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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 ...

Across the area

‘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 ...

Car club activities

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 ...

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Women's club sets open house SundayThe Women's Club of Altoona will host a membership open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at its clubhouse, 3400 Crescent Ave., Altoona.The club was organized in 1935 to stimulate and develop interests pertaining to civic, educational and social betterment and to ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005Nature Story Time, 10 a.m. Friday, meet in the lower level of the park office. Children will enjoy a story, participate in a game, activity or demonstration and make a neat craft to take home. Activities are designed for younger children, but all ...

Flight 93 receives grant from National Park Foundation

SHANKSVILLE - Flight 93 National Memorial encourages all fourth-graders to visit the park this year as part of the Every Kid in a Park program.The program gives fourth-grade students, and those accompanying them, free access to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters.Visit ...

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Talerico collecting suits for soldiersEBENSBURG -?The Gary F. Talerico Agency is participating in the 2016 Farmers Insurance Suits for Soldiers campaign.The program aims to support returning veterans transition to the civilian workforce by donating to them gently used and dry cleaned suit ...

American Legion officers

Courtesy photosOn Aug. 16, at the Hollidaysburg American Legion Social Hall, officers of the Fort Fetter American Legion Post 516, the Sons of The American Legion and The American Legion Riders, along with American Legion Auxiliary Unit 516, were installed. A fellowship dinner provided by the ...