Business news of local interest

Safe food course offered

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will offer a one-day ServSafe Certification food-handling course next month.

The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at the college’s Blair Center in the Logan Valley Mall.

The certification is 15 hours, and includes 7.5 hours of self/home study prior to the course. Participants must sign an affidavit the day of the course stating that they have participated in 7.5 hours of home study prior to taking the course.

A textbook must be purchased and is available at the college bookstore. A valid photo ID is needed for the exam.

To register or for more information, contact Penn Highlands at 262-3815 or

Finelli’s recognized

Finelli’s Italian Villa, Altoona, has been named a 16-year recipient of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America Achievement of Distinction, one of the most prestigious awards for fine dining.

“We are very honored that Finelli’s Italian Villa has provided a standard of excellence earning it well-deserved recognition as a DiRoNA Awarded restaurant,” said Scott Breard, DiRoNA executive director in a statement. “The Finelli family and their staff have a passion to deliver a truly memorable dining experience. Exceptional pasta, veal and fish dishes highlight a menu of authentic Italian cuisine with a meticulously chosen wine list. Its warm and inviting atmosphere add to the restaurants’ long and rich history as a friendly Italian restaurant.”

Five Star now offers Polaris

DUNCANSVILLE — Five Star Powersports of Duncansville is now selling Polaris offroad vehicles and Polaris snowmobiles.

Five Star also carries motorcycles, ATVs, side-by-sides, wave runners and Yamaha, Suzuki and KTM products.