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Roaring Spring library sets activities for September

August 27, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for September. The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.. more »»


August 27, 2016 Katie Brunner Katie Brunner of Bellwood will mark her 95th birthday with an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Bellwood Firehall. She was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Blandburg. more »»

Stage dedicated at Baker Mansion

August 26, 2016 As neighbors of Baker Mansion, Bob and Janet Pennington have long been members and supporters of the Blair County Historical Society, and their son, Michael, served on the board of trustees from 200... more »»

Burgi’s charity ride to benefit local kids

August 25, 2016 The Burgi’s Low Life Riders will hold its 13th annual charity ride on Sept. 4. Registration starts at 10 a.m. at Apple Harley-Davidson in Duncansville with opening ceremonies beginning at 11:10 a.m. more »»

Cancer society plans Color Fun Run

August 25, 2016 The American Cancer Society will hold its “Color My World Cancer-Free Color Fun Run” on Sept. 17 in downtown Altoona, starting on 12th Avenue near the post office. more »»

Claysburg library to get new system

August 25, 2016 CLAYSBURG —?The Claysburg Area Public Library is preparing to migrate its catalog to a new automated system. The library will be closed for one day on Aug. 31 for staff training on the new system. more »»

Across the area

August 25, 2016 Zombie video shoot set for Friday Area residents are invited to the Zombie Walk Photo Shoot on Friday. Participants should arrive around 5 p.m. more »»

Car and motorcycle club activities

August 25, 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 »»

Studio on 5th travels to five competitions in 2015-16 season

August 24, 2016 The Studio on 5th’s Elite Competition Team shared its accomplishments from the 2015-16 season. The team consists of 32 members ranging from age 7 to 17. more »»

Friends rededicate Prince Gallitzin amphitheater

August 24, 2016 GALLITZIN —?The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF) announced the rededication of Prince Gallitzin State Park’s amphitheater. more »»

Food collections to be part of ZombieTown USA events

August 24, 2016 Besides having fun, this weekend’s ZombieTown USA event is designed to help several worthy cause. more »»

Park programs

August 24, 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 »»

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 »»


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 »»

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