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Visiting 'The Dogs' in Williamsburg

One of the highlights of my trips to Williamsburg is getting to see the two dogs belonging to my parents, Rick and Suzanne Gorsuch. Both are of the breed Havanese. The one on the left is Ginger and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Residents Failing to Return Surveys Holding Back Ganister Sewer Project

At the regular Catharine Township meeting on June 18, Blair County Planning Director David McFarland gave an update to supervisors on the Ganister sewer project funding. McFarland said that six residents in the Ganister area still have not returned... Full story

 

'An Ode to Pap and Gram'

Darin Shultz took a look at this bare wall on Riverside Drive and wondered what he could do with it. One day, his pap asked him if he wanted to paint it and Shultz said, "I jumped at the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    June 25, 2020

Williamsburg School Board Approves Summer, Fall Sports Health Protections

The Williamsburg Community School Board unveiled its health and safety plan for summer practices and fall sports during its June 18 regular meeting. Superintendent Lisa Murgas said she worked with the PIAA to develop a plan of safety procedures for...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day and we spent the day with Dad, waking up early to head to our favorite place, Rocky Gap Casino Resort, and then to the Kountry Kettle for a delicious lunch. There are so many great memories I have with m...

 

Congratulations, Graduates!

Austin Black and Owen Black, 8 and 4, of Williamsburg, held congratulatory signs during the Williamsburg graduation parade held Friday evening, May 29. Austin and Owen are the sons of Corey and...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Every Sunday since the quarantine started, we have joined our parents for a weekend meal, whether it be cooked in the oven, on the stove or more recently, on the grill. Being the family person that I am, I greatly look forward to these times spent wi...

 

Samuel Allison Clan Reunion Canceled Due to Pandemic

The reunion of the Samuel Allison Clan was scheduled to be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the Williamsburg C&MA Church Social Center. It has been canceled due to uncertainties of the COVID-19 issues. Relatives are asked to share the...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

One of my favorite parts of graduation besides hearing “Pomp and Circumstance” is hearing the class song. The music you grow up with will forever connect you to that certain period of time. I remember thinking that my class song was a dumb pick,...

 

Orderly Mailboxes

Morrisons Cove Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec recently noticed a row of mailboxes for residents in the Point View development, near Williamsburg....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 14, 2020

Project Contractor Expected to Request Extension of Time

The treatment and pumping contractor for one of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s projects was temporarily shut down because of Gov. Wolf’s coronavirus restriction orders. Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told authority members that he...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

Williamsburg Man Receives Leadership Award

Mount Aloysius College student John Price will be awarded the 2020 Student Veteran Leadership Award from G.I. Jobs magazine. The award is given to 48 veteran students across the United States who...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s a wonderful time to celebrate one of the most important women in our lives. I know that Julie and I have been blessed with such an extraordinary mom. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What do...

 
 News    May 7, 2020

May the Fourth Be With You

The students at Williamsburg School District got a treat when picking up lunches at the school district on Monday, May 4. Some of the cafeteria staff dressed as characters from Star Wars (May the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 7, 2020

Part of West First Street Property to be Demolished

Trina Illig, Blair County grants coordinator for Community Development, was present at the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting via conference call to give an update on the 424-26 W. First St. property. For the past years, the borough has taken...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Some mothers may want flowers, candy, jewelry or some other expensive gift – not my mom. My mom wants a good, home-cooked meal. This year, she asked us to splurge on some delicious filet mignon and scallops. Here are two recipes that will be...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 30, 2020

Williamsburg High School Set To Graduate Thirty-Four Students

During last week’s Williamsburg School District School Board meeting, facilitated by Zoom video software, the list of 34 graduates was presented and approved. With the COVID-19 pandemic, graduation ceremonies will look different this year. Accordin...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Another week of lockdown in the books, and for my sister Julie and I, it was another week of staying at home and binge-watching some of our old and new favorites. This week’s question stems from those binge watching moments – If you were...

 

Youngster Shoots First Turkey

Eviana Forshey, 8, shot her first turkey on April 25, the first day of turkey season. The gobbler weighed in at 22 pounds with a 9.5-inch beard and 1-inch spurs. Eviana is the daughter of Matt and...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For this week’s edition, I decided to do something kid-friendly. Children probably have a lot of questions about what is going on in the world and are also confused as to why they can’t go to school to see their friends. Why not bring some of the...

 

Kaitlin Ross is Rotary's January Student at Williamsburg High School

Kaitlin E. Ross, a senior at Williamsburg High School, was named January's Rotary "Student of the Month." She is the daughter of Clair T. Jr. and Melissa A. Ross. Kaitlin's school...

 

Walking While Distancing

Brooke Weyandt (left) of New Enterprise and Jessica Brantlinger of Altoona keep their distance while walking along the Lower Trail in Williamsburg recently. They were taking a break from their work...

 

Quite a Catch!

Emily Detwiler of Williamsburg holds up the 20- inch fish she caught last week along the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Last week, I talked about Easter memories from my childhood growing up in the Russian Orthodox faith and the church that used to be where River Valley Custom Apparel is now in Williamsburg. This Sunday is technically the Orthodox Easter. The date is...

 

Fishing IS social distancing

One thing that this coronavirus pandemic hasn't taken away from us is the ability to go to the lake or creek and spend time with our family fishing. Here are two cute (and successful!) fishermen...

 

Rotary Students of Month Named at Williamsburg High School

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for January through March. Kaitlin E. Ross Kaitlin E. Ross was January's "Student of the Month." She is the daughter...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s hard to believe that it’s Easter – it sure doesn’t feel like it. For many Easters, I was blessed to have a wonderful lady in my family’s life, my dear Aunt Annie Bauer. We were raised in the Orthodox religion and one of the special eve...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

In these times of quarantine, I will admit that my sister Julie and I have spent a lot of our time on rainy days in front of the TV. This month alone, we have binged watched so many television shows. Thus, arises the question – What is your...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 9, 2020

Woodbury Township (Blair) Accepts Bid for Stone

The Woodbury Township supervisors opened three bids for stone during the regular meeting April 2. The township had bids from Grannas Bros., New Enterprise S&L and Glenn Hawbaker. The supervisors awarded the contract for stone to Grannas Bros.,...

 

Spreading Cheer in a Time of Need

Robert Kifer of the Altoona Weis grocery store donated food to help the residents of Williamsburg last Saturday, April 4. Kifer brought milk products, bread, and snacks for local families in need....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 2, 2020

Williamsburg Teachers 'Set Sail'

"It brought tears to my eyes," Williamsburg resident Marge Troxell said as she watched the teachers of the Williamsburg Community School District during the "Welcome Back to a Different Kind of...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

A “stay at home” request from the governor is the time to stay at home and be with your family. What better part of spending time with your family is there than being with them in the kitchen? Here are two casserole recipes you can cook together...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 2, 2020

Where's the Williamsburg Calendar?

As Williamsburg, the Cove and community journalism changes, the Herald must change with them. One of the changes that we are making is to wrap the Williamsburg calendar into the Cove Calendar. We’re trying to simplify and clarify the Herald’s...

 

Coronavirus Restrictions Cancel Many Williamsburg Events

The virus has been wreaking havoc with the plans of many Williamsburg residents. Some of the cancelled events are: • The Women’s Civic Club and Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt in April has been cancelled. • All activities at WAID have...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 26, 2020

Williamsburg Food Pantry Volunteers Get Busy Helping

Every Thursday, six members of the Williamsburg and surrounding communities come together at the basement of the Williamsburg Zion Lutheran Church to support the needs of Williamsburg residents. Last...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 26, 2020

State DEP Approves Sewer Plan for Ganister Village; Income Info Needed

Keller Engineers, representing the Catharine Township supervisors, submitted a 537 Plan to the state to help 23 residents of Ganister Village build a better sewer system. During the regular meeting Thursday, March 19, the supervisors announced that...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 19, 2020

Williamsburg Authority: Cove Forge not in Compliance

During the March 3 meeting of the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, discussions about Cove Forge property dominated the conversation. Cove Forge Behavioral Health had made it known that there would be a 19-bed addition to its Williamsburg facility...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen: The 'Stuck at Home' Edition

Fourteen days! Can you believe it? If you’re like me, you are thinking, “Great. Fourteen days off of work! This is like a mini-vacation!” But for readers with children, it’s often frantic and crazy trying to find a babysitter on such short...

 

Williamsburg Sixth Grade Basketball Champs

Williamsburg recently won the Garver Memorial YMCA Sixth Grade Girls Basketball Championship. The team was comprised of the following players and coaches (from left): Front row: Grace Colbert, Lilli...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 12, 2020

Cove Forge Issues Dominate Woodbury Township Meeting

Parking issues and land development pertaining to Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center highlighted the March 5 Woodbury Township meeting. Randy Miller of Williamsburg was present to comment about the parking issues at the Cove Forge facility. During...

 

Williamsburg Wins 4th/5th Grade YMCA Title

Williamsburg won the Garver Memorial YMCA Fourth/Fifth Grade Girls' Basketball Championship. Team members were (from left): Coach Tracy Colbert, Grace Colbert, Vada Gorsuch, Raina Alexander, Katie...

 

7th- and 8th-Grade Girls Place First

The 7th- and 8th-Grade girls' basketball team dominated the Tussey Mountain tournament on Saturday, February 22, placing first Shown are (front row, from left): Eleanor Brubaker, Claire Carper, Megan...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For the past two weeks, an ornery little leprechaun, Jack has been visiting my classroom at Bright Beginnings in Roaring Spring. Little Jack has been doing all sorts of naughty things to the classroom and leaving silly but loving notes to my...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 5, 2020

Williamsburg Seeks to Add Second Baseball Field

Williamsburg Youth Baseball League (WYBL) representative Jeff Detwiler was present during the Monday, March 2, Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to discuss with council adding a second baseball...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 5, 2020

Reading Across America in Williamsburg

Herald Williamsburg Correspondent Natalie Gorsuch offered a "big thanks" to Camala Gilbert for inviting her to participate in the "Read Across America" program during the festivities held at the...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast The Williamsburg Community Farm Show will be holding an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast – dine in or carry out from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at the Farm Show Building. On the menu are buckwheat...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 5, 2020

Introducing Williamsburg

For senior Joey Kunsman, forming ideas for his Eagle Scout project, he had two choices. One choice was to do a project in Williamsburg highlighting the Trail Town initiative or fix up an old cemetery...

 

Williamsburg Elementary School Plans Read Across America March 2

Elementary Principal Jennifer Metzler told the Williamsburg Community School Board during the regular meeting Tuesday, Feb 18, all about activities that the elementary school has held over the last...

 

Waivers, Extension Granted to Cove Forge

Two waivers, including an easement, were granted to Cove Forge Behavioral Health’s facility at 202 Cove Forge Road during the regular meeting of the Woodbury Township supervisors on Thursday, Feb. 7. Woodbury Township Supervisor Ed Clark made a...

 

Septic Issues Cause Concerns at Catharine Township

A septic problem in Catharine Township is flooding a pond and spreading on the ground. The township supervisors during the regular meeting on Feb. 20 said that the owners of the property have been warned and a letter was sent to Sewage Enforcement...

 

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