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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The turtle was huge. To the little boys that came with their mothers to help knot comforters last week, the 2-foot-long, brown reptile looked quite frightening. But being shown that it was lifeless...

 

Birth Announcement

Brandon and Abigail (Ott) McClain of New Enterprise are the parents of a son, Keegan Patrick, who was born at 12:24 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What is one of your favorite meals of the day? One of the most important, doctors tell us, is breakfast and that happens to be one of my favorite meals of the day. Who doesn’t love getting up on the weekends and going to one of the many Cove...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

With our ever-changing weather, people say, “I’d rather live someplace sunny and warm.” I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Polly Smith: Williamsburg – I feel...

 

Scouts Visit Friendship Fire Co.

Pack 57 Tiger and Wolf Dens recently visited the Friendship Fire Co. in Roaring Spring. The Scouts went through the house with smoke, saw how to use a fire extinguisher, learned the principles of...

 

Hundreds Enjoy Lions' Annual Oyster Dinner

The Cove Lions held its annual oyster dinner on Saturday, March 9, in Loysburg. As usual, folks arrived as early at two hours ahead to assure they could be one of the first ones to eat. The club sold...

 

WISE Women Announces 2019 Tribute Honorees

WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has announced its annual tribute honorees. These women are recognized for their community input and/or involvement in organizations whose projects advance the WISE...

 

The 'Sweet Spot'

Maple syrup season is upon us. Jeff Johnson taps a tree to collect sap that will be used to make maple syrup on the sugar farm Highland Meadows, Martinsburg RR. The farm is owned by Jack and Renee...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The accumulation of fabric fragments under my feet distracted me. As I kicked them aside again I thought about the second law of thermodynamics which states that "the total amount of energy in the...

 

Cove Club Resumes Meetings

The Cove Community Club will resume its monthly meetings at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the New Frontier Restaurant, Hopewell RR. This club, formerly known as the Federation of Women's Club, s...

 

100 Days at Martinsburg Elementary School

Martinsburg Elementary School recently celebrated its 100th school day of the 2018-19 year. Students and staff celebrated the occasion by wearing pajamas for the day. Pictured above are (from left):...

 

Katelyn Brown to Wed Wesley Heuston in July

Alton Brown and Karen Claar are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Katelyn Taylor Brown to Wesley Andrew Heuston, son of Joy Heuston of Roaring Spring and the late Rick Heuston. The...

 

Birth Announcement

Matthew and Sheyanne (Patterson) Fox of Martinsburg are the parents of a son, Abraham William, born at 9:33 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Maternal...

 

A Little Pampering

The ladies at the Williamsburg Senior Center were treated to a day of pampering thanks to stylists at Vivid Hair Design, Hollidaysburg. On March 2, stylists came in and gave the ladies spring...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

For many of us, fads and trends come and go – one minute they’re the next big thing and then they die out rapidly. This week’s question asked residents of Williamsburg – What is one fad/trend from your childhood or teen years that you miss...

 

The Dynamic Factors Affecting Land Value

Land, as an investment, has physical characteristics that distinguishes it from all other assets. Those characteristics include the following. Land is unique in location You may have heard it said...

 

Area Students Named to Dean's List at Indiana University of Pa.

The following area students have been named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher....

 

Ducks Enjoy Frigid Conditions

A new layer of snow didn't ruin the ducks' swim party at Henry's Pond in Martinsburg on March 4. The two ducks in the foreground got out of the water and made their way to "talk" to the photographer....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Since winter still has a tight grip on us, we keep seeking warmth to chase away the chills that would plague us. My husband faithfully feeds our hungry woodstove which keeps the cold at bay and sometimes the oil furnace blows hot air up from the...

 

Rotary WHS 'Students of Month' Named

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for January through March. Autumn Corrigan was January's "Student of the Month." She is the daughter of Kenneth and...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I often get the remark when I go out to events and such, "wow, you must really love to cook!" The simple fact is, that I do. Cooking is such a special event and there are so many memories to be made around the kitchen counter, the stove and the...

 

Central Names Rotary 'Student of the Month'

Central High School senior Marissa Kagarise has been named the Rotary "Student of the Month" for March. She is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Kagarise. Marissa's school activities include National...

 

Little Rock Remedies to Benefit Roaring Spring Library

Each year as part of its anniversary celebration, Little Rock Natural Remedies Inc., Roaring Spring, hosts annual fundraisers which benefit local non-profits throughout the community. Consequently, Little Rock Natural Remedies Inc. has elected to...

 

Pack 57 at Webelos Klondike

The Webelos Klondike was held at Camp Anderson on Saturday, Feb. 23. The Webelos Scouts used skills that they have learned through their years of Cub Scouting and competed at 10 stations that were...

