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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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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Newry Hosts Rally for Progress for People of Color

The Newry Lions Club Park hosted a Regional Rally for Progress for People of Color (PPC ) on Saturday, June 27. "We want to call attention and open dialogue to racial tension and po... — Updated 6/30/2020

 
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Community Partnership Seeks to Hire Coordinator

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors' June meeting was highlighted by the search for three new board members following the loss of three members, a call from President Tom Kopriva to step up marketing... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
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Hollidaysburg School District Passes 2020-21 Budget With No Tax Increase

A final budget r with no tax hike for the 2020-21 school year was approved by the Hollidaysburg School District School Board during the board's June budget meeting. COVID-19 restrictions and its effects played a major role in the... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
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Borough Council Signs Contract with Police Union, Praises Officer Actions at Protest

The June meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was held June 11 by telephone conference with public participation. New business brought before the council included: • A three-year contract with the Hollidaysburg Police... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
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Borough Council to Review Manager's Contract

The May regular monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was held by teleconference with a prime topic of interest being pursuit of financial assistance for the borough due to expenses caused by the coronavirus... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
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Community Partnership Works to Alleviate Local Business Revenue Loss

The May Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors meeting had a strong focus on striving for support of local businesses, making up for lost income of small businesses, getting businesses open once again, and use... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

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