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 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...

 

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.,... Full story

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    March 12, 2020

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...

 

Wombacher Earns Degree at FSU

Darien Wombacher, of Williamsburg, recently received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md., during its 155th commencement ceremonies. FSU President Dr. Ronald Nowaczyk conferred nearly 325...

 

Williamsburg Police Reports

Motor Vehicle Accident Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, reported that at 8:27 p.m. Jan. 9, Joshua M. Kifer, 27, of Williamsburg, was involved in a one-car crash on Route 866/Piney Creek Road in Woodbury Township. Kifer was driving a 1995...

 

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...

 

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