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From the 'Burg with Love: The Unlikely Turned Magical

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Kids Celebrate 100 Days of School in Williamsburg

Mrs. Brown's third-grade students recently celebrated 100 days of school. Shown are (front, from left): Aria Frye, Kylie McGee, Davanee Bem and Olivia Lester; (back row, from left): Kierstyn...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday was Valentine’s Day, and of course, being without a Valentine, I prepared a nice dinner for me and my sister. who too is sans a Valentine. But we can celebrate the gift of love all month long – and who’s to say no? Here is a...

 

Championship Basketball Brought Them Together

Author's Note: For the month of February, I am profiling a few of Williamsburg's couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant other have a...

 

Hitting the Slopes

Adella Smith, 4, enjoyed the snow we got during last week's snowstorm. Adella is the daughter of Chad and Sable Smith of Williamsburg....

 

Williamsburg Authority Makes Decision on Apartment Tap Fee

A newly constructed apartment owned by Dylan Baker of Williamsburg was the subject of discussion during the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The apartment is behind a property owned by Baker. Questions arose...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

‘Tis the season of love! I am just in a loving mood this month, and for most of the time, always! This month’s recipes were all going to be sweets, as of course. You do know that I love my sweets but living through this pandemic, a lot of us may...

 

Williamsburg Upgrades Building Camera System

At last month’s Williamsburg Borough meeting, Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise asked for permission to solicit bids for a new camera system for the borough building and to protect the prescription drop-off box the borough was given. At the regular...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Being quarantined, I’m always thinking about where my next meal is coming from. This week’s question stems from that everyday dilemma. If you were stuck on an island and could have one meal from a restaurant, what would it be and why? Here is...

 

– From the 'Burg with Love –

Author's Note: For the month of February, I will be profiling some of Williamsburg's beloved couples – young and old in a series entitled, "From the 'Burg with Love." If you and your significant...

 

Williamsburg Gets a Shiny New 'Copper Coin'

For four years, the residents of Williamsburg were without one of the main staples of a community – a laundromat. However, the wait for a new one is over. Enter Todd Covert and Jake Simonis,...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Sometimes I get into a sentimental, nostalgic mood and I think of Williamsburg and what it was like well before my time. I hear so many memories of the Williamsburg of yesteryear and the pictures remind me that our town has an interesting past and a...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Food Bank Hours Beginning this week, Jan. 22, the Williamsburg Food Bank will be open on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The backpack program will be open until 4 p.m. Please remember the food bank is drive-through only....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

One more week of healthy eating and then our resolutions are over, right? That typically is how it is usually is – well for this writer at least. This week I am tackling healthy breakfasts. For me, breakfast is my favorite meal and unfortunately...

 

Belly Busters' First Annual Christmas Drive

More than 500 gifts were donated, collected and wrapped during Belly Busters' First Annual Christmas Drive on Friday, Dec. 18. Volunteers from the community helped wrap the gifts that will be passed...

 

Williamsburg Christmas Services

The following church services will be held in person or online. • United Methodist Church – Christmas Eve service will be Facebook Live at 7:30 p.m.; Light Up Williamsburg (with luminaries) at 5 p.m. • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church ...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Today is Christmas Eve! For many of us, there are many holiday traditions with our families. Today and this year, more than ever, we need to celebrate those traditions and enjoy spending time with our family. I decided to ask the residents of...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

It’s time for Christmas. For most, Christmas dinner involves one of my favorite meats, ham. This year, I have been very hungry for ham so we decided to have ham on Sunday afternoon during our beloved Ravens game instead of tomorrow for Christmas....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 10, 2020

W-burg Man Charged With Forgery, Theft of Checks of Great-Grandmother

A Williamsburg man is facing charges after police said he stole, then forged checks belonging to his great-grandmother. According to charges filed by Hollidaysburg State Police, Brandon C. Breisacher, 23, stole numerous checks from his...

 

Williamsburg School Board Re-elects England President

Dr. Barry England will once again preside over the Williamsburg Community School Board after a vote during the Dec. 1 school board meeting. Julie Woodling was elected vice president. Act 32 reappointments were also approved during the meeting: Kalie...

 

Woodbury Township Appoints Two New Auditors

Woodbury Township Vice Chairman Ed Clark made a motion to replace two auditors – Loranne Keithley and Kristen Shock – who had previously submitted their resignation letters during the Dec. 3 Woodbury Township meeting. Supervisor Craig Hamilton...

 

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

Another week of making cookies. I hope that this week, after we get all moved, we can spend a day making cookies with my Mom. Once again, here are two easy recipes that could become traditions in your house. Easy Sugar Cookies Ingredients: 2-3/4...

 

Live Nativity To Be Held Saturday

The Williamsburg and Cove Forge United Methodist churches have teamed up with the Williamsburg Community Farm Show to host a drive-through live nativity from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Organizers are describing this event as a “drive back in...

