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Scout ninth member of family to attain Eagle rank

February 13, 2016 Dominic James Hite of Richland,?Allegheny County, received the rank of Eagle Scout and was recognized at a Court of Honor on Dec. 6. He is a member of Troup 329 Laurel Highlands Council. more »»

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February 13, 2016 ‘St. Joseph’s Table’ wine event March 19 “St. Joseph’s Table” will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. March 19 at the Brookmere Wine Bar at 6 Sheraton Drive in Altoona, near the Outback Steakhouse. more »»

SAMA plans bus trip to Philadelphia April 6

February 13, 2016 As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona is offering a bus trip to visit two Philadelphia museums on April 6. more »»

AASD ‘String Spectacular’ is Thursday

February 12, 2016 The Altoona Area School District Music Department will perform a “String Spectacular” concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Altoona Area High School auditorium. more »»

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February 11, 2016 Altoona library names artist of month Bethany Smithmyer didn’t know her artwork was going to be on display at the Altoona Area Public Librar. more »»

Local women honor patients who suffer with heart disease

February 11, 2016 UPMC Altoona babies born in February will receive red caps to celebrate National Heart Month, thanks to two women who knit and crochet to help other. more »»

Farm Show recognizes 4-H leader

February 11, 2016 HARRISBURG — Dan Christ of Sidman was awarded the Ira J. Coble, Pennsylvania 4-H Beef Leader Award at the 2016 PA Farm Show, which was held Ja. more »»

Car club events

February 11, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) month-ly meeting — 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. The next meeting is March 10. New members are welcome. more »»

Across the area

February 10, 2016 SFU blanket collection kicks off LORETTO —?The Saint Francis University Community Blanketeers’ annual blanket collection kicked off on Monday and will run until April 1. more »»

WISE Women awards $12,250 in grants

February 10, 2016 WISE Women of Blair County awarded $12,250 in grant money to five organizations on Jan. 20. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. more »»

Concert to benefit Contact Altoona

February 10, 2016 Contact Altoona, Blair County’s only 24 hour telephone helpline, is bringing back to town, Mike Reid, to perform a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. more »»

Park programs

February 10, 2016 Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon, 667-1805 “Animal Prognosticators,” 2 p.m. Sunday, visitor center. Prince Gallitzin State Park, 966 Marina Road, Patton, 674-1000 Winter Fun Day, 10 a.m. more »»

Across the area

February 9, 2016 Broken Heart Ball set for Saturday EVERETT — The Broken Heart Ball will be held Saturday at the Old American Legion Home, one mile south of Everett on Route 26. more »»

Clearfield Charitable Foundation awards grants

February 9, 2016 CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield County Charitable Foundation recently awarded grants to 15 local community agencies and organization. more »»

Fighting breast cancer

February 9, 2016 Courtesy photo Mount Aloysius College,?Cresson, held its fourth annual Mounties “Pink Out” volleyball game recently. Other activities included T-shirt sales, a basket party, concessions and raffles. more »»

Across the area

February 8, 2016 Photo society sets upcoming meetings The Altoona Blair County Photo Society meets at 7:15 p.m. on the first and third Mondays at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library on Furnace Driv. more »»

Because We Care

February 8, 2016 The Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society of Altoona made a $1,000 donation to Because We Care. more »»

Altoona soldier serves as mentor

February 8, 2016 Sgt. 1st Class Scott Shepro of Altoona, U.S. more »»


February 7, 2016 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 »»

Helping the library

February 7, 2016 Courtesy photo The Lions Clubs Sight Conservation Foundation of Blair County recently presented a check to the Altoona Area Public Library in the amount of $3,000 to be used with programs and... more »»

Club notes

February 7, 2016 American Legion auxiliary holds meeting TYRONE — The Bedford/Blair Bi County Council of the Pennsylvania American Legion Auxiliary held its quarterly meeting Jan. 9 at the Tyrone American Legion. more »»


SCCT Presents: The Wedding Singer February 13, 2016

Tickets on sale now through State College Community Theatre here:

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. more »

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Static Cling and Shock Be Gone!

February 12, 2016 Here are some great tips about how to avoid static cling from the dryer passed along to me by the folks at Downy Ball (makers of Downy fabric softener). more »

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