Community

Community Arts Center plans Holly Bazaar

JOHNSTOWN — The Community Arts Center of Cambria County will hold its 48th Holly Bazaar through Dec. 24. The Community Arts Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays during the Holly Bazaar. The Holly Bazaar, located in the ...

Day of Music nets $18K for Healing Patch

This year’s event to be held Saturday The planning team for Patched Together: A Day of Music earlier this year presented a check for $18,134 raised to benefit the Home Nursing Agency Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families. The sixth annual ...

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Courtesy photo Natasha Rasmussen of Altoona represented the United States in the international “IBA-UIBC-Cup of Bakers” in Munich, Germany on Sept. 16. Natasha, with her teammate, Chef Eddie Batten, competed by baking assorted breads and a large bread sculpture showpiece in the theme of ...

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. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. Altoona Corvette Club (ACC) ...

Community Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation recently announced its 2018 scholarship winners. Sgt. Brandon Adams Information Technology Memorial Scholarship — Samuel Dick, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center and Central High School, Martinsburg. Officer Chris Amerine ...

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Donations fund diabetes education November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger works each year to help provide Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital with the equipment, programs and services to help children diagnosed with pediatric ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 general admission and can be ordered by ...

Children’s Grief Awareness Day is Thursday

Public encouraged to wear blue, buy butterfly pins One out of seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 20, according to the National Alliance of Grieving Children. Join Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch in showing support of these often “forgotten ...

Pumpkin is very ‘gourd’ for pets

Have you had your share of pumpkin yet? Well, wait! We’ve got the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays right around the corner so keep your taste buds pumped! Actually, pumpkin in its natural form is very good for us, and our digestive systems. It contains vitamins and nutrients, as well, ...

Correction “Beauty and the Beast”

The Hollidaysburg Area Repertory Players (HARP) will present the Disney classic “Beauty and the Beast” at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16 and 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School auditorium. The dates were incorrect in Tuesday’s paper.

Car 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. Altoona Corvette Club monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. on ...

Pa. Association of School Retirees honors Woodson Award recipients

Altoona, Frankstown staff members lauded Kelli Livermore, literacy coach for the Altoona Area School District, received the recent distinction as the 2017-18 recipient of the Lauretta Woodson Award from the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees. The award ...

Homecoming

Courtesy photo Bellwood-Antis High School crowned Kaylee Kasper as homecoming queen and Brodee Wyland as homecoming king at its Sept. 28 football game. Homecoming committees can submit photos of homecoming kings and queens to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, Altoona Mirror, ...

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Civil War descendants to meet BELLWOOD — The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. Charley Campbell will speak about Women’s Contributions to the Civil War, from nurses to spies. The public is invited to ...

Birthday

Helen “Aunt Hon” Meredith, formerly of 519 W. 16th St., Tyrone, will celebrate her 109th birthday on Tuesday with a party at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born Nov. 13, 1909, in Tyrone, the daughter of David Sr. and Minnie (Hampton) Meredith. She was employed at Wilson Chemical, ...

Show choir to present ‘100 Years of Broadway’

The Juniata Elemen-tary School Show Choir, under the direction of drama club advisers Heidi Soldner and Kathy Otto, will present “100 Years of Broadway” at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 in the school gymnasium. Members of the show choir will sing and dance their way through a lively arrangement which ...

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Shamrock Run Horse Race set Nov. 16 NEWRY — “Winning Picks Shamrock Run Horse Race” will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at St. Patrick’s Gym, 731 Patrick Lane. The doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 per couple, which ...

Rowland Theater to kick off WPSU’s ‘Let’s Go Luna!’

“Let’s Go Luna!” WPSU’s newest animated series on its PBS Kids lineup — will debut at the Rowland Theatre in Philipsburg at 10 a.m. Nov. 17 with a special Sensory Friendly screening. The animated series follows the adventures of three friends — Leo, a wombat from Australia; ...

Homecoming slideshow

Courtesy photos Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School crowned Deena Zammam as homecoming queen on Oct. 11. Her escort was Zachary Grabill. Portage Area Junior-Senior High School crowned Lauren Hudak as homecoming queen on Oct. 5. Her escort was Hunter Kalinoski. Cambria Heights ...

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VFW to host flu shot clinic Nov. 14 DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 Auxiliary and Giant Eagle Pharmacy of Altoona will offer a flu shot clinic from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at the VFW, 1665 Newry Lane. The pharmacy is offering “Get a flu shot and get ...