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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... Full story

 
 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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    June 4, 2020

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    May 7, 2020

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...

 
 Life    May 7, 2020

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 30, 2020

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 23, 2020

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....

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 16, 2020

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... Full story

 

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 9, 2020

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 9, 2020

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.,...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 9, 2020

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 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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 2, 2020

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    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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 2, 2020

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 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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 19, 2020

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...

 

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