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Society, Subaru send blankets to cancer patients

August 23, 2016 JOHNSTOWN — Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced a collaboration to provide support and “warmth” to patients fighting cancer and their families in communities across... more »»

 
 
 
Pioneer Days slated Saturday in Claysburg

August 23, 2016 CLAYSBURG —?The second annual Pioneer Days will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claysburg Legion Field. more »»

Across the area

August 23, 2016 Catholic Daughters to hold yard sale HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Catholic Daughters of America Court No. 1755 will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1201 N. Juniata S. more »»

Club notes

August 21, 2016 Patton Garden Club plans dinner PATTON —?The Patton Garden Club presented its first Garden of Distinction Award for this year to Rick and Dana Sherry who live on Palmer Avenue. more »»

Yesteryear

August 21, 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 »»

Tickets on sale for Autumn Glory Ride

August 21, 2016 Tickets for the 2016 Autumn Glory Ride Train Excursions, which will take place on Oct. 8, are now on sale and expected to once again sell out. more »»

5 generations

August 21, 2016 The Altoona Mirror accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. Photos will be published at no charge on the Community News page. more »»

St. Patrick’s School open house Sunday

August 20, 2016 NEWRY — St. Patrick School, 731 Patrick Lane, will hold an open house/meet the teacher event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. more »»

Blair Dance Company wins awards at regionals

August 20, 2016 LANCASTER — Members of the Blair Dance Company from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, traveled to their third regional competition of the season. more »»

High schoolers study abroad with SFU

August 20, 2016 LORETTO — Saint Francis University recently hosted 15 high school students from Bishop Carroll and Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic high schools as part of its annual Summer in France program. more »»

Crohn’s, Colitis Day to be held Aug. 27

August 20, 2016 This year’s Take Steps for Crohn’s and Colitis walk will be held Oct. 8 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, Altoona. Registration opens at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Register online at www. more »»

My Ride

August 18, 2016 Jed Claycomb, Claysburg Courtesy photo 1966 Ford Fairlane GTA Description: “I am the original owner of this candy apple red Fairlan. more »»

Tiger Pride Day set for Saturday

August 18, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Tiger Pride Committee and the Hollidaysburg Area School District are teaming up to host the second annual Tiger Pride Day on Saturday. more »»

Altoona Ambucs presents Amtryke to local girl

August 18, 2016 At a recent meeting of the Altoona Chapter of Ambucs, Dr. Ed Fara-baugh showed members and guests how Amtrykes are custom-built for each individual child. Dr. more »»

Across the area

August 18, 2016 Mini-golf event aids Alzheimer’s walk Swinging for the windmill, golfers took to the miniature golf course at Lakemont Park, Altoona, to help raise funds and bring awareness for the Altoona Walk to... more »»

Car and motorcycle club activities

August 18, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. more »»

Mirror seeks old photos for Yesteryear

August 18, 2016 The Altoona Mirror is in need of old local photos to be used in its weekly Yesteryear feature. The photos must be at least 30 years old and include a local building, site, group or class. more »»

Across the area

August 17, 2016 Mall to host back-to-school pep rally The Logan?Valley?Mall will hold a back-to-school pep rally from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturda. more »»

Concert season finale

August 17, 2016 Courtesy photo The Altoona Community Band, an all-volunteer community band, under the direction of Daniel Klingbeil of the 28th Infantry Division Band and assisted by David Bailey, will play its... more »»

Group hosts Ghost Town Trail Challenge

August 17, 2016 The Cambria County Conservation and Recreation Authority held its inaugural Ghost Town Trail Challenge on June 18 as the second event of its 2016 Cambria County Trail Series races. more »»

Park programs

August 17, 2016 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Daily summer activities, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. through Sept. more »»

 
 

Open House at Boogersburg Schoolhouse August 28, 2016

Go “back to school” 19th century style at Boogersburg One Room School, built in 1877 by Moses Thompson, and open until 1952. From a wooden desk, learn using soapstone, slate, and chalkboards. Teachers will instruct you in spelling, mental math, and interactive activities, followed by recess games. more »

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Dog Days Live Music Fun!

August 19, 2016 A number of outdoor live music events highlight this summer dog days weekend in late August…Flight 19 performs at downtown Altoona’s Heritage Plaza on Friday evening…The annual St. more »

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