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Special education department gets donation

August 23, 2014 Altoona Area High School sophomore Bradley Weatherwalk understands firsthand the impact people can make inspiring others to achieve. more »»

Across the area

August 20, 2014 Model train show set in Bedford BEDFORD —?The Bedford Model Railroaders will host their 10th anniversary “N-Scale Weekend” Saturday and Sunday at the ProCare Sportsplex building between Bedford and... more »»

Park programs

August 20, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. more »»

Train excursion tickets on sale

August 20, 2014 ROARING SPRING —?Tickets for the 2014 Autumn Glory Ride Train Excur­sions, which will take place on Oct. 18, are now on sale and expected to once again quickly sell out. more »»

Juniata presents achievement awards

August 20, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Juniata College, as part of its “Alumni Weekend 2014,” presented five alumni-related awards on June 7 during Alumni Assembly. Among them was Altoona resident Dr. George M. more »»

Becky Sheetz golf tournament set for Thursday

August 19, 2014 ROARING SPRING — The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club will hold the 19th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tourna­ment on Thursday at Iron Masters Country Club. more »»

Youth initiative earns foundation support

August 19, 2014 CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College’s Mercy Youth Initiative Program has received a grant for $5,00. more »»

Across the area

August 19, 2014 Charity Gump Run set for Saturday Vets Supporting Vets will hold its annual charity motorcycle run benefit “Gump Run,” which includes overnight camping, a pig roast, prizes and games, on Saturday an... more »»

‘Fund a Cure’ event Friday at the Curve game

August 18, 2014 “Fund A Cure for Pancreatic Cancer” will be held at the Altoona Curve on Friday. more »»

Roaring Spring Library lists September events

August 18, 2014 The Roaring Spring Library lists September events. The library is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and?Thursday. The library will be closed Sept. more »»

Across the area

August 18, 2014 Mill Run Community Day Fair set On Saturday, Cornerstone Fellowship of Mill Run church will be hosting the second annual Mill Run Community Day. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. more »»

Club notes

August 17, 2014 Blair Garden Club holds annual picnic Members of the Blair Garden Club met at Canoe Creek State Park for their annual picnic on July 28. Members shared their special dishes for the picnic. more »»

UPJ students receive achievement awards

August 17, 2014 JOHNSTOWN — Seventy-seven University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown students were honored for exemplary academic achievement in a variety of fields at the college’s annual Academic Honors Convocation,... more »»

Lock Haven University spring 2014 graduate list

August 17, 2014 Bedford County — Claire Jones, New Enterprise, B.S., interdisciplinary studies; Cassie Beach, Roaring Spring, B.S., recreation management. Blair County — Tyler Hileman, Altoona, B.S. more »»

Highmark Foundation announces new bullying prevention guides for parents and educators

August 17, 2014 PITTSBURGH ä The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and volunteers... more »»

Mid State Trail group wins award

August 14, 2014 The Mid State Trail Association work on the “Yellow Creek Bridge” was one of 10 awards nationally of 2014 Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards. more »»

Author donates book to Altoona library

August 14, 2014 Local author Herman N. Nagle has donated a copy of his latest book, “Great Uncle Ed” to the Altoona Area Public Library for the library’s Pennsylvania Room. more »»

Woodlot Management Workship is Aug. 23

August 14, 2014 SPRING?MILLS?— Penn State Extension-Centre County will hold the 13th annual Central Pennsylvania Woodlot Management Workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 23. more »»

Car and motorcycle events

August 14, 2014 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot, Plank Road, Al­toona. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

Across the area

August 14, 2014 Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day today Dairy Queen is holding its annual Miracle Treat Day today to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. more »»

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