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Glendale Education Foundation approves grants, program requests

COALPORT — At its Oct. 30 meeting, the Glendale Education Foundation board of directors unanimously voted to fund an overall total of $9,551 of “Challenge Grants for Teachers” applications from the following 21 staff members: From Glendale High School, funded projects ...

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Pregnant women needed for training Every Life Matters (ELM) Pregnancy Support Services is looking for women in all stages of pregnancy —and even non-pregnant women — as models for ultrasound training. The models are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. For more ...

Supporting firefighters

Courtesy photo At the 96th annual Cambria County and Vicinity Firemen’s Convention business meeting on Aug. 4 at the Portage Fire Station Meeting Room, President Commissioner Thomas C. Chernisky presented a check to the Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Cambria County & Vicinity from ...

J.C. Blair, PennDOT partner to give away bikes

HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the employees of Huntingdon PennDOT partnered to offer a free bike raffle at the hospital’s Huntingdon County Fair booth. Winners this year were Katelyn Kyper, age 7, and Carson Riley, age 8, both of Huntingdon. Each year, Huntingdon ...

Allegrippis Trails volunteers build new feature

HESSTON — Members of the Raystown Mountain Bike Association have constructed a new boardwalk at the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake to bridge a perennial muddy spot on Loco-Motive Trail. Volunteer Ellis Dunkle-barger, Centre Hall, designed the structure and led its construction. RMBA ...

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‘Understanding Addiction’ training set Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships is providing a free one-hour training for any community member. “Understanding Addiction” will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships, 3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D, ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 “Walk with Me” Wednesday, 10 a.m. Nov. 22, meet near Pavilion No. 3 at Muskrat Beach No. 3. This is a one-mile walk on paved and gravel roadways of the Muskrat Beach area and is suitable for all ages and abilities, including strollers and ...

Foundation to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day

On Thursday, the Griffith Family Foundation is participating in World Pancreatic Cancer Day to generate awareness and understanding among the public, medical community and government. The foundation has donated from 2010 to date more than $260,000 to the research efforts of Dr. A. James ...

Tyrone library announces upcoming activities

TYRONE — The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has announced its activities for November and December. Festival of Christmas — The Christmas tree raffle is back with a new twist. This year will include all types of seasonal decor, including wreaths, swags, centerpieces and more. Raffle ...

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HARP to present ‘Hello Dolly’ HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present “Hello Dolly” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School suditorium. “Hello Dolly” is a classic musical that tells ...

Ward recognizes centenarians at Garvey

A centenarian celebration was held at Garvey Manor where more than 600 years was represented by the centenarians alone. Garvey Manor is home for six residents who are 100 years and older. The oldest resident is 104 years old. State Rep. Judy Ward was the guest speaker to present the ...

Scholarship supporters

The Blair County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale was held Aug. 14 and 15 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Scholarship recipients were Larry Corle, Haley England, Joshua Frye, Lauren Kensinger, Natalie Kipe and Rebecca Stahl. The scholarships are funded by donations from buyers ...

Petfinder website has helped centralize adoption process

People often ask me how they can go about finding a pet to adopt. Usually people have a specific type of pet (dog, cat, horse, rabbit, bird, etc.) and breed in mind. After checking their local shelters or rescue groups, I always point them to the website www.petfinder.com. This site ...

Club notes

Red Arrow wreck to be topic of meeting HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road. Joe DeFrancesco will present the “70th Anniversary of the Wreck of the Red Arrow,” a tragic wreck of ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Brynlee Johnson’s family include (from left): front — Sheldon Bare of Altoona, great-great-grandfather, holding Brynlee Johnson; back — Mark Scalice of Ebensburg, grandfather; Linda Scalice of Altoona, great-grandmother; and Baylee Johnson of ...

Livestock show, sale held in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — The Blair County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale was held Aug. 14 and 15 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Mallory Perchinski of New Columbia judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. The rabbit judge was Cole Mann of Howard. The 4-H and FFA scholarship ...

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Johnny Cash Tribute Show is Nov. 18 DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 8724 will host “The World’s Most Authentic Johnny Cash Tribute featuring Paul Anthony” at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the VFW Post. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the VFW at ...

Baseball clinic with the Curve players

Courtesy photo On July 29, the Cambria County Commissioners’ Office and the District Attorney’s Office sponsored a baseball clinic during Ebensburg’s Homecoming with players from the Altoona Curve at Ebensburg’s Lake Rowena. Commissioner Tom Chernisky welcomed the participants, ...

Home Nursing promotes ‘Wear Blue’ day

Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch is promoting “Wear Blue” on Nov. 16 to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness Day. One out of seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 20, according to the Nation-al Alliance of Grieving Children (NAGC). More than ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For information, call 942-2525.