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Yesteryear

Kenneth Leidy of Altoona submitted this photo of the W.S. Aaron Department Store in Altoona. Leidy’s grandfather, Kellerman Bar Young, was vice president of the store, which was located on 11th Avenue in Altoona. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general ...

Just like in humans, joint health cause for concern in older pets

Until recently, I have adopted only senior dogs so arthritis and joint issues were always a concern. Now, of our four dogs, Mabel (said in a Southern accent), a chocolate lab mix, is our only senior girl. Dogs in need come in all ages and breeds. Mabel is now showing signs of joint issues. It ...

Tennis matches raise money for MS Society

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The fourth annual Matches for MS Awareness Charity Tennis Tournament took place on June 16, 17 and 18 at the Tiger Tennis Center in Hollidaysburg. The tournament brought together more than 40 sponsors and 70 players from counties across the state. Participants in the ...

Altoona woman crowned Lifetime SU Ambassador

Typhani Janelle Russo of Altoona was crowned Lifetime SU Ambassador during the awards ceremony at Supermodels Unlimited Pageant held Oct. 21 and 22 in Windsor, Conn., at the Hilton Garden Inn. While in Connecticut, she also participated in a magazine photo shoot, fashion show and also ...

Young Life holds fall golf scramble

More than 70 supporters participated in Young Life’s 24th annual Fall Scramble on Sept. 22 at the Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. Young Life is an interdenominational Christian organization that has been working with teenagers internationally for 76 years and for 43 years in Blair County. ...

Cancer Care event to be held at Saint Francis

LORETTO — Come join the Master of Cancer Care Program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the DiSepio Conference Room on the campus of Saint Francis University as they discuss steps you can take to prevent cancer. Professors and students will talk about on how you can reduce the risk factors ...

Golden Nuggets Club sets two dinner-dance events

The Golden Nuggets Club in Altoona will hold dinner-dances at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 28 at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The cost is $10 per person. The dancing will be held in the upstairs ballroom. The club is accepting new members. For more information, call Hilda at 944-6320 or ...

Across the area

Bellwood Community Choir to perform BELLWOOD — The Bellwood Community Choir (both children and adult choirs) will present “Sounds of the Season” at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Bellwood-Antis High School suditorium. Admission is free. UPMC Bedford to display mitten tree EVERETT — ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Holiday Crafts Class, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, meet in the lower level of the park office. Learn how to make some fancy snowflake decorations out of paper, pasta or other materials. This program is best suited for ages 10 and older. Park programs will ...

Gift-givers needed for Operation Santa

MARTINSBURG — Homewood at Martinsburg is seeking individuals, families, businesses and civic groups to brighten the holidays for healthcare residents this Christmas season through its “Operation Santa” program. The “Operation Santa” program” is a long-standing tradition at ...

Hollidaysburg baker wins farm show cake contest

Hometown bakers created extraordinary cakes for competition in Pennsylvania’s “Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest” at the Claysburg Farm Show. Contestants used quality eggs produced in Pennsylvania to create their cakes, which are judged on a variety of categories. This year’s Angel ...

Across the area

UPMC employees donate supplies EVERETT — UPMC employees helped hundreds of local students in Bedford and Blair county schools during the health system’s recent “Lend A Hand” campaign, which focused on providing children with the tools needed for school activities. During July and ...

Foot of Ten receives new playground equipment

DUNCANSVILLE — Foot of Ten Elementary School unveiled its new playground on Aug. 22. PTO President Heather DeStefano thanked a crowd of donors, administrators, parents, teachers and students at the event. The $40,000 project was the culmination of a yearlong fundraising effort. ...

Club notes

Lions hold Peace Poster Contest The Lakemont Lions Club held its annual Peace Poster Contest in October. The winners were announced at the club meeting on Oct. 10. The winners and their parents, along with teacher Brian Camberg, were guests of the club for the evening. Hannah Stumpf ...

Owners: Beware of dangerous foods in your pantries

It’s time to resurrect the old “we can never educate fellow pet parents enough about danger foods that lurk in our pantries” column. Let’s talk turkey … skin, gravy and ham. All are too greasy for your pet. Never give your dog a poultry or ham bone. I recently heard a girl say ...

Pet obituary-Clem

Clem Former Head Beagle (Ret.), our beloved friend and companion, Clem passed away peacefully on Oct. 23, 2017, after a long, active, happy life. From shelter pup to wise senior, Clem was sociable and gentle. His personality, intelligence, innate stubbornness and antics made everyone smile; ...

Senior driving classes offered

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 5 percent discount on their automobile insurance premiums for ...

Yesteryear

This 1952 photo, which shows Eleventh Avenue in downtown Altoona, was provided by Richard K. Heiler of Altoona. 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 ...

School notes

St. Patrick’s hosts lunch for first responders NEWRY — On Oct. 20, the staff and students of St. Patrick School hosted a First Responders Day luncheon. Thirteen first responders from various police, ambulance and fire companies ate lunch with the students and answered questions about ...

Doctorate

Mason Robert Koehle Mason Robert Koehle of Ashville received a doctorate in pharmacy from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy on May 28 at Erie Insurance Arena. He also was the recipient of the LECOM School of Pharmacy Academic Achievement Award, which is ...