair Concert Chorale will present “A Glorious Holiday Concert,” a concert of John Rutter’s “Gloria” and additional works that will enhance the spirit of the season on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran...

 

Cove Community Chorus Christmas Program a Huge Success

"The Best Christmas Ever" was the title of the Cove Community Chorus' show Nov. 23 and 24 at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. Director Tom Kunkle, narrator Jerry Stern and piano acompanists M...

 

SCSD 3rd Grade to Stage 'Jukebox'

This year, third grade students at Martinsburg Elementary School (MES) will be performing a holiday play called “Jingle Bell Jukebox.” The third-grade teachers are working with the students to produce this play, which is set in the 1950s in a...

 

Claysburg Community Theatre to Stage 'The Music Man'

Practice has been underway during the month of October and November with the Claysburg Area Community Theatre group on its latest production of "The Music Man." The show is slated for 7:30 p.m. Friday...

 

Playhouse Welcomes Season with Annual Production

It’s nearly time to bust out the eggnog and sing some Christmas carols. The Playhouse at McConnellstown will kick off the festive season with its annual holiday production, opening Nov. 22. The Playhouse holiday show will feature two comical...

 

Cove Chorus to Perform Christmas Concert

“The Best Christmas Ever,” under the direction of Tom Kunkle, will be the theme of the annual Cove Community Choir’s Christmas concert. It will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Spring Cove Middle...

 

Cove Theater to Perform 'Christmas Pageant' in Dec.

The Cove Community Theater, Loysburg, is busy preparing a performance for the 2019 Christmas season. There are 22 cast members in this year’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The play, which will also include dinner at each of...

 

Hollidaysburg Community Chorus to Perform Dec. 7 & 8

The Hollidaysburg Community Chorus will perform “Here Comes Christmas” along with special guest soloist Ginger Reinhardt and performances by the Children's Community Chorus. The performances are set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Halloween is next Thursday evening and I always think of recipes that can include kids in the kitchen. My students at Bright Beginnings love to cook and this year, we will be making Trick or Treat Trail Mix. Trick or Treat Trail Mix Ingredients 1...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I am all about reminiscing and now being a fixture in the high school as the assistant volleyball coach, I often go back to my high school days. For most, graduation is one of the biggest events of high school and one of the special aspects of...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Halloween is coming! This week, my class is headed to our annual field trip to Vale Woods Farm, Loretto. Now with Halloween right around the corner, here are two pumpkin recipes that are sure to frighten even the pickiest of eaters: Pumpkin Bars...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I’m still in an apple mood. This week was our “A is for Apple” theme at daycare and the kids got to taste test different apples to see which one was their favorite. Surprisingly, the green “spicy” ones were voted the best – which, of...

 

Record Crowd Wraps Up Concert Series

Just walking down Allegheny Street toward the Diamond, it was easy to surmise that this was an exceptionally large crowd. Downtown Hollidaysburg Community Partnership officials confirmed the numbers....

 

Chorus Director

Tom Kunkle is directing the Cove Community Chorus in preparation for Christmas concert Nov. 23-24 at the Spring Cove Middle School, Roaring Spring. The chorus practices from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays...

 

Cove Community Theater Performs Before a Full House

The Cove Community Theater's production of "The Ark and Arkeology" received a standing ovation at the Sunday, Sept. 15 presentation. The former Loysburg Methodist Church building, now the home of the...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s football season – the weather is getting brisker and weekend evenings are filled with the hustle and bustle of the gridiron. Whether you are tailgating at your favorite college team or camping out in front of the TV on Sunday afternoons,...

 

Cove Theater to Stage Dinner Theater

The Cove Community Theater will stage "The Ark and Arkeology" as part of a dinner theater at 4 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and Sept. 21-22 at the former United Methodist Church in Loysburg. Tickets may be...

 

'Down on the Farm' Event Oct. 10 at Tyrone Farm

“Down on the Farm,” one of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s largest family-type events will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4 Seasons Farm in Tyrone. “Down on the Farm” has been a heavily-attended event for many...

 

Power Reunion Set for Annual Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion (SCPR) will host its 29th annual show Sept. 13-15 at the SCPR show grounds near New Enterprise. Camping will be available on the show grounds. There will be plenty of...

 

Cove Community Chorus Begins Practice for Christmas Concert

The Cove Community Chorus group convened practice Tuesday, Sept. 3, for this year’s Christmas Concert. “The Best Christmas Ever” is the title, and Tom Kunkle has returned as the director. Kunkle had stepped down last year after facing surgery....

 

Coopey to Sign Books

The Bedford County Historical Society will host Judith Redline Coopey for a book signing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for her newest novel, "Don't You Cry for Me," a Civil War novel based on a true...

 

Tickets Available for 'Autumn Glory' Train Ride and Re-enactment

Tickets are on sale for the Autumn Glory Train Rides and "Defense of McKee Gap" re-enactment, which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2. Tickets may be purchased at the Roaring Spring True Value or...

 

'The Sugar Bean Sisters' on Stage

We’re not saying it’s aliens, but there might be some extraterrestrial beings lurking around The Playhouse at McConnellstown this September when “The Sugar Bean Sisters” takes the stage. “The Sugar Bean Sisters” opens Sept. 13 and...

 

Albright Church to Host Gospel Concert Sun., Aug. 25

The Faithful Friends Quartet will perform a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at Albright Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. A free-will offering will be taken at the concert. Pastor Jonas Hight and the congregation have invited the...

 

Claysburg Theatre Sets Auditions

The Claysburg Area Community Theatre will hold auditions for its next production, the musical “The Music Man.” Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday, Aug. 25-26, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. Performances will be...

 

Farmers Market, Concert Today In Hollidaysburg

Each Tuesday, Downtown Hollidaysburg features a farmers market from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Though the market is an attractive event, many working people just cannot get there. Katrina Pope,...

 

Mallory Dodson Named 25th Annual Little Miss Claysburg

This was the year of the 25th Silver Anniversary of the Little Miss Claysburg Pageant. The pageant took place Saturday, Aug. 10, at Claysburg Area Community Park in conjunction with Claysburg Area...

 

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