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Club notes

DAR installs new member to chapter The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 7 at the Park Hills Country Club in Altoona. Rachael Parker was installed as a new member to the chapter. Heather Ruseskas from the Wyoming Valley DAR was accepted as ...

Fall blows in a new set of pet hazards

Autumn is upon us. At least last week it was. Tomorrow, the temperature might be back in the 60s. Either way, every season, has risks for our pets. Unfortunately, fall is no exception. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) says they’ll be getting calls about several ...

Yesteryear

This is a photo of the award-winning Altoona Area High School band, majorettes and color guard. They were participating in the inauguration parade for Gov. Raymond P. Shafer on Jan. 17, 1967, in Harrisburg. The band was under the direction of Darwin Bistline. The photo was submitted by ...

Claysburg library holds fundraiser

CLAYSBURG — The Claysburg Area Public Library held its sixth an-nual benefit dinner on Oct. 14. Thanks to so many local businesses and supporters, the dinner offered 86 silent auction items, 55 raffle baskets and 20 door prizes. The total amount collected from this fundraiser was more ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Carter Daniel Smith’s family include (from left): Omer Hazlett Jr. of Duncansville, great-grandfather; Ashley Hazlett of Roaring Spring, mother; Omer Hazlett of Hollidaysburg, great-great-grandfather, holding Carter Daniel Smith, who was born on his ...

Altoona Area Public Library announces activities for November

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its activities for November. n A diabetes prevention program is held at 9 a.m. Fridays at the library. Trained lifestyle coaches will help you lose weight and increase physical activity in an interactive group ...

Across the area

Veterans Day parade set in Altoona The Blair County War Veterans Council will host its annual Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m. Nov. 11 in downtown Altoona. Units will line up at 9:15 a.m. and take 17th Street to Eighth Avenue, to 12th Avenue, to 12th Street, to 11th Avenue, to the Robert ...

Across the area

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

‘Creative Healing Gallery’ to showcase art

Home Nursing art therapy artists’ works to be on display on Tuesday Home Nursing Agency’s Center for Counseling invites the community to the annual art exhibit “The Creative Healing Gallery” from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Counseling, 500 E. Chestnut Ave., Altoona. ...

Giorgio Foundation sets fundraiser

‘Evening to End NF1’ to feature Josh Gallagher The Giorgio Children’s Foundation for NF1 will hold its “An Evening to End NF1” fundraiser on Nov. 11 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with a ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting will be Nov. 9. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.

Correction

In the Oct. 19 article about the PAWing IT Foreward golf tournament, Begin With Us Child Care and Preschool was not provided to the Mirror as a tee sponsor.

Across the area

Recycling event set for Saturday Residents are invited to recycle at the Tires, Electronics, Batteries, Boxes, Bags, & Books Recycling Collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at PNG Field, Altoona. Residents will enter the VIP parking lot near the ticket booth and exit at the bottom ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Nature Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, meet in the lower level of the park office. Children will enjoy a story, participate in a game, activity or demonstration and make a fun craft to take home. This event is designed for children ages 3 to 6, ...

AASD to present ‘Voices of Altoona’ concert

More than 150 vocalists will perform in the “Voices of Altoona” Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Altoona Area High School auditorium. The high school and junior high school will be represented by the Altoona Area High School Vocal Ensemble and the Altoona Area Junior High Vocal Ensemble, ...

Grier Gala to hold 12th annual Gala Week starting Monday

The Grier Gala will hold its its 12th annual Gala Week Monday through Nov. 12 at The Grier School Performing Arts Building, Tyrone. The week will kick off with Jon Lehrer, founder, artistic director of Lehrer Dance, working with any dancer wanting to perform in the Grier Student Performance ...

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B-A to host NYC guest artist BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Music Department will host New York City-based Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano, Lisa Gwyn, who will perform in concert and present a vocal masterclass at Bellwood-Antis School District for high school and middle school music ...

Hollidaysburg library sets Nov. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its November events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed Nov. 10 to 12 and 23 to 26 for the ...

Natural household cleaners can be friendly for your pets

Everybody knows that household cleaning supplies can be toxic to adults and children, but few take precautions to protect their pets from common agents, such as bleaches, detergents and disinfectants. The ASPCA receives thousands of calls each year related to household cleaners. These ...

Service notes

KATHERINE A. BUTLER U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Katherine A. Butler graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core ...