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Area Life

On this Date: September 24

50 years ago Sept. 24, 1971 Playing at the Altoona Drive-In Theater was the double horror feature, “Daughters of Darkness” and “The Witchmaker.” 25 years ago Sept. 24, 1996 Altoona Police officer Jess S. Winter II was shot and seriously wounded at the Penn Alto Hotel ...

Spiritual Notes

Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond The Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren will host its annual Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond, Petersburg, on Saturday, Sept. 18. The fair begins with a diner-style breakfast served from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Lodge. A 5K run/walk ...

Community

Art Walk returns in Huntingdon HUNTINGDON — Art Walk Huntingdon will hold its monthly arts open house at various venues in Huntingdon today. Standing Stone Coffee Co. will host a paint a rock activity with the Huntingdon County Arts Council and will have live music by Jack Servello of ...

On this date

50 years ago Sept. 16, 1971 Radio & Motor Service Inc., moved from Green Avenue because of redevelopment, moved to a facility at 810 28th St., formerly the site of the Dixon Motor Co., Sylvania Electric during WWII and Stanley Electric Manufacturing Co. 25 years ago Sept. 16, ...

In the news on this date: September 13

Local history 50 years ago: 1971 The Blair County Garden Club held its 19th annual flower show at the 28th Street Church of the Brethren with Mrs. Alton Wasson, chairwoman. Mrs. Ruth Whitfield received an award of distinction for her exhibit. 25 years ago: 1996 The Central Blair ...

Spiritual notes

English classes offered The Altoona English and Culture Club is beginning its fourth year of teaching English to area adult internationals/immigrants. The classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday nights starting Sept. 13 at the Altoona Alliance Church. Classes for all abilities, as well ...