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Claysburg to host Christmas in the Park

CLAYSBURG — Claysburg’s sixth annual Christ-mas in the Park will be held Nov. 23. The Christmas Parade, starting at 3 p.m., will begin the festivities. The parade starts at the Claysburg American Legion and proceeds to the Claysburg Community Park via Bedford Street. Immediately ...

Car club activities

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting will be Nov. 14. There is no meeting in December. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download ...

Altoona Dance Theatre completes season

Altoona Dance Theatre completed its 16th season, ending its competition season with the following: The studio received the Beautiful Pictures award and the Select Studio of Excellence award, along with 28 platinum and diamond awards, 49 high gold, 48 gold and two silver. It also had one ...

Blair 4-H Youth compete at Ag Challenge

STATE COLLEGE — Four Blair County 4-H members, making up the Blair County 4-H Science of Agriculture Team, competed against 10 other teams from across the state June 19 to 21. Team members Kase Smith, Garrison Dibert, Darcy Heltzel and Dana Heltzel gave their presentation titled ...

Remember loved ones in ‘Our Lives Matter’ Quilt Project in Blair County

The “Our Lives Matter” Quilt Project is coming to Blair County, and those who have lost a loved one to drug or alcohol causes are invited to take part. Workshops will be hosted by the Healing Patch Children’s Grief Program at 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and/or ...

Volunteers learn about dangers of Lyme disease

Blair Senior Services, Inc. held its monthly in-service for Foster Grand-parent and Senior Com-panion volunteers Oct. 16 at the Hollidaysburg American Legion Post 516 Social Hall. Carla Smith, a member of the Cambria County Human Trafficking Response Team, gave volunteers a presentation on ...

Altoona library sets activities for November

Altoona Area Public Library, 1600 Fifth Ave., has announced its activities for November.  n “NanoWriMo” writing sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday in November. Discover how you really can write a novel in a month. Brainstorm story ideas with other potential ...

Duncansville VFW holds golf fundraiser

The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724 hosted its 10th annual golf scramble Aug. 17 at the Sylvan Hills Golf Course, Hollidaysburg. A meal followed the tournament, catered by the Duncansville VFW Post 8724. A total of 48 participants raised $1,000 for the Hollidaysburg Veterans ...

Across the area

Bishop Carroll receives donation EBENSBURG — At last year’s Carrollian Gala, CEO Lynn Weber shared exciting news with the crowd — an anonymous donor made a generous matching challenge pledge of $250,000 toward Bishop Carroll’s capital improvement campaign, in honor of longtime teacher ...

Club notes

Roaring Spring Lions host district gov. ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Lions Club hosted its annual Past District Governor’s Night in conjunction with the current district governor’s visit Sept. 3. This year’s governor, John Harker, a Roaring Spring member, visited the club for ...

Service notes

CHLOE M. VALINSKY U.S. Air Force Airman Chloe M. Valinsky graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

4 generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Kai Patrick Thompson’s family include (from left): seated — Janet Laratonda, great-grandmother, holding Kai; Lance Laratonda, grandfather; and Devany Laratonda, mother. All live in Hollidaysburg. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who ...

Women’s club plans its biggest service project

Tis the season for the Women’s Club of Altoona to begin its biggest service project, the provision of a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving Day for those residents who depend on Sister Paul’s Food for Families. Sister Paula’s was necessarily closed Thanksgiving Day until a little more ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Oct. 23 — Leida Milazzo and Diane Beaver, first place; Jean Keller and Jean Green, second; Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, third; Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, fourth. Oct. 24 — Jeannine Fagley and ...

Cove home to two new state dairy royalty

The 62nd Pennsylvania Dairy Princess Pageant was held Sept. 22 at the Red Lion Inn, Harrisburg. Twenty-eight young women from across the state competed for the title of the PA Dairy Princess and one of two PA Alter-nate Dairy Princess titles. The contestants competed in speech, skit, poster ...

Association for the Blind sets Nov. programs

The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10:30 a.m. Unless otherwise stated, programs are held at 300 Fifth Ave., Altoona. For more information, call 944-2021. Programs are open to the ...

Yesteryear

The old Logan School in Juniata Gap served the Logan Township and Altoona area schools from 1930 to 1997. After merging with the Altoona District, the school was renamed Juniata Gap School and the Logan Area Junior High School in Greenwood was renamed Logan School. It was torn down ...

Writer ticked off about Lyme disease concern in the cold

I was a bit bummed when one of my veterinarian friends wanted to write about fleas/ticks for our Fall/Winter Central PA Pets magazine only because I wish it wasn’t such a concern. I mean, once cold weather sets in, we shouldn’t have to worry so much about the little buggers, should we? ...

Janet Weis Children’s Hospital receives $50K through KidCents Grant

LEWISBURG — Geising-er Janet Weis Children’s Hospital has been awarded a $50,000 KidCents Regional Grant to support community programs for its Autism & Developmental Medicine Institute (ADMI). “We have found that providing opportunities for families to experience programming with ...

Across the area

Friends of Flight 93 to meet Saturday STOYSTOWN — The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial will hold its annual membership meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday in the memorial’s Learning Center. The meeting will include a decade-in-review in celebration for the Friends 10-year anniversary, ...