Across the area

AFSCME to meet today in Duncansville

DUNCANSVILLE — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Retirees Subchapter 8306 will meet today at its Patchway Road office.

There will be a special guest speaker.

The executive board will meet at 12:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 1:30 p.m.

Civics sets yard sale, membership drive

The Homer’s Gap Civics Association will hold a yard sale at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Homer’s Gap Civic Center.

There will be food and baked goods available for purchase.

Table rentals are available inside for $10. Outdoor spaces are available for $5.

The association will hold its membership drive on Sept 30, starting at noon.

For more information, call 932-3883.

SFU plans suicide awareness walk, vigil

LORETTO — Saint Francis University will host a community-wide candlelight vigil and suicide awareness walk on Sept. 27 to honor the memories and lives of suicide victims.

The walk will begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness. The candlelight vigil will follow at 7 p.m. in the SFU Immaculate Conception Chapel.

Names of those lost will be read during the ceremony. If you wish to have a name read at the ceremony please call 472-3211 or email to provide a first name and last initial of someone you wish to have remembered.

This public event is sponsored by The Counseling Center and Campus Ministry.

Forest buffers topic of free workshop

EBENSBURG — The Allegheny Mountain Woodland Association (AMWA) will host a Streamside Forest Buffers Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 15 at the Ebensburg Borough Meeting Room, 300 W. High St.

Participants will learn about streamside forest buffers, including their benefits to wildlife, pollinators and the property; details on successfully establishing them; and the resources available to landowners to get the job done.

Ryan Davis, the workshop presenter, is a forests program manager with the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. He works to advance forest and habitat conservation and restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed within Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland.

There is no fee for this program, and registration is not required. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

Appliance, tire collections to be held

Fall tire and appliance collections, held by Keep Cambria County Beautiful in partnership with local municipalities, are in full swing.

The coordinators would like to remind the community that the collections are designed to provide an affordable, convenient outlet for residents to dispose of their goods. The collections are not designed to accept large amounts of tires or appliances from commercial operations. This program is intended to benefit farmers, landowners and residents.

Collections will be held on the following dates from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

n Sept. 15 in Summerhill Township

n Sept. 22 in Tunnelhill Borough

The group will take non-freon containing appliances for free and charges $6 for freon-containing appliances. Tires are $1 off-rim, $2 on-rim and $15 for tires 4 feet tall and/or wider than 14 inches.

For more information about the collections, contact the Cambria County Conservation District at 472-2120.

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s mission is empowering Pennsylvanians to make our communities clean and beautiful. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and its volunteers have removed more than 126 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roadways, greenways, parks, forests and waterways.

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