ALSM receives accreditations

Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries has been awarded another five-year term of accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for two of its locations: The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg and The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.

This is the second CARF accreditation that has been awarded to ALSM and is accredited as an Aging Services Network by the international accrediting body.

An organization receiving a five-year term of accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s accreditation conditions and standards.

Sheetz offering free coffee

Sheetz will again celebrate the holidays by offering customers a free cup of freshly brewed coffee on both Christmas Day, from noon to midnight, and New Year’s, from 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve until 4 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Guests can walk into any one of Sheetz’s 584 stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina and receive a free cup of coffee.

Customers also have the opportunity to make the holiday brighter for local children by donating to Sheetz For The Kidz at checkout. Sheetz For The Kidz is an employee-run charity providing toys, clothes and other basic needs to underprivileged children across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. One hundred percent of customer donations go directly to supporting the children in the communities Sheetz serves.


LCB sets extended hours

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced that many Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores across the commonwealth will open for extended hours to provide customers additional shopping opportunities and convenience during the holiday season.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will adjust their hours to accommodate customer demand. Many will open earlier and remain open later. Some stores will open on days they may typically be closed, including Sundays.

Consumers are encouraged to check the hours of local stores by visiting, which will be updated daily.

Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be open on Christmas Eve with all stores closing by 6 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, all stores will close by 8 p.m.

All Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.