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Ice Cream Train Pulls Into Station

The first two dispatches of the Everett Railroad "Ice Cream Special" pulled in to the historic Roaring Spring train station during the weekend of May 18 and 19. There are 10 scheduled trains...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 30, 2019

Couple to Start Facility for Men

David and Emily Summers of Martinsburg are starting a new journey in their lives. The Summers are starting a facility in Cresson – Jacob's Way – to empower, equip, lead and support men to a...

 

Library Support

The Friendship Volunteer Fire Company held a gun raffle on Sunday, April 13, along with a 50/50 drawing. The company donates its portion of the 50/50 money and this year chose the Roaring Spring...

 

High-Speed Internet Access Critical to Job Seekers, Students

The job market is rapidly changing, thanks to new and emerging technologies. As a result, job training has become highly specialized, even at the high school level. While young people living in urban and suburban communities often benefit from on-sit...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The wind is a natural movement of air around the earth on which we live. It varies in velocity, that is, speed or quickness of motion. Although it's invisible, we see what it does. We feel it. We...

 

Traditions Prevail at H-burg Prom

Tradition accompanied by perfect weather prevailed for the Hollidaysburg Area High School (HAHS) Prom on Friday, May 24. School dismissed early for the entire district while senior high students and...

 

MES McTeachers' Night

Martinsburg Elementary School staff members volunteered to work on Monday, April 29, at McDonald's in Roaring Spring to raise money for the PTO. More than $400 was raised and used to purchase books...

 

Pool to Open May 25

The Hershberger Memorial Pool at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg will be open Memorial Day Weekend – May 25 through May 27. Hours will be from noon to 7 p.m. May 25 and 27 and from 1 to...

 

CHS Employee Pays Tribute to Armed Forces

Michael Pollard, a cafeteria worker at Central High School, went to the administration with the idea of creating a bulletin board in the cafeteria for Memorial Day. His idea was to gather photographs...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 23, 2019

Dog Trainer Opens Pet Lodge Near RS

A quaint pet lodge that was designed and built specifically for pets' needs and comfort is nestled along a quiet rural Cove mountain road on a private wooded lot outside of Roaring Spring. Jessica...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Chloe Pup ran circles around me in her excitement about going for a walk, but at the gate beside the meadow fence she sat down to wait. Too many zaps from the electric fence taught her to fear an unseen enemy in that area. Even though the grass...

 

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

At their May 14 meeting, the Blair County Commissioners issued a proclamation declaring that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Blair County. Commissioner Bruce Erb read the proclamation and...

 

RS Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

Gladys A. Dodson of Roaring Spring celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, April 25, 2019, with an open house. Dodson was born on April 25, 1919, in Donner-town, the daughter of David and Susan...

 

Seniors Can Get Farmers' Market Vouchers for 2019

Blair Senior Services Inc. will be administering the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) in Blair County for 2019. The program, which will begin on June 4, issues vouchers for income-eligible older adults to exchange for fruits and...

 

VFW Auxiliary Offers Flag Etiquette Program to Area Third Graders

Nearly 330 third grade students in area schools were presented a Flag Etiquette and Education program by the local Post 43 VFW Auxiliary members. Earlier in the school year, VFW Post 43 auxiliary members visited Williamsburg Elementary, Northern...

 

Loyalty Day Coloring Contest Winners

Three local third-grade students were recognized for their entries in a Loyalty Day Coloring Contest. Maylin Doty, Martinsburg Elementary; Ryan Crawford, Northern Bedford County Elementary; and...

 

Boy Scouts Honored for Support of Veterans

Roaring Spring Boy Scouts Troop 57 and Martinsburg Boy Scouts Troop 358 recently were recognized for their efforts in support of Veterans. President Sarah Kriebel, national president of the Veterans...

 

Finding Creative Uses For Low-Value Wood

Woodland stands need periodic tending, or “intermediate treatments,” to foster and maintain their health, function, productivity, and benefits to wildlife. These treatments are conducted in immature stands and focus on adjusting stand structure...

 

Blair County Master Gardener Program Seeks New Applicants for 2019-20 Class

Are you interested in becoming a Penn State Master Gardener? Penn State Extension in Blair County is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 class of Master Gardeners. The volunteer training course is designed to provide the applicant, a home...

 

Vannika Rice Takes Dairy Princess Crown

With an original song and a speech about the mental health of dairy farmers, Vannika Rice won the title of 2019-20 Blair County Dairy Princess during last Saturday evening's festivities in...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

A few weeks ago I asked Williamsburg residents the question, “If you could bring back one store/restaurant from Williamsburg’s past, what would it be?” An overwhelming response was Louie’s Coral Lounge. For many years, this family-owned and o...

 

April Showers bring ...

