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Healing, dealing after the loss of a beloved pet

I said last month that we’d discuss the difficult topic of pet loss and the grieving process that often follows. Recently, I received a note from two of my readers who experienced the loss of their pet due to a medical condition. The husband has taken the loss very hard because he was ...

Lakemont Lions hold spelling bee for local students

The Lakemont Lions Club hosted its 44th annual spelling bee on April 10. The winner of this year’s event was Gilden Pletcher from Mowrie A. Ebner Elementary School, Altoona Area School District. Lakemont Lions started a new tradition with this competition, that of a traveling trophy that ...

Tyrone teams support breast cancer voucher program

TYRONE — Two Tyrone Area School District sports teams have made donations to the Tyrone Regional Health Network Foundation with funds to be directed to Tyrone Hospital’s Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute’s Breast Cancer Voucher Program. The voucher program provides support ...

Blair Leadership Youth program holds graduation

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Youth program graduated 20 students representing all Blair County school districts on May 9 at Port Sky Cafe at Penn State Altoona. The program is open to high school sophomores focusing on servant leadership. The youth program is ...

Car and motorcycle club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins, 6 to 9 p.m. every Sunday through October, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot. Cruise-in, 5 p.m. July 28, Shell/SAC Shop, Breezewood Turnpike Interchange, music, food, door prizes, free admission. Altoona Corvette Club annual car show, 9 a.m. to ...

Local teen state finalist

Mykenzi Doran, age 13, has been chosen as a state finalist in the National American Miss Pennsyl-vania Pageant to be held Aug. 11 to 13 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel & Towers. The National American Miss pageants are held for girls ages 4 to 18 and have five different age ...

Across the area

Civil War re-enactors to meet STATE COLLEGE — The 148th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company C, Civil War Re-enactment Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 1450 N. Atherton St. The re-enactors will discuss the Civil War Days weekend at ...

Kennel association holds banquet

The Altoona Area Kennel Association Inc. held its annual awards banquet at Jethro’s on April 24. The AAKA Inc. Good Sportsman Award was presented to MaryCarole Brannigan. Following are the dogs’ titles and abbreviations: Agility: ACT1-Agility Course Test Level 1, NF-Novice FAST, ...

Across the area

Old Timers’ Baseball Picnic is Aug. 16 The annual Old Timers’ Baseball Picnic is scheduled for Aug. 16 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton Pavilion No. 3, beginning with registration at 3:30 p.m. All former area baseball players and their guests are invited to attend. Beverages will ...

Birthday-Erma Kennedy

Erma (Ciampoli) Kennedy of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, formerly of 602 First Ave., Altoona, where she resided for 60 years, celebrated her 103rd birthday. A surprise birthday party was held in her honor at Garvey Manor. She was born June 30, 1915, in Spruce Creek. She was married to Edgar ...

‘Kick for a Cure’

Courtesy photo Altoona Area High School Boys Soccer “Kick for the Cure” night was held during a home soccer game this season and raised $500 for breast cancer awareness. A basket raffle and “Throw for the Cure” was held to raise donations for breast cancer awareness. Soccer families ...

Team presents $2,000 to Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center

WINDBER — Last fall, senior players representing the Forest Hills football team presented a $2,000 check to the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. To raise funds, the team hosted a teacher and staff dress-down day and the football boosters sold T-shirts at the annual Pink Out game on behalf of ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: Full Kilt, 8 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater, $2 per person. The concert will be moved indoors in the event of rain. Heritage Hike: Inclines 6 to 10 Trail, 10 a.m. Sunday, visitor center. This is a ...

Across the area

SAMA-Bedford offers Vlogging Class BEDFORD — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Bedford is offering a Smartphone Vlogging class for children from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 6, 8 and 10. Registration is due by Wednesday. Through the three-day workshop, kids will learn how to make fun ...

Hollidaysburg library announces Aug. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its August events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thurs-day, 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 public use for free on ...

Bikers for Barkers rescheduled for Aug. 11

Charity motorcycle run to benefit CPHS, homeless animals The 18th annual Bikers for Barkers charity motorcycle run, presented by Roundhouse Harley Davidson, has been rescheduled for Aug. 11. Originally scheduled for June 3, the ride was postponed due to inclement weather. Local emergency ...

ASO changes format for golf challenge

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra has restructured its “Nine & Dine or Wine Par 3 Golf Challenge.” The golf challenge will be hosted by Burgi’s Back Nine and Marzoni’s, 1830 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, with the following adjustments: n Participants may now golf anytime ...

Club notes

Cresson BPW presents education grant CRESSON — The Cresson Business and Professional Women’s Club announced the recipient of its 30th annual education grant: Zeynep Tumkor of Johnstown. Tumkor is a psychology major at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. She is an adult student ...

Doctorate

Russ M. Miller, formerly of Altoona, received his doctorate of nursing practice degree from American Sentinel University, Aurora, Colo., on June 15. He is a 1991 graduate of Altoona Area High School; a 1997 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in nursing; and a ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the seventh-grade class at Adams School, Fairview, from 1909. Mr. Smith was the principal. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be ...