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SAMA plans ‘Red, White, Blue’ Gala

LORETTO — This summer, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will celebrate America at its 39th annual gala fundraiser. The “Red, White and Blue” Gala will be held July 22 on the campus of Saint Francis University. Glenda Forosisky is chairwoman of this year’s event, ...

Club notes

Rotary, Elks to honor Citizen of Year BEDFORD — The Bedford Rotary Clubs and the Bedford Elks Clubs will present Rick Smith with the 2017 Citizen of the Year Award at an awards ceremony on July 24. After working for Frontier Communications of Breezewood for 30 years, Smith took on the ...

‘Griff’s Sideline Pancreatic Cancer’ dinner set for July 28

Griffith Foundation plans summer events The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation will host the eighth annual “Griff’s Sideline Pancreatic Cancer Dinner” on July 28. This weekend is inspired by Hollidaysburg resident Greg Griffith, whose fight against pancreatic cancer ended on ...

Service notes

MERLE R. SHIREY III Merle R. “Trae” Shirey III was promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps on May 1. Shirey graduated as a private first class from boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Jan. 30, 2015, where he completed 13 weeks of intensive training. He was ...

Keep a cool head when you see a dog in a hot car

People love to take their pets with them when traveling even a short distance. However, even if it feels like a cool day to you, it is not safe to leave your pet in a vehicle alone while you “run into the store.” At 70 degrees on a sunny day, after a half hour, the temperature inside ...

Humane society announces date for sixth annual Fur Ball

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will hold its sixth annual Fur Ball on Oct. 14 at The Blairmont Club, 235 Larch St., Hollidaysburg. Tickets are $75 per person, which includes lavish hors d’oeuvres, food stations, complimentary drinks, a photo booth, music, the Pooch Parade, a live ...

My Ride – Charlie Beiswenger, Altoona

Charlie Beiswenger, Altoona Courtesy photo 1966 Plymouth Sport Fury two-door hard-top Description: “This car is considered part of my family. I purchased the car in July 1971 from Joe Rosey Dodge in Claysburg. The engine is 383HP/325 horsepower. It has a four-speed manual transmission (a ...

Park programs

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643 “Journey Around Lake Conemaugh” Van Tour, daily through Sept. 30, 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Reservations are encouraged, but not required. There is no fee for the van tours. Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Bat ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

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

Across the area

VFW plans ride for homeless veterans DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 will host the 14th annual Homeless Veterans Memorial Ride on July 15. The ride will be sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department VFW in memory of Gary Anders, past state senior vice ...

Roaring Spring library plans July activities

ROARING SPRING — Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for July. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Manage your Evergreen library card account at www.roaringspringlibrary .org. Overdrive e-books are ...

Club notes

Garden Club presents scholarships PATTON — On May 11 at the Cambria Heights High School Awards Banquet, the Patton Garden Club presented a $1,000 scholarship to Jonathon Kirk, who will be attending St. Francis University and to Morgan Thomas, who will be attending Penn State Altoona. The ...

Revolutionary War Days set at Fort Roberdeau July 15-16

Revolutionary War Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 15 and 16 at Fort Roberdeau, with major battle re-enactments each afternoon at 3 p.m. War re-enactors portray American patriots defending the Lead Mine Fort as British loyalists and Native Americans wait for an opportunity to ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this aeriel view of the Horseshoe Curve. It was taken by Sheldon Burns, who owned the 11th Avenue Camera Shop, Altoona, in the 1950s. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about ...

Reunion

The descendants of Charles and Carrie (Bradley) Thompson will hold their annual reunion on July 15 at Morrison Cove Park Pavilion No. 2 in Martinsburg. The families will gather for lunch at noon. On July 16, the family will attend a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church ...

Pets’ fear of fireworks can take sparkle off the Fourth of July

I knew I would eventually find somebody to blame for the annual tradition of Fourth of July fireworks that terrifies one of our dogs and two of our cats. It’s founding father John Adams. Even before the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, he envisioned fireworks as ...

Foundation presents grants for domestic violence survivors

Allstate owners, staff earn $7,000 by volunteering at Family Services fundraiser On June 4, seven local Allstate agency owners and their staff donated their time by volunteering at the 16th annual Family Services Inc. 5K/10K Race- Walk fundraiser. Beyond volunteering time, their involvement ...

Hollidaysburg Girl Scout earns her Silver Award

Girl Scout Elizabeth “Lizzie” Pearson of Hollidaysburg recently earned her Silver Award after working independently to bring attention to the ongoing problems concerning recycling. The Silver Award is the highest recognition that can be achieved in Girl Scouting for girls in grades six ...

Car club events

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

Across the area

Lehman Engineers to host blood drive DUNCANSVILLE — The community is invited to answer the call of patients in need by donating blood from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Lehman Engineers at 117 Olde Farm Road. Public benefit auction set for July 8 WILLIAMSBURG — The Mines and Royer ...