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Community

Woody’s Benefit helps girl

Courtesy photo The Altoona Parrothead Club held a Woody’s “Just Juan More II” Cabin Fever dance on March 25 at the Altoona Grand Hotel. The event raised $5,000 for 4-year-old Sydney Wise of East Freedom, who has leukemia. Music was provided by Tom Watt, “The Buffettman & the ...

Family Resource Center launches Stuff the Bus school supply campaign

Program seeks volunteers, collection sites and recipients The Family Resource Center at United Way of Blair County has announced its ninth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply campaign. School supplies collected will benefit students in Blair County schools. Stuff the Bus is a ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Living History Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. This family-friendly event includes children’s activities and games all day, special guided tours of the Lemon House, stone-cutting and other demonstrations and ...

Rec commission offers summer programs

The Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission is offering a variety of programs and activities this summer. Preregistration and prepayment is required for all programs. Online registration is available at www.cbrcparks.org, click on the programs link listed on the top of the home page and ...

Across the area

WOSA workshop to focus on wildlife The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies and Juniata Valley Audubon Society are collaborating on a workshop to help local forest landowners learn more about a project to help young forest wild-life like wild turkey, deer, whip-poor-wills and ...

Club notes

Frontier Patriots welcome new member The Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently welcomed its newest member. Jimmy Ling II has completed documentation proving his ancestry to a Patriot who assisted in the cause to liberate America from English rule during ...

Yesteryear

This photo was taken at the Kiwanis Health Farm in Sinking Valley, which existed from 1928 to 1968. Planning is underway for the Kiwanis Club of Altoona Health Farm Reunion on June 21 at Fort Roberdeau. The planning committee invites all campers, counselors and staff to attend. There is no cost ...

Ruling on drooling: When to worry about your dog’s mouth

Friends of ours just got a new puppy. Actually, they got the sister of our new puppy, Rio. Their laid-back, 3-year-old chocolate Lab, however, is not so sure about the new addition. He’s remained a little distant with the new arrival and has started to drool and foam at the mouth a bit. ...

Pet obituary – Emee Salesky

Emee Salesky 5/23/17 With many tears I cry each day, In angels arms you were carried away. My memories of love and laughter shall not fade for in my heart you shall always stay. Dear little kitty you shall always be missed. I hope you’ve found heaven’s unending bliss! Love ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Kian Michael Parks’ family gathered for a family member’s birthday in March. Kian was born on Sept. 30. Shown are (from left): Kimberlee (Luciano) Barroner, grandmother; LaThrisia Rickabaugh, great-grandmother, holding Kian Michael Parks; and Mikayla ...

Across the area

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. (Singles and couples are welcome) This ...

Across the area

Rotary, Elks to name Citizen of Year BEDFORD — The Bedford Evening and Sunrise Rotary Clubs and Bedford Elks Club are partnering to seek nominations for the 2017 Bedford County Citizen of the Year. The award recipient will be chosen based on recent contributions to the life and ...

Kiwanis Club plans Health Farm reunion

The Kiwanis Club of Altoona will hold a Kiwanis Health Farm reunion from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at Fort Roberdeau, Altoona. The club invites all Health Farm campers, counselors and staff to attend. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with a picnic dinner at 6 p.m. and a brief program at 7 p.m. ...

‘Dancin’ the Daily News’

Courtesy photo Charlene’s School of Dance, Cresson, will present this year’s recital “Dancin’ the Daily News” at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at Penn Cambria High School auditorium. The Friday performance features all CSD dancers, the 1 p.m. Sunday show features the younger ...

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 ...

‘Don’t Touch That Dial’

Courtesy photo The Blair Dance Academy will present its 15th annual recital, “Don’t Touch That Dial,” on June 17 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. There will be two shows this year: The matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. will feature the youngest students, as well as the ...

Across the area

Claysburg library sets summer learning CLAYSBURG — The Summer Learning Program (formerly Summer Reading Program) will begin June 19 at Claysburg Area Public Library. The library will hold two sessions per week, one for students entering kindergarten through third grade and one for those ...

Women’s Night Out raises $5K

More than 400 women attended UPMC Altoona Healthy Living Club’s Women’s Night Out on April 27 and helped the UPMC Altoona Foundation and Friends of Altoona Hospital, UPMC Altoona’s auxiliary, raise more than $5,000 to benefit the UPMC Altoona Breast Health Center. The event was held at ...

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. Reservations required. Evening on the Summit: Full Kilt, 8 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater, $2 per person. The concert will be moved indoors ...

AASD summer food program to begin Monday

The Altoona Area School District will operate its annual Summer Food Service Program beginning June 12 and running through July 28 at the following sites: Altoona Area High School, Irving Elementary, Juniata Elementary, Penn Lincoln Elementary, Baker Elementary, and Washington-Jefferson ...