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CORE launches campaign to increase organ donors

‘If Nobody Gives, Nobody Gets’ initiative targets new audience PITTSBURGH — The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) announced its newest marketing communications campaign, “If Nobody Gives, Nobody Gets,” or IfNobodyGives.org. With an overall goal of driving ...

Daughters of American Revolution promotes Constitution Week

There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of Independence, which forged our national identity, and the United States Constitution, which set forth the framework for the federal government that is still in use today. While Independence Day is a ...

Yesteryear

Keith Kenawell of Tyrone submitted this 1956 photo of the Vacation Bible School class at Carson Valley Church of the Brethren. More than 100 area children attended. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about ...

Research begins on using CBD to treat pets

As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD (cannabidiol) oil for dogs, there’s a lot of information floating around and little research to back it ... yet. First, what is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in cannabis (marijuana and hemp) ...

Pet obituary-Sunbrook’s Georgia Peach

Sunbrook’s Georgia Peach, (Georgia) a Standard Apricot Poodle, died in her human mother, Mary’s arms Aug. 31, 2019, at Sylvan Veterinary Clinic. Georgia was born Feb. 8, 2008, at Louder Creek Red Hunting Poodle Kennels in Georgia. She arrived at Harrisburg Airport April 8, 2008, and to ...

Northern Cambria TSA competes at nationals

The 41st Technology Student Association National Conference was held June 28 to July 2 at the National Harbor, Washington, D.C. This was one of the largest conferences to date, with more than 8,500 student competitors from almost every state across the country as well as Germany and Turkey. ...

Birthday-Richard Gildea

Richard Gildea of Hollidaysburg celebrated his 95th birthday on Aug. 24 at Garvey Manor. He was born Aug. 24, 1924. His wife, Mary Louise, is deceased. The couple have 10 children: Mike, Susie, David, Tim, Steve, Margaret Rhodes, Julie Ansley and Bob, all of Hollidaysburg; Petie Moore of ...

Across the area

Friends of Rose Hill sets open house The Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the cemetery. The event will be held rain or shine. The Friends will show the progress the group has made, and participants can learn how to help the Friends ...

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 ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Work-ing on the Allegheny Por-tage 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 inclement weather. Fort ...

Across the area

Rachel’s Challenge coming to HASD HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host a free community event to hear the inspiring story of Rachel Scott, better known as Rachel’s Challenge. The event will be held from ...

Home Nursing Mercedes Moment raises money for community health needs

Margie Navarro of Duncansville held the winning number — 159 — for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s Mercedes Moment fundraiser held May 16. In the 17th consecutive year, Mercedes Moment is Home Nursing Agency Foundation’s annual signature fundraising event. Funds raised support ...

Courtesy Lincoln sets test drive, cruise-in to raise money for pets

Courtesy Lincoln is bringing Lincoln’s Driven to Give program to the Altoona community in an effort to raise up to $8,000 for Pets Come First. For every person who test-drives an eligible Lincoln vehicle at Courtesy Ford Lincoln from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln will donate $20 to ...

Food safety training set for volunteers/nonprofits

The workshop “Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer’s Guide to Safe Food Handling” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 115 E. Penn St., Martinsburg. The workshop is designed for volunteers who are responsible for preparing food for large numbers of people on ...

AAHS to honor Distinguished Alumni

Events planned Oct. 11-12 The Altoona Area High School Alumni Association has announced the winners of its Distinguished Alumni Awards that will be presented the weekend of October 11-12. The awards were established in 2000 to honor graduates who have achieved greatness in their chosen ...

Morrisons Cove Rotary Club installs officers

ROARING SPRING — Morrisons Cove Rotary Club installed Christina L. Dively as its new president. Dively will serve in this capacity through June 2020. Joining Dively as officers for the 2019-20 fiscal year are Charles W. Gojmerac as vice president, John R. Biddle as secretary, Shanna L. ...

Across the area

Courtesy photo Nason Hospital Auxiliary annually awards a $500 scholarship to a local high school senior interested in pursuing a career in a healthcare field. Students from six area school districts were eligible to apply: Claysburg, Hollidaysburg, Northern Bedford, Spring Cove, Tussey ...

Local teen achieves all 137 merit badges from Boy Scouts

Two years after earning the rank of Eagle on Aug. 9, 2017, 16-year-old Aaron Saylor of Altoona has earned all 137 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America. Aaron completed his last merit badge on July 24 for insect study. He was honored on Aug. 10 at Troop 49’s court of honor. ...

Bellwood library announces additional September activities

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced additional activities for September. n The Pennsylvania Department of Elections will demonstrate the new voting machines to be used in future elections at a special program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the library. n Girl ...

Know the signs of UTIs in pets

Our household has been a mess of pet maladies lately. First, Mabel, our ancient chocolate Lab mix who was found as a stray, started showing signs of a UTI. That’s a urinary tract infection. According to pets.webmd.com, signs can include: * Inability to urinate or only passing a small ...