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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...

 
 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...

 

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