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Penn State Altoona offers summer programs for kids

Penn State Altoona has week-long fun and educational programs for kids entering kindergarten through ninth grade. Pick from an array of camps about science, technology, engineering, art, history and more. Kids’ College will bring children’s imaginations to life and their thinking skills ...

American Legion County Fair invites participants

EBENSBURG — Plans are in the works for the American Legion County Fair, which will be held Sept. 1 to 7 at the Cambria County Fairgrounds. Each year, in addition to the fun and excitement of the rides and shows, the fair enables residents to show what they’ve been working on in their ...

SAMA plans ‘Arabian Nights’ gala

LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art is soaring through the Arabian Nights to the 41st annual gala hosted by SAMA Loretto on June 29. This year’s chair, Michelle Passarello, and the rest of the gala committee have been working diligently to create one of the best galas yet. ...

Five generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Sophia Ross’ family are (from left): Linda Myers of Bellwood, great-grandmother; Shirley Nearhoof of Bellwood, great-great-grandmother; Lauren Ross of Latrobe, mother, holding Sophia Ross; and Amy Snyder of Bellwood, grandmother. The Altoona Mirror ...

Remember ‘fur coats’ when assessing pet’s summer heat risk

Rio, our 2-year-old German Shepherd “puppy” is still extremely active. She loves to play and has two old soles from Ray’s shoes that she insists he toss in the yard so she can chase and fetch. It’s debatable whether she will bring it back to us, but if she wants it thrown for her, ...

Blair Historical Society to host 1940s lawn party

The Blair County Historical Society at Baker Mansion will host a 1940s lawn party from 6 to 9 p.m. July 13 at the mansion, 3419 Oak Lane, Altoona. It will include comfort food by Snappy Chef, yard games, raffles, World War II re-enactors and entertainment by the San Tones Orchestra. ...

Service notes

ERIC M. AYERS U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Eric M. Ayers, formerly of Martinsburg, was awarded the White House Military Office Outstanding Member of the Year for 2018 on April 30 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C. SAMANTHA L. WATERHOUSE U.S. Air Force Airman 1st ...

Club notes

Genealogical society to host speaker HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Roller Hojeth Memorial Library on Scotch Valley Road. David C. Hsiung will present “Central Pennsylvanians That Joined the Klondike Gold Rush of ...

Volunteer of the year

Courtesy photo Conemaugh Nason Medical Center marked National Volunteer Week April 7 to 13 with a luncheon in the Nason Boardroom on April 11. All volunteers were thanked and honored with small gifts and pins acknowledging their service hours. Linda Steele (left) was honored as the 2019 ...

Reunions

The Darby Miller reunion will be held at 1 p.m. June 30 at the Martinsburg Sportsmen’s Club, 1217 Sportsman Road, Martinsburg. Chicken will be furnished, and those attending are asked to take something to share for the meal. For more information, contact Melissa Dutil at 414-1999 or Cora ...

AAJHS holds awards assemblies

Altoona Area Junior High School has announced its award winners for the 2018-19 school year. Award winners were presented with various honors during Awards Night ceremonies. Awards are as follows: Ninth grade Math Award — Morgan Sarver, Carly Mann, Glenn Erickson, Selah Crone. Math ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

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 today. For membership information, call 942-2525 or visit www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through October, weather ...

Rotary holds speech contest

LOYSBURG — The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of its 2019 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on March 21 at Northern Bedford County High School. Six contestants representing Central and Northern Bedford high schools participated. The purpose of the annual Four-Way ...

Paws In the Park set this weekend

MARTINSBURG — The fourth annual Paws In the Park to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held Saturday and Sunday at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. The weekend will start with a “Stray Dog Strut 5K/2K Run/Walk. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the park, and the ...

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 daily and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather. Allegheny Portage ...

Across the area

Experimental Aircraft Assn. to meet MARTINSBURG — Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 400 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of the main terminal at the Blair County Airport. This month’s meeting will include a short video presentation on the construction ...

‘Dancing Around Town’

Courtesy photo The Blair Dance Academy will present its 17th annual recital, “Dancing Around Town,” at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The matinee show will feature students ages 3 through 9, as well as highly awarded Blair Dance Company and Hip Hop ...

Across the area

Hollidaysburg Class of 1950 to meet HOLLIDAYSBURG — The class members of the Hollidaysburg High School Class of 1950 holds monthly luncheon meetings at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Dream Restaurant. Spouses are also welcome to attend. The next meeting is ...

Altoona library plans June activities

The Altoona Area Public Library has announced its June activities. n Would you like to learn to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? The library will hold classes on a different app at 10 a.m. each Thursday. Call 946-0417 ext 125 to register. Twitter, June 13; Instagram, June 20, ...