Community

Collecting school supplies

Courtesy photosThe Beta Epsilon Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International has been collecting school supplies and stuffing backpacks for children in its "Backpacks for Kids" annual service project. On Aug. 10, the women stuffed 138 backpacks with supplies and then distributed them ...

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. Clippings ...

Knights conducting car fundraiser

HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Knights of Columbus Star of the Sea Council 4245 Hollidaysburg, is working on a large project in order to continue its acts of charity.The council is raffling off a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby Super Snake, in cooperation with Stuckey Ford.This ruby red Shelby has a 750+ ...

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 is today. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.BCAAC ...

Across the area

Patton library plans Wine FestPATTON -?The Patton Public Library will host its second annual Wine Fest from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at La Ferme Rouge, Marina Road, near Prince Gallitzin State Park.Local wineries will offer free wine samples and wine smoothies. A pasta bar and cheese samplings will ...

Birthday

Lilia Jane Sprankle of Altoona will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sept. 15.She was born Sept. 15, 1926, in Altoona, the daughter of the late Costantino and Cristina Capone.She was twice married, first to John Diehl, then to Harry Sprankle. Both are deceased.She has two children, Sheila (Diehl) ...

Suicide prevention seminar set for Sept. 19

The Rev. David Hammerle, director of adult education for Day One of Greater Altoona, will present a seminar on suicide prevention, "Becoming An Active Listener," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Station Medical Center on Ninth Avenue in Altoona.Participants should enter the medical center ...

Across the area

SFU to host lecture on national debtLORETTO - Daniel Shaviro, Wayne Perry Professor of Taxation at NYU Law School, will present a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the JFK auditorium at Saint Francis University."When, Why, and How Do Deficits Matter?" will address how rapidly ...

Nonprofits invited to be part of Mirror’s Blair County Proud

Local nonprofit organizations and service clubs have until Friday to submit information on their activites for inclusion in the 2016 Blair County Proud edition.A link to a survey form for collecting the information can be found under the Quick Links on www.altoonamirror.com.A link to the survey ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad NationalHistoric Site, 110Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 25, various locations around Engine House No. 6 Exhibit Shelter. Activities include stone-cutting, log-hewing, farm-to-factory, ...

Association for the Blind sets Sept. programs

Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing.All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona.Wednesday -?"Osteroporsis & Hip Fractures," Sandra Kozielec, UPMC ...

Bowlers needed for Backpack fundraiser

The third annual Mountain Lion Backpack Program bowling fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 on 88 lanes at three local bowling alleys. A total of 440 bowlers are needed.This year's goal is to raise $30,000.Bowlers are urged to "claim a lane" soon.Bowlers can sign up to bowl at the ...

5 generations

The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. The photo may include one representative of each generation and should include identifications for everyone in the photo. It should ...

5 generations

The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. The photo may include one representative of each generation and should include identifications for everyone in the photo. It should ...

Lobsterfest for MS to be held Sept. 23

The 2016 Lobsterfest for MS will take place on Sept. 23, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona.Tickets are $75 per person and include refreshments, dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions and door prizes. Table sponsorships for eight guests are available for $600. All proceeds ...

Yesteryear

Eileen (Amheiser) Twardon of Altoona submitted this photo of her grandfather, Paul L. Amheiser, who served as fire chief for the City of Altoona from June 29, 1936, until he died suddenly of a heart attack in September 1951. He lived all his life in this house at 1125 17th Ave., Altoona, where ...

Nonprofits invited to be part of Mirror’s Blair County Proud

Local nonprofit organizations and service clubs have until Sept. 9 to submit information on their activities for inclusion in the 2016 Blair County Proud edition.A link to a survey form for collecting the information can be found under the Quick Links on www.altoonamirror.com.A link to the ...

Club notes

Alpha Beta Chapter holds annual picnicEVERETT -?The members of Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met on Aug. 2 at the Spring House Estates Pavilion for their annual picnic meeting.During the business meeting, Linda Clapper of the projects committee reported that ...

Service notes

PETER BURLEYSeaman Peter Burley, a native of Patton, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the Navy's newest attack submarines, the USS Missouri.Burley is a fire control technician aboard the Groton, Conn.-based boat, one of only 12 Virginia-class attack submarines in the Navy's fleet.The ...

Service Paws of Central PA to hold fundraiser Sept. 18

Service Paws of Central Pennsylvania will hold a "More Than a Hound Dog" pancake (and more) supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Arc of Blair County, 431 Jackson Ave. (behind Hoss's).The event will feature a brunch-type menu, so, if you don't care for breakfast items, you may choose ...