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Williamsburg Girls' Basketball Action

Williamsburg girls' basketball faced Bellwood-Antis on Monday, Feb. 10. B-A won, 79-43....

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I’m always in the mood for breakfast and with the month of love soon ending, one of the things I love the most in the world is going out with my family for breakfast. This week, I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, Where is your...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Here are two delicious breakfast casserole recipes. Slow Cooker Sausage and Waffle Bake Ingredients: 2 lb. sausage 1 Tbsp. sage 1/2 tsp fennel seed 1 package frozen waffles cut into bite-sized pieces 8 large eggs 1-1/4 cups half-and-half 1/4 cup...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    February 13, 2020

Third-Grader at Williamsburg Schools Advances in Hoop Shoot Contest

Elizabella Royer, a 9-year-old third-grader at Williamsburg Elementary School, won the North Central District Elks Hoop Shoot contest on Saturday, Feb. 1. The contest was held at Huntingdon High Schoo...

 

In honor of her service

Longtime Williamsburg School District employee Dorothy Koontz celebrated her 100th birthday with the congregation of the Salem United Church of Christ, Martinsburg, during the after-church monthly...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

‘Tis the season for love. Happy Valentine’s Day from this Herald reporter to you and yours! Valentine’s Day and being in the mood for love has me thinking – Where does one meet a special Valentine? I decided to ask Williamsburg residents and...

 

CMA Church Can't Use Future Water Line

Stiffler-McGraw engineer Brian Shura said at Feb. 4 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting that “it’s too late to redesign the project, and that “the line would not have sufficient flow or pressure to handle the church’s needs,” when a...

 

A New Facet of Life (Part 2)

Remember it – the Williamsburg barber shop, circa 1958 – what do you see? Take a look around – the small sink, the two barber shop chairs and the bar with mirrors. If you step into Charlie's...

 

Hamilton Sworn onto W-burg Borough Council

Borough resident Paula Hamilton was voted onto the Williamsburg Borough Council during the regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 3. Hamilton was chosen by a council vote of 3-2. The other applicant was...

 

A New Facet of Life

For three years, Charlie's Barber Shop stood empty along High Street in Williamsburg. That is, until Harry Mullins came along. Over those three years, many rumors swirled in town about what was to...

 

Yeager Retires From High School Office After 18 Years

For 17.95 years, to be exact, Kathy Yeager has been a familiar face within the Williamsburg School District. For many of those years, she was the high school secretary. During the Williamsburg School District Board meeting last Tuesday evening, her...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest sporting events at the Gorsuch household besides Wrestlemania, of course. All this football talk has got me thinking – Who was/is your favorite football player? Here is what a few Williamsburg r...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Borough Council Vacancy The Williamsburg Borough Council has a vacancy on its board. Anyone interested who lives in the Borough of Williamsburg is encouraged to send a letter of interest to the borough by Jan. 31. To be appointed the board, a person...

 

Checking in

U.S. Rep. John Joyce (left) and state Rep. Jim Gregory (right), shown here with Williamsburg resident Harry Mullins, met for coffee at the Martin General convenience store in Williamsburg on...

 

Township Resident Airs Complaint about Plowing; Supervisors Ask Solicitor to Help with Complaints

Wayne Baker, a resident of Catharine Township, complained to the township supervisors about gravel plowed off of Oak Alley during last Thursday evening’s meeting, Jan. 16. Baker talked with the supervisors and brought photographs to back up his...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

The Super Bowl is almost here and my tears for my team who came so close are almost dried up. Every year, my family faces the same conundrum – what do we have for our Super Bowl party? For the next two weeks, I have decided to include some of our...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

All this talk of the big game has made me hungry and I’m sure food is your number-one concern at your Super Bowl party (or even this weekend’s Pro Bowl – which I’ll be watching because most of the AFC team is made up of my Baltimore Ravens)....

