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50 YEARS AGO: March 15, 1969 Altoona Hospital Candy Stripers Darnyl Wagner and Joanne McCracken were honored for 320 volunteer hours each while Mrs. H. Gilbert Jackson of the senior group was honored for 5,716 hours. Becky Cadle was Candy Striper president and Marlyn Miller president of the ...

Across the area

New planetarium shows set for March 21 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Two new planetarium shows are being featured at the Hollidaysburg Planetarium. The first is called “Understanding the Zodiac Constellations” will be presented at 6 p.m. March 21 at the Hollidaysburg Planetarium. Visit astroprof.com ...

Central High School Honor Roll Listing

2nd Marking Period HIGH HONORS 12TH GRADE — Alex Aungst, Caitlyn Boggs, Jordan Bowman, Michaela Brown, Ashley Claar, Patrick Dennis, Taylor Dick, Ashley DiNicola, Darl Dodson, Jenna Dunn, Hannah Flaugh, Emilee Garver, Caden Hazenstab, Marlene Heigl, Madison Hepner, Drew Hill, Candace ...

Blair master gardeners set gardening series ’19

The Blair County Master Gardeners are sponsoring a Spring Gardening Series on March 18 and 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Altoona Area Public Library Theater, 1600 Fifth Ave. March 18 — “Landscape Concerns for 2019” Ted Wertz, certified arborist, will provide information on Boxwood ...

Graduates

PENN STATE ALTOONA Brooke Lynn Albright, Martinsburg, B.A., psychology; Nora Curran Anderson, Hollidaysburg, B.S., nursing; Justin Alexander Biddle, Hollidaysburg, B.S., human development and family studies; Tyler Robert Dively, Tyrone, B.S., Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology. Lara ...

Glendale sets annual Indoor Contest

The Glendale High School Twirlers and Jazz Band will host the annual Glendale Indoor Contest on March 16 at the high school. At 10 a.m. the contest begins in the high school auditorium where jazz bands from Bald Eagle Area, Westmont-Hilltop, and Glendale will be adjudicated by members of ...

Gatehouse artist of the month

The Altoona Area Public Library Artist of the Month for March is James E. Gatehouse. Originally from Coalport, Clearfield County, he moved to Altoona in 1966 after returning from Viet Nam with the United States Army to attend the original Altoona Beauty School. After graduating in 1968 he ...

PSU Altoona hosts PTSD Night Thursday

Penn State Altoona’s Omega Delta Sigma Veterans Fraternity will host a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder event at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Slep Student Center. This event will bring about awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder, how and where to get help, and how to recognize symptoms in ...

Across the area

American Sign Language course set HOLLIDAYSBURG — American Sign Language (ASL) is a language that serves the deaf community or those who use sign language for communication. A six-week course of ASL will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through April 17, at the Scotch Valley ...

Births

Feb. 18, 2019 Aubrey Grace Benton, a daughter born to Stephanie M. (Dively) and Danlyn S. Benton, Blue Knob, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 11:50 p.m. Feb. 19, 2019 Everly Rose Brady, a daughter born to Amy M. (Slep) and Patrick M. Brady, Altoona, at Conemaugh Nason ...

AASD Foundation creates Jurewicz fund

The Carol Jurewicz Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $20,000 Named Endowment was established by Anthony Jurewicz to honor Carol (Scherden) Jurewicz and to provide ongoing funding for opportunities to enrich the learning experiences of the ...

Felines and flowers are a bad combination during Easter season

I love flowers, fresh arrangements especially. However, any time I get a bouquet from my husband, I usually end up keeping them at work. If I do take them home, I pluck half of them out and prop the remaining in a vase high atop the computer desk where no cat or dog has yet to climb. Dogs and ...

Giving to the future

Students from South Hills School of Business and Technology’s Criminal Justice (CJ) program and members of the C.O.P.S. Club recently held a fundraiser to benefit Family Services Inc.’s efforts in getting a new building for their homeless shelter in Altoona. The students recently presented ...

Bellwood-Antis library announces events

The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has released a list of events for the month of March: Sprouting Readers Story Time continues at the library through April 1. Every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m., families with children ages 3 to 8 can enjoy stories, activities, and crafts with our guest ...

Across the area

American Legion celebrating anniversary GALLITZIN — Gallitzin Memorial Post 174 American Legion will celebrate the Legions’ 100th Birthday March 10 at the Post home (Oriental Ballroom) 1078 Hemlock St., Gallitzin. A brief Legion ceremony will be held followed by a covered dish and cake ...

Feuding cats fuel fear and frustration

We almost had a ‘cat’astrophe at our house last week while we were at work. There was a catfight and nobody was home to intervene. One of our tenants heard the most awful cat sounds resonating from our upstairs bedroom and was sure the fight of the century had broken out between two or ...

Sarah Hershel, Dominic Novella

Sarah Hershel and Dominic Novella both of Monroeville, are engaged to be married. Miss Hershel is the daughter of Bonnie Hershel of Hollidaysburg and the late Joseph Hershel. She is a 2014 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area School District and a 2018 graduate of the Greater Altoona Career and ...

Linzie Stahl, Logan Arnett

Linzie A. Stahl and Logan C. Arnett, both of Altamonte Springs, Fla., are engaged to be married. Miss Stahl is the daughter of Bob and Dee Stahl of Hollidaysburg. She is a 2008 graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School; a 2013 graduate of Penn State Altoona with a bachelor’s degree ...

Jessica Zeak, Brendan Sweeney

Jessica Zeak and Brendan Sweeney, both of Duncansville, are engaged to be married. Miss Zeak is the daughter of David and Karen Zeak of Duncansville She is a 2013 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2018 graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, with a ...

On Campus

South Hills students explore internships STATE COLLEGE — For the last 19 years, second-year students from all three South Hills School of Business & Technology campuses have participated in PSU Day events hosted by the South Hills Career Services department. The alliance between South ...