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Ask the Williamsburgers

The year 2019 is upon us. Can you believe it? I feel like 2018 flew by. With a new year, one must always set a resolution – you may stick to it, you may not. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your one wish for...

 

GACTC Dir. Honored with IUP Award

The director of the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center has been selected by Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a 2018 Young Alumni Achievement Award. Eric Palmer, a 2006 small business...

 

SCEA UPDATE: SCSD Teachers Donate to the Community

Each year, the teachers in the Spring Cove School District Education Association and other staff members contribute financially to the community in various ways. Teachers and staff members pay to dress down during certain days of the school year, and...

 

The Herald in Paris

Jeannie Smith and Gina Corrigan of Martinsburg, along with Nancy Lingenfelter of Roaring Spring, recently traveled to Paris and London. While in Paris, they visited the Eiffel Tower. Jeannie and Gina...

 

South Hills Names Area Students to Fall Dean's List

South Hills School of Business & Technology has announced the dean’s list for the Fall 2018 term. To qualify for the dean’s list students must earn a grade-point average of 3.5 or better in any term. The following students qualified for the...

 

Herald at Oak Island

Jacob Riley, 10, along with his parents John and Julie Riley of Martinsburg, visited Oak Island, North Carolina, during the week of Christmas. The family was visiting John's sister, Vicki Bayer, who...

 

CDC: Lung Cancer Is Not Just A Smoker's Disease

If you’re like many people, you may think of smoking as the most obvious cause for lung cancer. And while cigarette smoking has certainly been established as a major risk factor and the number one cause for lung cancer, it’s important to note...

 

Booster Christmas Party

Martinsburg Booster Association member Ken Ake leads the Altoona Horseshoe Chorus at the booster's Christmas party held Dec. 13 at Homewood at Martinsburg. The party was held in the Givler Cultural...

 

Genealogical Society Elects 2019 Officers; Sets January Meeting

The Blair County Genealogical Society Inc. recently elected boardmembers for the year 2019. They are: Jim Snyder, president; Don Feathers, vice president; Penny Knisely, treasurer; Sharon Merritts, librarian; Margaret Skrivseth, recording secretary;...

 

Old Order Memoirs

After a day filled to the brim, an early bedtime would be tempting but hopefully I can stay awake until I finished my little letter. Although Christmas hasn’t been here yet, our little family...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group to Meet Jan. 10

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Offered for sale will be socks pre-treated with permethrin. The tick repellent protection lasts...

 

Faith Assembly Dinner

This past September, Faith Assembly of God Church, Roaring Spring, had a vision to have a Family Meal Night on the last Wednesday night of the month prior to the evening service and Kids Clubs. The...

 

Wreath Masters

Bonnie Hammond and Ruth Hoffner, both of Williamsburg, show off a couple of the wreaths made at the Williamsburg Public Library. DCNR sponsored a wreath-making evening for community...

 

Lions Club Helps Library

Brian Showalter presents Williamsburg Public Library Board President Tim Tate with a check for $3,000 from the Lions Sight Foundation of Blair County. The money will be used to purchase large-print...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Sadly, our cookies have come and gone, most of them scarfed up by that hungry Santa. With the new year fast approaching, what better way to kick off 2019 with healthy eating? Of course, we all have that same goal at the beginning of the year to make...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

There is much to be said about the love around a dining room table at Christmas. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – Who is someone you’d love to have at your Christmas dinner table (even those who are no longer with us)?...

 

Pennsylvania State Parks Now Open for Winter Activities

With the official arrival of winter on Dec. 21, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn is reminding outdoor enthusiasts Pennsylvania’s state forest and park systems again are rolling out the welcome mat for...

 

Farm Show Seeks Tractor Entries

Antique farm equipment enthusiasts can showcase agriculture’s historic role in inspiring Pennsylvania’s story by bringing their vintage iron to the 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg next month. “With your help, thousands of Farm Show...

 

How to Recycle Paper, Boxes, Lights, Trees

This Christmas season, the Blair County Intermunicipal Relations Committee (IRC) is offering some new and old holiday recycling opportunities. The IRC is once again hosting the holiday drop-off at the Logan Valley Mall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on Dec....

 

'Thank You, Santa!'

Stella Rose Long, 4, gives Santa Claus a huge hug after he read the letter she had written and gave to him Dec. 8 at Long's Outpost, Martinsburg RR. Santa asked that this letter be shared with the...

