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Democratic youth organization forms amid pandemic regulations

While certain local clubs have been forced to pause their proceedings due to the pandemic, other organizations, like the newly formed Blair County Young Democrats, have been able to prosper despite ever-changing regulations to control the spread of COVID-19. “We undertook a large task,” ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. Jan. 13 –– Carol Daley-Robseon and Roger Reese, first; Cheryl Wherry and Barb Vander Jagt, second; Marcia and Dave Dravis, third. Jan. 14 –– Robert Kaltenbaugh and Diane Buck, first; Angela ...

Yesteryear

These photos are from the 1971 inauguration parade in Harrisburg. In the top photo, the Altoona Area High School color guard members turn toward the reviewing stand preceding the 40 majorettes and 112-member band directed by Darwin H. Bistline. The band marched in the parade’s second ...

STEM project

Courtesy photo Ruthie Cron, a sixth-grader at Altoona Area Junior High School, was assigned a STEM challenge for her virtual science class. Her teacher is Mrs. Hampton. The challenge was to build a book stand out of newspaper that was strong enough to hold her science book. She wanted to see ...

PPE donations

Courtesy photos Ford Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Day was held Jan. 12 at Stuckey Ford, Hollidaysburg. Stuckey Ford and the Ford Motor Co. donated 11,000 face masks to the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop G, Hollidaysburg. Shown are (from left): Trooper Ryan Zupon, Pennsylvania State ...

Giving sight to those in need

Courtesy photo On Oct. 27, Mount Aloysius College students James Kealey of Rawlings, Md., (left) and Virginia Hillman of Niagara Falls, N.Y., presented Melvin Fees of the Cresson Area Lions Club with a box of eyeglasses which were collected and donated by the Mount Aloysius Psychology Club. ...

Blair County Honor Guard to resume military honors

The Blair County Veterans Honor Guard announced that it is resuming providing military honors to our fallen comrades. Due to the high numbers of COVID-19, the group had paused its services over the last two months. It intends to resume and take all necessary precautions to protect the ...

Air Force Association to meet Monday

The Altoona Chapter No. 350, Air Force Association, will hold its quarterly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, 170 Patchway Road, Duncansville. This is a self-paid dinner. Members will discuss upcoming activities, the annual activity plan. New members are welcome. For ...

Heart Association announces Go Red for Women

Annual event, fashion show slated for May 27 at Blair County Convention Center The American Heart Association, the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, has named Kiersten “Kitty” Zelnosky of Altoona, clinical director at UPMC Altoona, as ...

Cambridge Ebensburg channels clothes, cheer to Cambria residents in need

EBENSBURG — Cambridge Ebensburg announced that the first Cambridge Cares clothing drive was a success. Cambridge Ebensburg started collecting clothes a few weeks before Thanksgiving. When word got out the collection was on, the golden box marked “donations” began to fill. “It was ...

Extension offers webinars on mental health

The Penn State Cooperative Extension is offering two webinars on understanding mental health. Adult Mental Health First Aid Training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of recent games. Jan. 6 –– Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, first; Jean Keller and Jean Green, second; Lydia Kachur and Jeff Gourley, third; Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, fourth. Jan. 7 –– Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, ...

Yesteryear

Leonard Alwine of Altoona submitted this photo from the late 1960s of the first home of cable television in Altoona at 11th Street and Green Avenue in the downtown area. It eventually became Atlantic Broadband today.

Wraps of Love

Courtesy photo Lydia Barton, 11, of New Enterprise started a blanket project to collect new blankets for Family Services Inc. in Altoona to use for people in need. Her project is called Wraps of Love and she donated the blankets on Dec. 23, right before Christmas. As of early December, she ...

Penn State Altoona looking for nominations for Stand Up Awards

Penn State Altoona is accepting nominations for the Rock Ethics Institute’s 2021 Stand Up Awards. This award honors Penn State undergraduate students who have demonstrated courage, fortitude and ethical leadership by taking a stand for a person, cause or belief. We need your help ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Clark A. Lenz’s family include (from left): Travis J. Lenz of Lancaster, father; R. Raymond Lenz of Cresson, great-grandfather, holding Clark A. Lenz, who was born in April; and Robert F. Lenz of York, grandfather. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club announced the winners of its recent games. Dec. 23 — Diana Beaver and Robert Flinn, first; Jean Keller and Jean Green, second; Akbar Samii and Sally Bonloski and Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, tied for third; Marcia and Dave Dravis, fourth. Dec. ...

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 ...