Community

Kennel association presents awards

The Altoona Area Kennel Association, Inc. held its annual awards banquet this summer at Jethro’s in Altoona. The AAKA Inc. Good Sports-manship Award was presented to Tammy Perkins. The following awards were presented for achievements obtained at AKC sanctioned shows or trials during ...

Down Syndrome Society to feature Cove girl in Times Square video

Jona Gartmann of Roaring Spring will be featured on the big screen in the heart of New York City as a part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation on Sept. 14. The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Aware-ness Month on the morning ...

Sunrise Rotary presents grants

Courtesy photo Altoona Sunrise Rotary recently awarded grants to area agencies. Shown are (from left): Sherry McCarthy of the Altoona Railroaders Museum; Ashley Owens of Family Services Inc.; Doug Sloey of Blair Hope for Families; Wade Kagarise, president of Altoona Sunrise Rotary; Tim ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through October, Gabe’s ...

Astronomy club to hold sky watch

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Canoe Creek State Park. The club will meet in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake. The rain date is Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to take binoculars or telescopes. ...

Across the area

Courtesy photo The annual Hollidaysburg Veterans Home Carnival has been going strong for more than 20 years, and PennCrest Bank is proud and honored to volunteer at the event. This year’s carnival was held June 14, and PennCrest Bank’s employees (from left) Wendy Nagle, Connie Hurd, Erica ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Programs vary on a daily basis and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather. Heritage ...

‘Showing Love for Animalz’

Courtesy photos Through its “Showing Love for Animalz” candy sales, Sheetz Accounting Department 212 raised $252 to donate to Mend-ing Hearts Animal Rescue and $252 to donate to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society. Shelter donations, including food, toys, litter and supplies, also ...

Fishing Derby

Courtesy photo The ICHTHYS Bass Club of Altoona held its 13th annual Jack Swisher Memorial Fishing Derby May 18 at Canoe Creek State Park, Hollidaysburg. Seven children ages 9-14 from the Juniata Valley Elementary School spent the morning and afternoon with the club members. The children were ...

Glendale golf outing raises $12,500

CURWENSVILLE — Director Richard Snyder has announced the winners of the 15th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser held June 7 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club. With a score of 55, the foursome of Rich Metzger, Justin Ohler, Mark Emery and Curt Melton finished first, ...

Cove ‘Party at the Park’ set for Saturday

MARTINSBURG — The Cove Cause for Cancer will hold “Party at the Park” from noon to midnight Saturday at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. The event will feature special park passes, late night glow pool party from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., food, bounce houses, a rock wall and special music ...

Across the area

Glendale plans backpack giveaway COALPORT — The Children’s Aid Society of Clearfield County, along with the Glendale School District Education Foundation, have scheduled a “Back to School Bash” for Glendale school-age students on Aug. 20. Children are invited to stop anytime from 3 ...

Discover a surprising ‘pet friendly’ fiber furniture option

Our living room suite needs replaced. It is time. It has far outlasted its use. When it was new it was a beautiful cream-colored pleather material. Pleather I say because I’m not sure how much was truly leather and how much might have been of a plastic nature. Either way, it was pretty and ...

Club notes

Courtesy photos Izaac Wilkinson, a recent graduate of Hollidaysburg Area High School, accepts a $1,000 scholarship award from Dana Lawlor, treasurer of the Sen. Ted Kennedy Memorial Scholarship Committee. This scholarship is awarded annually by the Blair County Democratic Committee to an ...

Service notes

GWYNETH L. LIEBAL U.S. Air Force Airman Gwyneth L. Liebal 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 ...

WISE Women offers scholarships

Application deadline is Sept. 27 WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Sept. 27. Completed applications must be received by email or U.S. ...

Join friends, family to run/walk for a cure

The Blair Relay For Life team Jonezin’ for a Cure and Brush Mountain Running and Outdoors will hold its Lace Up For Life 5K Run/Walk Sept. 28 at Canoe Creek State Park, Pavilion No. 2. Early registration (by Aug. 22) is $20 per person. Regular registration (Aug. 23 to Sept. 14) is $25 per ...

Yesteryear

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Newry, has held annual May crowning ceremonies at its Our Lady of Lourdes grotto for many years. This is the 100th anniversary of the grotto. The top photo is from the 1930s. Shown are (from left): smaller children in front — Regina Mae McCoy, Mary ...

Reunion

The Hollidaysburg High School Class of 1952 invites all classmates and guests to attend the 67th anniversary reunion luncheon to be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House on Patchway Drive, Duncansville. For information and reservations, call 695-2988 or 944-5146 by ...

Hollidaysburg Rotary distributes $13,250

HOLLIDAYSBURG — On April 16 and May 7, the Rotary Club of Hollidays-burg announced the distribution of $13,250 for fiscal year 2018-19, to both local and international charities. Representatives from recipient organizations joined Hollidays-burg Rotarians for a celebratory meal at ...