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Community

Extension offers ‘Dining with Diabetes’

Webinar begins Tuesday UNIVERSITY PARK — Individuals who want to learn how to better manage diabetes now can take a webinar offered by Penn State Extension. “Dining with Diabetes” is a diabetes education program taught by extension educators across Pennsylvania. It is geared ...

Supporting the library

Courtesy photo Pennsylvania Skill/Miele Manufacturing recently presented a Charitable Giving check to the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. Shown are PA Skill Charitable Giving representative Lynn Wheland (left) and Library Director Janet Eldred.

Yesteryear

Becky (Houseman) Beasom of Duncansville submitted a Feb. 7, 1961, article from the Altoona Mirror. More than 300 pupils of the Irving Elementary School were getting acquainted with routines in their brand-new half-million-dollar building, into which the first and second grades moved the day ...

SAMA offers Kids Virtual Art Camp

LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto announced its upcoming Kids Virtual Art Camp. The classes will take place on the second Saturday of every month from February through May. It will be from 11 to 11:45 a.m. for children ages 6 to 9 and 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. for ...

Across the area

Model Train Museum sets open houses The Alto Model Train Museum Association will hold open house events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17 and Feb. 20 and 21 at 1117 Ninth Ave., Altoona, across the street from Altoona Pipe and Steel. Open houses will continue on the third full weekend ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Elliot Ironside Richard Lamca’s family now live in Phoenix. They include (from left): Franklin E. Lamca, formerly of Altoona, great-grandfather; Frank “Chip” Lamca, formerly of Sinking Valley and Tyrone, grandfather; Thomas Lamca, formerly of Tyrone, ...

Claysburg Area Public Library receives donations from groups

CLAYSBURG -- The Claysburg Area Public Library has received generous donations of two organizations. The Lions Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County donated $3,000 to the library for large-print books and audio books for the visually impaired. Audio books are also popular with ...

Local bridge winners

(No winners announced this week) The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club meets online weekly and welcomes new players. Games are open to the public and held online at 6 p.m. every Wednesday and 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. For more information, contact Barb Vander Jagt at 932-8273.

Club news

Courtesy photo The Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg recently presented a check for $1,800 to the American Rescue Workers. Each year, on the first Friday in December, Rotary Club members collect canned goods, toys and monetary donations on the diamond in Hollidaysburg during the club’s ...

Yesteryear

Carol Graham of Altoona submitted this photo of students from Stevens School, Altoona, part of first grade taught by Miss J. Elizabeth Wilson (right). Shown are (from left): first row — Judith Quarrello, Donna Ingold, Linda Dodson and John Rudasill; second row — Larry Louder, Patricia ...

Ambucs awards scholarship

Ambucs Altoona continues to support the community and the up-and-coming students looking to venture into the therapy occupations. A $1,000 scholarship was earmarked to Alexis Murray, as she continues her professional phase of the Occupational Therapy Program at Saint Francis University, ...

Jesi’s Christmas

Courtesy photo Jesi’s Christmas adopted seniors from Elmcroft Senior Living, providing a day of gifts, cupcakes and ice cream, as well as gifts for the staff (essential workers). This picture sums up the year: Leaving presents outside the door of nursing homes.

Across the area

Courtesy photo The Loretto American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Turkey Basket Raffle (trunk load of groceries) on Nov. 14. The winners were Donna Hayes of Cresson and Sally Miller of Chest Springs. Shown are just some of the groceries. Group seeks donations to help others Every year, ...

Delivering hope for cancer patients

Courtesy photo Hope Fire Company and Nanty Glo Fire Company teamed up to raise money for the Joyce Murtha Breast Care Center. They sold T-shirts for breast cancer awareness, raising $1,720. Their generous support helps fund Pink Ribbon Care, a program that provides assistance for patients who ...

Yesteryear

Heidi Kreider of Roaring Spring submitted this photo of her grandmother, Charlotte Thompson, holding her father, Thomas Thompson, on his second Christmas. The photo was taken in 1944 at their home on Rockingham Avenue in Roaring Spring.

Scouting for Food

Courtesy photo Boy Scout Troop 49, sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Church, participated in the Juniata Valley Council’s semi-annual Scouting For Food service project Nov. 14. Approximately 800 food items were delivered to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Altoona. The troop would like ...

Across the area

Alpha Beta holds annual Christmas Tea OSTERBURG –– On Dec. 5, the Alpha Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society held its annual Christmas Tea at Slick’s Ivy Stone Restaurant in Osterburg. Members of the Hospitality Committee served finger foods and cookies at the conclusion of the ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Dec. 9 –– Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, first; Jean Green and Jean Keller, second; Carol Daly-Robson and Roger Reese, third; Bill Pounds and Ed McCauley and Lydia Kachur and Jeff Gourley, tied for ...

Helping the library

Courtesy photo The Gallitzin Public Library received a $5,000 donation from Myers Amusements of Gallitzin and the PA Skill Charitable Giving Program. Shown are (from left): Debbie Chuckalovchak from the library, Lynn Wheland, PA Skill representative, Paul and Ava Myers from Myers Amusements ...

Yesteryear

Fred Stowell of Hollidaysburg submitted this photo of the Hollidaysburg Rotary Club Children’s Christmas Party, circa 1950, at St. John’s Reformed Church in Hollidaysburg. Some of the children present include Tom O’Leary, Bill McDonnell, John McDonnell, Mary McDonnell, Ellen Aikers, Kirk ...