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Society plans Altoona bus tour “Altoona’s West Side” is the theme of the 2018 annual historical and architectural bus tour sponsored by the Blair County Historical Society. The tour is scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 16. An eight-page, colored photo guide of all the sites is ...

Bellwood library announces its activities for September

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities and programs for September. n The Chapters & Chatter Book Club is moving to Tuesday evenings: The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. This month, the club will discuss “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette ...

Park programs

Blue Knob State Park, Pavia, 276-3576 Apple Cider Demonstra-tion, 7 p.m. Friday, Buck Hill Amphitheater. An apple cider press will be used to demonstrate the process of making apple cider. Cooperative Trout Nursery, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, meet the bus at Chappell’s Field. Learn about ...

Hollidaysburg library sets Sept. programs

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Pub-lic Library has announ-ced its September activities. 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. The library will be closed Sept. 1, 2 and 3 in observance ...

Martinsburg Community Library to host Taste of the Cove IV

Nominations accepted through Sept. 8 for awards MARTINSBURG — Nominations are being accepted now through Sept. 8 for the annual Martinsburg Community Library Novel Service Award. The selection committee is searching for nominees who have devoted their time and efforts to worthy causes in ...

Service notes

BAILEY NICOLE REED U.S. Navy Sailor Bailey Nicole Reed graduated from basic military training at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Ill., on Aug. 3. She is attending technical school in Pensacola, Fla. Reed completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military ...

War veterans seek parade participants

The Blair County War Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 12 in downtown Altoona. Groups interested in participating this year are asked to mail information to Commander Lloyd Peck, 2000 Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602. Include the name of the organization, ...

Club notes

Masonic Foundation awards scholarship Aura Weaver, Altoona, has been selected to receive a $1,000 Harold Greaney Scholarship from the Pennsyl-vania Masonic Youth Foundation. The foundation, a charitable extension of the Grand Lodge of Masons in Pennsylvania, presented 58 scholarships ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Jonah Smith’s family include (from left): Jaelyn Ritchey, mother; Robin Ritchey, great-grandmother, holding Jonah; and Jay Ritchey, grandfather. All live in Blue Knob. Jonah was born on his great-grandmother’s birthday, April 26. The Altoona Mirror ...

Baker Mansion plans dog fashion show

Event benefits historical society, humane society The Blair County Historical Society will host a “Haute Dog Fashion Show” on Oct. 7 outdoors at Baker Mansion. The rain date is Oct. 14. There will be food, fun, games and contests to select the best costume, cleverest character and most ...

Back-to-school changes can affect your pets, too

I am not sure where the summer has gone, but it’s already back to school time again! Home-room listings were in the paper recently — a sure sign growing up that summer was over. As your family prepares for back to school schedules and rituals, don’t forget about the pets. They may have ...

Yesteryear

Byron Lasser of Hollidaysburg submitted this photo of the Hollidaysburg High School class of 1926 basketball team. Last names are (from left): seated — Hoenstine, Hughes, Soyster and Glunt; middle row — King, McCall, Soyster, Youngkin, Brown and Lasser; back row — Akers (manager), ...

Across the area

SAMA to host tailgate party Sept. 8 The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is planning a tailgate party from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Park Hills Country Club, 219 Highland Terrace in Altoona. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling the museum at 946-4464 or ...

Engineers Week at library

Courtesy photo In celebration of National Engineers Week (Feb. 18 to 24), representatives from Keller Engineers Inc. visited the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Feb. 20 to present hands-on engineering activities to school-aged children. Nearly 60 people — children and their ...

UGI Energy gives $200,000 in scholarships

Recipients include Second Century Scholarship Fund HOLLIDAYSBURG — UGI Energy Services LLC, the midstream and energy marketing subsidiary of UGI Corp., announced its contribution of $200,000 in 2018 to support more than 60 schools and scholarship organizations in the commonwealth. The ...

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. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) ...

Golf event to benefit MS Society

New Pig Corp., NPC Inc. and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present the 18th annual Anne E. Barnes Memorial Golf Tournament on Sept. 6 at Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Spring. There will be morning and afternoon sessions. A rain date is scheduled for Oct. 4. A devoted ...

Williamsburg farm show names parade honorees

The Williamsburg Community Farm Show has named David and Patty Bigelow of Huntingdon to be honored as this year’s fair marshals. The parade will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, beginning across from Mill Hill Agway on the western side of Williamsburg and making its way through town to the ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: New Visitor Center Preview, 8 p.m. Saturday, auditorium, free presentation by Park Ranger Doug Bosley about the new exhibits and the renovation project. Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural ...

Across the area

Sensory night set at Spikes game STATE COLLEGE — The Central PA Autism Society is partnering with the State College Spikes for Autism Awareness Night at 7:05 p.m. Friday as a sensory night for all individuals with autism and special needs. The music will be lower, the lights will be dim ...