Windber business closes after 30 years
A longtime business has closed.
Windber Builders’ Supply, 2804 Graham Ave., shut its doors after 30 years in the borough.
Owner Scott Gilbert said the move comes as his family transitions to Houston.
“Our family recently opened a True Value in Houston, and the commute was becoming a killer,” Gilbert said. “Our sons are down there (in Texas) ... and one of them, our youngest, is the store manager now.”
The Windber location held a going-out-of-business sale in recent weeks before ending its run over the weekend.
“Everything is going really well down south,” Gilbert said. “It’s a different world down there.”
Food distribution canceled due to weather
Due to weather conditions, the Produce to People food distribution that was scheduled for today at Greater Johnstown Career and Technology Center has been canceled.
There will not be a makeup date in January.
Distributions will resume as scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 at the vo-tech, 445 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township.
Four B&L wines earn medals at farm show
B&L Wine Cellars, located at 900 Broad St. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, received four bronze medals for its wines at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which continues through Saturday in Harrisburg.
The Traminette, a semisweet white with spicy and floral aromas; Steuben, a semisweet blush; Fredonia, a semisweet red with a grape aroma; and Stone Bridge Red, a sweet red blend with a touch of cherry, received the recognition.
A fifth wine, Elvira, a semisweet white with a slight citrus finish, also was entered for judging.
Rich Lamm, co-owner of the winery, said that for a new winery they are pleased with the results.
“For our first year and lacking equipment and the time, we did very well,” he said.
The winery is open Friday through Sunday and by appointment by calling 536-2259.
Johnstowners to gather in Florida
Johnstowners in Lakeland, Fla., will reunite Feb. 22.
For information, call Mary Anne Misner at 941-875-1196 or email email@example.com.
Windber business closes after 30 years
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