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Faithful Defenders

November 10, 2014 Courtesy photo The Pennsylvania Faithful Defenders Chapter of the Widow’s Sons held a memorial ride for Gregory Brian Beckett Jr. on Sept. 21. Beckett was an Everett construction worker, who died Aug. more »»

Mirror seeks old photographs for Yesteryear

November 10, 2014 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

November 10, 2014 Benefit concert raises $3,725 for CMN A special benefit concert featuring Pistol Peg and the Beer Kegs, held Sept. more »»

Breathe Pennsylvania offers masks for cold weather

November 10, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Breathe Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that helps the residents of southwestern Pennsylvania achieve and maintain optimal lung health, is offering cold weather masks throughout... more »»

Club notes

November 9, 2014 Bridge club announces recent winners The Altoona Duplicate Bridge Club has announced the winners of its recent games. Oct. more »»

Service notes

November 9, 2014 ALOIS STEINBUGL Alois Steinbugl, an Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Wayne, has graduated from the Leader Development and Assess­ment Course... more »»


November 9, 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 »»

Mirror Images-Part 1

November 9, 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 »»

Valor award

November 9, 2014 Courtesy photo The Central District Volunteer Fireman’s Association presented retired Hollidaysburg Police Chief Jeffrey Ketner (right) with the Valor Award. On Feb. more »»

Mirror Images-Part 2

November 9, 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 »»

Junior Achievement holds campaign kickoff

November 9, 2014 The Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania recently kicked off its letter campaign in hopes of raising funds to help the youth throughout Blair County experience Junior Achieve­ment. more »»

Altoona woman donates $15K toward improving veterans’ access to hearing healthcare

November 9, 2014 LIVONIA, Mich. — Julia Beall-McKelvey, owner of Hearing Instruments Inc. more »»

Livestock show held in Martinsburg

November 8, 2014 MARTINSBURG – The Blair County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale was held Aug. 11 and 12 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. more »»

Across the area

November 6, 2014 Association for Blind sets programs The Blair/Clearfield Association for the Blind offers weekly opportunities for educational programs and socializing. All programs are at 10 a.. more »»

Car club events

November 6, 2014 Blair County Antique Auto Club monthly meeting — 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Bavarian Hall. The next meeting is Nov. 13. New members welcome. more »»

IDA marks its 46th anniversary

November 6, 2014 Improved Dwellings for Altoona celebrated its 46th anniversary on Aug. 27. more »»

YMCA advocacy

November 6, 2014 Courtesy photo The Hollidaysburg Area YMCA, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs, hosted the inaugural YMCA Advocacy Week in August at the YMCA. more »»

Across the area

November 5, 2014 St. James sale to benefit BBBS St. James Lutheran Church, 1401 Eighth Ave., Altoona, will hold an indoor sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. more »»

Grier Dance Company selected for Calif. festival

November 5, 2014 TYRONE — The Grier Dance Company has been selected as a finalist for the Dancing Under the Stars Festival, being held Saturday and Sunday at the McCullum Theatre in Palm Desert, California. more »»

Park programs

November 5, 2014 Greenwood Furnace State Park, 15795 Greenwood Road, Huntingdon, 667-1800 Strangers in the Night Full Moon Hike, 6 p.m. Saturday, meet at Pavilion 1, near the ballfield. more »»

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