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 Life    June 23, 2022 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 24, 1897 The Pennsylvania Railroad announced that for the benefit of persons desiring to take advantage of the National Holiday on the Fourth of July, it was selling excursion tickets between all stations including Pittsburgh and...

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 29, 1972 The Cove was drying out after the worst flooding since 1936 in the wake of remnants of Hurricane Agnes. Williamsburg, on the banks of the Juniata River, received the most damage in the area. Weekly classes were being held at...

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 30, 1922 Miss Anna Neff Martin of Martinsburg and Mr. Clair L. Calhoun of Altoona were united in marriage at the bride’s home by Rev. Francis Garden of the Presbyterian Church. “I Love You Truly” was sung by Miss Elizabeth B....

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1997 The Williamsburg Presbyterian Church was set to permanently close its doors after 181 years of ministry. The Williamsburg church was the last Presbyterian church in the Cove. Plans were underway for the Agricultural Parade to...

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 26, 1947 The Church of the Brethren took a stand against compulsory military service at its 101st Annual Conference held in Orlando, Florida. A resolution adopted at the meeting read in part, “war and preparations for war are sinful...

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 28, 2012 The Cove Relay for Life raised $146,927. Twenty-six teams participated in the 24-hour event. Martinsburg was busily preparing for the July 4 celebration at Memorial Park. Events included the Little Miss Morrisons Cove...

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

Aaron Reynolds Reaches Eagle Scout Rank

Northern Bedford graduate Aaron Reynolds has been an active Boy Scout in Troop 358, located in Martinsburg, since 2016. After earning 43 merit badges, double the required amount, and 226 hours of...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 23, 2022 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I’m always in the mood for food. For this week’s question – before I start my recipe section again – I wanted to know: What is your favorite 4th of July food? Here is what a few residents of...

 
 Life    June 23, 2022 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Farm Show Royalty and Vendors Wanted It’s almost time once again for the Williamsburg Community Farm Show. The Farm Show will be held on Aug. 21-26. For more information on how to become a vendor, head over to their website. The Farm Show...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    June 23, 2022 

Bean Hill's Past, Present, and Future

It’s black leather and measures five inches by nine inches, with a firm clasp along the top rim and is filled with a host of things depicting the life of a teen age girl in the 1950s. The dusty clutch bag was found secreted away in an opening of...

 

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 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 10, 1897 Ex-congressman W. S. Linton of Saginaw Michigan was making an appearance at the Eleventh Avenue Opera House in Altoona. Every effort was being made to make it one of the grandest patriotic meetings ever held in Central...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 5, 1972 Jesse L. Hartman, president of the Blair County Historical Association praised the volunteers who came out to clean the Dick Schoolhouse grounds. Richard L. Metzler, a history teacher at Central High School, and Mrs. Fred...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 16, 1922 Planning was underway for the Guyer Community Orchestra Picnic. It was to be held in the Wilson Koontz Grove on June 22. Planned activities included a peanut scramble, greased pole climb, sack races, foot races, and...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 12, 1997 The Loysburg Bypass officially opened with ribbon cutting ceremonies and a motorcade led by Pennsylvania State Police across the mile-long road. Local Congressman Bud Shuster, chairman of the House Transportation and...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 12, 1947 Dean Gunnett, 49, of Williamsburg died as a result of a motorcycle accident on William Penn Highway near Yellow Springs. The motorcycle collided with the side of a coal truck and Gunnett was thrown to the ground and killed...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 14, 2012 Rodney Green, superintendent of the Spring Cove School District, was retiring at the end of June. Green spent 38 years working in education. Roaring Spring Water announced that it would be acquiring Valenty Bottled Water of...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Fourth Fest Biddle’s Brewing is teaming up with Belly Busters and the Lower Trail Creamery to host their first annual Williamsburg Fourth Fest. July 9 on the Lower Trail Creamery and Belly Busters lots, enjoy live music, a hot-dog eating contest,...

 
 By NATALIE GORSUCH    Life    June 9, 2022

Ask the Williamsburgers

We are so blessed to be in a community that is surrounded by good ice cream, whether you want to trek on down to the Lower Trail Creamery or hit up the Cove for some delicious options! This inspired my question for the week – what is your favorite...

 

Dorothy's Kuts Celebrates 20 Years

Dorothy Kauruter, owner of Dorothy's Kuts, celebrates her 20 years in business in Williamsburg. Kauruter hosted an open house/celebration at the salon on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 1...

 
 By KATHY MELLOTT    Life    June 9, 2022

More on Morrison Cove High School: Fun Historical Facts

The many words that have been spoken and the stories that have been written pale to those of one young man who spent six years at Morrison Cove High School in a most unusual capacity. Don Grabill of Martinsburg lived at the old Brownstone, a three-st...

 

NB Grad Walk Brings Sisters Together

Northern Bedford County High School Seniors did a walk through the NBC elementary school on June 1. Shown is graduate Lydia Byler, hugging her younger sister Makena Byler, who is just finishing up...

 

Dillings Celebrate 70 Years of Marriage

Dale C. and Doris E. (Black) Dilling of Raystown Road, Hopewell, will observe 70 years of marriage on Friday, June 10, 2022. Mr. and Mrs. Dilling were united in marriage on June 10, 1952, by Dale's...

 

Fans on the Fence

As the Central High School boys baseball team works its way through the playoffs, the team is drawing large crowds of fans. The team's game against Mohawk Area on Monday was no exception, with fans...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of June 3, 1897 Dr. R. T. Eldon, wife and little son, Sprankle, are in Philadelphia this week where they will remain until Monday. Dr. Eldon is attending a large gathering of physicians in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the American...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of June 6, 1972 The Salvation Army presented 25-year service awards to D. Emmert Brumbaugh of Claysburg and Kenton R. Miller of Martinsburg. In addition to their service in their local units, they were both working on the fund drive to raise...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of June 9, 1922 The committee in charge of securing the grove to be known as the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park consummated a deal this week that gave what is known as the Snyder’s Grove to the association. Miss Hazel Kemberlin entered the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of June 5, 1997 Jason Link was valedictorian and Aaron Mowers was salutatorian of the Central High School Class of 1997. The Keystone Foundry Museum opened in Hopewell. The newly opened building housed the carpentry, pattern and mine car...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of June 5, 1947 Veterans of World War I and World War II were honored at services across the Cove. Burgess C. Guy Barley, president of the Martinsburg Memorial Day Association, announced that $177 was collected on Memorial Day. A fire...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of June 7, 2012 Anyone with an analog police scanner was warned to purchase a new one as Blair County EMS was planning to switch to a digital narrowband signal in 2013. Most EMS agencies in the area had purchased new equipment in preparation...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Dorothy’s Kuts Turns 20 Dorothy’s Kuts, located on High Street, will be celebrating her 20 years in business on Saturday, June 4. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., everyone is invited to come into the shop for cake, coffee, special deals. Congratulations...

 

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