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Trash to Treasure sale is Saturday The United Way of Blair County is accepting donations for its upcoming Trash to Treasure yard sale. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the East Juniata Community Center, 1608 N. Fifth Ave., Altoona. An Early Bird Shopping Hour will be ...

Tyrone library sets events

TYRONE — The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has announced its May activities and programs. Cube Club — Join Zac J. from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. today and learn the secrets of Rubik’s Cube success. This free program is for kids elementary age and older. Take your own cube or borrow one from the ...

‘For the Kids’ golf event set for June 10

Proceeds will benefit Gloria Gates Foundation Dr. Zane Gates is inviting all golfers to join him on June 10 for the seventh annual “For the Kids” golf tournament, which will be held at the Park Hills Country Club with a noon tee off. The tournament benefits the Gloria Gates Memorial ...

KFC Add Hope helps fight hunger

The local KFC restaurant at 594 W. Plank Road announced it raised 13,716 meals for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in 2016 as part of its annual Add Hope campaign, one of the largest private-sector fundraising initiatives committed to feeding the hungry. “Through KFC’s Add ...

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War veterans council to meet Thursday The Blair County War Veterans Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Eisenhower Hall at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. All area veterans are encouraged to attend. Historical society to meet Tuesday DUNCANSVILLE —The Duncansville Area ...

CPHS Paws in the Park June 3 at Legion Park

The Central Pennsyl-vania Humane Society Paws in the Park will be held June 3 at Legion Park, Hollidays-burg. The rain date is June 4. The event will feature the World-Famous Disc-Connected K9s Frisbee Show. There will be three shows that day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lawrence Frederick, owner ...

Yesteryear

Dorothy Oberneder of Altoona submitted this photo of the original Almrausch Schuhplattlers from 1938. Shown are (from left): front — Ed Heiss; front row — Caroline and Joseph Vorndron, Anne Kettle, Frank Rendl Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graber and Rose and Max Erndl; second row — Lizzy (last ...

Trying to assess whether a pet’s ill can be a tricky call

If you think it’s hard to tell if your pup is sick, try assessing a cat. Animals, by nature, are exceptional at hiding illnesses. It is their instinct to hide anything that would make them vulnerable to predators. So, when BoBo, (our 9-year-old domestic short hair cat) started lying around ...

St. Patrick’s Cereal Drive

Courtesy photo As part of Catholic Schools Week in March, St. Patrick School, Newry, sponsored a cereal collection for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. With the help of school and parish families, students collected 505 boxes for donation. Shown are (from left): front — Trygg Musselman ...

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Longer to hold Glow-A-Thon HOLLIDAYSBURG — Charles W. Longer Elemen­tary School is having a community event fundraiser called Glow-A-Thon from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium. Admission is $10 per person, and it is open to the public. Activities will include basket raffles, music by ...

AAHS student writes winning essay

Commander Frank J Benfatta, 827 Post American Legion and 21st District Commander Andy Stowell recently presented Mykenah Ann Lynn-Massar with a cash scholarship award for her winning essay. The essay contest was open to district high school students with the topic of “Desecration of the ...

HAJHS to hold student testing

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School will conduct a testing and orientation for students new to the district from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 24 in the junior high library. This event is for students new to the district, entering grades seven, eight or nine in the fall. The ...

Lyme Disease Awareness

Courtesy photo At their May 2 meeting, the Blair County commissioners issued a proclamation declaring that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Blair County. The founding members of the Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group were in attendance to receive the proclamation. The Altoona Area ...

‘Singing Four-Part Harmony A Cappella’

Courtesy photo The Altoona Horseshoe Chorus will present “Singing Four-Part Harmony A Cappella” at 7 p.m. May 13 at Calvary Baptist Church, 810 Ruskin Drive, Altoona. The show will feature the Horseshoe Chorus, Nittany Knights Chorus, Altoona Chorus of Sweet Adelines, the Altoona High ...

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Spring concert set for Tuesday The Altoona Area Junior High School seventh-grade chorus and string orchestra will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. The chorus is under the direction of Jessica Connell, and orchestra is under the ...

Mental health first aid training set

NAMI PA Blair County will offer mental health first aid instructor training from June 12 to 16 at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. This groundbreaking eight-hour course gives people the tools to identify when someone is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem ...

Car and 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 visit www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, ...

Birthday

Rose Schetrompf Rose M. Schetrompf will celebrate her 101st birthday on Tuesday. She was born May 9, 1916. She was married to Howard P. Schet-rompf, who is deceased. The couple lived in Everett all their lives. Mrs. Schet-rompf is the mother of six children: Howard P. Schetrompf Jr., ...

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JC Blair, Kiwanis sponsor wellness check HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of Huntingdon are partnering for the sixth year to offer a Community Wellness Check from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the J.C. Blair Education Center on the hospital campus. The Wellness ...

Activities planned for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on May 20 at The Wall That Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona. This year’s program will honor World War II servicemen. Each serviceman wishing to be honored will receive a pin. Those wishing to be honored ...