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Allegheny Club distributes $40,000 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Allegheny Club of Holli-daysburg made a second distribution of $40,000. The board of governors, officers, as well as members of the club, made the donations. The Allegheny Club is a Catholic corporation and helps support the five ...

Daffodil Days to return

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days are returning. Make a donation in January and receive cheerful daffodils as a thank-you in March, while helping the American Cancer Society lead the fight for a world without cancer. Make a $10 donation and receive a bunch of 10 ...

Basket Bingo set for Feb. 17

Relay For Life of Blair will hold a basket bingo at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Army Readiness Center in Duncansville. The doors will open at 1 p.m. The event will feature Longaberger baskets, Vera Bradley bags, and also some designer bags. General ticket price for regular games only is $20. A ...

Catholic Charities plans ‘Wines of Italy’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Join Catholic Charities at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at The Blairmont Club for its “Wines of Italy” sampling event. A sommelier will share six specially selected Italian wines, carefully paired with delicious appetizers. The event will feature three red wines and three white ...

Blair County Medical Society presents $2,500 scholarship

HARRISBURG — The Blair County Medical Society awarded a $2,500 scholarship to Mark Zaki, son of Irini Youssef of Hol-lidaysburg. Zaki attends Harvard Medical School in Boston, specializing in neurosurgery. “During my undergraduate studies at University of Pittsburgh, I become fascinated ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Jan. 2 — Akbar Samii and Tudor Trifan, first; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, second; Cheryl Wherry and Carol Moyer, third; Peggy Gutshall and Barb Vander Jagt, fourth. Jan. 3 — Marcia Dravis and Peggy ...

Yesteryear

The 1952 Sacred Heart football team included (from left): first row — Sam Knouse, Steve Macionsky, Dan Little, Ed Wolf, Geo Balestino, Richard Obymyer and Terry Quirin; second row — Fred Stormer, Jim Obymer, Travis Elden, Joe Pasquale, Bob Emighy and Jim Tomlinson; third row — Larry ...

2018 record rainfall means record mud haul for pet owners

By July 2018, it was already the wettest summer on record for parts of Pennsylvania. By year-end, I think it’s safe to say the record setting continued. In my world (which is comprised of 11 pets), that only means one thing: Mud. Lots and lots of mud. Mud on dogs, mud on the floors, mud on ...

Across the area

Experimental Aircraft Assn. to meet MARTINSBURG — Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 400 in Martinsburg will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of the main terminal at the Blair County Airport. EAA membership is open to all who are interested in airplanes and the ...

Holiday donations

Courtesy photos “On behalf of our residents, we would like acknowledge how grateful we are to David’s Bridal and Home Instead for their generous gifts this holiday season,” said Chris Pearce, nursing services coordinator at Hillview Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. ...

Across the area

Library features local photographer The Altoona Area Public Library has selected photographer Joanne DelBiondo “Joanne Marie” as its January artist of the month. She was born and raised in Altoona, but her studio is in Bellwood. Starting at a young age, she developed a passion for ...

PNC donates $10K to Operation Our Town

The PNC Foundation recently presented Operation Our Town with its first significant donation of $10,000 to continue to fight drugs and crime in Blair County. “PNC is excited to begin a partnership with Operation Our Town whose grant funding program helps to revitalize and promote healthy ...

Glendale Education Foundation plans fundraiser

‘Winter WineFest Warmup’ set for Feb. 9 FLINTON — The Glendale Education Foundation will hold a “Winter WineFest Warmup” fundraiser from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Coalport Fire Hall. The four participating wineries are: Glendale Valley Winery, Woody Lodge Winery, Bee Kind Winery ...

Park programs

Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 SnowFest and Polar Plunge, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Beach. The SnowFest 5-miler starts at 1 p.m., Juniata Valley YMCA Polar Plunge starts at 3 p.m. Preregistration is preferred. Other activities include fat bike ...

Club notes

State VFW auxiliary president to visit The 2018-19 Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary President Charlotte Swogger Lopes will make her official inspection to VFW District 22 at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Duncansville Memorial VFW Post 8724. Swogger Lopes has been a ...

Girl Scouts kick off 2019 cookie campaign

PITTSBURGH — Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania kicked off the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season on Jan. 4, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the U.S. and a powerful entrepreneurship incubator for the next generation of female leaders. Through the Girl Scout Cookie ...

Think Pink nets record proceeds

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona celebrated its 16th annual fundraiser in record fashion. Chaired by Jen Daniels and Lindsey Kranich, this year’s edition of Think Pink featured a new format, including a performance by the dueling pianos group, The Flying Ivories, and a ...

Yesteryear

Thomas C. Hileman of Altoona submitted this photo of Miss Hutchison’s first-grade class from Irving Elementary School’s Christmas party in the late 1940s. On the left side of the photo are (from left): front row — Carol Poorman, Karen Tinnick, Rosalin Lutz, Joycec Ann Martin, Eddie Lebo, ...

Law that protects pets left in vehicle is now in effect

My husband and I recently encountered two different situations where dogs were left in the back of truck cabs while the owners were inside a local business. The dogs were barking their heads off as we walked past them (protecting their turf). It wasn’t that warm outside either, which made ...