Community

Huntingdon quilt show starts Friday

HUNTINGDON — The Redbud Quilt Guild will sponsor the 26th annual Hunt-ingdon Quilt Show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Huntingdon Community Center, 310 Fifth St. There will be homemade crafts, quilts, a guild challenge project, demonstrations and door ...

PSU plans fundraiser for veterans’ education

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Outreach and Online Education will host an event to raise funds for the Penn State World Cam-pus Veterans Education and Advancement Fund (VEAF) from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center. VEAF was created by Al Matyasovsky, retired ...

Birthday

Nunzio Fiore Nunzio Fiore of Altoona will celebrate his 90th birthday on Saturday. He was born April 29, 1927, the son of Joseph and Anna Fiore. He married Janice Clowson. They have a stepson, Jeffrey; a daughter, Lori (Mark) Curtis; and a grandson, Alex, all of Texas; and a grandson, ...

Car, motorcycle club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, 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. BCAAC cruise-ins, 6 p.m. every ...

Hollidaysburg library sets May activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its May 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. The library will be closed May 27, 28 and 29 in observance of Memorial ...

Garver YMCA to hold Healthy Kids Day

ROARING SPRING — On Saturday, the Garver Memorial YMCA will hold a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The event, which ...

Correction

An incorrect date was given to the Mirror for a veterans food drive at the Ebensburg Wal-Mart. The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. The article was published on Page B8 Tuesday.

Across the area

Food drive to benefit area veterans EBENSBURG — The Laurel Highlands Historical Village will hold a food drive from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Wal-Mart in Ebensburg to help area veterans. Items needed include food items, paper goods, kitchen and bath towels, personal hygiene items and ...

Women’s club to host state convention

The Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club will host the 120th annual General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Pennsylvania Business Meeting and Convention on Friday and Saturday at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Children.” Keynote ...

Gala raises money for diabetes

Mardi Gras event nets $24,000 The Blair Type 1 Diabetes Foundation (BT1DF) held its inaugural fundraiser, a Mardi Gras-themed gala, on Feb. 25 at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. The sold-out crowd enjoyed dinner, raffles and silent auction items. The master of ceremonies was ...

Birthday

Thomas Bookhamer Thomas Bookhamer of Bellwood will celebrate his 85th birthday on Friday. He was born April 28, 1932, the son of John Thomas and Mildred Book-hamer. He was married to Shirley Book-hamer, who is deceased. He is currently married to Jeanne Hostler. Tom has three children: ...

Club notes

Lakemont Lions Club holds spelling bee The Lakemont Lions Club held its annual spelling bee with students of Baker Elementary School participating. Parents, teachers, principal and Lions attended the fun evening while watching the students spell through a number of words before a finalist ...

Service notes

DAKOTA C. BLOOM U.S. Air Force Airman Dakota C. Bloom 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 values, physical ...

Diabetes walk, Fun Day set for May 6

DUNCANSVILLE — The ninth annual Blair County Diabetes Walk/Fun Day benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 6 at Foot of Ten Elementary School, 450 Foot of Ten Road. In case of rain, the event will take place in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High ...

UPMC offers support, clinics

Groups offered for grief, sleep apnea and more UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in May as a public service to the community. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. Support groups meeting at the hospital, 620 Howard Ave., ...

Yesteryear

Each year at Christmas, Gables Department Store invited the Cherub Choir of First Evangelical Lutheran Church to sing for shoppers. This is the choir that sang Christmas carols in 1973 on the steps to the mezzanine by the 14th St entrance where books were sold. Following the singing, the choir ...

Pet owners can guard against Lyme disease on many fronts

Last week, we discussed the origins of Lyme disease, transmitted by the black-footed deer tick. Today, we want to focus on the best preventative measures and treatments for your pets (and you). A refresher: Lyme disease is caused by a spiral-shaped microscopic organism, or spirochete, ...

Winter Plunge raises $18,500 for THON

The Penn State Altoona Alumni Society partnered with the student-led group, Penn State Altoona Benefiting THON, for the fifth annual Winter Plunge on Jan. 28 at Canoe Creek State Park, Hollidaysburg. This year, the Alumni Society presented Altoona Benefiting THON with a check in the amount of ...

Scholarship open for those who want to fly

LOCK HAVEN — Sentimental Journey, the annual fly-in that celebrates Piper Aircraft Corporation’s heritage in Lock Haven, along with Sentimental Journey member and fly-in attendee Amy Gesch, have established a scholarship to aid those with a desire to learn to fly. The scholarship is in ...

Penn Cambria sets registration

CRESSON — The Penn Cambria Pre-Primary School will hold kindergarten registration May 3 and 4. Registration is by appointment only. Call 886-8166, ext. 1104, to arrange a time. You must take your child with you to registration. In order to register for kindergarten for the 2017-18 school ...