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Yesteryear

Mike Leipold of Harrisburg submitted this photo of the Wissinger’s Shopping Village employee softball team picture from the early 1970s. Shown are (from left): front row — Joe Smith, Mike Reighard, Randy Bottenfield, Denny Dobbie and Cal Wiedemann; back row — Mike DiPietro, Dave Binus, ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Amari Green’s family include (from left): Deloris Myers of Altoona, great-great- grandmother; Debbie Greene of Altoona, great-grandmother, holding Amari Greene; Stephanie Morris of Altoona, grandmother; and DJ Greene of Harrisburg, father. The Altoona ...

Candy is a no-no for dogs and cats

Approximately 64 percent of Americans celebrated Hallo-ween this year and spent an average of $74 on candy, costumes and the like. We’re a nation of celebrations all right. What we have to be careful of is watching out that our dogs and cats don’t get caught up in the holiday spirit too ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12.

Bellwood library announces activities for Nov.

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St., has announced its activities for November. Library hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The library is closed on Fridays and Sundays. n The library’s Christmas Bazaar will begin in ...

Mayor launches city ‘Paint the Plow’

‘Fan Favorite’ to be chosen on Facebook page Altoona Mayor Matt Pacifico distributed applications in the spring for a new program for the elementary schools in the City of Altoona, Paint the Plow. PennDOT District 9’s success with a Paint the Plow Program for the high schools and ...

Across the area

Benefit Saturday to help sick child DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign War Post 8724 and Auxiliary will support Jeffrey’s Chance to Walk with a benefit on Saturday at the VFW Post, 1665 Newry Lane. The doors will open at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and ...

Car 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. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12.

AAHS drama club to present ‘Crucible’

The Altoona Area High School Performing Arts Club will present its fall play, Arthur Miller’s classic “The Crucible” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the AAHS auditorium. There will also be a free senior citizen preview at 6 p.m. Wednesday. General admission tickets will be ...

Club notes

Hollidaysburg class of 1955 to meet HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg High School Class of 1955 invites class members and guests to attend a monthly breakfast held at 9 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at The Dream restaurant. The next meeting is Thursday. Patton Travel Club ...

Service notes

DR. JOHN S. BROOKS Dr. John Scott Brooks was promoted to the rank of captain in the Medical Corps of the U.S. Navy on Sept. 1. Dr. Brooks is serving as the director of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 2 (NAMRU-2) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where his team is researching for vaccines, cures ...

Sensory Train Ride

Courtesy photo The Central PA Autism Society and the Everett Railroad Station hosted a Sensory Train Ride for children with autism, special needs and sensory concerns on Sept. 15. Above, two members of the society Ayden Parshall and Ryan Finochio, both of Hollidaysburg, are shown with the ...

4 generations

Courtesy photos Four generations of Avery Rose Muri’s family include (from left): front — Shirley Caramadre of Hollidaysburg, great-grandmother, holding Avery Rose Muri; back — Angela Muri of Altoona, mother; and Diana Brennan of Duncansville, grandmother. Four generations of Avery ...

Yesteryear

Joe Doyle of Altoona submitted this photo of the Altoona Catholic High School basketball squad from 1934-35. Shown are (from left): Francis Behe, unknown, Joseph Rourke, unknown and Joseph Doyle; back row — unknown, unknown, Richard “Dick” Johnson, unknown, William Curran and coach ...

Room for one more? Sure. Welcome, Brady

Unbeknown to my husband and me, we were expecting — a new fur kid, that is. On Sept. 29, Mr. Brady Benjamin, a 10-year-old golden retriever, came into our lives, hearts and home. Brady was in the caring hands of Dogs XL Rescue out of Silver Springs, Md., and I found him when a notice ...

Across the area

Halloween parade set for Sunday GALLITZIN — The Lions Club of Gallitzin will hold a Halloween parade at noon Sunday, beginning at S&T Bank, 701 Main St. Mammography event is today In honor of breast cancer awareness month, UPMC Altoona will host a mammography screening event day ...

Cesare Battisti scholarships

Courtesy photo The Cesare Battisti Club of Altoona held its 12th annual scholarship banquet on May 21 in the club’s Tuscany Room. Each student received $1,000. The guest speaker was Dr. Cynthia Piccirilli, a 1975 graduate of Altoona High School. Dr. Piccirilli completed her neurosurgical ...

Roaring Spring library sets activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for November. The library will be closed on Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day and on Nov. 22 in observance of Thanksgiving. n The library is holding a fundraiser with Maddie Cakes through Nov. 5. ...

Car 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) ...