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Glendale drama club to stage musical

‘Sweeney Todd’ to be presented April 12-14 FLINTON — The Glendale High School Drama Club, under the direction of co-directors Lawrence and Jennifer Putorek, will present its 13th annual spring musical, “Sweeney Todd: School Edition.” The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 12 and ...

Education Foundation hears about WineFest

COALPORT — With an overall mission of “generating and managing resources to enhance academic opportunities” for the students and staff of the Glendale School District, the board of directors of the Glendale Education Foundation, at their meeting held Feb. 25, heard of how that mission was ...

Park programs

Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 “Skydance of the Timberdoodle,” 7 p.m. Saturday, visitor center. This free presentation on the American Woodcock will also involve a short walk to the nesting area. Take a flashlight. Park programs will be ...

Dance canceled

Due to a scheduling conflict, this Saturday’s dance at the Cresson American Legion featuring Felix and the Hurricanes has been canceled.

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Homeopathy topic of April 8 class Health By Choice Education and Research will present the Dr. Ella McElwee Beginners Class “Ella’s Homeopathic Remedies” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 8 at the Sheetz Entrepreneurial Center, 1309 11th Ave., Altoona. This class will give a practical ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 12th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

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C-K to hold kindergarten registration CLAYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School has scheduled kindergarten registration for Thursday and Friday. To be eligible for the 2019-20 kindergarten class, a child must be 5 years old before July 1. For more information, call the school at ...

Pageant winners

Courtesy photo Crowned March 16 at the Jaffa Shrine are the state winners in the Pennsylvania International Pageant. From left are: McKenna Ross, 12, of Pittsburgh, Miss Preteen Keystone State International 2019; Alivia Jacobs, 17, of Bellwood, Miss Pennsylvania International 2019; Kate ...

AASD teachers receive CARE Awards

Two Altoona Area School District teachers received Educator CARE Awards during the AASD Staff Opening Day Session Aug. 22. These awards are presented annually to an elementary teacher and a secondary teacher who have demonstrated commitment, achievement, responsibility and excellence in the ...

A successful season

Courtesy photo Officials from the Altoona Mirror and the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation recently presented a $12,632 check to the Blair County Suicide Prevention Task Force, the proceeds from the media company’s 2018 Season of Sharing holiday fundraiser. Pictured (from left) are: ...

Altoona Area Public Library sets April events

The Altoona Area Public Library has listed programs and events for April. n Learn how to make your own jewelry during “Not Your Mother’s Pearls” April 4 or 15 at 6p.m. Cost for materials is $10. Registration required. This is an adult only class. Call 946-0417 ext. 125 to ...

Clearfield County library raises funds for mobile services van

The Clearfield County Public Library’s campaign to raise money for a new mobile library services van has ended with more than $110,000 collected for the project. The county bookmobile has been sidelined for a few years because of several mechanical problems. When the cost of repairing it ...

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AARP Driver safety classes scheduled The following is the schedule for local AARP Driver Safety Classes. Residents can earn a vehicle insurance discount by attending a course. There are no tests or driving required. For more information, call Robert Deweese, instructor, at 931-7270. To ...

AASD Foundation establishes two funds

The Gail Scherden Fund The Gail Scherden Fund has been established as part of the Altoona Area School District Foundation. The $20,000 Named Endowment was established by Anthony and Carol Jurewicz to honor their sister-in-law Gail (D. Harvey) Scherden and to provide ongoing funding for ...

Duncansville Fire Company celebrates 125th year

The Duncansville Fire Company held its annual Company Banquet at the Duncansville Community Center on Feb. 2. It was the celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Fire Service in Duncansville, which began in 1894 with the establishment of the Duncansville Hose Company No. 1 and Excelsior Hose ...

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Service Paws check event is April 1 Service Paws of Central Pennsylvania will hold a check presentation from 11 a.m. to noon April 1 at the UVA Club, 1809 Union Ave., to allergen detection service dogs for a 5-year-old girl living in Gallitzin. Light refreshments will be available. RSVP to ...

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Class of 1964 to meet for lunch Monday The Altoona High Class of 1964 will be gathering for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Marzoniás in Greenwood, 1830 East Pleasant Valley Blvd. All classmates and their guests are welcome. Golden Nuggets dinner-dance Thursday The Golden Nuggets Club in ...

Artificial sweetener hits a sour note with dogs

Columnist’s note: There has been growing concern recently about the toxic effect the artificial sweetener xylitol can have on dogs. Because of this upswing in awareness – because xylitol is popping up as an ingredient so frequently in so many foods, I wanted to review the subject ...

American Legion anniversary

There were 2.5 million men that were sent to Europe during World War I. The battle ended Nov. 11 1918 but in February many of the men were still there due to transportation problems. MIlitary officials, including Lt. Col. Theodore Roosevelet, decided something must be done for the soldiers. ...

Robert and Frances Beck

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beck of Woodbury celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary April 8. They were married April 8, 1944, in Washington D.C. by Rev. Stevens. The couple have four sons and one daughter. Their oldest son passed away at age 61. They also have seven grandchildren, nine ...