Community

Golf tournament to aid Big Brothers Big Sisters

Event set for July 26 Area residents are invited to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County on July 26 at Park Hills Golf Course for the 22nd annual Sheetz Pepsi Golf Classic. The tournament is open to all levels of golfers. Prizes will be awarded for various skill shots. A ...

Women in Trucking Badge

Courtesy photo On April 27, the Girl Scouts of Bedford County met at the Smith Transport corporate office and terminal in Roaring Spring to earn the Women In Trucking badge. On the left side of the photo, Smith Transport President Todd Smith and his wife Allison joined the fun and led the ...

Across the area

Bedford County Fair starts Sunday BEDFORD — The 2019 Bedford County Fair will be held Sunday through July 27 at the Bedford Fairgrounds, Business Route 30. A pay-one-price admission includes all rides, exhibits and grandstand shows. Advance tickets are on sale through Saturday for $9. ...

Car, 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. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. The August meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at ...

Across the area

Downtown Live concert is Thursday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Downtown Live Concert Series in Hollidaysburg Borough will happen again this Thursday at 6 p.m. The summer concert series is free to the public and located on the Diamond of Hollidaysburg at the intersection of Montgomery Street and ...

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 ...

BBQ aids Shriners Hospitals

Courtesy photos The 40th annual chicken barbecue of the Jaffa Calliope Clowns and the Knights of Columbus was held June 2 in Hollidaysburg. To date, with these two organizations working together, they have donated more than $170,000 to the Shriners Hospitals. Since starting this fundraiser in ...

Across the area

Christmas sale to aid Portage society PORTAGE — When the Portage Area Historical Society asked the community for their no-longer-needed Christmas items, little did they expect the overwhelming response to its request. The hundreds of items collected will be on sale at the Chatter Box ...

Keystone branch plans Bike MS event

The 24th snnual Bike MS: Glimcher Key-stone Country Ride is expected to host at least 400 cyclists from Pennsyl-vania and surrounding states for a two-day event that will take place Saturday and Sunday. To register, visit mspakeystone.org or call 696-1017 for a discount code. Information ...

Club notes

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Portage awarded six $500 scholarships to Portage area graduates. (left to right) Chris Bartoletti Rotary Club President, Olivia Kissell, Cody Trusik and Lauren Hudak. Other scholarship recipients were Madison Piatak, Summer Viscusi and Kaelyn ...

Library support

Courtesy photo Thanks to a generous donation of $2,100 from Pennsylvania Skill Charitable Giving to the Altoona Area Public Library, the library’s Youth Room will be able expand its very popular children’s program “Sew Much Fun” with new sewing machines. Shown are (from left): State ...

Service notes

STEPHEN T. BAINEY U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen T. Bainey 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, ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Leo James Capouellez’s family include (from left): Leo Capouellez Sr. of Altoona, great-grandfather; Clayton Capouellez of Cresson, father, holding Leo James Capouellez; and Leo Capouellez Jr. of Gallitzin, grandfather. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. June 19 — Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, first; Jean Green and Jean Keller, second; Barbara Marinak and Barb Vander Jagt, third; Helen Gorsuch and Ed McCauley, fourth; JoEllen Gehl and Joan Blinn, ...

Reunion

The Hollidaysburg Area High School Class of 1974 will hold its 45th anniversary reunion Aug. 24 at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and a buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Preregistration is required. The invitations were mailed. Classmates who have not ...

Yesteryear

The Curtin Grade School basketball team won the Keith Junior High sixth grade Saturday Morning Basketball Program in the late 1950s, winning all eight games. The team led in team field goals (105), total points (219), fewest points allowed (105) and most personal fouls (48). Robert Gibson of ...

Learn what to do to care for your pets in a natural disaster

With our weather patterns becoming even more erractic, it’s hard to know what conditions to expect at any given time. Recently, heavy rains produced flooding in parts of New Jersey that directly affected one of my rescue friends. The storms caused flooding to his home which he had to ...

Bikers for Barkers is Saturday

The 2019 Bikers for Barkers Charity Motorcycle Run to benefit the Central PA Humane Society will take place on Saturday. This year’s ride will take riders on a scenic 100-mile ride through the mountains of Blair and Cambria counties. This year’s ride will kick off from the new Roundhouse ...

Griffith Foundation plans summer events

The Greg and Cathy Griffith Family Foundation is scheduled to host numerous summer events. These events were inspired by Hollidaysburg resident Greg Griffith whose 19-month battle with pancreatic cancer ended Aug. 26, 2011. Greg’s wife Cathy, their sons, family, friends, The Griffith ...

Bellwood library sets programs for July

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities for July. n Free Tai Chi classes for individuals age 60 and older continue at 1 p.m. every Wednesday through July 31. Sign up at the checkout desk or by messaging the library on Facebook. These classes are presented ...