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Adopting a senior dog comes with joys (and a ticking clock)

Adopting senior pets can be quite difficult, emotionally. There’s no doubt about it. However, it’s something I’ve been doing for years because, on the other hand, there is nothing that brings me more joy than a senior pet. They are so defined (and refined) in their ways, mellow, ...

Roaring Spring library sets activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Library has announced its activities for March. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday. You can now manage your Evergreen library card account at www.roaring springlibrary.org. n The 10th annual ...

Across the area

TOPS to hold open house March 15 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Chapter 0379 of Take Off Pounds Sensibly will hold an open house on March 15, in the basement of Zion Lutheran Church, Allegheny Street. Weigh-in will be from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by the meeting from 6:15 to 7 ...

Making wishes come true

Courtesy photos This past hunting season, the Allegheny Mountains Chapter of Safari Club International, with the support of the Altoona Volunteer Sportsmen’s Association, was able to assist two local hunters realize their dreams of hunting big whitetail deer in central Pennsylvania. Ryder ...

Car and 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. The next meeting is today. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at ...

Across the area

Plants needed for annual swap HOLLIDAYSBURG — The public is invited to participate in First United Methodist Church Garden Club’s annual community plant swap on May 5. This free event offers the opportunity bring and give abundant plants and take home lots of new varieties to transform ...

Area Irish dancers in competition

Students of Tir Na Nog Irish Dance (Altoona, State College, Lewisburg and Shamokin) competed at the Mid Atlantic Oireachtas held at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott on Nov. 24, 25 and 26. The competition consisted of solo championships, figure dances, ceili dances, traditional set dances ...

Civil Rights film to premiere at Juniata College

HUNTINGDON — A 3-D documentary about civil rights, “The Second Front: Mont-gomery, Alabama, March 1965,” will premiere on a Rembrandt3D television at the Juniata College Museum of Art at noon Thursday. No glasses are required for this 11-minute film, which was produced and directed by ...

Birthday

Patricia Conlon Harshbarger will celebrate her 90th birthday on Sunday at a family dinner with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She would enjoy hearing from her friends. Cards can be mailed to her at 1321 Ninth Ave., Station Square Apart-ments, Altoona, PA 16602. She ...

Tyrone plans Irish Heritage Festival

Keystone Regiment to march in ‘Luck of the Irish’ parade TYRONE — Tyrone’s Irish Heritage Festival will be held March 16 to 18 in the Northern Blair County community. WTAJ-TV’s Anchor Colleen Nelson has accepted the invitation to serve as Irish Ambassador. Nelson will help kick ...

Society designates MS Awareness Month

The National Multiple Sclerosis So-ciety has designated March as MS Awareness Month, according to Sharon O’Keiff Fusco, manager of the Duncansville office of the Keystone Chapter. Founded in 1946, the National MS Society’s vision is a world free of MS through medical research, advocacy, ...

Across the area

Yard, book, bake sale is Saturday NICKTOWN — The Northern Cambria Catholic School will hold an indoor yard sale and book/bake sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the St. Nicholas Church Hall, Nicktown. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Paperbacks will be 50 cents, ...

Talk about cats and dogs living together … sheesh

Did you ever see those YouTube videos of cats in flight attacking a human or other animal in self-defense? I lived this video the other night only I was the target. It was more like a slow-motion horror film. I sound like Sophia from the Golden Girls, “Patton, 2018, picture this….” I ...

Nominations invited for ‘20 Under 40’

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 11th edition of 20 Under 40, which will recognize 20 deserving community members younger than 40 years old in the June edition of Blair Living. Criteria for nomination include business success, entrepreneurial spirit and community service of those ...

Club notes

Nason auxiliary seeks new members ROARING SPRING — Nason Hospital Auxiliary is holding its biennial membership drive. The auxiliary would like to urge all previous members to renew their membership, and it is accepting new members. Dues are $10 for a two-year membership and $100 for a ...

Master gardeners offer series

The Blair County Master Gardeners has announced its spring gardening series. March 12 — Basic Landscape Design: Tom Ford, extension educator, presents basic principles of design to transform outdoor living space into a garden paradise. March 19 — Composting: Jim Stratton, master ...

Service notes

VALENTINA CRACCHIOLO U.S. Air Force Airman Valentina Cracchiolo 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, ...

Saint Francis senior visits Parkland Memorial

LORETTO — The recent school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., hit home for Saint Francis University’s Public Health Program. Lucy Rojas, a senior Public Health student is participating in field experience with the American Red Cross in Broward County, ...

Yesteryear

Leo Capouellez of Altoona submitted this photo of workers from Alto Glass Co. installing glass on an addition to the front entrance of the WTAJ-TV station on Sixth Avenue. Shown are (from left): top — Leo Capouellez and Rosey Stitt (deceased); bottom — Bob Musselman (deceased) and Bob ...

Association for the Blind sets March programs

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 944-2021. March programs include: Wednesday — ...