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Spring concert set for Tuesday The Altoona Area Junior High School seventh-grade chorus and string orchestra will present a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. The chorus is under the direction of Jessica Connell, and orchestra is under the ...

Mental health first aid training set

NAMI PA Blair County will offer mental health first aid instructor training from June 12 to 16 at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center. This groundbreaking eight-hour course gives people the tools to identify when someone is experiencing a mental health or substance use problem ...

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. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or visit www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, ...

Birthday

Rose Schetrompf Rose M. Schetrompf will celebrate her 101st birthday on Tuesday. She was born May 9, 1916. She was married to Howard P. Schet-rompf, who is deceased. The couple lived in Everett all their lives. Mrs. Schet-rompf is the mother of six children: Howard P. Schetrompf Jr., ...

Across the area

JC Blair, Kiwanis sponsor wellness check HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the Kiwanis Club of Huntingdon are partnering for the sixth year to offer a Community Wellness Check from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the J.C. Blair Education Center on the hospital campus. The Wellness ...

Activities planned for Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on May 20 at The Wall That Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona. This year’s program will honor World War II servicemen. Each serviceman wishing to be honored will receive a pin. Those wishing to be honored ...

Health, Welfare Council awards grants

At the March meeting of the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, two grants were awarded to local organizations for programs that will help to enhance the health and well-being of Blair County residents. Each year, the council awards grants to its member organizations that help to promote ...

Roaring Spring library sets May activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for May. 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.roaringspring library.org and ...

Leadership class raising money for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County class of 2017 teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County to raise money for 160 kids, who are enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, to get new bikes, along with helmets and locks. Thanks to generous ...

Across the area

Hollidaysburg to host district chorus HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District will host the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 6 Song Fest on Friday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. The guest conductor will be Jayne Glocke from Penn ...

Altoona library sets May activities

The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its May activities. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. n The library will host an All Day Knit-In from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the board room. Come for a few hours or stay all day. Enjoy the ...

Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant to be held May 19 in Hollidaysburg

The deadline for dinner tickets is Saturday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 2017 Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant will be held on May 19 at the West Loop Missionary Alliance Church. The pageant will serve as an introduction to the 2017-18 Blair County Dairy Promotion team, as well as recognition ...

Birthday

Elizabeth May Hershey Elizabeth May “Betty” Hershey of Bellemeade will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 11. She was born on May 11, 1917, to Nora and Ralph G. Mont-gomery of Altoona. She married Victor Ray Hershey on May 13, 1939, at First Methodist Church of Juniata. He is ...

NAACP to hold Freedom Fund dinner

Event is Saturday at The Calvin House DUNCANSVILLE — The Blair County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its annual Freedom Fund Dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Calvin House. The guest speaker will be Joan Duvall-Flynn, president of the ...

American Cancer Society seeks teams to participate in Bedford Relay For Life

BEDFORD — The American Cancer Society is calling on all community members to participate in the Relay For Life of Bedford. This year’s event will be held from 10 a.m. June 24 to 10 a.m. June 25 at Friendship Village Campground. The Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest ...

Yesteryear

Local railroad history buff Gary Clare of Duncansville submitted these photos from the Red Arrow Train Wreck on Feb. 18, 1947, near the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona, in which 25 people were killed. The FBI sent a special agent from the Philadelphia Field Office to investigate. The Altoona ...

Be a cautious gardener: keep the chocolate in your candy bar

Spring has officially arrived, and people are chomping at the bit to get outside and “blow some stink off” (as my parents used to say), looking for any excuse to get outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the sun, even if it’s to work in the yard, around the house or on the car. Some people ...

Club notes

Adam Holliday chapter presents awards The Adam Holliday Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held its meeting on April 15 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Guests of the chapter were the winners of the annual essay contests and their ...

Service notes

MADISON D. COLE U.S. Air Force Airman Madison D. Cole graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

SAMA Altoona to offer summer art camp

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona will continue its tradition of offering a children’s art camp this summer. This year’s camp, “Explosions in Creativity,” is designed for ages 8 through 14 and will be taught in a small, informal group to provide campers with exposure ...