Community

Cleaning up and making things beautiful

Courtesy photos Students from Pennsylvania Highlands Community College Blair Center recently participated in an Altoona thoroughfare and park cleanup. Participants included (from left) community volunteer Jen Daniels, Jenda Sible, Tracey McClellan and daughter, Rachel, Aaron Bakaysa, Altoona ...

Service notes

MOLLY C. GLUNT Pvt. Molly C. Glunt graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., on April 14. Glunt completed an intensive 13-week program that included training in Marine and military history, advanced physical fitness, first aid and weapons ...

Club notes

Democratic Committee awards scholarship Sierra Paul, a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School and a sophomore at Ohio State University, is the 2017 recipient of the Ted Kennedy Memorial Scholarship from the Blair County Democratic Committee. The scholarship is a competitive award that ...

Doctorate

Anthony Young Anthony Young graduated in May from the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine in Scranton with a doctorate in medicine. Young is a 2005 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He and his wife, the former Weatherly ...

AASD Foundation establishes Rothrock Endowment Fund

The Kenneth and Joanne Rothrock Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $50,000 Named Endowment was established by the Rothrock family to honor their service to the Altoona Area School District and to provide ongoing funding for opportunities to ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Emmé Trautman’s family include (from left): June Persun of Altoona, great-grandmother, holding Emmé Trautman; Lori Trautman of Midland, N.C., grandmother; and Aaron Trautman of Concord, N.C., father. Information and photos about recent hair ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company House, 1121-23 Eighth Ave., Altoona. It was taken from the Northwest front looking Southeast. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. ...

Dealing with Cushing’s Syndrome, a not-so-rare threat to older dogs

Hope, our 9ish-year-old mixed breed rescue recently started exhibiting symptoms similar to those of (sugar) diabetes mellitus. Actually, her symptoms — excessive water consumption with excessive and frequent urination, lethargy and irritability (little tolerance for puppy antics) — were ...

Summerfest parade is Aug. 12

PORTAGE — The Rotary Club of Portage will sponsor the 2017 Portage Summerfest Parade on Aug. 12. Line-up will begin at 1 p.m. at the Centre Town Mall on Caldwell Avenue, and the parade will start at 2 p.m. Judges will award monetary prizes to the best floats and walking groups. The ...

Reunion

The descendants of John and Nancy McCloskey will hold a family reunion on Aug. 12 at the Duncansville Memorial Park’s large pavilion. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Those attending should take a picnic basket dinner for their family and some to share. The park will be available all day.

Mount hosts WISE Women workshop

CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College hosted the Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment (WISE) Women of Blair County Empowerment event. The seventh annual Pathways to Empowerment took place at The Casino at Lakemont in Altoona. Mount Aloysius College faculty and staff members presented ...

Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament is Thursday

The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club will hold the 22nd annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament on Thursday, at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Special Olympics of Blair County, The Arc of Blair County and the Rotary Club of Altoona Sunrise ...

CCCF establishes scholarship fund

CLEARFIELD — A new scholarship fund has been established with the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation to honor Marsha Novey. Novey, a 1982 Clearfield High School graduate, was “an amazing athlete,” according to her brother, Marty. She was a member of the swim and the cross country ...

Across the area

Horseshoe Curve sets Kids’ Day Blair County Kids’ Day will be held Aug. 12 at the Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark. There will be free admission to the Horseshoe Curve from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will feature Altoona Curve baseball players signing autographs from 11 a.m. ...

Claysburg holds Pioneer Days

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg American Legion, Claysburg PAST, Claysburg Education Foundation and Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company joined efforts for the third annual Pioneer Days. Activities included a chicken barbecue and other food, a blacksmithing demostration, a kids’ duck calling ...

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. The next meeting is Aug. 10. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC ...

My Ride-Robert Risbon

Courtesy photo Robert Risbon, Altoona 1955 Ford Customline Description: “My wife and I moved to Altoona four years ago. We joined the (Blair County) Antique Auto Club, we have two other cars. (We) have been going to car shows for 10 years and decided to buy this 1955 Ford Customline in ...

Kennel association holds banquet

The Altoona Area Kennel Association Inc. held its annual awards banquet at Jethro’s on April 25. The AAKA Inc. Good Sportsman Award was presented to Don Ormsby. The following dog owners received awards for achievements obtained at AKC-sanctioned shows or trials during 2016. The titles ...

Across the area

Girl walking to help fight addiction Ava Whisker, 10, of Everett has done a project for her birthday every year for the past five years. This year, she has chosen to help Krista Knapp of the NEWS (News Everyone Wants to Share) Worthy Network to develop a transition house for women fighting ...

Altoona library sets August programs

Altoona Area Public Li-brary, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its August programs. n A Beginner Zentangle Class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday with Shelley Williams. Zentangle is a drawing method that uses simple, structured patterns to create a piece of art. The class is $10 and includes ...