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Advancing America's Heritage

March 23, 2016 Courtesy photo The Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution received a National S.A.R. 1776 Campaign Society Flag Streamer in recognition of a donation to the S.A.R. more »»

Cove Challenge Series promotes wellness

March 23, 2016 Six races throughout the Cove, Williamsburg and Claysburg have teamed together to promote wellness awareness in their respective communities and to coordinate races for the health and well-being of... more »»

Mirror seeks old photos for Yesteryear

March 23, 2016 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 »»

Local Chevrolet dealers step up to bat through youth baseball programs

March 23, 2016 In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, two local Chevrolet dealers are supporting youth baseball through the Chevy Youth Baseball Program Dean Patterson... more »»

Penn State Altoona inducts fifth class of Sheetz Fellows

March 22, 2016 Penn State Altoona celebrated the fifth class of Sheetz Fellows during an induction ceremony on Feb. 27 at the Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence. more »»

Roaring Spring library sets activities

March 22, 2016 ROARING SPRING — The Roaring Spring Community Library, 320 E. Main St., has announced its activities for April. The library and Book Cellar are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 10 a. more »»

Deadline for water poster contest is April 1

March 22, 2016 For more than 30 years, the Blair County Conservation District and the Altoona Water Authority have been raising awareness about water through their annual poster contest. more »»

Across the area

March 22, 2016 J.C. Blair offers Safe Sitter classes HUNTINGDON — J.C. Blair Hospital is offering the Safe Sitter babysitting training classes. more »»

Claysburg trivia night draws 23 teams

March 21, 2016 EAST FREEDOM — Claysburg Preserving Artifacts,?Stories and Traditions teamed with the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to promote a trivia night contest and turkey dinner with refreshments on Fe. more »»

IRC makes changes for electronics, appliance recycling

March 21, 2016 Although the Intermunicipal Relations Committee Buckhorn Recycling and Compost Facility will continue to accept electronics from all residents and small businesses, residents will notice a few... more »»

Spring Gardening Day set for April 30

March 21, 2016 EBENSBURG —?The Penn State Master Gardeners of Cambria County will host their Spring Gardening Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 30 at the Manor Drive conference room, 499 Manor Drive. The fee of $14. more »»

Across the area

March 21, 2016 Glendale sets kindergarten registration FLINTON —?Glendale Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year on April 7 and 8. more »»

Extension to hold virtual trail walk

March 20, 2016 The Penn State Cooperative Extension will once again be taking a virtual walk — this time learning about and enjoying the Rails To Trails in Pennsylvania. more »»

Rotary to hold gala for 100th anniversary

March 20, 2016 The Rotary Club of Altoona will mark its 100th anniversary with a gala on May 14 at the Blair County Convention Center, Altoona. Festivities include a 5 p.m. more »»

Club notes

March 20, 2016 Patton?Garden Club to meet March 28 PATTON —?The Patton Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the year at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at the Patton Public Librar. more »»

Service notes

March 20, 2016 JACOB SCHEINBERG Pfc. Jacob Scheinberg, 19, of Altoona graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. more »»

Yesteryear

March 20, 2016 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 »»

5 generations

March 20, 2016 The Altoona Mirror now accepts photos of families who recently added a fourth or fifth generation. The photo may include one representative of each generation. more »»

Students part of stock market simulation

March 19, 2016 HOLLIDAYSBURG —?Economics students at Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School earned first-, second- and third-place regional honors in the Stock Market Game of Pennsylvania. more »»

Saint Francis Library chosen to host traveling exhibition ‘Native Voices’

March 19, 2016 LORETTO — The Saint Francis University Library has been selected in a competitive application process to host “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” a traveling exhibition... more »»

 
 
 

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