News in brief from around the region

Farmer’s Market begins June 7

The downtown Altoona Farmer’s Market is set to begin its 29th year on Thursday, according to Patrick Miller, CEO of the Greater Altoona Economic Development Corp.

The market will be held in Heritage Plaza on Thursday mornings and afternoons through the fall. It may convene on Saturdays at some point, depending on the availability of the plaza, Miller said.


Paving to start on park road

Planned road work will mean limited access to Blue Knob State Park for those using the Overland Pass Road.

Starting Monday, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. will be paving a portion of the road between the Blue Knob condo area and the ski lodge at the top of the mountain.

The work is expected to take two days, depending on the weather. Motorists are urged to use other routes to access Blue Knob State Park.


Vietnam vets

to receive pins

A Vietnam Veterans Pinning and Proclamation Ceremony will be held for local Vietnam veterans at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, 51 Boal Ave., at 2 p.m. June 10 to honor and recognize those who served during the Vietnam War era.

The congressionally authorized Vietnam War Commemoration initiative was established by the U.S. Department of Defense to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

Humana is hosting the Boalsburg event with the Nittany Leathernecks Detachment 302 and the Centre County Veterans Affairs Office.

All who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces from

Nov. 1, 1955, to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location, are invited to attend and receive a special lapel pin.

Reservations can be phoned in to Humana’s Susan Shern at 717-791-5104 or made online at

From Mirror staff reports