Rock the Block event planned

Downtown Bedford will kick off its summer Rock the Block program from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday with music by Fueled by Ignorance.

The event features music, food and beer, according to Lindsay Buchanan, assistant Main Street manager.

Rock the Block is hosted by Downtown Bedford Inc. and sponsored by Renewal by Andersen.

Admission is free; IDs will be needed for alcoholiuc beverages.


Park gets funds to fix train track

The Friends of Patton Park donated $1,500 to Borough Council on Tuesday night to repair the Patton Park train track.

Friends president Mark Stephens said $1,000 of the contribution is from a grant the nonprofit received from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies.

The remainder of the donation was raised by the Friends group.


SFU a ‘College of Distinction’

Saint Francis University was recently honored as both a “Catholic College of Distinction” and a “College of Distinction” for the 2019-20 school year.

The Catholic College of Distinction honor is based on the school’s excellence in four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes.

The university has again been recognized for its programs by the national Colleges of Distinction organization for the 2019-20 academic year for innovative leadership in higher education.

To be designated a “college of distinction,” a school’s curriculum must emphasize core competencies such as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research and global perspectives. They must also offer out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs.

From Mirror staff reports