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 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...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 26, 2022 

Morrisons Cove High School Grads Recall What School Had to Offer

The girls hugged and cried while the boys laughed and punched each others shoulders as pomp and circumstances played for the last time at the Morrisons Cove High School. The year was 1960 and the commencement ceremony held the usual milestone...

 
 Life    May 26, 2022 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 27, 1897 The editor noted the need for bicycle ordinances was becoming more necessary everyday, and that the bicycle rider had no more privilege than other mortals. A musical was held at S. H. Isenberg’s in Royer on Saturday evening....

 
 Life    May 26, 2022 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 1, 1972 The Blair County Court approved Roaring Spring Borough’s annexation of 44.6 acres in Taylor Township. Residents of nine private properties in the vicinity of Route 164 requested the change, but the majority of the property...

 
 Life    May 26, 2022 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 2, 1922 The 1922 commencement exercises of Morrisons Cove Vocational High School, ushering out into the world twenty-three well trained young people for the rural section of the Cove and composing the largest class since the...

 
 Life    May 26, 2022 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 29, 1997 Allegany College of Cumberland, Md. announced plans to offer courses on the Northern Bedford County campus in the fall. A dual credit (both high school and college credit) English class and evening classes in sociology and...

 
 Life    May 26, 2022 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 27, 1947 The Ravers Gap Sportsmen’s Association was planning to unveil a memorial tablet inscribed with the names of all the servicemen and women from Woodbury Borough and Woodbury Township. The service was scheduled for Memorial...

 
 Life    May 26, 2022 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 31, 2012 John Favinger of Friends Farm, Williamsburg RD, unearthed an artifact dated between 2500 and 1500 B.C. Archaeologist Paul Heberling of Alexandria thought the object might have been the point from a javelin used to hunt large...

 

Rolling Down the Pavement

(From left) Lydia McIntier, 7, her sister Hannah, 9, and brother Ben, 11, enjoy roller blading outside their Julian Street home Monday afternoon....

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    May 19, 2022

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and if you’re like me – invited to a BBQ or hosting one of your own – the question always arises: what can I make or bring? My family and I had our first cookout of the season last Sunday that was highlighted...

 

Herald Publisher Shares First Grade Art

Herald Publisher Allan Bassler graciously agreed to share his artwork from first grade with readers. Shown are Bassler's depictions of a pony, dog and cat, with his signature shown in the bottom...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 19, 2022

Growing, Planting Veg: A Veteran View

Sunny days and warm breezes are making the garden soil pliable and ready for planting, but despite the calendar, an unexpected cold snap has brought more than one basil, tomato or cucumber plant to...

 

Blair County PASR Lines Up Summer Activities

Members of the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) recently collected food, useful items and monetary contributions from their members for the Central Pennsy...

 

Painting the Pool

Slowly, progress is being made to ready the Hershberger Memorial Pool for the 2022 summer opening. According to the park's website, the pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather...

 

Sidewalk Talk

(From left) Caleb Nolt, Eugene Garman and Rich Brantner discuss a new 140-foot long, five-foot wide sidewalk that will be installed around the Martinsburg Borough building. The borough council voted...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 20, 1897 James Johnson of Roaring Spring was critically ill at his home, with no hope of recovery. Old “Jimmie” was one of the “boys” of ‘61, a member of the First Regiment, Pennsylvania Artillery, attached to the...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 25, 1972 Two junior girls from Tussey Mountain High School died in a two-car collision in heavy fog on Rt. 26 near the Happy Hollow Inn. The girls, Bonnie Giles, 16, of Aitch and Karen Sue Russell, 16, of Cherrytown were on their way...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 26, 1922 The first motion picture show in the new D’Ford theatre was attended by a large crowd. Mr. D’Ford hoped to give the people of Martinsburg the best pictures he could possibly procure. A special production of the “Sheik...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 22, 1997 The Administrative and tax offices of the Spring Cove School District were moved from Poplar Street in Roaring Spring to the former Taylor Elementary School located in front of the Spring Cove Middle School. “Catch a Falling...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 22, 1947 Doris Aungst was crowned Roaring Spring May Queen during a program at Spring Dam Park. A processional by the high school band opened the program and Fred Myers, president of the student council, crowned the queen in front of...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 24, 2012 Williamsburg was planning a celebration to honor and remember SPC. Chad Allen Edmundson, who was killed while on military duty in Iraq four years earlier. The Morrisons Cove Park kicked off the summer season with the 17th...

 

Memorial Service to Honor Fallen, Gold Star Families in Altoona

On Sunday, May 29, at 10:30 a.m., The Faith Baptist Church of Altoona, PA will be conducting a special service to honor all Gold Star families in the region. The service will have a patriotic theme and will feature as guest speaker, Mr. Burton...

 

Herald Travels to Germany with Columnist

Herald columnist Joseph Walk and his wife Nancy are shown in front of the Altes Rathaus (old town hall) in Bonn, Germany. They recently traveled to the famous hometown of Beethoven and brought the...

