Community

‘Celebrate’

Courtesy photo Altoona Dance Theatre Company will present its spring recital, “Celebrate,” at 6:30 p.m. June 2 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. This recital will mark ADTC’s 15th anniversary season and its 30th major production. Tickets are available at ...

Griffith Foundation participates in policy forum

For the fifth consecutive year, the Griffith Family Foundation/Sideline Cancer Youth Initiative participated as an active member in the Digestive Disease National Coalition (DDNC) 28th annual Public Policy Forum on March 4 and 5 at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. More than 150 ...

Across the area

Local crafters to hold summer show WOODBURY — Kathy’s Country Cricket will hold its 12th annual summer show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 14 and 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 and 23 and 5 to 7 p.m. June 22 at the 1840s circa log cabin at 214 Potter Creek Road. All items are handmade by ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Satur-day and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children ages 11 and younger. Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. ...

Across the area

Basket raffle to aid Wounded Warriors EBENSBURG — Morgan Watt, the 2017-18 Cambria County Fair Queen, and the fair court will host a basket raffle to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. This event will be held Sunday in the Ag Building on the American Legion County Fairgrounds (formerly ...

‘A Salute to America’

Courtesy photo Sigel’s School of Dance students and alumni will present the 78th annual recital “A Salute to America” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. The doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Shown are (from left): front row — Emma Ricker, Siara ...

Altoona Symphony Orchestra golf tournament is Thursday

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra will hold its inaugural Nine & Dine or Wine, Par 3 golf fundraiser on Thursday at Burgi’s Back Nine and Marzoni’s, 1830 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona. The rain date is May 31. The event offers teams of two golfers a nine-hole round on the par 3 ...

Postponement-golf event

The Altoona Symphony Orchestra has postponed its Nine & Dine or Wine Par 3 Golf Tournament. It will now be held Aug. 2, with a rain date of Aug. 9, at Burgi’s Back Nine and Marzoni’s Greenwood. Details about the event, originally scheduled for Thursday, were published on Page B8 Tuesday.

Club notes

Patton Garden Club elects officers PATTON — The Patton Garden Club recently elected officers for the 2018-20 term. They were installed by District VI President Claire Leichliter. They are Mary Davis, president; Vickie Legros, vice president; Mona Weakland, treasurer; Helen Ivory, ...

SAMA Altoona to offer summer art camp for kids

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona, 1210 11th Ave., Altoona, will continue its tradition of offering a children’s art camp this summer. This year’s camp, “Real and Imaginary People,” is designed for ages 8 through 14 and will be taught in a small, informal group to ...

Service notes

ADAM DAVENSIZER Lt. Junior Grade Adam Davensizer of Bellwood has been a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) for two years and is currently serving in the U.S. Navy. Davensizer has been serving under the Training Air Wing Six Command VT-86 Squadron located at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. He ...

Alumni association seeks scholarship applicants

In 2017, the Saxton Liberty High School Alumni Association presented Tussey Mountain High School graduates Adriane Angelo, Kayla Kalfas and Beth Riley each with a $2,500 scholarship award. The Scholarship Committee is now seeking applications for the 2018 award to be presented at the annual ...

Successful ‘Season’

Courtesy photo Officials from the Altoona Mirror recently forwarded three checks, totaling $21,370, to three hurricane recovery charities in Houston, the Florida Keys and Puerto Rico, the proceeds from the Mirror’s 2017 Season of Sharing Holiday Fundraiser. Pictured (from left) are: Ray ...

Yesteryear

The Wehnwood Parent-Teacher Association installed officers for the 1965-66 school year. Shown are (from left): Richard Donelson, Andronic Pappas, Vivian Brunick (principal), Judy Long, Warren Gingrich (first vice president) and Ken Kauffman (second vice president). The photo was submitted by ...

Pet bloggers conference continues to grow, inspire more and more

This year marked my 10th anniversary attending the BlogPaws Pet Conference, the international event held by the pet-tacular BlogPaws organization, which “provides an inclusive, global community of pet enthusiasts who write about and support pets via social media.” BlogPaws (blogpaws.com) ...

Across the area

Arts, crafts show set for Saturday DUNCANSVILLE — “Spring 2018 Arts and Crafts Show,” hosted by Duncansville Volunteer Fire Company and the Duncansville Borough Children’s Christmas, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Duncansville Community Center Admission is free. ...

Foundation recognizes May spotlight

The Brian Morden Foundation, based in Altoona, was created in May 2003 to fight back against childhood cancer. The Brian Morden Foundation CARES Spotlight began in January 2018. The program shines a light on children with cancer, raising awareness and providing funds for research, ...

Students, Let’s Move create ‘Active Living’ materials

Information technology (IT) students from South Hills School of Business and Technology’s Altoona campus have developed new digital and print materials to promote Let’s Move Blair County. The students, along with South Hills’ IT instructor, Guido Santella, were given a “win-win” ...

Car, motorcycle club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the 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. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) ...

Engineers ‘Can’ Hunger

The ninth annual “Engineers Fight to CAN Hunger” concluded on Feb. 23, with the delivery of nearly 11,000 pounds of donations to the American Rescue Workers Food Pantry in Hollidaysburg. The competition takes place during February with donations delivered during National Engineers Week. ...