Community

Keep conflict at a minimum with tips to introduce dogs

I recently attended a charity dog walk. I didn’t have any of my dogs with me, so I had a chance to step back and watch the interaction and introduction between dogs and their people. I was really surprised by what I was seeing and remembered when we took Rio to her first obedience class at ...

Pet obituary

Bella May 21, 2008 — April 2, 2018 Bella, a beloved Jack Russell/coonhound mix, passed away after a battle of kidney disease. She was 10 years old. Redish-brown in color and full of life, she liked spending time with her sister, Skippy, and most of all “belly rubs.” Her owner, ...

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Civil War re-enactors to meet STATE COLLEGE — The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea Restaurant, 1450 N. Atherton St. The group will discuss its summer schedule to include the ...

‘Art in Motion’

Courtesy photo The Blair Dance Academy will present their 16th annual recital, “Art In Motion,” on June 16 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. There will be two shows, a matinee at 1:30 p.m. featuring BDA’s dancers ages 3 to 8, as well as their regionally and nationally ranked ...

AASD summer food program to begin Monday

The Altoona Area School District will operate its annual summer food service program Monday through July 27 at the following sites: Altoona Area Junior High School, Irving Elementary, Juniata Elementary, Logan Elementary, Baker Elementary, and Washington-Jefferson Elementary schools. Meals ...

Healing Patch to host open house June 14

Area residents can learn about the free services available and how to get involved as a volunteer at Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch’s open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Home Nursing Agency Corporate Office, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona. Community members will have the ...

Car and motorcycle club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the 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. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) ...

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Art walk set in Hollidaysburg HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council will sponsor a self-guided Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. June 13. Stop by 321 Art Gallery at 321 Allegheny St., to pick up the Art Walk map for the evening. On the walk, participants will see architecture, ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” daily with special programs featuring costumed interpreters from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 30. Van Tour of Historic Portage ...

N. Cambria music education program receives NAMM national recognition

NORTHERN CAMBRIA — The Northern Cambria School District has received the Best Communities for Music Education designation from the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate ...

‘Game On’

Courtesy photo Charlene’s School of Dance, Cresson, will present this year’s recital, “Game On,” with two shows: 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Penn Cambria High School, Cresson. Tickets are $10. For advance tickets or more information, call the studio at ...

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Happy Valley Hero seeks nominees Central Pennsylvania 4thFest has been recognizing local people who have made important contributions to the community and country for eight years through its Happy Valley Hero. The public is encouraged to nominate a friend, neighbor, family member or ...

Andrea’s School of Dance wins awards

Recital set for Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Andrea’s School of Dance will hold its 26th annual recital, “The Sky is the Limit,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona. The night will be filled with award-winning performances. Tickets can be purchased at the door. ...

Roaring Spring library sets events for June

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for June. The Friends of Roaring Spring Community Library will meet at 5 p.m. June 20. n RSCL Night at the Altoona Curve will be held at 6 p.m. June 15 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Prepaid tickets orders ...

Railway retirees to meet Wednesday

DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Prime Sirloin Buffet. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. All retired, veteran and present railroad employees (or widows) of any craft are invited to attend the ...

Bellwood library sets activities for June

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its June activities. n The Libraries Rock! Summer Quest began on Monday. Families can sign up children ages 3 and older, and kids can start reading (or be read to) and complete an activity log to win prizes. n Starting today and ...

Club notes

Courtesy photo The Altoona Area Sewing Club completed a service project by making walker bags for St. Leonard’s Home in Hollidaysburg. Shown are (from left): Joan Moore, Rose Markley, Claire Barney, Patty Meintel, Janice Lonsinger, Bonnie Gibboney and second row is Judy Diebolt and Rusty ...

Service notes

ALYSSA K. WICKS Alyssa K. Wicks has received an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship to attend Penn State University, University Park. Scholar-ships are awarded based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, physical fitness, specific performance or ...

A pet obituary can help owner’s healing process

Whether it involves the loss of a human or a pet, grief can be unbearable. We search for ways to deal and ways to heal. Depending on each person who is attempting to cope with loss, there are many ways in which to try and come to terms with the great void our loved one has left behind. We ...

Reunion

The Bellwood-Antis High School class of 1978 will hold its 40th anniversary reunion on July 20 and 21. July 20 will be a free gathering at Pavilion 10 during the Bellwood-Antis Community Picnic. No tickets are required. July 21 will be a buffet dinner. Tickets are required. For more ...