 

March Is Designated MS Month

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has designated March as MS Awareness Month, according to Sharon O’Keiff Fusco, manager of the Duncansville office of the Society’s Keystone Chapter. Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The sound of breaking ice was loud under the steel tractor wheels on Tuesday morning as my husband and I went for an unusual excursion across the ice-encrusted, snowy fields. The bright sunbeams...

 

CHS Names 'Student of the Month'

Central High School senior Caden Hazenstab has been named the Rotary "Student of the Month" for February. He is the son of Shane and Danielle Hoover. Caden's school activities include Mock Trial, Nati...

 

Glass Slipper Project Planned

United Way of Blair County, in partnership with Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center, is again offering the Glass Slipper Project, a prom gown distribution program available to all local middle-, junior- and high-school students....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

February has come and gone. We might have gained a few pounds, but it sure was tasty putting them on! Just in case, you slacked a little on the chocolate, here is one last week of tasty recipes. Peanut Butter-Chocolate Banana Cream Pie This recipe is...

 

Brittney Grove Earns Degree At Bloomsburg

Brittney Grove of Williamsburg was one of more than 400 individuals awarded a Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania degree at the fall 2018 commencement ceremonies on Dec. 14-15. Grove was awarded a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree...

 

Nason to Promote Donate Life Hospital Challenge

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the two organ procurement organizations serving Pennsylvania – the Center for Organ Recovery & Education and Gift of Life...

 

Kolton Reasy on Dean's List at Del Valley

Kolton Reasy, a resident of New Enterprise, was honored for academic achievement by being named to the dean's list at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, for the fall 2018 semester....

 

Scouts Earn Arrow of Light

Pack 57 celebrated its Blue and Gold Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring. Bailey Wilt, Christian Heuston and Eddie Laws earned their Arrow of Light...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." When I found this little saying by Hans Christian Andersen, I was pleased. Not only are butterf...

 

St. Francis U. Students Named to Dean's List, President's List

St. Francis University, Loretto, has congratulated the following students who were named to the dean's list and President’s list for the Fall 2018 semester. Dean’s List Claysburg – Courtney Garver, Emma Smith East Freedom – McKenna Harbaugh,...

 

Celebrating 100 Years

Leanor (Detwiler) Yingling of Hollidaysburg celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at a party hosted by her three children. The party was at the Presbyterian Village, with four...

 

Anna Ormsby Named to Dean's List At Geneava

Anna Ormsby, a junior from Martinsburg, was named to Geneva College's (Beaver Falls) dean's list for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.6 while...

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at California, Pa.

California University of Pennsylvania has announced its August and December 2018 graduates. The following is a list alphabetical by towns of the area students who graduated from Cal U in August and December 2018. California University’s 187th...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Last week, we celebrated one of my favorite holidays, Valentine's Day, but I'm still feeling the loving mood – of course, with chocolate. Here are two more recipes that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth – even after the holiday is long over....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Since outdoor flowers were nonexistent last week, I was more conscious of them in other places, even though they were not real flowers. Monday's warm sunshine on Feb. 4, enticed me outdoors for a...

 

McKee Woman Turns 100; Receives Citation from State

Helen Decker of McKee celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. She was born on Feb. 13, 1919, in McKee, daughter of Samuel and Edith Wilt. She is the oldest of four sisters and...

 

Learning with Robots

Third grader Anna Lanzendorfer and fifth grader Kiri Dougherty, students at St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry, demonstrate "Dash" the robot to visitor Hunter Fickes, age 5, during an open house...

 

Keefer to Wed Bookhammer

Kevin and Deneen Keefer of Gibsonia, Allegheny County, and Kevin and Bobbi Bookhammer of Williamsburg are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Michael Loughery Keefer and Sarah...

 

Cottle Named to Fall Dean's List At Central Penn

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College dean's list for the fall 2018 term. Cottle is currently majoring in paralegal. To qualify for the designation, an undergraduate student must carry six or more credits and earn a...

 

Mount Aloysius Celebrates Area December Graduates

Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, conferred degrees upon 113 graduates during ceremonies held recently for students who had completed their degree requirements after the fall semester 2018. The event took place in the college’s Sr. Virginia...

 

Area Students on Fall Dean's List at Frostburg St. U.

Adam Francis and Bradley Snow, both of Everett, were named to the dean's list at Frostburg (Maryland) State University in recognition of outstanding academic achievement for the fall 2018 semester. To be eligible, a student must undertake a minimum...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The week of winter weather seems to be gone. No ice was in the calf buckets on Sunday evening and the water bowls for the horses weren't frozen, even though their door was wide open. While we worshipe...

 

Herald Travels to Romania

Marcia (Long) Graham of Florida traveled with Christ's Church in Jacksonville on a global mission trip in 2018 to Oradea, Romania. Travelers visited The Smiles Foundation. Graham, shown above holding...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

‘Tis the season for love! February – the month of love, happiness, roses and of course, something I love – chocolate. All of this month’s recipes have one thing in common – chocolate is the main ingredient. What’s not to love? Oreo Balls...

 

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