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Cresson Lions plan pancake breakfast CRESSON — The Cresson Area Lions Club will hold a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cresson American Legion on Ashcroft Avenue. Advance tickets are $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Tickets at the door will be $6 for adults ...

Grier Gala to feature professional dancers

TYRONE — The Grier School will host the Grier Gala from Nov. 11 to 13 at the school. Friday evening will be for all participating schools to perform one piece in any style of dance they feel will represent their school best. Darrel Grand Moultrie of New York City(one of Beyonce’s ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Spirits of the Staple Bend Tunnel, 6 p.m. Saturday, meet at the Staple Bend Tunnel parking lot in Mineral Point. The hour-long tours begin at 6 p.m. and every hour with the last tour beginning at 9 p.m. Reservations are ...

Hollidaysburg library sets Nov. programs, activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, 1 Furnace Drive, 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 and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed Nov. 11, 12 and 13 ...

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‘Bless Her Heart’ benefit is Saturday “Bless Her Heart,” benefiting Gwendolyn Vey and her family, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Railroaders Memorial Museum of Altoona. The event will include chicken barbecue dinners for $15, including potato salad, baked beans ...

Education foundation approves funding

COALPORT — The board of directors of the Glendale Education Foundation received both a copy of the 2015-16 fiscal report, as well as the up-to-date financial statement from treasurer Michelle Sawyer, indicating a respectable growth of finances. Executive director Richard W. Snyder II ...

Club notes

Knights' fundraiser helps community HOLLIDAYSBURG - The first core virtue of the Knights of Columbus is charity. In 2015, Council 4245 of Hollidaysburg donated $18,960 to charity, and its members donated 26,450 hours in charitable acts. This year, they should come close to ...

SAMA’s Think Pink event to be held Nov. 4

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona's 14th annual fashion show fundraiser, Think Pink, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in Altoona. The program celebrates the arts and benefits the community with silent and live auctions, dancing, gourmet foods and a style ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Vincent Ruggery’s family includes (from left): Don Ruggery Sr. of Hollidaysburg, great-grandfather; Don Ruggery III of Adairsville, Ga., father, holding Vincent Ruggery, 12 weeks old; and Don Ruggery Jr. of Duncansville, grandfather.

Yesteryear

James Garlena of Duncansville submitted this photo of the 1944 Gallitzin High School football team. Shown are (from left): first row — G. Bosko, Leo Garlena, F. Romani, C. Wilt, L. Paloski, B. Campbell, S. Niles; second row — F. Madie, R. Madie, D. Plunkett and B. Buckrop. Results of the ...

Raffle to benefit CPHS

The Central Pennsyl-vania Humane Society is holding its Wiggle Waggle Steelers Raffle. Raffle tickets are $10 each and are available at the CPHS, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, or by calling 942-5402. The drawing will be held Dec. 2. Ben in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ...

Kennel association to host Pet Photo Day

The Altoona Area Kennel Association will host Pet Photo Day, featuring pet photos with a live Santa, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the AAKA Club Building, 200 Basal Lane, Duncansville (off of Carson Valley Road). No appointment is necessary. There is a $3 sitting fee. Sizes ...

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‘Spooky Stories, Ghostly Lights’ set HOLLIDAYSBURG — Residents of Hollidaysburg, and surrounding areas are invited to take part in “Spooky Stories and Ghostly Lights” from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 near the bath houses at the beach at Canoe Creek State Park. The event will include ...

‘Drive One For Your School’

Courtesy photo Matt Stuckey (light blue shirt), president of Stuckey Ford, Hollidaysburg, and his team recently hosted Ford’s “Drive One for Your School” fundraiser to benefit the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School’s Golden Tigers’ cross-country team. More than 200 participants ...

Coalport Museum Commission hears presentation

COALPORT — At the Aug. 30 meeting of the Coalport Museum Commission, Larry Edelblute made a presentation about a booklet on the history of “One-Room Schools” in Clearfield County — based on 10 articles from September 1994 Clearfield Progress newspapers written by former ...

Homecoming queen

Courtesy photo Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School crowned Casey Martin as homecoming queen. Her escort was Matt Stiffler. Homecoming committees can submit photos of homecoming kings and queens to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, ...

Mirror seeks old photos for Yesteryear

The Altoona Mirror is in need of old local photos to be used in its weekly Yesteryear feature. The photos must be at least 30 years old and include a local building, site, group or class. The original photo must be submitted and can be picked up at the Mirror offices after publication. ...

Matches for MS raises $7,985

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The third annual Matches for MS Awareness Charity Tennis Tournament took place on July 8, 9 and 10 at the Tiger Tennis Center. The tournament brought together more than 80 players from several counties across the state. Participants ranged in age from competitors in the ...

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Civil War descendants to meet BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. Sharon McClellan will speak on the Fairview Cemetery in Altoona and its restoration. The meeting is open to the public and may be ...

IDA celebrates 48th anniversary, installs officers

Improved Dwellings for Altoona Inc. celebrated its 48th anniversary on Aug. 24. IDA was organized in 1968 in response to the community’s need to improve its housing stock, revitalize neighborhoods and provide decent, affordable dwellings for people of low and moderate income, including ...