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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.

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It is a sad thing that a large portion of the population looks more forward to Dec. 26 than Dec. 25. People can wake up the morning of the 26th and think, “It’s finally over. This whole Christmas thing is over!”

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Karen Everhart, owner of First Choice In Home Care of Bedford, was a guest speaker at the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) regional meeting in Chambersburg earlier this fall. She shared best practices in home care to an audience of providers from the region. PHA is the state associati…

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Dr. Alan Kivitz, founder and president of the Altoona Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center and the Altoona Center for Clinical Research, recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, for the annual American College of Rheumatology conference. While attending the conference, Dr. Kivitz presented the …

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Miracle-Ear of Bedford, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide Martha Imler the gift of sound.

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The Beef Council took part in the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians Nov. 8-10 at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort. There was a concentration on health benefits of beef in the diet.

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Benefit to help Lisa Wilson-Easter as she battles leukemia will be held Dec. 15. Throwing For a Cause will host a turkey dinner for the Easter family at the Schellsburg VFW Post 4440. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and the meal will be served from 2 p.m. until sold out. Cost will be $10. There a…

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Homewood Retirement Community at Martinsburg upcoming activities include worship services Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 28 in the Bice chapel; vespers at 7 p.m. Dec. 3, 10, 17 in the chapel; Bible study at 1 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 in the Southview library; Lutheran Communion a…

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White Sulphur Springs Retreat and Conference Center will host its annual Christmas open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at 4500 Milligans Cove Road, Manns Choice. The open house will feature tours of the decorated Heritage House and Harrison House, treats and carols. Visitors will be able to …

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The Bedford County Technical Center recently inducted new members into its National Technical Honor Society. New members include, front, from left, Taylor Barkman, Molly Cessna, Chelsey Clark, Layne Defibaugh, Allyssin Dickman, Lydia DuPont, Marcus Everly and Luca Fierro; and back: Shellbe F…

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Members of the Chestnut Ridge Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the Region 17 Leadership Workshop held at the Rockwood High School on Nov. 6.

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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. Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 at ACTS Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford. Facilitated by family hospice spiritual counselor Pastor John Bennett, the supp…

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Tim Susengill, Vietnam Veterans of America service officer from Hollidaysburg, spoke recently to members of the Bedford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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Schellsburg & Old Log Church Historical Society will sponsor a tree decorating at 2 p.m. Dec. 1 behind the Zone, along Route 96 north. There will be refreshments, and Santa will be present to hear the children’s requests. Along with the tree decorating, there will be a snowman decorating…

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Candlelit Christmas will be hosted by Old Bedford Village from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7 and Dec. 14. Anyone bringing a $10 gift for cats, dogs or other pets will receive a free hot chocolate and cookie. Bring flashlights. Admission will be $10 for adults, $8 for children and $5 for children 5 and …

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Six members of the Everett chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Workshop at the Kalahari resort in Pocono Manor Nov. 3 and Nov. 4.

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The Chestnut Ridge chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America attended the PA FBLA State Leadership executive committee meeting Nov. 2 and state leadership workshop Nov. 3-4 at the Kalahari Resort.

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Penn State Extension Fulton County Master Gardeners for the sixth year in a row will offer a holiday centerpiece workshop on Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Extension offices in McConnellsburg.

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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. Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 at ACTS Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford. Facilitated by family hospice spiritual counselor Pastor John Bennett, the supp…

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South Central Blind Association is selling fruit baskets in two sizes. A large basket will contain three grapefruits, four oranges, five red delicious apples, five golden delicious apples and two bananas, for $15 each, while small baskets will contain one grapefruit, two oranges, four red de…

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Cove Community Chorus will present “The Best Christmas Ever” concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. The chorus is directed by Tom Kunkle. The Christmas classic, “Joy to the World” will be sung in celebration of the 300th year of conception. …

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Chestnut Ridge High School Class of 1961 gathered for its reunion Sept. 21 at the Bedford American Legion. Classmates attending included, front, from left, Verla (Claycomb) Rape, Pearl (McCreary) Kostenbauder, Betty (Findley) Bachman, Helen (Kauffman) Weyant, Doris (Bowser) Benton, Carol (Br…

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The Chestnut Ridge Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America collected non-perishable food items for the Central Elementary Backpack Program. The program ensures elementary students will have adequate meals on the weekends. High school students were asked to donate the needed items. …

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DEFIANCE — At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, residents of Bedford County gathered at the Six Mile Run American Legion Monday to mark Veterans Day which also marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

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For one area veteran, today is not just a day where many will remember him for his service in World War II but today also marks his 94th birthday.

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A local veteran and honor guard member is gearing up for the official release of his book which will give the history of the Fort Bedford Honor Guard ahead of their 75th anniversary.

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Amy Snyder, English teacher at Tussey Mountain High School, and Anna Collare, an aide working with students with visual disability at Tussey Mountain schools, were honored with Loretta Woodson awards at the semi-annual luncheon of the Bedford County Association of School Retirees Oct. 24 at Hoss’s.

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Nine Bedford County Special Olympic athletes competed at Fall Fest State Games at Villanova Nov. 1-3 in long distance walking and running. Pictured are, front, from left, coach Jen Leibfreid; Christa Mereen, three silver medals in walking; Paul Eger, fourth- and fifth-place ribbons in walkin…

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Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 934-7403 or 329-3863. The Altoona region group belongs to the Pennsylvania Lyme Resource Network. Visit www.p…

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Gamers from around the region signed up to play games for 24 hours on Nov. 2 and asked their friends and family to sponsor their efforts during Extra Life Game Day 2019. Thanks to their efforts, $21,085 was raised for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.

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Wes and Jannette Garland of Everett welcomed a daughter to their family on June 25 at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown. Tenley Grace Garland weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth and was 18 inches long.

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Operation Christmas Child shoebox drop-off locations in Bedford County during National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, include:

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Tack and Christmas auction to benefit Camp Can Due It will be held Nov. 9 at the Bedford County Fairgrounds 4-H Building. There will be horse tack, saddles, blankets and Christmas gift items. There also will be a concession stand.

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Cove Community Chorus will present “The Best Christmas Ever” concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Nov. 24 in the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. The chorus is directed by Tom Kunkle. The Christmas classic, “Joy to the World” will be sung in celebration of the 300th year of conception. …

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Manns Choice Church of God will host a veterans appreciation dinner with a free meal and concert at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Veterans may bring one guest. The concert, featuring the Flight 93 Memorial Chorus, will begin at 6 p.m. Sign up in the foyer of the church or make reservations by calling t…

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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. Nov. 26 and Dec. 17 at ACTS Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Road, Bedford. Facilitated by family hospice spiritual counselor Pastor John Bennett, the supp…