Community

Friends rededicate Prince Gallitzin amphitheater

GALLITZIN -?The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) announced the rededication of Prince Gallitzin State Park's amphitheater.The project to replace the benches and install a drainage system began in fall of 2015 and was almost entirely funded by the Friends of Prince ...

Food collections to be part of ZombieTown USA events

Besides having fun, this weekend's ZombieTown USA event is designed to help several worthy causes. Food donations will be accepted during the ZombieTown USA two-day festival at the following drop-off sites:n St. Luke's Church will be collecting nonperishable food items from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Park programs

Allegheny PortageRailroad NationalHistoric Site, 110Federal Park Road,Gallitzin, 886-6150Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Viewing activities are included with park admission.Heritage Hike of ...

Society, Subaru send blankets to cancer patients

JOHNSTOWN - Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced a collaboration to provide support and "warmth" to patients fighting cancer and their families in communities across the country.During Subaru Loves to Care month in June, LLS and participating Subaru ...

Pioneer Days slated Saturday in Claysburg

CLAYSBURG -?The second annual Pioneer Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claysburg Legion Field.Pioneer Days will be a joint effort between the Claysburg American Legion, Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company, Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions (PAST) and ...

Across the area

Catholic Daughters to hold yard saleHOLLIDAYSBURG - The Catholic Daughters of America Court No. 1755 will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1201 N. Juniata St.The sale will include a bunk bed (new in box), microwaves, area rug, country decor, pictures, clothing, toys, Christmas ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club plans dinnerPATTON -?The Patton Garden Club presented its first Garden of Distinction Award for this year to Rick and Dana Sherry who live on Palmer Avenue.The club will hold a progressive dinner and garden tour on Monday.Members will enjoy appetizers, salads and desserts as ...

Tickets on sale for Autumn Glory Ride

Tickets for the 2016 Autumn Glory Ride Train Excursions, which will take place on Oct. 8, are now on sale and expected to once again sell out.Tickets may be purchased at Roaring Spring Department Store or by calling 224-5141, ext. 2255. This will be the sixth year for the excursions, which are ...

Yesteryear

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 or older and should be sent to Yesteryear, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, or ...

5 generations

The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. The photo may include one representative of each generation and should include identifications for everyone in the photo. It should ...

St. Patrick’s School open house Sunday

NEWRY - St. Patrick School, 731 Patrick Lane, will hold an open house/meet the teacher event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.Enrolled and prospective students will have the opportunity to visit classrooms, meet faculty and staff and connect with classmates and families.Light refreshments will be ...

Blair Dance Company wins awards at regionals

LANCASTER - Members of the Blair Dance Company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, traveled to their third regional competition of the season.They attended Starquest National Talent Competition on May 14 and 15 in Lancaster.They earned 13 platinum awards, 34 high gold awards, six first-place ...

High schoolers study abroad with SFU

LORETTO - Saint Francis University recently hosted 15 high school students from Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic high schools as part of its annual Summer in France program.The program gives students entering their junior or senior years the opportunity to earn college credits while ...

Crohn’s, Colitis Day to be held Aug. 27

This year's Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis walk will be held Oct. 8 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona.Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Register online at www.cctakesteps.org/altoona2016.This year's Honored Hero will be Chloe Donaldson, an ulcerative colitis ...

My Ride

Jed Claycomb, ClaysburgCourtesy photo1966 Ford Fairlane GTADescription: "I am the original owner of this candy apple red Fairlane. It has recently been fully restored to its original condition by Loren Bowser of Bowser's Auto Body in Alum Bank after being weathered for over 30 years. It ...

Altoona Ambucs presents Amtryke to local girl

At a recent meeting of the Altoona Chapter of Ambucs, Dr. Ed Fara-baugh showed members and guests how Amtrykes are custom-built for each individual child.Dr. Farabaugh has been building Amtrykes, assistive devices for people with mobility issues, for more than 20 years and hopes to pass along ...

Across the area

Mini-golf event aids Alzheimer's walkSwinging for the windmill, golfers took to the miniature golf course at Lakemont Park, Altoona, to help raise funds and bring awareness for the Altoona Walk to End Alzheimer's.Despite the hot and humid weather, many golfers came out and learned more about ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. 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. every Sunday, ...

Mirror seeks old photos for Yesteryear

The Altoona Mirror is in need of old local photos to be used in its weekly Yesteryear feature.The photos must be at least 30 years old and include a local building, site, group or class.The original photo must be submitted and can be picked up at the Mirror offices after publication. Clippings ...

Tiger Pride Day set for Saturday

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Tiger Pride Committee and the Hollidaysburg Area School District are teaming up to host the second annual Tiger Pride Day on Saturday.The new turf will be initiated with the boys' soccer team kickoff game at9 a.m."I look forward to having a good time watching sports, eating ...