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FirstEnergy Corp., parent company of West Penn Power, has donated 10 gently used laptop computers valued at about $4,000 to Hyndman-Londonderry Public Library.

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Family Hospice, part of UPMC, is continuing to offer a free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., Bedford. Registration is required. Contact Charlene Ebersole, bereavement secretary, a…

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Annual Groundhog Breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Jan. 31 at the Hopewell Area Senior Center. Cost will be $6. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. The snowdate is Feb. 3.

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Sweet Heart dinner/dance will be held Feb. 14 at the Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Hall. Tickets are $10 per person. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Country Blend will play from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. People can bring their own alcoholic beverages. Dinner…

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The Pennsylvania Beef Council engaged with thousands of visitors who strolled through the state’s largest indoor agricultural event Jan. 4-11 during the 104th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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Family Hospice, part of UPMC, is continuing to offer a free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., Bedford. Registration is required. Contact Charlene Ebersole, bereavement secretary, a…

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Clorisa Trexler and Anthony Dionisio were united in marriage Nov. 16 in a 1 p.m. ceremony performed at the Edith Davis Eve Chapel at Penn State Altoona.

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Dutch Corner History Group will not meet in January. The next meeting will be Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 741 Messiah Church Rd., Bedford. Projects and activities of 2019 will be reviewed along with plans for 2020. The group is interested in gathering and sharing history of…

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Everett Area Fund’s annual Trivia Night Challenge will be held Jan. 18, starting at 7 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, Main Street, Everett. Teams can include up to six players. Cost will be $20 per player if pre-purchased tickets at www.everettareafund.org and $25 at the door. Snacks and adult …

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Tussey Students of Month honoredTussey Mountain Middle School has announced its Students of the Month for December. They are nominated by faculty and staff for positive contributions to the school, personal improvements or accomplishments. Honorees are, from left, Marlee Hall, fifth grader, …

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American Red Cross blood drives in Bedford and Blair counties will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 13, at the Bedford Moose Lodge 480, 123 S. Richard St.; noon to 6 p.m., Jan. 14, Altoona Blood Donation Center, 415 Orchard Ave.; 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Jan. 14, Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad…

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Bedford County Citizens Concerned for Human Life is organizing two Bollman buses to the 47th annual March for Life in Washington D.C., on Jan. 24. The buses will depart from Walmart at 9 a.m. The cost is $20 per adult and $10 per student. Participants should bring a lunch and wear or have wa…

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Everett Area Fund’s annual Trivia Night Challenge will be held Jan. 18, starting at 7 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, Main Street, Everett. Teams can include up to six players. Cost will be $20 per player if pre-purchased tickets at www.everettareafund.org and $25 at the door. Snacks and adult …

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The Woodland Owners of the Southern Alleghenies (WOSA) recently held elections for 2020. Pictured are, from left, Debbie Magill, secretary; John Boggess, vice president; Laura Jackson, treasurer; and Mike Jackson, president. Officers are busy planning WOSA’s “23rd Annual Forestry and Wildlif…

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Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Malovich of Claysburg and Jody Hillegas and Tracy Hartman of Berlin are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Morgan Malovich of Claysburg and Bradley Hillegas of Meyersdale.

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Childbirth and newborn classes will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 14, 21 at the UPMC Bedford Memorial cafeteria. For more information, call 623-9712.

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Bedford Elks members will pick up Christmas trees in the immediate Bedford area on Jan. 5. Trees should be placed outside by 9 a.m.

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Open house will be hosted by Off Pitt Street Actors Guild and the Bedford Arts Cooperative from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 inside Locality Gallery, 110 W. Pitt St., Bedford. Attendees will learn more about what goes on behind the curtain and about the growth of a Bedford cultural district.

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Freedom From Smoking classes will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Building, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford. An extra class will be held Jan. 30 during “quit week.” The classes are sponsored by the Lung Disease Foundation…

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Everett Alumni Association will meet Jan. 21 at Ed’s Steak House, Bedford, at 5:30 p.m. for dinner and about 6:15 p.m. for the meeting. All alumni are welcome to attend. It will be “bring-a-friend” night for regular attendees.

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“Read” for Off Pitt Street Theater Company’s upcoming “Atomic Radio — Live Performance Radio Show” will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 5. There is no audition, but advanced registration is required by Dec. 27. Cast is limited to the first 15 actors to sign up. “Atomic Radio” is a live performance wh…

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Judging for the inaugural Bedford County Visitors Bureau Photo Contest has been completed.

