Community

35 years of women’s golf

Courtesy photos The Sylvan Hills Ladies Golf Association celebrated its 35th anniversary at its annual invitational golf outing in July. The association started in 1983 with three women and has grown to 74 members. Members of the executive committee for 2018 are Carol Young, president; Sandy ...

Park programs

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, reservations are required. Blue Knob State Park, Pavia, 276-3576 “Dragonflies and Damselflies,” 7 ...

Area school district calendars

Altoona Area Aug. 27 — First student day Aug. 27-28 — Kindergarten conferences Aug. 29-30 — Kindergarten staggered classes Aug. 31 — Kindergarten first day Sept. 3 — Labor Day Sept. 21 — In-service Oct. 12 — Secondary no school/conferences Oct. 26 — ...

Club notes

Morrisons Cove Rotary installs officers ROARING SPRING — The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has installed Thomas C. Kozminski as its new president. Kozminski will serve in this capacity through June 2019. He joined the club in 2014 and served as a leader for the annual Morrisons Cove Rotary ...

United Way to host dodgeball tournament

The United Way of Blair County will host a dodgeball tournament 2 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at 4080 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona. The Dodge for a Cause aims to raise money for local programs focused on health, education, financial stability and emergency needs. Teams of six to 10 players ...

Event to kick off fundraising for Studio Arts Center

In keeping with its mission to transform the former Kress Building in downtown Altoona into a Studio Arts Center, ArtsAltoona has announced the kickoff of its first major fundraising event headed by a team of local key supporters of the arts and the revitalization of downtown Altoona. ...

Service note

MONTANA S. FEATHERS U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Mon-tana S. Feathers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Xylitol’s sweetness can have a sour outcome for pets

Sugar-free gum, peanut butter, candies, breath mints, baked goods, pudding snacks, cough syrup, children’s chewable or gummy vitamins and supplements, mouthwash and toothpaste — they all have one thing in common: xylitol, a sugar substitute that most humans can tolerate but that can be ...

Hollidaysburg class of ’62 plans picnic

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg High School class of 1962 will hold its annual picnic at noon Aug. 18 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 324 Bedford St. Some committee members will be there at 11 a.m. to set up. Those attending are asked to take a covered dish to share with classmates ...

Birthday

Barbara Webb Barbara Webb of Huntingdon will celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday. She was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Altoona, the daughter of Fred and Lorraine (Claycomb) Minnigh. She is married to Jake Webb. They have three children: Doug of Huntingdon, Eric of Bedford and Nettie McFadden ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today, 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) monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. on the ...

Beautification projects

Altoona Sunrise Rotarians gathered at NutureWorks Park with Blair County Conservation District to participate in the Rotary One Tree Per Member project. Shown are (from left): Jeff Starkey, Steve Dalecki, Dave Elliott, Clay Gingrich, Joe Raia and Teddie Keritz. A total of 10 Rotarians ...

Trust your vet, not OTC, when dealing with a sick pet

On occasion, with the guidance from our vet, we have given our dogs over-the-counter (OTC) medications for various ailments. When Chase had itchy skin, the vet had us give him Benadryl. When a couple of the dogs had the “runs,” the vet had us give them Imodium. Years ago, a vet had me ...

Claysburg PAST seeks stories for veterans’ patriotic program

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions recently began working on a program focusing on local veterans’ stories, photos, videos and patriotic music. The program will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. Admission will be free ...

Club notes

Courtesy photos Tim Ajay, president of the Allegheny Club of Holli-daysburg, presents a $1,000 donation to Kim Eckard, representing the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on June 15. The new funds will be used to serve the needs of the Hollidaysburg area community through the purchase of new ...

Couple endow PSU Open Doors Scholarship

Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, chancellor and dean of Penn State Altoona, and her husband, Timothy L. Wherry, have made a $30,000 gift commitment to endow the Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry and Timothy Lee Wherry Open Doors Scholarship to support students enrolled in the Open Doors programs at Penn State ...

Association for the Blind sets programs for August

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 944-2021. Programs are open to the ...

Mount alumni, students serve Honduras

CRESSON — For nearly a hundred orphans in Honduras, Central America, an enthusiastic group of Mount Aloysius College students and graduates are now a cherished part of their family. Executive Director for Missions Integration and Community Engagement Christina Koren, noted that the ...

Reunion

The descendants of David Stever and Martha May (Glunt) Miller held their biennial family reunion on June 24 in an outdoor pavilion at the Frankstown Township Memorial Park in Geeseytown, Hollidaysburg. Thirty three people were in attendance. The reunion was organized by Darrell Miller, Sharon ...

Yesteryear

Jim McMinn submitted the above postcard view of the Tyrone Railroad’s “Horseshoe Curve” from the early 1900s. At left is another postcard view. The Walter L. Main Circus Train wrecked on the Tyrone Railroad near Bald Eagle on Memorial Day, May 30, 1893. Readers are encouraged to send or ...