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Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12. Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, ...

Blair Senior Services volunteers donate to library

Blair Senior Services Inc. held its monthly in-service for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers July 17 at the Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516 Social Hall. Lunch and light refreshments were served as volunteers listened to multiple speakers and were given program updates. ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should email information and photographs to community@altoonamirror.com as soon as possible. Please include a photo of the king and queen. Photos of the entire court or nominees will not be ...

Zombietown blood drive set for Friday

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum will host the third annual Blood Frenzy Blood Drive for the American Red Cross in conjunction with Zombietown. The blood drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday on the third floor of the Railroaders Memorial Museum, 1200 Ninth Ave. Visit ...

Newry Lions plan barbecue Saturday

NEWRY — The Newry Lions Club will sponsor a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Club Park behind Leighty’s Farm Market. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at the door.

Across the area

Abuse, addiction tech certificate offered Beginning with the spring semester, the Pennsyl-vania Highlands Community College Blair Center is adding the Substance Abuse and Addiction Tech-nician program to its already diverse list of academic offerings. Substance Abuse and Addiction ...

Roaring Spring library plans events for October

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for October. Free computer class: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 15 — Tom Robison will answer general questions about the ownership and use of personal computers and explain how to make your computer use more enjoyable and ...

Bellwood-Antis Public Library sets Oct. events

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its October activities. n Baby Sprouts/Toddler Time splits into two days and two times: Toddler Time for families with children ages 18 months to 3 years will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 19 and 10:30 a.m. Thursdays ...

Tyrone Hospital recognizes auxiliary

TYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary was recognized recently at a special event held at Tyrone Hospital. Recognition was extended for the generous support the auxiliary provides to the hospital and other entities in the Tyrone Regional Health Network. Established in 1947, the auxiliary ...

Painting for a Purpose

Courtesy photo Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Post 8724 Auxiliary held a paint party July 10 in the banquet hall. Altoona studio Motley Muse provided everything that was needed for an evening of painting. Everyone took home masterpieces and helped Blair County veterans at the ...

With a big move coming, pets sense that something’s up

In order to write about the next series of topics that I’d like to broach, I need to first share some big news. My husband and I, along with our motley crew of pets, will be moving to Florida in less than eight weeks. I know it’s kind of sudden, and it was a sudden offer and decision ...

CPHS Fur Ball set for Nov. 2 at Casino

The eighth annual Fur Ball to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. The Fur Ball is a fun evening of good friends enjoying great food, hors d’oeuvres and a sit-down dinner, complimentary cocktails, live ...

Club notes

DAR recognizes VFW auxiliary The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Sept. 7 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. The chapter presented the Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 Auxiliary with a DAR Certificate of Recognition for its ...

Striking Chords to benefit American Cancer Society

The eighth annual Striking Chords Against Cancer will be held Oct. 18 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be a Kids Zone from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The Kids Zone theme is “Superheroes.” The entertainment includes: 6 to 6:40 p.m. — Drew Dodson. 6:40 ...

Master gardeners offer fall series

The Master Gardeners of Blair County and Penn State Extension are offering a fall garden series. The series emphasizes stopping an invader plant hopper and identifying and controlling invasive plants in the rural landscape. The program will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 14 and 21 in the ...

Local girl to represent Pa. at national pageant in Nov.

Laura Reed, daughter of Natalie Barlick-Reed and James Reed of Altoona, has earned the title of 2019 National American Miss Pennsylvania Cover Girl at the state pageant held Aug. 3. She will represent Pennsylvania at the national pageant at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., during ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Sept. 11 — Jeff Gourley and Joan Blinn, first; Diane Beaver and Leida Milazzo, second; Barbara Marinak and Hope Sheehan, third; Bill Pounds and Ed McCauley and Diana Colabrese and Jean Green, tied for ...

Yesteryear

In the photo at left, Lawrence D. Field III (left), known as Doug, and his brother, Michael Edwin Field were Mirror paper boys for several years. This 1969 photo was submitted by their father, Larry Field of Altoona. Doug is a certified public accountant in Altoona, and Michael is an attorney ...

Association for the Blind sets programs

Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10:30 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information call 944-2021. Programs are open to the ...

Across the area

Hollidaysburg Lions plan barbecue The Hollidaysburg Lions Club will hold its Fall Chicken BBQ Sunday at the Hollidaysburg Lions Building on Kuhn Lane, Duncansville, from 11 a.m. until sold out. Dinners are $9 and include a half a chicken, baked beans, applesauce, roll and drink. Proceeds ...