Altoona hotels win big

The dual-branded Fairfield and TownePlace Suites by Marriott Altoona was awarded two awards at this year’s Marriott General Manager’s conference in Chicago.

Both brands were awarded the 2019 Platinum Circle Award, and the TownePlace Suites was named the top hotel in arrival experience and No. 3 in morning break of all hotels of the same brand across North America.

The Platinum Circle Award is given to hotels within the top 5 percent of their brand, determined by results of Guest Satisfaction Surveys completed by hotel guests throughout the previous year.


Ace fix-it Hardware sets event

Ace fix-it Hardware in Duncansville will hold a community celebration event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8.

Ace fix-it Hardware will feature three organizations throughout the day: American Rescue Workers, Central Pennsylvania Humane Society and the VFW Food Bank. Donations will be accepted all day for these organizations.

Participating businesses/organizations will have a table/display space on the lot.

Ace fix-it Hardware will also be introducing its new Ace Community Garden. Customers can come and plant a flower and add a marker for their family or in memory of a loved one.

GM recognizes auto shop

General Motors has awarded to Professionals Auto Body its highest designation, certification for collision and mechanical repairs.

Professionals Auto Body has earned this certification due to its up-to-date equipment, trained certified technicians and skilled office staff, said owner Ron Perretta.


Homewood sets open house

An open house — dubbed a June Jamboree — will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 at Homewood at Spring House.

Tours of the campus will be available. The public is invited and will be able to ask questions about the lifestyle on the campus.

Entertainment will be provided by Country Praise about noon. Admission, entertainment and lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers are free. Dessert will be available for purchase.