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November 24, 2012

In brief: Hockey players join toy-collection effort

JOHNSTOWN — Two senior hockey players from Forest Hills and one from Ferndale are joining forces to hold a Toys for Tots drive to help support the Johnstown Marines and local community.

The students have collection sites at multiple places and businesses in the Johnstown area.

The main event will be a hockey challenge between the two schools at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at Planet Ice in Richland Township.

Admission to the game is free with a toy donation.

Speaker to talk of effects of war on Afghans

NAMI Cambria County will present “Civilians in the Crossfire – Mental Health Casualties in a War-Torn Country” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Grand Ballroom of the downtown Holiday Inn, 250 Market St.

Local resident Kathy Griffith will talk about her work as a nurse-midwife among Afghans traumatized by the effects of war and oppression.

The evening will include the presentation and discussion along with refreshments.

The event is being presented through a grant from the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies and is free and open to the public.

To register for continuing education hours, call 535-3166 or email

Mount Aloysius featured on website

CRESSON – Mount Aloysius College is again featured on, a website dedicated to honoring schools nationwide for excellence in student-focused higher education.

Colleges and universities are nominated for participation in Colleges of Distinction through high school counselors’ recommendations as well as quantitative research.

Once nominated, the colleges are assessed in student engagement, quality of teaching, vibrancy of the college community and success of graduates. offers college profiles and search tools for students, parents and counselors.

To view Mount Aloysius College’s profile or to find more information, go to

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