Community

Spreading goodwill

Courtesy photo The Central Pennsylvania National Guard & Veterans Association held a goodwill event on Sept. 2 at Sam’s Club, Altoona. Sam’s Club provided the food items, and the group shared information regarding tits mission, recruited new members and served 420 free hot dogs to ...

‘Beach Bash’ to raise money for Family Resource Center

“Beach Bash: Making Waves for Kids” will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. The evening will include food, a cash bar, music, dancing, raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing and more. Music will be provided by DJ The Music Jar. Proceeds from this ...

Service notes

SCOTT P. STOY Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Scott P. Stoy has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 30 years. Stoy officially retired from the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 1 after reaching the highest military enlistment grade held by just 1 percent of the enlisted force. ...

Reunion

The Bellwood Antis High School class of 1949 held its 68th anniversary reunion on Sept. 8 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. After dinner, a memorial was held for the 47 classmates who have passed away. Game activities and a discussion of yesteryear events were held. The 2018 ...

Yesteryear

Kenneth Leidy of Altoona submitted this photo of employees of W.S. Aaron department store riding Flying Merkel motorcycles in a parade in Altoona circa 1909. Leidy’s grandfather, Kellerman Bar Young, was vice president of the store, which was located on 11th Avenue in Altoona. Readers ...

5 generations

Five generations of Paisley Bardell-Miller’s family include (from left): Heather Miller of Duncansville, grandmother; Siarra Bardell of Duncansville, mother, holding Paisley Bardell-Miller; Beverly Litzinger and John Litzinger of Duncansville, great-grandparents; and Mary Litzinger of ...

Pet obituary-Colby Richard Bookhammer

Colby Richard Bookhammer Colby was reunited with his Grandma Suzie on Oct. 2, following a heroic battle with throat cancer. Colby is the fur son of Kevin and Bobbi and the fur grandson of George and Anna Grace of Williams-burg. His human siblings are Justin (Jon) of Elizabeth-town and ...

Lots of common Halloween treats can be tricky for your pets

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner and so are all the delicious treats that accompany this ghoulish holiday. It’s nice having cats, because they don’t (usually) have a hankering for sweets since they don’t have as many taste buds that adore sweets like we humans. However, if you ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today and 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. BCAAC cruise-ins, 5 ...

Family Services Inc. marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Family Services Inc. recognizes and celebrates October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the national awareness month. Locally, Family Services Inc. has operated the Domestic Abuse shelter and other services for victims for more than 30 ...

Across the area

Chimrock Squares to hold dance HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Chimrock Square & Round Dance Club will hold “Tex Mex” Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Masonic Hall, 1008 Edgar St. The cost is $5 to dance. It is free to observe. For more information, call 695-5043. Demonstration ...

J.C. Blair Hospital plans Wear Pink Day Luncheon

Events to be held throughout the month HUNTINGDON — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Women’s Imaging Center of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is hosting its fifth annual Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Luncheon at noon Oct. 20 in the Ellis Hall Ballroom at ...

PSU Altoona alumni host golf event

Community for Kids Tournament raises more than $20,000 Penn State Altoona’s Alumni Society hosted the third annual Community for Kids (CFK) Golf Tourna-ment on July 21 at Sinking Valley Country Club in Altoona. More than $20,000 was raised to benefit the Blair County Children’s ...

Across the area

Mount Pink Out volleyball game today CRESSON — Mount Aloysius College will hold its sixth annual Pink Out Volleyball Game at 7 p.m. today in its Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center. Commemorating October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, proceeds from the game will once again benefit ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Survival Skills for Teens, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Youth ages 14 and older will learn hands-on survival skills, such as building a shelter, basic navigation, packing for a day trip and will play a round of Survival Challenge. Program is limited to ...

Tyrone library sets activities

TYRONE — The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has announced its October activities. n Babies Boogie will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday through Dec. 14. This fun and active program is for ages 18 months to 3 years old. Babies Boogie include songs, stories, finger plays, sensory ...

Senior driving classes set

Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for area seniors ages 55 and older. The programs are certified by PennDOT. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a discount on their automobile insurance premiums for three ...

Homecoming

Courtesy photo Portage Area Junior-Senior High School held its homecoming celebration on Sept. 22. Emma Beyer was crowned homecoming queen. She was escorted by Phillip Krisko. Email photos of homecoming kings and queens to community@altoonamirror.com. For more information, call 946-7459.

Across the area

Catholic Daughters to meet Wednesday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Our Lady of the Alleghenies Court No. 1755, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall. At 6 p.m., a refresher on praying the Rosary and the Power of the Rosary will be ...

Boyer gathering

Courtesy photo Former and present employees of Boyer Candy Co., Altoona, attended a dinner on May 6 at Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, Altoona. Shown are (from left): front row — Bill Delozier, Peenee Yon, Rita Luciano, Cecilia Keckler, Gloria Dunio and Faye Conrad; second row — Don ...