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The 31st Annual Christmas Bird Count will be conducted by the Bedford County Bird and Nature Club on Saturday, Dec. 28. The National Audubon Society sponsors the bird count. Local bird enthusiasts will scan fields, forests and feeders to survey what bird species and numbers of birds can be f…

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Three area seniors have their art on display on billboards for Your Safe Haven Inc.

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Twenty-nine members of the Everett Future Business Leaders of America qualified to compete at the state FBLA conference in April in Hershey.

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Freedom From Smoking classes will be held on Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Building, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford. An extra class will be held Jan. 30 during “quit week.” The classes are sponsored by the Lung Disease Foundation…

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Alice Lucas of Everett, seated, holds her great-grandson, Callan Patrick Lucas, of Pittsburgh, born Nov. 13. Standing are Callan’s father, Brendan Lucas, back, left, of Pittsburgh, and his grandfather, Blaine Lucas, right, of Pittsburgh. The photo was taken Dec. 7 at a family gathering.

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Twenty-nine 4-H members from Bedford County took part in the 60th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show in late October at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.

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Michael and Laura Musser of Bedford are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Ellen Musser, to Caleb Curry, son of Rick Curry and Robin Yendell of Georgia.

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Winter cruise-in get-togethers will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 4, Feb. 1, March 7 and April 4 at Best Way Pizza in Pleasantville.

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Cove Community Theater will host tours of Walt and Nancy Stolarski’s Christmas Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at 865 Mountain View Drive, New Enterprise. The theater’s youth outreach program will provide festival songs to accompany the Christmas atmosphere.

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Candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Everett Grace Brethren Church, located across from Sheetz along Main Street. Tom Smith and other soloists from the community will sing. There also will be testimonies, scriptures, caroling and a candlelight service.

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Santa Claus joined children for a Christmas breakfast at Homewood at Spring House Estates on Saturday.

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Kevin Jones, 10, of New Paris paints a nutcracker on canvas, right, on Saturday at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, 137 E. Pitt St., during an art class taught by Linda Callaway, a volunteer with the museum. The children also wrote letters to Santa. Also shown working on their paintin…

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Bedford High School Future Business Leaders of America members competed in the regional competition at the Bedford County Campus of Allegany College of Maryland in Everett on Dec. 11. All 12 members who competed placed in the Top 5 in their respective events. Pictured are, front, from left, …

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The Chestnut Ridge Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America gave members the opportunity to explore various career options this fall. Thirty-seven members and one adviser toured Blackberry Bottom Farm on Nov. 26. Members learned the history of the business, how to be competitive in …

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Annual Christmas eve Don Roadman Memorial blood drive will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Bedford American Legion Social Hall, 3721 Business Route 220, Bedford. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code ReedWertzRoadman or call 1-800-733-2767…

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The youth and parents of St. John’s United Church of Bedford designed and built a replica of their church, with the Greatest Gift in the doorway, to be displayed at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce’s Eight Nights of Holiday Lights at the Bedford County Fairgrounds in Bedford. The event…

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Pleasantville VFW will host a children’s Christmas party Dec. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The party will include food, festivities and a visit from Santa. The party is open to the public. Call 733-3018 or sign-up at the club by Dec. 12.

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Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford welcomes students to paint a nutcracker in Christmas colors on a 11-by-14-inch canvas. The workshop will be Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Volunteers will help direct students who need no prior experience. Cost is $35 (non-members) or $30 (members) per…

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Pam Cook of Bedford and her granddaughter, Annika Yingling, pick out cookies at the Christmas Colonial Cookies bake sale fundraiser for the Fort Bedford Museum on Saturday. Museum director Carla Sturgis said the event, in its third year, was a success, both in cookies produced and visitors w…

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Grief Support Group will be offered free of charge by Family Hospice and Palliative Care, part of UPMC Home Nursing Agency, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at ACTS Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford. Facilitated by family hospice spiritual counselor Pastor John Bennett, the support group is…

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Members of the Bedford County Garden Club, from left, Judy Jackson, Micki McCahan, Lynn Baer and Jan Walent, recently decorated the Bedford County Courthouse in preparation for the Christmas season.

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Pleasantville VFW will host a children’s Christmas party Dec. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. The party will include food, festivities and a visit from Santa. The party is open to the public. Call 733-3018 or sign-up at the club! Sign up by Dec. 12.