Community

Foundation raises $57K to support patient care

The UPMC Altoona Foundation's seventh annual Golf Classic raised $57,000 for UPMC Altoona to benefit direct patient care through the participation of 249 golfers, supported by 40 sponsors.The event was held on June 20 at the Scotch Valley Country Club in Hollidaysburg.The foundation ...

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 Sunday ...

Across the area

Spaghetti dinner to aid cancer patientsEAST FREEDOM - A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall. The event will include a Chinese auction, a bake sale and a 50-50 drawing.The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, roll, drink ...

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. All ages are welcome, although activities are designed ...

HASD volleyball teams plan Dig Pink games next week

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Area residents are invited to join the Hollidaysburg Area Junior High and Senior High school volleyball teams on Oct. 12 and 13 for their Dig Pink games to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Junior high games start at 4 p.m. vs Spring Cove in the seventh-grade gym at the ...

National parks now offering free admission at local sites

As of Oct. 1, three Western PA National Park Service sites will no longer charge an entrance fee.This change includes Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial.As of Oct. 1, admission to Western PA's NPS Visitor ...

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Ghost hunting investigations plannedJABA Paranormal Investigations will hold three separate nights of ghost hunting investigations at the U.S. Hotel Restaurant & Tavern in Hollidaysburg.The first two events will be held from 6 to 8 and 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. Donations for these ...

Local groups part of National Dance Day

The Dance Shop, 3614 Sixth Ave., Altoona, hosted a National Dance Day group dance event at noon July 31 in its parking lot.In celebration of National Dance Day, participants performed a pre-choreographed group dance, which was videotaped and sent to The Dizzy Feet Foundation, which may be ...

Altoona library offers programs and activities

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has kicked off its October programs. For more information, visit www.altoonalibrary.org.n The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale will be held from 9 a.m.. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 24. It will include hardcovers, ...

Service notes

MARK R. TAYLOROn June 9, Lt. Col. Mark R. Taylor assumed duties as the program manager of tactical applications in Chantilly, Va.Commissioned as an Army aviation officer in 1997, he served in numerous staff and command positions as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter aviator before assuming duties as ...

Club notes

SAR donates to genealogical societyThe Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently made a $1,000 donation to the Blair County Genealogical Society.The donation is to be used for preserving records of the Frontier Patriots Chapter currently held in the BCGS archives ...

Hollidaysburg Y to host chicken barbecue Oct. 9

HOLLIDAYSBURG - Twenty-five years ago, Fred Imler's wife, Joann, who was then-president of the Hollidaysburg Area YMCA Women's Auxiliary, initiated a chicken barbecue fundraiser.Joann passed away several years ago.Over the past 10 years, the group has been averaging about 600 dinners, and this ...

Toy train swap meet to be held Oct. 9

A toy train swap meet, sometimes referred to as "Scalefest," will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona.The event, sponsored by the Alto Model Train Museum, offers scale-model sizes of electric trains, such as O-gage, ...

5 generations

The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. The photo may include one representative of each generation and should include identifications for everyone in the photo from left to right. Include the person's name, town and how they are related to ...

Yesteryear

Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older and should be sent to Yesteryear, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603, or ...

Association for the Blind sets Oct. programs

The 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.Programs are open to the public.Oct. 5 - "Why You Might Need a Chiroprac-tor," by ...

Local restaurants to compete for CPHS Eats for Treats trophy

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society announces Eats for Treats, a fundraiser everyone can participate in just by going out to eat.Participating restaurants will be creative on certain days of the month to raise money for the shelter's four-legged friends. Some restaurants will donate a ...

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Historical society plans activitiesEVERETT - The Bloody Run Historical Society has announced its upcoming activities.The society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Everett Train Station Museum on?Fifth?Street.The museum's October open house features a program presented by Herb Brambley of ...

Bellwood class of ’49 reunion

Courtesy photoThe Bellwood-Antis High School class of 1949 met for its 67th anniversary reunion on Sept. 8 at Hoss's Steak and Sea House, Altoona. Among those attending were (from left): seated - Evelyn Kurtz Dingeldein, Regina Kavangh Teebolt, Helen Endress Miller, Norma Bonsell Swartz, ...

National Depression Screening Day Thursday

Beck Psychotherapy will participate in the 25th annual National Depression Screening Day by providing free, online screenings for depression and other mood disorders at www.beckpsychotherapy.com."We are particularly thrilled to bring this event and our services to the Altoona area," said ...