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Club notes

Due to the coronavirus, many events have been postponed or canceled. Please call ahead or check the club’s website or Facebook page before attending any event. Blair Garden Club to meet Monday Members of the Blair Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the American Legion Post 516 ...

Historical society announces 2020 events, activities

The Blair County Historical Society has announced its schedule of events for 2020. n The Blair County Historical Society’s Heritage Award Dinner scheduled for March 28 at The Casino at Lakemont Park was postponed. All those who purchased reservations will be notified of the rescheduled ...

5 generations-Haffley

Courtesy photos Jackson Paul Haffley is the fifth generation of his family. He is the son of Michael Haffley and Elizabeth Rogers. He was born Oct. 26, 2019. Shown are (from left): front — Elizabeth Rogers of Pittsburgh, mother, holding Jackson Paul Haffley; and Vera S. Confer Hauck of ...

5 generations-Rogers

Annie Elizabeth Rogers is the fifth generation of her family. Annie was born Nov. 1, 2019. She is the daughter of Jenny and Ben Rogers. Shown are (from left): front — Corky Confer Schnaubelt of Altoona, great-grandmother; and Vera S. Confer Hauck of Altoona, great-great-grandmother; back — ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of the winners of recent games. March 11 — Diane Beaver and Leida Milazzo, first; Bruce Baldwin and Joan Blinn, second; Lydia Kachur and Jeff Gourley, third; Helen Gorsuch and Jean Green, fourth; Larry Gourley and Sue Dandrea, ...

Scouts conduct flag retirement ceremony

Service held twice a year at post DUNCANSVILLE — Boy Scout Troop 3031 of Duncansville conducted a flag retirement ceremony Feb. 16 at the Duncansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8724. For this event, Troop 3031 was assisted by three members of Boy Scout Pack 331 of Hollidaysburg. ...

Yesteryear

Dorcey (Leonard) Cuzzolina of Hollidaysburg submitted this photo of the Altoona Area High School girls basketball team from 1972. Shown are (from left): first row — Cindy Raybuck, Barb Dillen, Jane Dillen, Chris Kester, Chris Good and Janet Ramsey; second row — Mrs. Johnson (coach), Lissa ...

Reunions

CRESSON — The Cresson Joint High School class of 1960 will hold its 60th anniversary reunion brunch at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Summit Country Club, Cresson. The cost is $20 per person. Make checks payable to CJHS Class of 1960 and mail to Sue (Cuomo) Chirdon, 3402 Coupon-Gallitzin Road, ...

Decking the halls

Courtesy photo Blair Garden Club members decorated the tree at the Altoona Area Public Library Dec. 3. All ornaments are made of natural materials crafted by the members. The theme was “Victorian Christmas.”

Free education offered for family caregivers

Skills of Central PA and The Arc of Blair County Partner to provide series Skills of Central PA and The Arc of Blair County, health and human services organizations that serve the Altoona area, are partnering to provide a free educational series for family caregivers who support a loved one ...

Central Pa. Community Foundation offers grants

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from organizations that meet the following criteria: n Only 501(c)(3) organizations or organizations that qualify for a deduct-ible contribution using IRS rules. The charity must be a qualified organization that meets ...

Across the area

Applicants sought for Art in Bloom EBENSBURG — Applications for Ebensburg’s 22nd Annual Art in Bloom Spring Art Show, scheduled for April 25 and 26 at the Cambria County Courthouse are being accepted. Applications may be submitted electronically through the www.ebensburgmainstreet.com ...

Friends of Rothrock State Forest receives $365,700 grant

STATE COLLEGE — Friends of Rothrock State Forest, a chapter of The Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation, has been awarded a $365,700 grant to develop, create and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities. The grant was part of more than $11 million awarded by the ...

Local bridge winners

The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has released the names of winners of its recent games. March 4 — Akbar Sami and Tudor Trifan, first; Bruce Baldwin and Jeff Gourley, second; Jean Green and Jean Keller, third; Mary Moran and Helen Gorsuch, fourth; Roger Reese and Barb Vander Jagt, fifth; ...

4 generations-Charney

Courtesy photos Four generations of Jack Charney’s family include (from left): Alfons Weinzierl of Altoona, great-grandfather; Kelly Charney of Conshohocken, mother, holding Jack; Maria Weinzierl of Altoona, great-grandmother; and Linda Harrison of Jamison, grandmother.

4 generations-Leidy

Four generations of MaryEllen Leidy’s family include (from left): Olivia Vazquez of Duncansville, mother, holding Olenna Vazquez; MaryEllen Leidy of Lakemont, great-grandmother; and Coleen Langguth of Altoona, grandmother. Olenna was born Jan. 2, 2020. The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of ...

Club notes

Club launches garden initiative The Blair Garden Club has announced its “Garden Initiative Program” and is accepting proposals from 501(c)(3) and volunteer organizations in Blair County for worthy endeavors that support the garden club’s objectives. The club is looking to expand its ...

Autism Community plans sensory walk

Event to kick off Autism Awareness Month The Central PA Autism Community has officially launched registration and fundraising for the second annual Central PA Autism Community Walk. The walk will be held March 28 at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona. The doors will open at 11 ...

Yesteryear

A toll gate is shown on a dirt road on the main street in Newry. For anyone going toward Roaring Spring/Bedford area, it would cost them 5 cents to go through the gate, operated by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Diehl. Note the horse and buggy coming through on the right side of the picture. Franklin House ...

Lenten fish dinners

Due to the coronavirus, please check with each establishment before going to the dinner. Fish lunch, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (or until sold out) Fridays through April 3, The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, One Cathedral Square, Altoona. The menu includes a fish sandwich and your choice of ...