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Democrats of the Cove make donation MARTINSBURG –– Members of the Democrats of the Cove recently decided to purchase and donate Sheetz gift cards for the local charity Easter for Eli. Member Carlton Blanchard represented the group and dropped the gift cards off at Long’s Outpost. ...

PolkaFest returns with new location

Event set for June 4-5 at PNG Park JOHNSTOWN –– Visit Johnstown announced today that PolkaFest will take place June 4 and 5. As previously announced, the event was unable to be held at St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Cambria City on June 4-6. The event will be held at Peoples ...

Hollidaysburg library sets activities for May

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its activities and resources for May. The library will be closed May 29, 30 and 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The library wishes to highlight the free virtual resources available with a current Blair ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Owen Cook’s family include (from left): Bonnie “Oma” Adler of Altoona, grandmother; Kathy Adler of Altoona, great-grandmother, holding Owen; and Courtney Cook of Zeeland, Mich., mother. Owen was born Nov. 20, 2020. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. April 14 — Jeff Gourley and Larry Gourley, first; Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, second; Betty Covino and Cheryl Wherry, third. April 15 — Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, first; Marcia Dravis and ...

Yesteryear-Morrison Cove basketball

Capt. James E. Wentz, USN (Retired) of McLean, Va., submitted this photo of the 1949-50 Morrison Cove High School basketball team, which played in the Juniata Valley League. The photo was taken in the Brownstone gym, which is still used by the Spring Cove School District. The coach, Norman ...

Lakemont Park to mark Arbor Day with new educational program

In celebration of Arbor Day 2021, Lake-mont Park will have a presentation at 11 a.m. Friday, April 30, to announce a new educational component to the park. “To help individuals in our community learn to identify common trees, we have placed identification plaques, with the botanical and ...

Community dinners

Free bag lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The next event is May 15. The lunch will include a hot dog, baked beans, dessert and fruit. One bag lunch per person will be handed out in the church parking ...

National Library Week

Courtesy photo On April 15, the Blair County commissioners proclaimed April 4-10 as National Library Week in Blair County. The Blair County Library System joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and ...

Senior birthday: Hannah “Ruth” Heverly

Hannah “Ruth” Heverly of the Allegheny Lutheran Home, Hollidaysburg, celebrated her 100th birthday on April 15. Ruth enjoyed celebrating and the countless happy wishes from her extended family including many grand, great grand, and even great great grandchildren, as well as several nieces ...

Across the area

Ambucs to host blood screening May 1 The Ambucs Blood Screening Program will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 1 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. Register today and get a 36-test blood screening for $55. Optional tests are available for an additional cost. A 12-hour fast is ...

Fort Roberdeau sets ribbon-cutting for trail

Space & Time Discovery Trail to open on Thursday for Earth Day Blair County Commissioners plan to open the Space & Time Discovery Trail with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Earth Day, April 22, at 1:30 p.m. at the Mountain Lion Observatory behind Fort Roberdeau. The public is welcome ...

Webinars to help with Alzheimer’s, dementia

Individuals who are interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s and dementia are encouraged to participate in webinars offered by Penn State Extension. There is no cost to attend these programs. These webinars include: “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia” will be offered from ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. April 7 — Marcia and David Dravis, first; Akbar Samii and David Maletta, second; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, third. April 8 — Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, first; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Lakelynn Cooper’s family include (from left): front — Alyson Newberry, mother, holding Lakelynn Cooper; and Sandra Newberry, great-grandmother; back — Mark Newberry, grandfather. Lakelynn was born on March 13, 2021. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos ...

Yesteryear

Deborah (Jarrett) Frazier-Garman of Williamsburg submitted this photo of Mrs. Brown’s kindergarten class at Nobel Elementary School, Juniata, from 1959-60. Shown are (clockwise, starting at front): first table — Diane Wolfe, Nancy Rabinstein, Claudeen Smith, Susan Fraker, Cindy Reed, ...

American Heart Association kicks off Blair Go Red for Women Campaign

Women with passion for community health invited to participate in Women of Impact class The American Heart Association has named Kiersten “Kitty” Zelnosky of Altoona, clinical director at UPMC Altoona, as chair of the 2021 Blair Go Red for Women campaign. Zelnosky has spent the last ...

Community dinners

Free bag lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The next event is April 17. The Bag Lunch will include a hot dog, baked beans, dessert and fruit. One bag lunch per person will be handed out in the church ...

SAMA sets Preakness Gala

Event is May 15 at Winsome Estate & Stables After the elation and success of The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Derby Day Gala last year, this year the date and theme are based on the Preakness race on May 15. The Preakness Gala promises to be a grand, sophisticated, and ...

Nominations for ‘20 Under 40’ due by Monday

The Mirror is accepting nominations for its 14th 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 ...