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PCN to mark 230th anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion

Commemorate the 230th anniversary of the Whiskey Rebellion with special programming on PCN.

Featured episodes of “It’s History!,” “PA Books,” “Battlefield Pennsylvania” and “Keystone Cuisine” explore the role Pennsylvania had in leading the rebellion.

Watch the Whiskey Rebellion programming on Dec. 20 through 23 on cable and streaming on PCN Select. Highlights include:

– Tours of businesses such as Jean Bonnet Tavern, Oliver Miller Homestead and David Bradford House.

– An inside look at the Whiskey Rebellion Festival.

– Interviews with authors William Hogeland, Meredith Meyer Grelli, and Mark Meyer.

Learn more at pcntv.com/whiskey-rebellion.

Jesi’s Christmas to hold blood drive

Jesi’s Christmas “A Circle of Giving” will hold a blood drive Friday in memory of Jessalyn Reilly who was killed in an automobile accident at the age of 18.

The blood drive will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the old Pac Sun store front inside the main entrance to the Logan Valley Mall, Altoona.

Every year, family friends and community members come together to help the community in need during the holidays.

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