Community

Graduates

GROVE CITY COLLEGE — Melanie Duffy, Portage, B.M., music, and B.S., marketing management; Claire DeArmitt, Bellwood., B.M., music education; Amy O’Brien, Hollidays-burg, B.S., business management; Naomi Stork, Huntingdon, B.A., sociology; Mara Yoder, Huntingdon, B.A., English and secondary ...

5 Generations

Five generations of Kinley Amelia Brown’s family include (from left): front — Danielle Diggins of Lakemont, mother; and Janet Becker of Martinsburg, great-great-grandmother; back — Dan Becker of Lakemont, great-grandfather; and Stephanie Diggins of Lakemont, grandmother.

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JABA Paranormal to tour museum JABA Paranormal is offering the chance to go on a paranormal investigation inside the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum with the JABA team on Sept. 29. The cost is $40 per person with limited spots available to give participants a true paranormal ...

‘Don’t touch that dial’

Courtesy photo The Blair Dance Academy will present its 15th annual recital, “Don’t Touch That Dial,” on Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. There will be two shows this year: The matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. will feature the youngest students, as well as the ...

Logan Twp. receives CPR equipment donation

Officials from the Logan Township United Fire Department received a welcome donation from the Durbin family, owners of Pennview Suites, during their visit to the firehouse in April. “As part of our continued support, we were happy to fund this new CPR training equipment to help train our ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, 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 p.m. every ...

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Conemaugh Nason honors volunteers ROARING SPRING — Conemaugh Nason Medical Center celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week with a luncheon in the Nason Board Room on April 27. All volunteers were thanked and honored with small gifts and pins acknowledging their service hours. ...

Woody’s Benefit helps girl

Courtesy photo The Altoona Parrothead Club held a Woody’s “Just Juan More II” Cabin Fever dance on March 25 at the Altoona Grand Hotel. The event raised $5,000 for 4-year-old Sydney Wise of East Freedom, who has leukemia. Music was provided by Tom Watt, “The Buffettman & the ...

Family Resource Center launches Stuff the Bus school supply campaign

Program seeks volunteers, collection sites and recipients The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County has announced its ninth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply campaign. School supplies collected will benefit students in Blair County schools. Stuff the Bus is a ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Living History Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. This family-friendly event includes children’s activities and games all day, special guided tours of the Lemon House, stone-cutting and other demonstrations and ...

Rec commission offers summer programs

The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission is offering a variety of programs and activities this summer. Preregistration and prepayment is required for all programs. Online registration is available at www.cbrcparks.org, click on the programs link listed on the top of the home page and ...

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WOSA workshop to focus on wildlife The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies and Juniata Valley Audubon Society are collaborating on a workshop to help local forest landowners learn more about a project to help young forest wild-life like wild turkey, deer, whip-poor-wills and ...

Club notes

Frontier Patriots welcome new member The Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently welcomed its newest member. Jimmy Ling II has completed documentation proving his ancestry to a Patriot who assisted in the cause to liberate America from English rule during ...

Yesteryear

This photo was taken at the Kiwanis Health Farm in Sinking Valley, which existed from 1928 to 1968. Planning is underway for the Kiwanis Club of Altoona Health Farm Reunion on June 21 at Fort Roberdeau. The planning committee invites all campers, counselors and staff to attend. There is no cost ...

Ruling on drooling: When to worry about your dog’s mouth

Friends of ours just got a new puppy. Actually, they got the sister of our new puppy, Rio. Their laid-back, 3-year-old chocolate Lab, however, is not so sure about the new addition. He’s remained a little distant with the new arrival and has started to drool and foam at the mouth a bit. ...

Pet obituary – Emee Salesky

Emee Salesky 5/23/17 With many tears I cry each day, In angels arms you were carried away. My memories of love and laughter shall not fade for in my heart you shall always stay. Dear little kitty you shall always be missed. I hope you’ve found heaven’s unending bliss! Love ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Kian Michael Parks’ family gathered for a family member’s birthday in March. Kian was born on Sept. 30. Shown are (from left): Kimberlee (Luciano) Barroner, grandmother; LaThrisia Rickabaugh, great-grandmother, holding Kian Michael Parks; and Mikayla ...

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Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. (Singles and couples are welcome) This ...

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Rotary, Elks to name Citizen of Year BEDFORD — The Bedford Evening and Sunrise Rotary Clubs and Bedford Elks Club are partnering to seek nominations for the 2017 Bedford County Citizen of the Year. The award recipient will be chosen based on recent contributions to the life and ...