Community

Foot of Ten receives new playground equipment

DUNCANSVILLE — Foot of Ten Elementary School unveiled its new playground on Aug. 22. PTO President Heather DeStefano thanked a crowd of donors, administrators, parents, teachers and students at the event. The $40,000 project was the culmination of a yearlong fundraising effort. ...

Club notes

Lions hold Peace Poster Contest The Lakemont Lions Club held its annual Peace Poster Contest in October. The winners were announced at the club meeting on Oct. 10. The winners and their parents, along with teacher Brian Camberg, were guests of the club for the evening. Hannah Stumpf ...

Owners: Beware of dangerous foods in your pantries

It’s time to resurrect the old “we can never educate fellow pet parents enough about danger foods that lurk in our pantries” column. Let’s talk turkey … skin, gravy and ham. All are too greasy for your pet. Never give your dog a poultry or ham bone. I recently heard a girl say ...

Pet obituary-Clem

Clem Former Head Beagle (Ret.), our beloved friend and companion, Clem passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2017, after a long, active, happy life. From shelter pup to wise senior, Clem was sociable and gentle. His personality, intelligence, innate stubbornness and antics made everyone smile; ...

Senior driving classes offered

Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for area seniors ages 55 and older. The programs are certified by PennDOT. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums for ...

Yesteryear

This 1952 photo, which shows Eleventh Avenue in downtown Altoona, was provided by Richard K. Heiler of Altoona. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 ...

School notes

St. Patrick’s hosts lunch for first responders NEWRY — On Oct. 20, the staff and students of St. Patrick School hosted a First Responders Day luncheon. Thirteen first responders from various police, ambulance and fire companies ate lunch with the students and answered questions about ...

Doctorate

Mason Robert Koehle Mason Robert Koehle of Ashville received a doctorate in pharmacy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy on May 28 at Erie Insurance Arena. He also was the recipient of the LECOM School of Pharmacy Academic Achievement Award, which is ...

Rotary Club of Altoona presents scholarships

The 18th annual scholarship program of the Rotary Club of Altoona awarded 24 $1,000 scholarships to students attending Altoona Area High School, Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Altoona Area High School students who were awarded the ...

Across the area

Tyrone woman wins Steelers tickets TYRONE — Samantha Aungst of Tyrone was the winner of a Pittsburgh Steelers drawing held as a fundraiser to benefit the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation. The prize included four Pittsburgh Steelers game tickets and a parking pass for the game ...

Library announces Nov. artist of the month

The Altoona Area Public Library has selected Jennifer Anello as its November artist of the month. Anello was professionally trained at Northern Arizona University. With her 11-year-old daughter, Isabel, she has traveled the world extensively and has become inspired by the art she has ...

Glendale Education Foundation approves grants, program requests

COALPORT — At its Oct. 30 meeting, the Glendale Education Foundation board of directors unanimously voted to fund an overall total of $9,551 of “Challenge Grants for Teachers” applications from the following 21 staff members: From Glendale High School, funded projects ...

Across the area

Pregnant women needed for training Every Life Matters (ELM) Pregnancy Support Services is looking for women in all stages of pregnancy —and even non-pregnant women — as models for ultrasound training. The models are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. For more ...

Supporting firefighters

Courtesy photo At the 96th annual Cambria County and Vicinity Firemen’s Convention business meeting on Aug. 4 at the Portage Fire Station Meeting Room, President Commissioner Thomas C. Chernisky presented a check to the Volunteer Firemen’s Association of Cambria County & Vicinity from ...

J.C. Blair, PennDOT partner to give away bikes

HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the employees of Huntingdon PennDOT partnered to offer a free bike raffle at the hospital’s Huntingdon County Fair booth. Winners this year were Katelyn Kyper, age 7, and Carson Riley, age 8, both of Huntingdon. Each year, Huntingdon ...

Allegrippis Trails volunteers build new feature

HESSTON — Members of the Raystown Mountain Bike Association have constructed a new boardwalk at the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake to bridge a perennial muddy spot on Loco-Motive Trail. Volunteer Ellis Dunkle-barger, Centre Hall, designed the structure and led its construction. RMBA ...

Across the area

‘Understanding Addiction’ training set Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships is providing a free one-hour training for any community member. “Understanding Addiction” will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships, 3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D, ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 “Walk with Me” Wednesday, 10 a.m. Nov. 22, meet near Pavilion No. 3 at Muskrat Beach No. 3. This is a one-mile walk on paved and gravel roadways of the Muskrat Beach area and is suitable for all ages and abilities, including strollers and ...

Foundation to mark World Pancreatic Cancer Day

On Thursday, the Griffith Family Foundation is participating in World Pancreatic Cancer Day to generate awareness and understanding among the public, medical community and government. The foundation has donated from 2010 to date more than $260,000 to the research efforts of Dr. A. James ...

Tyrone library announces upcoming activities

TYRONE — The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has announced its activities for November and December. Festival of Christmas — The Christmas tree raffle is back with a new twist. This year will include all types of seasonal decor, including wreaths, swags, centerpieces and more. Raffle ...