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 By Emily Loose    News    September 16, 2021

Williamsburg Supt. Explains District's COVID-19 Mask Policy

The safety of the students is Williamsburg's main priority, according to school officials, and is one reason for the district's mask mandate for students. The Williamsburg Community School District...

 

Williamsburg Park Gets Benched

This is a bench made from recycled materials that will be placed in Williamsburg at Veterans Park. The bench was donated by the Williamsburg Lions Club, which collected more than 500 lbs of plastic...

 

Williamsburg Borough Eyes Gazebo Roof Work

Williamsburg Borough Council members discussed updating the gazebo roof and awning on the borough property during the regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Williamsburg Borough councilmembers instructed Borough Manager Joe Lansberry to get price...

 

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Last Saturday, the nation marked 20 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Thinking back, I can’t even imagine that it was 20 years ago. I remember our gym teacher Mrs. Pam Hoy telling us about the towers during a rousing...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This past Sunday started my favorite season of all – Football! I was also hungry for some tasty beef stew and some biscuits, so I gathered my ingredients together for a simple version and put them...

 

Williamsburg Farm Show's Fall Extravaganza Approaches

Organizers are busy prepping for the Williamsburg Community Farm Show's annual Fall Extravaganza happening from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. There will also be the Blair County Antique...

 

Williamsburg Remembers 9/11

Pastor Gordon Trimer of the Mines/Royer United Methodist Church led a 9/11 service of remembrance on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. in Riverside Park. Some of the speakers at the service are shown in...

 

'Wrestling – Where I Feel at Home'

Many think of basketball when Williamsburg sports history comes up. But Williamsburg senior Ian Crouch might be able to change that to wrestling. Ian is the son of John and Brenda Crouch of...

 

Young Grappler

Carrying on that Williamsburg new wrestling tradition is Haiden Jones, son of Brad and Christey Jones of Williamsburg. Haiden placed 4th during the Keystone Central Regional Qualifier held on March...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Faith    April 8, 2021

Last Supper Presented at United Methodist Church

On Thursday, April 1, the Williamsburg United Methodist Church hosted a Maundy Thursday presentation of the Last Supper, based on Leonardo da Vinci's painting. The presentation was narrated by...

 

Hot Bats!

During the March 30 game versus Juniata Valley, four of the Williamsburg varsity players smacked home runs. Williamsburg won the softball game, 12-2....

 

The Bunny Made a Visit to Williamsburg

The Williamsburg Lions Club and Women's Civic Club put on their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 2, at the Williamsburg practice field. The well-attended event had a special visitor, the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 1, 2021

'An Amazing Smile and Contagious Laugh'

At 20 years old, Josh Richardson is described by his mother Lucinda as a "happy, go-lucky guy with an amazing smile and contagious laugh." His mother describes him as "truly, one of a kind." Doctors...

 

Williamsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Win the 2021 Inter-County Conference Championship

The Lady Pirates (#No. 2 seed from ICC North) beat Southern Huntingdon (No. 1 seed from ICC South) in the Inter-County Conference Semi-Final with the score of 61-51. High scorers/rebounders were:...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

The Last Supper The United Methodist Church will be holding a special “reading” of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” followed by refreshments downstairs on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Journey to the Cross United Methodist Church will also...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 25, 2021

Williamsburg High School Eyes Return to 'As Regular and Normal As Possible'

Williamsburg High School Principal Michael Jones said during last Tuesday evening’s School Board meeting, March 16, that plans were still in place for a “regular and as normal as possible” end of school year for 2021 seniors. Jones announced...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 25, 2021

Yellow Springs Sewage Project Raises Questions for Catharine Township

During last month’s regular meeting, it was quoted that the “3M” plan for the Yellow Springs Project would cost Catharine Township $8,000. Following that, the board members were under the assumption that the authority would take over the projec...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 25, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Easter time is upon us! I love Easter time, and I have such fond memories of the Easter holiday growing up. My family was Russian Orthodox, so our Easter is on a different date, but that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the blessed holiday twice!...

 

Time for Flowers!

Owen Black, 5, of Williamsburg, delivered flowers from Brubaker's Greenhouse in Martinsburg to his grandmother, Helen Teeters. Owen is the son of Nichole and Corey Black, Williamsb...

 

United Methodist Church Offers Two Events

Since Pastor Matt Roberts and his family took over the United Methodist Church, plans have been in place for many events. Two of their Easter events were announced last week. On April 1, Leonard da Vinci’s “Last Supper” will be held at the...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 18, 2021

– Ask the Williamsburgers –

Last week’s weather had me dreaming of warm weather – a nice sandy beach, a cold drink in my hand and a book in the other. My daydreams seem to always inspire my question and this week’s is no different – Where is your favorite vacation...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 18, 2021

– From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen –

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Our preschool leprechaun Jack came and went back to his rainbow, leaving behind a treasure hunt and presents for the kids at Bright Beginnings. When you think of a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal, one usually thinks of...

 

Taking the Shot

Williamsburg's Ty Clark (35) puts up a shot over Bishop Carroll's Thomas Heinrich Tuesday at Hollidaysburg High School. Williamsburg was participating in the District 6 1A championship game against...

 

Williamsburg Junior High Girls Win ICC North

The Williamsburg Junior High Girls won the ICC North with a record of 12-0. Southern Huntingdon won the ICC South. Southern Huntingdon beat Williamsburg 22-17 in the ICC Championship game. The game...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 11, 2021

Civic Club Spearheads 'Heroes' Banner Campaign; Council Approves Police Body Camera Purchase

Michelle Stultz, on behalf of the Williamsburg Civic Club, spoke to Williamsburg Borough council members about a “Hometown Hero” campaign that the Civic Club is doing as a fundraiser. Borough members met on Monday, March 1, in Williamsburg....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 11, 2021

Williamsburg Authority Gets Update on Treatment Plant; Discusses Plow Truck and New Shed

Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh gave the Williamsburg Municipal Authority an update on waterline projects, which are mostly complete, during the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 2. One issue was with the treatment facility. Although...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 11, 2021

Woodbury Township Changes Occupancy Permits

A project of Woodbury Township (Blair County) now raises questions for the township moving forward with a stormwater management plan. During the regular township meeting on Thursday evening, March 4, Stiffler McGraw Engineer Jim Young was present to...

 

Williamsburg Snow Critters

For the first-grade curriculum at Williamsburg elementary school, the students have been learning about animals and animal adaptations. A recent assignment was for the students to create an animal in...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 4, 2021

Catharine Township Supervisors Consider Combining Ganister, Yellow Springs Projects

Over the last year, the Catharine Township supervisors have been discussing two major projects for the township, one connecting Ganister to the Williamsburg Authority sewer plant and the other pushing a sewer line out to Yellow Springs residents....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 4, 2021

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I will be honest – I have never been a huge St. Patrick’s Day fan. I didn’t really see the whole point of the holiday, but ever since I became a teacher at Bright Beginnings Early Learning Center in Roaring Spring, this holiday has had special...

 

Williamsburg Has A New Wrestling Star at 65 Pounds

When one thinks of Williamsburg sports, one typically thinks of basketball. However, a certain youngster is proving that Williamsburg's up and coming sport may be wrestling. Haiden Jones recently...

 

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...

 

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