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SAMA Altoona to host children’s summer art camp

‘Little DaVincis’ to be held July 29 to Aug. 9 The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s annual children’s art camp returns to Altoona this summer. “Little DaVincis: Artists and Inventors,” instructed by Sarah Jubeck, will be taught in small, informal groups to foster each ...

Scout Survival Challenge to be held Thursday at Legion Park

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Chief Logan District Scout Survival Challenge will be held Thursday at Legion Park. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the event kicks off at 6 p.m. This event is open to anyone, from a local business to a group of friends who just want to have fun and get a taste of ...

NAACP to hold Freedom Fund Dinner

Event is Saturday at Blair County Convention Center 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 Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. The guest speaker will ...

Yesteryear

Craig Ormsby of Martinsburg submitted this photograph of “Stultz Field,” which Ormsby believes was officially known as Peterson Memorial Field. Flying in a Ford Tri-Motor owned by Harold Johnson, the photographer was Ormsby’s late aunt, Florence “Billit” Lytle Ormsby. The pilot was ...

With 10 pets, getting ready for a vacation is a full-time job

With 10 pets, preparing for vacation is a full-time job. My husband and I are preparing to go on a week’s vacation. Normally, a term I use loosely, because normal never pertains to me, I have a lot to do to prepare for our trips but with 10 pets normal is out the window and ridiculous takes ...

On this day

50 YEARS AGO: June 7, 1969 Genevieve Heath, office supervisor for the Altoona Department of Streets and Public Improvements, was honored with a retirement dinner at Ruthie’s Restaurant after 43 years of service. She had attended Isenberg’s Business School in Altoona and Mayor William ...

Andrea’s School of Dance presents ‘Journeys’

Andrea's School of Dance will reflect on these "Journeys" at its 27th annual recital at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona. Tickets for "Journeys" can be purchased at the Jaffa from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday as well as at the door the night of the show. Tickets are $11 for ...

Bellwood Antis Library lists programs

The library lists programs for this month. n Since they don't meet in July due to the Independence Day holiday, at 6:30 p.m. today (June6), the Bellwood Quilting Bees will be doing a patriotic themed show and tell. Bring in your projects that commemorate Memorial Day, ...

Across the Area

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

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12. Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, ...

Deans’ lists

SPRING SEMESTER AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY, Clarksville, Tenn. — Samantha Everhart, Three Springs. KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY — Abigail P Casner, Huntingdon; Mackenzie Ann Covert, Orbisonia; Jessica Faith Eason, Osceola Mills, Katerina Renee Parowski, Altoona; Shannon Marie Hannah Weaver, ...

Across the area

Greyhounds join global walk Sunday HOLLIDAYSBURG — Monica's Heart Greyhound will participate in the 10 th Annual Great Global Greyhound Walk on Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. The walk will take place at Canoe Creek State Park, with parking near the marina/beach lots 1-4. Picnic tables will be ...

Dean’s List

SPRING SEMESTER AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY, Clarksville, Tenn. — Samantha Everhart, Three Springs. KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY — Abigail P Casner, Huntingdon; Mackenzie Ann Covert, Orbisonia; Jessica Faith Eason, Osceola Mills, Katerina Renee Parowski, Altoona; Shannon Marie Hannah Weaver, ...

A grand donation

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Portage donated $2,000 to the Portage Public Library Association for renovations to their building. Pictured (left to right): Chris Bartoletti (Rotary Club president), Matt Decort (Rotary member and vice president of the Portage Library Association), ...

Around the area

NARVRE sets meeting for Wednesday DUNCANSVILLE — The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees will hold their monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Prime Sirloin Buffet. Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Mary from Doran and Murphy, Attorneys at Law speak. ...

Roaring Spring library announces events

The Roaring Spring Community Library has released the list of activities for June. The Kickoff to Summer Reading program is at 10:30 a.m. June 10. Free Computer Class- at 5:30 p.m. June 11 — presenter Tom Robison answers general questions about the ownership and use of personal ...

Births

May 9, 2019 Iris Olivia Mae Karns, a daughter born to Sarah M. Bach and Casey D. Karns, East Freedom, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, at 3:23 p.m. May 13, 2019 Charlotte Olivia Diehl, a daughter born to Meganne (Black) and Jesse Diehl, East Freedom, at Conemaugh Nason ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO May 31, 1969 Ken Kuhn, art instructor at Penn State Altoona, announced the first art auction at the Smith building on campus with the student artists setting their own prices for their works. Adjunct student Mrs. Selma Brande was to act as an auctioneer. 25 YEARS AGO May ...

School notes

Student third in state for stock challenge HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Senior High School student Gage Paul ranked third in the state for the Pennsylvania Council on Literacy’s Fall 2018 Stock Market Challenge competition. Gage Paul started with $100,000 on Oct. 8 and ended the ...

Walk to End Violence set for Saturday

HUNTINGDON — Members of the community will join Huntingdon House staff, board and volunteers to take steps against domestic abuse at the seventh annual Walk to End Violence. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Detwiler Field. The walk is Huntingdon House’s primary ...