One of my mother's favorite parts about spring is to head up to Brubaker's Greenhouse to buy flowers and to Potted Memories for mulch. She then turns her attention to her flower beds. She prides...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Lifestyles    May 23, 2019

Area Girl Scouts Learn About Women in Field of Trucking

Girl Scouts from the Bedford Service Unit spent four hours on Saturday, April 27, at Smith Transport in Roaring Spring. There is a new patch for Girl Scouts called the WIT (Women in Trucking) patch. L...

 

'Cash Bash' to Benefit C-K's FBLA Chapter

The Claysburg-Kimmel Lady Bulldog Softball Boosters will host a “Cash Bash” drawing on Saturday, June 15, at the Imler Area Volunteer Fire Hall. The event will benefit C-K’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America. Doors will open at...

 

H-burg Author Publishes Children's Book

“Celebrate! You Are a Child of God!,” a new book by Suzanne E. Caldwell, has been released by RoseDog Books. “Celebrate! You Are a Child of God!” is a children’s book that was written in acrostic style poetry and uses scripture to enhance...

 

How Homeowners Can Control Crabgrass Before It Appears

Homeowners who enjoy tending to their lawns know that grass is vulnerable to a host of problems, many of which appear at a time of year when lawn enthusiasts want to showcase the fruits of their...

 

Thinning Grass Can Be Treated If Problem Is Correctly Identified

Thick grass is often a hallmark of a healthy lawn. If grass begins to thin, homeowners may feel as though all the time and effort they spent tending to their lawns was for naught. Thinning grass can...

 

Simple Effective Strategies to Prevent Dog-Related Lawn Damage

Dogs love spending time outdoors. Dog owners with yards know that dogs benefit greatly from some exercise in the backyard. While that time might be great for dogs, it can take its toll on lawns. Dog u...

 

How to Identify Poison Ivy Plants

Poison ivy is an unwelcome guest on many properties. Unfortunately, many people don't recognize the presence of poison ivy on their property until it's too late and they've already fallen victim to...

 

Did You Know?

Many an amateur landscaper has encountered grubs while tending to their lawns, but even the most attentive green thumber may have a lawn infested with grubs and not know it. According to the pest and weed experts at Roundup®, grubs often go...

 

Prepping for Outdoor Activities Safely, Cleanly and Efficiently

From landscaping, to tending the lawn and garden to getting your family's recreational equipment prepped for warm weather, the common denominator is that these activities require fuel to get going....

 

Enjoy Safe Backyard Barbecues This Summer

Backyard barbecues are synonymous with warm weather. And why wouldn't they be? Grilling over an open flame when the weather is warm embodies the relaxing spirit of spring and summer, prompting many...

 

Prevent the Hazard of Overloaded Electrical Circuits

A home is a safe haven for its residents. No matter what's going on at school or the office, many people know they can relax in comfort and safety when they arrive home at the end of a day. Safety at...

 

Why You Need a Hammock or Hanging Chair During the Summer

Sunny days and warm weather beckon us to the great outdoors. A day spent in the pool or lounging around the patio is a great way to embrace the relaxing spirit of summer. But those who want to go the...

 

Tips to Take Better Care of Your Clothes This Season

From dripping popsicles to grassy soccer fields, your clothes will become susceptible to a wide array of stains and odors over the coming months. Use these tips to keep your wardrobe fresh-smelling and looking new as long as possible: •Air out: Giv...

 

Tips for Homeowners to Improve Privacy and Security at Home

Living in close proximity to one's neighbors has its benefits. But many homeowners would no doubt admit that privacy at home is a good thing. Whether homeowners are enjoying their yard in spring or...

 

Four Warning Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation

When traveling overnight, travelers may have their minds on any number of things. Vacationers may be focused on fun in the sun, while the minds of business travelers may be preoccupied with important...

 

Tips for Tackling Disorganized Areas of Your Home

While we all know that minimalism is "in" right now, thanks to Japanese cleaning guru Marie Kondo and her "Tidying Up" show on Netflix, decluttering your whole house can feel daunting. Instead, start...

 

Compost Is Part of the Circle of Life in Every Garden

The season for fresh fruits and vegetables grown right in the backyard is upon us. Warm weather breathes life into fresh berries, tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, and many other delectable fruits and...

 

How to Keep Flowers Safe and Vibrant During Extreme Heat

Heat waves are an inevitable part of summer in many places across the globe. While humans can escape indoors to air conditioned rooms when heat waves hit full swing, flowers planted around a property...

 

Did You Know?

In spite of what their name might suggest, bed bugs can be found in places other than beds. While bed bugs are most often found in beds, where they can feast on people while they sleep, the pest control experts at Terminix note that bed bugs can be...

 

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...

 

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