 

Flaig Named Chair in Catharine Township

Supervisor Ralph Rispoli made a motion to appoint Heather Flaig as the Catharine Township chairman during the Jan. 6 reorganizational meeting. Supervisor Ken Brenneman, who was named vice chairman...

 

Williamsburg Borough Retains Code Enforcement Service After Debate Over Rates

At last month's meeting, the Williamsburg Borough Council received a new fee schedule from the PMCA (PA Municipal Code Alliance) which raised a few eyebrows and brought concerns from council members....

 

W-burg Junior/Senior High Wins $7,500 Grant to Promote Youth in Ag

The Williamsburg Community Junior/Senior High School was awarded a state grant to purchase $7,500 in equipment in the state’s Ag and Youth Grants program. Gov. Tom Wolf on Jan. 7 announced the approval of a total of $500,000 grants to fund 55...

 

Woodbury Township (Blair) Offers Insurance Stipend

At its 2019 official reorganization meeting, the Woodbury Township supervisors discussed the fact that if an employee did not use the township’s health insurance, that the employee could be reimbursed partially for private-paid insurance. At the...

 

Catharine Twp. Re-Dedicates 2020 Ambulance Service Budget to Its Reserve Fund

“You can’t continue to operate without raising millage, or you’re going to face bankruptcy,” Catharine Township Auditor Daryl Cole told the township supervisors during the regular meeting last Thursday evening, Dec. 21. “You have no...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Yes, Christmas is here and many of us will soon once again start our “new year’s resolutions” about eating healthy. I’m still on a cookie kick, so I decided to start off 2020 with something sweet – healthy cookies. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 19, 2019

Williamsburg Ambulance Ceasing Service at Year-end

As Williamsburg struggles with the recent loss of its pharmacy, it was dealt another blow with the announcement that the Williamsburg Area Ambulance will be closing its doors at the end of the year....

 

Successful Buck Hunters

These are a few of the Williamsburg area's successful buck hunters....

 

Woodbury Township Local Services Tax to Be Collected by Blair Bureau

Woodbury Township (Blair) residents will now be paying their local services tax (LST) to the Blair County Tax Collection Bureau rather than at the township office. Solicitor Dave Pertile said during last Thursday evening’s meeting, Dec. 12, that...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This weekend, I am snatching up my mother’s Kitchen-Aid mixer and baking some Christmas cookies for my family. As an avid baker, I cannot wait. This week, I chose two classic recipes at our house for Christmas cookies and hopefully, they can...

 

Borough Officially Raises Millage for 2020

During its meeting Monday evening, Dec. 9, Williamsburg borough council adopted Ordinance No. 397, which increases the millage to 0.168 mills per $100,000 of home value. Councilmember Matthew Sabol made the motion to adopt the ordinance with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 12, 2019

Williamsburg Area Ambulance Announces Closure Dec. 31

Williamsburg Area Ambulance has announced it will be shutting its doors and ceasing service effective Dec. 31. In a letter posted to the ambulance service’s Facebook page, Williamsburg Ambulance Chairman Robert S. Craig cited declining...

 

Williamsburg Christmas Parade Brings Santa to Town

Williamsburg held its annual Christmas parade at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The highlight of the parade was of course Santa Claus, who kickstarted the Christmas season in Williamsburg with the first...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

December is here and it’s the start of the Christmas season. Besides decorating and lots of shopping, there is always one thing on my mind – Christmas eating. For the rest of this month, we are going to delve into some special holiday cookie...

 

An Ode to the Williamsburg Girls' Volleyball Team

The past two months, I have been busy with volleyball games and being the assistant coach for the Williamsburg Lady Pirate Volleyball team. On Thursday, Nov. 14, I was lucky enough to present this...

 

Williamsburg Recognizes Fall Athletes

With winter sports upcoming, Williamsburg School District honored its fall athletes during the annual Fall Sports Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 14, at the high school auditorium. District Athletic...

 

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