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Planting project

July 23, 2014 Members of the Blair Garden Club of Altoona planted flowers at Seventh Street and Chestnut Avenue in Altoona on May 3. more »»

Across the area

July 22, 2014 Historical society plans Aug. events EVERETT —?The Bloody Run Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Everett Railroad Museum on Fifth Street, off North Spring Stree. more »»

BG students study in France through SFU

July 22, 2014 Eleven students from Bishop Guil­foyle Catholic High School, Altoona, participated in BG’s “Study Abroad, Summer in France Pro­gram,” run through Saint Francis University, Loretto. more »»

Local nonprofit partners with NASA for project

July 22, 2014 The Beating the Odds Foundation partnered with NASA for a special event at NASA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. more »»

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July 21, 2014 Children mark Fair Housing Month The month of April was designated as Fair Housing Month to commemorate Congress passing the Civil Rights Act of l968. more »»

Library recognizes artists

July 21, 2014 The Altoona Area Public Library has announced its July artists of the month. The display includes an array of paintings by the artists of the Holliday Art Studio. more »»

Kittanning monument completed

July 21, 2014 Coal Country Hangout Youth Center announced the completion of the third monument in its Kittan­ning Path series (1714-2014). more »»

Club Notes

July 20, 2014 Beta Nu Master Chapter installs officers HOLLIDAYSBURG —?Beta Nu Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority recently installed officers for 2014-15 at their mother-daughter banquet held at The Drea. more »»

Service notes

July 20, 2014 AARON MAKOWIECKI Boatswain’s Mate Third Class Aaron Makowiecki recently received the Reserve Enlisted Person of the Year for Marine Safety Unit Pittsburgh 201. more »»


July 20, 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 »»

Four generations

July 20, 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 »»


July 20, 2014 The Altoona High School class of 1957 will hold their “57th for 57” anniversary class reunion Sept. 12, 13 and 14. The Sept. 12 event will be held in the Soho Room of The Casino at Lakemont Park. more »»

Tyrone-Snyder Library sets summer activities

July 19, 2014 TYRONE —?The Tyrone-Snyder Public Library has planned several activities for its Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Program. more »»

Across the area

July 17, 2014 Fundraising underway for local man Donations are being collected for Jeff Guyer, who has been diagnosed with a very aggressive form of brain cancer, called Glioblastoma, in the past few weeks. more »»

Home Nursing Agency announces winner of 2014 Mercedes Moment

July 17, 2014 Thad Campanaro of Altoona held the winning number —?296 — for the Home Nursing Agency Foundation 2014 Mer­cedes Moment fundraiser held May 15. more »»

Car and motorcycle events

July 17, 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 »»

School items needed for ‘Stuff the Bus’

July 16, 2014 The Family Resource Center at the United Way of Blair County is conducting its sixth annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply campaign. more »»

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July 16, 2014 War descendants to host professor BELLWOOD —?The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will host Professor Paul Newman, who will present a slide presentation at their meeting titled “The Faces of the... more »»

ShowTwirlers headed to nationals

July 16, 2014 The ShowTwirlers of Altoona are packing their bags this week, with their sights set on another national championship. more »»

Park programs

July 16, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 Evening on the Summit: Going to the Cemetery, 8 p.m. Saturday, visitor center theater. more »»

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