Community

Club notes

Chimrocks to hold Christmas party Dec. 16 The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold its Christmas party on Dec. 16 at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St., Hollidaysburg. For more information, call 695-5043. Knights of Columbus set chicken barbecue HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Knights ...

Historic Hollidaysburg Yuletide Tour Dec. 16

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Area residents can step back in time and enjoy a true Victorian Christmas experience strolling the streets of Hollidaysburg. The Historic Hollidays-burg Yuletide Tour will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 16. Participants will be invited into eight historic homes and sites ...

Holidays can add extra stress to some routine-driven pets

I think about the stress we subject ourselves to over the holidays and I know that has to feel doubled for our pets, who are completely routine-driven creatures (much like my husband). The holidays are a step out of the norm for everyone and can have an adverse effect on man and beast ...

Altoona Sunrise Rotary donations

Courtesy photo The Altoona Sunrise Rotary announced donations of more than $90,000 to nonprofits throughout 2018. Its largest contribution of $66,000 was to The Arc of Blair County and Special Olympics. The money was raised through the annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament. The ...

Across the area

Veterans, widows invited to food bank DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724 Auxiliary sponsors a monthly Central PA Food Bank at the Duncansville VFW Post 8724, 1665 Newry Lane. The next give-away will be held on Monday. It is for area veterans, widows and ...

Altoona library sets Dec. programs

The Altoona Area Public Library has announced its activities for December. n The youth room hosts a Pokemon Trading Card Club for Trainers ages 6 to 13 at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Take your Pokemon cards to trade and play with fellow trainers. Call 946-0417, ext. 123, for more information. n The ...

Roaring Spring library announces Dec. activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for December. The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas. n A free computer class will be held at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tom Robison will answer general questions about personal ...

Studio on 5th completes competitive dance season

The Studio on 5th Dance Company has completed its third season of competitive dance. The 2017-18 team consisted of 38 dancers ranging from mini to senior age group. The company traveled to several competitions this past season taking top honors at every one. They won the 2018 Top Studio ...

Golf event benefits St. Patrick’s School

The second annual Saint Patrick School Golf Tournament was held on Oct. 6 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. A luncheon concluded the activities for the day. Team members of the first-place team were Scott Spangler, Brian Hershberger, Clayton Claar and Jared Colmer, representing ...

Across the area

Duncansville plans community events DUNCANSVILLE — The Borough of Duncansville announces two community events for the winter months. n The borough’s annual Children’s Christmas Party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Community Center on 14th Street. All borough children, ...

Club notes

Frontier Patriots to meet Saturday BEDFORD — The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, 4308 Business Route 220. The Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties ...

Helping others

Courtesy photo The Allegheny Highland Association of Relators collected items for the R.K. Agarwal M.D. and Family Teen Center & Shelter. Shown are (from left): Kathy Seymore, Jodi Johnson, Lisa Fry, Scott Weyer and Margie McCloskey, committee chairwoman. The shelter provides an emergency ...

Service notes

HAYLEE N. STUCKEY U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Haylee N. Stuckey 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 ...

Bedford Area School District seeks nominees for Bison Hall of Excellence

BEDFORD — The Bedford Area School District Community School Excellence Council is seeking nominations for the 2019 Bison Hall of Excellence Class. The Bison Hall of Excellence was established in 2018 as a way to honor distinguished alumni, former faculty and staff members and major ...

Association for the Blind sets Dec. programs

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 ...

Yesteryear

Fifth Ward won the 1954 Odd Division of the George B. Kelly Federation. Team members were (from left): front row — Sammy Bidoli, deceased; John Doyle, deceased; Ed Boslet, Tom Stoudt, Jerry Allen, Lou Rentel, Punk Adams and Tom Smith; back row — Manager Ed Douglas, deceased; Pete Beres, Jim ...

Selection of holiday pet gifts just keeps growing and growing

The holidays are upon us, yet I still can’t believe it’s December already. If you love to celebrate this festive season with gifts for those you love, then you’re probably thinking about your pets, too. Many great ideas are flowing from all corners of the pet world so I thought I’d ...

Stream improvement performed by volunteers

A stream improvement project was initiated Oct. 23 and 24 on Upper Plum Creek by Alysha Trexler, project manager of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) and volunteers from Blair County Conservation District and John Kennedy Trout Unlimited Chapter #45 (Blair County). The volunteers, ...

Glendale education foundation awards teacher mini-grants

COALPORT — At the Oct. 29 meeting of the Glendale School District Education Foundation, the board approved 17 of the grant committee’s recommendations for this year’s “Challenge Grants for Teachers” totaling $7,552. Glendale Elementary School teachers were awarded grants: first ...

Parks

Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 Holiday Open House, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, visitor center. Activities and crafts throughout the afternoon, including a Victorian Santa Claus, natural tree ornaments to make, a history of toys and games display and a ...