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Smearman golf event benefits scholarship

ROARING SPRING — The 10th annual Coach Bill Smear-man Memorial Golf Tournament was held June 24 at Iron Masters Country Club. Thirteen teams of golfers participated in this year’s event. The tournament is the main fundraiser for the $1,000 Coach Bill Smear-man Memorial Scholarship ...

Bellwood library sets activities for Sept.

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities for September. n Blair Senior Services will continue presenting free Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and older at the library from 1 to 1:45 p.m. every Wednesday through Oct. 2. This is the second level of the ...

Pickin’ For Wishes bluegrass event set for Saturday

The seventh annual Pickin’ for Wishes bluegrass festival will be held Saturday at Cresson Sportsman’s Club in Loretto. This family-friendly event opens its gates at 10 a.m. and will offer live music from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Proceeds will help to create life-changing wishes for local ...

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 ...

Across the area

Group offers free square dance lessons Swinging Squares, an Altoona Modern Western Square and Round Dance Club, will host a free “fun night” introduction to square dance the entire month of September. It will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays (Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26) at the ...

Across the area

Center to hold ‘Art in the Dark’ Sept. 7 JOHNSTOWN — The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will hold its inaugural “Art in the Dark, a Dining in the Dark Experience” Sept. 7 at Sunnehanna Country Club, 1000 Sunnehanna Drive in the Westmont section of Johnstown. Cocktail hour ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage 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 bad weather. Blue Knob ...

Scholarship recipients

The Pennsylvania Grange awarded scholarships ranging from $100 to $500 on July 24 at Banner Grange Hall, Ebensburg. Recipients are from Pleasant Hill Grange, Banner Grange and Buckhorn Grange. Shown are (from left): first row — Luke Eckenrode (PHG), Benjamin Dumin (Banner), Tanner Lehman ...

McEldowney scholarship

Courtesy photo Recipients of the 2019 McEldowney Academic Scholarships are (from left): front row — Johanna Whiteford, Bellwood-Antis High School, Committee Scholarship; Justinna Brown, Claysburg-Kimmel High School; Alyson Cover, Great Commission Schools; Marissa Harclerode, Williamsburg ...

Across the area

Beekeepers to hold picnic Saturday JANESVILLE — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountz Memorial Park, 194 Walnut St. This is the annual picnic and auction. There is no charge, and participants need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more ...

MS Society plans golf event Sept. 5

On Sept. 5, New Pig Corp., NPC Inc. and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present the 19th annual Anne E. Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament at Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring. There will be morning and afternoon sessions. A rain date scheduled for Oct. 3. A devoted wife ...

Gold Ribbon Games promote ‘Change for a Change’

Area school districts will partner with the Brian Morden Foundation to host Gold Ribbon football games this year in honor and support of children who battle cancer. At each game, students will collect change (bills will also be accepted). With all donations, the students hope to help change ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. July 17 — Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley and Barb Marinak and Cheryl Wherry, tied for first; Helen Gorsuch and Ed McCauley, second; Linda Sears and Nancy Moore, third. July 18 — Barb Marinak and Jeannine ...

Local teen receives Girl Scout Gold Award

For Julia Cacciotti from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School in Altoona, going gold means earning the highest achievement in Girl Scouting — the Gold Award. This award, presented to Julia by Girl Scouts West-ern Pennsylvania, recognizes girls in grades nine through 12 who demonstrate ...

Duncansville Scout attains rank of Eagle

Adam Elder of Duncansville recently received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted at the AFSCME building in Duncansville. Friends, Boy Scout troop leaders, fellow scouts and family attended the celebration, including his parents John and Emilee Elder. Adam, 17, is an ...

Club notes

DAR hears about Family Services The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daught-ers of the American Revolution met Aug. 3 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Lisa Hann, executive director of Family Services Inc., Altoona was the featured speaker. She explained the agency has served Blair ...

British Car Club to mark 25th anniversary

Festival will be held Aug. 24-25 The Central PA British Car Club, based in Altoona, is celebrating 25 years of serving as a British car enthusiast support and social club. Founded in 1994 by a handful of friends with a love for British cars, it is primarily dedicated to the preservation, ...

Service notes

KENDRA M. CHAPALONEY U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kendra M. Chapaloney 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 ...

Pepe Le Porch: Stray-cat treats draw spray ‘cats’ instead

When it rains, it pours animal antics at our house. I don’t even know where to begin, perhaps with the family of skunks. For some time now, I’ve placed cat food on the front porch for a pair of sweet outdoor cats that live somewhere nearby. (OK, looking back now, common sense tells me I ...

Yesteryear

J.C. Penney received the Industrial League championship trophy after defeating Jacket Shack, 11-6, Aug. 20, 1976. Shown are (from left): front — R. Johnson (league president), R. Dickman (manager), T. McGraw, H. Thompson, L. Sprouse, J. Caporuscio, J. Cleck and P. McClure; back — J. Gray, ...