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HOLLIDAYSBURG Cat lounge opens Nine Lives Lounge is now open for business at 507 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg. Owned by Kirk Durbin, Nine Lives Lounge is a self-serve coffee and tea bar with prepackaged snacks. People are welcome to come play with adoptable cats from the humane society and ...

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QUINCY, Mass. Atlantic Broadband announces Prime Video app Atlantic Broadband has partnered with TiVo to deliver the Prime Video app to select TiVo devices. Atlantic Broadband customers with an Amazon Prime membership can now stream Prime Video content via the Prime Video app on select TiVo ...

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Sheetz introduces plant-based burgers Sheetz, in partnership with Beyond Meat, became the first continental U.S. convenience chain to introduce the plant-based Beyond Burger, now available at all 597 store locations. The new Sheetz Beyond Burger offers on-the-go customers a plant-based meat ...

Workplace

New hires and promotions Charlotte Butler of Duncans­ville was recently named terminal manager for Titus Transport in Williamsport, Md. Butler, who previously worked for Swift Trans­portation and Smith Transport, is the daughter of Thomas and Delores Butler of Martinsburg. She is a ...

Longtime area educator named executive director

HUNTINGDON — A long-time educator has been named as executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry. Darwin Kysor succeeds Robert Reitman, executive director since 2016, who submitted his resignation effective Sept. 20. Kysor spent the majority of his career in higher ...

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Chamber sets breakfast club The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club will meet at 7:45 a.m. Dec. 12 at The Casino at Lakemont Park. Cindy Stanbro, executive director of Altoona Community Theatre, will talk about the many programs that the theatre will offer during 2020. The cost ...

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STATE COLLEGE Football season big for Airbnb The State College Airbnb host community welcomed more than 10,000 guest arrivals and earned about $2.2 million in supplemental income during Penn State home football weekends, helping the borough to significantly expand lodging capacity and income ...

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LORETTO Saint Francis University sets business planning seminar The Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center has scheduled a pre-business planning seminar for December. This free seminar is for people who are interested in opening and operating their own business. Topics ...

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READING UGI updates gas cost rates UGI Utilities Inc. will consolidate and update its purchased gas cost rates for all Pennsylvania residential heating customers on Sunday. This consolidation was part of the base rate case settlement approved by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission ...

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DUNCANSVILLE Staging business now open Eye Luv Decor is now open for business. Owned by Sara LaPalme, Eye Luv Decor provides real estate home staging services and helps sellers make their homes “show ready” using the latest design trends to improve the overall look and functionality of ...

Area small businesses gear up

“I’ve been doing this for five years and I prepare for that day. We realize the day after Black Friday is our day,” said LaVonne Falbo, owner of LaVintage Decor, 1410 11th Ave. Starting in 2010, American Express designated the day — the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year — to ...

Ward announces new leader

Bill Ward Jr., 31, has been named the new president of Ward Transport and Logistics. Bill T. Ward, current president and CEO, announced the move Thursday, effective Dec. 1. “This announcement is part of the succession plan at our 89-year-old company, which was founded by my grandfather in ...

New CW channel debuts on Atlantic Broadband

Atlantic Broadband customers in the Altoona area are now receiving a new CW channel. Atlantic Broadband recent­ly was informed by the owner of broadcast station WJAC-TV, Johnstown, that it was establishing a local CW station to serve the Johnstown-Altoona area. In accordance with the ...

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ROARING SPRING Conemaugh Nason recognized After participating in the 2019 HAP Donate Life Challenge, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center earned statewide recognition for awareness initiatives. The HAP Donate Life Pennsylvania Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase ...

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NORTHERN CAMBRIA Dollar General opening relocated store with specials Dollar General will hold a grand opening of its newly relocated store at 608 Philadelphia Ave. beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. The ...

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JOHNSTOWN Work under way on new CrossFit Excursion location Groundbreaking ceremonies were held Thursday for CrossFit Excursion’s new 4,000-square-foot location at 60 Walnut St. Co-owners and CrossFit Level 2 Instructors, J.P. and Kara Skelley, started CrossFit Excursion in downtown ...

Blair Gastroenterology expanding

Blair Gastroenterology Associates is expanding and expects to continue to grow. An 1,800-square-foot addition to the practice’s 27,000-square-foot building at 810 Valley View Blvd. will be completed by the end of December. The half million dollar project is being completed by Ralph J. ...

Link Computer expands

BELLWOOD — While many area companies have been cutting employees, Blair County’s home-grown software development firm Link Computer Corp. has been on a hiring campaign in recent months to meet the growing demand within its national municipal government marketplace. “Muni-Link is ...

Stuckey Subaru kicks off annual campaign

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Stuckey Subaru has kicked off the Subaru Share the Love Event, an annual campaign. Throughout the event, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle leased or purchased to one of four national charities — Meals on Wheels America, ASPCA, Make-A-Wish or ...

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Peterman’s Flower Shop sets holiday open house Peterman’s Flower Shop, 608 N. Fourth Ave., will hold a holiday open house from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 24. The event will include live music and food and give shoppers the opportunity to meet the Peterman’s designers and check out ...