 

Auxiliary Aids C-K FBLA

The Claysburg American Legion Ladies Auxiliary recently made a donation to the Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America chapter for its community service project, Celebrating Seniors ...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As a teacher, I am blessed with many wonderful students. One of the main things that I have learned over the years about children is their love of cooking and baking. I have incorporated that into my classroom lessons. It’s funny to see how proud t...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

For many people, Christmas can be a stressful time – what should I buy my family? Will I have enough money? Is this the perfect gift? My question for this Christmas season: “If money was no object, what would you ask for for Christmas?” Here...

 

Civic Club Hosts Christmas Tea

Twenty-three members and 14 guests attended the Williamsburg Women's Civic Club's annual Christmas Tea held at the United Methodist Church. Sandra Kaufman and Sarah Bowmaster, co-chairpersons and the...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Consecrate me now to thy service, Lord, by the pow'r of grace divine; Let my soul look up with a steadfast hope, and my will be lost in Thine. Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord, To the cross...

 

Birth Announcements

Jason W. and Linda J. Zimmerman of Martinsburg are the parents of a son, Nevin Troy, born on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Conemaugh Medical Center, Johnstown. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19...

 

Woman Aids Humane Society

Helen Aikens of Duncansville celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at the Laurel Lodge, Duncansville, on Dec. 9, In lieu of gifts, she asked for monetary donations and pet food for the...

 

Holiday Help for Food Pantry

Linda Smith, director of the Martinsburg Food Pantry, helps unload a truck load of food donated by the employees of HH Brown Work & Outdoor Group, Martinsburg, and delivered by Martinsburg...

 

HH Brown Employees Aid Food Pantry

The employees at HH Brown Work & Outdoor Group, Martinsburg, put on a food drive the first two weeks of December and collected 1,217 items. The food items, household items, hats and gloves were...

 

Taking Multiple Meds Can Increase Crash Risk for Older Drivers

Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Currently, a record 42 million adults aged 65 and older are driving, which...

 

Penn State Extension Wins National Award for Young Farmer Program

With a total economic impact of nearly $136 billion annually, the agricultural industry is essential to Pennsylvania's future. Yet, the farming population is aging, and with 16,000 Pennsylvania farmers projected to retire in the next 10 years, many a...

 

Hollidaysburg Yuletide Tour a 'True Victorian Christmas'

Though advertised images of a snowy stroll through Historic Hollidaysburg were actually a rainy drizzle, more than 200 people purchased tickets and participated in the 2018 Yuletide Tour on Sunday,...

 

Santa Claus Pays a Visit to Young and Old at Long's Outpost

Santa enjoyed talking to children and hearing their wishes for Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Long's Outpost, Martinsburg RR. More than 50 children enjoyed their time with Santa as parents took...

 

Alpha Beta Holds Annual Christmas Tea

The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma (DKG) Society met on Dec. 1 at Slick's Ivy Stone in Osterburg for its annual Christmas Tea and business meeting. To honor their years of service to...

 

Herald Readers Welcome Feline

Kathy Kensinger of Roaring Spring sent the Morrisons Cove Herald a photo of her cat, Jinx, reading a copy of the Oct. 25, 2018, edition of the Cove’s newspaper....

 

Bedford County 'Fills a Glass with Hope'

The Bedford County Dairy Promotion Committee recently presented a check in the amount of $3,000 to the Bedford County food banks for its "Fill a Glass with Hope" project. Samantha Van Pelt (second...

 

SFU Honors Inaugural Members of the NSLS

St. Francis University, Loretto, congratulated area students Nicholas Mauro of East Freedom and David Cain of Everett, who were inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) during an inaugural ceremony held Saturday, Dec. 1,...

 

State Offers Home Heating Help this Winter

Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller on Nov. 26 reminded Pennsylvanians that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) application period for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is still open. Pennsylvanians who used LIHEAP during...

 

Herald Takes Cruise

Local Morrisons Cove Herald reader Mary Lee Musselman (left) of Claysburg recently celebrated her 80th birthday with a surprise Caribbean cruise given to her by her daughters Jessica Emerick and Jodi...

 

Santa Time

Bella Dellinger, 7, daughter of Terry and Jodie Dellinger of East Freedom, gets a little one on one time with Santa to tell him what she wants for Christmas....

 

SCEA UPDATE: Language Club Watches Flamenco Ballet in Pittsburgh

The Central High School World Language Club visited the Soldiers and Sailors Museum in Pittsburgh for a flamenco ballet and then had lunch at the Mallorca restaurant across the river on Oct. 30. Club...

 

Wilkinsons Celebrate 60 Years of Marriage

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald E. Wilkinson of Roaring Spring celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, 2018, with a family dinner. They were married on Aug. 16, 1958, at Christ Church in Roaring...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The book I’m reading these days used to be on my mother’s book shelf and was written by Willa Cather in 1918. “My Antonia” is the story of an immigrant farm girl triumphing over hardship in...

 

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