Local man wins American Eagle spot
WINDBER – Kyle Neff of Windber garnered enough votes to win the Sharp and Chic category of American Eagle’s Live Your Life Campaign.
The 19-year-old sophomore is a finance and marketing dual major at Robert Morris University in suburban Pittsburgh and has always been interested in fashion.
Neff received more votes in his category than the seven other males from across the nation.
EcoKids receives $10,000 grant
The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies recently was awarded a combined $10,000 grant from the Community Initiatives Fund and the Robert Waters Charitable Trust.
The money will go to The Learning Lamp’s EcoKids to help offset startup costs. The children’s consignment shop, located at 2025 Bedford St. in Johnstown, opened in July.
Proceeds support The Learning Lamp’s After School Outreach Program, which serves underprivileged children in kindergarten through eighth grade at three locations in the Moxham, Prospect and Oakhurst sections of Johnstown. The program serves about 100 children during after-school hours and over the summer.
Barrier Awareness Day slated for Wednesday
The Hiram G. Andrews Center at 727 Goucher St. in Upper Yoder Township will conduct its annual Barrier Awareness Day, which promotes accessibility in public areas, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Students from local high schools and attendant care agency staff will use adaptative equipment such as wheelchairs, braces and vision-impairment glasses to navigate obstacles to view the world through the eyes of a person with a disability.
CamTran will provide a bus for demonstration of loading and unloading adaptive equipment.
Conemaugh veterans elect leaders
Ed Wojnaroski Sr. was elected chairman of the Conemaugh Valley Veterans.
Other officers chosen at the biennial election are Jon Brown, vice chairman/secretary; Dave Wainwright, assistant vice chairman/secretary; and Marty Kuhar, treasurer.
The organization continues to coordinate various military and veterans events and activities throughout the area, including the annual Veteran’s Day parade in downtown Johnstown.
Local man wins American Eagle spot
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High-tech help: Geistown tackles stormwater runoff problems
How can computer mapping technology help Geistown Borough to solve its trouble with stormwater runoff?
That’s the question being answered as borough officials chart catch basins with the help of Cambria County Geographical Information Systems and Pitt-Johnstown’s geography department.
App aids pregnant women
It is no secret that good prenatal, postnatal and newborn medical care promotes healthy babies.
But studies show pregnant women who are eligible for Medicaid insurance often don’t know how to access the medical care they need during pregnancy.
Controversy arises over college plan
A community college planned in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania would open the doors of higher education to students in an 11-county area, but it’s also stirring controversy about who pays the bills.
Visitors sweet on maple Taste & Tour
Sunday’s late winter scene at Baer Bros. Maple Camp was one that has been a tradition here for nearly a century.
Couple minister through cursillo, visiting inmates
Nicholas and Mercedes Smith are spreading the Catholic faith by listening. By hearing the word of the Lord, they can spread that message by ministering to others.
Event to showcase women’s interests
From the practical to the fanciful, this will be a girls’ day out.
The eighth annual Women’s Showcase and Basket Bash will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 29 at Pasquerilla Conference Center, 301 Napoleon St., downtown Johnstown.
Singing comics give voice to new style
The power of the human voice will be evident when Vox Audio appears at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center in Richland Township. Without prerecorded tracks or instruments, the group’s five vocalists use only their voices to create texture, rhythm, bass, and even trumpet and electric guitar.
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Cambria officials fear loss of judge
As officials work toward reducing employee numbers in anticipation of a change in the county’s class designation, Cambria’s declining population should have minimal if any immediate impact on the number of judges on the bench of the court of common pleas.
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