Across the area

Courtesy photo Gage Carpenter won a bicycle at the “Let’s Move Blair County” event on May 19. Also shown are his mother, Dessie Carpenter, and Mike Bennett, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Altoona facility director.

Beekeepers to hold picnic Saturday

JANESVILLE — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mountz Memorial Park, 194 Walnut St.

This is the annual picnic and auction. There is no charge, and participants need not be a beekeeper to attend.

For more information, call 472-7637 or email


Nittany Greyhounds to meet Sunday

STATE COLLEGE — The Nittany Greyhounds Meet & Greet is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way. The next event is Sunday.

There will be a table with information and greyhounds to interact with, including adoptable ex-racing greyhounds.

For more information, email ellen@nittanygreys

.org or visit www.nittanygreys.org.

‘Summer Splash Book Sale’ starts Friday

JOHNSTOWN — The Inclined To Read Bookstore which is located in the Cambria County Library in Johnstown, will hold a large, half-price book sale, “Summer Splash Book Sale,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the library’s community room.

The bookstore is a nonprofit organization run by the Friends of the Cambria County Library with the sole purpose of raising funds that are donated to the library for goods and services that are provided to the community. One such program is the free summer lunch program for children.

Friends-Raising meeting planned Aug. 28

GALLITZIN — The Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site will hold a Friends-Raising meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 in the park Visitor Center, 110 Federal Park Road.

Park Superintendent Stephen M. Clark and other staff will share what’s going on this year at the historic site and to explore with those in attendance the formation of a Friends group. The meeting is open to the public.

A National Park Friends Group is established primarily to assist or benefit a specific park. A Friends Group can be the vehicle to provide an outlet for citizens’ passion about a park’s mission.

Traditionally, Friends Groups function in support of a park as volunteers and advocates, and provide additional financial resources through fundraising activities.

Superintendent Clark invites all those who are interested in the future of the historic site and want to learn more about forming a Friends Group to attend this informational planning meeting.

“I hope to hear ideas and thoughts on what the residents of the area would like to see happen at the historic site and meet those interested in volunteering to make our shared goals for Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site a reality.”

At the meeting, staff will also be seeking input on future projects and special events.

Throughout the National Parks, Friends groups partner with more than 200 National Parks and do a little bit of everything; including providing guided tours, staffing historic buildings, hosting events, supporting critical research and restoration projects, enhancing educational opportunities, and raising funds to rehabilitate centuries old structures.

King of Mountain to host charity vehicle

CLEARFIELD — Jeff Allen of Flat 12 Gallery, the television show “The Car Chasers” and podcast “Skidmarks Show” will showcase his newest build, the #V06, at automotive events across the United States this summer.

Locally, Allen will visit UMI Motorsports Park, 111 Mount Zion Road, Clearfield, during King of the Mountain Friday and Saturday. A 32-car shootout final begins at 5 p.m. Saturday

With the help of Shell and Pennzoil, the one-of-a-kind vehicle morphed a 1963 Volvo 122S Amazon with a 2013 Grand Sport Corvette to create the #V06. The #V06, powered by Pennzoil Synthetics, packs a 600HP punch from a Lingenfelter Built LS7.

At the conclusion of the tour, the vehicle will be auctioned off at Barrett Jackson Scottsdale in January 2020 with proceeds benefiting the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Memorial Scholarship Fund, which offers financial assistance to students pursuing an automotive career.

At King of the Mountain, fans and enthusiasts can take pictures, watch the #V06 tear up the track, receive an autograph from Jeff Allen, hear from Jeff about the building process and why he chose the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund as the beneficiary for the auction. For more information, visit UMI Motorsports Park on Facebook.