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Tractor show, pull set this weekend NEW ENTERPRISE — The Southern Cove Power Reunion Fall Show & Tractor Pull will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the show grounds on Cave Road. For more information, call Fred Mellott at 766-2703 Tree Tenders Workshop slated Sept. ...

Donations for veterans

Courtesy photo Residents, staff and families of Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence collected donations for Tomorrow’s Hope. Tomorrows Hope provides transitional housing and services for Veterans of our U.S. Armed Forces. They aid veterans in achieving independence ...

Rutter’s donates more than $63,000 to Blair community

YORK — Rutter’s hosted its grand opening event of the newest store in Duncansville on July 20. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Rutter’s donated more than $63,000 to seven different charitable organizations in the Duncansville/Altoona Area. The following organizations received a ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting will be Sept. 14. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should submit information and photographs to Brenda Car­berry, community news coordinator, P.O. Box 2008, 301 Cayuga Ave., Al­toona, PA 16603, as soon as possible. Please print the king’s and ...

Across the area

Bedford Rotary race series starts Sept. 23 BEDFORD — The Bedford Sunrise Rotary Club has launched a new Rotary Race Series to provide recreational opportunities while supporting community causes. The first race is the Evitts Mountain Challenge on Sept. 23, starting and ending at the ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: Enjoying the Night Sky, 8 p.m. Saturday, visitor center. This free presentation will highlight how to locate and identify constellations in the night sky and techniques for ...

Folk Gathering set this weekend in Huntingdon

HUNTINGDON — Musicians from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, New York and beyond will gather at Greenwood Furnace State Park this weekend for a fun and friendly weekend of playing, learning and listening to a wide variety of folk music — three days of workshops, concerts, jams, dancing and ...

Blair Goes Red for Women

Courtesy photo Blair Go Red for Women was held May 25 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. The event included a fashion show, purse auction and guest speaker. The event raised more than $50,000 to support the mission of the American Heart Association: to build healthier lives free ...

Across the area

War veterans council meetings resume The Blair County War Veterans Council will resume its monthly meetings starting Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. The council will meet at 3 p.m. in the Eisenhauer building. All veterans are welcome to attend. Super Mega Fun Day is ...

Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary marks 70 years

TYRONE — As it marks its 70th anniversary, the Tyrone Hospital Auxiliary is conducting a membership drive for active and supporting members. The auxiliary was formed in 1947 to help raise funds to support the construction/creation of Tyrone Hospital. The auxiliary has provided medical ...

Tyrone-Snyder Public Library sets upcoming activities

TYRONE — Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has announced its upcoming activities. 5 p.m. Thursday — Procaftinators meet every second Thursday for inspiration, fellowship and the chance to spread out to do crafts. Take your own project. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday — Read an e-Book Day. Be a ...

Have a plan in place for caring for your pets during natural disaster

With the unprecedented effects of Hurricane Harvey and the horrific news still coming out of Texas, it’s more important than ever to consider what plans you have in place should a natural disaster occur in your area. Natural disasters occur when we least expect, and often we find we are ...

Juniata faculty, students to attend Nobel Peace Prize forum

HUNTINGDON — On Sept. 15 and 16, six representatives from Juniata College will attend the 29th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum, which is the only forum operating under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, and is the only such academic affiliation outside of Norway. Each year, the ...

4 generations

Four generations of Landon Cramer’s family include: front — Esther Cramer of Hollidaysburg, great-grandmother, holding Landon Cramer, 3 months old; back — Cory Cramer of Gonzales, Texas, father; and John Cramer of Hollidaysburg, grandfather. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of ...

Club notes

Horseshoe Seniors to dance a week early The Horseshoe Seniors dinner-dance will be held a week early this month. The dance will be held Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. ...

Service notes

TROY H. McCARTY Troy H. McCarty was promoted to the rank of corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps on June 1. McCarty graduated as a private from boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on April 24, 2015, where he completed 13 weeks of intensive training. He was promoted to the rank of private first ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1957 will celebrate its 60th anniversary reunion on Sept. 22, 23 and 24. Friday and Saturday will be held at The Casino at Lakemont Park, and a Sunday brunch will be held at The Blairmont Club, Hollidaysburg. For information call Judy Russell at 941-6170 or ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this 1920s photo on the road to the Horseshoe Curve. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and ...

Across the area

‘Medicare 101’ presentation is Tuesday Blair Senior Services Inc. will hold a “Medicare 101” meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at its office at 1320 12th Ave., Altoona. The event is geared toward those consumers who are approaching Medicare eligibility. Attendees will be provided an ...