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Holliday chapter holds virtual meeting The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a virtual meeting on March 20. Doug Bosley, supervisory park ranger at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial, ...

Free directory available for RV, camping enthusiasts

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association began releasing the 2021 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory earlier this year. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters. The annual ...

Association to honor woman who dramatically improved her health

Nominations are due by April 23 The American Heart Association is accepting nominations for the Healthy Lifestyle Change Award. The Healthy Lifestyle Change Award is an opportunity for individuals in the Blair County community to nominate a deserving female of any age who has ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Mia Beard’s family include (from left): front row –– Marge Moschella of Altoona, great-great-grandmother; and Olivia (Vellone) Beard of Altoona, mother; back row — Kathy (Moschella) Eberhardt of Altoona, great-grandmother; and Dena (Moschella) ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of winners of its recent games. March 24 — Meri Gould and Roger Reese and Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, tied for first; Jean Green and Jean Keller, second. March 25 — Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, first; Jean Keller and ...

Service Paws plans check presentations

Local residents invited to attend event Service Paws of Central PA (SPCP) will conduct a check presentation ceremony on April 15 at the new United Veterans Association (UVA) Club. The group will be presenting two checks totaling $16,000 to New Hope Assistance Dogs for Branden Hill and ...

Yesteryear-Newry baseball

Capt. James E. Wentz, USN (Retired) of McLean, Va., submitted this photo of the 1954 Newry baseball team. The team played in the Blair Twilight League and the photo was snapped at Dysart Park in Hollidaysburg. The wooden covered grandstand is shown in the background. Paul “Scrappy” Weaver ...

Daughters of the Nile presents checks to Shriners

Dorcas Temple No. 129 Daughters of the Nile recently voted to present $1,200 to each of the Pennsylvania Shriners Children’s Hospitals. The money is to be used toward a project of their choosing. Queen Jaclyn Grove presented a check to Noble Troy Harding, Erie Shriner’s Hospital ...

Roaring Spring library announces April activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for April. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Note that all programming will be held virtually via the library’s Facebook page. Preregistration for summer programming began on ...

Student battles hunger by ‘Baking with Love’

STATE COLLEGE — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local State College teen, Madeline Krentzman has created the Bake With Love Project to support those struggling with food insecurity. Madeline was inspired by the Centre County YMCA’s constant efforts to eliminate local child and ...

Community dinners

Free bag lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The next event is April 17. The Bag Lunch will include a hot dog, baked beans, dessert and fruit. One bag lunch per person will be handed out in the church ...

Indiana University of Pennsylvania fall dean’s list

INDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA FALL DEAN’S LIST Blair County Altoona — Aleyah Marie Arthur, Eva Madeline Aveni, Delaney Nicole Belardi, Alayna L. Biesecker, Connor Ann Bradley, Ian Mitchell Campbell, Alyssa Dawn Charles, Alexandra Grace Dumin, Lydia Eamigh, Mark A. ...

Across the area

Letter carrier food drive goes virtual Since 1991, the Blair Bedford Labor Council has collected food gathered by the letter carriers in Altoona, but this year, due to COVID-19, the event will be a virtual food drive. The council normally collects 27 tons of food, so it is trying to raise ...

Week of the Young Child Committee plans activities

The Week of the Young Child Committee, a committee led by United Way of Blair County’s Family Resource Center, is happy to announce that it will be sharing a Virtual Month of the Young Child Celebration beginning April 1 in place of its annual in-person celebration. Each year, the community ...

Hollidaysburg library announces April activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its activities and resources for April. April is Citizen Science Month and Virtual Month of the Young Child. Check out books from the library displays. The library will be closed April 2, 3 and 4 in observance of Easter. ...

Glendale Education Foundation plans golf event

Tournament set for June 11 COALPORT — The most lucrative fundraiser of the Glendale School District Education Foundation has traditionally been its annual golf tournament — which was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic. Executive director Richard W. Snyder II explained at the ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of winners of its recent games. March 17 — Jeff Gourley and Larry Gourley, first; Meri Gould and Roger Reese, second; Marcia and Dave Dravis, third. March 18 — Jean Keller and Jean Green, first; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, ...

Yesteryear-Pen-Wer Gulf Gas Station

In 1923, Harry Penny opened the Pen-Wer Gulf Gas Station with J.W. Wertzberger, at 22nd Street and Seventh Avenue, Altoona. Later, it became the Penwer Service Co. He sold Tydol gas, tires, tubes, oil, car repairs and land for gas stations. Penny lived in the attached home. His wife, Della ...

Spring cleaning at Baker Mansion

Courtesy photos The boys and girls of Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, Bethany Lutheran Troop 15 and Our Lady of Lourdes Troop 49, raked and cleaned the large lawn at Baker Mansion on March 20. Helping them were their Scoutmasters, parents and volunteers. They collected 115 bags ...

Community dinners

Free bag lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The next event is April 17. The Bag Lunch will include a hot dog, baked beans, dessert and fruit. One bag lunch per person will be handed out in the church ...