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4 generations

Courtesy photos Four generations of Avery Young’s family includes (top photo, from left): Tom Young of Altoona, grandfather; Travis L. Young of Altoona, father, holding Avery; Travis B. Young of Altoona, great-grandfather. In the bottom photo are (from left): Marty Young of Altoona, ...

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Penn State laureate to give lecture Rebecca Strzelec, professor of visual arts, program coordinator of visual arts studies at Penn State Altoona, and the university’s 2016-17 laureate, will offer a lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Edith Davis Eve Memorial Chapel on campus. Her lecture, ...

Saint Francis offers Kids’ College

LORETTO — For parents looking to get their kids off the couch this summer, Saint Francis University is offering a variety of science camps for school-aged children. The SFU Kids’ College STEM-themed camps are designed for children in grades one through nine. The five-day camps introduce ...

IU8 to hold STEM Summer Camp

Appalachia Intermediate Unit is helping students in the Altoona and Johnstown areas keep all that creativity flowing with the STEM Summer Camp. IU8’s STEM Summer Camp provides students entering grades three to eight with a variety of fun and educational opportunities to continue learning ...

Claysburg offers 12-day program

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 is for students from the Claysburg area entering grades five through 12. This ...

Learning about STEM

Courtesy photo The 5K/Kindergarten students at Harbor House Preschool and Kindergarten participated in the third annual STEM Fair on March 15. Families worked together to create a project based on science, technology, engineering or math to present to the class.

Cambria County 4-H kickoff

Courtesy photo Cambria County 4-H kicked off the year on March 25 at the North Central Rec Center in Ebensburg. More than 200 4-H youth, 4-H leaders and family members attended the event. Officer Book and Club Awards were presented. Nonperishable food items were collected at the door for ...

Health First donates to Healing Patch

Home Nursing Agency recently accepted a $900 donation from Health First of Blair County to support the Healing Patch for grieving children. Employees of Health First attended a Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours event at the Healing Patch in September 2015 and learned of ...

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 ...

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ALSM to host shopping boutique A boutique shopping event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM) administrative and home care office at 998 Logan Blvd. Money raised from this event will benefit the American Heart Association and the Blair Goes ...

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Church plans Easter egg hunt HOLLIDAYSBURG — Canoe Creek Brethren In Christ Church will hold its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday. All children through sixth grade are welcome. Children will be divided into several groups according to age. Teens are welcome to ...

N. Blair Rec Center begins race series

The Northern Blair County Recreation Center’s race series hosts a variety of unusual races. The first one of the series, “Run for Reading,” is in cooperation with the Bellwood-Antis Library. The event starts off the day with a 5K run that benefits both the library and the Rec Center ...

Family of Nason supporters donates refrigerators

ROARING SPRING — The family of the late James and Evelyn Ritchey of Curryville recently donated seven mini refrigerators for use in the obstetrics department at Nason Hospital. The Ritcheys were active supporters of Nason Hospital their entire lives. Evelyn was employed as the human ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Nature Story Time, 10 a.m. Friday, meet in the lower level of the park office. Children will enjoy a story, participate in a game, activity and make a craft to take home, Activities are designed for younger children, but all ages are welcome. ...

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Date changed for PSU speaker Penn State Altoona will host “An Evening with To Write Love on Her Arms: Pain, Hope, Questions and Community” at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Slep Student Center. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Founder of the organization and ...

Commissioners proclaim Library Week

Blair County Commissioners Bruce Erb and Ted Beam recently made a proclamation declaring April 9 to 15 as National Library Week in Blair County. National Library Week is a time to celebrate the nation’s libraries and library workers for transforming lives through free access to ...

Easter for Eli

Courtesy photo The Concordia Club of Altoona donated $1,000 toward the Easter for Eli project. Shown are (from left): Kim Coble, Leslie Myers, Amy Compton, Martin Garrett, Rich Stacey, Justin Rhodes, Lorin Burket, Wendy Rhodes and Donny Coble. The Easter for Eli project collects baskets for ...

Birthday

Elizabeth Edwards Elizabeth M. Edwards of Lakemont will celebrate her 103rd birthday on April 18. She was born April 18, 1914, the daughter of Jacob and Essie Mae (Claycomb) Burket. She married Glenn A. Edwards ,who is deceased. She has three children: Glen L. of Lakemont, Judith Ricker ...

Chevy dealer supports youth baseball

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Dean Patterson Chevrolet Cadillac is supporting East End Youth Baseball through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2017 youth ...

Twins earn rank of Eagle Scout

On Nov 1, Jimmy and Tony Gallace, 15, earned the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America, the rank of Eagle Scout. The twins are the youngest sons of John and Betsy Gallace of Altoona. They are members of Boy Scout Troop 32 of the First United Methodist Church in Hollidaysburg. Both ...