×

Community

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 and registration is required for this free tour. Evening on the Summit: Accidents on the Portage, 8 p.m. ...

Assisting veterans

Courtesy photo Volunteers from Altoona Home Depot recently helped members of Osceola Mills Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5020 and its auxiliary install new windows, doors, kitchen cabinets/counters and light fixtures as part of a major grant awarded to the post from the Home Depot ...

Bedford man wins award for wood art

A wood-turned vessel by George Radeschi of Bedford Township recently received the Popular Choice Award at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Commun-ity’s 14th annual Juried Art Exhibition at Park Gables Gallery in Harrisonburg, Va. The award-winning solid segmented wood-turned vessel ...

Birthday

Karl Diehl of Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. July 29 in the activity center at Grace Fellowship Church, Leamersville. The family requests no gifts. He was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Newry, the son of Grover and Annie Diehl. His ...

Across the area

‘Understanding Addiction’ training set Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships is providing a free one-hour training for any community member. “Understanding Addiction” will be held at 6 p.m. July 25 at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships, 3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D, ...

Meeting their pen pals

Courtesy photo Residents at Homewood at Martinsburg and ninth-graders from Andrew Barton’s Social Studies class from Northern Bedford County High School, Loysburg, spent the past school year writing letters to one another. The pen pal program began in the fall, with each student being paired ...

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 require completion of any driver ...

Club notes

Alpha Beta provides ‘Books for Babies’ EVERETT — The Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society held a breakfast meeting on June 20 at Down River Golf Course. Lois Stoner reminded members about the World Fellowship Fund of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, which ...

‘Bikers for Barkers’ to aid CPHS shelter animals

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will hold its 17th annual “Bikers for Barkers” charity motorcycle ride on July 30. Riders will leave at 11 a.m. from Roundhouse Harley-Davidson, Duncansville. Riders will follow a route through central Pennsylvania with stops at Glenn’s Place, ...

Service notes

BETHANY P. CAROLUS U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman Bethany P. Carolus graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. Carolus completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

5 generations-1

Courtesy photos Five generations of Alice Brower’s family include (from left): Alice Diehl of Tyrone, great-grandmother; Ashley Keaton of Duncansville, mother, holding Paige Keaton; Kenneth Colpetzer of Duncansville, grandfather, holding Chelsea Keaton; and Alice Brower of Tyrone, ...

5 generations-2

Five generations of Alice Brower’s family include (from left): Kimberly Hawks of North Carolina, mother, holding Emily Hawks; Alice Brower of Tyrone, great-great-grandmother; Alice Diehl of Tyrone, great-grandmother; and Kenneth Colpetzer of Duncansville, grandfather, holding Holly ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the Cambria Iron Co. Store and Gautier Wire Co. after the Johnstown Flood of May 31, 1889. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should ...

Writer talks about the brief life and dignified death of a kitten named Jill

Accidents happen. That’s why they’re called accidents. Animals dart out in front of oncoming cars and drivers have no time to react. It happens. I get that. What I don’t understand is how someone could hit an animal and not stop to assist if the poor soul is still alive. A few weeks ...

Across the area

Quaint Corner plans Founder’s Tea The Quaint Corner Children’s Museum, 2000 Union Ave., Altoona, invites the public to join in celebrating three decades of joyful learning with a Founder’s Tea from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Susan Foreman, the original founder of the museum, will be ...

Perfect attendance

Courtesy photo Eight sixth-grade students from Glendale Elementary School, Flinton, were awarded new bicycles on June 1 for having perfect attendance for the 2016-17 school year. This is the ninth consecutive year of a cooperative arrangement between the Horace Mann Insurance Co. and the ...

Clarification

Incorrect age requirements were included in an article on Page B8 July 11 regarding kindergarten registration for the Altoona Area School District. Those who should register include: n Children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 and plan to enter kindergarten for the first time ...

Across the area

Lunch to benefit leukemia patient NEWRY — St. Patrick Parish, 731 Patrick Lane, will host a spaghetti lunch fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the St. Patrick School cafeteria. All proceeds will benefit a 6-year-old girl named Lily, who is battling leukemia. Tickets are $7 for ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

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

Corporate wellness challenge

Courtesy photo Members of the Keystone Dermatology & Center for Skin Care Surgery team accept their trophy as the top team in the Northern Division and also accept the Overall Division Trophy on behalf of the Northern Division of the 2017 Corporate Wellness Challenge on April 30 at ...