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Found the grail, won a grill

July 17, 2016 Mirror photo by J.D. more »»

Hitting for Hope

July 16, 2016 Courtesy photo Members of the Altoona Area High School softball team hosted the third annual Hitting for Hope AAHS Softball Tournament in support of breast cancer awareness benefiting the American... more »»

BBBS child of the month

July 16, 2016 Dante likes to play sports Eight-year-old Dante is the July child of the month for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Blair County. Dante is looking for a Big Brother to hang out with him this summer. more »»

My Ride

July 14, 2016 Kenny Rider Altoona 1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Description: “This is my 1985 Chevrolet Corvette C4. This is the second model year into their C4 generation of ’Vettes spanning from 1984 to 199. more »»

Bass club hosts 10th annual fishing derby

July 14, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG — The ICHTHYS Bass Club of Altoona held its 10th annual Jack Swisher Memorial Fishing Derby on May 21 at Canoe Creek State Park. more »»

Across the area

July 14, 2016 Ticket raffle to benefit school NEWRY — St. Patrick’s School will hold a ticket raffle fundraiser on July 31 in the school hall. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and the raffle starts at 1 p.m. more »»

Car and motorcycle club activities

July 14, 2016 Blair County Antique Auto Club (BCAAC) monthly meeting, 7 p.m. today, Bavarian Hall, Altoona. New members are welcome. For membership information, call Betty Campbell at 942-252. more »»

Across the area

July 13, 2016 Backpack program sets night at Curve The Mountain Lion BackPack Program has several events planned so the public can help it continue to provide food to 1,300 local children during the school year. more »»

Helping wounded warriors

July 13, 2016 Courtesy photo Through a grant from the Elks National Foundation, the Tyrone Elks Lodge 212 hosted a free weekend at Camp Anderson for a group of Wounded Warrior. more »»

Blair County Blood Blitz is Tuesday

July 13, 2016 The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. The 28th annual Blair County Blood Blitz will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

Park programs

July 13, 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 »»

Hip Hop Overdrive finishes season as national champs

July 12, 2016 Hip Hop Overdrive from the Blair Dance Academy, Altoona, completed its 2015-16 season on April 10. more »»

Across the area

July 12, 2016 Mini-golf event set for July 23 The Altoona Walk to End Alzheimer’s will host its second annual Mini-Golf Tournament from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 23. more »»

UPMC offers support groups, clinics

July 12, 2016 UPMC Altoona offers the following support group meetings and patient clinics in July as a public service. They are listed alphabetically according to where they are held. more »»


July 12, 2016 The descendants of Charles and Carrie (Bradley) Thompson will hold their annual reunion on Saturday at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park pavilion No. 2. Lunch will be served at noon. more »»

Martinsburg to honor humanitarians at dinner

July 10, 2016 MARTINSBURG — Nominees with lifelong service bridging literacy, technology, applied education and cultural divides should also be inspirational leaders and role models for people of all ages. more »»

Gala to celebrate SAMA’s 40th anniversary

July 10, 2016 LORETTO — Hundreds of art lovers, community philanthropists and business leaders will converge on the Saint Francis University campus at 6 p.m. more »»

4 generations

July 10, 2016 Courtesy photo Four generations of the McCloskey family include (from left): Gerald McCloskey Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., grandfather; Gerald McCloskey Sr. more »»


July 10, 2016 This is a picture of the eighth-grade class of Our Lady of Lourdes Grade School at the Dibert Farm in Mill Run in the late 1940. more »»

Bellwood girl finalist in state pageant in Aug.

July 10, 2016 Haley Marie Campbell, daughter of Dana and Adam Campbell of Bellwood, will compete in the National American Miss Pre-Teen Pennsylvania Pageant, to be held Aug. 12 to 14 in Harrisburg. more »»

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