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Service Paws plans golf tournament Service Paws of Central PA will hold its annual PAWing IT FOREward golf tournament on Wednesday, July 20, at Scotch Valley Country Club, Hollidaysburg, with a shotgun start at noon. All skill levels are welcome. Registration and lunch begin at 11 a.m. ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. June 15 — Jean Keller and Larry Gourley, first; Marcia and Dave Dravis tied with Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak for second; Kevin Davis and Helen Gorsuch, third. June 16 — Jean and David ...

Dancers earn Golden Tickets, named regional champs

BELLWOOD –– The MainStreet Dance Company, Andrea’s School of Dance competitive Team, danced at the Star Dance Alliance: Imagine Dance Competition on May 14 and 15 in Altoona. The 23 dancers, ages 9 to 18 earned three Golden Tickets, were named regional champions in two areas and ...

Yesteryear-Gooldschmidt building

Built in the first decade of the 20th century, the Goldschmidt building at the corner of 11th Avenue and 12th Street, presently the site of IDA towers, was one of the largest office and retail buildings in the city. This photo, taken in the 1950s shows the Fanny Farmer candy store and a small ...

Local Scout earns the rank of Eagle

DUNCANSVILLE — On Oct. 7, Michael J. Gardner earned Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout. Michael is the son of Gerald and Kathryn Gardner of Duncansville. He started his scouting journey at 6 years old as a Tiger Cub with Cub Scout Pack 3332 in Hollidaysburg. ...

BG players raise money to restore flagpole at Vets Field

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School varsity baseball players Mitchell Swineford and Owen Dombrosky raised more than $4,200 to refurbish the deteriorated centerfield flagpole at Veterans Memorial (Vets) Field, Altoona. The yearlong project wrapped up in April 2022. Thanks to the support ...