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Alpha Beta Chapter holds Christmas tea The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society met on Dec. 1 at Slick’s Ivy Stone in Osterburg for its annual Christmas tea and business meeting. To honor their years of service to DKG, Candace Claar and Kristine Walters presented Emily ...

Allegheny Ski, Sports Club offers Sunday Ski Program

Allegheny Ski & Sports Club president Jeff Weyer announced the kickoff of the club’s annual Sunday Ski Program at Blue Knob Ski Resort. The package includes four five-hour lift tickets (valid from 1 to 6 p.m.) that may be used on any four of the following Sundays: Jan. 6, 13 and 27; ...

Holidays can add a whole list of ‘no-nos’ for pets

Last week, we talked about holiday stressors on us and our pets. To add to the craziness of the season, you must remember a list of items that are potentially toxic to pets. Pet-proofing the house is a must this time of year. Having guests over adds to the complexity of this chore because ...

Cancer society selling golf passes

For amateur, recreational and avid golfers alike, the American Cancer Society presents its 2019 Golf Pass. For $30, the pass is good for a free or discounted round of golf at more than 50 courses in Pennsylvania. Local courses that participate in the program are: Blue Knob Golf Course, ...

Yesteryear

Joe Doyle of Altoona submitted this August 1927 photo of a children’s fashion show at the William F. Gable Department Store in Altoona. Shown are (from left): front — Cathern Ford and Mary Jane McGuire (1922-1961), Doyle’s aunt who is 4 years old in the photo and later married Dr. Warren ...

Panfish derby held for kids

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair Bassmasters presented a panfish derby for kids on June 2 at Canoe Creek State Park. A total of 64 children ranging from 3 to 15 years old participated in the events of the day, which included a casting contest. Casting contest winners were Braydyn Wenerick of ...

Pam’s Chargers wins dance twirl event

Members of Pam’s Chargers School of Baton/Mrs. P’s Chargers were international champions in the tiny tots large division of the dance twirl event at the Twirling Unlimited international competition at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. A panel of judges selected the ...

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Bellwood choir to perform Sunday BELLWOOD — The Bellwood Community Choir has scheduled a Christmas presentation to be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bellwood-Antis High School auditorium. The Christmas cantata, “A Thrill of Hope,” will be performed by the adult choir of 50 ...

Golf event benefits Tyrone Hospital

The Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation raised more than $19,000 to benefit Tyrone Hospital via its 17th annual golf tournament. Funds raised will be used to help with the purchase of 3-D mammography technology for Tyrone Hospital. The tournament was held June 4 at Iron Masters ...

Farm show announces contest winners

CLAYSBURG — At the Claysburg Area Farm Show, hometown bakers created cakes for competition in Pennsylvania’s “Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest.” Contestants use quality eggs produced in Pennsylvania to create their cakes, which are judged on a variety of categories. This year’s ...

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Altoona library features painter The Altoona Area Public Library Artist of the Month for December is Hilda Wills. At 91 years old, Wills has been painting for half of her life. She was born in Patton, but has lived most of her life in Altoona. She has experience in painting ...

Bellwood library sets activities for December

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Martin St., has announced its activities for December. n The Christmas Bazaar will be held every day during regular library hours (1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday) through Dec. 20. The library will be ...

Birthday-Hazel French

Hazel French Hazel B. French of Homewood at Martinsburg will celebrate her 100th birthday on Wednesday. She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Claysburg, the only daughter of Lucy and Wilbur Dibert. She married Roy A. French Oct. 11, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y. He died May 12, 1991. Hazel has three ...

Area club activities

Courtesy photos Sheetz Inc. donated a 100 kilowatt backup generator to the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona, and Friedman Electric in State College donated the component parts required to connect the generator to the facility. Jaffa Shriners recently gathered to express their appreciation to ...

Club notes

Chimrocks to hold Christmas party Dec. 16 The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold its Christmas party on Dec. 16 at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St., Hollidaysburg. For more information, call 695-5043. Knights of Columbus set chicken barbecue HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Knights ...

Historic Hollidaysburg Yuletide Tour Dec. 16

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Area residents can step back in time and enjoy a true Victorian Christmas experience strolling the streets of Hollidaysburg. The Historic Hollidays-burg Yuletide Tour will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Participants will be invited into eight historic homes and sites ...

Holidays can add extra stress to some routine-driven pets

I think about the stress we subject ourselves to over the holidays and I know that has to feel doubled for our pets, who are completely routine-driven creatures (much like my husband). The holidays are a step out of the norm for everyone and can have an adverse effect on man and beast ...

Altoona Sunrise Rotary donations

Courtesy photo The Altoona Sunrise Rotary announced donations of more than $90,000 to nonprofits throughout 2018. Its largest contribution of $66,000 was to The Arc of Blair County and Special Olympics. The money was raised through the annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament. The ...

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Veterans, widows invited to food bank DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724 Auxiliary sponsors a monthly Central PA Food Bank at the Duncansville VFW Post 8724, 1665 Newry Lane. The next give-away will be held on Monday. It is for area veterans, widows and ...

Altoona library sets Dec. programs

The Altoona Area Public Library has announced its activities for December. n The youth room hosts a Pokemon Trading Card Club for Trainers ages 6 to 13 at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Take your Pokemon cards to trade and play with fellow trainers. Call 946-0417, ext. 123, for more information. n The ...