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Community

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 ...

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 ...