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Cove Community Chorus Concert Once Again a 'Huge Success'

The Cove Community Chorus once again was a huge success in its spring concert. Sue Stoudnour directed the chorus with its concert entitled "Listen to the Music" on March 23 and March 24 at the Spring...

 

Author Visit

Author Elvira Woodruff spent the day on Tuesday, March 26, at Martinsburg Elementary School. Woodruff, whose titles include "George Washington's Socks," "A Christmas Doll" and "The Ghost of Lizard...

 

Get More Bang for Your Buck With These Home Improvements

The warmer weather means it's time to start thinking about home improvement projects. Whether you're getting your home in tip-top shape for your own enjoyment, or getting it ready to put on the market...

 

Home and Garden Improvements That Will Benefit Local Wildlife

When it comes to changing the world, your own backyard is a great place to start. As you make home improvements, consider their potential to benefit local wildlife that travel in and around your...

 

Home Updates That Will Pay Off

Whether you're remodeling for a fresh take on an old style or contemplating a new build, there are choices you can make that will definitely pay off, say experts. To add value to your project,...

 

Five Ways to Upgrade Your Home with the Newest Technology

New technology has the power to make your home safer, more comfortable and better suited to your family's needs. So, if you're planning to make some home updates, consider these great ideas for...

 

Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal While Increasing Its Value

When it comes to your home, you only get one chance to make a great first impression – and that takes place before anyone ever steps inside – making curb appeal upgrades an effective way to...

 

Correctly Identify the Potential Culprits Behind Thinning Grass

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...

 

Get Ready: Early Spring Landscaping Tips

During the cold months of winter, many people stare longingly out of the window dreaming of spring and time spent outdoors. For those with green thumbs, images of tending to the garden and other...

 

How Color Can Affect Your Garden

Flower gardens can add color and awe-inspiring appeal to a property. The National Gardening Association notes that gardeners can find nearly every color of the spectrum in flowering perennials. So...

 

Emerging Deck Trends for the Remodeling Season

Custom-built decks can expand usable outdoor entertaining spaces. Decks can surround pools and create outdoor patio areas that make it easy to establish multitiered living spaces, improving the...

 

Reasons for Homeowners to Hire an Interior Decorator

How many times have you sat on the sofa pouring over a home magazine wishing your rooms could be ripped from its pages? Some people are gifted with a natural talent to impart a space with perfectly...

 

Valuable Renovations for Homeowners

Each year, Remodeling magazine publishes its “Cost vs. Value” report to give homeowners a greater understanding of how much popular home projects will cost across the nation, as well as which renovations will offer the greatest return on...

 

Time to Replace Old Wiring?

Old homes can be charming and contain architectural elements not often seen in many modern housing developments. But what older homes may have in design appeal, they may lack in updated features....

 

Funding Options for Improvements

Before starting a home improvement project, either on one's own or with the assistance of a professional contractor, homeowners must first consider the costs involved. According to the home...

 

Did You Know?

Investing in a home renovation project not only requires money, but also time and patience. While contractors, architects and designers can estimate how long a project may take, it is impossible to anticipate all of the scenarios that can affect...

 

Benefits of Free-Standing Tubs

Few home design elements provide the instant wow factor of freestanding tubs. Freestanding tubs have an air of luxury that can help current homeowners relax, and impress buyers when homes go on the ma...

 

When it Can Be Smart to Hire a Painting Pro to Get the Job Done Right

Few things can revitalize a home more readily than a fresh coat of paint. Thanks in part to the affordability of paint and its ease of application, painting is something that even novice DIYers can ty...

 

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...

 

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