Lakemont Park set to open

Lakemont Park will open for the 2014 summer season this Saturday at noon. All Day Ride and Slide Passes are free Monday for Lakemont Park’s Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off Celebration.

Lakemont Park will also be holding its Customer Appreciation Days from Saturday through June 15. Visitors to the park will receive a free grandstand ticket to see the Altoona Curve take on the Reading Fightin Phils on June 15 with the purchase of an All Day Ride and Slide Pass or Dollar Days Admission through June 15.

XLTE now available in area

Verizon Wireless Advanced Wireless Services spectrum, known as XLTE, is now available in more than half of its 4G LTE markets nationwide, including the Altoona area.

XLTE delivers faster peak speeds and greater capacity in markets where 4G LTE service is being delivered over AWS spectrum, the company said in a release.

Some of the most popular Verizon Wireless 4G LTE devices are XLTE Ready, including the newest Droid devices; Samsung Galaxy S4, S5 and Note 3; and the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s.