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Across the area

Starbucks to host Jared Box event The Starbucks in the Park Hills Plaza Altoona and the Starbucks on Admiral Perry Highway in Ebensburg, along with 2019 Miss Teen Pennsylvania International Alivia Jacobs, will hold a Jared Box Project Event starting Nov. 29 (Black Friday) and continuing ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. There is no meeting in December. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Blair 4-H/FFA holds junior livestock banquet

WILLIAMSBURG — The Blair County Junior Livestock clubs held their annual banquet Oct. 1 at the Williamsburg Farm Show Building. Special guests at the banquet were sponsors and buyers from the show and sale held in August. The officers from each club helping with the program were: Emily ...

Boal Mansion to host ‘Home for the Holidays’

Events to include candlelight tours, Victorian dinner and dance BOALSBURG — Area residents can celebrate and experience the warmth and spirit of an old-fashioned holiday at the Columbus Chapel & Boal Mansion Museum, 163 Boal Estate Drive. The 2019 “Home for the Holidays” events ...

‘Holes for Heroes’

Courtesy photo The fifth annual “100 Holes for Heroes” was held at the Summit Country Club in Cresson. Among those participating were (from left): Afghanistan veteran Bob Whiteman, Cresson American Legion member and Cresson Sons of the American Legion member Bryan Rabish, Gallitzin ...

HAWC food drive set for this week

The Hollidaysburg Area Women’s Club will hold its 17th annual Thanksgiving food drive Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Sam’s Club and Walmart in Altoona. Club women, assisted by family, friends and area students, will collect non-perishable food items, turkeys, hams and gift cards at ...

Across the area

Courtesy photo The American Legion Auxiliary hosted the Legion Fair Queen and court in special recognition for their efforts to raise in excess of $4,200 for the Wounded Warrior Project by hosting basket raffles and selling bracelets and seeking donations. Shown are (from left): Harry Lewis; ...

Across the area

White Shadow to perform Saturday PLEASANTVILLE — The Alum Bank Community Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will host White Shadow from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the fire hall. Admission is $5 per person. The kitchen will open at 5:30 p.m. It is a smoke- and alcohol-free atmosphere. For ...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present “The Fiddler on the Roof” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 and are available by calling 695-4416, ext. 7525, or emailing ...

Baronner golf event raises $5,500 for hospice

The Dave Baronner Memorial Golf Tournament was held Sept. 28 at Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring. The event raised money for the Dave Baronner Memorial Fund. A $5,500 donation will be made to Hospice/Home Nursing of Altoona. Members of the winning team were Bob Cerully, Mike ...

Planetarium show set for Thursday

HOLLIDAYSBURG — “Earth, Sun and Moon” will show at 6 and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Planetarium. Reservations are required. This is truly a family show with suggested ages beginning at age 5. This family show explores the relationship between the ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament and nuns’ residence from around the 1950s. The nuns’ residence was razed in the early 1950s. The vehicles are early 1950.

Share your love, not holiday meals, with your pets

It’s time to resurrect the “we can never educate fellow pet parents enough about danger foods that lurk in our pantries, especially at the holidays,” column. Let’s talk turkey … skin, gravy and ham. All are too greasy for your pet. Never give your dog a poultry or ham bone. They are ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club to mark 80 years PATTON — The Patton Garden Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary Nov. 25. Plans are underway for a celebration to commemorate this milestone. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at Queen of Peace Social Hall in Patton. A tea menu and ...

Service notes

STEPHANIE SIERRA MILLINGTON, Tenn. — As Americans reflected on the service of military men and women this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, some may not have realized that they are fellow residents with those who serve in the U.S. Navy Reserve. Petty Officer 2nd Class Stephanie Sierra, a resident ...

Convention center launches Christmas drive, sets open house

The Blair County Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Drive, Altoona, has kicked off its “The Spirit of Christmas Drive,” partnering with Sister Paula’s Soup Kitchen and the St. Vincent dePaul Society of Altoona-Johnstown, to benefit less-fortunate families. Items will be collected ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the winners of its recent games. Nov. 6 — Bea Stevens and Mary Moran, first place; Diane Beaver and Leida Milazzo tied for second with Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley; Hope Sheehan and Helen Gorsuch, third; Marcia Dravis and David Dravis, ...

Children’s Grief Awareness Day Nov. 21

Community invited to observe during open house at new location One in five children will experience the death of someone close to them by age 18, according to grief expert Kenneth Doka. Join the Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program in showing support of these often “forgotten ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is today. There is no meeting in December. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525.

Penn State, Ohio State food drive competition set

Penn State and Ohio State will engage in a first-of-its-kind competition outside the football field with the two schools facing off to see which can raise the most support for campus food pantries. From midnight Sunday through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 23, the Tackle Hunger Penn State vs. Ohio State ...