Community

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is July 13. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC ...

Across the area

Lehman Engineers to host blood drive DUNCANSVILLE — The community is invited to answer the call of patients in need by donating blood from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Lehman Engineers at 117 Olde Farm Road. Public benefit auction set for July 8 WILLIAMSBURG — The Mines and Royer ...

Hollidaysburg library announces programs for July

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its July events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed July 4 in observance of ...

Health and safety carnival

Courtesy photo Nearly 800 Head Start and Pre-K Counts children and adults from across Blair County participated in Child Advocates of Blair County’s annual Health and Safety Carnival held at PNG Field in May. The carnival focuses on child and family health, wellness and safety topics and ...

Park programs

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643 “Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” Van Tour, daily through Sept. 30, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. There is no fee for the van tours. Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Family ...

Across the area

Altoona woman gets free hearing aids Beverly Walker of Altoona recently had her hearing restored courtesy of Miracle-Ear of Altoona and Miracle-Ear Foundation. Walker had struggled with hearing loss for many years and was getting frustrated not being able to communicate with her family. She ...

Penn State Extension sets master gardener program

Penn State Extension in Blair County is now accepting applications for for the 2017 master gardener program. The program consists of a volunteer training course designed to provide home gardeners with information and skills necessary to share their knowledge with others. Weekly classes ...

Births

June 11, 2017 Damien Trace Grimes-Mallory, a son born to Ashley Mallory and Caleb Grimes, Altoona, at UPMC Altoona at 4:23 a.m. Lucia Claire Mazzei, a daughter born to Debra (Jones) and Joshua Mazzei, Hollidaysburg, at UPMC Altoona at 9:55 a.m. June 12, 2017 Elsa Lorraine Lake, a ...

Club notes

Rep. Judy Ward addresses DAR chapter The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met June 10 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. State Representative Judy Ward was the guest speaker. Rep. Ward, the first female Pennsylvania State Representative from ...

RSVP honors volunteers in Blair, Huntingdon counties

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Blair and Huntingdon Counties thanked its volunteers at two recognition banquets in April, which was Nation-al Volunteer Recognition Month. RSVP volunteers provided 24,562 hours of support during the 2016 calendar year at local organizations that ...

Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer walk is Aug. 18

The Lung Disease Foundation of Central Pennsylvania announces the sixth annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk, to be held Friday, Aug. 18 from 8 to 10 a.m. inside the Logan Valley Mall. Each year, walkers from across central Pennsylvania join the physicians, staff and volunteers ...

Personable but pushy pup commands training attention

Did I mention we have a new puppy — a spitfire with razor sharp teeth and an unlimited supply of energy? Her name is Rio — Rio Bella to be complete — and she’s a white German shepherd — the only white one in a litter of six (her grandmother was white). Yes, white shepherds are ...

Doctorate Olivia K. Hines

ERIE — Olivia Kaitlynn Hines of Altoona received a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteo-pathic Medicine School of Pharmacy on May 28 at the Erie Insurance Arena. Hines is the daughter of Todd and Joelle Hines of Altoona. She is a 2012 graduate of Altoona Area ...

Pageant chooses Jared Box Project as platform

LEWISTOWN — The Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship Pageant has announced that the pageant, a local preliminary to Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen has named “The Jared Box Project” as its local platform. The Jared Box Project provides decorated shoe box size ...

CPHS launches pet calendar contest

Area residents are invited to enter their cat, dog, ferret, rabbit — any animal — in the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society’s Picture Perfect Pet Calendar Contest. The contest started on May 27 and will end at 9 p.m. July 8. All proceeds will help the homeless animals at the ...

Brittany Keith, Tyler Cogan

Brittany Keith of Roaring Spring and Tyler Cogan of Martinsburg are engaged to be married. Miss Keith is the daughter of LaMar and Ginger Keith of Roaring Spring. She is a graduate of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, with an associate of science degree in nursing in 2014 and a bachelor of ...

Alexandra Dvoriantchikova, Michael Bender

Alexandra Dvoriantchi-kova and Michael Bender, both of Chevy Chase, Md., are engaged to be married. Miss Dvoriantchikova is the daughter of Gena and Galina Dvoriantchikova of Miami. She is a 2007 graduate of Miami Killian High School and a graduate of Florida International University with a ...

Marie Garofoli, Edward Eckels Jr.

Marie Garofoli and Edward Eckels Jr., both of Clearfield, are engaged to be married. Miss Garofoli is the daughter of Gary and Jane Garofoli of Altoona. She is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Altoona, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Storrs, ...

Dean’s list

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT JOHNSTOWN SPRING DEAN’S LIST Bedford County 4.0 Bedford — Amanda L. Eckenrode. Osterburg — Hannah D. Miller. Bedford County Dean’s List Alum Bank — Jay Cassidy, Luke B. Hobson, Brennon J. Miller, Zachary J. Terek. Bedford — Hannah D. Brown, ...

Lincoln Caverns’ Discovery set

HUNTINGDON — Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks will hold its 13th annual Discovery Days, a weekend of special historic programs, children’s activities and savings form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Interpreters portraying the roles of those significant in the discovery and ...