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Across the area

Shamus Shuffle set for Aug. 26 On Aug. 26, area residents are invited to run, walk or ride the Ghost Town Trail to support Brother Shamus McGrenra as he prepares to embark on his seventh annual Charity Bike Ride. The distance is up to you. All ages are welcome. Participants should meet at ...

My Ride-Charles ‘Chuck’ Geist, Altoona

Courtesy photo 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Charles "Chuck" Geist, Altoona Description: “This is the first car that I ever purchased by myself, at the age of 18 in 1974. My aunt lent me the money due to the short notice that the Chevelle was for sale. It was purchased from George Isenberg ...

Car and motorcycle club activities

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

Birthday

Mary Brunner Mary N. Brunner will celebrate her 90th birthday on Monday. A card shower is being held in her honor. Cards may be sent to her at 734 Tipton Road, Tyrone, PA 16686. She was born Aug. 21, 1927, at the Tipton Hotel, the daughter of John E. and Frances Louise (Singleton) ...

Across the area

Astronomy club plans sky watch HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Canoe Creek State Park. The club will meet in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake. The rain date is Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to ...

Operation Our Town plans golf event

Tournament slated Sept. 19 at Park Hills Operation Our Town’s fifth annual golf tournament will be held on Sept. 19 at Park Hills Golf Club, Altoona. The day prior to the tournament, OOT will hold two additional events at Park Hills Golf Club in conjunction with the main golf ...

Tyrone Hospital Foundation golf outing nets $20K

TYRONE — The Tyrone Hospital Foundation raised more than $20,000 to support Tyrone Hospital via the foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament, which was held June 5 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. More than 70 golfers enjoyed 18 holes of scramble golf, along with lunch and ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. Saturday, meet at the visitor center. This tour is free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Evening on the Summit: Concert by Tim Dabbs, 8 p.m. Saturday, ...

UPMC Bedford auxiliary buys scales for hospital’s heart failure patients

EVERETT — UPMC Bedford Memorial Auxiliary recently donated nearly $600 to the cardiac rehabilitation program to purchase 50 scales for heart failure patients. Heart failure means the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body. Blood and body fluids back up in the lungs, abdomen ...

Tiger Pride Day slated

Event to be held on Saturday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Tiger Pride Commit-tee and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host the third annual Tiger Pride Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium. This event celebrates the progress on the “Restore the Roar” project, ...

Three education leaders complete NAMI training

NAMI PA Blair County, the local affiliate office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, recently recognized its newest education leaders. Angela Martin, Rebecca Thompson and Crystal Walton have completed the NAMI Connection Facilitator Training Program. NAMI Connection is a weekly ...

Glendale golf outing nets $10,700

LUMBER CITY — Director Richard Snyder has announced the winners of the 13th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser held on June 9 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club. With a score of 58, the foursome of Mark Noel, Joe Jenkins, John Snyder and Mat Rhodes finished first, ...

Club notes

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. The meal is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome. This is a ...

Service note

EMILY T. STONE U.S. Air Force Airman Emily T. Stone graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San An-tonio-Lackland, San Anton-io. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff set for Aug. 26

Walk will be held Oct. 8 at PNG Field in Altoona The American Cancer Society will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer complimentary breakfast kickoff and informational meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 at The Casino at Lakemont, Altoona, to share details about its community walk on Oct. 8 at ...

WISE Women offers scholarship assistance

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Completed applications must be emailed to wisewomenofblaircounty@yahoo.com or mailed to WISE ...

Yesteryear

This Mirror file photo of St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Newry was taken in June 1932. The school was established in 1921 and was administered by the Sisters of Mercy from Cresson. On April 3, 1944, a fire destroyed both the school and the convent where the sisters lived. Students ...

Check out all the pros, cons of pet health insurance

Health insurance coverage has been the bane of my existence since I developed a “pre-existing condition” at age 21 and watched as my daily medication skyrocketed in price each year. I grew up quickly when this happened and realized having a job with health benefits was going to be ...

Fort Roberdeau offers intro to living history interpreters

Fort Roberdeau’s living history volunteers will be interpreting 18th century fort and frontier life on Sunday afternoons in August. Sunday — Meet the Rangers, who patrolled the frontier, and visit with Bob Emerson and Peter Folen. Emerson, executive director at Old Fort Niagara, who ...

Glendale Education Foundation has improved website

FLINTON — Thanks to the efforts of new board member, Bill Morrison, and executive director, Richard W. Snyder II, the Glendale Education Foundation has a newly published website: www.gsdfoundation.org. The new site allows for a better breakdown in pages with content arranged for Foundation: ...