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Women’s club offers scholarship HOLLIDAYSBURG –– The General Federation of Women’s Clubs/Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club has a scholarship opportunity for adult women who return to school to improve their life and their community. To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate ...

Veterans Day parade is Nov. 7

A Veterans Day parade will be held on 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 Commander Lloyd Peck. A bus will be available for those who would feel more ...

Breathe Pa. seeks donations for lung health help

This year, lung health has never been more important. We have all been doing our part by wearing face masks, washing our hands and socially distancing. Breathe Pennsylvania continues to be out in the community providing high-quality lung health education and programs. This year, it ...

Service notes

MINDY (POORMAN) RIVELLO Chief Boatswain’s Mate Mindy (Poorman) Rivello of Altoona was promoted to the rank chief on Oct. 1 while serving with the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a 2005 graduate of Altoona Area High School. Chief Rivello is currently stationed at Eureka, Calif. She is the ...

Bulldogs For Life

Courtesy photo Recently, students from Claysburg-Kimmel High School started Blair County’s first student-led pro-life group, Bulldogs For Life. They held their first event at the Claysburg Community Park on Oct. 1. The club aims to collaborate with local churches and organizations such as ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Peyton Marin’s family include (from left): Maxine Cover, great-grandmother; Steamer Marin, father, holding Peyton Marin; and Mary Marin, grandmother. All live in Altoona. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of the winners of its recent games. Oct. 7 — Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, first; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, second; Ed McCauley and Bill Pound, third; Cheryl Wherry and Barb Vander Jagt, fourth, Oct. 8 — Bernadette ...

Yesteryear

Tony Nastasi was a member of the 1965 Northern Cambria Colts that won the Class B State Basketball Championship (beating Montrose 78-69 at Pitt’s Fitzgerald Field House). The team was inducted into the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Four members of the “starting five” live ...

Foundation confirms partnership with school

COALPORT — Although there’s been a verbal agreement between the non-profit Glendale School District Education Foundation and Glendale School District for several since its inception in 2003, it wasn’t until their Sept. 28 meeting of the foundation board that a detailed written ...

Annual Empty Bowls event to aid county food programs

HUNTINGDON –– Now in its 15th year, Juniata College’s Empty Bowls event is set to fulfill its annual mission to combat hunger by raising money for Huntingdon County’s four food banks and Huntingdon Area elementary schools’ Backpack Program. This year’s Empty Bowls will take on a ...

Across the area

Booklet celebrates women’s suffrage Blair Votes for Women 100 has published a booklet celebrating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. The Blair County commissioners recently issued a proclamation recognizing this historic milestone ...

Toasty Toddler registration open; donations accepted

Registrations for the Toasty Toddler program are being accepted until Oct. 30. The Toasty Toddler Program is a winter coat, hat and glove collection and distribution for children from newborn through age 5. Toasty Toddler began as a collaborative project started by the Blair County Human ...

Altoona library sets Oct. activities

Friends’ Grab Bag Book Sale set Oct. 24 Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its October activities. Due to social distancing requirements, all activities will be spaced out and limited to the number of active participants. Crafts will be individually setup with no ...

Township supervisors attend annual convention

The Blair County Association of Township Officials held its annual convention Sept. 21. The convention was held at the Blair County Convention Center’s tent they erected in order to accommodate Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 regulations. The association is comprised of elected officials ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Sept. 30 -- Diana Beaver and Leida Milazzo, first; Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, second; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, third; Jean Keller and Jean Green, fourth; Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, fifth; Cheryl ...

Yesteryear

Wilbert Arend III of Altoona submitted this early 1960s photo of Paul Faris’ sixth-grade class at Wright Elementary School, 14th Avenue, Altoona. Shown are (from left): front row -- Tim Watt, Debbie Joseph, Betty Irvin, Kathy Rogers, Karen Pappas, Peggy Putt, Sharon Daugherty and Don ...

Junior Girl Scout Bronze Award

Courtesy photo Junior Girl Scouts from Hollidaysburg Troop No. 46502 teamed up with Junior Girl Scouts from Duncansville Troop No. 46651 to construct a sensory garden for the Penn-Lincoln Elementary School in Altoona. The Junior Girl Scouts completed all the necessary steps to achieve the ...

Penn State Altoona receives gift in support of health, wellness initiatives

Dr. Carroll P. and Diane S. Osgood of Hollidaysburg have made a significant gift to Penn State Altoona in support of the college’s student health and wellness initiatives. The gift, in the amount of $26,320, allowed for the purchase of a Cepheid machine which can test for strep throat, flu ...

Girl Scouts offer virtual troops

Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) opened registration for new members this fall with programming that features virtual and in-person activities. Girl Scouts offers leadership development and skill-building experiences to all girls in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. New ...