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Planetariam show is today HOLLIDAYSBURG — The new Hollidaysburg Planetarium Show “Earth, Sun and Moon” will be held today with shows at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium. Only 60 seats are available for each time slot. Reservations are required ...

Supporting Booker T. Washington Center

Courtesy photo The 2019 Park ’n Wreck Leagathon raised funds for the Booker T. Washington Revitalization Project. Sponsors and participants are (from left): Sponsor Tracy Pellegrino of Combined Insurance, William Lower, sponsor Don Longstreth of Longstreth Brothers Painting, Andie Adams, ...

Siblings to join in 100th birthday celebration

Ellen Crocetti DeYulius of Cresson turned 100 years old June 21. Family members in the area, as well as those from Illinois, Virginia and possibly Florida, are planning to gather this month at The Dream in Hollidaysburg to celebrate Ellen’s 100th birthday. Ellen loves to play pinochle, ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The October meeting is canceled. The next meeting will be Nov. 14. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or ...

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Tea, basket event to aid Haiti ministry The Carmelite Community of the Word will hold a Harvest Tea and Basket Auction to benefit its Hands & Hearts Haiti Ministry. The event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 at St. Patrick’s School Hall, Newry. The public is invited to join ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “A Day in the Life: Working on the Allegheny Portage Railroad,” 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. 29. Programs vary on a daily basis and may be moved indoors or canceled during inclement weather. Fort ...

C-K plans 50th homecoming celebration

CLAYSBURG — The 50th anniversary celebration of the Claysburg-Kimmel Alumni Homecoming celebration will be held Sept. 27 and 28.. Some changes have been made to the Friday night schedule beginning this year. The association was notified recently by the CKSD administration that the ...

Mirror asks homecoming committees to submit photographs

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should email information and photographs to community@altoonamirror.com as soon as possible. Please include a photo of the king and queen. Photos of the entire court or nominees will not be ...

The Halftime Show

Photo for the Mirror by Mark Brennan Mark McCoy, a member of the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School football team, plays the trumpet with the band during the Sept. 6 football game at State College Area High School. The Mirror’s “Halftime Show” will be published on Wednesdays ...

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Golf event to aid St. Patrick School St. Patrick School, Newry, will hold its third annual golf tournament on Oct. 5 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The tournament will follow a four-person scramble format with the shotgun start at 9 a.m. Lunch ...

Birthday

L. Jean Burchfield Lambert of 1331 Four Leaf Lane, Hollidaysburg, will celebrate her 96th birthday with a family celebration. She was born Sept. 21, 1923, in Monmouth, Ill., the daughter of Hazel and Page Randall. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Russell P. Burchfield and Louis ...

Blair Health and Welfare Council awards grants

Next round of grant applications are due by Oct. 25 At the May meeting of the Blair County Health and Welfare Council, grants were awarded to two local organizations for programs that will help to enhance the health and well-being of Blair County residents. Grants were awarded to ...

Stuff the Bus reaches 745 students in need

Through the Stuff the Bus Program, the Family Resource Center and United Way of Blair County coordinated donations to provide the tools necessary for students to return to school prepared to learn. The distribution was held Aug. 8. Community agencies, businesses, churches, clubs and ...

Addiction program to be held today

Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships will provide a free one-hour training for open to all community members today. “Understanding Addiction” will be held at 5 p.m. today at Blair Drug and Alcohol Partner-ships, 3001 Fairway Drive, Suite D, Altoona. Registration is preferred by ...

Coalport Museum Commission receives dragline models

COALPORT — The recent acquisitions of two dragline models topped the agenda of the Coalport Area Museum Commis-sion meeting held Aug. 20. Donated to the museum by the daughters of the late Leslie Carson of Brisbin, both are replicas of high-lift bucket drag-lines crafted in 1984. Both of ...

Club notes

Courtesy photo On behalf of the Adam Holliday Chapter, Constitu-tion Week Chairwoman Joan Ballash presents a gift bag to Hollidaysburg Mayor Joe Dodson, representing the American Legion Post 516. Contents include materials from Congressman John Joyce, Sen. Judy Ward and Rep. Jim ...

Blair County War veterans seek parade participants

Guest speaker will be John Joyce The Blair County War Veterans Council Veterans Day Parade will be held on Nov. 11 in downtown Altoona. Lineup is at 10 a.m., and the parade will start at 10:30 a.m. There will be a service in downtown Altoona following the parade. The guest speaker ...

Service notes

ROCKY A. LANE JR. U.S. Air Force Airman Rocky A. Lane Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Friends’ program to host local artist Michael Allison

The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold a fall program at noon Thursday in the library theater. Michael Allison will present a program on “Grimoires and Hexenmeisters: Folk Magic in PA.” Allison, a native of Altoona and local artist, owns The Studio, which specializes ...

Two Altoona teachers receive CARE Awards

Two Altoona Area School District teachers received Educator CARE Awards during the AASD Staff Opening Day Session on Aug. 21. These awards are presented annually to an elementary teacher and a secondary teacher who have demonstrated commitment, achievement, responsibility and excellence ...