 

Testing Causing Delays For Williamsburg Water Authority

Before water can be turned on to serve the residents on Ridge Road, Williamsburg, water has to be tested for bacteria. Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh told the Williamsburg Water Authority during the regular meeting on Dec. 1 that Ridge Road...

 

Williamsburg Schools to Remain 'Virtual' Through Dec. 11

For the past two weeks, the Williamsburg Community School Board has hosted two meetings – one on Tuesday, Nov. 17, and a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 24. On Nov. 24, the school district announced that all schools would be “full virtual...

 

Catharine Twp. Approves 'Close' 2021 Tentative Budget

“It’s very close,” Vice Chairman Ken Brenneman remarked during discussion of the 2021 budget for Catharine Township, Williamsburg, during the Nov. 12 regular meeting. “The income and expenses are too different,” he said. Chairman Heather...

 

Students Organize Sock Collection

The Williamsburg Elementary Student Council organized a sock collection to distribute socks to the homeless shelter. The kindergarten class earned an extra recess for collecting the most socks....

 

Williamsburg Buck Pool Winners

Mike Lynn was the winner of the widest spread at the 2020 Buck Pool hosted by the Williamsburg Community Farm Show on Saturday, Nov. 28. Lynn's spread was 17-7/8. Ty Uplinger of Williamsburg was the...

 

Farm Show Bringing Fall to Williamsburg

“A lot of the other local craft shows have been canceled and we were trying to think of something that could benefit both the vendors, and would especially help the community of Williamsburg,” said Angie Walason, one of the Farm Show Board of...

 

Williamsburg School District Raises Sports Spectator Limit

Parents and guardians received an email last week stating the following: "The Williamsburg Community School District is pleased to announced that we will be increasing spectator capacity at our...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s October and it’s time for one of the kid’s favorite holidays – Halloween. What do you think of when you think of Halloween? Sure, there are costumes, trick or treating, scarecrows and pumpkins. But for someone who likes food as much as...

 

The People of Williamsburg: Louise 'Bubba' Speck

Today, we look to Google and Kindle Unlimited for recommendations on books rather than the concentrating on the importance of our local public library. For almost 29 years, a librarian held the...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

Remember the excitement of waking up on the day of your classroom field trip? With today’s COVID pandemic, schools are unsure of how field trips are going to look, or if they are even going to happen. This made me think – What was your favorite...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

It’s time once again for one of the most delicious barbecues in all of the Cove. The Fairview Church of the Brethren will be having its fall chicken barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 10, drive-in style. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meal includes 1/2...

 

IUP Announces Area Graduates

The following students from Williamsburg have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2020. The graduates, majors and degrees are: Williamsburg • Alex John Edmundson, B.A. in Political Science...

 

Laced Up and Walking for Alli in Williamsburg

On Sunday, Sept. 13, people laced up their walking and running shoes in Williamsburg for a cause: to celebrate the life of Allison Edwards. Edwards, a resident of Williamsburg, passed away in 2015,...

 

Williamsburg Board Votes for Face-to-Face Instruction

Janet Lee, Carlee Ranalli, Julie Woodling and Kristina Bratton were the four "no" votes during Williamsburg Community School District’s meeting Sept. 8. The vote, 5 to 4, was for Williamsburg to begin full face-to-face instruction beginning...

 

Revival Set For Sept. 21-23

The Mines and Royer Churches will hold a revival or awakening from 7 to approximately 9 p.m. Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 at the Springfield Estates, 3733 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg. Pastor Eric Poteat, pastor at both Waterside and Koontz Churches...

 

Williamsburg Library, Like Others, Gets Creative to Survive

For many businesses, COVID-19 and the related restrictions have hit hard. It's no different for the Williamsburg Public Library. "We are doing what we can," Head Librarian Roane Lytle said. "Inside th...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

We are back from the beach and had a wonderful time of sun, surf and laughter! One of the places we went to while at Myrtle Beach was a seafood buffet. If you know me, you know that me and seafood are not the best of friends, but my sister loves it....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 16, 2020

Pastor Roberts: His Story, His Calling

Have you ever in life felt a calling from God? For Matt Roberts, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church and Cove Forge Church, he ran from that calling for many years – until he finally answe...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Lien Cancelled Against Williamsburg Dollar General

After a $42.90 snow shoveling bill turned into a bill of $3700 of legal fees, the Dollar General, Williamsburg will not be going through to a sheriff’s sale because of payment according to Williamsburg Borough Solicitor Nathan Karn during the July...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

What's the Word In Williamsburg?

Gun Raffle Canceled Due to the current pandemic, the Williamsburg and Alexandria Gun Raffle scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 1, has been canceled. A Facebook Live drawing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug, 1. Visit the Station 90 Williamsburg Facebook Page or...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    July 16, 2020

Site Conditions Cause Headaches for Williamsburg Authority

The contractor who bid on the project for Ridge Road in Woodbury Township (Blair County) was told that the road would be tar and chipped, but when he went out to complete the project, there was an overlay of pavement of roughly 1-1-1/4 inches on the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    July 2, 2020

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...

 

'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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 25, 2020

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...

 

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