Community

Helping animals

Courtesy photo Helen Aikens of Duncansville celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends on Dec. 9 at the Laurel Lodge, Duncansville. In lieu of gifts, she asked for monetary donations and pet food for the local animal shelter. A total of $430 and 347 pounds of pet food were gifted ...

Club notes

DAR honors Sons of American Legion The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 516, Hollidaysburg, with an award for excellent volunteer work in historic preservation. The award was given to recognize the squadron for ...

Across the area

Planetarium to host ‘Cosmic Christmas’ HOLLIDAYSBURG — The planetarium at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School will host “Cosmic Christmas” this week. The shows will be held today and Friday evenings and several shows early Saturday afternoon. You’ll find information and a ...

Local girl recognized for her nonprofit

PITTSBURGH — The inaugural Junior Women of Achievement Awards recognized 12 remarkable young women between the ages of 8 and 21 for their outstanding achievements in academics, service and leadership. Kinsley Raine Palilla, 9, of Altoona was among the first group of young women being ...

UPMC foundation’s golf event raises $62K

Through the generosity of 36 sponsors and 225 golfers, the UPMC Altoona Foundation raised $62,000 for direct patient care at UPMC Altoona Foundation’s ninth annual Golf Classic held June 18 at Scotch Valley Country Club, Hollidays-burg. “We express our sincere gratitude to our sponsors ...

Club notes

Alpha Beta Chapter holds Christmas tea The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society met on Dec. 1 at Slick’s Ivy Stone in Osterburg for its annual Christmas tea and business meeting. To honor their years of service to DKG, Candace Claar and Kristine Walters presented Emily ...

Allegheny Ski, Sports Club offers Sunday Ski Program

Allegheny Ski & Sports Club president Jeff Weyer announced the kickoff of the club’s annual Sunday Ski Program at Blue Knob Ski Resort. The package includes four five-hour lift tickets (valid from 1 to 6 p.m.) that may be used on any four of the following Sundays: Jan. 6, 13 and 27; ...

Holidays can add a whole list of ‘no-nos’ for pets

Last week, we talked about holiday stressors on us and our pets. To add to the craziness of the season, you must remember a list of items that are potentially toxic to pets. Pet-proofing the house is a must this time of year. Having guests over adds to the complexity of this chore because ...

Cancer society selling golf passes

For amateur, recreational and avid golfers alike, the American Cancer Society presents its 2019 Golf Pass. For $30, the pass is good for a free or discounted round of golf at more than 50 courses in Pennsylvania. Local courses that participate in the program are: Blue Knob Golf Course, ...

Yesteryear

Joe Doyle of Altoona submitted this August 1927 photo of a children’s fashion show at the William F. Gable Department Store in Altoona. Shown are (from left): front — Cathern Ford and Mary Jane McGuire (1922-1961), Doyle’s aunt who is 4 years old in the photo and later married Dr. Warren ...

Panfish derby held for kids

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Blair Bassmasters presented a panfish derby for kids on June 2 at Canoe Creek State Park. A total of 64 children ranging from 3 to 15 years old participated in the events of the day, which included a casting contest. Casting contest winners were Braydyn Wenerick of ...

Pam’s Chargers wins dance twirl event

Members of Pam’s Chargers School of Baton/Mrs. P’s Chargers were international champions in the tiny tots large division of the dance twirl event at the Twirling Unlimited international competition at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio. A panel of judges selected the ...

Across the area

Bellwood choir to perform Sunday BELLWOOD — The Bellwood Community Choir has scheduled a Christmas presentation to be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bellwood-Antis High School auditorium. The Christmas cantata, “A Thrill of Hope,” will be performed by the adult choir of 50 ...

Golf event benefits Tyrone Hospital

The Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation raised more than $19,000 to benefit Tyrone Hospital via its 17th annual golf tournament. Funds raised will be used to help with the purchase of 3-D mammography technology for Tyrone Hospital. The tournament was held June 4 at Iron Masters ...

Farm show announces contest winners

CLAYSBURG — At the Claysburg Area Farm Show, hometown bakers created cakes for competition in Pennsylvania’s “Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest.” Contestants use quality eggs produced in Pennsylvania to create their cakes, which are judged on a variety of categories. This year’s ...

Across the area

Altoona library features painter The Altoona Area Public Library Artist of the Month for December is Hilda Wills. At 91 years old, Wills has been painting for half of her life. She was born in Patton, but has lived most of her life in Altoona. She has experience in painting ...

Bellwood library sets activities for December

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Martin St., has announced its activities for December. n The Christmas Bazaar will be held every day during regular library hours (1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday) through Dec. 20. The library will be ...

Birthday-Hazel French

Hazel French Hazel B. French of Homewood at Martinsburg will celebrate her 100th birthday on Wednesday. She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Claysburg, the only daughter of Lucy and Wilbur Dibert. She married Roy A. French Oct. 11, 1941, in Buffalo, N.Y. He died May 12, 1991. Hazel has three ...

Area club activities

Courtesy photos Sheetz Inc. donated a 100 kilowatt backup generator to the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona, and Friedman Electric in State College donated the component parts required to connect the generator to the facility. Jaffa Shriners recently gathered to express their appreciation to ...

Club notes

Chimrocks to hold Christmas party Dec. 16 The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold its Christmas party on Dec. 16 at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St., Hollidaysburg. For more information, call 695-5043. Knights of Columbus set chicken barbecue HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Knights ...