Community

AAHS grad selected to work at Def Leppard/Journey concert

Amber Gordon, a graduate of Altoona Area High School, worked as a VIP assistant at the Journey and Def Leppard concert in Pittsburgh on June 2. She is featured in the following Point Park University website feature ...

Across the area

Astronomy club to hold sky watch HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Canoe Creek State Park. The club will meet n the parking lot on the beach side of the lake. The rain date will be Saturday. Visitors are ...

Grandparents raising kids invited to Hershey School event

HERSHEY — Milton Hershey School is hosting a free, informational event at 4 p.m. Sept. 25 exclusively for grandparent caregivers who are interested in learning more about the school’s top-notch education and nurturing home life environment, and how it could help their grandchildren reach ...

Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary recognized

TYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary was recognized for the generous support they provide to Tyrone Hospital at a recent recognition event. Established in 1947, the auxiliary consists of many dedicated community volunteers who render a variety of patient support services, guest relations ...

Beautiful You Pageant set Nov. 10

Participants can register online The sixth annual Beautiful You Pageant, for people with special needs, will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. Doors will open at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5, and children ages 10 and younger will be admitted for free. The ...

Correction: Class of 52 luncheon is Tuesday

The Hollidaysburg High School class of 1952 invites all classmates and guests to attend a monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant, Patchway Drive, Duncansville. An article on Page G1 Sunday had the wrong day. The next ...

DAR promotes Constitution Week

While Independence Day is a beloved national holiday, fewer people know about Constitution Week, an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to the American way of life. This year, the annual celebration begins on Monday. The Daughters of ...

Clearfield County Charitable Foundation applications available

Grant deadline is Sept. 28 CLEARFIELD — Appli-cations are being accepted for the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation’s 2018 grant cycle for Clear-field County nonprofit organizations. Last year, more than $18,000 was awarded to 30 organizations. The grants supported student ...

Club notes

Hollidaysburg class of 1952 to meet The Hollidaysburg High School class of 1952 invites all class mates and guests to attend a monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House on Patchway Drive, Duncansville. The next meeting is ...

Helping others

Courtesy photo Officials from the Altoona Mirror, Altitude Entertainment and Altoona First Savings Bank recently presented a check for $1,500 to the Blair County Arts Foundation, a portion of the proceeds from this summer’s Altoona First Frontier Festival. Pictured (from left) are Ray ...

Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club winners

Aug. 15 — North/South: Betty Covino and Diana Colabrese, first; Ed McCauley and Helen Gorsuch, second; Jean Keller and Jean Green, third. East/West: David Maletta and Joan Blinn, first; Peggy Gutshall and Jeannine Fagley, second; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, third. Aug. 16 — Jean ...

Scenic driving tours focus of new brochure

SOMERSET — Somerset Inc. and the Somerset County Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to create the Somerset Scenic Six, a collection of breathtaking drives around Somerset County and the surrounding region. Each of the six routes showcases the best of America’s County® and the Laurel ...

5 generations

Courtesy photos Five generations of Lyra Leigh Leighty’s family include (from left): C.W. “Bud” Leighty, great-great-grandfather; Jerry Leighty, great-grandfather; Nikki Leighty, grandmother; Matt Brown, great-uncle; and Jason Brode III, father, holding Lyra Leigh Leighty. All live ...

Yesteryear

Mike Leipold of Harrisburg submitted this photo of the Shorties Championship Team from 1965. The team was coached by the Turchetta brothers Tom and Bill. Leipold is at the right end of the front row. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in ...

Nittany Greyhounds plan meet & greet

STATE COLLEGE — The Nittany Greyhounds meet and greet adoption event is held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way. The next event will be on Sept. 23. There will be an information table and greyhounds to interact with, including adoptable ...

A late-season heat wave raises dog dilemmas

After a soggy summer, a heat wave decided to hit our neck of the woods in late August and early September. It felt like we ran our air conditioners a lot this summer despite the lack of super hot days, but the end of August arrived and I don’t think we turned our air off for days. My ...

Altoona Dance Theatre Company competitions

Courtesy photo Altoona Dance Theatre Company competed in several competitions this spring. At Starquest, which was held May 4 to 6 in Lancaster, the school was the overall weekend winner, highest scoring dance of the weekend with a free nationals invite, Overall Odyssey award, Apogee Award, ...

Blair Dairy Princess Pageant held

MARTINSBURG — The 2018 Blair County Dairy Princess Pageant was held May 18 at the Park at Morrison’s Cove. Serving as master of ceremonies was Sam Hayes, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture. Judges were Dr. Joe Itle, Gina Itle and Jodi Kensinger. Kara Stultz and Victoria ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the 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. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) ...

Across the area

Southern Cove Power Reunion set NEW ENTERPRISE — The 28th annual Southern Cove Power reunion will be held Friday and Satur-day at 145 Cave Road. This year’s event will feature Allis Chalmers tractors, but all makes are welcome to participate in the show. There will be a chicken ...