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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 ...

Bridal resale event slated for Nov. 23 in Ebensburg

EBENSBURG — The Bishop Carroll Catholic High School Math Department will sponsor a bridal resale event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at the Bishop Carroll cafeteria. The admission fee for brides-to-be is $5. Recent brides can sell their new or like-new wedding decorations and supplies, ...

Yesteryear

Steve Stoudnour of Saxton submitted the top photo of employees of the store house at the Altoona shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1910. The late C. Frank Stoudnour of Martinsburg, his grandfather, is near the center of the middle row in the light-colored jacket. The photo on the far ...

Do your homework on pet-friendly hotel options

As our big move continues to progress, I explained how we are going to be using a pet transportation company to drive our pets, altogether, down to our new home. The company will be taking care of rest stops, feedings, medications, etc. But, what if we were doing the driving ourselves. ...

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One-woman fashion show Oct. 25 LORETTO — The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Loretto will host “Silhouettes: A One Woman Fashion Show,” sponsored by Chantel Ventura, from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. Wear your little black dress and travel through time with Bonnie M. Resinski and her ...