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Frontier Patriots to meet Aug. 8 BEDFORD — The quarterly meeting of the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon, on Saturday Aug. 8, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 4308 Business 220, Bedford. CDC guidelines will be adhered to. The Frontier ...

Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament set for Aug. 6

The Altoona Sunrise Rotary Club will celebrate its 25th annual Becky Sheetz Memorial Golf Tournament on Aug. 6 at Park Hills Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Special Olympics of Blair County, The Arc of Blair County and the Rotary Club of Altoona Sunrise ...

Yesteryear

Bill Sweet of Claysburg submitted this photo which was taken in 1951 in Bedford. It shows the Huntingdon and Broad Railroad Engine No. 37 with the daily passenger-mail train in tow. This railroad ran between Huntingdon and Everett with headquarters and shops in Saxton. The railroad ceased ...

Cesare Battisti scholarships

Courtesy photo On June 11, the Cesare Battisti Club presented 12 graduating seniors from area high schools a $1,000 scholarship. Due to COVID-19, the club was unable to hold its annual scholarship banquet to recognize these young women and men. Beginning in 2007, the Cesare Battisti Club ...

Blair Chamber LBCY graduates 24 students

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Blair County Youth (LBCY) program graduated 24 students representing Blair County school districts. The ceremony took place on July 30. LBCY is a Blair County Chamber of Commerce program open to high school sophomores focusing on servant ...

Lung Disease Foundation names winners in coloring contest

The Lung Disease Foundation of Central PA held a coloring contest to provide preventative and educational materials to youth during the time when schools were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Altoona Area School District, Hollidaysburg Area School District and Tyrone Area School District ...

Service notes

MARK R. TAYLOR U.S. Army Col. Mark R. Taylor graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies on July 24. A native of Altoona, Taylor graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1997 and was commissioned as an aviation ...

PAWing IT FOREward event ‘a success’

On July 9, Service Paws of Central PA held its fourth annual PAWing It FOREward golf tournament on July 9 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 75 area businesses), as well as skill ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Henry Skelley is the fourth generation of the Bott family. Shown are (from left): Rose Bott-Ehgartner, great-grandmother; Gabriel Skelley, father; and Linda Ehgartner-Skelley, grandmother, holding Henry. Henry was baptized on July 12. All live in Altoona. The Altoona Mirror ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. July 15 -- Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, first; Carol Daley-Robson and Roger Reese, second; Tudor Trifan and Summer Rifkah, third. July 16 -- Donald Bush Jr. and Harry Freedman, first; Jean Keller and ...

Yesteryear

In the photo at left, Frank Hoover, 16, of Lakemont, served as the caddy for Arnold Palmer when he visited Park Hills Golf Club in July 1958. Hoover, who submitted these photos, said he was selected for the honor because he was the “senior caddy” at the club. The photos below were taken at ...

Flow 40 Dance Workshops empowers students

Andrea’s School of Dance hosts program in Bellwood studio BELLWOOD — Flow 40 Dance Workshops were offered to Andrea’s School of Dance students on July 16 and 17 at the Bellwood studio. Students of all skill levels had the opportunity to expand their dance education with positive ...

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Veterans Day parade planned in Altoona A Veterans Day parade will be held Nov. 7 in downtown Altoona. The line-up starts at 10 a.m., and the parade starts at 10:30 a.m. All veterans who are able to be in the parade are welcome according to Cmdr. Lloyd Peck. A bus will be available for ...

Softball Marathon to go on — with some changes

Deadline to register is July 25 After much consideration, the We CARE Foundation is very pleased to announce that there will be a modified 2020 We CARE Foundation Softball Marathon this year on Aug. 15. The games will be consolidated to one location, Legion Park in Hollidaysburg, where ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of its recent winners. July 1 — Summer Rifka and Tudor Trifan, first place; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley tied with Cheryl Wherry and Barb Vander Jagt for second; Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, third. July 2 — Jean Keller and ...

Yesteryear

This photo depicts the Mr. Altoona Contest from 1949. The contest was a competition for weight lifting. The location was the Strand Theater in Altoona. Shown are (from left): John Hill, realtor and sponsor of the contest; the director of the YMCA (name unknown); Alphonse DiPietro, one of the ...

Portage Rotary scholarships

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Portage announced the 2020 Portage Area High School scholarship winners. Presenting the $500 checks to each graduate is Rotary President Chris Bartoletti (left). Students are (from left): Chris Bartoletti, Tyler Spaid, Isaac Wiggins, Julianna Klein, Max ...

Congressman John Joyce announces appointments to U.S. Service Academies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) announced that six students from Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have received appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. These students have the opportunity to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the U.S. ...

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Used book sale set in Hollidaysburg HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Friends of the Hollidays-burg Area Public Library will hold a used book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School cafeteria, 1510 N. Montgomery St. All three days will also be ...