Community

Foundation recognizes May spotlight

The Brian Morden Foundation, based in Altoona, was created in May 2003 to fight back against childhood cancer. The Brian Morden Foundation CARES Spotlight began in January 2018. The program shines a light on children with cancer, raising awareness and providing funds for research, ...

Students, Let’s Move create ‘Active Living’ materials

Information technology (IT) students from South Hills School of Business and Technology’s Altoona campus have developed new digital and print materials to promote Let’s Move Blair County. The students, along with South Hills’ IT instructor, Guido Santella, were given a “win-win” ...

Car, motorcycle club events

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. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) ...

Engineers ‘Can’ Hunger

The ninth annual “Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger” concluded on Feb. 23, with the delivery of nearly 11,000 pounds of donations to the American Rescue Workers Food Pantry in Hollidaysburg. The competition takes place during February with donations delivered during National Engineers Week. ...

Across the area

Woman crochets hats for babies Cathy Sell of Claysburg donated 40 red crocheted baby hats that she delivered to the Conemaugh Nason Special Delivery Unit in Roaring Spring. The hats were given to babies born in the month of February — American Heart Month — as part of the Little Hats ...

Friends of Flight 93 Speaker Series begins Saturday

SHANKSVILLE — The Flight 93 Speaker Series is back for a second year starting this month. Free of charge to the public, the programs will focus on first-person stories and accounts of the events and aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001. Somerset County Coroner Wally Miller and Dennis Dirkmaat, ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12. Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park Road, ...

Across the area

Beekeepers to meet Sunday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. The topic will be “Swarm Biology.” There is no fee to attend, and participants do not have to be beekeepers. For more ...

Gardening and Greening Contest runs through June 8

PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will recognize the accomplishments of gardeners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware with the PHS Gardening and Greening Contest. The contest invites backyard gardeners, community gardeners and all who are passionate about greening ...

‘One Moment in Time’

Courtesy photo The Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance will present its annual recital “One Moment In Time” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The doors will open at 6 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door. The show will feature the ...

New drug helps to quell dog’s persistent itch

Did you ever have an itch you just couldn’t seem to successfully scratch? An itch so intense it wouldn’t let up? Imagine not being able to air your grievance about it to anyone. That’s basically how our boy Chase, a golden/collie-mix, must have felt the entire time we’ve had him, ...

Cresson Lake Playhouse announces music camp

EBENSBURG — Cresson Lake Playhouse will offer a summer camp titled “CLP Unplugged Jr. Summer Camp.” Children going into grades four through 10 in the 2018-19 school year will work with voice specialists Josh and Mariah Duman to explore and prepare vocal performance pieces. The ...

Club notes

Blair Garden Club sets plant sale The Blair Garden Club will hold its plant sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Jaggard First Methodist Church, 1801 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona. The club will have a good selection of plants available, mostly perennials, ...

Bikers for Barkers slated for June 3

Event benefits animals at humane society The 18th annual Bikers for Barkers charity motorcycle run, presented by Roundhouse Harley Davidson, will take place June 3, rain or shine. This annual event kicks off at 9 a.m. with on-site registration at the parking lot of Roundhouse Harley ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Charlotte Elizabeth Carper’s family include (from left): front — Barbara Carper of Williamsburg, great-grandmother; and Nellie Lang of Williamsburg, great-great-grandmother, holding Charlotte Elizabeth Carper; back — Keith Carper of Williamsburg, ...

Yesteryear

Nancy (Long) Thomas of Altoona submitted this photo of the Juniata Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8685 basketball tem from 1950-51. Shown are (from left): front row — Lowell Norris, Dave Hime, Bill Burchfield, Jay Hutchison and unknown; back row — Vince Farabaugh, Dick Long (Nancy’s ...

WISE Women awards grants to nonprofits

WISE Women of Blair County awarded $8,700 in grant money to three nonprofit organizations on Jan. 17. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. Funded for the 2018 grant cycle were Family Services Inc., the Gloria Gates Foundation and Mount Aloysius College, ...

Duncansville Community Days set for July 19-21

DUNCANSVILLE — At its latest meeting, the Dun-cansville Community Days Committee announced its plans for the borough’s annual summer event. This year’s celebration will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. July 19 and 20 and 4 to 10:30 p.m. July 21 at Duncansville Memorial Park. The festival ...

Car and 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. The next meeting is today. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Across the area

Sisters to hold golf scramble June 8 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Sisters of the Carmelite Community of Word’s 14th annual golf scramble will be held June 8 at Scotch Valley Country Club with a shotgun start at noon. Registration is $115 per golfer or $425 per foursome if registered by May ...