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Weight loss series starts March 20 STATE COLLEGE — The next Healthy Weight for Life class series will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 20 and 27 and April 3, 10 and 17 in Mount Nittany Medical Center’s ground floor conference rooms, 1800 E. Park Ave. Each class will explore the ...

Altoona library announces Feb. programs

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its February programs. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. n Valentine Card Making with gift boxes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Call 946-0417, ext. 125, to register. n Keep the ...

Science bowl

Courtesy photo More than 500 high school students and 49 high school teachers from 33 area high schools participated in the 23nd annual Science Day held at Saint Francis University, Loretto, on Nov. 22. Sixteen school teams competed in a single-elimination science bowl conducted by Saint ...

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‘Annie Jr.’ to be staged this week HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Junior Theatre will present “Annie Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $8 for ...

B-A library sets upcoming programs

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has announced its upcoming programs. “Like” the Bellwood-Antis Public Library on Facebook for up-to-date library and program information or call the library at 742-8234. n Sips & Snacks in the Stacks will be held from 7 ...

Car club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club Valentine’s Day Dance — 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 11, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. Music by The Boomers. Potato chips, pretzels and door prizes will be provided. Tickets are $10 per person and are available at Unkel Joe’s Woodshed or Lightner’s BP Service Station, by ...

In the holiday spirit

Courtesy photos Members of the Blair Garden Club helped decorate the Baker Mansion Historical Museum in preparation for the Heritage Holiday Tours. Shown in the parlor are (from left): front row — Sarah Stanley, Linda Renney, Nancy Fogel, Marcy Hatch and Paulette Farabaugh; back row ...

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Society plans Cabin Fever dance The Blair County Respiratory Disease Society will present Cabin Fever 2017 on Feb. 3 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Flight 19 will provide the music, sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank. The evening will include music, ...

Blair Drug & Alcohol holds recognition

DUNCANSVILLE — Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships held its annual recognition dinner on Nov. 17 at The Calvin House. This year’s award recipients were: n Katelyn Hoover, Ray Shaw Community Advocate Award. n Chief Timothy J. Mercer, Logan Township Police Department, JoAnne Dugan ...

Spherion Staffing Services donates to soup kitchen

Employees of the Altoona office of Spherion Staffing Services donated $1,500 to the St. Vincent de Paul Food for Families Food Pantry as part of its annual Community Give Back program. Altoona Spherion franchise owners Don Ruggery Sr., Don Ruggery Jr. and Jay Ruggery, along with regional ...

Park programs

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643 “Colonel Unger-Show Yourself!” presentation, 2 p.m. Saturday. Park programs will be published on Page D2 Wednesdays. State parks and recreation areas that wish to be included should fax their programs to 946-7540 by noon the ...

Safe pet travel requires careful thought and preparation

We love our pets. So much so that 56 percent of Americans are more likely to travel with their pets, according to TripAdvisor.com, and almost as many will seek only pet-friendly accommodations. However, traveling with our pets can quickly turn into a stressful situation if we don’t plan ...

WISE Women offers scholarships

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $12,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. March 31. Scholarships will be available to Blair County resident females 21 years of age or older who ...

Operation Gratitude

Courtesy photo Textile Science members from the South Ebensburg 4-H Club picked up knitting needles and crochet hooks to create scarves for Operation Gratitude, an organization hosting the “Handmade with Love for Heroes” project. Emily Krug, representing Operation Gratitude, expressed her ...

Yesteryear

This is a photo of Wolf Furniture Co.’s annual picnic from Aug. 6, 1936. Among those in the photo are (from left): second row — Anne Wolf (Breidenstein), 11th; Marie Wolf (Riley), 12th; third row — George A. Wolf Jr., ninth; fourth row — Herbert T. Wolf, 15th; and George A. Wolf, 16th. ...

Club notes

Lions present Melvin Jones Fellow awards The Lions Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County presented two long-term board members with Melvin Jones Fellows at its meeting on Jan. 11. Taking part in the ceremony were Susan Edwards, zone chairperson and presenter; Rick Tromm of the ...

WISE Women seeks nominations for tribute

WISE Women of Blair County is looking for nominations for its annual Tribute to Women. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. The group is dedicated to empowering women and eliminating racism through collaboration, service and education. The annual tribute ...

Tyrone cheerleaders support cancer voucher program

TYRONE — The Tyrone Area High School cheerleaders made a donation of $552.31 to the Tyrone Hospital Foundation with funds to be directed to the hospital’s Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute Breast Cancer Voucher Program. The voucher program provides support to patients of ...

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Family Science Night is Thursday PATTON — Prince Gallitzin State Park will hold Family Science Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Families are invited to join the park naturalist to explore hands-on winter science, participate in icy experiments and find out why salt is the key to a favorite ...

Giving back

Courtesy photo AFSCME AFL-CIO Local 2952 recently presented $500 to Logan Elementary School PTO as part of the “AFSCME Gives Back Program.” Funds were designated to assist with the purchase of new books for the student library. This is the fourth annual donation made to the Altoona Area ...