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4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Elias Alexander Grant’s family include (from left): Dorris Jean Della and John Della of Altoona, great-grandparents; Roman Deleo of Altoona , grandfather; and Katherine Deleo of St. Augustine, Fla., holding her son, Elias Alexander Grant.

Yesteryear-Bellwood

Terry Stevens of Duncansville submitted this photo of the Bellwood-Antis High School Class of 1968. Class members attended their 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 28 and 29.

Yesteryear-Altoona

Patsy Good of Altoona submitted this photo of the officers of the Altoona High School Class of 1950. They are (from left): seated — Pauline (Baker) Rodgers, secretary; Walter Betar, president; Patricia (Dick) Good, vice president; and Robert Beaver, treasurer; standing — Ronald Isenberg, ...

Just take a glimpse into an eyeless cat’s amazing world

Author’s note: This is the first of a three-part series. So, what does one do with a blind kitten? In 2013, I met the little powerhouse named Odilia, who now rules our entire roost. This 8-pound mite might not be big in stature, but her personality exudes enough confidence to keep ...

Altoona library sets activities for October

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its October activities. n Learn to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat from 2 to 3 p.m. during classes on a different app each Thursday in October. Register by calling 946-0417, ext. 125. n Learn the fundamentals of ...

Across the area

Civics to hold membership drive The Homers Gap Civics Association will hold its annual membership drive at noon Sunday at the center. There will be food, snacks and crafts for children. Workshop for widows set for Oct. 12 Family Hospice and Palliative Care will offer “Navigating ...

Celebrating 50 years

Courtesy photo On Aug. 22, Improved Dwellings for Altoona Inc. conduct its 50th annual dinner meeting at the Blair County Convention Center. During the past 50 years, IDA has constructed/managed more than 1,000 units in four counties for low- to moderate-income individuals. Sen. John H. ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through October, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. For more information, call 674-8143 or visit www.bcaac.org. Cruise-in, 4 p.m. Oct. 5, SAC Shop/Charley Biggs Chicken, Route 30 East, Everett; 4 p.m. Oct. 13, SAC Shop, ...

Across the area

Golf event to benefit St. Patrick School St. Patrick School, Newry, will hold its second annual golf tournament on Oct. 6 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The tournament will follow a four-person scramble format with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. ...

Local Girl Scouts join in first Spirit Week

PITTSBURGH — Girl Scout troops across western Pennsylvania are celebrating the beginning of a new Girl Scout year during the first Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) Spirit Week, September 23-29. Throughout the week, Girl Scouts will be sharing their passion and spirit for Girl ...

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

Patton Travel Club to meet today PATTON — The Patton Travel Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Community Room at the Patton Public Library. The first planned trip of the club was discussed at the Sept. 11 meeting. It will be on Nov. 1 to the American Music Theatre ...

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 free public use on the ...

Correction

A five-generation photo for Kamdyn Venturini’s family included incorrect information. The photo was taken on Aug. 11 at his mother, Karlee’s graduation from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies. Incorrect information was submitted for the photo ...

Club notes

Patton club members tour maze PATTON — Patton Garden Club members recently toured the Smithmyer Sunflower Maze on St. Augustine Road near St. Augustine. This was the first year for the sunflower maze and since it was such a success, there are plans to repeat it again next year but with ...

Barktoberfest to be held Oct. 7 in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — The Blair County Dog Park, a nonprofit, member-owned park in Martinsburg, will hold its seventh annual Barktoberfest from 1 p.m. to dusk on Oct. 7 at the dog park. The rain date is Oct. 14. According to Caitlin Morder, board member and event planner, “This event is a day ...

Fall conditions favor fleas — yikes!

I was talking to a co-worker this morning about her cats. She has a couple of her own cats, plus a stray new mom and three kittens (now several months old), which she is going to end up keeping because she is a sucker like me (enter smiley face here). She was telling me all is well except ...

BG to host ‘Live Your Best Life’ lecture

Date change: Event now scheduled for Oct. 26 Speaker announced for event The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Alumni Association has announced that Lisa (Lightner) Georgiana will be the featured guest speaker at its annual “Live Your Best Life Lecture Speaker Series,” sponsored by ...

Local girl in National American Miss Pageant

Laura Reed, a sixth-grade student at Juniata Elementary School, participated in the National American Miss Pageant in Harrisburg in August and took fourth place. This gives her the opportunity to compete for the national title in California in Novem-ber. This is her second time making it to ...

Bellwood class of ’49

Courtesy photo The Bellwood High School class of 1949 held its 69th anniversary reunion on Sept. 7 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. A memorial was held for the deceased members and an update of the members who are sick and unable to attend. Shown are (from left): seated — Irene ...