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4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Elizabeth Frank’s family are (from left): Joseph E. Frank Sr. of Altoona, great-grandfather; Joseph E. Frank Jr. of Altoona, grandfather; and Joseph A. Frank of Ocean Pines, Md., father, holding Elizabeth Frank. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of ...

Students team up with Eagles to help kids

LORETTO — The Saint Francis University GoBabyGo chapter teamed up with the Philadel-phia Eagles and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to bring custom-built motorized vehicles to children with disabilities. Thirty-four physical therapy students and five faculty members attended the ...

Yesteryear

William Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of train wreck in Tyrone from July 30, 1913. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be included. Photos must be 30 years old or older ...

Angel Tree

Courtesy photo Students, faculty and staff from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, supported more than 100 local children from six different school districts this holiday season. Each year, the college sponsors an Angel Tree and St. Nicholas Market that allows students and employees to donate ...

Hollidaysburg library sets programs for January

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its January events and programs. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed Jan. 18, 19 and 20. n Ancestry: ...

Nurse anesthetists donate to Ronald McDonald Houses

The $10K grant includes $4,000 for Mid-Penn’s ‘Rooms for Ronald’ HOLLIDAYSBURG — Pennsylvania’s nurse anesthetists are donating $4,000 to help the Mid-Penn Region of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) with a new initiative to support the local chapter’s efforts to evolve the ...

Park programs

Canoe Creek State Park, 205 Canoe Creek Road, Hollidaysburg, 695-6807 First Day Hike, 2 to 4 p.m. today, Education Center. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/FriendsOfCanoeCreek. Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 First Day Hike, noon today, a ...

Turkey Bowl 2019

Courtesy photo The We CARE Foundation held its annual Turkey Bowl Nov. 27 at Mansion Park, Altoona. The Bucks took on the Ducks in the night-before-Thanksgiving flag football game. The Ducks won with a score of 12-0. This year’s event raised more than $8,500 for the We CARE Foundation. ...

Two AAHS cheerleaders to perform in London New Year’s Day parade

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Senior Cassara Stanley and sophomore Alyssa Kovach from Altoona Area High School are two of more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the U.S. who will represent Varsity Spirit in the London New Year’s Day Parade. The individuals invited to perform in the London ...

Student receives choral conducting arts scholarship

The Beaver Valley Choral Society awarded the 2020 Philip H. Inman Excel-lence in Choral Conduct-ing Arts Scholarship to Geneva College student Jordan T. Kiesewetter of Altoona. Kiesewetter, son of Kathryn Kiesewetter, is a junior music education major with a focus in vocal studies. He has ...

Senior driving classes offered

Seniors for Safe Driving will hold several highway safety education programs for seniors ages 55 and older in the area. The programs are certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The successful completion of the program makes senior drivers eligible for a 5 percent ...

Club notes

Bridge club announces recent winners The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Dec. 4 — Jean Keller and Jean Green, first; Bill Pounds and Ed McCauley and Cheryl Wherry and Pat Dorfmeister, tied for second; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, ...

Helping Hands

Courtesy photo As part of its Helping Hands Fund Drive held Dec. 6, the Rotary Club of Hollidaysburg received donations of cash, food, clothing and toys, totaling more than $1,000. These items and a check were presented to the American Rescue Workers. Shown are (from left): Rotary Club ...

Donations assist pets

Courtesy photo On Dec. 11, the Altoona Mirror had its annual Pet Photos with Santa event and raised $286 for Mending Hearts Animal Rescue. They also filled the car with items from the Mending Hearts Wish List. Shown are (from left): Barb Harpster, Altoona Mirror; Katie Grager, Grager ...

5 generations-Mock

Courtesy photos Five generations of Linley Nicole Mock’s family include (from left): front — Blaize Mock, father; back — Mike Mock, great-grandfather; Joyce Mock, great-great-grandmother, holding Linley; and Wes Mock, grandfather. All reside in Roaring Spring.

5 generations-Winegardner

The Winegardner family welcomed Scarlett Nadine Bouchard as its fifth generation Jan. 1. Shown are (from left): seated — Cleora Winegardner, great-great-grandmother, holding Scarlett; standing — Joe Winegardner III, great-grandfather; Carrie Winegardner, grandmother; and Haley Dahmen, ...

Yesteryear

In 1961, Lorenzo Alwine raced this No. 2 racecar for Alwine’s Garage of Altoona in the Penn-Central Racing Association at tracks in Williams Grove, Selinsgrove, Langhorn, Houtzdale, Port Royal and many local fairgrounds in the central Pennsylvania area. The car was hand-built by him using ...

Make some pet care resolutions to kick off the new year

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, I always have the best of intentions. To my pre-New Year’s mind, exercising more, eating better, losing weight, learning a new skill all seem perfectly achievable. Yet somehow, after those first inspired weeks, my steely determination slips away ...

Bellwood library sets Jan. activities

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities for January. n Bellwood Quilting Bees will present a class at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2. It is on cutting and sewing patches for a project to make a quilt sampler that will be worked on throughout their 2020 meetings. Meetings ...

‘In Step For Kids’ nets $5,400 for BBBS

Area residents got “In Step for Kids” with Community State Bank of Orbisonia, Sheetz Corp. and Big Brothers Big Sisters with the annual 5K Walk/Run Sept. 8 at the Lower Trail near Alexandria. The event raised $5,400. Awards were given immediately following the 5K race in designated age ...