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August 10, 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 »»

Locks of Love

August 10, 2014 Information and photos about recent hair donations can be emailed to, submitted through the Virtual Newsroom at www.altoonamirror. more »»


August 10, 2014 The Altoona Area High School Alumni Association invites all Altoona High alumni to attend the fourth annual All-Class Gather­ing at 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Jaffa Shrine Center, Altoona. more »»

Avoid cellphonephotos

August 10, 2014 Readers submitting pictures for the Community page are asked to avoid using cellphones to take them. Photos taken with cell or flip phones generally do not reproduce well. more »»

Students make German connection

August 9, 2014 HOLLIDAYSBURG — Five students from Germany visited Hollidaysburg through the Friendship Connection Program from April 1 to 28. The students stayed with local families for four weeks. more »»

School Notes

August 9, 2014 Area student receives scholarship to attend IUP INDIANA, P. more »»

Foundation offers grants for teachers

August 9, 2014 DAYTON, Ohio — The Kids In Need Foundation, a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free school supplies to economically disadvantaged school children and under-funded teachers, is... more »»

Dean’s List

August 9, 2014 SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY (Altoona and State College campuses) Altoona — Barry Brown, Cody Convery, Douglass DeAntonio, Kenneth Dodson, Vanessa Estrada, Brandy Frank, John Gaeto... more »»

Across the Area

August 9, 2014 Civil War festivities set for Aug. 17 WILLIAMSBURG — Royer Mansion will host Civil War festivities from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 17. The mansion is on Route 866 between Martinsburg and Williamsburg. more »»

Car and motorcycle events

August 7, 2014 Blair County Antique Auto Club cruise-ins — 6 p.m. every Sunday, weather permitting, Kmart parking lot, Plank Road, Al­toona. For more information, call Dale Crum at 946-4745 or visit more »»

Youth activities-Hollidaysburg U-10 Hurricanes

August 7, 2014 The Hollidaysburg U-10 Hurricanes (above), under the direction of Coach Tristan Delguidice, donated soccer balls to underprivileged children in Guatemal. more »»

Altoona library sets upcoming programs

August 7, 2014 The Altoona Area Public Library has announced upcoming programs for the coming months. more »»

Across the area

August 7, 2014 S’more’s Day is Sunday at Raystown ENTRIKEN —?Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center, 3101 Chipmunk Crossing, will hold its fourth annual National S’more’s Day celebration Sunday in the... more »»

Youth activities-Cresson Girl Scouts

August 7, 2014 The Cresson Junior Girl Scout Troop No. 42011 joined the Gallitzin Cadette Troop No. 46500 for a trip to the Neil Armstrong Planetarium in Altoona on May 12. more »»

Cambria County holds Envirothon

August 6, 2014 EBENSBURG —?The Cambria County Envirothon was held on April 29 at the Conser­vation District’s educational facility, Disaster’s Edge. more »»

Lung cancer walk set for Aug. 15

August 6, 2014 The second annual Beacon of Light on Lung Cancer Walk will kick off the 2014 Health-O-Rama at the Logan Valley Mall at 8 a.m. Aug. 15. more »»

Across the area

August 6, 2014 Unter Uns plans German Day The Unter Uns Club, Van Buren Avenue and 14th Street, Altoona, will hold German Day from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. more »»

Park programs

August 6, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Van Tour of Historic Portage Railroad, 1 p.m. more »»

The Arc to host Paint, Pinot night Aug. 15

August 5, 2014 The Arc of Blair County is hosting a Paint and Pinot night on Aug. 15 at The Arc in Altoona. The theme of the painting will be “Tree of Life. more »»

Nurse-Family Partnership program receives grant from United Way

August 4, 2014 Home Nursing Agency’s Nurse-Family Partnership program received the largest grant of $91,000 announced by the United Way of Laurel Highlands in late May. more »»

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