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Fire prevention/open house is Oct. 10 ROARING SPRING — Friendship Fire Company No. 1 Inc., 808 E. Main St., will hold a Fire Prevention/Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10. Participants can meet the firefighters, see equipment, experience what it is like to be in a smoke-filled room and ...

Hollidaysburg library announces Oct. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Pub-lic Library, 1 Furnace Drive, has announced its October events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ancestry: Library Edition is now ...

Correction

Admission to the Cresson American Legion dance on Saturday is $5, and admission to the dance on Oct. 14 is $10. Information was incorrect in an article under Club Notes on Page G1 Sunday.

Lehman Engineers horse trail ride set for Oct. 1

Event benefits Dreams Go On HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 11th annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to benefit Dreams Go On will take place Oct. 1 at Canoe Creek State Park. Dreams Go On, s 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions for adults and children ...

It really is great pumpkin as far as your pets are concerned

Pumpkin! Pumpkin! Pumpkin! I admit it. I’m caught up in the craze and find myself addicted to pumpkin everything — candles, pie and now … coffee. Perhaps those aren’t the healthiest forms of pumpkin, but pure pumpkin (without additives and sweeteners) cannot only offer amazing health ...

Club notes

Golden Nuggets to hold dinner-dance The Golden Nuggets senior citizens club will hold a dinner-dance at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The cost is $10 per person. Three hours of dancing will be held in the upstairs ballroom after the meal. The club is accepting new ...

Yesteryear

This photo from the Mirror archives shows a Marx Brothers promo on Eleventh Avenue in Altoona in 1946. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old ...

Pam’s Chargers in national competition

Pam’s Chargers School of Baton/Mrs. P’s Chargers, under the direction of Renee Parowski, recently completed a successful competition season. They traveled to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., to compete at the America’s Youth On Parade (AYOP) Twirling National ...

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Hollidaysburg alumni band to perform HOLLIDAYSBURG — Hollidaysburg Area School District alumni band members are invited to join the Golden Tiger Alumni Marching Band event on Oct. 13 as part of the homecoming celebration. This event will take place at Tiger Stadium during the football ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting will be Oct. 12. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. ...

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Rose Hill cleanup set for Saturday The Friends of Rose Hill Cemetery will hold a fall clean-up day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Some equipment will be provided, and gas will be provided, as well as lunch. Addiction training offered Sept. 27, 28 Blair Drug and Alcohol ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Heritage Hike: Hollidaysburg Canal Basin, 2 p.m. Sunday, meet at Hollidaysburg Canal Basin Park. This is a 2-mile stroll of the historic district of Hollidaysburg. Dress appropriately and take water and a snack. This ...

Blair 4-H members attend Camp Kanesatake

Nine Blair County 4-H members attended regional 4-H camp held at Camp Kanesatake in Spruce Creek June 26 to 29. They participated in workshops in outdoor cooking, invasive species and leathercraft and enjoyed activities such as zip-lining, swimming, air rifle, fishing and rock climbing. ...

District presents conservation awards

EBENSBURG — The Cambria County Conservation District awarded the winning recipients of the 2017 Conservation Awards on June 8 at the Crystal Hall. The district recognized people and organizations that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to strive for best conservation practices, ...

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Outback employees to help storm victims Employees of Outback Steakhouse in Altoona have stepped up to help the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Employees will sell their treasures from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the restaurant’s parking lot at 100 Sheraton Drive. According to ...

Skills Foundation holds annual golf tournament

The 12th annual E.F. “Pat” Houser Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Skills Foundation was held on July 10 at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College. The UPMC Altoona Foundation took first place, Mainline Pharmacy took second place and Sheetz won third place. The foundation raised ...

Club notes

Sewing club to make yo-yo snowman The Altoona Area Sewing Club will be learning to make a yo-yo snowman at 7 p.m. Oct. 16. The club’s sewing interest sinclude general sewing, crafting, quilting, wall hangings and learning new techniques. The club sews projects for community ...

Walk for Crohn’s, Colitis to be held at PNG Field

The Altoona Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis is scheduled for Oct. 7 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. Registration and festivities begin at 10 a.m., and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The local event is part of a nationwide fundraising effort aimed at finding cures for digestive ...

CPHS Fur Ball set for Oct. 14 at Blairmont Club

The sixth annual Fur Ball to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at The Blairmont Club in Hollidaysburg. The Fur Ball is an evening of food, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, full bars including wines and craft beers, live and silent auctions, along ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the wreck of the Day Express in the Conemaugh yard during the Johnstown flood in May 1889. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be ...