Community

Blair Garden Club to present flower show

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair Garden Club will present a Small Standard Flower Show from 1 to 4 p.m. July 28 at the First United Church of Hollidaysburg, 801 Allegheny St. The show, titled “Our Neck of the Woods,” features floral designs, special exhibits, photography and horticultural ...

Club notes

Blair County Democratic Committee presents scholarship Erin Li-Yang McKenna accepts a $1,000 check from Scholarship Committee treasurer Dana Lawlor. Erin is recipient of the Sen. Ted Kennedy Memorial Scholarship. This award, sponsored by the Blair County Democratic Committee, is given ...

Owners learning to deal with ‘big dog’ perceptions

When we adopted Rio (our now-1-year-old German shepherd) last year, our entire household and way of interacting with dogs was turned topsy-turvy. Until Rio, I had always adopted senior golden retrievers and eventually other senior breeds or special-needs pets. Their demeanor, to say the ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of Arch Spring School, taken in 1914. Mr. G.H. Krider was the teacher. Shown are (from left): first row — Billy Bousum, Helen Stuart, Agnes Webb, John Krider, Ralph Young and Mae Bousum; second row — Clay Kephart, Edward Krider, Samuel Stuart, ...

Reunions

The Altoona High School class of 1973 will hold its 45th anniversary class reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. It will include a buffet, DJ and a cash bar. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple. Send checks to AAHS class of 1973, 4900 ...

Doctorate

Gretta D. Ghaner of Duncansville was one of 14 graduates awarded the doctor of optometry accelerated scholars program degree from Salus University Pennsylvania College of Optometry at the 114th commencement ceremony on May 24 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts, Philadelphia. She is a ...

Guts and Glory golf outing raises $3,890

ROARING SPRING — Team Guts and Glory held its fourth annual golf outing benefiting the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation on May 5 at Iron Masters Country Club with 70 golfers participating. The event was presented by Blair Gastroenterology, Five Star Mitsubishi/ Power Sports and Glendale ...

CPHS receives $15,000 grant from Petco

The Central PA Humane Society of Blair County been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to help support medical expenses to aid the shelter’s animals. Part of the Petco Foundation’s investment also supported the annual CPHS “Paws In the Park” Weekend Event on June 2 and ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today, 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) monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. on the ...

Across the area

Retreat to focus on addiction, distress Do you or someone you know fear seeking help for addiction with the possibility of having to commit to a long term, expensive inpatient treatment facility? St. Jude Retreat Ministries will host a life changing retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday ...

Birthday

Verna K. Blough of 437 Givler Drive, Apt. 221, Martinsburg, formerly of 232 Arbutus Ave., Johnstown, will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 17. She was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of S. Bruce Beegle and Gertrude G. Claar. She was widowed twice. Mrs. Blough retired ...

Birthday-Fannie Spinazzola

Fannie Spinazzola of 2295 Forest Hills Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17112, formerly of 812 Fifth Ave., Altoona, will celebrate her 105th birthday on July 21. She was born July 21, 1913, in Gallitzin, the daughter of John and Bertha Capara. She was married to Michael Spinazzola, who is ...

Fundraiser to benefit Courage for Kiera Foundation scholarships

A yard sale fundraiser will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday at 396 Fernway Drive, Hollidaysburg, to raise money for the Courage for Kiera Foundation. The foundation was created in July 2017 in memory of Kiera Chirdon, an Altoona Area High School student who, after a long ...

Beekeepers to meet Sunday

EBENSBURG — The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair Beekeepers will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Houtzdale Fire Hall, 601 Good St. The topic is “Diseases, Pests and Mites.” Participants need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, call 472-7537 or email pigeonflyr ...

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 Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12. Revolutionary War Days, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and ...

Sheetz Pepsi golf event to aid Blair Big Brothers Big Sisters

21st annual tournament set for July 27 at Park Hills Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County’s 21st annual Sheetz Pepsi Golf Tournament and Dinner will take place on July 27 at Park Hills Golf Course in Altoona. It will include lunch, drawings, dinner, door prizes and a chance to win a ...

Roaring Spring library sets July activities

Roaring Spring library sets activities for July ROARING SPRING — the Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its July activities. Summer Reading — 10 a.m. Mondays: July 16 — Livin’ the Hamster Life; July 23 — Star Wars Cosplay. Little Sprouts Story Time (infant to 24 ...

CPHS reschedules golf ball drop Aug. 26

The Central Pennsylvania Humane Society’s Park Hills Golf Ball Drop will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 26 at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park, Tipton, in conjunction with the British Antique Car Club’s car show. The original golf ball drop was to take place on June 3 at Legion Park ...

Club notes

Duncansville Historical Society to meet DUNCANSVILLE — The regular meeting of the Duncansville Area Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1200 Fourth Ave. Duncansville Community Days will be held July 19, 20, and 21. The society will be ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Maggie Smith’s family include (from left): Pandora Kujanpaa, grandmother; Hannah Mentzer, mother; Jayden Mentzer, great-grandson; and Maggie Smith, great-grandmother. All are from Hollidaysburg. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently ...