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5 Generations

December 21, 2014 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 »»


December 21, 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 »»

Club notes

December 21, 2014 Armed Forces Mothers honor woman The U.S. more »»

Service note

December 21, 2014 WILLIAM J. FLAIG William J. Flaig was promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps on Nov. 1. Sgt. more »»

BG offers elementary music program

December 20, 2014 The Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic elementary instrumental program has been a huge success with more than 90 students participatin. more »»

Group holds fundraiser to help NBC schools

December 20, 2014 LOYSBURG — In today’s climate of limited state and national funding for public education, many of the valuable educational experiences provided for students by local school districts have had to be... more »»

Volunteers provide Thanksgiving dinners for local families

December 18, 2014 About 50 families enjoyed a Thanksgiving dinner this year because of an effort pursued by Logan Township leaders and volunteer firefighters, in cooperation with Giant Eagle and the Xerox Corp. more »»

"fighting like a Girl"

December 18, 2014 Courtesy photo The Bubbies of Temple Beth Israel, pictured at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Blair County on Oc. more »»

Letters to soldiers

December 18, 2014 Courtesy photo Shane Swanger Jr. (left) and his brother, Dylan, recently created holiday cards for recovering American soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. more »»

Mirror seeks old photos for Sunday Yesteryear

December 18, 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 40 years old and include a local building, site, group or class. more »»

Home Nursing Healing Patch seeks volunteers to help sew

December 17, 2014 Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch: A Program for Loss and Hope for Grieving Children and Their Families is looking for volunteers to sew memory bears and quilt squares for the children and familie... more »»

Achievement Award

December 17, 2014 Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Tyrone Hospital received an Achievement Award for Community Benefit Innovation from the Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania. more »»

Pageant gathers Toys for Tots

December 17, 2014 Beauty, Brains and Heart held its 2014 Holly Jolly Charity Pageant on Nov. 29 at the Juniata Civic Association to benefit Toys For Tots. They collected 400 new toys to be donated to Toys For Tots. more »»

Park Programs

December 17, 2014 Johnstown Flood National Memorial, St. more »»

Across the area

December 16, 2014 Pageant raises $2,800 for Miracle League The “Beautiful You” pageant for special-needs women was held Nov. 1 in the Altoona Area Junior High School auditorium. more »»

Senior birthdays

December 16, 2014 Robert and Mardell Grossman The Rev. Robert and Mardell Grossman of Fallentimber are celebrating their 90th birthdays in December, with family and friends. Mardell was born Dec. more »»

Junior livestock banquet held

December 16, 2014 WILLIAMSBURG —?The Blair County 4-H & FFA Livestock Clubs had their annual banquet on Oct. 7 at the Williams­burg Farm Show Building. more »»

Foundation donates $10,000 to Dreams Go On

December 15, 2014 On?Sept. 17, the Rite Aid Founda­tion, based in?Camp Hill, presented a $10,000 KidCents grant to Dreams Go On Inc. more »»

Race for Soldiers

December 15, 2014 Courtesy photo On?Oc. more »»

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