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Group to hold car wash this weekend for the benefit of THON

Altoona Benefiting THON will be holding a car wash at Professionals Auto Body in Duncansville Saturday from 9am to noon.

Altoona Benefits THON is a student-run organization in Penn State Altoona. Its mission is to raise money for families affected by childhood cancer. Any donation amount is accepted to receive a car wash. All donations go to childhood cancer research.


Grant Opportunity Available for Small Businesses, Farmers

The Small Business Advantage Grant program accepts applications from farms and small businesses seeking to improve their operations through energy efficiency, pollution prevention and natural resource protection.

The State Department of Environmental Protection awards up to $5,000 for each grant.

Grants are available for HVAC and boiler upgrades, high-efficiency LED lighting, solvent recovery and waste recycling systems, auxiliaries that eliminate truck engine idling, and other projects that reduce energy consumption, as well as power bank buffers, cattle fencing and other agricultural stormwater runoff management projects.

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Conemaugh Physician Group opens ENT clinic

Conemaugh Physician Group recently opened an ear, nose, and throat clinic at the Conemaugh East Hills Outpatient Center, 1450 Scalp Ave.

The clinic treats adults and children with a range of ear, nose and throat disorders, including chronic ear infections, tonsil and adenoid disorders, mouth and throat cancer, hearing disorders and thyroid disorders.

The clinic, open Monday through Friday, is staffed by three certified ENT specialists.


Weis launches Fight Hunger campaign in local stores

Weis Markets has launched its annual Fight Hunger in-store donation program to support hundreds of local food banks and regional food pantries.

The program runs until the end of September. At checkout, customers have the option to top up their order or purchase a $1, $3, $5, or $10 voucher to help families in need in their communities.

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