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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Altoona, Pennsylvania Magazine Clint Ewing visiting Altoona i Facebook Altoona Mirror a twitter Mew of subscribe 946-7480 a n 75 a copyright 2015 saturday v web i All Access now included with your paid subscription july la 2015 Blair chalet closes in a month Mirror photo by Gary m. Baranec Henry Arneson of twin cities minn., samples some food from one of the dozens of vendors participating in this year s Central Pennsylvania festival of the arts on thursday in state College. Summer festivals in full swing state College Boalsburg open up for seasonal arts exhibits by Bec c a Milliron for the Mirror c ventral Pennsylvania hosts two of the largest arts festivals in the nation this weekend. Central Pennsylvania festival of the arts commonly known As arts fest is Tak ing place in downtown state College and throughout Penn state University a Campus. Simultaneously the Peoples Choice festival of Pennsylvania arts amp crafts is held at the Pennsylvania military museum in Boalsburg. The 49th arts fest will have 300 artists participating this year. Exhibits Range from ceramics jewelry to photography. The plethora of Booths ensure there is some thing everyone will enjoy said Rick Bryant Cufa s executive director. Artists participating in arts fest must meet certain criteria to be allowed to Dis play and sell their Art work at the festival. A in february we received about 1,000 applications from artists throughout the country a Bryant said. A we then have five experts rate each applicant and the highest ranked artists Are chosen to display their work during the Maggie Mccall a senior Penn state nursing student from Altoona has attended arts fest for the last four years. A i enjoy looking at the different Art work especially the sidewalk Chalk area and eating All of the typical festival food a Mccall said. A some friends also travel in for it and its Nice to spend a weekend together during the on sunday arts fest hosts the sue Crowe memorial arts festival races which includes a 10-mile, i of 5k and kids fun race. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the fee is $25. Bryant estimates 125,000 people to attend arts fest throughout the five Day event. See festivals Page a2 residents will have Homes before facility closes by Walt Frank j Franktown a Blair township assisted living facility i is closing its doors leaving 32 res dents in search of new Homes. Blair chalet officials informed the residents earlier this week that it will close and that they had 30 Days to find a now facility. A we set a Date but we wont close the doors until everyone has a Home a said Amanda Brenner administrator. Or. Mohammed Dow it opened Blair chalet in 1995 after he purchased the former Blair township school building from the Hollidaysburg area school District for $250,000 in 1994. The 1 building which closed As a school i in january 1992, was constructed i in 1958. A it was a hard decision for him. I he said he clo ii any Brenner said. Dowlut Blair chalets owner did not return a Call seeking com i intent Brenner said it is a sad time for i everyone at Blair chalet. A the residents Here Are like my i family they Are very special to 1 me. We Are trying to make them feel Comfort. Hie and get them a place to go. It is Tough we Are hav ing trouble. The Issue is they Are on a limited income. As soon As some places hear that there is no room a Brenner said. The closing will also affect 15 i full and part time employees. Blair senior services inc. Is Aid ing Brenner with the transition. See chalet Page a2 by Russ of Reilly to Reilly Altoona prior. Com a come on Bubba. Lets go. Get your shoes and braces on a older brother Kaleb would say to Kaden. Kale Rightenour would sometimes Speed up the process of leaving the House by helping his 11-year-old brother with Spina Bifid put on his shoes and forearm braces that help him walk. At that time Kaleb was 15 and Kaden was four years younger but Kaleb always included him in everything he did. A i done to know any siblings like that a their Mother Aleah said. The two Brothers Hung out every Day Riding a Side by Side at and fixing up racing tvs with friends Down the dirt Road from their Home. See project Page a3 classifieds c5-8 comics d5 Legal notices c5 obituaries a7 opinion c2 puzzles d4 sports by -6 sudoku is 7 22910-00050 a family completing songs senior project police Man loses Wallet with heroin teen at rider killed in 2013 crash Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski Kaden Rightenour 13, with his parents John and Aleah stand in a Pavilion next to their Home with stained Glass commemorating their brother and son Kaleb. Tyrone a Tyrone Man faces charges after police say he lost his Wallet with heroin in it at a grocery store. Tyrone police contend that on May 4, Shane a. Snyder 33, of 306 Teaberry st., left his Wallet at save a lot on the too Block of i us Street and while looking for information about the identity of the wallets owner the stores manager found four packets of suspected heroin. Police noted the packets had residue in them that tested positive for heroin. Tyrone police said a razor Blade was also found Iii the Wallet along with multiple forms of identification for Snyder. When Snyder arrived at the Tyrone police department to retrieve the Wallet he told police he lost it in the parking lot of the grocery store. Snyder said 15 minutes after he lost the Wallet he returned to the store and asked about it but an employee said she had no know i Edge of it. When police pointed out Thol e were heroin packets in the Wallet Snyder changed his Story and said a Friend had taken his Wallet. When police confronted Snyder about his new Story Snyder admitted the heroin was his and said he had used the packets about a month before. Snyder was charged this week with Possession of a controlled substance and Possession of drug Para Phamalia. A preliminary bearing is slated for aug. 18 Iii Tyrone District court. Dow or

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