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Kiwanis, Reliance sponsor tournament TYRONE — The Northern Blair County Kiwanis Club hosted the sixth annual Reliance Bank Basketball Tournament on Dec. 27, 28 and 29 at Tyrone Area High School. With the support of Reliance Bank as tournament sponsor, proceeds from each year of the ...

Helping others

Courtesy photo From left, Kevin Mostoller, a 20-plus-year agent with the Baltimore Life Insurance Co. representing the Somerset County area, presents a $500 grant to the Wells Creek Watershed Association representatives Jeff Shaffer, president, and Dave Woy, vice president. Baltimore Life ...

Penn State Altoona plans African American Read-In

The 28th annual African American Read-In Chain will be celebrated Feb. 12 and 13 at Penn State Altoona. This year’s theme is “Performance,” recognizing the vibrant role performance has played in African American arts, literature, history and culture. Events begin at 2:30 p.m. Feb. ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Darren Grazier’s family include (from left): Margaret O’Shea of Bellwood, grandmother; April Grazier of Tyrone, mother, holding Darren Grazier, and Louise Mozi of Altoona, great-grandmother. The photo was taken during a family gathering on Christmas Day.

Lawrence and Nancy Carter

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carter of Altoona celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner for family and friends. They were married Oct. 8, 1966, at Smith Corner Mennonite Church, East Freedom. Mrs. Carter is the former Nancy Jones. The couple have two children: Jessica of ...

Yesteryear

Jacqueline Papas of Hollidaysburg submitted this photo of members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Altoona, on a trip on the Manitou and Pikes Peak Railway in Colorado.   Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in ...

Proper precautions will protect your pet from winter’s chill

Baby, it’s cold outside! As winter’s frigid temperatures sweep over many parts of the country, it is critical for pet parents to take the appropriate measures to keep their pets warm and safe. Here are some tips: n After a walk, remove any ice or snow from your pet’s paws and towel them ...

Helping the March of Dimes

Courtesy photo Students and instructors from YTI Career Institute-Altoona volunteered with the March of Dimes for its 15th annual Signature Chef event, held Nov. 21 at the Blair County Convention Center. Volunteers assisted with registration, sales and the silent auction. Shown are (from ...

Cheerleading event raises $12,000

Sheetz teamed up with the Blair County Respiratory Disease Society on Nov. 6 at the Altoona Field House to present the 2016 Cheerleading Tournament. Cheerleaders from several local schools performed, raising almost $12,000 for the Respiratory Disease Society. Proceeds from this event benefit ...

Across the area

Roaring Spring library offers tech help ROARING SPRING — Need help with your laptop, iPad, Kindle, smartphone or other device? Drop by the Roaring Spring Community Library for individual tech help from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Library staff will offer a one-hour tech-help drop-in. ...

Across the area

Center employees to meet for lunch Former employees of the Altoona, Cresson and Ebensburg Centers will meet for a “Dutch Treat” (pay for your own) lunch at 1 p.m. Jan. 24 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, 110 Patchway Road, Duncansville. Guests also welcome. Reservations are not ...

Local twirler wins national competition

Morgan Arthurs of Altoona recently traveled to the America’s Youth on Parade National Championships at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. Morgan competed against many of the top baton twirlers in the country and won the title of National Beginner Open Strut ...

Helping others

Courtesy photo The EADS Group, an engineering, architectural and design firm, donated funds to The Arc of Blair County through its Employee Charitable Fund. Employees of EADS fundraise throughout the year and donate funds to local agencies. The Arc of Blair County serves people with ...

Fort Roberdeau honors veterans

Fort Roberdeau hosted its annual Veterans Recognition Program on Nov. 5. There were a total of 67 in attendance with about 50 veterans, the majority of whom were Vietnam veterans. The event was for veterans, their caregivers and active duty military only. The program highlighted the ...

Readers can submit obituaries for pets

The Mirror publishes obituaries of pets on Sundays. Obituaries can be emailed to petobits@altoonamirror.com; submitted online at www.altoonamirror.com (click on Submit News); mailed to: Pet Obits, Altoona Mirror, 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 or dropped off during business hours (9 a.m. to ...

Across the area

Office offers free Narcan training The Blair County Drug and Alcohol Program is offering free Narcan training at 1 p.m. Tuesday and at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at its offices at 3001 Fairway Drive, Altoona. Naloxone (Narcan) can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Individuals can find out ...

Wendy’s donates to military troops, vets

Representatives of Wendy’s restaurants in the west/central region of Pennsylvania recently presented another significant check to the Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars officers, including State Commander Thomas Brown, to support local military families and veterans facing hardship. The ...

Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary hosts Christmas tea

TYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Christmas Tea at Tyrone Hospital. The Christmas Tea has been a long holiday tradition of the auxiliary, which prepares and serves a variety of complimentary sweet and savory treats for members of the community and Tyrone Regional Health ...

Births

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Charles Dickens and his 1842 Trip to America, 2 p.m. Saturday. Free admission. Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 SnowFest and Polar Plunge, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. SnowFest ...

Across the area

TOPS to hold open house Thursday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Chapter 0379 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house on Thursday in the basement of Zion Lutheran Church, Allegheny Street. Weigh-in will be from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the meeting from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Members ...