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Service Paws event raises $10K

Service Paws of Central PA held its third annual golf tournament July 11 at Park Hills Country Club. The event raised more than $10,000. This was a four-person scramble for all skill levels. There were door prizes for each golfer (gift cards donated by 59 area businesses) as well as skill ...

Tyrone Hospital lauds volunteers

TYRONE — Tyrone Hospital volunteers were recognized for their hours of service in calendar year 2018 during a special recognition event held at Tyrone Hospital. In 2018, seven volunteers collectively donated 545 hours to support Tyrone Hospital. Volunteers assisted with clerical tasks to ...

Car, 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. The October meeting is canceled. The next meeting will be Nov. 14. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download ...

Across the area

Event to feature Kechi, Mowery The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women Organization will present “An Evening with Kechi” and special guest Jimmy Mowery at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Kechi is a plane crash survivor and Simon ...

Blair Senior Services hosts volunteer in-service

Blair Senior Services Inc. held its monthly in-service for Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion volunteers on June 19. The in-service was hosted at the Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516 Social Hall. During the in-service, volunteers received updates on specific programs, new ...

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 ...

Zumbathon to benefit Making Strides

The Groove Fitness Studio LLC will host a zumbathon to benefit the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. This event will be held in the parking lot of Ivyside Plaza, 539 E. 25th Ave., Altoona. There are 20 local instructors participating. The event will also ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Programs vary on a daily basis and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather. Evening ...

Halftime Show

Courtesy photo This is a picture of the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School and Altoona Area High School cheerleaders. Every home game, the Hollidaysburg cheerleaders take a snack over to the visitng cheerleaders. The photo was submitted by Jen Krug, Hollidaysburg Boosters vice ...

Hollidaysburg library sets Oct. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its October 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 the public to use, free, on ...

Across the area

Irvona Fall Festival set for Oct. 19 IRVONA — Irvona’s inaugural fall festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Elderberry Park, 5 Railroad St. Activities will include a pumpkin carving contest, bobbing for apples, a beautiful baby contest, music, a costume contest and ...

Birthday

Jake Webb Jake Webb of Hunting-don will celebrate his 90th birthday Oct. 2. He was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Altoona, the son of Cyril “Tom” and Olive Webb. He recently celebrated 70 years of marriage with his wife, Barbara Webb. They have three children: Doug of Hunting-don, Eric of ...

Club notes

Courtesy photos Darlene Crotzer (right), president of the Duncansville VFW Memorial Post 8724 Auxiliary, attended a Meet and Greet honoring National VFW Auxiliary President Peggy Haakae (left). The event took place Aug. 4 at The Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg-Hershey. There was an Aisle of Honor ...

Autumn Glory Train Rides, re-enactment Nov. 2

Actors to perform ‘Defense of McKee Gap’ during the event ROARING SPRING — Tickets are now on sale for the Autumn Glory Train Rides and “Defense of McKee Gap” re-enactment, which will take place Nov. 2. Tickets may be purchased at the Roaring Spring True Value or by phone ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Sept. 4 — Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Feagley, first; Lydia Kachur and Joan Blinn, second; Betsy Goulionis and Hope Sheehan, third; Mary Moran and Bea Stevens, fourth; Bea Cannarsa and Phyllis Robbins, fifth; ...

Horse trail ride, walk to benefit Dreams Go On

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The 13th annual Lehman Engineers Horse Trail Ride and Trail Walk to benefit Dreams Go On, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding organization, will take place Oct. 6 at Canoe Creek State Park. This unique event brings horse and trail walking enthusiasts together for a ...

Fleas unwelcome visitors in the fall for pet owners

I was talking to my co-worker friend who was dealing with a bad bout of scratching with her one dog. We thought the poor guy had hot spots developing so she took him to be examined by our vet. Turns out he is being bothered by fleas. Fleas? In the fall? I was kind of caught off guard with ...

CLP to hold Lap the Lake 5K Run, Fun Walk Oct. 19

Costume contest to be held LORETTO — Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold its inaugural CLP Lap the Lake 5K Run and Fun Walk Oct. 19 at Cresson Lake Playhouse, 279 Sha-piro Road. The event will be held rain or shine. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m. Wear a ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted these photos of the Tipton Speedway. Mirror archives note the race track proposal in 1920 and the first race in 1923. At left is a photo of a pile of the Tipton race track timber in the 1920s. The article said it took 90 tons of nails to build the track. In ...

Across the area

Planetariam show is today HOLLIDAYSBURG — The new Hollidaysburg Planetarium Show “Earth, Sun and Moon” will be held today with shows at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium. Only 60 seats are available for each time slot. Reservations are required ...