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Prince Gallitzin sets children’s environmental programs

PATTON - Prince Gallitzin?State Park will offer a variety of children's environmental programs.Crafts, games, stories, songs, and hands-on exploration are all part of these programs for young children. Preregistration is requested by calling 674-1000.The programs are part of the Pennsylvania ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal 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. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, ...

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Mount Aloysius plans open houseCRESSON - The Mount Aloysius College admissions team invites prospective students and their parents to an open house at 10 a.m. July 15.The entire campus will be open to the community, as students and parents visit the campus to learn more about the college.Frank ...

Roaring Spring library sets July activities

ROARING SPRING - The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for July. The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.The library will be closed on July 4 in observance of ...

Correction

Sarah Westin of Lilly was omitted by the school for the spring honors list at Saint Francis University, Loretto. The list was published on Page G2 Sunday.

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Ride to benefit homeless veteransDUNCANSVILLE - The Duncansville Veterans of?Foreign?Wars Post 8724 will host the 13th annual Homeless Veterans Memorial Ride on July 9.The ride will be sponsored by Department of Pennsylvania VFW, in memory of Gary Anders, past state senior vice ...

Hollidaysburg library sets programs, activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, 1 Furnace Drive, has announced its July events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed for the Independence Day holiday July ...

Correction

Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers from both Blair and Huntingdon counties participated in a recent donation drive for veterans. A caption on Page G1 Sunday was incorrect.

Club notes

Patton Garden Club presents scholarshipPATTON -?On May 12, the Patton Garden Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Brad O'Hara, son of David and Sedona O'Hara, at the Cambria Heights High School academic banquet.Brad will be attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania majoring in conservation ...

Helping others

Courtesy photoThe Altoona Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) donated household and comfort items, phone cards and a $55 check to the Van Zandt VA Medical Center for homeless veterans. Shown are (from left): Patti Isenberg (RSVP volunteer and council member), Loretta Rhodes (RSVP volunteer ...

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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Mount recognized for military supportCRESSON - Last fall, the Mount Aloysius College campus-wide "Mail for our Military Campaign" gathered nearly 3,000 packages, letters and cards for U.S. service men and women.The effort, aimed at brightening up the holiday season for the military, was ...

Church recognizes UPMC Altoona nurses

Nurses in the pediatrics and maternity departments at UPMC?Altoona received Easter baskets created by children of the First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg."These snacks are a perfect pick-me-up," said Pam O'Donnell, nurse manager of maternity. "It was so kind and thoughtful for them ...

Collaboration raises $1,050 for ACT youth

ROARING SPRING - Charlotte's Trove held a fashion show titled "Fashion Theatre," presenting The Audrey Collection.The theater showcased one-of-a-kind dresses of the greatest fashion trends of the late-great Audrey Hepburn's era. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Altoona Community ...

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. 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, weather permitting, ...

Celebrating 37 years of fundraising

Courtesy photoThis picture shows a portion of the members of the Star of the Sea Council, Knights of Columbus, Hollidaysburg, and the Jaffa Calliope Clowns who, for the 37th year, sponsored a successful chicken barbecue to support Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. Beginning on the ...

Alumni, council support Because We Care

Altoona Area High School students and the AAHS Alumni Association joined together to support the Because We Care initiative of the Altoona Area School District Police Services Department.Through a matching donation from both the students and Alumni Association, AASD Police Services were ...

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. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, ...

Bike MS event set for July 23-24

The 21st annual Bike MS: Keystone Country Ride is expected to host at least 450 cyclists from Pennsylvania and surrounding states for a two-day event that will take place July 23 and 24.Registration information is available at www.mspakeystone.org.?Call 696-1017 for a discount code.Information ...

Efforts of area students recognized at global meeting on pancreatic cancer

At the inaugural World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition (WPCC) meeting on May 11, more than 60 individuals representing 40 pancreatic cancer advocacy groups from around the globe gathered in Orlando, Fla.One of those individuals in attendance was Cathy Griffith, president of the Griffith Family ...