Community

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 ...

CPHS Fur Ball to be held Sept. 24

The fifth annual Fur Ball to benefit the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 24 at The Blairmont Club in Hollidaysburg.The Fur Ball is a fun but casual evening of good friends enjoying great food, hors d'oeuvres, food stations, full bars including wines and craft ...

Walk/run to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Big Brothers Big Sisters "In Step for Kids" 5K Walk/Run, sponsored by Community State Bank of Orbisonia, will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Lower Trail in Alexandria.The event will have a patriotic theme, so participants should wear red, white and blue.Registration begins at 12:30 ...

Altoona library sets programs for Sept.

The Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its September programs.For more information, visit www.altoonalibrary.org or call 946-0417.n The library continues to offer beginner and intermediate computer classes. A $10 deposit is required upon registration. Contact Rachael at ...

Juniata College to host program on diversity

HUNTINGDON - Juniata College staff members and faculty will share stories of how they embrace diversity issues such as gender, race, religion, ability, sexual orientation and other issues, in the panel presentation, "Who's Your Neighbor: Story Listening," at 3 and 7 p.m. Sept. 12 in Sill ...

Across the area

VFW?to dedicate flag retirement patioDUNCANSVILLE -?The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign?Wars Post 8724 and Eagle Scout candidate Michael?Elder will host an official dedication of their new ceremonial flag retirement patio at 10 a.m. Monday.The dedication ceremony will take place on the VFW ...

Downtown cruise

Mirror file photo by Patrick?WaksmunskiThe City of Altoona and the Blair County?Antique Auto Club will sponsor the 10th annual Downtown Cruise from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday in downtown Altoona. Phil McCaulley and Rockin' Robin will play music and local nonprofits will sell food. Organizers ask ...

Tyrone library sets Sept. activities

TYRONE -?The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has announced its September activities.Procraftinators Crafting Meetup - Join fellow crafters and tackle unfinished projects from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Crafters are responsible for taking their own materials/projects. All crafting types and levels of ...

Car and motorcycle 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 Aug. 11. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org.BCAAC ...

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 ...

Cancer survivors picnic offers fun, relaxation

UPMC Altoona, UPMC Cancer Center and UPMC Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery are hosting a free Cancer Survivors Appreciation Picnic Sept. 17 at DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Tipton.The picnic is for all those who have been touched by cancer.A fun and relaxing afternoon is planned ...