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Comedy show, buffet is Saturday CARROLLTOWN — A comedy show and chicken dinner buffet will be held at the Carrolltown Fire Company on Saturday. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., the buffet will be served at 6:45 p.m., comedians will start at 8 p.m. and dancing will be held from 9:30 to ...

Conservation District holds banquet

The Blair County Conservation District held its annual banquet on Oct. 19 at the Scotch Valley Grange Hall. Kara Stultz, alternate to Blair County’s 2017-18 Dairy Princess, served milk punch before dinner and presented a speech related to her experiences with agriculture and the promotion ...

Mid-Atlantic Shrine Convention

Courtesy photo The annual Mid-Atlantic Shrine Convention, held in Virginia Beach in mid-September, was a huge success for the Jaffa Shriners of Altoona. The parade units yielded 12 first-place and three second-place trophies. Competition trophies were also received by the Legion of Honor, ...

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Art Walk Huntingdon set for Thursday HUNTINGDON — Art Walk Huntingdon will take place on the third Thursday of every month with the next one being held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The event is an open house format with no defined start or end point. Each participating venue will host an ...

District holds land judging contest

WILLIAMSBURG — The annual Land Use and Management Contest was held on Oct. 5 at PennEngland farm located just south of Williamsburg. The Blair County Conservation District sponsors the contest annually. In the fall, 100 students from four Vo-Ag Departments (Bellwood-Antis, Central, Tyrone ...

Blue Knob resort to support THON

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort will support Penn State THON on Friday. From each full-price day or twilight session lift ticket sold that day, the resort will donate $2 to THON. Day session tickets allow the holder to ski or snowboard from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. and the twilight session is ...

Driving classes offered for senior citizens

Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for area seniors ages 55 and older. The programs are certified by PennDOT. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums, across ...

Park programs

Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 Winter Survival, 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, meet at Wentz Education Center. Partici-pants will take a short walk to learn about various animals and how they get through months of freezing temperatures and low food ...

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SFU Blanketeers to begin collection LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Community Blanketeers collection will begin Wednesday and run through March 16. The group was organized in 2006 by Robin L. Cadwallader and Margaret A. Garcia, with the assistance of Melita O’Donnell. Since ...

Backpacks for veterans

Courtesy photo The Ladies Auxiliary of Unit 628 Lilly American Legion packed backpacks for area homeless veterans on Oct. 21. The packs were delivered to Tomorrow’s Hope in Coalport.

Bedford historical society to host talk on 1918 flu

BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will hold its quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday at at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob (BCHS, second Floor), 6441 Lincoln Highway. The society also will hold a brief membership meeting. The program is free and open to the public. The guest ...

Author to speak at Martin Luther King Convocation

HUNTINGDON — Juniata College will hold its 26th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation on Monday. The event will feature a talk by Keith Boykin, a CNBC contributor, BET columnist and New York Times bestselling author, at 4 p.m. in the Rosenberger Auditorium at the Halbritter Center for ...

Bourbon Street Gala set for Feb. 24

Event will raise money for diabetes research The Blair Type 1 Diabetes Foundation will host a Bourbon Street Gala from 5 to 10 p.m. Feb. 24 at The Casino at Lakemont. Attendees will enjoy strolling down Bourbon Street while savoring hors doeuvres and then relaxing with a sit-down ...

Ales on the Trails event is Feb. 10 at Blue Knob

CLAYSBURG — Bundle up and make a trip up the mountain to Blue Knob Ski Resort’s Conference Center for the inaugural Ales on the Trails event to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. The event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Conference Center and Clubhouse Bar and ...

Owners dipping their toes into doggy DNA testing

When it comes to rescuing pets, breed is not important to my husband and me. However, trying to guess our newest pet’s breed often provides us with a bit of fun since we currently have a complete mishmash of many breeds roaming around the house. Chase looks like a golden/collie mix; ...

WISE Women seeks scholarship applicants

Completed applications are due by Feb. 23 WISE Women of Blair County announced that it is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for ...

Local Scout completes project, receives Eagle Court of Honor

Aaron Michael Saylor of Altoona joined Boy Scout Troop 49 in September 2014. In less than three years, he earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 9, 2017, at the age of 14. At that time, he had earned 52 merit badges. To date, he has earned 68 merit badges. Eagle Scout is the highest ...

Rec commission announces programs

The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission is offering a variety of programs in the upcoming months. Online registration is available at www .cbrcparks.org. You can also register at the CBRC office, 2101 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 949-2231. Art About Music — ...

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Breakfast fundraiser set for Sunday NEWRY — A “Breakfast Buffet for Adam” will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the cafeteria at St. Patrick’s School. The event is sponsored by the CCD classes of St. Patrick’s and St. Catherine of Siena Catholic churches. The buffet will ...

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PSU Altoona cancels Winter Plunge Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Penn State Altoona 2018 Winter Plunge, scheduled for Jan. 28, has been canceled. Though the event is canceled, all funds raised for the Winter Plunge will still support our two causes: Penn State Altoona Benefiting ...