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Don’t brush off your dog’s dental hygiene

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. How do you fair when it come to brushing your pet’s teeth? Much better than us, I’m guessing. My husband, Ray, is always commenting on Rio’s beautiful big white teeth. It’s true. She’s got a beautiful set of choppers. She’s not ...

BSCC awards scholarships for 2018-19 school year

The Benscreek Social & Citizens Club (BSCC) located in Portage Township started an annual scholarship program in 2017. The scholarship award program is for students either starting college/trade school in the fall, or currently enrolled in a college/trade school. This year’s awardees ...

On Campus

South Hills hosts local Hack Day event Each year, Major League Hacking (MLH), an official student hacking league, organizes “Local Hack Day” a 12-hour global hackathon event that involves thousands of participants gathered in cities and towns around the world. The purpose of these ...

Hollidaysburg honor roll

HOLLIDAYSBURG AREA SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SECOND MARKING PERIOD HONORS 12th Grade — Eliza R. Albright, Alexandria B. Auerbeck, Alycia B. Auerbeck, Adam M. Baranik, Kaleb A. Barnes, Shane W. Barnes, Abigail G. Barroner, Thaddeus J. Baughman, Elliott D. Bernard, Justin R. Best, Aidan M. ...

Woodland celebrating 105th birthday Saturday

Nedy Mae Settles-Woodland will be turning 105 years old Saturday. She was born in 1914 in Bennettsville, North Carolina to the Rev. Charles Settles and his wife Carrie Mae Settles. The family relocated to Claysburg when Nedy was an infant. She is the only survivor of nine children. Nedy was ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: Feb. 22, 1969 The Altoona YMCA, the Rev. Robert A. Dilliard board president, honored Altoona Mirror president and general manager J.E. Holtzinger for “appreciation of devoted service to the youth of the community.” 25 YEARS AGO: Feb. 22, 1994 Dede Kazmaier of ...

Humane Society to hold a night at the horse races

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society announces an exciting night at the races, electronic horse races, on Feb. 23 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall. Paying the odds on old videos of horse derby’s that are sealed until the very moment of the race. Only 100 horses are being sold. ...

Logan fire department adds pumper and truck

The Logan Township United Fire Department placed two apparatus into service in November at its Station 18 located in the Grandview section of Logan Township. The unit on the left is a 2018 Pierce Custom pumper. It has a 1,000-gallon water tank and a 1,500-gallon per minute pump for fire ...

PMEA Western Region Orchestra plays Saturday

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Western Region Orchestra is made up of approximately 160 students from 57 school districts in the western half of the state. The PMEA Western Regional festival is being hosted at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Thursday through ...

Across the area

Altoona library sets bingo fundraiser The 8th Annual Shamrock Baskets, Baubles and Bags Bingo Fundraiser to benefit the Altoona Area Public Library will be held at 2 p.m. March 17 at Father Kelley Hall, Fifth Street and 25th Avenue, Altoona. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. This year, ...

Senior birthday

Mrs. Bernice Smith will celebrate her 87th birthday with a party March 2, in Altoona. Bernice was born Feb. 14, 1932 in DuBois, the daughter of John and Lillie Christian. She was first married to George F. Peterman and then to Alvin Smith, both deceased. She moved to Altoona in 1956 and ...

Across the area

‘Understanding Addiction’ today at 2 p.m. Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships is providing a free one-hour training for any community member, “Understanding Addiction” at 2 p.m. today, or 5 p.m. Feb. 26. The training will be held at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships 3001 Fairway ...

Club notes

AHS class of 1957 planning reunion aThe reunion committee for the Altoona High School Class of 1957 is planning its 62nd anniversary Reunion to be held Sept. 27-29. Friday there will be a get together at Park Hill Country Club, Saturday a buffet at The Blairmont Club and a brunch buffet is ...

CPHS will hold fundraiser Feb. 23

EAST FREEDOM — The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society (CPHS) will hold a night at the races, electronic horse races, on Feb. 23 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall. Only 100 horses are being sold. All proceeds benefit the animals at the CPHS. Tickets are $25 per person for a horse and ...

St. Paddy’s Day dinner dance

Courtesy photo The GFWC Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club will hold its 11th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance from 6 to 11 p.m. March 2 at the Casino at Lakemont Park. The evening will include dinner, dancing, complementary beer from 6 to 9 p.m., silent auctions, raffles and music by ...

Saclaro celebrating 100 years Saturday

Grace Iannicelli Saclaro will celebrate her 100th birthday Saturday with a party at the Buccinese Club where her grandfather, Paulo Lepore, was a founding member. She was born Feb. 21, 1919, in Altoona, daughter of DonAngelo and Mary (Lepore) Iannicelli. She married Joseph J. Saclaro who is ...

Moshannon Valley Correctional Center Donates Teddy Bears to Tyrone Hospital

Employees at the Moshannon Valley Correctional Center (MVCC) donated teddy bears to Tyrone Hospital to support the hospital’s pediatric patients. Tyrone Hospital will distribute the teddy bears to children who receive care in the emergency department, while supplies last. This year MVCC ...

CCCF awards funds to Child Advocacy Center

Among the grants awarded recently by the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation, is one for the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County. The CAC-CC is an ongoing project providing services and support for children who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse, according to information ...

Sewing volunteers to create bears and pillows needed

When a child loses a loved one to death, life is filled with gaps emotionally, mentally and physically. Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch sewing volunteers give their time and talents to bridge that physical gap and give children a tangible connection through memory bears and pillows from items ...