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Writers to share ‘Scary Stories’ at ArtsAltoona Center

On Friday, Oct. 29, three writers from the Central Pennsylvania region will be presenting poems and short fiction around the theme “Scary Stories” at the Sanctuary at the ArtsAltoona Center, 2212 Sixth Ave., Altoona. The writers performing at the event are Dave Bonta, from Tyrone; ...

Across the area

Soup sale to benefit SVDP Soup Kitchen The St. Vincent DePaul Society will hold a “Souper” fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2201 Union Ave., Altoona. The $8 ticket buys one quart of wedding soup prepared by DelGrosso Foods and a loaf of Italian bread. Please wear a ...

PAWing It FOREward golf event raises $17K

Money raised to help purchase service dogs for people with disabilities Service Paws of Central PA held its fifth annual golf tournament on July 22 at Park Hills Country Club. This was a four-person scramble for all skill levels and there were prizes for each golfer (gift cards donated by ...

Local bridge winners

The recent winners for the Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club were not available this week. Games are open to the public and held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 12:30 p.m. Thursdays at the St. George of Antioch Orthodox Church. For more information, contact Barb Vander Jagt at 814-932-8273.

Yesteryear-Independent Oil Co.

Rebuilt after a gas explosion in March 1920, the Independent Oil Co. gas station on 16th Street at 13th Avenue was rebuilt and reopened in October as seen in this 1920 photo. The station was owned by Benjamin Cohn and run by his son, Samuel. It sold Mobilgas. It was designed in a “colonial” ...

Livestock show held in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — The Blair County Junior Livestock Show was held on Aug. 16 and 17 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Ben Williamson, Tyrone, judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. 4-H and FFA scholarship recipients were Adam Uplinger, Lindsey Kensinger, Kaylee McClain, ...