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Blair YMCA to hold Welcome Week HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Regional YMCA will hold Welcome Week from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The community is invited to try the Y at no cost. Guests can participate in any one of dozens of land-based classes for all fitness levels, from ...

Birthday-Joseph S. Dell

Joseph S. Dell of Duncansville, known as Wes, recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Eric P. Fritz, mayor of the Borough of Duncans-ville, issued a proclamation “recognizing with respect and admiration the contribution of senior citizens to our community” and stating that “longevity of ...

Blair Dance to present ‘Winter Showcase’

The Blair Dance Academy will present “A Winter Showcase” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. This performance will feature solos, duets, trios and group dances specifically commissioned for the Blair Dance Company and Hip Hop Overdrive, as well ...

Kiwanis hosts Reliance Bank tournament

TYRONE — The ninth annual Reliance Bank Holiday Tournament was hosted by the Northern Blair County Kiwanis Club Dec. 27 and 28 at the Tyrone Area High School Senior High gymnasium. The tournament tipped off at 2:30 p.m. with a boys game between the Holli-daysburg and Bishop Carroll boys ...

Lakemont Lions Club seeks New Voices

Lakemont Lions Club has joined Lions Clubs International’s effort to bring parity to membership and to be more representative of the community in which it exists and serves. The New Voices campaign, launched by Past International President Gudrun Yngvadottir of Iceland, calls for Lions Clubs ...

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Bedford kicks off Daffodil Days BEDFORD — The American Cancer Society Daffodil Days are back and ready to help Bloom HOPE in the community. Orders are being accepted for daffodil bunches, mini daffodil pots, tulip bunches and new for this year, chocolate lollipops from Bedford ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12. Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, ...

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Panera flyer to aid Rescue Workers The American Rescue Workers of Hollidaysburg is partnering with Panera at 156 Falon Lane in Altoona for a fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. today. Customers provide a copy of the flyer or mention the fundraiser, and ARW will receive a portion of the proceeds. ...

Helping Toys for Tots

Courtesy photo Beauty, Brains and Heart held its annual Toys For Tots service project drive. This is their eighth year of collecting new unwrapped toys for the organization. Every person who donated a toy received a BBH ornament and the top three people who donated the most amount of toys ...

Nominations sought for environmental awards

Winning entries to receive $5,000 PITTSBURGH — If you have an exciting environmental project to improve your community, then the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Dominion Energy want to hear from you. Nominations are now being sought for the 2020 Western Pennsylvania Environmental ...

Volunteers create Courage Capes for pediatric patients

DANVILLE — Toni Reed of Janesville spent a better part of her day painting designs on ‘Courage Capes” as she volunteered for a project for Children’s Miracle Net-work at Geisinger. The store employment associate and check out coach for the Logan Boulevard Martin’s Food Store in ...

Got cabin fever? Let the indoor games begin!

By now, the excitement of the holidays is over, the decorations are back in storage and spring seems a long way off. Short days with hit-or-miss sunshine and long cold nights mean that my morning dog walk takes place in the dark and my evening dog walk takes place … you guessed it … in ...

Yesteryear

Charlie Rabold submitted this photo of the church choir of Third Evangelical United Brethren Church in Altoona, which made its initial appearance at the Dec. 2, 1951, service, under the direction of Mrs. William McMinn with Sandra Reifsteck as piano accompanist. Several Christmas programs were ...

Club notes

Central Class of ’69 plans dinner Jan. 23 The Class of 1969 from Central High School, Martinsburg, will gather for dinner at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg. Horseshoe Seniors to hold dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, ...

WISE Women offers scholarship assistance

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. March 27. These completed applications must be received by mail to WISE Women, P.O. Box 134, ...

Local Scout attains the rank of Eagle

Boy Scout Troop 117, sponsored by St. Mark Catholic Church in Altoona, held an Eagle Scout Court of Honor Dec. 16 in recognition of Ryan Z. Kimberling’s achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout. Kimberling is the son of John and Lisa Kimberling of Altoona. The eldest of the Kimberling’s ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Cora Phelan’s family include (from left): seated — Freda Sipes of Bellwood, great-great-grandmother; and Becky Keagy of Altoona, mother, holding Cora Phelan; standing — Sherry “Mimi” Keagy of Hollidaysburg, grandmother; and Mary Parson of Altoona, ...

Volunteers learn warning signs of Alzheimer’s, celebrate the holidays

Blair Senior Services Inc. held its monthly in-service for Foster Grand-parent and Senior Companion volunteers Dec. 18 at the Hollidays-burg American Legion Post 516 Social Hall. Volunteers listened to Jill Curtis, education and outreach coordinator from the Alzheimer’s Associ-ation Greater ...

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SAMA, humane society plan soiree BEDFORD — The Bedford County Humane Society and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art are teaming up for the second annual Crystal Soiree 2020. With this year’s theme, “The Black & White Masked Ball,” the event will be held from 5:30 to 11 ...

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C-K Elementary raises money for St. Jude’s CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School kicked off its second annual coin drive for St. Jude’s Sept. 6 with a toboggan “hat day.” The students wore knit hats to show their support for children who have experienced hair loss resulting ...