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Traveling PSU fans

November 27, 2014 Courtesy photo This group of people from the Altoona area attended the Penn State/University of Central Florida football game in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 30. more »»

 
 
 
Red Cross honors local platelet donors

November 27, 2014 The American Red Cross, Greater Alleghenies Region Blood Services, held its annual platelet donor recognition dinner Oct. 30 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. more »»

Across the area

November 27, 2014 BCAB hosts blind awareness event HOLLIDAYSBURG —?The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind celebrated Blindness Awareness Month with its second annual Fall Fun Day on Oct. 11 at Legion Par. more »»

Woman from Everett receives hiking award

November 26, 2014 HARRISBURG — Debra H. more »»

Claysburg’s inaugural ‘Christmas in the Park’ scheduled for Saturday

November 26, 2014 CLAYSBURG — This weekend will be Claysburg’s first-ever “Christmas in the Park” event, but rest assured that it will be well organized. Much planning and scheduling have taken place. more »»

The Halftime Show

November 26, 2014 The Altoona Mirror will present a photo package of band members and cheerleaders from high school football games. more »»

Hollidaysburg library sets December activities

November 25, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its December events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. more »»

Across the area

November 25, 2014 ProCare Fitness pays it forward ProCare Fitness Inc. has created a winter fundraiser to support local charities. more »»

UPMC sets Dec. support groups, clinics

November 25, 2014 UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in December. They are listed alphabetically ac­cording to where they are hel. more »»

Curve Boosters travel to Chicago, Wrigley Field

November 24, 2014 The Altoona Curve Booster Club sponsored a four-day bus trip to Chicago and Wrigley Field in June. John Austin, treasurer, acted as the trip coordinator. more »»

Macy’s supports breast cancer voucher program

November 24, 2014 Macy’s provided a $2,500 grant to the Tyrone Hospital Foundation with funds to be directed to the Breast Cancer & Women’s Health Institute of Central Pennsylvania’s Breast Cancer Voucher Progra. more »»

Altoona library sets December programs

November 24, 2014 The Altoona Area Public Library has announced its programs for December. The library will be closed to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 24 and 25 and will be closed to celebrate the New Year on Dec. more »»

Yesteryear

November 23, 2014 Readers are encouraged to send or deliver old local photographs of general interest for use in Yesteryear. Information about people and places should be include. more »»

Fighting cancer

November 23, 2014 Courtesy photo Reliance Bank received the Division Corporate Excellence Award from the American Cancer Societ. more »»

Mirror Images

November 23, 2014 Amateur photographers may submit photos for consideration to: Mirror Images, c/o Altoona Mirror, P.O. Box 2008, Altoona, PA 16603. Photos also can be emailed to community@altoonamirror. more »»

Service notes

November 23, 2014 TYLER A. KRUG Tyler A. Krug has been awarded a four-year Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps scholarship. more »»

Free taxis offered Wednesday

November 23, 2014 Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Thanksgiving Eve is considered to be one of the most popular drinking nights of the year. more »»

Club notes

November 23, 2014 Lakemont Lions hold Peace Poster Contest The Lakemont Lions Club held its annual Peace Poster Contest during the last meeting. more »»

Lucky bride-to-be

November 23, 2014 Courtesy photo The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer committee announced that Chrissy Logue (center) from Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries is the winner of the Maggie Sottero bridal gown... more »»

Across the area

November 20, 2014 Foundation gives the gift of sound Miracle-Ear of Altoona, a part of the nationwide hearing solution franchise, partnered with the Miracle-Ear Foundation to provide Edna Snyder of Altoona with the... more »»

Foundation presents mission grants

November 20, 2014 The Home Nursing Agency Foundation, a community benefit, nonprofit organization, recently awarded 27 mission grants totaling $163,860 to agency programs and services. more »»

 
 

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute December 7, 2014

December 07 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Tribute; Seventy-three years ago on December 7th, the US Pacific Fleet at Hawaii was attacked by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy. America was at war. more »

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November 25, 2014 I had the distinct honor of speaking with Dr. Jan Bellows, President of the American Veterinary Dental College on the topic of Thanksgiving Hazards for Pets... more »

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