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Birthday

Jeanne Bolger of 111 E. Allegheny St., Martins-burg, will celebrate her 92nd birthday March 1. She was born March 1, 1928, the daughter of K.R. and Miriam Miller. She married John “Jack” Bolger, who is deceased. She has four children: Jackie Bolger of Eagle Creek, Ore.; John Bolger of ...

“Into the Woods”

Courtesy photo Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Drama Club will perform “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim at 7:30 p.m. March 6 and 7 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. This musical is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault fairy tales following the ...

Park programs

Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 Free Family Event, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Education Center. Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 ...

Across the area

Ostomy society to meet Sunday The Central PA Ostomy Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the rotunda on the sixth floor of the Outpatient Center at UPMC Altoona, 620 Howard Ave., Altoona, The meeting dates for 2020 include March 1, April 19 and May 17. The group offers information and ...

Altoona library’s Shamrock Bingo

Courtesy photo The ninth annual Shamrock Basket Bingo fundraiser to benefit the Altoona Area Public Library will be held at 2 p.m. March 15 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, 2200 Broad Ave., Altoona. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. This year, products from Stella & Dot, Pampered Chef, Dooney ...

Club notes

Blair Garden Club to meet Monday The Blair Garden Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Social Hall on North Juniata Street in Hollidaysburg. The program will be “The Skirted Soldier.” This is a female veteran-owned operation specializing in hand-blended artisan ...

Blair County Master Gardeners to offer spring workshops

The Blair County Master Gardeners have scheduled several workshops this spring. Workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 9, 16 and 23 in the Altoona Area Public Library theater. Register for each class online at extension.psu.edu or call 1-877-345-0691. Doors open at 5:30 ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Kamiel Vanoutryve’s family include (from left): front — Richard and Marla Crust, great-grandparents; back — Jessica Vanoutryve, mother; Julie Lohsl, holding Kamiel; and Cindy McCready, great-grandmother. All live in Altoona. The Altoona Mirror ...

Yesteryear

These photos of the James Taylor (1762-1841) farm in Tipton are from the collection of the late William Barger of Altoona, a longtime provider of photos for the Yesteryear column. Barger died Jan. 29. The top photo shows the James Taylor family and barn, circa 1910. At left are Blanche and Zura ...

Lenten fish dinners

Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays through April 3, Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, 1840 Centre Line Road, Warriors Mark. Fried or baked haddock plus alternate meats every other week (ham balls and chicken fingers), french fries, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, alternate vegetable, ...

It’s almost kitten season: Is your cat spayed or neutered?

We really haven’t had a bad winter so far. But I have to admit I’m glad that the days are getting longer and the “official” winter season will be over in just a few short weeks. But there’s another season — and I don’t mean Spring — looming on the horizon. It’s kitten ...

Birthday

Rolley “Gene” Miller of Tyrone will celebrate his 90th birthday with family on Feb. 29 at Prime Sirloin Buffet, Duncans-ville. He was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Tipton, the son of Rolley and Ruby Miller. He married Ida Miller. They have five children: Dennis and Robbie of Tyrone, Vincent of ...

Across the area

Claysburg PAST sets trivia night CLAYSBURG — Claysburg Preserving Artifacts, Stories and Traditions (PAST) is teaming with the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to sponsor the seventh annual Trivia Night Contest and Turkey Dinner Feb. 29 at the Claysburg Township Center on Bedford ...

Students part of Lego League competition

The Altoona Area Junior High School was filled with energy and excitement as 44 student teams applied months’ worth of authentic scientific research and hands-on robotics design to compete for the winning title at the FIRST Lego League Competition. FIRST Lego League is an alliance between ...

Altoona trick rider to perform show

LATROBE — The St. Vincent College Equestrian Club will welcome trick rider Ashley Pletcher for a presentation on March 10 at the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve. A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by Pletcher’s presentation at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the ...

M&T Bank presents $35,000 to local nonprofits

Representatives of M&T Bank’s leadership and charitable committees presented $35,000 in donations to 18 Blair County food banks and backpack programs at the bank’s 10th annual charitable luncheon Jan. 15 at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Recipient groups included Altoona Food Bank, Food for ...

Birthday

Nedy Mae Settles Woodland Nedy Mae Settles Woodland of Trenton, N.J., formerly of Claysburg, will mark her 106th birthday with a celebration in her honor with her family and friends in Trenton. She was born Feb. 23, 1914, in Bennettsville, S.C., to the Rev. Charles and Carrie Lou Settles. ...

Senior driving classes offered

Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for seniors ages 55 and older in the area. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5% discount on ...

Park programs

Fort Roberdeau Historic Site and Natural Area, 383 Fort Roberdeau Road, Altoona, 946-0048 Open for tours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission fees: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $2 children under age 12. Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, ...

Health & Safety Fair set for Saturday in Bellwood

BELLWOOD — Bell-wood Antis Public Library and Tyrone Regional Health Network/Tyrone Hospital (TRHN) are co-sponsoring the library’s 14th annual Family Health & Safety Fair. The fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library, 526 Main St. The ...