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Club notes

Patton Garden Club to install officers PATTON — The Patton Garden Club started its new year on March 26 with a presentation by Barb Hague on “Prayer Gardens.” The club’s next meeting will take place on Monday at the Patton Public Library. New officers for the 2018-20 term will ...

Softball Marathon set for Aug. 10-12

The We CARE Founda-tion will hold the 2018 We CARE Foundation Softball Marathon on Aug. 10, 11 and 12. The foundation is recruiting teams to play softball in support of local children and adults with disabilities and special needs. All funds raised will be directed to these children and ...

Sheetz Fellows attend National CEO Conference in Fla.

TAMPA, Fla. — Nineteen Sheetz Fellows attended the 2017 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Conference in Tampa from Oct. 26 to 29. The conference brought more than 1,000 students, faculty and young entrepreneurs together to network, learn and inspire each other to ...

Clearfield library launches Capital Campaign

CURWENSVILLE — The Clearfield County Public Library is getting ready to take its act on the road again. The library covers approximately 46,000 residents who are not served by the Shaw Public Library, the Curwensville Branch Library or the DuBois Public Library. The County Bookmobile has ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Garrett Deyarmin’s family includes: front — Patricia Deyarmin of Altoona, great-grandmother, holding Garrett Deyarmin, 6 weeks old; back — Douglas Deyarmin of Las Vegas, grandfather; and Neil Deyarmin of Altoona, father. The Altoona Mirror accepts ...

Yesteryear

A group of Altoona Lions Club members is shown at the Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind, near Newton Hamilton, circa 1969. The Altoona Lions in the photo had just completed building a metal storage shed, shown in the background, for the lodge to use in its daily operations. The photo was taken by ...

Owners need plan in place for pets once they’re gone

So often, I hear of pets losing their homes because the owner dies or has to go into an assisted living home. Care becomes too great for the senior owner. In any case, the pet, who is also often in its senior years, quickly loses the only home it has ever known. We recently lost a very ...

Across the area

Society seeks artifacts for WWI exhibit BEDFORD — The Bedford County Historical Society will be opening its World War I exhibit this month. The society is seeking artifacts from World War I that belonged to Bedford County residents. If you have anything you would be willing to loan to ...

Y to hold Healthy Kids Day

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Regional YMCA, formerly known as the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, will hold a free community event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 28 at its 1111 Hewit St. location. The event is being held to inspire all youth, parents and caregivers — regardless of YMCA membership ...

‘Godspell’

Courtesy photo The Bellwood-Antis High School Musical Department will present “Godspell” at 7:30 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the school auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and are available online at seatyourself.biz or through the “Godspell” ...

Across the area

Community Chats to begin Sunday The Healthy Blair County Coalition and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County will hold a series of Community Chats aimed at solving the “Youth Disconnection Dilemma” and “Building a Mentoring Minded Community.” The chats will be held on the ...

Redbuds to host Huntingdon Quilt Show

HUNTINGDON — The Redbud Quilt Guild will sponsor the 27th annual Hunting-don Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 28 in the Huntingdon Community Center, 310 Fifth St. There will be homemade crafts, quilts, the guild challenge, demonstrations and door ...

Birthday

Hulda Dively Hulda May (Feathers) Dively recently celebrated her 100th birthday. She was born April 16, 1918, in Kimmel Township. Family, relatives and friends gathered at the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern, Hollidaysburg, on April 15, to honor her and to celebrate her ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Earth Day Event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, meet at the pavilion at Pickerel Pond. All ages are needed to help with cleanup and beautification projects, such as litter pickup, trail work, raking, gardening, tree planting, simple construction and ...

Across the area

Program aims to prevent diabetes TYRONE — The PreventT2 lifestyle change program is being offered locally. Guided by a trained lifestyle coach, groups of participants are learning the skills they need to make lasting changes such as losing a modest amount of weight, being more physically ...

Altoona used book sale

Courtesy photo The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold its spring used book sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday on the ground floor of the library. There are no Sunday hours. Monday will be $5-a-bag day. The sale offers all kinds of ...

Blair County Walk MS set for April 29

The Blair County Walk MS 2018 will be held on April 29 at the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High School, beginning with registration at 1 p.m. and the walk at 2 p.m. The route is 4 miles in length, along with a 1-mile handicapped-accessible course. Froggy 98, Joe Murgo of WTAJ-TV and Jumpin’ ...

Club notes

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome. ...

Greater Altoona Book Festival seeks authors

Event to be held May 12 at Altoona Area Public Library Right Move Entertainment of Pennsylvania is looking for authors from Central and Western Pennsyl-vania to participate in the inaugural Greater Altoona Area Book Festival. Slated to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 at the Altoona ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Quincy Swope’s family include (from left): Adam Swope, father, holding Quincy; Randy Swope, grandfather; and Edward Swope, great-grandfather. All are from Altoona. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth ...