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Caleb Lingenfelter Earns Degree at Cedarville U.

Caleb Lingenfelter of Martinsburg graduated from Cedarville (Ohio) University with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry education degree during the 123rd annual commencement held May 4. Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is...

 

C-K's Emily Claar Places First in 'Who's Who' FBLA Event

Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America member Emily Claar placed first in the Who's Who in Pennsylvania FBLA event at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference in Hershey on April...

 

Three to Vie for Blair County Dairy Princess

Three contestants will compete for the Blair County Dairy Princess and the Alternate Dairy Princess titles on Saturday, May 18, at the CMA Church, Williamsburg. Contestants will have an interview...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week’s recipes all have to do with the restaurants we enjoy – copycat recipes. Sure, we can’t get the real thing to taste exact, but close is always good. Here are two copycat recipes that are sure to make you question if your skills in th...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Swallows on the telephone wires Are quarter notes the sun inspires, A rondo for the wind to play Through the fields of new-mown hay. Quarter notes on a sun-lit staff – My soul is not big enough by...

 

Art Contest Winner

Emma Smith (left), a student at Central High School in Martinsburg, won this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Patriotic Art contest at VFW Post 43, Martinsburg. Presenting the award to Smith...

 

Two Cove Area Students Earn Perfect GPAs at IUP

Two Morrisons Cove area students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were honored for graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average at May 11 commencement ceremonies. Students from the area honored for graduating with a 4.0 grade point average...

 

Michael Speck Graduates from Methodist College

Michael Thomas Speck of Roaring Spring graduated with an Associate in Arts degree from Spartanburg (South Carolina) Methodist College Commencement exercises were held May 4 at Sparrow Hall Plaza on the SMC campus. The private liberal college serves...

 

Newly Painted Dragon

Volunteers are currently spending time sprucing up Acorn Cove Playpark at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Above, the faded dragon that had been overlooked for years has a fresh coat of paint. On...

 

Bedford Dairy Promotion Team

The Bedford County Dairy Princess Committee will hold a coronation ceremony for four young women who will be serving as the Dairy Promotion team. They are (from left): Mary Stenning and Denae...

 

Baseball Team Helps Improve Park

On Monday, May 6, volunteers from the Central High School baseball team, along with coaches A.J. Hoenstine and Joe Logan, volunteered their time after practice to move two truck loads of mulch into... Full story

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Having been forbidden from the attraction of the fish pool in their front yard, my grandson Logan, age 6, folded his arms over the top of the small woven fence around it and began to imitate a toad's...

 

Williamsburg's Royalty

Williamsburg High School held its prom on Friday, May 3, at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Shown are (from left): Junior Court members Saxton Smith and Dylan James; First Runner-up Jay Clark, Second...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Some young people only see Williamsburg as a slowly dying town. What more need to realize that back in the day, Williamsburg was a happening place with many fun and interesting places to see and go. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg ...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 9, 2019

Conemaugh Nason Celebrates 'Donate Life Month'

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring celebrated "Donate Life Month" by having speakers and a flag-raising ceremony on Tuesday, April 23. The ceremony took place next to the hospital's...

 

Volunteer of the Year

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 7-13) with a celebratory luncheon in the Nason Boardroom on April 11. All volunteers were thanked and honored with small gifts...

 

Northern Bedford Graduate Earns Scholarship at ACM

Courtney Bowser of Roaring Spring, a dental hygiene student and Northern Bedford County High School (Loysburg) graduate, received a Dental Hygiene Merit-Based Scholarship during the spring 2019 semester at Allegany College of Maryland,...

 

Sharks Win Volleyball Tournament

Residents from Homewood at Spring House Estates in Everett took first place in the Water Volleyball tournament at Homewood at Frederick, Maryland, on Tuesday, March 26. There were six players per...

 

Showcase of Talent

Saint Patrick Catholic School, Newry, held its variety show on Wednesday evening, May 1, in the school auditorium. The night included all grade levels performing song-and-dance routines capped off by...

 

New Friendship

Lydia Jones-Price (left) of Somerset and Joyce Wilt from Homewood Cottages in Martinsburg enjoy a new-found friendship at the swiss steak dinner on Saturday, May 4, at the Woodcock Valley Lions...

 

Tractor Supply Program Raises $917,954 for 4-H

Hundreds of 4-H youth from across the country will have the opportunity to participate in valuable hands-on learning experiences as a result of Tractor Supply Company’s Paper Clover spring fundraiser. Tractor Supply customers and team members raise...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

4-H Still Strong and Changing with Times

Since 1902, the 4-H Club has been attracting kids aged 8 to 18 who want to learn while enjoying the teamwork of like-minded people. With more than six million members nationwide and 160 in Blair and...

 

The Cove at the End of the Rainbow

Herald Publisher Allan J. Bassler spotted this rainbow while driving near Freedom Junction on Tuesday, April 30. The sun came out after a rainy day, projecting a large rainbow that looks like it is...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Spring Cove Enjoys Annual STEM Night

Spring Cove held its second annual Elementary STEM Night on Thursday, April 25, at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring. Students in kindergarten through fifth grade participated in the...

