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Roaring Spring library sets October activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for October. Imagine the Pasta-bilities Spaghetti Dinner — 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 434 E. Main St., Roaring Spring. The cost is a freewill donation and will feature “Uncle ...

Correction-Hollidaysburg library programs

The press release for the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library’s October events, which was published on Sept. 25, had several errors. n The Mahjong Club on Wednesdays should be completely deleted. n The Canasta Club should read: The Canasta/Mahjong Club will meet from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...

Club notes

AFSCME to meet Wednesday DUNCANSVILLE — The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Sub-chapter 8306, will meet Wednesday at the union hall on Patchway Road. The executive board will meet at 12:30 p.m., followed by the regular meeting at 1:30 p.m. Group to mark ...

Fall Fun Day, Vendor Event set for Oct. 14

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind will hold a Fall Fun Day and Vendor Event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Legion Park, Hollidaysburg. The purpose is to educate the children and the public on eye safety and prevention efforts to maintain their eyesight. The event is focused ...

Striking Chords to aid American Cancer Society

Event moves to Jaffa this year The seventh annual Striking Chords Against Cancer will be held Oct. 19 inside at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The lineup includes: 6 to 6:25 p.m. — Buzz on 27. 6:25 to 7:15 p.m. — Matt Pletcher and the PDX. 7:15 to 7:40 ...

Service note

HUNTER T. McCRACKEN U.S. Air Force Airman Hunter T. McCracken graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, ...

Association for Blind sets programs

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 944-2021. Programs are open to the ...

Catholic Charities plans wine sampling event

Catholic Charities will hold its “Wines of Italy” sampling event at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at The Blairmont Club in Altoona. The event, an extraordinary evening of wine, food and fun, will support families in the community. A sommelier will share six specially selected Italian wines, ...

Penn State Altoona spring graduates

Penn State Altoona recently submitted the list of its spring 2018 graduates. Emily Jo Adams, Altoona, B.A., psychology; Jordan Nicholas Adams, Altoona, BSN, nursing; Matthew Scott Adams, Altoona, B.A., letters, arts and sciences; Matthew Scott Adams, Altoona, B.S., security and risk analysis; ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Elias Alexander Grant’s family include (from left): Dorris Jean Della and John Della of Altoona, great-grandparents; Roman Deleo of Altoona , grandfather; and Katherine Deleo of St. Augustine, Fla., holding her son, Elias Alexander Grant.

Yesteryear-Bellwood

Terry Stevens of Duncansville submitted this photo of the Bellwood-Antis High School Class of 1968. Class members attended their 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 28 and 29.

Yesteryear-Altoona

Patsy Good of Altoona submitted this photo of the officers of the Altoona High School Class of 1950. They are (from left): seated — Pauline (Baker) Rodgers, secretary; Walter Betar, president; Patricia (Dick) Good, vice president; and Robert Beaver, treasurer; standing — Ronald Isenberg, ...

Just take a glimpse into an eyeless cat’s amazing world

Author’s note: This is the first of a three-part series. So, what does one do with a blind kitten? In 2013, I met the little powerhouse named Odilia, who now rules our entire roost. This 8-pound mite might not be big in stature, but her personality exudes enough confidence to keep ...

Altoona library sets activities for October

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its October activities. n Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat from 2 to 3 p.m. during classes on a different app each Thursday in October. Register by calling 946-0417, ext. 125. n Learn the fundamentals of ...

Across the area

Civics to hold membership drive The Homers Gap Civics Association will hold its annual membership drive at noon Sunday at the center. There will be food, snacks and crafts for children. Workshop for widows set for Oct. 12 Family Hospice and Palliative Care will offer “Navigating ...

Celebrating 50 years

Courtesy photo On Aug. 22, Improved Dwellings for Altoona Inc. conduct its 50th annual dinner meeting at the Blair County Convention Center. During the past 50 years, IDA has constructed/managed more than 1,000 units in four counties for low- to moderate-income individuals. Sen. John H. ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through October, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, call 674-8143 or visit www.bcaac.org. Cruise-in, 4 p.m. Oct. 5, SAC Shop/Charley Biggs Chicken, Route 30 East, Everett; 4 p.m. Oct. 13, SAC Shop, ...

Across the area

Golf event to benefit St. Patrick School St. Patrick School, Newry, will hold its second annual golf tournament on Oct. 6 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The tournament will follow a four-person scramble format with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. ...

Local Girl Scouts join in first Spirit Week

PITTSBURGH — Girl Scout troops across western Pennsylvania are celebrating the beginning of a new Girl Scout year during the first Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) Spirit Week, September 23-29. Throughout the week, Girl Scouts will be sharing their passion and spirit for Girl ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...