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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 ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site will begin winter hours of operation Nov. 1. Park buildings, including the Summit Level Visitor Center, Engine House 6 and the Lemon House, will be closed on Wednesdays and ...

Across the area

Cresson Lions plan pancake breakfast CRESSON — The Cresson Area Lions Club will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Cresson American Legion on Ashcroft Avenue. Advance tickets are $5.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. Tickets at the door ...

Marcus & Mack makes donation to JA through EITC

Marcus & Mack, P.C., have again made an investment in the future of the youth through Junior Achievement EITC-Scholarship/OSTC (Educational Improvement Tax Credits program). As long-time donors committed to JA’s mission of empowering students to own their economic success, their ...

Homecoming 2019-part 2

Area high schools wishing to recognize their homecoming kings and queens in the Altoona Mirror should email information and photographs to community@altoonamirror.com as soon as possible. Please include a photo of the king and queen. Include the honorees’ names and the name of the school and ...

Across the area

Buddy Walk set for Saturday STATE COLLEGE — October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and the Centre Region Down Syndrome Society will celebrate the lives of people who have Down syndrome with its 11th annual Buddy Walk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Mount Nittany Middle ...

Birthday

Rita McCloskey Rita McCloskey of Gallitzin will celebrate her 90th birthday with a family luncheon. She was born Oct. 22, 1929, in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Marie and Nocolas Dawson. She married John R. McCloskey Sr., who died June 6, 1966. She has eight children: John R. Jr., ...

Used book sale

Courtesy photo The Friends of the Altoona Area Public Library will hold its fall used book sale from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday on the ground floor of the library. There are no Sunday hours. Monday is $5-a-bag day. Friends members are ...

Altoona woman receives award

HERSHEY — Shelly Spagnoli of Altoona was awarded the UniqueSource Achievement Award June 17 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center. It was an evening to “Embrace the Abilities” of Pennsylvanians by showcasing the skills and talents that individuals with disabilities bring to the ...

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 and can be picked up at the Mirror offices after publication. ...

Club notes

State center retirees to meet Oct. 31 The Pennsylvania State Retirees who worked at the Cresson, Altoona and Ebensburg Centers will meet at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Prime Sirloin Buffet, Duncansville. Class of 1964 to meet for lunch The Altoona High School Class of 1964 will hold its ...

Helping others

Courtesy photo Thomas Subaru in Bedford partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as part of its annual Subaru Loves to Care initiative in June. Team members from Thomas Subaru provided a donation of blankets to be given to patients receiving cancer treatments. Clinton Dull II from ...

Service notes

EVAN L. HOYT U.S. Air Force Airman Evan L. Hoyt graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonios. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, ...

Toy train show set for Nov. 3

The Fall Scalefest Toy Train Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive. The event is sponsored by the Alto Model Train Museum Association and offers electric trains in O, O-27, S, HO and N scale, as well as a wide variety ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of the Conrad/Schenk family include (from left): front — great-great-grandparents Mary Rose (Schenk) Conrad and John Joseph Conrad of Loretto, holding Andrew Fox Lee Prosser of Virginia Beach, Va.; back — Darlene E. (Conrad) Prosser of Loretto, ...

VFW announces Patriot’s Pen, VOD contests

Local students could win trip to D.C., scholarships worth $30K or $5K The Veterans of Foreign Wars and their auxiliaries of District 26 announce this year’s “Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition for ninth- through 12th-grade students and the “Patriot’s Pen Essay Competition” ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the names of the winners of its recent games. Oct. 9 — Ed McCauley and Bill Pounds, first place; Barb Marinak and Barb Vander Jagt, second; Jean Keller and Carol Moyer, third; Linda Sears and Nancy Moore, fourth. Oct. 10 — Barb Marinak and ...