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Courtesy photo On behalf of the Adam Holliday Chapter, Constitu-tion Week Chairwoman Joan Ballash presents a gift bag to Hollidaysburg Mayor Joe Dodson, representing the American Legion Post 516. Contents include materials from Congressman John Joyce, Sen. Judy Ward and Rep. Jim ...

Blair County War veterans seek parade participants

Guest speaker will be John Joyce The Blair County War Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 11 in downtown Altoona. Lineup is at 10 a.m., and the parade will start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a service in downtown Altoona following the parade. The guest speaker ...

Service notes

ROCKY A. LANE JR. U.S. Air Force Airman Rocky A. Lane Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Friends’ program to host local artist Michael Allison

The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold a fall program at noon Thursday in the library theater. Michael Allison will present a program on “Grimoires and Hexenmeisters: Folk Magic in PA.” Allison, a native of Altoona and local artist, owns The Studio, which specializes ...

Two Altoona teachers receive CARE Awards

Two Altoona Area School District teachers received Educator CARE Awards during the AASD Staff Opening Day Session on Aug. 21. These awards are presented annually to an elementary teacher and a secondary teacher who have demonstrated commitment, achievement, responsibility and excellence ...

CORE launches campaign to increase organ donors

‘If Nobody Gives, Nobody Gets’ initiative targets new audience PITTSBURGH — The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced its newest marketing communications campaign, “If Nobody Gives, Nobody Gets,” or IfNobodyGives.org. With an overall goal of driving ...

Daughters of American Revolution promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a ...

Yesteryear

Keith Kenawell of Tyrone submitted this 1956 photo of the Vacation Bible School class at Carson Valley Church of the Brethren. More than 100 area children attended. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about ...

Research begins on using CBD to treat pets

As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD (cannabidiol) oil for dogs, there’s a lot of information floating around and little research to back it ... yet. First, what is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) ...

Pet obituary-Sunbrook’s Georgia Peach

Sunbrook’s Georgia Peach, (Georgia) a Standard Apricot Poodle, died in her human mother, Mary’s arms Aug. 31, 2019, at Sylvan Veterinary Clinic. Georgia was born Feb. 8, 2008, at Louder Creek Red Hunting Poodle Kennels in Georgia. She arrived at Harrisburg Airport April 8, 2008, and to ...

Northern Cambria TSA competes at nationals

The 41st Technology Student Association National Conference was held June 28 to July 2 at the National Harbor, Washington, D.C. This was one of the largest conferences to date, with more than 8,500 student competitors from almost every state across the country as well as Germany and Turkey. ...

Birthday-Richard Gildea

Richard Gildea of Hollidaysburg celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 24 at Garvey Manor. He was born Aug. 24, 1924. His wife, Mary Louise, is deceased. The couple have 10 children: Mike, Susie, David, Tim, Steve, Margaret Rhodes, Julie Ansley and Bob, all of Hollidaysburg; Petie Moore of ...

Across the area

Friends of Rose Hill sets open house The Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the cemetery. The event will be held rain or shine. The Friends will show the progress the group has made, and participants can learn how to help the Friends ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 to 9 ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Work-ing on the Allegheny Por-tage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Programs vary on a daily basis and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather. Fort ...

Across the area

Rachel’s Challenge coming to HASD HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host a free community event to hear the inspiring story of Rachel Scott, better known as Rachel’s Challenge. The event will be held from ...

Home Nursing Mercedes Moment raises money for community health needs

Margie Navarro of Duncansville held the winning number — 159 — for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s Mercedes Moment fundraiser held May 16. In the 17th consecutive year, Mercedes Moment is Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s annual signature fundraising event. Funds raised support ...

Courtesy Lincoln sets test drive, cruise-in to raise money for pets

Courtesy Lincoln is bringing Lincoln’s Driven to Give program to the Altoona community in an effort to raise up to $8,000 for Pets Come First. For every person who test-drives an eligible Lincoln vehicle at Courtesy Ford Lincoln from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln will donate $20 to ...

Food safety training set for volunteers/nonprofits

The workshop “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 E. Penn St., Martinsburg. The workshop is designed for volunteers who are responsible for preparing food for large numbers of people on ...

AAHS to honor Distinguished Alumni

Events planned Oct. 11-12 The Altoona Area High School Alumni Association has announced the winners of its Distinguished Alumni Awards that will be presented the weekend of October 11-12. The awards were established in 2000 to honor graduates who have achieved greatness in their chosen ...