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Ebensburg’s ‘Art In Bloom’ show presents awards

EBENSBURG — The Ebensburg Main Street Partnership hosted its 21st annual “Art in Bloom” Spring Art Show at the Cambria County Courthouse on April 27 and 28. More than 100 artists from around the area entered nearly 200 pieces of artwork into this year’s show. On the evening of April ...

Train association to hold two open houses May 26

The Alto Model Train Museum Association will hold open houses from noon to 4 p.m. May 26 at two locations — the Antique Depot in Duncansville and Lakemont Park adjacent to the gift shop. Visitors can see the new Horseshoe Curve display at the Depot and enjoy a preview of the 2019 Lights on ...

4 generations

Courtesy photos Four generations of Joe and Sally Wharton’s family include (from left): front — Joe Wharton of Altoona, great-grandfather, holding Reba Jane Harper, great-granddaughter; back — Mary Skiba of State College, grandmother; and Lauren Harper of Virginia, mother. Four ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this picture, which was taken from the roof of the Juniata Power Plant in 1971 or 1972. The view is looking toward Altoona. Piles of coal on the left were dumped there in preparation for the United Mine Workers Union strike. It never happened. The building in ...

Class reunions

The Hollidaysburg High School Class of 1964 is planning its 55th anniversary class reunion for Aug. 9 and 10. Letters were sent in early March. Any classmate not receiving a letter and would like to attend can call Thelma (Schaefer) Zimmer-man at 695-2619. n n n The Altoona Area ...

Cat’s nasty mats require close shave

Grayer is our 6-year-old male cat who came to us as a stray, courtesy of a kind co-worker and friend, Sally, who rescued him, his sister and mom from under a porch where the momma gave birth. He’s always been our elusive boy. But over the past year or so, he’s really started coming out ...

Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council plans art walk, ‘Music in the Burg’

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council has planned events for summer. For more information, visit www.hollidaysburgarts council.com. June 19 — Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m. starting at 321 Gallery on Allegheny Street to pick up a handout with map. There will be eight stops that ...

Railroaders Museum sets summer schedule

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum has announced its summer schedule. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are $10 in advance or $15 on the day of the show. Gates open at 5 p.m. with the opening band at 6 p.m. and the headline performer at 8 p.m. These events will be held rain or shine. The ...

Club notes

Beekeepers to meet today in Houtzdale HOUTZDALE — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. today at the Houtzdale Fire Hall, 601 Good St. The topic will be mating nucs and queen rearing. There is no charge to attend, and participants don’t have to be ...

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Gardening contest to showcase efforts PHILADELPHIA — The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society encourages non-professional gardeners from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware to enter its beloved green spaces in the 2019 PHS Gardening Contest. The annual competition welcomes entries ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

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

Parade seeks participants

Courtesy photo The Blair County War Veterans Council elected its 2019 officers earlier this year. Shown are (from left): Lloyd Peck, commander; Michael McDonough, senior vice commander; Ray Glass, junior vice commander and chaplain; Stan Ayers, finance officer; Iris Tatar, adjutant; and ...

Library receives funds from Claysburg Education Foundation

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Area Public Library was awarded $3,000 from the Claysburg Education Foundation for the 2019-20 Learning @ the Library program. This program is a preschool program which prepares children for entering kindergarten. It also involves the parents/caretakers in the ...

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Community Plant Swap is Saturday The public is invited to the annual Community Plant Swap, an opportunity to meet like-minded people, share your enthusiasm for gardening, give abundant plants and take home lots of new varieties to transform your 2019 garden. Take your plants for ...

Landlords association gives back

Courtesy photo The Central PA Landlords Association presented $10,100 to several area nonprofits. Recipients are (from left): standing — Mike Yeaton (Camp Anderson), $850; Krista Knapp (NEWS Worthy Network), $650; Debbie Kelly (Dreams Go On), $1,500; Dee Martin-Spallone (Angel Feet ...

Blazing Buffalo Patrol wins Klondike Derby

TYRONE — The Webelos Blazing Buffalo Patrol from Hollidaysburg Cub Scout Pack 331 took home the first-place trophy for the 2019 Chief Logan District Webelos Klondike Derby held at Camp Anderson on Feb. 23, beating 12 other teams for the coveted trophy. The patrol also captured the Best ...

War descendants to meet May 22

BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Donna King, pastor of St. Pauls AME Church in Bellefonte. She will talk about the Underground Railroad Activity and its connection to St. ...

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Grocery sale Friday to benefit Scouts A grocery fundraiser sale to benefit Boy Scout Troop 15 at Bethany Lutheran Church will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 200 Third Ave., Altoona. Irish Mike and New Dawn Enterprises will have a full load of both frozen and dry grocery ...

Bellwood library sets activities for May

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its May activities. n Baby Sprouts is the library’s Toddler Time for children ages 18 months to 3 years. It will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through May 30. After May 30, Baby Sprouts will take a two-week break and return ...

Courtesy Ford raising money for Because We Care

Courtesy Ford, Altoona, is bringing Ford Motor Co.’s Drive 4 UR Commun-ity program to the Altoona community in an effort to raise up to a maximum of $6,000 for Because We Care. For every person who test-drives a new Ford vehicle at Courtesy Ford on Saturday, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 ...