Community

Women’s club presents scholarships

HOLLIDAYSBURG -?The Hollidaysburg Area Women's Club recently announced the winners of its student scholarships totaling $2,500.The scholarships were presented through the club's Arts Community Service Program, Alyssa Barilar, chairwoman, and its Education Community Service Program, Angela Heim, ...

Roaring Spring library sets activities for September

ROARING SPRING - The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for September.The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The library will be closed on?Sept. 5 in observance of ...

Birthday

Katie BrunnerKatie Brunner of Bellwood will mark her 95th birthday with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Bellwood Firehall.She was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Blandburg. She married Bob Brunner, who died Aug. 13, 2005.She has three daughters, Catherine Rumbarger of Bellwood, Mary Ellen ...

Stage dedicated at Baker Mansion

As neighbors of Baker Mansion, Bob and Janet Pennington have long been members and supporters of the Blair County Historical Society, and their son, Michael, served on the board of trustees from 2009 to 2011.For the past several years, Bob Pennington's company, Coldwell Banker Town and Country ...

Burgi’s charity ride to benefit local kids

The Burgi's Low Life Riders will hold its 13th annual charity ride on Sept. 4.Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Apple Harley-Davidson in Duncansville with opening ceremonies beginning at 11:10 a.m. The ride starts at noon.This is an escorted ride through central Pennsylvania.The ride concludes ...

Cancer society plans Color Fun Run

The American Cancer Society will hold its "Color My World Cancer-Free Color Fun Run" on Sept. 17 in downtown Altoona, starting on 12th Avenue near the post office.The event is a family-friendly 5K run/walk that benefits the American Cancer Society and Relay For Life.This fun run is an untimed ...

Claysburg library to get new system

CLAYSBURG -?The Claysburg Area Public Library is preparing to migrate its catalog to a new automated system.The library will be closed for one day on Aug. 31 for staff training on the new system.All items due on that day will not be charged a late fee if returned on Sept. 1. The library will ...

Across the area

Zombie video shoot set for FridayArea residents are invited to the Zombie Walk Photo Shoot on Friday. Participants should arrive around 5 p.m. and park in the Station Medical Center and Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum parking lots.The Zombie Walk route begins behind Station Medical Center, ...

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. 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, ...

Studio on 5th travels to five competitions in 2015-16 season

The Studio on 5th's Elite Competition Team shared its accomplishments from the 2015-16 season.The team consists of 32 members ranging from age 7 to 17. The Studio on 5th is under the direction of Kaitlyn Hallinan.The dancers traveled to five competitions all over the state to test their talents ...

Friends rededicate Prince Gallitzin amphitheater

GALLITZIN -?The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) announced the rededication of Prince Gallitzin State Park's amphitheater.The project to replace the benches and install a drainage system began in fall of 2015 and was almost entirely funded by the Friends of Prince ...

Food collections to be part of ZombieTown USA events

Besides having fun, this weekend's ZombieTown USA event is designed to help several worthy causes. Food donations will be accepted during the ZombieTown USA two-day festival at the following drop-off sites:n St. Luke's Church will be collecting nonperishable food items from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Park programs

Allegheny PortageRailroad 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. Viewing activities are included with park admission.Heritage Hike of ...

Society, Subaru send blankets to cancer patients

JOHNSTOWN - Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced a collaboration to provide support and "warmth" to patients fighting cancer and their families in communities across the country.During Subaru Loves to Care month in June, LLS and participating Subaru ...

Pioneer Days slated Saturday in Claysburg

CLAYSBURG -?The second annual Pioneer Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claysburg Legion Field.Pioneer Days will be a joint effort between the Claysburg American Legion, Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company, Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions (PAST) and ...

Across the area

Catholic Daughters to hold yard saleHOLLIDAYSBURG - The Catholic Daughters of America Court No. 1755 will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1201 N. Juniata St.The sale will include a bunk bed (new in box), microwaves, area rug, country decor, pictures, clothing, toys, Christmas ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club plans dinnerPATTON -?The Patton Garden Club presented its first Garden of Distinction Award for this year to Rick and Dana Sherry who live on Palmer Avenue.The club will hold a progressive dinner and garden tour on Monday.Members will enjoy appetizers, salads and desserts as ...

Tickets on sale for Autumn Glory Ride

Tickets for the 2016 Autumn Glory Ride Train Excursions, which will take place on Oct. 8, are now on sale and expected to once again sell out.Tickets may be purchased at Roaring Spring Department Store or by calling 224-5141, ext. 2255. This will be the sixth year for the excursions, which are ...

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 ...

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 ...