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Summer’s ‘thunder’ can be a nightmare for pets and their owners

I love warm weather, but I dread it in the same breath. Spring and summer can equal thunder. Holidays can equal fireworks. For many pets and their humans, this is a tough time of year. Loud noises and the unfamiliar flash of bright lights startle some pets and terrify others. Some experts ...

Alumni to present scholarship to Tussey Mountain grad

SAXTON — Since 1993, the Saxton Liberty High School Alumni Association has been providing scholarship awards to college students who are Tussey Mountain High School graduates. The first award of $500 was presented to one TM graduate, but through the years, the amount of the award has ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Addison Mae Greaser’s family include (from left): Brittany Greaser, mother, holding Addison; Brenda Wiedman, grandmother; and Marie Riedle, great-grandmother. All are from Altoona. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth ...

United Way seeks projects, volunteers for Day of Caring

United Way of Blair County is soliciting volunteer projects from local non-profit and human service agencies for its 24th annual Day of Caring, which will be held on June 28. The Day of Caring is an opportunity for nonprofit agencies to utilize volunteer resources to benefit their ...

Club notes

School of Nursing Alumni plan events The Altoona Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association is planning the following events: June 17 — Annual spring banquet at 5:30 p.m. at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. The cost is $25. RSVP to Carolyn (Evans) Troy at 944-1750 by June 1. July 18 ...

Almrausch Schuhplattlers to mark 80 years

The Almrausch Schuhplattlers will celebrate its 80th anniversary on May 27 at the Unter Uns Club on Van Buren Avenue, Altoona. In 1937, a group of men got together to try to preserve the Bavarian tradition and customs of their love for music and dance from their homeland. These men ...

Make-A-Wish seeks volunteers

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Make-A-Wish is in need of kindhearted individuals to step forward and volunteer their time and friendship in order to assist with wish fulfillment. Currently, there is a specific need for volunteers in Blair County. To become a wish volunteer, individuals must be at least ...

Across the area

Genealogical society to host speaker HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogi-cal Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road. Raymond A. Washlaski will present ‘Mine Disasters in the Mountains of Central PA.” For the past 19 ...

Senior recognized for service

Malia Schimminger, a senior at Altoona Area High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Volunteer Service Award. The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, ...

PSU Altoona to host STEM workshop 

Penn State Altoona will offer the workshop “Post-Secondary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Courses Using Digital learning Aids with Virtual Leaning Environments” from July 10 to 13. During this National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop, STEM educators will share ...

Welge Endowment to assist students

Applications are being accepted for the 2017 Welge Scholarship, which assists students who are entering their junior or senior year of college. The Welge Endowment Scholarship was established in 1995 to honor Adelaide G. (Heverly) Welge. This year, the foundation anticipates awarding three ...

Woman named fellow in chemistry

Sara E. Skrabalak, daughter of John P. Skrabalak of Altoona, has been selected by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation as a 2017 Fellow in Chemistry. Skrabalak, formerly of Altoona and Indiana, Pa., is the James H. Rudy associate professor of chemistry at Indiana University in ...

Across the area

Family Services to hold 10K/5K Family Services Inc. will hold its 16th annual 10K/5K Race & Walk at 8 a.m. June 4 at the Penn State Altoona campus. “We are asking area runners, residents, organizations and businesses to show their support for the individuals served by Family ...

‘Sharing the Love’

Courtesy photo Stuckey Subaru presented a check for $10,460 to Contact Altoona as part of the Subaru Share the Love Event. Shown are (from left): Nate Fama, Stuckey Subaru sales manager; Christopher Cohn, Contact Altoona board member and training facilitator; Terri Grove, Contact Altoona ...

Altoona library features artwork of two brothers

This month, the Altoona Area Public Library is featuring two artists — brothers Mathew and Brian Middleton. Matthew Middleton is a husband and father who was born and raised in Altoona. He works as a software engineer and in his free time draws and writes music. Matthew Middleton has ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today and on the second Thursday of each month, 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, 6 p.m. ...

Across the area

Jacob’s Ride to visit PNG Field May 20 Jacob’s Ride for Hearing will visit the Altoona Curve baseball game against the Erie SeaWolves at 6 p.m. May 20 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. Proceeds will benefit the Hearing Loss Association of America Blair County Chapter. Jacob ...

Claysburg inducts 2017 Hall of Fame

CLAYSBURG — The Clays-burg Area Hall of Fame induction of its fourth class of members was held on April 1 at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium. The ceremony began at 3 p.m. with a reception immediately following. Approximately 130 people were in attendance. This year’s ...

Johnstown to host NYC model, dancer search

JOHNSTOWN — Highlands Health-Johnstown Free Medical Clinic announced plans for this year’s annual benefit event, to be held on Aug. 26 at Peoples Natural Gas Park in Johnstown. According to Jack Babich, president of the board of Employers Medi-cal Access Partnership (e.map) and one of ...

Park programs

Shawnee State Park, 132 State Park Road, Schellsburg, 733-4218 “America Before Columbus,” 7 p.m. Sunday, Historic & Interpretive Center located at the main office. This program will focus on many amazing agricultural, environmental and engineering feats which happened in the Americas ...