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Cove Community Chorus prepares concert

ROARING SPRING — The Cove Community Chorus will present its fourth annual Christmas concert titled “The Joys of Christmas” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium. The chorus, under the direction of Tom Kunkle, began as a small group gathered to ...

Clarification

The wording in the article on Page G1 Sunday about the Hollidaysburg Winterfest was unclear. Light-Up Night Festivities planned for the evening of Nov. 25 include Santa Land sponsored by Stultz Real Estate, Copy Rite & Banner Zone, 321 Gallery, Norcom Mortgage, Hollidaysburg ...

Club notes

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors senior citizens group will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to music by a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are ...

Hollidaysburg to host Winterfest activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Winterfest, a Hollidaysburg tradition, will commence this year with the annual Winterfest Parade at 2 p.m. Nov. 20 through the streets of Hollidaysburg. The parade is sponsored by First Commonwealth Bank and the U.S Hotel. Letters to Santa will be collected by the ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Xxaviar M. Golden’s family include (from left): Samuel P. Golden III of Spindley City, great-grandfather; Samuel P. Golden IV of Portage, grandfather; Samuel P. Golden III of Spindley City, great-great-grandfather, holding Xxaviar M. Golden, and Brandon M. ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the ninth-grade class from Logan Township Junior High in 1961. 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 ...

Readers can submit obituaries for pets

The Mirror publishes obituaries of pets on Sundays. Obituaries can be emailed to petobits@altoonamirror.com; submitted online at www.altoonamirror.com (click on Submit News, then on Pet Obituaries under the Community category); mailed to: Pet Obits, Altoona Mirror, 301 Cayuga Ave., Altoona, ...

Across the area

Community initiatives grants offered The Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community will be awarding grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for projects designed as healthy community initiatives for residents in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. The projects must be consistent with the ...

Miss Central Pennsylvania Pageant seeks contestants for Miss, Teen Pageants

LEWISTOWN — Contestants applications are being accepted for the 2017 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship and Miss Central Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Pageants. The pageants will be held together on Jan. 14 at the Mifflin County Middle School in Lewistown. The pageants are ...

B-A students collecting food next week

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Education Association, with the local cluster of the Pennsylvania State Education Association, will be collecting nonperishable goods from Monday through Thursday to donate to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. Students will be bringing nonperishable food ...

Erin Dodson Memorial Volleyball game

The Altoona Area High School Lady Lion Spikers presented a check for $3,000 for the Erin Dodson Memorial Fund to Bernie Dodson, Michelle Dodson and Dawn Morden of the Brian Morden Foundation. Erin Dodson, a 2004 graduate of AAHS and All-State volleyball player, lost her battle to brain cancer ...

Across the area

Red Kettle Campaign starts Saturday Saturday marks the day when The Salvation Army Worship and Service Center of Altoona officially kicks off the annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. Members of Penn State’s Sheetz Fellows Program will host their kickoff by collecting donations at the ...

Picking for Wishes

The Picking for Wishes Bluegrass Festival Committee presented a check for $29,000 to Lindsey Herzing, regional manager for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, on Sept. 20, from its annual event in August. Shown are (from left): Mary Ann Baker, Barbara Mallory, Joe Yartin, Beverly Bender, Michelle ...

Grief Awareness Day set for Nov. 17

Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch is encouraging local residents to wear blue on Nov. 17 to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness Day. One out of seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 20, according to the National Alliance of Grieving Children ...

Blair health, welfare council offers grants

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council has announced grant opportunities for member organizations. The council provides competitive grants to council member organizations for services, programs and events provided for Blair County residents that reflect the mission of the council and ...

FOT launches drive for McDonald House Charities

DUNCANSVILLE — Foot of Ten Elementary School has chosen to give back to an organization that has given so much to so many families this holiday season — the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Each grade level is responsible for a different category of items: nonperishable snacks, small ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Survival Series: Packing Hacks, 10 a.m. Saturday, lower level of the park office. Learn what to pack for a day trip and some neat ways of starting an emergency fire. Autumn Outdoor Bingo, 1 p.m. Saturday, stop by the lower level of the ...

Across the area

Horseshoe Curve to host living history The Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark will commemorate Veterans Day weekend with the Furious Fourth World War II Living History Group. From 1942 to 1946, the Horseshoe Curve railroad link connecting east and west was not its typical ...

ShowTwirlers win national dance twirl team title

The ShowTwirlers Competitive Team of Altoona earned its ninth national dance twirl team title on July 27, during America’s Youth on Parade at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. AYOP is the national championship of the National Baton Twirling Association. The ShowTwirlers ...

Across the area

Homer’s Gap Civics plans activities The Homer’s Gap Civic Association has announced its upcoming activities. The annual membership drive is underway. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per family. For more information, call Meg Eardley, president, at 932-3883. Saturday — ...