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St. Patrick School accepting students NEWRY — St. Patrick School is still accepting students for the 2020-21 school year. This is the 100th anniversary of the parish school. It offers pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as before- and after-school care. For more information, ...

Lakemont Lions complete upgrades at Greenwood park

Lakemont Lions Club’s Greenwood Lions Park has been upgraded, thanks to a grant provided by the Lions of Pennsylvania Foundation. The foundation awarded $2,935 in matching funds for improvements to the roadway through the park, located at Walton Avenue and Greenwood Road in Logan Township. ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. Aug. 12 –– Diana Beaver and Leida Milazzo, first; Marcia and Dave Dravis, second; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, third; Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, Fourth. Aug. 13 –– Joan Blinn and Jeff ...

Yesteryear

Leo and Matilda Capouellez of Hollidaysburg submitted this photo of neighborhood fifth-graders. The photo was taken in Amsbry on June 7, 1943. Shown are (from left): front — Ellen Marie Madigan, Barbara Maloney and Shirley Buchanan; back — Leo Capouellez, Duane Lewis and Millard Gallagher. ...

Dreams Go On presents scholarships

Dreams Go On recently presented scholarships to two volunteers who graduated from Altoona Area High School this school year. Sarah Stanley and Alese Rinker were awarded scholarships at the barn at Lake View Stables, 1401 Turkey Valley Road in Hollidaysburg on July 6. Dreams Go On is a ...

The Arc of Blair County holds ‘Happiness Drive’

The Arc of Blair County has been running Zoom programs to try and keep everyone connected and to bring joy into lives. They want to pay it forward and support the community. The members wanted to reach out to others who do are not able to join Zoom, for a variety of reasons. They ...

Club notes

BCAAC updates event schedule The Blair County Antique Auto Club has announced its upcoming schedule. The following events have been canceled: Williamsburg Show on Aug. 23 and Downtown Altoona Cruise on Sept. 5. BCAAC events that are still on include: n Sunday night cruise-in at 6 p.m. ...

Service notes

FRANK HARTNETT Lt. Col. Frank Hartnett has been assigned as the Director of Public Affairs for Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla. He is the son of Maj. (ret.) Frank Hartnett and Beverlie Hartnett of Duncansville. Lt. Col. Hartnett’s last assignment was serving ...

UPMC Health Plan aids in Fairview Cementery renovation

The UPMC Health Plan supported the Fairview Cemetery Association of Altoona with a $50,000 neighborhood assistance grant. The grant was made through the Pennsylvania tax credit program. In addition to the grant the association provided $15,000 of its own funds to complete the project. The ...

JSO to hold virtual wine tasting series

JOHNSTOWN — After an enthusiastic response to their first virtual wine-tasting experience, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra is offering a series of “night out”-style events without the need to set foot outside your door. Lifting Spirits One Glass/Class at a Time wine education classes ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of winners of its recent games. Aug. 5 –– Carol Daly-Robson and Roger Reese, first place; Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, second; Jeff Gourley and Joan Blinn, third; Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, fourth. Aug. 6 –– Summer ...

Yesteryear

Leonard Alwine of Altoona submitted this photo which shows the Civil Defense fallout shelter built in front of the Emerson building along Seventh Avenue in 1961. It was built by the Altoona High School vocational class under the direction of Lloyd Wendle, instructor.

SFU blanket collection ‘a success’

LORETTO –– The Saint Francis University Community Blanketeer group recently collected more than 200 quilted, crocheted, knitted and embroidered blankets that will be distributed to sick and needy children through the Healing Patch, Nurse Family Partnership (Home Nursing Agency) and to ...

Club notes

IDA board cancels meeting The 52nd annual meeting of the Improved Dwellings Inc. Board of Directors scheduled for Aug. 26 has been canceled due to the pandemic. VFW to hold Food Share Program DUNCANSVILLE –– The Duncansville VFW 8724 Auxiliary will hold its monthly Military Food Share ...

SAMA creates signs in appreciation for healthcare workers

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art announced the display signs with individual works of art created by SAMA teaching artists Deb Bunnell and Amy Roadman in honor of local area healthcare workers. These signs will be placed around UPMC Altoona for workers to view as they are going into the ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Keaton Shank’s family include (from left): Gary R. Shank of Woodbury, grandfather; Gary L. Shank of Roaring Spring, great-grandfather, holding Keaton A. Shank of East Freedom; and Keaton R. Shank of East Freedom, father. The photo was taken at the 71st ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge club has released the names of winners of its recent games. July 22 — Marcia and Dave Dravis, first; Jeannine Fagley and Barb Marinak, second; Carol Daley-Robson and Roger Reese, third; Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, fourth. July 23 — Marcia and Dave Dravis, ...

Yesteryear

Dean Butler of Martinsburg submitted this photo of what he calls “bridge builders back in the day (hollow log) Butler Hollow-style, circa 1952. Dean is the one sucking his thumb with his two brothers on the outside. The big guy in the middle is his brother-in-law.

‘Dis-dancing-ing’ outdoor recital

Courtesy photo On July 11, Dance Fusion completed its 18th season, “Dis-dancing-ing,” with an outdoor recital in the studio parking lot. It held three socially distant shows to help spread out the students and audience members. The studio switched to the Zoom platform on March 23 and ...