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Mirror seeks old photos for Yesteryear

The Altoona Mirror is in need of old local photos to be used in its weekly Yesteryear feature. The photos must be at least 30 years old and include a local building, site, group or class. The original photo must be submitted. Clippings or copies of photos cannot be reproduced and will not ...

Car, motorcycle 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 ...

Across the area

Juniata Civics to meet Tuesday The Juniata Civic Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Juniata Pavilion. Plans are being finalized for the Election Day soup sale. There will be four homemade soups available: chicken pastime, potato, stuffed pepper and ham pot pie. The price is ...

Local teams win championships

EBENSBURG — Local baton and dance teams from Wolf’s Performing Arts took home top honors at the Tournament Indoor Association All-Chapter Championships at Wildwood, N.J., on May 4. Performing in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 spectators at the Wildwood Convention Center, Wolf’s ...

Group collecting guitars for veterans

Guitar gathering dust? Donate it to a local veteran through Guitars4Vets. Join others for a live music event from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Oak Spring Winery to drop off used guitars and music accessories or to make a monetary donation. All donations will stay local. The event will include ...

Hollidaysburg library sets Nov. activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its November 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 Nov. 9, 10 and 11 in observance ...

Across the area

Trunk or Treat set for Thursday The Blair County Federal Credit Union will hold its second annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at its offices at 3001 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Children can meet and interact with the staff in a fun, safe environment. This event is free and open to ...

Farmland Preservation Artists hold show

Event runs through Nov. 26 STATE COLLEGE — Farmland Preservation Artists of Central Pennsyl-vania (FPA) is conducting an art show through Nov. 26 at Foxdale Village Retirement Community, 500 Marylyn Ave. The FPA is an affiliate of the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania. The group ...

Bridal expo slated for Nov. 3

CARROLLTOWN — A bridal expo will be held Nov. 3 at the Carrolltown Fire Company Banquet Hall, Roiute 219 North, Main Street. Admission is free. All brides-to-be can register to win great prizes. The doors will open at 1 p.m. and the drawings for prizes will be held at 4 p.m. For more ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of recent games. Oct. 16 — Summer Rifkah and Tudor Trifan, first place; Barbara Marinak and Jeannine Fagley, second; Jean Keller and Jean Green, third; Helen Gorsuch and Ed McCauley, fourth; Kevin Davis and Bruce Baldwin, ...

‘The Waltons’ cast members coming to Mishler Dec. 3

The Kiwanis Club of Altoona will present “An Evening with the Waltons” from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Mishler Theatre, Altoona. The evening will include a panel discussion with the cast on their experience on the show. The public can meet the cast and acquire autographs. There will be an ...

Service notes

JACQUELINE L. MYERS U.S. Air Force Air National Guard Airman Jacqueline L. Myers 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 ...

Club notes

Patton Garden Club presents awards PATTON — The Patton Garden Club presented two Garden of Distinction Awards this summer to local gardeners. Mary Ann Farrell and Mike Wendekier received the award for their flower-filled landscaped banks. The other award went to Pauline Polites of ...

Protecting your cat from serious viruses starts with the facts

I am a paranoid pet parent. I admit it. If the pets even look at me goofy, I start to think something is amiss. Ever since BoBo, our 11’ish-year-old DSH (domestic short hair) old man, escaped from the Alcatraz that was our front porch window screen and got into a major fight with a local ...

Yesteryear

William A. Barger of Altoona submitted this photo of the Pennsylvania Railroad 12th Street Shops circa 1960s. He said he worked in those buildings and crossed the 12th Street Bridge many times. Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in ...

Across the area

Pit Bull Awareness Day set Saturday STATE COLLEGE — Happy Paws Happy Homes will hold its 12th annual Pit Bull Awareness Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in front of the State College Petco on Colonnade Way. This event will be held rain or shine. It will feature pit bull ambassadors, ...

Rodgers School of Dance completes season

The 2019 Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance competition team finished another great season, winning choreography awards, first places, special awards and overall awards. These are some highlights of this season: Sheer Elite in Lancaster n Two titanium awards and three first ...

Downtown Philipsburg plans Halloween events

PHILIPSBURG — The time is rapidly approaching for a festive, fun, educational and entertaining Halloween celebration with two firsts in Philipsburg this year. They are being held in partnership with the Moshannon Valley Veter-ans Memorial Committee, the Philipsburg Historical Foundation, ...

Car and motorcycle 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 October meeting is canceled. The next meeting will be Nov. 14. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download ...

Girls Night Out event is today

Girls Night Out Altoona Inc is gearing up for its largest fundraising event — the annual Little Black Dress Party — at 6 p.m. today at the Jaffa Shrine in Altoona. Doors open at 4 p.m. It is the capstone event to a year of various smaller fundraising functions. More than 950 attendees ...