Community

Roaring Spring library sets activities for August

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for August. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Dona-tions are accepted at the Book Cellar during library hours. For more ...

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Spaghetti dinner to help museum HOLLIDAYSBURG — An Eagle Scout’s spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Quaint Corner Children’s Museum in Altoona will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 324 Bedford St. The funds will be used to construct ...

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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: The Wreck of the Red Arrow, 8 p.m. Saturday, auditorium. Visual presentation by Joe DeFrancesco, free admission. Heritage Hike: West Penn Trail Bike Tour/Saltsburg, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at ...

Stuff the Bus accepting donations through Aug. 3

The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County will accept donations of supplies for the Stuff the Bus Campaign until Aug. 3. On Aug. 4, volunteers from the Family Resource Center and United Way will pick up items at the various locations, and volunteers will sort and pack the items ...

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Master Gardener program classes set EBENSBURG — The Penn State Cooperative Extension in Cambria County is accepting applications for the 2018 Penn State Extension Master Gardener program. This program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide experienced home gardeners ...

Top of the Line dancers

Courtesy photo On April 19, Top of the Line Dancers from Central Blair Senior Center in Altoona celebrated the 97th birthday of one of its dancers, Jeannie Farabaugh. She has been line dancing with the group since July 13, 2011. Line dancing at the center started in 1998 and is still held on ...

Hollidaysburg library sets August activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its August events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. n Ancestry: Library Edition is available for ...

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SAMA to offer fiber arts class The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s series of adult art classes continues this summer with a fiber arts class at the Altoona museum. Led by Sharon Wall, “Fabulous Fabrics: Painting on Silk and Cotton” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. daily from Aug. 7 ...

Club notes

DAR, township sponsor improvements HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Adam Holliday Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, in cooperation with the Blair Township Supervisors, recently sponsored improvements to the Holliday Burial Ground. The cemetery, maintained by the township, dates back to ...

Tickets on sale for Morrisons Cove Rotary Autumn Glory Ride

Train excursions set for Oct. 7; expected to be another sell-out The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has begun selling tickets for the Autumn Glory Ride Scenic Train Excursions, which will take place on Oct. 7. This is the seventh year that the Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has sponsored the ...

Steer clear of snakebite danger with a few preventative measures

Snakes. Just the word makes most people cringe. However, snakes are an essential part of our ecosystem and one of nature’s best pest controllers. In fact, it’s fair to say most species of snakes, especially in the United States, are not aggressive toward people unless they are ...

Doctorates

Kenneth Goodfellow ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Kenneth M. Goodfellow graduated with a doctorate in optics from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester. Goodfellow received his master’s degree in technical entrepreneurship and management from the ...

Yesteryear

David Hawn of Huntingdon came across this photo among a collection of old items. It shows students in Miss Stone’s 2-2 class at Noble School, Juniata, from 1926. B.A. McDowell was the principal. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in ...

Reunion

The 88th annual Knisely reunion will be held at noon Saturday in Pavilion No. 2 at Legion Park, 1500 N. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg. Those attending should take a covered dish, a door prize and a fork. For more information, email phowarth @gomcta.com or call 570-656-7452. Readers ...

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Altoona library names artist of month Mollie Rossman is the Altoona Area Public Library’s July artist of the month. Rossman is originally from Santa Cruz, Calif., but grew up in Oregon. She currently resides in Altoona because her father’s family is from Altoona. She has been ...

BBBS golf benefit

Courtesy photo Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County‘s 20th Sheetz Pepsi Golf Classic will be held July 29 at Park Hills Golf Course, Altoona. Tee time 1 p.m. To register, call 944-6929, visit www.bbbsblaircounty.org or email info@bbbsblaircounty.org. Shown are (from left): front row — ...

Altoona library offers programs and activities

The Altoona Area Public Library’s July programs and activities are underway. n Get creative with Fired Up Ceramics at 6 p.m. today at the library. The cost is $5 per item. Participants will be making sharks and dolphins. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to register. n Families are welcome to ...

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 download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every ...

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National Dance Day event is July 29 On July 29, hundreds of dancers, twirlers, cheerleaders and gymnasts will perform at The Dance Shop to celebrate National Dance Day. The Dance Shop is celebrating National Dance Day with a day full of events kicking off with coffee, drinks and donuts at ...

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Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. Space is limited to 12 people and registration is required for this free tour. Evening on the Summit: Accidents on the Portage, 8 p.m. ...