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YMCA to hold Halloween dance HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA will host its sixth annual Family Halloween Dance from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Halloween crafts, tasty treats, refreshments and a memorable photograph are all part of this spooky, fun evening. Costumes are ...

Sisterhood luncheon series seeks to inspire all ages

A new initiative called the Blair County United Sisterhood will hold its inaugural luncheon at noon Thursday at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Sue Griep, Cathy Griffith and Deb Yeskey are the founders of this Sisterhood Series, which is designed to bring together people of all ages ...

Park programs

Prince Gallitzin State Park, Patton, 674-1005 Family Science Night, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, pavilion at Pickerel Pond. Families with children ages 4-12 can participate in activities, games and crafts while learning about fall leaves, seeds, squirrels and migration. Dress for the weather and wear ...

Birthday-Doris Bristow

Doris Bristow of Martinsburg will celebrate her 90th birthday on Saturday.  A card shower is being held. Cards can be sent to her at 425 S. Market St., Apt. 213, Martinsburg, PA 16662. She was born Oct. 21, 1927, in Duncansville, the daughter of Aldin C. and Mary Baker. She ...

Across the area

Astronomy club to hold sky watch HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Starlight Astronomy Club will hold a free public sky watch from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in the parking lot on the beach side of the lake at Canoe Creek State Park. The rain date is Saturday. Visitors are encouraged to take binoculars or ...

Coalport Museum Commission discusses recent acquisitions

COALPORT — The Coalport Museum Commission met Aug. 29. The board learned about a variety of new acquisitions from a variety of sources, including a collection of original glossy photos taken by former Coalport photographer James Hvizdos (donated by his nephew, Robert Rop-chock of West ...

Mall hosts Beacon of Light walk

Event benefits local lung cancer patients The sixth annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Benefit Walk, held on Aug. 18 inside the Logan Valley Mall as part of Health-O-Rama, raised $1,603. Walkers from across the Central Pennsylvania region joined the physicians, staff and volunteers ...

AAJHS to present ‘Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit’

The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club will present “Law & Order: A Fairy Tale Unit” at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. A special senior citizen showing will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This is a short comedy written by ...

Glendale Education Foundation approves donation policy

COALPORT — The Glendale Education Foundation met Sept. 25. The board of directors approved the donation policy that delineates acceptable requests for funding from teachers and students, as well as foundation-created awards given for outstanding student attendance. In addition, executive ...

Club notes

Roaring Spring Lions host corn boil ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Lions held their annual corm boil on Aug. 15 with seven different clubs attending and a guest from Florida present. There were 85 in attendance. A meal consisting of corn on the cob, hot dogs and sauerkraut and ...

Spreading goodwill

Courtesy photo The Central Pennsylvania National Guard & Veterans Association held a goodwill event on Sept. 2 at Sam’s Club, Altoona. Sam’s Club provided the food items, and the group shared information regarding tits mission, recruited new members and served 420 free hot dogs to ...

‘Beach Bash’ to raise money for Family Resource Center

“Beach Bash: Making Waves for Kids” will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Bavarian Hall, 112 S. 13th St., Altoona. The evening will include food, a cash bar, music, dancing, raffle baskets, a 50/50 drawing and more. Music will be provided by DJ The Music Jar. Proceeds from this ...

Service notes

SCOTT P. STOY Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Scott P. Stoy has retired from the U.S. Air Force after serving honorably for 30 years. Stoy officially retired from the U.S. Air Force on Oct. 1 after reaching the highest military enlistment grade held by just 1 percent of the enlisted force. ...

Reunion

The Bellwood Antis High School class of 1949 held its 68th anniversary reunion on Sept. 8 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Altoona. After dinner, a memorial was held for the 47 classmates who have passed away. Game activities and a discussion of yesteryear events were held. The 2018 ...

Yesteryear

Kenneth Leidy of Altoona submitted this photo of employees of W.S. Aaron department store riding Flying Merkel motorcycles in a parade in Altoona circa 1909. Leidy’s grandfather, Kellerman Bar Young, was vice president of the store, which was located on 11th Avenue in Altoona. Readers ...

5 generations

Five generations of Paisley Bardell-Miller’s family include (from left): Heather Miller of Duncansville, grandmother; Siarra Bardell of Duncansville, mother, holding Paisley Bardell-Miller; Beverly Litzinger and John Litzinger of Duncansville, great-grandparents; and Mary Litzinger of ...

Pet obituary-Colby Richard Bookhammer

Colby Richard Bookhammer Colby was reunited with his Grandma Suzie on Oct. 2, following a heroic battle with throat cancer. Colby is the fur son of Kevin and Bobbi and the fur grandson of George and Anna Grace of Williams-burg. His human siblings are Justin (Jon) of Elizabeth-town and ...

Lots of common Halloween treats can be tricky for your pets

Boo! Halloween is just around the corner and so are all the delicious treats that accompany this ghoulish holiday. It’s nice having cats, because they don’t (usually) have a hankering for sweets since they don’t have as many taste buds that adore sweets like we humans. However, if you ...

Car club events

Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today and on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-2525 or download a membership form at www.bcaac.org. BCAAC cruise-ins, 5 ...

Family Services Inc. marks National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Family Services Inc. recognizes and celebrates October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the national awareness month. Locally, Family Services Inc. has operated the Domestic Abuse shelter and other services for victims for more than 30 ...