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VFW to hold Food Share program DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary 8724 will hold its monthly Military Food Share distribution at noon Monday, April 12, at the post, 1665 Newry Lane. It is for all active military, veterans and widows or widowers of veterans ...

CORE celebrates Donate Life Month

Observance features hospital events, ‘Don’t Wait, Save 8’ Challenge PITTSBURGH — The Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) is commemorating National Donate Life Month to encourage awareness of organ donation and registrations. It is being held with a series of events ...

Four generations

Courtesy photo Four generations of Liberty Grace Rose Faust’s family include (from left): Carol Louder of Altoona, great-grandmother; Cheri McCommons of Altoona, grandmother; Brandy McCommons of Altoona, mother; and Liberty Grace Rose Faust, who was born Feb. 26. The Altoona Mirror ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of winners of its recent games. March 31 — Larry Gourley and Jeff Gourley, first; Akbar Samii and David Maletta, second; Jean Green and Jean Keller, third; Marciaand Dave Dravis, fourth. April 1 — Carol Moyer and Kevin Davis, ...

Yesteryear-Adams Elementary School

Adams Elementary School, at the corner of Sixth Avenue and 24th Street, Altoona, built in 1890, is shown in the above photo from the early 1950s. Its original school bell wooden canopy is long gone. An addition was added to the right side in the 1920s. The building still stands, its red bricks ...

Blair County War Veterans Council

Courtesy photo The Blair County War Veterans Council swore in new officers at its March 11 meeting. Shown are (from left): Commander Lloyd Peck, Senior Vice Commander Michael McDonough, Junior Vice Commander and Chaplain Ray Glass, Adjutant Iris Tatar, Treasurer Stephen Nader, Sergeant At ...

Council seeks parade participants

The Blair County War Veterans Council Memorial Day Parade will be held May 31 in downtown Altoona. Lineup is at 10 a.m., and the parade begins at 10:30 a.m. All veterans are invited to walk in the parade. A bus will be available for those who are more comfortable riding. There will be ...

Community dinners

Free bag lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The next event is April 17. The bag will include a hot dog, baked beans, dessert and fruit. One bag lunch per person will be handed out in the church parking ...

On campus

Geisinger School of Medicine celebrates successful Match Day SCRANTON –– On March 19, a total of 99 students at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine learned their residency placements during the National Resident Matching Program’s “Match Day.” During the event, all ...

Across the area

Holliday chapter holds virtual meeting The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held a virtual meeting on March 20. Doug Bosley, supervisory park ranger at the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site and Johnstown Flood National Memorial, ...

Free directory available for RV, camping enthusiasts

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association began releasing the 2021 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory earlier this year. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters. The annual ...

Association to honor woman who dramatically improved her health

Nominations are due by April 23 The American Heart Association is accepting nominations for the Healthy Lifestyle Change Award. The Healthy Lifestyle Change Award is an opportunity for individuals in the Blair County community to nominate a deserving female of any age who has ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Mia Beard’s family include (from left): front row –– Marge Moschella of Altoona, great-great-grandmother; and Olivia (Vellone) Beard of Altoona, mother; back row — Kathy (Moschella) Eberhardt of Altoona, great-grandmother; and Dena (Moschella) ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of winners of its recent games. March 24 — Meri Gould and Roger Reese and Jeannine Fagley and Barbara Marinak, tied for first; Jean Green and Jean Keller, second. March 25 — Joan Blinn and Jeff Gourley, first; Jean Keller and ...

Service Paws plans check presentations

Local residents invited to attend event Service Paws of Central PA (SPCP) will conduct a check presentation ceremony on April 15 at the new United Veterans Association (UVA) Club. The group will be presenting two checks totaling $16,000 to New Hope Assistance Dogs for Branden Hill and ...

Yesteryear-Newry baseball

Capt. James E. Wentz, USN (Retired) of McLean, Va., submitted this photo of the 1954 Newry baseball team. The team played in the Blair Twilight League and the photo was snapped at Dysart Park in Hollidaysburg. The wooden covered grandstand is shown in the background. Paul “Scrappy” Weaver ...

Daughters of the Nile presents checks to Shriners

Dorcas Temple No. 129 Daughters of the Nile recently voted to present $1,200 to each of the Pennsylvania Shriners Children’s Hospitals. The money is to be used toward a project of their choosing. Queen Jaclyn Grove presented a check to Noble Troy Harding, Erie Shriner’s Hospital ...

Roaring Spring library announces April activities

ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library has announced its activities for April. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Note that all programming will be held virtually via the library’s Facebook page. Preregistration for summer programming began on ...

Student battles hunger by ‘Baking with Love’

STATE COLLEGE — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local State College teen, Madeline Krentzman has created the Bake With Love Project to support those struggling with food insecurity. Madeline was inspired by the Centre County YMCA’s constant efforts to eliminate local child and ...

Community dinners

Free bag lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, Providence Presbyterian Church, 2401 Broad Ave., Altoona. The next event is April 17. The Bag Lunch will include a hot dog, baked beans, dessert and fruit. One bag lunch per person will be handed out in the church ...