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From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Between a full-time job, writing weekly articles for the Herald, taking college classes and assisting the volleyball team, my nights are busy, and with a sister who isn’t the next Emeril Lagasse, it falls on me to cook dinner. Instead of eating...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg

Fall Craft Show Extravaganza Over 40 vendors will be at the Farm Show Grounds on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Williamsburg. Antiques, primitives, arts & crafts, and other vendors will be outside. There will also be the Blair County...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    September 23, 2021 

The Benjamin Lyons Family of Salemville, Pa.: Part 1

One of the most highly respected families of Salemville, a tiny community in the southwestern corner of Morrisons Cove in Bedford County, is the Lyons family. Salemville was sometimes called “Seven Day Corner” because of early residents coming...

 

Pennsylvania Celebrated Constitution Day

In recognition of Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, the Pennsylvania Courts released an infographic highlighting fundamental information about both the federal and state constitutions. The...

 

Irvin Brubaker Celebrates 101st Birthday

Irvin Brubaker's 101st birthday celebration was held at Frankstown Township Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept.18. Brubaker, of West Loop, is the youngest of thirteen children and is the last surviving...

 

Five Generations of Claars

Shown are the five generations of Claar women (from left): Janet Claar of Queen (great-great grandmother); Carla Claar of Claysburg (great grandmother); Samantha Kreider of Roaring Spring (mother)...

 

Herald Travels to NC With Our Editor

The Herald's dedicated editor couldn't part from her Herald for a whole week. Anna Baughman (center, holding Herald) brought a copy of the Herald on her vacation to Ocean Isle Beach, North...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 22, 2011 The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Co. earned first place for the Central District’s Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s 2011 Fire Prevention Award. It was Martinsburg’s first time receiving the award. The Spring Cove...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 19, 1996 Dr. James W. Scott of Martinsburg RR was given a new five-year contract to continue as superintendent of the Spring Cove Schools. Dr. Scott was starting his fifth year under his first contract. The Morrisons Cove Home...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 23, 1971 A group of Spring Cove teachers protested a salary freeze instituted by the school board. The board cited an order by the Presidential Cost of Living Council, and there was some discussion over the specifics of the order....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 26, 1946 An air race, topped off with stunt fliers, drew the greatest crowd ever assembled at the Blair County Airport on Sept. 22. Local fliers Charles Ake Jr., Hubert Hershberger and Paul Metzler placed first, second and third in...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 23, 1921 A 390-by-60 foot flat-type barn on the Fanny Gage farm near Martinsburg was completely destroyed in a fire that started from a lighted lantern hanging from the rafters in the hay loft. Working in nearby pig pens, occupant...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 24, 1896 The private banking house of Gardner, Morrow & Co. in Hollidaysburg, in business since 1850, closed its doors “owing to the general depression in business.” It pledged to repay depositors dollar for dollar when possible....

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

This book begins in May 1941 in Philadelphia. Lilliana Swope is devastated when her mother passes away. Her mother made her promise to take a ring to her Aunt Hyacinth in No Creek, NC. After the...

 

The Science of Valley Fog

Do you know how valley fog is created? First, air at higher elevations cools down, which then drains downslope into the valley. From there, a cool, stable layer forms near the ground, which limits...

 

A Birthday Shared by Many

On Aug. 12, 2021, Patricia J. Beach, a lifelong resident of Roaring Spring, celebrated her 90th birthday with family at her residence. While this is definitely a landmark birthday in anyone’s life,...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 17, 1896 Quite a number of Cove residents attended the centennial celebration in Huntingdon. Edw. Hair was erecting a beautiful iron fence in front of his new residence in Roaring Spring. Mrs. S.M. VanAllman of East Sharpsburg was on...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 16, 1971 Four members of Williamsburg Borough Council – President Herman Anderson, Vice President Robert Miller, Richard Hoy and Glenn Bumgardner – resigned, as did borough secretary Donna Showalter and sewage treatment plant...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 16, 1921 The first and largest class of Woodbury High School held a moonlight outing. Each of those present had interesting experiences to relate since the 1917 graduation. Every member had since graduated or had experience as a...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 12, 1996 Skills Group Inc. has requested a zoning variance from the Borough of Roaring Spring that would allow additional residents to move into a group home the agency has established at 526 Spruce Street. Shirley Yingling of...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 19, 1946 The Penn-Mar Coffee Shop on West Allegheny Street in Martinsburg was sold my Mr. And Mrs. Edwin Wolfe to Robert M. Speidel of Cleveland, Ohio. Blair R. Bice, former Martinsburg merchant and father of former Herald editor and...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 15, 2011 New narrowband two-way radios will be purchased by the Greenfield Township Police Department as part of a county-wide mandated update that is to be completed by 2013. Greenfield Township supervisors reviewed and approved the...

 

Bedford County Players to Perform Play Based on Beloved Board Game 'Clue'

The Bedford County Players will be performing the show "Clue" at the Bedford Moose Lodge on Sept. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Friday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. There are two shows on Saturday: a matinee at 3...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Editor's Note: This Roseann Zimmerman column is reprinted from the Sept. 8, 2011, edition of the Herald. "Mom, lately all the stories you've read to us are about hardships," my son re- marked....

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Last Saturday, the nation marked 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Thinking back, I can’t even imagine that it was 20 years ago. I remember our gym teacher Mrs. Pam Hoy telling us about the towers during a rousing...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday started my favorite season of all – Football! I was also hungry for some tasty beef stew and some biscuits, so I gathered my ingredients together for a simple version and put them...

