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Pet obituary-Skippy

Skippy Skippy, a beloved Jack Russell/coon hound mix, passed away after a battle with cancer. She was 9 years old. Black, white and tan in color, Skippy was full of life. She liked to go jogging with her owner, Helen Szymusiak, and gave her lots of love and support. Skippy was spoiled but ...

Central PA Pet Expo fulfills this writer’s passion for pets

I have a tote bag that I received once at a pet event that reads: People and Pets are our Passion. Mine should simply read: Pets are my Passion. Aside from my Sunday pet column in the Mirror and my pet blog on www.altoonamirror.com, I also serve as editor of our bi-annual Central PA Pets ...

Generations

The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. The photo may include one representative of each generation and should include identifications for everyone in the photo. It should ...

Yesteryear

Evelyn Walter of Altoona submitted this 1977 photo of two young patients in the pediatrics department at Altoona Hospital. They are shown with the nursing staff (from left): Patty Biseli, Joan Nearhoof, Maureen McQuillen, Mary Hurm, Evelyn Walter and Evelyn Luke. Readers are encouraged to ...

Across the area

Juniata Civics plan activities The Juniata Civic Association held its annual Octoberfest and regular meeting on Oct. 3. Reports from various committees were given. Sports-reported fall baseball is coming to close with Penn State Altoona, the Altoona Area open baseball clinic and BG Baseball ...

Used book sale

Courtesy photo The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold a fall used book sale from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 on the ground floor of the library. There are no Sunday hours. Monday is $5-a-bag day. The book sale offers books of all kinds ...

Golf event benefits Service Paws of Central PA

EBENSBURG — Service Paws of Central PA held its inaugural golf tournament on July 28 at the Ebensburg Country Club. This was a four-person scramble for all skill levels. A grilled lunch was held. There was a basket raffle, 50/50, door prizes for each golfer (gift cards donated by 66 area ...

Car events

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. BCAAC cruise-ins, 5 p.m. every Sunday through October, ...

Across the area

YMCA to hold Halloween dance HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA will host its sixth annual Family Halloween Dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Halloween crafts, tasty treats, refreshments and a memorable photograph are all part of this spooky, fun evening. Costumes are ...

Sisterhood luncheon series seeks to inspire all ages

A new initiative called the Blair County United Sisterhood will hold its inaugural luncheon at noon Thursday at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Sue Griep, Cathy Griffith and Deb Yeskey are the founders of this Sisterhood Series, which is designed to bring together people of all ages ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Family Science Night, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, pavilion at Pickerel Pond. Families with children ages 4-12 can participate in activities, games and crafts while learning about fall leaves, seeds, squirrels and migration. Dress for the weather and wear ...

Birthday-Doris Bristow

Doris Bristow of Martinsburg will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday.  A card shower is being held. Cards can be sent to her at 425 S. Market St., Apt. 213, Martinsburg, PA 16662. She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Duncansville, the daughter of Aldin C. and Mary Baker. She ...

Across the area

Astronomy club to hold sky watch HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake at Canoe Creek State Park. The rain date is Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to take binoculars or ...

Coalport Museum Commission discusses recent acquisitions

COALPORT — The Coalport Museum Commission met Aug. 29. The board learned about a variety of new acquisitions from a variety of sources, including a collection of original glossy photos taken by former Coalport photographer James Hvizdos (donated by his nephew, Robert Rop-chock of West ...

Mall hosts Beacon of Light walk

Event benefits local lung cancer patients The sixth annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk, held on Aug. 18 inside the Logan Valley Mall as part of Health-O-Rama, raised $1,603. Walkers from across the Central Pennsylvania region joined the physicians, staff and volunteers ...

AAJHS to present ‘Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit’

The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club will present “Law & Order: A Fairy Tale Unit” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. A special senior citizen showing will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This is a short comedy written by ...

Glendale Education Foundation approves donation policy

COALPORT — The Glendale Education Foundation met Sept. 25. The board of directors approved the donation policy that delineates acceptable requests for funding from teachers and students, as well as foundation-created awards given for outstanding student attendance. In addition, executive ...

Club notes

Roaring Spring Lions host corn boil ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Lions held their annual corm boil on Aug. 15 with seven different clubs attending and a guest from Florida present. There were 85 in attendance. A meal consisting of corn on the cob, hot dogs and sauerkraut and ...

Spreading goodwill

Courtesy photo The Central Pennsylvania National Guard & Veterans Association held a goodwill event on Sept. 2 at Sam’s Club, Altoona. Sam’s Club provided the food items, and the group shared information regarding tits mission, recruited new members and served 420 free hot dogs to ...

‘Beach Bash’ to raise money for Family Resource Center

“Beach Bash: Making Waves for Kids” will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. The evening will include food, a cash bar, music, dancing, raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing and more. Music will be provided by DJ The Music Jar. Proceeds from this ...