Community

American Legion assists with flag project

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The American Legion Post 516 in Hollidaysburg presented a check for $1,000 to the Hollidaysburg Area School District Foundation to assist with the restoration effort of the Civil War Flag Project. The Civil War flag was carried by volunteers of the Company M 62nd Regiment of ...

Altoona library announces March programs

The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its programs for March. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. n Share your love of reading on Read Across America Day today. Join the library at Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House, Altoona, ...

Car 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 March 9. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC ...

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Bellwood to host county chorus fest BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis School District will host approximately 165 Blair County middle school vocalists and their school music directors when they gather at Bellwood-Antis Middle School Monday and Tuesday for the annual Blair County Junior High ...

‘Splendor’ raises $87,000 for patient care

The UPMC Altoona Foundation raised more than $87,000 at its annual “Winter Splendor” event Jan. 20 to benefit patient care at UPMC Altoona. “We had a record number of guests with nearly 900 attendees,” said Tim Balconi, president of UPMC Altoona Foundation. “We extend our sincere ...

Family Health & Safety Fair set for Saturday

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library’s 11th annual Health & Safety Fair, co-sponsored by Tyrone Regional Health Network and the Northern Blair County Recreation Center, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the library at 526 Main St. The event is free and open to the ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Brunch with the Birds, 10 a.m. Thursday, lower level of the park office. Learn about winter birds and birdfeeding while enjoying a mid-morning snack and visiting the park’s feeders. Some binoculars will be available or take your own. Nature ...

Hollidaysburg library sets programs for March

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its March activities and programs. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Doublecheck all March program dates and times as they may be ...

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Frontier Patriots to meet Saturday The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday at Kings Family Restaurant, 3001 Sixth Ave., Altoona. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes Bedford, Blair, Clearfield and ...

Association for Blind sets March programs

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind has announced its programs for March. All programs are at 10 a.m. unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. Programs are open to the public. Wednesday — “Medication Adminis-tration and the Role of the ...

Yesteryear

Don Witherspoon, president of the Blair County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, submitted this photo in honor of Black History Month in February. The photo shows members of the Order of the Eastern Star at a dinner at the old Arandale Elks in Altoona in ...

Blues & Brews slated for March 11 at Casino

The fourth annual Winter Blues and Brews event will be held March 11 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. The doors will open at 5 p.m. The event will include beer and wine tastings, food, music, prizes and a cash bar. Entertainment will feature live music with Miss Melanie & The ...

Club notes

Blair Garden Club to meet Monday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the community room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, 1 Furnace Drive. Jody Wallace from the Blair Conservation District will present a program about the Urban Agriculture Grant ...

Who will care for your pets in the event of an emergency?

Who will take care of your pets in the event you are unable to? I recently had back surgery and ended up spending three nights in the hospital. Fortunately, I had a few weeks’ notice to prepare. All nine of our pets were in the good hands of my husband. But, because he works all day, we ...

‘Guys & Dolls’

Courtesy photo Students from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, will present “Guys and Dolls” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and March 4 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. The “guys” are: Matthew Unpingco (seated); and standing (from left): Evan Potter, Matthew Yahner, Carson Beach, ...

Bellwood library sets programs for March

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has announced its programs for March. For more information, call 742-8234. n Women, Infants and Children (WIC) will hold its monthly Bellwood Clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Kurtz Room. n Northern Blair Relay For ...

Triolo music competition set for May 20

STATE COLLEGE — The 33rd Phyllis Triolo Music Competition will be held on May 20 for talented middle and high school students in central Pennsylvania. The competition is sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association in cooperation with the School of Music at Penn State ...

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AAHS holds Steelers fundraiser Bob O’Donald was the winner of the James Harrison Ultimate Steelers Fan Raffle Basket fundraiser benefiting the Angie Gioiosa Scholarship Fund. Sponsored by the Altoona Area High School cross country boys’ and girls’ teams, $2,500 was raised for the ...

Girl Scouts create Buddy Benches

A group of Girl Scouts from Cadette Troop 42043 have completed a project to receive the Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest recognition for achievement in Girl Scouting for girls in grades six through eight. This award recognizes girls who demonstrate — individually or as a group — ...

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Claysburg-Kimmel sets registration CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year on March 23 and 24. To be eligible, a child must be 5 years old before July 1. If you have a child who is eligible for kindergarten and do ...