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 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

HACP Waives 2022 Fee to Join

The October meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was highlighted by the work of the marketing committee and the program and development committee. Board member Don Delozier asked the board to review the... — Updated 11/12/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Capitol Hotel in Hollidaysburg Closing For Now Due to COVID-19

Brian Laratonda and his family have owned the Capitol Hotel since 1970. Laratonda has worked in the business for 40 years, but the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 have made Laratonda decide to close the coffee... — Updated 10/20/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

School District Allows Parents to Sign Exceptions to Covering Requirement Form

At the monthly Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors Voting meeting, it was determined by the board that students could be exempt from wearing a mask or face covering if parents signed the exceptions to the covering... — Updated 9/23/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Sees Hirings, Resignations, Retirements

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. in the council chambers was highlighted by several hirings, a resignation, and a retirement of key personnel. Amy Hazlett, a former volunteer firefighter,... — Updated 9/10/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Looks to Fill Executive Committee Positions

The Sept. 8 monthly board meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was focused on replacing executive committee members and program and development planning. A profit of $2,570 came in from Family Fun Day at... — Updated 9/9/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

9/11 Remembrance Event to Take Place at the Jaffa Shrine

A show of faith, patriotism, and civic pride marking the 20th anniversary remembrance of one of our nation’s greatest tragedies on Sept. 11, 2001, will be held Saturday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Jaffa Shrine Center in Altoona.... — Updated 9/2/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Area School Board Approves Health and Safety Plan

By a 4-3 margin, the Hollidaysburg Area School Board of Directors approved the district's final version of the Health and Safety Plan for the 2021-22 year at the Wednesday, Aug. 19, special voting meeting. The plan, given the... — Updated 8/23/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Fire Company Controversy Discussed at Hollidaysburg Borough Council Meeting

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting for August was held Thursday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the council chambers. The August meeting was the first held live in well over a year. More than 35 members of the public were in... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Looking for New Faceboook Page Manager

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) held their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 11, with the focus being on promoting upcoming events and getting more businesses involved with the partnership. Family Fun Day at... — Updated 8/19/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors Continue Health and Safety Plan Talk

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors committee of the whole/voting meeting was held Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High Library with all board members in attendance. The meeting was... — Updated 8/12/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

HACP Highlights Events Coming Up

The monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Board was held Wednesday, July 14. The Marketing Committee announced that the Duncansville Community Days were to start Thursday, July 15, with more than... — Updated 7/16/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg School District Committee of the Whole Votes to Raise Property Taxes

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors voted by a 5-4 margin to raise property taxes from 9.0961 millage to 9.432 millage at their June committee of the whole/voting meeting. This represents a .3365 millage... — Updated 6/28/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

HACP Promotes 2-Month Story Walk

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) held their monthly meeting on June 9 with the primary focus on numerous program and development events that are underway or being planned in an effort to stir public interest in... — Updated 6/17/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Borough Business to Resume In Person

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council Teleconference Meeting was held on Thursday, June 10, at 7 p.m. The borough council announced that all borough business will be live and re-opened to public as of Tuesday, July 6. The public will... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    Life

New Framing Business and Gallery to Open by End of July

Picture Perfect Frame and Gallery, located at 309 Allegheny Street, will be a complete framing gallery for all pictures and photos of any size with custom framing available. This... — Updated 5/27/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Holds Monthly Teleconference Meeting

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council held their regular monthly meeting by teleconference on Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Under unfinished business, the Borough Council determined that it was time to reopen monthly council meetings to... — Updated 5/26/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Beautification of Downtown Hollidaysburg Project to Be Finished By Memorial Day Weekend

Empowering Lives Foundation (ELF) and their volunteers have undertaken a project to beautify the entire Hollidaysburg Borough downtown by Memorial Day weekend. The project started in front of the Hollidaysburg post office and... — Updated 5/24/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Area School District Board to Hold Meeting in Person Starting June 1

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors virtual committee of the whole/voting meeting was held virtually on Wednesday, May 19. The board voted unanimously that effective June 1, all board meetings will be open to... — Updated 5/21/2021

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Meeting for May

The monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was held Thursday, May 12. The marketing committee of HACP reported that their demo website is offline, but will be online soon. The marketing campaign... — Updated 5/19/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

School District Thanks, Honors Two for Long Service

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors virtual Committee of the Whole and Voting meeting was held April 14 at 7 p.m. A business report by Susan Baker was given in regard to the district payroll. Teachers... — Updated 4/30/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Partnership Has Successful Easter Egg Hunt; Plans Post-Pandemic Events

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership held its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 8 a.m. The board's Program and Development Committee and Marketing Committee have been very active over the past month. The... — Updated 4/19/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Votes 'Not Yet' to Re-Opening Meetings to the Public In Person

The April 8 Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting held by teleconference at 7 p.m. was highlighted by discussion and vote regarding reopening borough council meetings to the public. There was some public sentiment that it was time... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg School District Plans Future Technology, Summer School

The Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors Virtual Committee of the Whole Meeting meeting was held Wednesday, March 10. The biggest topic of discussion was the district's technology budget. Jason Arthur presented an... — Updated 3/22/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Gearing Up for Events, Post-COVID Restrictions

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership monthly board meeting was held Wednesday, March 10, at the Hollidaysburg School District Business Building and on Zoom via teleconference. The Partnership board generated ideas for a... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Votes to Waive Mechanical Licensing Fees for 2021

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council monthly teleconference meeting was held Thursday, March 11, at 7 p.m. The council tackled new business as Mayor Joe Dodson requested the council to waive Mechanical Licensing fees for 2021,... — Updated 3/15/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg High Parents Strongly Prefer In-Person Graduation

