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Ward recognizes centenarians at Garvey

A centenarian celebration was held at Garvey Manor where more than 600 years was represented by the centenarians alone. Garvey Manor is home for six residents who are 100 years and older. The oldest resident is 104 years old. State Rep. Judy Ward was the guest speaker to present the ...

Scholarship supporters

The Blair County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale was held Aug. 14 and 15 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Scholarship recipients were Larry Corle, Haley England, Joshua Frye, Lauren Kensinger, Natalie Kipe and Rebecca Stahl. The scholarships are funded by donations from buyers ...

Petfinder website has helped centralize adoption process

People often ask me how they can go about finding a pet to adopt. Usually people have a specific type of pet (dog, cat, horse, rabbit, bird, etc.) and breed in mind. After checking their local shelters or rescue groups, I always point them to the website www.petfinder.com. This site ...

Club notes

Red Arrow wreck to be topic of meeting HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road. Joe DeFrancesco will present the “70th Anniversary of the Wreck of the Red Arrow,” a tragic wreck of ...

5 generations

Courtesy photo Five generations of Brynlee Johnson’s family include (from left): front — Sheldon Bare of Altoona, great-great-grandfather, holding Brynlee Johnson; back — Mark Scalice of Ebensburg, grandfather; Linda Scalice of Altoona, great-grandmother; and Baylee Johnson of ...

Livestock show, sale held in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG — The Blair County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale was held Aug. 14 and 15 at the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. Mallory Perchinski of New Columbia judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. The rabbit judge was Cole Mann of Howard. The 4-H and FFA scholarship ...

Across the area

Johnny Cash Tribute Show is Nov. 18 DUNCANSVILLE — The Duncansville Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 8724 will host “The World’s Most Authentic Johnny Cash Tribute featuring Paul Anthony” at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at the VFW Post. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the VFW at ...

Baseball clinic with the Curve players

Courtesy photo On July 29, the Cambria County Commissioners’ Office and the District Attorney’s Office sponsored a baseball clinic during Ebensburg’s Homecoming with players from the Altoona Curve at Ebensburg’s Lake Rowena. Commissioner Tom Chernisky welcomed the participants, ...

Home Nursing promotes ‘Wear Blue’ day

Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch is promoting “Wear Blue” on Nov. 16 to recognize Children’s Grief Awareness Day. One out of seven children will experience the death of a parent or sibling by age 20, according to the Nation-al Alliance of Grieving Children (NAGC). More than ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For information, call 942-2525.

Community Foundation awards scholarships

The Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation submitted information about its 2017 scholarships to the Mirror in October. The scholarships are from the 2016-17 school year. Sgt. Brandon Adams Information Technology Memorial Scholarship — Joshua Allison, Greater Altoona Career ...

Across the area

Blair Senior Services part of expo The Blair Senior Services will be set up at the Logan Valley Mall during the Health Resolutions Expo 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. Representatives from the Foster Grandparent/Senior Companion Programs, Senior Centers and Meals on Wheels will be there ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 “Walk with Me” Wednes-day, 2 p.m. Nov. 15, meet at the trailhead sign at Muskrat Beach 3. This 1.5 mile hike on Turkey Ridge Trail is moderately challenging with some inclines and changing trail conditions. Wear sturdy shoes and take drinking ...

Juniata Elementary to present ‘Journey to Oz’

The Juniata Elementary School show choir, under the direction of drama club advisers Heidi Soldner and Kathy Otto, will present “Journey to Oz” on at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Juniata Elementary School gymnasium. The show will include medleys from hit musicals “The Wizard of Oz” and ...

Miss Central Pa. Pageant seeks contestants for Miss, Teen pageants

LEWISTOWN — Contestant applications are being accepted for the 2018 Miss Central Pennsylvania Scholarship and Miss Central Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Pageants. The entry deadline for both pageants is Dec. 27. The pageants will be held together on Jan. 13 at the Mifflin County Middle ...

Homecoming queen-HASD

Courtesy photo Hollidaysburg Area School District crowned Taylor Valente as the 2017 homecoming queen. She is shown with her escort, Noah Frank. Homecoming committees can submit photos of homecoming kings and queens to Brenda Carberry, community news coordinator, Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box ...

Across the area

Former center employees to meet today Former employees and retirees of the Altoona, Ebensburg and Cresson Centers are invited to Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Duncansville at 12:30 p.m. today for an on-your-own lunch and socialization. Reservations are not required, but would be helpful by ...

Bellwood library announces Nov. activities

BELLWOOD — The Bellwood-Antis Public Library has announced its activities for the remainder of November. n Sprouting Readers, the library’s evening story hour for children ages 3 to 8, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Guest reader will be librarian Pam Ayers. Sprouting Readers ends for ...

Helping the library

Courtesy photo The Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library presented a $17,000 check to Janet Eldred, director of the library, on June 19 at the annual library board meeting. The Friends of the Library held used book sales, a trivia party, a mystery tea party and maintained a used ...

Club notes

DAR installs new member to chapter The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 7 at the Park Hills Country Club in Altoona. Rachael Parker was installed as a new member to the chapter. Heather Ruseskas from the Wyoming Valley DAR was accepted as ...