 

Williamsburg Farm Show's Fall Extravaganza Approaches

Organizers are busy prepping for the Williamsburg Community Farm Show's annual Fall Extravaganza happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. There will also be the Blair County Antique...

 

Tips Before Deciding to Do a DIY Demolition

Home improvement projects can range from relatively inexpensive undertakings to complex endeavors that cost homeowners thousands of dollars. In an effort to make expensive projects more affordable,...

 

Why Excavation Is Best Left To The Professionals

When shopping for a home, buyers often try to envision themselves living in a given property. Images of family gatherings and holidays may instantly come to mind, but prospective homeowners also may begin to envision changes they would make to a...

 

Cleaning Your Car's Interior for a More Comfortable Ride

Oil changes, tire rotations and even car washes may garner the bulk of drivers' attention in regard to vehicle maintenance. But various smaller undertakings, including keeping vehicle interiors...

 

How to Maintain Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors have long been sought after by home buyers. In its 2019 "Remodeling Impact Report," the National Association of Realtors revealed that new wood flooring was the fourth most popular...

 

Design Ideas to Give Your Home a Farmhouse Feel

Farmhouse style homes are having a moment. A 2020 survey from Homes.com asked more than 5,000 adults across the United States about their favorite house style from a list that included bohemian craftsman, mid-century modern ranch, French chateau,...

 

Help Your Houseplants Survive Winter

When fall gradually gives way to winter, gardeners will expend ample energy preparing their flowers and plants for the months ahead. Plants may be pruned to increase the likelihood that they will...

 

Picking Paint: What to Keep in Mind While Choosing New Colors for Interiors

Many components combine to define a home's interior. Some homeowners may be partial to certain styles, such as ultra modern or farmhouse, while others may opt for a more traditional look that cannot...

 

A Fun Fall Treat for the Home

With fall comes pumpkins, and with pumpkins comes seeds. Here’s a few recipes for pumpkin seeds for the whole family. Pumpkin Seeds 1. Seed the pumpkin: Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Using a spoon, scrape the pulp and seeds out of your...

 

Signs of Septic System Malfunction

Estimates from various sources indicate that roughly one in five homes in the United States has a septic system. Homeowners who live in areas with regional sewage systems may not give much thought to the operation and maintenance of their wastewater...

 

Pre-Winter Perennial Pruning Pointers

Foliage and football might be two things people instantly associate with fall, but there's more to this beloved season than brightly colored leaves and action on the gridiron. Gardeners know that spri...

 

Stems, Roots, Rhizomes: Learn Your Produce

Fresh fruits and vegetables can be grown at home with relative ease. Home gardening also puts complete control into the hands of individuals who want to know how the foods they eat were grown and treated, providing a greater measure of control over...

 

Incorporating Reclaimed Wood In the Home

Homes come in many sizes and styles. But whether your home is a palatial postmodern masterpiece or a cozy farmhouse, reclaimed wood can be utilized to create an awe-inspiring interior. Reclaimed wood serves both aesthetic and practical purposes....

 

'Homegating' Hacks

Tailgating is a time-honored and beloved tradition among football fans. Such get-togethers were largely forbidden during the 2020-21 football season. Though nothing can replace the atmosphere of a stadium parking lot tailgate, fans did their best to...

 

Clean Up Your Leaves in a Safe and Effective Way This Fall

Removing leaves from the yard is a task that homeowners must perform each fall. Thousands upon thousands of leaves can drop from a single tree. Multiply that by the number of trees on a property, and...

 

Pandemic Projects: The Most Popular Renovations During 2020

Spending so much time at home during the pandemic led many homeowners to spruce up their homes. According to HomeAdvisor’s 2021 State of Home Spending report, spending on home improvements increased by an average of $745 per household in 2020. In...

 

Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

Elise Carmichael helps in court cases when there is a deaf person involved. She is excellent in lip reading and signing due to the fact that her son, Sawyer, is both deaf and mute. Leaving the...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    Life    September 9, 2021

Fall Rural Roadway Safety Tips

This fall, during the busy harvest season, you may find yourself sharing the roadway with various forms of farm equipment. America’s rural roadways are often not equipped for accelerated speeds and can present several safety hazards, especially to...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 10, 1896 The Rev. T.F. Reeser, pastor of the Lutheran Church in Hollidaysburg, and J.D. Love, a prominent Hollidaysburg grocer, drowned in the Juniata River about six miles downstream from town. The pair had been fishing below lower...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 12, 1971 Plans were underway for developing a 17-acre tract of land into a park in Claysburg. The land for the park, which was to be located at the corner of Senator Street and Route 220, was donated by General Refractories. The park...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 9, 1921 Carl G. Bridenbaugh, son of Prof. P.H. Bridenbaugh, opened a first-class hotel in the Seminary building on E. Allegheny Street to accommodate the traveling public and provide special parties for tourists. A large dining room...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 5, 1996 The Williamsburg School Board adopted an intensive block scheduling program for the 1997-98 school year. The board voted to try the 80-minute class program on a trial basis for one year. Members of the Martinsburg Mennonite...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 12, 1946 Eleven-year-old nephew of Lester S. Furry, Richard Patrick Erb, was found lying dead on the highway after he fell from Mr. Furry’s truck when he grabbed for his hat. The tragedy was not discovered until Mr. Furry and the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Sept. 8, 2011 A Martinsburg man is one of the main organizers of the upcoming Flight 93 Memorial Dedication weekend. Keith Newlin, 53, who has lived in Martinsburg since 1997, is the superintendent of the National Parks of Western...

 

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