Community

Independent Catholic Foundation continues to grow in 2017

Through the efforts of its finance committee, portfolio manager Christian Brothers Investment Services, and consultant Cornerstone Advisors, the Independent Catholic Foundation announces that its investment portfolio increased 14.7 percent in calendar year 2017. With its investment value ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Asher Shoop’s family include (from left): Ronnie Shoop of Roaring Spring, father; Ron Shoop of Duncansville, grandfather; and Ron Shoop of Hollidaysburg, great-grandfather, holding Asher Shoop. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently ...

Across the area

ASO to hold public board meeting The Altoona Symphony Orchestra will hold its annual “Open to the Public” Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Blair County Arts Foundation, 1212 12th Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 943-2500. Mansion cancels dog fashion show The Blair ...

Altoona library sets programs for June

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., Altoona, has announced its June activities and programs. For more information, call 946-0417 or visit www.altoonalibrary.org. Bookworms Against Bullies — A new program for anyone needing a safe outlet to talk openly about their own experiences ...

Hall of Fame Committee dedicates monument

CLAYSBURG — Last fall, the Clays­burg Hall of Fame Committee dedicated its new monument before a crowd of approximately 50 people. The dedication was held prior to Claysburg’s Christmas in the Park. Roger Knisely presided over the dedication and was instrumental in coordinating ...

Car and motorcycle 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. ...

Rec Commission announces summer programs

The Central Blair Recre-ation and Park Commis-sion is offering a variety of programs and activities in the summer months. Preregistration and prepayment is required for all programs. Registration is available at www.cbrcparks.org or at the main office, 2101 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more ...

Across the area

State retirees to meet The Pennsylvania state retirees of Cresson, Altoona and Ebensburg Centers will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Prime Sirloin Buffet, Duncansville. This is a new time. Dance set for June 9 PLEASANTVILLE — The Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary ...

Park programs

Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, 495-4643 129th anniversary of the Johnstown Flood commemoration, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, visitor center. wreath-laying, 4:07 p.m.; children’s activities, 6 to 8 p.m.; luminaries, 7 p.m. No fees or reservations. Prince Gallitzin State ...

SAMA Bedford to hold summer art camps

BEDFORD — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Bedford will offer four art camps this summer. SAMA-Bedford’s art camps are taught by Bedford residents in small, informal groups to foster each child’s creativity, personal growth and interest in the arts. n The first camp, ...

Breathe Pennsylvania cruise to set sail June 15

Educational event offers expert discussion on living better with COPD PITTSBURGH — Breathe Pennsylvania will hold its annual “Breathing in the ’Burgh” Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Cruise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 on the Gateway Clipper Fleet in Station ...

Hollidaysburg library announces June activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its June events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. n Ancestry: Library Edition is available for public use, free, on the ...

CPHS Paws in the Park set for next weekend

The Central PA Humane Society will hold its third annual Paws in the Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. June 3 at Legion Park in Hollidaysburg. Kids of all ages can enjoy the World Famous Disc-ConnectedK9s Frisbee Show. There will be three shows each day: 11 a.m. ...

Club notes

Valley of Altoona elects leaders The Valley of Altoona, Scottish Rite, elected Larry Bilotto (left), Stan Snyder (middle) and Jack Speece (right) to key leadership positions for the ensuing Masonic Year. They will lead their teams in producing interesting monthly meetings and in community ...

Service notes

KAITLYN E. SELL U.S. Air Force Airman Kaitlyn E. Sell 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, physical ...

Advocates working to help clarify service dog changes

A few months ago, I discussed Delta Airlines introducing stricter guidelines for flying with service or support animals as a result of “a lack of regulation that has led to serious safety risks involving untrained animals in flight” after they experienced another newsworthy incident in ...

Local Scout attains the rank of Eagle

James Edward Levri of Altoona received the Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor on Jan. 8. James, the son of Edward and Maureen Levri, is the eldest of the Levri’s children. He received his education from the Kolbe School at Levri’s (homeschool) throughout his formative ...

4 generations

Courtesy photos Four generations of Eliza Caroline Longwill’s family include (from left): Anne Marie (Kutruff) Longwill of Altoona, grandmother; Kevin Longwill of Erden-heim, father, holding Eliza Caroline Longwill, and Regina Kutruff of Altoona, great-grandmother. Four generations of ...

Yesteryear

This picture is from the middle 1940s and features the Memorial Day parade coming down 12th Street toward St. Mary’s Cemetery following the 9 a.m. Mass at the church. The band is the St. Mary’s School children’s band. These parades have been going on since the early 1940s and is sponsored ...

National Poppy Day Friday to honor veterans

Aleah Rinker, American Legion Auxiliary Department of Pennsylvania Miss Poppy, along with Jackie Weaver Bedford/Blair district president of the American Legion Auxiliary, presented a National Poppy Day Proclamation to Williamsburg Mayor Ted Hyle, proclaiming Friday as National Poppy Day in ...