The Wednesday, Feb. 10, Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors virtual Committee of the Whole meeting began with public comments. All callers taking part addressed the possibility of in-person graduation as opposed... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Moves Toward Broadcasting of Meetings

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council took a step forward toward broadcasting its monthly meetings at its regular Feb. 11 meeting, which was held by teleconference. Borough council, after doing research into several options, approved... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Partnership Looks for Additional Partners, Resources

The Feb. 10 Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Board of Directors meeting was held at the Hollidaysburg Area School District Administration Building and was focused on ways to move forward during the COVID-19... — Updated 2/15/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Sets Professional Services for 2021

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council teleconference meeting was held Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. In business matters , the council approved unanimously an agreement with Cleveland Brothers for generator maintenance. In discussions,... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg S.D. Votes to Return to In-Person Instruction

The marathon 3-1/2 hour Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors virtual Committee of the Whole/Voting meeting eventually ended with the board voting 5-4 to re-open school with full face-to-face learning five days a week... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Partnership Hopes for Active 2021

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area School District Administration Building. New President Bob Gildea called the meeting to... — Updated 1/18/2021

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Supt. Reccomends School District Remain 'Virtual' Until Jan. 15

The Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors held its virtual Committee of the Whole/Voting Meeting on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Superintendent Robert Gildea reviewed the district's health and safety plan and the current state of... — Updated 12/20/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Selects New Members, New Officers

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership held its regular Board of Directors meeting and annual meeting on Dec. 9. The general membership of the partnership elected the new board members: Jessica Sorge, Terri Johnson, Maureen L... — Updated 12/18/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough Council Holds the Line on Real Estate Taxes

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council regular December meeting was held via teleconference at council chambers in the Hollidaysburg Municipal Building. Council unanimously adopted the 2021 budget for the borough and Real Estate Tax... — Updated 12/18/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Remaining Active, Helping Local Businesses

The Nov. 11 Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors meeting was held at the Hollidaysburg Public Library. The main topic was how the partnership could leverage and promote and market community events, since the... — Updated 11/30/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Borough approves "very tight" budget for 2021

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council held its monthly teleconference meeting Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. The final 2021 General Funds Budget presented by Borough Manager Jim Gehret was unanimously approved by the council. Gehret said that there... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg School District goes to full remote instruction

The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors Virtual Committee of the Whole Meeting/Voting meeting was held Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. The board made a unanimous decision to move all education in the Hollidaysburg Area School... — Updated 11/25/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Schools Attempt to Return to Hybrid Instruction

Hollidaysburg Area School District Superintendent Robert Gildea suggested during the school board's regular October meeting that the Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors delay in-person learning. Supt. Gildea said... — Updated 11/2/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Looking to Step Up into Publicity Role

The October 14 Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors meeting at the Hollidaysburg Public Library focused on trying to establish its new role in the community. After the borough terminated the agreement the... — Updated 10/21/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Borough Not Planning Tax Increase for 2021

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council held its October monthly teleconference meeting at the council chamber in the Hollidaysburg Municipal Building. Representatives from the Hollidaysburg Public Watchdogs spoke on several matters... — Updated 10/9/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough Council Thanks Pope for 'Job Well Done'

The September Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting was held by teleconference from the Hollidaysburg Municipal Building. The meeting was highlighted by the announcement of the resignation of Katrina Pope as borough director of Com... — Updated 9/28/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Fills Board Position; Still Seeking Community Coordinator

The recent Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership September Board of Directors meeting at the Hollidaysburg Public Library accomplished a number of goals for the organization. The Community Partnership was able to fill its... — Updated 9/21/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg School District Moves to 'Hybrid' Plan

With the spike Blair County has seen in August in the number of coronavirus cases, original start-up plans for the Hollidaysburg School District had to be revised in order to accommodate the safety of all students in the district,... — Updated 8/20/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough Cancels Downtown Live and Pumpkin Fest Due to COVID-19 Restrictions

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council held its regular meeting on Aug. 13 by teleconference. A closed-door executive session by the council pushed back the start of the meeting by 30 minutes. Borough manager Jim Gehret reported that... — Updated 8/18/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Seeking Community Coordinator

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors held its August meeting at the Hollidaysburg Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The board is considering adding a perspective board member, Jared Keller, of Keller... — Updated 8/18/2020

 

Hollidaysburg Business Offers Backpacks Filled with School Supplies

On Sunday, July 26, John Russell, owner of the Hollidaysburg Verizon Wireless Zone at 420 Blair St., held the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, through which the store had 180... — Updated 7/27/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

School District Plans Re-Opening Aug. 26 with 'Virtual' Classes an Option

The 2020-21 school year will not look the same for any school districts due to the rapidly rising numbers of coronavirus infections, and the Hollidaysburg School District will be no exception. The Hollidaysburg Area School Board at... — Updated 7/20/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Reviews Marketing and Centralized Community Calendar

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors held its July meeting at the Hollidaysburg Public Library. The board held a discussion on marketing and communications being a primary service to the community. The... — Updated 7/16/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough council Approves Manager Contract and Old Canal Inn Renovations

The July Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting was held via teleconference on July 9 at 7 p.m. Katrina Pope, director of Community Relations and Events, reported that concerts were being cancelled as they go due to uptick in... — Updated 7/16/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Farmers' Market Opens for the Season

The annual Hollidaysburg Farmers Market, which runs every Tuesday on a closed-off Montgomery Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., has opened again for the summer. On Tuesday, June 16,... — Updated 7/2/2020

 

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