Community

‘Kick for a Cure’

Courtesy photo Altoona Area High School Boys Soccer “Kick for the Cure” night was held during a home soccer game this season and raised $500 for breast cancer awareness. A basket raffle and “Throw for the Cure” was held to raise donations for breast cancer awareness. Soccer families ...

Team presents $2,000 to Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

WINDBER — Last fall, senior players representing the Forest Hills football team presented a $2,000 check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. To raise funds, the team hosted a teacher and staff dress-down day and the football boosters sold T-shirts at the annual Pink Out game on behalf of ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: Full Kilt, 8 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater, $2 per person. The concert will be moved indoors in the event of rain. Heritage Hike: Inclines 6 to 10 Trail, 10 a.m. Sunday, visitor center. This is a ...

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SAMA-Bedford offers Vlogging Class BEDFORD — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Bedford is offering a Smartphone Vlogging class for children from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 8 and 10. Registration is due by Wednesday. Through the three-day workshop, kids will learn how to make fun ...

Hollidaysburg library announces Aug. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its August events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thurs-day, 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 for free on ...

Bikers for Barkers rescheduled for Aug. 11

Charity motorcycle run to benefit CPHS, homeless animals The 18th annual Bikers for Barkers charity motorcycle run, presented by Roundhouse Harley Davidson, has been rescheduled for Aug. 11. Originally scheduled for June 3, the ride was postponed due to inclement weather. Local emergency ...

ASO changes format for golf challenge

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra has restructured its “Nine & Dine or Wine Par 3 Golf Challenge.” The golf challenge will be hosted by Burgi’s Back Nine and Marzoni’s, 1830 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, with the following adjustments: n Participants may now golf anytime ...

Club notes

Cresson BPW presents education grant CRESSON — The Cresson Business and Professional Women’s Club announced the recipient of its 30th annual education grant: Zeynep Tumkor of Johnstown. Tumkor is a psychology major at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She is an adult student ...

Doctorate

Russ M. Miller, formerly of Altoona, received his doctorate of nursing practice degree from American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colo., on June 15. He is a 1991 graduate of Altoona Area High School; a 1997 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing; and a ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the seventh-grade class at Adams School, Fairview, from 1909. Mr. Smith was the principal. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be ...

Reunion

The descendants of John and Nanny McCloskey will hold a family reunion on Aug. 11 at Duncansville Memorial Park. Registration is at 3:30 p.m., and dinner begins at 5 p.m. Those attending should take a picnic lunch for their family and some to share. The park will be open all day. Email ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Jack Walker Savino’s family include (from left): front — Olive Savino of Altoona, great-grandmother, holding Jack Walker Savino; back — Ryan Savino of Magnolia, Texas, father; and Michael Savino of Altoona, grandfather. The Altoona Mirror accepts ...

Remember the rules to cool your pet during ‘Dog Days’

We always called these overwhelmingly hot days in July and August the “Dog Days of Summer” because even the dogs seem spent in the heat and lay around “ugly,” often getting some stomach upset to accompany the high temps. The farmersalmanac.com explains that aside from the lax dog ...

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Courtesy photo The Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg will celebrate “Summer Nights, Greased Lighting” and all things related to Rydell High with a special showing of the movie “Grease” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The classic movie, which turned 40 years old this year, was the theme of the ...

‘Go Red for Women’

Courtesy photo The American Heart Association’s fourth annual Blair Go Red For Women fashion show and purse auction on May 24 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, raised more than $70,000. Those funds will support its mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular ...

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. ...

Gallitzin State Forest honors fire wardens

EBENSBURG — At a recent training event, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Gallitzin Forest District announced honors for those serving as Pennsylvania Forest Fire Wardens in Blair, Cambria and Indiana counties. The 2018 annual Fire Warden Training for ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at visitor center. This is a free tour, but space is limited to 12 persons and reservations are required. Heritage Hike: The Staple Bend Tunnel, 2 p.m. Sunday, ...

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Life O’Riley Memorial Ride Saturday The fifth annual Life O’Riley Memorial Ride is scheduled for Saturday to benefit Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families. Hosted by 4D’s Lounge in Altoona, the ride begins with ...

Correction-Flower show

Blair Garden Club’s flower show, “Our Neck of the Woods,” will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. July 28 at First United Methodist Church, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg. The name of the church was incorrectly submitted to the Mirror. The show will feature floral designs, special exhibits, ...