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PA taking another legislative step to protect pets

Pennsylvania is getting a pet-friendly reputation with a third major pet protection law on tap for 2019. The state has demonstrated marked improvements in two national organizations’ recently issued reports ranking states animal protection laws. Both the Humane Society of the United States ...

Club notes

Patton Travel Club to meet Tuesday PATTON — The Patton Travel Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community room at Patton Public Library. All members are welcome to attend. The club always accepts new members. Dues are $5 per year. The club invites the public to join some of the ...

Penn State Altoona to host African American Read-In

“Afrofuturism” will be the theme of the annual African American Read-In at Penn State Altoona Feb. 10 and 11. Afrofuturist writers work in the genres of speculative fiction, science fiction, fantasy and magic realism in stories featuring black people as heroes, explorers and creators ...

Love Poems, Songs SLAM contest is Feb. 15 in Bedford

BEDFORD — Off Pitt Street Theater will hold its inaugural Original Love Poems & Songs SLAM at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Off Pitt Street Theater Company, 110 W. Pitt St., Suite 2, in downtown Bedford. Work must be original and unpublished. It is for all ages. First- and second-place prizes ...

Birthday

Donald Roy Jones of Altoona will celebrate his 90th birthday on Jan. 31. A card shower is being held. Cards can be sent to: Don Jones, 2593 Hawthorne Drive, Altoona, PA 16602. In addition, an open house/potluck dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church Fellow-ship ...

Across the area

Hollidaysburg sets 2019-20 registration Hollidaysburg Area School District has announced the kindergarten and first-grade registration for the 2019-20 school year. Children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. Children who will be 6 years old before Sept. ...

Roaring Spring library sets February activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for February. The library will be closed Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. n Tickets are on sale for the 11th annual Novel Affair Dinner & Silent Auction, which will be held March 16. Tickets are $25 each and ...

Area club activities

Courtesy photos Gallitzin Memorial American Legion Post 174 installed officers for 2018-19 in the fall. Shown are (from left): front — Raymond Lenz, commander; Jeff Kaylor, district commander; Dr. Richard Sunseri, finance officer; and Leonard Stevens, adjutant; back row — Douglas ...

blair dance academy ‘winter showcase’

Courtesy photo The Blair Dance Academy will present a “Winter Showcase” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The performance will feature solos, duets, trios and group dances specifically commissioned for the Blair Dance Company and Hip Hop Overdrive. It will also ...

Across the area

Penn State Altoona sets Winter Plunge On Saturday, participants in the Penn State Altoona Alumni Society’s seventh annual Winter Plunge will test their tolerance for cold conditions in a fundraiser for the society’s scholarship program and Penn State Altoona Benefiting THON. The event ...

Across the area

HASD World Language Fest is Feb. 9 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Foreign Language Department will host a World Language Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9 in the cafeteria at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, 1510 N. Montgomery St. The purpose of ...

Bloody Run Historical Society kicks off fundraising campaign

EVERETT — Larry Foor, president of the Bloody Run Historical Society, chaired the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to support and sustain the group’s Everett Railroad and Community Museum on West Fifth Street and conducted entirely with volunteer help. “The museum is not just a memory ...

Area club activities

Courtesy photos The Altoona Curve Booster Club presented a check for $1,000 to the Miracle League of Blair County, last summer. The donation was made in memory of Dick Logan, vice president of the Booster Club, and chairman of the club’s annual golf outing. Logan died in September 2017. ...

Club notes

Allegheny Club distributes $40,000 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Allegheny Club of Holli-daysburg made a second distribution of $40,000. The board of governors, officers, as well as members of the club, made the donations. The Allegheny Club is a Catholic corporation and helps support the five ...

Daffodil Days to return

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days are returning. Make a donation in January and receive cheerful daffodils as a thank-you in March, while helping the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer. Make a $10 donation and receive a bunch of 10 ...

Basket Bingo set for Feb. 17

Relay For Life of Blair will hold a basket bingo at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Army Readiness Center in Duncansville. The doors will open at 1 p.m. The event will feature Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley bags, and also some designer bags. General ticket price for regular games only is $20. A ...

Catholic Charities plans ‘Wines of Italy’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Join Catholic Charities at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Blairmont Club for its “Wines of Italy” sampling event. A sommelier will share six specially selected Italian wines, carefully paired with delicious appetizers. The event will feature three red wines and three white ...

Blair County Medical Society presents $2,500 scholarship

HARRISBURG — The Blair County Medical Society awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Mark Zaki, son of Irini Youssef of Hol-lidaysburg. Zaki attends Harvard Medical School in Boston, specializing in neurosurgery. “During my undergraduate studies at University of Pittsburgh, I become fascinated ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Jan. 2 — Akbar Samii and Tudor Trifan, first; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, second; Cheryl Wherry and Carol Moyer, third; Peggy Gutshall and Barb Vander Jagt, fourth. Jan. 3 — Marcia Dravis and Peggy ...