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Courtesy photo John Kubinsky (left) of 1st Summit Bank and Walter Asonevich pose with check delivered to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College’s Foundation for the EITC program.

Bank donates to Pa. Highlands

JOHNSTOWN — Walter Asonevich, president of Pennsylvania Highlands Community College, recently accepted a donation from John Kubinsky, senior vice president and loan group head for 1st Summit Bank.

The $2,500 Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program donation was given to the college foundation to help support the college’s Accelerated College Education (ACE) Program.

In 2014, the National Alliance of Concurrent Enroll-ment Partnerships (NACEP) granted Pennsylvania Highlands Community College national accreditation for its Accelerated College Education (ACE) concurrent enrollment program.

Penn Highlands is one of only two colleges in the state that has earned this accreditation, which ensures that the courses offered in high schools are equivalent to courses offered on the sponsoring college’s campus or facilities.

Because of donations through the EITC Program, ACE students are charged a reduced tuition rate.

During the 2018-19 academic year, the cost per credit for this program was $58, allowing more than 1,400 students to enroll in ACE courses at 52 different school districts across 10 Pennsylvania counties.

Apple cider fest in Clearfield County

KELLYTOWN — The Clearfield County Historical Society will hold its 15th annual Apple Cider Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bloody Knox Cabin along Route 453, in Kellytown, between Madera and Curwensville.

This year’s festival will be sponsored by Northwest Bank of Clearfield and is a family friendly event for all ages. Admission is free.

Numerous 19th century displays and demonstrations of craftsmanship will be available for viewing throughout the afternoon. They include: apple pressing and cider making, rope making, wool carding and spinning, homemade broom making, corn meal grinding, butter churning, corn bread samples, braided bracelets, Native American flint knapping, Civil War era surgical instruments, sauerkraut making, blacksmithing, homemade wooden whistles and more.

In addition, there will be face painting for children and an egg toss contest at 2 p.m. The first 100 children under 12 years of age will be given a free pumpkin.

County historical books and maps will be available for sale.

The Clearfield County Historical Society is an all-volunteer group that seeks to preserve and demonstrate the county’s rich historical past for present and future generations.

Flashbacks to play Saturday at Legion

CRESSON — The Cresson American Legion will hold its annual Fall Fling dance featuring The Fabulous Flashbacks from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Legion on Ashcroft Avenue.

All proceeds generated by this event provide funding for multiple community projects supporting veterans, fire department, ambulance services, police, local schools and others.

Those attending must be 21 or older to attend.

The kitchen will be open and a full bar is available.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For advance tickets or more information, call 886-7421.

The kitchen is now open to the public on Wednesday nights for hotdogs (all toppings), nachos with cheese or chili toppings, french fries and meatball sandwiches. Friday night features jumbo wings with four different sauces.

No membership is required to participate.

WISE Women meeting is Oct. 16

Area women are invited to WISE Women of Blair County’s 11th annual membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Hampton Inn, 180 Charlotte Drive, Altoona.

Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP by Friday by emailing info@wisewomenof


Talk focus is homeopathic remedies

Health By Choice Education and Research will present Dr. Ella McElwee with “Ella’s Homeopathic Remedies” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, 1309 11th Ave., Altoona.

Admission is free. To register, call 977-6641 or email info@hbcer.org.

Southern Cove Fire sets open house

NEW ENTERPRISE — The Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company will host an open house and Emergency Services Appreciation Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the fire station.

Visitors can see fire apparatus, police and EMS displays, a 911 display and a smoke trailer vehicle rescue demonstration.

Smokey Bear will be celebrating his 75th birthday with cupcakes.

Food and drink will be available.


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