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AAHS drama club to present ‘The Nerd’

October 27, 2014 The Altoona Area High School drama club will open its 2014-15 school year season by presenting “The Nerd,” a comedy by Larry Shueon, at 7 p.m. more »»

Service notes

October 26, 2014 HANNAH RODDY U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Hannah Roddy graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. more »»

Ski patrol schedules annual ski swap, sale

October 26, 2014 The annual Blue Knob Ski Patrol Ski Swap and Sale will be held from 9 am. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at Lake­mont Volunteer Fire Company, adjacent to Spokes and Skis at 315 S. more »»

Club notes

October 26, 2014 VFW auxiliary to elect new treasurer Nov. 5 ASHVILLE — The Veterans of Foreign?Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4315, Ashville, will be electing a treasurer at its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. more »»

Mirror Images

October 26, 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 »»

SAMA to hold Think Pink event

October 26, 2014 The Southern Alleghenies Mu­seum of Art at Altoona will hold its Think Pink fundraiser Nov. 7 at SAMA-Altoona. more »»

Altoona Scout earns rank of Eagle

October 26, 2014 Russel Strawmire of Altoona completed his Eagle Scout project in July. more »»

5 generations

October 26, 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 »»


October 26, 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 »»

PSU grad student selected as Classical Music Project ambassador

October 25, 2014 UNIVERSITY PARK — Janey Martinsen of Holli­daysburg was one of three Penn State graduate students who have been selected for the new Classical Music Project Student Ambassador Program. more »»

Across the area

October 25, 2014 Halloween events set at Canoe Creek HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Friends of Canoe Creek State Park will present “Spooky Stories and Ghostly Lights” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Canoe Creek State Park. more »»

Outdoor classroom

October 25, 2014 Students at Penn-Mont Academy are enjoying the daily benefits of the school’s newly opened outdoor education environment. A series of inter-connecting nature and fitness trails flow throughout the 2. more »»

Helping others

October 25, 2014 This summer, several YTI Career Institute Altoona staff and students served as guest announcers for the Miracle League of Blair County. more »»

J.C. Blair golf event nets $32K

October 23, 2014 HUNTINGDON — Thirty-two golf teams took to the course at the Huntingdon Country Club on July 23 for the 16th annual J.C. Blair Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament, sponsored by PinnacleHealt. more »»

Across the area

October 23, 2014 Children’s choir practices start Sunday CLAYSBURG — Claysburg will host its first Christmas at the Park from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 29. more »»


October 23, 2014 Henry Young Henry Young of Golden Living Center — Hillview celebrated his 100th birthday on Oct. 17. He was born Oct. 17, 1914, in Johns-town, the son of Theodore and Mary Young. more »»

Car club events

October 23, 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 »»

Park programs

October 22, 2014 Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, 886-6150 “Spirits of Staple Bend Tunnel,” 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. more »»

Across the area

October 22, 2014 ‘Monuments, Masterpieces’ tour offered LORETTO —?The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will embark on its sixth Monuments & Master­pieces tour from June 13 through 24, visiting Lisbon, Portugal, an... more »»

The Halftime Show

October 22, 2014 The Altoona Mirror will present a photo package of band members and cheerleaders from high school football games. more »»

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