Community

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Arabella Opelmae Brothers’ family include (from left): Tammy Houck of Altoona, grandmother; Nicole Hand of Altoona, mother, holding Arabella; and Shirley Musselman of Hollidaysburg, great-grandmother. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who ...

Pet obituary-Jonah

Jonah 2008-2019 Jonah, beloved pet cat of Nancy Bolinda and Walt Frank of Tyrone, died April 8 after a brief illness. Jonah was adopted from the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society and became a wonderful, loving lap cat. He struggled with health issues undergoing surgery for polyps and ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. April 3 — Summer Rifkah and Tudor Trifan, first place; Cheryl Wherry and Carol Moyer, second; Kevin Davis and Bruce Baldwin, third; Jeff Gourley and Larry Glourley, fourth. April 4 — Barb Marinak and Helen ...

Yesteryear

Leonard E. Alwine of Altoona submitted these photos from the Logan Township Fire Company No. 1, which was chartered April 23, 1923. It began operations in Wehnwood along Juniata Gap Road. Its first truck was a 1923 Brockway-LaFrance Chemical Engine. It cost $3,600 when new and had two ...

Dream of writing a children’s book becomes a reality

When I started writing this pet column two years ago, I was fulfilling a longtime dream for myself. However, I did not comprehend the number of people that the stories and information I shared would touch in such a positive way. I think I enjoy receiving cards, letters, notes and emails from ...

Club notes

Courtesy photo The 2019 Sylvan Hills Ladies Golf Association invites all ladies both beginners and seasoned players for another year of golf. All golfers that have basic experience and knowledge of the game are welcomed. Golfers need not be members of Sylvan Hills Golf Club to participate. A ...

Service notes

ZACKARY DONOHUE U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zackary Donohue 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, ...

Blair 4-H, FFA hold junior livestock banquet

WILLIAMSBURG — The Blair County Junior Livestock Clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 2 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale in August. The officers from each club helping with the program were: Kara Stultz ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is May 9. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Across the area

Tyrone library to host book sale TYRONE — The Friends of the Tyrone-Snyder Pub-lic Library will hold a used book sale April 25 to 30. All sales on April 25 (noon to 7 p.m.) and April 26 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) are for Friends of the Library only. The sale will be open to the public from 10 ...

On this date

50 YEARS AGO: April 19, 1969 Three Pennsylvania Railroad baggage cars originally built in Altoona were overhauled as exhibit cars as part of a 10-car Golden Spike Limited Centennial Train that was to travel to Promontory Point, Utah, where the first transcontinental railroad was joined. ...

Across the area

Astronomy club sets meeting, sky watch HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the lower level of Penn Mont Academy, 131 Holliday Hills Drive. The club members will have various telescopes on display and welcomes the public to attend. If you have a ...

Homewood to host silent auction April 27

MARTINSBURG — Homewood at Martinsburg’s Auxiliary will host its 11th annual silent auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27 in Homewood’s Givler Cultural Center. The winning bids will be determined at 4 p.m. April 27. The public is invited to participate in this event; proceeds are ...

Winter warmth

Courtesy photo St. Patrick School, Newry, donated more than $400 for the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry along with gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for needy children in the area. The money was raised through a coin collection and the winter warmth items were collected during Catholic ...

Hollidaysburg Arts Council offers summer art camps

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Arts Council’s 2019 Summer Art Camps is accepting registrations until May 1. Classes will be held at C.W. Longer Elementary School. Camp 1 will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. It is for ages 6 to 8. Camp 2 is for ages 9 to 11 and will be held from ...

Community Foundation grant deadline April 30

The Central Pennsyl-vania Community Foundation is accepting grant proposal from organizations that meet the following criteria: n Only 501(c)(3) organizations or organizations that qualify for a deductible contribution using IRS rules. The charity must be a qualified organization that meets ...

Across the area

Aircraft association to meet Saturday MARTINSBURG –— The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 400 will meet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of the main terminal at the Altoona-Blair County Airport. This month’s meeting will include a presentation chapter member ...

Lamb Chops cooking contest

Courtesy photo The Blair County 4-H Lamb Chops held their annual cooking contest on Sept. 9 at the Williamsburg Farm Show. Members are shown with what they made. They are (from left): Rylee Stultz (lamb wraps); Faith Brumbaugh (first place, tortinelli lamb soup; Kara Lansberry (cheeseburger ...

Cambria 4-H holds youth livestock sale

EBENSBURG — On Sept. 6, Cambria County 4-H members were given the opportunity to complete their livestock projects, by marketing their animals through an auction sponsored by the Cambria County Youth Livestock Committee. The sale began with bids on a scholarship animal, donated by Vale Wood ...

Bellwood library offers programs this month

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its programs for the remainder of the month. n Baby Sprouts is the library’s Toddler Time for children ages 18 months to 3 years. Families can join others at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday through May 30 for stories, songs, fingerplays ...