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Tiger Pride Day slated

Event to be held on Saturday HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Tiger Pride Commit-tee and the Hollidaysburg Area School District will host the third annual Tiger Pride Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Tiger Stadium. This event celebrates the progress on the “Restore the Roar” project, ...

Three education leaders complete NAMI training

NAMI PA Blair County, the local affiliate office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, recently recognized its newest education leaders. Angela Martin, Rebecca Thompson and Crystal Walton have completed the NAMI Connection Facilitator Training Program. NAMI Connection is a weekly ...

Glendale golf outing nets $10,700

LUMBER CITY — Director Richard Snyder has announced the winners of the 13th annual Glendale Education Foundation Golf Tournament fundraiser held on June 9 at Eagles Ridge Golf Club. With a score of 58, the foursome of Mark Noel, Joe Jenkins, John Snyder and Mat Rhodes finished first, ...

Club notes

Horseshoe Seniors plan dinner-dance The Horseshoe Seniors will hold a dinner-dance on Thursday at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. The meal is at 5:30 p.m., followed by three hours of dancing to a DJ. Admission is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome. This is a ...

Service note

EMILY T. STONE U.S. Air Force Airman Emily T. Stone graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San An-tonio-Lackland, San Anton-io. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical ...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kickoff set for Aug. 26

Walk will be held Oct. 8 at PNG Field in Altoona The American Cancer Society will host a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer complimentary breakfast kickoff and informational meeting at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 at The Casino at Lakemont, Altoona, to share details about its community walk on Oct. 8 at ...

WISE Women offers scholarship assistance

WISE Women of Blair County is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Sept. 29. Completed applications must be emailed to wisewomenofblaircounty@yahoo.com or mailed to WISE ...

Yesteryear

This Mirror file photo of St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Newry was taken in June 1932. The school was established in 1921 and was administered by the Sisters of Mercy from Cresson. On April 3, 1944, a fire destroyed both the school and the convent where the sisters lived. Students ...

Check out all the pros, cons of pet health insurance

Health insurance coverage has been the bane of my existence since I developed a “pre-existing condition” at age 21 and watched as my daily medication skyrocketed in price each year. I grew up quickly when this happened and realized having a job with health benefits was going to be ...

Fort Roberdeau offers intro to living history interpreters

Fort Roberdeau’s living history volunteers will be interpreting 18th century fort and frontier life on Sunday afternoons in August. Sunday — Meet the Rangers, who patrolled the frontier, and visit with Bob Emerson and Peter Folen. Emerson, executive director at Old Fort Niagara, who ...

Glendale Education Foundation has improved website

FLINTON — Thanks to the efforts of new board member, Bill Morrison, and executive director, Richard W. Snyder II, the Glendale Education Foundation has a newly published website: www.gsdfoundation.org. The new site allows for a better breakdown in pages with content arranged for Foundation: ...

Car, motorcycle club activities

aBlair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The August meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be Sept. 14. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download ...

Women’s club honors student artists

The Women’s Club of Altoona presented its annual Student Art Awards this spring. The students displayed their winning entries and briefly explained the inspiration, medium and technique involved in their works. Club members handed out a ribbon, certificate and a monetary award to each ...

Across the area

Master gardeners to offer information The Blair County Master Gardeners will conduct a “Meet the New Recruits” evening at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office at 266 Aviation Way, Martinsburg. The master gardeners will answer questions about the program. ...

Dance competitions

Courtesy photo The 2017 Pauline Baker Rodgers School of Dance Competition Team attended four competitions this season winning numerous awards. At Sheer Talent in Lancaster in February, the team won a first place overall for the second year in a row, a costume award and a choreography award. ...

4-H members learn about government, advocacy

EBENSBURG — Marisa Matlin and Windber and Amanda Venesky of Ebensburg were among 133 4-H members from across the state who met in Harrisburg recently for the annual Pennsylvania 4-H Capital Days program, a citizenship-awareness and civic-engagement educational program . Participants learned ...

Across the area

Flood Memorial sets ‘Friends-Raising’ ST. MICHAEL — The Johnstown Flood National Memorial will hold a Friends-Raising meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Clubhouse of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, 186 Main St. Park Superintendent Stephen M. Clark and other staff will share ...

Park programs

Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: Michael O’Brian Band, 8 p.m. Saturday, amphitheater. Outdoor stage, $2 per person. In the event of rain, the concert will be moved indoors. Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. Michael, ...

Across the area

Auto club cancels August meeting The Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting for August has been canceled. The club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting will be Sept. 14. New members are welcome. For ...