 

New PA Humanities Creative Media Contest Awards Young People With 'Hamilton' On Broadway Tickets

The organization PA Humanities has announced its “If You Were In The Room,” a new virtual initiative encouraging Pennsylvania’s youth to re-imagine the United States Constitution if they were there at the time it was written. Open to ages...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of May 13, 1897 Rev. W. W. Dunmire of Altoona, “the speaking and singing patriot”, was scheduled to lecture at the Zion church in Martinsburg. The subject of the lecture was “Beware of Foreign Influence”. Rev. Dunmire was known for...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1972 William V. Shriver, 31, was killed in a construction accident at the site of the new Martinsburg Fire Hall. Shriver, who worked for New Enterprise Stone and Lime, trucked a 14-ton beam to the location and was watching as it...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 19, 1922 A group of citizens were starting a community band in Martinsburg. A fund was being established to raise money to hire a teacher for the band. Elmer Oakes and Irvin Closson of Piney Creek left on their bicycles for the state...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1997 Guyer’s AG Store in Woodbury was set to close on May 31 after 53 years in business. The store owners, Wayne and Lyn Guyer, were the third generation to operate the store. Mr. Guyer explained that the wholesale grocery...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1947 Snow, ice and below freezing temperatures were to blame for what was being called “a total loss” by some fruit growers in the Cove. The large peach orchard at Ore Hill owned by Charles Packard was reported to be totally...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 17, 2012 Robert Vadella of State College was chosen as the new superintendent for the Spring Cove School District. Vadella was one of six applicants who interviewed with the board. Students at the Williamsburg Elementary School raised...

 

A Herald for Mom

Herald subscribers Chris and Dona Baughman took their Mother’s Day edition of the Herald on their trip to Topsail Island, N.C. This photo was taken on Mother’s Day....

 

Painted Butterfly

Sara Walker, 5, is all smiles while Sarah Snyder paints a blue butterfly on her cheek during Foot of Ten Independent Bible Church's 70th anniversary celebration. The Duncansville church hosted a...

 

Great Ways to Enjoy a Day On a Boat

Few things can be as enjoyable on a warm day as spending some time on a boat. For many people, the sound of the water lapping beneath a boat and the feeling of a warm summer breeze blowing through...

 

Easy Ways to Improve Comfort When Dining Outdoors

Warm weather entices people to enjoy long hours outside basking in the sun or relaxing on balmy evenings. Many of the activities people once reserved for indoors when temperatures were chilly, including dining, are moved outside as the weather...

 

What a Great Idea! Outdoor Movie Night

Outdoor movie nights can be a great way to spend warm evenings with friends and loved ones. The guest list is only limited by the seating you have, and even then, movie watchers easily can sit on...

 

Kid-Friendly Weekend Getaways Outdoors

Weekend getaways in the great outdoors can be a great way for families to break from the norm and spend some quality time together while getting some fresh air. Such trips are popular, as the U.S. Travel Association notes that nearly three out of fou...

 

Staying Home? Here Are Kid-Friendly 'Staycation' Ideas

Adults may see “staycations” as great opportunities to catch up on summer reading and finish projects around the house. Children, however, may not always approach time off at home with that same enthusiasm. Parents confronted with the challenge...

 

Have Kids, Will Travel: Master Vacationing with Them

Prior to having children, few adults would bat an eye at spontaneous weekend excursions or discounted red-eye travel deals that required little more than a hastily packed carry-on bag and passport in...

 

Fun Ways to Keep Kids Occupied Over Summer Break

Kids look forward to summer vacation every year. The last day of school gives way to less structured days when kids can spend more time outdoors and less time cracking the books. Summer vacation can...

 

The History of Father's Day

Each year, the third Sunday in June is a time to thank fathers and other men who have stepped into the role of father. Father’s Day didn’t become a nationally recognized holiday in the United States until 1972, when President Richard Nixon...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Last week, we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers don’t get celebrated enough or thanked enough. A lot of teachers can really influence a young person’s life and leave a lasting imprint on whom a student become sas a person. This...

 

Turn Your Yard Into a Vacation-Worthy Oasis

Warm weather means more time to relax outdoors. For those homeowners lucky enough to have entertaining spaces outside, spring and summer provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy fresh air under the sun or stars. Over the last few years, families...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    May 12, 2022

One More Time for Musselman's Grove

It had been a while since Sandy Davis thought about her days scampering around Musselman's Grove in Klahr, but mention of the place brought a laugh from this Martinsburg-area woman and a flood of...

 

The origins of Juneteenth

Just what is “Juneteenth” day and what does it celebrate? Juneteenth was recognized as a federal holiday on June 17, 2021. Even though it is in its infancy on paper, Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African American holiday in...

 

Common triggers for headaches

Headaches can be a nuisance unlike any other. When suffering from headache, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience difficulty concentrating and many people also find it hard to sleep. Headache is a significant issue for adults across the...

 

Father's Day Gift Ideas for All Types of Dads

This Father's Day, families will gather to thank dads for all they do. Gifts often are part of Father's Day celebrations, and here's a list of gift ideas for dads with various interests. Gaming Dad...

 

U.S. Dietary Guidelines at MyPlate.gov Include Three Servings of Milk Per Day

The value of a well-balanced diet is undeniable. An eating plan that includes foods from the various food groups ensures individuals get an assortment of healthy vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Certain foods may need to be avoided by individuals...

 

Central High Prom 2022

The Central High School Prom was held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the Casino at Lakemont Park. The 250 Central High School students and their guests enjoyed dinner and dancing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m....

 
 Life    May 5, 2022

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 6, 1897 James Butler, a worker in the paper mill, came within a fraction of losing his life on Thursday last. While adjusting a belt, he came in contact with the pulley and was pretty seriously shaken up. The escape from death was...

 
 Life    May 5, 2022

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 11, 1972 Mrs. Janet Musselman, 77, of Claysburg was featured on the front page as “Mother of the Year” in the Morrisons Cove Area. She was mother to two daughters, Jean and Ellen, and three sons, Martin, William and Robert. She...

 

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