 

Evan Cottle on Dean's List at Central Penn

Evan Cottle, of Hopewell, has been named to the Central Penn College dean's list for the winter 2019 term. Cottle is currently majoring in paralegal. To qualify for the designation at the Summerdale college in Cumberland County, an undergraduate...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

More Than 100 Spectators Enjoy Plow Days

The Southern Cove Power Reunion Association held its annual Spring Plow Days & Tractor Show on Saturday, April 27, near New Enterprise. The event had been postponed on April 20 because of rain. Ap... Full story

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

Red Hat Society Holds 15th Luncheon

Various area chapters of The Red Hat Society gathered for a luncheon on April 10 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. A total of 220 women attended. This was a very colorful luncheon with red and...

 

Fresh Flowers for the Season

Suzanne Musselman, an employee at Bridenbaugh Farm Market, Martinsburg, sets flowers out in preparation for the store's opening on Wednesday, May 1. Currently the store features flowers, hanging... Full story

 

Cross of Lilies

This cross of lilies is an Easter tradition at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg celebrating Christ's resurrection. All of the lilies are donated by the congregation's members in honor of or...

 

Special Easter Get-Together

On Saturday, April 13, a special Easter get-together was held by the Blair Foundation Christian Foster Care Agency. at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Lunch was provided for Foster...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The zipper of my jacket wouldn't go up any farther because I had yanked it to the limit. Clutching at the clothes around my throat helped, but I needed both hands to maintain my two-wheeled balance...

 

Purple Panthers Visit Everett

Homewood at Spring House Estates in Everett recently hosted the monthly luncheon of the Purple Panthers from Northern Bedford, part of the Red Hat Society. With a room full of red and purple as well...

 

Silent Auction

Homewood at Martinsburg held its annual silent auction on Saturday, April 27. Baskets, jewelry, furniture and gift cards were among the many items that went for bid. Above, Lois Edwards helped with...

 

Sale of Treats to Aid Church

The Women's Guild of St John's Reformed Church in Loysburg held its annual Discarded Treasure Sale on April 26 and 27. This year the money raised went to the church to help with getting a new sound...

 

Chorus Members in Maryland

Members and friends of the Cove Community Chorus traveled to see Ricky Howsare in the Easter production "Forever" on Saturday, April 20, at Central Assembly of God, Cumberland, Maryland. Howsare was...

 

Knepp Inducted to the Honor Society

JohnMichael Knepp of Martinsburg was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Knepp is pursuing a degree in Nursing at University of Pittsburgh at...

 

The Mount Aids Easter for Eli

Mount Aloysius College nursing students collected items and baskets to help support the organization Easter for Eli. Easter for Eli collects Easter baskets to be delivered to children who are...

 

What to Do When You Can't Stop and Smell the Roses During the Spring

April showers might bring May flowers, but many of us are well aware that they can also bring tree and grass pollen and other allergens that can cause us to wheeze, sneeze and sniffle our way through spring. At Conemaugh Health System, our mission...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

What’s not to like about the start of summer? With May being here already, I am ready for laying out, swimming, and cookouts with my family. Here are two tasty cookout recipes that are sure to get you ready for summer. Creamy Coleslaw Since it is...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Next week, the sequel to one of my all-time favorite movies comes out – “A Dog’s Journey.” In honor of that special sequel, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What was your most memorable pet growing up? Here is what a few...

 

The Community's Easter Egg Hunt

The Williamsburg Lions Club and Ladies Civic Club sponsored an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 27. The Easter Bunny put in an appearance....

 

Blair County Dog Park Seeks New Members

The Blair County Dog Park, located just outside of Martinsburg along Agway Road, is making plans for its seventh season. The 10-acre, member/volunteer-based park is a 501C-3 organization and is...

 

Area ACM Bedford Campus Students Receive Scholarships

Allegany College of Maryland Bedford Campus students, including Early College students from regional high schools, were awarded academic scholarships for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. The awards...

 

Geese Enjoy Mild Weather

Geese* enjoyed the mild weather on Tuesday, April 16, beside Henry's Pond in Martinsburg. According to accuweather.com, temperatures climbed to 64 degrees, surpassing the average of 60 for that day....

 

Claysburg-Kimmel's Michael Baker Elected to FBLA Office

C-K's Michael Baker has been elected to a Pennsylvania FBLA state office. The Claysburg-Kimmel chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference held in Hershey, on April 7-10. One of C-K's membe...

 

Central High School Names Rotary 'Students of the Month' for April

Central High School, Martinsburg, has announced its last two Rotary "Students of the Month" for the 2018-19 school year. The "Student of the Month" for April is Katie Ponder, daughter of Jim and Lisa...

 

Home Opener At PNG Field

Ed and Kim Bender of East Freedom won four tickets through the Morrisons Cove Herald to see the Altoona Curve play the Akron RubberDucks on April 11 at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona. The...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Mark Twain said, “Climate is what we expect; weather is what we get. In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” Maybe the spring weather was more erratic in Mississippi or Connecticut where he lived, but I...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weather sure has me feeling like summer even though it’s still spring. Something my family loves to eat in the summer is salsa – and I thought let’s start one of my favorite seasons a little early this year and have two tasty new recipes...

 

Watters Earns Top State Photography Awards

Everett photographer Della Watters, owner of WattersWorks & Co., was recently awarded Best Wedding Image Maker for 2019 with the Pennsylvania Professional Photographers of America. In addition,...

 

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