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Glendale foundation sets golf eventCOALPORT - The 12th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 10 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club.Registration forms will be mailed to 130 prospective golfers, but any new golfers can play after paying the $60 fee - with preference ...

Library artists of the month

Courtesy photoThe Artist of the Month for March at the Altoona Area Public Library isn't just one artist - it's a collection of local artists known as Art In Common. Art In Common is a nonprofit organization that started in 1986 as a forum for artists, photographers and sculptors to network ...

SAMA, Tomahawks partner for ‘Art of Hockey’

JOHNSTOWN - SAMA's partnership with the Johnstown Tomahawks will continue in 2016 as the two organizations present the third annual "Art of Hockey" program.Scheduled for Friday, during the Tomahawks game versus the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at the Cambria County War Memorial Arena, the "Art ...

MS Society announces Awareness Week

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society has designated March 7 to 13 as MS Awareness Week, according to Sharon O'Keiff Fusco, manager of the Duncansville office of the society's Keystone Chapter.Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's vision is a world free of MS through ...

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Comfort Keepers holds food driveSTATE COLLEGE - The Comfort Keepers office in State College collected more than 10,000 pounds of food during its annual Stop Senior Hunger Food Drive, which ran from September through November.The Stop Senior Hunger Food Drive is an initiative of the Comfort ...

Landlords give back

Courtesy photosThe Central PA Landlords Association presented grants to several organizations at its annual Christmas party. President Bill Kitt (left) and trustee Bud Cawthern present a check to Dee Martin-Spallone for the Angel Feet Ministry. The donation provided shoes for 55 children in ...

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Homewood silent auction starts FridayMARTINSBURG -?Homewood at Martinsburg's Auxiliary will host its eighth annual silent auction from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Homewood's Southview Building.The winning bids will be determined at 4 p.m. Saturday.This is the ...

Bar association gives to J.C. Blair ER project

HUNTINGDON - The J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Foundation announced a gift from the Huntingdon County Bar Association in support of the emergency department expansion and renovation project currently underway.While bar members are often in the public eye individually, they have elected to come ...

Easter for Eli project collecting baskets for sick kids

In memory of Elias, "Eli" Garrett, a local 3-year-old who died of cancer in 2009, his father and sister are collecting Easter baskets to be delivered to sick children for the Easter holiday. Many of these children will be spending Easter at a hospital.Elias lost his long battle with ...

Club notes

Cresson BPW offers scholarshipCRESSON - For the 28th year, the Cresson Business and Professional Women's (BPW) Local Organization will award a $500 grant to a deserving student.Applicants must be an adult (non-traditional) student 22 years of age or older who has completed one-fourth of a ...

Service notes

JACOB B. PRENDERGASTU.S. Army Pvt. Jacob B. Prendergast has graduated from Basic Infantry and Airborne Training at Fort Benning, Ga..He is currently stationed with 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C.Prendergast is a 2015 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School,Altoona.He is the ...

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 ...

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Auction features dinner with HarrisCharitybuzz has joined Penn State University in its fight against breast cancer.Charitybuzz is an online charity auction platform based in New York, offering luxury items and experiences.A current auction featuring dinner for four with former Pittsburgh ...

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Ebensburg VFW to hold breakfastEBENSBURG - The Ebensburg Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the VFW Hall, 120 W. Sample St.The breakfast includes pancakes, home fries and white or wheat toast; or eggs (omelet or scrambled eggs) home ...

Claysburg Hall of Fame induction April 2

CLAYSBURG - The Claysburg Area Hall of Fame Committee has announced the induction of its third class will be held on April 2 at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium.The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m., with a reception immediately following. The public is invited and dress is business ...

Healthy Living Club sets programs, classes

UPMC Altoona's Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for March.If you need an interpreter or have other special needs, call 889-2630 or 888-313-4665 at least two weeks before class starts for the request to be processed.Healthy Steps in Motion - ...

Flight 93 exhibit features tributes left by children

STOYSTOWN - "Through Their Eyes" will be installed at the recently opened Learning Center at Flight 93 National Memorial on Saturday.This exhibit includes children's images, words and objects left at the Flight 93 National Memorial as tributes from 2001 to 2016. Visitors to the exhibit will be ...

Car and motorcycle club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting - 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is March 10. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.Blair ...

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Bedford hospital plans book saleEVERETT - The UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will hold a used book sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 and 11 and 7 a.m. to noon March 12 in the hospital cafeteria.YMCA to offer CPR certificationHOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA will offer CPR ...

Life O’Riley raises $4,171 for Healing Patch

The second annual Life O'Riley Memorial Ride Committee recently presented a check for $4,171.86 to the Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for GrievingChildren and Their Families.Held in July, the ride honored the memory of Michael Patrick Riley, who passed away ...