Community

Club notes

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Portage awarded six $500 scholarships to Portage area graduates. (left to right) Chris Bartoletti Rotary Club President, Olivia Kissell, Cody Trusik and Lauren Hudak. Other scholarship recipients were Madison Piatak, Summer Viscusi and Kaelyn ...

Library support

Courtesy photo Thanks to a generous donation of $2,100 from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to the Altoona Area Public Library, the library’s Youth Room will be able expand its very popular children’s program “Sew Much Fun” with new sewing machines. Shown are (from left): State ...

Service notes

STEPHEN T. BAINEY U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen T. Bainey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Leo James Capouellez’s family include (from left): Leo Capouellez Sr. of Altoona, great-grandfather; Clayton Capouellez of Cresson, father, holding Leo James Capouellez; and Leo Capouellez Jr. of Gallitzin, grandfather. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. June 19 — Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, first; Jean Green and Jean Keller, second; Barbara Marinak and Barb Vander Jagt, third; Helen Gorsuch and Ed McCauley, fourth; JoEllen Gehl and Joan Blinn, ...

Reunion

The Hollidaysburg Area High School Class of 1974 will hold its 45th anniversary reunion Aug. 24 at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and a buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required. The invitations were mailed. Classmates who have not ...

Yesteryear

The Curtin Grade School basketball team won the Keith Junior High sixth grade Saturday Morning Basketball Program in the late 1950s, winning all eight games. The team led in team field goals (105), total points (219), fewest points allowed (105) and most personal fouls (48). Robert Gibson of ...

Learn what to do to care for your pets in a natural disaster

With our weather patterns becoming even more erractic, it’s hard to know what conditions to expect at any given time. Recently, heavy rains produced flooding in parts of New Jersey that directly affected one of my rescue friends. The storms caused flooding to his home which he had to ...

Bikers for Barkers is Saturday

The 2019 Bikers for Barkers Charity Motorcycle Run to benefit the Central PA Humane Society will take place on Saturday. This year’s ride will take riders on a scenic 100-mile ride through the mountains of Blair and Cambria counties. This year’s ride will kick off from the new Roundhouse ...

Griffith Foundation plans summer events

The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation is scheduled to host numerous summer events. These events were inspired by Hollidaysburg resident Greg Griffith whose 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer ended Aug. 26, 2011. Greg’s wife Cathy, their sons, family, friends, The Griffith ...

Bellwood library sets programs for July

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities for July. n Free Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and older continue at 1 p.m. every Wednesday through July 31. Sign up at the checkout desk or by messaging the library on Facebook. These classes are presented ...

Sprucing up the Jaffa

Courtesy photo Sherwin-Williams employees and community members gave the Jaffa Shrine Center’s 20,000-square-foot banquet hall a complimentary fresh coat of paint. It had been nearly two decades since the walls of the facility were painted. The much-needed facelift was part of National ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Programs vary on a daily basis and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather. Fort ...

Hollidaysburg class of 1950 to meet today

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The class members of the Hollidaysburg high school class of 1950 holds its monthly luncheon meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at The Dream Restaurant. Spouses are also welcome to attend. The next meeting will be held today. For additional ...

Across the area

Historical society plans July events EVERETT — The Bloody Run Historical Society has announced its upcoming activities. n The BRHS Open House Program scheduled at the Community and Railroad Museum on Fifth Street off North Spring Street (Route 26) will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. ...

Scouting for food

Courtesy photo Boy Scout Troop 49 sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Church participated in “Scouting For Food” this spring. A total of 480 pounds of donated food was collected and delivered to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Troop 49 would like to thank all the residents in the area of ...

Altoona library sets July activities

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its July activities. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. n Would you like to learn to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat? The library will hold classes on a different app at noon each ...

Altoona native honored by American Legion with Medal of Merit

DEFOREST, Wis. — Returning to Wisconsin for another traditional country music concert, Altoona native Ricky Lee entertained a crowd of hundreds in Veterans Memorial Park on June 15. Ricky Lee (Rick Lonsinger) is a 1985 graduate of Altoona Area High School. What made this concert unique ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Henry Wimer’s family include Helen and Harold Dixon of Altoona, great-grandparents; Harold Dixon Jr. of Akron, Pa., grandfather, holding Henry Wimer; and Lauren (Dixon) Wimer of Dayton, Va., mother. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who ...

Yesteryear

Elsie Bougher of Tyrone submitted this photo of the Central Hotel, Coalport, from the 1920s. The hotel is still open. There is bar in the front and a pizza shop in the back. Apartments are on the second story. Bougher said it looks like the people in the photo might have been celebrating the ...