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Garver YMCA offers day camp ROARING SPRING — The Garver Memorial YMCA is offering day camp to make sure kids and teens are adventurous, active and healthy this summer. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, ...

National Champions

Courtesy photo Rain Athletics Altoona was crowned National Champions at the Allegheny Nationals All Star Cheerleading Competition held at California University in California, Pa., on April 23. Both teams won first place in the Tiny Prep and Junior Prep divisions. Members of the Tiny Prep ...

YTI-Altoona wins five gold medals at SkillsUSA

Students from YTI Career Institute-Altoona earned five gold medals during the 2017 SkillsUSA Pennsyl-vania Leadership and Skills Championship held from April 19 to 21 in Hershey. More than 1,500 career and technical education students from Pennsyl-vania districts were invited to the ...

Roaring Spring library sets programs for June, July

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Com-munity Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for June and July. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. The library will be closed on July 4. June 11 — RSCL Summer Reading ...

Altoona library sets activities

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its activities for June. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. n A Father’s Day and Anniversary Card Making Class will be held at 5:30 p.m. today. The cost of the materials is $6 for two cards. ...

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AARP Smart Driver courses offered Residents can refresh their driving skills and have the opportunity to save money on their car insurance with the AARP Smart Driver courses. Courses will be offered at the following Blair County locations. Full classes are open to anyone. Refresher classes ...

Car, motorcycle club event

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 June 8. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Old Glendale Road Trail Hike, 10 a.m. Saturday, meet at the Bater Patch parking lot. Enjoy the beauty of the forest and shoreline along the Slate Lick branch of the lake on this 3-mile roundtrip, level hike. Wear sturdy, comfortable shoes and take ...

‘Magical Dance Kingdom’

Courtesy photo Altoona Dance Theatre, under artistic direction of Renee Staines, will present “Magical Dance Kingdom” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Reserved seats are $12; general admission is $10. The Altoona Dance Theatre is ...

Hollidaysburg library plans June activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its June 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 Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ancestry: Library Edition is now available for the public to use, free, on ...

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Keirn museum to open June 7 LORETTO — The Keirn Family World War II Museum at Saint Francis University will be open to the public in June and July. Beginning June 7, the museum will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The museum is at 160 St. Mary’s St. It ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club presents award PATTON — The Patton Garden Club presented its first “Garden of Distinction” award this year to Chuck and Denise Strittmatter on Good Avenue in Patton. Patton Garden Club will receive its own award on June 8 from the Cambria County Conservation ...

Service notes

JEREMIAH R. REED U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jeremiah R. Reed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Leadership Blair County Youth graduates class of 2017

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Youth (LBCY) program graduated 23 students representing all Blair County school districts on May 10 at the Port Sky Cafe at Penn State Altoona. LBCY is a Blair County Chamber of Commerce program open to high school sophomores ...

4 generations

Four generations of Hailey Ardrene Castagnola’s family include: Heather Castagnola of Tyrone, mother, (holding Hailey); Michelle Leebens-Mack (right) of Athens, Ga., grandmother; and Carla Leebens of Brooklyn Park, Minn., great-grandmother. Four generations of Hailey Ardrene Castagnola’s ...

Yesteryear

John Fischer of the Cathedral Parish in Altoona submitted this 1940 photo of a group of kids on their way to a Catechism lesson at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Cambria County. Shown are (from left): Gretta Hoover, Mary Jane (McNulty) Yahner, Nix Carl, Clair Dunegon, Rita (McNulty) Kibler ...

And now for something completely different: A puppy!

I know better than to say “never.” Every time I’ve said that prolific word, it’s come back to haunt me. It never fails. For almost 20 years, I’ve been adopting/rescuing senior golden retrievers. It was my lot in life. I love their fantastic personalities, gentleness, spunk and ...

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Homewood celebrates 4 centenarians MARTINSBURG — Homewood at Martinsburg celebrated centenarians Elizabeth Garner (107), June Johnston (106), Geraldine Showalter (101) and Ruth King (100) as part of National Nursing Home week at a special birthday bash on May 15. Betty Moudy provided ...

PSU Altoona holds ‘End the Word’ event

Students Advocating for Disability Awareness (SADA) at Penn State Altoona held a “Spread the Word to End the Word” banner-signing event on March 1 in the Hawthorn Building to kick off intellectual disability awareness month. SADA’s primary mission is to create inclusive environments on ...

Claysburg STEM program extended to more schools

CLAYSBURG — A 12-day “Stepping-up for Fun for STEM and the Arts” program will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 12 to 15, July 10 to 13 and July 31 to Aug. 3 at Claysburg-Kimmel High School. The program has been expanded to include students from surrounding schools entering grades five ...