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McEldowney scholarships presented

The McEldowney Academic Scholarship Find, in memory of Richard L McEldowney, presented more than $20,000 in scholarships to Blair County schools. Money for the scholarships is raised through the annual Mac’s Irish Bash in March at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Since its inception in ...

Local actress finds work in Big Apple

NEW YORK CITY — Altoona Area High School and Penn State Altoona graduate Marisa Bertani moved to New York City in August 2015 to pursue her dream of acting. She has performed commercial work for ebay, Flexjet, Lovesac, UPS, Bowlmor and Purell. “It’s exhilarating and exhausting all ...

Correction-Arts Council

The Hollidaysburg Arts Council’s photo contest is limited to one photo per person. An article on Page D2 Thursday did not include this information. Photos with the theme “Reflections of Hollidaysburg” can be dropped off between Jan. 10 and 15 at 321 Gallery, 321 Alle-gheny St., Hollidaysburg.

Club notes

Altoona Ambucs builds mobility ramp Altoona Ambucs members recently built a special mobility ramp for one of their own. Ambucs members Paul Dick, Dave Aikens and John Lloyd recently offered their carpenter craftsmanship skill to build a wheelchair ramp in fellow member Dean McKnight’s ...

Service notes

THEODORE M. DIEHL Pvt. Theodore M. Diehl of Duncansville graduated from basic combat training at the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., on Aug. 24. He successfully completed 10 weeks of intensive basic training as one of 55 recruits in Alpha Company “Spartans,” ...

‘Soldiers & Swing’ set for Oct. 14 at The Casino

Proceeds to benefit Healing Patch The Patch Club will present “Soldiers & Swing: A 1940s Victory Celebration” at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Proceeds will benefit the Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch children’s grief program. Attendees will swing ...

On campus

Medical student receives scholarships HARRISBURG — The Foundation awarded the Alliance Medical Education Scholarship to Adam J. Weaver of Duncansville. The Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, has been helping to finance medical education for more than 60 ...

5 generations

Courtesy photos Five generations of Easton Matthew Coppersmith’s family include (from left): front — Lois Ritchey of Roaring Spring, great-great-grandmother; and Jenna Ritchey of Duncansville, mother, holding Easton Matthew Coppersmith, who was born on April 19; back — Fred Ritchey of ...

How to keep hot spots from becoming a hot topic for your pet

When it comes to my pets, hot spots are a dreaded experience, for both them and me. Dogs, moreso than cats, are most prone to these viscous bacterial inflictions and treating them can be even more frustrating. Our old boy, Milo, used to suffer royally from hot spots. At 14 years old, this ...

Across the area

VFW auxiliary president to visit MARTINSBURG — Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Department of Pennsylvania President Kelley M. Lepak will visit VFW Post 43 of Martinsburg for the District 22 district meeting on Sunday. The National VFW Auxiliary is one of the nation’s oldest ...

Car 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. The next meeting will be Oct. 12. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Hollidaysburg Arts Council sponsoring photo contest

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council is sponsoring a photo contest with the theme “Reflections of Hollidaysburg.” Photos will be judged with cash prizes for first-, second- and third-place winners. Winners and top photos will be selected for Hollidaysburg Borough post ...

Bellwood library sets programs for Oct.

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has announced its programs for October. For more information, call 742-8234 or “like” the library on Facebook. Library hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The library is selling ...

My Ride

Charlie and Sherry Lingenfelter, Claysburg Courtesy photo 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible Sherry Lingenfelter submitted the following: “I would like to submit my husband’s car for your paper. It is a 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible. It has been in our family one way or the ...

Across the area

Juniata Civics set sauerkraut meeting The Juniata Civics will return to traditional sauerkraut luncheon for its Octoberfest meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Juniata Pavilion. Homemade sauerkraut, kielbasa and mashed potatoes will be served. Members and guest, along with visitors and future ...

Roaring Spring library sets October activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for October. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dona-tions are accepted at the Book Cellar, located in the library at 320 E. Main St., during ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. The tour is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this 1950s picture from the old Westvaco Paper Mill in Williamsburg. It is the back side of the Flakeboard Plant. At this plant, hardwoods of approximately 4-foot lengths would be chipped into specific-sized chips. They would be stored until ready to be used. ...

Across the area

Fire prevention/open house is Oct. 10 ROARING SPRING — Friendship Fire Company No. 1 Inc., 808 E. Main St., will hold a Fire Prevention/Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Participants can meet the firefighters, see equipment, experience what it is like to be in a smoke-filled room and ...

Hollidaysburg library announces Oct. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Pub-lic Library, 1 Furnace Drive, has announced its October events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ancestry: Library Edition is now ...