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Tyrone Hospital golf event raises $21,236

TYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Foundation raised $21,236 from its 15th annual golf tournament at Sinking Valley Country Club. Funds raised from the event will be used to continue improvements at Tyrone Hospital, including new equipment for surgical services, emergency services and diagnostic ...

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HASD alumni seeks volunteers HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area School District Alumni Association is re-energizing and needs the help of area residents. Anyone interested in volunteering to serve on the board or council is asked to attend a brief presentation followed by a holiday ...

Event raises money for kids with cancer

The second annual ThinkBIG for Kids Golf Tournament was held Sept. 23 at Sinking Valley Country Club with $7,228.55 raised for families with kids battling cancer. Sixteen teams competed in the four-person scramble tournament, with the team made up of the Altoona Mirror’s Mike Boytim and ...

Subway Restaurants makes donation of $26,500 to THON, Four Diamonds

HERSHEY — Central Pennsylvania Subway Restaurants presented a check for $26,500 to THON and Four Diamonds on Oct. 17. The event took place at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. Throughout September, Subway featured the Cookie That Cares, an M&M cookie that was made ...

Honor roll

ST. PATRICK’S SCHOOL, NEWRY HIGH HONORS FIFTH GRADE — Samantha Dodson. FOURTH GRADE — Brooklyn Becker, Miranda Little. THIRD GRADE — Gavin Boslet, Kiri Dougherty, Cammie Krug, Sarah Little, Kiaya Smith, Fisher Wolford. FIRST GRADE — Kendra Dodson, Naira ...

Club notes

Alpha Beta Chapter holds Christmas tea OSTERBURG — The Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met Dec. 3 at the Ivy Stone Restaurant for its annual Christmas tea and business meeting. Linda Clapper of the Projects Committee reported that the ongoing project “Books ...

‘Arts at The Arc’ will begin Jan. 9

The Arc of Blair County will present a five-week “Arts at The Arc” Program for students and adults with developmental disabilities. The program will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 9 at the Becky Sheetz Recreation Center, Altoona. The program was made possible ...

Service notes

KALIEB G. MIELNIK U.S. Airman First Class Kalieb G. Mielnik graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, on Aug. 26. He completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Amelia Auerbeck’s family include (from left): Pat Woods of Hollidaysburg, great-grandfather; Alison Woods-Auerbeck of Pittsburgh, mother, holding Amelia Auerbeck; and Jeffrey Woods of Altoona, grandfather. Amelia was born on Oct. 5 at Magee Women’s ...

Yesteryear

Herman Nagle of Altoona submitted this photo of part of the group that participated in the 1936 May Crowning celebration at St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Altoona. The Rev. Thomas Kelley was the pastor at that time. The parish was founded in 1927. Participants that can be identified ...

Reunion

The Altoona High School class of 1960 will hold its 57th anniversary reunion in 2017. The event will be held June 16 and 17 at the Swiss Rifle Club with a trip to the Flight 93 Memorial on June 18. For more information, contact Sandy Pritts at 944-8022 or spritts60@gmail.com if you have ...

CPHS annual holiday campaign underway

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society’s annual holiday campaign is in full swing with promotions asking for financial gifts offering a second chance for local shelter pets in their care. The shelter is currently operating at a loss and asking for community financial support to care for ...

‘Tee Off Against Drugs’ golf tournament

Courtesy photo Operation Our Town held its third annual Tee Off Against Drugs Student Golf Tournament on Sept. 19 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. A total of 140 students from 19 school districts participated. The winning teams that received a $2,500 grant for their schools were Central ...

AASD presents four Service to Education Awards

The Altoona Area School District presented four Service to Education Awards during the Nov. 21 regular school board meeting as part of the annual American Education Week observance. The Service to Education Awards are presented annually to people who have positively impacted the school ...

Nominations for Claysburg Hall of Fame are due by Dec. 31

CLAYSBURG — Nominations for the fourth annual Claysburg Hall of Fame inductees are due by Dec. 31. Anyone can make a recommendation of a person, living or deceased, to be considered for the Hall of Fame. The 2017 induction ceremony will be held in  April. The people that you are ...

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Zumba fundraiser set for Sunday ZumbaSistaz Fun Fitnezz will host its fifth “Shake Our Canz and Goodz for Canned Goodz” and “Doin’ It for the Ducemans” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Simply Dance in the Greenwood Center. The doors will open at 5 p.m. This year’s event will ...

‘Take Steps’ walk

Courtesy photo On Oct. 8, the “Take Steps Walk for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis” was held at the Peoples Natural Gas Field. Funds raised will help support patient programs, professional education and critical research for cures. Presenting sponsor Blair Gastroenterology Associates and ...

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Free wood carving class starts Jan. 5 The Horse Shoe Carvers will hold a free wood carving class from 6 to 8 p.m. each Thursday in January at Mardorf United Methodist Church, 3429 Juniata Gap Road. Area residents are invited to come and learn about this relaxing hobby. Everything will be ...

Altoona library names artist of month

Tationia Lykens of Altoona is the Altoona Area Public Library’s December Artist of the Month. Originally from Birmingham and the daughter of David and Mary Keith, Lykens comes from a long line of artistic people. She started painting in 2010 after watching HSN Folk Artist Donna Dewberry. ...