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Drama club donation

Courtesy photo The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Drama Club donated $855 that students collected after their two performances of “Into the Woods” in March to Family Services Inc. They asked for the audience for generosity in order to help the children in the community. Because of ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club installs officers PATTON — The Patton Garden Club installed its new officers for the 2020-22 term at its first meeting of the year. They are: Mary Lou Colussy, president; Donna Krise, vice president; Mona Weakland, treasurer; Jeannine Cymbor, recording secretary; and ...

Altoona Sunrise Rotary Golf Tournament set for Aug. 6

The 25th annual Becky Sheetz Golf Tournament will take place Aug. 6 at Park Hills Country Club, Altoona. The tournament supports The Arc of Blair County and Special Olympics. These two special non-profits would not be able to financially move forward without the support of the community ...

Groups to send info for health calendar

The Mirror is updating its Health Calendar since the coronavirus changed some of the meetings. All screenings, classes and support groups that are included on a regular basis must be resubmitted to Brenda Carberry, Community News coordinator, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603. ...

HNA Foundation names Mercedes winner

Gary Naugle, formerly of Lilly, held the winning number — 706 — for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation Mercedes Moment fundraiser held on May 19. Although the Mercedes Moment Night at the Altoona Curve was not able to be held as planned on May 19, the winning number was announced through ...

Armed Forces Mothers event

Courtesy photo Armed Forces Mothers held Cabin Fever 2 at The Casino at Lakemont Park with music provided by Felix and the Hurricanes. Moms participating include (from left): front — Suzanne Gati, Phyllis Sheehan, Patty Davis (president) and Kathie Baker; back — Karen McGraw, Gela Taylor, ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Myabella Brunner’s family include (from left): front — Dorothy Zeleznick of Bellwood, great-great-grandmother, holding Myabella Brunner, 1 month old; back — Robin McAlkich of Beccaria, great-grandfather; Stephanie Barton of Bellwood, grandmother; and ...

Pet obituary

Plum and Pablo Kutz Bob Kutz of Altoona wrote the following about his two pugs who recently passed to the Rainbow Bridge. “I recently lost two of my best friends. Plum was the older of the two at 14, and Pablo was 8. Pablo was full of life, rarely ever still. He loved to ride in the ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. June 10 — Lydia Kachur and John Regan, first; Carol Daley-Robson and Roger Reese, second; Marcia Dravis and Dave Dravis, third; Jean Green and Jean Keller, fourth. June 11 — Diane Beaver and John ...

Yesteryear Smokeout

Darlene Sinisi submitted this photo from November 1992. Fifth-graders from St. Rose of Lima Elemen-tary School in Altoona staged a play titled “The Smoke-Free Class of 2000” in observance of Nov. 19 as the American Cancer Society’s Great Ameri-can Smoke-Out. Students performing a rap ...

Yesteryear Marciano visit

This photo was taken at City Hall and is from 1968. Shown are (from left): Mayor William Prosser, boxer Rocky Marciano and Russell C. Sell, inspector of detectives. This was taken when Marciano visited Altoona. It was submitted by Sell’s son, Howard, and granddaughter, Sharon Wall of Altoona.

United Way Stuff the Bus campaign underway

The United Way of Blair County’s Family Resource Center is announcing its annual School Supply Campaign for Blair County students, and it is looking for businesses, agencies, clubs, churches and individuals to donate to this worthwhile program that assists any student in Blair County from ...

BG students give back

Courtesy photo The students of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School Class of 2020 had an unexpected last half of their senior year. Even though the students had missed out on many senior events, they wanted to give back to the school that nurtured their growth and knowledge. The Class of ...

Birthday

Mary Jean Kimmel Mary Jean Kimmel of Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, formerly of 5516 Fifth Ave., Altoona, will celebrate her 95th birthday on Saturday. A card shower is being held. Cards may be sent to her c/o Garvey Manor Nursing Home, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Sen. Judy ...

AAHS senior selected to cheer at Big 33 Football Classic

Lexi Whysong, a 2020 graduate of Altoona Area High School and the daughter of Greg and Kath–y Whysong of Altoona, was selected to participate during halftime at the 63rd PSFCA Big 33 Football Classic, which was to occur Memorial Day weekend. In a statement from Garry Cathell, executive ...

Club notes

Baseball club cancels picnic The Old Timers Baseball Club board has decided that, due to the coronavirus and for the safety of all participants, to cancel its annual picnic scheduled for Aug. 13 at DelGros-so’s Amusement Park, Tipton. The picnic has been rescheduled for Aug. 12, 2021. Any ...

SAMA reschedules Derby Day Gala

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art’s Derby Day Gala has been rescheduled to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event will still be held on the same day as the Kentucky Derby, the inspiration for this year’s theme. The gala will be hosted at the Winsome Estate and Stables ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. June 3 — Summer Rifkah and Tudor Trifan, first; Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, second; Marcia Dravis and Dave Dravis, third; Lydia Kachur and John Regan, fourth; Carol Daley-Robson and Roger Reese, ...